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Posts published in “Day: October 8, 2020

Voter Registration Drive held in Jacinto City

As voter registration deadline nears, first time to-be voter Roxanne Morales of Jacinto City steps up to register for the November 3rd. Presidential Election. L-R: New Voter Roxanne Morales, State Representative Ana Hernandez, Community Liaison & Harris County Deputy Registrar Linda Jamail, Deputy Registrars Katherine Summerlin, Robyn Rothman and Joy Kaplan from the Houston League of Women Voters. Also present Maria Delgado, Chief of Staff. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Your Vote Is Your Voice! Su Voto Es Su Voz!

By Allan Jamail

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Jacinto City, Texas – Volunteers of State Representative Ana Hernandez’s office and Houston’s League of Women Voters conducted a non-partisan Drive-Thru and Walk-Up voter registration drive.

Using the city hall parking lot on Mercury Drive Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars (VDVR) waved signs at passing motorists getting them to come register to vote. The event was part of a larger regional registration drive sponsored by the East Harris County Empowerment Council with Crystal Mendez, Community Engagement Coordinator organizing it (https:// ehcec.org).

GP Yellowjackets sting Caney Creek Panthers 34 – 20

Galena Park’s senior running back #2 River Medina scored first on a 68 yard pass from quarterback Gabriel Pagan. (All photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park ISD Stadium Houston, TX – Friday night the 5A-2 Region III District 11 Galena Park Yellowjackets defeated Conroe’s Caney Creek Panthers 34 to 20 in a non-conference game.

Spiro Amarantos, Head Football Coach/Athletic Coordinator from the start of the game to the end had his Jackets buzzing on all over the Panthers. His offense, defense and special teams out performed the Panthers in all categories of the game.

The Jackets had so many offensive weapons the Panthers didn’t know who would strike next for a touchdown. The Jackets scored 5 TD’s and in every quarter, racking up nearly 300 yards.

Judge ends Arkema trial with no convictions

August 25, until September 2, 2017 Hurricane Harvey brought a historic deluge, flooding knocked out power and refrigeration units were lost. Organic peroxides blazed after all cooling methods failed.As warned by company executives at a press briefing at Crosby Volunteer Fire Department Station Two in Newport, trailers containing chemicals that become volatile at normal temperatures explode outside a warehouse at Arkema Chemical Crosby. About 200 locals were evacuated and 21 first responders were treated at local hospitals.

By Lewis Spearman

HOUSTON – On October 1, Arkema SA and executives were acquitted of criminal charges related to events that followed Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Arkema executives were charged with the crime of felony assault related to failure to provide adequate emergency response information related to first responders entering into a location with toxic fumes. The company was earlier similarly indicted for failure to assess risks.

Although the acquittal bears directly on the responsibility of the company it does not necessarily end the lawsuits related to the incidents.

The same judge found that prosecutors had committed unintentional misconduct.

A 2018 US Chemical Safety Board final report indicated that Arkema had not considered flooding a “credible risk” although it is within the flooding plain and that agency urged better preparation for extreme weather.

North Shore slips past Klein Collins 30 – 23

North Shore Mustang senior quarterback #4 Dematrius Davis scores one of his 3 rushing touchdowns of the game. His offensive line opened a huge hole for him to get into the end zone untouched. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Thursday, October 1, 2020 — The 6A Region III Div. 21 District 2018 and 2019 State Champion North Shore Mustangs had a hard time putting away the scrappy Klein Collins Panthers from Spring.

Mustang’s offense had 327 yards, 215 yards came from passes by quarterback Dematrius Davis who had a pass completion average of 68 percent. Davis ran for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns and passed for 1 TD to his favorite receiver Shadrack Banks.

San Jacinto College wins national award for outstanding STEM education

College recognized for programs that build career pathways for diverse populations

PASADENA, Texas – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the Siemens Foundation have awarded San Jacinto College with the Excellence and Equity in Community College STEM Award for the College’s associate degree nursing and process technology programs.

Eight winning programs from seven community colleges across the country are receiving this award for providing outstanding preparation for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, energy, health care, and information technology. Additionally, these community college programs are also being nationally recognized for their intentional outreach and support of diverse populations that typically are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. San Jacinto College is the only institution to receive the award for two programs.