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Posts published in “Day: December 20, 2018

Clothe-A-Child brings Christmas to 600+ families

Pastor Keenan Smith adds words of inspiration to host family and volunteers from D.P.S and Prison Guards just before everyone is released inside the local Wal-Mart early this week to grab about $100 in clothes for school and later get a toy provided by the parade drive last weekend.

Smith indicates that host families are down some from last year, but over 200 families in Atascocita on Monday and over 600 in Crosby were assisted by the effort based on needs determined by local schools.

Crosby ISD gets a “C” for Finances

CROSBY – Last Monday, the Crosby ISD Board of Trustees meet and topics were mostly related to finances.

Crosby ISD’s Chief Financial Officer, Lesa Jones, held a public hearing at the Regular Meeting of the Crosby ISD’s Board of Trustees to present results from the Texas Education Agency’s Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) financial accountability rating system indicating that Crosby ISD received a C for Standard Achievement based on financial data from the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The District scored 72 out of 100 possible points. The Texas Education Agency assigns one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being an A for Superior Achievement, followed by B for Above-Standard Achievement,C for Standard Achievement, and F for Substandard Achievement. In Texas, 83% of school districts received an A for Superior Achievement rating, 11% received a B, Above Standard rating, 6% received a C Standard Achievement rating, and less than 1% of districts received an F Substandard Achievement rating.

There are 15 indicators used to determine a District rating. The following three indicators resulted in the deduction of points for Crosby ISD:

Was the number of days of cash on hand and current investments in the general fund for the school district sufficient to cover operating expenditures? 0 out of 10 points

Car collision on US90 kills horse and rider

CROSBY – A rider on a horse was killed on Sunday at about 8:00 p.m. on US 90 at Lord Road. The rider was identified as Richard Wright.

According to HCSO Traffic Investigators, it appears that the rider was trying to cross the 7500 block of US 90 on the north side when he and the horse were struck by a 2016 Dodge Journey sedan also traveling eastbound. Investigators indicated that the horse rider had failed to yield right of way to oncoming traffic.

A two year old was with its mother in the car and was injured by flying glass. The driver of the car cooperated with authorities at the scene. No charges were filed against the car’s driver.

Music rings in the Holiday Season

Highlands choir entertains Rotary, Chamber

Students from the Highlands Elementary 4th and 5th grade sang Holiday music to entertain the Rotary Club at their Tuesday luncheon.

Under the direction of Elizabeth Krajewski, they got a standing ovation for their lively musical performance. This has become an annual tradition, enjoyed by the club and the students.