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NNO celebrated throughout Harris County

IT’S BACK! NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2021

EAST HARRIS COUNTY – Harris County was busy Tuesday night, with residents gathering at their Pct. 2 community centers, or just in the street in their neighborhoods. The point of the night was to meet your neighbors, and your public safety officers, to form a friendship and strengthen community safety.

Harris County Precinct 2 held receptions and events in 12 of their community centers, from Aldine to Pasadena. In this area, residents gathered in Huffman, Crosby, Highlands, Barrett and JD Walker centers for several hours, starting at 5pm.

Each center had a contingent of Sheriff and Constable deputies and other first responders, often with specialized equipment to show the public.

Crosby UM Church Pumpkin Patch opens

The Crosby High School girls’ softball and basketball teams as well as the baseball team showed up in full force to unload over 2700 pumpkins for the Crosby United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch.

Other groups represented were Scout Troop #264, FFA, and others.

Our Community Young People are some of the best and we all should be proud of them. Their help was greatly appreciated as this community event was set up. Thank you, Cougars!

Goose Creek opens new Junior School

Goose Creek CISD to Hold Dedication Ceremony Sept. 29 for new E.F. Green Junior High

Goose Creek CISD will host an invitation-only ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for Edward Franklin “E.F.” Green Junior School on Wednesday, September 29th at 6 p.m. The 192,000 square foot, two-story building, located at 5737 E. Wallisville Road, is home to 1,100 students.

The campus, which opened August 18, 2021, was built to alleviate overcrowding in the district’s junior schools.

Green was the first Black educator to become a district-level administrator. Former principal at Carver High School, he served as deputy superintendent for curriculum and guidance, retiring after 48 years in education.

BATTLE OF HIGHWAY 90: Crosby Cougars defeat Dayton Broncos 52-21

#14 K. Kirkwood receives a pass from Cougar QB Cyrin Miles to score 1 of his 3 touchdowns.
#5 T. Cooper carries an interception back to the goal line for another Touchdown.

CROSBY – In the annual Battle of Highway 90, the Crosby Cougars overpowered the Dayton Broncos team by a final score of 52-21 last Friday night, Sept. 24 at Cougar Stadium. An indication of the intensity of play by the Cougars was the fact that at half-time they led 49-0.

Abbott announces 3rd Special Session, agenda

(Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing that he will convene a third special legislative session at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session.

“The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and congressional districts in accordance with the new census numbers,” said Governor Abbott. “In addition to redistricting, there are still issues remaining that are critical to building a stronger and brighter future for all Texans.”

Agenda items for the third Special Session will include:

Crosby Superintendent selected for new leadership program

Crosby ISD will partner with The Holdsworth Center, an Austin-based nonprofit, to support our superintendent’s leadership through a new 18-month program – the Holdsworth Superintendent Leadership Program.

Superintendent Paula Patterson will be part of the 18-month Superintendent Leadership Program, which is designed to support superintendents as they navigate unprecedented challenges at a critical point in their career – either in the first five years of their superintendency or new to a large district.

Superintendents in the cohort will attend learning sessions at the Campus on Lake Austin to dig into not only essential leadership skills, but content that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities of the superintendent role. They will also receive executive coaching from Holdsworth Superintendents-in-Residence, Dr. Art Cavazos and Dr. Thomas Randle, both recently retired superintendents who have earned the respect of their peers.

Rotary Washer Tourney hits target

FIRST PLACE TEAM: Rotary president Jerry Fallin, center, poses with team “Community.” L to R: Keith Gaedchens, Bob McFehring. Gaedchens was also judged the Grand Champion of all players in the Tournament. (SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 5 OF THE PRINT OR PDF EDITION)

Crowds enjoy games, raise money for benefit

HIGHLANDS – Dozens of Rotarians, both local and city-wide, and friends and other residents converged on Charlie’s Ice House on N. Main Street last Saturday, Sept. 11 to compete in the annual Washer Board Charity Competition.

This year the event had a special Patriotic theme, since it was held on 9/11 and the 20th Anniversary of the Twin Towers attack. Rotary past president Andy Scott arranged to have a military honor guard present the colors in memory of those who have given their lives for this country.

The tournament is now in its 14th year, and the money raised by the Rotary Club is used for international projects, including Polio eradication worldwide. The club usually nets about $8000 for this effort.

Harris County Small Business Relief Fund now open for applications

COVID relief grants from $5,000 to $25,000 available until October 4

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Pct. 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis held a new conference last Monday afternoon, September 20 to announce the start of the Harris County Small Business Relief Fund Application period. The application window will remain open until Monday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m.

On August 10, Harris County approved the $30 million relief fund to support small and micro businesses recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund was created with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and is being administered by LiftFund, a nonprofit organization that supports small business owners with funding and business education.

Harris County urges business owners to apply by visiting the website at www.harriscountybusinessrelief.org to review the applicant checklist to verify eligibility for this program and also to be prepared with the proper documentation needed to apply before the application portal opens.