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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER: NS Mustangs Defense Destroys Sharks 33-10

Mustang’s speedster #21 Damon Ford blasts through an opening at the goal-line for a 4th quarter TD, the 5th of the game for North Shore. (Allan Jamail Photo)

By Allan Jamail

ROSHARON, TX. – On 7 PM Friday, August 27, 2021, at Freedom Stadium, the Galena Park ISD North Shore Mustangs easily defeated the Alvin ISD Shadow Creek Sharks 33-10.

Head Coach Jon Kay said months ago — after losing his premier offense, led by Auburn-bound quarterback and 4-year starter Dematrius Davis, as well as receiver Shadrack Banks to TCU — that he’ll lean on his experienced defense to keep them in the win column until the new offense, led by two junior quarterbacks, can materialize as a productive unit.

The Eastside Boys’ defense performed as Kay wanted; they destroyed the Sharks’ offense, making 4 interceptions, two of those for pick-six touchdowns. The stampeding defense relentlessly chased Sharks quarterback Duke Butler all night — he could only complete 8 of 23 passes (35%) — and held their running game to minus yards gained, 21 attempts for 14 yards with only 5 first downs.

Voter Regulations bill passes, Abbott ready to sign controversial legislation

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1, which Republicans say will protect the integrity of elections in Texas:

“Protecting the integrity of our elections is critical in the state of Texas, which is why I made election integrity an emergency item during the 87th Legislative Session. I thank Senator Brian Hughes, Representative Andrew Murr, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan for stepping up to ensure that this bill made it to the finish line during the second special session. Senate Bill 1 will solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. I look forward to signing Senate Bill 1 into law, ensuring election integrity in Texas.”

Senate Bill 1 creates uniform statewide voting hours, maintains and expands voting access for registered voters that need assistance, prohibits drive-through voting, and authorizes poll watchers to observe more aspects of the election process. The bill also bans and penalizes the distribution of unsolicited applications for mail-in ballots and gives voters with a defective mail-in ballot the opportunity to correct the defect.

UPDATE ON BILLS MOVING THROUGH THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE DURING THE SPECIAL SESSION

Special Election For Constitutional Amendments

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation setting Tuesday, November 2, 2021 as the special election day for eight proposed constitutional amendments in Texas. The eight proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot are:

PROPOSITION 1: The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.

PROPOSITION 2: The constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county.

AVOID EVICTION: Rent Relief available from Harris County

Money available for Residents Facing Eviction

HOUSTON — (August 27, 2021) — The Harris County Community Services Department has funds available for emergency rent relief for tenants living in unincorporated Harris County who are financially affected by COVID-19. The deadline to apply for aid was just extended to Nov. 30.

“People who find themselves in a bind right now may never have needed help before and they don’t know where to turn,” said Dr. Adrienne Holloway, executive director of CSD. “We want them to know we have resources and we are here to help.”