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Posts published in “Day: June 10, 2021

Crosby Rodeo music, cook-off and more

Hula Hut won the most Cook-Off Categories taking 4th & 5th in Fajitas, 2nd in Chicken, 1st, 2nd & 5th in Brisket. Beer Kat Kookers were 2nd & 3rd in Ribs, 2nd place in Open Dish Savory, 2nd & 3rd in Fajitas.

Two weekends of fun, food, riding, music acts

CROSBY – As this paper rolls out to the stands, preparation will have begun to host the 75th Crosby Fair & Rodeo Livestock Auction in the Rodeo pavilion inside the Fairgrounds this evening.

This event generates the most funds for the ultimate goal of the Crosby Fair & Rodeo to provide money to send kids to college. Judging has been ongoing all week, and kids are open for pointers to perfect their livestock display for more awards and opportunities.

The beginning of the local rodeo is the Cook-Off that generally features the Rodeo Parade but the deluge precluded that from taking place. Instead, much like a red-neck Woodstock, locals trooped through mud and braved slick parking lots (leaving an impression there) to attend two lively nights.

Pct. 2 programs win 4 national awards

WASHINGTON, DC – Harris County Precinct 2 has been recognized with FOUR Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. According to a NACo database, no Harris County entity has ever won multiple NACo awards in the same calendar year.

NACo recognized Precinct 2 for the following programs:

— Health Services for the innovative SmartPods Access2Health, a partnership with Baylor

— Veterans Services for the work with Operation Yellowbird alternative PTSD treatment

— Partnership with the American Chemistry Council for a grant to fund air monitors

— Parks Dept. for the innovation and design of James Driver All-Inclusive Park

87th Legislature ends, as Democrats walk out to kill Voter Restrictions bill

AUSTIN – A bill to overhaul voting rules in the state failed to pass in the Texas House on Sunday night in a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates. Sunday was the last day of the legislative session that the bill, Senate Bill 7, could have been passed, but it may be brought up again in the future.

SB7 failed to pass in the Texas House because a group of House Democrats walked out of the legislature, causing the House to lose quorum — in order for certain procedures to take place, such as passing legislation, a certain number of House members must be present — blocking Republicans from passing the bill despite their majority. Birnel said that was all made possible by the work of organizers.

The bill would place limits on early voting hours, drive-thru voting, and tighten restrictions on who can vote by mail. It would also expand the role that poll watchers can play, including allowing them to be closer to the polls and to record certain voters.

Get Vaccinated; let’s move the Threat Level to Green

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Since the COVID-19 virus was first detected in Harris County, we have been working non-stop to beat it. We stayed home, wore our masks, maintained social distance, and sacrificed many, many moments with friends and family. When safe, effective vaccines became available, Harris County Public Health rushed to acquire and distribute them equitably, establishing over 100 vaccination sites, including a mega distribution site at NRG stadium that has become a model for the nation. Many of our residents are getting vaccinated, moving us closer to a place where COVID-19 is no longer a major threat to vulnerable populations and our hospital capacity. Thanks to all of this hard work, we have made substantial progress in turning a corner against this virus.

Last week, based on this progress and the meeting of the relevant thresholds, I moved the county’s COVID-19 Threat Level from Level 2: Orange to Level 3: Yellow, the system’s second-lowest threat level. We should all be proud of reaching this significant milestone. Under the Yellow threat level, unvaccinated individuals should continue to mask and social distance. Fully vaccinated individuals, however, may resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where otherwise required.

We are making considerable strides, but our success is fragile.