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Posts published in “Day: December 3, 2020

One dead in car-train collision

Authorities view the wreckage of the car that drove around the crossing gates and was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. A passenger in the car was ejected and died. The driver, Brittinie Green, was charged by the D.A.’s office with Manslaughter.

Manslaughter charged on driver who drove around gates

CHANNELVIEW – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports a crash involving an SUV and a train on Sheldon Road.

A woman has been charged after a deadly crash involving an SUV and an Amtrak train in northeast Harris County on Wednesday afternoon.

Brittinie Green is charged with manslaughter, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 10500 block of Sheldon Road near Beaumont Highway.

Deputies say Green was driving a BMW X3 with a passenger, Rhonda Clay, in the front seat. The sheriff’s office says Green drove northbound in the southbound lane of Sheldon Road, went around two vehicles that were stopped for the railroad crossing arms and then drove around the railroad arm.

Deputies say the BMW then crossed over the railroad tracks and was struck by a westbound Amtrak train.

Mustangs pluck Eagles 63 – 14 to capture 21-6A District Championship Crown

Texas state ranked #1 quarterback #4 Dematrius Davis runs 19 yards for the games 1st touchdown. Davis ran for 3 touchdowns in the game (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Humble, TX. – Friday, November 27th at Turner Stadium, after an hour plus delay because of a lightning storm, the North Shore Mustangs galloped away with the 21-6A district championship crown.

The Eastside Boys (Mustangs) and the Atascocita Eagles weathered the storm and went onto the field to play, but then the Eagles got caught in another storm, or more like a tornado. They became the victim of Coach Jon Kay’s whirlwind team that swirled all over the field on offense and defense, winning 63 – 14.

The Eagles made only 9 first downs, while the Mustangs made 27; they made only 174 total offense yards to the Mustangs 718 yards. After making 9 touchdowns (TD’s) in three quarters, Coach Kay rested his starters. The only negative stat for the Eastside Boys was they gave up over 80 yards with 8 penalties.

This game closed out the Mustangs regular season; they’ve remained undefeated in their last 24 games. They don’t have a game this week but will be headed to the playoffs the following week.

Cultural Arts Center to hold Tree Lighting Ceremony

HCCAC EX. DIRECTOR,
MIchelle L. Bonton

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX – December 2, 2020 Michelle Bonton the Executive Director of the Harris County Cultural Arts Council (HCCAC) announced the Council is making an old tradition new again by inviting east side residents on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.to enjoy a free Community Christmas Tree Lighting. The event will take place at 13334 Wallisville Rd, Houston and will feature vocalists, instrumentals, dance, and poetry, all rounded off by the lighting of a 12 foot Christmas tree. It will be the first time for such an event on the east side and organizers hope it will be the start of a new tradition for area families.

The HCCAC is the managing organization for the Harris County Cultural Arts Center. Many of us may know the Christian Tabernacle – location of the facility as Christian Tabernacle Church or, more fondly, CTAB. The church is being repurposed as a cultural venue and gathering place. The old prayer hall has been converted to make way for an art gallery.

The tree lighting is the 3rd event of what Executive Director Michelle Bonton hopes will be a long list of signature events designed to bring the community together and enhance the quality of life for residents in unincorporated east Harris County.

NCA Chamber Foundation Casino Night….. Casino for a Cause

Bill Palko convinced others to play him at his first game of blackjack.

By Jada Mier

Jacinto City’s Town Center transformed into a casino for North Channel Chamber Foundation’s annual scholarship fundraiser. On Friday night, Local companies, North Shore Rotary, and Chamber members joined for a night of games and Chick-Fil-A. Poker, blackjack, and roulette were a few of the games played with funny money. A raffle took place with a chance to win a bucket of wine, a YMCA membership, and much more. Casino night scheduled to take place this August was postponed due to the coronavirus. Playing it safe, all attendees sported masks, and tables were set six feet apart. Bill Palko, the foundation’s chairman, explained that all the proceeds would be going to a 5,000-dollar scholarship. The scholarship is to be awarded to a local student studying in health care.