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Rotary Chili Feast Feb. 1, Raffle to feature choice of 3 vehicles

HIGHLANDS – Preparations are underway for the 45th Annual Highlands Rotary Club’s Chili Feast.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the social hall of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, on Main Street in Highlands.

Chili Feast Chairman Andy Scott has made arrangements to bring back a popular vehicle in the raffle, a Chevy pick-up truck. The winner of the raffle will have a choice of this, or another vehicle, such as an SUV Chevy Equinox, or a sporty Camaro. Vehicles are being furnished by Turner Chevrolet in Crosby.

Every year the club cooks some delicious chili for the community, as they wait expectantly for the winner of the raffle to be announced. Chester’s Famous Recipe is renown as the best tasting ever since he first cooked it.

There are only 700 raffle tickets, at $100 donation apiece, and 15 other valuable prizes. The chances of winning are quite high. Tickets are available from any Rotarian, many local businesses in Highlands and Crosby, or call 713-426-3558.

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YEAR IN REVIEW 2019

Compiled from the files of the STAR COURIER
JANUARY
— CISD Superintendent Davis holds Community Convocation
— Reception held for retiring Congressman Gene Green
— Huffman ISD cites shoddy school construction
— Crosby EMS recognized for life-saving efforts
— Judge Bates holds reception to start her term
— Entertainers for Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced
— Highlands Firefighter of the Year is Ruben Lopez
— Rotary Chili Feast will be on Feb. 2
— Crosby Firefighter of the Year is Anthony Guzzo
FEBRUARY
— Bras for a Cause raises over $200,000 for cancer fighters
— Frankie Brewer wins Rotary Chili Feast car
— Crosby Kroger store closing in April
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Hurricane Harvey’s impact on healthcare

Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia, and State Senator Carol Alvarado, address the problems of inadequate healthcare in Harris County.

NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY – The U.S. Census indicates that this area of Harris County from Kingwood to Lynchburg went from 14% without health insurance to about 21% following Hurricane Harvey. This is generally thought to be a product of locals having to make the difficult choice of spend the money to have health or spend the money to restore living.

Recently leaders in the health field and Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, along with other public officials, addressed the state of health in Harris County on November 13 talking about the economic impact and healthcare needs.

A survey provided a picture of Hurricane Harvey depriving locals of access to quality healthcare. In addition to the data and research on health care in Harris County the research suggests ways to improve it.

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Northeast’s worst traffic, looking ahead

Cleared trees and roadway markings indicate that widening FM 2100 is coming but construction delays and a general lack of access in and out of small sections means traffic delays are also ahead before the congestion can be relieved.

Navigating is more difficult east of Beltway

As Northeast Harris County continues to burgeon, filling roadways with more and more vehicles, locals have spent more and more time going to work and coming home.

With the exceptional aggravation of two crafts crashing into the Interstate 10 bridge, extreme weather, extreme sea fog, larger divots pockmarking US 90 and freak accidents, it has grown difficult to navigate the areas. In February locals were sure authorities had learned lessons about craft hovering just above the I-10 Bridge on the San Jacinto River, when the bridge had to be partially shut down after high water swept a craft into the bridge, doing extensive damage. The locals were just wrong, and in September it again happened. Most of the year the vital Interstate was below capacity. In mid-Summer, a freak wreck plunged an 18-wheeler into the river, killing the driver. Traffic was affected from Mont Belvieu to Humble in each of these cases.

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