November 2012

HOUSTON IS NUMBER ONE


Usually number one is good but not if you are the number one city in human trafficking. This modern day form of slavery is when a person is a victim through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Many of these victims are only 11 and 12 year old children. 20% are males and 80% are girls. One out of three runaways are caught up into this billion dollar industry.

Is there anything that can be done to lose this shameful title for Houston? You can call Redeemed Ministries at 832-447-4130 if you need help or want to help. It is a strictly all volunteer organization. They seek to rescue girls from this lifestyle and help them learn how to survive and live on their own in a safe house. They also try to get better laws.

In Sweden a law makes it a felony for the buyer. The prostitute is the victim. Police know from eavesdropping on human trafficking rings (who calculate profits, costs, and risk of getting caught) that Sweden is considered bad business.

OBAMA KEEPS CAMPAIGN PROMISE
Many people point out that President Obama has not kept his promises, but the most important one he has made great strides on and yes he does need four more years to get everything in place. He promised to change America and he is. His greatest effort was made to pass the health care bill. The federal government will take on full responsibility for health care, which is socialized medicine.
So many things are involved in our health, if the government is taking on the responsibility we must be willing for the government to make rules on things that involve health such as what you eat and what you drink, what kind of fuel will be permitted, what type of vehicle you drive and how far you drive to work. Public transportation could prevent pollution.

Doctors will be working for the government and under the authority of an unelected board that will dictate what can be done for patients. Certain procedures will be too expensive especially for people who are non productive and not paying taxes: babies, seniors, physical or mental handicapped. Yes, Obama needs four more years to fully accomplish his transformation of America.

The 2,700 pages of ObamaCare gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services 700 instances where they “shall” do something and 200 times where they may at their sole discretion enforce some form of regulatory action. In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once Obama Care is fully operational in 2014. This bill gives a lot more power to a few people bypassing any control from Congress. It will undermine the Constitution by forcing churches to go against their faith and gives the federal government even more of the responsibility that the Constitution delegates to the states.

Something to think about when you vote, but regardless of who wins we must remain a united people and pray for the good of the nation even if we totally disagree on what is good.












WILLIAM J. MAY PUMPING PLANTNAMED IN HONOR OF WILLIAM J. MAY WHOSE CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE OPERATION OF THIS PLANT SINCE 1945 ENSURED THE RELIABLE SUPPLY OF WATER FOR AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY
 IN BRAZORIA COUNTY TEXAS
DEDICATED BY
GULF COAST WATER AUTHORITY AUGUST 2012 A. D.

For 67 years William May has operated the pumping plant on the Brazos River at the third canal since he started in 1945 on his 25th birthday. His first year on the job he pulled a seven-foot alligator out of the canal by himself while two friends watched. “Sold the hide for $1.25 a foot,” he says.

May has witnessed the river almost dry during the five years of drought in the early 1950’s followed by a flood in June of 1957. For several days, he could travel the 3.7 miles from the pump station to Hwy. 521 in a motorboat.

In the last 67 years, May has missed work a total of 22 days: once when his appendix ruptured, then a prostrate operation, and later a three-way bypass operation after having an heart attack. If you had only one word to describe him it would be hard to choose between tough or dedicated.

Besides keeping the machinery running smoothly, May keeps the surrounding five acres as neat as any yard. That way a snake, alligator, or panther can’t sneak up on him. He leads a quiet life but is still adding to his stockpile of interesting events as he continues to work.

New security guard on duty at Comerica since a robbery occurred last month. No other details available at this time.

Feedback from James Andrews:

We should always rejoice when a person finds success and happiness. We should know that their success does not come at our expense. It is not as though they are eating a piece of pie that we could have had. The pie of life is limitless. We hold ourselves back when we try to hold someone else back. Live free!

Feedback from Helen Horne Scott

Well it's that time again. The time when all American citizens can express themselves as to how he/she wants our government to run county, city, state and nationally. We have watched and read about all the conventions, debates, and the speeches and the spin. Now it's time.

Thankfully, one has the right to vote for any parties platform or any man one chooses. I would like you to remember this; whether your choice wins or loses on November the sixth please go back out there to vote again in the next county, city, and state election. Although, the white house election is so very important, the conditions that may affect us the most do not begin in the White House. The right to vote was not handed to all of us. It was a struggle for us. So, please go out and express YOUR view. VOTE!

Blank Slate I Understand
Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
 Psychologists at the U. of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale. It's not aging, it's the stupid door! Thank goodness for studies like this.

Almeda Moe

Moe’s grandmother was arrested for shop lifting. When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?" She replied, "A can of peaches.."
The judge asked her why and she said that she was hungry. The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied, "six."
The judge said, "Then I will give you six days in jail." Before the judge could conclude the trial, Moe’s grandfather spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something to the judge in private. The judge nodded and Moe’s grandfather whispered, "She also stole a can of peas."

THE TRINITY

The pastor at Southway Community Church pointed out Matthew 28:19 where Jesus spoke to his followers and said. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. One name not names.

One of the most difficult things to understand is how Christians can positively say there is only one God and yet worship God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. How can there be three in one and one in three? Yet that is what the Bible teaches.

We can know something to be true but explaining the Trinity so someone can understand is considerable more difficult. You can use examples like water is H2O and steam is H2O, and ice is H2O or hold up one triangle as an illustration of one God with the sides being God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. That might help us understand the Trinity but it is not a totally accurate example. Maybe there are some things we just have to accept without understanding until God chooses to make it clear.

FEAR OF RESULTS OF NOV. 6TH?

Democrats are afraid that Romney will win. Republicans are afraid that Obama will win. Many others are afraid if either one of them win. Fear will disappear when we remember that God is still on His Throne and nobody is going to defeat Him.

DO WE FEAR THE ISLAM RELIGION?

Since 9/11/01 there has been 19,680 deadly attacks, with over 260,000 deaths in the name of Islam according to Gadi Adelman a writer and lecturer on the history of terrorism and counterterrorism. He grew up in Israel, studying terrorism and Islam for 35 years after surviving a terrorist bomb in Jerusalem in which 7 children were killed. He can be reached through his website gadiadelman.com.

We should not ignore the truth but we don’t and shouldn’t live in fear. Jesus said in Matthew 10:28 “Do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul: but fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Nonie Darwish, raised to hate Jews and now founder of Arabs for Israel said, ‘this fear that I used to live in, in the Muslim world – which was fear of speaking my mind, fear of saying the truth – is now following me to America. … My culture of origin is now infecting America with fear of speaking the truth. Islam lives on propaganda and denies the truth.

Darwish said she wants to see Arabs and Israelis living side by side in peace, but that cannot happen as long as “the number one enemy of Islam is the truth.” She explained that Muslims have failed to deal with reality for the past 1,400 years and have irrationally loathed the Jewish people since they rejected Muhammad in the seventh century.

Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheist, are all individuals created in the image of God and deserve our respect. Christians are told to love one another even our enemies for “God so loved the world”. HE didn’t say it would be easy.

Jan Moylan, CoriWofford, Wes Wofford
Virginia Whitley Wofford, Valeria Wofford, Cecilia Wofford
Virginia, surrounded by her son, Wes, his wife, Cecilia, and granddaughters, is the center of attention in an event where she was honored for her 30 years with the Klein Oak District.

Virginia spent eight years as a student at Almeda School. She grew up in a small wood frame house just west of 288 on Almeda Genoa Road. Back then she was in the country. Her mom took care of their cattle that roamed along Sims Bayou, her father hunted coyotes and Virginia won a calf at the Houston Rodeo and Fat Stock Show.

Education was important to Virginia. After graduating from Sam Houston. Her first teaching experience was in Germany where her husband was stationed. Then a short time in Fort Worth before she started at Klein. Virginia earned her Masters Degree in Education and worked her way up to become the Associate Principal at Klein High School. We are all proud of this Almeda girl and glad we still have her daughter-in-law, Cecilia, who is the first person you see when you walk in the door at Almeda School.

NEW MOBILE “PAC” AT THE LIBRARY

Public Access Catalog for electronic devices available for use of residents in any county. When you access FBCL’s website www.fortbend.lib.tx.us with your mobile device, the website will switch to the mobile view.

For more information, ask at any of the Fort Bend branch libraries, or call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677. The Culinary Book Club will meet on Monday, November 19, at 1:30 pm, located at 8411 Sienna Springs. The topic of the month is “Soup Recipes.”

ARCOLA MEETING

At the Sept. 24th city council meeting EEOC matters including settlement of a case (involving former chief J. Bartley), release, resignation and related matters.

City Council discussed the settlement of a case involving former Chief J. Bartley. After discussion, Council Member Florence Jackson moved that the mediation settlement with Mr. J. Bartley be approved and accepted, and that the Mayor be authorized, on behalf of the City Council, to accept a letter of resignation from Mr. Bartley effective November 8, 2011.

Council Members Florence Jackson and Effie Jones vote Aye, Tom Hilton and Rosie Rojas vote Nay. Tom Tuffly

was absent. Mayor Evelyn Jones broke the tie and voted Aye.

The above information was sent by City Attorney Jim Dougherty from the not yet official notes of the city secretary. Council member Tom Hilton said the $20,000 settlement would be paid by the Texas Municipal League.

FIVE YEAR OLD COWGIRL


Mia Lachey Moore won a belt buckle for 3rd place for showmanship of her steer at the Fort Bend Co. Fair Oct. 5th. Daughter of Robert & Charissa, Mia must be taking after her grandmother, Bobbie Moore.

ALMS

When God Puts Alms in the palm,
Don’t be greedy, Freely, give to the needy.
Acts 20:35 It is more blessed to give than to receive.
By Emmaline Wiley
 
Larry V. Green, Esq. Houston City Council Member, District K


To address the issue of Public Safety, the District K Office in collaboration with the Central Southwest and Fondren Garden Super Neighborhood Council will host a community public safety forum on Thursday, November 1st from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Townwood Park Community Center, 3403 Simsbrook Dr. The Forum will allow residents in the Hiram Clarke Community the opportunity to ask questions regarding their safety concerns and hear from senior police officials from the Houston Police Department, METRO, Houston ISD, and Harris County Precinct 7. For more info, call the Dist. K Office at 832.393.3016 or visit districtk@houstontx.gov District K and Hiram Clarke residents have a new Early Voting Location at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center, 3810 West Fuqua St. Early Voting ends Nov 2, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For voting info, call 713.755.6965.

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