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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT TX-29: Sylvia Garcia holds Open House

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia’s first Open House with staff. An extraordinary high number of attendees came to greet the new member of Congress. L – R: John Chapa Gorczynski, Chief of Staff, Claudia Ortega Hogue, District Director, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia, Yuroba Harris, Director of Special Projects, Daniel Vasquez, Field Representative. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

TX29 – Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia held her first District Office Open House less than two months after being sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. An experienced public servant, Ms. Garcia aims to continue the long traditions established by the Honorable Gene Green during his years of serving the 29th District of Texas. Over 200 local leaders and residents were on hand as part of the celebration.

“We’re open and ready to serve the community. Find us at the Atrium 10 office building in the same spot that Gene was in. Please call or stop by if you need anything. The people of the 29th District have come to expect a high level of constituent service and community engagement. We will continue with many of the previous initiatives such as Community Cleanup Day, regular Northeast Neighborhood Safety Meetings, and more. But we also want to grow and build on what people want. So come by and tell us how we can help,” said Congresswoman Garcia.

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Galena Park ISD Community Pep Rally honors North Shore Mustangs

2018 North Shore Mustangs State Football Champion’s for Conference 6A Division I standing at the table displaying both the University Interscholastic League and MaxPrep trophies with Army National Guard Airborne Staff Sergeant Carla Henry and Coach Jon Kay. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3 PM was a day that will go into history for the Galena Park ISD community. The Army National Guard, UIL and MaxPreps came together to bring the GPISD community a proud day. The event was billed as a Pep Rally and it surely was, as thousands of fans, family and students packed the stadium cheering their Mustangs.

The Master of Ceremonies was Casey Johnson, a North Shore High teacher who kept the program agenda moving forward and lively with his occasional encouragement and stirring up the crowd to get loud cheers for their Mustangs. The Mustang Nation was “in the house” and let it be known they love their East-Side Boys.

Terri Moore, Assistant Superintendent at Galena Park ISD, introduced elected officials who presented proclamations or resolutions honoring the team. Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner, Jacinto City’s Mayor Ana Diaz, Galena Park’s Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Senator Carol Alvarado, State Representative Ana Hernandez, County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Constable Chris Diaz, GPISD Trustees Jeff Millier, Wilfred Broussard and Yuroba Harris, representing Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, who couldn’t attend. Mayors Turner and Ana Diaz proclaimed North Shore Mustang Day in their cities.

Bill Moore representing MaxPrep for Andy Beal, President and Founder, gave a press statement proclaiming the undefeated North Shore Mustangs 6A Division I number one in the nation. Maxprep is a CBS Sports Digital property, and it’s the online high school sports leader devoted exclusively to the coverage of high school sports, and uses an intricate program to determine team rank. The computer-based system utilizes the huge number of game results played nationwide each season. The Mustangs set a school record for most wins in a single season; evaluations included strength of schedule, talent, quality wins and returning starters, and to qualify for the Nation’s number one rank, you must have won a state championship.

The Mustangs trampled their opponents to the tune of a 41 point average margin of victory. They set a school record for most point scored in a season with 854 (53.4 average).

Allan Jamail, NC Star writer, asked Coach Kay for a prediction and goal for 2019. Kay said, “I can’t predict this far out. We’re losing some great senior talent, but we have a good crop of upcoming players we’ll work to develop to try to fill in for those we’re losing.

“My goal is to be the best we can be” Kay said.

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Congresswoman Garcia visits Jacinto City Health Care

(Photo by Allan Jamail)

December 19, 2018 — Santa Claus (Roger Matheny) and Congresswoman elect Sylvia Garcia made a visit to the residents at Jacinto City Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. The Christmas party was a thrill to everyone both residents and health care workers. Garcia said seeing the happy faces on the residents was the best Christmas present she could ever ask for.

If you would like to help on the upcoming Easter party, please contact NC Star writer Allan Jamail at: allanj211@aol.com

Retiring Congressman Gene Green honored at Holiday Reception

THE RECEPTION HEAD TABLE included (l to r) Hosts Chris and Ana Diaz, Helen and Gene Green, State Representative Mary Ann Perez, Host Amir Khan, and Pct. 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton, and Congresswoman-elect Sylvia Garcia, not pictured, who was speaking.

By Gilbert Hoffman

A reception was held last Friday evening to honor retiring Congressman Gene Green, and thank him for the 26 years of service to the community he represented. Green was elected to represent Texas District 29 in 1992, and was re-elected 12 times.

Green is known for his service projects in the community, including Job Fairs, Immunization Days, Citizenship Days, Paying for College Workshops, Senior Citizens Forums, and Veterans’ forums.

Prior to his terms in Congress, Green served in the Texas House and Senate. He will be succeeded by Sylvia Garcia, who won the election in November. Garcia was the keynote speaker at the reception, reprising Green’s career and service to the community, and promising to continue his service projects.

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Christmas arrives at Jacinto City

Christmas Parade Marks the Holiday Season start 

Jacinto City Pre-School Gingerbread House, one of the many participants at the Jacinto City’s annual Christmas parade held last Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Elected officials hayride in the annual Jacinto City Christmas Parade L – R seated: Senator Sylvia Garcia, Tara Dennis, (Congresswoman Lee’s District Director) Helen Green, Mayor Ana Diaz. L – R standing: City Council Maria Gonzales, Allen Lee, Carmela Garcia, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, City Councilmen Gregg Robinson, Jimmy “ JJ “ Rivas, Congressman Gene Green and Pct. 2 Constable Chris Diaz.

Photos by Allan Jamail

Market By Night in Jacinto City Saturday

Entrepreneur Vicente Salinas age 13 started his own business, PARACORD at the Market by Night in Jacinto City. His proud mother Irasema Salinas watching Vincente putting on one of his handmade custom bracelets on Linda Jamail. He makes custom key chains and bracelets of all shapes, sizes and of your favorite colors.

Jacinto City Market By Night is held every 2nd Saturday night, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Town Center Plaza located at the 10200 block of Challenger 7 Drive and on the corner of Oates Road in Jacinto City. Venders prepare handmade crafts, hand paintings on rocks and canvas, salsas, jellies, local honey, cookies, cupcakes wreaths, bows, clothing, yard furniture and much more. Live music and refreshments available.

The next Market By Night is scheduled for Saturday, November 10th starting at 6 pm. The public is encouraged to stop by and experience this unique event.

Nathan Frazier, new Jacinto City Officer

Left to right: Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala with newest police officer Nathan Frazier. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. — On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the Jacinto City Council approved City Manager Lon Squyres’ and Police Chief Joe Ayala’s recommendation to hire Nathan R. Frazier as a patrolman.

Officer Frazier has an Advance Police Certification from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards. He’s a resident of Houston and a 1980 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School. He completed his police certification education and training from North Harris Montgomery College System.

Jacinto City upgrades Fire Station

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Jacinto City’s original 1974 fire station gets a much needed remodeling and expansion of facilities, including day room, kitchen, sleeping rooms, showers, offices, equipment storage, and exercise room. L to R: Firefighter K. Dixon, Fire Chief Rebecca Mier, City Manager Lon Squyres, Firefighters C. Virgadamo, D. Magby and carpenter Cervando Acosta (red shirt). (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. – October 4, 2018 – Jacinto City already has many new projects under way or recently completed, and is now upgrading and expanding its Fire Station.

City Manager Lon Squyres said, “The original station was built in 1974 for a strictly volunteer fire department. The dorm quarters are not adequate and it lacks basic life safety measures such as a fire escape. The new addition addresses all of these issues by providing several small individual bunk rooms and adequate showers for the firefighters. Part of the older current facility will become a better exercise room than we currently have.”

Fire Chief Rebecca Mier said, “The new addition provides additional office space and training space that will be more conducive to our day to day operations.”

Plans include new wiring and lighting in the truck bays of the existing building. Future plans include replacing the rolling overhead doors, which are too old and require continued maintenance.

Planning for the new addition started last year, and construction will be complete before the end of this year 2018.

The two story addition will add about 3840 square feet to the building. The contractor for the work is Portfolio Builders of Houston. Council approved a contract for $755,500 for the project. The building was designed by Gilbert Hoffman of Hoffman Liu Design Associates, with the joint venture architectural firm of TDCK Architects.

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Casino night benefits Chamber foundation

Namesake Bill Palko, at the table far right, kept an eye on the money all evening and had some fun playing.

Town Center in Jacinto City resembled Las Vegas last Friday night, as the North Channel Chamber Foundation held their Casino Night fundraiser.

Almost a hundred funseekers turned out for an evening of casino games, and good food from Pizzinis. Games included craps, blackjack, poker, and roulette, all played with “funny money” in the thousands.

The Title Sponsor was Bestway Oilfield, and Corporate sponsors included Arkema, Amegy Bank, Community Toyota, HCA Houston ER, North Shore Rotary, San Jacinto Colleg Foundation, Top Dog Fireworks, Woodforest Bank, United Community Credit Union, and Alamo Ready Mix.

Proceeds from the evening will go to the William C. Palko Scholarship fund.

The evening also included a silent auction, and a raffle.

Guests for the evening included North Shore Rotarians, Chamber members, and sponsors.

Poker was one of the popular games of the evening, as Rotary president Bill Bowes (in hat) checks his cards.

Chamber Luncheon hears Ana Hernandez

ANA HERNANDEZ PRESENTS JACINTO CITY POLICE CHIEF JOE AYALA WITH A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FROM THE STATE.

The North Channel Chamber held their monthly luncheon last Friday, at the Jacinto City Town Center.

Featured speaker was State Legislator Ana Hernandez, who represents District 143. She is also a practicing attorney with the firm Soto and Hernandez.

Ms. Hernandez presentation was first about her life story, and then about issues she is concerned about that she will take to the next session of the State Legislature that starts in January 2019.

She said that she was born in Mexico, and raised in Pasadena. Her parents were undocumented, giving her a special interest in this issue. She was educated at the University of Houston, and the UT School of Law.

Ms. Hernandez was first elected in December 2005, and represents parts of Houston, Channelview, Galena Park and Jacinto City.

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