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Posts published in “Day: December 13, 2018

Largest, longest Crosby Christmas Parade bears toys for kids

2017 Fireman of the Year Warren Thompson waves with Santa at parade watchers throughout North Main Street that capped the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce’s Children’s Christmas Pageant. Tower 82 brought Santa around for the largest parade in Crosby history last Saturday, but a truck with a Mexican flag and Ole’ Glory turned upside down got more attention than the mission to gather toys for less fortunate girls and boys.

Sharing Christmas at B.P. Hopper

Once again, the community of Highlands provided new clothing through the Share Your Christmas project for school children in the Highlands area.

Partners in this project pictured are: B.P. Hopper counselor, Nieketta Bapiste, Nadine Goodney and Theresa Cashion Catholic Daughters of the America’s, Jim Strouhal Knights of a Columbus, Andy Scott and Denise Smith Rotary Club, Greg Evans Knights of Columbus, Teresa Verret ZXP, Chrissa Teel, Tri-County Construction and Horizons, Delene Cotten Horizons and, last but by no means least, Claudia Birdsong First Baptist Church.

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS: Texas, nation mourn death of former president

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 3 proclaimed Dec. 5 as an official day of mourning across the Lone Star State in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who died in Houston on Nov. 30.

In the proclamation, Abbott encouraged Texans to “gather, assemble and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance.”

The proclamation also allowed state employees to attend such observances. State agencies, offices and departments were closed on that day, with general government operations and services maintained by reduced-size work crews.