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Posts published in “Day: July 17, 2018

Optimist Club recognizes Partners

THE ALDINE OPTIMIST CLUB held a recognition ceremony last Wednesday, thanking all who have partnered with the club in their programs, and honoring the new superintendent. Seen above at center are club president Steve Mead, flanked by Doris Davis on the left, and new Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney, on the right. Also pictured, l to r, Gilbert Hoffman,Oliver Newman, Newt Newman, and Aldine police officers Lt. Kevin Northey, chief Craig Goralski, and Cpl. Marc Harris.

ALDINE – The Optimist Club held a special luncheon last week, to recognize partners who have help them with community projects over the last year, and to introduce the new Aldine ISD superintendent, Dr. LaTonya Goffney.

Club president Steve Mead recounted for the attendees the many projects that the club has accomplished, almost all of them benefitting students of Aldine ISD.

Mead said the club had funded two named scholarships with the Education Foundation, at $15,000 each fund. Also, last year the club awarded every high school in the district a scholarship for a student, and this year plans to increase it to 2 students per high school.

Other projects included awarding 80 bicycles to students, and holding a raffle at the FFA show to raise money for more scholarships.

Emmett, Culberson announce $5 billion more for flood work

Congressman John Culberson, Harris County Flood Control District Executive Director Russell Poppe, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett (photo courtesy HPM)

Funding will Complete Every Federally Authorized Flood Control Project in Houston and Harris County

HOUSTON, TX – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett last week announced the influx of more than $4.5 billion in federal aid headed to Texas for flood prevention and mitigation efforts.

“This funding was secured as part of the hurricane relief bills I helped shepherd through Congress and, as promised, allows the Harris County Flood Control District to finish every federally authorized flood control project,” Congressman Culberson said. “We know this money is vitally important, but it is only part of the solution. I will continue to fight for legislation that will help protect families, homes and businesses in the future.”

Judge Emmett joined Congressman Culberson at the Jewish Community Center, which is located close to Brays Bayou. It suffered extensive damage because of flooding during Harvey. The current project underway by the Harris County Flood Control District is purposed to reduce flooding along the Brays Bayou and will receive $75 million. The other projects receiving money are: