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Posts published in “Day: January 20, 2022

HIGHLANDS VFD ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

Ryan Hotchkiss receives the Firefighter of the Year award from Jim Strouhal of ESD#14.

HOTCHKISS IS HIGHLANDS FIREFIGHTER OF YEAR

HIGHLANDS– The fire department held their annual Recognition and Awards Banquet last Saturday evening, at the Monument Inn. A crowd of about 85 attended, with safe practices observed due to the COVID pandemic. Fire Chief Harvey Little served as the emcee for the evening’s events.

ESD#14 president Jim Strouhal presented the Firefighter of the Year award to Ryan Hotchkiss.

This award is given in memory of Cecil Kelly, who volunteered with the Highlands VFD for over 42 years before retiring in 1996. The recipient chosen by vote of the membership is a firefighter who performed above and beyond the call of duty.

A large crowd of firemen and families, friends, community supporters, and board members attended the dinner. Fire Chief Harvey Little introduced awards, guests, and honorees.

Road worker killed on US90

CROSBY, Texas (KTRK) — A man died when he was hit by an 18-wheel truck on the Crosby Freeway in northeast Harris County on Thursday, January 13. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the crash happened in the area of U.S. 90 and FM2100 just east of Crosby. “An adult male pedestrian, struck by an 18-wheeler, has been pronounced deceased at the scene,” a tweet by Gonzalez read.

Authorities later confirmed the victim was part of a debris cleanup work crew in the area. U.S. 90 was closed just east of FM-2100. The highway remained closed for several hours during the investigation. In the photo above, the big rig is stopped on the side of the road.

Rotary Chili Feast Feb 5

MISS HIGHLANDS HALEY MAXEY, AND JR. MISS AUBREY BIRD WILL PULL THE WINNING TICKETS. YOU COULD WIN A CAR.

The Highlands Rotary Club is holding their 47th Annual CHILI FEAST, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church social hall, 808 S. Main Street, Highlands. 11am to 3pm, with a Live Auction at Noon to 3pm.

Raffle Tickets are $100, Meal Tickets $10 and the winner will receive a new 2022 SUV Chevy Trailblazer or Chevy Equinox. There are also other valuable prizes. Tickets from any Rotarian, or call 281-426-33558. Tickets also available from Turner Chevrolet, Central Auto Inspections, Weston Cotten, Dr. Larry White.