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Posts published in September 2022

School Safety Forum at EAD reviews status, techniques

EAST ALDINE – The public, educators and authorities involved in school safety held a face to face discussion last Monday, September 19 at the offices of the EAst Aldine District. EAMD Public Safety director Victor Beserra led the discussion, which covered concerns, status reports, and best practices to keep school children safe through the school year while on school property and traveling to school.

Participants included Aldine and Harris County School officials and area principals, police officers from Aldine and Harris County, HCEC officials, HCDE representatives, civic club and public participants, and State Representative Armando Walle. Walle was especially interested in possible legislative solutions to enhance the safety protocols.

Beserra started the meeting with a 10 minute video on how to deal with an active shooter who enters a school. The video illustrates the “Hide-Run-Fight” advice used in most training, Beserra said. It was produced by a school district in Santa Ana California. This well-done training film vividly shows the resistance techniques that can be used by students and staff in a dangerous Active Shooter situation.

National Night Out observed Tuesday, Oct. 4

EAST ALDINE DISTRICT & NORTH HOUSTON

East Aldine NNO

National Night Out in the East Aldine District will take place on Tuesday evening, October 4th from 6pm until 9pm at the Amphitheater and surrounding grounds next to the East Aldine headquarters building. The address is 2909 East Aldine Amphitheater Drive.

There is plenty of parking adjacent to the theater. The public is welcome to this free event, and it is suggested you bring a chair and blanket for the grass seating.

You can come and meet your neighbors in Aldine, and also those in public safety jobs that keep our community safe.

There will be fire departments, ambulance services, sheriff’s department deputies, scouts, and more.

County schedules hearings on November Bond vote

HARRIS COUNTY $1.2B BOND

OVERVIEW

On November 8, 2022, voters in Harris County will have the opportunity to vote on three propositions for the issuance of bonds totaling $1.2 billion. This bond package would provide funding for multiple categories, including public safety facilities, roads, drainage and transportation- related programs, and parks and trails.

At least $220 million of the bond issuance would be spent in each of the four Harris County precincts for Transportation, and Parks and Trails projects. The $100 million in public safety investments will be countywide. The bond funds cannot be used outside the three categories on the ballot, nor may they be used to fund day-to-day operations.

Aldine citizens celebrate special day

B.A.A. MARKS CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY

ALDINE – Bonding Against Adversity (BAA) celebrated its first CONSTITUTION and CITIZENSHIP DAY last Saturday, September 17, along with community sponsors and partners East Aldine District, Univision, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, LSC–East Aldine, Aldine ISD, Stampede, Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, HEB as well as many volunteers and BAA board members.

Events for this special day included a Patriotic parade from MacArthur High School to the East Aldine Town Center, patriotic speeches by our government representatives, and presentations of scholarships, awards, and certificates of recognition.

SUCCESSFUL JOB FAIR AT EAST ALDINE DISTRICT

The Job Fair was held at the East Aldine Building in Town Center. About 100 job-seekers talked with 24 companies about opportunities.

EAST ALDINE – The Job Fair networking event sponsored by Buckner Family Services and the East Aldine District was held last Wednesday, September 7 at the District’s office building. Employers included retail stores, banks, employment services, and social service agencies.

There were over 100 people attending, and 24 employers. Lots of people came to the event to inquire about possible job opportunities and several employers held on the spot interviews.

East Aldine celebrates Constitution and New Citizens on Sept. 17

Constitution Day & Citizenship Day to get big local recognition

ALDINE – The East Aldine Management District and many partners will celebrate the anniversary of Constitution Day and National Citizenship Day in a new way next Saturday. A patriotic parade on Saturday, Sept. 17 — the 70th anniversary of the “days” — will move from MacArthur High School to the East Aldine Town Center’s amphitheater, where about 300 newly sworn-in U.S. citizens will be honored.

The event, sponsored by the non-profit Bonding Against Adversity and others, is being billed as the “We The People Celebration” featuring music, stories, games, and voter registration.

Bonding Against Adversity’s programs include classes on how foreign-born residents of the area can become U.S. citizens.

Battleship Texas safely sails to Galveston drydock

TWO ICONS: Under tow, the iconic Battleship Texas passes under the iconic Harman Bridge on the way to a Galveston drydock for restoration work.

$35 million restoration will take over a year

HOUSTON (Aug. 31, 2022) – The Battleship Texas Foundation announced that the iconic Battleship Texas completed a milestone journey on Wednesday, August 31 from the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site to Galveston. The Battleship Texas, commissionTWO ICONS: Under tow, the iconic Battleship Texas passes under the iconic Harman Bridge on the way to a Galveston drydock for restoration work.ed in 1914, is the only surviving dreadnought to have served in both World War I and World II.

The historic ship will now undergo an extensive, $35 million repair at Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation’s shipyard to fix the hull. The Battleship Texas Foundation selected Gulf Copper’s shipyard in October 2021 as the repair location since they recently acquired a floating drydock that is capable of lifting the Battleship Texas out of the water. In addition, the location of the yard in Galveston significantly reduced the risks associated with towing the Battleship Texas due to sheltered waters and a short travel distance.

“It’s an important piece of history. We feel like we’re working for the people of the state of Texas so that they can be proud of their ship,” said Tony Gregory, president and CEO of the Battleship Texas Foundation. “We are proud to have played a part in maintaining the integrity of the ship so future generations can continue to learn about her service and history.”