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Posts published in “Day: January 21, 2021

Cougars winning season closes one short of state title

By Allan Jamail

Arlington, TX. — At AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium, on Friday, January 15, 202, Crosby’s head coach Jerry Prieto took his Cougars farther than they’ve been in 61 years. It was 1960 the last time they played for a state championship.

The Cougs, with a 12-4 record for the season, don’t have to hang their heads; the scrappy team upset several teams to get there and should be proud to be the 5A Div 2 Region State Runner-up Champions. They’ve been billed as the underdogs but won four consecutive games over undefeated teams, only to lose to one of the state’s perennial powerhouse teams, the Aledo Bearcats. The Aledo team won their third consecutive championship and set a record for having won a total of ten state titles.

HIGHLANDS’ CROSBY/LYNCHBURG ROAD: Pct. 2 widening roadway to 5 lanes

Centerpoint Energy put in new towering power lines at left along Main Street in Highlands. Next some gateway walls are being demolished to make way for a five lane highway to Barrett Station.

HIGHLANDS – Extreme changes began early nearby when Center Point Energy began erecting towering powerlines to points north last month and a pipeline’s machination were being made at the connecting route point.

Crosby/Lynchburg Road from Lochness to Thorn is being widened by Harris County Precinct 2 into a 5 lane non-divided highway, like Barrett Station is today. The Project called R13. Crosby – Lynchburg 4 by Harris County Precinct 2 is designed with a center turn lane running at least most of that distance. The reconstruction makes a “two lane into a 5 lane concrete road with continuous left turn lane, storm sewers and traffic signals.”

The project is still being bid but is estimated to cost about $9.5 Million. The County hopes to complete the project by the third quarter of 2022.

Murder victim found in Highlands Canal

The Victim and his car are pulled from the canal on Jones Road at Thompson last Thursday afternoon. Authorities searched for two days for the car, which was under water. A confession from Fransha Brooks to the shooting led to the discovery of the car and the body inside.


NORTH SHORE – Tuesday, January 12, at 7:30 a.m. Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 12,000 block of Woodforest Blvd. concerning a Missing Person. A woman told them that her boyfriend, Jonathan Tisby, gave a mutual friend a ride, Monday night. Then she described a telephone call from her boyfriend at close to 3:45 a.m. that morning, in which she heard an argument in the background. Suddenly, her boyfriend’s cellphone disconnected. She stated that she was unable to re-establish contact with her boyfriend.

Jonathan Tisby was driving a white, sedan, Buick LaCrosse with paper license plates, at the time of his disappearance.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. afternoon, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call at an apartment complex off of Normandy and Woodforest. The caller advised the 911 Operator that she was involved in a Murder on Monday night, and she shot a male driving a white Buick. When Deputies arrived at the apartment complex, she provided additional information and stated she shot the male multiple times and drove the car, with the male inside it, into a canal near Jones Road and Thompson Road, in the McNair area.

Chambers County designated as Vaccine HUB

CHAMBERS COUNTY – Samantha Humphrey, Public Information Officer for the county, reports receiving quite a few calls and emails over the weekend regarding Chambers County’s designation as a COVID-19 vaccination HUB. She said that the county is still in the very early stages of planning vaccination sites.

Here is some basic information that may be of use:

Chambers County learned of their designation as a vaccination HUB on Saturday, January 16, 2020 and immediately began working to identify potential mass vaccination sites and staff.

The county has a limited number of vaccines available currently, and so pre-registration for sites will be required. Information regarding pre-registration for these sites will be released soon. No unregistered walk ups or drive ups will be accepted.