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PISD, CCISD, San Jac set election date

Exxon Dobie project winding down

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PLT presents “Making God Laugh”

New senior apartments under construction

Dobie soccer plans Schmitz Years reunion

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22-6A soccer races to get underway


PISD, CCISD, San Jac set election date

Filing for a place on the ballot for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees election and the Pasadena and Clear Creek independent school districts began Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, and will continue through Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Pasadena Independent School District
The deadline for filing an application for a place on the Pasadena ISD Election Ballot is 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.

Applications can be delivered in person to the Accountability and Compliance Department of the PISD Administration building, 1515 Cherrybrook Ln. Pasadena, TX 77502 or by mail to the same address.

Three board members are up for election on the Pasadena board. All three plan to run for reelection.

• Position 5, held by South Belter Kenny Fernandez since 2015.
• Position 6, held by Marshall Kendrick since 1989.
• Position 7, held by Vickie Morgan since 1986.

Kenny Fernandez, is the co-owner and president of North American Shipping Agencies as well as the owner of Little Longhorns Daycare in the South Belt area. He is a graduate of Dobie High School and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Fernandez is married to Kasie, a girl’s athletics coach at Pasadena Memorial. They have two children who attend Pasadena schools.

Marshall Kendrick is the retired director and general manager of Maleic Anhydride Business for Bayer Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. He and his wife Denie have two children, both of whom are graduates of Sam Rayburn High School. Kendrick is a deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the finance committee of South Main Baptist Church.

Vickie Morgan is a homemaker and the mother of three children, who graduated from Pasadena schools. She has been honored with two Texas Life Memberships (1982, 1988), a National Life Membership (1989), and an Extended Life Membership (1991) from the PTA, was named Leader of the Year by the Girl Scouts of America (1984) and Outstanding Young Woman of America (1983). She currently serves as secretary to a city-appointed board of directors for the Pasadena Second Century Corporation, which is a nonprofit industrial development corporation. Morgan is actively involved in the Girl Scouts of America, the Parent Teacher Association, and is an active member of South Main Baptist Church, where she serves as Sunday school and Vacation Bible School director and greeter.

Clear Creek Independent School District
The Clear Creek Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will hold Regular Elections for the following trustee positions on May 4, 2019: District 1 currently held by Dr. Laura DuPont and At-Large Position B currently held by Ann Hammond. To date it is not known if the incumbents plan to run for re-election.

To apply for a position on the ballot, pick up a Candidate Application and Information Packet at the CCISD Education Support Center located at 2425 E. Main Street, League City, TX 77573. Requests for the Candidate Application & Information Packet in email form may be obtained by emailing Jena Brown at

The District will accept applications on regular business days from now until Feb. 15, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.

For more information or to request and submit an application, contact Jena Brown, early voting clerk, at 281-284-0181 or

San Jacinto College
The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees is expected to call for an election for two positions at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 28, 2019. Positions 3 and 4, currently held by Marie Flickinger and Larry Wilson, respectively, will be on the ballot in May. Both have announced they plan to run for reelection.

Those who wish to run for election to the San Jacinto Community College District Board of Trustees must meet all of the following requirements:
-- Must have lived continuously in one of the independent school districts comprising the San Jacinto Community College District six months prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot;
-- Must have lived continuously in Texas for 12 months preceding the filing deadline;
-- Must be a qualified voter;
-- Must be 18 years of age or older;
-- Must not be a convicted felon;
-- Must be aware of the nepotism law;
-- Must serve without compensation; and
-- Must not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgement of a court.

The location for filing for the election is the San Jacinto Community College District Administration Building located at 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 200, in Pasadena. The hours for filing are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to file for a position on the ballot is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Voters in the following school districts elect the seven San Jacinto Community College District Trustees: La Porte, Deer Park, Pasadena, Galena Park, Channelview, Sheldon, and portions of Clear Creek, Pearland and Humble. Elections for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees occur every two years, in odd numbered years. The Board is elected in numbered at-large positions, 1 through 7, and serve six-year terms.

Exxon Dobie project winding down

Work to correct a release of gasoline from a Exxon pipeline located on the Dobie main campus over the Christmas holidays is widing down.

The release which occurred in a line which travels from Baytown through Dobie to South Houston and ultimately to San Antonio has been found and the affected pipe replaced.

Crews are still doing testing of adjoining storm sewer lines and a local drainage ditch which have shown signs of the gasoline contaminants.

All inside air monotoring of Dobie High and Moore Elementary have shown non-dectects for chemicals of concern. Both Exxon and Pasadena ISD have independently checked indoor samples.

The Exxon crews which early in January number approximately 100 workers is now around 40.

Primary aspects of the project includes finishing remediatioon, analyzing the cause of the release and doing clean up of any residual contamination in the ditch and storm sewers.

It is currently unknown how long this will take, but Exxon officials sary they are comitted to safely completing the job.

Residents with any questions or concerns are urged to call the ExxonMobil hotline at 855-300-2660.

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