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Major Event Center opens in Crosby

The Hundred Oaks Event Center main building, with the Chapel to the left and the outdoor Belvedere ceremonial site and lake in front. The re-opening will take place on November 30 with a ribbon cutting at noon.

The Hundred Oaks formerly Southern Lace

CROSBY – The community will regain one of their favorite party and wedding venues, when the Hundred Oaks Event Center opens next week. Formerly known as the Southern Lace Estates, the site was a favorite of families and hosted many weddings, parties, and fund-raising special events.

The venue includes over 100 Acres of secluded luxury, with a main reception hall that will accommodate 400 guests, has a large stage, vaulted ceiling and crystal chandeliers, and a grand staircase. It is located at 1110 Indian Shore Road, off FM2100 in Crosby.

The site also includes a Chapel with seating for 250 guests, a grand space with high ceiling and crystal chandeliers, and breathtaking views of the forest beyond. There is also a ceremonial site by the lake, with great outdoor atmosphere and the lake and forest beyond.

The Hundred Oaks Wedding and Event Center invites all friends & family to join the opening ceremony on Tuesday, November 30th from noon – 2:00 pm.

Free Entrance to Texas State Parks Nov. 14 in Honor of Veterans Day

AUSTIN— In honor of both active and retired military, daily entrance fees at Texas State Parks will be waived for all day-use visitors Sunday, Nov. 14.

“The dedication, sacrifice and service displayed by the women and men that serve in our country’s military is unparalleled and is a source of pride throughout the country,” said Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks. “Their commitment to service undoubtedly inspires us at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To celebrate their service, Texas State Parks would like to once again invite everyone to spend the day at any one of our beautiful State Parks for free. I am glad that we are able to encourage families to get outside in honor of our veterans.”

Anyone planning a trip to a Texas State Park is encouraged to reserve their day passes in advance since some parks are expected to reach their capacity limit. Day passes can be reserved online though the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website or over the phone by calling (512) 389-8900.

Sterling-White Funeral Home and Cemetery presents: THE WISDOM OF PRE-PLANNING

Everything you ever wanted to ask about funeral, cemetery and cremation planning!

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Free dinner and complimentary educational seminar providing valuable information about final arrangement planning, financial considerations, and much more. Gain the peace of mind of understanding all your options!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 PM
TEAPOT DEPOT
112 DENNY ST., HIGHLANDS, TX 77562

RSVP: 281-426-3555
Seating is limited! Call now!

Sterling-White Funeral Home & Cemetery
11011 Crosby-Lynchburg, Highlands, TX 77562

Comcast celebrates Grand Opening of new Xfinity Store in North Shore

Comcast Officials Pictured (L-R) Kate Inman, Director of Indirect Sales; Christopher Jones, Manager of Indirect Sales; Victor Menchaca, Wallisville Store Manager; and Demian Voiles, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Comcast Houston

Comcast recently unveiled its new Xfinity Store in Houston with a special community celebration at a brand new location.

The new Xfinity Store is conveniently located at 15375 Wallisville Rd. and features a modern retail environment that highlights the complete line of Xfinity Home and Comcast Business technology offerings, including Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Home and Xfinity Internet.

The new XFINITY store located at 15375 Wallisville Rd.

At the recent event, Comcast celebrated with the local community through fun activities, raffles and live product demonstrations.

Customer playing the prize wheel at the grand opening of the new XFINITY store on Wallisville Rd.

Store link: https://www.loc8nearme.com/texas/houston/xfinity/208104/

“Live Jazz” coming to Houston’s Eastside

Houston – One of Houston’s musical treasures, Saxophonist Kyle Turner will be performing “live” at R&K Barbecue and Reception Hall, 911 Normandy St. 77015 on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm. Tickets are available at http://kyleturnerlive.eventbrite.com.

Since the 1990’s, Kyle Turner has been performing on a regular basis and draws enthusiastic audiences regionally and nationally. Kyle’s musical range is vast and he describes himself as a musician that loves playing all types of music. Kyle’s musical career has afforded him the opportunity to share the stage with musical greats: Luther Vandross, Regina Belle, Joe Sample, Bobby Lyle, Al Jarreau, Will Downing, Ronnie Laws, Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin, Terence Blanchard, Eddie Levert and Kirk Whalum to name a few.

LEWIS CARLISLE SPEARMAN

LEWIS SPEARMAN

Lewis Carlisle Spearman, 66, of Crosby Texas died from complications of a heart condition on Friday, June 25.

Lewis Carlisle Spearman, born July 1st, 1954 in Anderson, SC was the son of the late Charles and Ninetta Spearman. He is survived by his brother Charles of Florida, sister Diane Padgett of South Carolina and niece Nicole (Mark) Gregory of SC, and Dina (Steve) Grant of Tennessee. He has three great nieces, Regan Gregory, Collyn Gregory, of SC and Hollie Shuler of TN, and a great nephew, Joey Shuler of TN. He is also survived by many cousins, (Jean Hutto of Anderson, SC was his partner of mischievous activities as a youngster!) aunts, and uncles of SC.

He was a graduate of Erskine College in Due West, SC where he studied journalism, and he studied Behavioral Science at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He worked for the Anderson (SC) Independent newspaper before coming to Texas in 1994.

He was employed by the Star-Courier newspaper since 1994 as the Associate Editor and Marketing Director. He was active with the Crosby/Hoffman Chamber, the Highlands Chamber and the Crosby Fair and Rodeo. He also participated in the battle re-enactments every year on the San Jacinto Battleground, an expression of his interest in history.

Local author pens book about Texas Republic

HIGHLANDS — Karl Thomson, a former gunsmith, bush pilot, has completed his new book Three Texas Rangers: The Republic of Texas 1836-1845.

The book is a fictional account of the Texas Revolution through Mexican – American War and the making of a republic away from a dictatorship.

It also deals with the establishment of the Texas Rangers and development of the Colt revolving pistol. The book pairs fictional characters with accurate historical figures.

SMALL TAXING UNIT NOTICE

The Harris County Emergency Services District #14 will hold a meeting at the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, 2301 E Wallisville Rd, Highlands, TX 77562 at 12 noon, on Monday, August 24, 2020, to consider adopting a tax rate for tax year 2020. The public may attend. The proposed tax rate is 0.0500 per $100 of value.

No change in the tax rate is planned.

The proposed tax rate for the 2020 tax year is the same rate of 0.0500 per $ 100 the value that has always been in place for ESD#14 since its formation in 1999.