City of Houston Honors J. Prince, Breaks Ground on New Recreation Center

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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.

The

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.

The

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.

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