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Posts published in “Day: March 14, 2019”

Coby Carter bringing Spring to Rock’N C

CROSBY – When the Rock’N C Roundup plays on Saturday, March 23, Coby Carter will be the concert portion, but there will be a bevy of activities to partake in, including “How many of you like steak?”

Well, there is to be a steak cook-off beginning at 10:00 a.m. that morning. Teams can buy a ground of 10X15 foot to cook some of the finest steak meat in Texas.

Now the extra good part for just eaters is when the contest is over individuals can buy steak dinners cooked to order for $20 a plate.

For those that like tossing games a corn-hole tournament is to begin registering at 1:00 p.m. and begin at about 2:00 p.m. the buy in per team is $25.

There is to be a Live and Silent Auction including items not available anywhere else.

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Crosby Education Foundation begins ‘Family Pride’ initiative

The Crosby Education Foundation (CEF) has embarked upon a new campaign which they are calling the Crosby Cougar Family Pride initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to unify the community with Crosby ISD (CISD) during this time of financial hardship and recovery. They are also trying to raise some funds to help the District maintain essential programs through this difficult period.

CEF is raising money to provide for essential services and supplies which are needed by CISD but had to be cut from the budget due to the financial exigency. They are targeting those programs and services which have the greatest impact on the academic achievement of the students, such as reinstating the Accelerated Reader programs at all Elementary campuses, funding a supplemental tutoring program for student testing, and assisting the District with attracting and retaining top-quality teachers. They are also working with the District to identify additional program and supplies which were cut from the budget.

The fundraising to support this campaign was recently kicked off with the “One District, One Family, One Shirt” sale in early February. They will continue to accept donations from individuals and local businesses to support these needs. You may contribute online at Paypal.me/CrosbyEF or by sending a check to:

Crosby Education Foundation
Attn: Melissa Murray
706 Runneburg Rd
Crosby, TX 77532

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Three injured in Highlands fire

Three people were injured in a house fire that destroyed their mobile home, last Wednesday at about 11:45am. The home was located in the northern section of the town, in a development known as Highlands Park near 300 Highlands Shores Road.

Highlands Fire Department responded to the call, bring their water truck as well as pumper trucks and an ambulance. The reported that three people were injured, two with smoke inhalation and one with first degree burns.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s office also responded to the call, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze.

Community leaders travel to D.C. to demand EPA action at Superfund Sites

JACKIE YOUNG

Leaders from communities met with EPA representatives on Tuesday, March 5th, at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to push for action at their Superfund sites.

“We need action in our communities where people are sick and dying because of exposures to chemicals in the environment,” was the resounding cry for help from community leaders.

Jackie Young, executive director of Texas Health and Environment Alliance, discussed the San Jacinto River Waste Pits and Jones Rd Superfund Sites with the agency. “I asked the agency to finalize the Community Involvement Plan for the Waste Pits and to create a Community Health and Safety Plan for the cleanup,” said Young.

The group met with Steven D. Cook, Deputy Assistance Administrator for the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), Peter C. Wright, Assistant Administrator of OLEM, James E. Woolford with the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) and other EPA staff. The meeting was organized by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice as part of a commitment from EPA to meet quarterly with communities at risk from Superfund sites.

Relocation of families living among some of the most toxic chemicals was an overarching issue. How can communities trigger relocation as the policy is unclear? Leaders called for a committee or task force to find ways to clarify this section of the law.

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Citizen input at Barrett Station drainage meeting

Officials from the Harris County Flood Control District, and the Engineering Department, have been holding a series of meetings around the county to explain how the $2.5 billion bond issue, that was approved last year in 2018, will be used to alleviate flooding.

Last Tuesday, March 5 they met with residents of Barrett Station, at the Community Center, to show plans and hear ideas and comments from the public, according to HCFCD project manager Roger Duong.

HCFCD engineering director Marcus Stuckett explained that the Barrett Station area has two projects affecting the flow of storm water away from the district. Duong said that currently the drainage ditches are too flat, and the road and entire St. Charles neighborhood is too flat, and therefore water is not moving away in the ditches.

The proposed solution is to widen and deepen the existing ditches, moving the water from the east side of Barrett, to the west side, and eventually to the irrigation canal and the San Jacinto river.

The engineers said that this solution should lower the accumulated water by a few inches in a normal rainfall, and up to 3 inches or more in an intense storm.

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