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WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD OF MANAGERS TO MEET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION FRIDAY

On Friday June 28th, the Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers will hold a special meeting at the Walker County Hospital District Business Office at 1300 11th Street, Suite #515 in Huntsville.

They will meet in Executive Session. The District Managers will meet with the District’s attorneys to ask questions and receive attorney-client privileged information related to the continued breaches under the Lease Agreement dated June 13, 2013, the Operating Lease Agreement dated June13, 2013, in each case as further amended, and the initial Forbearance Agreement and to consider and act upon a resolution directing the Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District to negotiate, finalize, and enter into a second forbearance agreement and related documents.

The Managers will reconvene in an open meeting for action following the executive session on the matters.

ROBERT MUELLER RELUCTANTLY AGREES TO TESTIFY

Although he is a reluctant witness, former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in a public hearing before the House Judiciary and Intelligence commiteees July 17th regarding his investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

WALKER COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

Taking a look at Grand Jury Results issued by the District Attorney’s Office, June 21 indictments include:

In HPD cases–Rashad Cross for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1; Richard Curlee for two counts of sexual abuse of a child; Demontray Hightower for assault of family or house member impeding breathing, and assault of family or house member with previous conviction; Archie Jackson for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1; Adalia Lowe for forgery of a financial instrument and Joe Shirley for possession of controlled substance penalty group 1.

In Walker County Sheriff’s Office cases—Kaleb Caffee for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1; Clint Locock for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1; and Tommy Niederhofer for credit card/debit card abuse and burglary of a building.

And in DPS cases, Juaquin Rodriguez for Driving while intoxicated 3rd or more.

POLICE NEWS

Looking over the past several days, in Huntsville Police news:

On the day shift last Friday, in a case of criminal mischief property was damaged by a possibly known suspect in the 2000 block of 11th Street.

On the day shift Saturday, a known suspect assaulted his girlfriend in the 4000 block of Sam Houston Avenue. Also a known suspect assaulted his girlfriend and interfered with an emergency call in the 1300 block of Avenue C.

On the night shift Saturday, a possibly known suspect committed theft in the 100 block of Essex Boulevard. In the 200 block of I-45 South, a known suspect assaulted a victim. In the 1500 block of 11th Street, Jermaine Jenkins was arrested for fleeing, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In the 100 block of I-45 South, Willie Goodall was arrested for felony possession of a firearm.

On Sunday’s day shift, in a case of assault a known suspect struck a child in the 100 block of Duke Lane. A known suspect sexually assaulted his girlfriend in the 2000 block of 20th Street. In the first block of FM 247, Nicholas Jackson was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

On the night shift Sunday, a vehicle burglary was investigated in the 1100 block of Fish Hatchery Road. In the 300 block of U-S 190, Dakeldric Washington was arrested for evading with a previous conviction, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. At the Same address, Joshua Rigsby was arrested for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a parole violation warrant.

On the day shift Monday, a known suspect damaged a vehicle in the 200 block of Wanza.

On Monday’s night shift, a known suspect assaulted a victim in the 3100 block of State Highway 30. In the 400 block of Sam Houston in an assault case, Johnny Moralez was arrested for interfering with an emergency phone call.

CONGRESSMAN BRADY ASKS FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO CONSIDER BORN-ALIVE SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT

Our 8th District Congressman, Kevin Brady, has sent us a sound clip from Congress. Congressman Brady said this week that he “became the newest voice to ask for Congress to protect the lives of innocent babies across the nation, but sadly my Democratic colleagues again blocked this request . . . .”

 

SECRETARY OF ENERGY RICK PERRY ADDRESSES A HOUSE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

The United States Department of Energy National Laboratories and Technology Centers are a system of facilities and laboratories supervised by the Department of Energy for the purpose of advancing science and technology to fulfill the DOE mission.

Former Texas Governor and current Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, testified about the Energy Department’s research and development programs to members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Tuesday.

Secretary Perry passed along how the technology they have is second to none . . . .

Secretary Perry also pointed out to committee members that the success of the National Labs have made them a target for people and countries to steal America’s technological advancements

NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHES FOR SHSU FACULTY AND STAFF

The Learning Academies at Sam Houston State University completed a first-ever training program for SHSU staff and faculty who volunteered to change another employee’s life by becoming a “Master Mentor.”

This new mentorship program, which will launch in the fall, aims to improve employee engagement and retention. Recently, the first cohort of the Master Mentors graduated from a three-month program to prepare them for their new role. The goal of the structured training initiative was to enhance specific skills and prepare the mentors for the challenges and joys of mentorship.

COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER PHARMACEUTICAL TAKE-BACK BOXES WITH HGAC GRANT

Walker County Commissioners met for a regular session Monday morning at the courthouse.

One of the several agenda items they discussed involved an HGAC grant for a pharmaceutical take back box to be installed in the lobby of the Sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s Office Captain Tim Whitecotton addressed commissioners . . . .

HGAC did a contract with a company out of Houston that does the incinerating. HGAC will be paying $740 for the first year—you get four boxes a year. In his survey, Captain Whitecotton found 1 to 5 boxes a year were used for disposal. The first time it’s run is when most of the disposable drugs show up.

Commissioners approved.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER PULLING GUN IN LOCAL NIGHT CLUB

According to a story in the Huntsville item, early Sunday morning Huntsville PD arrested a man after it is alleged that he threatened a man with a gun at Shenanigans and Confetti’s Beach Club.

Following a description of the man, police saw a man answering to the description enter a blue Mercedes in the club’s parking lot.

Turning on their lights in the 1700 block of 11th Street in following the suspect, they were not able to stop the car until near the 1600 block of Normal Park Road. Upon search of the vehicle, a pistol was reported to have been found behind the passenger’s seat.

According to the story, the suspect, identified buy police as Jermaine Jenkins, has a previous felony arrest. Jenkins was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.

At the time the story was published, the suspect was being held in the Walker County Jail with bonds set at $28,500.

WILLIS COUNCILMEMBER CHARGED WITH TAMPERING WITH A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT

According to a story in the Courier newspaper, 49-year-old Tamara Young-Hector, a Willis city councilmember, is looking a charges of tampering with a government document after she allegedly applied for a protective order in the name of another person.

Young-Hector has been on the Willis City Council since 2009. Following a warrant being issued for her arrest, she turned herself into the Walker County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

Also according to the story, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported in a press release that the woman was recorded on a surveillance video system going into the Montgomery County District Clerk’s office on May 21st.