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Posts published in “Day: November 18, 2021

CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY

2021 North Channel Library Veterans Appreciation Day L-R: Branch Manager Maria Rawls, Veterans Fred McCray, Anthony Mireles, Michael Kozey, Leonard Ferguson, Daniel Jason & Lauronzo Garman, Pct. 2 Veteran’s Service Manager. (Photo by Linda Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX – On November 11, 2021, the Harris County Public Library – North Channel Branch, under the Direction of Branch Manager Maria Rawls (Adult Services), conducted its 1st Annual Veterans Day celebration event.

Ms. Rawls welcomed and thanked the community for coming out to help celebrate and honor the home-grown heroes who bravely served this nation.

She said, “This celebration is one way of showing our veterans that we never forget them and that we salute their bravery and the example that they have set before us to gain this freedom.”

Rawls thanked those who worked to put together the event, including Student Practicum Amber McCarver, the library’s staff, and the following on the program: North Shore’s JROTC – Coordinator Darrow Adams, MC/Sound and Music by Mikey Mike Singer, Desmond Bostick who sang the National Anthem and God Bless the USA.

Mustangs defeat Dobie 62-14, advance in Playoffs

Xavier Owens #32 games leading scorer with 3 TD’s for Mustangs runs for a TD. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

North Shore — On Nov. 11, 2021, at GPISD Stadium, it was another no-contest football game when the Eastside Boys scored 9 touchdowns over Pasadena Dobie Longhorns, ending with a 62 – 14 win. The game’s Team Captains were #80-Ronnie Hill, #34-Rashaad Johnson, #55-Ronald Wilson, and #8-David Amador.

Coach Jon Kay’s offense has proved over and over again they can run for TDs, but his passing game netted zero passing TDs. Not sure if this was by design or not. This season they have made a few passing TDs, and hopefully they will begin to balance their offense attack with both runs and passes. At game’s end, they only passed for 19% of their total 567 yards. A balanced offense is usually a must in most bids for the state championship.

Galena Park to construct a new Churchill Community Center

EDWARD LUIS ESPREE, MAYOR MOYA, COMMISSIONER V. GARCIA JOHNETTA GOODLOE, ERONIA “TAGGY” HALL, HILLARY ESPREE

A new Churchill Community Center will be constructed

Galena Park, the City of progress

Given her commitment to offering spaces that ensure the safety and overall well-being of the Galena Park community, Mayor Esmeralda Moya announced the construction of the new Churchill community center, which will create a space where families can participate in different activities that improve their quality of life.

Esmeralda Moya, Mayor of Galena Park said “It is essential for us that our residents, particularly children and the elderly, feel safe and protected in an environment where they can create memories as well as strengthen ties.” This venue is for all Galena Park citizens to enjoy; we know that one of the most important factors for a community’s optimal growth is the availability of programs that encourage physical and emotional development, which is why we are very pleased with the construction of this center.” said the mayor.

Vaccine Booster shots available from Harris County Public Health

Include a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in Your Holiday “To Do” list

Booster doses are available for qualifying fully vaccinated residents

Houston – Unlike last year, this upcoming holiday season we have a vaccine available that can protect us against COVID19. Additionally, eligible residents who completed their two-dose mRNA vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) at least six months ago and anyone who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago can get a booster. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is administering the COVID-19 vaccine booster for people in qualifying groups.

All COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection for most people. A booster vaccine is an additional dose given after the protection provided by the original series has begun to decrease over time.

GP Yellowjackets Season Ends in Playoffs; Lose 70-20 to PN-G

Galena Park High School football Head Coach Spiro Amarantos (center) gives some inspirational words to the disappointed Yellowjackets after losing in the playoffs. Amarantos congratulated the team for their winning season of a 88% district win record. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

At Galena Park Stadium on November 12, 2021, the GP Fighting Yellowjackets’ successful season ended with a playoff loss to the powerhouse Port Neches-Groves Indians, 70-20.

Head Coach Spiro Amarantos’ has produced winning football teams consistently in his short period since becoming head coach in 2019. This year marks two consecutive seasons the Jackets reached the playoffs. Last season’s playoff bid was the first time in ten years for the team to qualify for the playoffs. This year’s team entered the playoffs with an impressive 7 wins and 1 loss record, 88% district win record.