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Channelview beats Beaumont United 28-25 for Homecoming

Jona Granger was named Homecoming Queen and Kariri Gesora was named Homecoming King for Channelview High School.

The Fighting Falcons move to 2-2 in district and 4-3 overall in a Homecoming win against the Beaumont United Timberwolves last week. The Falcons racked up 321 yards rushing, led by Alton Lott and Dreak Thomas who had a touchdown each and 165 and 87 yards respectively.

The defense accounted for 2 interceptions by Kechone Berryman and Trevin Chandler.

The Falcons take on the C E King Panthers Friday, October 25th at 7 pm, at the Sheldon ISD Stadium.

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North Shore Mustangs stampede over Deer Park 49-7

Mustangs running back Zach Evans crosses the goal for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Deer Park, TX. – Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Clyde Abshier Stadium, the Deer Park Deer were overwhelmed by 7 touchdowns (TD) from the visiting North Shore Mustangs in a district game, 49 to 7.

Coach Jon Kay’s Mustangs now have a 5 – 1 record, undefeated in district play. They led at halftime 35 – 0 and 49 – 0 after 3 quarters. Deer Park only made 1 touchdown coming in the 4th quarter.

Mustang wide receiver Shadrach Banks hauls in a 28 yard Dematrius Davis pass for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

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Art is highlight of this month’s Jacinto City Night Market

Paintings by Mei Hoffman (www.paintingsbymei.com) were on display, with the help of art curator Henry Murillo.

Jacinto City’s Market by Night had its largest crowd last Saturday, with an emphasis on an art show, and other types of artistic involvement, such as music and chalk drawing on the plaza, as seen in these photos.

Crowds appreciated the crafts and food vendors, and jewelry and other showcase items. The plaza at Town Center was crowded with display tents and tables full of homemade pastries and other delicious edibles.

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Northeast monthly Safety meeting

Commander C. T. Hatcher, Houston Police Department Northeast Division, giving the Northeast District 9 August crime report. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 8:30 am at the Houston Police Department’s East Freeway Storefront, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia provided district and legislative updates.

Commander C. T. Hatcher, Houston Police Department Northeast Division, gave the August Northeast District 9 crime report. She said overall crime in the area is about the same now as it was in 2018. For a current crime report for any area visit the website:

www.houstontx.gov/police

Hatcher made available several helpful websites citizens can use to reduce crime in their neighborhoods. By using HPD’s, ALERT SLIP. Citizens can use it to request increased patrols around their home or business for a prowler, speeding vehicle, excessive burglaries and thefts, being on vacation, or for reasons causing them concern in the “other” box. To use the ALERT SLIP visit the website:

www.houstontx.gov/police/alert_slip

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Galena Park I.S.D. school board recognizes North Shore Rotary

The Galena Park I.S.D. (GPISD) Board of Trustees recognized the North Shore Rotary Club at the October Board Meeting for being a strong supporter of GPISD. Representing the North Shore Rotary Club was Ryan Dagley, president of the club.

The Rotary Club has gone above and beyond to help our students and community through their generous giving of student and vocational scholarships, sponsoring the annual Immunization Day and the purchase of Electrocardiogram machines that will provide heart screening for our student-athletes. The North Shore Rotary Club was also the largest supporter of the 2018-2019 State Champion Football Banquet. In addition, they are the sponsors of the Early Act First Knight program at multiple Galena Park I.S.D. elementary campuses.

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45th Texas Renaissance Festival now open thru December 1st

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance-themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts more than half a million visitors each year to its 55-acre recreation of a 16th century European village.

This immersive experience features world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award-winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during its nine themed weekends from Oct. 5 through Dec. 1, 2019.

The festival and the adjacent Fields of New Market Campground are located in Todd Mission, Texas, 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston. For more information, visit TexRenFest.com.

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Exclusive Star Interview: Garcia supports impeachment inquiry, assault weapons ban

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia explains why she supports the impeachment investigation and the banning of military assault weapons that mass killers are using. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM, at the Houston Police Department’s East Freeway Storefront, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia provided district and legislative updates.

North Channel Star writer Allan Jamail, covering the meeting, asked Congresswoman Garcia to explain her supporting of the current impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Garcia replied, “When I got elected to go to Washington I never expected to be involved in an impeachment process of a president. Almost every day I hear the President say or do something shocking to me. But the last straw for me was when in a phone call he asked a foreign country to interfere with our elections and to help him get re-elected. That’s a violation of our laws and can’t be tolerated; no one is above the law, not President Trump or any other president.”

“In my life I have taken the oath of office about 15 or more times to protect and defend our Constitution from both foreign and domestic violators. It’s my duty to support the investigation of President Trump, for it’s been alleged that in a phone call he asked a foreign country’s new President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine, for political help. This is not about partisan politics; it’s about our rule of law getting violated,” Garcia stated.

As of this writing, four new national polls released in the past two days show at least 50 percent of respondents support the House impeachment inquiry, which was triggered by a whistleblower’s complaint against Trump over his repeated requests for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Biden is the leading Democrat who could be the most likely Democratic Party’s presidential candidate challenging Trump’s reelection in 2020.

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Greens Bayou Regatta held with hundreds of canoes

Participants departing from Brock Park on Greens Bayou for the annual Regatta. Hundreds of canoes, kayaks, and a few custom boats participated.

The 4th Annual Greens Bayou Regatta took place on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The race began at Brock Park Golf Course, located at 8201 John Ralston, Houston, TX 77044 at 9:00 a.m. And ended at Thomas Bell Foster Park located at 12895 Greens Bayou Street, Houston, TX 77015.

After the race, there were festivities, lunch, music and vendors. The Closing Ceremonies with awards to winners was at 2:00 p.m.

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Three arrested in Galena Park for assault on elderly couple

GALENA PARK – Sunday, October 6th at approximately 9 PM, according to Maria and Francisco Hernandez, 65 and 69, they said two males and a female forced their way into their 7th Street home making demands for their grandson.

Police say 24-year-old Jorge Salman, 27-year-old Dominique Salazar, and 29-year old Genesis Martinez forcibly entered the elderly couple’s home. Forced entry into a home is burglary.

Once inside the home the trio attacked the grandson and ended up attacking his grandparents as well.

Police say during the attack, Salman and Salazar pushed Maria to the ground and punched Francisco in the stomach. A translator there said, “Francisco has a pacemaker, he could’ve had a heart attack.”

Galena Park Police Sgt. Drew Scroggins said the two males, Salman and Salazar, were arrested for burglary with intent to commit assault, while the female, Genesis Martinez, was charged with burglary.

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North Shore Mustangs gallop past C.E. King Panthers 52-14

Mustang running back Zach Evans powers through Panthers defenders scoring one of his 3 touchdowns.

By Allan Jamail

October 4, 2019 — In the unincorporated northeast part of Harris County at the new Sheldon ISD C. E. King Panther stadium, the North Shore Mustangs dominated the district game on offense and defense, making 7 touchdowns (TD) and one field goal, 52 – 14.

Coach Jon Kay had his North Shore team playing so well they led at halftime 45 – 0. After halftime, Kay began using his backup players, getting them valuable playing time and experience.

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Superintendents report at luncheon

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS: Margie Buentella, King Davis, John Moore, Sherrhonda Johnson, Greg Ollis.

The North Channel Chamber hosted the annual State of the Schools report from the superintendents of Sheldon, Galena Park, and Channelview ISD’s at their monthly luncheon last Friday. A large audience, with many educators in attendance from the three districts, enjoyed hearing of the district accomplishments amid a competitive spirit.

Presentations were similar for the three districts, filled with statistics, emphasis on special programs, and dealing with population growth through bond issues. Each superintendent showed a video of students, schools, and general character of the district. These well prepared videos gave an intimate and cheerful look into the life of students and staff.

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