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Posts published in “Day: February 8, 2005

Aldine’s Gonzales confirmed as first Hispanic Attorney General

WASHINGTON, DC – The U. S. Senate has confirmed Alberto Gonzales of Houston as the new Attorney General of the United States, replacing John Ashcroft. Gonzales endured a difficult series of questions during Senate hearings on his confirmation. He is considered to be the author of several controversial rulings on treatment of prisoners held for terrorism acts in several prisons. But shortly after the Senate acted last Thursday, Gonzales was actually sworn into office by Vice President Dick Cheney in a ceremony held at the White House.

Gonzales becomes the first Hispanic Attorney General, and as Senator Mel Martinez said, “This is a breakthrough of incredible magnitude for Hispanic-American… Gonzales is a role model for the next generation.”

Aldine FFA auction brings top prices, total exceeds previous

ALDINE – The FFA from the district’s four high schools held their annual livestock show and sale last Friday evening, with a large turnout of exhibitors and buyers, and prices for the student projects were in general higher than previous years.

This is good news for the support of the FFA program, and for the hopes of the students because much of the money goes into scholarships for the students in the program, according to Superintendent Nadine Kujawa.

Improvement District sees opportunity for Urban Park on Lauder Road

The Aldine Improvement District unveiled at last Thursday’s North Houston Business Luncheon, the latest of two plans that are being developed for the flood retention site along Green’s Bayou where the West Fork joins.

As seen in the accompanying map to the left, the park would encompass about 100 acres, and would be termed a “wet bottom” retainage basin. Lauder Road is at the bottom of the map, and Greens Bayou across the top. At the right is JFK Boulevard, and on the left Aldine-Westfield. Crowley Park is farther east along the Bayou, and might eventually be linked to this park.

However, this would provide opportunities for recreation, with two small lakes shown, that might incorporate fishing docks and small boat usage. In addition, the wet areas shown in the map include something termed a “doggy pool,” an unusual exercise facility for thosedogs who naturally enjoy or require swimming in a body of water, something that can be difficult in the city.

At the bottom of the map are shown several types of ball fields, soccer, baseball/softball, and tennis courts. Adjacent to these is an extensive parking area. In addition, there would be picnic areas, walking and bike trails, and viewing areas.

AID chairman Clyde Bailey has suggested that a site might also be found for a community building in the vicinity of the park.

National Signing Day

National Signing Day was a happy occasion for these 10 Eisenhower Senior High School football players and their parents as they earned college scholarships to continue their education and playing careers. The 10 who earned scholarships were, front row, (l-r): linebacker Aubrey Smith, who signed with Langston College, offensive lineman Jack Crumes, who signed with the University of North Texas, linebacker Wyman Alexander, who signed with Navarro College, offensive lineman Alex Luna, who signed with Texas State University, running back Chris Daniels, who signed with Nicholls State and defensive lineman Paul Freeney, who signed with Texas A&M University. Standing (l-r): Offensive lineman Andrew Johnson, who signed with Texas Tech University, defensive lineman Donnell Williams, who signed with Truman State University, quarterback/defensive back Arthur Stubblefield, who signed with the University of North Texas, and defensive lineman Charles Ofili-Edwards, who signed with Waters College.

The head coaches at Aldine High, MacArthur High and Nimitz High said they did not have any players sign on Feb. 2, National Signing Day, but should have some players sign with various schools at a later date.