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Posts published in “Day: August 25, 2022

Battleship sails to Galveston August 31

The Battleship Texas is set to sail on Wednesday, Aug. 31 to a drydock in Galveston for repairs to its hull.

In Drydock for repairs one year

Battleship Texas Foundation Announces Ship Departure on August 31st

LA PORTE- The Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF), with their partners, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission, announce that the Battleship Texas will be departing San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site for repairs on August 31st. Repairs will be done at Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporations’ Galveston Shipyard. Due to weather or day of delays, the departure is subject to potential postponement. A livestream video of the departure will be available for the public to view for free on the BTF YouTube channel and Facebook group page.

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, parts of Independence Parkway, and the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed from the early morning hours on August 31st until the ship has moved past the Lynchburg Ferry. The ship can be viewed throughout her route over most of the day. Good viewing locations for the public include, subject to the local authority, Bayland Island, Texas City Dike, Seawolf Park, and Pier 21. The ship should pass the Texas City Dike and Seawolf Park around early to mid-afternoon and be in Galveston by mid to late afternoon.

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GP North Shore High Eulogized Principal Kenneth Wallace

Dr. Joe Coleman, Principal, North Shore High School, Master of Ceremonies For The Kenneth Wallace Memorial. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

August 9, 2022 – Houston, TX – Galena Park ISD’s North Shore High School assembled several hundred of its faculty and staff to pay tribute to the late Kenneth Wallace to kick off their school year. Wallace was described by former coworkers, teammates, classmates, and students as an exceptional leader and educator.

This year’s North Shore Mustangs will wear a decal of “KW” on the varsity football helmets in recognition of Mr. Wallace. His son Reggie Wallace has been named 2022-2023 Head Track Coach at NSHS.

Wallace, better known as “Mr. Wallace,” was the NSHS principal from 2000 to 2011, and each of his years there as principal, the school achieved recognition by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). He advanced to associate superintendent and ultimately deputy superintendent before retiring in 2019 with 45 years as an educator.

Principal Dr. Joe Coleman was Master of Ceremonies of the memorial ceremony. He presented screen slides of Wallace’s successes, which also included NSHS’s current history of academic and athletic achievements of 2021-2022 and before.

Dr. Joe Coleman, Principal GPISD North Shore HS

Principal Dr. Joe Coleman North Shore Senior High School

By Allan Jamail

August 23, 2022 – Houston, TX. – On any given school day at North Shore Senior High School, you will find Dr. Joe Coleman hard at work. This reporter has visited him at all hours of the day, and he is always involved with the students, helping them through their day. At class breaks, you will find him in the hallways making sure students follow school policies and promptly get to their next class. But he always has time to smile and greet any student that needs his help or advice.

At football games, you will find him on the goal line cheering for his team, and he will walk over to the stands and talk to parents at games when they want to say a word to him. He is always thanking the cheerleaders, band members, and dance team for doing their part for the school and athletic department. He is what we call a “people’s person,” always promoting goodwill from the school to the community.

Dr. Joe Coleman is currently serving in his 11th year as North Shore Senior High School Principal and beginning his 32nd year serving in public school education. During his tenure, he has taught middle school and high school, been an assistant principal at the middle and high school levels, and served as a high school principal in San Angelo ISD, Fort Bend ISD, and in Kansas City Public Schools. Under his tenure as North Shore Senior High School’s principal, accomplishments include but are not limited to: