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Posts published in “Day: February 10, 2022

Primary season underway with Pct. 2 Candidate Forum

By Allan Jamail

February 1, 2022 at The Garden Houston, located at 12001 Beamer Road in the Sagemont Subdivision of Houston, the Sagemont Civic Club conducted a Precinct 2 County Commissioners candidate forum. The event was well attended by about 200 citizens, mostly voters of Harris County Precinct 2.

Eight candidates were invited for the 7 pm forum, but only five attended. The candidates are on their respective party’s March 1st Primary Ballot. On the ballot are five Republican and three Democrats. Democrats present were George Risner (Justice of the Peace Precinct 2) and Gary Harrison (former Harris County Deputy Sheriff). Republicans present were Richard Vega, Jack Morman (former county commissioner), and John Manlove (former Pasadena mayor).

Those absent were: Democrat Precinct 2 County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, and Republicans Jerry Mouton, and Daniel Jason. Kay Barbour, the president of the Sagemont Civic Club and Master of Ceremonies, said that both Commissioner Adrian Garcia and Jerry Mouton did answer a questionnaire and she interviewed them in a recorded session. Candidate Daniel Jason did not reply to the invitation.

Lady Mustangs Senior Night Runaway Game – NS 60, C.E. King 14

By Allan Jamail

February 2, 2022 at the GPISD North Shore gymnasium, the East Side’s Lady Mustangs made their season’s last home game before a full-house home crowd a scoring exhibition. It was never a contest: the East Side girls of North Shore scored at will over their C. E. King Panther district opponent.

Being it was Senior Night, more than a usual amount of the Lady Mustangs’ family members were present to watch the stampeding Lady Mustangs.

There was a special halftime ceremony where Coach Allison Campbell announced the nine seniors’ names while their family members joined them on center court for photos. Gifts and flower bouquets were given to the seniors.

Linda Jamail statistician, allanj211@aol.com.

NS MUSTANGS WIN ONE – LOSE ONE

#13 Mustang Senior Marcel Dalcourt
leaps high for a 2-point lay-up. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

NS 61 – C.E. King 59 / NS 42 – Summer Creek 58

By Allan Jamail

February 2, 2022 at the Sheldon ISD home court of the C. E. King Panthers, the North Shore Mustangs pulled out a 4th quarter win. After trailing as much as 19 points in the game, the never-die Mustangs won at the clock’s final buzzer.

To start the 4th quarter, the Mustangs were down 30-44. They outscored the Panthers 31-15 in the fourth quarter.

Dealing with COVID-19 in a New Year

County Connection by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A new year is a time for new beginnings, and I know we are all ready to start fresh. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic has not slowed down over the holidays. With the emergence of the Omicron strain fueling the fire, a new wave of infections are once again raising our numbers. Hospitalizations are slowly rising and approaching problematic levels, infections are spreading rapidly across our County, and this week our numbers have pushed our threat level back to red. The possible exposures from travel, holiday celebrations, and gatherings on top of the return of children to school this week could trigger a very difficult month ahead in terms of hospitalizations and the strain on our medical system. It is clear that we will be living with this virus indefinitely.

But here in Harris County we are not giving in – we have more tools available and more knowledge on this virus than at any previous point during this pandemic. And we know that vaccinations are the best protection for you and your family against this virus. If there has ever been a wake up call to get vaccinated and get your booster, that time is now. You can find all the information you need on how and where to get vaccinated and your booster at readyharris.org.