Courtesy of Dolcefino Consulting
Veteran crime victim’s rights lawyer Kim Ogg says District Attorneys should immediately implement changes in the way they review criminal charges of resisting arrest or assault on a police officer. “Sandra Bland’s death in the Waller County Jail has made international news, but if prosecutors had viewed the Texas Department of Public Safety dashcam video at the same time they were presented with the arresting officer’s sworn statement, they would never have approved criminal charges against Bland.
Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead (CALH), held its third ‘We Stand United’ fundraising dinner/auction on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Well over 500 supporters attended the event at the KC Hall in Hempstead which opened with a poignant invocation delivered by Pastor Kevin Jordan of First Baptist Church, Hempstead. After a delicious steak dinner, attendees participated in various auction and raffle activities, vying for a wide selection of exceptional items donated by this generous community. The live auction, under the direction of Bill Jordan and his team, offered over 100 items, including a Harley Davidson, a week’s Florida vacation, and ZZ Top tickets.
By Leslie Gonzalez
Recently, three of our local FFA members attended Blinn College livestock judging camp held on the Blinn College Campus. This year’s camp was designed for FFA & 4-H Members interested in building their knowledge of evaluation market and breeding animals, including beef, swine, sheep and goats. This camp focuses on selection principles, oral reasons, live market evaluation, and breeding animal performance data. The camp was a three day camp where students lived on campus in the student dorms.
By Erin Stokes
Waller 4H Horse Club Reporter On Sunday, June 28th the Waller County 4H Horse Club’s Horse Judging team participated in the Paint/Appaloosa Youth World Show Judging Contest in Fort Worth. The Junior team placed 4th in team performance and 5th overall receiving both awards from the president of the APHA. The senior team, who were paired with members from Shelby County 4H, placed 16th overall. Madyson Guidry won an individual award for placing 10th overall individual junior.
Member of the Hempstead City Council were in San Antonio on July 24-25 to attend the Newly Elected City Officials’ Orientation, sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the Association of Mayors, Council members and Commissioners, an affliliate of the TML. Elected officials from all over the state attended the meeting, which provided an opportunity for newly elected city officials and other officials to enhance their knowledge of city government and sharpen their leadership skills.
By Susan Hopkins
Royal ISD bilingual teachers received training Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 from Dr. Joy Esquierdo from theGomez and Gomez Dual Language Institute. Dr. Esquierdo trained teachers from across the district and one teacher from Austin on Project Based Learning and Bilingual Research Centers. Teachers were taught to ask driving questions that would allow students to complete research and dive into their learning. Pictures and websites were shared so teachers could did deeper into the information given.