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Customs officers seize illegal “chicken lollipop” pet food destined for Highlands

CHICKEN LOLLIPOPS Seized by the Customs and Border Patrol in Dallas, bound for an address in Highlands, TX. The contents of the box were labelled as sweaters.

HIGHLANDS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have yet to charge a local vendor for placing an order for contraband chicken lollipop pet treats.

The federal agents at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized a cargo package of the illegal dog treats disguised as men’s sweaters bound for Highlands from Hong Kong on April 14.

Animal disease concerns are the reason the 93 said to be chicken-flavored lollipop pet treats with rawhide stems are illegal, according to CBP. Attempting to bring in undeclared items that are prohibited or restricted can result in a civil fine.

Goose Creek and Lee College hold elections

Goose Creek CISD board of trustees draw for positions on the ballot. From left are Howard Sampson, District 1, Position 1 on the ballot; Helen Berott-Tims, District 5, Position 2 on the ballot; Noemi Garcia, board secretary; Mercedes Renteria, III, District 2, Position 2 on the ballot and Agustin Loredo, III, District 2, Position 1 on the ballot. Not pictured are Jeff Minson, District 1, Position 2 and Ben Pape, District 5, Position 1. Richard Clem, District 4, was unopposed.

HIGHLANDS, BAYTOWN, MONT BELVIEU – Local schools and colleges are having their elections independent from others as the Spring brings in a new air withering COVID 19 fears.

Body found behind Highlands church

Harris County Crime Scene Investigators examine a body found in Highlands.

HIGHLANDS – Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators said the body of a young adult male was found dumped along a fence line behind Highlands Second Baptist Church on Monday evening.

According to authorities, they got a tip at about 5 p.m. about a body that had possibly been dumped in the 400 block of East Wallisville Road, in Highlands.

Murder in Highlands

HIGHLANDS – A man was found gunned down in the 100 block Del Monte Lane, near Bluebell Street before 2:50 a.m. Sunday, the last day of February.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office District III deputies discovered the victim, who was identified by family members at the scene, lying in the driveway, unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound.

It appears Rene Hernandez, 53, was shot in his sister’s front yard upon returning from a bar unannounced, according to Sergeant Sidney Miller of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division.

Highlands Fire Department EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced Hernandez deceased.

Witnesses told deputies of hearing a loud argument then at least two gunshots.

Winter Storm Uri causes power crisis

Harris County Precinct 2 coats roads in a brine-salt mix clears ice from bridges Tuesday as temperatures were 15 degrees locally.

NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY – When the vortex that generally encircles the Arctic wobbled down to touch the US/Canadian border, the state was smacked with paralyzing cold, and far more frost than the electrical infrastructure was able to handle.

Snow invaded like a foreign army on Sunday, Feb. 15. On Monday, northeast Harris County began losing power in a freezing rain that slicked up roadways. At about 6:00 p.m., the power went out throughout the area. Some locations, like Highlands, lost water soon thereafter, and by Wednesday, loss of water and burst water pipes were commonplace, with all the fixings of destroyed sheetrock and indoor furniture. This Tuesday, Highlands remained on a boil water notice.

Most municipal utility districts were not placed on a boil water vigil because their generators kept the power going. About 15 million Texans had to endure the boil drinking water warning. Some local communities still had no water on Friday, at least in isolated pockets due to pipe damage.

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott said the situation was “unacceptable,” calling for ERCOT executives to resign. Some legislators announced plans to investigate what led to the loss of power.

Highlands’s Annual “Share Your Christmas”

The staff at BP Hopper primary is very thankful for the donations received for our students in need. Our sponsors went above and beyond to help. (Left to right Ms. Herrera, Ms. Harding, Mrs. Batiste and Mrs. Cotten)

By Theresa Cashion

HIGHLANDS – The Share Your Christmas project provides new clothing for students in need in the three schools in Highlands. The idea was conceived 18 years ago by the Catholic Daughters organization at Saint Jude Church. For a project to serve over 150 students each year, it must have a lot of support of local churches, clubs, businesses and individuals.

The school counselors take time from their busy schedules to work up the list of eligible students and handle the parent contact. Sponsors purchase the clothing and oftentimes toys, gift wrap the items and deliver them to the school. The sponsors give to the students with a joyful and loving attitude. They are a group of which we are very proud and thankful.

Areas begin to look a lot like Christmas

The Crosby Parade of Lights by the Chamber of Commerce awarded Spectacular Sparkle Award to Texas Emergency Care here accepted by Terri Hardy and Savanah Martin during the parade by Chamber Staff. MORE on Page 8.

Santa arrives in Highlands and Crosby Saturday on fire trucks

Highlands Fire Dept. and Crosby Volunteer Fire Dept. both confirmed local hero status bringing Santa Claus to town Saturday.

In Highlands the park trees had been decorated by local groups and meanwhile the Highlands Rotary dispensed hot chocolate and snacks. It was under arrangement by Jessica Woods for the Highlands Chamber of Commerce.

The Crosby-Huffman Chamber brought out lots of kids to the street to catch the candy thrown from lighted vehicles. The parade was attended by Precinct 3 Constable’s Office and kept flowing by Eddie Foster. The Chamber bestowed four trophies for best parade elements.

Christmas Events begin Saturday

CROSBY/HIGHLANDS – Saturday, Santa comes to town locally in big, different ways and heralds the approach of many other thrilling seasonal events.

Light up the Night is a Christmas Lights Parade and Toy Drive by the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce to leave from the Middle School south on Main Street Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for parade participation to be donated to Churches United in Caring for their Christmas outreach. Santa Claus will ride in on a fire truck and bring in seasonal cheer as the parade exits MainStreet for Miller-Wilson, pass before the Chamber Office left at Wahl Street. Businesses, groups and individuals should take advantage of this low buy-in display opportunity to market directly to their public in an attractive venue. Call Eddie Foster at (281) 794-5122 or the Chamber office at (281) 328-6984 for more information. Toys will be collected at the Safe Rescue truck kept at the Crosby Middle School for donations.

Highlands is welcoming Santa on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., also to come in on a fire truck to chat with local kids about what they want for Christmas sponsored by the Highlands-Chamber of Commerce and the Highlands Fire Dept. Hot Chocolate and cookies are offered by Rotary. This tradition goes back over 30 years.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 9 am to1 pm. Sacred Heart Catholic Church is offering Breakfast with Santa between the school and the parish hall featuring pancakes, the jolly ole’ elf, himself for $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors.

Harris County Precinct 2 is to host a family bike ride between the Crosby Community Center and the Barrett Station Community Center. It is to be open to the community but participants must be registered.

The ride begins at Riley Chambers Park and peddles to Crosby Park and back to the Riley Park on Sunday, Dec. 13, with the starting gun to go off at 8:00 a.m. So, be on the mark!

Santa comes to Highlands Dec. 5

SANTA sits last year in the Park Gazebo with 2020 Miss Highlands Haley Maxey, and Jr. Miss Highlands Aubrey Bird, in preparation to listen to childrens’ Christmas wishes.

HIGHLANDS – Santa Claus is planning on arriving in Highlands on Saturday night, December 5th at 5:00 pm. He is expected to arrive on a fire truck from the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department.

In spite of the restrictions placed on public events due to the COVID19 pandemic, children can expect to have their picture taken with Santa, and to give him a letter that the child wrote, listing gift wishes and other Holiday greetings. To keep everyone safe, distances will be maintained, and although Santa will be in the Gazebo in the park, children will only be able to stand outside near the entry.