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Posts published in “Day: July 14, 2016”

Tour of new Crosby HS

CROSBY – Plans are being made for a community wide open house for the area to see what the school bond bought including the new Crosby High School.

Dr. Keith Moore, Superintendent of Crosby ISD consented to take the Star-Courier on a tour of the state of the art in high schools late last month even as finishers and craftsmen settled the work on 9 acres under roof and two stories tall.

An orientation day is planned for those that are to use the school or have wards that will use the new facilities. Currently, the new school is ready to accommodate 1800 students. At capacity with some designated space already allotted, the school could be upgraded for 2400 students. After that new considerations would need be made.

Just as all roads lead to Rome the high school attendees will all come to a brilliantly lit library area. Those passing the security doors in the administration area see the spacious library rising before them in two stories to their right. Those entering from the overhead covered bus entrance also enter near the library off to their left.

“As big as this school is I think it is divided sensible because the west side is your academic side and the east side is the extracurricular side.” Dr. Moore starts out.

Farthermost West are the Agriculture Barn and Shop and all mostly academic areas like science labs and applied sciences including the Culinary Arts Center.

Most eastward are the athletic and practiced arts including gyms and a unique fine arts department. A theater that has features enviable by professional theaters, pulley systems, lighting rows and automated systems. A professional looking basket ball court with seating for 1,800 adjoins an auxiliary court. Both courts have all the most modern amenities and goals. The varsity court has fully collapsible bleacher seating.

HOLIDAY DROWNINGS TWO DIE IN SAN JACINTO RIVER;

1 child survives in Huffman

HIGHLANDS – The San Jacinto River claimed two lives over the 4th of July holiday weekend, and a young child in Huffman almost became the third victim.

The drowning victims included a 50 year old man who walked into deep water at Banana Bend on Saturday, July 2nd; a 7 year old child that went under water at Love’s Marina and Park on old 90 near Crosby; and the near drowning of a 3 year old in Huffman.

The 50 year old died about 1 p.m. on Saturday, as he was swimming at Banana Bend Beach. While swimming with friends in shallow water, he went under water and didn’t resurface. Witnesses said they thought he stepped of a sand bar into deep water, and couldn’t swim.

At Love’s Marina, the drowning occured at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. It was thought that the 7 year old did not know how to swim.

In Huffman, later in the week a 3 year old almost drowned in water near South Commons View Drive on Thursday afternoon. Houston Fire Department answered, and called LifeFlight to take the child to Hermann Memorial Hospital.