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Posts published in “Day: September 28, 2021

Oct. 5 is National Night Out

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez poses with participants at a previous North Houston National Night Out in Greenspoint.

Annual event for Neighbors, Law officers

EAST ALDINE – The community is in anticipation of a big National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5th, since the event was unable to be held last year due to the Pandemic.

Festivities will start at 6:00 pm and continue until 9:00 pm and will take place at the new East Aldine Town Center, directly behind BakerRipley on Aldine Mail Route.

Organizers say that activities will include a chance to meet your neighbors, and public safety officials such as the Sheriff’s deputies, fire department personnel, and EMS. There will also be booths from many civic and educational organizations, such as the Green Forest Civic Club, Castlewood Civic Club, Lone Star College, Aldine ISD, and other organizations and businesses.

Kids can enjoy games and adults will have a live DJ and dancing, food, and other fun activities.

HPD officer killed serving a arrest warrant in Aldine area


HOUSTON – One officer is dead and another is injured after a shooting in northeast Harris County.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. at the Timber Ridge Apartments on Aeropark Drive near Crosswinds Drive, authorities said.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said William “Bill” Jeffrey and Sgt. Michael Vance with the HPD Major Offenders Unit were serving a high-level felony arrest warrant at the location.

When they arrived, Finner said a woman believed to be in some sort of relationship with the suspect answered the door. At that point, Finner said the suspect immediately came out and opened fire on the officers.

Aldine ISD to pay $500 incentive to any employee who gets COVID vaccination

ALDINE – During the September 21 Aldine ISD Board meeting, Aldine ISD Trustees approved a COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program to offer a one-time $500 incentive to qualifying full-time employees, permanent part-time employees, dedicated substitutes, and long-term substitutes serving as the teacher of record who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

AISD Trustees took this action with the safety and well-being of staff and students in mind. The voluntary program will begin Thursday, September 23, with all incentives paid by December 10, 2021.

“COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective against the virus,” said Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney. “By increasing the number of vaccinated staff, we increase our ability to provide our students with a safe and healthy classroom where they can continue with in-class instruction.”

Employees must complete the COVID-19 vaccine incentive form and submit proof of vaccination by November 19. Qualifying full-time employees, permanent part-time employees, and dedicated substitutes are eligible to receive a $500 incentive.

Aldine ISD lowers tax rate for 2021-22

ALDINE – During the September 21 Board meeting, Aldine ISD Trustees approved the 2021-22 school year tax rate.

Chief Business and Operations Officer Dr. Tamika Alford-Stephens recommended the Board set the 2021-22 tax rate at $1.2669 per $100 valuation ($.9644 for maintenance and operations and $.3025 for the interest and sinking fund. The 2021-22 tax rate is $.0075 lower than the 2020-21 tax rate.

The tax rate provides for the day-to-day operations of Aldine ISD, pays outstanding bonds in the succeeding years, and other lawful purposes. Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Alford-Stephens’ recommendation.