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Posts published in “Day: December 3, 2020

One dead in car-train collision

Authorities view the wreckage of the car that drove around the crossing gates and was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. A passenger in the car was ejected and died. The driver, Brittinie Green, was charged by the D.A.’s office with Manslaughter.Manslaughter charged on driver who drove around gates

CHANNELVIEW – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports a crash involving an SUV and a train on Sheldon Road.

A woman has been charged after a deadly crash involving an SUV and an Amtrak train in northeast Harris County on Wednesday afternoon.

Brittinie Green is charged with manslaughter, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 10500 block of Sheldon Road near Beaumont Highway.

Deputies say Green was driving a BMW X3 with a passenger, Rhonda Clay, in the front seat. The sheriff’s office says Green drove northbound in the southbound lane of Sheldon Road, went around two vehicles that were stopped for the railroad crossing arms and then drove around the railroad arm.

Deputies say the BMW then crossed over the railroad tracks and was struck by a westbound Amtrak train.

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New museum building announced for Crosby Historical Society

This building will become the new home of the Crosby Historical Society. Previously it was an administration and tax office for the Crosby school district.

CROSBY – The Historical Society has made the announcement that they have secured a building to house a permanent museum for the Crosby area.

On their website, they said that they had signed a long-term lease with Crosby ISD to use the old tax office and administration building situated at the corner of Runneburg and Pecan streets.

The Society said that this fulfilled an almost 40-year goal for the group, beginning in 1983.

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Rotary holds annual “Share Your Christmas”

The Highlands Rotary Club held their annual “Share Your Christmas” event last Tuesday, packing and distributing gift bags of clothing and an age-appropriate gift for children who might otherwise not get anything at the holiday. Families were chosen with the help of counselors at the Highlands schools.

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Christmas Events begin Saturday

CROSBY/HIGHLANDS – Saturday, Santa comes to town locally in big, different ways and heralds the approach of many other thrilling seasonal events.

Light up the Night is a Christmas Lights Parade and Toy Drive by the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce to leave from the Middle School south on Main Street Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for parade participation to be donated to Churches United in Caring for their Christmas outreach. Santa Claus will ride in on a fire truck and bring in seasonal cheer as the parade exits MainStreet for Miller-Wilson, pass before the Chamber Office left at Wahl Street. Businesses, groups and individuals should take advantage of this low buy-in display opportunity to market directly to their public in an attractive venue. Call Eddie Foster at (281) 794-5122 or the Chamber office at (281) 328-6984 for more information. Toys will be collected at the Safe Rescue truck kept at the Crosby Middle School for donations.

Highlands is welcoming Santa on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., also to come in on a fire truck to chat with local kids about what they want for Christmas sponsored by the Highlands-Chamber of Commerce and the Highlands Fire Dept. Hot Chocolate and cookies are offered by Rotary. This tradition goes back over 30 years.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 9 am to1 pm. Sacred Heart Catholic Church is offering Breakfast with Santa between the school and the parish hall featuring pancakes, the jolly ole’ elf, himself for $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors.

Harris County Precinct 2 is to host a family bike ride between the Crosby Community Center and the Barrett Station Community Center. It is to be open to the community but participants must be registered.

The ride begins at Riley Chambers Park and peddles to Crosby Park and back to the Riley Park on Sunday, Dec. 13, with the starting gun to go off at 8:00 a.m. So, be on the mark!

New mayor takes office in Beach City

New Beach City Mayor Ryan Dagley and family: Isis, Kayla, and R.J. Dagley

Hello, BEACH CITY and Fellow NEIGHBORS!

MY FIRST NEWSLETTER AND ANNOUNCEMENT

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am your new Mayor Ryan Dagley. I am extremely humbled by the opportunity to serve our great city. I have been married to my wife Isis for nearly 19 years and we have two beautiful children RJ (sophomore at BHISD) and Kayla (7th grader at BHISD). As a Rotarian, I believe in Service Above Self. I have been a Rotarian for 14 years, most recently serving as President of my Rotary Club. I currently serve on the board for the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Foundation, active on other charitable boards in the community, was CoChairman of the recent BHISD Bond committee, and currently serve on the DEIC committee at BHISD. My parents raised all four of their children as living examples of service to the community you live in. I felt from a young age that serving others was a way for me to leave things better than when I found them.

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