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Posts published in “Day: April 28, 2022

NS Mustang’s Championship Dynasty Banquet

North Shore Head Coach Jon Kay delivers his remarks to the thousand plus attendees at the Mustangs championship banquet. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

April 7, 2022 – Houston, Texas – At the Bayou City Center, some 20 miles away from the Eastside Boys’ home turf, the GPISD’s Championship Mustang football team was given an awesome celebration banquet. Over a thousand family members and fans attended to witness a recap video titled, “The Eastside Dynasty,” of the team’s 3rd state championship title in 4 years.

On December 18, 2021, the North Shore Mustangs beat the Duncanville Panthers 17 – 10 in a thriller to capture the UIL 6A Div. 1 Texas High School Football State Championship in front of 43,000 plus spectators. The game was a brutal defensive struggle; Head Coach Kay called it a “slugfest,” rightly so. Only 3 touchdowns were made, and a pair of field goals.

At the banquet, Superintendent Dr. John Moore welcomed everyone, followed by graduating senior Kris Ross’ invocation. North Shore’s Senior High School AF JROTC presented the colors prior to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Terri Moore, Associate Superintendent, kept the program’s agenda moving in an orderly fashion. She introduced the Special Guests and gave the following points of information about the team’s season.

She said, “Now, you all may know the season officially started on January 11, 2021. That’s a total of 337 days devoted to making this championship dream come true. During that time our champions have had:

EARLY VOTING STARTS APRIL 25; ELECTION DAY IS MAY 7

Ballot Issues: Two Constitutional Amendments; Galena Park Mayor; Sheldon Bond Issue

HARRIS COUNTY – The Municipal and Local primary election will take place on Saturday, May 7 with a low voter turnout expected by authorities. No major candidates are on the ballot, only two state constitutional amendments and a number of bond issues for local districts, and local candidates.

In the North Channel area, voters will decide on a new mayor for Galena Park, and a major bond issue for Sheldon ISD.

In the Sheldon area, due to explosive population growth, the school district is asking voters to approve 3 bond issues, totaling $736 million, for new schools, buses, a multi-purpose arena, and a natatorium.

Early voting will start on Monday, April 25 and continue through May 3. Hours in general are M-S 7am – 7pm, Sun 12pm – 7pm. Hours on Election Day are 7am – 7pm.

Since the main issues on the ballot have to do with two Constitutional Amendments that may lower your taxes, State Senator Paul Bettencourt has issue the following analysis (edited) to aid all voters:

Sheldon ISD trustees call for May 2022 bond election to provide for student enrollment growth

At the January 18 school board meeting, Sheldon ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call a May bond election to provide for buildings, renovations, technology and security upgrades and more.

“We have closely monitored the growth over the past two years and continue to experience an influx in student enrollment that totals 300-500 students annually,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. King Davis. “Since the last election in 2016, we have added an additional 2,100 students which is a 20% increase to enrollment.”

The total amount of the bond referendum is $736,570,000 with the majority of the funds allocated toward the construction of new campuses, expansions and renovations to existing campuses as well as security and technology enhancements. Other portions of the bond include a new multipurpose community center and a natatorium to be used by the community and district.

Sheldon ISD trustees called for a bond election in 2020 but that bond election was canceled due to school closures from the pandemic. While many Texas school districts experienced a decline in student enrollment, that was not the case for Sheldon ISD who continues to increase by roughly 4%.

“I am very appreciative of our board’s thoughtful, proactive approach to address our increasing enrollment,” Dr. Davis said. “The board has used feedback the district has received through surveys as well as town hall meetings.”

The bond focuses on three propositions. In 2019, the Texas legislature passed a new law that requires certain projects like building construction and athletic facilities like a natatorium to be separated into different propositions on the ballot. Because of this, Sheldon ISD voters will see three propositions to vote on individually on the ballot. Residents may vote on all three propositions.

HEAVY TRAFFIC AROUND LYONDELLBASELL PLANT ON SHELDON ROAD, THRU JUNE

FROM LYONDELLBASELL:

Information about increased workers and traffic at the LyondellBasell Channelview Complex

Courtesy message from LyondellBasell Channelview Complex, 2502 Sheldon Road, Channelview, Texas.

The LyondellBasell Channelview Complex has a planned maintenance turnaround and PO/TBA project activities taking place this month through early June, which is increasing the number of workers on site. The Complex turnaround will have an increase of 1,500 workers on site per shift during peak activity. This planned maintenance work includes normal turnaround inspection, cleaning and repairs.

Additionally, there are approximately 1,700 workers on site during the day for the PO/TBA project. The additional manpower for the combined projects will lead to an increase in traffic on Sheldon and Wallisville Roads beginning now until early June.