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Posts published in “Day: April 11, 2013

Chamber Golf Tournament scores “Hole in One” success

CROSBY – The Newport Golf Course and Convention Center hosted Tees and Tails the 49th Annual Fund-raiser for the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce.

The Tees aspect of the event was a golf tournament that featured much effort by the folks at United Community Credit Union for working the committee and set up of the event and ACE Sponsorship. The Crawfish Shak contributed cooking and thousands of Crawfish and shrimp for the Tails portion of the event.

Winners of the Golf Tournament’s first Morning Flight were United Community Credit Union with golfers Ken Junck, Joe Stephens, Ira Newsom and Emmett Lewis. 2nd place went to Arlan’s Market with players John Martin, Steven Nicholson, Jonathon Tullos and Teresa Henriquez. The third place spot went to Matera paper featuring golfers David Harringer, Mark Salvaggio, Chris Ohrn and Carl Simmons. The Crawfish Shak that contributed so much to the Tails portion of the event also won first place in the heavily contended Evening flight. Mike McComb, Casey Nickel and Andy Shoop with Todd Carroll represented Crosby’s most numerously attended restaurant.

Higginbotham & Associates were second place and were the much desired Beverage Cart, sponsors.Koby Hackradt, Ryan Moss, Jeff McFerrin and Will Baker made up the team. Third place in the evening went to Shine Dental featuring Albert Luna, Dihn Hoang, Brad Kirksey and Clay Kirksey

Luna also won longest drive. Closest to the Pin was Christy Henderson and Most Honest Team was Blisco.

Eddie Foster sang and played disc jockey for the event and the Lions Club dished up the fish.

Highlands man killed, truck stolen

HIGHLANDS – Authorities arrested a 19-year-old man here Tuesday after an 83-year-old longtime resident was fatally shot Monday night at his home and his pickup was discovered missing.

Otis James was found lifeless by a neighbor checking on his welfare at about 8:25 p.m. in the 100 block of South 4th Street, say Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies. Family members were called to the scene by the neighbors.

Deputies said James was found sitting in a chair in his living room with blood on his shirt from more than one gunshot wound. Forensics has yet to establish a time of the shooting. The missing vehicle is described as a white 2012 Ford F150 Crew cab with a disabled license plate 5GPWM.

Harris County ESD#5, from Crosby, pronounced James dead at the scene, shortly after arriving.

Investigators later identified Randy Segura as a person of interest in the case after questioning several people at the scene that night. They did not release details about Segura’s possible connection to the shooting but local sources indicate that he is related to a nearby tenant at property owned by James.

The Ford F-150 crew cab pickup was missing from the home but discovered near Dell Dale Road on Jacinto Port Boulevard in Channelview on Tuesday morning at about 10:00 a.m.

Deputies said Randy Alen Segura was taken into custody shortly before 2:00 p.m. not far from the crime scene in Highlands on Tuesday. He has been charged with Capital Murder in connection with the death of Otis James.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division at 713 967-5810.