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Posts published in “Day: November 9, 2021

Three incumbent Trustees reelected to Aldine ISD Board

NORTHEAST – Voters in Aldine ISD went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and returned incumbents Rose Avalos, Conception “Connie” Esparza and Steve Mead to their respective seats on the Aldine ISD Board of Education.

Avalos received 1,974 votes to defeat Nico S. Matthews (1,648 votes) and Jimmy Morales (736 votes) in the Position 3 race.

Aldine ISD’s school board election follows plurality rules and candidate with the most votes wins the election. There were 4,358 votes cast in the Position 3 race.

County Now Offers Vaccine Boosters

Houston – Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine booster for people in certain groups. Eligible residents include those who completed their two-dose mRNA vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) at least six months ago and anyone who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago. Eligible fully vaccinated residents can get a booster dose of the vaccine of their choice.

All COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection for most people. A booster vaccine in an additional dose given after the protection provided by the original series has begun to decrease over time.

Free Entrance to Texas State Parks Nov. 14 in Honor of Veterans Day

AUSTIN— In honor of both active and retired military, daily entrance fees at Texas State Parks will be waived for all day-use visitors Sunday, Nov. 14.

“The dedication, sacrifice and service displayed by the women and men that serve in our country’s military is unparalleled and is a source of pride throughout the country,” said Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks. “Their commitment to service undoubtedly inspires us at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To celebrate their service, Texas State Parks would like to once again invite everyone to spend the day at any one of our beautiful State Parks for free. I am glad that we are able to encourage families to get outside in honor of our veterans.”

Anyone planning a trip to a Texas State Park is encouraged to reserve their day passes in advance since some parks are expected to reach their capacity limit. Day passes can be reserved online though the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website or over the phone by calling (512) 389-8900.