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Posts published in “Day: October 15, 2015”

Crosby Street Dance returns Saturday – PINK HEALS is coming to Crosby

CROSBY – Back with a grand opening the New Crosby Street Dance is Saturday, Oct. 17 with loads of features for the locals to hear view and enjoy.

This is the first of what is to be an annual event, according to Danny Jones “We are trying to get it back. We are making this a free event on our dime this time. Hopefully next year we can get a little support and sponsorship.”

Many remember folks from throughout the area coming to Crosby from the 1960’s up until the Mid-1980’s to attend the Crosby Street Dance.

The Grand Opening of the Crosby Antique Mall begins Noon Saturday with the closing of Main Street in the underpass below the overpass of Main Street in Crosby. It will be an event of live music, food vendors and shopping at 5613 South Main in Crosby.

“We got the permit with TXDoT and are looking forward to having the Pink Fire Truck with the Superhero’s on it coming. It’s never been to Crosby before. We want this to be a family event.” Jones said.

Scheduled Live Music events are to continue until 10:00 p.m. It all begins with karaoke by Karaoke Korner from Noon until 3:00 p.m. The Dayton Academy of dance comes out to perform at 2:30 p.m. All is a lead off for Bootleg Country Band at three lasting until six as lead for the title feature, Jason West and West of the Trinity Band, from 7:00 until closing at 10:00 p.m.

Making their appearance with two regular pink fire trucks and another with a giant kids’ moonwalk, called the Kid’s Fire Truck, the Pink Healers’ Breast Cancer Pink Fire Trucks make their appearance about 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. to bring awareness and support to our community. “Support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken and never give up hope.”

Each year through Bras For The Cause, Crosby Fair & Rodeo supports the Pink Healers with contributions

Rowdy Bucks’ Beer Booth will vend America’s favorite beverage. As of press time there is still vendor space available so call Danny Jones at (281) 799-2080.

BARRETT STATION: Two shot, one dies in robbery at market

Barrett Station – A father and his son were shot and the father killed last Thursday at the Barrett Grocery and law enforcement has charged a local man for the double shooting.

As traffic built prior to the rush hour crowd on the streets under construction about 2:00 p.m., Oct. 8 shots rang out at the Barrett Grocery.

Javed Nizamani was critically wounded and later succumbed to his injuries but Shahzaib Nizamani is expected to recover. Both Shahzaib and Javed Nizamani were transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital via Life Flight Helicopters. Javed was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The two were working at the store that Javed purchased two years ago. Shahzaib Nizamani recalled a man that frequently harrassed customers going by the handle “Pooman” was in rare form this day, knocking on windows, shouting and generally being a nuisance to the store employees and potential partons.

Shahzaib recalled that he and Javed had ordered “Pooman” to leave the premises but that seemed only to escalate the rage of “Pooman.”

While “Pooman” was shouting at the window, somehow the window shattered. “Pooman” left the business at that time only to return again a short while later with a handgun.

Shahzaib Nizamani stated that “Pooman” reached inside the broken window with the handgun and shot both he and Javed Nizamani then fled the scene.

Homicide Investigators were in the area most of the evening and spoke with a number of residents.

The next day, Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators filed charges on John “Pooman” Larue Simpson, 37, for the murder of Javed Nizamani.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Simpson is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

Early Voting starts Oct. 19

HARRIS COUNTY – Voters may want to start early this year, due to a very full ballot, with State Constitutional propositions, County, school and water district bond referendums, and candidates for a number of offices.

Early voting runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 30, and the general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Hours for voting are Oct. 19 to 23 from 8:00 to 4:30; Oct. 24 7:00 to 7:00; Oct. 25 1:00 to 6:00; and Oct. 26 to Oct. 30 7:00 to 7:00.

This year, in addition to the usual locations, the county has added locations: HCCS Northeast, and Riley Chambers Community Center to name two in this area. Also in this area, you may vote early at the Baytown Community Center, and at the main Harris County administration building downtown at 1001 Preston.

Of interest to local voters will be the 7 state constitutional amendments; 4 Harris County bond referendums; 24 Baytown propositions; 2 Baytown Police and Fire propositions; Harris County MUD No. 1 issuance of bonds and taxes to pay; and in Highlands Harris County WCID No. 1 issuance of $16 million in bonds and taxes to pay.

Outside of the immediate unincorporated area, there are also mayor and council races in the city of Houston, and bond and school trustee elections in surrounding community colleges and school districts.

Detailed information is available at www.harrisvotes.org.