Records CEO James "J. Prince" Prince will be honored Tuesday by the
City of Houston with a day of his own. Houston
mayor Bill White and City Council Member Ron Green will conduct a city proclamation
honoring Prince for more than 20 years of commitment and dedication for giving
back to the city. The
result of the proclamation, which takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Houston City
Council chambers at City Hall, will be an official James Prince Day in Houston.
recognition comes on the heels of a recent groundbreaking for a new recreation
center Prince is building in Houston’s 5th Ward. The
facility, which will be located across from the Prince Boxing Complex in the 3000
block of Jensen, will provide a variety of services for children in the community
ranging from computer courses to athletics. The
event held Friday (Jan. 26), attracted Prince’s family as well as a host
of community leaders, including Texas House of Representatives member Sylvester
Turner, Houston City Councilman Jarvis Johnson and community activist Debbie Allen.
multi-million dollar recreation center will be run by the Rev. Herb Shook, who
will serve as executive director.Prince
founded the legendary Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records in 1986.