HARRIS COUNTY – State Representative Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, was the winner of a special election held Tuesday December 11, to fill the seat in the Texas Senate District 6, vacated by Sylvia Garcia.
There were four candidates running for the position. Alvarado finished with just over 50.4% to avoid a run-off. Democratic State Representative Ana Hernandez received 24% of the vote, Republican Martha Fierro 23%, and Democrat Mia Mundy 2.1%.
Turnout was light, with only 5% of the eligible voters turning out.
NORTH HOUSTON – A task force of Sheriff’s deputies and Texas police officers came under fire last Tuesday, when they attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a man living on Hartwick Street in Aldine.
Two officers from the state Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and one Sheriff’s deputy were wounded by gunshots from Daniel Trevino, 25, who subsequently took his own life, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The incident started about 1:15 pm on Tuesday, and ended about 6:15 when the Sheriff’s SWAT team determined that Trevino was dead. Chief Deputy Edison Toquica said the warrant was for violation of a protective order for the woman who was living with Trevino.
Upon arrival at the home at 5013 Hartwick, Trevino opened fire on the officers, wounding three. Deputy Smejkal was injured in the hand, while one state officer was wounded in the leg, and the other more seriously in the face, torso and ankle.
After the initial shooting, officers attempted to negotiate with Trevino about two and a half hours, but finally had to use force to end the standoff. During the negotiations, Trevino claimed he was wounded, but would not come out.
Senior citizens in the Aldine community were treated to plenty of holiday cheer during the 15th Annual Nadine Kujawa Senior Citizen Gala, held Monday, Dec. 10 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.
More than 500 senior citizens from the Aldine community attended the event, which is named after former Aldine ISD Superintendent Nadine Kujawa. Mrs. Kujawa, along with her husband Harry attended the event, as did Aldine ISD Board President Steve Mead and State Reps Armando Walle, Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado.
The Master of Ceremony was Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney.