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Posts published in “Day: April 7, 2022

Channelview parade celebrates FFA and LL events

Grand Marshalls – The Marvin Maybin Family & Retired Channelview Ag Teacher’s Family. The Grand Marshall was The Marvin Maybin Family in memory of Marvin Maybin, the Former FFA Advisor from 1977-2000 who passed away in October of 2021.

By Allan Jamail

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Channelview High School had their annual FFA parade followed by the livestock animals and chicken auctions. The parade was filled with school floats made by the students. Suzanne Hutchins, Channelette Dance Team Director and FFA Parade Chairman, said this year’s parade included 21 Little League floats.

Harris Co Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, who was in the front of the parade on a small motorcycle, said: “What a fantastic experience we all had at the Channelview ISD Parade! In addition to the massive turnout from CVISD’s amazing Future Farmers of America program, Channelview Little League showed up in force as well. It was great to visit with the students, little leaguers, veterans, first responders, and Channelview residents young and old. It was a beautiful day for an event in the heart of the community, and I look forward to joining in the fun for many years to come.”

GP/JC Rotary Cake Auction will benefit Ukraine

Public invited to Cake Auction and Baked Potato Lunch April 14

By Jennifer Ledwith

Houston, Texas April 14 2022—Volunteers and supporters will gather on Thursday, April 14 at the Jacinto City Town Center Community Building to raise money for scholarships for Galena Park ISD seniors and medical supplies for Ukrainians. This event, spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Galena Park and Jacinto City, will sell stuffed baked potatoes at an event that will culminate in a cake auction.

In recent years, students from the Galena Park High School culinary arts program, along with Rotarian Maria Cortez-Ochoa and other community members, have baked tres leches cakes, chocolate cakes, and other sweet treats for the cake auction. The last cake auction – held in 2019 – helped fund about 18 scholarships.

GP Soccer Twins Sign Together at Trinity Valley

Head Coach Alejandra Cruz, Leslie Vasquez, Dr. Kimberly D. Martin, Larisa Vasquez & Assistant Coach Brittany Bray. (Photo by Linda Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – April 1, 2022 – Galena Park High School celebrated “The Twins,” two senior Lady Yellowjacket soccer team players, signing for full college scholarships with Trinity Valley Community College. Leslie and Larisa Vasquez are twin sisters and were born in Houston, Texas, but were raised in El Salvador until the age of 9. They returned to the US and enrolled into Galena Park ISD where they began to participate in athletics.

The Twins played volleyball, basketball, and ran track in middle school, but also played soccer outside of school. When they made it to high school Leslie played JV volleyball and basketball, and lettered in soccer; Larisa played freshman volleyball, and lettered in basketball and soccer as a sophomore. At the beginning of their junior year they decided to dedicate their time to soccer with the hopes of earning an athletic soccer scholarship. During their varsity soccer career, Leslie played defense and had 70 game appearances; Larisa played center midfield and had 52 game appearances. Leslie received 2nd Team All District and an Honorable Mention during the 2021 season. Larisa received 2nd Team all district and academic all district during the 2021 season. Through consistent hard-work, perseverance, and commitment, the sisters were both offered a full ride athletic scholarship to Trinity Valley Community College to join the Women’s Cardinal Soccer program.

Walmart Expands Baytown Supply Chain Campus, Opening Fall 2022

(Baytown, TX) – Walmart today announced plans to expand its Baytown, TX supply chain campus with a new 1,000,000+ square-foot distribution center to support the retailer’s growing supply chain network. The new facility, located at 4633 Borusan Road, is the retailer’s fourth in Baytown and is set to open in the Fall of 2022, bringing the total square-footage of the campus to over 5,000,000 square-feet. The expansion will create an additional 300 full-time jobs due to growth across multiple shifts.

“Walmart is excited to expand our Baytown campus and another step in Walmart’s continued investment in the state.” said Mike Gray, SVP Supply Chain Operations, Walmart. “The Baytown campus and our other regional facilities continue to bring exciting new career opportunities within Walmart’s modern supply chain to hundreds of residents of the Houston area—all while helping us provide our local customers their everyday necessities with more variety and efficiency than ever before.”

“Southeast Texas is booming, and I am happy to see Walmart make significant investments in Baytown. The campus expansion will bring jobs and opportunity to the already diverse and strong Chambers County economy,” said Senator Brandon Creighton.