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Posts published in “Day: August 9, 2012

BH announces football ticket sales and pre-game activities

Season tickets for Barbers Hill’s six varsity home games of the 2012 football season will be offered for sale beginning August 13.

The first two weeks of ticket sales are reserved for current season ticket holders who wish to purchase the same seats for the upcoming season at $42 per seat for the season.

Tickets will be available to current ticket holders August 13 – 16 and August 20 – 22, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. at the BHISD tax office at 9600 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu. Extended hours for ticket sales will be offered August 23 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased during these times in order to reserve the same seats purchased last year.

Reserved season tickets for first-time buyers will be available beginning Monday, August 27, at 8:00 a.m. at the BHISD tax office. No reserved tickets will be sold at the gate.

Pre-sale tickets for single games

General admission pre-sale tickets will be sold for each home and away game. Ticket sales will start on Wednesday and end at noon on Friday of each week. Adult tickets are $5 and student tickets are $3 and will be sold at the High School, Middle School, Intermediate School, and BHISD Tax Office.

All tickets purchased at the gate by adults or students will be general admission at a cost of $6 each.

Pre-game activities

Guests are invited to come early before home games to enjoy dinners provided by district student organizations.

Aug 31 – Steak Finger Dinner

Sept 7 – To Be Determined

Sept 21 – Chicken Strip Dinner

Oct 5 – Homecoming BBQ Dinner

Oct 26 – Tailgate Party, Hamburger Dinners

Nov 9 – Fish Fry

All events except the Tailgate Party will be held inside the Middle School cafeteria and tickets may be purchased at the door. The Tailgate Party will be held behind the Central Administration Building. For more information, visit or call the tax office at 281.576.2221 x 1205.

Crosby football to honor Cody Stephens

By Lewis Spearman

CROSBY – The stunning loss of Cody Paul Stephens last early May left this community stunned, the 6 foot 9 inch football player was an inspiration to his classmates and Church members. Now Crosby High School and Tarlton State University are in the process of honoring is memory.

His father, Scott Stephens, is undergoing the process of establishing a 501C3 charity to bestow scholarships for Crosby High School students. A memorial scholarship fund has been established at Community Bank of Texas N.A.

Early in the football season, the Crosby Cougars will pay a preliminary recognition to Cody and later once all the graphics have been established sometime during the season at a home game the new digital scoreboard will share a special tribute to Cody Stephens, according to Dr. Keith Moore, Superintendent of Crosby ISD.

The press box at Cougar stadium will be painted with the slogan, “Go Big or Go Home.” both in honor of Stephens and in the way of a team brand.

Tarlton State University’s football team won the community service award on campus last year, in honor of scholarship recipient that was unable to attend will rename that award, “Go Big or Go Home” in reference to Cody’s motto and that will be announced on September 8. Anyone wishing to attend that ceremony should contact Scott Stephens.

For over 90 days the family has awaited autopsy results and with the help of the Constable of Precinct 3 a partial report has been issued according to his father, “My friend, Ken Jones, was able to confirm what we thought, it was an enlarged heart related issue. No drugs or any chemicals whatsoever were found in his system. The final report is not complete, and I will let you know when I hear, read the final report. It should be several more weeks. Cody was pushing his big ole’ body to get ready to do what he wanted to do…play college football. His heart had some kind of defect that we knew nothing about.”

Dr. Moore stated that within the next two weeks the repainting of the press box should be accomplished. He also stated that throughout the district the new Crosby Cougar should be uniform as the a brand for the school district. The old and their are about six different Cougars but the one most often used looks entirely too much like Penn State University and the N.C.A.A. had said the district was not to use that one anymore. He also stated that the scoreboard will not be ready until October. He indicated that the big tribute to Cody will wait until the scoreboard is operational and will probably be mid-season.

Precinct 2 begins Crosby roadwork

By Lewis Spearman

PASADENA – Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman announced that he was commencing an initiative called BetterStreets2Neighborhoods in the Nelson Subdivision already with a major effort to begin on August 27 and plans to rebuild South Diamondhead in Newport Subdivision beginning March of 2013.

This new road rebuilding effort is an attempt to fix roads decimated by last year’s drought and/or some that have not been refitted with asphalt in the last 20 years or so.

The Precinct Commissioner said, “We know the these resurfacing projects will be an inconvenience during the short-term. In the long-term, you will have better streets for the future.”

Obviously, these county road fixing efforts will run concurrent with the construction of the overpass of FM 2100 at the railroad tracks, that is to conclude in late Summer of 2013.

Much speculation has been offered as to why the resurfacing and subsurface rebuilding efforts had to be concurrent with the overpass construction.

“We want to protect the taxpayers’ investment in our infrastructure by maintaining what we have before we lose it. I am dedicated to providing improved street maintenance service throughout Precinct 2. You might see our contractors in your neighborhood. We anticipate only being there 45-60 days.

“We know this will be an inconvenience during the short term, but bear with us; in the long term, you will have better streets for the future which will ultimately lead to a safer and happier driving experience. For more information, please call the Precinct 2 Maintenance Camp (6702 Miller Wilson Road/1st Street, Crosby and speak to Alton Chisholm at 281-456-7188. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The Old Crosby or Nelson Subdivision was to have begun in July and some has begun but the major work will begin on August 27. The cost of that resurfacing is to run $2 M.

The rebuilding of South Diamondhead in Newport is to begin March of 2013 and in itself is to cost $2 M. Residents should begin to think of how to avoid construction with South Diamondhead and FM 2100 as the overpass will be nearing completion in the Summer of next year. There are two other exits from Newport.

According to Precinct 2 Community representative Dawn Harris, “The project start date is August 27th. However, they may start earlier on a few intersections suggested by the Crosby ISD Transportation Department. That may or may not be, on or around August 20th.”

Chamber and Rodeo team for mammoth Veteran’s Day

By Lewis Spearman

CROSBY – From Nov. 8 through 10 the Crosby Fairgrounds will be a bustle of activity dedicated to honoring veterans in a new program to be called, “Eastside Veteran’s Celebration; Warriors of the Past and Present.”

A carnival is to be opened on Nov. 8 for the kids of all ages to enjoy fun rides. Plans are to host a possible dance at $10 per person on Nov. 9 with live entertainment, in honor of veterans. Then the following morning a Coo-Off is to begin with cooking teams that made it to the Crosby Fair & Rodeo participating to see who can prepare the best meal for veterans.

There is to be a fete for the vets to be called Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 10. A craft show, the carnival and the dinner is to go on Nov. 10. One of the men that served under Crosby’s Medal of Honor recipient David H. McNerney will travel to Crosby to present a speech, that day.

But plans are just now getting underway and although the good people of Son Harvest Church, the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce, the Crosby School District and the Crosby Fair & Rodeo are involved there is plenty of work to be done so volunteers are welcome.

Committee meetings are already underway and the next meeting is Sept. 1 at Son Harvest Church. Anyone interested should contact Lori Beckman of Son Harvest Church, the same church that brought us The Vietnam Memorial Travelling Wall last year, at 281-328-6295.