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Major new housing project for Crosby

MAP OF NEW INDIAN SPRINGS DEVELOPMENT
Phase I of the new housing development will be built on FM2100 at Indian Shores Road and Stroker Road. It will contain 138 housing sites, as well as amenities such as walking trails and park-like retention area. Lennar Homes is the home builder.

Indian Springs to have 583 homes

300 single-family lots for first phase of new 138-acre development

CROSBY, Texas – July 19, 2022 – Trez Capital announced the closing of a $15.3 million loan to Windy Hill Development, LLC for the development of 300 single-family lots in the first phase of Indian Springs, a new planned community located just outside Houston, in eastern Harris County on Indian Shores Road near the eastern shores of Lake Houston. The four-phase development spans 138 acres and will have approximately 583 homes upon completion.

“With the shortage of single-family homes and lots in Texas, Trez Capital is pleased to provide the financing for Indian Springs, bringing more homes to this rapidly expanding area of Houston,” said John Sullivan, vice president of origination at Trez Capital. “The improvement and expansion of FM 2100 has opened up the east side of Lake Houston to new development. Indian Springs with its heavily wooded surroundings and accessibility to Lake Houston, creates a family-friendly environment at a price point that welcomes young families.”

“With our family history of real estate and land development in the area dating back nearly 100 years , we are delighted to bring our vision to life alongside our investment partners,” said Rachael Hall, principal of Windy Hill Development. “Indian Springs embodies the spirit of Texas and reinforces our commitment to maintaining our family’s building legacy.”

Bras for a Cause awards $132,000 to 3 groups

Bras for a Cause members pose at the Rodeo, with the three check presentations, to Houston Methodist Baytown, Joseph’s Warriors, and Candlelighters Childhood Alliance. Jay Beasley waves in recognition and thanks. (Photos by Michele Eaglin)

CROSBY – As part of a Night Performance at the Crosby Rodeo the Crosby Bras for a Cause Committee presented 3 checks at the CF&R 2022 with proceeds from the 2022 event held in February of this year.

$90,000 to Houston Methodist Baytown. These funds will be divided between the Pink Heals Fund and the BFC Breast Care Fund. Pink Heals supports patients with a cancer diagnosis who need financial support while going through treatment for expenses that insurance will not cover. BFC Breast Care Fund provides financial assistance with breast screenings and diagnostics for cancer diagnosis.

$40,000 donated to CandleLighters Childhood Alliance. CL supports families of children who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

$2,000 donated to Joseph’s Warriors, a family foundation formerly from Crosby whose 10-year-old son passed away from cancer and they visit children with cancer in the hospital and take gifts to them.

CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD ALLIANCE received $40,000. CL board member Jay Beasley points to the amount, as BFC members hold check.

100˚+ Heat Wave setting records

HARRIS COUNTY – For at least 18 days since the beginning of the year, Southeast Texas has experienced record setting temperatures of 100˚+. In the month of July, we are on track to set the hottest month on record, checking records all the way back to 1889. Little to no rain is forecast to alleviate this problem for the next week or more.

Authorities are advising about Heat Stroke, and other measures to deal with the excessive heat.

Heat Safety & Heat Stroke: What You Need to Know During a Heat Wave

When you live in Southeast Texas where the summers are always hot, a heat warning or advisory may not seem like a big deal. But, right now, it’s excessively hot, and it’s a good time to brush up on heat safety.

Heat stroke, also referred to as sun stroke, is when a person’s body overheats as a result of exposure to hot weather. When it’s particularly hot outside, your body temperature can rise faster than your body’s cooling mechanisms (such as sweating) are able to lower it. In addition, heat that’s accompanied by high humidity (above 75%) can reduce the effect sweat has on lowering your body temperature.

“In most cases, heat stroke results from exercising outside in the heat without proper hydration. But, when it’s really hot outside, a person doesn’t have to be exercising to develop heat stroke,” said Dr. Gregory Terry, a primary care physician with Houston Methodist Baytown.

Here’s what you need to know about heat stroke and staying safe in the heat during a heat wave.

City, County join in Gun BuyBack program

HOUSTON – As part of his One Safe Houston initiative, Mayor Sylvester Turner is holding a Gun Buyback program to reduce the number of guns on our streets. The City – County Partnership will reduce the number of Unwanted Guns on our streets.

To make Houston’s homes and streets safer and free from violence, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office and Police Chief Troy Finner announce a gun buyback program that will take place July 30. With no questions asked, residents can turn in firearms in exchange for gift cards in the amount of $50, $100, $150 and $200 – depending on the type of gun. It’s part of a coordinated effort to reduce violent crimes.

The event, in partnership with Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, the Houston Police Department, and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, will take place from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday, July 30, at 3826 Wheeler Ave.

Garcia at White House Workforce Summit

Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, second from right, participated in the Workforce Summit of the American Rescue Plan. The discussion and presentation was live streamed throughout the nation. Above, panel members are welcomed to the discussion by White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling.

Comm. Garcia’s Employ2Empower program recognized

Harris County, TX — Wednesday, July 13, Commissioner Adrian Garcia traveled to the White House to discuss the ARPA-funded Employ2Empower countywide homeless workforce initiative, which originally began as a pilot program in Precinct 2. Commissioner Garcia joined Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, plus other officials from around the country for a series of events to discuss EMPLOY2EMPOWER.

Commissioner Garcia gave prepared remarks at 11:40 a.m. CST, and he was available for interviews (in both English and Spanish) starting at approximately 12:30 p.m. CST.

The White House Summit on the American Rescue Plan and Workforce with Vice President Harris was held on July 13 in Washington DC.

San Jacinto River: 2 DROWN AT MAGNOLIA GARDENS

Harris County Sheriff’s Maritime Patrol deputies search for a missing swimmer in the San Jacinto River.

In two separate incidents last weekend, swimmers drowned in the San Jacinto River, near Magnolia Gardens Park. On Saturday, a 13-year-old boy swimming with his family disappeared under water and didn’t resurface. His body was recovered on the river bank early Sunday morning.

In the other drowning, on Sunday a man in his 30s swam out into the river, but midway he turned to come back, and went underwater and didn’t resurface. Dive teams recovered his body around 7 pm.

Griner trial in Russia update

DURING THE TRIAL, GRINER IS IN A CAGE.IN THIS PHOTO, SHE HOLDS A PHOTO OF USA ALL-STAR PLAYERS WEARING HER NUMBER IN SUPPORT.

Houston native and Nimitz graduate Brittney Griner, a WNBA star basketball player, remains in a Russian jail after her third day of trial last Thursday. She has pleaded guilty to a minor drug charge, and the third day of her trial consisted of character witnesses. US officials were present at the proceedings.

She has been able to communicate with her family, wife, and President Biden through written out emails and letters.

Her next day in court is July 26th. Experts say her conviction is almost certain, with imprisonment for up to 10 years, unless the US is able to bargain for her release.

Public Input Wanted on Countywide Drainage Plan Study

Chambers County has been awarded a $6.2 million grant through the Texas Water Development Board Flood Infrastructure Fund. This is a 75/25 match grant and the County is partnering with the Cities of Mont Belvieu, Dayton, Liberty and Beach City, as well as WCID #5 to fund the match.

The purpose of this is to study all of the water that flows “to and through” Chambers County. The end product will be twofold: a comprehensive drainage plan of the entire County and a list of “shovel ready” projects that the County can use for future grant applications and budget planning.

We have been working on this grant for more than two years (the initial application was submitted in March 2020) and have gathered a substantial amount of information… but we are now turning to our public and asking that you share your knowledge with us.

UPDATE ON COVID SHOTS FOR CHILDREN

Harris County Public Health Now Administering COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Under 5 Years Old

Vaccination for children 6 months to 4 years follows the recent approval by FDA, CDC, and DSHS

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children 6 months to 4 years old. This follows the recent emergency use authorization given to both Pfizer and Moderna by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

HCPH encourages parents or guardians to first seek a COVID-19 vaccine for their children from their primary care provider or pediatrician. HCPH will provide vaccines to children at its vaccination sites to residents who cannot obtain it otherwise.

All COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are safe and effective and have proven to provide strong protection against severe illness, hospitalizations, and death, including the latest version approved for children aged 6 months to 4 years old.