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Posts published in “Day: April 9, 2014”

Sheriff holds Mega Public Safety Meeting

PUBLIC OFFICIALS took the stage at the sheriff’s Safety Meeting, held last Tuesday evening at the North Shore High School auditorium. Included, at top right are Constable Ken Jones, Commissioner Jack Morman, GPISD Chief Bryan Clements, HCDA Devon Anderson. At top left is Sheriff Adrian Garcia, and others on both levels are his Deputies.
PUBLIC OFFICIALS took the stage at the sheriff’s Safety Meeting, held last Tuesday evening at the North Shore High School auditorium. Included, at top right are Constable Ken Jones, Commissioner Jack Morman, GPISD Chief Bryan Clements, HCDA Devon Anderson. At top left is Sheriff Adrian Garcia, and others on both levels are his Deputies.

Listens to Questions from North Shore, Highlands

NORTH SHORE – Sheriff Adrian Garcia brought together about 30 law enforcement officers, to report on their efforts to reduce crime and “make Harris County the safest county in the nation” as voiced by District Attorney Devon Anderson.

The huge Town Hall meeting was held at North Shore High School, and was not in response to a particular crime event, but more of a county-wide effort to involve the citizenry in crime reduction techniques. Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman was a joint sponsor of the event, with the Sheriff.

About 250 people were in attendance, as well as another 50 law enforcement officers in addition to the ones that appeared on the stage with the Sheriff, and spoke about their particular roles in public safety.

Attending and speaking were Constables Ken Jones, Chris Diaz, and Phil Sandlin, County Commissioner Pct. 2 Jack Morman, County District Attorney Devon Anderson, and Galena Park ISD Police Chief Bryan Clements.

Each official in their turn explained the functions of their office, and the special initiatives they have taken to reduce crime or operate more efficiently.

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Woman survives after her car plunges into Lake Houston

A tow truck pulls out the red car from Lake Houston.
A tow truck pulls out the red car from Lake Houston.

SHELDON – A 60-year-old woman is alive after being trapped for 45 minutes in her car, which was submerged in Lake Houston Thursday morning, according to the Sheldon Fire Department.

According to the Fire Department, the accident happened around 9 a.m. near the Duessen Park Boat Ramp in North Shore after fishermen saw the maroon sedan go into the water.

The fishermen called emergency responders, who were able to tow the car out of the lake with their boat.

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Channelview FFA sale and parade

Grand champion Steer, shown by Colton Taylor
Grand champion Steer, shown by Colton Taylor

CHANNELVIEW – The Channelview FFA club members held their 51st Annual Livestock Show last Saturday, April 5th, after a week of exhibiting their animals and having them judged.

Activities started on Tuesday, at the Allen Hall Fair Grounds on Wood Drive, and culminated on Saturday with a parade on Sheldon Road, a Chili Cook-off and judging, an awards program, and finally the Auction Sale of their livestock. Net proceeds go to the students for scholarships and animal support.

A large number of exhibitors were included this year, with 88 lots put up for auction. Veteran auctioneer Lynn Spell kept the bidding lively, and brought good results for the exhibitors. The Sweetheart Cake, shown by Cyndee Beach, was purchased by TJ’s Kitchen for $1000, and the Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Colton Taylor, was purchased by Askew & Yates Remodeling for $7000.

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