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Posts published in “Day: May 29, 2008

Hausberger succumbs at 66

Obit for Joseph Herman Hausberger Jr.

Joseph Herman Hausberger 66, of Highlands, Texas went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2008 in Baytown, Texas. Joe was born on May 21, 1942 in Cynthiana, Kentucky to Joseph Herman Sr. and Rosalie (Puruit) Hausberger. Joe joined the United States Air Force on February 29, 1960 and was honorably discharged on February 28, 1964. Joe then moved to the Highlands area and started his automotive repair business and married the love of his life Shirley Stoy Hausberger. Joe was very passionate about his church and helping others so he was very active with several organizations such as the Highlands Methodist Church Choir, Emmaus Group, Kiros Prison Ministry, 30 years of membership with the Highlands Rotary Club and helping children at the Chinquapin School. When he wasnÕt helping others Joe enjoyed hunting, going to the races, spending time with his friends and most of all spending time with his family. Joe loved to make people laugh and always had a joke for you and he also was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed by all that knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Sr. and Rosalie Hausberger and brother-in-law Charlie White. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Shirley Hausberger, sister Sherry Dance, Sister Ann Snelling and husband Chester, son Joseph Hausberger III and wife Valerie, daughter Jenny Lynn Hausberger, grandchildren; Garrett, William, Randy, Robin, Tori, sister-in-law Evelyn Barnes, sister-in-law Ruby Stoy, brother-in-law Calvin Stoy and wife Pat, sister-in-law Barbara Gray, sister-in-law Dorothy Rash and husband Bill, sister-in-law Pat Riley and husband Robert, brother-in-law Joe Stoy and wife Jeannette, sister-in-law Debbie Parks and husband Charlie, other relatives, his church family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held May 31, 2008 from 10am-2pm at the Highlands Methodist Church with funeral services at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Sterling-White Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, Texas (281) 426-3555. To sign the online register book visit

Texas Scholar’s rewarded for extra effort

CROSBY – The Crosby/Huffman Chamber of Commerce provided something extra for the seniors of Hargrave High School and Crosby High School last Friday; a luncheon featuring them as honorees for having taken the tougher courses as recommended by the Texas Scholar’s Program.
The program included plenty of door prizes for students of both high schools. Graduation ceremonies begin at M.O. Campbell Stadium May 30 for this year’s class.
A picnic diner consisting of chipped beef sandwiches with chips and beverages was served by Chamber members at the Crosby Fairgrounds.
Orations were provided by Justin Brady C/HCC President, Superintendents Mike Joseph for Crosby and Douglas Killian for Huffman.

Dayton Ole Tyme Days awards $30K in scholarships

DAYTON— The 2008 Dayton Ole Tyme Days Festival was a huge success. And because of that success several Dayton students can continue their education. The scholarship committee is pleased to award $30,000 in scholarships to Dayton High School graduating seniors this year.
The $30,000 is the largest amount awarded in the 16 years Dayton has been hosting Ole Tyme Days festivals. The students awarded have worked very hard to achieve this milestone in their lives. The scholarships will help them begin their collegiate educational journeys.

The annual awards ceremony was held Thursday evening, May 22 at Dayton High School.
Dayton Ole Tyme Days Memorial Scholarships presented were: In memory of Delores Bagley: Bliss Francois, $3,000; In memory of Sharon Gray: Rachel Giberson, $3,000; In memory of Jackie Lambright: Cindy Alvarado, $3000 and In memory of Jay Tankersley: Kati Scott $3000.
Dayton Ole Tyme Days Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 went to Halee Bedwell, Kinsey Blalock, Elizabeth Chachere, Shelby Clanton, Kayla Copeland, Kaley Jagnanan, Laura Johnston, Jesi Noack, Jeremy Revils, Ford Smesny, Robyn Thompson and Alyssa Votaw.
The mission of Dayton Ole Tyme Days is to promote Dayton, Texas and to raise money for local youth scholarships. Each year the scholarship application deadline is in March. Graduating seniors can visit their high school counselor’s office to get an application.
The festival continues to grow each year. Attendance at the 2008 festival was over 10,000 guests.
Community support for the Dayton Ole Tyme Days Festival enables the scholarship committee to award these deserving students. Thank you to everyone who makes these scholarships possible.
For more information on the Dayton Ole Tyme Days Festival, visit

Harris Co. deputy, wife die in house fire

LIBERTY COUNTY— Members of law enforcement are mourning the loss of one of their own after a 16-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, along with his wife, died in a fire at their home near Hardin.
When firefighters entered the home of Henry and Kathy Legg in the Knights Forest Subdivision they found the pair just feet away from the back door. According to authorities a fire was reported at the Legg’s trailer in the Knights Forest Subdivision on May 22 around 4:40 a.m.
Crews from the Liberty, Hardin and Hull-Daisetta Fire Departments responded to the blaze.
Cpl. Hugh Bishop, with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, said that neighbors reported smoke at the house just after 4:40 a.m. When crews arrived, he said, they found the couple’s vehicles in the driveway making firefighters believe the couple was inside. However, it was not until 7 a.m., when the fire was contained, that firefighters could get into the home to search for the couple.
The first was found a few feet from the back door just after 7 a.m., the other was found about a half hour later under a pile of debris.
Kenny Dagle, an arson investigator, said that the fire does not appear to have been foul play. The initial investigation indicates that the faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze, although investigators are continuing to study the scene.
Capt. John Martin, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, said that Legg has been with the department for 16 years and that he was currently assigned to the jail in downtown Houston.
Bishop added that Legg was well-known in the area and often assisted Liberty County deputies who respond to calls in the neighborhood.
In an ironic twist the deaths came a week after the observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day created by President John F. Kennedy to honor peace officers who had lost their lives.