CROSBY – Four area youths attained a Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.) Degree, the highest honor that an F.F.A. member can attain within the F.F.A. At front is Reidland Hicks, a National Proficiency Finalist in the Forage Production Category, among the top four in the nation.
All five former Crosby ISD students ventured to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National F.F.A. Convention last week, ending Saturday Nov. 2.
One must have graduated from high school for one year to apply. It is a 5th year S.A.E.
To get the FFA degree, applicants must have put in 10,000 hours of work or earned $10,000 to earn the S. A. E. plus volunteer 50 hours of community service.
Last Wednesday, at the Wallisville Courthouse Justice of the Peace Joe Stephens and Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton were top prize winners for their costumes as It, or a scary clown and Mighty Joe Young as a Peace Officer. In partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Patrol the group gathered donations to put together a free food, beverages and games party for neighborhood kids to enjoy with their parents at the Jim Fonteanou Courthouse.
BARRETT STATION – According to Detective Sergeant E.B. Clegg, at about 9:20p.m., Sunday, deputies went to a disturbance call at 11915 Crosby Lynchburg, the Barrett Station Grocery Store and found a man lying in the parking lot.
The man lying in the parking lot was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives were able to identify the deceased and notified his wife of his death. His name has not yet been released. Sergeant Clegg indicates that the Harris County Sheriff’s Office hopes to gain more information from video of the incident.
HIGHLANDS – Logan Lopez, a Boy Scout with Troop 107, plans two projects in the Heritage Park which will earn him an Eagle Scout rank, and a Quartermaster rank with the Sea Scouts.
Lopez belongs to both groups of scouts in the area. Troop 107 is chartered and sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Scoutmaster is Michael Dean.
Lopez’s project for Eagle Scout is to build a wooden fence along the railroad right-of-way, to provide safety for park users and to keep them away from the frequent trains. Lopez says the wall will be built from prefab sections from Home Depot, and be 4 foot high and 120 feet long.
Lopez’s Quartermaster project is to restore the Gazebo in the park to like-new condition. It has aged and been painted with graffiti. He plans to sand blast the surface and re-stain it, and add a crushed granite base and three flower beds to the arrangement.
Lopez has raised $1800 toward the project, but says he is looking for another $2400 to pay for the improvements.
Lopez plans to start the work this Saturday, November 9th, and welcomes anyone who would like to come to the park and help.
He said that with the help of other scouts, the flagpole in the park will also be put back into working condition. At present it is not able to hoist a flag.
Lopez says that scouting helps a boy or girl develop leadership skills, self confidence, and an enjoyment of the outdoors.
There have been five Eagle Scouts in Troop 107 in recent times. Boys Scouts can be as old as 18, and Sea Scouts to 21.
After graduating from high school, Lopez plans on entering the Navy, and hopes to train as a Navy Seal. This would be an apt progression from scouting and sea scouting, he feels.