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Posts published in “Day: October 28, 2021

Crosby students receive National Merit commendations

Brynna CoVan and Georgia Jensen, with CHS Principal Jason Davila

CROSBY – Two Crosby High School students have just made their mark in the academic world. Seniors Brynna CoVan and Georgia Jensen have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, a national academic competition for high school students.

Georgia and Brynna were among 34,000 students to be recognized for their exceptional academic promise. This is a great achievement for both students as more than 1.5 million high school students enter the competition each year.

The two students qualified for the National Merit Scholarship Program by achieving an impressive score on the PSAT/NMSQT or Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Brynna spent many late nights studying the material. “It was a big relief to know my hard work paid off,” she said.

“These students represent a valuable national resource,” commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program. “We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

County starts affordable housing in Newport

CROSBY – A new project in Newport aims to lead the charge in innovative attainable housing programs. Harris County Single-Family New Construction and Harris County Community Land Trust have initiated construction of two affordable houses in the Newport neighborhood.

On Thursday, October 14th Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, and Dr. Adrienne Holloway, Executive Director of Harris County Community Services Department participated in a ribbon-cutting for the new homes.

The Harris County Community Service Department Single-Family New-Construction Program broke ground on the first of two SFNCP-constructed homes of its new Newport Project, a $466,612 attainable housing initiative in Precinct 2.

Voting Nov. 2 for TX Amendments

HARRIS COUNTY – Voting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2 for a ballot that has attracted little interest among early voters.

The ballot contains 8 propositions to amend the state constitution, but most feel these are minor issues, and voter turnout is low.

The amendments deal with the following issues: taxes, gambling, bond issues, religious services, healthcare, constitutional rights, and veterans services.