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Posts published in “Day: October 30, 2018

Jensen holds Jubilee Parade & Festival

Jensen Jubilee & Festival organizer Pastor David Smith stands with Parade Marshal Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale on a wet stage, as the participants and award winners are announced.

The Eastex and Jensen communities held their annual Jubilee and Festival last Saturday, October 20, on a gray day with a slight rainfall.

In spite of the weather, a large crowd lined Jensen Street to see the parade, which included marching bands and dance units, fire and police, horseback units, and almost every political candidate that is running for office in Harris County.

The Grand Marshals for the Parade were Jim McIngvale of Gallery Furniture, and City Councilman Jerry Davis.

Also participating were State Representatives Armando Walle and Ana Hernandez, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, and Candidate for County Commissioner Adrian Garcia.

The Jensen Jubilee and Festival was sponsored by UT Physicians Clinic, who also donated scholarships to students from Sam Houston STEM High School.

Lone Star College announces scholarships for students from underserved communities

Lone Star College students and officials celebrate the announcement of the LSC Promise Firsts Scholarship program. Pictured (left to right): LSC graduate Jesús Contreras; Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor; Alton Smith, Ed.D., LSC Board of Trustees chair; LSC graduate Rachel Perez; Massey Villarreal, LSC Foundation Board director; Mario K. Castillo, LSC chief operating officer & general counsel.

HOUSTON (Oct. 26, 2018) – Students living in communities that traditionally lack resources to succeed now have an opportunity for a brighter future thanks to the Lone Star College Promise Firsts Scholarship program.

“I am very proud that Lone Star College can now provide additional scholarships specifically designed to help lift students from these communities through higher education,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor.

Eight donors pledged a total of $250,000 for the fund and another $250,000 in matching dollars will be provided through Lone Star College Foundation from the Chancellor’s discretionary fund.

The LSC Promise Firsts Scholarship program will be made available to qualifying first-generation students to go to college, first-time-in-college, and first responders. A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parents have not attended college. A student who has never attended a postsecondary college or university is considered a first-time-in-college student.

“To the donors who have helped out, I would like to say thank you,” said Racheal Cummings, LSC graduate. “My experience at Lone Star College was amazing. I have met so many people who have helped me on my journey and have learned so much.”

The eight donors include Magdalena and Tony Grijalva; H-E-B.; Alex and Cathy Lopez Negrete, Lopez Negrete Communications; George and Kathryn Martinez; Paula Mendoza, Possible Missions; Monty & Ramirez, LLP; Saul and Lisa Valentin; and Massey Villarreal. The LSC Promise Firsts program is scheduled to begin fall 2019.

“I am grateful to these individuals who have joined me in supporting our community,” said Saul Valentin, LSC Foundation Board of Directors chair. “This investment in the future of these students will pay dividends for many years to come.”