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Posts published in “Day: May 30, 2019

Sterling-White hosts Memorial Day

Solemn ceremony as veterans, civilians remember those that served.

HIGHLANDS – Let anyone planning where best to celebrate holidays in the U.S.A. remember to be here for Memorial Day.

Each year a capacity crowd turns out to remember those that have served the armed forces — and especially those that gave the last full measure for their country — with speeches, tributes, prayer and music at the cemetery in Highlands.

This year — with the help of the Crosby High School JROTC, Boy Scout Troop #107, Cub Scout Pack 264 Den 1, and honored guests that served in the International War on Terror, and scores of veterans from nearby areas, with local folks that echo the patriotism that summoned the rest — scores of people returned to see the Memorial Wreath placed on the Wall of Honor.

After needed repairs, Battleship may be moved

BATTLESHIP TEXAS is currently on display in La Porte, near the San Jacinto monument.

LA PORTE – The Battleship Texas may be in line for another big battle, and the loser may be La Porte and East Harris County.

In a last minute maneuver in the 86th Legislative session, State Representative John Cryer (R-Lockhart) and State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) sponsored a bill that would allow the ship to be moved to another location, reportedly Galveston, after it received $35 million in state money for repairs in a shipyard in Alabama. SB1511 provides for the transfer of the ship from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife to the Texas Historical Commission, and then to a nonprofit, possibly the Battleship Texas Foundation. Who would make the final decision on relocation is not clear from the bill.

Local state representatives Mary Ann Perez and Briscoe Cain have been vocal in opposing the move. Perez pointed out that the Galveston population is seasonal, and there is no guarantee that more people would visit than in La Porte. Cain filed an amendment to stop the ship from being relocated, but it was not in the final bill.

Crosby Rodeo Cook-Off & parade

CROSBY – The biggest party in northeast Harris County kicks off this weekend (May 31-Jun 8) at the Crosby Fairgrounds for the 73rd Annual Crosby Fair & Rodeo Cook-Off.

Bag of Donuts plays Friday, May 31 and Travis Matte plays Saturday, June 1. Booths are sold for cooking teams to compete against one another for best in brisket, ribs, open dish, desert, chicken, and other categories, including Showmanship.

Saturday morning June 1 at 10:00 a.m. a parade that first appeared during World War I will leave the Middle School and venture North on FM 2100 tossing candy to all that witness. Displaying every business that wants local customers to visit.

After the camps clear on Sunday the next event of the rodeo is the Livestock Auction.

Harris County Public Health surveys Huffman and Crosby residents

Assessing Resilience and Recovery in Residents Post-Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — Harris County Public Health (HCPH) staff and volunteers will go door-to-door in the Huffman/Crosby area to assess residents’ needs more than a year and a half after Hurricane Harvey. This area affected by flooding during Harvey and some residents are still trying to recover. Survey results will be shared with local, state, and federal public partners to better understand how residents were impacted, what their current needs are, and how to better prepare residents for future emergencies.

On Saturday, June 8, survey teams will visit randomly selected homes in the Huffman/Crosby area. Survey takers will be asking residents how they have fared in since Harvey, and what their current needs are. Some of the questions will include the following:

• Was your home flooded?

• Do you still have damage?

• Did you have mold in your home?