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Posts published in “Day: October 22, 2020

Crosby Superintendent to retire next year

Crosby ISD Superintendent Scott Davis to retire.

CROSBY – Superintendent Scott Davis announced he was going to retire from education at a special called meeting last week.

At a special called meeting October 14, that began at 6:00 p.m. it has been learned that Davis — who was earning just under $1/4 M per year, like Randal O’Brien of Goose Creek CISD, slightly more than King Roy Davis of Sheldon at $223.382 and over $140,000 less than Barbers Hill ISD’s Greg Poole — was said to have asked for a salary increase. Board members at that time tabled that request for later review.

In turn, Dr. Davis announced his retirement.

He responded briefly to Star-Courier questions about this decision with: “I will be retiring from education as of June 30, 2021. There were no arguments over anything to do with audits or Dr. Moore. I am pleased that we have been able to easily work together during my time here. I have always wanted Crosby to have ever-growing success. We had to take a detour over these last few years, but because of the work and sacrifice of so many wonderful people, my sincerest hope is that Crosby can jump all the way back on track as a leader in public education in our area! I have that confidence and will always be proud of Crosby ISD for its grit, determination, and excellence.”

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Early voting breaks records

More than 700,000 Harris County voters cast ballots

By Chris Valdez

Harris County residents are voting at a record-setting pace this year, a clear indication that Texas voters are excited and enthusiastic about making their voices heard at the ballot box. Joint efforts by civic organizations like members of Houston in Action in partnership with local officials to expand voter registration, education and equitable access helped ensure Harris County’s election infrastructure was prepared to handle the enormous turnout.

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Crosby Fire Dept receives grant for more Rescue tools

Crosby Volunteer Fire Department Members, Jason Banks, Warren Thompson, Sam Parker and Chris Martinez with one of the new Jaws of Life tools.

CROSBY, Texas – Crosby Volunteer Fire Department received an $18,500 cost share grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program administered by Texas A&M Forest Service. The grant helped to purchase two new Jaws-of-Life.

“Our department is pleased to have received an HB2604 grant to help purchase two battery powered cutters that are not only portable but also capable of operating underwater,” said Crosby Fire Chief Alan Kulak. “We have flooding in our area and having the ability to quickly free a victim entrapped after a vehicle accident is very important, especially if in the water.”

The portability of the cutters is critical.

“Having a set of Jaws with less setup time is important to the speed at which we can start the extrication process,” said Kulak. “Plus, not being connected to a hydraulic hose will allow us to reach a victim pinned in a vehicle, even if it is some distance off road.”

Fire Chief Kulak appreciates the local Emergency Service District #80 (ESD #80) for not only approving the acceptance of the grant, but also for purchasing the tools to receive grant reimbursement. He has volunteered with the department for almost 40 years and recognizes the value of the grant programs through Texas A&M Forest Service.

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Crosby: Three deadly crashes in same day

US 90 Feeder Road at Kennings on Oct. 15 the third of three wrecks iin Crosby beginning at 5:00 p.m. and occurring until 9:00 p.m. A thirty-eight minute extrication of a woman (cutting her out of her vehicle) that had suffered multiple trauma including head and neck was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Lifeflight from the I.F.R. Pad at Crosby Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 1 on US 90.

CROSBY – A series of accidents last Thursday, Oct. 15 beginning with two hit and runs left a women dead and two in urgent condition.

The descriptions of the vehicles have not been released in both hit and runs. The first happened on FM 2100 at about 5:00 p.m. The rush hour motorist kept going after the collision.

The second hit and run happened about 8:36 p.m. on the 19500 block of Beaumont Highway. She would be transported to the hospital afterwards but expired under treatment. One witness indicated they had seen a vehicle stop and then leave the scene. Although no description of the drivers is offered, it is asked that anyone with information contact Houston Crime Stoppers at (713) 222- TIPS.

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Body found floating in Dutton Lake

CHAMBERS COUNTY – Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reports that October 13, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division responded to the 15000 block of FM 2354 in Beach City, Texas, in reference to a deceased person in the waters of Dutton Lake (Cooling Pond).

Initial investigation reveals that foul play may have been involved in the death of the victim. The victim appears to be a white or Hispanic male, unknown age, and large in stature. The investigation is in the very early stages and the cause of death is unknown at this time. An autopsy is pending at the order of Justice of the Peace Precinct 6, Larry Cryer.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne asks that anyone with information regarding the deceased person or any missing persons in the area, please contact Detective Kalyn Perry at the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 267- 2500.