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Posts published in “Day: September 23, 2010”

Crosby/Huffman Chamber picnic attracts attention

By LEWIS SPEARMAN
CROSBY – The Annual Picnic in the Park was packed with attending members, and four newspapers last Thursday to hear a variety of charity drives, golf tournaments for charity and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan.
Crosby Church spoke first for Crosby Care a project to give local underprivileged children about $100 clothing shopping spree the first Saturday in December. Last year some 671 children were recipients. The Cloth–A–Child Tournament is Sat., Oct. 9. For more details call (281) 328-1310. The same church is presenting the Impact Bowl Sept. 24 at Huffman High School’s football game and Nov. 4 at Crosby High School. A huge 4 ft. tall trophy will be presented to the winning team and each team will get a big $500 check. The bands and cheerleading teams will each receive $250 big checks.
Harris County Commissioner’s Precinct 2 is hosting a Veteran’s Picnic for the extended area community Sat., Oct. 16, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with special focus on Korean War Veterans.








Vince Ryan enthralled everyone with anecdotes of local politic figures and past County Attorneys. He answered that the San Jacinto River Clean-up is nearing a final plan from the responsible party to eliminate the pollutants in the San Jacinto River. He also made statements about the process of incorporating the local area.
St. Martin DePoress Catholic Church is hosting their Annual Bazaar on Oct. 16 and 17. Vendor spaces and marketing opportunities are available.
Numerous door prizes were distributed including multiple tickets to Texas Renaissance Festival.

Garcia honored for work on San Jacinto River Superfund Site

HIGHLANDS— Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Sylvia R. Garcia was presented with the Guardian of the Bay Award from the Galveston Bay Foundation for her work to bring the EPA to the San Jacinto River Waste Pits for remediation.
Presented at a luncheon on Wednesday at Houston’s Hotel Zaza, the award cited Commissioner Garcia’s tireless efforts in getting the site recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Super Fund site.
The Foundation also recognized Commissioner Garcia’s continuing efforts to work with the EPA as they begin their actual work in containing and cleaning the location that releases dangerous dioxins from the site of a former paper mill.