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Posts published in “Day: September 23, 2021

GP Yellowjackets Homecoming Parade

Winner of best float theme and decorations was the volleyball team. (All photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. — Monday, September 20, 2021 — Galena Park High School had their homecoming parade and pep rally at Dement Field. The parade route was lined with hundreds of citizens, with kids scrambling to get as much of the tossed candy as possible from the parade participants.

The school’s JROTC carried the USA and Texas flags to lead the parade, followed by police cars, fire trucks and ambulances, followed by the School Band, Jacketeer Dancers, and Cheerleaders. Superintendent Dr. John Moore, School Principal Dr. Kimberly Martin and Trustees waved at onlookers as they drove by. Students decorated several dozen floats and vehicles competing to be one of the winners of the various entry classifications.

Paraders: Driving is Superintendent Dr. John Moore with Principal Dr. Kimberly Martin.

Teacher Brandi Couch was the Pep Rally’s Emcee, and what an outstanding job she did in keeping things well-organized and moving in a timely fashion at Dement Field Stadium. The stands had about a thousand attendees listening to speeches and band music. They watched the performances of the band, cheerleaders, and Jacketeer Dancers.

NS Mustangs gallop past Klein Oaks 58-34

Mustang #32 Xavier Owens runs 48 yards and drags a Panther defender across the goal for 1 of his 2 TD’s. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

On Friday, September 17, 2021 at the GPISD stadium, the North Shore Mustangs, in their first home game of the season, bounced back after last week’s loss to Westfield. They easily put away the Klein Collins Panthers 58 – 34.

Mustangs Head Coach Jon Kay’s Eastside team continues to rack up costly penalties. This year’s team already has in just 4 games 21 penalties giving up 230 yards. Next week they travel to the always tough Beaumont Westbrook Bruins. Penalties may make the difference in who gets their first District win. They’re both 3-1 in non-district play.

Harris County Small Business Relief Fund now open for applications

COVID relief grants from $5,000 to $25,000 available until October 4

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Pct. 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis held a new conference last Monday afternoon, September 20 to announce the start of the Harris County Small Business Relief Fund Application period. The application window will remain open until Monday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m.

On August 10, Harris County approved the $30 million relief fund to support small and micro businesses recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund was created with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and is being administered by LiftFund, a nonprofit organization that supports small business owners with funding and business education.

Harris County urges business owners to apply by visiting the website at to review the applicant checklist to verify eligibility for this program and also to be prepared with the proper documentation needed to apply before the application portal opens.