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Galena Park welcomes new Police Chief

Richard Wagner, Galena Park Police Chief (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

GALENA PARK, March 23, 2022 — At the Galena Park Police Station, I sat down with Chief Richard Wagner, the seventh and newest police chief for the city in seven years, for one reason or another. I’ve interviewed 5 police chiefs in that same office in a short period of time. Hopefully this one will have a long career there.

As a former police chief myself of Jacinto City, Chief Wagner and I had lots to share with each other about policing, as well as a few old “war stories.” I found out he’s a pet lover and has a new puppy named, GALENA.

We both agreed that policing and city politics should not be intertwined. He said since he’s new to the city, he’s not a part of any political faction and wants to be friends with all the citizens and make them a good chief and give them the best police services possible. It’s hard enough for law enforcement to do their jobs without fear of stepping on some friend of local elected official’s toes.

The city is fortunate to have Chief Wagner. He has an extensive law enforcement background in education and experience. In my opinion Chief Wagner is going to make the city a good chief if he’s allowed to, and given what the department needs of ample personnel and equipment.

Galena Park Boys Soccer wins District & Bi-District Playoff

Galena Park Boys Soccer Team with family & fans celebrating their shutout victory after the game. (Photo by Linda Jamail) MORE PHOTOS PAGE 5

GP Yellowjackets 2 – LaPorte Bulldogs 0

By Allan Jamail

Friday, March 25, 2022 at Clear Creek ISD Challenger Columbia Stadium, the Galena Park High School Boys soccer varsity Yellowjackets shut out the LaPorte Bulldogs 2 – 0.

Head Coach Shannon Summers with assistant coaches Steven Botello and Dalton Strouse had the Jackets who won their district title playing outstanding defense and offense.

The 2 goals were made by senior Fernando Mendoza. Critical to winning the game was their good defense and senior Goal Keeper Bernardo Vazquez made several outstanding blocked goal attempts to shutout the Bulldogs.

Rep. Sylvia Garcia secures $10mil for Projects in Houston, South Houston, Galena Park and Jacinto City

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) voted to pass the historic $1.5 trillion Bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Bill. As part of the package, 9 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests led by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia were secured. The bill’s transformative investment will help Texas families with cost-of-living increases, good-paying jobs, and local community projects.

“I was proud to secure nearly $10,200,000 in Community Project Funding for Houstonians across our community,” said Congresswoman Garcia. “These critical funds will invest in local neighborhoods, strengthen communities, and foster economic development for Texans. This will improve our district and benefit all district residents for years to come.”

The legislation includes the following Community Project Funding secured by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia: