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Posts published in “Day: June 16, 2022

Crosby Rodeo sets attendance, sales records

CROSBY LIVESTOCK SALE & AUCTION proceeds topped $480,000 in preliminary figures, more than previous years. ABOVE, the Grand Champion Steer sold for $17,500 and was shown by Shelby Kouba. Buyers were Ranger Roofing and Construction, and R. L. Doskocil Inc.

Reserve Champion Steer was sold for $9,750, shown by Peyton Givans and purchased by Scott Stephens and Associates. Photos courtesy CFR.

MORE photos and details next week.

EPA meeting June 23 will report on Waste Pits

Rachel Jordan, at left, of THEA updated CHIC members last Thursday, May 26. Above, Ginnie Ramsey and Carolyn Stone of CHIC at the meeting in Channelview.

CHANNELVIEW – CHIC members and guests heard of recent activity regarding the remediation of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, at a meeting held last month at the Channelview FD Station 3.

Public interest remains high regarding the waste pits, and the EPA plans a public meeting for everyone on Thursday June 23rd at 6:30pm at the Flukinger Community Center in Channelview.

Highlands native new Hospital CEO


Houston, Texas — HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division President Troy Villarreal announced Jeanna Bamburg has been named chief executive officer of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Bamburg will assume her new role Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

A native Houstonian originally from Highlands, Bamburg has been the chief executive officer at HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast since 2012. Prior to serving as CEO, Jeanna served as chief operating officer at HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast when it was Bayshore Medical Center. Additionally, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in her 25 years with HCA Healthcare.

Bamburg has been named one of Houston’s Most Admired CEOs, Houston’s Women Who Mean Business and Houston’s Breakthrough Women.

“Jeanna has demonstrated expertise in improving patient safety and quality, expanding clinical service lines and HCA’s footprint in the community and transforming the hospital’s culture. She has dedicated herself to ensuring the hospital is a great place for patients, their families, staff and providers,” said Villarreal. “Her work ethic, talent and natural leadership ability make her a great fit to take the helm at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.”

Cornyn’s Senate Panel drafts new limited Gun Safety laws

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), along with Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Cory Booker (D- N.J.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey Graham (RS.C.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement:

“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities. Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law.”

The proposal includes:

Chambers County Children’s Museum to Break Ground on New Building

Mont Belvieu, TX – The Chambers County Children’s Museum is excited to celebrate our Ground Breaking ceremony Monday, June 20th at 10:30 a.m. at 10955 Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu TX. The Museum will be created in the old Thrif-Tee grocery store building which has been donated to the Museum by the facility owner with a 15 year free lease. The Museum has raised $3.4 million towards a campaign goal of $4 million to fund the renovations that will begin later this month.

EPA Waste Pits Meeting June 23

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding a San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site (SJRWPSS) Community Meeting this month on Thursday night, June 23rd at 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Martin Flukinger Community Center, 16003 Lorenzo St., Channelview, TX 77530. The meeting will be an in-person meeting, but you may also participate by phone by calling +1 202-991-0477 and entering the code 453688444#.

This meeting will contain important information the Channelview and surrounding communities and all who travel I-10 East will want to know.

C.H.I.C. WILL NOT hold our scheduled meeting at the Channelview Fire Sta. #3.

Additional info contact THEA Jackie Medcalf, Director at, Rachel Jordan, Asst. Director at, or Kristine Singleton at or any of them phone 281 315-5242.


On June 9, 2022, Virginia Lee Edwards Woods, 82 of Highlands, Texas, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children. Virginia “Jennye” was born May 17, 1940, in Sweetwater, Tx, to James and Evelyn Edwards.

After graduating Baylor University in 1962, Virginia married her high school sweetheart,Carl R “Dickie” Woods, and moved to Houston. She spent the next six decades raising family, building businesses, teaching, being an active member in multiple gardening organizations, creating floral designs and traveling the world. Virginia worked as a law clerk, then a journalist, before becoming a mother. As a mother she was room-mom and chaperone on many school trips and number one fan for her children and grandchildren alike. She was an avid collector of curiosities and had various shops around Kingwood and Baytown, specializing in antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Virginia was a master design judge for the National Garden Clubs and was invited to present in seminars and judge shows all over the state and the world, from Tokyo to Sao Paolo and Panama, Johannesburg, and Cusco. She also travelled for pleasure, reaching most continents and many exotic destinations. Her latest world travels took her to the jungles of Costa Rica and the pyramids of Egypt.

She is survived by her three children, Jennifer WoodsMcCann, Jessica Woods, Dickson and his wife JoEllen Woods. Her grandchildren are Kenneth Michael McCann III, EmmaLee Lopez, Logan Lopez, Sarah Woods and Hunter Woods. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Floyd Woods, sisters-in-law Estelle Councilman and Ann Edwards, nieces; Lisa Taylor, Shelle Bullard, Lynette Palafox, Angela Smittle, Amy Edwards and Andrea Edwards, and nephews; Kelle Councilman, Randy Councilman, and Ryan Councilman.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life C. R. “Dickie” Woods, her parents Jimmy and Evelyn Edwards, her brother David Edwards, and her aunt Sue Perry.

The family will receive guests for a time of visitation at Sterling-White Funeral Home,11011 CrosbyLynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX 77562. Tel: 281-426-8431 on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m. A memorial service will be immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. in the chapel of SterlingWhite funeral home.


11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562