Council Member to Honor Beren Academy Boys Basketball Team

Apr. 2, 2012The West University Examiner

Houston City Council Members Larry V. Green, representing Council District K, along with Council Member Ellen R. Cohen, representing District C, will co-host a mayoral proclamation saluting the Robert M. Beren Academy Stars on at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall Council Chambers at 901 Bagby St. on the second floor.

This mayoral proclamation will highlight the phenomenal accomplishments of the Beren Academy boys basketball team, which placed second at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 2A state tournament last month in Fort Worth.

“I’m honored to co-sponsor this momentous occasion with Council Member Cohen as we acknowledge Beren Academy for finishing second in the TAPPS 2A Basketball Championship and giving them their much-deserved accolades,” said Council Member Green.

The Beren Stars nearly had to withdraw because the semifinals and finals were scheduled for the Jewish Sabbath. However, admiration and support to change the time of the games came from dusty Texas towns to distant European capitals and from such individuals and organizations as the White House, Mayor Parker, local, state and federal Texas elected officials including Council Members Cohen and Green, former Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, sports columnists, rival schools and the Union for Reform Judaism.