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Posts published in “Day: December 8, 2016

Santa brings Greetings to Highlands

HO HO HO in Highlands. Santa Claus came to town Tuesday night, riding on a Fire Engine. With him were Miss Highlands and Jr. Miss Highlands.

A long line of children and parents awaited them, in Highlands Railroad Park on San Jacinto Street across from the fire station.

Santa took his seat in the Pavilion, and listened as each child told him his wish list, and then had his or her picture taken by photographer Susan Franke.

Meanwhile, cookies were being served at the fire station, by Highlands Horizons, the Crosby-Lynchburg Chamber, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 107. In addition the Rotary Club was cooking and serving hot chocolate to all.

Community organizations had decorated 12 Christmas trees leading up to the Pavilion. These groups included GCM/FFA, Highlands 4H, Highlands Jr. School, HIghlands Elementary, B. P. Hopper Primary, Highlands Little League, Highlands Horizons, Highlands Rotary Club, Cub Scout Pack 107, Sampson Masonic Lodge, Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, and Hannah Harpster. Santa chose the tree he thought was the most beautifully decorated, the Chamber tree, with a Red, White, and Blue theme.

Huffman three vehicle wreck claims 2 lives

HUFFMAN– A three vehicle crash last Saturday shortly before 7:00 p.m. in the 11600 block of FM 1960 claimed the lives of a 7 year old and a 25 year old that had recently moved to the Greater Houston Area.

Authorities say it began as a friend, Courtney Anderson, was driving a Liberty County family west on FM 1960 on wet roads.

Reports indicate a white Yukon sideswiped the grey Mazda sedan causing it to spin into oncoming traffic. A red Dodge SUV then struck the Mazda carrying the family nearly head-on.

The driver of the Yukon offered a blood sample to authorities at the scene. Witnesses describe the man as having been driving aggressively prior to the collision and apparently uninjured by the crash.

The seven year old was treated at Kingwood Medical Center but succumbed to injuries inflicted in the crash. Young Courtney Anderson died during the impact. Everyone else in the vehicle was critically injured including Courtney’s best friend, the friend’s husband and two children. The name of the family has yet to be released and the name of the man facing charges for causing the crash has not been released. The woman driving the red Dodge SUV was also taken to the hospital with injuries.