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Posts published in “Day: May 26, 2022

Crosby Superintendent’s message to the community: Marking Year-end successes, employee pay raise, champion teams, and more

Crosby’s outstanding Boys Baseball team salutes the sunset, a symbol of the end of the school year. Graduation is this Friday, May 27.

Hello East Harris County and Crosby ISD families,

The school year is ending, our seniors are moving to the next chapter in their lives as proud Alumni, and the District’s work continues.

On April 18, the Crosby ISD Board of Trustees approved a $1,000 retention stipend for all employees returning for the 2022- 2023 school year. We’ve also bumped up the starting pay for brand-new teachers to $60,175 and will give a 1% raise for staff members. Crosby ISD remains one of the most competitive Districts for recruitment in Harris County.

This year was certainly not without its struggles, but I did want to share some of our accomplishments in regard to local governance. The SEC investigation into financial practices of a prior administration has concluded. No fine or other penalty was imposed on the District. Earlier this month, the Moody’s Rating Agency upgraded Crosby ISD’s bond rating, raising confidence in the District’s financial condition for investors and taxpayers. Also this month, the Texas Education Agency ended the supervision of Crosby ISD by a monitor hired by the TEA. This move gives our Board more local control and autonomy in making decisions.

This month, we celebrated these and other triumphs at a year-end banquet, specifically thanking members of the Crosby / Barrett Station communities who contributed to our success this year. We couldn’t do what we do without our valued community members.

Speaking of success, the CHS Softball team set numerous records this year in their regular and post-season run.

Waste Pits meeting May 26 in Channelview to hear new information from THEA/SJRC

Channelview Health & Improvement Coalition will be holding an in-person meeting next Thursday night, May 26th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Channelview Fire Department Station 3 located at 1210 Dell Dale, Channelview, TX 77530. There will be a social time from 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. before the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Day services to honor veterans May 30th at Sterling-White

HIGHLANDS – The public is invited to join Sterling-White Funeral Home & Cemetery on Monday, May 30 at 10:00 am for their annual Memorial Day Commemoration and Community picnic.

The traditional service is in honor of loved ones who have served our country.

“Let us not forget the brave men and women who fought for our country.”

Highlands Horizons present 2022 Scholarships

HIGHLANDS – The Highlands Horizons Club presented their 2022 Scholarship Winners last Monday, May 16th at a Reception at the San Jacinto Community Center.

Each winner received a check for $500, except our two winners of Memorial Scholarship Awards. They received $1,000 each.

The Scholarship reception was on Monday, May 16 at the San Jacinto Community Center in Highlands.

Presentations were made by club president Delene Cotten, Highlands Horizons.

2022 Highlands Horizons Scholarship Winners are:

Chambers County Seeking Public-Private Partnership for new Justice Center

CHAMBERS COUNTY, TEXAS- On April 12, 2022, Chambers County Commissioner’s Court voted to move forward with the procurement of the Chambers County Justice Center through a public-private partnership.

The County will solicit qualified applicants through a request for qualifications. The most qualified development team will contract with the County to design, build, finance, and maintain a 200,000-square-foot facility, including a 300-bed jail, law enforcement center, courthouse, and emergency operations center. By procuring the Justice Center through a public-private partnership, the County will be able to construct the new facility without a tax rate increase, meet the Texas Commission on Jail Standards requirement that a new jail is constructed within 3 years, and deliver the project cheaper and more efficiently than under a traditional design-bid-build procurement program.