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Posts published in “Day: November 12, 2019

Sam Houston MSTC dedicates new building

Students, teachers, staff and local officials including Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and HISD Superintendent Grenita Lathan, and Principal Alan Summers at ribbon cutting of Sam Houston MSTC High School.

HOUSTON, TX – Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center (Houston ISD) hosted a grand opening ceremony to celebrate its new school, which officially opened to students in January.

Built as part of the 2012 Bond Program, the $101.4 million project was designed to have a collegiate feel with plenty of classroom space, informal meeting areas to facilitate project-based learning, a large outdoor courtyard, and a fine arts wing with an 800-seat auditorium and black box theater. The 360,000-square-foot facility also features an updated JROTC area, as well as a grand learning stairway, which will function as both a gathering spot for students, as well as a flexible space for class lectures and presentations.

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Pedestrians hit by car on Aldine Bender

Pedestrians were hit by this white Chevrolet Tahoe

HOUSTON, TX – A man and a woman were hit by an SUV on Aldine Bender Saturday, Nov. 2, killing the woman.

According to Houston Police Officials, the two victims, pedestrians, were crossing the street around 11:00 p.m. when they were struck by a white Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver, Carlos Aguilar-Rodriguez, 27, then fled the scene on foot, leaving some of his family members in the vehicle. Paramedics transported the victims to an area hospital where the woman was later pronounced deceased.

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Three incumbents returned to AISD Board; Randy Bates elected to Position 1 seat

Voters in Aldine ISD went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and returned incumbents Dr. Kimberley Booker, Dr. Viola M. Garcia and Paul Shanklin to their respective seats on the Aldine ISD Board of Education and elected Randy Bates to the Position 1 seat.

Bates, an attorney, defeated Jamail Johnson by 28 votes (3,168 votes to 3,140 votes) to claim the Position 1 seat that was previously held by Patricia Ann Bourgeois. Bourgeois did not seek re-election. Candidate Steve Moore garnered 2,213 votes and Jimmy Morales received 1,875 votes in the Position 1 race. Aldine’s school board election follows plurality rules and candidates with the most votes wins the election. There were 10,396 votes cast in the Position 1 race.

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Three incumbents returned to AISD Board; Randy Bates elected to Position 1 seat

Voters in Aldine ISD went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and returned incumbents Dr. Kimberley Booker, Dr. Viola M. Garcia and Paul Shanklin to their respective seats on the Aldine ISD Board of Education and elected Randy Bates to the Position 1 seat.

Bates, an attorney, defeated Jamail Johnson by 28 votes (3,168 votes to 3,140 votes) to claim the Position 1 seat that was previously held by Patricia Ann Bourgeois. Bourgeois did not seek re-election. Candidate Steve Moore garnered 2,213 votes and Jimmy Morales received 1,875 votes in the Position 1 race. Aldine’s school board election follows plurality rules and candidates with the most votes wins the election. There were 10,396 votes cast in the Position 1 race.

Shanklin ran unopposed and was returned to the Position 2 seat. He received 8,156 votes.

Dr. Booker received 6,881 votes and defeated Danny Spears (1,925 votes) and Rickey Tezino (1,235 votes) in the Position 6 race. There were 10,041 votes cast in the Position 6 race.

Dr. Garcia received 4,668 votes and defeated Terkara Cormier (2,983 votes) and Nico Matthews (2,510 votes) in the Position 7 race. There were 10,161 votes cast in the Position 7 race.

All four will be sworn in at the Nov. 19 board meeting. The results will be official once the votes are canvassed on Nov. 18.

Greater Northside Management District hosts annual Bike RideTour

Bikers take a brake in front of Downtown Houston’s skyline.

Greater Northside Management District and Precinct2gether held the 7th Annual Tour de Northside bike ride last Saturday, November 9, 2019. The event started at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston. Harris County Court Record Research, Inc, president, Chris Wathen, was grand marshal for the ride.

The Mercado de Northside Art Market curated by Shop Local Market was held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston. This event included food, raffles and art vendors.

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