NALEO RE-ELECTS PRESIDENT
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) re-elected us for a second one-year term as NALEO President. NALEO represents 6000 plus Latino Leaders from every level of government across the United States. Click here to see more photos from the conference.
COMMISSIONER’S COURT HIGHLIGHTS
Approved appointing the Juvenile Curfew Review Committee and set a public hearing of August 24, 2010 to review Committee's recommendations.
Approved list of election judges and alternates for term ending 8/31/2011.
Authorized issuance of Port of Houston Authority Improvement & Refunding Bonds and Toll Road Revenue & Refunding Bonds.
Approved $4.1M grant submission to the Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense for a Public Defenders Office in Harris County
PCT2GETHER YOUTH PROGRAM
The Precinct2gether Youth Program held its Summer Showcase Event on July 15th at North Shore Middle School. A Youth Program tradition, this year's show was a “Tribute to the Past” in which the students performed a variety of songs from musical icons such as Elvis, The Beatles and Selena. From Bugle Boys to big hair and bell bottoms, the students took the audience on a journey through the decades with music. It was exciting to see one of our students perform a guitar solo in Selena’s Baila esta Cumbia. The Showcase ended with an incredible theatrical reenactment of Michael Jackson’s music video “Thriller”.
This year's performance was simply spectacular with so many talented young people involved from choreography to putting sets together, from costume making to learning lines. But most of all, the audience could tell they enjoyed being a part of it and for the audience, they were a joy to watch. Make plans to join in on the fun next year. Trust us, it gets better every year.
The Precinct2gether Youth Program Summer Program served 878 students at eight camp sites in East Harris County. Through grants, donations, corporate sponsorships and fundraisers we are able to provide services to families in the Cloverleaf, Galena Park, Crosby, McNair, Linus, Baytown, La Porte and Pasadena communities. Students participated in science projects, a space program, academic improvement projects, day trips and lots more. The program ended mid July.
Our Pct2gether staff is already preparing for our After-School Program scheduled to begin on September 13, 2010. Through both the After-School and Summer Programs, we serve over 1,200 youth and their families annually.
PRECINCT TWO PARK CERTIFIED FOR CONSERVATION & GREEN INITIATIVES
The Gene Green Beltway 8 Park has been recognized with official certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for achieving “green” standards set forth by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) System. Among the elements recognized are systems utilizing natural treatments to cleanse storm water and reduce artificial watering.
We worked from the initial design stages to make this park both an enjoyable site for families and a model to build in the future. The use of recycled products and energy-efficient materials requires extra effort, but it is well worth it in the long-run.
The Gene Green Beltway 8 Park is located at 6500 E. Sam Houston Parkway N. just North of Wallisville Road. It is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
BARRETT STATION HOMECOMING PARADE
Enthusiastic crowds braved the heat for Barrett Station's Homecoming Parade. It was the biggest crowd we have seen in years with families galore and children anxious for candy. Happy Homecoming Barrett Station!
VOTE TODAY TO HELP PROJECT STARS WIN $250,000!
After facing no opposition last time on the ballot, we decided to ask our friends & donors to support our Project Stars Epic Art project in East Harris County in lieu of asking for campaign donations. The dollars we raised kicked off this important historic tourism & economic development project and we now have Epic Art on 5 industry storage tanks. We ask you to continue your support by joining our efforts to win $250,000. Its simple and won't cost you anything. All you have to do is vote for our project in the Pepsi Refresh challenge. Vote today, vote everyday until August 31. If we get the most votes, we win $250,000! Click here to vote!
Mark your calendar! August 14, 2010 we will open all 4 of our campaign offices!
Please come to an office near you to become a part of the Garcia Campaign Team.
We will have food, music and fun for the whole family! Get your yard-signs, bumper stickers and sign-up for more fun volunteer activities.
Call Stephanie at 832-888-2885 if you have any questions!
Here are the times and locations:
9:00am - 10:00am
Baytown Area Office
407 W. Baker, Suite K, Baytown, TX 77521
11:00am - 1:00pm
Pasadena Area Office
3800-R Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77504
2:00pm - 3:30pm
North Channel Area Office
16 Uvalde, Suite C, Houston, TX 77015
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Houston's East End Area Office
7049 Lawndale, Suite C, Houston, TX 77023
CAMPAIGN BILLBOARDS ARE UP
As you drive around the Precinct, you may run into me. Well, on a billboard anyway. Our campaign billboards are up as we kick off our reelection efforts. The first two are up at I-10 @ Uvalde and Southmore @ Strawberry. Keep looking for more to come!
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