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Highlands community enjoys 65th Annual Jamboree Pageant & Parade

THEME: Fall In Love With Highlands

HIGHLANDS – The 65th Jamboree theme this year was “Fall In Love with Highlands,” and that was easy, with beautiful weather, a colorful parade with many traditional units, and a childrens’ pageant with plenty of posing and waving from the little ones. The pageant was emceed by Miss Highlands Haley Maxey, and organized by Linda Gwaltney in memory of her daughter Cristen Bickerstaff.

The Jamboree is a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce, and director Jessica Woods thanked all for their support. She announced the parade judging winners as follows:

Non-Commercial: Highlands 4-H Club

Antique or Classic Car: Pct. 3 1929 Ford Truck

Modified or Race Car: General Lee

School Spirit: Highlands Elementary School Student Council

Best of Theme: First Baptist Church, water hand-out

Business of the Year: Pct. 3, Tonya Kostka.


HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined city, county, and federal partners today to announce details of the next gun buyback as part of the One Safe Houston initiative. The Mayor was joined by U.S. Rep. Al Green, U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, City Council Member Tiffany Thomas and METRO Chair Sanjay Ramabhadran.

Following an overwhelming turnout during the first gun buyback on July 30, the second event will take place on Oct. 8 at the METRO Park & Ride, 11050 Harwin Drive, between 8 a.m.- noon.

“Our goal is the same for the second event as it was for the first, and that is to get guns off the street,” said Mayor Turner. “The guns turned in will never be stolen or used in the commission of a crime, suicide, or an accidental shooting by a child.”