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Posts published in “Day: April 25, 2019”

Woman’s body found near San Jacinto River

Deputies reported that a woman’s body was found in the San Jacinto River on April 16, 2019.

Authorities uncovered the body with multiple injuries. The investigation continues and the cause if death is unknown. Deputies do not known if the injuries were sustained before or after the death, reports stated.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office found the body around 5 p.m. in the 17400 block of River Road.

Authorities said the woman was wearing a striped shirt and had multiple tattoos. She appeared to be in the water for several hours and her body and face sustained visible injuries.

The investigation continues and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is asking anyone with information on this case to call homicide unit at 713-274-9100.

EPA sets public meeting May 7

Water samples from the Ship Channel contain at least 9 toxins in an oily slick.

SJRC reviews Superfund status

HIGHLANDS – At its regular monthly meeting, the San Jacinto River Coalition learned that the federal EPA had scheduled a community meeting in Highlands on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. This is one of the quarterly public meetings that the EPA promised to have on a regular schedule. They will update information on activities at the Superfund site, according the EPA spokesperson Janetta Coats.

At the same meeting, THEA president Jackie Young discussed the environmental impact that the ITC fire has had on the water quality of the river and ship channel. She displayed a bottle of water from the channel with heavy oil deposits.

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Crosby names new AD

Jerry Prieto and wife, Julie come to Crosby tasked with rebuilding athletic program and coaches.

CROSBY – The new head coach and athletic director of the Crosby Cougars is Jerry Prieto as of April 16 following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees of Crosby ISD at a special called meeting.

Like the previous, he comes with a background as Assistant Head Football Coach, and Offensive Coordinator also he adds Recruiting Coordinator. For diversity of coaching experience, he has coached basketball, track, powerlifting and wrestling.

Originally from the Greater Houston Area, Prieto oversaw development of one of the most explosive offenses in South Texas. Prieto helped build Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High School’s football program and helped lead the team to Regional Semifinals in 2017 with an 11-2 overall record. In 2018, Veterans Memorial made another Regional Semifinals appearance with a 12- 1 overall record and an average over 44 points per game that same season. He has compiled a 23-3 record over the past two years.

He is a 2001 graduate of Cypress Springs High School in Cy-Fair ISD and received his undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University in 2004 and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2011.

“My family and I are excited to join this proud community,” said Prieto. “We look forward to contributing to the continued success of Crosby ISD athletics.”

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TxDOT updates I-10 bridge repair

TxDOT workers examine the broken support.

The following is an update from David Lazare, an engineer with TxDOT in regards to the San Jacinto bridge repairs:

This is an update on the Emergency Contract to repair the IH-10/San Jacinto Bridge that was struck by a barge on February 11, 2019.

The permanent repair work officially began on Monday, April 8th, 2019. Over the last week, the contractor has setup the cofferdam and is demolishing the damaged/broken column. They have also begun setting up temporary supports to begin the permanent repairs.

Over the next week, we expect to install the permanent replacement column, permanent structural support and welding.

Early next week, we also expect to open 1 lane on SPUR 330 heading north to allow commuters to access the Crosby-Lynchburg intersection, which is temporarily signalized. This should ease the congestion on Thompson Rd and the intersection of I-10.

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