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Posts published in “Day: August 29, 2013

First Day of classes at local schools

HARRIS COUNTY – This year the first day of school was a wet one and the excitement and fear was palpable on the faces of those whose absolute first day of school was Monday.

Among the big local accomplishments on lowering first day hassles Crosby ISD streamlined their enrollment and re-enrollment with new forms that can be downloaded at home and submitted with less waiting.

Returning students, re-enrollment forms were pre-filled in with previous information given, but with fewer pages and no repeat sections.

Warning of dangers

Crosby ISD warned parents about an incident on Tuesday through their phones and Facebook page concerning a possible “stranger danger.”

On the morning of August 27, 2013, a female intermediate student was approached at her bus stop in the Newport neighborhood by a Hispanic Woman with Blonde hair around the age of late thirties to early forties.

The woman in question was allegedly attempting to lure the student to her vehicle by posing as her mother’s friend and enticing her with jewelry while calling her by the name of “Amber.” That name was unknown to the student. The car was identified as a burgundy/red, late model Nissan Versa.

The student did not approach the vehicle, and the vehicle sped off once the student’s bus approached.

Rotarians are practicing for the Big Washer Tournament

HIGHLANDS – Out behind the house, Rotarians are practicing their washer throwing techniques in preparation for the upcoming 7th Annual 3-Hole Washer Board Charity Tournament, to be held next Saturday, September 14th at Charlie’s Ice House. Charlie’s is at 906 N. Main Street in Highlands, and the tournament starts at 12 noon sharp, lasting until 4 p.m.

This event has become a city-wide tradition, with two person teams coming from various clubs around the Rotary 5890 District, as well as local Highlands folks, to compete for bragging rights and the three top positions in the double elimination tournament.

Teams are also expected from North Shore and Baytown clubs. The public is invited to field a team, also. You are welcome to come and watch if you don’t play, and there will be refreshments, and live and silent auctions.

It is expected that about 50 teams will compete in the tournament. Entry fee is $50 per team, and all proceeds go to the Rotary Foundation, for worldwide projects and also local projects.

Additional information is on the ad inside this issue. To enter a team, please call club president Aaron Cole at 281-743-3683 or Patricia Scott at 281-426-3558.

Last year’s winners were #1 Team WISHY WASHERS, or Robert York and Clinton Forsythe. #2 Team was RINGERS, Justin Graves and Brandon Sweeney, and #3 Team was DEAD RINGERS, Dane Listi and Jeremy Rosenkranz. These teams will be at the tournament to defend their reputation, we have learned.