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Posts published in “Day: May 3, 2012”

Crosby students disciplined over bus vandalism

CROSBY – Expulsion hearings for all five Crosby ISD High School students involved in the April 1, 2012 school bus damage incident have been completed and appropriate discipline as provided by the Crosby ISD student code of conduct has been implemented by the school district.

Four of the students involved have agreed to restitution, and accepted their expulsion assignments off the high school campus for the remainder of the school year. If these students complete their required course work and all aspects of their disciplinary assignment, they will be eligible to participate in the senior graduation ceremony on May 31, 2012. One student and his family have elected to appeal the discipline decision to the Crosby ISD Board of Trustees which is their right to do under the student code of conduct.

As stated by Superintendent, Dr. Keith Moore:

“This entire episode has been very difficult on our school district, our staff, our student body, and the students and families involved. I am very proud of how our team worked through the situation, and very thankful to everyone that assisted. I am also hopeful that all the students involved have learned a valuable lesson that will benefit them in the future.”

Election Season heats up as Early Voting opens on May 14th

By GILBERT HOFFMAN

Star-Courier News

With the much delayed primary election finally set to happen on Tuesday, May 29th, and early voting starting for two weeks on Monday, May 14th, many office seekers and incumbents have turned their thoughts to campaigning and fundraising.

This was evident last Monday, as Judge Mike Parrott held his annual fundraiser (and FUN raiser) the Spring Swing golf tournament and Fajita Feast.

Lots of candidates, office holders, and friends and supporters showed up at the North Shore Rotary Pavilion, where the fajita dinner was held. About 500 were in attendance, and the food and the auction were well supported and went on for many hours. Judge Parrott is running for reelection to his seat as Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3 Place 1.

Parrott has held the seat since 1993, and for the first time he has an opponent in the Democratic primary, Latonya Marie Allen. There are no challengers on the Republican ticket.

Parrott’s precinct covers school districts in Highlands, Crosby, Huffman, North Forest, Sheldon, Galena Park, Humble, Channelview, and High Point.

Parrott says he is especially proud of the work he has done with the area’s youth, making Teen Court a learning experience and tailoring sentences to rehabilitate the errant offender.

Parrott’s teen court deals with 800 to 1000 students each month, and he judges each offender on an individual basis.

Punishment might be severe, but it is usually lenient, for he expects that most youth can be rehabilitated. Some sentences are for counseling, tutoring, community service, or classes in etiquette, or gang, tobacco, and alcohol awareness.