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Posts published in “Day: September 15, 2022

HIGHLANDS ROTARY: Washer tournament raises Funds and Fun

1ST PLACE TEAM Cougars Chasers with Trip Teel and Brycen Wells receives their trophy from Rotary President Andy Scott.

HIGHLANDS – Dozens of Rotarians, both local and city-wide, and friends and other residents converged on Charlie’s Ice House on N. Main Street last Saturday, Sept. 10 to compete in the 15th Annual Washer Board Charity Competition.

This year the festivities included a special presentation to Rotarian Charlie Ward for reaching a Level 2 Major Donor category for Rotary International, and Highlands Rotary’s International Exchange student not only was present, but competed in the games.

The tournament is now in its 15th year, and the money raised by the Rotary Club is used for international projects, including Polio eradication worldwide. The club usually nets about $8000 for this effort.

Arrest made in Fireworks warehouse arson case

Fireworks explode last July 4 in a Top Dog Fireworks Warehouse on I-10 in Channelview.

HOUSTON – One of three men has been charged after fireworks were ignited inside a warehouse in east Harris County, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal Office. The wanted suspect, Alex Herrera, 28, has been charged with arson.

The incident was reported on July 4, at 10:30 p.m. at TOP DOG Fireworks Warehouse, located in the 14000 block of the East Freeway.

Officials said one of the three suspects was seen igniting the fireworks inside the store, prompting customers to panic. The ignition of the firework also caused the buildings audio and visual alarms to sound off, resulting in an emergency evacuation. Investigator said the firework ignited is called a “bursting bouquet.”

The suspects allegedly stole $200 worth of fireworks during the incident. No injuries were reported.

League City Man Arrested After Threatening Chambers County Judges and Calling Multiple Bomb Threats

Dustin Matthew Riddle

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas – A man has been arrested after investigators say he threatened the lives of more than one judge this week.

On Sept. 8, Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch say they received a suspicious phone call from an unknown man. During the call, the suspect reportedly threatened the lives of both Chambers County District Judges.

Deputies were said to have been immediately sent to the homes of the judges and remained on site to provide security.

During the course of the investigation, deputies reportedly began to track down information on who originally called 911 with the threats. Officials say it appears that the man attempted to use calling apps and virtual private networks to prevent being tracked.


The Harris County Emergency Services District #14 will hold a meeting at the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, 2301 E Wallisville Road, Highlands, Texas 7562 at 12 noon, on Monday, September 19, 2022, to consider adopting a tax rate for tax year 2022.

The proposed tax rate is 0.0500 per $100 of value.

No change in the tax rate is planned.

The ESD#14 tax rate has not increased since the inception of ESD #14 in 1999.

The proposed rated would increase total taxes paid on property in Harris County ESD #14 by .0024477/$100.


The Administrative office of Harris County Emergency Services District #14 (“District”) is located 2301 E. Wallisville Road, Highlands, TX 77562. The District’s mailing address is PO Box 96, Highlands, TX 77562. The District holds regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department located at 2301 E Wallisville Rd, Highlands, TX 77562 at 12:00 noon. The public is cordially invited to attend all meetings. The Board of Commissioners are President, Jim Strouhal,;Vice President, Mark Taylor; Secretary, Jerry Ickes; Treasurer, Johnny Gaeke; Member, Elaine Marshall.

The attorney for the District is Weston Cotten, Law Offices of Weston Cotten, P.C., 1500 E. Wallisville Road, Highlands, TX 77562, telephone number 281-421,4050. Email address, September 13, 2022