Voice of Community-Minded People since 1976 November 14, 2013 Leader seeks photos The Leader is seeking 2013 Thanksgiving photos for publication. Indoor Schlitterbahn tickets will be awarded to the first- and secondplace winners. First-place will be awarded 10 tickets, and second-place will be awarded eight. Submissions should be emailed by Nov. 30 and include when and where the photo was taken and identify each person in the picture. Olson at Chamber Nov. 14 On Thursday, Nov. 14, Congressman Pete Olson Staff Mobile District Office will be at the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce, 10500 Scarsdale, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For information, call 281-485-4855. Email: [email protected] A little pep, a little rally and a whole lot of cheer spread throughout the Pasadena Independent School District on Wednesday, Nov. 6, as it celebrated being one of only 14 Texas school districts, and 477 districts in the U.S. and Canada, to be named to the College Board’s fourth annual AP District Honor Roll for 2013. PISD earned the national distinction for in- creasing student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on the exams. “We are extremely proud of the students and teachers who have brought this kind of recognition to our district and school,” said J. Frank Dobie High School Principal Franklin Moses. “You Dobie’s Moses accepts funds Frazier Elementary invites and will honor all veterans in the community at a patriotic program presented by Frazier third-graders on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the school. RSVP to 713-740-0560 to reserve a special seat of honor on this special night. Kirkmont 3, 4 to meet Kirkmont Section 3 and 4 Community Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkmont MUD Building, 10102 Blackhawk Blvd. All residents of Kirkmont Sections 3 and 4 are encouraged to attend. The 2014 annual maintenance fees and deed restrictions will be discussed, and board members will be elected. Thompson honors parents Post 490 Christmas dance set The auxiliary at American Legion Post 490, (across from Ellington Field) will hold a Christmas dance Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. There will be a live band performance by Pee Wee Bowen. Admission is $10. There will be food, door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. The public is welcome. BYOB – Set-ups, beer and wine will be sold. Proceeds will benefit veterans. PIP meeting Nov. 19 The Positive Interaction Program will meet Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, 11800 Astoria, in the staff meeting room on the first floor. Guest speaker will be Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel who will speak about jury service. PIP consists of police and citizens working for safer neighborhoods. For additional information, call Officer Richard Buitron at 281-218-3900. NARFE meeting set The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Gulf Freeway Chapter 941 meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the El Franco Lee Senior Community Center, 9500 Hall Road. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 713-734-1461. Kirkwood South meets The Kirkwood South Committee will hold its last HOA meeting of the year on Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge Jo Ann Delgado, 10851 Scarsdale at Beamer Road, Ste. 500. All residents are encouraged to attend. Riverstone garage sale set Riverstone Ranch community will hold its fall garage sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents will hold each sale in their own garage. Knights sell BBQ The Knights of Columbus invite the public to its BBQ Brisket Weekend Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 11011 Hall Road. A brisket barbecue sandwich, chips and a drink will be available for $5, both days from 10 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds benefit the purchase of a defibrillator for the church. Thompson collects food Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Thompson will donate nonperishable goods to the Bridge Women’s Shelter in Pasadena through Friday, Nov. 22. The food fight is a competition between the two grades to see which can collect the most canned food items. Students should bring the collected items to their science teacher. Students who participate will receive a Societal Contributor certificate to use in their Rites of Passage presentation. St. Luke’s hosts food drive St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church is holding a Thanksgiving food drive to assist area families. Donations of nonperishable food can be brought to the church office at 11011 Hall Road Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at the church entrance before Mass on Saturday or Sunday. The food drive will continue until Friday, Nov. 22. For information, call 281-481-6816. Vol. 38, No. 41 PISD makes international honor roll Frazier to honor veterans The staff at Thompson Intermediate School invites parents to join them for breakfast, art exhibits and musical performances as they celebrate parents. The event is Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the outside gym. www.southbeltleader.com Dobie High School Principal Franklin Moses (left) accepts a check for $574,310 on behalf of the school from Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president, during a pep rally. Pasadena ISD held pep rallies at high school campuses throughout the day for being one of only 14 Texas school districts, and 477 districts in the U.S. and Canada, to be named to the College Board’s fourth annual AP District Honor Roll for 2013. Photo submitted PISD discrimination lawsuit underway By James Bolen A lawsuit accusing the Pasadena Independent School District of discriminatory practices is underway, with closing arguments set to be delivered by Thanksgiving. A group of Hispanic leaders filed the suit against PISD in September 2012, claiming its lack of single-member voting districts violates federal laws that protect minority voters. Plaintiffs in the case argue that PISD’s current at-large voting districts dilute the voting strength of Hispanic residents, violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. According to the suit, PISD’s total enrollment is 52,919 students. Of these, 43,370 (82 percent) are Hispanic, with higher concentrations in the northern and western parts of the district. However, only one Hispanic, Mariselle QuijanoLerma, currently serves on the school district’s seven-member board of trustees. The school district’s existing regulations only require board members to reside within the PISD boundaries. The suit alleges that this allows for the possibility that all seven board members could live on the same street, resulting in disproportionate representation of the PISD population. Critics of the lawsuit contend that Hispanics already have a fair say in the vote because they make up a large majority of the district, as a whole. PISD’s total population is 242,630. Of this, 160,120 (66 percent) are Hispanic, still giving them an advantage even in at-large races. A similar lawsuit was filed in the mid-90s. At the time, however, PISD had a Hispanic population of only 30 percent. PISD Superintendent Kirk Lewis has confidence in the district’s current election process. “Our district has sought to establish and maintain a board of trustees election process that encourages thoughtful, caring citizens to seek office in service to the children of our community.” Lewis said. “We believe that voters who have participated in our school board elections have consistently chosen board members who represent the needs of all children across our community, not just those students in a small geographic area.” The trial is expected to conclude early next year, Lewis said. San Jacinto College The same Hispanic group involved in the PISD lawsuit also recently filed suit against the San Jacinto College District in hopes of switching its at-large voting districts to single-member districts as well. Like PISD, critics of the suit contend that Hispanics already constitute the largest voting bloc within the SJCD, rendering the case moot. The trial is expected to begin mid/late 2014. Lone Star College A similar lawsuit filed against the Lone Star College System was settled out of court last month, with the school’s board agreeing to institute a single-member district election system. Unlike PISD and the SJCD, however, Hispanics do not make up the majority in the district, where Anglos constitute 46 percent of the electorate, Hispanics constitute 30 percent and blacks constitute 16 percent. studied hard, you worked hard and now we are here to celebrate you.” In addition to this major achievement, representatives from the Dell Foundation presented checks totaling $111,900 to Advanced Placement students at Dobie, Sam Rayburn, Pasadena, South Houston and Memorial High School during pep rallies throughout the day. Reaching these goals indicates that Pasadena ISD has successfully identified motivated academically prepared students to benefit from rigorous AP course work. “Pasadena ISD students have taken the high road, accepting challenges that a lot of students would not choose,” School Board President Jack Bailey said. “Their hard work and sacrifices putting in the extra effort required for the AP program will benefit students as they enter college and the workforce.” Since 2011, PISD has increased the number of AP Exams taken from 3,186 to 3,377 with 1,119 students achieving qualified scores of 3.0 or higher on AP Exams. In 2013, more than 3,300 colleges and universities around the world accepted AP scores for college credit, advanced placement and/or consideration in the admission process. Data from 2013 show that among AfricanAmerican, Hispanic and Native American students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating because their schools do not always offer the AP course for which they have potential. “We are honored to have students like you representing our district and state at such a high level,” said Pasadena ISD Board Member Fred Roberts. “You make us proud, and we congratulate you on your accomplishments.” The district has been committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds at each high school campus. “We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in these districts who are offering more students the opportunity to engage in rigorous college-level course work,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president. “These outcomes are a powerful testament to educators’ belief that a more diverse population of students is ready for the sort of rigor that will prepare them for success in college.” Inclusion on the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data from 2011 to 2013, for the following criteria. Districts must: increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts; and increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and, improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2013 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2011, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. Overall, Texas ranked 13th nationally in the percentage of 2012 graduates participating in AP. Over the last decade, AP participation and success in Texas have increased steadily. Area intersection named worst in city A South Belt intersection was recently named the most dangerous in the Greater Houston area, according to a new study. The intersection of Beltway 8 and Genoa Red Bluff Road topped the list for having the most traffic accidents in a recent investigation conducted by the KHOU 11 News I-Team. According to the study, investigators collected five years of accident data for Harris County from the Texas Department of Transportation. Investigators then cross-indexed those results with the amount of what’s called “flow” data, which measures the volume of traffic on each road. The combination of information gave investigators a ranking of the intersections that have highest rate of crashes. The KHOU story attributed some of the blame in the frequency of accidents at the area intersection to its sheer size, which they estimated as being between 300 and 400 feet from one side to the other. The story went on to say that repairs had recently been made to the intersection but neglected to elaborate on details. Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation said they saw no problems with any of the intersections on the list that needed to be immediately addressed. They did, however, encourage drivers to pay attention to traffic signals and not partake in distractions like texting while driving. The remaining nine intersections on the list are as follows: • No. 10: 610 and Wallisville Road • No. 9: Highway 225 and Beltway 8 • No. 8: Highway 59 and FM 1960 • No. 7: Highway 6 and FM 529 • No. 6: Westheimer and Highway 6 • No. 5: FM 1093 and Beltway 8 • No. 4: Louetta Road and I-45 • No. 3: U.S. Route 90 Alt. and Beltway 8 • No. 2: SH 249 and FM 2920 Store burglarized twice in 2 days The Phillips 66 gas station, located in the 12000 block of Beamer Road at Hughes Road, was burglarized twice in just two days this past week. The first incident took place at roughly 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Officers from the Houston Police Department responded to a burglary of a business call at 4:05 a.m. to find the front door of the establishment smashed in. The crook(s) got away with merchandise and an undisclosed amount of cash. The following day on Sunday, Nov. 10, police responded to the store again at approximately 6:50 a.m. The gas station had closed the night before at 11 p.m. Again, the store had been entered through the front. Like the previous day, both merchandise and cash had been taken from the store. Despite similarities, at press time, it was unclear if the two incidents are related, police said. Anyone with any information about these cases is urged to contact HPD’s Burglary and Theft Division at 713-308-0900 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Car crashes in drive-thru Deputies seek robbery suspects A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint shortly after midnight Monday, Nov. 11, at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Beamer Road. According to Sgt. Mike Kritzler of the Harris County Precinct 2 Constable’s office, the pair of victims were exiting their vehicle at the complex when they were approached by two black males in the parking lot. One of the suspects had a pistol, and the other had a knife. The suspects demanded the man’s wallet and each of the victims’ cell phones. The victims complied, even though the man’s wallet was empty. It is unclear whether the suspects fled on foot or in a vehicle. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Precinct 2 Constable’s office at 281-481-9189. SJC observes diabetes awareness As part of American Diabetes Awareness Month, San Jacinto College will host a series of diabetes wellness and informational events during the month of November. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Awareness Month is a national effort by the ADA to raise awareness and offer information on healthy living for those diagnosed with the disease. San Jacinto College will host the following diabetes awareness events during November: Thursday, Nov. 21 – From 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the South Campus Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Kaleidoscope Room, Memorial Hermann Southeast’s Marla Doughty will give a presenta- tion on diabetes management through nutrition. Complimentary diabetic-friendly desserts and beverages will be available. Saturday, Nov. 23 – San Jacinto College will participate in the 2013 ADA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising walk at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The college’s team name is “San Jac DU’s.” Registration begins at 7 a.m., opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K run and 3K walk begin at 9 a.m. The college also held a diabetes screening on Tuesday, Nov. 12. For more information on joining or donating to the San Jacinto College team, visit www.dona tions.diabetes.org. All of the San Jacinto College Diabetes Awareness Month events are open to the public and will take place on the South campus, located at 13735 Beamer Road. A bizarre automobile accident Tuesday, Nov. 12, sent one vehicle flying through a fast food drive-thru and landing on a second car. The accident took place at roughly 12:50 p.m. at the Jack in the Box located at Beltway 8 and Sabo. Witnesses said the silver car shown above, which was being driven by an 85-year-old woman, was seen flying through the air before landing on a white pickup truck (pictured upper left). At press time, it was unclear what sent the car airborne. The driver said this was the second time in only two years that she made the cover of the Leader for being involved in a crash. Photo by Diddy Clark Page 2 Section A, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, November 14, 2013 In My Opinion Vote Dobie to win Gridiron Invasion The J. Frank Dobie High School Cheerleaders, Lariaettes and Band would like to ask the Southbelt community to help us out and vote for Dobie HS in The NEW 93Q Country Gridiron Invasion Competition! If Dobie wins, they will get a concert hosted by the Chris Young Band. What we need is the community to go online and vote!! Voting Opened November 11th, and lasts for one week. Please go every day, as many times as allowed, to http:// www.gridironinvasion.com/ and Vote for Dobie! We are the 7th Team of 10, and would love to win! Thank you in advance for your help and support of showing everyone our DOBIE PRIDE, and winning this competition!! Lori Alexander Director, Dobie Lariettes Jones named honorary team captain for Lutheran South Eight-year-old cancer patient Josh Jones was recently named honorary team captain at Lutheran South Academy. Jones led the team onto the football field, as well as joined in the ceremonial coin toss with the captains at midfield, before the start of a recent LSA varsity football game. The team met Jones this past summer through Special Spaces Houston. In August, the LSA varsity football players and coaches built a special play system for Jones’ backyard to aid his motor skills and developmental needs. Jones’ play system was part of Special Spaces Houston’s room makeover. Special Spaces Houston is a nonprofit organization that creates dream bedrooms for kids with serious illnesses. Prior to the game, Jones spent time with the team in the locker room and also joined in the pregame warm-ups and the team devotion and prayer. He wore jersey No. 61 in honor of Team 61, the 61st football team that the Pioneers have fielded. The Pioneers wore all gray, the color of brain cancer awareness, to honor Jones’ battle with brain cancer. Clear Brook Debate earns Sweepstakes trophy, more Clear Brook High School debaters returned from Clear Lake’s recent Texas Forensic Association tournament with their first Sweepstakes trophy of the year. Helping to bring that trophy home to rest in Room 222 at Clear Brook High School were the top three Lincoln-Douglas competitors who were crowned after eight rounds of LD debate – Ian Mower (first place), Armin Shariatmadari (second place) and newcomer Andrew Barrett (third place). In a team first, seven of the eight finals competitors in impromptu speaking were from Clear Brook. Ranks in finals went to Ruchika Bengani (first place), Andrew Barrett (second place), Rakesh Vijayakumar (third place), William Li (fourth place), Anish Antony (sixth place), Amogh Kulkarni (seventh place) and Theo Goldner (eighth place). The team’s extemporaneous speaking contingent also contributed to the overall team victory. Domestic extemp speaker Ruchika Bengani placed second, with Armin Shariatmadari placing behind her at fourth. On the foreign extemp side of things, Connie Lee placed third, Ian Mower placed fourth, and Arian Shariatmadari placed sixth overall. An additional win was Deaths Shannon Craddock Gries brought home by Madison Duran who placed seventh in original oratory, along with quarterfinalists in PF debate Hannah Alsobrook and Christy Le. Dustin Jackson was the only team member to bring home a speaking award for LD debate, placing second out of the 46 competitors at the meet for championship LD debate. All total, the team brought home 44 state points that will be used toward completion of individual qualifications stats for the team. The team heads to South Shannon Craddock Gries, Houston High School next to continue their quest toward 46, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, the TFA State meet in March. at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Barberton, Ohio, on April 28, 1967, and moved to Houston a few months later. In 1977, she moved to Angleton, Texas, and attended school there until 1983. She graduated from Dobie High School in 1985 and earned a degree in accounting at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, graduating summa cum laude. She married Brian Gries on Sept. 18, 1993. She earned her CPA license and was an accounting consultant and project leader for Oracle, Inc. for many years until she was no longer able to work due to her illness. Gries is preceded in death by her father, Joe Craddock, and stepmother, Helen CradClear Brook Speech and Debate Team members display the trophies earned at dock. tournament at Clear Lake High School held recently. Pictured are, left to right, Survivors include her hus(front row) Elizabeth Isabell, Andrew Barrett, Armin Shariatmadari, Ian Mower, band, Brian Gries; mother Brian Nguyen, (middle row) Dustin Jackson, William Li, Anish Antony, Connie Wanda Carr; brothers Chad Lee, Arian Shariatmadari, Ruchika Bengani, Christy Le and Hannah Alsobrook, and David Craddock; grand(back row) Rakesh Vijayakumar, Theo Goldner, Javier Zepeda, Buvaneshraj parents Jimmie and Madean Saravanan, Amogh Kulkarni and Madison Duran. Photo submitted Greenhaw; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. The funeral service celebrating Gries’ life was held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made in Gries’ Barnes and Noble Book- book garnered positive praise a captivating and memorable name to M.D. Anderson store in Pasadena will host a from Eric Cruz, author of An style.” He added, “All sincere Cancer Center or a charity of book signing for Kirk Lewis, Interview with Lucifer, who born-again believers who choice. author of Put Away Childish called the manuscript “very desire to grow in their new Things, scheduled from 1 to 3 readable, sincere and fresh.” life in Christ owe it to themp.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. He praised the writing as selves to read this book.” Lewis, a deacon at South “beautifully worded, filled A second book signing Main Baptist Church, cur- with rich, vivid imagery.” has been scheduled at the rently serves as superintenDr. John Morgan, senior Sagemont Church Book Kelly M. Triplett, 55, dent of schools in the Pas- pastor at Sagemont Church, Store on Sunday, Nov. 24, died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, adena Independent School said Lewis “did a masterful immediately after both wor- 2013. He was born on April District. job writing profound truth in ship services. 3, 1958, in Texas City, Texas, Put Away Childish Things to William Joseph Triplett retells many of the Bible’s Sr. and Patsy Belle Baker well-known Old Testament children’s stories through an adult lens as expressed through the imagined thoughts of the characters. According to Lewis, the Geoff Rodkey, author of deeper truths of the Bible The Chronicles of Egg often get lost in the simpliciseries, visited Morris ty of the stories learned as Middle School on Monchildren in Sunday School. day, Nov. 4. The top 300 Among the chapters conreaders at school were tained in the book are stories invited to listen to Rodabout Noah and the Flood, key’s entertaining tales Abraham and Isaac, David from his life and how and Goliath, and Daniel and to use one’s own experithe Lion’s Den. “We hear ences in writing stories. these stories so often the Blue Willow Bookshop characters become caricaorchestrated the visit. tures, almost too perfect, instead of the ordinary peoAt right: Geoff Rodkey ple whom God called to do signed his autograph extraordinary things,” said on the Morris Author Lewis. “When we imagine Chair. their thoughts not unlike the thoughts we might have under similar circumstances, we learn how we should respond to God’s call in our own life and time.” Prior to its release, the Kirk Lewis displays his book, Put Away Childish Things Lewis guest of honor at book signing Nov. 16 Eight-year-old cancer patient Josh Jones (center) is flanked by Lutheran South Academy football players Ryan Rankin (left) and Reese Chesnut before the start of a recent Lutheran South Academy varsity football game. As honorary team captain, Jones led the team onto the field, as well as joined in the ceremonial coin toss with the captains at midfield. Photo submitted Dobie gives to hospital patients Kelly M. Triplett Triplett. He was a longtime South Belt resident. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lou Camille Triplett; children Marty Triplett (Jess), Terry Triplett (Carol), Mikey Triplett (Heather), David Judd (Alicia); seven grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Haynie (Marc) and Betty Hood; brother William Triplett Jr. (Myra); and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at SouthPark Funeral Home, 1310 N. Main St. in Pearland. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of SouthPark Funeral Home. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery. Visit www.southparkfunerals.com to sign the guestbook. Barbara Lynn Dillon Barbara Lynn Davidson Dillon, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, of pancreatic cancer in Ben Wheeler, Texas. She was born on Sept. 21, 1938, and was a resident of Sagemont for 40 years. Dillon retired from the DePelchin Children’s Center. She enjoyed senior activities, playing cards, bus trips and going to plays with friends. She is survived by her brother, Bill Davidson of Brazoria; daughter Jana Dillon Temple, husband Steve and grandchildren Taylor and Kelly, all of Alvin; dogs CeCe and CoCo; and many other friends and relatives. Dillon was laid to rest with her parents, W.A. and Cecil Davidson, at Edom Cemetery. Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Edom Cemetery. In remembrance of Dillon, donations may be made to the Houston Humane Society or a local dog shelter. Othel Eudean “Tad” Ragan Othel Eudean “Tad” Ragan, 79, of South Belt, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Indianola, Okla., to Roy and Gertie Ragan. Ragan grew up in Indianola and graduated from Indianola High School in 1953. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army, stationed in Fort Carson, Colo. After leaving the Army, he moved to Houston. Ragan worked for Baroid Drilling Co. from 1956 to 1966. He then worked at Sears from 1956 until his retirement, never taking vacation or sick days. After retiring, Ragan loved to travel around the United States. He enjoyed experiencing the outdoors. He enjoyed reading. His favorite books were the U.S. Atlas and National Geographic. He was a collector of things odd and unique. He loved leather, rocks, magnets, stainless steel and John Wayne. Ragan was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Alva Ragan and Gertie Inez Shelton Ragan, and his brothers, Bob Ragan and Roy Ragan Jr. He is survived by his wife, Young R. Ragan; son David Ragan; his children from a previous marriage, Sherry Dzvirko, Susan Ball, Chris Kuhrt and Jerry Ragan; two sisters, Dorothy Williams Bocher and Lorene Schumacher; one brother, Howard (Sam) Ragan; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service celebrating Ragan’s life will be Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Niday Funeral Home - Beamer Chapel, 12440 Beamer Road in Houston. Interment will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at noon at Ulan Cemetery in Indianola, Okla. Author visits Morris MS Dobie High School Peer Assistance and Leadership students present Jennifer Sheppard of Color Your Heart with hospital room decorations and cards for Texas Children’s Hospital patients. Pictured are, left to right, Sydney Gutierrez, secretary; Lauren Tran; Raquel Degadillo; Sheppard, Color Your Heart; Lauren Pettey, vice president; Erika Torres, president; and Kelsey Foots. Color Your Heart is a nonprofit charity that teaches students how one person can use art to color another person’s heart. Fun and colorful student art projects are delivered to children in local hospitals, as well as individuals with life-threatening illnesses. More information can be found at www.coloryourheart.org. Photo submitted Walk for Chiari Malformation a success The rain didn’t stop the Conquer Chiari Walk from being a success. The walk held Saturday, Sept. 21, had over 150 participants and raised more than $12,112.75. Donations for the walk are still rolling in, adding to the total each day. The walk was held to raise awareness of a rare brain disorder, Chiari Malformation. Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms. It can strike children and adults and cause crippling headaches, neck pain, balance problems, trouble breathing, numbness and weakness in the limbs, and paralysis. Claudia Martinez organized the walk to raise awareness about this rare brain disorder she has. Martinez has already gone through two major brain surgeries and will likely need another one. PW Library events set The following events are scheduled for the Parker Williams Library, 10851 Scarsdale Blvd. Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. Movie Madness is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. Call the library for movie title. A teen movie is set for Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. Call for movie title. After school craft time will be Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. Preschool storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and toddler storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Vietnamese storytime is held every Saturday and includes elementary storytime at 10:30 a.m., followed by preschool storytime at 1 p.m., and Reading Club at 2:30 p.m. For more information on these programs, call the library at 281-484-2036. Meador celebrates 50 years Meador Elementary is planning a celebration for its 50th birthday (1963-2013). All former students, parents, employees and community members are invited to attend a reception in the school library on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. BHI collects box tops Participants in the Walk for Chiari Malformation dia Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Alicia Martinez, pictured are, left to right, Clarissa Vega, Lydia Belinda Gonzalez, Angela Abouassi and Wafa Photo submitted Vega, Sylvia Ruiz, Nick Ruiz, organizer Clau- Abouassi. The Beverly Hills Intermediate SUCCESS class collects box tops all year long. Last year, the school earned approximately $360 from box tops. SUCCESS students love to collect, cut and count out the box tops. Also, those who shop online can go through the market place to purchase popular items from clothes and shoes to travel and rental cars and more, and BHI can earn eBoxtops. Visit www.btfe.com to register and print coupons for box tops items. Donations can be submitted to the front office of the school. Geoff Rodkey (center) pictured with Morris students, left to right, Ashley Tsikis, Ariel Robles, Emily Reyes, Janie Gonzalez, Hughes Pham, Aseel Abu Ehija, Ruben Guerra and Leo Salas. Photos submitted A Letter of Gratitude I recently had my vision checked and got a prescription for glasses. I was shopping around, trying to find affordable frames I liked. After going to several local optical companies, I found the frames at Garner Vision Center. Mrs. Garner explained to me that they would be happy to order the glasses but that they did a ‘no charge’ exam first because they would be held responsible if the prescription was not correct. It made sense to me and I was so glad I had the exam. Dr. Garner asked if I was aware I had an ‘imbalance’ in my eyes, one eye looked higher than the other. No one had ever mentioned that before in my many eye exams. He wrote a new prescription for me and it is amazing how much better I see. Thoroughness counts! I have lived in the area for years but never remembered Dr. Garner when I was having an eye exam. Now I will never forget him. He has a patient for life. Helen Perry Thursday, November 14, 2013, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section A, Page 3 South Belt Elementary releases first nine-weeks awards South Belt Elementary School recently listed its first nine-weeks honor, merit and achievement rolls. Students earning status are: Kindergarten Math Whiz Aaron Almaguer, Tiya Anderson, Anthonly Aquirre, Shawn Armstrong, Jaslyn Arredondo, Joshua Arredondo, Kendall Ashworth, Ivan Ayala, Benjamin Bailey, Blue Banda, Demetria Bernard, Paige Bernard, Haris Bhatti, Kylie Campos, Shelby Cates and Andres Cavazos. Jakeida Cervantes, Alonzo Chapman, Ki’vonna Clay, Chancellor Conley, Macy Cooper, Daisy Evans, Kenze Fernandez, Aley Garza, Mia Bella Garza, Cedric Gillespie, Austin Harless, Brandon Heintschel, Ava Hernandez, London Herrera, Vi Huynh and Layla Jack. Carolyn Jaramillo, Jonea Johnson, Gilbert Loehr, Cadence Margetusakis, Felipe Martinez, Liliana Mata, Joel Mendoza, Jessica Moise, Lauren Moorer, Jawad Naser, Bao Ngo, Daniel Nguyen, Haley Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Chloe Nunez, Zoie Oregbesan and Brendan Parrish. Juliana Perez, Max Perez, Kintosu Ploucha, Quanel Pouncy, Zion Rojas, Donovan Serna, Cy’moria Silas, Camryn Smith, Keonte Stewart, Anthony Taylor, Trae Thomas, Quin Thompson, Jalen Tran, Gavynn Trevino, Asha Varghese, Joseph Vivier, Kyle Vo, Jalen Wilridge and Amani Wilson. Language Art Star Aaron Almaguer, Tiya Anderson, Anthonly Aquirre, Shawn Armstrong, Kendall Ashworth, Ivan Ayala, Benjamin Bailey, Blue Banda, Haris Bhatti, Anthonly Cancel, Shelby Cates, Andres Cavazos, Jakeida Cervantes, Alonzo Chapman, Chancellor Conley, Macy Cooper, Leslie Costa and Daisy Evans. Kenzie Fernandez, Bianca Flores-Pineda, Aley Garza, Mia Bella Garza, Cedric Gillespie, Emily Golenko, Austin Harless, Audrina Hernandez, Ava Hernandez, London Herrera, Layla Jack, Carolyn Jaramillo, Jeremiah Johnson, Sheyanne Kellen and Gilbert Loehr. Cadence Margetusakis, Felipe Martinez, Sarah Massey, Liliana Mata, Jessica Moise, Lauren Moorer, Madison Morre, Ayden Munoz, Jawad Naser, Bao Ngo, Daniel Nguyen, Haley Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Chloe Nunez, Zoie Oregbesan, Juliana Perez and Max Perez. Kintosu Ploucha, Quanel Pouncy, Zion Rojas, Barbara Senengal, Donovan Serna, Cy’moria Silas, Camryn Smith, Keonte Stewart, Anthony Taylor, Trae Thomas, Quin Thompson, Jalen Tran, Gavynn Trevino, Asha Varghese, Joseph Vivier, Kyle Vo and Amani Wilson. Perfect attendance Xavier Ambriz, Shawn Armstrong, Joshua Arredondo, Kendall Ashworth, Benjamin Bailey, Blue Banda, Jermaine Bartley, Demetria Bernard, Paige Bernard, Haris Bhatti, Damian Cano, Alonzo Chapman, Robbie Delgado, Kenzie Fernandez and Bianca Flores-Pineda. Mia Bella Garza, Brandon Heintschel, Audrina Hernandez, Ava Hernandez, London Herrera, Jeffrey Huynh, Vi Huynh, Layla Jack, Carloyn Jaramillo, Jeremiah Johnson, Sheyanne Kellen, Taylor Lastik, Javieah Lewis, Jesse Marfil, Felipe Martinez and Liliana Mata. Joel Mendoza, Ayden Munoz, Bao Ngo, Daniel Nguyen, Haley Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, Zoie Oregbesan, Lily Parker, Juliana Perez, Kinotsu Ploucha, Zion Rojas, Oscar Salinas, Donovan Serna, Camryn Smith, Keonte Stewart, Anthony Taylor, Asha Varghese, Joseph Vivier and Kyle Vo. First grade All-Star Readers Lorena Adams, Jonathan Alexander, Jono’van Allen, Rolando Ambriz, Aundrea Amescua, Owen Barr, A’nyia Beasley, Mercedes Borjas, Nathan Borjas, Nathan Bui, Aiden Carrillo, Chloe Carrizal, Michael Collins, Ava Cosse, Gyzelle Delgado, Vyvy Do and Michala Garcia. Briana Garza, Yazmine Gonzalez, Dhelayla Hernandez, Emily Hernandez, Chaz Jenkins, Jake Joslin, Heidy Kamh, Reigne Knoxon, Maher Kothiya, Jacob Lam, Devaski Lane, Joshua Lastik, Nathan Le, Harley Linsday, Cristian Lopez, Madeleine Lorfing and Tatiana Luna. Kenedy Massie, Melanie Mireles, Benjamin Mitchell, Vanessa Moreno, Zakyria Myers, Alex Olvera, Caleb Padilla, Jabez Palma, Josiah Pena, Madison Puente, Lilli Ramirez, Abrianna Reynolds and Justin Salazar. Madeline Salinas, Ketlia Sanchez, Vashti Sanchez, Jordan Scimmons, Jason Ta, Ruby Tabarez, Olivia Tamez, Ian Torres, Andrew Ullman, Suzeth Velasquez, Isaiah Vivier, Sophia Vu, Ryan White, Eli Zarate and Leah Zermeno. Math Wizards Evangeline Adam, Lorena Adams, Jonathan Alexander, Jono’van Allen, Rolando Ambriz, Aundrea Amescua, Owen Barr, A’nyia Beasley, Cherish Blackmon, Nathan Borjas, Nathan Bui, Aiden Carrillo, Chloe Carrizal, Chase Chambers, Ava Cosse and Emily Dang. Gyzelle Delgado, De’mario Disc, Vyvy Do, Michala Garcia, Brianna Garza, Yazmine Gonzalez, Emily Hernandez, Chaz Jenkins, Jake Joslin, Heidy Kamh, Reigne Knoxon, Maher Kothiya, Jacob Lam, Devaski Lane, Joshua Lastik, Nathan Le and Keyavieah Lewis. Harley Linsday, Cristian Lopez, Madeleine Lorfing, Tatiana Luna, Priscilla Martinez, Kenedy Massie, Julian Melchor, Melanie Mireles, Benjamin Mitchell, Vanessa Moreno, Zakyria Myers, Alex Olvera, Hope Ortiz, Caleb Padilla, Nikolas Pelaez and Josiah Pena. Elijaz Perez, Madison Puente, Dominic Ram, Lilli Ramirez, Abrianna Reynolds, Aubrey Reynolds, Juliana Salazar, Justin Salazar, Madeline Salinas, Ketlia Sanchez, Vashti Sanchez, Jordan Scimmons, Khloe Snook and Jason Ta. Ruby Tabarez, Olivia Tamez, Makayla Toney, Jared Toro, Ian Torres, Nolan Tran, Andrew Ullman, Isis Vazquez, Suzeth Velasquez, Isaiah Vivier, Sophia Vu, Theo Washington, Ryan White, Lilliana Williams, Carter Wright, Eli Zarate and Leah Zermeno. Perfect attendance Evangeline Adam, Lorena Adams, Jonathan Alexander, Jono’van Allen, Jacob Alvarado, Mercedes Borjas, Nathan Borjas, Nathan Bui, Aiden Carrillo, Aiden Carrillo, Chloe Carrizal, Chase Chambers, Ava Cosse, Emily Dang, De’mario Disc, Vyvy Do and Natalie Espinosa. Oziel Fuentes, Michala Garcia, Brianna Garza, Yazmine Gonzalez, Dhelayla Hernandez, Yohanni Houston, Chaz Jenkins, Jacob Lam, Joshua Lastik, Nathan Le, Keyavieah Lewis, Cristian Lopez, Lianna Lumpkin and Tatiana Luna. Kenedy Massie, Julian Melchor, Melanie Mireles, Benjamin Mitchell, Vanessa Moreno, Alex Olvera, Hope Ortiz, Jabez Palma, Krystal Pryor, Lilli Ramirez, Aubrey Reynolds, Juliana Salazar, Vashti Sanchez, Jordan Scimmons and Khloe Snook. Jay Stallman, Jay Stallman, Celissa Steans, Jason Ta, Olivia Tamez, Makayla Toney, Ian Torres, Andrew Ullman, Isaiah Vivier, Megan Vu, Sophia Vu, Ryan White, Carter Wright and Leah Zermeno. Good Citizen A’nyia Beasley, Yazmine Gonzalez, Emily Hernandez, Reign Knoxon, Jacob Lam, Caleb Padilla, Jabez Palma, Olivia Tamez, Andrew Ullman and Isaiah Vivier. Principal’s Award Evangeline Adam, Orena Adams, Avri Akin, Jonathan Alexander, Rolando Ambriz, Aundrea Amescua, Owen Barr, A’nyia Beasley, Cherish Blackmon, Nathan Bui, Chase Chambers, Michael Collins, Ava Cosse, Emily Dang, Gyzelle Delgado, De’mario Disc and Vyvy Do. Natalie Espinosa, Lyalya Flores, Ozi Fuentes, Michala Garcia, Brianna Garza, Yazmine Gonzalez, Emily Hernandez, Chaz Jenkins, Jake Joslin, Heidy Kamh, Reigne Knoxon, Maher Kothiya, Jacob Lam, Kenedy Lam, Nathan Le, Lianna Lumplin, Tatiana Luna, Priscilla Martinez and Julian Melchor. Melanie Mireles, Kayden Montez, Vanessa Moreno, Abriana Neco, Alex Olvera, Hope Ortiz, Caleb Padilla, Jabez Palma, Nikolas Pelaez, Josiah Pena, Elijah Perez, Krystal Pryor, Madison Puente and Dominic Ram. Lilli Ramirez, Abrianna Reynolds, Aubrey Reynolds, Juliana Salazar, Justin Salazar, Madeline Salinas, Ketlia Sanchez, Vashti Sanchez, Khloe Snook, Jason Ta, Tuby Tabarez, Olivia Tamez and Ian Torres. Nolan Tran, Isis Vazquez, Suzeth Velasques, Isaiah Vivier, Megan Vu, Sophia Vu, Theo Washington, Ryan White, Liliana Williams, Eli Zarate and Leah Zermeno. Second grade Honor roll Cienna Adam, Aaron Aguilar, Ronin Arocha, Austin Corwin, Amyiah Cotton, Dia Dao, Vivian Duong, Zoe Espinoza, Mcklaus Garcia, Ariana Garza, Devin Garza, Lydia Golenko, Antonio Hernandez, Kara Hungaski and Aidan Johnson. Avery Jones, Quynh Ky, Rachael Le, Natalia Marin, Roselynn Molina, Michael Montano, An Ngo, Kailee Nguyen, Joseph OrtizRamirez, Ayah Palomares, Gustavo Salinas, Aliyah Sanchez, Malcolm Sherwood, Caleb Thomas, Mathew Vu and Amaris Wilridge. Merit roll Jacob Aguirre, Houston Banda, Kiera Coronado, Makayla Johnson, Megan Johnson, Ashley Martinez, Victoria Ortiz-Ramirez, Haley Precella, Eduardo Reynero, Mandilynn Riley, Favian Tamez, Laila Torres and Stephen Wiggins. Perfect attendance Cienna Adam, Aaron Aguilar, Ronin Arocha, Julian Arredondo, Jacob Auirre, Trae Bernal, Jill Canales, Kiera Coronado, Austin Corwin, Haley Dehoyos, Alaina Delcambre, Vivian Duong, Zoe Espinosa, McKlaus Garcia and Ariana Garza. Devin Garza, Angelina Gonzales, Diego Gonzalez, Antonio Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Tyler Hudgens, Marcus Jack, Avery Jones, Quynh Ky, Rachael Le, Kyla Lobo, Santos Magana, Mayte Marfil, Natalia Marin and Ashley Martinez. Melissa Martinez, Hailey Mendiola, Michael Montano, An Ngo, Kailee Nguyen, Joseph Ortiz-Ramirez, Victoria Ortiz-Ramirez, Ayah Palomares, Emily Parrish, Nathan Pinon, Haley Precella and Eduardo Reynero. Mandilynn Riley, Melania Salazar, Gustavo Salinas, Jayla Serna, Malcolm Sherwood, Juliana Tavera, Jairo Tobar, Leila Torres, Aileen Munoz Valero, Mathew Vu, Amaris Wilridge and Caden Wright. Good Citizen Aaron Aguilar, Angel Cavazos, Mcklaus Garcia, Ariana Garza, Devin Garza, Tyler Hudgens, Quynh Ky, Rachael Le, Ashley Martinez, Kailee Nguyen. Principal’s Award Cienna Adam, Aaron Aguilar, Jacob Aguirrie, Jy’vion Allen, Adrien Anderson, Jawad Arif, Ronin Arocha, Houston Banda, Trae Bernal, Raine Boyette, Jill Canales, Angel Cavazos, Austin Corwin, Di Dao, Vivian Duong, Zoe Espinoza and Torie Fox. McKlaus Garcia, Ariana Garza, Devin Garza, Lydia Golenko, Angelina Gonzales, Antonio Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Kara Hungaski, Aidan Johnson, Makayla Johnson, Megan Johnson, Avery Jones, Quynh Ky, Rachael Le, Santos Magana and Mayte Marfil. Natalie Marin, Ashley Martinez, Melissa Martinez, Hailey Mendiola, Aaliyah Mercier, Roselynn Molina, Michael Montano, Aileen Munoz, An Ngo, Kailee Nguyen, Joseph Ortiz-Ramirez, Victoria Ortiz-Ramirez, Ayah Palomares, Trinity Parker, Emily Parrish, Jacqueline Peralta and Patrick Perez. Haley Precella, Dasia Ram, Eduardo Reynero, Mandlynn Riley, Melania Salazar, Gustavo Salinas, Aliyah Sanchez, Gabby Sanchez, Jayla Serna, Malcom Sherwood, Favian Tamez, Juliana Tavera, Ian Thomas, Jairo Tobar, Laila Torres, Mathew Vu, Stephen Wiggins, Amaris Wilridge. Third grade Honor roll Rabab Asif, Saad Bhatti, Jeleesia Brackett, Noah Garcia, Justice Johnson, Eyanna Martinez, Connor Mohwinkel, Dominic Ortiz, Christian Schmidt, Mable Self, Yvonne Thai, Christian Vega, Kiet Vo, Jacob White. Merit roll Mia Alexander, Michael Alvarez, Leanna Ancira, Caleb Campos, Kaitlyn Campos, Victoria Couchman, Colin Dang, Jenny Do, Noah Gaytan, Ian Johnson, Ivann Longoria, Ryan Nguyen, Steven Nguyen, Bella Perez, Thessaly Quintana, Elias Wallace, Antony Zavala. Perfect attendance Mia Alexander, Ranyia Allen, Michael Alvarez, Leanna Ancira, Devon Anderson, Gabriella Arredondo, Khalid Azizi, Bailey Benedict, Jeremiah Bradley, Chance Cadena, Kaleb Campos, Aidan Cedillo, Dream Clavelle, Kamilya Collins and Alexander Couchman. Victoria Couchman, Justin Dang, Jenny Do, Ethan Flores, Adison Galloway, Kimberly Garza, Michael Gaynor, Noah Gayton, Aidan Gumkowski, Kadin Hosein, Ian Johnson, Justice Johnson, Ivann Longoria, Eyanna Martinez, Tevin Massie and Danielle Mendiola. Adrian Miles, Alena Morin, Anthony Morin, Melody Nabi, Ryan Nguyen, Steven Nguyen, Tyler Nguyen, Dominic Ortiz, Brianna Padilla, Nathan Pena, Bella Perez, Nicholas Ponce, Thessaly Quintana, Justin Rhoden, Fynnlan Ridge and Logan Riley. Jordan Robertson, Jordy Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez, Jacob Ropollo, Jordon Ross, Christian Schmidt, Melvin Solis, Ava Soza, Carrick Steans, Alexis Stewart, Robert Villatoro, Kiet Vo, Chayla Walker, Elias Wallace, Jacob White, Jahdeem Williams and Jahdeem Williams. Good Citizen Mia Alexander, Colin Dang, Jenny Do, Adison Galloway, Jasmine Gutierrez, Ian Johnson, Justice Johnson, Eyanna Martinez, Danae Navarro, Nicholas Ponce, Manuel Rodriguez, Jace Smith and Jacob White. Principal’s Award Mia Alexander, Ranyia Allen, Leanna Ancira, Sidney Armstrong, Gabby Arredondo, Rabab Asif, Khalid Azizi, Saad Bhatti, Jeleesia Brackett, Adrew Cabrales, Chance Cadena, Kaitlyn Campos, Kaleb Campos, Aidan Cedillo, Dream Clavelle and Kamilya Collins. Alexander Couchman, Victoria Couchman, Cecilia Dale, Colin Dang, Justin Dang, Jenny Do, Ethan Flores, Lizette Fonseca, Adison Galloway, Noah Garcia, Alec Garza, Kimberly Garza, Noah Gaytan, Aidan Gumkowski, Jasmine Gutierrez and Eric Guyote. Jah Jon Hawkins, Jacob Hernandez, Maddy Hernandez, Cedrick Johnson, Ian Johnson, Justice Johnson, Rayyan Khan, Kareemah Kothiya, Ivann Longoria, Natalia Martinez, Tevin Massie, Javier McCoy, Nathan Mena, Danielle Mendiola and Connor Mohwinkel. Alena Morin, Anthony Morin, Demah Naser, Danae Navarro, Ryan Nguyen, Steven Nguyen, Tyler Nguyen, Dominic Ortiz, Brianna Padilla, Janice Padilla, Cole Palmero, Bella Perez, Nicholas Ponce, Thessaly Quintana, Justin Rhoden, Daniel Rice and Ryan Richard. Alexander Rios, Manuel Rodriguez, Sadie Roessler, Jacob Roppolo, Mi’kia Salter, Christian Schmidt, Mable Self, Jace Smith, Leann Snowton, Ava Soza, Caden Spiller, Alexis Stewart, Yvonne Thai, Robert Villatoro, Kiet Vo, Chayla Walker, Jacob White, Gabriel Wright and Antony Zavala. Honor roll Zaynab Asasfeh, Andre Barrientos, Di Dao, Katelyn Hernandez, Kevin Lewis, Matthew Mendiola, Marcus Momie, Kelly Nguyen, Jeremiah Palma, Asher Ridge, Megan Rodriguez and Kenzie Snook. Merit roll Keegan Ashworth, Cameron Galloway, Israel Guzman, Adrian Rios, Brianna Toro and Fernando Villarreal. Perfect attendance Reid Allen, Abraham Amaro-Diaz, Jorge Arredondo, Alana Arrington, Keegan Ashworth, Andre Barrientos, Jasmine Bethely, Michelle Blanchard, Devin Brown, 93Q Gridiron Invasion at Dobie High Dobie High School recently participated in Gridiron Invasion, a competition between high school cheer squads, etc., that Houston radio station The New 93Q holds each fall with a prize of having a major country recording artist appear in concert at the winning school. If Dobie wins, a concert hosted by the Chris Young Band will be scheduled. (To vote for Dobie, see related letter on Page 2A.) Pictured at the event are, left to right, (front row) Amalia Perla, Denise Banda, Savannah Oropeza, Papa John’s Pizza Mascot, Megan Cook, Hannah Brady, Amy Jackson, Sabrina Troxlar, Adriana Resendez, Sydney Gutierrez (cheer varsity captain), Kaneesha Williams, Savanah McCormack, Abby Pedroza, Taylor Ard, (middle row) Crystal Garza, Christian Rosales, Dominique Jimenez, Sara Martinez, Desiree Johnson, Karla Reyna, Louie the Longhorn, Ashley McDonald, Samantha DeLaCruz, 93Q radio host Erica Rico, Tia Joseph (cheer varsity captain), Johnea Blevins, Emily Sargent (cheer varsity captain), Katie Carnish, Tina Nguyen, Jolissa Villalobos, Trinity Harrison, Victoria Maldonado, Joanna Espinoza, (back row) Rainy Ferrell, Deshawn Sells, Victor Castillo, Jesse Dedeno, Jannessa Ackman, Morfi Guzman, Marlin Jackson, 93Q radio host Kevin Klien, Jackie Bischof, Christina Oliviera, 93Q radio host Tim Tuttle, Alexis Corpus, Rebekah Ragain, Samantha Paredes, Samantha Shwartz, Samantha Martinez, Ashley Hicks, Kallie Hart (cheer JV captain), Ashley Salinas, Ryan Sosa, Trinity Curry, Francelli Monreal, Molly Alcazar, Aliana Aleman, and (back, cheerleader) Julia Lohse. Photo submitted Makenzie Castillo, Brandon Cates, Izabella Cavazos, Alyssa Chapman, Angelina Coronado and Di Dao. Dreshon Downy, Jaxon Efird, Kaden Fernandez, Melanie Galvan, Vincent Gonzales, Alyssa Gonzalez, Elijah Hernandez, Katelyn Hernandez, Leslie Hernandez, Natalie Hernandez, Akira Jack, Kiyara Johnson, Hailey Jolivette, Anh Ky, Mandy Le and Emerie Leal. Kevin Lewis, Eden Limas, Abigail Martinez, Adrian Martinez, Yaire Martinez, Diego Melchor, Matthew Mendiola, Katelyn Mendoza, Kenneth Merritt, Avry Munoz, Xavier Musquiz, Kelly Nguyen, Levani Palaez, Jailah Powell, Jacob Puente and Zachary Ramirez. Corey Reyes, Asher Ridge, Adrian Rios, Ryan Saxton, Kennedy Scimmons, Dominic Serna, Wyatt Sherwood, Kenzie Snook, Kielee Snook, Brianna Toro, Diego Torres, Camden Turner, Fernando Villarreal, Luis Villarreal, Jimmy Vo, Zaire Walker and Naveah Zermeno. Good Citizen Zaynab Asasfeh, Gael Barrera, Jasmine Bethely, Kaden Fernandez, Israel Guzman, Leslie Hernandez, Kevin Lewis, Avry Munoz, Levani Palaez, Jeremiah Palma, Luis Villarreal, Abby Whitley and Taya Williams. Principal’s Award Nadine Ahmed, Reid Allen, Abraham Amaro-Diaz, Jorge Arredondo, Zaynab Asafeh, Keegan Ashworth, Ava Ayala, Andre Barrientos, Dillon Barron, Jasmine Bethely, Devin Brown, Makenzie Castillo, Brandon Cates and Izabella Cavazos. Conlie Christmas, Terrilyn Claiborne, Matthew Collins, Angelina Coronado, Di Dao, Dreshon Downey, Jaxon Efird, Kaden Fernandez, Cameron Galloway, Melanie Galvan, Joseph Garza, Vincent Gonzales and Emily Gonzalez. Lazarus Gonzalez, Johnathan Guerrero, Israel Guzman, Elijah Hernandez, Katelyn Hernandez, Leslie Hernandez, Niklas Hernandez, Akira Jack, Hailey Jolivette, Anh Ky, Kevin Lewis, Eden Limas and Jadelyn Luna. Abigail Martinez, Yaire Martinez, Christian Medina, Matthew Mendiola, Katelyn Mendoza, Marcus Momie, Xavier Musquiz, Kelly Nguyen, Levani Palaez, Jacob Puente, Zachary Ramirez, Corey Reyes, Asher Ridge and Adrian Rios. Megan Rodriguez, Bryce Sanchez, Ryan Saxton, Kennedy Scimmons, Dominic Serna, Wyatt Sherwood, Kenzie Snook, Brianna Toro, Diego Torres, Fernando Villarreal, Luis Villarreal, Vincent Vo, Zaire Walker, Jhonas Washington and Londan Wiggins. Dobie’s Air Force JROTC Rocketry Team wins big! Dobie High School’s Air Force JROTC Rocketry Team competed against 11 other high schools at the second annual Bulldog Blast-Off Salute to Veterans rocket meet on Nov. 2. The meet was held at Waller ISD Stadium and was hosted by Waller High School AFJROTC. There were six separate rocket events with Dobie placing in four of the events, which led to a first-place overall win. Events Dobie placed second in were medium range spot landing, parachute duration, and streamer duration. The event Dobie placed third in was 1/2A (small) engine parachute duration. Cadets pictured are, left to right, (front row) Zachery Carter, LeAndra Gonzales, Michael Noschese, (back row) Joshua Dolmos, Emerson Cerrato, Team Capt. Adam Hawkins and Luke McDonald. Photo submitted San Jac hosts youth fitness camp The San Jacinto College South Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) will host a youth fitness camp on Saturday, Nov. 16. Youth ages 9 to 16 are encouraged to attend the camp, which will feature activities revolving around sports and wellness. Some of the activities include basic football and soccer drills, softball and baseball hitting and catching techniques, and fitness activities designed for the youth age group. “Our goal is to have our campers participate in all types of activities and sports that will pique his or her interest,” said San Jacinto College business professor and PTK faculty advisor, Elizabeth McKinley. “Positive reinforcement and motivation will help keep them excited about what they are doing, and hopefully, they will find an area that they want to incorporate into an everyday fitness activity.” Participants need to arrive in active wear or comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Water, healthy snacks and sports equipment will be provided. The PTK Youth Fitness Camp takes place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the South campus soccer field. Registration is $25 the day of the camp. For more camp informa- tion and to register, contact McKinley at 281-484-1900, email [email protected] sjcd.edu, or visit www.sjc youthfitnesscamp.weebly. com. Bay Area Singles Dance Nov. 16 The Bay Area Singles Club monthly dance is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the VFW Lodge 6378 at 5304 Highway 3 in Dickinson. Bring snacks to share. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. For more information, call 409-948-1156 or 281554-6063. HCMGA on holiday hiatus Precinct 2 Harris County Master Gardeners Association will not have any public events during the month of December 2013. They will resume their regular public events in January 2014. Looking for a Primary Care Doctor? Enayet Rahim, MD • Accepting New Patients • Same Day Appointments Available • Open During Lunch Time • We take Medicaid, Medicare & most private insurance. Discounts for patients without insurance. Se Habla Español Call 281-481-8500 Page 4, Section A, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, November 14, 2013 Atkinson names 1st 9-weeks honor rolls Atkinson Elementary School recently released its first nine-weeks honor and merit rolls. Students earning status are: Second grade Honor roll Christian Covarrubias, Dylan Dao, Maximiliano Delgado, Stephanie Gonzalez, Emily Hamlett, Trenton Ho, Vincent Holcomb, Steven Huynh, Ashley Lovejoy, Nathan McClure, Matison Mitchell, Duyen Nguyen, Diego Orta, Angel Osaghae, Joseph Perez, Linda Pham, Aylin Reyes, Emily Reyes, Alexandra Rodriguez, Lilly Tran, Thomas Vu and Mya Zuniga. Third grade Honor roll Janet Armenta, Alexis Cline, Jade Gallegos, Kevin Garcia, Trisha Hoang, Iliana Mealey, Kelly Nguyen, Martin Nguyen, Leyla Salazar, Carol Tran and Samantha Wilkerson. Fourth grade Honor roll Kevin Gayton, Kristyn Pham, Haley Salinas, Azela Villarreal and Michael Zambrano. Dance students to hold informal show for audience feedback Students in the San Jacinto College dance program will hold an informal dance showing at the South campus on Thursday, Dec. 5. The showing will feature works-in-progress of some of the student choreographers. Set to last about 30 minutes, the dance students look forward to audience critiques and feedback on their individual dance pieces. Comment sheets will be provided during the showing for guests to list their thoughts, likes, and questions for the students. The informal dance showing begins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the dance studio inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, located on the South campus at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. The showing is free and open to the public. For more information on the dance program and San Jacinto College fine arts, visit arts.sanjac.edu. San Jac, TACC help increase student success Over The Back Fence TYSON TURNS 16 Birthday wishes are sent to an awesome grandson, Tyson Thompson, who will turn 16 on Nov. 18. “You have brought such joy into our lives for the past 16 years, looking forward to more. Have a wonderful day.” Love is sent from Danny and Debbie Sales. SCHOOL DAZE The following personnel and staff members of the Pasadena Independent School District celebrate birthdays Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. Burnett Elementary Tammy Dayrit is wished a happy birthday Nov. 14. On Nov. 15, Nichole Richardson celebrates a birthday. A birthday greeting is sent to Nohemi Garcia on Nov. 17. Frazier Elementary Marking a birthday Nov. 14 is Maria Jarazo-Gonzalez. Greetings for a wonderful birthday are sent to Kristena Stokes Nov. 17. Moore Elementary On Nov. 17, a birthday wish is sent to Maury Klann. South Belt Elementary Blow out the birthday candles for Tanya Hensley Nov. 15. The day for a double party for Andrea Dempsey and Cameron Dodson is Nov. 16. Stuchbery Elementary The day for a double-layer cake for Steven Ruth and Angelica Silva is Nov. 14. On Nov. 16, Perla Montemayor marks a birthday. Enjoying a birthday Nov. 17 is Tonya Davis. Ana Moreno has a birthday Nov. 20. Melillo Middle School On Nov. 15, blow out the birthday candles for Wendy Lefever. The day for a party for Cassie Troup is Nov. 16. Celebrating a birthday Nov. 18 is Carol Zann. Nov. 19 is the day for a cake for Jessica Borden. Beverly Hills Intermediate Wishes for a wonderful birthday are sent to Rita Jaeger Nov. 17. Melanie Grisham has a birthday Nov. 18. Thompson Intermediate On Nov. 15, blow out the birthday candles for Maria Lerma. The day for a party for Rebekah Walker is Nov. 19. Dobie High Wishes for a wonderful birthday are sent to Norman McIntyre and Keith Purdue Nov. 15. A birthday is celebrated by Irvin Theodile Nov. 16. Nicole Barnes is wished a happy birthday Nov. 17. The day for a party for Sandra Lopez-Celaya is Nov. 18. Louis Parlangeli celebrates a birthday Nov. 19. Blow out the candles for Clinton Hopper Nov. 20. LEADER WANTS YOU IN THE NEWS E-mail birthday, anniversary, vacation, congratulations, etc., to [email protected] beltleader.com with OTBF in the subject line. Items must be submitted by Friday noon for the next week’s publication. Dobie Band Section of the Week announced UTMB to offer free seminar on memory loss A free educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss will be offered by the University of Texas Medical Branch Geriatric Outpatient clinics. The next seminar will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside, Suite 100, in Galveston. The seminar begins at 1:30 p.m. and will last three hours. Note: Seminar participants do not have to be affiliated with UTMB in any way now or in the future to take advantage of this educational opportunity. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Contact Adele Herzfeld at [email protected] or by phone at 832-505-2002 or 409-747-7030. SHSU alumni collects toys The J. Frank Dobie Longhorn Band Section of the Week for Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 is the French horn section. Members pictured are, left to right, (front row) Edward Ramirez, Ricky Flores, Laza- LOST DOG!!! Chico Smith From Scarsdale Subdivision (by Burnett Elementary) $ MAJOR REWARD $ Reward for the return of or information leading to finding Chico. 281-684-3603 Brian Goodwin Owner Darts,Pool Shuffleboard Internet Jukebox 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Daily Drink Specials Daily 12057 Beamer Rd. See us on Facebook tion costs reduced. • Advocacy for policies that support the student success agenda, in the legislature, and in relevant state agencies. “Community colleges are the largest sector of higher education in Texas,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “It is critical that we establish a statewide mechanism to ensure that our students are leaving our colleges successful – whether that is with a credential to enter the growing and demanding workforce, or with an associate degree to transfer to a fouryear university. San Jacinto College is proud to be a contributing partner to the Texas Success Center initiative.” Texas joins Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey in creating a success center to increase coordination and collaboration across community colleges, develop common data definitions, and create shared professional development venues. The TSC will host the first Texas DREAM Institute in fall 2014. The TSC will invite colleges to send teams to learn about promising practices and develop strategies to implement or scale practices upon returning to their campuses. Texas will be only the second state in the country to host a regional DREAM Institute, modeled after the highly successful national DREAM Institute hosted by Achieving the Dream. About TACC The Texas Association of Community Colleges is a nonprofit association that includes all 50 public community college districts in the state. TACC was formally created in 1947 to serve as a voice for all member colleges. The SHSU Bay Area Alumni and Friends Club will celebrate the holidays on the evening of Dec. 5 at Lakewood Yacht Club where they will collect toy donations for a local Bay Area charity. For updated information on this event and future club news, follow on Facebook at SHSU Alumni Bay Area ~ Texas or join the email list at [email protected] Join us on Facebook! Get local news and updates es between issues! San Jacinto College has joined forces with the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the 50 community colleges from around the state to form the Texas Success Center (TSC) to support the state’s community college success agenda. The creation of the TSC is through support from the state’s 50 community colleges, the Kresge foundation, Houston Endowment, Greater Texas Foundation, Meadows Foundation, and TEXASgenuine. The primary focus of the TSC is to support the state’s community college success agenda that includes alignment and acceleration of proven strategies, as well as targeted and coordinated advocacy across the state’s community colleges. “Community colleges continue to serve as an increasingly important sector in public higher education. They provide quality, low cost workforce training, as well as transfer pathways to four-year institutions. I look forward to working with the Texas Success Center to ensure our community colleges continue to play a pivotal role in Texas’ higher education system,” said Sen. Kel Seliger, chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee. The Texas Success Center mission is segmented into three broad categories of activity: • Alignment of different innovation and student success initiatives into a more coherent and comprehensive approach, including development of data infrastructure and key measures of success. • Acceleration of learning across colleges so that adoption of proven or evidence-based initiatives can be accelerated and informa- ro Galvan, (back row) Juan Chapa, Josh Vasquez, Darian Lewis, Evelyn Llamas, Andrea Cahue, David Gonzales, Daniel Escobedo, Nathan Covarrubias and Alexis Romero. Photo submitted Open Garden Day Nov. 18 Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct 2 will host Open Garden Day on Monday, Nov. 18, at its Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff Road in Houston. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m. with a program on Laura Bush Elementary nandez and Alyria Galvan. Rodriguez, Olivia Rodriguez, Conley, Adam Daley, Anthony ols, Roberto Nuñez, Isabella dividing overwintering tropicals at 9:30 a.m. The event is School recently released its Nailea Garcia, Aly Gomez, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Zada Dinh and Emmanuel Ealy. Peña and Heidi Pereira. free and open to the public. Children are invited. Bush Elementary names first nine-weeks rolls first nine-weeks honor rolls. Students earning status are: Kindergarten Perfect and punctual attendance Joel Alvarenga, Sofia Amaya, Jaire Andrews, Camila Arguello, Brandon Austin, Ester Avila, Hannai Ayala, Kaitlyn Baines, Kayleen Basurto, Jaidyn Belgrave, Yahir Bonilla, Fergus Bourandas, Jeremiah Briscoe, Joaquin Caballero and Sebastian Calderon. Jacqueline Calvo, Jayden Carleton, Evarardo Celedon, Benjamin Chacon, Alvin Charoenrat, Daniel Chavez, Carlos Cuevas, Alberto De Alba, Ivette Del Toro, Aiden Diaz, Darian Diaz, Noah Diaz, Hayden Do, Zaaid Edgar, Julian Estrada, Joseph Fer- Fabiola Gonzalez, Miranda Gonzalez, Massiah Gordon, Makayla Grider, Daniela Guerrero, Samantha Gutierrez, Hunter Hamon, Michael Hernandez, Mike Hernandez, Skylar Houston, Aubry Jaramillo, Jonah Jefferson and Zachary Jimenez. Bao Khuu, Kevin Lara, Nayeli Leal, Janiel Lebron, Jandel Leon, Joselyn Lima, Jayden Lozano, Abraham Martinez, Angel Martinez, Ian Martinez, Mark Mata, Atiana Medrano, Jaylene Melo, My’Kaila Mitchell, Heidi Montano, Aiden Nguyen and Chinedu Okoro. Kamilah Oliva, Alana Oliver, Amairana Pena, Kimberly Reyes, Kayla Reynaud, Aileen Rivera, Camron Robertson, Christina Rodriguez, Isaiah Romero, Sophia Sagastizado, Julian Salinas, Joelly Saravia and Alejandro Serrano. Braden Smith, Lauren Soto, Anthony Tinajero, Jenna To, Zoelys Torres, Gemina Tran, Kaylanie Tran, Payton Turner, Miguel Valencia, Anthony Van, Joseph Vega, Alberto Villanueva, Alexandra Villarreal, Clayton Washington, Frederick Washington, Cobi Watts and Joshua Wright. First grade Perfect and punctual attendance Valerie Acosta, Casey Aleman, Mia Arana, Madelynn Aronson, Jonathan Beneitez, Joshua Berlanga, Isabella Byron, Abril Carmona, Spencer Cash, Amy Cedillo, Mark Chase, Danielle Chenier, Jayda Chinchilla, Morgan Mia Savannah Gallegos, Andrew Garcia, Marcus Garcia, Vickely Garcia, Valeria De La Garza, Yanneli Garza, Ashton Gibson, Aida Lynet Gomez, Christopher Gomez, Mauro Gomez, Atziri Abigail Gonzalez, Eduardo Gonzalez, Isaiah Gonzalez, Luis Gonzalez and Tyree Griffin-Stode. Jayren Hector, Abbie Hernandez, Paul Hernandez, Aiden Ho, Travis Howard, Jaden Jackson, Camilo Lopez, Yamila Luna, John Macharia, Amanda Marler, Natalie Martinez, Alfred Mason, Kevin Mejia and Mariana Melendez. Annette Mendez, Cristian Mendez, Daniela Mendoza, Elias Merced, Miguel Mercedes, Gael Alejandro Munoz, Jack Ngo, Bruce Nguyen, Thuy Nguyen, Kayden Nich- Remember When 35 years ago (1978) The Weingartens grocery store on Kleckley was the scene of a ham burglary. Vince Oddo was selected for All State Jazz Band. 30 years ago (1983) Meador Elementary celebrated its 20th anniversary. Dobie Booster Club President Charles Chassay presented Dobie head football coach Buster Gilbreth a new color television and video equipment. John E. Freeman, D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist 281-481-9575 13310 Beamer Appliance Therapy: Corrects crowding and a recessive lower jaw line. Eliminates the need for orthodontic tooth removal in many situations. Eliminates the need for headgear. Second Opinions Welcome! Insurance Assignment Accepted • Quality and Caring Office • Certified Specialist • Serving the South Belt Area Since 1981 25 years ago (1988) In the race for state representative District 130, incumbent Randy Pennington defeated challenger Chris Clark after receiving an unofficial 66 percent of the vote. Negotiations between Harris County Commissioner Precinct 1 El Franco Lee and the owner of a vacant office complex at Beamer and Scarsdale was to possibly lead to the long awaited courthouse annex for the South Belt area. 20 years ago (1993) CNN corresondent Deborah Potter from Washing-ton, D.C., and cameraman Bage Anderson spoke with Leader co-publisher Marie Flickinger about a CNN Brio report, which later aired as part of a five-day series on Superfund sites. The Clear Creek school board approved the purchase of land for a new intermediate school west of Interstate 45. The location of the school, which would serve Sageglen and Southbend students, had not yet been announced, nor had the price. Carlos Reyes, a 1981 Dobie graduate, competed in the 1993 Ironman Triathlon world championship in Kona, Hawaii, where he finished 901st among 1,353 finishers in the grueling three-sport event. The triathlon consisted of a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112mile bike ride and a run of just over 26 miles. 15 years ago (1998) Clear Brook senior Brian Martin advanced to the state cross country meet by winning third place at the regional meet. Martin was the only Clear Brook runner in the race. 10 years ago (2003) A 22-month-old toddler wandered out of Crimson La Crim Learning Center. He was rescued unharmed by a passing motorist. Deputy Cleveland Domini observed three individuals in suspicious activity while patrolling the Sageglen subdivision. A police chase followed, and the driver was apprehended. 5 years ago (2008) The San Jacinto College men’s soccer team advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division I Men’s Soccer Championships in Phoenix. The team was one of eight in the nation to play in the tournament. 1 year ago (2012) A house on Sageview near Hughes Road was severely damaged when its garage caught fire. According to Houston Fire Department Station No. 70 Chief Clennis Tyer, the blaze erupted around midnight. Three engines and two ladder trucks, from Stations 70, 93 and 52, responded to the incident. Firefighters were able to contain the most extensive damage to the home’s garage. Tyer said, however, the interior of the house was also damaged by smoke. No injuries were reported, as the home’s occupants were able to exit the residence safely. Tyer said the fire appeared to be accidental. Michelle Pham, Timmy Pham, Khanh Phan, Samantha Pulido, Rig Quinney, Crystal Rivera, Ivan Rodriguez, Sofia Rodriguez, Andrea Sagastizado, Elijah Salazar, Aiden Sanchez, Yahir Sanchez, Mariangela Silva, Angelina Tran and Mathew Trevino. Ulysses Valdez, Izaya Vasquez, Melanie Vela, Daniell Velazquez, Brandon Isai Vigil, D’Alessandro Vilchez, Jorge Villarreal, Angel Damian Villegas-Pulido, Jo’Anna Williams, Michael Williams, Joseph Wright and Luis Ysaguirre. Second grade All A or S roll (including conduct) Nico Barr, Jayla Buchanan, Tyler Burge, Isaak Camacho, Hannah Carillo, Naara Chapman, Nickholas Diaz, Olivia Continued on Page 5A I need a pregnancy test I need to know what to do We are here for you. We care!! All Services are Free and Confidential 281-484-0005 Beltway 8 South Crisis Pregnancy Center WALKER LAW OFFICES Milton Walker, J.D. 281-481-0909 WILLS & PROBATE INJURY CASES BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL OIL & GAS LICENSED BY TEXAS SUPREME COURT www.walkerlaw.com 10909 Sabo, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 281-481-0909 Here comes the bride . . . Let South Belt Graphics & Printing take care of all your printing needs for your special day. • Invitations • Envelopes • • Napkins • Matchbooks • • Thank You Cards • 11555 Beamer 281-484-4337 Thursday, November 14, 2013, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section A, Page 5 Couple celebrates 60th anniversary Fun at Houston Fire Fest 2013 Top left, left to right, Maddi McClure, Claire Ramirez and Tre Ramirez enjoy Houston Fire Fest 2013 at the Val Jahnke Training Facility. Top right, Houston firefighters participate in a flashover demonstration. Bottom left, Tre Ramirez, Claire Ramirez, Maddi McClure, Alexis Arredondo and Iliana Arredondo watch Houston firefighters demonstrate an extrication at Houton Fire Fest 2013. Photos submitted Lupe and Viviãn Cisneros Jr. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, by renewing their vows at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. James Burkart officiating. The couple married on Nov. 8, 1953. They have three children, Vivian Lynn Cisneros Hemphill and husband Don, Ralph Cisneros, Michael Cisneros and wife Carolyn, and three grandchildren, Ericka Cisneros, Adam Hemphill and Isabella Cisneros. The couple were high school sweethearts and prior to their marriage, Viviãn served in the U.S. Navy, and he is a Korean War veteran. They are both active members of St. Luke the Evanglist Catholic Church and have lived in the South Belt area for more than 45 years. Melillo MS lists 1st 9-weeks rolls Melillo Middle School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor roll list of the 2013-2014 school year. Students earning status are: Fifth grade Honor roll Gail Aflalo, Maliha Akhter, Anna Allen, Maryam Badr, Aliyah Barreiro, Annaya Belton, Jasmin Benitez, Seth Braddick, Jose Cabrera, Matthew Campos, Kiana Casco, Ian Cisneros, Alisha Countee, Jacob Cruz, Jacob DelaRosa, Laura Diaz, Vinh Diep and Abby Duron. Drake Escobedo, Christian Houston Firefighter E/O and HFD Academy Instructor Robert Ramirez (center) and his children, Claire and Tre, after a flashover demonstration. Flores, Trinity Frias, Joshua Gamez, Brissa Garza, Madison Gates, Kassandra Gomez, Ramses Gonzalez, Gabriel Granados, Aixa Guerra, Amanda Harris, Erica Hay, Ethan Hernandez, Sandy Ho, Christina Hoang, Ethan Hughes and Casey Junkin. Thao Lam, Vanessa Lam, Brooklynn Lathan, Tony Le, Evelyn Lien, Chanel Lofton, Nathan Lopez, Kenny Ly, Gerardo Martinez, Joscelin Martinez, Erin Maslonka, Kyle McDonald, Desiree Miller, Jayden Miller, Izabella Mojica and Alan Nguyen. Bush Elementary releases first nine-weeks achievement rolls Continued from Page 4A Duron, Alexia Garcia, Gisselly Garza, Jadyn Johnson and Sienna Le. Trinity Lopez, Abigail Luna, Kaleb Luna, Joel Morales, Cathy Nguyen, Nkeiruka Okoro, Axel Olmedo, Jennifer Olvera, Gia Robinson, Itzel Romero, Eduardo Tamez and Tyler Vo. All A’s, one B (including conduct) Manlio Arango, Victoria Arnsworth, Andrea Barcenas, Santiago Barrachina, Adrian Cazares, Kassandra Cornejo, Andrew Deleon, Richard Diaz, Aurelius Evans, Mia Gonzalez, Jocelyn Guerra, Kasie Hoang, Kamryn Lacy and Xavier Lee. Abel Limachi, Jessica Ngo, Joshua Nguyen, Justin Nguyen, Ariznelly Rivera, Liliana Rodriguez, Asuleny Santiago, Savanna Smith, Sean Tatum, Richmond Thompson, Evelyn Tran, Ricardo Trevino, Aglaé Vasquez and Iveen Vu. Perfect and punctual attendance Elizabeth Aguirre, Abel Alejo, Alyssa Allen, Tyler Ankenbruck, Manlio Arango, Mauricio Banda, Santiago Barrachina, Kennedy Batiste, Ashton Bishop, Astrid Bonilla, Jaydon Bonilla, Jayla Buchanan, Tyler Burge, Jade Butler, Isaak Camacho and Maxwell Cash. Adrian Cazares, Isabella Chagoya, Daylen Crosby, Ellyndee Damian, Celene Diaz, Greg Diaz, Richard Diaz, Anna Dinh, Hillary Do, Olivia Duron, Emmanuel Elizondo, Brian Erazo, Hugo Estrada, Andrew Fernandez, Amberly Flores, Ashley Flores and Kevin Flores. Monica Flores, Steven Flores, Fabian Franco, Alexia Garcia, Fabian Garcia, Kassandra Garcia, Luis Garcia, Alexandra Garibay, Daniel Garza, Galilea De La Garza, Gisselly Garza, Rosbel Garza and Jose Gomez. Francisco Gonzalez, Manuel Grajales, Johnthan Hatton, Izaiah Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Thy Ho, Kasie Hoang, Malachi Hobbs, Taylor Hughes, A’Kaylah Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Maddox Juarez, Sienna Le and Angela Limachi. Emmalee Lopez, Trinity Lopez, David Lozoya, Kaleb Luna, Hector Martinez, Gwendlyn McGrew, Noah McKnight, Trey Medlock, William Merida, Matthew Merlos, Gabriella Montes, Travis Montgomery and Joel Morales. Santiago Navarrte, Jessica Ngo, Cathy Nguyen, Ethan Nguyen, Joshua Nguyen, Justin Nguyen, Kylie Obregon, Jackelyn Ochoa, Nkeiruka Okoro, Axel Olmedo, Jennifer Olvera and Daniel Ortegon. Arianna Ortiz, Christian Oyervidez, Joeliana Pena, Edwin Pereira, Annie Phan, Carolina Ponce, Ty Powell, Adriana Ramirez, Moises Ramos, Matthew Rendon, Ariznelly Rivera, Gia Robinson and Juan Rodrigues. Juan Rodriguez, Kevin Rodriguez, Liliana Rodriguez, Maryssa Rodriguez, Yazmin Rodriguez, Itzel Romero, Marco Saavedra, Juan Salinas, Asuleny Santiago, David Serrano, Savanna Smith and Brycen Sommerfelt. Eduardo Tamez, Sean Tatum, Kyler Thomas, Jordan Tisnado, Evelyn Tran, Thomas Tran, Frederick Triplett, Abigail Unica, Jem Velasquez, Javier Villareal, Tyler Vo, Iveen Vu, Antwoine Wilson and Javier Ysaguirre. 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Melissa Mendez, Desmon Mitchell, Jasmine Mokarzel, Marilyn Montalvo, Jahmel Morgan, Max Munoz, Huyhoang Nguyen, Sergio Ochoa, Levit Pereira, John Pozo, Sandra Quiroz, Christopher Robertson, Abraham Rodriguez, Ronaldo Rodriguez, Dana Rojas and Eva Rubio. Jessica Saldana, Jahzel Samuels, Mia Sanchez, Ulises Sanchez, Jaden Shanklin, Brianna Solares, Jasmin Elisa Solis Solis, Gael Tinoco, Krista Toyloy, Kylie Toyloy, Kiet Tran, Janae Tucker, Abigail Villafana, Hanson Vo, Dillon Vu, Kimberly Vuong, Micah Williams, Derrick Woodley and Emily Zuniga. Fourth grade All A or S roll (including conduct) Emily Amezcua, Martshaidy Cuevas, Trent Daley, Kevin Dinh, Sarahy Franco, Dayanara Garcia, Maureen Garcia, Abigail Gonzalez, Sednazitllali Juarez, Christofer Laygo, Tracey Le and Paloma Leal. Alexandra Luna, Angela Interfaith Care Partners to meet Child Care & Learning Center • Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 281-484-2376 Evelyn Cabello, Melanie Cejas, Diego Raul ContrerasSuarez, Melanie Hernandez, William Ho, Daniela Martinez, Sandra Quiroz, Byron Robinson and Jahzel Samuels. All A’s, one B (including conduct) Evelyn Aguirre, Raymond Felton, Tristan Fuentes, Ashley Garza, Jalyssa Hernandez, Vy Ho, Cassidy Idele, Shakty Juarez, Carlos Nuncio, John Pozo, Joaquin Rodarte, Abraham Rodriguez and Vincent Tran. Perfect and punctual attendance Houda Ben Achour, Evelyn Aguirre, Torik Aigbedion, Alanis, Siani Alanis, Bryce Alexander, Jabari Antoine, Kennedy Baines, David Bogany, Kyle Broussard, Evelyn Cabello, Mirna Castillo, Yadira Castillo, Jasmine Cazares, Melanie Cejas and Armando Chapa. Naila Contreras, Keshawn Cornelius Cotton, Anelee Damian, Diana Dang, Raymundo De La Garza, Jenevie Devora, Evbu Edigin, Chelsie Escobar, Abel Espinoza, Luis Angel Espinoza, Raymond Felton, Alyssa Flores, Yesenia Franco, Alysia Galvan, Ashley Garza and Dagoberto Garza. Natalia Garza, Victoria Garza, Iviyon Gasaway, Maya Gonzalez, Paul Gonzalez, Jose Guerra, Alan Guerrero, Samuel Brandon Haynes Haynes, Dibanhi Hernandez, Edwen Cirilo Hernandez, 281-464-2366 12490 Scarsdale Blvd. Interfaith Care Partners Ministry group at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10727 Hartsook, a gathering for persons with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, strokes and similar disabilities and their caretakers, will meet Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Mother Cabrini Center. The event consist of a continental breakfast, arts and crafts, exercises, entertainment, a singalong, a devotional break, lunch, and a bingo game. Those who have a family member or friend with these challenges, are invited. For more information, call 713-9465768, 713-682-5995, or visit www.interfaithcarepartners.org. Marler, Elizabeth Mullins, Johny Nguyen, Victoria Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, Ashley Pham, Miranda Resendez, John Reyna, Maya Scott, Kathleen Vu and Paul Vu. All A’s, one B (including conduct) Naydelin Almaguer, Emily Alvarez, Fredis Alvarez, Denny Bonilla, Trajan Davis, Analaura Elizarraras, Jesus Gonzalez, Bryson Hicks, Sarionna Hobbs, Natalie Jaramillo, Cristopher Macias, Emma McKenzie and Jesalynn Moreno. Brandon Nguyen, Lilly Nguyen, Mariana NunezBanuelos, Tommy Pham, Kaitlyn Posada, Fernanda Razo, Jahir Reyes, Mikayla Saperstein, Jazmine Segovia, Roselin Serrano, Athan Silva, Akari Skelton, Eric Tran, Hailey Vu and Haley Wright. Perfect and punctual attendance Naydelin Almaguer, Emily Alvarez, Fredis Alvarez, Emily Amezcua, Alan Anthony, Alejandra Barcenas, Cameron Barnes, Denny Bonilla, Serenity Camacho, Fernando Carrera, Daniel Cavazos, Donovan Chavis, Jasmine Chew and Manuel Contreras. Natalie Contreras, Stephanie De La Cruz, Martshaidy Cuevas, Trent Daley, Kevin Dinh, Analaura Elizarraras, Arturo Flores, Thomas Flores, Jocelyn Abril Flores-Sanchez, Karla Galvan, Katie Gamez, Noe Gamez, Dayanara Garcia, Maureen Garcia, Alejandro Garza and Aleyna Garza. Michael De La Garza, Nicholas Giron, Jesus Gonzalez, Desean Gray-Biggs, Nayeli Hernandez, Rodolfo Hernandez, Bryson Hicks, Peter Hoang, Sarrionna Hobbs, Moses Houston, Albert Nguyen, Duy Nguyen, Henry Nguyen, Lucas Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Jessica Ochoa, Nallely Pena, Hailey Perez, Jacob Perez, Kevin Pham, Jordan Promise, Abigail Ramirez, Marc Ramirez, Jordan Reed, Denise Rodriguez and Celeste Salazar. Madeline Schwausch, Marisa Soto, Kendall Spafford, Elliot Spiller, Madelyn Spray, Christina Suarez, Eric To, Lili Tran, Vincent Tran, Julie Trinh, Jaeden Tyler, Michael Vega, Madylin Vela, Joseph Vu and Mia Zuniga. Sixth grade Honor roll Brittany Aguilar, Nathan Ancira, Anilu Arrieta, Rida Asif, Ailyn Balderas, Dominic Caballero, Isai Carrion, Samantha Carter, Leah Castaneda, Courtney Chung, Xzaveon Cofield, Sophia Colmenares, Jacob Colunga, Shelby Couchman, Esperanza Cruz and Carrie Cubos. Enoc Curiel, Bailee Dang, Tammy Dang, Quang Do, Angelina Dong, Jacob Efird, Annette Eonne, Ivan Espinosa, Nancy Flores, Andrew Garcia, Roque Garcia, Daniel Garza, Anthony Gonzales, Alejandra Gracias, Rogelio Guajardo and Kayla Hall. Leonardo Hernandez, Peter Hoang, Abigail Hogan, Stephanie Horton, Doan Huynh, Katelynxuan Huynh, Jasmine Jimenez, Kelly Jimenez, Faith Johnson, Nicholas Keel, Irene Kim, Ashley Lam, Jessica Le, Vicki Le, Elaine Lien and Fernando Lopez. Milow Lozano, Vivian Luu, Mathew Malone, Sarah Marquez, Anisa Martinez, Arryanna Martinez, Seleste Martinez, Xitlali Martinez, Julian Mata, Emily Mauro, Marissa Maxwell, Jacob McKenzie and Christopher Mendiola-Garcia. Annye Mendoza, Christopher Monita, Allison Neira, Huy Nguyen, Kirby Nguyen, Leslie Nguyen, Joe-Patrick Perlera, Jonathan Resendez, Christian Reyes, Julian Rodriguez, Naomi Rodriguez and Gracie Roessler. Marissa Salazar, Crystal Salgado, Nicholas Salinas, Eloy Sanchez, Samantha Schroder, Maya Scott, Miranda Serrano, Bryce Shea, Justin Silva, Jesse Simmons, Felicity Soto, Caleb Tamez, Kobe Thompson, Amy Tieu and Cameron Tobias. Ashley Tovar, Jordan Tran, Justin Tran, Samuel Tran, Savannah Tran, Trinity Tran, Frederick Trevino, Isaiah Trevino, Son Truong, Juliana Vega, Jordan Velasquez, Dezelynn Villarreal, Cammy Vo, Mary Vu, Zoe Whitley and Eric Wilson. Jennifer Ibe, Kevet Iraheta, Sednazitllali Jaurez, Keely King and Paloma Leal. 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Houston, TX 77089 Job 19:25-27 Kirkwood South Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Where God Makes Lives Better 10811 Kirkfair (At Beamer) 281-481-0004 Sunday School - 9 a.m. Worship for Everyone - 10 a.m. www.KSCchurch.org (between Beamer & Blackhawk) www.stlukescatholic.com LITURGY SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:15 a.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. Misa en Espanol Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Thursday 6 to 7 p.m Saturday 4 to 5 p.m. Parish Office 281-481-6816 Faith Formation 281-481-4251 Youth Ministry 281-481-4735 St. Luke’s offers ministries for ALL-families, men, women, youth, children, young adults, single, divorced, separated, widowed. Attend the Church of Your Choice Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. The Fountain (Contemporary) 5 p.m. Cokesbury United Methodist Church 281-484-9243 • 10030 Scarsdale Blvd. Page 6, Section A, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, November 14, 2013 Raise your hand Texas luncheon set for citizens of Clear Creek school district Raise Your Hand Texas is a nonprofit education advocacy organization working to strengthen public education in Texas. It trains public school leaders to lead transformational change at the campus level and advocates for public policies that make public schools better for all Texas students. On October 16, the nonprofit hosted a luncheon at Hope Village for Clear Creek Independent School District parents, leaders and district administrators to discuss how its programs support the education of the state’s 5 million students and to encourage attendees to make a personal commitment to improve public education in their communities. Through the Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership program, more than 500 Texas administrators have attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education Institutes to lead effective change in their schools and advocate for public policies that make public schools better for Texas stu- dents and teachers. Dr. Susan Silva, Greene Elementary principal, and Michele Staley, Clear Brook High School, discussed the lessons learned Halloween fun Buy 11 soft soft serve yogurt Buy yogurt$5 $5or or more andreceive receivethe the 2nd 2 moreand nd FREE! FREE! Max $5 discount applied. Cannot be combine to Max $5 discount applied. Cannot continue to any other special offers. Exp11/30/13 any other special offers. Exp 11/30/13 9639 Scarsdale Blvd. at Green Tee Center 9639 Scarsdale Blvd. at Green Tee Center COUPON $ REPAIR 200 OFF FOUNDATION OR SEWER REPAIR (on jobs $2,500 & up) Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per house. 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All fifth-grade students in the Clear Creek Independent School District are eligible to apply to the Science Magnet Program for their sixth-, seventh- and eighthgrade years. There will be four student and parent information Imagine Yourself Without Belly Fat! “Are You at Your Wits End Trying To Get Rid of It? meetings to learn about the Science Magnet Program, the application process, meet teachers, view the school, meet current students, meet former students and hear the answers to any questions. The same information will be presented at all four meetings. Parents and students need to attend only one of the following meetings in the Seabrook Intermediate cafeteria, 2401 Meyer Road in Seabrook: • Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jan Larsen, Seabrook Intermediate, at [email protected] ccisd.net or 281-284-3185. **Application information is presented during this meeting. Applications are currently not available. from attending the Harvard institutes and the resulting changes they have made to empower teachers and students for greater achievement gains and success. Staley stated, “My experience at Raise Your Hand Texas has enabled CBHS to engage in a study on student engagement through a partnership with Michigan State University. This study gives the students a voice in how they prefer their lessons be taught as well as giving the teachers information about strategies that fully engage their students.” Silva explained, “I learned how to lead faculty to examine instruction, learned about the latest research on best practices, and how to mesh those two to manage change in our school.” Dr. Greg Smith, Clear Creek ISD superintendent, shared the many programs instituted by the district to move students toward 21st century skills.“Many positive things are happening in the area of public education in Texas, and the luncheon was an opportunity to highlight the changes in education policy as well as thank organizations such as Raise Your Hand Texas for giving the children a voice in Austin,” said Smith. Dr. David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas, said that the organization invests in school leaders, improving public school campuses and districts, policy development and outreach to support public education. In addition to the Harvard institutes, the nonprofit also sends school leaders to the 12-month Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Business Fellowship Program to develop hands-on solutions to affect powerful change. In addition, Raise Your Hand Texas has partnered with Lubbock, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin and Lamesa ISDs to provide coaching for administrators to help them have a greater impact on student learning and success. An important component of the Raise Your Hand Texas mission is to advocate for legislative policy decisions that support positive and sustainable public education. Charles Butt, who founded and funds all of the organization’s programs, states that “[In education], [t]here are no silver bullets, no magic pills. It really depends on all of us to address it.” One of the main purposes of RYHT is to promote grassroots involvement in the policy making process by providing information to citizens about the issues before the policymakers and the impact those decisions will have on students, our economy, and the future of Texas. RYHT played a very active role in the 83rd Texas legislative session. The organization supported crucial policy changes to address diverse student needs with more flexible graduation plans and reduced high stakes testing. RYHT advocated for high quality charters while providing the commissioner greater authority to grant, renew and revoke charter authorization. The next steps for RYHT include broadening its grassroots base so that citizens across the state are more actively involved in their local public education system and knowledgeable about policy changes and decisions that will promote quality schools that meet the needs of Texas students and families. To join Raise Your Hand Texas, visit RaiseYourHand Texas.org. There are no membership dues. RYHT promoting quality public simply asks that citizens education for all 5 million become actively involved in Texas students. 2013 property tax bills in the mail Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan recently announced that more than 900,000 property tax bills are in the mail and on the way to Harris County property owners. “Once received, property owners are encouraged to pay their bill as soon as possible, as they are due by Jan. 31, 2014,” said Sullivan. Harris County residents can pay their property taxes by mail, phone at 713-368CARD (2273), online at www.hctax.net or in person at any of the 16 tax assessor-collector’s offices throughout Harris County. Property owners should Pumpkin carving winners named Students at South Belt Elementary School recently participated in the fourth annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. 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Despite blowout losses at the hands of North Shore in both the 2011 and 2012 bidistrict playoff rounds, Dobie gets a fresh start this time around. North Shore, undefeated at 10-0 and champions of District 21-5A, will host the 5-5 Longhorns Thursday, Nov. 14, at Galena Park ISD Stadium. The winner will advance to take on either Hightower or Clear Falls in the area playoff round. It may not seem fair that Dobie has had to face one of the state’s most respected programs a third consecutive time, but it’s simply the way the bracket plays out. Varsity football remains the lone team sport in Class 5A and Class 4A in which first- through fourth-place district finishes are washed away at the end of the regular season. Instead, the two largest schools in terms of student body enrollment are sent to the Division I bracket, while the two smaller schools head to Division II. North Shore, the top Division I seed out of 21-5A, will take on Dobie, which finished behind fellow Division I foe Pearland in 225A. The 21-5A Division I second seed is Deer Park, which faces Pearland for a third straight season. San Jac men’s soccer heads back to nationals Scoring five goals in a El Burgo de las Rozas) also full season as head coach. Its star players stepping men’s soccer team is head- ciation’s Division I national He was a first-year assisup when it mattered most, ed back to the National Ju- tournament for the first time 15-minute span to close came up big in the win with out the first half, San Jacin- a pair of goals and three as- tant on the 2008 team that the San Jacinto College nior College Athletic Asso- since 2008. As for the action on the to routed host Pearl River sists, while Monteiro (Rio made its way to the NJCAA field, Dobie is coming off (Miss.) 8-1 in the South de Janeiro/Colégio Icaro) championship match before a 38-7 loss to Pearland District tournament Nov. 8, had two goals and two as- falling. in the regular season fi“It’s certainly gratifying which earned the locals a sists. nale. However, the game Now 18-1 this season to have made it to this point, spot in the 12-team nationwas tied at 7-7 late in the al event Nov. 18-23 at Tyler and ranked second in the but we have more that we first half before Pearland nation, San Jacinto will try want to achieve,” Spooner Junior College. scored. The Oilers simEntering the regular sea- to win its first-ever national said. ply controlled the second “We felt that with as son, San Jacinto College championship in men’s sochalf. Continued on Page 6B head coach Ian Spooner cer in just Spooner’s second “Every team left right spoke of the need for sophonow is good,” said Dobie more returnees such as Jose Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays? head coach Jim Phillips, “Sito” Seoane, Joao Monwho has guided the proteiro and Pablo Vasquez to gram to four straight playlead the way if the team was off appearances. to reach its goal of a trip to “North Shore is very nationals. talented. Big. Fast. Strong. Did they ever against All of that. But we always Pearl River. –– South Belt’s Finest –– believe we can get a win. 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Former players who wish to play are asked to ar rive about 11:30 a.m. for the Dobie High School graduate Hector Saldivar helped the San Jacinto College men’s game. For more informa- soccer team reach the National Junior College Athletic Association’s national tour tion, send email to thomp nament as he played the final 15 minutes of the team’s 8-1 win over Pearl River Nov. 8 in Mississippi. Michael Rich, SJC’s starting keeper, earned the keeper win. [email protected] Let Us AMAZE You! TNT HOME REMODELING & RESTORATION Thompson invites alumni hoopsters Nov. 16 In celebration of the start of the 2013-2014 season, the Thompson Intermediate basketball program invites former boys’ and girls’ players to compete in a game Saturday, Nov. 16 at the school. The game will be part of the school’s annual shoota-thon, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Booster club officials will be selling barbecue sandwich plates and baked goods, and other concessions will be available for purchase. 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Converse Jud- SOLD! Houston Business Journal Top 50 Multi-Million Dollar Producers Remax Hall of Fame tures four players 6 feet tall or taller, not to mention hitter Alyssa Enneking, one of the state’s top college recruits for 2015. Clear Falls went on to defeat District 22-5A runner-up Pearland in three games to advance to the Region III tournament. There, Clear Falls could meet up with District 22-5A champion Alvin, which is also in the final four. As for Dobie, the team will lose some valuable seniors, including four-year letterwinner Bre’shaun Franklin, Amber Nguyen, Amanda Bates, Breanna Roddy, Riley Miller and Arleni Espinosa. The Lady Longhorns went 16-14 overall. McDonald’s Texas invite tips off Nov. 21 WE NEED LISTINGS! OURS ARE Sandra & Laura Yandell, LLC “The Sold Team” tum simply had no carryover effect as state-ranked Clear Falls defeated Dobie 25-9, 25-11, 25-10 in the area playoff round played at Dawson High School. It didn’t take long for Clear Falls – a Region III finalist in 2012 – to advance. But that’s no knock on Dobie. Clear Falls’ lineup fea- OVER 3000 HOMES SOLD LET’S MAKE YOURS NEXT! son. Fort Bend Bush. Lewisville Hebron. Atascocita. Westfield. Pearland. That’s seven of the state’s top 12-ranked varsity boys’ teams, according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches preseason poll. In the girls’ division, defending Class 5A state champion Duncanville heads the 32-team bracket along with the TABC’s third-ranked Manvel team, No. 5 Clear Springs and No. 8 Pearland. Simply put, if you have designs on making your way to Austin come March, the journey usually starts at the McDonald’s Texas Invitational. The event became a reality 11 years ago with founder Ben Meador in the lead role. Over the previous decade, tournament proceeds have gone toward raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation and now the Deer Park ISD Education Foundation. “It’s not about me at all, but really it speaks to what a community can do when everyone works together with a common goal in mind,” Meador said. “Of course, it’s all about the kids. We take pride in having what we believe is the premiere varsity basketball tournament in the nation. With 48 boys’ teams and 32 girls’ teams, we regularly host the most talented teams and players certainly in the state of Texas.” This year, it all starts Thursday, Nov. 21 with boys’ and girls’ pool play taking place at 10 different locations in the South Belt, Pasadena and Deer Park communities. The coup de grace comes Saturday, Nov. 23, as the boys’ Division I Gold bracket championship game plays out at Phillips Field House in Pasadena. 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Organized as a warm-up contest for the Boys Division I Championship Game, the Alumni Challenge is sure to warm the hearts of those who followed basketball in the two school districts during the past 50 years. Participants range in age from Deer Park’s Jimmy Burke, who played in the late 1950s, to Jacob Munoz, who graduated from Deer Park just three years ago. The Pasadena ISD’s oldest players – Billy Standley and Danny Steffenhauer – graduated from Pasadena High in 1965. The youngest Pasadena ISD player, Scott Talton, graduated from Dobie High School in 2008. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Phillips Field House. The Boys D1 Championship Game is set for 8 p.m. Proceeds from the 80team, three-day tournament benefit the education foundations of both school districts. “The addition of the Alumni Challenge game gives the fans an opportunity to relive these players’ legendary achievements of yesteryear and to recognize them for their outstanding contributions,” said Ben Meador, chairman of the McDonald’s Texas Invitational organizing committee. “Many of these athletes had great college careers, too. We expect the stands to be filled that evening.” The Alumni Challenge is sponsored by Loomis International. Larry C. Johnson, president of Loomis, played forward for Deer Park in the 1970s and will be participating in the game. Alumni coaches are two icons of the area’s basketball past. Directing the Deer will be Ray Landers, who earned four district coach of the year honors during a 12- year varsity coaching career at Deer Park that began in 1971. Phil Eaton, who played at Pasadena High in the early 1970s and enjoyed a highly successful stint as the Eagles’ head coach in the 1980s, will coach the Pasadena ISD squad. Landers coached five players on the Deer Park alumni team, including Dan Van Rheen, a high-school All-American in 1973 who played on three Big Eight championship teams at Missouri. Van Rheen played a key role on NCAA tournament teams that advanced deep into regional play. The Deer Park squad also includes Jason Skaer, a high-school All-American in 1994 who played on Oklahoma State’s Final Four team in 1995. Several members of the Pasadena ISD alumni team applied their athletics skills to other sports after high school. Don Fogo, a standout center for Sam Rayburn High in the late 1960s, earned a track scholarship to the University of Texas. Russell Schroeder, a 1970 Sam Rayburn grad, landed a baseball scholarship to the University of Houston. Jeff Wylie, a standout power forward for Pasadena High in the mid-1980s, reigned four years as Southwest Conference high jump champion at Baylor, two earning All-America honors. Wylie played for district championship basketball teams coached by Eaton in 1985 and 1986. The Pasadena ISD team includes Tim Tingle and Jim Perritt, both record-setting guards at South Houston more than four decades ago. Tingle tied the school records with 33 points in one game in 1967. Perritt broke it three years later with a 42-point performance that included a 20-for-20 show from the free-throw line. The alumni squads were assembled with balanced consideration for players from each of the past five decades. Players for the Pasadena ISD team were chosen with Sports calendar FOOTBALL Thursday, Nov. 14 Dobie varsity at North Shore, GPISD, 7:00 BASKETBALL Thursday, Nov. 14 Dobie JV girls at Baytown tourn., TBA Friday, Nov. 15 Brook varsity boys host Dawson, 7:00 Brook varsity girls at Brazosport, 6:30 Brook JV girls at Brazosport, 5:00 Dobie JV girls at Baytown tourn., TBA Brook freshman A girls at Brazosport, 5:00 Brook freshman A boys host Dawson, 5:30 Brook freshman B boys host Dawson, 4:00 Saturday, Nov. 16 Dobie JV girls at Baytown tourn., TBA Monday, Nov. 18 Brook freshman A boys at Pearland, 5:30 Brook freshman B boys at Pearland, 4:00 Tuesday, Nov. 19 Brook varsity boys at Pearland, 7:00 Brook varsity girls at Texas City, 7:00 Dobie varsity girls at Clear Lake, Krueger, 7:00 Dobie JV girls at Clear Lake, Krueger, 5:30 Brook JV girls at Texas City, 5:30 Brook JV boys at Pearland, 5:30 Brook sophomore boys at Pearland, 4:00 Brook freshman A girls at Texas City, 4:00 Dobie freshman A girls at Clear Lake, Krueger, 4:00 Thursday, Nov. 21 Dobie varsity boys at McDonald’s invite, TBA Brook varsity boys at Aldine ISD tourn, TBA Dobie varsity girls at McDonald’s invite, TBA Friday, Nov. 22 Dobie varsity boys at McDonald’s invite, TBA Dobie varsity girls at McDonald’s invite, TBA Brook varsity boys at Aldine ISD tourn, TBA Saturday, Nov. 23 Dobie varsity boys at McDonald’s invite, TBA Dobie varsity girls at McDonald’s invite, TBA Brook varsity boys at Aldine ISD tourn, TBA Tuesday, Nov. 26 Dobie varsity boys host Dawson, 7:00 Brook boys at Dekaney, 1:00 balanced representation for the district’s high schools in mind, based upon the age of each school. The Pasadena ISD team includes seven players from Pasadena High, four from South Houston, six from Sam Rayburn and four from Dobie. Kevin Richard, a guard for Memorial in 2005 and 2006, will represent the Mavericks. A ticket to the Alumni Challenge will be good for admission to the Boys D1 Championship Game to follow. Participants will have their own Alumni Challenge uniforms and will wear special warm-up tops with their old high-school numbers. The format will pit sameera players playing against each other for short periods. An open play period will be held at the end of each half. Dozens of former cheerleaders and drill team members from Deer Park and the five Pasadena ISD schools have been enlisted to perform at halftime. South Belt football predictions Troy Leland John Bechtle Eli Tanksley Toni Muse Emory Gadd Debbie Vaughn Dobie vs. North Shore North Shore North Shore North Shore North Shore Dobie North Shore Angleton vs. Friendswood Friendswood Angleton Friendswood Friendswood Friendswood Friendswood Pearland vs. Deer Park Pearland Deer Park Pearland Pearland Pearland Pearland Manvel vs. La Porte Manvel Manvel Manvel Manvel Manvel Manvel Clear Springs vs. Fort Bend Austin Hightower vs. Clear Falls Austin Springs Springs Austin Springs Austin Hightower Hightower Hightower Falls Hightower Hightower Elkins vs. Dickinson Clear Creek vs. Fort Bend Bush Dickinson Dickinson Elkins Elkins Elkins Elkins Bush Bush Creek Creek Creek Bush Dawson vs. Foster Dawson Foster Dawson Dawson Foster Foster Cinco Ranch vs. Bellaire Bellaire Cinco Ranch Cinco Ranch Bellaire Cinco Ranch Bellaire This week’s record 7-3 5-5 7-3 8-2 7-3 6-4 Season record 75-34-1 70-39-1 79-30-1 72-37-1 67-42-1 72-37-1 Cream of varsity basketball crop headed to McDonald’s invite Continued from Page 1B Invitational tournament,” Meador said. On the boys’ side, 48 teams from across Texas have been divided into two 24-team divisions. Each division has been dealt into eight three-team pools. After two pool-play games on Nov. 21, the teams will be matched by record into Gold, Silver and Bronze brackets, each of those working toward a champion in bracket play on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. On the girls’ side, 32 teams are divided into two 16-team divisions, and each division is paired into four four-team pools. Three pool games are held over Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. After pool play, teams are placed, according to record, into Gold, Silver and Bronze brackets. All bracket games are held on Nov. 23. Each of the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams from the five Pasadena ISD high schools will compete in Division II, as will Deer Park’s boys’ and girls’ varsity teams. Each of the Pasadena and Deer Park boys’ teams will play in their home gyms for two pool play games on Nov. 21. With a couple of exceptions, Pasadena ISD and Deer Park ISD girls’ teams will host all three of their pool play games. Because of a scheduling conflict, the boys’ Division I Gold title game will not be televised live by Fox College Sports cable this year. However, both the Division I Gold title games for boys and girls will be streamed live over the internet by FoxSportsSouth west.com. All other games played at Phillips Field House on Saturday will be streamed live by the Legacy Sports Network. Legacy will also stream all games played at Memorial High School on Thursday and Friday. All proceeds from the tournament are returned to the Pasadena ISD and Deer Thursday, Nov. 21 Pool Play Schedule & Locations Locations Dobie H.S. 10220 Blackhawk Bev. Hills Int. 11111 Beamer S. Houston H.S. 3820 S. Shaver Pas. Mem. H.S. 4410 Crenshaw Rayburn H.S. 2121 Cherrybrook DP Watkins & DP South 710 W. San Augustine DP North 402 Ivy Phillips F.H. 2906 Dabney Pasadena H.S. 206 S. Shaver Tickets All games pass $20 on/before Nov. 21 $15 on Nov. 22 $10 on Nov. 23 One game ticket $5 adults $2 students At Phillips 9 a.m. B- Westlake vs. Dekaney 10:30 a.m. B- Hillcrest vs. Westfield At Pas. Mem. 9 a.m. B- Pas. Memorial vs. Cinco Ranch 10:30 a.m. B- Mans. Summit vs. Kingwood At Dobie 9 a.m. B-Dobie vs. Humble 10:30 a.m. B-Strake Jesuit vs. N. Crowley vs. Langham Creek At Rayburn 9 a.m. B-La Porte vs. Klein Collins 10:30 a.m. B-F.B. Marshall vs. Atascocita Noon G – Pasadena vs. Deer Park Noon G- Pas. Memorial vs. Cy-Fair Noon G-Dobie vs. Cy-Falls Noon G-S. Houston vs. Cy-Creek Noon G-Rayburn vs. Victoria East 1:30 p.m. B- Judson vs. Westlake 1:30 p.m. B- Pas. Memorial vs. Flower Mound 1:30 p.m. B- Dobie vs. S.A. Taft 1:30 p.m. B- S. Houston vs. S.B. Memorial 1:30 p.m. B- Rayburn vs. La Porte 3 p.m. B- Duncanville vs. Hillcrest 4:30 p.m. G- Rayburn vs. Pas. Mem. 3 p.m. B- DeSoto vs. Mans. Summit 4:30 p.m. G- Victoria East vs. Cy-Fair 3 p.m. B- S.A. Clark vs. Strake Jesuit 4:30 p.m. G-Dobie vs. N. Crowley 3 p.m. B- F. B. Bush vs. Copperas Cove 4:30 p.m. G-C.C. Ray vs. S. Houston 3 p.m. B- Berkner vs. F.B. Marshall 4:30 p.m. G-Yates vs. Cy-Falls 6 p.m. B-Dekaney vs. Judson 7:30 p.m. B- Westlake vs. Duncanville At Pasadena 9 a.m. B-Pasadena vs. Crosby 10:30 a.m. B-Dawson vs. Bellaire 6 p.m. B-Cinco Ranch vs. Fl. Mound 7:30 p.m. B- Kingwood vs. DeSoto At S. Houston 9 a.m. B-Rich. Pearce vs. S. Houston 10:30 a.m. B-F. B. Bush 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. B-Humble vs. B-Rich. Pearce vs. B-Klein Collins vs. Sam Rayburn S.A. Taft S.B. Memorial 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. B- S.A. Clark vs. B- Langam Creek B- Atascocita vs. Berkner N. Crowley vs. Copperas Cove At Bev. Hills At DP-Watkins At DP-South At DP-North 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. B-Galena Park vs. B-Deer Park vs. G-E.P. Eastwood G-Woodlands vs. Channelview College Park vs. Manvel Mans. Summit 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. B-Sharyland vs. B-Richardson G - S.A. Madison G- North Shore Friendswood vs. Pearland vs. Duncanville vs. Dawson Noon G- Clear Creek vs. College Park Noon G- C.C. Ray vs. La Porte Noon G- Yates vs. N. Crowley Noon G- N. Crowley vs. Yates Noon G- S.A. Jay vs. Bellaire 1:30 p.m. B-Pasadena vs. Klein Oak 1:30 p.m. B-Clear Falls vs. Galena Park 1:30 p.m. G- DeSoto vs. Cy-Woods 1:30 p.m. G-Pearland vs. Klein Collins 3 p.m. B- Lancaster vs. Dawson 4:30 p.m. G-Clear Creek vs. Pasadena 3 p.m. B- Sharyland vs. Katy Taylor 4:30 p.m. G-La Porte vs. Cy-Creek 1:30 p.m. B-Deer Park vs. S.A. Johnson 3 p.m. B- Richardson vs. Lewis. Hebron 4:30 p.m. G-College Park vs. Deer Park 3 p.m. G- Woodlands vs. Manvel 4:30 p.m. G- Duncanville vs. Dawson 3 p.m. G- E.P. Eastwood vs. Mans. Summit 4:30 p.m. G- North Shore vs. S.A. Madison 6 p.m. 6 p.m. B-College Park B-Clear Falls vs. vs. S.A. Johnson Channelview 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. BPearland B- Katy Taylor vs. vs. Lewis. Hebron Friendswood 6 p.m. G- S.A. Jay vs. Clear Springs 7:30 p.m. G- DeSoto vs. Pearland 6 p.m. G-Temple vs. Bellaire 7:30 p.m. G- Klein Collins vs. Cy-Woods 6 p.m. B-Crosby vs. Klein Oak 7:30 p.m. B-Bellaire vs Lancaster Park education foundations. “The tournament utilizes the efforts of more than 400 volunteers from Pasadena and Deer Park. It’s not about me,” Meador said. “Most of our volunteers have been with us from day one and are still in the same roles they started in. It’s just been a team effort.” Friday, Nov. 22 10:30 a.m. games Manvel vs. Mans. Summit at D.P. South E.P. Eastwood vs. Woodlands at D.P. North Noon games North Shore vs. Duncanville at D.P. South S.A. Madison vs. Dawson at D.P. North 1:30 p.m. games Clear Springs vs. Bellaire at D.P. South S.A. Jay vs. Temple at D.P. North College Park vs. Pasadena at Pasadena Clear Creek vs. Deer Park at D.P. Watkins Victoria East vs. Pas. Memorial at Memorial Cy-Fair vs. Sam Rayburn at Rayburn Yates vs. Dobie at Dobie North Crowley vs. Cy-Falls at Phillips F.H. La Porte vs. S. Houston at S. Houston C.C. Ray vs. Cy-Creek at Beverly Hills 3 p.m. games Pearland vs. CyWoods at D.P. South Klein Collins vs. DeSoto at D.P. North Thursday, November 14, 2013, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section B, Page 3 BAFL Super Bowl game set; Junior Rams dominate Hurricanes, reach BAFL Super Bowl game junior Rams still in title hunt Yes, it’s been a long season, but it’s all paying off for the Ellington Rams’ junior team. Playing for the National Conference Championship, the Rams used a quickstrike offense to defeat the Hurricanes 31-14 Nov. 9, at The Rig in Pearland. Playing on the Hurricanes’ home field mattered little to the Rams, who dominated the game while running their overall record to 10-2. Christian Cleckley had three rushing touchdowns to pace the Rams’ offense, and Marquice Scott had a 55-yard kick return for a touchdown. Leroy Rios got in on the scoring act as he had a 50-yard reception from Domenic Martinez for a touchdown. But as head coach Byron Scott pointed out, the Rams’ conference-championship win would not have been possible if it weren’t for the outstanding offensive and defensive play of the rest of the team. That terrific group included Salvador Vargas, Zion Pineda, Fernando Sifuentes, Nicholas Rojas, Omar Mateen, Zachory Dehoyos, Kyle Button, Abel Condado, Deven Cypert, Marco Deleon, Nicholas Esparza, Orion Hererra, Damien Sotomayor, David Cherry, Damien Arrellano, Travis Watson Jr., Arturo Zamora, and Daniel Mateen. With the win over the Hurricanes, the Rams were able to avenge a 13-12 loss during the fourth week of the regular season. Now, the Rams will try to settle the score against the 12-0 Pearland Texans. In the second week of the Bay Area Football League regular season, the Texans defeated the Rams 18-6 and has since posted a 12-0 record. Ellington will represent South Belt community in championship tilt Nov. 23 at Texas City Getting a great block from teammate Jaja Sanni (80), Marquice Scott (22) of the Ellington Rams’ junior football team returns a Pearland Hurricanes’ kickoff for a touchdown during the Rams’ 31-14 victory Nov. 9 at The Rig in Pearland. The win also came with the National Conference title and sends the locals to the Bay Area Football League Super Bowl game. Photo by Jaime Hickman The Ellington Rams junior division team is headed to the Bay Area Football League’s Super Bowl round after defeating the Pearland Hurricanes 31-14 Nov. 9, at The Rig in Pearland. The Rams, now 10-2 overall this season and champions of the National Conference, will take on the American Conference champion Pearland Texans for the Super Bowl crown. That big game will be played Saturday, Nov. 23, at Texas City’s Stingaree Stadium, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Members of the Rams’ Super Bowl-contending team are, left to right, (front row) Kyle But- 8-under Lady Cougar softball takes second at Romero tournament ton, Nicholas Rojas, Omar Mateen, Damien Sotomayor, Nicholas Esparza, Arturo Zamora, David Cherry, Abel Condado, (second row) Orion Herrera, Daniel Mateen, Marco Deleon, Leroy Rios, Fernando Sifuentes, Marquice Scott, Giovanni Caballero, Domenic Martinez, (third row) Zion Pineda, Damien Arellano, Travis Watson, Zachory Dehoyos, Christian Cleckley, Deven Cypert, Salvador Vargas, (back row) assistant coach Fernando Sifuentes, team mother Carolyn Pineda, head coach Byron Scott and assistant coach Cedric Allen. Lady Wolverine basketball win five out of six to start First-year Clear Brook varsity girls’ basketball coach Garrett Hilton has to like what he’s seeing. Chassidy Harris led three players in double figures with 21 points as the Lady Wolverines won their fifth game in six starts this season, downing Bay City 5347 Nov. 12 at Clear Brook. Ryane Adams had 12 points while Twon Mackey added 10 more. Through the team’s six games to open the 20132014 season, Harris, Alex Box, Adams and Mackey have consistently led the way in the scoring column. Clear Brook won its season opener Nov. 5 at Chavez and then produced victories in three of four games at the Baytown Lee Tipoff Classic Nov. 7-9. The Lady Wolverines moved to 2-0 with a a 56-42 victory over George Ranch in that tipoff classic opener. In that win, Mackey paced the scoring with 16. Harris scored 14 in the game, and Adams and Leanne Riman had 10 apiece. Clear Brook played very well but just came up a bit short in the next round, a 59-51 loss to state-ranked Pearland. Despite the loss, Harris and Box tallied 15 points apiece. The Lady Wolverines bounced back with a 5149 victory over Dawson in the team’s third game of the tournament. Clear Brook outscored Dawson 5-3 in overtime to take the victory, with Harris scoring a game-high 21 points. Going against District 24-5A rival Clear Lake in the tournament finale for both teams, Clear Brook ran away with an easy 44-30 win. Box had 15 points as the Lady Wolverines led 38-18 after three quarters of play and coasted to the win. On Nov. 12 against Bay City, the Lady Wolverines won their home opener, 5347 over Bay City, to move to 5-1 this season. Harris again led things in scoring with 21 points. Adams had 12 while Mackey fnished with 10. CB boys win opener The Clear Brook varsity boys’ team began its 20132014 season Nov. 12 with a 70-58 victory at Brazosport. Jovan Yancy, a key returnee from last year’s team, had 16 first-half points for Brook. Special Summer Prices! Call Now! 5 Year Labor Warranty Kevin Dalley ’76 Dobie Grad Chris Dalley ‘79 Dobie Grad The South Belt Lady Cougars’ 8-under softball team played well and eventually placed second at the fifth annual Gabby Romero Softball Tournament at El Franco Lee Park. Members of the team are, left to right, (front row) Emily Salinas, Sildy Mireles, Emma Hernandez, Eviana Robles, Jackie Torres, Megan Let the Leader help with your advertising. 281481-5656 • Vinyl • Hardi Board Siding 281-481-9683 Johnson, (middle row) Alena Morin, Alexis Cline, Aidan Johnson, Alexa Quiros, Alyssa Jones, (back row) head coach Art Robles and coaches Xavier Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Joe Torres, Mike Hinojosa and Doug Jones. REPLACEMENT & STORM WINDOWS CALENDAR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 7 a.m. AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 9:30 a.m. NASA Aglow Community Lighthouse – meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Fellowship of Friends, 144 Park Avenue in League City. The public is welcome and encouraged to bring others to the interdenominational meeting. 11:30 a.m. ABWA - Southeast Express Network – American Business Women’s Association-South meets on the second Thursday of each month at MiMi’s Cafe in the Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway Street, #1600. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes networking with professional business women, lunch and guest speaker. Women of all ages and occupations are invited. Bring plenty of business cards. Reservations are appreciated. Contact Monica Perez at [email protected] for reservations, or visit the Web site at www.seen-abwa.org. Noon Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free water exercise from noon to 1 p.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Visit www.hapsonline.org for a complete list of services offered. 6:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Sunday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Fellowship Hall 4. Call 281- 487-8787, or just drop in. 8:30 p.m. 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. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 7 a.m. AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 10 a.m. Interfaith Care Partners – Interfaith Care Partners ministry has been established at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10727 Hartsook Street in Houston, near Almeda Mall. The gathering is for persons with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, strokes and similar disabilities and their caretakers is provided on the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The gathering consists of a continental-type breakfast, arts and crafts, exercises, entertainment, a sing-a-long, devotional break, lunch, and ends with a bingo game. Those who have a family member or know of someone with these challenges are welcome to attend. For additional information, call the church office at 713-946-5768; Claudia Rojas, Interfaith Care Partners, at 713-682-5995; or visit the website at interfaithcarepartners. org. Noon Moving Forward Women’s Adult Children Anonymous – The ACA group meets Fridays at noon at the Up The Street Club in Webster, 508 Nasa Parkway, in room 4. ACA is a 12-step program of hope, healing and recovery for people who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. For more information, call 281-286-1431. 6 p.m. Un Dia a la Vez Alanon Group (Spanish speaking) – Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 232. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 6:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Sunday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Fellowship Hall 4. Call 281487-8787, or just drop in. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 7:30 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 9 a.m. Un Dia a la Vez Alanon Group (Spanish speaking) – Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Saturday at 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 232. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 11 a.m. Al-Anon Meeting (Women Only, English) – For persons whose lives are affected by someone who is addicted. Each Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 6 p.m. Frontier Squares – Meets to square dance at the Westminster Academy at 670 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Gina Sherman at 281-554-5675 or visit www.frontiersquares.com. 7 p.m. Bay Area Bluegrass Association – Produces a bluegrass music show and jam session the third Saturday of each month, May and December are exceptions. The stage show begins at 7 p.m., but pickers are welcome to bring their instruments and come earlier. Admission is free. The show is held at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300 Walker in League City. For more information, visit http://www. bayareabluegrass.org. 7:30 p.m. Pearland Overeaters Anonymous HOW Meeting – Saturdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open discussion. Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery PARC, 2245 N. Main St., Suite 2, Pearland 77581. (Located on Hwy 35, just north of Broadway). The group’s primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer. Call 713 8651611 for information, or just drop in. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 2 p.m. Grief Support Group – For any adult who has lost a loved one. Meets every Sunday, except Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway. For more information, call 281-487-8787. 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Experience Required Must Be Flexible #1 - 11590 Hughes Rd. @ BW8 Email resume to: [email protected] A Southeast Houston company is seeking a part-time Office Assistant. This position will maintain accounts receivable, assist in processing monthly a/r statements, assist w/filing, create bank deposits, process POs, balance bank and credit card statements, maintain some company files, and other light office duties. Must be occasionally available on Saturday. Flexible work schedule, 15-20 hours/week. Great work environment. Education Requirement: High School diploma. Accounting/bookkeeping background a plus. Competitive wage offered. Please email your resume in confidence with available work schedule to: [email protected] 281-484-2376 • Experienced Assistant Director • Experienced Pre-K Teacher #2 Scarsdale - 12490 Scarsdale 281-464-2366 • Part Time Teacher for 2-year-olds #3 League City - 3007 Invincible Dr. 281-538-5310 • Toddler Teacher • 2 year old Teacher • Licensed Director - for this position only, please apply in person at only 12490 Scarsdale. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – WILL TRAIN –– Please Apply in Person –– CALENDAR Continued from Page 3B SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (continued) 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery – A faith-based 12-Step Program meets every Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Educational Building at Life Church in Houston at 9900 Almeda Genoa. Call 713-419-2635 for more information or to RSVP for child care. 6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – For persons who are trying to overcome drug addiction. Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. Alcoholics Anonymous – Sunday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Fellowship Hall 4. Call 281487-8787, or just drop in. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcohol problems? AA meetings are held Sundays and Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta Street. For information, call 713-204-2481. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9 a.m. Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free exercise and speech therapy from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster. Visit www.hapsonline.org for a complete list of services offered. 10 a.m. Al-Anon Deer Park – Mondays 10 to 11 a.m. Literature Study. In His Presence Fellowship Church, 1202 East P Street, Deer Park. Enter through Fellowship Hall in back of church. Call 409 454-5720 for information, or just drop in. 10:30 a.m. Seniors and Law Enforcement Together – SALT holds monthly meetings at 10:30 a.m. at Madison Jobe Senior Citizens Center, 1700 East Thomas St. in Pasadena, on the third Monday of each month except December. The meetings teach seniors how to avoid identity theft, scams, fraud, etc. Police officers and sheriffs are normally in attendance. There is no charge to attend, and refreshments are served. Meetings start on time and last one hour or less. For more information, call the center at 713-477-0175. 11:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous Deer Park – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Literature Study. In His Presence Fellowship Church, 1202 East P Street, Deer Park. Enter through Fellowship Hall in back of church. Call 409 454-5720 for information, or just drop in. 6 p.m. Scrabble Club #511 – Meets every Monday at IHOP at 11222 Fuqua at 6 p.m. Come and improve crossword game playing skills. Call 281-488-2923 for more information. 7 p.m. Grief Support Group – “Friends Helping Friends” meets every Monday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Those who have lost a spouse or other loved one are invited to participate. For information, call Betty Flynn at 281-4743430 or Diana Kawalec at 281-334-1033. 7:30 p.m. The Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society – Meets the third week of each month at the Clear Lake Park Building, 5001 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. Guests are welcome. Presenters for the educational program explore a variety of subjects such as fossils, planetary geology, mineralogy, lapidary, jewelry making, rock, fossil and mineral collecting, and field trips to various collecting sites throughout Texas and surrounding states. All persons with an interest in these topics are welcome to attend. Door prizes. Free parking. For more information, visit www.clgms.org. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 7 a.m. AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 11 a.m. The Bay Area Military Officers’ Wives – hold monthly luncheon meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at Bay Oaks Country Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Active duty or retired officers’ wives are eligible. For information, call Wendy Peters at 281-333-3115. 1 p.m. Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum – Exhibits include dioramas, an old-time kitchen and a turn-of-the-century doctor’s office. Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. 204 S. Main, Pasadena. For information, call 713-472-0565. 1:30 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – TOPS #1530 meets at the Sagemont Park Community Center, 11507 Hughes Road, at 1:30 p.m. For information, call Jeanette Sumrall at 713-946-3713. Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free exercise and speech therapy from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Bayshore Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, 4021 Brookhaven, Pasadena. Visit www.hapsonline.org for a complete list of services offered. 2 p.m. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees – NARFE Chapter 941 meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the El Franco Lee Park Community Center, 9500 Hall Road, in Houston. Visitors are welcome. For additional information, call Roy at 713-734-1461. 6 p.m. Un Dia a la Vez Alanon Group (Spanish speaking) – Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 232. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 6:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Clear Lake Regional Breast Diagnostic Center, 200 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 106, in Webster. For more information call 281-526-6840. Pearland Area Republican’s Club – meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Pearland Church of Christ Annex, 2217 N. Grand Blvd. in Pearland. For more information, call 281-485-4140 or 281-485-1431. 7 p.m. Positive Interaction Program – meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, 11800 Astoria, in the staff meeting room 1st floor. Bring a friend or neighbor and work together to make PIP the best in the city. PIP consists of police and citizens working together to help make neighborhoods safer. For more information, call Officer Richard Buitron at 281-218-3900. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center – Weekly sexual assault support group offers a confidential self-help support group for victim/survivors of rape and sexual abuse. To attend or for more information, call 281286-2525. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcohol problems? AA meetings are held Tuesday and Sunday from 8 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta Street. For information, call 713-204-2481. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 7 a.m. AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 10 a.m. Un Dia a la Vez Alanon Group (Spanish speaking) – Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Wednesday at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 232. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 11:30 a.m. Houston Hobby Airport Lions Club – meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at the Golden Corral, 12500 Gulf Freeway (Fuqua and I-45). For information, call Monica Montoya at 281-794-5531. 4 p.m. 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.hapsonline.org for a complete list of services offered. 6 p.m. Un Dia a la Vez Alanon Group (Spanish speaking) – Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 232. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 6:30 p.m. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center – Domestic violence support 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. 7 p.m. Survivors of Suicide Support Group – The Southeast Houston group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. The group offers support and coping skills in a non-threatening environment to adult individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information on registration or to obtain a physical address for a location, call 713-5334500 or visit www.crisishotline.org. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center – Confidential domestic violence support group for women meets every week. For information, call 281-338-7600 or visit www.bayareaturningpoint.com. BATP is located at 210 S. Walnut off NASA Parkway between Interstate 45 South and Highway 3. The 24-hour crisis hotline is 281-286-2525. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 7 a.m. AA Meeting – “Breakfast With Bill” each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. Noon Houston Area Parkinson Society – Free water exercise from noon to 1 p.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Visit www.hapsonline.org for a complete list of services offered. 5:30 p.m. Texas German Society, South Belt (Southeast) Chapter – A social group interested in the culture, music, heritage and language of the immigrants in early German settlements in Texas. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10310 Scarsdale Blvd. Visitors are welcome. Call 281-481-1238 for more information. 6:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Sunday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Fellowship Hall 4. Call 281487-8787, or just drop in. 8:30 p.m. 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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Members of the team are, left to right, (front row) Jonathan Moreno, Nicholas Gaytan, Latonio Dansby, Mathew Benitez, Cervantis Pounds, Jeffrey McCall, Devin Childs, Caleb Exum, (second row) Coby Riley, Kaleb Monroe, Angel Gonzalez, Eli Mazzochette-Seidel, Deveante Lopez, (third row) Tristan Sanchez, Eric Perez, Jacob McMurrough, Kali Marquez, Alex Hernandez, Ezequiel Guerrero, Marc Silva, Orion Wilson, coach Robert Boyes, coach Doug Sawyer, (back row) coach Bill Kirchman, Cameron Davis, Samuel Juarez, Robert Manzanales, coach John Davis, Jayro Salamanca, Tyrin Jones, Orlando Munive, Kris Morris and Julious Wells. Thompson’s seventh-grade A team romps way to Pasadena ISD championship, winning 30-12 Beverly Hills and Thompson renewed their decades-long rivalry on the football field with the Pasadena ISD championship on the line. What a game it was, and this time the Lions came out on top. Combining a speedy offense with stingy defense, the Lions went on to win the game 30-12 for the crown. With the big win, the Lions finished the season unbeaten at 9-0, joining Bondy’s eighth-grade B team as the lone PISD programs to do so. “It was a real good game,” Thompson coach Doug Sawyer said of Thompson’s win over the Bears. “Our defense was solid. Beverly Hills couldn’t get things going offensively. We kept shooting ourselves Horns face NS a third time; coach understands situation Continued from Page 1B Phillips told the Leader he tried to gain every advantage off the field that he could heading into the matchup. He basically worked a trade with North Shore head coach David Aymond, agreeing to play the game at North Shore’s home field – Galena Park ISD Stadium – for the chance to play on Thursday. Although Aymond preferred to play Friday, he agreed to the deal. “North Shore hasn’t played on a Thursday this year, but we’ve done it three times and actually played pretty well (3-0 record),” Phillips said. “Maybe with a shorter week to prepare, we can catch them off guard a little bit. Anything to have an edge.” “The left side of their offensive line looks like they should be in the NFL, and the right tackle isn’t far behind. “Defensively, they might be better than I have seen them in this three-year span. They don’t pass the ball very well, but they can really attack you with the run.” All that being stated, Phillips of course believes in his troops. “Take away four plays in the Pearland game, and we are right there,” he said. “Against these top-notch programs, you have to play as well as you can play. Can we beat them? Of course I believe that. Every coach should believe it.” Offensively, Dobie will turn largely to its rushing attack with Joe Gonzalez feeding the ball to Darobie Stenline, Rashaad Randall and Adoniz Thomas. Defensively, the Longhorns will still be without four starters. “Not once in three seasons have we played them with a 100 percent healthy lineup,” Phillips said. “That’s the way it goes sometimes.” National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Soccer Championships Nov. 18-23, Tyler Junior College San Jacinto College vs. Cloud County (Kan.) Monday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m., Opening Round Pool Play See more schedule details on page 6B San Jac College men’s soccer draws No. 3 seed at NJCAAs Continued from Page 1B many returners as we had back this season, including some standouts, that we had a chance. It’s all about getting the guys to buy in to what you are doing and taking it game by game.” Needing one win to make it to nationals, San Jacinto simply took care of business at the South District event. Host Pearl River elected to pack in tight on the defensive end in the opening minutes in an attempt to slow SJC’s potent attack. With a pro-Pearl River crowd on its side early on, the Eagles’ ploy worked – for a while. Seoane opened the scoring 15 minutes in on an assist from Monteiro. Five minutes later, Pearl River was awarded a penalty kick and converted to secure a 1-1 tie. From there, San Jacinto dominated the action. “(Pearl River) packed it up in the box and just did everything they could to control their end early,” Spooner said. “Sito scored a goal and we just missed on a couple of other chances. “Then they tied it on a PK that was really a gift to be honest. After that, they loosened it up and took some chances. “Once they opened it up on their end, we were able to convert some scoring chances. Obviously, that 15-minute stretch put the game away. Once it became 4-1, it really took their crowd out of it.” Monteiro took a feed from O’Neal Moore (Houston /Alief Taylor HS) and gave San Jacinto a 2-1 lead at the 25-minute mark of the game. Two more goals, one each by Call Casarez (Austin / James Bowie HS (Concordia University) and Vasquez, came in the next five minutes. Vasquez then assisted Monteiro and Seoane five minutes apart to close the half as San Jac led 6-1 at halftime. Vasquez scored in the 57th minute and then assisted on Moore’s goal with 15 minutes remaining as San Jacinto finished the rout. San Jacinto goalkeeper Michael Rich (Friendswood / Friendswood HS) allowed the PK to Pearl River but little else along the way to earn the win. “We really dominated from start to finish,” Spooner said. “Our guys stepped up and played at a higher level when they needed to do so” Now comes the NJCAA’s crowning tournament. San Jacinto has been in attendance on multiple occasions but is still seeking that elusive first championship trophy. As the stakes become higher, San Jacinto is all in. Yet Spooner will chance nothing. He knows one loss means the end. But he’s also confident knowing his team has played against and beaten four of the 12 teams headed to nationals. “These guys have definitely put in the work and deserve this chance,” he said. “Every week, it’s been one game at a time for us, no matter what the situation. We’ll continue to do that. Our schedule speaks for itself. It’s been arguably the toughest in the nation. “With a bit of a break here before nationals, we’ll focus on our technique and on getting the guys healed and rested. “Beyond that, we’re going to be ready to go when the time comes. It’s not about how many in a row we have won or what our record is at this point. We just have to keep playing our brand of soccer.” in the foot on offense in the first half.” As the second half opened, the Lions began to assert themselves on offense and defense. Jeffery McCall had the only score in the first half for Thompson, and Kris Morris took over the game in the second half with a punt return for a touchdown and two late rushing scores in the fourth quarter. Angel Gonzalez made good on three of his four 2-point conversion attempts. “The most valuable player of the game was the entire defense,” Sawyer said. “Our interior linemen (Kali Marquez, Orion Wilson and Tyrin Jones) made it pretty hard to run up the middle, and our defensive ends (Jonathan Moreno and Morris) didn’t allow them around the outside “Our linebackers (Ezekiel Guerrero, McCall and Cervantis Pounds) filled their gaps like they were supposed to. The defensive backs (Alex Hernandez, Ju- lious Wells and Kaleb Monroe) held their receivers at bay, except for one long pass play over the top in the first half. “I can’t wait to see these two teams get together at Dobie.” Beverly Hills did get on track in the seventh-grade B division, winning the league championship by downing Southmore. Bondy Intermediate, which feeds many of its students to Pasadena Memorial High School, won both eighth-grade crowns.
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