GP School Board honors two journalists

Galena Park I.S.D. Board of Trustees Business Recognition

Earlier this year, Mr. Gil Hoffman and Mr. Allan Jamail were named to the Texas Education School Board (TASB) 2020 Media Honor Roll nominated by Galena Park I.S.D.

On Monday evening, September 14, 2020, Galena Park I.S.D. recognized Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Jamail during the Board of Trustees meeting.

Due to Harris County Public Health Department (HCPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the meeting was virtual.

Allan Jamail wrote the following in response to the honor bestowed by the Galena Park trustees:

I want to thank the GPISD Trustee’s and whomever else for having nominated me to the Texas Education School Board (TASB) 2020 Media Honor Roll.

Years ago I began donating my photojournalism services to both the GPISD and the North Channel Star Newspaper. Having begun my kindergarten in 1950 in the small wooden building on 7th street, then the elementary school, junior high school and high school all in Galena Park. I wanted to make sure the students, faculty and citizens got recognition for their outstanding performance. And to also help the newspaper with its goal of providing community news to the North Channel area citizenry.

I’ve never been, nor do I want to be compensated or reimbursed for my time, travel expenses by the district or the newspaper, my reward comes from just knowing I’m helping to provide recognition to those I’m donating my services to.

My Galena Park education has enabled me to become a public service servant. After high school in 1962 I moved to neighboring Jacinto City where I served several terms as a city councilman, mayor, chief of police and emergency management director. At age 76 I’m proud to be a lifelong resident of GPISD, if it’s God’s will I’ll continue to have good health where I can continue with my services to the District.