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Year in Review 2018

Compiled from the files of the Northeast News


Houston Independent School District Board of Education approved plan to rebuild 4 Harvey-damaged schools. Aldine Independent School District named schools to honor individuals. Northeast News named Dominic Livingston and Jacoby Simpson as Co-Defensive Players of the Year. A total of 11 candidates competed for Congressman Green’s seat (TX29), 7 Democrats and 4 Republicans. North Forest High School celebrated transition to new high school.


Aldine FFA livestock show rewards students’ work. Local Channel 2 sponsored flood forum with Mayor Turner and Judge Emmett to explore solutions to flooding. Texas Central picked high-speed rail train station site at Northwest Mall. Congress voted to keep government offices opened. East Aldine District reviewed crime stats at safety forum. Congressional candidates for District 29 spoke at East Aldine District. Pct. 2 met with public on improving drainage.


Primary Election day for Congress in District 29 set for March 6. Rodeo Time in Houston. Senator Sylvia Garcia won Congressional District 29 seat. New station for Houston Police Department opened in North Belt Division. Two fires destroyed 16 apartments and building in North Houston. Aldine ISD selected Teachers of the Year. UT Clinic Jensen held open house and festival. Thousands of students rally for stricter gun control in downtown Houston.

Aldine Noon Optimist Club donates bikes to Aldine ISD schools

Carroll ES winners Samara García and Brandon López pose with Steve Mead and their new bicycles.

The nonprofit donated two bikes to every elementary school to award as prizes for literacy achievements.

For years, the Aldine Noon Optimist Club has supported Aldine ISD schools and students. This year was no different. The nonprofit donated 78 bikes — one for a boy and one for a girl — to every elementary school, which awarded the bikes as prizes for success in the reading initiative.

Steve Mead with the Aldine Noon Optimist Club delivered the bikes to each campus. Mead is also an Aldine Board Trustee.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jacorey Howard delivers huge season for Mustangs in 2018

Head football coach Hank Semler congratulates Aldine High School running back Jacorey Howard after being named the 2018 Northeast News’ Offensive Player of the Year. It marked the second straight year that Howard won the award. He and former MacArthur High School star quarterback Odell James is the only other two-time NE News Offensive Player of the Year.

By Mike Keeney, Contributing Writer

Jacorey Howard had a season to remember in 2018.

It was a tough one for the Aldine Mustangs, but the senior running back kept things interesting by rushing for 1,417 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and scoring 13 touchdowns. He also added 101 passing yards for a total yardage on the season of 1,517 yards.

Not bad for a kid who missed the last two games with a sprained ankle.

For his effort, Howard was named the 2018 Northeast News’ Offensive Player of the Year. He also won the award after the 2017 season when he played quarterback for Hank Semler’s team. Howard and former MacArthur High School star quarterback Odell James are the only two-time winners of the award.

On Dec. 19, Howard signed a national letter of intent with Texas Southern University.

He also had offers from Rice, Lamar and Northern Iowa.

“TSU has a great medical program and I want to be an occupational therapist,” Howard said of his decision to stay close to home to play his college ball.