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Coach Aymond attacked by parent

Galena Park ISD police and SBISD police reported that after the game on Friday night, the parent of a player allegedly came onto the field and physically attacked Coach David Aymond.

Manuel DeLeon, father of Mustang player Kevian DeLeon, allegedly jumped over the fence at Tully Field, grabbed the coach and threw him to the ground. DeLeon was said to be angry at the coach for not playing his son more.

A deputy constable and Spring Branch ISD officers restrained DeLeon and arrested him. Aymond said he was not hurt.

The DA filed charges of injury to an elder, and bond was set at $5000.

Salute to service: Channelview ISD pays tribute to veterans

Local veterans take the “Walk of Honor” during Channelview ISD's Veteran's Day Celebration recently.
Local veterans take the “Walk of Honor” during Channelview ISD’s Veteran’s Day Celebration recently.

Valor. Courage. Sacrifice. These three words describe efforts the men and women honored during the Channelview Independent School District’s Veterans Day program held recently at the Bill Neal Center.

More than 200 people attended the community-wide event that was sponsored by the district and the Channelview High School Army ROTC and the Alice Johnson Junior High and Aguirre Junior High LOTC groups.

The event began with local veterans entering the c arena with a Walk of Honor through crossed swords. CHS cadet Melissa Presa then read a poem about the meaning of Veterans Day, followed by the introduction of every military veteran in attendance at the ceremony.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Victor Herbin was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. In his career, he served in many capacities at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also served in various positions in the education field, including being an adjunct professor at St. Phillips College and Houston Community College. He is a former ROTC instructor at Channelview High School and he developed a Leadership Officer Training Corps curriculum for middle school students in San Antonio ISD.

“Be proud of who you are and the job you’ve done,” Herbin told the veterans in attendance. “Our country enjoys the freedoms we experience today because of you and we are forever grateful.”

The Channelview High School Color Guard and Rifle Team march in during the presentation of colors.
The Channelview High School Color Guard and Rifle Team march in during the presentation of colors.

The bands and choirs from Aguirre, Alice Johnson and CHS all performed during the ceremony. The ceremony concluded with bagpipe player William Titus performing “Amazing Grace” and Autreiyas Watson from the CHS Band playing TAPS.

“This was a great event and we had a great turnout from the community,” said Col. Sgt. Major Steve Dunbar, Aguirre Junior High LOTC director. “We appreciate the support of everyone that made this ceremony possible.”

North Shore Rotary donations benefit community projects

The North Shore Rotary Club, with about 60 members, continues to be a driving force in the Community for projects of benefit to various other organizations and individuals.

Examples of this in recent months include donations to the Cody Stephens Foundation of $6500 for prescreening of high school athletes for heart defects; to the VA Hospital $1200; to the San Jacinto College MECA scholarship programs $11,000; to Pct. 2 for a new pedestrian bridge in North Shore Park, $40,000; to the Galena Park Education Foundation, $8600; to the Galena Park FFA for livestock purchases; to the Pilot Club $2000 for their luncheon; and much more.

In a recent visit from the District Governor Bob Gebhard, the club was cited for extensive giving to the national Rotary Foundation. He said that since its inception, the club has donated $580,000 to the Foundation. The foundation has a unique program wherein the donated money after three years is returned to the local club, for projects of their choosing.

North Shore Rotary Club president Matt Davis presents a check to Brett Hughes of the Galena Park Education Foundation for $8600, supporting the scholarships and grants made by the foundation.
North Shore Rotary Club president Matt Davis presents a check to Brett Hughes of the Galena Park Education Foundation for $8600, supporting the scholarships and grants made by the foundation.
North Shore Rotary Club presents a check to Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, second from left, toward the construction of a pedestrian Bridge in North Shore Park on Wallisville Road. The bridge will connect two parts of the park making it much more accessible for families and sports groups. Participating with Morman are Rotarians Mike Williams, president Matt Davis, Alatia Harris, and Derrill Painter.
North Shore Rotary Club presents a check to Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, second from left, toward the construction of a pedestrian Bridge in North Shore Park on Wallisville Road. The bridge will connect two parts of the park making it much more accessible for families and sports groups. Participating with Morman are Rotarians Mike Williams, president Matt Davis, Alatia Harris, and Derrill Painter.

Morman holds Vets Picnic

Commissioner Jack Morman, Joe Ramirez with Gil Sosa in recognition of Mr. Ramerez having spent 33 months as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam. Harold “Butch” Forest was with the organization Texas Veterans Helping Veterans, and Commissioner presented him a recognition award for all that he has done to help our vetarans. Pct. 2 held the Veterans’ Picnic last Saturday at the Highlands Community Center.