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November 11, 2010 Holiday trash pickup set

Residents of Clear Brook City Municipal Utility District will have the normal pickup on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. There will be no city of Houston collection services on Veterans Day. Thursday's garbage and curbside recycling will be collected on Friday, Nov. 12. For information, check online at www. for the 2010 holiday collection schedule or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston's customer service hotline.

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Vol. 35, No. 41

Dobie's 11-year championship drought ends

Class 5A Division I Bidistrict Football Playoffs

Dobie Longhorns (8-2) at Beaumont West Brook Bruins (7-3) Saturday, Nov. 13; Beaumont ISD Thomas Center, 1 p.m.

By John Bechtle Sports Editor Dobie's dominance of the District 22-5A varsity football ranks now complete, the program has basked in the glow of winning the school's first district title since 1999. The team accomplished the feat with a 34-13 victory over Deer Park Nov. 5 at Deer Park in a game that was never close. Now, it's on to bigger and better things. The Longhorns, having qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2004, will take on the Beaumont West Brook Bruins Saturday, Nov. 13, on the Bruins' home turf. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Beaumont West Brook, which lost its regular season finale to La Porte and therefore ended its season at 7-3 overall, won a coin flip to decide home field advantage. But the scenario doesn't faze first-year Dobie head coach Jim Phillips, who has overseen the Longhorns' quick return to prominence. "I believe our kids will rise to the occasion," Phillips said. "We know that none of the teams in our district are favored to win in the first round against 21-5A (which also includes La Porte, North Shore and Port Arthur Memorial). "But we are going to go out to prove that winning this district title was no fluke and that we are for real. We have played outstanding football for seven weeks for sure, and I expect that to continue. "West Brook is obviously a good team. We are going to have to play with great intensity, be physical and play mistake-free football. I certainly believe we have what it takes to win." And there's plenty of reasons to support Phillips' display of optimism. Dobie routs 22-5A foes The Longhorns, now 8-2 overall after sweeping through five 22-5A foes, have won seven straight games. In district play, Dobie outscored its opponents by a combined score of 198-44. Against Deer Park, the Longhorns followed their usual route to victory. Surrendering the first points of the game for the third straight week, this time after a fumble against the Deer, the Longhorns went on to rout the home team. Quarterback Blake Jackson was at his best, rushing 15 times for 192 yards. DeMarcus Boyd, the District 22-5A rushing champion, finished with 149 yards on 17 carries to give him 1,326 yards for the season. Junior tailback Andrew Robinson had 111 yards rushing to give him 810 for the season. In short, Dobie dominated. See more JFD football on Pages 1B and 6B

Tree waste pickup set

Tree waste only will be picked up Thursday, Nov. 18, for city of Houston residents living north of Beltway 8. Residents south of the beltway are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

PIP meeting Nov. 16

Positive Interaction Program meets Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. A presentation will be given. PIP consists of police and citizens working for safer neighborhoods. For information, call Officer Randy Derr at 281-218-3900.

Horns in championship form

SVFD open house set for Nov. 13

After a few construction delays, the Southeast Volunteer Fire Department is set to celebrate the grand opening of its new station at 10510 Scarsdale with an open house Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funded by a Clear Brook City Municipal Utility District bond that voters approved in March 2007, the station cost roughly $2 million to construct and will occupy approximately 9,500 square feet. The facility will be the third in the area for the department, along with two located on Hughes Road (one manned and one unmanned), and will serve as its main station and first large-scale disaster headquarters. The function will feature a blessing by the Rev. James Burkhart of St. Luke's church, as well as a celebration of remembrance for deceased members, accompanied by the St. Thomas Episcopal Pipers. SVFD officials, along with board members from the Clear Brook City MUD and South BeltEllington Chamber of Commerce, will conduct an official ribbon-cutting at the new station, to be followed by a traditional "wet down" by other area fire departments. The community fire department has come a long way since its 1972 inception. Originally called the Sagemont Volunteer Fire Department, the group changed its name in 1974 when the City of Houston annexed the Sagemont subdivision. The department is now responsible for covering the local communities in Harris County that remain unincorporated by the city. This includes the municipal utility districts of Kirkmont, Sagemeadow and Clear Brook City. Both the Clear Brook City and the Sagemeadow municipal utility districts have reached agreements with the City of Houston that prohibit annexation for nearly three decades. The area covered is approximately five-square miles in size and has roughly 25,000 residents. All members of the South Belt community are invited to tour the new station after the grandopening festivities.

A series of punishing blows by the Dobie defense kept Deer Park's offense at bay as the Longhorns claimed their first district championship since 1999 with a 34-13 victory over the Deer Nov. 5 at Abshire Stadium in Deer Park. On this play, Deer Park's Demetrius Banks (21) is pounded to the turf by Dobie's Cody Early (90), Jordin Harrison (30) and Reggie Wilson (4). Photo by Al Carter, PISD Communications Specialist

Leader holiday closing

The Leader office will be closed Thanksgiving and Friday, Nov. 26. The deadline for copy will be Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon, and the deadline for paid advertisements and classified word ads will be Monday, Nov. 22, at noon. The Thursday edition of the Leader will be available Wednesday, Nov. 24.

AF JROTC food drive

The Dobie High School Air Force JROTC will host a food drive for the Salvation Army Saturday, Nov. 13, at Kroger from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will accept canned and dry foods.

Knights sell catfish

The Knights of Columbus will serve catfish dinners to the public at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. Soft drinks and desserts will be available. One-piece dinners will be sold for $9, and two-piece dinners for $12, dine in or take out, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church parish hall 11011 Hall Road. All money raised will be used for scholarships and other local community charitable projects. For information, call 832-444-4958.

PISD named a top 100 workplace

The Pasadena Independent School District has been named one of the top 100 workplaces in the Houston area, the only public school district to be selected to the list. The district was also cited as a special award recipient for employee training, judged to be the best of the top 100 companies. An abundance of teacher workshops and technology training opportunities were cited as reasons for the award. "We've often lamented that Pasadena ISD is one of the state's best kept secrets," Dr. Kirk Lewis, the district's superintendent of schools, said. "That Pasadena ISD is one of the top 100 workplaces in Houston is evidence that the secret is out. Thanks to all our employees who make this such a great place to serve." Surveys used to qualify companies for the list were conducted by WorkplaceDynamics and published in a special section of the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, Nov. 7. PISD was ranked No. 18 among 26 companies named to the large companies list. Another 34 firms were named on the midsize companies list and 40 more on the small companies list. "I've always believed that the employees of this district are its heart and soul," Lewis said. "When you love what you do and genuinely care for the people with whom you work, there is no end to what we can accomplish together." Of all those companies, the Pasadena ISD was fourth in the number of employees with 6,151. Only Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (20,576 employees), Methodist Hospital System (12,355) and St. Luke's Episcopal Health System (6,402) had more. PISD, established in 1898, is the second-oldest of the large companies named. Sam Houston State University, founded in 1874, is the oldest. Anadarko Petroleum was named No. 1 among large companies. Hilcorp Energy emerged as the top company on the midsize list and Planning Design Research Corp, an architectural firm, topped the small company list. WorkplaceDynamics, a Pennsylvania-based Continued on Page 2A

Gospel concert at Sagemont

A southern gospel concert will be held in the Sagemont Church auditorium Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. The performance will feature Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Paul's Journey and Jessica King. The performance will benefit Compassion International to raise awareness of children in poverty all over the world. Tickets are $19 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased at Sagemont Church, www. or Fore more information, call 281 481-8770.

Mitchell to speak at luncheon

Bob Mitchell will be the guest speaker at a luncheon sponsored by the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Golfcrest Country Club at 2509 Country Club Drive in Pearland. Mitchell, president of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP), has 34 years of experience in economic developBob Mitchell ment, process controls and manufacturing management in the Houston region. Recently, he has been instrumental in leading the fight to save jobs at NASA. A former longtime Kirkwood resident, Mitchell joined BAHEP in 2000 to oversee the statewide implementation of the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP). He was increasingly asked in 2006 to represent the president in many initiatives and social functions. In 2007, he was assigned responsibility of BAHEP 's day-to-day operations, and in the fall of that year, was named president-elect of the organization. He assumed the presidency on January 1, 2008. Mitchell believes in giving back to the community and has actively donated his time in numerous capacities. In September 2009, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Mitchell to his Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. Mitchell also serves on numerous boards including that of the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, UTMB Continued on Page 6A

Deputy shoots fleeing suspect

A routine traffic stop on the Gulf Freeway feeder road at Dixie Farm Road ended in gunfire Tuesday night when a Harris County sheriff's deputy shot a man wielding a pistol. A pair of deputies attempted to pull the unidentified driver over at roughly 7:50 p.m. for failing to wear a seat belt. Once stopped at the Shell station at the area intersection, however, the suspect fled on foot toward the Howard Johnson hotel. After reportedly seeing the man pull out a handgun, one of the deputies fired a single shot, striking the suspect. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, where he was listed as being in stable condition at press time.

GAT PTO, boosters meet

Thompson Intermediate School PTO Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The club is looking for officers to fill the 2010-2011 PTO board/Eighth Grade Dance Committee. All parents should attend. The Thompson Intermediate Booster Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:15 p.m. in the cafeteria. All parents should attend.

AARP meeting Nov. 12

The South Belt AARP will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at El Franco Lee Community Center, 9400 Hall Road. Music will be provided by Teresa Mauney. The meeting will include the annual Thanksgiving luncheon for those with prior reservations. Election of officers will also be held.

Street repairs to Beamer at Kirkfair

The concrete leading into the drainage inlet near the intersection of Kirkfair and Beamer has been sinking for a few weeks now. The Leader contacted the office of Houston City Councilman Mike Sullivan to remedy this sinking situation. Recently, crews from the City of Houston investigated the inlet and determined the solution to the cave-in. At press time, repairs to the street and inlet were under way.

Emory, granddaughter enjoy game Area mom gives unique punishment

The South Belt has caught Longhorn fever, as the Dobie varsity football team clinched

its first district title in 11 years, defeating Deer Park this past week 34-13.

Kirkmont meets Nov. 15

Kirkmont Section 3 and 4 Community Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkmont M.U.D. Building, 10102 Blackhawk Blvd. All residents of Kirkmont Sections 3 and 4 are encouraged to attend. The 2011 annual maintenance fees and deed restrictions will be discussed, and board members will be elected.

A South Belt mother set a unique punishment this past week for her son who was caught stealing at school by making him carry a sign on Hughes Road telling passing-by drivers of his actions. The single mother of three said the boy, a Thompson eighth-grader, had been caught taking a pair of shoes from a school locker. A simi-

lar incident occurred last year, the unidentified woman said. School officials had given the youth a threeday suspension, but the mother felt the punishment may not have been enough to discourage him from future criminal activity. "I needed something to help him get scared," Continued on Page 6A

Concert at Stuchbery

Stuchbery Elementary will perform a Veterans Day Concert on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. The concert will be performed by the second-grade class to give thanks to all veterans for serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. All veterans and their families are invited to the concert and a reception following in the library. The concert is free and open to all parents and family members of the students at Stuchbery Elementary.

Ashley Pointe meeting set

Ashley Pointe Homeowners Association will meet Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the the Sageglen Community Center located at 11610 Sageyork.

The Longhorns will now take on the Beaumont Independent School District's West Brook Bruins Saturday, Nov. 13, in Beaumont. Shown to the left enjoying a recent game are longtime Dobie football statistician Emory Gadd and his granddaughter Kaytlin Gadd. Kaytlin, 6, is the daughter of Jimmy and Jeanna Gadd.

Photo by Al Carter

Thomas benefit slated for Nov. 13

A benefit for Angelica Thomas will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Scoreboard Sports Bar, located at 3520 FM 1765 in Texas City, beginning at noon. Thomas was the lone survivor in a triple shooting that took place in an apartment complex parking lot in Webster Saturday, Oct. 2. According to police, the shootings occurred when Thomas, 23, along with her friend Jessica Davies, 24, of Friendswood, went to confront Germain Jimenez, Davies' sisters's ex-boyfriend, at the Hidden Lakes apartment complex in the 900 block of Henderson. Jimenez, 33, had reportedly been harassing Davies' sister following their recent break-up. When the two women were leaving Jimenez's apartment, he followed them outside and shot each of them multiple times as they were entering their vehicles. Witnesses were able to identify Jimenez's vehicle to Webster police, and a short chase ensued. Police cornered Jimenez in a strip center parking lot at Egret Bay and NASA Road 1, where they found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Both women were Life Flighted to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, where Davies was later pronounced dead. Thomas has already undergone multiple surgeries, but will require several more, plus extensive rehabilitation. The fundraiser will feature live music, silent and live auctions, raffles, barbecue, activities and a chili cook-off. Barbecue plates will be available for $8 each, and bowls of chili will be $5 each. For more information, call Robin Murphy at 832-692-5004.

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Moore builds gazebo

This year, there is a new structure on the lawns of Moore Elementary. A gazebo has been built for school and community use with funds from PTO and school fundraisers. Students and teachers use the gazebo for reading, making observations, and outdoor activities. The community has also made good use of the gazebo, especially during baseball practices. The idea for the gazebo was inspired by Cliff Swearingen, former assistant principal at Moore, who died in 2008. Swearingen is remembered fondly by students, parents and staff. They say that he was a kind-hearted man who cared for and motivated both students and staff. His motto, "Be All You Can Be," can be heard daily during morning announcements.

Students display fire safety posters

PW Library sets events

The following events are scheduled for Nov. 11 through Nov. 17 at Parker Williams Library: Saturday, Nov. 13, Vietnamese storytime will include Reading Club at 9 a.m., followed by intermediate storytime at 11 a.m. and beginner storytime at 1 p.m. The genealogy discussion group will meet Monday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Preschool storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and toddler storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

CBHS golf tourney set

The Clear Brook Boys Basketball program will hold its inaugural golf tournament Nov. 13 at the Golf Club at Country Place Shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will support the program with new uniforms and traveling costs. The cost is $85 for single play and $340 for a foursome. Dinner and a silent auction are included. For information, contact coach Jason Pillow at 281-2842163 or [email protected] Registration and sponsorship information is available at under News.

GAT yearbooks on sale

The Thompson Lions yearbook is now on sale for $40 while supplies last. For information, call Erica Alvarez at 713-740-0510.

Wood Meadow II contest

The Wood Meadow Section II Association will hold a Christmas decorating contest for everyone in the community to participate in. The association will award a first- and second-place winner for the best Christmas decorations. Judging will take place on Dec. 18, 2010, and prizes will be awarded.

Southeast Volunteer Fire Department presented a fire safety program at Frazier Elementary during Fire Safety Week. The students explored the fire trucks and learned valuable information about preventing fires and staying safe. The students participated in a fire safety poster contest which was judged by the firemen. Pictured with their winning posters are, left to right, (front row) Students in Darlene Marzouk's fourth-grade class use the campus' newly constructed gazebo for reading time. Pictured are, left to right, (seated on steps) Caleb Morante, Lydia Salazar, Ethan Blair, Andy Nguyen, Tati Alba, Melina Hernandez, (seated on bench) Javian Castaneda, Matthew Dobbs, Rabeeah Bhatty, Gilberto Rangel, David Medina, Joshua Amaya, Brittany Gutierrez, Juliana Hickman, Anosha Peete Meyers and Matthew Dawkins. Photo submitted

Alana Pogue, Anthony Vasquez, Lauren Mendez, Emilio Villarreal, (second row) Sofia Malo, Shelsea Hernandez, Denise Rodriguez, Emily Carvajal, (third row) Sidney Torres, Ethan Chapa, Javier Martinez, Azhia Alvarez, (back row) Madison Medrano, Kimberly Huynh, McKenna Carter, Celestina DeLuna and Michelle Ta. Photo submitted

Project Grad parents night out

Dobie Project Graduation will host Parent's Night Out at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10310 Scarsdale Blvd., on Friday, Nov. 26, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Parents can leave their child with the J. Frank Dobie senior class of 2011 and their parent sponsors for $5 an hour for a minimum of two hours. Games, movies, activities and fun will be available for ages 2 through 12 years. This is an opportunity for the senior class of 2011 to raise much needed funds for their Project Graduation event on June 3, 2011.

Brook excels at Lamar, closer to state

The Clear Brook Speech and Debate team was on the road again the weekend of Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 when it attended a Tournament of Champions qualifying meet at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Keeping true to their winning record, the fighting Wolverines returned to their campus with yet more awards to add to their growing collection. Leading the team that weekend was first-place Student Congress finisher Jessica Cetrone. This rank now qualifies Cetrone to be the third Texas Forensics State qualifier for the team behind Kelly Hogg and Hunter Bodiford. Hogg, currently qualified for the state meet in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, decided to branch out into Foreign Extemp Speaking that weekend where she accumulated six state points by placing fourth out of more than 70 entrants. Additionally, Hogg was recognized as an octo-finalist in Championship CX Debate with her partner, Eric Stone. Bodiford, also currently qualified for the state meet in March in Domestic Extemp Speaking, added four state points to his total by placing third. Debate events also saw an onslaught of successes begun by team president Saurabh Limaye. Currently with two points toward his goal, Limaye added two points by

Dobie calendars on sale

PISD, top 100 workplaces

Continued from Page 1A research firm, conducted surveys to determine from employees what they considered to be an excellent work environment. The firm solicited responses from 1,352 companies in the Houston area, and 188 companies participated. Those 188 companies were the source for 118,555 employee responses. The top 100 list is composed of "great places to work in the Houston area," according to WorkplaceDynamics. Employees participating in the survey were asked to give their opinion to such issues as the company growth and success, opportunities for advancement, manager relationships, and pay and benefits.

The Clear Brook Speech and Debate team recently returned from a tournament at Lamar High School with several awards and trophies. Pictured are, left

SHHS H.O.S.T.S. aids SHI students

2011 J. Frank Dobie Calendars are currently on sale for achieving the rank of quar- Brook debate team ­ work- $10 each. The calendars feature football, Lariaettes, cheerterfinalist in Lincoln Douglas ing toward bid status for TOC leaders, band, boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball and the JFD singers. For more information, contact Carolyn Johnson Debate. Also earning points tournament qualifications. in LD Debate were Rishi In order to qualify for the at [email protected] or call 832-665-8376. Suresh, Nhi Do and Eric TOC tournament to be hosted Chaney, each of whom added in 2011, members must accuone point to their totals by mulate two bids over a comachieving octo-finalist status. petitive season. Additional successes were That weekend, the team realized by fellow LD Debat- saw the fruits of their labor by ers Neil Patel and Adriel Ri- realizing a total of four sinAfter leaving the Air vera who were double-octo gular bid wins by the followForce, Richardson worked and octo-finalists, respective- ing students in the following at Armco Steel Corporation ly. events: Bodiford (Domestic in Houston as a steel mill Rounding out team acco- Extemp), Kelly Hogg (Forsupervisor in the DR Plant lades for the weekend were eign Extemp), Suresh (Forfrom 1966 till 1982, when he the Public Forum Debate eign Extemp), and Chaney retired. teams of Sami Gifford/Daniel (Foreign Extemp). After retirement, he and his Hogg and Madhushree Zope/ The team is looking forwife moved to Palestine on a Alexa Schnoor who advanced ward to upcoming meets at farm with their 36-year-old to the octo-final round in the Clear Lake High School and horse, Suzanne, and 14-yearevent. Katy Taylor before taking a old Shih Tzu, Sparkman. That weekend produced much needed break for the A memorial celebration of an additional focus for the Thanksgiving holidays. Richardson's life will be held in the chapel of SouthPark Funeral Home in Pearland on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at 10 a.m. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial conHouston Davis "Bud" tributions may be made to Richardson, 71, died Mon- BARC (The Anderson County day, Nov. 1, 2010, at Palestine Humane Society), 335 Armory Regional Medical Center. in Road, Palestine, TX 75803. Palestine, Texas. He was born Visit www.southparkfunerals. Sept. 16, 1939, in Mineola, com to sign the guestbook. Texas, to Henry Richardson and Vivian Richardson. The family resided in Sagemont for more than 20 years. Richardson was preceded Joan Marie Colman, 70, in death by his parents; a sister, Patsy Ruth Brown; a died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. brother, Sammy Dale Rich- She was born June 27, 1940, ardson; and son Anthony in Summerville, Texas. She was a South Belt resident for Noah Caughlin. He is survived by his wife more than 20 years. Colman is preceded in of 38 years, Ruth H. "Billie" Richardson; his children, death by her husband of more Beverly Phillips of Madison- than 51 years, Ronald Arville, Texas, Brett Richardson die Colman Sr.; son-in-law of Pearland, Suzan Tompkins Tommy Blevins; brother Paul and husband David of Hous- "Bud" Bowers; and brotherton, Gregory Caughlin of in-law Rodney Coleman. Survivors include her Houston, John Caughlin III and wife Patty of Ponca City, mother, Bobbie Bowers; Okla., daughter-in-law Mela- daughters Ronda Poole and nie Martin of Webster, and husband Craig and Karen Beth Tadlock and husband Blevins; son Ronald A. Colman Jr.; grandchildren Brad of Pearland. to right, (front row) Nhi Do, Jessica Cetrone, Rishi Other survivors include his Christopher Poole, Michael grandchildren, Christopher "Bucky" Poole, Michelle Suresh, (back row) Saurabh Limaye, Eric Chaney, Tompkins, Danielle Tomp- DeBerry and husband LA, Kelly Hogg and Hunter Bodiford. kins, Lauren Caughlin, Chad Krystal Nichols and husCaughlin, Amanda Neal, band Zachary, and Amanda Caitlin Caughlin, Anthony Blevins; great-grandchildren Noah Caughlin II, Connor Lucas, Seth and LA Jr.; Anthony Caughlin, Tommy brother Neil Bowers and wife Followwill, Jason Phillips, Charlotte; brother-in-law DaJoseph Phillips, Tyler Rich- vid Colman and wife Susan; ardson, Blaine Richardson, sister-in-law Susie Kostecka Amber Charalampous, Tan- and husband Sonny; and nuSouth Houston High ner Charalampous, Sterling merous nieces, nephews and School H.O.S.T.S. pro- Holley; special friend Patri- other family and friends. A celebration of Colman's gram has started at cia Rogers; and special friend life will be held Thursday, and helper Bryum Nahuatt. South Houston InterRichardson graduated from Nov. 11, 2010, at 10 a.m. in mediate. SHI campus Galena Park High School in the chapel of SouthPark Fumath specialist Melissa 1960. He enlisted in the U.S. neral Home with burial to folGarza currently assists Air Force on Feb. 1, 1962, low at SouthPark Cemetery. Gail Ward, peer facili- and received an honorable Visit www.southparkfunerals. com to sign the guest book. tator at SHI, in starting discharge on Feb. 1, 1966.


Houston Davis Richardson

Joan Marie Colman

off the program. The high school H.O.S.T.S. students led by Charlotte Spencer will be working collaboratively with Garza's math class. Pictured, Garza (middle) aids Edgar Pena (left) from South Houston High School and Alliyah Baker (right) from South Houston Intermediate as they work together to create pictorial models for multiplication and division of fractions. Photo submitted

Ruiz performs at SJC

Dr. Sergio Ruiz, director of keyboard studies and associate professor at Sam Houston State University, will perform a free concert for the public on Thursday, Nov. 11, at San Jacinto College Central. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Jan Corbin Recital Hall located in the Monte Blue Music Building. Ruiz is an accomplished pianist, having performed on radio broadcasts throughout Central and South America. He most recently performed in Ecuador and Mexico and appeared live on Houston's KUHF 88.7, The Front Row. Ruiz is currently preparing an edition of the piano chamber music of Spanish composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916) and has participated in numerous state and international competitions, including the Cleveland International and Concert Artist Guild competitions. He won the 2009 Texas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year. Ruiz will perform for a second time during a master class for SJC students at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, an event supported by the Student Success Initiative grant through the San Jacinto College Foundation. San Jacinto College Central is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

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HOSA students volunteer at library San Jac students conduct science experiments, work alongside Genoa Elementary students

More than 50 elementary students worked alongside San Jacinto College students to conduct science experiments during a recent service-learning visit at Genoa Elementary School. The fourth-graders tested boxed soft drink cans and cans packaged with plastic rings to compare the amount of microorganisms; their second experiment recorded the gas content of regular and diet drinks. A third experiment tested the cleanliness of surfaces, like desktops, keyboards, door knobs, and more. The event gave SJC students the chance to apply what they've learned this semester in their chemistry course while participating in service learning. "I find it very rewarding to see how well our students do as they are working with and explaining experiments to the elementary school children," said Dr. Ann Cartwright, chair of the department of science at SJC Central campus. "It builds their confidence and self-esteem. I also want to show elementary school students how science can really be a lot of fun." SJC students will return to Genoa Elementary in November as judges for a mini-science fair and in spring 2011 to judge another science fair for third- and fourth-grade individual projects. The elementary students will also visit SJC for a series of on-site lab experiments, conducted by both college students and faculty. "The students and teachers at Genoa Elementary were extremely excited to have the college students visit," said Principal Tiffany Bennett. "We anticipate this partnership will help the younger students to better understand science, and we believe it sends a positive message that college is not only important, but is also attainable. We want all of our Genoa students to have high expectations for themselves, and college is an important step for their future successes." This is the college's third year to visit and perform science experiments at Genoa. Equipment used this year included donations from Texas Chiropractic College with funding provided by the Greater Houston Section of American Chemical Society. For more information about SJC, visit www.sanjac. edu or call 281-998-6150.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students from Dobie High School volunteered to work at the recent Friends of Parker Williams Branch Library book sale. The library held its final book sale of the year on Saturday, Oct. 30. Proceeds from the sale help support library activi-

ties. Donations of gently used books, magazines, CDs and videos are accepted inside the entrance to the library. HOSA volunteers pictured, are, left to right, (front row) Ariel Carter, Khanh Phan, Johnny Huynh, (back row) Kayla Guel, Dustin Ngo and Marilyn Nguyen. Photo by Betty Kinnison

Genoa Elementary School students Anna Diaz (left) and Selena Diaz (right) work with San Jacinto College student Artemio Villarreal on a science experiment to record the amount of gas content in a soft drink. Photo by Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department.

UHCL presents The Secret of Kells

Bring the whole family Clear Lake student identifica- Office of Student Life at 281283-2560, e-mail [email protected] and experience The Secret of tion. For more information or or visit http://www. Kells, an Academy Awardnominated Best Animated to purchase tickets, call the Feature film set in the ninth century and inspired by Irish mythology on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the university's Student Services and Classroom Building, Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. This enchanting comingOne stop for all your printing needs. of-age Irish-French-Belgian animated feature weaves fan· Business Forms · Business Cards · Custom tasy, magic and Celtic myLetterheads & Envelopes · Wedding Invitations · Thank thology to illustrate this tale You Notes · Menus · Directories and much more! about the power of imagination and faith to lead human11555 Beamer · 281-484-4337 ity through dark times. Rated G, the film is offered in collaboration with UH-Clear Lake's Celtic Connections. A distinguished speaker will be announced at a later date. Tickets are $3.75 each or free to those holding UH-

Frazier announces first 9-weeks rolls

Frazier Elementary recently released its honor, merit and perfect attendance rolls for the first nine-weeks of the 20102011 school year. First grade Honor roll Victoria Acosta, Jarethzy Alvarez, Taelyn Ansley, Aliyah Barajas, Kiana Bowman, Kendall Brown, Ja Marian Bryan, Laylah Bustamante, Joshua Carter, Alejandro Cruz, Fernanda Davila, Alissa Dawson, Jacob Garcia and Joseph Garza. Timothy Giang, Adrianna Golden, Hailey Henderson, Clarissa Hernandez, Pedro Herrera, Emerie Leal, Rosa Loredo, Gabriela Lozano, Lauren Mendez, Jonathan Mendoza, Riley Mercer, Aaron Montano, Luis Morales, Luke Morales and Albert Ngo. Audrey Owens, David Piere, Alana Pogue, Arianna Ramirez, Arianna Reyna, Jordan Stanford, Carter Stockfleth, Emily Tamez, Chukwuemeka Uzomah, Anthony Vasquez, Julissa Vega, Sebastian Velasquez, Khari Walker, Peter Xue and Luke Zamudio. Merit roll Steve Alvarez, Dillan Barstock, John Bermea, Vivianna Carvajal, Eric Gonzalez, Carissa Melendez, Micheal Morrow, Jacob Murray, Areli Perez and Rickey Schreier. Perfect attendance Jarethzy Alvarez, Steve Alvarez, Taelyn Ansley, Ty Bennett, Christian Boijseauneau, Kiana Bowman, Kendall Brown, Ja Marian Bryan, Joshua Carter, Vivianna Carvajal, Alissa Dawson, Brian Fernandez, Jefferson Ford and Blake Garcia. Eric Gonzalez, Pedro Herrera, Aaron Montano, Joseph Pacheco, David Piere, Alana Pogue, Henneisy Quiroz, Jared Saldivar, Chukwuemeka Uzomah, Anthony Vasquez, Julissa Vega, Emilio Villarreal and Peter Xue. Second grade Honor roll Anabella Amaro, Andrea Brown, Jose Cabrera, Abbi Chiovaro, Ian Cisneros, Jacob De La Rosa, Jared Dorantes, Christian Flores, Brenna Fuller, Savannah Garza, Alayna Gonzalez, Amy Heathcock, Troy Henderson, Ethan Hughes, Chanel Lofton and Sofia Malo. Amaurion Matthews, Kyle McDonald, Jonathan Neira, Jessica Ochoa, Helene Pham, Mazlyn Philmon, Clarissa Rodriguez, Miguel Rojas, Katlyn Rokohl, Hector Romero, Emily Santos, Kenedi Senegal, Ellena Stevenson, Christina Suarez, Jared Tate, Tiffany Villarreal and Mark William. Merit roll Emily Carvajal, Max Elizondo, Battle Fischer, Argelia Garcia, Enrique Gonzales, Xavier Gutierrez, Darius Hale, Wanda Paloma, Nallely Pena, Travis Provence, Mia Ridge, Denise Rodriguez, Jacob Rodriguez, Julio Silva, Gaven Smith, Kris Tucker and Justus Vela. Perfect attendance Carolina Alaniz, Ingrid Alaniz, Traylon Ansley, Jason Betancourt, Emily Carvajal, Jacob DeLaRosa, Jared Dorantes, Gavin Feely, Savannah Garza, Alyssa Gonzales, Enrique Gonzales, Alayna Gonzalez, Xavier Gutierrez and Amy Heathcock. Shelsea Hernandez, Ashley Napper, Johathan Neira, Jessica Ochoa, Wanda Paloma, Denise Rodriguez, Katlyn Rokohl, Hector Romero, Kenedi Senigal, Julio Silva, Gavin Smith, Jared Tate, Kevin Tenorio, Kris Tucker and Mark Williams. Third grade Honor roll Azhia Alvarez, Sean Bonner, Joseph Bynum, Samantha Carter, Ethan Chapa, Anthony Gonzales, Kayla Hall, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Isaac Landaverde, Daniel Lazcano, Julian Mata and Karsten McKayla. Jesse Mitchell, Valerie Morales, Kali Muniz, Christian Resendez, Jonathan Resendez, Sidney Torres, Aaron Tristan, Alexys Vela, Dezelyn Villarreal, Cammy Vo and Jorge Zamudio. Merit roll Jonathan Acosta, Ian Adams, Jacobs Bailey, Ailyn Balderas, Albert Corpus, Ezperanza Cruz, Adrianna Dearza, Alejandro Garcia, Leonardo Hernandez, Kacy Huerta, Xitlali Martinez, Jared Perez, Atiana Sanchez and Anthony Waguespack. Perfect attendance Stephanie Alvarez, Mario Barajas, Joseph Bynum, Samantha Carter, Ethan Chapa, Adrianna Dearza, Ivan Dominguez, Kelvin Gardner, Anthony Gonzalez, Sebastian Gonzalez, Jorge Guerra, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Kacy Huerta and Bailey Jacobs. Isaac Landaverde, Daniel Lazcano, Angel Lerma, Raymond Martinez, Cam'ron Matthews, Erick Montes, Kali Muniz, Eduaedo Ramires, Jonathan Resendez, Nicholas Rodriguez, Aaron Tristan, Cammy Vo, Kenny Vuong and Anthony Waguespack. Fourth grade Honor roll Alessandra Bellini, Jaylynn Bowman, Jennifer Burn, Connor Caughlin, Joseph Chavez, Danielle Colunga, Angela Cruz, Celestina Deluna, Michelle Fernandez, Alexandra Garcia, Ryan Garcia, Marco Garza, Megan Glass and Alivia Gonzalez. Stephanie Gonzalez, Jakob Griffin, Jeremy Guerrero, Erryl Gustin, Roxy Hernandez, Kimberly Huynh, Damian Leal, Angel Martinez, Xochilt Martinez, Annelli Mata, Lexus McMahan, Araceli Mendiola, Peyton Miller and Diego Montoya. Brooke Morales, Eliana Munoz, Luis Neira, Chelsie Pedraza, Gustavo Rodriguez, Christian Saldivar, Victoria Solis, Ashley Sorto, Rachel Sumrall, Michelle Ta, Joshua Thomas, Autumn Tilley and Brianna Vega. Merit roll Mindy Bercizik, Aaron Carman, MaKenna Carter, Andrea Cruz, London Howell, Brandon Matthews, Luis Ochoa, Macie Owens, Adam Quiroz and Nicholas Rodriguez. Perfect attendance Christopher Acosta, Pricilla Andrade, Nikkole Ballard, Alessandra Bellini, Mindy Bercizik, Jaylynn Bowman, Deon Brown, Jennifer Burn, Devan Campos, Aaron Carman, Henry Cisneros, Andrea Cruz, Shalynn Ford and Alexandra Garcia. Marco Garza, Michelle Garza, Samantha Gilbreath, Megan Glass, Patrick Gomez, Alivia Gonzalez, Stephanie Gonzalez, Victoria Gonzalez, Jakob Griffin, Jeremy Guerrero, Aries Hernandez, London Howell, Kimberley Huynh and Justin Kuhn. Katia Lopez Zuniga, Samantha Lopez, Brandon Matthews, Cam'ron Matthews, Madison Medrano, Kris Morris, Orlando Munive, Eliana Munoz, Luis Neira, Jonathan Nuncio, Macie Owens, Jesus Pena, Oscar Puente and Brian Quiroz. Nicholas Rodriguez, Garcia Ryan, Jose Salinas Anaya, Victoria Solis, Ashley Sorto, Brianna Suarez, John Sumrall, Rachel Sumrall, Kane Tao, Antonio Tenorio, Joshua Thomas, Symone Thompson and Michael Tucker. Kindergarten Perfect attendance Bryn Bailey, Ethan Bishop, Yvette Boijoiseauneau, Jade Cabrera, Dylan Campos, Christian Castro, Amy Cruz, Andrea Espinosa, Hayden Feil, Ashlee Garcia, Alana Garza, Fernando Hernandez and Moses Houston. Darius Jones, Zaid Marqueze, Michael Mendez, Benjamin Morlan, Joseph Ochoa, Emma Paquin, Ramon Revilla, Jacob Reyna, Emily Salazar, Christopher Soza, Jason Tenorio, Silas Tobias, Travis Webb and David Xue.

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Meador Elementary recently announced its honor and merit rolls for the first nine-weeks grading period of the 2010-11 school year. First grade Honor roll Hussiel Arias, Anaya Byers, Andrea Gonzalez, Damarcus Groves, Susan Hernandez, Ariana Martin, Kaili Ochoa, Colleen Powell, Jose Torres, Devon Tran and Jacob Valladares. Merit roll Saul Arroyo, Emily Carlos, Amya Dubose, Darielys Gil, Kiyara Johnson, Jose Maxwell, Edwin Moreno, Tjasa Murray and Kassidy Pham. Trinity Reed, April Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, Trey Rutherford, Chelsey Sosa, Mark Torres and Stephen Williams. Second grade Honor roll Brandon Alonzo, Elizabeth Bui, Andre Byers, Alberto Campa, Jaiden Campbell, Gizelle Cardona, Alyssa Cinco, Desirey Delara, Alyasia Foster and Natalie Garza. Darren Groves, Nelson Herrera, Mia Myers, Joey Ortega, Tristan Pedraza, Marcos Sanchez, Jennifer Thorpe and Chris Walker. Merit roll Osaze Amadin, Ricky Bailey, Armanda Barry, Jackie Blondet, Sameer Buksh, Mark Cortez, Brianna German and Emily Ivy. Third grade

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Each fall for 30 years the Martyn Farm at Armand Bayou Nature Center has taken visitors on a time travel journey back to 1900. This year, Harvest Celebration recreates that much-loved journey, giving attendees a glimpse at life on a Gulf Coast farm more than 100 years ago. Farm life was harsh, but simple. It was tiring, but satisfying. And harvest time was hard work, but a time for family and community fun. The journey to the past begins Nov. 13-14 when the 30th annual celebration continues ­ with a new name. Formerly known as the Martyn Farm Fall Festival, this year's event emphasizing the harvest season is called the Martyn Farm Harvest Celebration. The popular event is one the local community looks forward to every year. Local artisans demonstrate nearly forgotten crafts such as spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, wood carving, lacemaking, quilting and soap making. The wide, wraparound porch of the 1895 farmhouse beckons visitors to sit and rock while enjoying dulcimer music from the North Harris County Dulcimer Society. No one with a sense of smell can leave the farmhouse without a visit to the kitchen where nature center volunteers bake homemade biscuits on a wood burning stove. Top these with hand churned butter for a decadent treat. Under the shade trees behind the farmhouse, the kids love making candles, washing clothes on a scrub board, making a yarn doll or painting a holiday ornament made from dried okra. They can join in games of years gone by or stuff a scarecrow. Start the holiday season early by shopping at the general store, Martyn's Mercantile, which carries homemade jams, jellies, pickles, local honey and homegrown fruits and vegetables or a unique gift for a special friend like homemade soap, oldfashioned wooden toys and games. Try a pie-eating contest or cake walk, or visit the cookie booth for a fantastic selection of homemade cookies, breads and brownies. It's hard to pry the younger kids out of the barn as they perch on a hay bale holding bunnies, chicks or ducks. Right outside, the playful goats in the corral are always fun to watch. Top it off and hop aboard a wagon pulled by sturdy horses for a ride onto the beautiful ABNC prairie. What's an old-fashioned farm celebration without music and dancing? This year's entertainment tent hosts square dancers, cloggers and Scottish country dancers, bluegrass bands, a German band, flute players and more. Food and drinks are available for purchase throughout both days with tables and benches in the picnic area providing a relaxing place to enjoy lunch while listening to nearby music. The Martyn Farm is part of the 2,500-acre nature center and wildlife preserve located in Pasadena. Armand Bayou Nature Center's mission is to provide environmental education and preserve three unique, but vanishing ecosystems: an estuarine bayou and wetlands, coastal tall grass prairie and woodlands. Free satellite parking in parking lot D at the University of Houston Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., will provide shuttle bus service between the university and the nature center. Limited parking is available at the nature center at 8500 Bay Area Blvd. for $3. ABNC member's admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-12 and seniors (60+). For nonmembers, the price is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12 and seniors. Children 3 and under are free. For more information, call 281-474-2551.




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HAVE A MEESKA MOOSKA DAY MANDITO! Happy second birthday to Armando Leandro Garcia on Nov. 11 from parents Toni and Armando Garcia. Also helping celebrate his birthday are maternal grandparents Sandra and Enrique Mendoza, paternal grandparents Silvia and Juan Garcia, aunts, uncles and cousins. SCHOOL DAZE The following personnel and staff members of the Pasadena Independent School District celebrate birthdays Nov. 11 through Nov. 17. Atkinson Elementary A birthday greeting is sent on Nov. 11 to Debra Lambert. Blow out the birthday candles for Yaaresi Quintanilla Nov. 12. Burnett Elementary Birthday wishes are sent to Tammy Dayrit Nov. 14. Marking a birthday Nov. 17 is Nohemi Garcia. Frazier Elementary Greetings for a happy birthday are sent to Maria Jarazo-Gonzalez Nov. 14. Moore Elementary Birthday greetings are sent to Maury Klann Nov. 17. South Belt Elementary A special birthday wish is sent to Hilda Gonzales Nov. 13. Tanya Hensley enjoys a birthday Nov. 15. Nov. 16 is the day for a cake for Cameron Dodson. Stuchbery Elementary Blow out the birthday candles for Angelica Sylvia Nov. 14. Perla Montemayor celebrates a birthday Nov. 16. Melillo Middle School Nov. 12 is the day for a birthday party for Rosa Rodriguez. Rosalinda Delgado enjoys a birthday Nov. 13. Celebrating a birthday Nov. 15 is Wendy Lefever. Morris Middle School Salvatore Falcone enjoys a birthday Nov. 15. Nov. 16 is the day for a birthday surprise for Lorraine Hollis and Shannon Summerlin. Beverly Hills Intermediate The day for a birthday cake for Norma Gamino is Nov. 11. Enjoying a birthday Nov. 14 is Martina Barrera. Birthday wishes are sent to Sherry Sellers Nov. 17. Thompson Intermediate On Nov. 12, a double birthday is enjoyed by Carol Waters and Guillermina De La Rosa. Shelia Smith is wished a happy birthday Nov. 13. The day for a party for Maria Lerma is Nov. 15. Dobie High On Nov. 15, a double birthday is celebrated by Norman McIntyre and Keith Purdue. Birthday wishes are sent to Irvin Theodile Nov. 16. A birthday greeting is sent to Nicole Barnes Nov. 17. DOBIE TRAILMIXER NEWS The Dobie Trailmixers recently met at Luby's for their monthly meeting. Topics included: Dobie's Brad Rampp once again sponsored the school's participation in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Reliant Park. For nine years, Dobie has been

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Childs, Allen marry Oct. 2

Crystal Childs and Brent Allen were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Xcaret Eco Park in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with a reception following. The bride wore a Pronovias mermaid-style gown with a sweetheart cut and flowing organza train. She was given in marriage by her father. The bride is the daughter of Pamela and Dennis Childs of South Shore Harbor. The groom is the son of Connie Roy of Port Neches, Texas, and David Allen of McKinney, Texas. Kelly Mills served as maid of honor, and best man was Brandon Smith. The bride graduated from J. Frank Dobie High School in 2002 and attended Texas State University. She works at Centro Properties Group. The groom graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 2001 and also attended Texas State University. He is employed at Haliburton. After a honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, the couple reside in Sienna Plantation.

Travis and Robin Abrams of Friendswood, formerly of Sagemeadow, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Andrew Dietz, son of David and Shirley Dietz of Plano, Texas. The bride-to-be attended Lutheran South Academy and graduated from Baylor University with a B.S.N. and is a registered nurse at Texas Children's Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. The prospective groom plans to graduate from Baylor University in December with a bachelor's degree in music education. He is currently student teaching in the Pearland Independent School District. A December wedding is planned at St. Clare's Catholic Church in Houston.

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Veterans honored at UHCL

University of HoustonClear Lake will honor veterans from all branches of the military at this year's Veterans Day celebration event, Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at Liberty Park, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. The event will move to the Bayou Building's Atrium II in the event of inclement weather. Presentations, tributes, a presentation of colors and military displays recognizing those currently serving as well as veterans will be among the festivities. Other scheduled highlights include the national anthem sung by 135 fourthgrade students from Pasadena Independent School District's Teague Elementary. Retired Lt. Col. Larry Thomas, who served 22 years in the Texas Air National Guard at Ellington Field, will be this year's keynote speaker. A special proclamation will be issued celebrating the U.S. Air Force, and a presentation of colors provided by the Clear Lake High School Jr. ROTC. Emmy-nominated Juan Manuel Traslavina, known as Juan Manuel, a composer, guitarist, singer and UHClear Lake alumnus, composed the song he will perform as a tribute to veterans. Vintage military vehicles and equipment will be on display, as well as a helicopter from the Army National Guard. All guests will receive an honorary U.S. flag lapel pin and complimentary refreshments. Commemorative lapel pins will be given to all U.S. military veterans in attendance. For more information about this event, contact Office of University Advancement Executive Secretary Cheryl Rohde at 281-2832024.

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Greater Clear Lake Families Exploring Down Syndrome will meet Thursday, Nov. 18, at the United Way Building, 1300-A Bay Area Blvd., Conference Room A. At the general meeting, self-advocates Andy Noser and Michelle Longrigg will share their stories about their quest for independence. Longrigg's mother, Kathie Longrigg, will share a parent's perspective. It should be an inspiring meeting for parents, young adults and caregivers. Free pizza and dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Childcare will be provided.

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Students sell soda bands for charity Evening school helps Pasadena students graduate

At the beginning of the school year, Toni Davis' fifth-grade class at Weber Elementary started a service project with all the profits benefiting the Make-A Wish Foundation. The project was the making and selling of soda bands. After receiving a bracelet made out of soda tabs from a student, Davis said that she had never seen anything like it and immediately thought it would make an amazing craft project for her students. Once the student explained how to make the bands, Davis decided that this would be an excellent idea to raise money for a charity. So, as a class, they discussed many different charities, and the students decided they wanted all the money made from this project to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A soda band is a bracelet made up of two pieces of ribbon and 20 soda can tabs. By using these items, the students then weave the materials into a bracelet. All the work for this service project is completed at home. According to Davis, the students have worked incredibly hard at making the bracelets and selling them to friends, neighbors and peers for $2 each. They have raised $1,800 for the Make-A-Wish organization to date, but continue to make more every day. The final sale of the soda bands was set to be at the Weber Carnival on Oct. 30, where the students were hoping to sell out of the product and raise hundreds of dollars more. "The students are so energetic about this project and are overjoyed at the fact that they are helping to grant a child's wish," Davis said. By Al Carter PISD Communications Specialist He was soaking wet as he stood there inside the front door of the Community School building, irrigating the linoleum with runoff from his rain-drenched clothes. Javier Quintanilla, consumed by the elements, looked as forlorn and lost as any stray cat caught in a cloudburst. Yet, that was the day that Quintanilla, an 18-year-old stray from the Pasadena Independent School District graduation rolls, found himself ­ for good. Staff members helped him dry out that day, just a couple of months ago. Happily, none of his Community School classmates tried to spin the soggy scene into a joke. "They all knew I rode my bike," Quintanilla said, "so I guess they understood." Yet, that was the day Quintanilla wasn't sure if he understood. That was his day of doubt. The day that almost derailed his dream of a high school diploma ­ a dream that recently became a reality. That was the slick September morning when Quintanilla seriously questioned his decision to go back to school. He wondered whether enrolling at Community School, a district alternative campus that specializes in getting near-graduates across the finish line, had been the right thing to do. Quintanilla's decision to return to school came with a dilemma ­ transportation. Rather than take a public bus to Community School, he decided to ride his bicycle ­ 50 minutes each way. For the first month of class, he spent nearly two hours a day ­ four days a week ­ on the seat of his green Pacific Scorpio road bike. The first two weeks was all smooth cycling. Then it rained. "It started pouring down, raining on me," he recalls. "It was real tough, and I said I don't know why I'm coming back to school. I said, well, I still got to come. I want to get my diploma. So I pushed it out and made it over here." Recently, Quintanilla completed the one-half credit of Algebra II he needed to graduate. Teachers and classmates arranged a party for Quintanilla and four other Community School students who have earned the diplomas just since the start of school on Aug. 24. Officials will now send his certification to his home high school, Sam Rayburn, and a Rayburn diploma will be issued in his name. Once his graduation is official, U.S. Navy recruiters will accept his enlistment. Sometime next year, Quintanilla will ship out for the Navy's Great Lakes training facility in Illinois. "I'm going to be an interior communications electrician," he says. "That's a long name for a telephone man." Quintanilla has already memorized the list of things he's allowed to take. His Bible. And a sturdy shaving kit. "It takes me about two hours to grow a beard," he laughs. But his bike will stay parked at home, with an aunt and an uncle in Pasadena who two weeks ago gave him an alternative place to stay ­ one closer to school. That enabled him to cut his bike commute from 50 minutes down to a half-hour. Although he's leaving it behind, Quintanilla says, his bike will always be parked in his heart. "It symbolizes that there are still people out there who care about me," he says. "Before, I didn't think that anybody cared about me at all." Now Quintanilla seems to make another fan every time he turns around. "He did not miss a single day, not one," said Tom Swan, director of the Community School. "He was always `yes, sir' and `no, sir.' He was always just the most polite kid." "I have never seen anyone as driven as that young man," says Donna Groce, the Community School math teacher who helped steer Quintanilla through his final slice of Algebra II. "He not only came to class, he stayed for two periods ­ he stayed for the next class, as well. He had that drive to want to finish." Community School, expanded this fall from its previous evenings-only schedule, has already made great strides in tapping into the hidden drive of many dropouts. Students are offered four daytime class sessions and can grab as much ­ or as little ­ as each needs to graduate. "Some will say, `I'm not going back to high school for just two classes,'" Swan said. "But here they can take only those subjects they need to take." A senior last spring at

Javier Quintanilla (left) and another grad, Njarie Thomas, attend a party at Community School in honor of the five graduates the school has helped cross the finish line since the start of the 2010-2011 school year. Quintanilla earned a diploma from Rayburn; Thomas from Dobie.

Rayburn, Quintanilla found out just before graduation that he had failed the second half of Algebra II and would not graduate with his class. "I had a really tough teacher, and I just gave up on myself," he says. "I didn't see any future for myself. I was doing the wrong things, and I didn't see anything out there." He moved in with an uncle, who pressed him into getting a job. Quintanilla decided to join the Navy. In early August, he met with recruiters, who told him the same thing they had told him when he had inquired in the spring. To enlist, he had to have a high-school diploma. So in mid-August, he went back to Rayburn to register for another semester. While filling out the paperwork to re-enroll, a counselor told him about the new program at Community School and the possibility that he could finish up in weeks, not months. "All right!" he said. "I'll do it!" Quintanilla's biggest problem was how to get to school. He turned to his friends at the New Testament Christian Church in Pasadena for help. Quintanilla, who played flute in the Rayburn band, had honed his musical skills at church singing in the choir. Now he let it be known that he needed a bike to get to school. A couple who attend the church gave him one they had at home. Quintanilla began his routine of 50-minute bike rides to school and home. To beat traffic, he began leaving at the crack of dawn, arriving at Community School at 7 a.m. ­ 90 minutes before the start of class. "I noticed one day he wasn't doing very well," Groce said. "He wasn't really focused. I asked him about it, and he said he hadn't had breakfast that morning. Well, I went to the vending machine and got something in him." Soon other staff members were taking turns picking up food for Quintanilla on their way to work. "He's actually gained weight," Groce says with delight. "His pants fit now!" Well, at least when they're dry. What matters more to Quintanilla is that Community School turned out to be a perfect fit for his career goals. "A lot of people who gave up on me have noticed how much I've changed," he said. "They're proud of me now. And that's a great feeling." ­­­ Quintanilla is one of five students who have earned their diplomas through Community School since the start of the school year. The first was Henri Mestizo, a Dobie student who graduated a few months ago. Janet Hernandez earned her diploma from Memorial High. Married with a 9-month-old son, she made up a full credit of English in night school and then picked up her missing half-credit, in economics, at Community School. She plans to continue her education at San Jacinto College and hopes to be an elementary school teacher one day. Njarie Thomas earned his diploma from Dobie. He made up his full credit of senior English and his halfcredit in government at Community School. He plans to attend San Jacinto College and then Baylor in pursuit of a degree in bio-chemistry. Melissa Torres also earned her degree from Dobie. She made up two half-credits of English, one from her sophomore year, and a business credit at Community School. She says she'll decide soon whether to enroll at San Jacinto College or join the Army.

Students in Toni Davis' fifth-grade class at Weber Elementary recently made and sold soda bands with all the profits benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students pictured are, left to right, (front row) Amy Luong, Robert Arredondo, Eddie De Los Angeles, Sumedh Zope, Karsyn WilliamsMathis, (second row) Evelyn Nguyen, Sieth

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Local author Bolen to present writing workshop on Nov. 16

Multi-published, awardwinning author Cheryl Bolen will present a workshop on DEFTly Layering and Texturing Your Fiction Manuscript at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Bay Area Romance Writers of America. The workshop ­ and its eight-page handout ­ illustrates editing by adding description, emotion, elaboration, and transitions, as well as showing techniques for improving the "flow" of fiction writing. After careers as a journalist and an English teacher, Bolen sold her first book to Harlequin Historical in 1997. It earned her the title of Notable New Author and was a runner-up for the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent). Her One Golden Ring, a historical novel set in Regency England, won the 2006 Holt Medallion for Best Historical. She has published eight versity of Texas and received a master's degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She was news editor of the Leader for 12 years. A South Belt resident, she is married to Dr. John Bolen of San Jacinto College. Their sons, Johnny and James Bo, are graduates of Dobie High School. The meeting will be held at the Kirkmont Municipal Utility District, 10102 Blackhawk Blvd., beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members start gathering at 7 p.m.

BHI celebrates National School Lunch Week

The week of Oct. 11-15 was National School Lunch Week. The Beverly Hills cafeteria staff celebrated by saying thank you to the students who come in every day. The cafeteria staff purchased shirts that promoted the program. Students who purchased a school lunch were automatically entered in a drawing. Assistant Principals Jorly Thomas and Christina Serna selected a random number daily. The student whose number matched in each line won the main prize of the day. Snack passes were awarded by numbers chosen by the cafeteria staff. Tuesday's prize was four water bottles with halter straps and a free ice cream pass. Wednesday's prize was four $10 ITUNES gift cards with ice cream passes. Thursday's prize was four 4GB flash drives with ice cream passes. Friday's prize was four Skullcandy Ear Buds with passes. The essay contest winner, chosen by Child Nutrition Nutritionist Sarah Lowell, Child Nutrition Supervisor Christina Zarzana, and Child Nutrition Director Mary Harryman, was Alexis Jimenez. She had to have eaten lunch in the cafeteria every day during the week in order to be eligible for the prize. The grand prize included an IPOD Shuffle, Skullcandy Ear Buds, two $10 ITUNES gift cards and an ice cream pass. Nutrition information bookmarks, wrist bands, pencils and rulers were available at each register for the students to pick up as they passed through the lunch line.

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Continued from Page 1A she said. "If he kept going the way he was going, he'd end up in jail, and that's what I don't want." The mother said she reached out to the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department and other community service organizations for help, but had little luck. The county couldn't take the boy in because he had not been sentenced, and other groups couldn't offer assistance because the child was a minor, she said. Taking matters into her own hands, the woman made a cardboard sign that read, "I (name withheld) steal from classmates. I can not be trusted." The child was made to carry the sign from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, and again the following day from 7 to 8 a.m. In the hours in between, the child was made to help out at the mother's place of employment. "I wasn't going to just let him stay at home and watch TV," she said. At one point while the child was displaying the sign, he was approached by a Houston police officer. The officer asked the boy how it felt. When the child replied that it didn't feel good, the officer told him he would feel a lot worse if he had been handcuffed and put in the back of the squad car. The Leader received numerous phone calls and emails from area residents about the incident, with all being strongly in favor of the mother's actions. While not necessarily condoning the actions taken by the mother, Pasadena Independent School District Superintendent Kirk Lewis said he understands her proactive measures, noting it was preferable to parental indifference. The mother is confident the child learned his lesson. "He said he would not do it again," she said. Further, the woman defends her actions, saying it was for her son's own good. "I love my kid," she said. "But, I only want what's best for him."

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Dobie (8-2, 5-0), the newly crowned champion of District 22-5A after a 34-13 thumping of Deer Park Nov. 5, has won seven straight games this season and is looking to keep the streak alive as the playoffs commence. The last time the Longhorns were in this position, players such as DeMarcus Boyd, Juston Edwards, Cody Early, Davion Hurst, Blake Jackson, Darrian Laverne and most of their teammates were thinking only of their next session of reccess as kindergarten or first-grade students. Now, each of those players will likely find themselves in the discussion when the district's coaches select the offensive and defensive players of the year along with the overall most valuable player. Yet, they aren't alone. During this season of revitalization, first-year head coach Jim Phillips has drawn raves for his quick turnaround of the program. But, as Phillips points out, the players have done much of the work. Dobie averaged nearly 400 yards of offense a game this season as Boyd, Jackson, Hurst and Andrew Robinson have run wild behind an offensive line that includes starters Zach Fondal, Aaron Giles, Josh Basquez, Dylan Wall and Treg Spigner. On defense, the Longhorns have surrendered just over 236 yards per game. Early, Lavergne and Edwards are oft-mentioned, but players such as Reggie Wilson, Andrew Nguyen,

Championship in hand, Longhorns set to take on West Brook Bruins

Once again a hot topic of discussion in Houston area high school football circles, the Dobie Longhorn varsity football team hopes to remain in the headlines for a while longer. The team will get its chance with a Saturday, Nov. 13, Class 5A Division I bidistrict playoff clash against Beaumont West Brook on the Bruins' home field at the Thomas Center. Geraldo Luna, Anthony Simmons, Chris Ozumah, Jordin Harrison, Junior Abraham and Devaughn Allen have also made a ton of big plays. "We have a great combination of great kids and a great offense," defensive coordinator Cary Sink said. "When your offense scores like ours, it takes the pressure off. As far as our unit, guys just make plays. Up front we are not real big with the exception of Early, but our guys understand their assignments, and our energy has been great all year." It's all added up to a great season, especially after a huge win over the Deer. Continued on Page 6B

Playoff tickets, Tees on sale

Dobie football booster club members will be selling playoff tickets during all three school lunch periods Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11 and 12. Tickets are $3 each for students and $6 each for adults. Longhorn playoff T-shirts will be sold for $15 each, and Rally Towels will be $3 each. For more information, direct e-mail to Dinah Edwards at [email protected] or Lisa Bau mann at [email protected]

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Tailback Boyd wins district rushing title at 1,326

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Shanequa Gaston and Jazmine Guerrero combined for 29 points as the Dobie varsity girls' basketball team opened the 2010-2011 regular season with a 63-51 home win over Friendswood Nov. 9. With Guerrero (four 3-pointers) shooting the ball well and Gaston leading a 34-19 rebounding edge, Dobie built a 36-25 halftime lead. We did a very nice job of playing with patience and getting the right people in

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Senior Chelsea Williams was 44th overall to help the Dobie varsity girls' cross country team to 13th place at the Region III cross country meet Nov. 6 in Humble. Williams, who along with her teammates helped guide Dobie to its first-ever regional appearance this season, covered the twomile course in a time of 12:36.5. Cy-Fair won the regional meet title and is headed to state along with secondplace Clear Lake and Seven Lakes, which was third. Deer Park, which beat out Dobie for the 22-5A crown this season, was ninth overall. Lady Longhorns' coach Tina Knight-Gray, who has overseen the growth and success of Dobie's program during her five years, was more than pleased with the way the group competed. Due to the first-time experience, the Lady Longhorns seemed to be a bit in awe at regionals, but Knight-Gray liked the way her team settled in and competed well against some of the very best talent around. Continued on Page 2B

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Dobie girls' CC... McDonald's Texas Invitational features star-studded field

Continued from Page 1B "I was really happy for Chelsea (Williams) as she tied her best time at 12:36 and was 44th, and freshman Mikaela Guevara was 64th, and she ran a time of 12:58. "I was glad to see the girls compete so well, especially since five of the seven will be back next year. "This is the first time any of them have been to the regional meet. so they had no idea what to expect. "It was a bit overwhelming to them at first, but they settled down." Rounding out Dobie's finish were sophomore Thu Nguyen, freshman Brianna Guevarro, junior Chante Morris, sophomore Andrea Vargas and senior Yumara Suarez. Continued from Page 1B The boys' field has been divided into two 24-team Division I and Division II levels for pool play. After each team plays a pair of pool games Nov. 18, organizers will build three, 8-team brackets in gold, silver and bronze divisions. A similar format will be used for the girls' games. Two, 16-team Division I and Division II levels have already been set. Following pool play, there will be six different six-team brackets to determine champions. The bottom line is local basketball fans will again get an early season look at many of the state's top teams and players. It's all part of what Meador had hopes for when he put together his initial plan for the event. And as hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for the PISD Education Foundation, Meador is quick to promote the work of others. Meador points to the 48-member steering committee, one of 14 committees involved in the production of the tournament, not to mention the more than 400 other volunteers who go through training sessions to prepare for the big event. "We are so grateful to the many, many volunteers who give of their time each year to help make our event successful," Meador said. "It is a year-long process in many cases, and we also have the more than 400 volunteers who assist us at the venues. "We don't like to leave any stones unturned or have any questions unanswered once the event begins, so we try to make sure all of that gets handled beforehand." As for the action, the MTI is one of the largest in-season tournaments of its kind in the nation. There are other tournaments that have been around longer, but this one is special in its own way. "I can't be any more pleased with the way this event has come along, from the players and coaches to the sponsors, volunteers and fans. It's been great," Meador said.

Event ticket pricing

Day Passes

On or before Nov. 18: $20

(Covers 3 days, all games)

Nov. 18 pool play action

Dobie boys vs. Dickinson

1:30 p.m., at Dobie

Dobie boys vs. Westside

5 p.m., at Dobie

On Nov. 19: $15

(Covers 2 days, all games)

Dobie girls vs. La Porte

10 a.m., at South Houston

On Nov. 20: $10

(Covers 1 day, all games)

Dobie girls vs. Dickinson

5 p.m., at South Houston

Sports Calendar

BASKETBALL Thursday, Nov. 11 Dobie varsity girls at Baytown Classic, TBA Brook varsity boys host scrimmage, 4:00 Brook JV boys host scrimmage, 4:00 Friday, Nov. 12 Brook varsity girls host Eisenhower, 7:00 Dobie varsity girls at Baytown Classic, TBA Brook JV girls host Eisenhower, 5:30 Brook freshman A girls host Eisenhower, 4:00 Saturday, Nov. 13 Dobie boys hoops all squads scrimmage at Dobie, 10:00 Monday, Nov. 15 Brook varsity girls host Kingwood Park, 7:00 Brook JV girls host Kingwood Park, 5:30 Brook freshman A girls host Kingwood Park, 4:00 Tuesday, Nov. 16 Brook varsity boys host Deer Park, 7:00 Dobie varsity girls at Madison, 7:00 Brook JV boys host Deer Park, 5:30 Dobie JV girls at Madison, 5:30 Brook sophomore boys host Deer Park, 4:00 Brook freshman A boys host Deer Park, 5:30 Dobie freshman A girls at Madison, 4:00 Brook freshman B boys host Deer Park, 4:00 Wednesday, Nov. 17 Beverly Hills 8th Dark boys host Queens, 5:00 Beverly Hills 8th Light boys host Queens, 6:15 Beverly Hills 7th Dark boys host Queens, 5:00 Beverly Hills 7th Light boys host Queens, 6:15 Beverly Hills 8th Light girls at Queens, 5:00 Beverly Hills 8th Dark girls at Queens, 6:15 Beverly Hills 7th Light girls at Queens, 5:00 Beverly Hills 7th Dark girls at Queens, 6:15 Friday, Nov. 19 Dobie varsity boys at Texas Invitational, TBA Dobie varsity girls at Texas Invitational, TBA Brook varsity girls at Texas Invitational, TBA Brook varsity boys host Cy-Creek, 7:00 Brook JV boys host Cy-Creek, 5:30 Brook freshman A boys host Cy-Creek, 4:00 Saturday, Nov. 20 Dobie varsity boys at Texas Invitational, TBA Dobie varsity girls at Texas Invitational, TBA Brook varsity girls at Texas Invitational, TBA FOOTBALL Saturday, Nov. 13 Dobie varsity at Beaumont West Brook, 1:00

Single game tickets

Adults: $5 Students: $2

Brook girls vs. Sam Rayburn

10 a.m., at Southmore

Brook girls vs. La Porte

1:30 p.m., at Southmore

Nov. 18 Pool Play Full Schedule of Tournament Games


B-Westside Dickinson 10 a.m. B-Spring Con. Judson 11:30 a.m. B-Dobie Dickinson 1:30 p.m. B-Spring DeSoto 3 p.m. B-Dobie Westside 5 p.m.




B-S. Houston Cinco Ranch 10 a.m. B-Humble Bellaire 11:30 a.m. B-Sharyland S. Houston 1:30 p.m.

S. Houston2

G-Dobie La Porte 10 a.m. G-S. Houston Yates 11:30 a.m. G-La Porte Dickinson 1:30 p.m. G-Dawson Yates 3 p.m. G-Dickinson Dobie 5 p.m. G-S. Houston Dawson 6:30 p.m.


B-Rayburn Kempner 10 a.m. B-Marshall Kingwood 11:30 a.m. B-Hillcrest Rayburn 1:30 p.m. B-Marshall Fl. Mound 3 p.m. B-Kempner Hillcrest 5 p.m.

Bev. Hills

B-S. Valley Manvel 10 a.m. B-Alief Elsik J.J. Pearce 11:30 a.m. B-Atascocita Sm. Valley 1:30 p.m. B-S.A. Taft J.J. Pearce 3 p.m. B-Manvel Atascocita 5 p.m.

Pasadena1 Pasadena2

G-Pasadena Mayde Cr. 10 a.m. G-Madison Pasadena 11:30 a.m. G-La Porte Pasadena 1:30 p.m.



G-Duncan. Bellaire 10 a.m.


G-Cy-Falls M. Summit 10 a.m.



G-Coll. Park B-Pas. Mem. C.C. Ray Crosby 10 a.m. 10 a.m. B-Dekaney Duncanville 11:30 a.m. G-C.C. Ray Irv. Mac. 1:30 p.m. B-Dekaney S.A. Clark 3 p.m. B-Westlake F.B. Bush 11:30 a.m. B-S.B. Mem. Pas. Mem. 1:30 p.m.

G-Pasa. Memorial G-Rayburn Brazoswood Clear Brook 10 a.m. 10 a.m. G-Clear Creek Woodlands 11:30 a.m. G-Pas. Mem. S.A. Madison 1:30 p.m.

B-Channel. B-Pearland Galena P. Berkner 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. B-College P. B-B-Conroe Klein Coll. Chavez 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. B-Galena P. B-S.A. Mad. Dawson Pearland 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. B-N. Crow. B-Conroe Klein Coll. S.A. Warren 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. B-Dawson B-Berkner Channelview S.A. Mad. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. B-College P. B-S.A. Warr. N. Crow. Chavez 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

G-North Crowley G-Cy-Fair G-Pearland North Shore Klein Collins Cy-Ridge 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. G-Clear Brook E.P. Eastwood 1:30 p.m. G-C. Ranch North Shore 3 p.m. G-Cy-Creek G-M. Summit Bellaire Tomball 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. G-A&M Con. G-Chavez Klein Collins Cy-Ridge 3 p.m. 3 p.m.

B-Sec. Baptist B-Humble Westlake M. Summit 3 p.m. 3 p.m. B-C. Ranch Sharyland 5 p.m.

G-King. Park G-Clear Creek Pasadena S.A. Jay 3 p.m. 3 p.m. G-M. Creek La Porte 5 p.m. G-Madison King. Park 6:30 p.m. G-Brazoswood S.A. Madison 5 p.m. G-S.A. Jay Woodlands 6:30 p.m.

G-Irv. Mac. B-Crosby College Park S.B. Mem. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

G-E.P. Eastwood G-Cy-Creek G-Tomball Rayburn Duncanville Cy-Falls 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. G-North Crowley G-Cy-Fair C. Ranch A&M Con. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. G-Pearland Chavez 6:30 p.m.

B-Con. Judson B-S.A. Clark B-Sec. Baptist B-M. Summit DeSoto Duncanville F.B. Bush Bellaire 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

B-Fl. Mound B-Alief Elsik Kingwood S.A. Taft 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

For additional event details, visit

Senior Cowboys to go Super Bowling; Rams' juniors, sophomores fall short

BAFL Super Bowl round Nov. 20 in Hitchcock

Ulanis Betts and Esteban Telles scored two touchdowns apiece, and Jacob Allison also found the end zone as the Sagemont Cowboys' senior division team advanced to the Super Bowl. The Cowboys won the Bay Area Football League's American Conference title with a 35-20 triumph over the Alvin Raiders Nov. 6 at the Pearland Dad's Club. The win, which pushed the Cowboys to 11-1 overall this season, means the team will take on National Conference winner East End Saturday, Nov. 20, at Hitchcock Bulldogs Stadium in Hitchcock. East End finished in a first-place tie in the National Conference and is now also 11-1 overall this season. The senior game is the first of the day and will kick off at 9 a.m. The Cowboys also got a tremendous contribution from Javier Griffin, Shamaud Smith-Kizzie, Ricardo Estrada, Luis Hernandez, Miguel Valencia, Nick Melendez, James Johnson, Jamisson Wilson, Justin Taylor, Matthew Monks, Noah Trevino, Kenneth Brown, David Gamble, Javier Figueroa, Elias Campos and Josh Saenz-Ortega. In other action, the Ellington Rams missed out on a pair of chances to reach the Super Bowl. Texas City's junior team defeated the Rams 41-0 to end Ellington's season. Those excelling throughout 2010 for the Rams included Luke Gilliam, Anthony Stasiak, Royce Hunter, Ernie Guzman, Ivan Tagle, Michah Dixson, Joseph Castaneda, Earl Gresham, Joseph Gallien, Dreze McCoy, Keoni Conaway, Brandon Gonzalez, Cameron Dorsey, Hunter Garcia, Jacob Worsham, Francisco Pineda, DeJarrion Andrus, Malcolm Weston, Breon Simmons, Jordan Marcum, Jeremy Marcum, Julio Ayala, Dezmond Carter and Adrian Gonzales. In the sophomore game, the Pearland Patriots' sophomore team downed the Rams 20-0. Despite the loss, the Rams got a fine effort from each player on the roster, including A.J. Gonzalez, Gabriel Fonseca, Jacob Wise, Matthew Lopez, Jon Jon Moreno, Anthony Gracia, Mark Milton, Dimitiri Giannapolous, DeJuan Dixson, Zion Walker, Trai Scott, Devin Childs, Josh Sordia, Javian Castaneda, Scott, Giannapoulos, JoJo Holbert and Noah Resendez. The league's Super Bowl competitors will have an extra week to prepare for the big games as the Bay Area Football League drill team competition is held Saturday, Nov. 13.

Sports news, notes

SBGSA early registration

The South Belt Girls Softball Association has announced a pair of early registration dates coming next month in preparation for the spring 2011 season. The first will be Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the other will be Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. The fee is $70 per player. Both sessions will be held at the league facility at El Franco Lee Park. Additional registration dates will also be held in January.

Texans' 12-U baseball tryouts

The Texans 12-under select baseball program is seeking players who are interested in competing in United States Specialty Sports and Nations Baseball events beginning next month. For more information about tryout dates, call coach Craig Redmon at 281236-5112.

Sagemont Cowboys seniuor division running back Ricardo Estrada (28) eludes an Alvin defender on his way Ulanis Betts (2), a senior division running back for the Sagemont Cowboys, scored to a big gain while helping the locals reach the Super twice as the Cowboys reached the Super Bowl with a 35-20 victory over the Alvin Raiders in the American Conference championship game. The Cowboys, now 11-1 Bowl with a 35-20 victory over Alvin. overall this season, will take on the East End Eagles Nov. 20 in Hitchcock.

SBHLL board meeting

The Sagemont-Beverly Hills Little League board of directors will host its monthly meeting Wednesday, November 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the courthouse annex located at 10851 Scarsdale Blvd. The meeting will be open to the public.

BAFL Playoff Games

Super Bowl Round

Saturday, Nov. 20 at Hitchcock High School Stadium 6625 FM 2004, Hitchcock

Softball pitching camp offered

Amanda Scarborough, all-American pitcher and current coach at Texas A&M University, will host a pitching camp at Texas Strike Zone in Pasadena, Saturday, Nov. 20. There will be a morning beginner's camp, followed by an afternoon advanced camp. Those who wish to register or who want to obtain more information may visit Scarborough's Web site at Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to register in advance.

Cowboys seniors vs. East End, 9 a.m.

The J. Frank Dobie Softball and Baseball Booster Clubs

want to thank all those who made raffle donations and sponsored holes at the recent 2010 Dobie Longhorn Baseball and Softball Golf Tournament. This was the first golf tournament jointly organized by the Baseball and Softball Booster Clubs and we believe that the tournament was a great success. As a result of this success, we are in the process of making plans for the 2nd Annual Dobie Longhorn Baseball and Softball Golf Tournament to be held next year. The Baseball and Softball Booster Clubs had so many encouraging comments from participants that we are eagerly looking forward to next year's event. Go Dobie Longhorns!

BAFL Conference Title Results Sagemont Cowboys seniors 35 Alvin Raiders 20

Texas City Stingrays juniors 41 Ellington Rams 0 Pearland Patriots sophomores 20 Ellington Rams 0

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The Sagemont Cowboys senior defense converged for a big stop on an Alvin ballcarrier during the first half of the team's 35-20 conference championship victory. Those in on the play for the Cowboys included Nick Melendez, Xavier Griffin(25) and Javier Figueroa(33). Photos by Jaime Hickman

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Beverly Hills footballers net three championships

Showing its impressive talents along the way, the Beverly Hills Intermediate football program claimed three Pasadena Independent School District championships. Overall, the Bears won 25 of 26 regular season games this season. In the playoffs, the Bears went on to win seven of eight games to push the winning mark to 32-2. Bears 7A 14 Thompson 0 Having lost to the Lions in the regular season, Beverly Hills' seventh-grade A team gained a measure of revenge with the championship on the line. In the end, the Bears held off Thompson to claim the postseason crown. After a scoreless first half, the Bears' defense created two turnovers, two key plays that represented turning points in the game. Manuel Mendez and Walter Martinez each recovered a Lion fumble, and the Bear offense took advantage of the second turnover as quarterback Isaiah Myers punched the ball into the end zone from a yard out. Michael Arneson, Roy Molina, and Manuel Mendez provided great blocking on the play. Josue Villalta kicked the 2-pointer for an 8-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, the Bears put together a clockeating drive to keep the ball out of the Lions' hands. Bennie Hamilton capped off the drive as he walked into the end zone from four yards out after a brilliantly executed play. Terrance Lambert, James Washington, Rigo Fuentes, and D'Vaughn Pennamon had key blocks on the play. The touchdown put the Bears ahead to stay, and the defense took care of the rest. The unit came up with another Lion fumble when Jonathan Batallia dived on the loose ball to secure the shutout and the district championship. Bears 7B 14 Thompson 12 The Bears' seventh-grade B football team finished their perfect 9-0 season by beating the Thompson Lions 14-12. The game went back and forth, with both teams bending a little but not breaking. When the final buzzer sounded to end the game, the Bears had claimed the championship for their school. Bears 8B 16 Southmore 0 The Beverly Hills eighthgrade B team wrapped up a tremendous season with a PISD championship win over Southmore by a 16-0 margin. What an incredible season it was for the team. The group went undefeated through eight games to claim the district's biggest prize. The win over Southmore came as the result of a team effort. The defense struggled a little bit in the first round of the playoffs but came back when it mattered most to produce a shutout. Meanwhile, the offense sputtered at times but took advantage of Bulldog mistakes and came away with a pair of scores. The Bulldogs simply could not get enough going offensively to prevent the Bears from completing their perfect season. Thompson 8A 16 Bears 8 The Beverly Hills eighthgrade A team battled the Thompson Lions down to the last minute before losing the title game 16-8. In the second quarter, the Lions scored and eventually took an 8-0 lead into halftime. After halftime, the Bear defense created a Lion turnover when David Eldridge recovered a Lion fumble to set up the team's first score. On the scoring play, Carlos Gonzalez was led into the end zone behind the blocks of Darius Simmons, Eloy Garcia and Alonzo Fletcher. Sergio Quintanilla kicked the 2-pointer to knot the score at 8-8. Later in the third quarter, the Lions came back and took the lead at 16-8, forcing the Bears to play from behind. In the fourth quarter, the Bears defense stepped up once again as Errington Thomas recovered a Lion fumble to give his team one last chance. The Bear offense, with a minute and a half left, had a first-and-goal inside the 5-yard line but could not score as the Lions held on for the trophy.

South Belt football predictions

Troy Leland Dobie vs. Beaumont West Brook Fort Bend Travis vs. Clear Creek Pasadena Memorial vs. Port Arthur Memorial Dickinson vs. Elkins Port Neches Groves vs. Barbers Hill Hightower vs. Clear Springs Houston Lamar vs. Cinco Ranch Angleton vs. Dawson El Campo vs. La Marque Tomball vs. Kingwood This week's record Season record West Brook Creek Port Arthur Elkins PNG Springs Cinco Ranch Angleton El Campo Tomball 7-3 76-24 John Bechtle Dobie Travis Port Arthur Dickinson PNG Springs Cinco Ranch Dawson El Campo Tomball 5-5 59-41 Eli Tanksley Dobie Creek Port Arthur Elkins PNG Springs Cinco Ranch Angleton El Campo Tomball 7-3 79-21 Toni Muse Dobie Creek Port Arthur Elkins Barbers Hill Springs Cinco Ranch Angleton El Campo Tomball 6-4 69-31 Emory Gadd Dobie Creek Port Arthur Elkins PNG Springs Lamar Angleton El Campo Tomball 6-4 72-28 Joe Craddock Dobie Creek Port Arthur Elkins Barbers Hill Hightower Lamar Angleton El Campo Tomball 6-4 65-35

Thompson 8A football squad drives school's playoff success

Thompson's Intermediate's successful football season, highlighted by the eighth-grade A team's Pasadena Independent School District championship game win, came to a close with three of the school's teams in title games. Thompson 8A 16 Beverly Hills 8 A fourth-quarter touchdown lifted the Thompson eighth-grade A team to the district championship as the Lions held off Thompson 16-8. DeAndre Jackson scored for the Lions in the closing minutes, and the defense, led by Jackson, forced a Beverly Hills fumble on the final drive of the game for the win. The Lions controlled the ball the entire first quarter and reached the end zone in the second quarter. Ryan Williams caught a short pass and converted it into a touchdown. With the 2-point kick by Alexis Saldivar, the Lions had an 8-0 lead at halftime. Later in the game, the Bears took advantage of a Lions' turnover and tied the game. The battle raged on through the fourth quarter until Jackson got into the end zone. The 2-point kick was then added by Saldivar. Ty Lozano, Rashaad Randall, Jarvis Lester, Daniel Carter, Jimmy Nevarez and Xavier Brown kept the ball moving, both on the ground and through the air on offense. Anthony Cantu, Brad Cook, Xavier Rodriguez, Keion Patterson and Mason Miller provided protection throughout the game along the offensive line. The Lions' defense showed a lot of character with strong play from Xavier Dotson, Gerron Hall, Darian Smith, Nathan Flores, Cedric Horton, Tamaurick Hickman and others. Queens 8B 28 Lions 0 In the battle for third place in the eighth-grade B division, the Lions fell short after a 28-0 loss to Queens. Playing well in the defeat were Alex Hatton, Son Nguyen, Austin Perkins, Robert Saenz, Chas Anderson, Ashton Craven, Anthony Gonzalez, Ben Coronado and Socrates Guzman. Bears 7A 14 Lions 0 The Lions' seventh-grade A team took on the Beverly Hills Bears for the district championship and came up a little short, losing 14-0. The first half was a seesaw battle, with both teams moving the ball, but neither scoring. In the second half, the Lions committed a costly turnover, and the Bears took advantage to score and eventually hold on for the win. Chandler Tisby, Kameron Dolford, Tyler Giron and Jaylon Bolden did their best on offense for the Lions, but the team could not score. Malik Peters stood out on kick returns, and the defense, led by Tyson Thompson, Kenneth Gibson, Miguel Lopez and Kaelon Woods, played well. Bears' 7B 14 Lions 12 The Lions' seventhgrade B team worked hard all season to put itself in the position to play for the district championship, but the Lions were held off by the Bears in a 14-12 decision. In the second quarter, Thompson quarterback AJ Owens hooked up with Luis Adame on a 20-yard touchdown pass as the Lions took a 6-0 lead. In the second half, Beverly Hills scored two touchdowns and added a 2-point kick to take a 14-6 lead before the Lions' Jeremiah Franklin ran one in from 17 yards out. The Lions put together one final drive, but it stalled after a fourth-down play fell short of the yardage needed for a first down. Reeno Green set the tempo for the game with hard running and incredible determination and hustle. Owens, Isaiah Brooks, Raekwon Harvey, Oliver Francisco and Joseph Ramirez all led the offense. Ty Williams, David Garcia, Nick Alvarez, Desmond Scott, Darius Hyppolite and Adam Vazquez played tough on defense as the Lions went down to the wire.

Dobie golf tournament winners named

Lady Bear volleyball ending strong season

The Beverly Hills Intermediate volleyball program ended a fine season with a four-match sweep over South Houston Nov. 2. The school's eighthgrade Dark team won the district title with the win over South Houston, and the Light team claimed second place. In both matches, the Lady Bears seemed to have saved their best serves for the season finale. Sady Olguin rang up 15 consecutive solid serves for the Light team. Tina Nguyen also served very well with six consecutive good serves, and Suzette Gonzalez added five more. Setter Virginia Soto lined the hitters up very well as Olguin had four hits and two kills. Jai Franklin had three kills, and Jessica Cortez had three hits as the Light team rolled to an easy win. The Lady Bears' eighthgrade Dark team also saved their best serves for its match against South Houston. Setter Kianna Zermeno started the first game with seven strong serves, none of which were returned by the Lady Indians. Deserey Cabrales also did her part as she served 11 consecutive scoring serves. Victoria Blackmon came up strong at the net with two kills and two hits. Setters Zermeno and Alondra Arriaga both set the hitters up very well through both games. Beverly Hills seventhgrade teams also ended their season on a good note. The Light team started off with 10 straight serves, including four aces, from Lada Heng in the first game. Marina Allen had two hits and two kills at the net, and Sandra Gonzalez followed suit with seven great serves, including two aces. Giselle Landa had three scoring serves, and Justice Henderson had two more as the first game ended with a Beverly Hills win at 25-12. In the second and third games, the Bears had great back row defense from Jazmin Valdez, who also contributed five good serves, one an ace, on offense. Stepanie Ogbonmwan, Destiny Williams and Jenae Clark delivered a total of six solid serves, while Toni Zatarain, Isabella Tamayo and Kristy Christmas all had scoring serves in the win as well. The seventh-grade Dark team started off well against South Houston, with Ashley Castillo serving a total of five winners. Yessika Pena played hard all around, adding five strong serves, including an ace. Diana Torres also served strong with two aces among seven winning serves. Georgette Wandji was consistent in her play as well with 15 serves and three aces. In the back row, Nicole Yanney played great defense along with Gennevive Anagbogu. Gina Galvan, Jenny Le, Briana Walker, Jizzelle Continued on Page 6B

First place in the Dobie Longhorn baseball and soft- some of, left to right, Augustine Jimenez, Roger Garball fundraising golf tournament went to the four- cia, Jason Manriquez and Chris Manriquez.

Second place in the Dobie Longhorn baseball and softball fundraising golf tournament went to the foursome of, left to right, Jerry Wiggins, Jim Washburn, Mike Van Essen and Kim Rinehart. Washburn also won top honors in the closest to the pin contest.

Angela Freeze (not pictured) won the longest drive contest among female players, and Warren Crawford (not pictured) was the champion of the longest drive among male players. Submitted photos

Thompson Intermediate seventh-grade B quarterback AJ Owens tosses a touchdown pass downfield to receiver Luis Adame during the first half of the Pasadena Independent School District championship football game Nov. 1 at Newcomb Field. In the end, the Lions lost a hard-fought 14-12 game to Beverly Hills.

THURSDAY, NOV. 11 7 a.m. AA Meeting ­ "Breakfast With Bill" each Monday through Friday. from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 9:30 a.m. NASA Aglow Community Lighthouse ­ 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 ­ American Business Women's Association-South meets on the second Thursday of each month at MiMi'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. Women of all ages and occupations are invited. Bring plenty of business cards. Reservations are appreciated. Contact Monica Perez at [email protected] for reservations, or visit the Web site at Noon Houston Area Parkinson Society ­ Free water exercise from noon to 1 p.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Visit for a complete list of services offered. Al-Anon - Meets every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 111. For information, call 281-487-8787. 6:30 p.m. St. Luke's Catholic Church ­ St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 11011 Hall Road, offers free tutoring on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tutoring is held in Room 2 of the Education Building. Contact Joe Pavlicek at 281-484-1397 or by e-mail at [email protected]


8:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous ­ 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, NOV. 12 7 a.m. AA Meeting ­ "Breakfast With Bill" each Monday through Friday. from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 10 a.m. AARP-South Belt Chapter ­ The American Association of Retired Persons meets the second Friday of each month at the community center at El Franco Lee Park on Hall Road. Noon Moving Forward Women's Adult Children Anonymous ­ 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. SATURDAY, NOV. 13 6 p.m. Frontier Squares ­ 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 281-5545675 or visit SUNDAY, NOV. 14 2 p.m. Grief Support Group ­ For any adult who has lost a loved one. Meets every Sunday, except Mother'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. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous ­ 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, NOV. 15 7 a.m. AA Meeting ­ "Breakfast With Bill" each Monday through Friday. from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 9 a.m. Houston Area Parkinson Society ­ Free exercise and speech therapy from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster. Visit for a complete list of services offered. 6 p.m. Scrabble Club #511 ­ Meets every Monday at the IHOP on Fuqua from 6 to 9 p.m. All who enjoy the game or want to learn to play are invited to join. For more information, call 281-488-2923. 6:30 p.m. New Directions Singles Club ­ The New Directions Singles Club has moved its time and location from St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nassau Bay, to Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 West NASA Parkway in Webster. Meetings are held every Monday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. This organization was created as a social support outlet for 50+ widowed, divorced and never married individuals. In addition to the regular meeting, a potluck dinner is held on the first and third Mondays. Call 713-340-2354 for information. Civil Air Patrol Meeting ­ Weekly at Ellington Field in the Civil Air Patrol Building. Call 281-484-1352 and leave a message for more information. 7 p.m. Grief Support Group ­ "Friends Helping Friends" meets every Monday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Clear Lake Rehab Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. Those who have lost a spouse or other loved one are invited to participate. For information, call Betty Flynn at 281-474-3430 or Diana Kawalec at 281-334-1033. 7:30 p.m. The Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. ­ Meets the third week of each month at the Clear Lake Park Building, 5001 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. Guests are welcome. Presenters for the educational program explore a variety of subjects such as fossils, planetary geology, mineralogy, lapidary, jewelry making, rock, fossil and mineral collecting, and field trips to various collecting sites throughout Texas and surrounding states. All persons with an interest in these topics are welcome to attend. Door prizes. Free parking. For more information, visit TUESDAY, NOV. 16 7 a.m. AA Meeting ­ "Breakfast With Bill" each Monday through Friday. from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 11 a.m. The Bay Area Military Officers' Wives ­ hold monthly luncheon meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at Bay Oaks Country Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Active duty or retired officers' wives are eligible. For information, call Patt Simon at 832221-2696 or Wendy Peters at 281-333-3115. 1 p.m. Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum ­ Exhibits include dioramas, an old-time kitchen and a turn-of-the-century doctor's office. Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. 204 S. Main, Pasadena. For information, call 713-472-0565. 1:30 p.m. Houston Area Parkinson Society ­ Free exercise and speech therapy from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Bayshore Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, 4021 Brookhaven, Pasadena. Visit www. for a complete list of services offered.

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Continued from Page 3B TUESDAY, NOV. 16 6:30 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) ­ Due to Sagemont Recreation Center closing for remodeling, TOPS will meet at the Beverly Hills Community Center, 10201 Kingspoint. For information, call Erma Coskey at 713-946-6049. Clear Lake Toastmasters Club ­ Meets at the Clear Lake Church of Christ, 938 El Dorado Blvd. Call Jerry Tate at 281-481-5417 for information. Pearland Area Republican Women's Club ­ meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Pearland Church of Christ Annex, 2217 N. Grand Blvd. in Pearland. For more information, call 281485-4140 or 281-485-1431. 7 p.m. St. Luke's Catholic Church ­ St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 11011 Hall Road, offers free tutoring on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tutoring is held in Room 2 of the Education Building. Contact Joe Pavlicek at 281-484-1397 or by e-mail at [email protected] The Compassionate Friends ­ TCF meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, behind the sanctuary in the Education Building ­ 2nd floor. TCF is a nondenominational, selfhelp organization offering friendship, emotional support and understanding to bereaved parents after the death of a child of any age. Grandparents and adult siblings are welcome as well. For information, call Nita at 713-412-4883 or Nancy at 713-941-2583. Positive Interaction Program ­ meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, 11800 Astoria, in the staff meeting room 1st floor. Bring a friend or neighbor and work together to make PIP the best in the city. PIP consists of police and citizens working together to help make neighborhoods safer. For more information, call Officer Randy Derr at 281-218-3900. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center ­ Weekly sexual assault support group offers a confidential self-help support group for victim/survivors of rape and sexual abuse. To attend or for more information, call 281-286-2525. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous ­ Alcohol problems? AA meetings are held Tuesdays and Sundays 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, NOV. 17 7 a.m. AA Meeting ­ "Breakfast With Bill" each Monday through Friday. from 7 to 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Room 114. Call 281-487-8787 for information, or just drop in. 10 a.m. Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct 2 ­ Free monthly gardening educational programs meet on the third Wednesday of each month. The programs are at 10 a.m. at Clear Lake Park in the meeting room located at 5001 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook (on the south side of the lake). The programs are free and open to the public. For information, call 281-991-8437 or visit the Web site at 11:30 a.m. Houston Hobby Airport Lions Club ­ 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 ­ Free exercise held from 4 to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Pearland, 3005 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. Visit for a complete list of services offered. 6:30 p.m. Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center ­ Domestic violence support group for male survivors meets each Wednesday at 210 S. Walnut off NASA Parkway. Call 281-338-7600 for information. Participants may join at any time as this is an open group. 7 p.m. Survivors of Suicide Support Group ­ 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 Bay Area Turning Point Crisis Intervention Center ­ 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.

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Page 6, Section B, South Belt-Ellington Leader, Thursday, November 11, 2010

Longhorns complete 22-5A sweep, capture elusive championship

Continued from Page 1B Had Deer Park beaten Dobie, there would have been a three-way tie for the top spot in District 22-5A involving the Longhorns, Deer Park and Memorial. In that scenario, none of the teams would have emerged happy. A point system would have been used to determine the champion, and Dobie's portion of the title might have rung hollow in some circles. Instead, the Longhorns took matters into their own hands, dispatching the Deer in much the same way as they did four others along the way in the 22-5A title chase. As they had done in two previous games, though, the Longhorns surrendered the first points of the game. A fumble on the Longhorns' third play of the game resulted in a 29-yard field goal by Jacob O'Neill. But Dobie answered quickly. Despite two penalties resulting in 15 yards of loss, the Longhorns traveled 80 yards on eight plays to take a 6-3 lead. Jackson hooked up with Davion Hurst on a 29-yard completion to get the team into Deer Park territory and handled much of the rest himself Jackson's 33-yard keeper down the left side put the Longhorns in front for good. Although the extra-point try was blocked, the Horns were off and running. On the ensuing kickoff, Dobie's Jordan Monette recovered a Deer Park muff on the kickoff, and Dobie again capitalized. This time, Boyd and Robinson had short gains on the ground before Jackson covered the final 17 yards with a dash down the middle. With 2:38 to go in the first quarter, Dobie led 13-3. Then came what was likely the turning point of the game. Demetrius Banks, Deer Park's leading rusher, had a 42-yard gain as Deer Park traveled deep into Dobie territory. The Deer had a first-andgoal at the JFD 6-yard line, but linebacker Juston Edwards and Reggie Wilson had consecutive tackles for loss and then Chris Uzomah and Monette combined to sack Deer Park quarterback Chris Rainer for a 10-yard loss. At the end of all of that, the Deer settled for a 32yard field goal from O'Neill. Deer Park had pulled closer at 13-6, but Dobie's defense had sent a message. After the kickoff, Dobie locked the game away. On first-and-10 from the Deer Park 32-yard line, Robinson burst into the open for a 53 yard gain to the Deer 17. From there, Boyd did the rest. He ran twice for five yards and then took an option pitch for 12 yards and a touchdown as the Longhorns went in front 20-6 with 8:20 to go before halftime. O'Neill banged a 42yard field goal off the left upright for a miss on the Deer Park series thereafter, and back came Dobie. Covering 75 yards on just three plays, the Longhorns got a 51-yard run from Jackson before Boyd added his 14th touchdown of the season on a 21-yard run with 3:30 to go. The Longhorns missed out on another possible score just before halftime as Jackson fumbled at the Deer Park 14-yard line with 32 seconds remaining before halftime. In the third quarter, Dobie was stopped short of a touchdown by a tough Deer Park stand at the 2-yard line, but Boyd later added his second score of the night on an 8-yard run late in the third quarter with the game already in hand. Obviously Phillips has been lauded for his quick fix of the once-broken Dobie program, but he gives all of the credit to the players and his staff. "We just have a great group of kids who want to win and who are willing to do what it takes to be successful," Phillips said. "There is football talent here, no question, and maybe we have pointed them in the right direction, but these kids deserve all the credit." As for the staff, Phillips says the program would not be where it is today if the staff holdovers had not remained focused. "Coach Sink and those guys that were here before I came did a great job of keeping the offseason program going and keeping the kids focused," Phillips said. "I walked into a great situation. When you have talent, you can win."

As teammate Jordan Monette lies on the bottom of the pile in possession of a muffed kickoff by Deer Park, teammates Devaughn Allen (39) and Anthony Simmons (33) work their way out of the pile as Junior Abraham (35) celebrates Dobie's recovery. The Longhorns scored on the ensuing series to push their lead to 13-3 early in the second quarter. Simmons came away with an interception early in the third quarter as Dobie routed the Deer 34-13 at Abshire Stadium in Deer Park. Walking off the field are Deer Park players Kyle Watts (4) and Adrian Boutte (9).

Longhorn quarterback Blake Jackson (17), who torched the Deer Park defense for 192 yards rushing, eludes Deer Park's D.J. Lasua (17) on a 17-yard touchdown dash in the second quarter of Dobie's District 22-5A championship clinching a 34-13 win over the Deer. Photos by Al Carter, Pasadena ISD Communications Specialist

Boulavsky honored

University of Oklahoma women's volleyball player Suzy Boulavsky, a 2008 Clear Brook High School graduate, has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic AllDistrict first team. A journalism major, Boulavsky currently holds a 3.95 grade point average. The junior is also excelling on the court for the Sooners, averaging 3.45 kills and 3.77 points per game, good enough for top-10 rankings in both categories in the Big 12. Heading into action Nov. 10 after press time, Oklahoma was 17-8 overall and 9-5 in conference play. Photo courtesy OU sports information dept.

Lady Horns' hoops wins

Continued from Page 1B The Lady Longhorns had not experienced much luck against Friendswood in previous season openers, but that all changed this time. Brown was particularly impressed with the way the Lady Longhorns came out in the third quarter and extended their lead. Up 36-25 to begin the second half, it would have been easy for Dobie to come out a bit sluggish. Instead, the Lady Longhorns used a 20-7 thirdquarter score to lock the game away at 56-32. "I thought one of the best things we did was come out strong to start the second half," Brown said. "There was never really a let up, and that's what decided the game for us. Our bench got an opportunity to get a lot of minutes, which can only help us. "We're really going to need those reserves to step up if we're going to be successful this year. When they're in the game, their execution and intensity has to match that of our starters. "Our bench was one of our question marks coming into the season; getting them some time in a game situation early in the season will help answer those questions." It's only one game, but so far the defending district champions are picking up where they left off.

BHI VB takes tourney

Continued from Page 3B Ochoa, Takira Butler, Lidia Avita, and Keauhan Bailey all played well in the back row. 8 Light rallies for win The Lady Bears' eighthgrade Light team played against Southmore for first place in the Light tournament. Beverly Hills was determined to take home the first-place trophy, and it showed early on. In the first game, the Lady Bears came out battling with excellent serves by Jai Franklin, Mariah Escobar and Clarissa Moreno. Franklin was on fire with four kills and three hits. Sady Olguin had three hits, and Escobar added three hits and two kills. The Lady Bears won the first game to take early control but then watched as Southmore built a 16-4 lead in the second game. But the Lady Bears were not about to lie down and take a loss. With each player doing something well to help the team, the Lady Bears pulled out the second game 26-24 to capture the tournament crown.



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