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CROSBY FAIR & RODEO JUNE 1ST – 8TH: Rodeo hosts cooking teams, parade

Friday and Saturday of last week the 73rd Crosby Fair & Rodeo featured the best of local showmanship and cooking as the Cook-Off brought out a host of locals to dine with friends and catch up on a rather dynamic year. Even if sound problems didn’t make for the best of graduations at the high schools but the sound systems for Bag Of Donuts and Travis Matte were loud and clear. Below Southeast Texas Cowboy Church won the Trailride and Wagon Heritage Parade Competition.




The Barbers Hill Independent School District is accepting proposals for:


Interested parties may contact Dana King at 281-576-2221, to obtain a copy of the RFP.

Sealed proposals should be completed in accordance with the bid instructions, and returned to Kim Kunk, Barbers Hill ISD Administration Building, 9600 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77523 on or before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Residents give Pct. 2 feedback on flood concerns

Kris Banks, Precinct 2 Policy Analyst, listens to residents as Jerry Ikes makes his contribution.

HIGHLANDS – Gretchen Knowles and Kris Banks with Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s Precinct 2 were the hosts for a feedback session held at the San Jacinto Community Center here on Monday. About 20 residents turned out to offer their advice on what to do about flooding in the future.

This meeting was called “Let’s Talk About Flooding” and asked what residents see as the future of flood control for northeast Harris County. Specifically, a Flood Advisory Board was formed by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to seek answers to three questions. Those questions are: what is the biggest impact of flooding that you face; what is your vision for flood control mitigation; and what should be the priority for flood repairs and improvements? The Advisory Board would then incorporate the community concerns from Precinct 2 residents for flood mitigation, meet with varied local, state and federal entities to understand their ongoing efforts and challenges on projects, and advise Commissioner Garcia on how best to address flooding.


Hargrave HS wins State Softball Championship

Congratulations to Hargrave High School Varsity Softball team. State 4A Champs! Katy Janes pitched two shutouts, winning 4-0 vs. Fredricksburg and 11-0 vs. Anna. Janes was also the MVP. This is the second state championship for Hargrave in the last five years.

HIGHLANDS: Car runs stop sign, hits boy on ATV

A 10-yr-old boy riding the ATV seen above left, was struck by the Honda at the right on Sunday afternoon, about 2:30 pm. The boy was LifeFlighted to the hospital. He flew through the air about 100 feet, according to witnesses, and was at first unconscious, but was awake and in critical condition when transported.

Witnesses said that two cars were speeding southbound on Begonia Street, and allegedly ran the stop sign. The boy was riding his ATV on Thorn Street, headed west. Deputies said that the Honda seemed to be chasing another car, and they are searching for that driver. The driver of the Honda initially left the scene, but returned and was being questioned. So far no charges have been filed. Any witnesses are asked to call 713-222-TIPS.

Sterling-White hosts Memorial Day

Solemn ceremony as veterans, civilians remember those that served.

HIGHLANDS – Let anyone planning where best to celebrate holidays in the U.S.A. remember to be here for Memorial Day.

Each year a capacity crowd turns out to remember those that have served the armed forces — and especially those that gave the last full measure for their country — with speeches, tributes, prayer and music at the cemetery in Highlands.

This year — with the help of the Crosby High School JROTC, Boy Scout Troop #107, Cub Scout Pack 264 Den 1, and honored guests that served in the International War on Terror, and scores of veterans from nearby areas, with local folks that echo the patriotism that summoned the rest — scores of people returned to see the Memorial Wreath placed on the Wall of Honor.


After needed repairs, Battleship may be moved

BATTLESHIP TEXAS is currently on display in La Porte, near the San Jacinto monument.

LA PORTE – The Battleship Texas may be in line for another big battle, and the loser may be La Porte and East Harris County.

In a last minute maneuver in the 86th Legislative session, State Representative John Cryer (R-Lockhart) and State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) sponsored a bill that would allow the ship to be moved to another location, reportedly Galveston, after it received $35 million in state money for repairs in a shipyard in Alabama. SB1511 provides for the transfer of the ship from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife to the Texas Historical Commission, and then to a nonprofit, possibly the Battleship Texas Foundation. Who would make the final decision on relocation is not clear from the bill.

Local state representatives Mary Ann Perez and Briscoe Cain have been vocal in opposing the move. Perez pointed out that the Galveston population is seasonal, and there is no guarantee that more people would visit than in La Porte. Cain filed an amendment to stop the ship from being relocated, but it was not in the final bill.


Crosby Rodeo Cook-Off & parade

CROSBY – The biggest party in northeast Harris County kicks off this weekend (May 31-Jun 8) at the Crosby Fairgrounds for the 73rd Annual Crosby Fair & Rodeo Cook-Off.

Bag of Donuts plays Friday, May 31 and Travis Matte plays Saturday, June 1. Booths are sold for cooking teams to compete against one another for best in brisket, ribs, open dish, desert, chicken, and other categories, including Showmanship.

Saturday morning June 1 at 10:00 a.m. a parade that first appeared during World War I will leave the Middle School and venture North on FM 2100 tossing candy to all that witness. Displaying every business that wants local customers to visit.

After the camps clear on Sunday the next event of the rodeo is the Livestock Auction. (more…)

Harris County Public Health surveys Huffman and Crosby residents

Assessing Resilience and Recovery in Residents Post-Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — Harris County Public Health (HCPH) staff and volunteers will go door-to-door in the Huffman/Crosby area to assess residents’ needs more than a year and a half after Hurricane Harvey. This area affected by flooding during Harvey and some residents are still trying to recover. Survey results will be shared with local, state, and federal public partners to better understand how residents were impacted, what their current needs are, and how to better prepare residents for future emergencies.

On Saturday, June 8, survey teams will visit randomly selected homes in the Huffman/Crosby area. Survey takers will be asking residents how they have fared in since Harvey, and what their current needs are. Some of the questions will include the following:

• Was your home flooded?

• Do you still have damage?

• Did you have mold in your home?



Dan Huberty R, House of Representatives District 27 and formerly Crosby’s Representative here with State Senator Carol Alvarado, D., District 6, these two carried the bill through their legislative bodies.

The Cody Bill, or House Bill 76, that provides an opt-in opportunity for parents to have their children screened with an EKG before participating in competitive activities, passed the Texas Senate on May 20 by a vote of 20-11 after clearing the House overwhelmingly.

The bill goes back to the House for an amendment before going on to the Governor who can sign it or do nothing after 15 days and the bill become law. The bill probably comes into effect in 2020.