KSAM News

KSAM News

Authorities Looking for Parole Violator & Sex Offender

The Huntsville Item reports that law enforcement authorities are looking for 43-year-old Shawn Monroe Cowan who is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for info leading to his apprehension. Seven years ago he was convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Walker County.

He is 6 foot 1 and weighs 245 pounds. Cowan has tatooes on his chest, both upper arms, left calf, both of his shoulders and both thighs.

According to the story, you may call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS to report Cowan’s location.

Tornado Watch Until 9 PM

Tornado Watch

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 22
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1200 PM CDT WED MAR 28 2018

TORNADO WATCH 22 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE
 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS


   TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANGELINA             AUSTIN              BRAZORIA
CHAMBERS             COLORADO            FORT BEND
GALVESTON            GRIMES              HARDIN
HARRIS               JACKSON             JASPER
JEFFERSON            LIBERTY             MATAGORDA
MONTGOMERY           NACOGDOCHES         NEWTON
ORANGE               POLK                SABINE
SAN AUGUSTINE        SAN JACINTO         SHELBY
TRINITY              TYLER               WALKER
WALLER               WASHINGTON          WHARTON

“Suitcase Killer” Executed

Thirty-eight-year-old Rosendo Rodriguez III, also known as the “suitcase killer,” was executed at the Walls Unit Tuesday evening. He was executed for the 2005 murder of 29-year-old Summer Baldwin of Lubbock. The woman, who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time, was stuffed into a suitcase and thrown into a trash bin following her murder.

Rodriguez has also confessed to the murder of a 16-year-old Lubbock girl.

At 6:46 last night, he was pronounced dead following a lethal dose of pentobarbital.

Citizenship Question On Future Census Controversy

Democratic attorneys general in some states promised yesterday that they would take legal action to prevent the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship in the next U-S census.

The Trump administration will ask on the decennial survey about whether a person was an American citizen.

At Tuesday’s White House Press Briefing with Sarah Sanders, a reporter asked about the question discouraging immigrants from participating . . . .

Police News

Looking over the past few days, in Huntsville Police news on the day shift last Saturday officers were dispatched to the case of a terroristic threat in the 200 block of University.

On the day shift Monday, a possibly known suspect passed a check from another without their consent in a theft case in the 500 block of McDougal Road. In the 2700 block of Aberdeen Drive, Jeremy Williams was arrested for a parole violation warrant.

On Monday’s night shift, Alicia Muniz was arrested for DWI 3rd or more at Highway 75 North and 10th Street. In the 100 block of Tall Timbers Lane Aaron Zavertnik was arrested for tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance, and Rachel Ebner was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Electronics Recycling Hosted Every Year In April

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Services will host it’s 11th Annual Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Transfer Station Facility.  In 2016, Solid Waste was able to collect 7.783 tons of recyclable electronics with 229 people coming to the event.  This brought the grand total of tons of recycled electronic to 154.01 and over 2,000 visitors since 2008!

In 2018, tire recycling was added to the event.  The first 8 passenger car or light truck tires are free.

Sponsor

Technocycle of Houston has sponsored the last 7 events and provided the staff, trucks, and packing supplies to haul the electronics. Recycling events could cost from $4,000 – $10,000 without Technocyle’s continued support.

Volunteers

Volunteers from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Walker County Community Supervision and Corrections, Master Gardeners, Try 2 Recycle and the City of Huntsville Disposal and Recycling staff assist during this single day event.

Huntsville ISD Students To Receive Chromebooks

Computers play a big part in learning in today’s American schools.

At the last Huntsville ISD Trustee meeting Thursday, Director or Technology Nadine Pharries submitted a report of Chromebook computer purchases . . . .

The final total Ms. Pharries passed along for 329 total was $84,358.89.

Ms. Pharrries said, “We have a total of about 5,400 Chromebooks total, but out of it we’re just going to get with the Title 1 with the elementaries right now, and cover these.” For high school students they have 1,600, one per student. She said Mance Park and the High School are 1 to 1.

The purchase was approved.

SHSU “Masters of Dance” Performance

Sam Houston State University’s Department of Dance will present “Masters of Dance,” a graduate choreographic concert, on April 4 and 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Dance Theater.

“Masters of Dance” is a collection of diverse works choreographed by eight Master of fine arts candidates. Their performances will explore a broad range of thematic content that inspired each artist individually.

This semester’s show also features lighting design in conjunction with graduate students from Texas State University.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students and can be purchased by calling the GPAC Box Office at 936.294.2339.