Junior Mason Fleming, who is a defensive lineman at Manvel High School, has been working to push his football career to perfection through high confidence, and nothing but skill. Fleming is a great asset to his team as he brings a great level of athleticism like no other.
Fleming grew up in Manvel, Texas and surprisingly did not grow up playing football. When he was younger, Fleming always enjoyed watching his older brother Jaxson Fleming play football, who currently plays defensive back at Arkansas State University, and was encouraged by him to give the sport a shot at 11 years old. Having an older brother who played football was a learning experience and allowed Fleming to improve. “I would say growing up with siblings who played the same sport as I inspired me…it got me into football,” said Fleming. While getting more into the game with the help of his older brother, Fleming realized how much football meant to him, and soon developed a deep passion for it.
Fleming played school football for the first time at Rodeo Palms Middle School around seventh grade. Starting out, it was quite confusing for Mason. He was always naturally athletic, but during that period, he didn’t really understand the game of football. Being the fast learner he is, he began to get the hang of things and started to improve drastically later in the football season. “Every year I got better and learned more about the game.” Though he was still learning every step of the way, his brother and his parents supported him, never missing a single game.
An anxious Fleming made the JV football team at Hightower High School his freshman year. Aside from his uneasy feelings, he continued to wake up early to work out, practice agility and speed, and do field work in his down time with his father, who coaches him to be the best and nothing less. Working his way through JV, his anxious feelings soon turned into excitement when he attended different football camps at various colleges such as Alabama University, Arkansas State University, McNeese State University, Ole Miss Football, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Christian University, and University of Texas at San Antonio. He also plans to take on a visit at Arkansas State University and Texas State University to tour the facilities and meet the coaching staff.
His prior training all paid off the following year when he was placed on varsity football at Manvel High School. Speed was the biggest difference Fleming noted between varsity and JV football. However, the transition was not difficult for Fleming due to the time he spent training and learning from his past mistakes to become a better player. Because of this, he was excited and felt confident being on varsity. “Football to me is not really challenging, but it is very competitive,” he said.
Fleming now carries the torch with his older brother and is encouraging his 11-year-old younger brother to play football just like Manson did when he was 11. “We definitely try to inspire him. I try to keep him under my wing and do my best to guide him to success.”
Fleming has received a total of four offers from Arkansas State University, Prairie Vire A& M University, Texas State University, and Lehigh University. He is excited for his future and his journey to playing college football.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.