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Posts published in “Day: October 13, 2022

Over 1200 guns turned in at second Buyback event

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling Houston’s second gun buyback event a huge success. In fact, he believes this was one of the largest, “if not the largest,” gun buyback events in U.S. history.

The drive-thru event was held in the Alief area at the Westchase Park & Ride METRO. It started at 8 a.m. and ended at about 2 p.m.

City officials said they collected more than 1,200 firearms. The breakdown includes:

Revolvers — 368
Semi-automatic handguns — 279
Shotguns — 243
Rifles — 227
Semi-automatic rifles — 91

Mayor Turner indicated that due to the success of the first two Buybacks, he is planning on a third one, this time on the East side of the city. Details will be announced later, he said.

Jacinto City and Nation Celebrate National Night Out

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. — On October 4, 2022, the City of Jacinto City joined in the nation’s National Night Out (NNO) to help fight to lower crime.

Jacinto City’s Mayor Ana Diaz said, “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cut back the past two years on having very many neighborhood locations.”

Hopefully the city’s police department will actively begin recruiting the neighborhood get-togethers all over the city for next year because that’s the concept of the NNO event.

Located at the JC Police Department, City Manager Lon Squyres said, “The city furnished hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn & cold drinks. Children enjoyed the inflated bounce house with a slide.”

Police were present passing out crime prevention information and meeting and getting to know citizens.

Sylvia Garcia holds “Get-Out-the-Vote” Rally

By Allan Jamail

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia hosted at her home a community awareness luncheon about the November 8th General Election.

Approximately 200 citizens gathered to hear elected officials stress the importance of voter participation and the need to, Get Out The Vote (GOTV).

Some of the elected officials at Garcia’s included Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner, Senator Carol Alvarado, State Rep. Christina Morales, County Commissioners Adrian Garcia, Rodney Ellis, Councilman Robert Gallegos, Amy Hinojosa and others.

Political activists were served delicious buffet style Mexican food and refreshments from Houston’s popular Doña Maria Mexican Café (2601 Navigation). After eating and listening to GOTV messages from elected officials they headed-off to knock neighborhood doors to stress the importance for voting. Congresswoman Garcia will be hosting several similar events the next few weeks. Her next event will be Saturday, October 15th at 11am at 6503 Pinehurst Drive, Houston 77023.

Rep. Hernandez holds Voter Registration Drive

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. – State Representative Ana Hernandez held her annual Voter registration drive Saturday, October 8, 2022 on Mercury Drive in Jacinto City.

Hernandez said, “Our democracy works best when we have greater participation. We want to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote has the opportunity to register to vote.”

The deadline to register to vote for the November 8th general election was this past Tuesday, October 11th. Voters can vote early from October 24th thru November 4th. Harris County. Voters can vote early at any early voting location.

To find early voting locations and Election Day voting locations go to: https:// www.harrisvotes.com/ Polling-Locations To to see if you’re registered to vote go to: www.harrisvotes.com / click on VOTER SEARCH link. Or go to: www.votetexas.com.