Work begins on new rec center on east side

HOUSTON Houston Dynamo defender Mike Chabala helped to break ground on the John P. McGovern Sports and Recreation Center. One main goal of the center is to give kids a safe place to go to after school so they can avoid gangs.

The facility will have an educational wing where students can also get help with homework.

Spanish speaking immigrants can also attend English as a Second Language and GED classes.

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