Ground Breakingfor South West AirlinesSouthwest Airport Services breaks ground on 7th Hanger. Dan Seal- BAHEP, Left to
right: Craig Miller –Memorial City Bank, Jim McCutchen- Memorial City Bank, Ian Wadsworth- Houston Airport Systems,
William King- Southwest Airport Services, Dick Clark- NASA and Bob Rada- Southwest Airport Services
Ellington Field has Ground
Breaking for New Hanger
Hanger 3 is 30,000 sq ft of hanger space and 13,600 sq ft office space at Ellington Field for Southwest Airport Services that
will be completed in August 2013. This facility is a FBO (Fixed Based Operator) that fuels planes for Military, Charter
and Private Customers. The new facility will have office and hanger space available for leasing. Contact for more information
is Jonathan King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-229-1554
League Fundraiser a Success
League of the Bay area, chaired by Kathleen Courville and Dee Cover, held its 2013 annual fundraiser, Under
the Sea, last weekend, raising over $95,000 to fund its programs that target families who are in need in the Bay Area of Houston.
"The funds raised at this event will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children in the Bay
Area, particularly through our Operation School Bell program. We have clothed nearly 2,000 children in the Clear
Creek, Dickinson, La Porte and Friendswood school districts this school year.
Rear Adm. William Pickavance
to serve as Consultant to San Jacinto College Maritime Program
Rear Adm. William W. Pickavance,
Jr. has joined San Jacinto College as a consultant to the maritime program. Pickavance, who served as an officer in the
U.S. Merchant Marine, spent 32 years on active duty as a commissioned officer with the U.S. Navy. Pickavance has extensive
background in the US military service and has been honored, while in the service, with numerous honors and awards. He will
assist with the development of the new San Jacinto College maritime facility along the Port of Houston. San Jacinto College offers a variety of maritime programs and courses designed
to usher new workers into the field and train professional mariners who need to stay current with the industry or
upgrade their U.S. Coast Guard certificates and licenses. Options available include noncredit training for companies and individuals
looking to update their certifications, an Associate of Applied Science in Maritime Technology, an Associate of Applied Science
in International Business Logistics, and an Introduction to Ships and Shipping course for students to earn their associate
degree in business administration and take advantage of an articulation agreement with Texas A&M University at Galveston
to pursue a maritime administration degree.
on the Bay"
Sam Houston State University Bay Area Alumni
& Friends Yacht Reception and Dinner will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX. "Kats
on the Bay" will include private dockside yacht tours at sunset, dinner, and remarks by SHSU President, Dr. Dana Gibson.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Alumni Office at 936-294-1841 or online at http://www.shsu.edu/~alu_kat/. For more information on this event or the local chapter, please contact SHSUbayarea@gmail.com or follow SHSU Alumni
Bay Area Club ~ Texas on Facebook. The SHSU Bay Area Alumni Club plans events throughout the year open to Bearkats and friends.
Around the Streets
LPPD commercial vehicle
inspector takes 1st place in Regional competition
On April 2nd, 2013, members of the nationally-based Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
(MCSAP) joined Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) officials for the Region 2 Texas Truck Challenge inspection compliance
competition. LPPD commercial vehicle inspector Dan Hoffman took the first place trophy among all county and municipal agencies
represented. Being one of La Porte’s first commercial motor vehicle inspectors, Officer Hoffman has been supportively
working under MCSAP guidelines for the past 17 years. LPPD’s high ranking in the competition is not only an indicator
of Hoffman’s skill level, but is a reflection on the dedication and knowledge of each member of La Porte Traffic Division.
MCSAP is a Federal grant program which provides financial assistance to States in an effort to reduce both the number and
severity of crashes, and hazardous materials incidents, involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV).
Papa John’s inspires Pizza GardenTwice a year Papa John's comes to St. John's After School Program
and brings enough pizza dough for the children to make their individual pizza's. We have always bought spaghetti
sauce for the base. Since the students liked making the pizza's and eating them, we thought a good idea would be
to teach them to plant the ingredients for the sauce, harvest them, and make our own pizza sauce. That's why it
is called a Pizza Garden. I'll attach some pics of the children making their dough with Papa John's employees
in December. I hope this clarifies things.
Golf Course Host the Bay Area Championship
Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th, Bay Forest Golf Course will host the Bay Area Championship Golf Tournament. The format
will be 36 Hole Individual stroke play, and flighted by individual handicaps. Play will be scratch within flights, except
last flight will play net only. A full tournament will consist of a championship and five flights (120 players). Entry fee
is $120 and the deadline for entry is Wednesday May 1st. For further information go to www.bayforestgolf.com or call 281.471-4653.
|Photo by Carlyle HenryPremier Sport Photography
|Senior Joey Rangel just beats the throw to first against College Park
|Photo by Carlyle Henry Premier Sport Photography
|Tori Vidales ends 2013 season 20 homeruns putting her at the top of the list for power hitters
Report for May
Well folks, I just returned from a great fishing trip to Golfito, Costa Rica, where I caught two fish of a lifetime.
I got a monster 60 lb. Roosterfish and a 140 lb. brute of a Sailfish. What great memories these two fish will be for me. Now
it’s time to concentrate on my favorite fishing site, Galveston Bay. May is the month that the Specks really begin showing
up. The brown shrimp migration will start early in May. The Trout will be gorging on these small shrimp. The female Trout
will be getting fat for what I think is the number one spawning month, JUNE. Best way to catch these May Trout will be to
drift areas of shell while throwing live shrimp under popping corks. Another great choice is to drift these same areas while
throwing soft plastics such as Bass Assassins, Norton Sand Eels, and Tidal Surge baits. As I said earlier, the brown shrimp
will be small. Don’t hesitate to throw these small shrimp. That’s what the Trout are eating so don’t worry
about the shrimp’s size. The best areas to concentrate on in May will be East Galveston Bay, Upper Trinity Bay, the
Causeway area, and scattered shell in West Galveston Bay. The Galveston Jetty’s will pay off with some monster Trout
by “freelining” shrimp against the rocks. You’ll lose some tackle, but you’ll have a chance to catch
a real “wall hanger”. In the La Porte area, the Sylvan Beach Pier will be good for Specks, Black Drum, Redfish,
and Gulftrout. La Porte residents shouldn’t forget about the private pier just North of Sylvan Beach. This pier is for
La Porte residents only. There’s a nice park and picnic area there also. All the old pilings along the Sylvan Beach
shoreline from Morgan’s Point to Seabrook have been removed by the State. This took a lot of prime trout structure,
but boat fishermen should still do well in the areas where the old pilings once were. In all the areas I’ve talked about,
work closer to the shorelines first. The Trout usually don’t move off the shorelines till later in May. By late May,
middle reef areas like Hanna’s Reef in East Bay will start holding fish. We’re approaching the time of the best
Trout fishing along the Texas coast. No bay can match Galveston Bay in numbers and size of Speckled Trout and Redfish on a
day to day basis. No need to go any further than here at home. If you’re not too familiar with our bay system, call
one of our local fulltime guides and let him show you what our Bays have to offer. You’ll be amazed. So that’s
about it for May. Next month I’ll talk about my favorite fishing technique, fishing live croakers for big Specks. Get
me started and I get really excited about this fantastic way to fish.See you on the water, but Not Too Close.Capt. Bob Leonard