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Posts published in “Day: October 21, 2003

MacArthur High Homecoming

MacArthur High School crowned David Christopher Garcia and Sandra Ibanez the homecoming King and Queen for 2003. The Court included Ashley Sam, Freshman Princess; Kaelecia Feggins, Sophomore Princess; and Natalia Rojas, Junior Princess. The Queen finalists were Kamekia Ellis and Umayra Graza. The King finalists were José Garcia and Don “Tré” Taylor.

King Garcia is 3rd in his class of 510 students, vice president of the chess club, JROTC Cadet Captain, vice president of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), and a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and Drama Club.
Queen Ibanez is a senior class representative, a member of the National Honor Society, Health Occupations Science Association (HOSA), National Art Honor Society, Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), and Upward Bound. She volunteered at High Meadows Library and Aldine YOUTH for two years. She was also a member of the Freshman dance and pep squad.
During the homecoming game, MacArthur beat their opponent Springwood 45-0.

Sheriff’s Police Academy graduates over 25 Civilians

ALDINE– More than 25 north Houston residents received their bona fides to become the newest members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Citizen’s Police team.
A ceremony for cadets was held on Thursday, October 17 where new Citizen’s Police Academy graduates received an address from Sheriff’s Captain M.H. Talton and enjoyed a pizza dinner afterward.
Also present for the awards ceremony were Captain Susan Nixon, the coordinator and originator of the academy concept, Major Terry Enloe, Commander of the support services, and Deputy P.O. Roy.

Sheriff’s Deputy Teddy Douthit, who helped train the cadets, said that although graduates of the 13-week course may choose to serve anywhere in Harris County, most stay close to home.
“The CPA Graduates help us by adding eyes and ears out there on the street,” said Douthit, a 13-year veteran of the force. “They assist us in community outreach projects such as youth fingerprinting and bicycle safety programs, and once they complete the training, they are qualified to ride along on patrol with full-time deputies.”
The graduation ceremony took place at 7 p.m. in the newly renovated Sheriff’s Storefront facility at 5202 Aldine Mail Route. Reopened in September, the Storefront was expanded from approximately 4,000 to more than 7,500 square feet thanks to $278,000 in funding from the Aldine Improvement District.
District chairman Clyde Bailey said the board had chosen to fund renovations to give such law-enforcement units the space and opportunity to operate more effectively in Aldine. “We’re proud of these graduates and look forward to them working out of this new facility to better serve our community,” he said.