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Posts published in “Day: March 10, 2022

“A NITE AT THE RACES”: Crosby/Huffman Chamber holds Awards Gala

CROSBY/HUFFMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD MEMBERS BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT: Toni Handley, Kim Davila, Shirley Dupree, Tiffany Muller,Treasurer, Keenan Smith, Justin League -1st Vice Chairman, Eddie Foster – 2nd Vice Chairman, SECOND ROW FROM LEFT: Sue Fitzgerald, Margarette Chasteen, Jamie Lee – Secretary, Angi Richey, Larry Koslovsky, Chairman, Kay Sosa, Tatum MacNaughton – Parliamentarian, Eric Jennings, NOT PICTURED: Chelsey Stringer, Laci Rendon, Lara Umberger, Dr. Benny Soileau – Superintendent Huffman ISD, Paula Patterson – Superintendent Crosby ISD. Judge Lucia Bates swore everyone in.

CROSBY – The Crosby/Huffman Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Awards Banquet on February 24. The theme for the evening was “A Nite at the Races” with attendees having the opportunity to play and bet on video-taped horse races.

The event also featured an auction, benefitting the Chamber and its community projects. The events was held at the new Hundred Oaks Event Center on Indian Shores Road.

To add to the fun, the evening held a Derby Hat Contest, for the most creative or outrageous hat.

In addition, officers and board members were installed by Judge Lucia Bates.

Coast Guard helicopter rescues hunter in Crosby

A Coast Guard crewman in the helicopter, left, reaches to aid in the recovery of a rescue basket that has another crewman and the hunter inside.

CROSBY, Texas — An injured 17-year-old was rescued Wednesday night, March 2nd after falling from a hunting stand in a wooded area of Crosby.

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews came to the rescue of the hunter in an unusual night operation, far from the coast where they normally operate.

The rescue operation happened Wednesday night when a 17-year-old fell from a hunting stand in a heavily wooded area near Crosby. He fell about 20 feet and injured his back, according to the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center.

They were asked to help by the Crosby Fire Department. They said EMS crews weren’t able to transport the teen.

Authorities close boarding home in Barrett Station

Unpermitted Boarding Home Shut Down in Crosby Area, Nine Residents Relocated

MARCH 4, 2022 – The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office (HCFMO) and the Harris County Sherriff’s Office (HCSO) found nine residents living in an unpermitted boarding home located in the 500 block of Cypress Avenue in the Aradia Gardens section of Barrett Station.

According to officials, the residents were found living in deplorable conditions and transported from the unpermitted boarding home to Memorial Herman North East for observation.

The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office, and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Boarding Home Detail transported the occupants out of the unsafe environment. Authorities close boarding home in Barrett Station HCFMO is seeking a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to ban this location from operating as a boarding home.

The unpermitted boarding home had apparent mold, torn walls, clutter, and bed bug infestation. Investigators also found locked doors. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

County sets $8mil for new Early Childhood program

HARRIS COUNTY, TX – February 22, 2022 – Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday awarded grantees a combined total of $7.9 million in American Rescue Plan funds provided by the Biden-Harris Administration to seed a targeted portfolio of early childhood programs, including resources for educators and new parents, and the expansion of home-based child care providers.

Commissioners approved the following contracts on a 3 to 2 vote:

— $4.6 million to Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) to implement Build the upWORDS Community-Based Universal and Targeted Intervention Model: The program will provide universal education, resources, and materials to parents of young children. Over three years, 20,000 children will be served and TCH will train 6,000 early childhood educators.

— $2.4 million to First3Years to implement Expand the Safe Babies Approach in Harris County: This initiative, which will be offered to 300 young children and their families over three years, is designed to to improve family reunification by strengthening the relationship between birth and foster parents.

— $906,173 to The Alliance for Home-Based Child Care Supports to expand home-based child care operations. This effort will create jobs, creating at least 23 licensed programs that will add child care capacity in low- to moderate-income communities.

— Funding for independent evaluators to assess the impacts of the program