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					                                                         Voice of Community-Minded People since 1976
September 15, 2011                                   Email: mynews@southbeltleader.com                                                                                                www.southbeltleader.com                                        Vol. 36, No. 32
   Tree waste pickup set
   Tree waste only will be picked up Thursday,
Sept. 15, for city of Houston (77089) residents
living north of Beltway 8. Residents south of
the beltway are scheduled for Thursday, Sept.
                                                     CCISD teacher arrested on drug charges
22. For more information, call 3-1-1.                                  By James Bolen                          both oral steroids.                                       An 18-year-old Clear Springs High student,         and later terminated Monday, Sept. 12, CCISD
                                                        A former Clear Brook teacher and current                  He was charged in Galveston County with             who showed up at the house in Porter’s car, was       officials said.
                                                     Clear Springs High School teacher and volley-             possession of a controlled substance Penalty           released without charges.                                Friendswood police are urging parents to talk
      PIP meeting Sept. 20                           ball coach was arrested on drug charges Wednes-           Group 3, a third-degree felony.                           Following the raid, DEA agents in Dallas ex-       with their children to determine if any improper
   The Positive Interaction Program will meet        day, Sept. 7, during a police raid on his League             He was also charged with two felony counts          ecuted a search warrant on a pharmacy suspected       student-educator relationships exist.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Her-        City home.                                                of delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine         of being connected to the case.                          Parents should contact Officer Lisa Price at
mann Southeast Hospital, 11800 Astoria in the           Timothy Todd                                           and steroids) in Harris County, as he was report-         Porter was suspended Wednesday, Sept. 7,           281-996-3313.
staff meeting room on the first floor.               Porter, 45, is sus-                                       edly witnessed making transactions during the
   The guest speaker will be Houston Police          pected of selling                                         investigation.
Department Sgt. Steve Wick with the Home-
less Outreach Team. PIP consists of police and
citizens working for safer neighborhoods. For
                                                     steroids and co-
                                                     caine to students
                                                     and others.
                                                                                                                  Also arrested during the raid were Geoffrey
                                                                                                               Winlock Taunton, 45, and Joshua Todd Decker,
                                                                                                               21. Police said both men were Porter’s room-
                                                                                                                                                                        Soccer player dies in accident
information, call Officer Randy Derr at 281-            His arrest was                                         mates.                                                     The San Jacinto College section when the light changed.                 The other two passengers
218-3900.                                            the result of a                                              Taunton was charged with possession of hy-           men’s soccer team, based on    Perez, one of two backseat pas-          and the driver, as well as the
                                                     three-month in-                                           drocodone, while Decker was charged with pos-           the South campus, is mourn- senger in the teammates’ BMW, was           other vehicle’s occupant,
     SBYSC hosts carnival                            vestigation     in-                                       session of marijuana.                                   ing the death of player Jose pronounced dead at the scene.              suffered minor injuries.
   The South Belt Youth Soccer Club will cel-        volving Friends-                                                                                                  Perez.                                                                     One soccer player was
ebrate the start of the 2011 season with a party
Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at El
Franco Lee Park. SBYSC board members will
                                                     wood police and
                                                     Drug      Enforce-
                                                     ment Adminis-
                                                                                                               Perez benefit set                                           Perez, a freshman mid-
                                                                                                                                                                       fielder from Euless, Texas,
                                                                                                                                                                       was one of four SJC players
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               transported to Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hermann Southeast Hospi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tal, where he was treated and
sell activity wristbands for $20 each at the         tration agents in                                            San Jacinto College athletics will host a fund-      en route to a morning prac-                                             later released.
pavilion at El Franco Lee Park on Thursday,          Houston and Dal-                                          raiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, for the family of         tice session Tuesday, Sept.                                                The driver of the Honda, a
                                                     las. The inves-        Timothy Todd Porter                Jose Perez, a SJC soccer student-athlete who            13, when a two-car collision                                            South Belt resident, was re-
Sept. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
   The wristbands will allow carnival-goers to       tigation began                                            died Tuesday in a fatal car accident near the           at Beamer and Astoria re-                                               turning home from dropping
enjoy a variety of activities, rides and games at    when Friendswood police were tipped off that              South campus (See related story on this page).          sulted in Perez’s death.                                                her brother and sister off at
a one-time cost. On the day of the event, only       Porter, a 22-year veteran of the Clear Creek In-             Barbecue brisket plates can be purchased for            Investigators said the car                                           Clear Brook High School.
single ride/activity tickets will be available for   dependent School District, was selling steroids.          $10. The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to        Perez was riding in, driven by                                             Police do not believe
50 cents each. Participants are advised that         Police stepped up their efforts when it was deter-        7 p.m. at the South campus athletic fields located       a soccer teammate, was trav-                                            drugs or alcohol played a
many of the activities will require the use of       mined he was a teacher.                                   at 13735 Beamer Road. Donations will also be            eling south on Beamer from                                              role in the crash.
multiple tickets. The public is urged to                The search of Porter’s home uncovered 98               accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Perez            Cimarron Landing Apart-                                                    At press time, the accident
attend.                                              grams of Stanozolol and 35 grams of Anabar –              family.                                                 ments when the driver ran a                                             was still under investigation,
                                                                                                                                                                       red light at Astoria and col-                                           and no tickets had been is-
    Spaghetti at Cokesbury                           NASA plans new deep-space rocket                                                                                  lided with a Honda that had
                                                                                                                                                                       been stopped at a red light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sued.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See additional informa-
   Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 10030             On Wednesday, Sept. 14, NASA unveiled the                 Rep. Pete Olson views the announcement as            and started across the inter-            Jose Perez                     tion on Pages 2A and 1B.
Scarsdale, will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sat-      design of a new rocket for human exploration be-          being late.
urday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.The fund-           yond low-Earth orbit. Called the Space Launch                “(The) SLS announcement is long overdue, re-
raiser is open to the community, and cost is $7      System (SLS), the new heavy-lift launch vehicle           flecting this administration’s lack of commitment
a plate, with students at $5 – dine in or carry
out. Tickets are available at the door or from the
church at 281-484-9243/cumchouston.org.
                                                     will cost roughly $18 billion, and its first devel-
                                                     opmental flight is planned for 2017.
                                                        “The vehicle concept and design being for-
                                                                                                               to ensure the next generation of American human
                                                                                                               space exploration,” Olson said. “Nearly a year
                                                                                                               ago, Congress ordered NASA by law to decide on
                                                                                                                                                                           Sign tries to warn of delays
                                                     mally announced today is consistent with the de-          a new SLS. America and the aerospace industry
  Fundraiser set for Boyes                           sign and development approach that was directed           have been in a holding pattern waiting for NASA
   A benefit for Gail Boyes will be held             by the NASA Authorization Act,” said Sen. Kay             and this administration to display the leadership
Sunday, Sept. 18, at Walter Hall Park on             Bailey Hutchison, ranking member of the Senate            required by the law. Their failure to act forced un-
Highway 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. A former PISD             Commerce, Science and Transportation Com-                 necessary layoffs and a longer gap in America’s
teacher and assistant principal and wife of          mittee. “Because of the delays in announcing              ability to get our own astronauts to low Earth
Thompson Intermediate coach Bob Boyes,               this design, it is imperative that we work with           orbit and beyond, making us further dependent
she has been diagnosed with inflammatory             NASA to assure that the new Space Launch Sys-             on the Russians for access to space. While I am
breast cancer. The event will include barbecue       tem is pursued without further losses of time and         pleased that the new system has been announced,
plates at $10 each, a silent auction, a golf cart    efficiency, while relying on NASA’s world-class            it was long past due, and I will continue to push
raffle for $10, various games, a volleyball          engineers and designers to continue U.S. leader-          this White House to comply with the law of the
tournament and live entertainment.                   ship in space exploration.”                               land and get America back into space.”
   For barbecue or raffle tickets, call Wanda
Reyna at 281-827-7061, or donations can be
made to the Giving Gail Hope Donation Fund           Edgebrook study nears completion
at any Wells Fargo location. For more infor-                        By Matt Griesmyer                          resolved.
mation, visit www.givinggailhope.org.                   After more than 40 years of meetings, com-                The ditch, which was originally built when the
                                                     mentary and more, the wheels are finally getting           Gulf Freeway was installed, was only intended
Burnett festival seeks vendors                       rolling on a project that will help out with flood-        to carry water away from the roadway. The ditch
   Burnett Elementary will host its first fall       ing in the Freeway Manor and surrounding sub-             now handles the flooding around the area neigh-
carnival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to       divisions.                                                borhoods. Under heavy rain conditions, the ditch
2 p.m. There will be festival games, refresh-           In 1975, a gentleman by the name of Coles              only exacerbates the area’s tendency to flood.
ments, music and a silent auction.                   Stringer was carrying the torch and trying to get            While it has taken a considerable amount of
   Funds raised from this event will be used to      flooding problems around the Edgebrook area                time, Muecke has been consistently trying to get
enhance student and teacher programs by pro-         solved. Water was coming from the area around             something done to alleviate flooding for the area
viding resources and materials. The festival is      Almeda Mall and traveling down a water channel            residents. From fall of 2005 through 2009, six
also seeking vendors to sell their crafts/items.     dubbed C-106-03, along the Gulf Freeway and               meetings were held to discuss the possible so-
To reserve a booth for $25, call Teresa Abel at      into the Edgebrook area and through to Berry              lutions to the flooding problem. Through these
713-740-0536.                                        Bayou.                                                    meetings several solutions were devised, but not
                                                        Stringer, an Edgebrook resident and business-          much regarding C-106-03.
 LSA cheer, dance camp set                           man, met with a representative of the Harris                 This changed, however, during the last meet-
                                                     County Flood Control District to see how the is-          ing in 2009, in which the County Commission-
   The Lutheran South Academy Strutters and          sues might be resolved. The representative told           ers Court approved a study of the Berry Bayou
cheerleaders will host their annual cheer and                                                                                                                            What this traffic sign is trying to relay is “expect delays” for all motorists using Dixie
                                                     Stringer that the problem was not coming from             floodplain to see how the area would best be               Farm Road east of the Gulf Freeway. The Texas Department of Transportation is cur-
dance camp Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m.          the mall and was instead coming from elsewhere.           helped.
to 3:30 p.m. Girls in Pre-K3 through eighth                                                                                                                              rently resurfacing Dixie Farm Road (FM-1959) from the Gulf Freeway to Old Galveston
                                                     Stringer refused to believe this story, and in a             After more than two years of waiting, Muecke           Road (SH-3). Alternating lanes of this stretch will be closed Monday through Friday from
grade are invited. No experience is required.        subsequent act of sleuthing, poured yellow paint          is finally seeing some results.
Participants return Friday, Oct. 7, to cheer and                                                                                                                         8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 30. The construction is separate from the ongoing
                                                     into the water coming off of the mall one particu-           On Sept. 30, Commissioner Jack Morman met              project to widen the Gulf Freeway from Beltway 8 to El Dorado. The four-year endeavor
dance during halftime on the LSA field. The          larly rainy day.                                          with Muecke to discuss the results and potential
cost is $65 if preregistered by Tuesday, Sept.                                                                                                                           will increase the freeway from three to five lanes in each direction and the frontage roads
                                                        The tracks were there for the HCFCD repre-             solutions for flood relief.                                from two to three lanes in each direction. The project will require the complete closure of
27, and includes dance and cheer instruction,        sentative to see for himself. The color left behind          “I was advised that the study is basically com-
a performance T-shirt, lunch, snack, photo, a                                                                                                                            east-west traffic on Dixie Farm Road, as the overpass will be demolished, while the free-
                                                     after the rain showed a very traceable path from          plete, but certain technicalities have to be re-          way will be reconstructed to go over the area street. Demolition of the Dixie Farm Road
hair bow and certificate. Same day registration      the mall all the way through Edgebrook and into           viewed before the project can proceed,” Muecke
is $75 and begins at 9 a.m. in the gym. For                                                                                                                              overpass is tentatively scheduled to take place later this year.
                                                     Berry Bayou.                                              said.
information, contact Jean at 281-486-1144.              Now, nearly half a decade later, the torch has            The timeline for the project is not known, as
        Bond meetings set
   A public forum to disuss the Pasadena In-
                                                     been passed to another resident affected by flood-
                                                     waters that are still coming from Almeda Mall.
                                                        James Muecke, longtime Freeway Manor res-
                                                                                                               the aforementioned technicalities can cause the
                                                                                                               project to be either short or drawn out. As for
                                                                                                               what these technicalities are or why residents
                                                                                                                                                                      Pasadena rodeo to begin Sept. 16
dependent School District’s $270.1 million           ident, now tilts at this particular windmill, try-        cannot have even an estimated time of comple-             Now in its 62nd year of entertaining southeast     ture cooperates, organizers hope to top last year’s
bond proposal will be held Thursday, Sept. 15,       ing to get the flooding issue around Edgebrook             tion, sources are being very tight-lipped.             Harris County, the Pasadena Livestock Show and        numbers.
at South Houston High School, beginning at                                                                                                                            Rodeo continues to please crowds and provide             Sept. 17 will start things off via the rodeo pa-
6:30 p.m. An election on the bond proposal has
been called for on Nov. 8.
   This bond would provide a new career/tech
                                                     SJC offers discount pet vaccines                                                                                 scholarships to area students.
                                                                                                                                                                         According to a 2010 economic study per-
                                                                                                                                                                      formed by the Economic Alliance Port Region,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rade, fun run, little wranglers rodeo and a trail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ride. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and traverses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            part of Spencer Highway, starting at Shaver
high school, three new middle schools, four              San Jacinto College South campus will host            ing animal health, safety, and responsible pet         submitted by the Alliance’s president and CEO,        Street. Each September, the parade draws in
replacement campuses and renovations to              its fourth annual World Rabies Day pet vaccina-           ownership in turn benefits the human population         Chad Burke, the event attracted more than 90,000      thousands who gather along Spencer to watch
Veterans Memorial Stadium and Phillips Field         tion event on Saturday, Sept. 24.                         by minimizing disease transmission. By continu-        people in a two-week period, with a financial im-      decorated cars, floats and trucks, along with
House.                                                   Texas-licensed veterinarians Adam Eiler, SJC          ing disease prevention awareness, both veteri-         pact of around $8.4 million to the Pasadena area.     horseback riders and marching bands. On Sept.
   The bond would not require a tax rate             science lead faculty, and Dr. Susan Pickle of the         narians and physicians can work together for the       It also helped generate 74 new jobs. Last year’s      18, there will be a cowboy church service held in
increase. Other public forums will be held at        Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic, will pro-            safety of pets and their owners.                       rodeo also saw record-breaking attendance, ac-        the covered arena at the rodeo grounds.
Dobie High on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., Pasadena        vide several pet vaccinations at reduced rates to            The World Rabies Day pet vaccination event          cording to rodeo President Rex Davis.                    Longtime fans of the rodeo will note that
High on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. and Memorial High         the community.                                            will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to            It was “probably the largest attendance we’ve      traditionally, the cook-off was held prior to the
on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Early voting will run from          “Rabies takes multiple forms, and people may          noon, in rooms SNAD 1114 and SNAD 1117 of              had, maybe in the history of the rodeo.” Davis        livestock show and rodeo events. This year’s
Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. See related story on         not recognize that an animal can be infected even         the North Wing Administration Building, across         said. With the lineup of performers and events         cook-off – an annual outing for many in the area
Page 3A.                                             though it doesn’t display aggressive behavior,”           from the W.L. Smallwood Health and Physical            for this year’s rodeo, and provided Mother Na-                                   Continued on Page 3A
                                                     said Eiler. “It is our goal to alter the ‘It can’t hap-   Education Building, located at the South campus
                                                     pen to me’ mentality; otherwise, rabies in the            on 13735 Beamer.
    Wildfire relief drive set
   Desiree Green and Kimberly Snook, along
with the Southeast Volunteer Fire Department,
                                                     United States will reflect the global situation of
                                                     domesticated pets being unvaccinated and trans-
                                                     mitting the disease to the human population.”
                                                                                                                  Owners can check their pets in at the registra-
                                                                                                               tion desk located in the north parking lot directly
                                                                                                               outside the vaccination rooms. Vaccination pric-
                                                                                                                                                                      Sheriff launches crime tip app
are organizing a drive to help those affected by         Early detection is also a benefit of these an-         es are as follows: dogs – rabies, $10; distemper/         Sheriff Adrian Garcia and the Harris County        ty to report suspicious behaviors or activities by
the wildfires in Central Texas.                      nual vaccination events.                                  parvo, $15; bordetella, $10; microchip, $30. Cats      Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with iThin-         turning in tips, images and videos directly to the
   Donations of toiletries, sleeping bags, baby          “This allows the pet to be examined, perhaps          – rabies, $10; distemper (FVRCP), $15; distem-         Qware, Inc., held a news conference on Friday,        sheriff’s office from almost any mobile phone or
formula, batteries, diapers, medical supplies,       picking up early signs of illness that can be man-        per/leukemia, $20; microchip, $30.                     Sept. 9, 2011, to announce the launch of a free       personal computer.
bottled water, sports drinks, pet food and work      aged, contributing to a lengthened life for the pet          Only cash will be accepted.                         mobile application that will allow citizens to turn      Citizens can remain anonymous or may
gloves may be dropped off at the station at          which furthers the human-animal bond,” Eiler                 All proceeds will benefit the Aurora’s Pet Res-      in crime tips using their mobile device.              choose to disclose their identity.
10510 Scarsdale. For information, call Green at      said.                                                     cue and Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic               iWatchHarrisCounty is a virtual crime watch           The HCSO is the first sheriff’s office in the
832-552-0140.                                            As a veterinarian, Eiler believes that promot-        Adoption Pets.                                         program that empowers citizens across the coun-       country to use the iWatch mobile app.
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                                                                                                     Brook debate team earns
                          Readers’
                                                                                                     multiple wins at Dobie HS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Deaths
                          Opinions                                                                      The Clear Brook High
                                                                                                     School Speech & Debate
                                                                                                                                      and foreign extemporaneous,
                                                                                                                                      respectively. They each re-
                                                                                                                                                                         team excelled, with Suresh
                                                                                                                                                                         winning first and Rivera win-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tommy Lee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thurman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Beatrice Thurman.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 He is survived by his wife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of 55 years, Faye; daugh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ters and sons-in-law, Debra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 play in the bell choir.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The funeral Mass was cel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ebrated Tuesday, Sept. 13,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2011, at St. Frances Cabrini
                                                                                                     Team kicked off the year with    ceived 6 points out of 10          ning third.
                                                  will be having a charity garage sale as
Anderson seeks                                    our major fundraiser on Friday October
                                                                                                     multiple wins at the J. Frank    required for their qualifica-         In the debate events,                                            and Tom Czajkowski and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dena and Bob Baier; grand-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Catholic Church, and a pri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vate burial was held at Hous-
                                                                                                     Dobie High School tourna-        tion to the state tournament.      Suresh advanced to the quar-
name of old church                                7th and Saturday Oct. 8.
                                                     We would like to request donations for
                                                                                                     ment recently.                      Adriel Rivera also placed       terfinals, thereby earning 2                                        children, D’Anna and Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Schmidt and Darrin Mastin;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ton National Cemetery.
                                                                                                        In the speaking events,       sixth (1 state point) in foreign   points towards his state quali-
  I’m trying to find out the name of a
church that was on the corner of Kings-
                                                  the garage sale. The garage sale will be
                                                  at my home which is located in the South
                                                                                                     Hunter Bodiford and Rishi        extemporaneous.                    fication goal.                                                      great-grandchildren,      Ella,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jacob and Serenity; sister-in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert Martin
                                                                                                     Suresh earned second place          Impromptu speaking was             All in all, the team fared
point and Fuqua back in the 60s. It would         Belt area.
                                                                                                     in domestic extemporaneous       another area in which the          well at the first tournament.                                       law Jo Mitchell and husband            McPhail
have been about where the Chevron is                 We are available to pick-up donations.                                                                                                                                                  Bob; brother-in-law Rex Bar-
now.                                              For donation pick-up or questions, please                                                                                                                                                  ton and wife Anita; cousins
  My grandfather remarried there in               call Heather DeRousse at 832-689-3901,                                                                                                                                                     and numerous nieces and
about 1968. I believe it was a southern           or email: turnersupport@earthlink.net.                                                                                                                                                     nephews.
Baptist.            Matthew Anderson                 Turner syndrome is a chromosomal                                                                                                                                                            A memorial service was
                                                  condition that describes girls and women                                                                                                                                                   conducted Friday, Sept. 9,
Weld: Missing                                     with common features that are caused by
                                                  complete or partial absence of the sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2011, at the Jeter Memo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             rial Funeral Home Chapel in
George, Deno’s                                    ond X chromosome. TS occurs in approx-
                                                  imately 1 of every 2,000 female births.                                                                                  Tommy Lee Thurman, 78,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Friendswood with the Rev.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             James Kinman officiating.
    I was sorry to see that Deno’s was               Several medical problems occur more                                                                               of Friendswood, died peace-                                           Interment will be held at a
forced to close because of this economy.          frequently in individuals with Turner syn-                                                                           fully Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.                                          later date.
Didn’t get to eat there often, but always         drome than in the general population.                                                                                He was raised in Lamesa,                                                  In lieu of usual remem-
enjoyed both the food and the service             These include heart, kidney and thyroid                                                                              Texas, graduated from Lame-                                           brances, donations in Thur-
when I did. Loved the Greek salad with            as well as hearing issues.                                                                                           sa High School, and attended                                          man’s name can be made to
gyro meat.                                           This is the national TS website:www.                                                                              Hardin Simmons University.                                            the charity of choice.
    Even more than that, I’ve missed the          tssus.org/. Also here is a PSA regarding                                                                                 Thurman served in the                                                 Condolences may be sent
letters from George in this publication.          TS: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftPln                                                                                   Army during the Korean con-                                           to the Thurman family in care           Former South Belt resi-
You were usually pretty right on in your          JtR E8. Thank you! Heather DeRousse                                                                                  flict. He lived in the South                                           of Jeter Memorial Funeral           dent Robert Martin McPhail,
opinions, George.                                                 Turner Syndrome Society                                                                              Belt area for 28 years before                                         Home at www.jeterfuneral            60, died on Thursday, Sept. 8,
    Don’t know if you’re still in the area or                                                                                                                          moving to Friendswood in                                              home.com.                           2011, at his home in Hartselle,
not. I hope so. If so, please don’t be a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ala. The cause of death was a
stranger here. Good luck and God bless.           Muse urges drivers                                                                                                   2000. He was employed by
                                                                                                                                                                       Navistar Inc. for 51 years in                                                                             heart attack. He was born on
    To Larry Reams, (The Ugly American.           to slow down                                                                                                         cities nationwide. He was an                                              Marjorie T.                     July 23, 1951, in Tomball.
9-08-11), well said. That is exactly the                                                                                                                               avid square dancer, loved to                                                                                  A 1970 graduate of South
liberal position.                                    Once again we have had a traffic acci-                                                                            travel and visited numerous                                                Jackson                        Houston High School, McPhail
    They are all for equality and free            dent on Beamer. We must all remember        Members of the Clear Brook Speech High School are, left to right, Hunter countries.                                                                                                worked in the carpet and
speech as long as you agree with them.            and to talk to our young people to slow & Debate Team pictured with their Bodiford, Rishi Suresh and Adriel Ri-          Thurman was preceded in                                                                               flooring business in the South
What about being sensitive to Christians?         down.                                       trophies after the tournament at Dobie vera.                             death by his parents, S.L. and                                                                            Belt area for many years as a
What about the right of conservatives to             We all drive way too fast and try to                                                                                                                                                                                        representative for Crutchfield
voice their opinions? A little hypocritical?      beat red lights.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Carpet Co. He later moved to
Hmm?

Charity garage sale
                            David R. Weld            It is so scary to try to get out of my
                                                  Subdivision in Sageglen, to get on
                                                  Scarsdale . . . people are driving so fast.
                                                                                                        SJC soccer player killed in crash                                                                                                                                        the Clear Lake area where he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 was active in coaching youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sports and in sports officiat-
                                                     Beamer and Scarsdale as well as                                                                                                                                                                                             ing. His officiating creden-
requests donations                                other parts of our community should be
                                                  patrolled and tickets given out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tials included an invitation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to umpire at the State Little
   I am the President of the Turner Syn-             It is just not the people from South                                                                                                                                                                                        League Tournament in Waco.
drome Society Houston Chapter. I am               Belt driving down Scarsdale.                                                                                                                                                                                                       McPhail moved to various
writing to request if you could please               Many live in Pearland also and they                                                                                                                                                                                         locations in the Deep South
place an announcement that our chapter            think that Scarsdale is I-45. Toni Muse                                                                                                                                                                                        to help with rebuilding needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 following Hurricane Katrina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in 2005, and eventually relo-


      Guest Editorial                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Marjorie Theresa “Marge”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jackson, 80, longtime South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Belt resident, died Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sept. 8, 2011. She was born
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cated to northern Alabama.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     He is survived by his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wife of 25 years, Susan Mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 let McPhail; and four grown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Dec.        children, son Gary Allison

     Their Future, Our Fight                                                                                                                                                                                                                 17, 1930.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jackson is survived by her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             husband of 58 years, Clifford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and wife Lana of Bradford,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ark.; daughter Natalie Les-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ter and husband Jerry of
                  by Linda Bridges, president of Texas AFT                                                                                                                                                                                   X. Jackson; five daughters,          Yellville, Ark.; son Robert
    In the wake of a state legislative session    to prepare our students for college and                                                                                                                                                    Teresa Mueller and husband          McPhail Jr. and wife Dahlia
that produced unprecedented cuts of more          careers?                                                                                                                                                                                   Randy, Julia Sudela and hus-        of Yuma, Ariz.; and son Seth
than $5 billion from public education, the             Note the sad irony: The state’s leaders                                                                                                                                               band Joe, Linda Sudela and          McPhail, a student at Sam
back-to-school verdict is already in: 75 per-     and their lieutenants in the legislature have                                                                                                                                              husband Mark, Laura Corn-           Houston State University. He
cent of Texans say our state lawmakers            put this drag on our state’s economic com-                                                                                                                                                 man and husband Terry, Lisa         also leaves behind six grand-
should not have cut funding for public            petitiveness at the very same time they tout                                                                                                                                               Hamilton and husband Con-           children, two great-grandchil-
schools at all (Texas Poll, July 2011). In        the Texas approach as a model for the                                                                                                                                                      rad; 15 grandchildren and           dren, many cousins and doz-
fact, 90 percent agree that our schools           nation.                                                                                                                                                                                    five great-grandchildren.            ens of friends in the Houston
need more money from the state, not cuts.              So what can be done when the state                                                                                                                                                       Jackson worked for many          area and in Alabama.
    The folks in charge in the state Capitol      defaults on something as fundamental to                                                                                                                                                    years in marketing research.            A memorial service was
have unquestionably defaulted on their            our future as public education?                                                                                                                                                            She was an active member of         held on Wednesday, Sept. 14,
commitment to the schoolchildren of Texas.             Well, for one thing, school districts any                                                                                                                                             St. Frances Cabrini Catholic        2011, at the high-school base-
For at least the next two years, our stu-         day now are surely going to sue the state                                                                                                                                                  Church for 44 years. Of her         ball field in Hartselle where
dents will be caught in the undertow of a         for violating the state constitution’s man-                                                                                                                                                many services to the church,        McPhail often umpired base-
grossly inequitable and inadequate system         date to provide for an effective system of                                                                                                                                                 she loved to practice and           ball games.
of school funding, just when high-need,           public education, and they are going to
economically disadvantaged children are           have a good case. But it will take a long           A San Jacinto College soccer player was killed the                 Perez, 18, was a rear passenger of the BMW shown
becoming the supermajority in our schools.
Our schoolchildren will have fewer teach-
ers and educational aides to help meet
                                                  time to reach a final court decision.
                                                       Some 69 percent of Texans in the poll
                                                  mentioned above say they would support a
                                                                                                      morning of Tuesday, Sept. 13, when the vehicle he
                                                                                                      was traveling in was involved in a traffic collision
                                                                                                                                                                         above that allegedly ran a red light at the intersec-
                                                                                                                                                                         tion, causing it to strike another vehicle and then                 CCISD forming
rising state graduation requirements. Full-
day pre-kindergarten classes simply will
                                                  local tax increase to support their public
                                                  schools. For those districts that have not
                                                                                                      at Beamer and Astoria. According to police, Jose                   flip over.                 Photo by Marie Flickinger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             boundary committee
not be there for many thousands of eligible
students.
    Nor will the extra services from reading
                                                  already hit the state-imposed cap on their
                                                  local tax rate, that is an option.
                                                       Meanwhile, though, the kids can’t wait.
                                                                                                     Pre-K tuition openings at CCISD campuses                                                                                                    The Clear Creek Indepen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dent School District is form-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing the 2011-2012 School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyone interested in vol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 unteering their time may sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mit information online at
specialists and academic coaches that             You’re only 5 years old once. Parents,                Tuition-based pre-kinder-     gram for the school year will         • Integrated technology        Childhood, English as a           Boundary Advisory Commit-           www.ccisd.net/SBAC or can
have been making a difference for so many         teachers, and friends of public education in       garten is an optional program    be $400 per month.                 with opportunities through-       Second Language and Special       tee.                                request an application from
academically at-risk pupils. And that’s just      the wider community are joining together to        for children whose parents          Tuition for the extended-       out the day for children to use   Education.                            The mission of SBAC is to       the Office of Communications
a partial damage inventory.                       fill the gap, doing our best with what we          want to them attend pre-kin-     day program will be $600 per       computers and interactive            • Both half-day and ex-        develop and present new             at 281-284-0020.
    Together, the governor, lieutenant gov-       have to give these students the education          dergarten in Clear Creek         month.                             boards to increase their learn-   tended day programs avail-        boundary recommendations               Completed forms must be
ernor, and House speaker have led a               they deserve. As we head back to school,           Independent School District         Tuition-based pre-kinder-       ing                               able                              to the district’s board of trust-   received by 4:30 p.m., Sept.
shameful retreat from the state’s constitu-       we urge all concerned citizens to enlist in        to prepare them for kinder-      garten in Clear Creek ISD             • Highly qualified and            • Accredited by the Texas
tional duty to give all our students a fair       this cause. Please get involved in advocacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ees for elementary and inter-       27, 2011. Those interested in
                                                                                                     garten.                          offers quality early learning:     certified teachers in every       Education Agency                  mediate attendance zones for        serving on the SBAC may
chance to succeed in school. They refuse          and service through Their Future: Our                 CCISD offers tuition-            • Child-centered curricu-       classroom. Early Childhood           For more information, call
to acknowledge that revenue needed for            Fight, Save Texas Schools, Parents Across                                                                                                                                                  the 2012-2013 school year.          mail the form to:
                                                                                                     based pre-kindergarten to        lum based on the Texas pre-        teachers in Clear Creek ISD       281-284-0330 or email PK@             Employees of the district          Clear Creek I.S.D., c/o
education is down because the Texas               America, Friends of Texas Public Schools,          children who are 3 or 4 years    kindergarten guidelines            are certified to teach Early      ccisd.net.
economy is not growing nearly as fast as          Raise Your Hand Texas, the Texas                                                                                                                                                           are not eligible to serve on        Deputy Superintendent of
                                                                                                     old on or before Sept. 1 based      • Comprehensive early                                                                               the committee. All members          Curriculum and Instruction,
they confidently assumed back in 2006,            Organizing Project, Texas Parent PAC, your
when they “reformed” school funding.
    Their refusal to admit their mistake and
                                                  local PTA or PTO, or other groups that have
                                                  sprung up to support public education.
                                                                                                     on space available.
                                                                                                        Currently, there are open-
                                                                                                                                      language and literacy pro-
                                                                                                                                      gram designed to prepare           Hispanic Heritage Month                                             shall be selected by random
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             drawing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 P.O. Box 799, League City,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TX 77573.
                                                                                                     ings for tuition-based Pre-K.    children for success in kin-
make up for lost education revenue is a
perfect example of penny-wise, pound-
                                                  (Fellow teachers, that goes especially for
                                                  you!)                                              Tuition for the half-day pro-    dergarten                          includes movie screening
foolish policy that will continue to hold back         But we all need to do something more,                                                                                 Enjoy a movie and learn       the Office of Intercultural and       MHSH hosts men’s night out
economic growth. Instead of fixing this self-
inflicted structural deficit, this year they
                                                  reaching beyond the comfort zone of the
                                                  schoolhouse and into the polling place to                Library events scheduled                                      about the Mirabel sisters dur-    International Student Ser-             Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will have a
chose to dismantle already-modest con-            change the status quo. The kids are worth
                                                                                                                                                                         ing a Hispanic Heritage           vices.                              night out for men Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                        The following events are set for the week of Sept. 15
tract and compensation safeguards for             it. Their future is our fight. As the folks from                                                                       Month movie screening of In           The film is one event           at Cullen’s Upscale American Grille, 11500 Space Center
                                                                                                     through Sept. 21 at Parker Williams Library, 10851 Scarsdale
teachers, inviting school districts to econo-     Save Texas Schools like to say: We’re                                                                                  the Time of Butterflies, which    scheduled in recognition of         Blvd. A discussion on men’s health topics will include
                                                                                                     Blvd.:
mize at the expense of their employees to         watching, we remember, and we vote!                                                                                    chronicles the lives of the       National Hispanic Heritage          panel guests Dr. David Crumbie, orthopedic surgeon; Dr.
                                                                                                        The Friends of the Parker Williams Branch Library will
make up for state cuts. Is laying off teach-           AFT represents 65,000 school em-ploy-                                                                             sisters who died in 1960 fight-   Month, observed from Sept.          Matthew Hoggatt, urological surgeon; and Dr. Michael
                                                                                                     hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m.
ers, cutting their pay, and cramming more         ees across the state. Find out more about                                                                              ing for freedom in the Domin-     15 through Oct. 15 to honor         Byrd, otorhinolaryngologist, discussing ways for men to
                                                                                                        Preschool storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and tod-
kids into their classrooms in the face of ris-    the organization’s efforts at www.theirfu-                                                                             ican Republic.                    the histories, cultures and         feel stronger and better as they age.
                                                                                                     dler storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
ing academic challenges a good way                tureourfight.org.                                                                                                          The film is scheduled for     contributions of American              Vendor booths will be set up for attendees to learn about
                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5       citizens whose ancestors            proper nutrition, sports performance, smoking awareness
                                                                                                           High school reunions set                                      to 7 p.m. in the university’s     came from Spain, Mexico,
Cornyn: After dismal jobs report,                                                                                  Dobie 20-year reunion
                                                                                                                                                                         Student Services and Class-       the Caribbean and Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and more. Door prizes, a small gift, and free blood pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               screenings will also be available. The event is free, but
                                                                                                                                                                         room Building, Lecture            and South America.                  space is limited. To register, call 713-222-2273.
president should halt all new regulations                                                               The J. Frank Dobie Class of 1991 reunion will be held
                                                                                                     Saturday, Oct 8, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Trevisio Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                         Room, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                             Based on the historical
                                                                                                                                                                                                               For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                                           about the film and discussion,
   U.S. Sen. John Cornyn,
R-Texas, responded recently
                                 another dismal unemploy-
                                 ment report, the president
                                                                   cent – below where it was
                                                                   when Obama was sworn into
                                                                                                     & Ballroom, 6550 Bertner Ave. All 1991 graduates and for-           novel by Julia Alvarez, this      contact Susana Hernandez,                     Leader Obituary policy
                                                                                                     mer classmates are welcome – “after 5” attire. For ticket in-       film tells the story of the       coordinator of Educational
to President Obama’s deci-       should take this a step further   office.                           formation, visit http://dobieclassof91reunion.eventbrite.com.       Mirabel sisters and their cou-    Programming and Outreach,         Obituaries submitted to the Leader are published free
sion to ask the Environmental    and place a moratorium on            Cornyn serves on the              The reunion mixer will be on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6:30           rageous efforts to overthrow      at 281-283-2565, or email               of charge. They are edited to conform to
Protection Agency to with-       all new regulations until the     Finance, Judiciary, Armed         p.m. to 2 a.m. at Hughes Hangar Bar & Grille, 2811 Wash-            the Trujillo regime.              hernandezsu@uhcl.edu.                               the Leader style.
draw new proposed smog           nation’s unemployed are put       Services and Budget commit-       ington Ave. Dobie senior classes of 1988 to 1994 are all wel-           A facilitated discussion,
standards:                       back to work.”                    tees. He serves as the top        come.                                                               led by UH-Clear Lake visit-
   “The president’s decision
is welcome news and a step
in the right direction, but in
                                    Cornyn is an original co-
                                 sponsor of S. 1438, the
                                 Regulation Moratorium and
                                                                   Republican on the Judiciary
                                                                   Committee’s Immigration,
                                                                   Refugees and Border Security
                                                                                                                   Dobie 40-year reunion
                                                                                                        The J. Frank Dobie Class of 1971 will hold its 40th
                                                                                                                                                                         ing lecturer in anthropology,
                                                                                                                                                                         Charlotte Haney, will follow
                                                                                                                                                                         the film.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Park Manor of South Belt
reality, smog standards are      Job Preservation Act. The bill    subcommittee. He served           reunion on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Villa          The event is sponsored by
just the tip of the regulatory   calls for a moratorium on         previously as Texas Attorney      Capri on Clear Lake. More information is available on
iceberg from this admini-        burdensome federal regula-        General, Texas Supreme            Facebook Events and the J. Frank Dobie website (alumni), or
stration.
   “As Americans read yet
                                 tions until the national unem-
                                 ployment rate falls to 7.7 per-
                                                                   Court Justice, and Bexar
                                                                   County District Judge.
                                                                                                     email dianel10@comcast.net, dhughes533@aol.com or keen
                                                                                                     ersrus@comcast.net. Hotel blocks are available for Oct. 14-15.
                                                                                                                                                                           Team Gabby                                                                         Park Manor
                                                                                                                    SoHo 25-year reunion                                    fundraiser                                                                             celebrates its
Olson statement on Justice Department                                                                   The South Houston High School Class of 1986 Reunion is        Team Gabby will start its                                                                      residents!
                                                                                                     set for Oct. 14-16. Activities include:                      annual fundraiser for the
intervention on AT&T/T-Mobile merger                                                                    Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. - South Houston versus Sam
                                                                                                     Rayburn (homecoming) football game at Pasadena Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                  Gabby Romero Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                  Scholarship Fund at Dobie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Clinical Services Covering:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ◆
   Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar      stration in 2008, the Justice     Mexican gangsters acquire         Stadium, followed by a mixer at Hugh and Jeff’s Carwash      High School and for Renal                                                                       Skilled Nursing
Land, recently issued the fol-   Department filed an antitrust     weapons through their imbe-                                                                                                                                                                      ◆
                                                                                                     and Grill, 1232 FM 646 Road W. in Dickinson.                 Cell Carcinoma Cancer                                                                          Long Term Care
lowing statement in response     lawsuit to block AT&T’s           cilic “Fast and Furious” pro-        Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. - Reunion at the Doubletree  Research Center at the                                                                  ◆
to the U.S. Department of        merger with T-Mobile. At a        gram.                             Hotel, Downtown Houston, 400 Dallas St. Buy tickets at                                                                                                 Rehabilitation & much more
                                                                                                                                                                  University of Texas Medical
Justice announcement of their    time when our nation’s econ-          “Congress has found no        http://www.greatreunions.com/.                               School in honor of the late
intent to block a proposed
merger between AT&T and
                                 omy is struggling to grow
                                 jobs, this announcement
                                                                   reason why this merger
                                                                   should not go through.
                                                                                                        Sunday, Oct. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. - All-class picnic
                                                                                                                                                                  Gabby Romero.                                                                             11902 Resource Pkwy.
                                                                                                     hosted by the Class of 1986 at Walter Hall Park, 807 High-                                                                                              (near Memorial Hermann SE Hospital)
T-Mobile:                        comes as an unneeded blow.        Blocking an American com-         way 3 N. in League City (1.4 miles south of the NASA Park-       Orders are being placed
                                                                                                                                                                  for long-sleeved T-shirts,
   “On the very same day
AT&T announced plans to
                                    “With this latest move, it’s
                                 hard to figure out who this
                                                                   pany from acquiring a for-
                                                                   eign-owned company, which
                                                                                                     way bypass).
                                                                                                                                                                  hoodies, sweats for the win-                                                                   281-922-6802
bring 5,000 American jobs        Justice Department is work-       will bring back thousands of                      Milby 50th reunion                           ter, caps and visors.
back to American soil, the       ing for. If they are not trying   American jobs as well as             The Milby Class of 1961 will hold its 50th reunion Friday     To purchase an item,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             We love our residents at Park Manor!
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Shown here are Jessica Hernandez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fax: 281-922-6804
largest such repatriation of     to stop the closure of the ter-   pump many billions into the       and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, at the South Shore Harbor Resort contact Jesse Romero at                    C.N.A., Bella Vita resident Sharon
overseas jobs by any compa-      rorist prisons at Guantanamo      economy doesn’t make              & Conference Center. For more information, call Vicki 832-876-0502 or email                             Macha, and Jason Shi, P.T.
ny since the Bush admini-        Bay, then they are helping        sense.”                           Buckner Reber at 713-789-8144.                               jr11103@yahoo.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday, September 15, 2011, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section A, Page 3


      Lajaunie presented NASA award                                                                                               Pasadena livestock show, rodeo . . .
                                                                                                                                  Continued from Page 1A           rain, Davis said. With a         Junior Gordon.                    are $15 each and are sold         formances, seating is lim-
                                                                                                                                  looking to sink their teeth      covered arena that can seat         Tickets can be pur-            on a first come first serve         ited to above the first five
                                                                                                                                  into some of the best bar-       about 5,000 people, that         chased online at www.pas-         basis.                            rows.
                                                                                                                                  becue around – features          has fans, and is well-ven-       adenarodeo.com or at any             Tickets will get fans              The bottom five rows
                                                                                                                                  more than 100 cooking            tilated and has emergency        area H-E-B grocery store.         into the rodeo grounds            are reserved for box seat
                                                                                                                                  teams, with a waiting list       backup generators, Davis         General admittance tickets        and arena for nightly per-        holders.
                                                                                                                                  for entrants. Davis says         said the show will go on.
                                                                                                                                  it is typical for the cook-          This year’s entertain-
                                                                                                                                  off to be filled to capacity
                                                                                                                                  with a waiting list.
                                                                                                                                      “We are probably the
                                                                                                                                  second largest cook-off in
                                                                                                                                                                   ers:
                                                                                                                                                                       Sept. 16: PRCA rodeo,
                                                                                                                                                                   Randy Houser, Swingler
                                                                                                                                                                   Car Act and Jason Cassidy
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fishing in Alaska
                                                                                                                                  the area, second to Hous-        (Silver Spur entertainer).
                                                                                                                                  ton (Livestock Show and              Sept. 17: PRCA rodeo,
                                                                                                                                  Rodeo),” said Davis.             Kevin Fowler, Swingler
                                                                                                                                      This year’s rodeo takes      Car Act and Jeff Woolsey
                                                                                                                                  place Sept. 16-24. The           (Silver Spur entertainer).
                                                                                                                                  cook-off will be held Sept.          Sept. 18: PRCA rodeo,
                                                                                                                                  29, 30 and Oct. 1.               Cowboy Church at 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                      One of the reasons for       (Rodeo Arena) and Rodeo
                                                                                                                                  the switch was to entice         Slack.
                                                                                                                                  more rodeo professionals             Sept. 19: PRCA rodeo,
                                                                                                                                  to visit the Pasadena Ro-        Pink night, family pack
                                                                                                                                  deo to earn valuable rodeo       (4 tickets for $16), rodeo
                                                                                                                                  circuit points.                  entertainment: Pasadena
                                                                                                                                      “We’re on the tail end       High School band; Swin-
                                                                                                                                  of the PRCA (Professional        gler Car Act, D.J. Calvin
                                                                                                                                  Rodeo Cowboys Associa-           Cash (Silver Spur enter-
                                                                                                                                  tion) circuit, which makes       tainer).
                                                                                                                                  anybody wanting to go to             Sept. 20: PRCA rodeo,
                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas for the finals,         rodeo entertainer: Dobie
Darren Lajaunie, 1984 Dobie graduate and former                        port of the International Space Station Program            pretty much have to come         High School band, Dobie
Lockheed Martin hardware operations manager                            prior to his death in May. His wife, Camille, and          to the Pasadena Rodeo,”          FFA calf scramble Team
for the Cargo Mission Contract at Johnson Space                        son Andrew accepted the award on his behalf.               said Davis. “We are the          Ghost Riders/Tim Lepard,
Center, was recently honored with a posthumous                         Pictured are, left to right, former astronaut and          largest PRCA rodeo in this       Silver Spur entertainer:
Exceptional Public Service Medal award by NASA.                        Johnson Space Center Deputy Director Dr. Ellen             part of Texas.”                  Justin Grant.
Lajaunie received the award for his exceptional                        Ochoa, Kelly Lajaunie (Darren’s brother), Camille,             The Championship Pas-            Sept. 21: PRCA rodeo,
public service to NASA and exemplary leadership                        Andrew, and former astronaut and JSC Center                adena Livestock Auction          rodeo entertainment: San
of Cargo Mission Contract engineering in sup-                          Director Michael Coats.           Photo subnmitted         will be Thursday, Sept. 22,      Jacinto night, Team Ghost
                                                                                                                                  inside the spacious Pasa-        Riders/Tim Lepard, Silver
                                                                                                                                  dena Convention Center,          Spur Entertainer: Jamie
                                                                                                                                  located near the intersec-       Talbert.
   Laytons attend son’s return home                                                                                               tion of Red Bluff and Fair-
                                                                                                                                  mont Parkway.
                                                                                                                                                                       Sept. 22: PRCA rodeo,
                                                                                                                                                                   rodeo entertainment: KILT
                                                                                                                                      The auction will fea-        campfire, Jack Ingram,
                                                                                                                                  ture livestock raised by         Wade Bowen and The Josh
                                                                                                                                  students from Pasadena           Abbott Band, Team Ghost
                                                                                                                                  and Deer Park ISDs, along        Riders/Tim Lepard. Silver
                                                                                                                                  with students from the           Spur Entertainer: Country
                                                                                                                                  Boys and Girls Harbor.           Road 101.
                                                                                                                                  Pasadena Rodeo has over              Sept. 23: Bull rid-
                                                                                                                                  the years, paid out more         ing, rodeo entertainment:
                                                                                                                                  than $4 million in schol-        James Otto, Rockin’ Rob-           Former South Belt resident Ken DeWitt (left) and his friend, Jim Lindsay,
                                                                                                                                  arships to area students.        bie Hodges, Silver Spur            struggle to hold up the 50-pound halibut that DeWitt caught in Alaska on
                                                                                                                                  Last year, it gave out 50        entertainer: Driftwood.            14-pound test line on a trout rod. DeWitt currently resides in Fort Mill, S.C.,
                                                                                                                                  scholarships for a total of          Sept. 24: Military night,      and Lindsay is from Clear Lake. The two were on Prince of Wales Island
                                                                                                                                  about $50,000. Davis said        bull riding, rodeo enter-          along with other friends during the week of Aug. 14. They also caught plenty
                                                                                                                                  San Jacinto College is now       tainment: Mark Chesnutt,           of silver and pink salmon during the week and enjoyed staying in the cabin
                                                                                                                                  also a recipient of the ro-      Rockin’ Robbie Hodges,             shown in the background.
                                                                                                                                  deo’s scholarship fund.          Silver Spur Entertainer:
                                                                                                                                      On what draws resi-
                                                                                                                                  dents to the rodeo year
                                                                                                                                  after year, Davis said it’s
                                                                                                                                  everything the rodeo of-
                                                                                                                                                                   Bond would complete middle school
                                                                 Sharon and John Layton recently traveled to Norfolk, Va.,
                                                                                                                                  fers its patrons.
                                                                                                                                      “You can go to a movie
                                                                                                                                  theater, or you can go to a
                                                                                                                                                                   implementation, relieve overcrowding
                                                                                                                                  sporting event in Houston.           The Pasadena Independent     ing at the intermediate and       example, most of the students        The election has been
                                                                 to watch their son, Bruce, come in from deployment on                                             School District’s proposed       elementary campuses that          in kindergarten would be          called for Nov. 8. Early vot-
                                                                 the USS Enterprise. They were able to visit Pigeon Forge,        Really, this is the attraction
                                                                                                                                  in our community. We’re          bond of $270.1 million, with     were impacted. In addition,       with the same students            ing will be held Oct. 24
                                                                 Tenn., Virginia Beach, several NASCAR tracks, and the                                             no tax rate increase, would      academic performance and          through eighth grade if they      through Nov. 4.
                                                                 NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bruce was able to come home on              the single largest event in      provide for major renovations    student socialization have        remain in the same atten-            Public forums have been
                                                                 leave at that time and was suprised at a welcome home            southeast Harris County.         throughout the district and      improved.                         dance zone. The majority of       scheduled for each of the
                                                                 party held in his honor with friends and neighbors.              It’s something different.”       three new middle schools.            Middle schools serve stu-     students would then feed into     district’s five high schools.
                                                                 Top photos: Sharon and Bruce and John and Bruce share                Davis said the rodeo             Last fall, a group of 50     dents in the fifth and sixth      the same high schools.            The schedule for those
                                                                 hugs after Bruce’s return to the States at Oceana Naval          wouldn’t enjoy the growth        community members and par-       grades. Curriculum and pro-          The new schools with           forums is:
                                                                 Air Station in Virginia Beach. Left center: Sailors stand        and popularity it has over       ents from across the district    gramming are tailored spe-        feeder patterns are as fol-          * South Houston High -
                                                                 on deck as the Enterprise comes in to dock at Norfolk Na-        the years without the sup-       formed the Future Facilities     cifically for these age groups.   lows:                             Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.
                                                                 val Base. Bottom left: Bruce and John at Charlotte Motor         port of both local busi-         Committee. This committee        Fifth-graders are no longer          • Middle School 1 (serv-          * Dobie High - Monday,
                                                                 Speedway. Below: Bruce stands in front of the FA18AF             nesses and city of Pasade-       looked at enrollment projec-     housed in the same building       ing Park View Intermediate):      Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.
                                                                 Super Hornet that bears his name.                                na officials. “We couldn’t        tions, analyzed the needs of     as first-graders, and sixth-      Bailey, Jensen and Fisher            * Pasadena High - Wed-
                                                                                                                                                                   the district and recommended     graders are no longer with        elementary schools.               nesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  do what we do out here for       that the Pasadena ISD Board      eighth-graders.                      • Middle School 2 (serv-          * Memorial High - Tues-
                                                                                                                                  the kids without the sup-        of Trustees call for a bond          Given the vast develop-       ing Queens Intermediate):         day, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  port of the entire commu-        election.                        mental differences in students    South Shaver, L.F. Smith and         For more information on
                                                                                                                                  nity, the city and our spon-         The committee recom-         at those ages, middle schools     Williams elementary schools.      Pasadena ISD Bond 2011,
                                                                                                                                  sors and volunteers.”            mended three new middle          provide a positive transition        • Middle School 3:             call 713-740-0247 or visit
                                                                                                                                      Davis said there are         schools to be built to com-      and eliminate negative peer       Melillo and Lomax middle          www1.pasadenaisd.org/scho
                                                                                                                                  more than 1,600 who help         plete the Middle School          pressure from older students.     schools.                          olbond2011.
                                                                                                                                  in making sure the event         Concept started in the 2004      Campus goals and expecta-
                                                                                                                                  is a success year in and
                                                                                                                                  year out. He says prepar-
                                                                                                                                                                   Bond Program and to reduce
                                                                                                                                                                   crowding.
                                                                                                                                                                       Two of the middle schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tions can be clearly defined
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and targeted for a narrower
                                                                                                                                                                                                    age range, giving teachers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GRE prep course set
                                                                                                                                  ing for the rodeo is a year-     would, if the bond is            stronger focus on what they          Register for the GRE Re-       comprehensive overview of
                                                                                                                                  round effort.                    approved, serve the Park         teach and how they teach it.      view course offered through       the exam, test-taking strate-
                                                                                                                                      For those looking for        View and Queens intermedi-           Middle schools also           University of Houston-Clear       gies, reading comprehension,
                                                                                                                                  a family-friendly outing,        ate feeder schools. The third    strengthen beginning band,        Lake’s Center for Advanced        writing assessment and more.
                                                                                                                                  Davis said the rodeo offers      would be built in the Melillo    orchestra and choir programs      Management Programs set               All participants receive a
                                                                                                                                  many different things for        and Lomax middle school          and can serve as an intramu-      for four consecutive Satur-       copy of the Princeton Re-
                                                                                                                                  family including the pa-         areas to reduce overcrowding     ral training ground for stu-      days, Sept. 17 and 24, and        view’s Cracking the GRE
                                                                                                                                  rade, a carnival, plenty of      at those schools and provide     dents interested in athletic      Oct. 1 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 4    used in the course. Course fee
                                                                                                                                                                   for future growth. The new       programs.                         p.m. in the Bayou Building,       is $349 per person.
                                                                                                                                  animals for kids to see and                                                                         2700 Bay Area Blvd.                   For more information or to
                                                                                                                                                                   schools would be similar in          Middle schools under the
                                                                                                                                  “mouton busting,” along          design to the Lomax and          Pasadena ISD’s plan would            This updated GRE Review        register, visit http://www.
                                                                                                                                  with many other events.          Shaw middle school campus-       serve the same attendance         provides one additional re-       uhcl.edu/camp, call 281-283-
                                                                                                                                      “It’s a very up close        es.                              zones as the district’s current   view session for the three-       3133 or 281-283-3121, or
                                                                                                                                  and personal rodeo,” said            The Middle School Con-       intermediate schools. For         session price and provides a      email camp@uhcl.edu.
                                                                                                                                  Davis. The rodeo will also       cept from 2004 has already
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 Lariaette of the Week                                                                                                                 Over The Back Fence                                                                             by Jan                                      Escort of the Week

                                                                                                SCHOOL DAZE                                                  Susan Fontanilla. Celebrating a birthday                lots of “PISD gossip” knowledge.
                                                                                    The following personnel and staff mem-                                   Sept. 16 is Richard Hokanson. On Sept. 20,                 Dennis Shippey, PISD swim coach who
                                                                                 bers of the Pasadena Independent School                                     James Golden marks a birthday. A double                 has had a hard struggle with Alzheimer’s,
                                                                                 District celebrate birthdays Sept. 15 through                               birthday is enjoyed by Manuel Moreno and                died recently.
                                                                                 Sept. 21.                                                                   Zaira Tamez Sept. 21.                                      Jon Rascoe, the fishingest Dobie retiree
                                                                                             Atkinson Elementary                                                      DOBIE TRAILMIXERS MEET                         ever, recently enjoyed a trip to Alaska. From
                                                                                    Wishes for a wonderful birthday are sent                                     The Dobie Trailmixers recently met at               the pictures he shared, he must fill the freez-
                                                                                 to Andrea Fox Sept. 20.                                                     Luby’s for their monthly meeting. Topics                ers of everyone he knows with the fish he
                                                                                              Burnett Elementary                                             included:                                               catches.
                                                                                    A special birthday greeting is sent to Gina                                  The first PARSE meeting took place                     Helen Kainer joined friends on a trip to
                                                                                 Petrash Sept. 19.                                                           recently, and all enjoyed the informal talks            Durango, Colo., to seek some much-needed
                                                                                            Laura Bush Elementary                                            by Pasadena Independent School District                 relief from the heat.
                                                                                    Triple birthday wishes are sent to Patti                                 Superintendent Kirk Lewis and Deer Park                    Jean and L.N. Boudreaux are enjoying
                                                                                 Johnson, Erica Ordogne and Susan                                            Superintendent Arnold Adair.                            their home in the woods of Montgomery
                                                                                 Everett Sept. 21.                                                               PISD will dedicate the Frank Braden                 County. She sent pictures of deer she sees
                                                                                              Frazier Elementary                                             Building at the corner of Beltway 8 and Red             on her early morning walks.
                                                                                    The day for a party for Mary Tran is Sept.                               Bluff on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The public is asked             Donna Chamblin Smith is spending lots
                                                                                 15. Sharing a birthday Sept. 17 are Candice                                 to attend the event that will honor the former          of time in Nacogdoches these days, caring
                                                                                 Cato and Sandy Geary.                                                       Dobie principal. Frank continues to serve on            for her family there.
                                                                                              Meador Elementary                                              the school board and stays active in support               Dobie friend and current PISD adminis-
                                                                                    On Sept. 19, Michelle Carlos enjoys a                                    of education. It is said that Frank and his             trative leader Tom Swan is drawing kudos,
                                                                                 birthday.                                                                   wife, Pat, are also outstanding bridge play-            even nationally, for his leadership in the new
                                                                                            South Belt Elementary                                            ers.                                                    PISD Credit Recovery Program. This pro-
                                                                                    Blow out the birthday candles for Martha                                     Another PISD board member, Nelda Sul-               gram helps dropouts complete requirements
                                                                                 Galvan Sept. 16. Sept. 20 is the date for a                                 livan, had surgery on her left arm a while              for their high school diplomas. He recently
                                                                                 cake for Stacie Ball.                                                       ago and is currently undergoing physical                traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak at a
                                                                                             Melillo Middle School                                           and water therapy three times a week at St.             conference on dropout recovery hosted by
                                                                                    A birthday is shared by Guy Mitchell and                                 John’s Hospital. She is set to undergo a new            Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. They
                                                                                 Rosa Nunez Sept. 15. The day for a party                                    medical evaluation soon, and it is hoped that           sought him out for his knowledge in this vital            The Lariaette Escort of the Week for Aug. 29
                                                                                 for Angelica Ribeiro is Sept. 17. Marking a                                 she can be relieved of more pain and regain             program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               through Sept. 2 is junior David Mena.
                                                                                 birthday Sept. 18 is Randy Rendon.                                          more use of her left arm.                                  The Dobie Trailmixers meet for lunch at 1
                                                                                             Morris Middle School                                                Roxanna Calley, former Dobie English                p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at
                                                                                    On Sept. 18, Stephanie Hewitt is wished                                  teacher who moved to Fayette County with                the Luby’s Cafeteria on Fuqua.
                                                                                 a happy birthday.
                                                                                           Beverly Hills Intermediate
                                                                                                                                                             husband L.J. a few years back, died last
                                                                                                                                                             month at age 65. Their daughter, Lisa, is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LEADER WANTS YOU IN THE NEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Email birthday, anniversary, vacation, con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CRAZY Mamas
                                                                                    Sept. 20 is the day for a birthday party for                             Dobie grad.                                             gratulations, etc., to mynews@south belt-
                                                                                 E. Delgado.
                                                                                                   Dobie High
                                                                                                                                                                 Jane Alexander, a well-liked PISD admin-
                                                                                                                                                             istration staffer, died last month. Her sweet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     leader.com with OTBF in the subject line.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Items must be submitted by Friday noon for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hold cupcake social
                                                                                    On Sept. 15, birthday wishes are sent to                                 smile hid a killer bridge-playing expertise and         the next week’s publication.                                 CRAZY Mamas invites          to designate their homes as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all mamas (and dads) to drop     drug and alcohol-free youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by the E.A. Smith YMCA on        zones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, Sept. 15, between         This means that they will
 The Lariaette of the Week for Aug. 29 through                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10:30 and noon to find out       not allow underage persons
 Sept. 2 is Jennifer Acero. She is the daughter of                                                                                                                                                                                                                            more about the new Not in        to consume alcohol, and they
 Celedonia DeLeon and Jose Acero and is a junior
 and a first-year member of the team.                                                                                                                                                                                      Longhorn                                           My Backyard campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CRAZY (Creating Resil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ient Aware Zealous Youth)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will also monitor their medi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cine cabinets to keep an eye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on the possible misuse or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mamas is a campaign de-          abuse of over-the-counter and



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Band                                             signed to strengthen parents’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              response to the pressures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              put on kids today, especially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when it comes to alcohol and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               prescription medications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The E.A. Smith YMCA is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               located at 14650 Highway 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Webster. For more infor-

                                   any service!                                                                                                                                                                            Section of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              drug use.                        mation, call the Bay Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not in My Backyard is a      Alliance at 281-284-0370 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              campaign designed to help        visit the website at www.
                                    Hair Care Gallerie                                                                                                                                                                                                                        all families in the community    ccisd.net/alliance.
                                          welcomes back
                            Mandi (Orth) Gulledge                                                                                                                                                                          the Week                                           Care Partners gathering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at St. Francis Cabrini
 Call or Text for Appt.                            11211 Sageglen                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Care Partners gathering     member or know of someone
 713-542-9524                                  Houston, TX 77089                                                                                                                                                                                                              for persons with Alzheimer’s,    with these challenges may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The J. Frank Dobie Longhorn March-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dementia, Parkinson’s, strokes   contact Claudia Rojas, Inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ing Band announced the drum majors                    and similar disabilities and     faith Care Partners, at 713-
                    American Legion Post 490, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                      as Section of the Week for Aug. 29                    their caretakers will be held    682-5995 for more informa-
                                11702 Galveston Road                                                                                                                                                                    through Sept. 3. Band Members of                      on Friday, Sept. 16, in the      tion. All are welcome.
                                 Houston, TX 77034                                                                                                                                                                      the Week were Christina Tranand and                   Mother Cabrini Center at St.         Visit the website at www.
                                 (across from Ellington Field)                                                                                                                                                          Babacar Faye, Student Leader of the                   Frances Cabrini Catholic         interfaithcarepartners.org for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Week was Kemerly Dexter, and Spirit                   Church, 10727 Hartsook St.       information about Interfaith
                  Hall Coordinator: Wendell F. Denney                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Those who have a family       Care Partners.
                    Email: al0490@att.net Website: legion490.org                                                                                                                                                        Member of the Week was Andy Reyes.
 Office: 281-481-1179 Fax: 281-648-9795 Cell: 713-515-8267
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Drum majors pictured are, left to right,              Team-building lecture set
                  Hall Rentals                                                                                                                                                                                          Bryan Rodriguez, Celeny Benitez and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Venerson Villanueva.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Acclaimed speaker Jona-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              than Sprinkles will share the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and life experiences to moti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vate his audience. He built a
     Weddings, Receptions, Graduation Parties,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                secrets of self-empowerment      thriving career as a top sales-
   Reunions, Business Meetings, Training Purposes                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at DiversiME University, a       man at Dell Inc. before
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               Seating Capacity: 300                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          team-building diversity vid-     launching his career as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              eo-conference lecture spon-      sought-after speaker, author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sored by University of Hous-     and TV/radio personality.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ton-Clear Lake’s Student            This lecture is offered
                                 FARMERS®                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Leadership, Involvement &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community Engagement or
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                                      Jeffrey M. Barry                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The lecture is scheduled     people discover and achieve
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                                    Services Representative                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in the university’s Student      tions, community action and
                                 12621 Featherwood Dr., Ste 115                                                                                                                                                                                                               Services and Classroom           volunteering. UHCL’s SLICE
                                       Houston, Tx 77034                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Building, Room 1100, 2700        promotes volunteerism both
                                         281-464-3383                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bay Area Blvd.                   on campus and in the com-
                            Offering: Mutual Funds, Variable                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This lecture is free and     munity.
                            Universal Life, Variable Annuities,                       35 years ago (1976)                              Kirkwood South. It was ap-        that the Green Tee Terrace       day period.                        at least the third motorcycle    open to the public.                 For more information
                                      IRAs, 40l(k)s                                 A 100-ton bulldozer trav-                          parently started by vandals       subdivision be allowed to              5 years ago (2006)           fatality.                            Voted Speaker of the Year    about Jonathon Sprinkles,
     Securities offered through Farmers Financial Solutions, LLC,                eled approximately a quar-                            who fled. It demolished two        detach from the Clear Creek          Deputies from Constable           The     intersection     of   by the Association for the       visit http://www.jsprinkles.
                               Member FINRA & SIPC                               ter of a mile unattended in                           homes then crashed into a         school district and be an-       Gary Freeman’s office              Beltway 8 and Interstate 45      Promotion of Campus Activ-       com. For more information
                                                                                                                                       third. It stopped after coming    nexed by the Pearland school     received several calls regard-     had also been the site of two    ities and Mentor of the Year     about this event or SLICE,
                                                                                           Chu, Truong, DDS & Associates, PLLC         within 4 feet of 7-year-old       district.                        ing family disturbances and        suicides in the previous three   by Disney/Eastman Kodak,         visit http://www.uhcl.edu/SLI
                                                                                                                                       Sharon Boggan who escaped               20 years ago (1991)        assaults.                          years.                           Sprinkles uses humor, energy     or call 281-283-2611.
                     Scarsdale Dental Smiles                             Affordable & Quality                                          uninjured.
                                                                                                                                           Local politicians includ-
                                                                                                                                                                             A man reported to be in
                                                                                                                                                                         his mid-20s removed a win-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          named assistant principal at
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                                                                                                                                       ing Tom Bass, Shell Martin,
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                                                                                                                                                                         dow pane in a Rainbow Val-
                                                                                                                                                                         ley home. He then entered
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thompson Intermediate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Lockheed Martin            Dobie debate team successful
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                                                                                                                                                                         as he took her outside. She
                                                                                                                                                                         managed to slip out of her
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          (CEV).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The J. Frank Dobie Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Debate Team had an out-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Baez, fourth; and Jekale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Williams, sixth.
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     & Insurance                         exam, x-rays &                off your first                                                  regarding the organization of     nightshirt and get away from           1 year ago (2010)            standing opening weekend            In poetry interpretation,         Brianna Herman also
                                          consultation                  treatment
      Accepted                                                                            In the Food Town Shopping Center
                                                                                                                                       a civic club for the subdivi-     the man and seek help from           Two South Belt residents       for its 2011-2012 season.        Ariel Herbert placed fourth      earned four state points for
                                                                                                                                       sion. Craig Myers was cho-        her father.                      died from injuries sustained          Nine students competed at     overall.                         her second-place finish in
                                                                                                                                       sen as acting president, Roy          The arrest of two men in     in traffic accidents that          the Clear Springs Tournament,       Dobie led the charge in       dramatic interpretation.
                                                                                                                                       Behrens as acting vice presi-     a rent-by-the-week motel in      occurred on the Gulf Freeway       and Dobie won 10 awards.         prose interpretation, with           Once a student earns 10
                                                                                                                                       dent and Glenn Harris as act-     the 6700 block of Telephone      near Beltway 8. Gary Brian         Each student who participat-     finalists Jekale Williams        points in an event, they are
                                                                                                                                       ing treasurer.                    Road was expected to clear       Pearson, 56, was killed on the     ed in individual events          placing third; Daisy Dinh,       automatically qualified for
                                                                                                                                           During the first eight         up as many as 60 burglaries,     Gulf Freeway near Fuqua.           advanced to semifinals.          fourth; and Dana Nguyen,         the state tournament.
                                                                                                                                       months of 1976, the South-        14 of them in the South Belt     According to police, Pearson          Highlighting the results      sixth.                               While not advancing, Anh

         Here comes                                                                                                                    east Volunteer Fire Depart-
                                                                                                                                       ment had made more re-
                                                                                                                                       sponses than in all of 1975.
                                                                                                                                            30 years ago (1981)
                                                                                                                                           Houston mayoral candi-
                                                                                                                                                                         area.
                                                                                                                                                                               15 years ago (1996)
                                                                                                                                                                             At the annual South Belt-
                                                                                                                                                                         Ellington Chamber of Com-
                                                                                                                                                                         merce banquet, Billy Burge
                                                                                                                                                                                                          was traveling south on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          freeway on a black Harley
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Davidson motorcycle and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          made an unsafe lane change
                                                                                                                                                                                                          in front of a green Lexus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             include four Longhorns who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             were finalists in impromptu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             speaking, with Brianna Her-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             man finishing first; Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In domestic extemporane-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ous speaking, Thomas Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trevino and Michael Baez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              advanced to semifinals, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pham and Ashley Ramirez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               represented Dobie well in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lincoln-Douglas and con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               gressional debate, respective-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ray Trevino, third; Michael      Michael Baez placing second      ly.

              the bride . . .                                                                                                          dates Louis Macey and Kathy
                                                                                                                                       Whitmire visited the Sage-
                                                                                                                                       mont Civic Club.
                                                                                                                                           Burglars attempted to
                                                                                                                                                                         of the Ayrshire Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                         was named Citizen of the
                                                                                                                                                                         Year.
                                                                                                                                                                             No Brio contaminants
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sport utility vehicle. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lexus then struck the motor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          cycle from behind, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pearson lost control. He died
                                                                                                                                       steal a 2,000-pound safe from     showed up in underground         at the scene. The driver of the
     Let South Belt Graphics & Printing                                                                                                the Safeway grocery store
                                                                                                                                       on Hughes at the South Belt.
                                                                                                                                                                         water which was tested up to
                                                                                                                                                                         2 miles from the Superfund
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lexus was not injured. No
                                                                                                                                                                                                          charges were filed.
                                                                                                                                       Police theorized that the bur-    site.                                Just two days later, Ricardo
     take care of all your printing needs                                                                                              glars broke into the store and
                                                                                                                                       carried the safe to the rear of
                                                                                                                                                                               10 years ago (2001)
                                                                                                                                                                             Due to the terrorist at-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plasencia, 52, died from inju-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ries he incurred from a traffic
             for your special day.                                                                                                     the store on a dolly where
                                                                                                                                       they loaded it onto a sto-
                                                                                                                                                                         tacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11,
                                                                                                                                                                         between one-fourth and one-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          accident on the Gulf Freeway
                                                                                                                                                                                                          near Scarsdale. Police records
                                                                                                                                       len U-Haul truck. However,        half of students were taken      indicate Plasencia was driv-
                                                                                                                                       when the truck pulled away        out of local schools before      ing a green Jeep Wrangler on
           • Invitations • Envelopes •                                                                                                 from the bay, the safe slid out
                                                                                                                                       of the truck and was appar-
                                                                                                                                                                         the end of the day.
                                                                                                                                                                             An F-16, similar to those
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the freeway when he failed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                          maintain a single lane of traf-
                                                                                                                                       ently too heavy to lift back.     which left Ellington Field to    fic and struck a street light
           • Napkins • Matchbooks •                                                                                                         25 years ago (1986)
                                                                                                                                           Dobie graduate John W.
                                                                                                                                                                         accompany President George
                                                                                                                                                                         W. Bush’s flight on Sept. 11,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and freeway pillar. Blood test
                                                                                                                                                                                                          results determined Plasencia
                                                                                                                                       Sencay, 23, was killed near       was on display at the entrance   was under the influence of
              • Thank You Cards •                                                                                                      Baybrook Mall after the car
                                                                                                                                       in which he was riding was
                                                                                                                                                                         to the Texas Air National
                                                                                                                                                                         Guard section of Ellington
                                                                                                                                                                                                          alcohol. No other vehicles or
                                                                                                                                                                                                          persons were involved in this
                                                                                                                                       hit broadside by a pick-up        Field. The 147th guarded Air     accident. There had been at
                                                                                                                                       truck.                            Force One as it was thought      least 12 fatal traffic accidents
                                                                                                                                           A Texas Education Agen-       to be a target of terrorists.    in the previous three years on
    11555 Beamer                                                      281-484-4337                                                     cy hearings examiner recom-
                                                                                                                                       mended to State Education
                                                                                                                                                                             A total of three shootings
                                                                                                                                                                         were reported in the South
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the stretch of the Gulf Free-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          way from Fuqua to Scars-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Members of the Dobie High School Speech and Debate team pictured are, left
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to right, Daisy Dinh, Annie Pham, Brianna Herman, Jerale Williams and T-Ray
                                                                                                                                       Commissioner W. N. Kirby          Belt community over a four-      dale. Pearson’s death marked       Trevino.                                                     Photo submitted
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, September 15, 2011, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section A, Page 5


       Elizondos                                                                                        Matejka, Keimig engaged BellaVita club sews
         enjoy                                                                                                                                                                              Little Dresses for Africa
        fishing                                                                                                                                                                                  Bella Vita resident Anne
                                                                                                                                                                                            Maher has completed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dresses are donated through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                orphanages, churches and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      one of their service projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The women who sew will
                                                                                                                                                                                            donated 100 dresses to the          schools to plant in the hearts        supply fabric, thread and
         camp                                                                                                                                                                               organization, Little Dresses
                                                                                                                                                                                            for Africa. She has also made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of little girls that they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                worthy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      shipping costs, such as boxes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tape and postage. The sewing
  Jason Elizondo and sons, 4-year-                                                                                                                                                          britches for boys and skirts           Maher recently joined              club appreciates donated cot-
  old Jesse and 11-year-old Jazon,                                                                                                                                                          for older girls.                    Bella Vita Sewing Club. She           ton fabric, bias tape and trims
  spent their summer fishing and                                                                                                                                                                 Little Dresses for Africa is    displayed her most recent             to make the little dresses. The
                                                                                                                                                                                            a nonprofit organization            completed dresses and dem-            sewing club meets on Wed-
  crabbing at the San Luis Pass                                                                                                                                                             whose mission is to distribute      onstrated to the sewing club          nesdays at the Bella Vita
  fishing camp.                                                                                                                                                                              dresses to little girls in remote   how to make the dresses.              Clubhouse to work on vari-
  At right: Jesse and Jazon pre-                                                                                                                                                            villages of 19 countries in            The simple dresses can             ous service projects.
  pare for some crabbing and fish-                                                                                                                                                           Africa.                             even be made of pillowcases.             The Bella Vita Sewing
  ing.                                                                                                                                                                                          Dresses are also sent in        They are a great way to make          Club will be selling raffle
  Bottom left: Jesse snags a fish.                                                                                                                                                           crisis situations to Mexico,        use of scrap fabric. The              tickets for two quilts, Valiant
  Bottom right: Jesse shows off his                                                                                                                                                         Guatemala, Honduras, Cam-           Sewing Club was so im-                Eagle and Holiday Gifts, at
  huge catch.                                                                                                                                                                               bodia, South Dakota Indian          pressed with Maher's work             the Mistletoe Market. For
                                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations and the Appa-          that they decided to adopt            more information, contact
                                                                                                                                                                                            lachian area children. Simple       Little Dresses for Africa as          Helen Ortiz at 281-484-4653.




                                                                                                                                                                                            Bella Vita Sewing Club members, left to right, Marilee Plaks, Janice Hassinger
                                                                                                                                                                                            and Anne Maher, display little dresses they're making to donate to Little Dress-
                                                                                                                                                                                            es for Africa.                                                 Photo submitted

                                                                                                                                                                                            Author inspires students to ‘Master’
Fine arts events at SJC South                                                                                                                                                               academic and personal success
                                                                                                                                                                                               As part of San Jacinto           have a better chance of get-          Masters stressed when it
    The San Jacinto College        ule is as follows with more       mance schedule TBD)
                                                                                                                                                                                            College’s Welcome Week,             ting a higher GPA and gradu-          comes to student success and
South campus fine arts de-         event dates to come.                 • Nov. 10 through Dec. 7
                                                                                                                                                                                            the South Campus hosted             ating with a degree.”                 achieving goals is “It’s not
partment recently announced           • Through Oct. 3 - Marty       - Art student exhibition (fac-
                                                                                                                                                                                            nationally recognized author,          Masters also urged stu-            how smart you are, it’s how
its fall performance and gal-      Kaminsky, Photography and         ulty selections), Gallery Room
                                                                                                                                                                                            Andy Masters, who spoke to          dents to research their dream         bad you want it.”
lery schedule. This semester       Wood Turning, Gallery Room        12114
                                                                                                                                                                                            numerous first-time college         careers. He gave several
includes musical performanc-       12114                                • Nov. 17-18 - Winter
es by the guitar ensemble and         • Oct. 6 through Nov. 3 -      Works dance concert, 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                                            students on mastering aca-          examples of students across                  JOJO’S PARTY
                                                                                                                                                                                            demic success, enjoying the         the nation who incorporated
choir, dance showcases, the-       Gulf Coast Intercollegiate        p.m., Proscenium Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                            college social experience,          their degree with something                    RENTALS
ater performances and gal-         Consortium Art Faculty               • Dec. 2-3 - Christmas
lery exhibitions.                  Exhibition, Gallery Room          variety show, 8 p.m., Black
                                                                                                                                                                                            and finding their dream career      that they loved to do.                      - margarita machines
    All events are in the Marie    12114                             Box Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                            path.                                  “For every awesome job                    - chocolate fountains
                                                                                                                                                                                               “One of the most impor-          out there, there’s a career
Spence Flickinger Fine Arts           • Oct. 12-15 - Woyzeck, 8         • Dec. 4 - Christmas vari-
                                                                                                                                                                                            tant things to remember about       path to get there. Go online                     - steam tables
Building located on the South      p.m., Proscenium Theatre          ety show, 2 p.m., Black Box
campus at 13735 Beamer                • Oct. 16 - Woyzeck, 2         Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                            college success is that what-       and research these careers or                 - karaoke machines
Road. For ticket pricing, seat     p.m., Proscenium Theatre             • Dec. 6 - Guitar Ensem-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ever you did in high school
                                                                                                                                                                                            doesn’t matter – this is when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                go to your campus career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                center. You have to push the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - tents - chairs - tables
reservations and general in-          • Oct. 19-22 - Kennedy         ble performance, 7:30 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                                            the world starts keeping            process along and do the leg-           - waterslides - moonwalks - etc.
formation, call 281-484-1900       Center American College           Proscenium Theatre               Carl and Diane Matejka of South Belt announce the engagement and                      score,” said Masters.               work. Find your dream job
or visit arts.sanjac.edu.          Theater Festival (ticket prices      • Dec. 8 - Dance show-        upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Matejka, to Kory                      For many students enter-         and do what you have to do                  FREE DELIVERY & SETUP
    The fall 2011 arts sched-      and South campus perfor-          case, 7:30 p.m., dance studio
                                                                        • Dec. 8-10 - Christmas
                                                                                                      Allen Keimig, son of Ty and Sherry Keimig of Clear Lake. The bride-to-
                                                                                                      be graduated from Clear Brook High School in 2003 and the University
                                                                                                                                                                                            ing college right after high
                                                                                                                                                                                            school, the new atmosphere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to get there,” said Masters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The overall message
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        281-451-7908
                                                                     variety show, 8 p.m., Black
                                                                                                      of Houston-Clear Lake in 2007. She received her Doctorate of Physical                 and academic responsibilities
         The Gardens Houston                                         Box Theatre
                                                                        • Dec. 9-10 - Choir
                                                                     Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m.,
                                                                                                      Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, in 2009 and
                                                                                                      currently works as a physical therapist. The prospective groom grew up in
                                                                                                                                                                                            can either be motivating or
                                                                                                                                                                                            overwhelming. According to              Largest selection of
                                                                                                      the Clear Lake area, graduated from Clear Brook High School in 2004 and               Masters, only 53 percent of                    wigs in Texas!
                     Zumba Classes                                   Proscenium Theatre
                                                                        • Dec. 11 - Christmas         the University of Houston in 2007. He currently works in restaurant man-
                                                                                                                                                                                            students who begin taking
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                    Mon., Wed., Fri. 6:30-7:30 p.m.                  variety show, 2 p.m., Black      agement. The couple is planning a March wedding.                                      graduate with degrees.
                                                                     Box Theatre.
                        First class FREE,                                                                                                                                                      He encourages students to
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                                  The Catholic Community of
                            ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST
                               Rev. James Burkart, Pastor
                        Rev. Thomas Puthusseril, Parochial Vicar
                                                                                                 This Sunday:
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                       LITURGY SCHEDULE                                                  Kirkwood South Christian Church                                              10603 Blackhawk
     Saturday                             Vigil 5:30 p.m.                                       (Disciples of Christ)                                                  281-484-4230
     Sunday                          7:30, 9:15, 11:15 a.m.
     Sunday                     1:00 p.m. Misa en Espanol                                    Where God Makes Lives Better                                          Bill & Cheryl Hines, Pastors
     Monday, Wednesday, Friday                    9:00 a.m.                                   10811 Kirkfair (At Beamer)                                              We’ve Enlarged Our                                               Traditional Worship   8:30 & 11 a.m.
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                                                                                               Worship for Everyone - 10 a.m.                 WEEKLY SERVICE TIMES
    Parish Office 281-481-6816 Faith Formation 281-481-4251
    Youth Ministry 281-481-4735                                                                  www.KSCchurch.org                                 Sunday                     Wednesday
                                                                                                                                            Early Service • 7:45 a.m.
                                                                                “HABITAT” HAPPENS!
    St. Luke’s offers ministries for ALL-families, men, women,                                                                                                           Prayer Meeting • 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           Sunday School • 9:30 a.m.    Mid-Week Service • 7:45 p.m.
    youth, children, young adults, single, divorced, separated,                                                                           Worship Service • 10:45 a.m.                                                     Cokesbury United Methodist Church
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     Enjoying Galveston with grandkids                                                                                Bradleys, others serve in east Africa
                                                                                                                                                                          The Bradleys, Gary, Kathi, Torri and
                                                                                                                                                                          Shelby, traveled to east Africa on a
                                                                                                                                                                          mission trip this summer with a group
                                                                                                                                                                          from Sagemont Church. This was a re-
                                                                                                                                                                          turn to the Bradleys’ work area where
                                                                                                                                                                          they served as Southern Baptist mis-
                                                                                                                                                                          sionaries at the Baptist Seminary in
                                                                                                                                                                          Arusha, Tanzania, from 1989 to 1992.
                                                                                                                                                                          This summer, the group spent time in
                                                                                                                                                                          Kenya and Tanzania conducting Va-
                                                                                                                                                                          cation Bible School, Sunday School
                                                                                                                                                                          and street evangelism. Top left photo:
                                                                                                                                                                          Shelby, Gary, Torri and Kathi pose
                                                                                                                                                                          with village children from the Kiberra
                                                                                                                                                                          slum area in Nairobi. Top right photo:
                                                                 Kirkwood South residents Danny and Debbie                                                                Gary, Kathi, Torri and Shelby stand
                                                                 Sales, along with their two grandchildren, Ty-                                                           in front of a baobab tree, also kown as
                                                                 son and Jocelyn Thompson, headed to Galves-                                                              the Tree of Life, at Terengeire Game
                                                                 ton for some last minute summer fun before                                                               Park in Tanzania.
                                                                 school started. They rented a beachhouse
                                                                 and spent a day at Schlitterbahn Waterpark.
                                                                 Coming down to visit for the day and joining
                                                                 in the fun were Tami Sales, Jerry Carpenter
                                                                 and his daughter, Allison Crosby, and her two
                                                                 children, Reagan and Reilly, and Eddy and
                                                                 Pam Carpenter. Top left: Tyson and his grand-
                                                                 father could not catch a wave that day on their
                                                                 surfboards, so Tyson decided to skim along
                                                                 the water on his skim board. Top right: Left to
                                                                 right, Danny, Tyson and Jocelyn try out their
                                                                 new surfboards. Center: Tyson rides the Boo-
                                                                 gie Bahn, his favorite ride at Schlitterbahn.
                                                                 Middle left: Jocelyn also rides the Boogie
                                                                 Bahn. Bottom left: Tyson, Debbie, Jocelyn and
                                                                 Danny spend time at Schlitterbahn before the
                                                                 summer comes to an end. Below: Jocelyn was
                                                                 the only one who was able to catch a wave.




                                                                                                                                                   Mission team members pose for a group photo in the Terengeire Game Park in Tanzania. Members are,
                                                                                                                   Shelby holds a young girl named left to right, (front row) Valentin Morar, Daniela Cimpin, Gerry Saccane, Eutrice James, Wanda Ras-
                                                                                                                   Stacy who lives in the Kiberra coe, Lupita Rodriguez, Sharon Rigsby, Miguel Rodriguez, Roy Lemons, (back row) Stanley Fontenot,
                                                                                                                   slum area in Nairobi.           Gary Bradley, John Bass, Shelby Bradley, Torri Bradley, Kathi Bradley, Emily Bass and Joy Cimpin.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sagemont residents Jorge and
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                                                                                        SPORTS & CLASSIFIED
                              Lions’ FB battle BHI
                              The Beverly Hills Bears                                      trict championship games
                                                                                                                                                                                 SJC soccer forges on amid team tragedy
                                                                                                                                                                                    While players continue        Coyotes will take the nec-                                                                        Perez, began the season on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.southbeltleader.com
                          and Thompson Lions, the                                          last season.
                          two dominating football                                              And the Bears used their                                                          to deal with the death of a      cesary time to grieve before                                                                      an 0-2-1 slide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Little Longhorns Daycare
                          programs in the Pasadena                                         momentum on the football                                                              teammate, the San Jacinto        resuming play.                                                                                       The team has since re-
                          Independent School Dis-                                          field to help the school win                                                           College’s men’s soccer team          In a statement to the me-                                                                     bounded in back-to-back
                          trict, are set to renew their                                    its second straight PISD                                                              will suspend its season for      dia several hours after Per-                                                                      victories Sept. 9 against
                          rivalry Sept. 20-21.                                             Cup, recognizing the dis-                                                             now but will likely continue     ez’s death, San Jacinto head                                                                      Lon Morris College (7-0)
                              The two programs com-                                        trict’s top performing ath-                                                           the season beginning Sept.       coach David Santesteban                                                                           and Sept. 10 against North-                      Jason & Rebecca                                  Kenny & Kasie
                          bined to win all four dis-                                           Continued on Page 3B                                                              23 at Tyler Junior College.      said the team will suspend                                                                        east Texas Community Col-                             Carter                                       Fernandez
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jose Perez, a freshman        its season for the next week                                                                      lege (6-0). Perez played and
                                                                                                                                                                                 midfield from Euless, Tex-        or so but plans to honor its                                                                      contributed greatly to both
                               Sept. 20 games – all 5 p.m. starts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               281.412.4411
                                                                                                                                                                                 as, was killed in a two-car      Region XIV schedule.                                                                              victories.
                                                                                                                                                                                 accident near the South              To read Santesteban’s                                                                            San Jacinto College was
                                                BHI 8A hosts Thompson                                                                                                            campus on the morning of         statement in its entireity, see                                                                   to have played home games
                                                 BHI 8B at Thompson                                                                                                              Sept. 13 (see Page 1A for
                                                                                                                                                                                 those details).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  page 6B.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So Santesteban, who also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sept. 18 against Hill Col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lege and Sept. 20 against                                  NOW OPEN
                                                                                                                                                                                    Perez’s stay on the South     serves as the South campus                                                                        Richland, but those games
                               Sept. 21 games – all 5 p.m. starts                                                                                                                campus was brief. Most of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the players reported for pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  athletic director, will lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  his team back onto the field
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    have been cancelled.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Instead, the Coyote soc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and enrolling!
                                                                                                                                                                                 season workouts July 31,         Sept. 23 at Tyler, the de-                                                                        cer and women’s softball
                                                BHI 7A hosts Thompson                                                                                                            and the team has played just     fending national champion.                                                                        teams will host a fundraiser                              www.thelittlelonghorns.com
                                                 BHI 7B at Thompson                                                                                                              five games. Still, Perez’s            San Jacinto College,                                                                          for the Perez family Satur-                             thelittlelonghorns@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                                                                 loss will likely linger for a    building strength this sea-                                                                       day, Sept. 20.                                   10330 Blackhawk Blvd., Ste. B                           Houston, TX 77089
                                                                                                                                                                                 long while.                      son with a large group of                                                                             Continued on Page 6B
                                                                                                                                                                                    Amid the tragedy, the         first-year players including

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JFD subvarsity FB faces Gators
   Dobie’s junior varsity
and sophomore football
                                    Daryl Edwards scored
                                 twice, and Ray Maturey and
                                                                     Kevin Caballero contin-
                                                                  ued his fine play at quar-
                                                                                                        South Belt
teams came up with big
wins to give the school the
                                 Frankie Guzman also raced
                                 to the end zone as the Long-
                                                                  terback early this season as
                                                                  he tossed a touchdown pass
                                                                                                         football
edge over Dickinson in the
subvarsity series Sept. 8.
                                 horns went on to win for the
                                 second time in three games.
                                                                  and ran for two others.
                                                                     Rommel Garcia sparked
                                                                                                        predictions
       Dobie JV 26                  Dobie sophomores 36           the defensive effort as he in-
       Dickinson 12                      Dickinson 0              tercepted a Dickinson pass                                                Troy Leland              John Bechtle             Eli Tanksley                 Toni Muse              Emory Gadd         Joe Craddock
   Three different players          Delivering a dominating       and dashed 80 yards for a                 Dobie hosts
found the end zone as the        performance in all phases        touchdown.                                                                   Dobie                     Dobie                      Dobie                     Dobie                  Dobie             Humble
                                                                                                              Humble
Longhorns’ junior varsity        of the game, the Longhorns’         Rodolfo Rodulfo and
teams defeated Dickinson         sophomore squad blasted          Scott Benjamin also ran for           South Houston hosts
26-12.                           the Gators 36-0                  scores offensively as the                                               Summer Creek             Summer Creek             Summer Creek                South Houston         Summer Creek           Summer Creek
                                                                                                          Summer Creek
                                                                  Longhorns won for the sec-
SBHLL hosts meeting                                               ond straight week.
                                                                     Defensively, Lazaro Gal-
                                                                                                            Alvin hosts
                                                                                                             Pasadena                           Alvin                    Alvin                      Alvin                     Alvin                  Alvin             Pasadena
   The Sagemont-Beverly          include equipment man-           van registered a quarterback            Atascocita hosts
Hills Little League board        ager, auxiliary chairperson      sack and a fumble recovery,                                                 La Porte                 La Porte                    La Porte                  La Porte               La Porte           La Porte
                                                                                                              La Porte
will host its monthly meet-      for fundraising, major/AAA       and Mauricio Rivera also
ing Wednesday, Sept. 21,         division player agent, AA/A      recovered a Dickinson fum-              Texas City hosts
beginning at 6:30 p.m., at       division director, T-ball di-    ble.                                                                       Texas City               Texas City                  Texas City               Texas City              Texas City         Texas City
                                                                                                         Pasadena Memorial
the courthouse annex lo-         vision player agent, conces-      Dickinson freshmen 32
                                                                                                           Brazosport hosts
cated at 10851 Scarsdale.        sion stand assistant director,   Dobie freshman Orange 21                                                  La Marque                 La Marque                   La Marque               La Marque                La Marque          La Marque
   During the meeting,           AAA field maintenance                Dobie’s freshman Or-                    La Marque
board members will discuss       coordinator, AA field main-       ange team ran into a tough               Waltrip hosts
a variety of offseason ac-       tenance coordinator, Jr./Sr.     Dickinson opponent drop-                                                    Waltrip               Sam Rayburn              Sam Rayburn                     Waltrip              Sam Rayburn             Waltrip
                                                                                                           Sam Rayburn
tivities and will also discuss   division director and Jr./Sr.    ping a 32-21 decision.
filling several league open-      field maintenance coordina-          Gregory Hodge returned              College Park hosts
                                                                  a kickoff 80 yards for a                     Bryan                       College Park                  Bryan                      Bryan                     Bryan               College Park            Bryan
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                    VOLLEYBALL                                    downs, the Dickinson of-                This week’s record
                                                                                                                                                 5-5                       6-4                       6-4                       6-4                    5-5                   4-6
                   Thursday, Sept. 15                             fense was able to hold on as
                                                                  the Longhorns saw their re-               Season record
Beverly Hills 7 Light hosts Jackson, 6:15                         cord slip to 1-2 this season.                                                 20-10                     21-9                       23-7                     18-12                  18-12                 19-11
Beverly Hills 7 Dark hosts Jackson, 5:00
Beverly Hills 8 Light hosts Jackson, 6:15
Beverly Hills 8 Dark hosts Jackson, 5:00
Thompson 7 Light at Queens, 6:15                                  BAFL hits midway point; Cowboys outgun Alvin; Canes handle Rams
Thompson 7 Dark at Queens, 5:00
Thompson 8 Light at Queens, 6:15                                     The Sagemont Cowboys          standings with a 13-12 vic-    are riding a wave of mo-        through in a big way for the     well for the Rams despite Thompson, Joshua Santee, nell, Walter Alexander and
Thompson 8 Dark at Queens, 5:00                                   and the Elliongton Rams          tory over the Cowboys, who     mentum after the big win.       Cowboys included Nathan          the loss.                    Jaime Garcia, Swazi Gur- Bryce Alexander.
                                                                  reached the midway point         slipped to 1-4 this season.    Those who helped in the win     Barnett, Patric Serna, Shawn        Hurricanes juniors 30
                                                                  of the Bay Area Football             Esteban Telles scored      included Eli Mazzochette-       Krivik, Matthew Moron, Jo-                 Rams 6
                    Friday, Sept. 16
Brook varsity hosts Clear Springs, 6:30
                                                                  League season, and the re-
                                                                  spective clubs witnessed
                                                                                                   both touchdowns for the
                                                                                                   Cowboys in the game.
                                                                                                                                  Seidel, Zaid Harris, Jacob
                                                                                                                                  Hinojosa, Dominic Tamez,
                                                                                                                                                                  seph Reyes, Bryant Brown,
                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Olivares, Julius
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Hurricanes’ ju-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   nior team had little trouble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BAFL Week 6 Games
Dobie varsity at North Shore, 6:30                                vastly different results.            Others who played well     Ramon Ortega, Elijah Dors-      Wells, Zion Crawford, Ala-       against Ellington, dropping    Cowboys at League City Wildcats
Dobie varsity hosts Dickinson, 6:30                                  The Cowboys’ senior           for the Cowboys included       ey, Dimitri Giannakopou-        ja Sanni, Jayden Robinson,       the Rams to 3-2 after a 30-6
Dobie JV at North Shore, 5:30                                     team was defeated in yet an-     Nathaniel Gonzalez, Kobe       los, Ian Lowrey, Nicholas       Xavier Cantu, Dylan White,       decision.
Brook JV hosts Clear Springs, 5:30                                other heartbreaking loss for     McMahon, Zachary Carter,       Gonzalez, Reece Dawson,         Logan Campos, Ross Low-             Despite the loss, the Countryside Park, 100 Alderwood
                                                                  the 1-4 team, but the other      Kaylen Harris, Ahmed Har-      Gavin Garcia, Max Garcia,       rey, Marcello Merced, Jartis     Rams got a great effort
Brook freshman A hosts Clear Springs, 4:30
Brook freshman B hosts Clear Springs, 4:30
                                                                  three Sagemont teams came        ris, Matthew Monks, Co-        Braelon Hill, Ajare Sanni,      Solomon, Kobe Ruiz, An-          from Xion DeLaGarza,            Rams host Bayou City Gators
                                                                  up with great wins against       lin Averre, Isaiah Jackson,    Arturo-Ludek Garcia, Seth       thony Arellano, Ryan Cor-        Ivan Tagle, Anthony Gra-
Dobie freshman A at North Shore, 4:30                             the Alvin Raiders.               George Villarreal, Mark        Barber, Jacob Sulak, Tony       rea, Justin Kuhn, Kyune          cia, Matthew Lopez, David
Dobie freshman B at North Shore, 4:30                                The Rams did not fare         Moorman, Manuel Miller,        Agirre, Joshua Burgess,         Jeffery, Deon Blacknell,         Hernandez, Joseph Holbert,                Dobie High School
                                                                  as well against the hard-to-     Hunter Cripple, Jamisson       Hayden Broussard, Jacob         Mason Banhart and Jacob          Stephen Molinar, Jacob
                    Tuesday, Sept. 20                             handle Pearland Hurricanes       Wilson, Jordan White, Ajani    McMurrough,        Kendrick     Martinez.                        Wise, Sebastian Lopez, Sa-       Dolphins at Pearland Patriots
Brook varsity hosts Brazoswood, 6:30                              program, losing three of the     Sanni, Paulo Serna, William    Christian, Seth Gutierrez,         Cowboys freshmen 21           bian Smith, Jadyn Brown,
                                                                  four games in the series.        Michon, Jeremy Hernandez,      Dustin Dominguez and Ke-                 Raiders 12              Noah Resendez, Gabriel
Dobie varsity at Channelview, 6:30                                   Southbelt’s     Dolphins,     Marcus Torres, Jacob Kuhn,     andre Green.                       The Cowboys’ freshman         Fonseca, Christopher Jones,
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Dobie JV at Channelview, 5:30                                     meanwhile, had a bye week        Alex Gonzalez, Nathaniel        Cowboys sophomores 18          team claimed a 21-12 victo-      Jacob Martinez, Cameron
Brook JV hosts Brazoswood, 5:30                                   in the schedule and will         Dominguez and Grant Las-                Raiders 6              ry over the Alvin Raiders to     Dorsey, Nakia Johnson,
Brook freshman A hosts Brazoswood, 4:30                           play game No. 5 Sept. 17         ley.                              Sagemont’s sophomore         give the locals a 3-1 series     Mark Milton, Mark Barrow, Pee Wee games at 8 a.m., others follow with
Brook freshman B hosts Brazoswood, 4:30                           at the Pearland Dad’s Club           Cowboys juniors 12         team came up with a great       victory.                         Ian Butler, DeJuan Dixson, senior play at 9 a.m., junior play at 10:45
Dobie freshman A at Channelview, 4:30                             against the Pearland Patri-               Raiders 0             defensive effort and found         The biggest news was          Trai Scott and Joshua Sor-
                                                                  ots.                                 The Cowboys’ junior        the end zone three times to     that the Cowboys improved        dia.                          a.m., sophomore play at 12:30 p.m. and
Dobie freshman B at Channelview, 4:30
                                                                        Alvin seniors 13           team staked its claim to a     defeat Alvin 18-6.              to 2-3 this season with the      Hurricanes sophomores 48          freshman play at 2:15 p.m.
                                                                          Cowboys 12               second-place tie midway           The Cowboys’ win sent        key win.                                    Rams 8
                   Thursday, Sept. 22                                A conversion point was        through the season after       the team to 2-3 this season        Those helping in the win          The Rams’ sophomore
Beverly Hills 7 Light hosts Bondy, 5:00                           the difference as Alvin’s        shutting out the Raiders 12-   as the program reached the      included Kyle Redmon,            team gave it everything it
Beverly Hills 7 Dark hosts Bondy, 6:15
Beverly Hills 8 Light hosts Bondy, 5:00
Beverly Hills 8 Dark hosts Bondy, 6:15
                                                                  senior team stayed atop
                                                                  the American Conference
                                                                                                   0.
                                                                                                       Now 3-2, the Cowboys
                                                                                                                                  halfway point.
                                                                                                                                     Players    who     came
                                                                                                                                                                  Kaden Fernandez, Jayden
                                                                                                                                                                  Balderas, Richard Gary,
                                                                                                                                                                  Joshua Carter, Kyle McDon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   had but came away on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   short end of a 48-8 game
                                                                                                                                                                                                   against the Pearland Hurri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BAFL Standings
                                                                                                                                                                  ald, Xavier Elias, Adrian        canes.
Thompson 7 Light at Jackson, 5:00
Thompson 7 Dark at Jackson, 6:15
                                                                                                                                                                  Valdez, Christopher Pineda,          Those playing well for the           Senior Division American
                                                                                                                                                                  Grant Gamble, Dominic            Rams included Alejandro            Team                       W    L           T
Thompson 8 Light at Jackson, 5:00                                                                                                                                 Serna, Matthew Castel-           Duenez, Murt Marshall
Thompson 8 Dark at Jackson, 6:15                                                                                                                                  lano, Gage Lecourias, Ray        Jr., Jabari Simon, Anthony         Stingrays                  4    1           0
                                                                                                                                                                  Garcia, Jorge Olvera, Devin      Gonzalez, Marco Sanchez,
                     Friday, Sept. 23                                                                                                                             Molina, Kaden Arnold, Ka-        Julian Calvillo, Devin Mer-        Raiders                    4    1           0
Brook varsity at Clear Lake, 6:30                                                                                                                                 din Bahman, Hector Valdez,       cadel, Mario Barajas, Devin
                                                                                                                                                                  Luke Giron, Neftaly Juarez,      Childs, Marquice Scott,            Wildcats                   3    1           0
Dobie varsity at Pasadena, 6:30                                                                                                                                   Marcus Lind, Jalyune Jef-        Kennedy       Pena-Howard,
Dobie JV at Pasadena, 5:30                                                                                                                                        fery and Jonathan Jean.          Fernando Sifuentes, Justin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gators                     2    2           0
Brook JV at Clear Lake,, 5:30                                                                                                                                       Pee wee Cowboys excel          Vega, Cedric Dorsey, Dom-          Rams                       2    3           0
Brook freshman A at Clear Lake,, 4:30                                                                                                                                There are no scores kept      inic Caballero, Sebastian
Brook freshman B at Clear Lake,, 4:30                                                                                                                             in the pee wee division, but     Comabella-Paredes, Steven          Dolphins                   1    3           0
Dobie freshman A at Pasadena, 4:30                                                                                                                                that didn’t keep the Cow-        Trevino, Jaylen Beverley,
                                                                                                                                                                  boys from putting on a           Michael Powell Jr., Robert         Cowboys                    1    4           0
Dobie freshman B at Pasadena, 4:30
                                                                                                                                                                  great show against the Al-       Ernest, Javian Castaneda,
                                                                                                                                                                  vin Raiders.                     Neiman Lewis-Wells and             Patriots                   1    4           0
                       SOCCER                                                                                                                                        Players who stood out         Matthew Gilliam.
                   Sunday, Sept. 18                                                                                                                               for the Cowboys included               Rams freshmen 6                    Junior Division American
San Jacinto College soccer hosts Northeast, 3:00                                                                                                                  Donovan Balderas, Bryan                  Hurricanes 6               Team                       W    L           T
                                                                                                                                                                  Bailey, Charles Holt, Justin         The Rams’ freshman de-
                   Tuesday, Sept. 20                                                                                                                              Lucadou, Jacob Roppolo,          fense was exceptional while        Patriots                   5    0           0
                                                                                                                                                                  Juan Estrada, Logan Sors-        forcing a 6-6 tie against the
San Jacinto College hosts Richland, 7:00                                                                                                                                                                                              Rams                       3    2           0
                                                                                                                                                                  by, Ethan Beltran, Gabriel       Hurricanes.
                                                                                                                                                                  Preciado, Marcus Izagu-              Ellington was led by the       Cowboys                    3    2           0
                    FOOTBALL                                                                                                                                      irre, Jordan Peralez, Vernon     strong play of Lewis Zami-
                 Thursday, Sept. 15                                                                                                                               Glover, Brycen Summer-           ra, Joseph Hinojosa, Ryan          Raiders                    2    3           0
Dobie JV at Humble, 6:30                                                                                                                                          felt, Alejandro Rivera, Di-      Wyatt, Manuel Frias, Gio-
Dobie sophomores at Humble, 4:30                                                                                                                                  ego Gonzalez, Eden Diaz,         vanni Rubio, Adrian Tamez,         Stingrays                  2    3           0
Dobie freshman A hosts Humble, 4:30                                                                                                                               Ricardo Trevino, Houston         Angel Cano, Charvis Jones,
                                                                                                                                                                  Banda, Day’lan Boone,            Matthew Balderas, Jordan           Wildcats                   2    2           0
Dobie freshman B hosts Humble, 4:30                                                                                                                               Dominic Sanchez, Daniel          Stanford, Francisco Garza,
                                                                                                                                                                  Moreno and Tyler Deel.           Eric Davis, John Bermea,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gators                     1    3           0
                    Friday, Sept. 16                                                                                                                                 Hurricanes seniors 36         Zaire Walker, Ryan Saxton,         Dolphins                   0    4           0
Dobie varsity hosts Humble, Veteran’s, 7:00                                                                                                                                  Rams 6                Kevin Taulton, Kelby Wil-
                                                                  Ahmed Harris (79), a senior player for the Sagmeont Cowboys, picks up a big                        The Pearland Hurri-           liams, Izaac Garcia, Devin
                                                                  chunck of yardage for the locals during the team’s 13-12 loss to the Alvin Raiders              canes’ senior team dropped       Caballero,       Christopher          Sophomore Division American
                    Tuesday, Sept. 20
Beverly Hills 8A hosts Thompson, campus, 5:00                     Sept. 10 at El Franco Lee Park. The Cowboys, now 1-4, have lost three games by                  the Rams 36-6, leaving           Seretti, Cleveland Tucker,         Team                       W    L           T
                                                                  less than a touchdown each.                               Photo by Jaime Hickman                the Rams at 2-3 midway           Algel Javier Silva, Dylan
Beverly Hills 8B at Thompson, campus, 5:00                                                                                                                        through the season.              Dixson and Demontre Carr.          Patriots                   5    0           0
                 Wednesday, Sept. 21
Brook JV hosts Alvin, 6:30
                                                                  BHI Bears’ FB sweeps Jackson                                                                       Dezmond Carter, Brad-
                                                                                                                                                                  ley Greene, Fernando Ber-
                                                                                                                                                                  trand, Micah Dixson, Josue
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rams’ pee wees strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Rams’ pee wee team
                                                                                                                                                                                                   played very well against the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rams                       3    2           0
                                                                     The Beverly Hills Bears,      provided the blocking, and     extra point to put the Bears                                                                        Dolphins                   2    1           1
Brook sophomores host Alvin, 4:30                                                                                                                                 Aldape, Elcee Ray, Isaiah        Hurricanes.
                                                                  bidding to make a strong         the Bears’ lead went to 14-    up 36-0 at the half.            Vasquez, Rosbel Chavez,              Those standing out             Gators                     2    1           1
Brook freshman Black at Alvin, 4:30                               opening statement, did so        0.                                In the third quarter, Vil-   Dreze      McCoy,       Blake    for the Rams were Ethan
Brook freshman Silver at Alvin, 4:30                              with a four-game sweep              James Washington inter-     lalta booted a 31-yard field                                                                         Stingrays                  1    3           1
                                                                                                                                                                  Greene, Alejandro Pena,          Bishop, Elisha Carriza-
Beverly Hills 7A hosts Thompson, campus, 5:00                     over the Jackson Wildcats        cepted a Wildcat pass on       goal for a 39-0 lead.           Malcolm Weston, Adrian           les, Jaedin Higgins, Dy-
Beverly Hills 7B hosts Thompson, campus, 5:00                     as the Pasadena Indepen-         their next possession.            Kevin     Brown      then    Fonseca, Luke Gilliam,           lan Castillo, Jer’Keithric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cowboys                    2    3           0
                                                                  dent School District’s foot-        Isaiah Myers found Ter-     capped off the Beverly Hills    Te’Von Mercadel, Frank Ar-       Moore, Michael Alvarez,
                                                                  ball season began Sept. 6-7.     rance Lambert all alone for    scoring with a blast up the                                                                         Wildcats                   0    4           0
                  Thursday, Sept. 22                                                                                                                              rendondo, Jordan Marcum,         Ian Johnson, Isaiah Correa,
                                                                           BHI 8A 47               a 10-yard touchdown pass,      middle from 49 yards out.       Rayvon Sims, Devonte Ed-         Deckkota Pham, Alexander           Raiders                    0    5           0
Clear Brook varsity at Alvin, 7:00                                         Jackson 0               and Villalta added the extra   Villalta added the extra        wards, DeJarrion Andrus,         Powell, Logan Vanek, Ke-
                                                                     The Bears’ eighth-grade       point for a 22-0 lead.         point to make the final score
                   Saturday, Sept. 24                             A team made quick work              The Bears’ defense          47-0.
                                                                                                                                                                  Marc Anthony Quiroz, Jo-         shaud Conaway, Alejandro               Freshman Division American
                                                                                                                                                                  seph Silguero and Marc           Cazares, Jeremiah Bever-
Dobie varsity hosts Channelview, 7:00                             of the Wildcats, getting out     stepped up again as Jared               BHI 8B 25              Anthony Rivera all played        ley, Torik Ougrah, Ronnie          Team                       W    L           T
                                                                  of the gate quickly in a 47-0    Cinco came up with an in-               Jackson 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patriots                   5    0           0
                      TENNIS                                      rout.
                                                                     In the first quarter,
                                                                                                   terception.
                                                                                                      Juwaun Bracy then found
                                                                                                                                     In eighth-grade B action,
                                                                                                                                  the Bears started off slow
                                                                                                                                                                        BAFL Week Five Results
                 Thursday, Sept. 15
                                                                  D’Vaughn Pennamon put            the end zone from 33 yards     and struggled with fumbles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stingrays                  4    1           0
Dobie JV/freshman hosts Pasadena, Dobie, 3:15                     the Bears on the board with      out for a 28-0 lead.           the entire game.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sept. 10 games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rams                       3    1           1
                    Friday, Sept. 16
                                                                  a 38-yard pass reception
                                                                  from Isaiah Chaney. Josue
                                                                                                      Just before the half, the
                                                                                                   Bears’ defense came up
                                                                                                                                     In the end, however, the
                                                                                                                                  team’s defense paved the
                                                                                                                                                                   Team                   Sr. Jr.              So. Fr.                Cowboys                    2    3           1
Dobie varsity hosts Clear Falls, 2:30                             Villalta kicked the extra        with its fourth turnover       way to a 25-0 victory.           Raiders                  13         0        6       12
                                                                  point for an 8-0 lead.           when Johnathan Batalla in-        The defense played ex-                                                                           Wildcats                   2    2           0
                                                                     Walter Martinez then re-      tercepted a pass.              ceptionally, allowing mini-
                                                                                                                                                                   Cowboys                  12        12        18      21
                    Tuesday, Sept. 20
                                                                  covered a Wildcat fumble            Isaiah Myers scooted into   mal gains by the Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dolphins                   1    3           0
Dobie varsity hosts Pasadena Memorial, 2:30
                                                                  to set up Kevin Simms‘           the end zone from 25 yards     offense.                         Hurricanes               36         30       48       6            Gators                     0    4           0
                                                                  19-yard touchdown run.           out behind the blocking of        Michael Teran grabbed
                 Thursday, Sept. 22                               Michael Arneson, Manuel          Vincent Gutierrez and Jay      an interception, and Tony        Rams                      6          6        8       6            Raiders                    0    5           0
Dobie JV/freshman at Pasadena Memorial, campus, 3:15              Mendez and Roy Molina            Turner. Villalta kicked the         Continued on Page 3B
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Beverly Hills Intermediate football sweeps Jackson to open season
Continued from Page 2B            grade A team debuted with          on the act as he intercepted     tra point pass for a 27-0 lead     cat pass.                                   Bears 7B 21          B game came through with Jackson.                       Those results will appear
Lozano and De’Quinton             an easy 40-0 victory over          a pass to set up the Bears’      at the half.                          D.J. Williams rambled                     Jackson 7           a 21-7 victory to help the lo- Beverly Hills faced the in the Sept. 22 issue of the
Dorsey led the defense with       Jackson.                           next score.                          In the third quarter, Jen-     21 yards behind the block-              The Bears’ seventh-grade cals deliver the sweep over Bondy Patriots Sept. 13-14. Leader.
tackles.                              On the first offensive play        London Jenkins found          kins dashed into the end           ing of Roland Wilkins, Jere-
   But coaches said all play-
ers on the field contributed
to the stellar performance.
                                  of the game, Jeremy Davis
                                  raced 53 yards for a touch-
                                  down behind the blocking
                                                                     the end zone from 35 yards
                                                                     out as he picked his way
                                                                     through the Wildcat de-
                                                                                                      zone once again to increase
                                                                                                      the Bears’ lead to 33-0.
                                                                                                          The Bears’ next score
                                                                                                                                         my Marcum, Sincere Crear
                                                                                                                                         and Hunter Garcia for the
                                                                                                                                         score. LaJohn Smith ran in
                                                                                                                                                                                Ravens add assistants Gernander, Talley
   Offensively the Bears          of Chris Gutierrez and Jay         fense.                           was set up when Saunders           the extra point to make the               Scott Robert Gernander          would rather be. This re-           ward his master’s degree              Award for his contribu-
scored 4 times; Randy Jack-       Armstead. Kyle Saunders               Armstead caught the ex-       intercepted an errant Wild-        final score 40-0.                       and Albert Talley Jr. have         ally is a dream job for me,         in coaching and athletic              tions on the court, in the
son caught a touchdown            ran in the extra point for a                                                                                                                  been named San Jacinto             and I’m happy to have had           administration at Concordia           classroom, and in the
pass from Tyler Myers and
also scored via the ground
game from 45 yards out.
                                  7-0 lead.
                                      Saunders increased the
                                  Bears’ lead with a 25-yard
                                                                     Thompson, Beverly Hills FB clash                                                                           College men’s basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                assistant coaches.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the chance to work with my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   dad, but I’m also looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “San Jac has always
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He also served as the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Gernander, of Pear-             forward to building on the          set the bar by being one              university’s student as-
   Al Auguste and Johnny          run as Jacob Arneson and           Continued from Page 1B              The eighth-grade games          Thompson 14-0 for the title,           land, is a SJC alumnus             success that he’s had here at       of the top programs in the            sistant coach. He begins
Gallardo scored on the            Camron Hunter provided             letic program.                   will be played Sept. 20, with      avenging a loss during the             who has served as a vol-           San Jac.”                           league as well as in the              his sixth year coaching in
ground, with Tyler Myers          the blocking. Davis scored            This year’s regular sea-      the seventh-grade games to         regular season in the pro-             unteer assistant coach for            Gernander is a member            country,” said Talley, who            Region XIV this fall.
running for a conversion.         the extra point for a 14-0         son matchups figure to be         come Sept. 21.                     cess. The Bears also defeat-           the past three years; he           of the Texas Association of         will also serve as physical              “I am excited about
   Michael Olguin hauled          lead.                              as competitive as any be-           2010 results recalled           ed Thompson 14-12 in the               has also taught physical           Basketball Coaches.                 education instructor and              our basketball staff with
in a nice, diving catch on            Saunders then returned a       fore. Both schools possess          Last season, the Beverly        seventh-grade B title games            education courses as an               His past experience in-          dorm supervisor.                      the hiring of Coach Ger-
fourth down to keep a drive       Wildcat punt 48 yards for a        extremely talented eighth-       Hills teams took the cake,         and Southmore 16-0 for the             adjunct instructor.                cludes playing for the SHSU            “I’m excited for the op-           nander and Coach Talley,”
alive.                            touchdown and a 20-0 lead          grade programs, and the          winning three district cham-       eighth-grade B crown.                     Gernander holds a               and SJC men’s basketball            portunity to join the San             said Wonders, who enters
        Bears 7A 40               at the end of the first quar-       seventh-grade teams have         pionship games.                       Thompson won the                    bachelor’s and a master’s          teams. During his time as           Jac family and have the op-           his first season as the San
          Jackson 0               ter.                               performed well early this           In the seventh-grade A          eighth-grade A crown, 16-              degree in kinesiology              a SJC student-athlete, he           portunity to work with head           Jacinto College men’s
   Beverly Hills’ seventh-            D’Ondre Dykes got in           season as well.                  game, the Bears held off           8, over the Bears.                     from Sam Houston State             was named honorable men-            coach Jacob Wonders and               basketball head coach.
                                                                                                                                                                                University, where he               tion All-conference for the         his staff, and look forward              “They are two people
All-time great doesn’t forget roots                                                                                                                                             served as both a student           2002-2003 season, the year          to carrying on the winning            I watched closely as col-
                                                                                                                                                                                and graduate assistant             the SJC team also earned a          tradition.”                           lege players, and I have

SoHo’s Elliott credited in aiding Hoffman’s career                                                                                                                              men’s basketball coach.
                                                                                                                                                                                   He will continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                teach a variety of physi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   spot in the national champi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   onship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Talley, of Cleburne,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Talley’s experience in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cludes playing basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for Texas Wesleyan Univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             had the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             keep in contact with them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as they transitioned into
   Like all major-league          two seasons.                       ceremony for a likely Hall       career saves.                      wise look to the hitter as a           cal education courses.             served as assistant men’s           sity, where he was a mem-             coaching.
rookies, Donnie Elliott              Now the head baseball           of Fame pitcher.                    Back in 1994, it was El-        fastball delivery.                        “I really have been a           basketball coach at Paris Ju-       ber of the 2006 National                 “Both have solid back-
often wondered what his           coach at South Houston                 In a pre-game observance     liott, the rookie, who taught         “For me, it was a decent            Raven my entire life,”             nior College, following his         Association of Intercol-              grounds in college basket-
place would be in baseball        High School, Elliott re-           on Aug. 21, the Padres re-       Hoffman his signature pitch        pitch,” Elliott says. “But he          said Gernander, whose              time in the same position           legiate Athletics national            ball. They will be an asset
history. His legacy turned        turned to his former big-          tired the No. 51 jersey worn     – a pinch-finger changeup.          threw it 10 times better.”             father, Scott Gernander,           with Panola College.                championship team.                    to our basketball program
out to be far greater than his    league home in San Diego           by Trevor Hoffman, the ma-       When Hoffman retired last             Elliott used the pitch ef-          served as SJC men’s bas-              He holds a bachelor’s               That same year, Tal-               and San Jacinto College.”
31 mound appearances over         last month to take part in a       jor-league record-holder for     season, he owned a record          fectively against left-handed          ketball head coach for 24          degree in exercise science          ley was selected as one of               San Jac opens the
                                                                                                      601 saves.                         hitters, but found that an im-         seasons.                           from Texas Wesleyan Uni-            four recipients of the NAIA           season Tuesday, Nov. 1,
                                                                                                         And he owed a debt of           perfect changeup to a right-              “There is no place I            versity and is working to-          Champions of Character                against LS-Cy-Fair.
                                                                                                      gratitude to Elliott.              hander could prove costly.
                                                                                                         “Whenever          someone         Hoffman’s movement on                The San Jacinto Col-
                                                                                                      asks him about his change-         the pitch was so good, he               lege men’s basketball
                                                                                                      up,” Elliott says, “he always      used it against right-handers           program rounded out
                                                                                                      mentions my name. He al-           and left-handers.                       its coaching staff for
                                                                                                      ways gives me credit.”                For his career, Hoffman              the 2011-2012 season
                                                                                                         The fateful discussion          recorded 1,133 strikeouts in            by hiring Scott Rob-
                                                                                                      took place while the two           1,089 innings.                          ert Gernander (left)
                                                                                                      right-handers were playing            Two years after teaching             and Robert Talley Jr.
                                                                                                      catch before a game in Phil-       Hoffman the pitch, Elliott              as assistant coaches
                                                                                                      adelphia midway through            saw his days in the major               alongside first-year
                                                                                                      the 1994 season.                   leagues come to an end.                 head coach Jacob
                                                                                                         Hoffman, in his second             One night in 1996, he                Wonders (not shown).
                                                                                                      big-league season, wanted          was flipping channels and                Gernander had been
                                                                                                      to know how Elliott threw          caught an interview with                a volunteer assistant
                                                                                                      his changeup.                      Hoffman, who was on his                 for the previous three
                                                                                                         “He had a great fastball,”      way to 42 saves and a ca-               seasons, while Tal-
                                                                                                      Elliott recalls. “He just          reer-best nine wins.                    ley is on board after
                                                                                                      needed another pitch.”                “The changeup,” Hoff-                spending last season
                                                                                                         Elliott showed him the          man told the interviewer, “is           at Paris College.
                                                                                                      grip – ball in the middle of       something I learned from                  Photo by Jeannie Peng-Armao
                                                                                                      right hand, his thumb and          Donnie Elliott.”
                                                                                                      index finger squeezing the             Hoffman, who earned
                                                                                                      outside of the ball.               552 of his 601 saves with
                                                                                                         At the moment of re-            the Padres, is considered
                                                                                                      lease, Elliott would snap his      a likely first-ballot choice
South Houston High School varsity baseball coach Donnie Elliott (above) taught                        thumb and finger together,          for the Hall of Fame in five
current major league baseball saves leader Trevor Hoffman his change-up grip                          forcing the ball to fly off         years.
when the two were teammates with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1984. Hoffman went                      the outer part of his hand,           Which will mean another
on to record the majority of his 601 saves using the change-up in combination with                    reducing the velocity of the       cross-country trip for Elliott
a power fastball, has since often credited Elliott with teaching him the grip. When                   pitch on what would other-         – this time to Cooperstown,
Hoffman’s jersey No. 51 was retired by the San Diego Padres, he invited Elliott.                                                         N.Y.
                                                                                                                                            “When he makes it,” El-
   SB’s Chelsea FC U-14 wins Labor Day soccer                                                                                            liott says, “I’ll be up there.”


                                                                                                                                              Former Lions show support at scrimmage, fundraiser




 The South Belt Youth Soccer Club Select Boys Chel-                  (bottom row) Giovanni Carranza, Matt Howard, co-                     Several former Thompson Intermediate student athletes and cur-                               student), Jarvis Lester, Ty Lozano (holding a Giving Gail Hope T-
 sea FC U-14 soccer team was crowned champions of                    captain Sabino Lozano Jr., Connor Mason. (middle                     rent Dobie High School students came out to watch the Lions’                                 shirt), Keion Patterson, Nathaniel Flores and Collyn Davis. There
 the 2011 Houston Labor Day tournament at Bear                       row) Jared Bouslog, Emanuel Gurrusquieta, Miguel                     Red versus White football scrimmage Sept. 3 not only to cheer on                             is a fundraiser planned for Sunday, Sept. 18, at Walter Hall Park
 Creek Park.Although the locals endured several in-                  Berrondo Jr., coach Bijan Timijani. (top row) Rodri-                 their former school but also to show support for Gail Boyes, the                             in League City. The event, complete with barbecue plates, raffles,
 juries along the way, the team went undefeated af-                  go Gurrusquieta, Zach Bouslog, co-captain Samson                     wife of Thompson Intermediate football coach Bob Boyes, who                                  auctions and more, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. For more infor-
 ter beating Beaumont in the final in an edgy penalty                 Timijani, Christopher Graves and Conner Stewart.                     is battling breast cancer. Those students in attendance included,                            mation, visit www.givinggailhope.org.
 kick shootout. Members of the team are, left to right,                                                                                   left to right, Terrence Patterson, Jalmale Patterson (Thompson




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Al-Anon - Meets every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the                                          Noon                               8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta          Grief Support Group – “Friends Helping Friends” meets every                          MONEY
First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway,       Moving Forward Women’s Adult Children Anonymous – The               Street. For information, call 713-204-2481.                               Monday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Clear Lake Rehab Hospital, 655 E.
Room 111. For information, call 281-487-8787.                        ACA group meets Fridays at noon at the Up The Street Club in                              MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19                                Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Those who have lost a spouse or                    THINK
                              5:30 p.m.                              Webster, 508 Nasa Parkway, in room 4. ACA is a 12-step program                                       7 a.m.                                   other loved one are invited to participate. For information, call Betty
Texas German Society, South Belt (Southeast) Chapter – A             of hope, healing and recovery for people who grew up in alcoholic   AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Monday through Friday.            Flynn at 281-474-3430 or Diana Kawalec at 281-334-1033.                              THE
social group interested in the culture, music, heritage and lan-     or dysfunctional homes. For more information, call 281-286-1431.    from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena,                                          7:30 p.m.                                         CLASSIFIEDS
guage of the immigrants in early German settlements in Texas.                            SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17                          1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for informa-           The Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society – Meets the third
Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.                                      6 p.m.                              tion, or just drop in.                                                    week of each month at the Clear Lake Park Building, 5001 NASA                       buy...
in the Fellowship Hall of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10310         Frontier Squares – Meets to square dance at the Westminster                                          9 a.m.                                   Parkway in Seabrook. Guests are welcome. Presenters for the
Scarsdale Blvd. Visitors are welcome. Call 281-481-1238 for more     Academy at 670 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Refreshments     Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free exercise and speech                 educational program explore a variety of subjects such as fossils,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    you’ll save
information.                                                         provided. For more information, contact Gina Sherman at 281-554-    therapy from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital,       planetary geology, mineralogy, lapidary, jewelry making, rock,                     money!
                              6:30 p.m.                              5675 or visit www.frontiersquares.com.                              655 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster. Visit www.hapsonline.org for        fossil and mineral collecting, and field trips to various collecting
St. Luke’s Catholic Church – St. Luke the Evangelist Church,                                          7 p.m.                             a complete list of services offered.                                      sites throughout Texas and surrounding states. All persons with an                  sell...
11011 Hall Road, offers free tutoring on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.   Bay Area Bluegrass Association – Produces a bluegrass music                                        10:30 a.m.                                 interest in these topics are welcome to attend. Door prizes. Free
and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tutoring is held in Room 2 of   show and jam session the third Saturday of each month, May and      Seniors and Law Enforcement Together – SALT holds monthly                 parking. For more information, visit www.clgms.org.                                 you’ll
the Education Building. Contact Joe Pavlicek at 281-484-1397 or      December are exceptions. The stage show begins at 7 p.m., but       meetings at 10:30 a.m. at Madison Jobe Senior Citizens Center,                                 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
by e-mail at joe_pavlicek@yahoo.com.                                 pickers are welcome to bring their instruments and come earlier.    1700 East Thomas St. in Pasadena, on the third Monday of each                                             7 a.m.
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                                8 p.m.                               Admission is free. The show is held at the Johnny Arolfo Civic      month except December. The meetings teach seniors how to avoid            AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Monday through Friday.                     money!
Pasadena Little Theatre – Special two-for-one performance of         Center, 300 Walker in League City. For more information, visit      identity theft, scams, fraud, etc. Police officers and sheriffs are       from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena,
Once Upon a Mattress by Rodgers, Barer, Thompson and Fuller          http://www.bayareabluegrass.org.                                    normally in attendance. There is no charge to attend, and refresh-        1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for informa-
at 8 p.m. at Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Road.                               SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18                          ments are served. Meetings start on time and last one hour or less.       tion, or just drop in.                                                           Call Today
Geoffrey Geiger is the director. Buy one ticket for $14 and get                                       2 p.m.                             For more information, call the center at 713-477-0175.
another person in free. To make reservations, call 713-941-1758 or   Grief Support Group – For any adult who has lost a loved one.                                        6 p.m.                                                                                                                   281-481-5656
online www.pasadenalittletheatre.org.                                Meets every Sunday, except Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas       Scrabble Club #511 – Meets every Monday at the IHOP on Fuqua                                                 Continued on Page 4B
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                                                         HOME CARE FOR ELDERLY or             white female. 281-704-2227 9-15          The Bay Area Military Officers’ Wives – hold monthly luncheon meetings on the                 cational programs meet on the third Wednesday of each month. The programs are
                                                                                                                                       third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at Bay Oaks Country Club from 11               at 10 a.m. at Clear Lake Park in the meeting room located at 5001 Nasa Parkway,
                                                                                                                                       a.m. to 2 p.m. Active duty or retired officers’ wives are eligible. For information, call     Seabrook (on the south side of the lake). The programs are free and open to the



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                                                                                                                                       Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum – Exhibits include dioramas, an old-time                                                           11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                       kitchen and a turn-of-the-century doctor’s office. Tuesday through Friday from 1 to           Houston Hobby Airport Lions Club – meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third
                                                                                                                                       5 p.m. 204 S. Main, Pasadena. For information, call 713-472-0565.                             Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at the Golden Corral, 12500 Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                               1:30 p.m.                                             Freeway (Fuqua and I-45). For information, call Monica Montoya at 281-794-5531.
                                                                                                                                       Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free exercise and speech therapy from 1:30                                                             4 p.m.
                                                                                                EXPERT TRIMMING,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free exercise held from 4 to 5 p.m. at First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Baptist Church of Pearland, 3005 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. Visit www.hapson-
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                                                                                                                                       meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the El Franco Lee Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     port group for male survivors meets each Wednesday at 210 S. Walnut off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NASA Parkway. Call 281-338-7600 for information. Participants may join at any time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     as this is an open group.
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      Give Your Home a New Look                                                                                                                                                6:30 p.m.                                             first and third Wednesday of each month. The group offers support and coping skills


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                                                                                                                                       Clear Lake Toastmasters Club – Meets at the Clear Lake Church of Christ, 938 El               in a non-threatening environment to adult individuals who have lost a loved one to
                                                                                                                                       Dorado Blvd. Call Jerry Tate at 281-481-5417 for information.                                 suicide. For information on registration or to obtain a physical address for a location,
   Pressure Washing • Fertilize Lawn                                                                                                   Pearland Area Republican Women’s Club – meets the third Tuesday of the month                  call 713-533-4500 or visit www.crisishotline.org.
  Trim Trees • Complete Lawn Service                           FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED                 CALL TODAY !                   at the Pearland Church of Christ Annex, 2217 N. Grand Blvd. in Pearland. For more             Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center – Confidential domestic
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 DEPENDABLE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE - FREE ESTIMATES                                                                                                                                7 p.m.                                              338-7600 or visit www.bayareaturningpoint.com. BATP is located at 210 S. Walnut
                                                            TREE REMOVAL • STUMP REMOVAL • FIRE WOOD/ BARBEQUE WOOD                    St. Luke's Catholic Church – St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 11011 Hall Road,                 off NASA Parkway between Interstate 45 South and Highway 3. The 24-hour crisis
 Call Don         281-484-5516                              •TREE TRIMMING • TOPPING • HAUL OFF • PRUNING • SHAPING                    offers free tutoring on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30             hotline is 281-286-2525.
                                                           832-768-6292 • 281-922-4787                                                 p.m. Tutoring is held in Room 2 of the Education Building. Contact Joe Pavlicek at
                                                                                                                                       281-484-1397 or by e-mail at joe_pavlicek@yahoo.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 a.m.
                                                                                                                                       The Compassionate Friends – TCF meets on the third Tuesday of every month                     AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Monday through Friday. from 7 to 8 a.m. at
                                                                                                                                       at 7 p.m. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive,               the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114.




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                                                                                                                                       ing to bereaved parents after the death of a child of any age. Grandparents and               Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free water exercise from noon to 1 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                       adult siblings are welcome as well. For information, call Nita at 713-412-4883 or             Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Visit
                                                                                                                                       Nancy at 713-941-2583.                                                                        www.hapsonline.org for a complete list of services offered.
                                                                                                                                       Positive Interaction Program – meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.                Al-Anon - Meets every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the First United
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                                                                                                                                       city. PIP consists of police and citizens working together to help make neighbor-                                                     6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       hoods safer. For more information, call Officer Randy Derr at 281-218-3900.                   St. Luke's Catholic Church – St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 11011 Hall Road,
                                                                                                                                       Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center – Weekly sexual assault sup-                offers free tutoring on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30
                                                                                                                                       port group offers a confidential self-help support group for victim/survivors of rape         p.m. Tutoring is held in Room 2 of the Education Building. Contact Joe Pavlicek at
                                                                                                                                       and sexual abuse. To attend or for more information, call 281-286-2525.                       281-484-1397 or by e-mail at joe_pavlicek@yahoo.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                 8 p.m.                                                                                        7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcohol problems? AA meetings are held Tuesdays                        Carmel Temple – ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound, presents a
                                                                                                                                       and Sundays from 8 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Stephen              Community HU at Carmel Temple, 1208 Pennsylvania Street in South Houston, on
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                                                                                                                                       Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcohol problems? AA meetings are held Thursdays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays and Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. at St. Stephen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta Street. For information, call 713-204-2481.



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 Clear Creek outlasts Brook in 24-5A volleyball Dobie tennis easily tops Eagles
    In a critical District 24-   as she smashed 32 kills as                                                                    Continued from Page 1B goal of being in position to win a little more decisively
 5A volleyball matchup,          the Lady Wildcats went on                                                                        Since Memorial joined         play Deer Park for the 22-     this time around.
 Clear Brook won the first        to win 25-12, 25-22, 25-23.                                                                   the ranks in 2004, there has     5A crown and, eventually,         “Our record may not be
 game against Clear Creek           Clear Brook senior out-                                                                    been a distinct rivalry on the   the 22-5A tournament title.    what we would like, but
 but then could not hold on      side hitter Anita Permenter                                                                   tennis courts. The competi-         “I think regardless of      these kids have improved
 as the Lady Wildcats took       had 18 kills for the Lady                                                                     tion has been fierce, and a       what happens next week,        greatly. I want to see them
 the win Sept. 13, at Clear      Wolverines, who slipped to                                                                    couple of other issues have      we are going to see Memo-      gain more and more con-
 Brook.                          1-1 in District 24-5A play.                                                                   often fanned the competi-        rial again in the postseason   fidence as we go down the
    Brook jumped out to an          The Lady Wolverines,                                                                       tive fires.                       tournament,” Moreno said.      stretch. Beating Memorial
 early lead after winning        now 15-8 overall, will take                                                                      Suffice to say, Dobie             “Last year we won the       with 12 or 13 or more wins
 a marathon first game            on Clear Springs in another                                                                   wants to beat Memorial           regular season match 10-9,     would really help out the
 27-25, but senior Ash-          big district matchup Friday,                                                                  Sept. 22, with the eventual      and I would like to see us     cause.”
 ley Smith carried Clear         Sept. 16, at Brook. The var-
 Creek the rest of the way       sity match is at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                     Dobie 19, Pasadena 0
 Lady Longhorns’ VB                                                                                                             Boys’ doubles
                                                                                                                                Kevin Nguyen/Phillip Nguyen (D) def. Quiroz/Perales 6-2, 6-0
 splits two matches                                                                                                             Keith Pham/Ruben Vargas (D) def. Lozano/Gutierrez 6-2, 6-0
                                                                                                                                Shaun Bui/Brian Williams (D) def. Sanchez/Sifuentes 6-1, 6-1
    Dobie’s varsity vol-         little different Sept. 13 at
 leyball team scored a big       La Porte as the Lady Long-                                                                     Girls’ doubles
 comeback win over Alief         horns were swept 25-16,                                                                        Osaka Heng/Shannon Veal (D) def. Barajas/Medina 6-4, 6-0
 Hastings Sept. 7, fighting       25-20, 25-19, with Franklin                                                                    Van Le/Tina Nguyen (D) def. Resendez/Guerra 6-0, 6-1
 back from a game down to        limited to six kills.                                                                          Ivette Alba/Gloria Mancia (D) Perez/Posada 6-1, 6-0
 take the victory.                   Dobie will play at North
    Host Hastings came out       Shore Sept. 16 and then                                                                        Mixed doubles
 the gate quickly to win the     play at Channelview Sept.                                                                      Tieu/Thompson (D) def. Perales/DeLeon 6-1, 6-0
 first game 25-21, but Do-        20. The Lady Longhorns’
 bie sophomore Bre’shaun         Sept. 16 matchup will have                                                                     Boys’ singles
 Franklin guided her team        a special 4:30 start, while                                                                    Phillip Nguyen (D) def. Emmanuel Puiroz 6-3, 6-1
 to the win with 19 kills as     the Channelview match wll       Coming off player of the week honors in the Hous-              Kevin Nguyen (D) def. Victor Perales 6-1, 6-0
 the Lady Longhorns went         begin at 6:30 p.m.              ton area, Clear Brook outside hitter Anita Per-                Tony Tieu (D) def. Edgar DeLeon 6-0, 6-0
 on to win 25-19, 25-15,             Dobie opens District 22-    menter hammered down 18 kills Sept. 13, against                Ruben Vargas (D) def. Jesse Lozano 6-0, 6-0
 25-20.                          5A action Friday, Sept. 23,     Clear Creek. However, Clear Creek won the match                Shaun Bui (D) def. Robert Gutierrez 6-0, 6-2
    The outcome was a            at Pasadena, at 6:30 p.m.       in four games.                                                 Kevin Pham (D) def. Jesus Sanchez 6-0, 6-0

                                                                                                                                Girls’ singles
Dobie football team Sports news, notes                                                                                          Melanie Thompson (D) def. Mariela Barajas 6-0, 6-1
                                                                                                                                Osaka Heng (D) def. Carolina Medina 6-2, 6-2
                                                                                                                                Alexa Nguyen (D) def. Ketsy Resendez 7-6, 7-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Phillip Nguyen played a big role in the Longhorns’
endures huge losses JFD softball/baseball fundraiser                                                                            Vanessa Vu (D) def. Christina Perales 6-4, 6-2
                                                                                                                                Kim Dinh (D) def. Shelly Guerra 6-1, 6-2
                                                                                                                                Jackelyn Salinas (D) def. Wenisse Perez 6-1, 6-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sweep over the Pasadena Eagles in the 22-5A opener.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             He won a boys’ doubles match with partner Kevin
Continued from Page 1B           he brings the team a differ-       The Dobie High School softball and baseball booster                                                                                                      Nguyen and then won a singles match.
   After those two games,        ent look should he step un-     clubs will host the second annual fundraising golf tour-
the Longhorns will have a        der center.                     nament Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Country Place Golf
bye week before facing the           “We have seen what          Club in Pearland. The event will tee off at 1 p.m. The
Pasadena Eagles Oct. 6 to        Bolden can do in the off-       softball booster club is handling most of the pre-tour-
open District 22-5A.             season running the option,      nament activities, including registration. To sign up for
   With that schedule in         and we like what we see,”       the event or to gain more information, visit the softball
mind, Wolfe and Bolden           Phillips said. “In the end,     website at www.ladylonghornsoftball.org.
will have a solid three-week     we have to put our team in
period to prepare for district   the best possible position to
play. When all players were      win.”
                                                                     Club South youth volleyball
healthy, including Jackson,          One thing seems certain.       Club South, a new volleyball club in the Bay Area
Wolfe was the team’s back-       Robinson, who rushed for        will host a free volleyball clinic at Clear Springs High
up quarterback.                  164 yards and two touch-        School on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Those
   Pressed into action,          downs against Dickinson,        wishing to attend free of charge must preregister online
Wolfe made some great            is likely to become a bigger    at clubsouthvball.com or pay $25 at the door for the
plays against Dickinson but      piece of the team’s offen-      clinic. The club is also looking to fill roster spots for
also showed the inexperi-        sive puzzle.                    the upcoming season. The club will also host a develop-
ence that comes with being           Oops we goofed – In         mental league for fourth- and fifth-grade girls as well as
on a varsity football field       the Sept. 8 Leader, Dobie       teams for sixth- through eighth-grade students. For more
for the first time.               defensive lineman Kerry         information, call Nicole Westerterp at 713-422-3633.
   Phillips said Wolfe will      Henderson was incorrectly
be given the chance to show      identified as Kerry Robin-            Dobie girls’ soccer boosters
what he can do as the starter.   son in credit for his 77-yard
As for Bolden, who was the       fumble return against Al-          Dobie varsity girls’ soccer head coach Bryan McDon-
second-team running back         vin. The Leader sincerely       ald has announced the first date for the team’s booster
behind Andrew Robinson,          regrets the error.              club meeting, which will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at
                                                                 7 p.m. in the school’s annex. Booster club elections will
                                                                 also be held.
Elkins downs Brook                                                 SBHLL offers Challenger BB
   The Clear Brook var-          son. Timothy East had a 15-
sity football team ended its     yard touchdown run as the          The Sagemont-Beverly Hills Little League is con-
nondistrict schedule with a      Wolverines took a 7-0 lead      tinuing plans to host a Challenger Baseball program
21-7 home loss to the El-        to halftime.                    for children with physical or mental handicaps for the
kins Knights Sept. 8, at Vet-       The Knights, now 2-1         spring 2012 season. The program will follow the com-
eran’s Memorial Stadium in       this season, went on to         petition and safety guidelines as determined by Little
League City.                     score 21 second-half points     League Baseball. SBHLL board member Chrystal
   The loss dropped the          to win. East led Brook with     Sulak is handling the offseason plans for the program.                                                                        Osaka Heng was one of the many Dobie players to continue to show improvement
                                                                                                                               Dobie’s Brian WIlliams plays a volley during a boys’
Wolverines, who enjoyed          120 yards rushing on 22         Those wishing to get involved with the program to                                                                             against the Pasadena Eagles. Heng joined teammate Shannon Veal for a No. 1 girls’
                                                                                                                               doubles match against Pasadena Sept. 13. Williams
a bye week in the schedule       carries. The locals will play   learn more may contact Sulak at Chrystal_Sulak@                                                                               doubles win and then went on to win a girls’ singles match while playing in the No.
                                                                                                                               and his partner, Shaun Bui, easily won the match in
Sept. 15-17, to 1-2 this sea-    at Alvin Thursday, Sept. 22.    hotmail.com.                                                                                                                  2 position.                                                 Photos by John Bechtle
                                                                                                                               the No. 3 slot.

While mourning Perez’s death, San Jac soccer program to take break, will face Tyler Sept. 23
Continued from Page 1B with no wins in three match- Morris as six different play- Northeast Texas in a 7-0
   San Jacinto’s stoppage in     es, but then got healthy        ers, including Dobie gradu-   victory for the locals.
play comes at a time when        while winning a pair of         ate Jose Gonzalez, netted        In that game, Guillermo
the Coyotes were playing-        games. Santesteban’s team       goals.                        Alvarez went wild with four
better soccer.                   earned its first win of the         Against Lon Morris,        goals and three other team-
   The team started slowly       season Sept. 9 over Lon         Guillermo Vigil, Martin       mates found the goal for an
                                                                 Castillo, Gonzalez, Javier    easy win.
                                                                 Amaya, Leo Guia and Jai-         Now the players, their
 Editor’s Note: The following is a statement issued by           me Rodriguez netted goals.    coach and numerous fami-
 San Jacinto College South men’s soccer head coach                  The offense did not stop   lies face a healing of a dif-
 and athletic director Dr. David Santesteban regarding           coming Sept. 10 against       ferent sort.
 the death of player Jose Perez and the continuation of
 his team’s season.

    “This morning we lost a friend and fellow
 athlete, José Perez. Our hearts and prayers
 go out to his family and loved ones. We are
 all devastated by this accident. José is from
 the Dallas area and was a member of the FC
 Dallas Youth Academy. He was selected as a
 member of the U.S. under-17 national team
 and was part of the national team residency
 program. I worked for a little over a year to
 get him to play for San Jacinto College. I
 was ecstatic to have such a great player join
 our team. He was a quiet guy but someone
 you could joke with. His teammates respect-
 ed him from the moment he stepped on the
 field. We all knew he would impact the team
 in a positive way… we had high hopes.
    “Although he had other offers, he chose to
 come here to play with a good team and get
 an education, with goals for a degree and to
 become a professional soccer player so he
 could provide for his family and future child.
 He was one of those kids who just loved soc-
 cer. If the ball was rolling, he wanted to be
 there with it… he was a playmaker. There’s
 just no explaining this type of thing.
    “Our team is grieving, and for right now,
 we are suspending play. We will still honor
 our conference games, and our team is unit-
 ed in its passion to honor José, his memory,
                                                                 San Jacinto head coach David Santesteban and his              Federico Espinach, a sophomore midfielder from San Jose, Costa Rica, was one of                Sweeper Daniel Porlan, a freshman from Madrid,
 his competitive spirit, and his life. We will                   team began the season with a 2-2-1 mark and will now          the many players who stood out as the Coyotes won back-to-back games against                  Spain, went high to control a 50-50 ball during the
 carry the torch of José, and this year will be                  suspend competition while dealing with the death of a         Lon Morris and Northeast Texas Community College without surrendering a goal.                 team’s most recent victory, a 7-0 defeat of Northeast
 in honor of him.”                                               teammate. The Coyotes are expected to return to ac-           When the team resumes the season, it will take on the nation’s No. 1 ranked team,             Texas Community College Sept. 10 at Coyote Field.
                                                                 tion Sept. 23 at Tyler Junior College.                        the Tyler Apaches.                                                                                                           Photos by John Bechtle

				
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