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Posts published in “Day: November 19, 2020

State of the County focuses on COVID-19

HEB president Scott McClelland and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo presented the annual State of the County address in the style of a “Fireside Chat.”

Judge Lina Hidalgo’s discusses her ideal pandemic re-opening strategy

By Jada Mier

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and H.E.B.’s President Scott McClelland discussed some important topics at the Annual State of the County “Fireside Chat” held over Livestream. In a 33- minute conversation, the issues discussed were the pandemic, racial justice, and the Ike Dike coastal barrier.

Harris County has a total of 170,835 confirmed virus cases and 2,322 deaths; Judge Lina Hidalgo thinks it’s time for a “necessary pullback.” The number of new cases has increased by 40 percent, Hidalgo says. She feels that Harris county would benefit more from a gradual re-opening plan. Stating that she no longer has the authority to enforce this, she thinks what the country needs is a threshold re-opening strategy with scientifically based parameters. Addressing our suffering economy, Hidalgo says Covid-19 safety measures and the economy’s health are synonymous. “When folks know it’s safe out there, they’ll have the confidence to go out and engage in the activities that are going to improve our economy.”

McClelland pointed out the ongoing struggle students have to adapt to their new online school environment due to the global pandemic. In response to Harris County’s lack of connectivity, the county has invested more money to bridge this digital divide. People are noticing the lack of broadband and cellphone towers in more impoverished areas, which leads to an inability to access the internet, Hidalgo said.

Mustangs shutout Summer Creek 58 – 0, have a 22 game win streak

#14 Mustang Charles King crosses the goal on a 75 yard pass play from Dematrius Davis. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 13, 2020 at the GPISD stadium, the fairytale myth of Friday the 13th being a sign of bad luck didn’t affect the undefeated two-time defending Class 6A Division I champion North Shore Mustangs.

The Mustangs protected their 22 consecutive game winning streak by shutting out their district opponent the Humble ISD Summer Creek Bulldogs, 58-0.

The Bulldogs offense couldn’t penetrate the Mustangs brick wall defense and were kept to just 97 yards for four quarters.

JC enjoys live music and vendor displays at Market by Night

Walking through the market people were talking and shopping sellers explaining how they made their products.

Photos & Story by Jada Mier

On Saturday at 3 pm local sellers arrived at the town center’s courtyard to set up lights and canopies to display their items. Market by night included 19 vendors selling artisan handcrafted goods from 5- 9 pm.

The Jacinto City community gathered to enjoy food from Trompo Loco and live music performed by Vianey Torres. The director of the market, Rebecca Mier, says their mission is to provide the community with direct access to local producers. As well as offering support to local consumers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Mier and her team, Christal Rodriguez and Geri Burkett, created a fun and family friendly atmosphere while helping consumers become more conscious of who they buy from.

GPHS Yellowjackets’ Steel Curtain Shutout Waltrip Rams 49 – 0

#4 A’marion Kelly, Jackets running back/quarterback crosses the goal for one of his four touchdowns.. (Allan Jamail photos)

By Allan Jamail

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Houston’s HISD Delmar Stadium, the visiting GPISD Yellowjackets defense, under head coach Spiro Amarantos, continue to play a crucial role in their winning season. The Steel Curtain shutout the Waltrip Rams 49 – 0.

GP’s offense made 7 touchdowns (TD’s) with 343 yards. The defense kept the Rams off the scoreboard allowing only 143 yards, causing 3 fumbles and one pass interception.