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East Aldine District expands funding of scholarships

East Aldine Executive Director Richard Cantu addresses Graduates

45 Aldine Seniors receive $15,000; 125 Avalos HS Seniors receive $1000;Total over $800,000

District widens its investment in local graduates

The East Aldine Management District has expanded its already generous funding of college-level scholarships for graduating high school seniors in the area.

Two ceremonies in May showcased the District’s most recent investments in the future of East Aldine’s next generation of leaders and strivers.

The District, funded by a 1-cent sales tax, dispensed, pledged or shared in the funding of $800,000 in scholarships this year to support higher education opportunities for the students.

“Our financial support of continuing education for young people is an important way to contribute to the future of the entire community. Absolutely,” said Richard Cantú, District executive director.

He was one of several community leaders who spoke at the first ceremony, which was for all Aldine ISD graduates.

There, District funds — in combination with other donations to the Aldine Education Fund — provided 45 annual $15,000 endowed scholarships to students at Aldine ISD’s MacArthur High School.

Abbott orders School Safety Study instead of Special Session on guns

Governor Greg Abbott, center, in Uvalde after the mass murder of 21 persons, announcing action that Texas will take to address the problem of mass shootings. Others at the press conference, L to R, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Senator Ted Cruz, and House Speaker Dade Phelan. Abbott charged the leadership of the Senate and House with studying solutions that could be enacted by the State to curb future massacres.

Governor Greg Abbott, center, in Uvalde after the mass murder of 21 persons, announcing action that Texas will take to address the problem of mass shootings. Others at the press conference, L to R, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Senator Ted Cruz, and House Speaker Dade Phelan. Abbott charged the leadership of the Senate and House with studying solutions that could be enacted by the State to curb future massacres.AUSTIN – In lieu of calling a special session of the legislature to deal with new regulations to curb mass shootings, as requested by several state legislators, Governor Greg Abbott today sent a joint letter to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dade Phelan requesting the Texas legislative leaders convene special legislative committees following last week’s tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The special legislative committees will be charged with examining and developing legislative recommendations on school safety, mental health, social media, police training, firearm safety, and more.

Pct. 2 Seniors visit Lucky Land

Harris County Pct 2 Seniors from Pep Mueller and North East community centers visit Lucky Land on Airline in Houston, Texas on June 2nd. They brought along a copy of their favorite community newspaper—the Northeast News.

L-R Socorro, Rose, Estrella, Maria, Ofelia, Guadalupe, Kenneth, Laura, Maria, Elsa and Ken.

(Photo by Marina Flores Sugg)