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Posts published in “Day: June 2, 2022

Crosby Rodeo saddles up June 3rd

BAG OF DONUTS, a New Orleans party band, will open the Rodeo on June 3.

Events cover two weekends

By Gilbert Hoffman

CROSBY – The much anticipated return of the Crosby Rodeo, after a Pandemic hiatus, will open with the popular New Orleans group Bag of Donuts Friday night, June 3rd at 7:00pm playing classics from the 60s until today.

Also on Friday, the BBQ cook-off gets underway, at 5:00pm and will conclude on Saturday, with an awards ceremony.

On Saturday June 4 starting at 8am the BBQ Cook-off will continue, and at 10am a parade is scheduled. That evening the concert is by Drew Parker, starting at 7pm.

Student Exhibitors will show their animals for judging on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and 8, and then the Livestock Auction will be held Thursday, June 9.

Crosby ISD graduates 450 Seniors

Crosby’s 450 graduating seniors toss their caps into the air, a traditional symbol of passing into the next phase of their life. MORE PHOTOS on page 2.

By Brett Birkinbine

Congratulations to the Crosby High School Class of 2022. 450 seniors became proud Crosby Alumni on Friday, May 27. Cougar Stadium was packed with families and loved ones.

All of us here at Crosby ISD wish our graduates good luck in their next chapter. Dozens of students graduated with dual credits, including associate’s degrees from Lee and San Jacinto College.

Graduates heard speeches from Superintendent Paula Patterson as well as the Valedictorian Brynna CoVan and Salutatorian Emma Yates. Superintendent Patterson encouraged students to always remember their Crosby High School roots, nearly 30 years to the day after she herself graduated from Crosby High.

Patterson remarked, “Wherever life takes you, wherever you go, take Crosby with you, it’s helped you to grow. No matter the forecast, no matter the weather, we truly are Better Together.”

Crosby ISD is so proud of all the graduates as they write their next chapters.

Uvalde mass shooting stirs up Gun Control debate

A Texas town, and a nation, mourn for the senseless killings of 21 victims in Uvalde.

PROTESTS MOUNT AT NRA CONVENTION

HOUSTON – Protestors outside the NRA (National Rifle Association) national convention at GRB Convention Center this weekend, blamed the proliferation of guns and lack of regulations in Texas and nationwide with the increase in mass shootings, as evidenced recently in Texas with mass murders in Uvalde, Sante Fe, Sutherland Springs, El Paso, and Midland.

Last week’s school shooting of 19 victims at Robb Elementary in Uvalde has focused the public’s attention on the need for government leaders to increase restrictions on gun ownership, rather than loosen rules as has happened recently in Texas.

Speakers at the NRA Convention in Houston last weekend included Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but Governor Abbott withdrew and sent a recorded message.

Speakers at the NRA convention talked of the increased safety by arming the public, but most public opinion rejected that theory, and called for action from government to bring a reduction in shootings. Proponents of restrictions in gun sales and military style weapons, point to experience in other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, where total bans on guns has brought a sharp reduction in killings, both mass shootings and individual deaths.

Even in Texas, they point out that a ban on assault weapons was effective, but when it expired the number of deaths from mass shootings increased sharply.

Sen. Carol Alvarado on Gun Safety Reform

Austin, TX — The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to Governor Abbott:

Dear Governor Abbott:

The members of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus urge you to immediately call an emergency special session to address gun violence in Texas in the wake of this latest gut-wrenching tragedy. We demand that this special session include passage of legislation that would:

• Raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21;

• Require universal background checks for all firearm sales;

• Implement “red flag” laws to allow the temporary removal of firearms from those who are an imminent danger to themselves or others;

• Require a “cooling off” period for the purchase of a firearm; and

• Regulate civilian ownership of high capacity magazines.