First, the fun-filled day began with a complimentary, home-cooked breakfast by East Beast Catering which consisted of eggs, biscuits, oatmeal, grits, bacon, sausage and orange juice for 25 residents and 9 staff members.
Ever heard the following sayings, “Even a paper clip can be indicted”? How about “A DA can indict a ham sandwich”?These are popular sayings when it comes to District Attorneys and the grand juries to which they have unfettered access.
The year 2015 marks the 80th birthday of Aldine ISD. Over the past 80 years the district has grown to almost 70,000 students and is projected to keep growing at 3% per year for next 5 years. The buildings in Aldine ISD average 30 years in age. Many of the buildings are much older.
The “Building Bridges” forum created an open dialogue surrounding tenuous relations between police and youth.“It gives us more understanding of what’s going on, and how they look at us and how we look at them, so they know,” Bria Jones, one of the teens who led the dialogue, said.
Just recently, the House Bill 910 was approved by the Texas House, on a vote of 101 to 42. The bill is one that has been strongly supported by the National Rifle Association and sponsored by State Representative Larry Phillips.
The 16th Annual Heritage Day Rodeo, hosted by BPCCA, turned out to be successful with the help of Black cowboys and cowgirls, spectators, and with the sponsorship of H-E-B and Silver Eagle Distributors.
Marcus Garvey once stated that “Leadership means everything, pain, blood and death.” If anyone can attest to the sentiments expressed by Garvey, then certainly Leader of the New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, can. For he has seen pain, blood and death as it relates to injustices that have plagued the African-American community for years on all sides of the fence.
Mr. Roy Douglas Malonson immediately captivated the attention of the audience with his witty personality and galvanizing sense of humor. He started his message off by stating, “I am who I am, and that’s where I’m coming from today.”
It has been said that, “Dynamite comes in small packages” and METRO’s first Black female Chief of Police, Mrs. Vera Bumpers is no exception to that rule.