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DEPUTIES’ LIFESAVING RECOGNIZED AS HEROIC

Deputies Sergeant Williams, Mitchell and Guidry recognized at District III meeting for their efforts during Tropical Storm Imelda. These three braved inclement flood waters to travel to the American Red Cross in downtown Houston to assemble supplies. Successfully delivering the needed supplies to the evacuees located at the Crosby United Methodist Church.

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 an Emergency Declaration was implemented in Harris County due to Tropical Storm Imelda. District III, specifically the Crosby area and Newport subdivision, received a downpour of rain which caused flash flooding. The flooding stranded motorist in their cars and people inside their homes. People were in need of rescue and were rescued.

Evacuees were taken to Crosby United Methodist Church for shelter. An immediate need for supplies for evacuees was identified and addressed by Sergeant Donnie Williams. He commandeered help from Deputies Mitchell and Guidry.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (Ron DeLorge, Bernadette Beauchamp, Karen Foster, Eddie Foster & Becky Moon) along with Captain Morrison recognized and showed their appreciation to all three of them for their bravery and sacrifice made to the citizens of Harris County that were in need.

Veterans saluted with Crosby parade

Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton leads the salute in one of four rescue vehicles secured through a federal LESO Program for used military equipment at no cost Harris County. Two of these vehicles were used during Hurricane Harvey and the other two were in time to join the others for Storm Imelda.

CROSBY – Locals again remembered those that served their country on Saturday before the Monday that was Veteran’s Day with a parade down Main Street. The weather was perfect.

An honor guard of Crosby High School JROTC followed the first responders of Crosby Volunteer Fire Department, HCESD#5 the ambulance service for Crosby and Precinct 3 Constables Deputies.

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Crosby schools celebrate Veterans

CROSBY – Formerly the Red, White and You, the Crosby ISD Veteran’s Celebration was held Thursday night from 6:30 the schedule indicated the first half hour would be in recognition of the veterans known to be in attendance but frankly the parking lot was packed by 6:10 p.m. The venue as moved from the football field to inside the Middle School Gym and improved. The crowd overflowed one side of the gym and loosely filled the other side. The first four rows were reserved for veterans and family and veterans were given posies to wear for recognition.

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LOCALS TAKE FFA NATIONAL HIGHEST AWARD

CROSBY – Four area youths attained a Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.) Degree, the highest honor that an F.F.A. member can attain within the F.F.A. At front is Reidland Hicks, a National Proficiency Finalist in the Forage Production Category, among the top four in the nation.

All five former Crosby ISD students ventured to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National F.F.A. Convention last week, ending Saturday Nov. 2.

One must have graduated from high school for one year to apply. It is a 5th year S.A.E.

To get the FFA degree, applicants must have put in 10,000 hours of work or earned $10,000 to earn the S. A. E. plus volunteer 50 hours of community service.

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Eagleton, Stephens costumes highlight Spooktacular party

LEFT: Eddie Foster, dressed as a bigfoot witness, greets the subject title of a Stephen King novel with the voice of Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Position 1 Joe Stephens. RIGHT: Sherman Eagleton dons a mask of a great ape to recruit a youthful SWAT Special Deputy as dad holds little brother and attendees congregate about the station.

Last Wednesday, at the Wallisville Courthouse Justice of the Peace Joe Stephens and Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton were top prize winners for their costumes as It, or a scary clown and Mighty Joe Young as a Peace Officer. In partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Patrol the group gathered donations to put together a free food, beverages and games party for neighborhood kids to enjoy with their parents at the Jim Fonteanou Courthouse.

Eagle Scout project will improve Heritage Park

LOGAN LOPEZ presents his project at a recent Rotary luncheon.

HIGHLANDS – Logan Lopez, a Boy Scout with Troop 107, plans two projects in the Heritage Park which will earn him an Eagle Scout rank, and a Quartermaster rank with the Sea Scouts.

Lopez belongs to both groups of scouts in the area. Troop 107 is chartered and sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Scoutmaster is Michael Dean.

Lopez’s project for Eagle Scout is to build a wooden fence along the railroad right-of-way, to provide safety for park users and to keep them away from the frequent trains. Lopez says the wall will be built from prefab sections from Home Depot, and be 4 foot high and 120 feet long.

Lopez’s Quartermaster project is to restore the Gazebo in the park to like-new condition. It has aged and been painted with graffiti. He plans to sand blast the surface and re-stain it, and add a crushed granite base and three flower beds to the arrangement.

Lopez has raised $1800 toward the project, but says he is looking for another $2400 to pay for the improvements.

Lopez plans to start the work this Saturday, November 9th, and welcomes anyone who would like to come to the park and help.

He said that with the help of other scouts, the flagpole in the park will also be put back into working condition. At present it is not able to hoist a flag.

Lopez says that scouting helps a boy or girl develop leadership skills, self confidence, and an enjoyment of the outdoors.

There have been five Eagle Scouts in Troop 107 in recent times. Boys Scouts can be as old as 18, and Sea Scouts to 21.

After graduating from high school, Lopez plans on entering the Navy, and hopes to train as a Navy Seal. This would be an apt progression from scouting and sea scouting, he feels.

Crosby Church: Extreme Machine Sunday

Crosby Church hosted their annual Extreme Machine Sunday with bog races, booths, bounce houses, and a fantastic car show. This year over 110 vehicles entered the car show making it one of the largest held in this area. The contest announcements drew an ever widening crowd of spectators and contestants. Crosby Volunteer Fire Department came out to demonstrate the jaws of life and to show the kids the big old red trucks. After services concluded Rev. Smith was everywhere on the campus welcoming guests and getting stand around-ers to participate in the events going on everywhere. This year from the television show Extreme Ninja Challenge a new competitive climbing apparatus was erected to keep the young and athletic busy.

Churches United benefitting local area

Pictured left to right are Shawn Nelson & Cory Nelson, owners of Big State Oilfield Services, Inc., and Skip Greenwade, Board President of Churches United in Caring (CUIC)

Big State Oilfield Services, Inc. recently held their first annual golf tournament and last Friday, met with representatives of Churches United in Caring (CUIC) to donate the proceeds of $3,000 to the non-profit Assistance Center in Crosby. The donation was received by Skip Greenwade, Board President of CUIC. Funds will be used for purchases of food and toys for the CUIC annual distribution to its clients.

Big State Oilfield Services, Inc. is located in Crosby and was established and is owned by the Nelson brothers, Shawn and Cory. Their kindness was in response to many whom they have known who have received help from CUIC in times of need or natural disaster. Churches United in Caring is a non-profit Thrift Shop and Assistance Center serving the Crosby, Huffman, and Barrett Station communities. Donations are accepted daily for sale at garage sale prices in the Thrift Shop at 944 Church Street. CUIC is operated by volunteers from area churches who also support the work of the Assistance Center, which has been in operation since 1983.

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Boo Bash brings Crosby together

Crosby Community Center held their annual Boo Bash Party last Saturday from Noon until 3:00 p.m. attracting a swarm of trick or treaters as well as locals ready to participate in community based activities. The lavish Halloween decorations and colorful decorations made a festive event and the food was very reasonable. Volunteers welcomed visitors and directed others to the varied attractions available to viewing and classes available to enlisted.

Fall Festival attracts crowds to Methodist

The Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Crosby United Methodist Church was attractive for everyone. At left, Don Cox prepares the popcorn. In the background, Rev. Jamie Lea sings a lovely blues note as families visit booths and bounce houses for fun and entertainment.