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Posts published in “Day: December 3, 2019

EAST ALDINE: Community Forum introduces new faces

NORTHEAST – The East Aldine District held their quarterly Community Forum last Thursday at BakerRipley, and used the opportunity to introduce several new educational leaders to the community.

The meeting was chaired by East Aldine’s Richard Cantu, who introduced Jometra Hawkins, the Community Developer representative for BakerRipley, and Diana Del Pilar, the principal of the new Avalos P-Tech high school, part of the Lone Star College’s new building. Also speaking was the dean of the Lone Star College East Aldine campus, Luis Lucio.

Haverstock Hills apartment shooter gets life in prision

HOUSTON –– A man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for a shooting that killed two and injured six people at the Haverstock Hills apartments more than two year ago.

Kenneth Jones was found guilty of capital murder in the March 26, 2017 shooting at the apartment complex. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

His brother, Harvey Jones, was also arrested in connection with the shooting. Last August, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Thanksgiving Turkeys given away by Jackson Lee, Senfronia, others

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee gives out 200 Thanksgiving turkeys at Jacinto City’s Heritage Hall. Congresswoman Lee gives out annually 1,500 to 2,000 turkeys in her 18th Congressional District. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, Jacinto City & Harris County – November 26, 2019 — 1,500 plus residents throughout Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s 18th Congressional District received turkeys and pies on her annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Day.

Congresswoman Lee began early each of two mornings and going late into the evenings traveling throughout her district personally handing out turkeys. At each of the 20 stops Lee extended her message of goodwill and wishing a happy Thanksgiving message to approximately 2,000 of her constituents.

This year Congresswoman Lee and her volunteers were joined by Mahesh Rege, Regional Service Coordinator of Region 10, of the Houston Chapter of the Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO) and his volunteers, Krishna Pallerla, Gayathri Ballingam and Srini Parthasarathy, giving away pies to those in attendance.