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Garcia unveils final Parks & Trails Plan

North Shore Rotary Park has new equipment, relocated from another Pct. 2 park. This is an example of improvements underway at existing Pct. 2 parks.

By Gilbert Hoffman

PCT 2 HARRIS COUNTY – Last Thursday, Oct. 14 Commissioner Adrian Garcia presented the completed Parks and Trails Plan to the community. This plan is not only meant to enhance the physical environment of the various parks and neighborhoods in Precinct 2, but also to weave a cohesive relationship between different neighborhoods through the precinct. The Commissioner has initiated an ambitious project, to study each community and present a Comprehensive Master Plan for enhancing the physical and quality of life aspects of its features. This includes roads, drainage, and other amenities as well as the park system.

The presentation of the Parks and Trails Final Plan was made through ZOOM, to an audience that totalled almost 100 participants. The presentation was made by Katie Coyne, project manager for the landscape planning firm AsakuraRobinson. It was monitored by Jorge Bustamante, planning manager of Precinct 2.

After over a year of meeting with community stakeholders, the Precinct 2 Parks and Trails Plan is complete. Through a collaborative process involving in-depth community engagement, research, and analysis, the Precinct 2 Parks and Trails Plan outlines how the parks and trails system will best serve the diverse communities in Precinct 2. The Plan will guide the Commissioner and the Precinct 2 team in prioritizing investments, incorporating best practices for programming and design, and help create and maintain the best parks and trails for the Precinct 2 community.

CHANNELVIEW DEFEATS P.MEMORIAL 56-17 IN HOMECOMING GAME

No. 20 of the CHS Falcons evades Pasadena Memorial defenders and completes a 80 yard run for a touchdown, during the CHS Homecoming game on October 15.

CHANNELVIEW, OCT. 15, 2021 – In Friday’s league match, the host Channelview Falcons football squad scored a big 56- 17 victory over the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks. By the end of the first quarter, the Falcons led by a score of 34-0. QB #1 Demetrias Charles led the Falcons to a thorough trouncing of the Mavericks.

CHS Senior Joseph Garcia (left) and Kailey Herrera are crowned King and Queen of the CHS Homecoming Court at Ray Maddry Stadium on October 15.

Mustangs breeze past Summer Creek 45-16

Kaleb Bailey’s long 54 yd. TD run. (Photo by Allan Jamail) (MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 3)

By Allan Jamail

NORTH SHORE, October 14, 2021 – GPISD Stadium: Head Coach Jon Kay’s “Eastside Boys” football team coasted to another district lopsided victory over HISD’s Summer Creek Bulldogs 45-16.

Team Captains taking center field for the Mustangs for the coin toss were Denver Harris, Evan Jackson, Xavier Owens and Joseph Richards.

Coach Kay has been unable to control some of his team players from committing Personal Foul Penalties; they committed 3 giving up 45 yards (yds). In a game where they have a weak non-threatening opponent like this one, there’s no excuse for lack-of-discipline emotional fouls. Offsides, offensive motion and pass interference fouls are normal and will happen to the best of teams, but not so with personal fouls. In a tight game this can mean a loss.

GP Yellowjackets Defense shuts down Waltrip Rams 28-0

#21 Joe Ayala Jacket Defensive Back intercepts a Ram pass, runs 33 yards for a TD. This was his 2nd TD interception in 2 weeks. Ayala was named Player of The Game. (Photo by Allan Jamail) (MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 3)

By Allan Jamail

GALENA PARK, October 15, 2021 – Head Football Coach Spiro Amarantos’ Yellowjackets (Jackets) kept HISD’s Waltrip Rams scoreless for their 4th consecutive district win, 28-0. Jackets offense made 270 rushing yds. Sophomore Jordan Balderas was the leading rusher.

Their passing game isn’t where it needs to be for them to go deep into the playoffs, completing 2 out of 8 passes for 12 yds, a 25 percent completion average. Senior Joe Ayala was named player of the game scoring on a 33 yd pass interception in 2 consecutive games and leading the team in tackles with 7. Team Captains taking center field for the coin toss were Jacket seniors Leo Garcia, Raymond Quintanilla, Jose Barrientos, A’marion Kelly & Bryan Chavarria.

Jacinto City’s Library helping Galena Park

The Jacinto City Library staff is standing with the new electronic application processor; it takes only a couple of minutes to get a free library card (The Knowledge Card). Applicants should bring a photo ID with proof of Texas residency. L-R: Israel Favela, Branch Manager, Library Service Specialists Ann Limón & Ashley Almendarez and Elizabeth Martinez, Youth Program Librarian. The book shown, The House in the Cerulean Sea is part of the Gulf Coast Reads program. You can find more information on Gulf Coast Reads on the website http://gulfcoastreads.org/about, click on “home”. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

The Jacinto City Library is providing in-person library services to Galena Park citizens because their library was forced to close due to the February freeze which busted water lines in its ceiling causing severe damage. As of now a reopening date is not available. Galena Park residents can use a temporary Pop-Up library only on Wednesday’s from 11 am to 4 pm at 1500 Keene Street. Texas residents can get a free library card; check out books and pickup free craft projects.

Israel Favela, Branch Manager of the Jacinto City Library, said, “We’re excited to continue to provide services to the community, we welcome all new residents to visit us to learn about the services we provide. We’ve adopted a nightly disinfecting schedule for the toys in our George & Barbara Bush Family Place area to keep children safe and we’re continuing our Curbside services for those that feel more comfortable using services that way. We’re thankful Jacinto City has continued to support us as we reopened our doors to the community following the closure due to the Covid-19 virus.”

The Jacinto City Library at 921 Akron Street; open MondayThursday 10am-6pm – Friday 1-6pm – Saturday 10am-5pm. All patrons are to wear masks while visiting the library.

Mustangs race past Kingwood 56-0, JV red team dominates 44-7

#25 Demico Prince Junior Varsity (JV) Mustang scores TD against Kingwood JV. (Photo by Allan Jamail) MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 6

Humble, TX. — Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Turner Stadium, Head Coach Jon Kay’s Eastside boys made 8 touchdowns and a field goal to corral the Kingwood Mustangs 56-0 in district play. North Shore players, cheerleaders, and Scarlet’s dance team wore pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The NS Mustangs offense tallied up 462 yards; 254 yds rushing and 208 yds passing, with 20 first downs. TDs were made by: David Amador – 1, Jhalyn Bailey – 2, Kaleb Bailey – 1, Aubrey Broussard – 1, Jonas Joseph – 1, and Xavier Owens – 2. Carlos Dominguez kicked a field goal and the extra points. They’ve made 314 points this season.

North Shore has a brother duo on offense, senior wide receiver Jhalyn Bailey and younger brother freshman quarterback Kaleb Bailey. Kaleb led the passing game, completing 78 percent of his passes for 109 yds and a TD and ran for a TD.

North Shore Senior High Junior Varsity Cheerleaders use pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(Photo by Allan Jamail)

North Shore Senior High Junior Varsity Cheerleaders using pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Top row L – R: Courtney Powers (coach/sponsor) Shelby Perkins (manager), Natalie Quintero, Charlisa Clark, Jurney Isom, Valerie Martinez, Kayarra DeGrate, Mikeyla Limbrick, Taziya McDuffy (manager)

Bottom row L-R: Kaitlyn Camacho, Zoe Polk, Valerie Garcia, Kimora Jenkins (captain), Shakira Emerson (co-captain), Ki’Mora Thomas

GP Yellowjackets swarm North Side Panthers 57 – 0

Joe C. Ayala, Yellowjackets defensive back sacks Panthers quarterback for a 2 point Safety. Later Ayala a senior also intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – Saturday, October 9, 2021 at HISD Delmar Stadium, the Yellowjackets offense and defense, under Head Coach Spiro Amarantos, stung the Panthers with a barrage of touchdowns (TDs) and defensively shut them out.

As odd as it sounds, the Jackets this year have won two homecoming games, their own plus spoiling the Panthers’ homecoming by winning it.

Defensively they’ve been effective in stopping both the run and pass plays by keeping the Panthers to zero yards on their run game and only allowing 25 yards passing. The defense plays as a solid unit with many standouts. This week defensive back Joe Christian Ayala (Jacinto City’s Police Chief Joe Ayala’s grandson) scored twice. He sacked the Panther’s quarterback behind the goal for a 2 point safety and later intercepted a pass and made a 41 yard TD.

Amarantos’s team looks like they’re more balanced on offense than last season.

Abbott announces 3rd Special Session, agenda

(Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing that he will convene a third special legislative session at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session.

“The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and congressional districts in accordance with the new census numbers,” said Governor Abbott. “In addition to redistricting, there are still issues remaining that are critical to building a stronger and brighter future for all Texans.”

Agenda items for the third Special Session will include:

National Night Out observed in North Channel

At National Night Out, Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Rep. Ana Hernandez, and HPD Assistant Chief Chandra Hatcher join Attendees of the 2021 Wood Shadows II National Night Out celebration. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. October 5, 2021- The National Night Out event was well attended by the community and elected officials.

Some of the attendees were Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, State Representative Ana Hernandez, and HCC Trustee Eva Longoria. Senator Carol Alvarado was represented by Sergio Hernandez – District Liaison. Chief of Staff Joaquin Martinez represented Councilman Robert Gallegos. And deputies with Constable Jerry Garcia’s office were present.