SHSU LEAP Center Activity For Spring

One of the many great service organizations SHSU students participate in is LEAP. LEAP is the Center for Law, Engagement and Politics which is run under the leadership of Political Science professor Mike Yawn.

We checked recently with LEAP student ambassador Christina Perez on what their members had been involved in this year . . . .

“The Story Of The Sam Houston Chickens” To Be Published

Sam Houston State University students have written and illustrated a children’s book about the chickens who frequently visit the University’s campus.  Published by Bright Sky Press, the book will roll out with a signing event on May 3 at the Bear Bend Cabin on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum from 4:30-6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. 

“The Story of the Sam Houston Chickens” is a fictional book that is based on a true story about the chickens coming to live on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

“Golden State Killer” Found And Arrested

The “Golden State Killer” in California has been found and arrested. The man who authorities report committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and countless burglaries through the seventies and eighties is now in custody.

A press conference was held in Sacramento Wednesday. Sacramento County Prosecutor Anne Marie Schubert, among several law enforcement officials, spoke to reporters . . . .

The “Golden State Killer” has now been identified as 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. He was once a police officer with the Auburn, California police department.

Erick Davila Executed

Thirty-one-year-old Erick Davila was executed last night in Huntsville after nine years on death row. In 2009, he was convicted of shooting at a house in Fort Worth during a child’s birthday party. The shooting resulted in the death of a grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter.

Davila was pronounced dead at 6:31 last night.

Police News

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Tuesday, three thefts were reported—one in the 1200 block of El Road, another in the 200 block of I-45 South where someone took property without making payment and in the 100 block of I-45 South where an unknown suspect stole a license plate off of a vehicle. A vehicle burglary was investigated in the 3100 block of Montgomery Road. In the 1400 block of 14th Street, Darkevia Jones was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. In the 2700 block of Aberdeen Drive, Roger Kemp was arrested on a parole revocation warrant.

On the night shift Tuesday, a vehicle burglary was investigated in the 2800 block of Old Houston Road.

French President Macron Addresses Joint Meeting Of Congress

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the full gamut of current world issues in his address to a joint meeting of congress Wednesday, from the fight against terrorism to environmental issues.

He placed much emphasis, however, on a fundamental ideal shared between our country and his—democracy . . . .