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Talented Joshua Eaton named NE News Defensive Player of the Year

MacArthur High School head football coach Wayne Crawford congratulates Joshua Eaton on being named the 2019 Northeast News’s Defensive Player of the Year.

By Mike Keeney, Contributing Writer

Joshua Eaton is a coach’s dream. He’s has a rare combination of size and speed for a cornerback with excellent man-to-man coverage skills.

He is one of the most sought-after defensive backs in the state as Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma are hoping to sign him on National Signing Day on Feb. 5.

In his senior season at MacArthur, the 6-2, 170-pound Eaton recorded 63 unassisted tackles, assisted on another 35, broke up seven passes, recovered one fumble (which he returned 55 yards for a touchdown) and recorded one interception. He also helped out on offense for the Generals, who earned their first playoff berth in 12 years, with 13 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown.

Eaton’s stellar senior season has earned him the Northeast News’s Defensive Player of the Year honors.

MacArthur High School head football coach Wayne Crawford said it has been a pleasure watching Eaton work his magic over the last two years.

“Joshua is a very talented young man,” Crawford said. “He could play wide receiver at a Division I college, but he’s such a good corner that a lot of schools are after him.”

Year in Review 2019

Compiled from the files of the Northeast News


Aldine Optimist Club donated bicycles to school district. Carol Alvarado was sworn in as new Texas Senator for District 6. Lina Hidalgo took oath as new Harris County Judge. Congressman Gene Green honored by Aldine ISD Trustees. A woman died in car crash on Aldine Mail Rt. after being hit by an SUV. Pct. 2 distributed food during government shutdown.


Aldine ISD hosted annual FFA Livestock Show. Public health confirmed three measles cases in Harris County. Aldine ISD expanded college opportunities for students. Rep. Senfronia Thompson filled bill to improve school safety. Trail Raiders announced annual Houston Rodeo. Aldine ISD recognized Principals of the Year.


Aldine Community met new Lone Star College Dean Luis Lucio for two locations, Harris and East Aldine. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia held first community safety meeting. Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman announced Countywide Polling Place Program. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo introduced “Civic Saturdays” to listen to community concerns. Little League season opened in North Houston with parade and games. Houston Community College named Dr. Monique Umphrey new HCC Northeast President.

Lone Star College to offer bachelor’s degrees

HOUSTON (Dec. 10, 2019) – Lone Star College has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to begin offering bachelor’s degree programs.

LSC students will be able to earn the following bachelor’s degrees beginning in fall 2020: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity (BAT); and Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy, Manufacturing and Trades Management (BASEMTM).

The approval from SACSCOC, the higher education accreditation agency for the southeastern United States, makes Lone Star College the first community college in Texas to roll out three bachelor’s degree programs.

“This is a significant milestone for Lone Star College,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “This approval allows Lone Star College to expand its commitment to providing high-quality academic and workforce programs in response to our area employers’ needs.”

The BSN degree is designed for licensed Registered Nurses seeking to advance their professional qualifications. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will be better prepared to assume leadership and management roles. The BAT in Cybersecurity will prepare students for careers in the field of Information Technology. Coursework will include a balance between theoretical and technical competencies associated with the IT profession, with a concentration in cybersecurity.