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Posts published in “Day: April 5, 2018

Other districts, community help CISD band’s bus crash victims

A fundraiser sponsored by the Channelview Band Boosters for those affected by a major charter bus crash involving Channelview Falcon Band members and chaperones was one of many activities held recently to support the group.

By Mark Kramer, Channelview ISD Public Relations

After the Channelview High School Falcon Marching Band was involved in a major bus accident while returning home from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. on March 13, they are receiving some help from many friends.

Goose Creek CISD, La Porte ISD, Pasadena ISD, Sheldon ISD and Texas City ISD are all lending equipment to the Channelview Band until they are able to replace the instruments that were destroyed in the crash. The instruments will quickly be put to good use as Falcon Band members are scheduled to participate in the University Interscholastic League Wind Ensemble contest April 25-27.

In addition, North Shore Senior High School Band Director Shane Gorforth and Crosby High School Band Director Kevin Knight are working together with the Channelview Band to prepare them for the UIL Wind Ensemble event. Falcon Band Director Aaron suffered major injuries in the bus accident and is recovering at an area rehabilitation facility.

“We are very appreciative of everyone’s willingness to help out,” said Jennifer Tunink, Channelview ISD’s fine arts director. “The outpouring of support from so many districts, businesses and the community has truly been a blessing to all of us.”

Jacinto City Police arrest armed robbery suspect

Gregory T. Cromwell Jr.

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX – Monday, March 26, 2018 at midnight the police responded to a call at the service station in the 10200 block of I-10 East Freeway of a suspect attempting to shoot someone. Upon arrival officers observed a suspect breaking out the locked glass door with a gun to gain entry. The suspect saw the officers, dropped his gun inside the shattered glass door and fled on foot, after a foot chase officers apprehended the suspect identified as Gregory T. Cromwell, Jr.

Cromwell earlier was trying to extort money at gunpoint from a person outside the station. The robbery victim (complainant) went inside the station under the pretext to get the money the robber demanded from the ATM machine. The complainant once inside told the store clerk of the robbery who then placed the store in lockdown mode and called the police.

Police transferred Cromwell to the Harris County Jail where’s he’s being held with no bond after he was charged with Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. He has a prior felony conviction record of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.


By Allan Jamail

GALENA PARK — Monday April 2, 2018, the Galena Park police dispatcher received a 9-1-1 call at 10 pm of a shooting in the 1500 block of 3rd Street.

According to Detective Jessica Bolanos, when the police arrived they discovered inside a home two shooting victims. Detective Bolanos said a 42 year old male identified as John Meyers had been shot multiple times and was dead at the scene. Another male victim shot multiple times was identified as Justin Boon, age 27. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and is listed in critical condition. The victims are father-in-law and son-in-law related.

The Harris County Sheriff Department’s crime scene investigation unit arrived at the scene and gathered evidence.

Sheriff’s Department Investigators will pursue the case seeking the murderer. At this time, a motive and an ID are not known. Police Chief Rick Gonzales and Detective Jessica Bolanos are asking for anyone with information to call them at 713675-3471.