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Posts published in “Day: January 21, 2021

Channelview board votes not to extend Superintendent Greg Ollis’ contract

GREG OLLIS, CHANNELVIEW ISD SUPERINTENDENT

CHANNELVIEW – The Channelview ISD school board voted at their regular meeting last Tuesday night, not to extend the contract with the current school superintendent, Greg Ollis, when it expires in February 2023. It is not known whether they will decide to terminate it any earlier than that period.

The vote was 5 not to extend the contract, and 2 for extending it. Against the extension were Trustees Patrick Lacy, board president, Raquel Dobbins, Shumana Collins, Hector Martinez, and Frank Bryant. In favor of extending the contract were Alex Ybarra and Kent Wilson.

The move for termination was extremely unpopular in the community and on social media, with 29 persons speaking at the meeting, most of them against the motion.

Trustees that voted not to extend indicated that they “wanted a new direction” and a new superintendent. There was some discussion about whether the students were getting an adequate education, with Trustee Collins stating that 60% of the students tested as illiterate. However, the TEA rates the district as a B, indicating adequate performance, and the latest evaluation of Ollis’ performance rated him at 3.34, above average for the state.

Murder victim found in Highlands Canal

The Victim and his car are pulled from the canal on Jones Road at
Thompson last Thursday afternoon. Authorities searched for two days
for the car, which was under water. A confession from Fransha Brooks to
the shooting led to the discovery of the car and the body inside.

NORTH SHORE WOMAN CONFESSES

NORTH SHORE – Tuesday, January 12, at 7:30 a.m. Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 12,000 block of Woodforest Blvd. concerning a Missing Person. A woman told them that her boyfriend, Jonathan Tisby, gave a mutual friend a ride, Monday night. Then she described a telephone call from her boyfriend at close to 3:45 a.m. that morning, in which she heard an argument in the background. Suddenly, her boyfriend’s cellphone disconnected. She stated that she was unable to re-establish contact with her boyfriend.

Jonathan Tisby was driving a white, sedan, Buick LaCrosse with paper license plates, at the time of his disappearance.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. afternoon, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call at an apartment complex off of Normandy and Woodforest. The caller advised the 911 Operator that she was involved in a Murder on Monday night, and she shot a male driving a white Buick. When Deputies arrived at the apartment complex, she provided additional information and stated she shot the male multiple times and drove the car, with the male inside it, into a canal near Jones Road and Thompson Road, in the McNair area.

North Shore Rotary supports Sheldon FFA at livestock show

These 4 banners represent the purchases that the Rotary Club made in support of the Sheldon FFA students.

SHELDON – The North Shore Rotary Club is committed to supporting community youth. Last Saturday at the Sheldon FFA Auction we were successful bidders for 1) Grand Champion Swine 2) Reserve Grand Champion Swine 3) Fourth Place Swine 4) partnered with Rotary members Dr. Don and Dana Nino to buy the Reserve Grand Champion Steer.

The Reserve Grand Champion Steer was purchased by the North Shore Rotary Club with Dr. Don and Dana Nino. (TJ JOHNSON PHOTO)

Club President Lowell Everitt stated that these animals will be processed and become prize packages in the Annual Rotary fundraiser to be held on May 15, 2021.