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Posts published in “Day: August 18, 2022

Channelview ISD opens new McGhee Elementary

Sixty plus McGhee family members gather for the McGhee School ribbon cutting. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Building combines the history of the past with vision of the future

By Allan Jamail

Channelview, TX – August 8, 2022, three hundred plus people came to participate in the new CVISD McGhee elementary school’s ribbon cutting (1045 Sheldon Rd.). It was constructed as part of a 75 percent voter-approved 2019 Bond election for 195 million dollars.

The ceremony began with the Channelview ISD (CVISD) Color Guard posting the colors, pledge to USA & Texas flags, and a prayer led by Chaplain Pct. 3 Eric Goodwine of Constable Sherman Eagleton’s Office. Introduction speeches were made by Supt. Dr. Tory C. Hill, CVISD Board of Trustees President Patrick Lacy, McGhee Elem. Prin. Lizette Castelline and other school officials.

The campus is named after Joe McGhee, the man who donated the land for the original tiny wooden school in which his grandson also named Joe McGhee helped build. It was built for AfricanAmerican kids before Black kids were allowed to mix with white kids. Years later the first AfricanAmerican student to enroll in CVISD was a descendent of Peter McGhee. Artifacts from the original Joe McGhee School including the school bell are now in the new school’s in-house museum.

Over 60 decedents of Peter, his eldest son Joe and his wife Eliza McGhee gathered to participate. Ms. Richie “McGhee” Gradney, Great Grandaughter of Joe McGhee and Great Great Granddaughter Ms. Tammie Mac presented the family’s history.

Ms. Gradney said, “This new school isn’t our only claim to fame when it comes to Texas history.

Lawsuit filed after concrete truck falls from overpass, injures 3 and kills boy

Concrete Mixer Truck fell from Beltway 8 onto car driving below on frontage road. A 22 month old boy was killed, 3 others injured.

HOUSTON — A family whose SUV was crushed when a concrete-mixer truck toppled off the East Beltway and landed on their vehicle is now seeking compensation in the wake of an apparent freak accident that killed a 22- month-old boy. Nicolas Resendiz was identified as the 22-month-old child who died in the Aug. 5, 2022, crash on the East Beltway

His aunt, Esmerelda Resendiz, described little Nicolas Resendiz saying, “He was just a happy little boy. He wasn’t shy like his sister. He would go to anybody. He would smile with you and laugh.”

The family is having a hard time accepting what happened was real.

“It’s still hard for us to process everything. Doing every day, daily things, with him not being here, or seeing one and not the other,” Esmerelda Resendiz said.

The lawsuit was filed by Jennifer and Maria Resendiz, two of the SUV’s occupants, against National Ready Mix LLC of Kingwood, which is the company that owns the truck involved in the Aug. 5 crash.

COVID-19 Novavax Vaccine Now Available at HCPH Sites

Houston – Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is pleased to announce that there is a new option for people to get their COVID19 vaccine. On July 13, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency use. Following approvals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), HCPH is now offering the COVID-19 Novavax vaccine to residents. Novavax is a two-dose primary series for individuals 18 years of age and older given 3 weeks apart.

Novavax uses a different technique than other COVID-19 vaccines such as those from Pfizer and Moderna. Instead of using mRNA, which provides the instructions for your body to create the COVID-19 spike protein that in turn induces your body’s immune response, Novavax’s vaccine injects the small protein itself, that your body detects and that triggers your body’s immune response. The Novavax vaccine is based on a well-established method of vaccine development that has been used for years for other vaccines such as the Human-papillomavirus, Hepatitis B, flu, and Shingles vaccines.