By GILBERT HOFFMAN
HIGHLANDS The Chamber of Commerce held their annual Community Awards luncheon last Thursday, noting service by public servants to the good of the community.
They also welcomed new members, Albert Luna, Judy Culbreath of CommunityBank Texas, and Brandon Baird of Woodforest Bank.
The top award went to Pastor Phillip Morris for his service to the community. In making the presentation, last years winner Jessica Woods noted Morris service as pastor of Restoration House Church, chair of the Highlands Ministerial association, president of the chamber for two years, counselor and teacher in family matters, and other avenues of service. Morris accepted with a humble talk about his life, and how his faith had helped him overcome many problems in his early life. He also credited his wives and church members. The Chamber also awarded firefighter, constable, sheriffs deputy, and business awards.