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Highlands torches tower note, early

Highlands Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief and Harris County ESD#14 Commissioners burned the mortgage note on a $57,815 repeating tower Monday, July 23, in front of the Wallisville Road Fire Station #2. (l.to r) Kristi Stallins, Johnny Gaeke, Chief Harvey Little (in a bit of irony set the fire,) Alton Neatherlin, Chester Stasney, Jimmy Strouhal (held the flaming note,) Glen Chisholm, Jerry Ickes, Attorney Judy Robinson, and Kenneth Boudreaux. President Strouhal said, “This was a five year note through the efforts of the community and other groups that contributed to the fund we were able to retire that note a few months early. This community supports our efforts not only through their tax dollars but through contributions also. With their support we were able to improve the equipment and maintain a fire district in which we can be proud.” Chief Little adds, “This tower helps enable us to respond to calls, the dispatcher notifies us of a situation through signals relayed through this tower and repeater system. We couldn’t have paid for it if not for donations of the people of Highlands through the water department.”