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STATE REP. ANA HERNANDEZ: Zoom meeting updates Legislative report

STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANA HERNANDEZ REPORTED TO CONSTITUENTS VIA ZOOM

NORTH CHANNEL – State Representative Ana Hernandez was the featured speaker at the September 2nd CIP (Community Industry Partnership) meeting, held by Zoom for about 35 participants. Hernandez spoke about work accomplished in the 87th legislative session, and the two specials sessions that Governor Abbott called after that. Hernandez was one of the 50 Democrats that left the Capitol to block legislation that they deemed restrictive to voting rights, but she and Representatives Walle and Coleman eventually returned, and others later, to allow the sessions to continue. As a results, SB1 (Voting rights) and SB8 (Abortion rights), were passed by a Republican majority over the Democrat’s objections.

Hernandez noted that the governor plans to call a 3rd Special Session, to proceed with redistricting and to finish voting on bills that did not pass in the previous sessions. She said that due to population growth, redistricting will results in at least 2 new congressional seats for Texas.

NS MUSTANGS LOSE TO SPRING WESTFIELD 27 -21

SEE ARROW ON BALL: Mutstang receiver #84-Joseph Richard hauls in a 19 yard touchdown pass. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Spring, Texas — September 10, 2021, Planet Ford Stadium — The GPISD North Shore Mustangs marked up a loss in a non-district game to the Spring Westfield Mustangs 27-21. Coach Jon Kay’s offense continues to sputter, and this time it led to their defeat.

Coach Kay has always strived for an aggressive offense and defense, but without costly penalties. So far, however, this squad in just 3 games has had 15 penalties costing 160 yards. Several of the offensive penalties led to creating too many yards to make up for the offense, forcing them to have to turn the ball over. The defensive penalties was just as costly, several giving their opponent extra offensive possessions.

EPA says remedial work can commence on Waste Pits southern empoundment

The Southern Impoundment area will start logistical work this year, and actual remediation construction will take place in 2022, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

Waste Pits take a major step forward in Superfund process

By Jackie Medcalf

On September 2nd, the EPA finalized the Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) for the clean-up of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site’s southern impoundment.

This is a major step towards physically addressing the contamination south of Interstate 10.

The order allows the clean-up to move into the Remedial Action phase of the superfund process, which begins with creating work plans, procuring materials, and securing contractors. These steps are anticipated to take place over the next year, setting the groundwork for construction to start in the fall of 2022.

GP Yellowjackets 21; Fort Bend Marshall 48

SEE ARROW ON BALL – #10 Bernardo Vazquez (center) wrestles 2 defenders off the ball for a great pass reception, landing on the goal line. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. — September 9, 2021 — Coach Spiro Amarantos’ home team Yellowjackets couldn’t keep up with the high powered Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes and lost 48 to 21.

The Buffaloes once again picked to win their district and to be in the State Championship title game. They showed why they should be.

Galena Park is showing they’ve made noticeable gains in offense and defense from last season, and will be a strong playoff contender with 7 games remaining.