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Posts published in “Day: January 7, 2021

Crosby Cougars romp to semi-finals

Running Back #1 Reggie Branch sprints toward the goal line, with blocking help from #55 Tyler Thomas. (Ruben Sauceda Photos)

When Crosby Cougars surprised the undefeated Huntsville Hornets 32 to 29 in overtime by a field goal, it was against a team that had not experienced more than a single touchdown against them per game.

Then they took on the Marshall Buffalos at Turner Field, who boasted consecutive State finals and a 42 to 21 drubbing of the Cougars in a 2016 play-off. But the game last Friday ended 37 to 28 in favor of the Cougars, with four of the Cougar touchdowns scored in the fourth quarter.

So the implication is simple: the Crosby Cougars are an improved team. This next game is not only a showdown between teams that have improved during the season and distinguished themselves, but a challenge to their coaching leadership as well.

Jerry Prieto said, “Extremely proud of our kids. They continue to be the underdogs against undefeated teams but it hasn’t phased them. They have a special bond and fight together as a family. No matter what the score was yesterday we always felt like we could win the game.”

COVID-19 shots now available

Eddie Gray gets his vaccination shot at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Houston Methodist Leads Vaccine Roll Out

BAYTOWN — (January 4, 2021) — Long time Baytonian and conservationist Eddie Gray received his COVID-19 vaccine at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital on Monday, January 4, becoming the first Baytown area resident to receive the shot as part of “Phase 1B” of the state’s vaccine roll out.

Houston Methodist on January 4 began vaccinating patients who are 75 and older and have had any contact in the last two years with a Houston Methodist facility. Dr. Greg Terry, Houston Methodist primary care physician, administered the shot to Gray, 85, on the first day of eligibility for residents identified in Phase 1B of the state’s distribution plan. This group consists of people age 65 or older and those with serious conditions who are at greater risk of serious effects from the coronavirus.

“I think it’s very important for everyone to take the vaccine as soon as it is available to them,” Gray said. “I support Houston Methodist in all they are doing to get the vaccine out to everyone as soon as possible.”

Vaccines are provided by invitation and appointment only. Houston Methodist is notifying eligible patients via text message to schedule their vaccine in the following order:

• Patients age 75 or older

• Patients age 65 to 74

• Patients younger than age 65 who have at least one Class 1 condition, or at least two Class 2 co-morbid conditions

County bus service hits 1 million riders

HARRIS COUNTY – December 2020 brought a milestone achievement for Harris County Transit’s (HCT) Fixed Route bus service. They achieved their 1,000,000-passenger boarding milestone!

The passenger boarding count commenced with the start-up on July 28, 2008 through December 16, 2020. Service began with a two-route system in Baytown and has grown into a twelve-route system serving 185 route miles in east Harris County, with 3,685,428 total miles driven since 2008.