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DEPUTY GREENWOOD’S KILLER IDENTIFIED, COMMITS SUICIDE

Bill Kenny

HOUSTON – A week after a man walked up to Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood’s assigned parking space at the Baytown Courthouse Annex and fired twice with a pistol striking him in the neck and bulletproof vest, a suspect has been named and that man had suicided the day after the murder.

Lt. Steve Dorris of Baytown P.D. named William Francis Kenny, 64, of West Houston, as prime suspect and “Investigators also learned that the weapon Mr. Kenny used to take his own life is consistent with the weapon used in the murder of Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood.”

Dorris said Keeny was tracked through surveillance video of his vehicle.

Sources say deputies had gone to the home of Kenny when he failed to show up for a court appearance on Monday, April 10.

They learned he had been in the morgue since April 4, when apparently he shot himself near Ben Taub Hospital. His body had recently been released to the family.

Kenny had a long history of grievance against law enforcement that began on St. Valentine’s Day 2012 when a relative of his ex-wife had made an emergency call indicating that Kenny acted in a threatening manner. The deputy that made the call never charged Kenny with a crime in the apparent domestic disturbance.

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WastePits update by Jackie Young

Young discusses ground water testing with some Highlands residents.

At the monthly meetings of the San Jacinto River Coalition, and related organizations, Jackie Young brought the audience up to date on testing of water quality that is underway.

Harris County Pollution Control department is conducting what it terms “Phase II” tests on previously untested wells, and director Bob Allen has said that 148 letters were sent to known well owners seeking consent to test their wells. These wells would be specifically tested for 17 contaminates know to be related to the sludge in the Waste Pits. Allen said that they know of about 15 wells on the west side of Highlands, and about 140 wells in the Channelview area that would qualify for these tests.

Young also revealed that two chickens from Lynchburg and their eggs had been tested for contaminates. Of 21 possible heavy metals that could be detected, 18 of them were present in the eggs. This suggested a serious health problem, she said, and indicated further tests of this type were necessary.

On the EPA activities related to the Superfund site, Young said that the government agency had “been very quiet” with no new information issued. She noted that they were busy reviewing the public comments that had been submitted, including 6000 individual comments, 48,000 petition signatures, and 2800 technical comments. She indicated that in spite of the change in administration at the EPA in Washington, there is no sign that it has affected the review work in Dallas related to the Waste Pits.

Young said that the final ROD, or Record Of Decision that will be the final plan for remediation, is due by the end of 2017. It will be made public at that time, and additional comments from the public will be possible.

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Channelview FFA auction highlights successful show

Colton Taylor shows his Grand Champion Steer at the Channelview FFA Livestock Auction on Saturday, March 8. Taylor’s steer was purchased by Tubular Services for $7,500.

The 54th annual Channelview FFA Livestock Show celebrated another successful year as the auction highlighted the conclusion of the event.

Many livestock, horticulture and craft exhibits were featured during the week. In addition, the annual parade took place before the auction with the route traveling from Schochler Elementary and Channelview High School. FFA members that served in the military served as Grand Marshals of the parade.

The highlight of the auction was the bidding for Colton Taylor’s Grand Champion Steer, which earned $7,500 with Tubular Services winning bid. Kirsten Dominy’s Reserve Champion Steer was purchased for $5,000 by Channelview Glass.

Other major winners and their buyers included:

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Channelview Falcon soccer completes stellar season

Channelview’s David Sorto launches the game-deciding goal in the Falcon’s Regional Semifinal victory against Cy-Ridge.

The Channelview Falcon Boys Soccer Team completed its best season in the history of the program finishing as Region 3 Finalists.

Last weekend at Deer Park’s Abshier Stadium, the Falcons outlasted CyRidge in a 6-5 shootout in the Regional Semi-Final game. Channelview then faced a down to the wire fight in its Regional Final match with Pasadena Dobie. After regulation play and two overtimes ended in a 2-2 tie, the Falcons season ended in 7-6 shootout.

The Falcons can take pride in their best season in the history of the program with a 21-2-5 overall record and finishing among the state’s “elite eight” teams.

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