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Posts published in May 2018

Memorial Day Services hosted

The Memorial Wreath Processional to be placed at the Wall of Honor.

HIGHLANDS – Sterling – White Funeral Home and Cemetery hosted the Annual Memorial Day Service on Memorial Day, a celebration of all things American and remembrance of those that served their country in the military.

Throughout the cemetery were flags as well as equipment from modern conflicts from the National United States Armed Forces Museum of Texas.

The event began with placing a Memorial Wreath at the cemetery’s Wall of Honor by the Crosby JROTC under the direction of Sgt. Tim Meadows.

A color guard of Boy Scout Troop #107 under the direction of Michael Dean raised “Old Glory.”

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by school children from Highlands and Crosby.

Jeff Moore, Managing Partner of Sterling White Funeral Home and Cemetery directed ceremonies welcoming all attendees.

Pastor Jerry Hovator of The Little Country Church performed his 17th annual Opening Prayer. Later, he would deliver a message about those that served their country and the incredible impact on the well-being of the rest of the world. He also closed with prayer at the conclusion.

The new JROTC Senior Army Instructor at Crosby ISD, LTC Toimu Reeves U.S. Army, delivered an inspiring oration offering a litany of the greatness of America from an adoptive perspective. The Cypress resident called to mind the Medal of Honor awardee contribution of Crosby’s own David H. McNerney in his speech.

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Lone finalist named for Crosby ISD Superintendent

Dr. Scott Davis, Lone Crosby ISD’s Superintendent finalist.

Dr. Scott Davis, superintendent in Rusk Independent School District in Rusk, Texas, has been named by the Board of Trustees as the Lone Finalist for Superintendent of the Crosby Independent School District. Davis will replace Dr. Keith Moore who resigned in January.

Under state law, Crosby ISD must wait 21 days before confirming him as the district’s next superintendent. Davis is expected to begin his contract in Crosby ISD on July 1.

“The superintendent’s job is very demanding. Over the next few years, it will become even more so with the continued focus on student achievement, student safety, new legislative demands and funding issues that need to be resolved,” said Carla Windfont, board president. “As a board, we were looking for someone who will become a part of this wonderful community and take this district and its students to the next level of achievement. We believe we found that person in Dr. Davis.”

Davis said, “I am excited to be a part of the Crosby ISD family. Kids are an amazing gift and, as their shepherd, their protection remains a priority. Teachers are quite simply the greatest group of miracle workers I’ve ever known. We will love, protect and guide our children to be the best versions they can realize in 18 years. Everything else and everyone else in Crosby ISD joins forces to serve our children and teachers. That’s where the magic happens every day. The classrooms are sacred spaces where we will honor the teachers’ craft and expect kids to work as agents of their own learning. “

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First Responders saluted at event

Paul Kessler tries out Precinct 3’s race car, which is dedicated to those that gave their last full measure to protect and defend.

CROSBY – Turner Chevrolet hosted Precinct 3 Constable Deputies, Harris County Emergency Service District #5 (the ambulance service for Crosby) and Crosby Volunteer Fire Dept., along with free food, and Zac Brown provided live music, in a special salute to First Responders last Saturday.

Precinct 3 brought in Deputy Mike Parson to chat with the kids and tell adults all they need to know about keeping up with kids and the elderly programs they offer.

Hernando Andrada, Teresa Aldi and other ambulance crews were on hand to demonstrate life saving equipment that was used at the dealership when the Parts Manager had an incident at the store earlier this month. That incident brought to mind the relatively uncelebrated groups of professionals that keep our society safer and more carefree in our daily existence.

Crosby Volunteer Fire Department turned out in force and demonstrated the jaws of life by cutting open a car in front of the service department.

It was an entertaining and educational party for all that attended.