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Posts published in “Day: March 9, 2021

Governor lifts Mask mandate, opens businesses 100% against heavy criticism

GOVERNOR ABBOTT makes announcement at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Lubbock.

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott stirred up a major controversy Tuesday, by issuing an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock in an address to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement immediately drew criticism from County and City governments, labor unions, and public health officials that have been attempting for over a year to reduce the number of illnesses and deaths caused by the COVID-19 virus. This highly contagious virus is spread through human contact, and masks and social distancing, and “lockdowns” are the major elements in the fight against the disease.

Pct 2 provides Storm Debris Drop-Off

ALDINE – Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia has announced that Precinct 2 has opened a free storm debris drop-off location for Harris County residents. The location for Pct. 2 is Pep Mueller Park, at 14750 Henry Road (between Aldine Mail Route and Aldine Bender).

Hours of operation are 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week. Questions call 713-274- 2222.

Harris County residents may drop off residential storm debris related to water damage from burst pipes due to the recent severe winter weather.

The following guidelines should be followed:

Aldine ISD Principal Shares his Inspiring Weight-loss Journey

By Jada Mier

ALDINE – Gerald Schattle, who has lived in Aldine all his life, lost 80 pounds with diet and exercise and then started running. The Aldine Education Center principal not only embarked on a weight loss journey but used it to connect with the community.

He was inspired to run a marathon that connected the kids he serves. He explained, “I don’t look like the kids I serve, so I knew I needed to find a way to build connections. Whenever kids talk with me, I can make connections with the neighborhoods because I ran them.”

Schattle was able to actively inspire his students by explaining that weight loss is not just one event but a process and a lifestyle change. He says, “I am changed by my journey. Not only did I lose weight, but I incorporated prayer and became more active in my church.” It helped him apply what he learned and relate it to his students’ process.