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Posts published in “Day: June 30, 2022

EPA meets with community on Waste Pits

Ashley Howard, EPA Project manager for the Superfund San Jacinto River Waste Pits, made the presentation and update to the community last Thursday evening at Channelview’s Fluckinger Center.

CHANNELVIEW – Representatives of the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) met with the public last Thursday evening, June 23 at the Flukinger Community Center in Channelview. The purpose of the meeting was to update interested members of the public on progress in remediation and removal of the toxic wastes in the San Jacinto River at several sites.

The slide presentation was made by the Superfund Project Manager, Ashley Howard, and a question and answer period following the talk was moderated by Jeanetta Coates.

About 75 interested members of the Channelview and Highlands communities attended the meeting. Many of them asked questions after the presentation.

The Audience at Flukinger Center listened intently for almost two hours, while EPA representatives (at far right in the background) showed slides and reported on progress and the schedule. Excavation of toxic material in the Southern Impoundment site is scheduled to start in the fall of this year, but the Northern Impoundment work will not start until next year, and continue for 5 or more years.

Galena Park PD seeks Child Sexual Assault Fugitives

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – June 28, 2022 – The Galena Park Police Department is asking for assistance in providing information on the whereabouts of three fugitives wanted for violating their terms of probation by failure to report their whereabouts to a law enforcement agency.

All three of the fugitives were convicted of violations of the Texas Penal Code of Indecency with a Child by Contact. Warrants have been issued for their arrest on failure to report under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Title 1, Chapter 62 – Sex Offender Registration Program as follows: Registered sex offenders are required to periodically report to the local law enforcement authority to verify the accuracy of the registration information and to promptly report certain changes in the information as those changes occur. A sex offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement is subject to felony prosecution.


North Shore Rotary held their installation of new Officers and Board last Friday night, June 24, at the Magnolia Event Center in Houston. Outgoing President Shawn Silman (above, left) passes the torch to new President Ken Wimbley at the event.

Other awards and mentions were given at the awards dinner. The installing official was Judge Lucia Bates, and the Rotarian of the Year was Mini Izaguirre.

See more photos from the event on Page 5.

Galena Park ISD swears in two School Board Trustees

Ramon Garza and Linda Clark Sherrard

At the June 13th Galena Park ISD (GPISD) Board of Trustees meeting, incumbent Ramon Garza (Position 4) and Linda Clark Sherrard (Position 3) were sworn in by Judge Joe Stephens to serve on the GPISD Board of Trustees, following the May 7, 2022 election. Dr. Leroy Lacy, Jr., St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church pastor, assisted with the installation of Mrs. Sherrard.

Mr. Garza has been a GPISD trustee since 2010. He is a business owner in our community and a proud graduate of the Galena Park High School Class of 1986. Mr. Garza is married and the proud father of three daughters who are GPISD graduates, and one son who attends North Shore Middle School.

Mrs. Sherrard is a retired Galena Park ISD educator. She served the students, staff, and community faithfully for 38 years. Mrs. Sherrard received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas Southern University and is a class of 1970 Galena Park High School alumnus. She is married to William Jr., and together they have three sons who are GPISD graduates.