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Allatia Harris new Chamber Chair


By Jada Mier

Dr. Allatia Harris was sworn in as Board chairman for the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, virtually via Zoom at the first Chamber Board meeting of the year. Harris County Justice of the Peace Lucia Bates performed the ceremony, and additional officers and directors took the oath that morning to “promote business growth and quality of life in the North Channel Area.”

Raised in Dallas, Harris attended the University of North Texas, where she majored in Communications, obtaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Dr. Harris holds a doctorate in educational administration with a specialization in community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin where she has been recognized as a Distinguished Graduate. After being in administration in the Dallas county community colleges, a presidency opened up at the San Jacinto Community College North Campus. Not wanting to leave Dallas, Harris was hesitant to interview; when she went to the campus, she fell in love with the North Channel community.

Vaccine shots administered at East Houston Hospital

East Houston Hospital’s LVN Jasmine Tamez vaccinates patient Amin Rosado with his first dose of the COVID-19 virus vaccine. The hospital streamlined the vaccination process so patients could quickly get in and out to minimize their wait time. Most patients received their life-saving vaccine in about 30 minutes total time.
Observers L – R: Rubin Shah, CEO of the East Houston Hospital & Clinic, RN Hilda Bentley Director of Surgical Services, RN Miriam Keary and RN Cynthia Wallace. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Streamlined process means patients quickly get life-saving shots

By Allan Jamail

East Houston, TX. – March 17, 2021 the East Houston Hospital & Clinic located in Houston’s North Channel area (12950 East Freeway) is quickly making a positive name for itself by providing the best quality and convenient patient experience for most any medical services provided at Houston’s Medical Center. To review all their services, visit:

North Channel Star writer Allan Jamail said, “Since the start of the virus vaccinations I have seen many other locations and facilities administering the life-saving vaccine but nothing compared to the vaccination process I witnessed today at the East Houston Hospital & Clinic. CEO Rubin Shah was personally on hand making sure their streamlined process was going as planned.”

“Hilda Bentley, RN-Director of Surgical Services, kept her eyes on every phase of the processes, ensuring top quality medical practices were maintained.”

Patients weren’t having to wait long to get their shot, mostly moving in and out in approximately 30 minutes total time.

Channelview concerned about dredging for more barges near Superfund Waste Pits

Construction activity along River Road includes piles about to be driven into the water to support a new set of berths for barges. Dredging of 15,000 cubic yards of waste material will take place in the same area and be sent to a new landfill in Devers.

CHANNELVIEW – According to the C.H.I.C. community action group, residents in the San Jacinto River Estates area along the San Jacinto River near the Waste Pits received a notice letter last week from the Corps of Engineers, calling attention to a dredging and mooring project in the river near Meadowbrook Park and asking for comments within 15 days.

This is apparently a continuation of a project that was attempted last year, by the landowners TimTom Holdings and Holtmar Land LLC. In that project, excavated materials from the south side of I-10 were to be hauled to Beach City, and deposited in a landfill site near a park and residential area. Complaints by citizens and the city government managed to stop that work.

Carolyn Stone of C.H.I.C. says she believes that this project is using an old permit, with a different description of the work. She believes they would need a new permit for this, which is a different project.