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Posts published in “Day: September 13, 2018”

Crosby Rodeo picks leaders

Crosby Fair & Rodeo hosted their membership feed last Saturday and Monday night was the election of seven directors at the Crosby Fairgrounds. The twenty one member board rotates seven to election every year. Above is the new board about to hold their first official meeting as newly elected board members although most were simply reelected. Winning the membership approval are Ralph Bartholow, Tannie Gillespie, Eddie Glover, Ricky Larkin (last year’s C.E.O.), Heath Matthews (also chosen as lifetime member,) Obie Fuchs and newly elected is Kevin Pipes. The membership learned of strong financial health even after Hurricane Harvey last year and other obstacles. Bill Busby after over 30 years as director and often Business Manager is giving others a chance to top his winning performance. Mr. Busby says he will be around for advice.

Cougars nip Manvel 49-47

Jaiden Howard reels in the game winner with
only seconds left on the clock.

CROSBY – The Crosby Cougars won a come from behind last minute Hail Mary innovation to defeat the perennial state contenders Manvel Mavericks last Friday by a score of 49-47.

It was looking dangerously light near the end of the first quarter with Manvel up by three touchdowns when Crosby quarterback Jaiden Howard found Mathew Fagnana in the clear and launched his first strike to grab 6 points with 46 seconds left. Normally, the extra point is an also but in this game each was critical.

The Cougar defense deserves some high praise for holding the giant player laden Mavericks in the second quarter to a single touchdown while the Cougars snatched another touchdown and a field goal. Honorable mention should go to Noel Wright, Hunter Bailey and Zack Simon in those efforts.

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EPA holds Waste Pits interviews

EPA community representative Janetta Coats, and representatives from Texas Health and Human Services and the TCEQ are present for two days this week in Highlands to interview local residents, gather information and ideas about the San Jacinto River Waste Pits. Coats will include the information in the EPA Community Involvement Plan.

Gates opened to lower Lake Houston

Lake Houston spillway opened. (archive photo)

HOUSTON – Council Member Dave Martin informed the public that all gates on the Lake Houston Spillway Dam are open due to the current inclement weather threat to our area. The gates will remain open until a lake level of 41.5 feet is achieved or the weather threat to our area is lifted.

As a reminder to residents the City of Houston, post-Harvey, has successfully implemented the prerelease strategy during rain events on Easter, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Anytime there is a rain event that is forecast to produce a minimum of three inches of rain in the San Jacinto Watershed, the Coastal Water Authority (CWA), under the direction of the City of Houston will open the Lake Houston Spillway Gates.

The gates will remain open during weather threats until the level of Lake Houston reaches 41.5 feet, which is one foot below normal pool elevation of 42.5 feet, or the inclement weather threat for the area is lifted. This pre-release strategy will be implemented each time a rainfall of more than three inches is predicted for the San Jacinto Watershed.

The City of Houston and the CWA monitor each incoming weather system around the clock for changes in forecast so that the pre-release strategy can be implemented in a timely manner. Residents may monitor the level of Lake Houston by visiting cwa.onerain.com

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