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Cougar win over A&M Consolidated 53-50 sends team to Semifinals

After their victory over A&M Consolidated, the team holds up the winning Quarterfinals match, in UIL 5AD2 Region III matchup. Next the team goes plays the Semifinals against the Texarkana Texas Tigers.

By Gilbert Hoffman

CROSBY – The community was thrilled with the Cougar victory over the A&M Consolidated team from College Station, played last Friday night at the Cy Fair ISD stadium in Houston. Crosby won by a score of 53-50, holding on to a lead that was challenged by the Tigers in the last few minutes of the game.

The Cougars, with a record now of 11-2 overall, and 7-0 in District play, will move on to the Quarterfinals this Friday, and play Texarkana’s Texas Tigers at 7:30pm at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin. The Texas record is 12-0 overall, and 7-0 in District play.

Crosby had to stop a late drive by A&MC in the fourth quarter, to hold the lead and win the game. Senior Kameren Kirkwood intercepted two passes, and scored a touchdown in the last quarter to help bring victory to the Cougars. Crosby played a strong offensive game, with a total of 500 yards gained, 316 passing and 184 rushing.

Four players were named for their outstanding play: Players of the Game were Special Teams, Trevor Helburg; Overall performance, Kameren Kirkwood; Defensive Player, McCoy Casey; and Offensive Player, Cyrin Miles. QB Cyrin Miles had a total of 351 yards advanced. He was 13 for 21 passing with 239 yards, and also rushed 24 times for 112 yards.

Also notable was a halfback pass by Luke Smith for a gain of 69 yards.

Coach Jerry Prieto said, “I am proud of our guys for staying in the fight,” when A&MC challenged late in the game, but the Cougars held them off.

In the first half, the Cougar offense performed well, with a number of runs along the perimeter. Kicker Trevor Helburg completed a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter. At halftime Crosby led by 39-29.

But in the second half the Tiger defense stiffened against these plays.

Although penalties hurt the Cougars in the second half, they managed two interceptions to slow the Tigers and maintain the lead.

Another outstanding play was a fumble recovery by #40 McCoy Casey, with an 80 yard return.

In the 4th quarter, Crosby scored on an 11-yard pass from Miles, and then he followed up later with a 5-yard run after Camari Parker intercepted a Tiger pass.

In the next playoff game Friday night, the Cougs will face a team that they beat last year in the Region III area round playoffs. The Crosby community looks forward to a repeat of that victory and advancing to the Semifinals.

Holiday Events, Parades, and SANTA, coming to Highlands and Crosby

Santa with Miss Highlands at the Memorial Park
in Highlands last year.

CROSBY/HIGHLANDS – This Saturday Santa comes to Crosby, heralding the beginning of the Christmas season and the approach of many other thrilling seasonal events.

CROSBY

The season begins at Crosby Church, with a Christmas Festival sponsored by the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce. It will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 5725 Hwy 90 in Crosby. Planned events include a Christmas Market, Entertainment, an appearance by Holly the Elf, a Petting Zoo starting at 2:00 pm, a Hayride (remember them), a balloon artist and more.

You will be able to have your picture taken with SANTA and get a goody bag from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There will also be free Hot Dogs, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy for attendees small and large.

Major Event Center opens in Crosby

The Hundred Oaks Event Center main building, with the Chapel to the left and the outdoor Belvedere ceremonial site and lake in front. The re-opening will take place on November 30 with a ribbon cutting at noon.

The Hundred Oaks formerly Southern Lace

CROSBY – The community will regain one of their favorite party and wedding venues, when the Hundred Oaks Event Center opens next week. Formerly known as the Southern Lace Estates, the site was a favorite of families and hosted many weddings, parties, and fund-raising special events.

The venue includes over 100 Acres of secluded luxury, with a main reception hall that will accommodate 400 guests, has a large stage, vaulted ceiling and crystal chandeliers, and a grand staircase. It is located at 1110 Indian Shore Road, off FM2100 in Crosby.

The site also includes a Chapel with seating for 250 guests, a grand space with high ceiling and crystal chandeliers, and breathtaking views of the forest beyond. There is also a ceremonial site by the lake, with great outdoor atmosphere and the lake and forest beyond.

The Hundred Oaks Wedding and Event Center invites all friends & family to join the opening ceremony on Tuesday, November 30th from noon – 2:00 pm.

Historical Society to hear of Ross Sterling, from farmer to governor

MARK STASNEY

The Crosby Historical Society will hold a public meeting and presentation “From Humble Beginnings” – a discussion of early economic development in our region told in part through the life & times of Ross S. Sterling, who began life as a small farmer on the east side of Trinity Bay, and went on to create the Humble Oil Company, build the Baytown Refinery and eventually become Governor of Texas. The presenter will be Mark Stasney. Our meeting will be held on December 4, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Crosby Brethren Church Gym/Fellowship Building, 5202 Church Street.

We will also have an update on the Museum progress by Jody Fuchs. We also encourage attendees to bring artifacts, pictures, scrapbooks, etc. for sharing with the audience. You do not have to be a member of CHS to attend the meeting. Please join us.

Vaccine Booster shots available from Harris County Public Health

Include a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in Your Holiday “To Do” list

Booster doses are available for qualifying fully vaccinated residents

Houston – Unlike last year, this upcoming holiday season we have a vaccine available that can protect us against COVID19. Additionally, eligible residents who completed their two-dose mRNA vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) at least six months ago and anyone who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago can get a booster. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is administering the COVID-19 vaccine booster for people in qualifying groups.

All COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection for most people. A booster vaccine is an additional dose given after the protection provided by the original series has begun to decrease over time.

Memorial Luminares on display at San Jacinto Monument site on Nov. 13

Drive-thru event honors fallen Veterans

La Porte, TX – The inaugural Texas Memorial Illumination at San Jacinto will take place November 13, 2021, on the grounds of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Volunteers will be placing 21,500 luminaries on the battlefield and steps of the San Jacinto Memorial Monument. The luminaries represent Texans who have given their lives in armed conflict from the Texas Revolution through Afghanistan. Each luminary tells the story that freedom is not free.

The Texas Memorial Illumination at San Jacinto will be held on the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site One Monument Circle, La Porte TX. In remembrance of Texans who have lost their lives in armed conflict 21,500 luminaries will be lit in on the battlefield and monument. On just this one night, come and experience the battleground anew.

The park opens to the public at 6 p.m. and stays open till 12 a.m. You will be led through the battleground with luminaries lighting the way. This event is a free drive-through family event. Come and experience a renewed sense of patriotism as the luminaries tell the story that freedom is not free.

Crosby ISD hosting pediatric COVID vaccine clinic

Crosby ISD is partnering with Harris County Public Health to offer free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 at an upcoming clinic. Pediatric nurses and technicians will administer the Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine. The second doses will be scheduled for 21 days later. There is no cost.

The free pediatric vaccine clinic will be open for two days to make it as convenient as possible for families. The dates and times are: Friday, November 12, 10am-6pm and Saturday, November 13, 10am-6pm. The clinic will be located at Crosby Elementary School, 14705 FM 2100, Crosby, TX 77532. Parents/guardians are required to accompany their children to the clinic.

Goose Creek hosts CTE Association luncheon; student chefs prepare Chinese fare

Superintendent Randal O’Brien welcomes CTE guests, explains Goose Creek CTE program

BAYTOWN – Beautifully arranged bamboo plants, created by students from the Stuart Career Technical High School Floral Design program, adorned tables for the November 5th Gulf Coast CTE Association’s monthly meeting and luncheon. Students from the Culinary Arts program prepared a spread fit for an avid lover of Chinese food. CTE administrators from Alvin to Waller ISD and everywhere in between dined on a culinary feast of egg rolls, crab wontons, fried rice, beef and broccoli and orange chicken in traditional Chinese takeout boxes. Culinary Arts teacher, Chef Kylie Sobczak, was extremely proud of her students.

“Our students have worked hard over the past few days to prepare meals we hope that you all will enjoy,” she said. “Chinese food is a staple in the U.S. and we are so excited for you to experience the students’ cooking skills on National Chinese Takeout Day.”

Goose Creek CTE students prepared the Chinese food for the luncheon.

Dr. Cap Roder, SCTHS principal proudly boasted about his students, “All of these students that prepared today’s menu (Chef 313) will finish their 41-hour dual-credit certification with Lee College this May,” he said. “Some of them are steps away from receiving their degree!”