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Posts published in “Day: May 12, 2022

ROTARY FISH FRY THIS SATURDAY

A few of the unique items in the Live Auction on Saturday.

Rotarians and the public will get together this Saturday, May 14 for the 47th Annual North Shore Rotary Catfish Fry & Crawfish Boil. That’s a mouthful, but it sure tastes good.

This annual event returns to an in-person style, at its traditional location in the Rotary Pavilion behind the courthouse on Wallisville Road.

Fish-Fry chairman Ken Wimbley promises that this will not only have the tastiest crawfish of all time, but also the best items for the Live and Silent Auctions. The Rotarians have had over a year to prepare and collect some unique and great items. All proceeds from the event will go to scholarships and other community projects benefitting North Shore.

The public is invited not only to come have lunch, but to take a chance on the Raffle, and win a new Toyota Tacoma pick-up or a Toyota Camry sedan. Raffle tickets are $100 and available at the door. They include two great fish dinners. There are a total of 20 expensive prizes in the Raffle – so, take a chance.

ELECTION RESULTS: Amendments pass, Bonds defeated

Sheldon bonds fail; Moya re-elected Mayor of Galena Park

HARRIS COUNTY – Voters went to the polls last Saturday, and voted on the few issues that were on the ballot. Two state constitution amendments, that lower property taxes, easily passed. Statewide, 1,300,000 votes were cast, with 85% approving the amendments.

Other ballot items were local, including two bond issues in Huffman, that were defeated by over 60% of the electorate that voted, and a Sheldon bond issue that was defeated by more than 65% of those who voted. Obviously the electorate was not in a mood to spend money that might mean higher taxes for them. Both districts had stated that they needed the money to build or improve facilities to accommodate student growth.

In Crosby, three directors for Newport MUD were elected: Earl Boykin, Deborah Florus, and DeLonne Johnson. Johnson won by only 3 votes over her opponent, John Webb by a count of 128 to 125.

GALENA PARK

In a closely watched election for Mayor and City Council, the incumbent Mayor Esmeralda Moya and her slate of four city commissioners were reelected. For months this administration had drawn criticism on social media and the attention of voters and the press. However, when given the chance to change, the actual number of voters that went to the polls was about half the number that voted 4 years ago, in 2020 when Moya was elected.

Vote Totals are as follows:

SHELDON FD BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW STATION

Right Perspective view of the new station

By Gerardo Hernandez

SHELDON- The Emergency Services District #60 (ESD #60) and Sheldon Community Fire & Rescue (SCFR) had their groundbreaking ceremony for their new administration and fire station. The event took place the morning of April 8 when officials gathered on the construction site. The Building will be in the fully wooded site located at the corner of Uvalde Rd and Kinsman Rd, Houston TX. The site will have two buildings- one for the Administration/Fire and the other for Maintenance.

Building is scheduled to be completed September/mid October 2022.

Harris County E.S.D 60 and HCESD 60 Commissioners Officials L – R: Daron Mcaslin, Don T. Nesbitt, Sidney Webb Fire Chief and Margie Buentello of the NCAChambers

Construction is currently in progress on the new Station No. 1 which will serve the southernmost part of the Sheldon district and surrounding areas, totaling approximately 100 miles. The new administration and fire station is set on 4.4 acres of land and will be 21,500 square feet. Three bays will have the capacity to house up to six apparatus. Initially, these will include an engine, a High-Water Rescue Vehicle and a tanker. Crews of four firefighters will rotate for 24/7/365 for continuous coverage. Administration will also be housed in the new facility. The project is planned for a September 2022 completion.

The facility will include:

United States moves Griner status to priority

Nimitz HS star in Russian prison; WNBA teams show support

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, the State Department said.

“The U.S. government will continue to undertake efforts to provide appropriate support to Ms. Griner,” the department said.

Griner was detained at an airport in February after Russian authorities said a search of her bag revealed vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis. Since then, U.S. officials had stopped short of classifying the Phoenix Mercury player as wrongfully detained and said instead that their focus was on ensuring that she had access in jail to American consular affairs officials.

Now, though, U.S. officials have shifted supervision of her case to a State Department section — the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs — that is focused on negotiating for the release of hostages and other Americans classified as being wrongfully detained in other countries. A consular officer did visit in March.

“Brittney has been detained for 75 days and our expectation is that the White House do whatever is necessary to bring her home,” said Griner’s agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas.