By Allan Jamail
Galena Park – Jacinto City, TX. – On the 4th of July, 2021 the two neighboring cities, Galena Park and Jacinto City joined together to provide a beautiful aerial fireworks show which thousands from each city came to see.
According to Lon Squyres, Jacinto City’s City Manager, each city funded half of the fireworks cost of about $7,000 each.
North Channel Star writer, and former elected official of Jacinto City, Allan Jamail said, “I can remember in the late 60’s or early 70’s these two cities funded and shot off their fireworks separately from each other. Later it was decided if they pooled their funds together a much larger display could be provided at a lesser cost.”
Esmeralda Moya, Galena Park’s mayor, said, “Happy birthday, America, and God bless! Let’s continue making this unforgettable day a symbol of prosperity and happiness.”
Ana Diaz, Jacinto City’s mayor, said, “I’m glad our two communities can unite and show unity on such an important day as Independence Day to celebrate our Nation’s birthday. Citizens of Galena Park and Jacinto City have family members and friends living in both cities. It’s nice we were able to afford the fireworks and to provide free swimming pool and splash pad access, free hotdogs, snow cones, popcorn and refreshments.”
State Representative Ana Hernandez had Linda Jamail, her Community Liaison who’s also a Harris County Deputy Registrar, register new voters.