Voice of Community-Minded People since 1976 May 1, 2014 Election hours set Early voting for the May 10 Clear Brook City Municipal Utility District and Kirkmont MUD will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through Tuesday, May 6. Working with information provided by the attorney for CBCMUD, the Leader originally reported that voting hours were from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The MUDвЂ™s legal team, however, has since changed the times. See related ad on Page 5A. Voting will take place at the Clear Brook City MUD office, located at 11911 Blackhawk. Early voting hours for the Kirkmont Municipal Utility District election remain unchanged, also set to take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the MUDвЂ™s office located at 10102 Blackhawk. Election Day voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will take place at the respective MUD offices. Suspect spotted in garage A suspect wanted for the assault and attempted robbery of a local store clerk was spotted making himself at home in a residentвЂ™s garage on Newton near Kirkwyn Monday, April 28. The suspect, reportedly a homeless man, was initially wanted for luring a Shell gas station employee into the bathroom at Beamer and Beltway 8, where he allegedly beat him up with brass knuckles. After assaulting the clerk, the suspect allegedly attempted to rob the store before being chased away by a good Samaritan. Shortly after, someone matching the suspectвЂ™s description was spotted in a garage sitting in a futon, smoking a cigarette and drinking the homeownerвЂ™s beer. Again, the suspect, who was reportedly wearing a green vest, was chased off and remained at large at press time. Email: [email protected] www.southbeltleader.com PISD wins single-member district lawsuit Pasadena Independent School District received confirmation this weekend that the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the districtвЂ™s atlarge election process for the election of members of the board of trustees. вЂњThe board is obviously pleased that the court ruled in our favor for the second time in the past 17 years,вЂќ said Jack Bailey, PISD board of trustees president. The suit, filed in 2012, challenged the at-large election process used in Pasadena ISD to select school board members. The plaintiff asked the court to mandate a single-member election. A single-member election process would require the district to be divided into geographic precincts or districts and select a board member from each precinct to represent the people of that area. The seven members of the Pasadena ISD board of trustees are chosen for four-year terms by eligible voters who reside within the boundaries of the district. The district has been governed by a board of trustees since the districtвЂ™s inception in 1898. The district has always provided for the election of board members on the basis of at-large representation. The next board election is scheduled for May, 2015. вЂњWe believe it is the responsibility of every board member to represent every student in our district regardless of race, ethnicity or the neighborhood where they live,вЂќ Bailey said. вЂњWeвЂ™ve tried to do that to the best of our ability.вЂќ Biggerstaff, Heath, Delgado and Acosta, an Austin-based firm representing the district, emphasized that the courtвЂ™s opinion provides a thorough analysis of the evidence provided at trial and the relevant legal standards. As a result, Bob Heath said, вЂњIt reaches the conclusion required by the application of the law to those facts.вЂќ Bailey said the district chose to fight the lawsuit because, вЂњWe believe there are educational Following months of preparation, the annual South Belt Spectacular Cookoff is set to take Crews transport space shuttle carrier aircraft Lariaettes host spring show The Dobie Lariaettes will hold their annual spring show May 1, 2 and 3 in the Dobie High School auditorium. The show begins at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any Lariaette or at the door. Genealogy group to meet The Ashley Pointe HOA will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sageglen Community building at 11610 Sageyork. Refreshments will be served. Brook football fundraiser set The Clear Brook Football Booster Club will hold its second annual crawfish boil Saturday, May 24, at noon вЂ“ all-you-can-eat for a $15 admission. Bring the family for fun, music, games and prizes. The fundraiser will be held at Clear Brook High School, 4607 FM-2351 in Friendswood. Local library events set Parker Williams Branch The following events are scheduled for the Parker Williams Library, 10851 Scarsdale Blvd., May 1 through May 7. On Thursday, May 1, ESL Tutor Training Workshop will be at 1 p.m. Computer Basics I is set for Friday, May 2, at 3 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 вЂ“ Level 2 at 10 a.m., Level 1 at 11:15 a.m., and Level 3 at 2:30 p.m. For more information on events, call the library at 281-484-2036. Bracewell Library The Bracewell Neighborhood Library, 9002 Kingspoint Drive, recently listed its programs for May 1 through May 7. On Thursday, May 1, Computer Basics is at 2 p.m.; Internet Basics is at 3:30 p.m.; and Intro to MS PowerPoint is at 5 p.m. Computacion Basica 1 is set for Saturday, May 3, at 10:15 a.m. On Tuesday, May 6, family storytime is at 10:30 a.m. with a storytime craft at 11 a.m. Baby/toddler storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, and baby/toddler playtime will be at 11 a.m. Computer Basics is set for 3:15 p.m. and Internet Basics at 4:30 p.m. For information on events, call the library at 832-393-2580. Book donations sought The Friends of Parker Williams Library are currently in need of donations of nonfiction, current fiction, pocket paperbacks, childrenвЂ™s books, DVDs and current magazines. The library is located at 10851 Scarsdale Blvd. All proceeds go to help the library. place Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3, at El Franco Lee Park, located at 9400 Hall Road. Thursday will be for cookers only. Now in its 18th year, the event raises funds for the annual South Belt July 4 fireworks display. While evenings at the function are geared more for adults, Saturday afternoon is intended for families, with kids 12 and under being admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The event will also feature several free childrenвЂ™s activities, including moonwalks, rock climbing, pony rides, Gabby the Clown, a bopping head video booth, a petting zoo, a train, face painting, hair braiding and extensions, a police cruiser and ambulance display and photos with a live Watusi bull named Oliver. Free shuttle service will be available from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. from other areas of the park and from Dobie. No parking will be allowed along Hall Road for the duration of the event (including Dobie students). Admission will be $5 until 6 p.m. and $10 after 6 p.m. No outside alcohol will be allowed. Judge rules in Risner case Sageglen will hold its communitywide garage sale on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3. Ashley Pointe HOA meets benefits in an at-large system, which require board members to have a districtwide perspective. We could not in good conscience agree to the idea presented by the plaintiffs that our community will not support a candidate for the board simply because of race or ethnicity.вЂќ PISD serves more than 54,000 students from a culturally rich and diverse community. The districtвЂ™s Continued on Page 2A South Belt Spectacular Cookoff nears Sageglen holds garage sale The Parker Williams Genealogy Group will meet Monday, May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parker Williams Library, Beamer at Scarsdale. This meeting will feature a presentation, Disturbing the Dead and Irritating the Living (how to use death and cemetery records for genealogical research). The public is invited to attend. The genealogy group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month. Vol. 39, No. 13 Crews from Space Center Houston are shown above moving the night of Monday, April 28, and NASA Parkway to be closed the night space shuttle carrier aircraft from Ellington Airport to its facility of Tuesday, April 29, causing extensive traffic problems in the area. on NASA Parkway. The move required Highway 3 to be closed the Photo by John S. Pfister On Monday, April 28, a judge issued the final disposition in the Justice of the Peace George Risner against the Harris County Republican Party case, giving GOP challenger Leonila Olivares-Salazar until Monday, May 5, to collect the 250 signatures necessary to appear on the November ballot. The candidate is required to collect the signatures because the original ones submitted, as required by state election law, were determined by Judge Robert Burgess to likely be fraudulent. Burgess, however, ruled that Olivares-Salazar was not responsible for the mishap, as she had hired a third party to circulate the petitions. A meet-and-greet to collect the new signatures will take place at Parker Williams Library at Scarsdale and Beamer from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1. See related ad on Page 3A. New flood control project for Crenshaw basin begins The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction to complete the Crenshaw Stormwater Detention Basin, a project that will reduce flooding risks and damages in the Berry Bayou watershed of south Harris County. The basin is located on a tributary of Berry Bayou, formally identified as HCFCD Unit C10608-00, near the intersection of South Shaver Street with Crenshaw Road and Galveston Road (State Highway 3). The basin has already been partially excavated over several years through various excavation and removal contracts. On Jan. 29, 2014, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded an approximately $1.95 million construction contract to low bidder BRH-Garver Construction LP to finish the project. Construction began in April and is expected to be completed in early 2015. The project includes Homeless man found dead on Fuqua A homeless man was found dead outside a vacant house in the 10200 block of Fuqua the morning of Friday, April 25. Houston police responded to the call around 11 a.m. to find the 61-year-old man had hanged himself. Despite having a listed Freeway Manor address, the man was reportedly living at the abandoned home. Garza recovers following dog attack Monica Garza is now able to walk again without assistance after having been attacked by two pit bulls while jogging on the South Belt hike and bike trail March 5. A former avid runner, Garza is currently undergoing physical therapy for two hours a day, three days a week. Doctors hope she will regain full use of her right limbs, which suffered extensive damage during the attack. Garza had already undergone four surgeries before being released from the hospital approximately two weeks ago. Future plans call for her to undergo cosmetic surgery, as she lost a significant amount of tissue. Additional surgeries may later be required to repair nerve and ligament damage, but family members are hopeful this will not be required, as her recovery is happening quicker than expected. A bank account has also been set up for Garza to help with costs. Donations may be made at any Wells Fargo branch to Monica M. Garza. removing approximately 180,000 cubic yards of soil, constructing a weir spillway structure connecting the basin to the Berry Bayou tributary, and installing a culvert under Crenshaw Road. When complete, the basin will hold approxiContinued on Page 5A Man shot in front of daughter A man was bound and shot during an attempted robbery in front of his 7-year-old daughter Tuesday, April 22, at the Del Mar apartments on the Gulf Freeway at Hartsook. According to Houston police, the incident began around 10 p.m. when the 41-year-old victim heard a knock on his apartment door. When he answered the door, three suspects forced their way into his apartment. The suspects then tied the man up and demanded money. When he refused, one of the suspects shot the man in the neck. He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in serious condition but is expected to survive. Responding police found the child hiding in the apartment. She was not injured. The suspects are described as being two males and one female. They were witnessed fleeing the scene in a white Hyundai car. Anyone with any information about this case is urged to call HPDвЂ™s Homicide Division at 713 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Friends salute Blankinship Dyer BBQ benefit set for May 3 A barbecue fundraiser will be held for Chris Dyer Saturday, May 3, at the Lone Star Club, 2900 S. Shaver St. in Pasadena, beginning at noon. A Dobie graduate, Dyer was diagnosed with stomach and pancreatic cancer in December 2013 and is unable to work. He has been hospitalized three times and is expected to undergo major surgery and treatment in the coming months. The son of former Sagemont residents Glenn and Sharon Dyer, he is the father of three. Barbecue plates will be $6 each. In addition to barbecue, the event will feature live music, an auction and a raffle. For morel information, call Sharon Dyer at 832-466-5677 or Elizabeth Dyer at 832-984-3017. Blankinship sworn in as marshal South Belt businessman Gary Blankinship was sworn in as a U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas at the historic 1910 Harris County Courthouse on Thursday, April 17. The Southern District of Texas employs 202 deputies and 52 administrative employees in Houston, Galveston, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo. The district includes 43 counties and covers 44,000 square miles. The Southern District has the largest federal prisoner population of all of the 94 federal districts. The U.S. Marshals are the lead agency of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, a stalwart force of law enforcement agencies hunting the most violent local and federal offenders in the Southern District of Texas. Blankinship previously served as head of the Houston Police Department union. South Belt businessman Gary Blankinship (second from right) was recently sworn in as a U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas. Friends shown above with Blankinship are, left to right, Pete Smith, South Belt resident; Fred Roberts, trustee for Pasadena Independent School District; and Emory Gadd, associate pastor of Sagemont Church. Photo submitted Page 2 Section A, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, May 1, 2014 In My Opinion RiveraвЂ™s advice on auto accident I wanted to say thank you for the diplomatic response to the вЂ�Gonzalez Upset Over Accident StoryвЂ™. ItвЂ™s easy to see how one could get swept away with emotion on a topic as sensitive as the Kirkville Accident that occurred on April 2. What parent can possibly imagine their loved one being pinned under a vehicle, much less one as young as the victims themselves. There are always two sides to every story and unfortunately a topic as sensitive as this has stirred up a lot of raw emotions from both sides of the fence. What parent isnвЂ™t going to defend their child? What parent wants to imagine that their childвЂ™s negligence and irresponsibility has caused great harm upon someone elseвЂ™s child? I can tell you with utter honesty that I would never want to imagine such a thing and pray that my children always keep in mind the one thing that IвЂ™ve tried to instill upon them вЂ�always try to think about the consequences of your actionsвЂ™. I have told this to them a billion and one times, however, they are young adults without experience and will therefore make many mistakes. That being said, as a parent of a college student and a young adult that is due to start driving soon, it is my responsibility as their parent and teacher that they understand that driving comes with great responsibility and diligence. It is understandable that accidents can and due occur. Sometimes accidents occur without fault of our own, however, when no one else is cause for the accident that we are involved in, one must ask themselves, how did this even happen? Experienced and responsible drivers know that properly obeying speed limits, especially so in neighborhoods where young children are playing, will ensure that they are able to stop appropriately if the situation calls for it. As their Parent, I am responsible for ensuring that my child does not get on the road to drive UNTIL I feel that they have a true understanding that driving is a great responsibility that can leave lives damaged if itвЂ™s not done so in a responsible manner. The youth that was pinned under the vehicle, and his family have experienced this tragic truth first hand. Had it not been for the selfless acts of those involved in saving him, he would not be here today. This young man has been through more in the 3 weeks that have passed than most adults have lived their whole lives and yet he is still fighting. He fights every single day with his parents and loved ones by his side with all the surgeries, therapies, and doctor visits in the hopes that one day heвЂ™ll be able to walk again much less play baseball once again. This tragedy has made such a great impact and lives have forever been changed. Nothing will ever be the samenot for the teenager that caused the tragedy, not for the victims of the tragedy, and not for the parents of the driver or the victims. IвЂ™m sure that someone is going to be offended by this, that theyвЂ™re going to think that IвЂ™m belittling the responsible party of this horrific accident and blaming his parents for his вЂњbadвЂќ driving. I guarantee if they were to witness this brave youthвЂ™s battle every single day for simple things, things that you and I take for granted, they would be beside themselves...Yes they would agree with me wholeheartedly about the great importance of obeying speed limits in neighborhoods and carelessness in doing so could and does cause great harm!!! IвЂ™m simply stating a factual statement: Parents, make sure your child understands the importance of obeying speed limits in neighborhoods, make sure your teen drivers understand that not obeying can come with consequences, that in a split second, their car can become a killing machine that can take lives or damage lives forever!. Janie Rivera Brook City MUD directors and that it is time for a change. The candidate to replace the incumbent is James Towey, CPA and a Sageglen resident for 25 years. He has been married to the wife Susan for over 30 years and has served as Treasurer/Director of the Clear Creek Education Foundation. According to James, the incumbent has not lived in the Clear Brook City MUD for over 20 years, has voted against the over 65 homestead exemption (except this year), the year he is up for re-election and pays virtually no MUD taxes as a Pearland attorney. John Hoover Bill Morgan shares thoughts on serving As many of you may know I have served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Clear Brook City Municipal Utility District for many years. I have also served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the nonprofit organization, Project Joy and Hope, since its inception in 2000. Project Joy and Hope strives to prevent and relieve suffering for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families through community awareness, education, and special supportive care services and programs. The supportive care services include a scholarship program for high school graduates who have suffered the loss of a sibling or parent. Our scholarship recipients over the years include graduates from Dobie and Clear Brook High Schools. Another of Project Joy & HopeвЂ™s services is providing housing for families of ill children who are in the Houston area for treatment of their condition and this service has been recently expanded with the addition of the Tulip Project, which is now three duplex houses Project Joy and Hope had constructed on Tulip Street in Pasadena. Project Joy and Hope can now serve up to six families at the Tulip Project. If anyone is interested in learning more about Project Joy and Hope you can check out its website, www.joyandhope.org or contact me. Regarding Clear Brook City MUD, I am currently a candidate for re-election. My opponent has sent out a mail piece that attempts to discredit me with false statements. I have never voted against the homestead exemption, I strongly favour homestead exemptions. I do not presently live in the District, but I am in the District several times a day, I have numerous relatives, friends, and clients in the District whom I wish to continue to serve. It has come to my attention that the Election Judge in the Clear Brook City MUD Board of Directors Election is supporting my opponent. He certainly has the right to support whomever he wishes to support, but he cannot express his personal opinion or make references to such in any way while he acting as the Election Judge. Please report any deviation from this standard to me or the newspaper. Thank you for your support. Bill Morgan Muecke: Swimming pool at Wilson Park The following is a letter James E. Muecke sent to the office of Councilman Dave Martin concerning the swimming pool at Wilson Park. When the swimming pool at Wilson Park was built back in the early 1970вЂ™s the city decided a water pond around the swimming pool would be a nice enhancement. Instead of being an enhancement, it has been a headache. Since the water does not flow the water is always stagnant and it collects all the trash that blows or is thrown into it. It is down right trashy with no constant maintenance. People do bring ducks to the pond, after Easter, and children do love to feed them. But at the same time a child could fall in, a big liability to the city. It has been brought to my attention that is it is really a big mess right now. The park area is well maintained, except for the pond. The people I have spoken to are really upset. They like the pool idea, but after On April 26, 2014 God opened his 40 years it is in bad shape. We are asking arms and welcomed our sweet friend that the city either close the pond, a safeand loved one into Heaven. IвЂ™ve known ty issue, or come up with an established Linda Nell Robinson Hamby for seventy maintenance program so that the pond is years. When Linda made a friend, it was cleaned on a regular basis, 12 months out for life. I had the pleasure of being LindaвЂ™s of the year. matron of honor fifty two years ago when We ask that you get with the parks deshe and her husband Shannon married. partment, ask them to make an assessLinda had been cancer free for fifteen ment and then handle the problem on a years but when the cancer returned, long term basis. it came back with a vengeance. I read Thanks, James E. Muecke the obituaries and people say, he or she fought a courageous battle till the end. How very true that was with Linda, she never gave up, her little body did. Linda told me she didnвЂ™t mind dying, she just didnвЂ™t want to leave her family. Shannon Mr. Muecke, We have been trying to focus on Wilson and Linda raised four God loving children. When LindaвЂ™s two sisters died she Memorial Park the past couple weeks and ask me if I would be her sister, I said I am trying to formulation some solutions to would be proud to be her sister. вЂњIf you the problem there. We understand there told Linda a secret, you knew it would needs to be a more long term solution to stay a secret. Linda was not judgmental, some of the problems there, but we also critical and loved unconditional. What a need to start on something. We will be at wonderful world we could live in if we had the park on Wednesday with our Amerimore Lindas. If we could pattern our mar- Corps group working on removing some riages like Shannon and LindaвЂ™s, there of the unwanted vegetation from the iswould be no more divorce. They loved lands and around the pool. We will also and respected each other as it should trying to work on removing as many of the be. Linda was always there if you needed ducks as we can. I have noticed the same issues you help. I just wanted the world to know how very much I loved this precious woman have brought to our attention. and how much IвЂ™ll miss her sweet face. I was out there this morning at the park and I know she is at peace after a long hard did locate the fountain that is operable right fight against cancer. I hate cancer.May now and we will be looking at repairing it or something else. We will be examining what God Bless her Sweet Soul. Jennie Bates we can do as a long term solution to help keep the pond maintained also. Please feel free to email me any questions, but we understand that this has become a problem here and other ponds around the city. We are working on soluI see that an important community tions for all of them. Jed Aplaca alert is upcoming for election in the Clear HPARD Natural Resources Manager PISD victorious in district lawsuit Board will keep districtwide representation Continued from Page 1A mission is to provide unlimited opportunities for all the children who attend Pasadena schools. вЂњThe board recognizes its responsibility to the entire community and does not want the lawsuit to hurt what weвЂ™ve spent years building,вЂќ said Mariselle Quijano-Lerma, board member since 2009. вЂњWe encourage everyone in our community to continue to work together toward a common goal of providing the best education for all the children of the district.вЂќ PISD has developed an educational system of high regard, a system in compliance with state and federal mandates, and praised for the quality of its schools by parents, teachers, students, former students and leaders of the community, of business and in government. вЂњWe are thankful the courtвЂ™s ruling will allow us to maintain an election process that encourages child-focused, thoughtful citizens to seek office and serve the children of our community,вЂќ said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kirk Lewis. вЂњWith this behind us, we will remain united in doing what is right for all kids.вЂќ PISD is an urban district with five high schools serving students living in Pasadena, Houston, South Houston, Pearland and various unincorporated areas. The diverse population of students include 82 percent Hispanic, 7.4 percent white, 6.7 percent African-American and 2.9 percent Asian. Seventy-nine percent of the students are economically disadvantaged. John Hoover writes about MUD election South Belt-Ellington Leader вЂ“вЂ“ The Voice of Community-Minded People вЂ“вЂ“ 11555 Beamer 281-481-5656 E-mail: [email protected] Davy & Marie Flickinger, owners Frank Joseph Mingarelli A Few Good Men, a drama by Aaron Sorkin, opens May 2 at Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Road, and continues weekends through May 18. The show is directed by Jeff Coletta. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday. Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Thursday, May 15, is a specially priced Admit Two for $14 show. For reservations, call 713941-1758 or reserve online at http://www.pasadenalittle theatre.org/. Credit cards will be accepted. A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. Military lawyers at a court-martial uncover a high-level conspiracy. A rookie Navy lawyer, more interested in softball games, is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects a plea-bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. But, prodded by a female member of his defense team, he eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, the play raises the questions of what it means to have honor, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world. in, Annette and David, and Julie and David; his grandchildren, Michelle, Nicholas, Vincent, Dalton, Matthew, Madison, Nicole, Isabella, Danielle, Ross and Cara; his great-grandson Hudson; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland. Rite of committal followed at SouthPark Cemetery. Linda Nell Robinson Hamby A Few Good Men at PLT Frank Joseph Mingarelli, 83, of South Belt, died Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was born on Oct. 9, 1930, in Endicott, N.Y. After graduating from high school at Endicott North in 1948, Mingarelli spent four years in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed listening to music, watching the Friday night fights, and most of all, spending time with his family. He was best known for his personality, his passion for history, and his skills in the kitchen. His dream came true in 1986 when he opened MingarelliвЂ™s Italian Restaurant. Mingarelli is preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Geraldine. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Ross and Kimberly, Thomas and Barbara, John and Rob- Linda Nell Robinson Hamby, 72, died peacefully in her home on April 26, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer. Her husband of 52 years, Shannon, was by her side. She was born on March 21, 1942, in Houston. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in New Orleans. She and her husband have resided in the South Belt area for 40 years. Hamby is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Margaret Robinson, as well as her sisters, Jessie Thompson and Bobbie Banashak. She is survived by her husband, Shannon Hamby; their four children, Nathan, Geri, Mary and Cindy; daughterin-law Julia Hamby; sons-inlaw Jeff Neal, James Mills, David Gill and Lou Grandolfo; and 14 grandchildren spread throughout the country who referred to her as вЂњNaNa.вЂќ Hamby treasured the time she spent with her immediate and extended family. She loved playing card games with her longtime friends, playing Bunco, and attending her Red Hat Society activities. She will be remembered for her unfaltering faith. She demonstrated unconditional love for those she met and enjoyed sharing this love with family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Niday Funeral Home вЂ“ Beamer Chapel, where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. Rite of committal will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Elected officials share their words Council District Service Budget is a win-win By C.O. вЂњBradвЂќ Bradford, Houston City Council вЂ“ At Large 4 Members of the cast of Pasadena Little TheatreвЂ™s production of A Few Good Men are, left to right, (front row) Christian Bertoni, Tim Taylor, Robert Simonds, (back row) David Sherman, South Belt resident Bill Edwards, and Fulton Fry. Photo submitted Memorial Hermann Medical Group opens new Southeast location Hamby remembered by Jennie Bates Houston responds to Muecke on Wilson Deaths Robert Prangle, D.O. Board-certified, family medicine physician Robert Prangle, D.O., recently joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group and now anchors its newest location in Southeast Houston. Memorial Hermann Medical Group Southeast Beamer Family Practice is a physician-led subsidiary of Memorial Hermann. Practicing within Memorial Hermann Medical Group allows physicians to focus on each patientвЂ™s personal health care needs while drawing on the resources, innovations, and technological advancements of the well-respected health system. The newest Memorial Hermann Medical Group office is located at 13310 Beamer Road, Suite G, in Houston. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 281481-4111 or online through ScheduleNow at http://mhmg. memorialhermann.org/medi cal-group-schedulenow/. The City of Houston has a five billion dollar operating budget. Approximately $2.5 billion are general fund dollars basically used for operating purposes and meeting service demands. If we are truly going to address some of the neighborhood quality of life challenges facing our city in the coming years, we must transition to a legal, but faster and more simplified method to quickly address minor neighborhood issues. Residents of the City of Houston elect eleven district council members each election cycle. These district council members are most directly positioned to (and do) receive information daily regarding minor neighborhood issues needing attention in a timely manner. However, the current budget process does not allocate any funds that are utilized by district council members. To get the simplest neighborhood matter addressed, a council member must negotiate the entire City of Houston bureaucracy, make a convincing plea to the Administration to get funds and, subsequently, be permitted to place the item on CouncilвЂ™s Agenda for consideration. This could, and often does, take several months if not longer. No rules, policies or law should be relaxed or waived with the creation of a Council District Service Budget. Simply, district council members, based on neighborhood needs and constituentsвЂ™ input, would determine what money (from a specific limited allocation) would be spent on what issues. City Council approval would still be needed. But with an identified funding source and the spending authority resting with the respective district council member, the ability to service minor neighborhood concerns can be expedited tremendously, thus improving the quality of life in Houston neighborhoods. A Council District Service Budget could be used to quickly address neighborhood issues such as mowing weeded lots, loose animals, minor infrastructure repairs, cameras for illegal dumping sites, neighborhood clean-ups, demolishing abandoned and dangerous buildings, etc. For life insurance, call a good neighbor. Call me and IвЂ™ll help you get the right life insurance for you and your family. Cynthia Beecher, Agent, LUTCF 11705 S Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, TX 77089 Bus: 281-464-2422 [email protected] Se habla espaГ±ol Houston Permitting Center opens in Clear Lake Houston City Council Member Dave Martin, in coordination with the Public Works and Engineering Department and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the opening of the Houston Permitting CenterвЂ™s newest location in Clear Lake, 1335 Regents Park Drive, Suite 130, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 1, at 9:30 a.m. Local business owners and residents are invited to attend to tour the new facility and to learn more about the services that are offered. 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The moment you sit down with us, you will feel and see the difference. will be open Monday Hobby Lions Club to meet Hobby Airport Lions Club will meet Wednesday, May 7, at noon at the Golden Corral at Fuqua and I-45. For more information, email [email protected] gmail.com. Our Family Has Grown! Now with two locations to better serve our community Niday Funeral Home services all cemeteries and offers a range of funeral and cremation options. Planning in advance can be one of the most thoughtful decisions you make for your family. Our plans are transferable should you move, and we also accept most existing policies from other funeral homes. Thursday, May 1, 2014, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section A, Page 3 Kids summer fun events set at SJC campuses Dobie cheer holds banquet The Dobie High School Cheerleading Squads held their annual banquet March 30 at the Bay Oaks Country Club. Several awards were given during the banquet. Escorts and mascots earning awards pictured at right are, left to right, Renaye Henderson, Four years of Dedication as an Escort; and Jackie Vasquez, Mascot of the Year (Lucy). Not pictured is Marissa Eubanks, Escort of the Year. Varsity award recipients are, left to right, Emily Sargent won the top award for leadership - the Longhorn Leader Award, and the Most Dedicated Award; Tia Joseph won Most Versatile; Hannah Brady won Most Congenial; and Sydney Gutierrez won Most Spirited. Photos by Kelly Lohse Junior Varsity award recipients are, left to right, Rebecca Paredes, Most Spirited; Tina Nguyen, Most Improved; Trinity Harrison, Most Versatile; Ashley Salinas, Most Dedicated; and Molly Alcazar, Most Congenial. Olson rebukes Supreme Court ruling on EPA air pollution rule Rep. Pete Olson, Texas22, recently issued the following statement admonishing the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Environmental Protection Agency Cross State Air Pollution Rule: вЂњIвЂ™m extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling, which upheld the EPAвЂ™s flawed and unfair Cross State Air Pollution rule. вЂњThe lower courts appropriately determined this to be a fundamentally broken regulation. I agreed wholeheartedly with the lower court that EPAвЂ™s rule, by design, forced costly, deeper-than-needed cuts in some states to the benefit of others. Moreover, Texas was wrongfully included in the CSAPR rule at the last minute with no opportunity to comment. While the Supreme Court is the final arbiter, this rule is at the core of EPAвЂ™s attack on reliable power in the United States. вЂњUpholding this rule will place a great deal of stress on TexasвЂ™ electricity grid. When EPA issued the original rule, at least two Texas plants were scheduled for closure, now that the final rule has been upheld, we must prepare for plant closures and further strains on reliability. вЂњI will be looking at legislative options to minimize the impacts on Texans and all Americans forced to comply with this flawed rule.вЂќ Those who are looking for something fun for the kiddos this summer, look no further than in oneвЂ™s own backyard at San Jacinto College. The college plans to host a variety of fun and enriching summer camps for kids of all ages at each of its three campuses. There is something for every interest from athletics and career exploration, to music and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and everything in between. Camp prices vary, depending on the camp. Some scholarships to assist with camp tuition are available to those who qualify. More information and a link to register for camps can be found online at www.san jac.edu/summer-camps. Arts Kidspot: One Week Summer Musical Theatre Camp for Youth Experience the range of activities possible at a theater, including voice, theater games, improvisations, stage and film acting, character development, and more. June 9-13 and June 16-20; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central campus; $150. Graphic Novels and Visual Narrative Create an illustrated short story in graphic novel format, while learning the fundamentals of sequential visual storytelling and basic character design. June 16-20; 1 to 6 p.m. at the South campus; $200. Professional Theatre Workshop This is a one-day workshop for the community to learn from and interact with the top theater professionals (from many disciplines) in the area, and to familiarize themselves with the amazing facilities available for theater students at San Jacinto College South. May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for students, $15 for community members, and free for instructors. Athletics Gator Baseball Camp Focus on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, defense, and base running. June 16-19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the North campus; $75. Basketball Camp Learn the proper shooting, passing, and dribbling techniques, as well as defensive positioning, reactions, and rebounding alongside the San Jacinto College womenвЂ™s basketball team. June 9-13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North campus; $80. Elite Basketball Camp This camp will provide skilled players a chance to improve their basketball IQ in a competitive environment. July 14-18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North campus; $120 Basketball Camp Beginners will learn the fundamentals of the game, while advanced players will develop their skills to a higher degree. July 21-25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Central campus; $90. South Houston NJROTC South Houston High School Navy JROTC Color Guard members pictured are, left to right, Mary Deanda, Kassandra Alonzo, Oscar Martinez and Ana Colmenero. Alpha 1: Pictured are, left to right, (front row) William Graves, Anaissa Humphrey, Lizeth Echavarr, Noe Gauna, Hector Lopez, Joshua Salinas, (second row) Deven Marshall, Nicholas Ruiz, Daamer Cha- South Houston High School Navy JROTC Leadership pictured are, left to right, Area 10, retired Navy Cmdr. Mike Hale; retired Marine Master Sgt. Jamal S. Cheeks; and retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Gibson. var, Jordan Lewis, Ricardo Ortiz, (back row) Carlos Rodriguez, Garrett Escatel-Chamberlain, Michael Gonzalez, Jose Bocanegra, Ulysses Amador and Sebastian Rodriguez. Photos submitted Junior Golf Clinic Learn the fundamentals of golf, including grip, posture, full swing, putting, and chipping. June 9-11 and June 16-18, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Central campus; $50. Raven Volleyball Camp Specifically designed for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, the camp will focus on all aspects of the game with an emphasis on fundamental skills and team dynamics. July 28-31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Central campus; $100. Softball Camp This is a technique clinic for help in becoming a better softball player. It is designed to teach progressions, offer constructive criticism and provides assistance in improving techniques and training. There will be a scrimmage on the final day of the clinic. June 9-10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the South campus; $70. Career exploration EnergyVenture Youth Camp Students will learn about the energy industry and career opportunities in the field, complete with field trips and curriculum geared toward engineering, geology and process technology. Weekly in June and July, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 8 a.m. to nooon (Friday), at the Central, South and North campuses. The camp is free to those who qualify. Water-Bot Camps Learn about electronics, soldering and robotic construction, while touring NASA-Johnson Space Center and hearing from professional speakers. June 16-19 (beginner), June 23-26 and July 7-10 (intermediate), July 21-24 and July 28-31 (advanced), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central campus. Cost is $215 (beginner), $222 (intermediate), and $340 (advanced). Maritime Youth Camp The camp features a week of activities to educate participants about the opportunities and careers in the maritime industry. June 16-20 (Central campus), July 7-11 (North campus), July 21-25 (South cam- pus), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp is free to those who qualify. Kids Under Construction Learn how to measure and safely use tools to construct a project out of wood to take home. July 21-25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central campus; $130. Camps for all Camp College at the ChildrenвЂ™s Center For children heading into kindergarten through the third grade to enjoy weekly themes, activities and on-campus field trips. A sack lunch is required. June 9 through August 8, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 7 a.m. to noon (Friday), at the South campus. Cost is $75 registration, $30 supply fee, weekly tuition ($130 Monday through Friday, $104 Monday through Thursday, $78 Monday/ Wednesday/Friday, $52 Tuesday/Thursday). History & Archaeology Camp Learn how historians discover and learn about history through archaeology, archives and historical treasure hunts. Includes a field trip to the San Jacinto Battleground. August 4-5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South campus; $25. Girl Scout Twilight Camp Explore the wild through Girl Scout adventures with new skills, crafts, songs, and Girl Scout traditions. July 14-18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Central campus. Cost is $40 (non-Girl Scouts add $15). Keyboarding on the PC This camp will teach how to locate the home row keys and to type 15 to 20 words per minute. June 23 through July 3, July 21-31, and Aug. 4-14 (Monday through Thursday only), from 9 to 11 a.m. at the South campus; $185. The KidsWrite Olympics This is a five-day camp in which campers will participate in writing events such as Greek Mask drama and RhyminвЂ™ like Dr. Seuss. At the final awards program, campers will get to show off their work to family and friends and will receive a printed collection of the campвЂ™s work. June 9-13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Central campus; $30. Music Band Camp Band students can hone skills, perform band literature, focus on fundamentals, work with clinicians and have fun while preparing for a Friday afternoon concert. June 16-20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North campus. Cost is $95 (school rate may apply). Piano Camp Learn basic piano techniques if youвЂ™re a beginner, or be coached through challenging literature to further develop musicianship and piano skills. June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North campus; $95. Guitar Camp Learn and improve guitar playing abilities, whether one is a beginner who wants to learn more about how to play or a more advanced player looking to master guitar skills. July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North campus; $95. Woodwind & Brass Camp Experience playing advanced literature for woodwind ensembles or brass choir, and improve fundamentals while getting in shape for marching band camp. July 14-18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North campus. Cost is $95 (school rate may apply). All-State/Region Choir Camp The camp prepares high school singers for district, regional, and all-state auditions. September 2014 (exact dates TBD), from 4 to 8 p.m. (Friday) and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday) at the North campus; $25. Keyboard Camp The camp is a four-day event for elementary through high school learning aspects of the piano. June 9-12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central campus; $150. Jazz & Rock Camp Lessons and demonstrations of classic rock and music from the jazz tradition will be presented, alongside instruction on specific instruments, culminating in a concert where students can show off their new skills. July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South campus; $150. All-State Choir Camp The camp is designed to help high school students learn the audition music for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) AllState Choir, the camp features workshops and opportunities for group and / or private lessons. Aug. 4-7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South campus. Cost is $125 (before July 16), $150 (after registration deadline). Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) Staying Alive Campers will enjoy this hands-on, action-packed health care and EMT camp. TheyвЂ™ll receive training in first aid (first aid card included), and learn about other aspects of the field. June 16-20, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Central campus; $150. Engineering with Duct Tape Using duct tape and recycled materials, campers will explore physics, engineering and math. Learn about rockets, roller coasters, boats and balloons. June 23-26, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central campus; $100. Robotics Camp Campers will learn to design and build robotic arms, tin can robots and LEGO mind storm robots. They will learn to program in the ROBOTC language. July 14-17, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central campus; $100. Lost in Space In partnership with the Kroger Foundation, the San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy will offer a geocaching summer camp for students ages 14 to 18. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPSenabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. July 14-16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central campus; $100. The Central campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. The North campus is located at 5600 Uvalde Road in Houston. The San Jacinto College South campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. Camp dates, times and costs are subject to change. For more information about San Jacinto College, call 281-998-6150, visit www.sanjac.edu, or follow on Facebook and Twitter. South Belt Graphics & Printing One stop for all your printing needs вЂў Business Forms вЂў Business Cards вЂў Custom Letterheads & Envelopes вЂў Wedding Invitations вЂў Thank You Notes вЂў Menus вЂў Directories and much more! 11555 Beamer 281-484-4337 Looking for a Primary Care Doctor? Enayet Rahim, MD вЂў Accepting New Patients вЂў Same Day Appointments Available вЂў Open During Lunch Time вЂў We take Medicaid, Medicare & most private insurance. Discounts for patients without insurance. Se Habla EspaГ±ol Call 281-481-8500 Page 4, Section A, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Spring 2014 celebration, commencement set Celebrate the accomplishments of the University of Houston-Clear LakeвЂ™s latest graduating class at the spring 2014 Soaring Hawks Celebration May 16, 6-8 p.m., in the universityвЂ™s Bayou Building Atrium II, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. in Houston. Commencement ceremonies will be held Sunday, May 18, at noon and 5 p.m. at Reliant Arena, One Reliant Park in Houston. Tickets for the Soaring Hawks Celebration are free to each graduate. Extra tickets can be picked up in the Office of Alumni and Community Relations through noon on May 15. Graduates from the School of Human Sciences and Humanities and the School of Science and Computer Engineering, addressed by keynote speaker Harris County Judge Edward M. Emmett, will cross the stage at noon on May 18. Commencement for graduates from the School of Business and the School of Education will be held at 5 p.m., with the keynote speaker being state Rep. Greg Bonnen. For more information about the Soaring Hawks Celebration, contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-2832021. For information on the commencement ceremony, contact the Office of Academic Records at 281-2832525 or visit http://www. uhcl.edu/commencement. Clear Lake HS rebuild groundbreaking set Past, present and even future Clear Lake High School Falcons will gather on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. to kick off the rebuilding of the high school. The event will include a Taste of Lake where student clubs will sell food and beverages, a walk down memory lane for alumni to tour the school one last time, and the ceremonial kicking of the dirt. The groundbreaking will take place on Saturday, May 17, at Clear Lake High School, 2929 Bay Area Blvd. in Houston. Taste of Lake opens at 11 a.m., and the groundbreaking ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. вЂ“вЂ“вЂ“ The $98 million rebuild of Clear Lake High School is funded through the 2013 CCISD Bond program. The new campus is scheduled to open in 2017. Get career help through exploration workshop Choosing a career can be a stressful and overwhelming decision and University of Houston-Clear LakeвЂ™s Office of Career Services can help lessen the stress with its two-day interactive career exploration workshop on May 10 and May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in the universityвЂ™s Student Services and Classroom Building, Room 3103, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Experienced career counselors and psychologists can walk participants through picking a career, changing careers, returning to the workforce, setting goals for the future and ensuring the right career choice. Participants will complete self-assessments, review educational and professional experiences and explore career information resources. The course fee varies from $40 to $200, depending on individual circumstance. A prior intake appointment is required. For more information, contact 281-283-2015 or [email protected] $ 99 CHL Special 7 year license - 4 hour class Valid in over 30 states incl Texas No testing or range qualifying. Includes fingerprints and photo. Night and weekend classes available. Meets the requirements for a State of Florida license. ph. 832-I-carry-1 [email protected] Over The Back Fence CONGRATULATIONS! ITвЂ™S A GIRL! Sean and Stacie (Holt) Muras of Sagemeadow became the parents of Raimi Lynn Muras on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 4:40 p.m., weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and 21 inches long. Welcoming the new addition is brother Logan; maternal grandparents Fred and Susie Holt and paternal grandparents Dave and Kathy Muras; and great-grandparents Harold Holmes, Joe and Katherine Holt, Louis Muras and Andrew and JoAnn Andrews. HAPPY BELATED 5TH BIRTHDAY, AIDAN! Aidan De La Rosa turned 5 years old April 15th. Lots of hugs, kisses, and birthday wishes are sent to him from his mom and dad, Kristin and Fernando De La Rosa, big brother, Jacob, Gran and Pop, Rose and Larry Konzelman, aunt Kimmie and uncle Mike Frazee, aunt Allison and uncle Cody Reynolds, Grandma and Papo, Hilda and Fernando De La Rosa, aunt Lizet Martinez, and cousins Matthew, Lauren and Zachary Frazee, Avery, Sydney, and Kinley Reynolds, and Nikki Martinez. Aidan is in Pre-K at St. LukeвЂ™s ECC and plays in SBHLL for the T-Ball Cardinals. HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY, JACOB! Jacob De La Rosa turns 11 years old on Thursday, May 1. Lots of hugs, kisses and birthday wishes are sent to him from his mom and dad, Kristin and Fernando De La Rosa, little brother Aidan, Gran and Pop, Rose and Larry Konzelman, aunt Kimmie and uncle Mike Frazee, aunt Allison and uncle Cody Reynolds, Grandma and Papo, Hilda and Fernando De La Rosa, aunt Lizet Martinez, and cousins Matthew, Lauren and Zachary Frazee, Avery, Sydney, and Kinley Reynolds, and Nikki Martinez. Jacob is in the fifth grade at Melillo Middle School. SCHOOL DAZE The following personnel and staff members of the Pasadena Independent School District celebrate birthdays May 1 through May 7. Atkinson Elementary Light the birthday candles May 7 for Misty Connell. Burnett Elementary Blow out the candles for Daren Dibble as he celebrates a birthday May 4. Gilma Andrade enjoys a birthday May 6. Meador Elementary Light the birthday candles May 4 for Paulina Rivas-Lopez. Moore Elementary The day for a double birthday party for Traci Marr and Beth Anne Mullen is May 6. Stuchbery Elementary The day for a birthday present is May 3 for Cheryl Fox. Best wishes for a wonderful birthday May 4 to Maria Orozco. Special birthday wishes are sent to Veronica Rodriguez May 5. Melillo Middle School The day for a birthday cake for Sandra Vann is May 6. Thompson Intermediate Light the candles May 3 for a birthday celebration for Maria Lopez. Celebrating a birthday May 6 is Lori Hudgins. Dobie High Double the fun for a birthday celebration May 1 for Dyana Ashcraft and Jeanee Wells. Blow out the birthday candles May 2 for Marcia Griffin. The day for a birthday present for Tanya Morales is May 3. Celebrating a birthday May 5 is Sharon Lovelace. May 7 is the day for a triple birthday party for around this proven program, the UHCL RAD course offers basic self-defense techniques, lectures and discussions to help prepare students for potentially dangerous situations. This course is open to all women ages 13 and older. For more information or to sign up for the course, contact Sgt. Kyle Pirtle, program director, at [email protected] or 281-283-2225. UHCL now registering for summer, fall courses Start making dreams a reality by registering for classes at University of Houston-Clear Lake. New and returning UH-Clear Lake Hawks are invited to participate in open registration through May 12 for classes during the May mini-session (May 12-30) and through May 30 for the summer sessions, which begin June 2. Open registration for fall runs through Aug. 22, with classes beginning Aug. 25. Class schedules are available online at http://www. uhcl.edu/admissions or at the Office of Admissions. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 281-283-2500 or email [email protected] edu. UHCL campus diversity celebrated University of HoustonClear LakeвЂ™s diverse student body will honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month by hosting a monthlong panel display May 1-31 in the universityвЂ™s Bayou Building, Atrium I, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Learn about Asian American and Pacific Islander his- tory in the United States as they honor this yearвЂ™s national theme of Diversity, Leadership and Expanding Opportunity: An Imperative for America. For more information on this panel display, contact the Office of Intercultural Student Services at 281-2832575. Largest selection of wigs in Texas! FEATURING ESTETICA DESIGNS WIGS & EXTENSIONS New site for Station 70 In August 1983, ground was broken and ities was on the south side of Beamer work began for the new South Belt area Road between Sagemont and Kirkfire station. The site for the new facil- wood. Photo by Barbara Cowart 35 years ago (1979) Queen of the Junior Miss Tina Jones, daughter of Division at the Strawberry Geraldine and Theodore Festival. Jones, was named Beauty Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Texas Commerce Bank, South Belt. 30 years ago (1984) Members of the Scarsdale Civic Association agreed to establish a Scarsdale crime hotline. Pasadena Jaycees named Ron Shafer, a fourth-grade teacher at Frazier Elementary School, Teacher of the Year. 25 years ago (1989) Four former employees of companies that operated at the Brio Superfund toxic waste site acknowledged the dumping of waste materials from the site onto nearby fields which became an area sandpit. South Belt resident Robert Alcala, 23, was severely injured in a motorcycle accident near Windmill Lakes Apartments that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. 20 years ago (1994) Drive-by shootings occurred in Sageglen and Kirkmont subdivisions the same night. After a year and a half of operation, the Parker Williams Library on Scarsdale at Beamer received its sign. 15 years ago (1999) At the state Junior Classical League Convention, Dobie High SchoolвЂ™s Latin Club finished in second place, behind Clear Brook High SchoolвЂ™s Latin Club. A warrant sweep conducted by the office of Constable Gary Freeman resulted in 31 arrests and cleared a total of 89 warrants. According to city officials, construction of two motels that residents believed were connected with sexually oriented businesses would not be halted by city officials. Approximately 200 residents including church members, civic leaders and parents of children attended a meeting at the Christian Temple on Almeda, which followed a recent protest march in front of one of the motel sites then under construction. The third annual South Belt Cookoff netted approximately $4,000 for the July Fourth fireworks and provided festivities for many area residents. 10 years ago (2004) Pasadena Independent School DistrictвЂ™s future facilities committee was con- sidering the construction of a sixth high school west of Highway 3 to accommodate increasing enrollment. Blues Brothers Barbecue won top overall honors at the eighth annual South Belt Barbecue Cookoff held at El Franco Lee Park. The South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce announced a benefit program for its members that would pool their electricity usage to obtain the best pricing and contract terms. The Clear Creek Independent School District canceled its board of trustees election because the two open positions were unopposed. Dan Martin, CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital changed positions and would assume the vice president of community initiatives job. 5 years ago (2009) The University Interscholastic League postponed all high school competitions due to the outbreak of swine flu in the state. The move suspended all baseball and softball games, as well as regional track championships and musical and academic competitions and out-of-state trips. Pablo Aguirre and Steve Delbello retired from the Houston Fire DepartmentвЂ™s Station 70 on Beamer Road. The pair had a combined 67 plus years on the force. The men had worked together fo 28 years and had been at the Station 70 location on Beamer since it opened its doors in 1985. A former Dobie student was killed in a traffic accident at Beltway 8 and the Gulf Freeway. Nayeli Gonzalez, 17, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Equinox northbound on the Gulf Freeway service road when the vehicle was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling east on the Beltway 8 service road. After colliding with the Ford, the Equinox struck a traffic pole at the northeast corner of the intersection, and Gonzalez was ejected from the back seat. She was transported to Memorial Hermann RAQUEL WELCHв„ў SIGNATURE COLLECTION OF WIGS & HAIR ADDITIONS The Right BRA, The Right Form! by JODEE Remember When 2014 Summer Program Registration and Fall 2014-2015 Community Registration have begun. For more information about our program or to schedule a tour, please call the ECC office or visit us on the web. The Rape Aggression Defense course will be offered by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Police Department on May 16 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at UHCL, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. The RAD systems program has been in operation since 1989 and has graduated more than 900,000 men, women and children. Built Students in Liz NeubauerвЂ™s class at Moore Elementary were recently treated to frozen yogurt at TCBY in Friendswood. As part of their Community Based Instruction, they worked hard before the visit practicing skills such as ordering and paying for their yogurt. Pictured are, (front row) Halaina Hobbs, Brandon Manriquez, Chris Truong, (second row) Armani Arrambide, Patrick Mullins, Troy Arrevalo, Covan Chavez, (third row) Neubauer, Cesar Silva, Dominic Torres, Christian Saunders, Ashley Uszakow, Ivan Chavez, Paraprofessionals, Bobbie Bashinski, Brandy Castillo, (back row) store owner Richard Soler and his daughter, Janna Soler. 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FACEBOOK FRIENDS CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS The Leader sends happy birthday wishes to its Facebook friends who celebrate a birthday this week: Thursday, May 1: Kenneth Zermeno, Ladonna Alvarez, John Anderson, Elizabeth Lastovica, Vareck Herrera, David Payne, Shanna Mounce, Clint Simmons and Stephanie Sirt; Friday, May 2: Chris Weatherford, Douglas Redhun, Troy Goffney, David Thomas, Jeanette Nickell and Leslee Outland; Saturday, May 3: Craig Pittman, Lora Burns-Palmero, Keith Richardson, Tanya Morales and Brandie Ash; Sunday, May 4: Stacy Waugh, Scott Siscoe and Tamara Fisher; Monday, May 5: Jennifer Bustamante, Tori French, Alice Wright, Pat Becker and Amanda Zamora; Tuesday, May 6: Patrick Ermis, Roni Gonzales, Jennifer Jones, Erin Hill and Beth Anne Mullen; and Wednesday, May 7: Yvonne Villegas, Josh Garza, Ted Heinrich, Stephanie Salazar and Jenn Verchiens. HOME RUN CORNER The Leader staff reminds parents to submit congratulations for their sluggersвЂ™ achievements for publication in Over The Back Fence E-mail [email protected] with OTBF in the subject line. Items must be submitted by Friday noon for the next weekвЂ™s publication. LEADER WANTS YOU IN THE NEWS E-mail birthday, anniversary, vacation, congratulations, etc., to [email protected] er.com with OTBF in the subject line. Items must be submitted by Friday noon for the next weekвЂ™s publication. Moore visits TCBY 11011 Hall Road Houston, Texas 77089 281-481-0314 www.stlukescatholic.com Our program is located on the grounds of St. LukeвЂ™s Catholic Church where we provide a warm and loving environment. Defense course offered by UHCL Police Dept. by Alexis Caring Fitters Trained & Certified to Help With All Your After Breast Surgery Needs. 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The basin also has been designed with an approximately 200-foot long corridor of trees and other vegetation at its outfall to shade and enhance the water that flows out of the basin. A revegetation plan for the Crenshaw basin includes reforestation areas by the waterвЂ™s edge and side slopes to provide shade, stabilize the site, decrease mowing needs, and further enhance water quality and habitat. This project will require LEGAL NOTICE the temporary closure of Crenshaw Road near South Shaver Street for one to two weeks during the summer of 2014 to allow for construction of the culvert. During the temporary closure of Crenshaw Road, alternate detour routes for those liv- FREE REGISTRATION - Good Thru May 15 ing and working in the area will be via Fairmont Parkway, Genoa Red Bluff Road, Allen-Genoa Road, South Shaver Street, and Galveston Road/State Highway 3. There will be advance notification when an actual closure date has been determined. Community donates to make clothing drive a success To learn more about the Thanks to the San Jacinto College community, the Men Men of Honor program, visit of Honor clothing drive was a www.sanjac.edu/MOH. success with donations of more than 45 menвЂ™s blazers and sports jackets, 15 suits, 100 pairs of pants, 60 button shirts, 80 T-shirts, 15 pairs of shoes, 15 belts, and socks. WomenвЂ™s clothing included four suits, more than 40 tops, 20 pairs of pants (including jeans), and 30 pairs of shoes. Many students were able to receive free clothing before the remaining donations were picked up by Purple Heart due to the work of the Men of Honor student volunteers and the coordination of the collegewide clothing drive by Leander Nash, disability service counselor with San Jacinto College. New enrollments only вЂў www.msjanets.com This ad must be presented at time of enrollment & is not redeemable for cash Ms. JanetК»s Children of the Future, Inc. 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The workshop will be held May 17 and 31, and June 7 and 14, from 8 a.m. to noon in the universityвЂ™s Bayou Building, Room 2236, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Day one of the workshop will cover test format, test-taking strategies, reading comprehension and sentence correction, with critical reasoning and analytical writing covered on day two. The final two days of the workshop will go over problem solving and integrated reasoning. The course fee is $499, with a $50 discount given to those who register before May 10, and an additional 10 percent discount given to UHCL students, alumni, faculty and staff. For more information or to register, email [email protected] uhcl.edu or call 281-2833120. 11:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. NASA Aglow meets May 8 11:00 7:00 NASA Aglow Lighthouse meets the second Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at Praise Chapel to worship and learn. All women are invited to participate. On May 8, the Rev. Carol Lee will speak about giftings and prophecy in todayвЂ™s world. Lee was ordained in 1989 and served as a local pastor with her husband, Bill, for many years, growing congregations in the Texas area and sending missionaries to other countries. Last year Bill retired from the corporate world, and the couple now travels to minister to other couples, pastors and ministries. Lee has survived breast cancer as well as her only childвЂ™s years of drug addiction and incarceration. As a young adult, LeeвЂ™s father was an alcoholic; then she suffered the trauma of her motherвЂ™s murder on the mission field. Lee feels these problems help her understand those in her path who need the ministry and healing God brings through her. A time of worship followed by a sermon by Lee will begin Thursday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Praise Chapel, 18516 Highway 3 in Webster. For more information, call 281-910-1971. 11:00 7:00 CHURCH DIRECTORY New Covenant Christian Church 10603 Blackhawk 281-484-4230 Bill & Cheryl Hines, Pastors Bill & Cheryl Hines WeвЂ™ve Enlarged Our Day Care Facilities Register Now! 281-481-2003 WEEKLY SERVICE TIMES Sunday Wednesday Early Service вЂў 7:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting вЂў 7:00 p.m. Sunday School вЂў 9:30 a.m. Mid-Week Service вЂў 7:45 p.m. Worship Service вЂў 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available at all Services The Catholic Community of ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST This Sunday with Rev. Joni Sutton: вЂњIt Is FinishedвЂќ John 19:28-30 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 Rev. James Burkart, Pastor Rev. Desmond Daniels, Parochial Vicar 11011 Hall Rd. Houston, TX 77089 (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. LukeвЂ™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 вЂў 10030 Scarsdale Blvd. Page 6, Section A, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Dobie 2014-15 cheerleaders named Wigginton named to Texas Chiropractic College board San Jacinto College provost Van Wigginton was selected to serve on the Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents, the governing body announced at a recent retreat. Wigginton has been with San Jacinto College for nearly 20 years, beginning his tenure with the college in 1995 as a government professor. Since that time, he has served as the department chair for the department of social sciences, dean of liberal arts and sciences, and provost. вЂњThis is a great opportunity for San Jacinto College, and I am honored that the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents selected me to serve alongside them,вЂќ said Wigginton. вЂњSan Jacinto College has a proven relationship with TCC, and I look forward to expanding and enhancing our partnership as we help our students in their pursuit of higher education.вЂќ Wigginton has worked closely with local independent school districts in developing and expanding the collegeвЂ™s dual credit offerings. He also coordinated the GEAR Up Program with Pasadena Independent School District and is active in supporting numerous ISD partnership programs. He has also taught as a lecturer in political science at the University of Houston. вЂњWe are pleased to welcome Van to the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents,вЂќ said Dr. Monte Blue, board chairman. вЂњVan Varsity The 2014-2015 Dobie High School Varsity Cheerleaders are, left to right, (front row) Johnea Blevins, Alyssa Murillo, (second row) Savanna McCormack, Adriana Resendez, Tia Joseph, Ashley McDonald, (third row) Samantha De La Cruz, Ryan Sosa, Alexis Corpus, (back row) Hannah Brady, Megan Cook and Julia Lohse. Junior Varsity The 2014-2015 Dobie High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders are, left to right, (front row) Reagan Razo, Rebecca Paredes, Adela Alanis, Angelica Cantu, (second row) Adriana Murillo, Brittney Puente, Jazmine Howard, (third row) Trinity Curry, Tahlia Nicholson, Laura Ochoa, (back row) Ashley Hicks, Genesis Juarez, Rebekah Ragain and Tyra Adams. Photos submitted February Bears of the Month Watch for our MAY COUPON SPECIALS COUPON $ REPAIR 200 OFF FOUNDATION OR SEWER REPAIR (on jobs $2,500 & up) Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per house. FOUNDATION REPAIR UNDER SLAB SEWER REPAIR HOUSE LEVELING Allied Foundations 281-479-5247 FREE ESTIMATES has an outstanding history and career at San Jacinto College, and we look forward to his perspective on our board.вЂќ Wigginton serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee and on the San Jacinto YMCA Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Deer Park sponsored by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce. Wigginton holds a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Houston. He has also pursued graduate studies in political science at the University of Houston, and earned a mas- terвЂ™s degree in public administration and a bachelorвЂ™s degree in government, both from Lamar University. Texas Chiropractic College Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment and is today recognized as a leader in chiropractic education. The collegeвЂ™s Moody Health Center provides health services to the public, and is a model integrative health care facility featuring traditional chiropractic care, family practice by medical doctors, acupuncture and massage. WEвЂ™RE STILL THE SAME GREAT CAFE & BAKERY Call and ask about our COOKIE DECORATING PARTIES VISIT US OR CALL US FOR ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS 14020 Galveston Road Suite 180 Webster, Texas 77598 281-218-6744 Catering - 713-412-8807 5968 Fairmont Parkway Suite F Pasadena, Texas 77505 281-487-1400 Catering - 281-979-6846 www.savannahcafeandbakery.com 18th annual South Belt Spectacular Cookoff will be hosted by the Southeast Volunteer Fire Department at El Franco Lee Park, 9400 Hall Road. May 2 & 3 Kids Fun Zone Saturday May 3 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Games & Rides for Kids. Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Rock Climbing, Obstacle Course, Moonwalks, Gabby the Clown, Train Rides, Bopping Heads Videos, Dance performances by area dance studio. Police & Ambulance Displays, Photo Opportunity with Watusi Bull, Face UHCL to co-host counseling institute painting & Hair-braiding & Much More Students of Beverly Hills Intermediate strive to achieve positive characteristics to guide them throughout their lives. The characteristic for February was courage: bravery; the willingness to put oneвЂ™s beliefs into practice, the capacity to meet danger without giving way to fear; to face difficulty or danger and express oneвЂ™s beliefs even when afraid. The February Bears of the Month were selected by ELA/Writing department as best repre- University of HoustonClear Lake School of Education is teaming up with the Bay Area Counseling Association, and the Teen and Police Service Academy, also known as TAPS, to co-host the Collaborative Bilingual Counselor Training Spring Institute for mental health professionals and educators. Dis- mantling the School to Prison Pipeline is the eventвЂ™s theme, which will be held May 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the universityвЂ™s Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. A strong link exists between school dropout rates and incarcerations, known as the school-to-prison pipeline. One in three juveniles sent to senting this characteristic. Students receive a special Bear paw-print pin and a Bear of the Month T-shirt to wear. February Bears of the Month are, left to right, (front row) Victoria Mendoza, Klarissa Garza, Kimberly Chew, (back row) Steven Hernandez, Jaime Yzaguirre, Jorge Marquez, Daija Green, Ana Gallardo, Alondra Montelongo, Fernando Vega and Jacob Negrete. Not pictured is Thomas Rosales. Photo submitted the Texas Youth Commission are school dropouts, and more than 80 percent of Texas adult prison inmates are school dropouts. Concern is that the zero tolerance disciplinary policy in place at Texas schools today, which removes thousands of juveniles from the classrooms, sending them to in-school and out-of-school WINNER BEST ROOFING COMPANY IN BAY AREA Springtime e Specials Call Now! 5 Year Labor Warranty 76 Dobie Grad Kevin Dalley вЂ™76 9 Dobie Grad Chris Dalley вЂ�79 вЂўV Vinyl вЂўH Hardi Board Siding 281-481-9683 REPLACEMENT & STORM WINDOWS suspensions, can ultimately become a gateway into the justice system. The full day workshop will review and discuss positive behavioral interventions and supports, an approach many believe to be a possible solution. General sessions and breakout sessions topics include the following: using positive behavioral interventions and supports to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline; managing the classroom using the positive behavioral interventions and supports framework; what educators need to know about second language acquisition; recognizing parent obstacles and building parental involvement; examining zero tolerance; and understanding the underlying causes of child and adolescent behavioral issues. Onsite registration is $35 and includes seven continuing education units, continental breakfast and lunch. For additional information, contact Tara Warner at [email protected] Food & refreshments, including barbecue sandwiches, sausage on a stick, cotton candy, snow cones & drinks will be available for purchase. Children 12 & under admitted FREE! 13+ & adult admission $5 before 6 p.m.; $10 after 6 Thursday, May 1, 2014, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section B, Page 1 SECTION B SPORTS & CLASSIFIED 22-5A baseball champion Dobie to take on Channelview in round one By John Bechtle Sports Editor From this point forward, itвЂ™s all about duplicating the big-game success that helped the Dobie LonghornsвЂ™ varsity baseball team capture its first district championship in 17 years. ItвЂ™s now вЂњwin or go homeвЂќ time, especially since the Longhorns now find themselves in a one-game playoff against fourth-place Channelview of District 21-5A. Then again, the way these Longhorns have performed over the past six weeks in District 225A, it might not matter what Channelview brings to the table. ThereвЂ™s just something about this Dobie team that goes beyond mere talent. Superlatives are normally saved for the end of the season come all-district selection time, but not this year. Senior pitcher Mike Munoz went 9-0 this sea- son. Simply terrific. Sophomore Jesse Paredes, given a chance to start this season when returning senior Travarus Ansley experienced minor shoulder issues earlier this season, posted a 6-0 record be- biggest regular-season 25, at Dobie in front of an save this season. fore taking the loss in the game in years, a 6-4 vic- overflow crowd. Offensively, Ansley was teamвЂ™s only 22-5A setback tory over Pearland April Overall, heвЂ™s 6-1 with a Continued on Page 6B at Manvel. Paredes responded by getting the final two outs and a save in the teamвЂ™s Bidistrict baseball playoff game Dobie Longhorns vs. Channelview Falcons Atkinson Elementary P.E. to host May 6 health fair The Atkinson Elementary physical education department will host its annual Health and Fitness Fair Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the school. Organizers encourage all Atkinson students to bring their families and friends to participate in a variety of activities that showcase what occurs during physical education class time over the course of the school year. Some of the activities will include bowling, sack Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Dawson High School race, hula hoops, jump ropes, speed stacks, jogging for Get Fit jog credit, dance, dance revolution and a moon walk. There will also be booths inside the school as local vendors offer valuable information along with giveaways and door prizes. The Pasadena Health Center will provide free blood pressure checks and glucose screenings, and eyecare professionals will provide free vision screenings. C&D Burger Shop Celebrating Our 32nd Year ecial Sp DIXIE DELI 364A FM 1959 (between I-45 & Hwy 3) 281-484-3083 Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our Burgers are the Original вЂњOld FashionedвЂќ Hamburgers. We Accept Credit! Over 3 Million Sold With Coupon Hamburger, Fries and Med. Drink $4.99 DAILY SPECIAL вЂ“ $4.99 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS вЂ“ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6вЂќ PO-BOY, CHIPS & DRINK 281-481-1491 вЂў 10606 Fuqua вЂў www.cdburger.com Dobie reliever Jesse Paredes (far left) is mobbed horn Field. Those joining in on the postgame party by his teammates after getting the final out of the included, from left, Damian Molina, Adrian Rivera, LonghornsвЂ™ District 22-5A championship-clinching Tyler Baumann, Euro Diaz and Andrew Bravo. 6-4 win over the Pearland Oilers April 25, at LongPhoto by John Bechtle JFDвЂ™s Henderson narrowly misses berth BrookвЂ™s Smith twins, Stephen off to state track USA KARATE SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP NOW! 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The Lady WolverinesвЂ™ Raygen Smith, one of the most dynamic stars on the high school scene, qualified for three different state events. Her twin sister, Maygen Smith, captured the top spot in the Region III 800-meter run, earning her first-ever state berth. Also on his way to state for the first time is Clear Brook sprinter Jemarco Stephen, who saved his best for the 400-meter dash at regionals with a win. On to state Raygen Smith put her name on the map last season, winning a bronze medal at state in the 300-meter hurdles. What will she do for an encore? As for the 100- and 300-meter hurdles in Region III, Raygen Smith she qualified for a third state event. As for Maygen Smith, she captured top honors in the 800-meter run at 2:14.16 to punch her ticket to state. Smith and ElsikвЂ™s Debra Taylor, second at 2:14.25, easily out-legged the rest of the field. State Track & Field May 9-10, Austin Mike A. Myers Stadium University of Texas has been the best of the best all season. At regionals, she once again showed why. In the 100-meter hurdles, Raygen Smith was the winner at 14.22. Milan Young, a Houston Lamar High School freshman, grabbed the other state berth at 14.38. Raygen Smith then championed the 300-meter hurdles at 42.80, while LaCarol Baynes of Cypress Lakes was second for a state invitation at 43.23. In the long jump, Raygen Smith was second as Maygen Smith made a bid for state in the 400-meter dash as well, but settled for fourth place in a time of 56.99. Instead, the 400-meter state qualifiers were Fort Bend BushвЂ™s Jarra Owens (54.91) and Cypress WoodsвЂ™ Gbemisola Orundami (55.91). The Smith duo will join Stephen at state, May 9-10 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Stephen led the way as part of a speedy field in the boysвЂ™ 400-meter dash, scoring the win and a state berth in a time of 48.41. Justin Lane of Westbury was second at 48.46. As for many others from both Clear Brook and Dobie, the Region III meet represented the end of the line. But it was fun while it lasted. CBвЂ™s Al-amin medals Like Henderson of Dobie, Clear BrookвЂ™s Furqani Al-amin missed out on a chance to advance to state. But Al-amin still had what it took to grab a medal. The senior came up big in the shot put with a throw of 41вЂ™9 1/2вЂќ, which was third for a bronze medal. Also competing in the discus competition, Alamin was 11th at 110вЂ™8вЂќ. Another Lady WolverinesвЂ™ field event competitor, junior Hannah Schillaci, made her way over the 9вЂ™6вЂќ mark in the pole vault, placing her ninth. The Lady WolverinesвЂ™ Tiara Castille placed fifth in the 100-meter dash at 12.12, and the junior was also part of one of the schoolвЂ™s relay units, each of which made the finals. BrookвЂ™s overall best relay finish came in the 4x400-meter relay. 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Five Star Realtor 2012-2014, Texas Monthly magazine Dobie varsity girlsвЂ™ soccer player Mariah Escobar, a junior, added to her impressive career with the Lady Longhorns by being named the District 22-5A Defensive Player of the Year. Escobar, a defender, was the leagueвЂ™s overall Most Valuable Player in 2013. For more on the 2014 22-5A honors and first-team selections, see Page 3B. Photo by Gary Williams www.kwikkaronline.com FREE Full Service Car Wash oceancarwashtx.com Car Wash Club $2 OFF Unlimited Package Wash With Full Service Oil Change Washes for $12 Value! 39 99 per vehicle 30 Days (Ocean Wash Package) Includes vacuum & wash Receive $2 Off Any One of the Following Package Wash! 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Photo by Rob Vanya SJC baseball tastes the big time at Skeeters Lutheran South Academy senior Ivan Medina (second from left) will continue his education and playing career at Rend Lake College, in Ina, Ill., after signing a letter of intent with the Warriors to play basketball. Those with Medina at the signing were, left to right, Jade Piercy (mother), Scott Piercy (father) and LSA varsity boysвЂ™ basketball head coach Jeremy Louden. Medina, a guard/forward, was named to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial SchoolвЂ™s Class 4A allstate first team. Track and field Brook trio advances, others done at RIIIs Continued from Page 1B the Lady Wolverines were fourth at 3:48.61 as Maygen Smith and Raygen Smith were joined by Dominique Lewis and Kalia Hendrix. Brook was sixth overall in the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays. In the 4x100-meter event, the Lady Wolverines had a time of 48.16 as juniors Breanna Byrd and Castille were joined by Hendrix, a sophomore, and Jamaris Stephen, a sophomore. The same four athletes represented Clear Brook in the sixth-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay at 1:41.55. Clear Brook boysвЂ™ high jumper Bailey Bunde, a junior, wound up eighth overall in the event at 6вЂ™0вЂќ. In the boysвЂ™ pole vault, Brook junior Jared Roberson cleared 13вЂ™0вЂќ for ninth place. Senior Karter Bullard, in his final meet, registered no height. JFD girls show promise They may not want to hear it now, but there is much to be excited about as the Dobie varsity girlsвЂ™ track and field team looks ahead to 2015. Dobie sophomore sprinter Justice Henderson is no doubt one of those after just missing a state berth in the long jump and making her way to the finals of the 100-meter dash. Sophomore Samiyah Samuels of Cypress Springs won the long jump championship at regionals at 18 feet, 7 inches. She will be joined by BrookвЂ™s Raygen Smith, who took second with a top leap of 18вЂ™5вЂќ. Then came Henderson, who scored a bronze medal for third place at 18вЂ™2 1/2вЂќ. Henderson also finaled in the 100-meter Sports news, notes Sageglen youth swim lessons Youth swimming lessons will be taught at the Sageglen pool during three sessions this summer, with those age 3 through those involved in competitive swimming eligible to attend. The lessons are designed to provide quality instruction on a variety of levels (learning to swim, beginners, intermediate, competitive, etc.) in small class settings. All instructors are trained by Red Cross Certified water safety instructors. Detailed records will be kept to ensure proper progression and placement from year to year. In-person registration will be held Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sageglen pool. Cost is $75 oer student. Available sessions include June 1020, June 24 through July 3 or July 8-18. If there is space available after May 5, phone registration will be available at 281-660-6669. GAT offers scholarships The Thompson Intermediate athletics booster club will present college scholarship funds to one male and one female Dobie High School class of 2014 graduate who previously attended Thompson Intermediate. Students interested in applying for the scholarships should visit the Dobie counseling office for details and paperwork. CB hoopsвЂ™ Thompson teaching Clear Brook High School varsity boysвЂ™ basketball head coach Christian Thompson is offering offseason training for boysвЂ™ and girlsвЂ™ players in both 1-on1 and group sessions. The training sessions will include drills covering the fundamentals of the game, including shooting, ball-handling, dribbling, passing and more. For additional information, call Thompson at 832-5730739. SJC menвЂ™s basketball tryouts The San Jacinto College menвЂ™s basketball team will hold tryouts for the 2014-15 team on Saturday, May 17. Tryouts will take place at Anders Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College Central campus from 3 to 5 p.m. There is a $25 processing fee for the tryouts, and participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability. Participants should plan to arrive no later than 2 p.m. Questions about the tryout should be directed to the menвЂ™s basketball office at 281-476-1849. The Central campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. dash, where her time of 12.22 seconds was seventh overall. Dobie freshman Camille Singleton, the District 22-5A champion in the 400-meter dash, missed the finals by a spot. In the end, SingletonвЂ™s time of 58.47 in the preliminaries was ninth. The Lady Longhorns also had high hopes in each of the three relays but did not final in any of them. In the 4x100-meter relay, DobieвЂ™s time of 49.46 was 13th. The local foursome included sophomore Daisia Morris, freshman Jade Giron, senior Jayla Joulevette and Henderson. The same four athletes competed for Dobie in the 4x200-meter event, where a time of 1 minute, 44.10 seconds was 14th. Dobie, with Singleton, Giron, Morris and Joulevette in the mix, was 16th in a time of 4:05.08 in the 4x400-meter relay. 2014 UIL Class 5A State Track and Field (Qualifiers from each of the four regions) GirlsвЂ™ 800-meter run Camry Grigsby Hannah Bradley Anna Cozart Aaliya Miller Maygen Smith Debra Taylor Dominique Allen Staci McDonald Desoto Marcus Smithson Valley Boyd Clear Brook Elsik Judson College Park 2:13.12 2:13.51 2:13.68 2:14.02 2:14.16 2:14.25 2:14.67 2:16.70 GirlsвЂ™ 100-meter hurdles Alexis Duncan Kaylee Krenek Ariel Jones AlayshвЂ™A Johnson Raygen Smith Milan Young Jerica Love Chloe Young Desoto Bolton Atascocita Spring Clear Brook Houston Lamar S.A. Warren S.A. Reagan 13.44 13.95 13.97 14.20 14.22 14.38 14.69 14.94 GirlsвЂ™ 300-meter hurdles Deonca Bookman Allen Ariel Jones Atascocita Raygen Smith Clear Brook LaCarol Baynes Cypress Lakes Sydni Willis Lamar Marka Richardson Tascosa Jerica Love S.A. Warren Alex Blount S.A. Lee 41.35 42.04 42.80 43.23 43.65 43.87 44.54 44.85 BoysвЂ™ 400-meter dash Devante Lacy Klein Oak 46.88 Cager Jack Belton 47.17 Keshun Reed Martin 47.68 Brandon Sanders Judson 47.77 Emmani Ogwu Horn 47.90 Jemarco Stephen Clear Brook 48.41 Justin Lane Westbury 48.46 Robert Ford S.A. Johnson 48.78 Note: Times do not reflect any of those considered wind adjusted. The San Jacinto College baseball team got a rare sampling of pro ball when it scrimmaged the Sugar Land Skeeters on April 17. The results of the exhibition game did not count for either team, but San Jacinto College certainly made an impressive showing. The Skeeters won 3-2 in a well-pitched, error-free game. вЂњOur players performed at a very high level,вЂќ commented Kory Koehler, San Jacinto College assistant coach. вЂњWe pitched extremely well. Our ability to throw any pitch in any count led to 14 strikeouts. All of our pitchers did extremely well.вЂќ SkeetersвЂ™ head coach Gary Gaetti was equally impressed with the performance of the collegeвЂ™s baseball team. вЂњThey provided a very competitive game, and it just proves what an excel- lent program San Jacinto College has,вЂќ Gaetti said. вЂњI was particularly impressed with the pitching and just the way the coaches and players conducted themselves the entire game. They were cordial, and yet very much into the game. It shows they have a rich tradition, they recruit well, and the players are well coached.вЂќ Gaetti said he hopes the scrimmage will not be just a one-time event. вЂњIf the schedules of both organizations allow it, I would like to play a scrimmage again perhaps next year and start a tradition,вЂќ he said. вЂњ I think it could be a win-win for the college and for the Skeeters.вЂќ Four members of the Skeeters team are former San Jacinto College students вЂ“ assistant coach David McDaniel, infielder Nick Stavinoha, and pitchers Jared Wells and Clay Schrader (a re- cent non-roster invitee to spring training). вЂњWells will serve a pivotal role on the pitching staff,вЂќ Gaetti commented. вЂњWe look for Stavinoha to be solid at first base this season, and McDaniel will be a great asset not only as an experienced coach, but also as a bullpen catcher.вЂќ Although scrimmaging a pro team does not count in record books, Koehler says the scrimmage counts in intangible ways. вЂњBeing able to compete against former big leaguers and professional baseball players gives us a great feel of just how good we are, or could be,вЂќ he remarked. вЂњThe environment at Constellation Field was unbelievable. вЂњThe hospitality was second to none, and most importantly, the performance our young men displayed in the scrimmage built confidence in what could be a very important stretch before the regional tournament.вЂќ San Jacinto College head coach Tom Arrington was out on personal business and was unable to attend the scrimmage. вЂњI would like to have attended; however, it was just not possible,вЂќ he said. вЂњThough away, I did listen to the game on the Internet from the fourth inning on. I was very excited and proud of the team for their performance.вЂќ San Jacinto College, a five-time National Junior College Athletic Association national champion, is currently 27-14 overall and 17-14 in conference play. San Jac will vie for the Region XIV title May 1014 at Angelina College in Lufkin, with a return trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series on the line. For more information about the San Jacinto College baseball team, visit www.sanjacsports.com. Wolverine baseball San Jac softballers to face F.B. Travis begin R14 tourney Clear Brook, the second-place team out of District 24-5AвЂ™s varsity baseball division, will face Fort Bend Travis in a best-of-three series. Travis will host the first game Thursday, May 1, with the Wolverines set to host the second game Friday, May 2, at Wolverine Field. A third game, if necessary, will be played Saturday, May 3, at Wolverine Field. Game time will be 1 p.m. Clear Brook got off to a slow start in league play at 0-2 but bounced back to finish 7-5, tied with Brazoswood for second place. The Wolverines secured the second playoff seed on the strength of two playoff wins over the Bucs during league play, including a 1-0 decision in the final game of the regular season. In that one, Clear BrookвЂ™s Matt Svehla earned the shutout win, and Corey Julks scored the eventual winning run after a fourth-inning double. The Clear Brook/Travis winner will face either Deer Park or Alvin in the area round. The regular season now complete, the San Jacinto College softball team is trying to reach the JUCO world series. San Jacinto, 36-20 overall this season and winners of 15 of 24 overall conference games, will be in the mix at the Region XIV postseason tournament May 1-4 at Angelina College. San Jacinto will open the double elimination event by facing Paris (Texas) in a first-round contest. In the lone meeting between the two teams this season, Paris walked away with a 1-0 win. The SJC/Paris winner will meet either nationally ranked Galveston or Northeast Texas College in the following round. San Jacinto enjoyed a national ranking earlier this season before leveling out through the middle portion of the schedule. After the completion of Region XIV action, San Jacinto lost a pair of games to LSU-Eunice, the No. 1 ranked program in Division II, to close out the season. The Region XIV tournament champion will qualify for the National Junior College Athletic AssociationвЂ™s world series May 14-18. Rising Stars speedy at Striders track meet The Rising Stars Track Club came up big at the Northside Striders Amateur Athletic Union youth track and field meet, with several athletes bagging awards. Amari Singleton, competing in the midget age division, delivered the teamвЂ™s gold-medal performance of the meet. Singleton ran the 800-meter distance at 3:23.88, and finished the 1,500-meter run at 6:57.96. At 9 minutes, 25.41 seconds, Singleton was the winner of the 1,500-meter racewalk. The team also had several athletes who earned second-place awards during the meet. Bantam division athlete Camryn Dickson was second in the 100-meter dash at 14.18 seconds, and also placed third in the 400-meter dash at 1:12.23. In the 200-meter dash, Dickson clocked in at 38.68. Out of the youth division, Deon Brown earned a pair of silver-medal fin- ishes. His throws of 35 feet, 6 3/4 inches (shot put) and 88вЂ™9вЂќ (discus) were both second. A time of 16.76 in the 100-meter hurdles was second for intermediate division competitor Jeremy Davis. In the same division, Destiny Williams was second in the 1,500-meter run at 5:45.17. Williams was also at 2:51.02 in the 800-meter run and 1:11.91 in the 400-meter dash. BrayLan Shelby, out of the subbantam division, was third in the 1,500-meter run at 5:43.32. Shelby completed the 800-meter distance at 2:48.39 and was at 1:14.31 in the 400-meter dash. NadiвЂ™ya Shelby took home a bronze medal in the 1,500-meter run at 6:28.93. She ran the 100-meters at 17.86 and was at 1:25.20 in the 400-meter dash. Intermediate division runner Jacoby Davis placed fifth at 54.45 in the 400-meter dash. His time in the 800-meter run was 2:07.71. Cody Turner, also in the intermediate division, took fifth overall in the long jump at 19вЂ™3вЂќ. In the 100-meter dash, Turner came in at 11.33. Chardel Terrell of the primary division won fifth-place honors in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:20.89. Terrell ran the 100-meter dash at 16.69 and was at 36.44 in the 200-meter dash. Other Rising Stars competitors in the primary division included DeShaun Singleton (21.07 in the 100-meter dash, 1:20.15 in the 400-meter dash and 50.29 in the 200-meter dash); Menelik Gurnell (17.89 in the 100-meter dash, 1:27.21 in the 400-meter dash and 38.52 in the 200-meter dash) and Omar Luis-Lopez (21.07 in the 100-meter dash). In the subbantam division, Elijah Jackson finished the 100-meter dash at 14.95 and was at 1:30.38 in the 400-meter dash. At 32.82, Jackson was solid in the 200-meter dash. Fellow subbantam athlete Jatay Solis ran the 800-meter dash at 2:54.38 and was at 1:23.88 in the 400-meter dash. Kori Pounds was competitive in three different events, including the 100-meter dash (15.58), the 400-meter dash (1:27.13) and the 200-meter dash (33.94). Midget division runner Marco Torres finished the 800-meter run in a time of 2:52.22. In the youth division, Luis Figueroa posted a time of 2:45.75 in the 800-meter dash and was also at 1:17.17 in the 400-meter dash. Also in the youth division, Icelande Robinson competed in three races, including the 100-meter dash (13.76), 200-meter dash (29.68) and the 400-meter dash (1:10.30). Christal Dickson of the intermediate division, took part in three events. Dickson was at 14.26 in the 100-meter dash, 1:13.93 in the 400-meter dash and 2:51.58 in the 800-meter dash. Thursday, May 1, 2014, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Section B, Page 3 Varsity GirlsвЂ™ Soccer All-District 22-5A Selections Most Valuable Player Megan Gibson, Pearland Offensive MVP Jess LeBlanc, Pearland Defensive MVP Mariah Escobar, Dobie Goalkeeper of the Year District 22-5A coaches honor Lady LonghornsвЂ™ soccer players Following yet another successful season that included a bidistrict playoff berth, several Dobie varsity girlsвЂ™ soccer players earned all-district 22-5A performance honors via the leagueвЂ™s coaching staff. Senior Mariah Escobar (see page 1B), the districtвЂ™s Defensive Most Valuable Player, added another award to her playing resume while six other players, each of whom will return in 2015, earned either first- or second-team accolades. Sophomore Summer Nasser was a first-team pick this season after making the second team in 2013. Junior Deanna Martinez has now made the second team in each of her two varsity seasons, and Malyn Nunez, a junior, is also a two-time 22-5A first teamer. Junior Monica Ploucha was named to the second team for the second straight season. Meanwhile, freshman midfielder/ defender Emily Hernandez was a second team pick along with sophomore midfielder Isabela Tamayo. The Dobie team, which finished fourth in the league this season, has now advanced to the playoffs in 11 out of the last 12 years. The team will graduate five seniors. Summer Nasser, Soph. вЂ“ First team defender Deanna Martinez, Jr. First team defender Malyn Nunez, Jr. First team F/Midfield Isabela Tamayo, Soph. вЂ“ Second team midfielder Photos by Gary Williams Emily Hernandez, Fr. Second team mid./def. Erin Webster, Alvin Newcomer of the Year Riley Smith, Alvin Senior of the Year Niurka Tamayo, Memorial Coach of the Year Eric Forrest, Pearland First Team вЂ“ Alvin Alyssa Barker, midfielder Emily Flores, Forward Becca Rodriguez, center/mid First Team вЂ“ Dobie Malyn Nunez/forward/midf. Deanna Martinez, defender Summer Nasser, defender First Team вЂ“ Manvel Paulina Summers, forward First Team вЂ“ Memorial Amanda Avalos, center midf. Kiki Stoumbos, outside midf. Abby Farias, center midf. Niurka Tamayo, sweeper Monica Ploucha, Jr. Second team midfielder First Team вЂ“ Pasadena Paoloa Ozuna, forward Jennifer Ramos, center back First Team вЂ“ Pearland Katia Guzman, center midf. Nichole Glazener, goalkeeper Tori Alaniz, forward Cailee Morgan, outside midf. Sarah Harder, center back Kristi Freund, right back First Team вЂ“ Rayburn Xanthe Sanchez, midfield First Team вЂ“ S. Houston Karina Farias, midfield Telisa Jones, defender CALENDAR THURSDAY, MAY 1 7 a.m. AA Meeting вЂ“ вЂњBreakfast With BillвЂќ 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 вЂ“ Free water exercise from noon to 1 p.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Visit www.hapson line.org for a complete list of services offered. 6:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group вЂ“ A support group for young adults with diabetes. All subjects are open for discussion: new technologies, research advances, fears, phobias, dating and other personal matters. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 1315 St. Joseph Parkway #1705, Medical Place One. Contact Dan Steiner, CDE, at 713-922-9677 for more information. 7 p.m. Al-Anon (English Speaking) вЂ“ Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts. Thursday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Room 215. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. Alateen вЂ“ Provides support for teenage children, friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts. Thursday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Room 212. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. The Bay Area Writers League вЂ“ Meets the first Thursday of each month at Barnes and Noble at Bay Area Boulevard and the Gulf Freeway. Newcomers are welcome. 8:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous вЂ“ 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, MAY 2 7 a.m. AA Meeting вЂ“ вЂњBreakfast With BillвЂќ 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 Moving Forward WomenвЂ™s Adult Children Anonymous вЂ“ 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) вЂ“ Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. in Room 215 at the First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. SATURDAY, MAY 3 7:30 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous вЂ“ вЂњBreakfast with BillвЂќ each 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. 11 a.m. Al-Anon Meeting (Women Only, English) вЂ“ 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 #111. Call 281487-8787, or just drop in. 6 p.m. Frontier Squares вЂ“ 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. 7:30 p.m. Pearland Overeaters Anonymous HOW Meeting вЂ“ 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 groupвЂ™s primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer. Call 713865-1611 for information, or just drop in. SUNDAY, MAY 4 2 p.m. Grief Support Group вЂ“ For any adult who has lost a loved one. Meets every Sunday, except MotherвЂ™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. 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery вЂ“ 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) вЂ“ For persons who are trying to overcome drug addiction. Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Fellowship Hall 4. Call 281-4878787, or just drop in. 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous вЂ“ Candlelight Meeting Sunday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-487-8787, or just drop in. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous вЂ“ 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, MAY 5 9 a.m. Houston Area Parkinson Society вЂ“ 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 вЂ“ 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. 11:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous Deer Park вЂ“ 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 вЂ“ 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. 6:30 p.m. New Directions Singles вЂ“ Group for ages 55 and up meets on the first and third Mondays for a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W NASA Parkway in Webster. There are many other activities thoughout the month. For further information, call Bambi at 281-795-4514 or Mary at 281-337-2589. 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Call for details: 281-464-9700. 5-1 A-1 STORAGE is holding a public auction to satisfy a LandlordвЂ™s lien on the following delinquent individuals and the contents of their storage unit(s): Rodney Tate, unit B-19, household goods/furnishings; Vicki Bellamy, unit B-21, furnishings; Robert Flores, unit C-4, furnishings; Keisha Gatson, unit A-37, household goods/ furnishings; Isabell Decker, units B-3 & D-10, household goods and clothing. Auction to be held at storage location, 3512 E Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 at 8am on Saturday May 17, 2014. Call for details: 281-4859000. 5-8 FOUND: Large gray/blue & white dog w/collar. Ashley Pointe area. Call to describe 281-777-0751. 5-1 FOUND: Female black Lab - approx. 1-year-old. Found near Sageyork and Sagemark about a month ago, 713-655-8100. 5-1 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY CHAIR FOR LEASE. MW Exclusive Hair Salon, 9967 Fuqua. 713-910-0089. Barbers welcome. Ask for Marika. 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South Belt-Ellington Leader LEADER READERS 281481-5656 Graduation ANNOUNCEMENTS вЂў Top Quality вЂў Reasonable Prices вЂў Excellent Service South Belt Graphics & Printing 11555 Beamer вЂў 281-484-4337 Continued from Page 3B MONDAY, MAY 5 7 p.m. Friends Helping Friends Grief Support Group вЂ“ The grief support group вЂњFriends Helping FriendsвЂќ meets every Monday at Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Time is 7 - 8:15 p.m. in the staff meeting room. Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to attend. The meetings are free. For information, call Betty Bielat at 281-474-3430 or Diana Kawalec at 281-334-1033. TUESDAY, MAY 6 7 a.m. AA Meeting вЂ“ вЂњBreakfast With BillвЂќ each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-4878787 for information, or just drop in. 11:30 a.m. Local NARFE Meeting вЂ“ The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1321, meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Clear Lake Community Center, 5001 NASA Parkway. A meal will be available for $6. For more information, call Bob Mitchell at 281-333-2881. 1 p.m. Trailmixers вЂ“ Meets the first Tuesday of the month at the LubyвЂ™s Cafeteria on Fuqua. Former and current employees of J. Frank Dobie High School are welcome for lunch and conversation. Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum вЂ“ Exhibits include dioramas, an old-time kitchen and a turn-of-the-century doctorвЂ™s office. Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 204 S. Main. For information, call 713-472-0565. 1:30 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) вЂ“ 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 вЂ“ 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. 6 p.m. Un Dia a la Vez Alanon Group (Spanish speaking) вЂ“ Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. in Room 215 at the First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway. Call 281487-8787, or just drop in. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous вЂ“ 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, MAY 7 7 a.m. AA Meeting вЂ“ вЂњBreakfast With BillвЂќ each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-4878787 for information, or just drop in. 11:30 a.m. Houston Hobby Airport Lions Club вЂ“ 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 вЂ“ 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) вЂ“ Provides support for family and friends of alcoholics or addicts. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. in Room 215 at the First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway. Call 281487-8787, or just drop in. AlzheimerвЂ™s Support Group вЂ“ The free group meets the first Wednesday of each month in the third floor classrooms 3 and 4 of Bayshore Medical Center, 4000 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena. For more information, call 713-944-4782 or 713-266-6400. 6:30 p.m. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center вЂ“ Domestic violence support group for male survivors meets each Wednesday at 210 S. Walnut off NASA Parkway. Call 281-338-7600 for infor- mation. Participants may join at any time as this is an open group. 7 p.m. Survivors of Suicide Support Group вЂ“ 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 713-533-4500 or visit www.crisishotline.org. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center вЂ“ 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, MAY 8 7 a.m. AA Meeting вЂ“ вЂњBreakfast With BillвЂќ each Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, in the Cornell Conference Room. Call 281-4878787 for information, or just drop in. 9:30 a.m. NASA Aglow Community Lighthouse вЂ“ 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 вЂ“ American Business WomenвЂ™s Association-South meets on the second Thursday of each month at MiMiвЂ™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. 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The accomplishments of this team may not mean much without a win over Channelview. Then again, why not? The District 22-5A championship, the schoolвЂ™s first since 1997, canвЂ™t be taken away. Congratulations, Dobie team of 2014. JFD tops Oilers Arguably the largest throng of fans to ever watch a varsity baseball game at Dobie High School was treated to a thrilling game as Dobie squared off with Pearland for the 22-5A crown. PearlandвЂ™s Nathan Carter smacked an RBI double in the second inning, and Connor Wong made it 2-0 in the top of the third inning with a towering homer to left field. But Dobie bounced right back in the bottom of the fourth. Eric Garza led off with a single to center field and raced to third on a single by Travarus Ansley. Jake MendozaвЂ™s sacrifice fly to right field scored Garza, and Tyler BaummanвЂ™s two-out single to left field scored Ansley for the tie. In what turned out to be the game-changing inning, Dobie plated two more in the bottom of the fifth. Munoz and Garza singled with one out, and Pearland starting pitcher Andreus Faltesek hit Ansley with a pitch to load the bases. With Mendoza at the plate, Carter, PearlandвЂ™s catcher, fired down to first, throwing Ansley out on a pickoff throw. With Ansley still entangled with first baseman Jake Crain, Crain rose up and attempted to throw toward third base after Dobie pinch runner Euro Diaz strayed off the bag. But CrainвЂ™s throw was both off target and surprising to the rest of the Pearland infield. As the ball rolled into foul ground in left field, Diaz and Garza scored for a 4-2 lead. Adrian RiveraвЂ™s two-run double in the sixth made it 6-3, and Munoz, DobieвЂ™s starter, headed to the mound for the seventh. Pearland scored once in the frame before Paredes entered in relief with Pearland threatening. Paredes fanned Crain for a huge second out but walked Tyler Kimball as Pearland got within 6-4. With the bases still loaded, Paredes retired Carter on a weak ground ball to Mendoza at second base. вЂњItвЂ™s all about believing in your teammates to make plays,вЂќ Munoz said after the win. вЂњI didnвЂ™t really have my curveball working today but did my best to keep us close. ThatвЂ™s a good team over there.вЂќ Torres echoed MunozвЂ™s sentiments after enduring a celebratory ice cooler bath. вЂњFor 14 games these guys have believed they Pitching for likely the final time on Dobie High SchoolвЂ™s home field, senior Mike Munoz earned the win for the Longhorns over Pearland by a 6-4 count. Munoz ended the regular season at 9-0 following the win. could get it done on a game-by-game basis,вЂќ Torres said. вЂњWe made several errors that cost us the Manvel game (DobieвЂ™s lone district loss), but I assured the guys that thatвЂ™s not who we are and that we could bounce back and stay on course. вЂњThereвЂ™s a lot of talent out here for our guys, and they deserve this. Pearland has one of the best programs around. We earned a tough win over them.вЂќ Next up is Channelview, and the Longhorns simply want the magic to continue. ItвЂ™s a onegame playoff, but Dobie has been one of the best at winning these types of games all season. Ortiz paces IWA softball success South Belt area resident Sabrina Ortiz (right) of Incarnate Word Academy, celebrated Senior Night with the Falcons by homering in her final regularseason home game. Ortiz hit better than .535 overall this season, leading IWA to second place in its district. The Falcons entered the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 5A playoffs for the third straight season. Ortiz, the lone senior on the IWA team this season, will continue her studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock this fall. With her at left is IWA head coach and athletic director Rick Perez.