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North Shore Rotary installs new officers

NORTH SHORE ROTARY held their Annual Installation banquet to install new officers and board members. Seen above at right is Judge Lucia Bates, swearing in the new president, Shawn Silman (in the hat). Others sworn in include Ken Wimbley, president-elect, Lee Brown, secretary, Danna Nino, treasurer, and board members Fred Saunders, Alan Wolcik, Joe Coleman, Jared Dagley, and Mini Izaguirre.

By Gilbert Hoffman

North Shore Rotary held their annual Installation Ceremony and Awards Banquet last Friday, June 11 at Monument Inn. Attending were club members and their families, and members of District 5890.

District 5890 guests included Director of Rotary International Suzi Howe and husband Bill, District Governor Scott Rainey and wife Martha, District Governor Elect Michelle Bohreer, and District Governor nominees Mindy Snyder and Heather Rimatto. Also attending was Assistant District Governor Brian Clements from the Galena Park/Jacinto City club.

New officers that were sworn in include President Shawn Silman, Pres-elect Ken Wimbley, Secretary Lee Brown, and Treasurer Danna Nino.

Board members that were installed include Fred Saunders, Alan Wolcik, Joe Coleman, Jared Dagley, and Mini Izaguirre.



PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College baseball team ended the 2021 season finishing third at the Alpine Bank Junior College (JUCO) World Series last month in Junction, Colorado.

San Jac finished the season 51-15 overall after winning the Region XIV Tournament. The team’s JUCO world series appearance is the 27th in program history.

“I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished,” said Head Coach Tom Arrington. “They were a team that faced many adversities, but remained diligent in the work ethic and support of one another. Win or lose, they will always be a championship team.”

New principal at Whittier Elementary


By Allan Jamail

June 30, 2021 – Jacinto City, TX. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has named Yamel Melchor as the Whittier Elementary School principal for 2021.

Principal Melchor was Whittier’s Assistant Principal last year in 2020. She has been recognized with several awards, including First Year Assistant Principal of the Year and Tier II Excellence in Leadership.

San Jac Softball finishes #3 in national tourney

PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College softball team finished the 2021 season with a third place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament last month in Yuma, Arizona.

San Jac finished the season 43-10 overall after winning the Region XIV Tournament. The third place national finish is the highest ever in school history (five appearances).

“I am extremely proud of our entire team,” said Head Coach Kelly Saenz. “These girls put everything they had into this season, facing some talented teams, to finish as one of the top three at the national tournament. I appreciate their dedication and work ethic throughout the entire season, and applaud them on a job well done.”

State GLO sends $1.1b to Harris County

Harris County receiving $1.1 billion in infrastructure and mitigation projects

AUSTIN – Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has announced plans to sub-award $750 million in light of a denial by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of a direct allocation of mitigation funding for Harris County. The General Land Office (GLO) will be drafting an action plan that will include a set aside of Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for $750 million and direct at least $500 million in additional funds to be distributed through the Regional Mitigation Program. Additional details will be released as the action plan amendment is finalized in accordance with HUD rules and federal requirements.

“Money from the federal government is, as always, tied up with endless mounds of red tape and bureaucracy,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “During Hurricane Harvey, Texans in Harris County undoubtedly suffered some of the costliest damage in the state. After considerable back and forth with the Biden Administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, the General Land Office will allocate $750 million in funding for mitigation efforts in Harris County and continue to work around the federal government’s ever-changing bureaucratic demands.”