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Posts published in “Day: February 24, 2022

Local woman to head March of Dimes drive

A native of Highlands, and the North Channel area, Jeanna Bamburg is the CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. Formerly she headed the HCA East Houston Hospital on the East Freeway. She will head the “March for Babies: A Mother of a Moverment™” drive of the Houston March of Dimes organization.

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare and March of Dimes (MOD) Houston announces the appointment of Jeanna Bamburg as chair of the 2022 Houston March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™.

“Jeanna is a longtime supporter of March for Babies and will focus her efforts to raise awareness and critical funds for March of Dimes,” said Jen Torres, MOD senior executive director. “We are thrilled that she has accepted this opportunity to lead our local movement to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.”

Bamburg is CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast, located in Pasadena, well known for its obstetrics and midwifery services. She is asking local businesses and community members to join her and HCA Houston Healthcare in supporting March for Babies.

“The number of babies born preterm here in Texas and nationwide is staggering,” said Bamburg. “By joining this movement, individuals and groups can take action to help ensure March of Dimes can continue the vital research, programs and advocacy that allow moms and babies to get the best possible start.”

NORTH SHORE ADVANCES IN PLAYOFF OVER CLEAR BROOK

Leading scorer #1 junior guard Shalayne Morgan makes one of her 18 points. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Lady Mustangs 68 – Wolverines 64

By Allan Jamail

February 17, 2022 at 6 pm on the neutral court at the Pasadena Memorial Gym, the GPISD North Shore Lady Mustangs edged out the Clear Brook Wolverines in overtime for the Area Finals Round (2nd playoff game).

This game from the beginning tip-off was a barnburner till the final second in overtime. The Wolverines looked early on as the winner, having led by 12 points at one time. The Eastside Lady Mustangs never gave up, and clawed back several times to tie the game, and sometimes have a 2 or 3 point lead.

The lead in the game changed back and forth all the way into the final minutes of regulation play. Clear Brook had a 2 point lead, 60 – 58, with 4 seconds on the clock. The Lady Mustangs quickly got the ball down court and tied the game, sending it into a 4 minute overtime period, 60 – 60.

Houston Mayor announces $44 million “One Safe Houston”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announces “One Safe Houston” at a news conference last week.

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced “One Safe Houston: the Mayor’s Public Safety Initiative to Combat Violent Crime,” which focuses on four key areas:

–Violence Reduction and Crime Prevention

–Crisis Intervention, Response and Recovery

–Youth Outreach Opportunities

–Key Community Partnerships.

The plan outlines a commitment to put more officers on the streets through overtime and cadet classes and creates a $1 million gun buyback program. It also provides $1.5 million in additional funding to the Houston Forensic Science Center to address backlogs and funds domestic violence programs with an additional $3 million to provide more services for survivors and prevention efforts.

“This plan represents a holistic approach to combatting violent crime on the streets while being responsive to the needs of victims and building healthier communities in the process,” said Mayor Turner. “Law enforcement efforts alone will not sufficiently address the symptoms of crime. We are faced with a public health crisis, and it will require all of us, working together to overcome it.”

Mayor Turner also announced:

Harris County allocates $50mil for “Clean Streets, Safe Neighborhoods”

Judge Lina Hidalgo with Sheriff’s deputies to announce the new “Clean Streets, Safe Neighborhoods” program.

HARRIS COUNTY – County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia announced a Major Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Safety Initiative. The Proposed $50 million smart on crime program is to target areas with high rates of violent crime driven by gun violence.

Judge Lina Hidalgo revealed details of the new $50 million proposal to prevent violent crime and improve neighborhood safety across Harris County. The new initiative will target distressed county neighborhoods where blight and neglect are driving violent crime. The program will improve street lighting, sidewalks, and visibility in residential areas, address longstanding blighted and abandoned structures, restore vacant lots, and implement other improvements shown to enhance public safety.

During Judge Hidalgo’s tenure, commissioners court has increased the law enforcement budgets for every law enforcement agency, including the district attorney’s office, by 13% since 2019. This brings the total funding for law enforcement in fiscal year 2022 alone to $966 million.