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Posts published in “Day: December 19, 2019”

Celebrating Christmas in our communities

Share your Christmas sponsors are Nadine Goodney and Theresa Cashion (Catholic Daughters), Phile’cid Grant (ZXP), Andy Scott (Rotary), Jaime Ruiz (ZXP), Claudia Birdsong (First Baptist Church), Nieketta Baptist (Hopper Counselor), Chrissa Teel (Tri-County Construction, Shiela McDonald (Rotary,) Valerie Guerra (ZXP), Delene Cotten (Horizons)and Renee Stripling (Highlands Elementary counselor).

Share your Christmas

The Share your Christmas project provides new clothing for students in need in the three area schools in Highlands. The idea was conceived 17 years ago by the Catholic daughters organization of Saint Jude‘s church. For a project to serve approximately 150 students each year, it must have the support of local churches, clubs, businesses and individuals.

The school counselors take time from their busy schedules to work up the list of eligible students and handle the parent contact for the project. Sponsors shop for the clothing and gift wrap the items before delivering them to the schools. These sponsors give to the students with a joyful and loving attitude. They are a group of which we are all very proud.

Santa visits Huffman to chat with the kids.

I-10 Bridge lanes to reopen in January

State Representative Briscoe Cain
reported the opening schedule from
under the highway on Facebook.

HIGHLANDS – TxDOT has announced that the Interstate I-10 highway lanes over the San Jacinto River will return to normal in January.

The lanes have been restricted since September when several barges hit the structural supports under the highway, and TxDOT had to close the westbound lanes.

On the weekend of January 3rd the westbound lanes will reopen, including the on-ramp at 4 corners, and on the weekend of January 10th the eastbound lanes will return to a normal 3 lanes plus shoulder.

TxDOT said that this was a month earlier than originally scheduled.

Clothe-A-Child warms area hearts

Pastor Keenan Smith of Crosby Church reminded his gathering of Christ Jesus’ humble beginnings. He points out the giving of God from John 3:16 and says, “We just want to carry the true meaning of Christmas, is anyone ready to do some shopping?” Those attending helped the receiving families pick out school clothes and a toy. Families were chosen by Huffman ISD and Dayton ISD on Monday, and Crosby ISD and Sheldon ISD on Tuesday in an enriching experience helping others.

Sampson Lodge award to Sheila McDonald

Last Thursday night at their regular meeting, the Sampson Masonic Lodge #231 in Highlands awarded the Master Builder Award to Sheila McDonald, president of the Highlands Rotary Club, for service to the community. Sheila’s father, a Mason, was present for the ceremony as well as a number of Rotarians and other Masons.

Fatal accident on Crosby-Lynchburg Road

EAST HARRIS COUNTY – A 19-year-old lost his life in an accident in the 10600 block of Crosby-Lynchburg Road a few minutes into Sunday morning, Dec. 15.

Deputies indicate that Jeyson Torres, 19, was driving his brown Silverado when he tried to pass another vehicle. The witness said he then swerved to get back into his lane, realizing that traffic was oncoming. His attempted evasive action was judged by deputies to be faulty and his truck pitched into a counterclockwise yaw.

The truck left the roadway and slammed into two trees at the east side of the roadway. Torres, evidently not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected as a result of the crash. Emergency crews found no sign of life on Torres.

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