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Channelview ISD holding first bond election in 10 Years

The bond proposal was developed and recommended by the Citizens’ Bond Planning Committee (CBPC), a diverse group of CISD parents, staff, local citizens, and community leaders.

This May, Channelview ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on a $195.4 million bond election.

A bond is similar to a home mortgage. It is a contract to repay borrowed money with interest over time. Bond elections allow communities to vote to give the Board of Trustees authority to sell bonds to pay for items such as school construction, capital projects and land acquisition.

A school district’s tax rate is comprised of two parts. Part one is Maintenance and Operations (M&O) which funds day-to-day expenses such as salaries, general maintenance, bus repairs and fuel, educational materials and utilities.

Part two is Interest and Sinking (I&S) which funds debt repayment for the purchase of new building construction, existing building renovations, land purchases, program-specific equipment, technology and school buses. The Channelview ISD bond election would only affect the District’s I&S rate. By law, I&S funds cannot be used to pay teacher or staff salaries.

Currently, Channelview ISD’s I&S tax rate is $0.356 with the M&O tax rate standing at $1.04 for a total tax rate of $1.396. The current rate is the lowest it has been in seven years and is the second lowest tax rate when compared to surrounding school districts. Over the past seven years, the Channelview ISD Board of Trustees has lowered the tax rate $0.10 from $1.496 in 2012 to the current rate of $1.396.

The last time Channelview ISD held a bond election was a decade ago, in November 2009. Projects included in the 2009 bond were completed on time and on budget by November 2012.

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Channelview HS Band shows resilience one year after bus crash

CHS band students show resilience one year after the bus crash.

The Band program at Channelview High School is preparing for the upcoming UIL band evaluation. This year’s preparation looks very different from one year ago. March 13, 2019, marks the 1 year anniversary of the band’s bus accident as they returned from their trip to Disney World in Florida. A total of 46 students, teachers, and parents were on the bus when it crashed 38 feet below the roadway in Loxley, Alabama. Many of those students and their director were seriously injured in the bus accident. As students began to heal, they would return to school and start working on UIL band evaluation. Their motto has always been “once a band kid, always a band kid.”

Band Director Aaron Allison remained in the hospital as one of the most severely injured. It would be months before he returned to school. However, his injuries did not stop him from attending the bands UIL evaluation last year; wheelchair, casts and all! Mr. Allison was determined to support his students who worked so hard to show him they would never give up. CHS band students never gave up! They proudly earned the most coveted “sweepstakes” rating that all band programs hope to receive. This year the band still hopes to get sweepstakes, but the students are able to work towards achieving the goal with Mr. Allison by their side.

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Channelview HS choir headed to NYC

Channelview High School Choir prepares to experience New York City during Spring Break.

The Channelview High School Choir Program aspires to introduce students to the unlimited opportunities Choral music has to offer. After two years of planning and fundraising, 17 students and 5 chaperones will depart for the Big Apple on March 10, 2019.

The trip will be infused with musical experiences tied to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements for Music. Students will visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Ground Zero. In addition to seeing and experiencing the history of New York City, the students will enjoy a workshop with Broadway directors and Actors, as well as the live performance of a Broadway musical. Students will end their trip with a performance in St. Malachy Actors’ Chapel. This trip is sure to be one that students, directors, and parents will never forget.

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transfers to Oklahoma

JALEN HURTS, outstanding QB for Channelview, and Alabama, now will play for Oklahoma.

Alabama’s star quarterback, Jalen Hurts, announced last week in an essay published in the “Players Tribune” that he would leave the Alabama team, and play his last eligible season with the University of Oklahoma.

Hurts has had a storied football career, with outstanding play at Channelview High School, before he was recruited by Nick Saban to play at Alabama. Hurts was the starting quarterback in his first two seasons, but in the third year he was replaced with a newcomer, Tua Tagovailoa. Tua led the Crimson Tide to a victory over Georgia in overtime in 2017, replacing Hurts midway through the last title game. In 2018 Tua was the starting QB, but Hurts came off the bench in the SEC championship game when Tua was injured, and led Alabama to a victory over Georgia.

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Local Fire Departments, school district partner for Christmas toy drive

DeZavala Elementary School students showed their appreciation to the Channelview Fire Department and the Cloverleaf Fire Department during the 5th Annual Toy Drive.

Channelview Independent School District was proud to partner with the Channelview Fire Department and the Cloverleaf Fire Department for the Annual Community Toy Drive. The joyful event took place at Panera Bread on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Holiday tunes filled the air as Channelview ISD choirs from Brown Elementary, Cobb Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, DeZavala Elementary, Schochler Elementary, and Alice Johnson Junior High entertained guests who showed their holiday spirit by donating toys, gift cards, and money.

The Community Toy Drive “Every Child Deserves a Christmas” was designed to brighten Christmas for children in the North Channel Community. Corporate sponsors for the 2018 Community Toy Drive were Arkema, Caterpillar, Channelview Ministry Team, Ctab Disaster Relief, Houston Responds, LyondellBasell, and Solar Turbines (a Caterpillar Company).

Mustangs gallop over Falcons 70-7

Mustangs #16 John Gentry breaks through the Falcons defense and dashes for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 9, 2018 — At the Galena Park ISD football stadium the North Shore Mustangs crushed the visiting Channelview Falcons 70 to 7.

Coach Jon Kay’s high powered offense scored 10 touchdowns with 531 total yards. The passing game completed 8 out of 11 passes for 172 yards while the running game made 359 yards. Kicker John Villalobos made 7 extra points and Kevin Flores made 3 extra point kicks.

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Chamber EXPO salutes Veterans, First Responders

PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS is performed by the C.E. King High School Air Force Junior ROTC at the North Channel Chamber EXPO and Salute. On the stage are members of the area service clubs, including the Pilot Club, North Shore Rotary, and Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary, who held their club meetings as part of the event.

Channelview Education Foundation was the major sponsor of the event. Superintendent Greg Ollis poses with Channelview members.

Bill Palko, at right, was the emcee for the event. Bill, a veteran himself, poses with the North Shore Rotary where he is a member.

Undefeated Mustangs crush West Brook in 55-7 win

Mustang junior running back Zach Evans races 74 yards for his first of three touch downs in the game’s first score as he outruns the West Brook Bruin’s defensive team. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, October 26, 2018 – Houston, TX — At Galena Park ISD Stadium, the undefeated number one state ranked North Shore Mustangs scored eight touchdowns against the visiting Beaumont West Brook Bruins, ending in another lopsided victory with a score of 55 to 7.

The Mustangs stingy defense kept the Bruins scoreless until late in the game when Coach Jon Kay pulled his starting defense players from the game, the Bruins lone touchdown came with 40 seconds remaining in the game. In the eight games played, the defense has only allowed 47 points to be scored on their team.

North Shore’s offense has scored 421 points in 8 games, averaging 53 points a game. They moved up to number one in the state with the Maxpreps computerized tabulations that utilize the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins the higher the ranking, but the system also takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents) and strength of schedule.

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A close win 58-54 for Channelview vs. C.E. King in Homecoming game

Channelview High School named its Homecoming King and Queen during the halftime of the football game against C. E. King at Ray Maddry Memorial Stadium. Julian Sanchez was named Homecoming King and Hailey Walker was selected as Homecoming Queen. (Photo submitted by Channelview ISD)

By Allan Jamail

Channelview, TX. – On Friday, October 26th, time ran out on the hosting Channelview Falcons as the visiting C. E. King Panthers squeaked out a victory 58 to 54.

In the back-and-forth scoring contest, both teams accumulated 1,109 offensive yards and 16 touchdowns, scoring together 112 points to provide the fans of the two neighboring communities lots of excitement.

The close-call victory gives King 6 wins and 2 losses, with 2 games remaining in their regular season schedule. Channelview moves to 3 wins and 5 losses, with 2 games remaining.

The Panthers host the Baytown Sterling Rangers Friday, November 2nd at 7 PM. The Falcons will host the La Porte Bulldogs Friday, November 2nd at 7 PM.

Channelview will end their regular season playing in the IH-10 Showdown against their arch-rival North Shore at the Mustangs’ stadium Friday, November 9th at 7 PM. The Mustangs have already played and shutout C. E. King 58-0. Coach Jon Kay’s undefeated Mustangs ranked number one in the state is averaging 55 points per game.

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Suspect wanted in hit and run in Channelview

Earlene Polk

Crime Stoppers and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Hit and Run – Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at approximately 2:55 a.m., Earlene Polk was involved in an accident in the 16000 block of Avenue C in Channelview, Texas. During this incident, the suspect was operating a blue passenger vehicle with visible front end damage. The suspect’s vehicle struck the victim as she attempted to cross Avenue C and fled the scene of the accident without rendering aid. As a result, the victim sustained severe injuries and is in critical condition.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222- TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

EPA expands Superfund interviews to two days in Highlands, with wrap-up session

Congressman Brian Babin examines the Geofabric materials to be used in the ongoing repairs of the cap over the toxic waste pits in the San Jacinto River. Babin visited the site in July, with EPA Region 6 Remedial Chief John Meyer.

Residents of Channelview, Cloverleaf, Lynchburg all invited

HIGHLANDS – Janetta Coats of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has announced that she will be in Highlands on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1pm to 5pm, and Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 1pm to 7pm, conducting one-on-one interviews with residents that have been affected by the waste pits, or have an opinion for the official CIP record. Interviews will take place at the Highlands Community Center, and last about one hour each. Everyone is welcome to participate, by calling Coats at 1-800-533- 3508 to schedule an interview. A Round Table Discussion will take place from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday. Coats issued the following statement on the CIP interview process:

We appreciate your willingness to participate in the interview process to update the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Community Involvement Plan (CIP). The community interviews are conducted to gather information for the CIP. The interviews are a way to meet with community members and learn about their site-related needs, concerns, and expectations, as well as how the community gets information and prefers to received information from EPA.

The CIP is a required activity under the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to ensure the public appropriate opportunities for involvement is a wide variety to ensure public involvement. We will interview a broad range of people in order to gain the greatest variety of perspectives about the site, including PRPs, if needed.

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