Wind-Damaged Flags Replaced Above Drew Elementary

Barrett Station, TX (January 9, 2024) – The Crosby ISD communities of Barrett Station and Crosby came together today to replace two flags torn apart by last night’s severe storms. The strong winds wrapped the American and Texas flags around the flagpole above Drew Elementary School in Barrett Station last night, leaving both flags tattered.

This morning, a grandfather of a student at Drew Elementary, who also happens to be the Assistant Chief of the Crosby Volunteer Fire Department, offered to bring a ladder truck to assist Crosby ISD’s maintenance teams in replacing the damaged flags. Crosby ISD Operations Manager, Mr. Chuck Murray, had new flags ready to be supplied from the school district, while Assistant Chief, Mr. Russell White, ascended in the department’s 114-foot-tall ladder truck to unhook the damaged flags from the flagpole. This was a personal mission for Assistant Chief White. His granddaughter attends Drew Elementary School.

Crosby ISD maintenance teams installed the new flags once the fire crew’s work was done. Crosby ISD appreciates the Crosby Volunteer Fire Department for taking the time to ensure the American and Texas flags are flying high and undamaged above Drew Elementary School today. Small gestures are magnified into community pride when our community members work together to beautify our schools. Separately, we also have community members who pressure-wash the exterior of our school buildings at no charge or assist us with landscaping at our campuses. It takes a village, and we appreciate the support of our communities and community partners.