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Posts published in April 2021

Crosby Rodeo lines up gifted performers

CROSBY – In addition to national champion HiLo PRCA Rodeo Cowboys on June 11 and 12, headliners on their way to Country Music stardom have been contracted to play here right after the Cowboy Sport ends.

Rodeo Concert Bands

The action-packed week before that, Thursday, at 6:00 p.m. the community convenes for the youth of Crosby to sell the livestock they have raised at the Crosby Fair & Rodeo Livestock Auction.

The next day is Cook-Off Party Time, and Bag Of Donuts, a popular versatile showband out of New Orleans, will entertain the Cook-Off Teams playing just about anybody’s music and sometimes it sounds better than the original.

Lynchburg Ferry back in Service

The Lynchburg Ferry reopened on Monday, April 26. Drivers may now cross the Houston Ship Channel using the updated facility.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) will resume operations of the Lynchburg Ferry beginning Monday, April 26 at 4:30 a.m. Use of the facility remains free of charge.

The Lynchburg Ferry closed in February of 2020 for necessary improvements to preserve the longevity of its operations. The project was a joint venture between Harris County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

President nominates Sheriff to head ICE

HARRIS COUNTY – President Joe Biden is intent on nominating Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Under the Department of Homeland Security.

Considering the history, it is a sudden change of direction, in that Gonzales took the Harris County Sheriff’s office out of a voluntary ICE program that would have had deputies fulfill the role of federal agents in jails.

Goose Creek and Lee College hold elections

Goose Creek CISD board of trustees draw for positions on the ballot. From left are Howard Sampson, District 1, Position 1 on the ballot; Helen Berott-Tims, District 5, Position 2 on the ballot; Noemi Garcia, board secretary; Mercedes Renteria, III, District 2, Position 2 on the ballot and Agustin Loredo, III, District 2, Position 1 on the ballot. Not pictured are Jeff Minson, District 1, Position 2 and Ben Pape, District 5, Position 1. Richard Clem, District 4, was unopposed.

HIGHLANDS, BAYTOWN, MONT BELVIEU – Local schools and colleges are having their elections independent from others as the Spring brings in a new air withering COVID 19 fears.

State Representative Dan Huberty arrested for DUI after accident

DAN HUBERTY

PORTER – State Rep. Dan Huberty, R-127, was arrested in Montgomery County after crashing his Corvette into a SUV occupied by three people about 9:00 p.m. and failing a field walking sobriety test April 23, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, that posted the video of the arrest to YouTube. He had refused a chemical test.

Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Deputies were dispatched to an accident on FM 1314 at Valley Ranch Parkway and arrived to find a Corvette “parked under an SUV” according to one deputy.

The three people in the SUV suffered minor injuries, according to the report, and the driver of the Corvette, identified as Huberty, was unharmed. The three in the S.U.V. refused to be taken to the hospital. The Corvette was impounded.

Chambers County libraries re-open May 4

New Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library in Winnie opens on May 3

CHAMBERS COUNTY, TEXAS – The Chambers County Library System will be entering the month of May 2021 with a bang as they hold the grand opening of the new Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library on May 3 and reopen all other branch locations at 100 percent beginning May 4.

“This is a great day for Chambers County,” said Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia. “The Chambers County Library System is an integral part of our communities and we are excited to open not only a new branch location, but also reopen 100 percent to the public.”

San Jacinto Battle reenacted

ANAHUAC – Re-enactors here played the scenes from the 1836 Texas Revolution last weekend after relations with the Texas Historical Commission frayed at the San Jacinto Memorial Battlegrounds. The reenacting begins from above the disastrous retreat following the fall of the Alamo and Goliad known as the Runaway Scrape. Terror and panic as families tried to stay ahead of Santa Anna’s troops swept eastward virtually unopposed. At right General Sam Houston lead his ragtag army eastward awaiting the “Napoleon of the West” to make a mistake.

COVID vaccination now available without wait

Get Vaccinated at NRG Park Without an Appointment

HOUSTON – Effective immediately, anyone in Harris County or the greater Houston area will be able to receive the COVID-19 two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the FEMA Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at NRG Park with or without an appointment. Additionally, starting Wednesday, April 21, the CVC hours of operations are changing from 8 am – 5 pm to 12 pm – 9 pm to make it easier and more convenient for residents to get the vaccine.

Although it is preferred for residents to register as it guarantees a vaccine is available at a time and location of their choice, people can show up, driving or on foot, at the NRG Park CVC to get vaccinated. Residents walking in or driving up into NRG Park without an appointment should enter via Gate 16A off of Main Street. Staff working the site are ready to receive and assist residents when they arrive. Residents can visit ReadyHarris.org, vacstrac.hctx.net or call the HCPH Vaccine hotline at 832-927-8787 for assistance. With the recent registration changes, residents who sign up for a vaccine from Harris County Public Health (HCPH) are now given appointment at all HCPH vaccination sites immediately after registering for a vaccine, while supplies last.