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1 Dead in Crosby gunstore heist

Burglars tore the door off the front of the building by chaining it to a pickup and pulling it out.

CROSBY – Gun shop owner Raymond Balcerowicz heard a noise outside his house Tuesday morning about 4:30 am, and when he investigated he saw several young men tearing the door off his adjacent gun shop.

The burglars exchanged gunfire with the shop owner, and then fled the scene.

Balcerowicz said that this was not the first time his building has been broken into. Last November he suffered a loss of a large quantity of guns, valued at about $25,000.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez led the investigation, and said “He encountered them pretty quickly. A lot of shots were fired.”

About 10 minutes later, Sheriff’s deputies were called to a scene in the 3800 block of Morelos, off Wade Road. This scene was about 7 miles from the robbery at the gun shop, but deputies soon determined that the two scenes were related.


ESD#5 recognizes life saving, dedication

Christy Graves awards DPS Trooper Jamie Neault for his heroic life saving CPR efforts to save a neighbor.

CROSBY – When the local ambulance service went to their awards banquet in Kemah’s Aquarium last Friday, the focus was on saving lives and dedication to the life saving service performed by EMS and all that serve the ambulance service.

According to Christy Graves, Director of Operations and EMS Chief of Crosby there is emotional, and physical sacrifice to serve the citizens of Crosby and surrounding area.

In 2019, Harris County Emergency Service District #5, the name of Crosby’s taxing entity and also ambulance service, experienced babies born to personnel, 3 captains promoted internally and one ambulance was stolen by a man identifying himself as God.


Clothe-A-Child warms area hearts

Pastor Keenan Smith of Crosby Church reminded his gathering of Christ Jesus’ humble beginnings. He points out the giving of God from John 3:16 and says, “We just want to carry the true meaning of Christmas, is anyone ready to do some shopping?” Those attending helped the receiving families pick out school clothes and a toy. Families were chosen by Huffman ISD and Dayton ISD on Monday, and Crosby ISD and Sheldon ISD on Tuesday in an enriching experience helping others.

Crosby ambulance gets heart award

Christy Graves, Director of Operations/EMS Chief of Crosby receives the prestigious American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of heart attack patients.

Harris County ESD No.5 receives Heart Association’s EMS Gold Plus Recognition Award

CROSBY – For the third consecutive year, on December 9, Harris County ESD No.5 received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline’s Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

The Mission: Lifeline initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines. (more…)

Chamber Festival , Parade bring thrills to Crosby

Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce 2019 Christmas Parade — Holiday Group Award goes to Castaway Jeepers in the after-dark parade to feature Christmas lights on December 7 in Crosby. This was a large parade through Main Street. Crosby Church hosted the Festival with an extensive petting zoo, Santa photo booth and bounce houses.

CROSBY – The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce hosted their gift to the community, the annual Christmas Festival and Christmas Lights Parade this past Saturday. It was well praised at the Festival venue, Crosby Church, and very well attended on the parade route.

According to Kim Harris, President of the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber gave away some 550 hot dogs and 330 goodie bags to kids that had their photo taken with Santa.


Crosby Community Center celebrates Christmas

The kids from Newport Elementary put on a rousing rendition of Christmas Carols for public consumption at Crosby Community Center. Introduced by Principal Christy Covan, everyone was loud, proud and kinda in sync as the festivities began with them.

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Water, water everywhere getting more expensive for residents

CROSBY – As the San Jacinto River Authority is coming under criticism for setting prices higher for raw water both Newport Municipal Utility District (MUD) and Crosby Municipal Utility District (MUD) are facing issues related to supplying clean, inexpensive water.

According to Bloomberg Law, a pair of Texas Utility companies have alleged that San Jacinto River Authority violated the Sherman 1890 Antitrust Act after the Authority increased the price of wholesale raw water. San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) was established in the 1930s to manage the water resources of the San Jacinto Basin. The suit accuses SJRA of fixing prices and monopolizing. This all came after the announcement that the River Authority would raise rates related to changes in the under groundwater rates ( aquifer) conservation rules established by the Lone Star Ground Water Conservation District in 2006.

Districts must move much more to surface water according to subsidence laws.

At a meeting last Friday, the Board of Newport MUD voted to increase the water bill by $35 following the residents voting down a $70,000,000 bond last election day.

Crosby MUD board has passed a $3.25 Million dollar bond to be done December 1 and due August 2039.


Cougars, Falcons advance on State

The Crosby Cougars and the Hargrave Falcons convincingly advanced in the Bi-District playoffs last week as they routed their opponents by over 28 points.

Crosby defeated Willowridge by 70 to 42 with the homefield advantage last Friday. It was a record high score for the Cougars.

Huffman bested Furr Brahmans 49-6 last Thursday with he home field advantage before the half time. The blow out before the half allowed the coaches to keep the second half time clock turning like after the two minute warning. The Falcons have won eleven games straight.


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.


Crosby & Huffman in football play-offs

Both Crosby and Huffman have succeeded it to be in the play-offs this year.

The Huffman Falcons had a banner year in 11- 4A as Champions with their 10-0 regular season and 5-0 in district. Their undefeated stature is the first time in that division. The falcons will play Furr Brahman on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Falcon Stadium. Brahman is 5-5 in regular season but number three seed in their division.

Crosby will play at home this week against Fort Bend Willowridge of 11-5A. The game starts at 7:30 on Friday in Cougar Stadium formerly known as the Jungle.

Crosby is 5-2 in District and tied for second place. Fort Bend Willowridge is 6- 3 in regular season.

Crosby comes into the play-offs after a sound feasting on the Baytown Lee Ganders of 59-14. The Cougars recently were reranked in the State as 39 and 393 in the nation. Just in time, they are building momentum.


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.