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Posts published in “Day: May 14, 2020

City of Galena Park distributes food to the community

Commissioner Adrian Garcia helps with distribution of vegetables last Monday at the Galena Park Food Pantry.

By Julieta Paita

GALENA PARK, Texas –– Last Monday Galena Park Mayor Esmeralda Moya, along with other community leaders distributed free fresh food and masks to the residents.

“My heartfelt thanks to the more than 480 lovely people who participated in our Food and Masks Curbside Distribution yesterday afternoon. I was blessed to see the goodness, resilience, and hope of the people of Galena Park. We witnessed what’s possible when we come together as one and help our brothers and sisters in these challenging times.

“My gratitude to Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, Senator Carol Alvarado, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Plumbers Local Union 68 Rick Lord, The Committee for a Better Galena Park, Houston Food Bank, Valero Energy Corporation and to the most talented, tireless, and mission-driven employees who have given of themselves for the betterment of others. God bless you all and, may God continue to bless our beloved city of Galena Park,” Mayor Moya posted on the City’s facebook page.

The City distributed more masks on May 4 and there was another fresh food and mask curbside distribution on April 29, 2020.

HC Clerk Trautman resigns her office

HARRIS COUNTY – Citing fear of the Covid-19 pandemic, and other health concerns, first term Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced her resignation last week.

In a letter addressed to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Trautman said the resignation would be effective May 31. The Commissioner’s Court will appoint an interim Clerk, Judge Hidalgo said.

Trautman said that her decision was “due to personal health concerns… the Covid-19 pandemic, my age, and underlying health issues. I do not feel I can safely continue to carry out my duties as Harris County Clerk.”

Trautman took office in January 2019, after holding previous positions as a teacher, local school board member, and county school board member.

The County Clerk is in charge of all elections, and in that capacity she brought a number of innovative advances to the election process in Harris County. She is credited with convincing the county and the state to allow voters to cast their ballots at any polling location, instead of the one closest to their home.

Due to the Coronavirus, she has also been working on a plan to allow the majority of voters to vote by mail instead of risking their health at polling locations. She has received preliminary county funding of $12 million for this effort, but has been told by the state that it would not be legal to allow all to vote this way, and she is awaiting resolution of this ruling.

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Fish Fry without Fish? Rotary will hold raffle for prizes

North Shore Rotary’s top prize in their Annual benefit Fish Fry is a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck or a Chevy Camaro, courtesy of Turner Chevrolet in Crosby.

NORTH SHORE – The Rotary Club has announced that although they had to cancel the in-person Fish Fry due to Covid-19 restrictions, nevertheless they will hold their Prize Raffle, and proceeds will benefit scholarships and community projects. Their statement:

The 45th annual fundraiser will not include crawfish, catfish, or a live auction. We have incorporated many of our nicer auction items and included them as prizes for our raffle.

We will have a grand prize of either a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck or a Camaro. The choice will be made by the winner of the raffle.

Other prizes include a whole hog, a side of beef, each cut and wrapped from animals purchased at auctions from local FFA students. Houston Livestock & Rodeo packages, Texan tickets with hotel accommodations, vacation packages, gift cards, and many more. Twenty prizes to be drawn.

Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian or purchased via Pay-Pal by going to URL: nsrotaryfishfry@gmail.com or Contact President Elect Lowell Everitt @ leveritt@everittind.com.

You may Pay by Check: Mail to PO Box 1152 Channelview, Texas 77530.

For more information: info@northshorerotary.org

The drawing will be held at Turner Chevrolet at 2:00 PM on Saturday May 16, 2020. It will be shown live on Facebook Live by going to Rotary Club of North Shore Facebook page. The drawing will also be presented via a Zoom meeting. Check the Rotary Facebook page for ID to enter the meeting.

Food/mask Distribution in Jacinto City by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, others

Pct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala handing out virus protection masks and boxes of food commodities. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

JACINTO CITY, MAY 13 – The Jacinto City food distribution, virus masks giveaway and U. S. Census information event was organized by the Office of Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia in collaboration with State Senator Carol Alvarado, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Mayor of Jacinto City Ana Diaz, Constable Christopher Diaz, the U.S. Census, and the Houston Food Bank.

“Today, May 13th, I organized a food distribution event in Jacinto City because it is imperative that no one in our community goes hungry due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Garcia. “We must continue to do everything in our power to help people who have been hit the hardest by this health and economic crisis. The need for food assistance is great, so much so that people waited in line for hours to secure food for their families,” continued Congresswoman Garcia. “And this is not just happening in the greater Houston region. It’s occurring all across the country as millions of Americans have lost their jobs and are struggling to put food on the table. This is why the Heroes Act, which was introduced on Tuesday in the House of Representatives, includes additional funds to expand SNAP and other food assistance benefits during this crisis. We have a responsibility to ensure we take care of the people in our community and all across the U.S.,” concluded Congresswoman Garcia.

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Sheldon ISD C. E. King High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Salutatorian announced

C. E. King High School Valedictorian – Sofia Garcia Bucio

Sofia Elizabeth Garcia Bucio is the Valedictorian for the C. E. King High School Class of 2020.

While at C. E. King High School, Sofia was part of the Sheldon Early College Program where she was a member of the National Honor Society (three years); KHS volleyball team (three years); Earth, Space and Science Club Secretary (one year – also a member for two years); Vice-President of Community Service for FCCLA (one year – also a member for two years); ECHS Ambassador (two years); and a member of the Environmental Club (one year). She was also “Student of the Month” her freshman and sophomore years and has always been an Honor Roll student.

Sofia plans on attending The University of Texas at Austin and will major in Biochemistry.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Bucio.

C. E. King High School Salutatorian – Yuleima Zamora

Yuliema Zamora is the Salutatorian for the C. E. King High School Class of 2020. She was born in Houston and has grown up in this area her entire life.

After attending Cravens ECA, Sheldon Elementary, Null Middle School and C. E. King High School, Yuliema was selected to participate in the Early College High School Program at KHS. Upon graduation, she will also be receiving her Associate’s Degree from San Jacinto College.

Throughout her high school career, Yuliema has been part of many clubs/activities including National Honor Society, soccer, TRIO Talent Search, Early College Ambassadors, and church choir.

Her future plans include staying home and attending the University of Houston where she will major in Biochemistry. She also said this degree will help her pursue a career in dentistry – as her goal is to help as many people as she can.

Yuleima currently resides with her parents and a younger sister.