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Posts published in January 2020

Sheldon FFA holds successful show

Samantha Doerr wrangles the Grand Champion Steer as the judges look it over.

SHELDON – The C. E. King High School FFA held their Annual Livestock Show and Sale last Saturday, Jan. 18. Students exhibited a total of 41 animals, and bidding from Buyers was lively. The event was held at the Agriculture barn on Old US90, the Beaumont Highway.

According to FFA adviser Robyn Jones, the bids totaled $32,650 and after add-ons the show raised a total of $44,120 for the students, who use the money for scholarships and costs of raising the animals.

North Shore Mustangs defeat Channelview Falcons 55-26

FIRST PHOTO: The game’s leading scorer #2 Kose Egbule Mustang guard outruns Falcon defenders for a 2 point layup shot. SECOND PHOTO: The game’s 2nd highest scorer #22 Jakari Marshall out-leaps Falcon defenders for a score. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Channelview, TX — January 24, 2020 at the Channelview Falcons basketball court the visiting North Shore Mustangs easily defeated them 55 – 26. However after the first two quarters the Falcons kept within reach only 9 points behind.

Coach Sam Benitiz after seeing his Mustang team having a comfortable lead began putting in his bench to get those players more experience and to rest his starters. In the final two quarters and at game’s end they ended up 29 points ahead.

“STOP THE BLEED” program presented at Rotary

Bryan Clements speaks on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

North Shore Rotarians at their luncheon last week learned about an important program used in the Galena Park schools, called “Stop the Bleed.” Bryan Clements, the police chief of the Galena Park ISD and a Rotarian, explained the theory and techniques behind the lifesaving program. After a serious wound, inflicted by accident, gunshot, or other event, he explained that it is important to help stop bleeding until medical responders can arrive. He said what happens in the first 5 minutes can make the difference in whether a life can be saved.

Clements said that the Texas legislature passed a law in their last session, that requires a “bleeding control station” in schools, plus training of personnel to use the blood stop kits.

With the help of the North Channel EMS, all GPISD schools north of I-10 have been equipped with the kits, and in total Galena Park ISD has 800 from NC EMS, and another 162 from the district.

Clements proceeded to show the Rotarians how the kits can be used to stop bleeding, including applying pressure to a wound, or packing a deep wound with gauze, and applying a tourniquet where needed.

North Shore crushes Baytown Sterling 82 – 32

#11 Trelyn Ross makes a 2 point basket for the Mustangs over a Sterling defender. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

January 14, 2020, at the Galena Park ISD Mustang basketball court located at 353 N. Castlegory Road, Houston, TX, Head Coach Sam Benitez and his Mustang basketball team crushed the Baytown Sterling Rangers 82 – 32.

Mustang scorers: Kose Egbule (Sr) leading scorer with 17 points, Devon Taylor (Jr) 13 points, Joshua Cooper (Sr) had 10 points, Jaron Jefferson (Sr) 9 points, Trelyn Ross (Sr) 10 points, Randy Woodard (Sr) 8 points, Kevin Anderson (Sr) 5 points, Colton Price (Jr) 4 points, Joseph Richard (Sr) 4 points, Jakari Marshall 2 points.

Congressman Babin reviews conservative accomplishments

Congressman Brian Babin spoke to the Highlands Rotary last Tuesday.

By Gilbert Hoffman HARRIS COUNTY – Bian Babin, Congressman for the 36th District of Texas, was in Highlands this week to speak with the Rotary Club.

His topics ranged from national to local subjects in which he is involved. He sits on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which includes NASA, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which includes the Port of Houston and the Ship Channel.

Locally Babin was instrumental, along with Congressman Gene Green, in getting the Waste Pits in the San Jacinto River designated on the EPA’s national Superfund List.

Babin noted that his district has a great number of transportation facilities that are important to the economic strength of the nation. These include four port in his District TX-36, the port and ship channel, and Interstate I-10. He said the closing of lanes on the bridge is unacceptable, and harmful to the local and national economy. He said that TxDOT is working on a plan that would replace the highway and bridge at the river with a suspension bridge, anchored on each shore but with no supporting columns below in the river. This is similar to Baytown’s Fred Hartman bridge. He cautioned, however, that a project like this takes a long time to become reality.

In the meantime, he is working with the Corps of Engineers to get more secure moorings for barges in the river, to minimize any possible damage to the bridge again.

He is also working with the Corps to get legislation to dredge and widen the ship channel, important to continued economic growth in the region.

Congresswoman Garcia appointed to Impeachment Managers

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, center in pink, introduces the Congresspersons that will serve as Impeachment Managers during the trial set to start next week in the Senate. L to R, Hakeem Jeffries, Sylvia Garcia, Jerry Nadler, Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Val Demings, Zoe Lofgren, and Jason Crow.

WASHINGTON – Sylvia Garcia, Congresswoman representing the 29th District of Texas, including much of the North and East sides of Harris County, has been appointed one of seven Impeachment Managers for the upcoming trial of President Trump in the Senate.

The selection was made by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who took care to have a diverse group of managers. The seven Democratic Congresspersons, most with attorney training and courtroom experience, will act as prosecutors in the ensuing trial which starts next Tuesday in the Senate.

North Shore Mustangs honored at January’s Board of Trustees Meeting

The Galena Park I.S.D Board of Trustees recognized the North Shore Senior High Football team at the January Board Meeting. The North Shore Mustangs defeated the Duncanville Panthers 31-17 to be named the UIL Class 6A Division I State Champions. North Shore won its fourth state championship and have earned back-to-back state titles.

The Mustangs were represented at the Board meeting by the senior team members, senior trainers, senior managers/video crew and the coaching staff. Galena Park I.S.D. will be hosting a community pep rally honoring the North Shore Mustangs on Saturday, February 1 at 3 p.m. at the Galena Park I.S.D. Stadium.

Westbound side of the I-10 bridge reopens to traffic

TxDOT has re-opened the westbound side of the I-10 Bridge over the San Jacinto river, which was damaged by a barge strike last September during the tropical storm Imelda. The entry ramp from Crosby-Lynchburg Road was also reopened. All 3 eastbound lanes are scheduled to return to normal after realignment work is completed next weekend. TxDOT contractors had to build new support columns under the bridge to replace those damaged due to the barge strike.

Sheldon ISD Ribbon Cutting celebrates opening of new C.E. King High School

School District Officials, local community leaders, parents and students at the ribbon cutting of the new C.E. King High School last Monday, January 6, 2020.

(HOUSTON – Jan. 06, 2020) On Jan. 06, Sheldon Independent School District (ISD) celebrated the completion of its new C.E. King High School. It was estimated that between 1,000-1,200 individuals from in and around the Sheldon community came out last Monday evening to celebrate the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new C. E. King High School.

Sheldon ISD Superintendent Dr. King Davis thanked those in attendance, as well current and past Sheldon ISD school board members, for helping make this dream a reality following a May 2016 bond election where more than 70 percent of voters approved a $285 million bond package that included Sheldon Lake Elementary, Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium, and the new C. E. King High School.

“The opening of this new campus is an extraordinary milestone in the storied history of Sheldon ISD,” said Sheldon ISD Superintendent King Davis. “Our students and staff of C.E. King High School will have the best learning environment possible in this landmark facility. We are all excited for this grand opening and optimistic about the future leaders that will emerge from this beautiful campus!”

Campus tours were also provided after Monday’s brief program where community members had an opportunity to see this awesome new facility that was incorporated to drive 21st century learning.

New C.E. King High School building. (Photo Credit: LAN)

Primaries start 2020 Election season

Early voting begins Feb. 18

NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY – March 3 Primary voting begins for early voters on February 18 and runs until Friday, February 28, according to the Texas Secretary of State. The last date to register to vote in primaries is February 3. March 3 is the last day to vote in person. Any run-off is to be completed by May 26. Candidates must achieve 50% or more to avoid run-off elections.

Locally, many are anxious to vote in the 2020 November 3 election so their vote will solve the Presidential question.

Few local candidates are unopposed this year, but State Representative Ana Hernandez D., Texas House #143, has no opponent.