STORIES ON THIS DATE FROM OVER THE PAST YEARS
AUGUST 9, 2011
Approximately 6 a.m. this morning Magnolia Fire Department responded to a barn fire at Superior Road and FM 1488. When they arrived they found a barn almost the size of a football field totally involved. Additional help was called from Needham Road Fire Department and Woodlands Fire Department.
It took several hours to bring it under control but the end results were devastating. The barn housed 28 horses, fourteen escaped, 14 others were burned. The stable, Goslin Nix Stables housed expensive Arabian horses. The value of the horses could get over a half-million dollars.
The Montgomery County Fire Marshal is on the scene investigating the cause. of the fire.
AUGUST 9, 2013
CREIGHTON ANNOUNCES FOR AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER
State Representative Brandon Creighton announced Friday that he will be running for the office of the Texas Agricultural Commissioner. Among hundreds of friends, supporters and local political figures he made the announcement.
Creighton is currently serving his third term in the Texas 16th House District which encompasses more than half of Montgomery County.
AUGUST 9, 2013
SPLENDORA-PUPPIES FOUND IN TRASH BAG
Sherri Lynn Bessire left her home in Splendora close to 7 a.m. Friday morning. He sister left a short time later. As she approached the intersection of King Oak and Woodlane she spotted a white trash bag lying in the ditch on the side of the road. It wasn’t an ordinary trash bag with a drawstring, this was a trash bag with the snout of a puppy sticking out. Sherri’s sister stopped and opened the bag rescuing the puppies. She then continued to her mother’s house in Porter.
Once she arrived at her mother’s she showed Sherri her discovery. The sisters decided to contact animal control.
Sherri returned to the scene where her sister found the pups and carefully collected the trash bag.
Tim Hollifield, Director of the Montgomery County Animal Control responded to that location and took possession of the trash bag. He then delivered it to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab where they will attempt to lift prints.
If they are successful in identifying any fingerprints, Hollifield plans to seek Cruelty to non-livestock animal charges on the person or persons.
Doctor Keahey who is a veterinarian at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter examined both puppies as they arrived. He identified them as, “Certified American Heinz 57”. he did say both of the puppies which weighed seven pounds each appeared healthy except for worms. He treated both and the shelter is currently looking for a foster home for the two.
Hollifield said, if the puppies had not been rescued this morning, he doubted they would have made it in today’s 100-degree temperatures.
If anyone has any information on these puppies please contact Montgomery County Animal Control.
AUGUST 9, 2014
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRECINCT 4 SPLENDORA DRUG RAID
A pair of Splendora brothers went to jail on drug charges on August 9, following an investigation by members of the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.
AUGUST 9, 2015
WOOD BRANCH MAN SHOOTING AT PATROL CARS TAKEN DOWN
The search continues for a man who shot at patrol vehicles belonging to two different Montgomery County agencies and also fired a shot that struck a civilian’s vehicle as he led police on a two-county high-speed chase Saturday.
According to Deputy Jim Slack with the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, it was just after noon when Woodbranch Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the area of US 59 and FM 1485 in East Montgomery County. The vehicle fled and the pursuit began.
“A passenger inside the suspect vehicle fired at the Woodbranch patrol vehicle, striking the car and causing the officer to veer off and strike a curb, disabling that vehicle in the area of US 59 and FM 1314,” Slack said. “Around that time, Precinct 4 Deputy Buchanan took over the pursuit that went south into Harris County.”
The chase reached speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. Deputy Slack said the suspect vehicle took multiple exit ramps and then reentered the freeway at the next entrance ramp each time. They finally exited at Hopper Road, Slack said, which is when more shots were fired, with one shot striking a civilian’s vehicle.
Milstead driver Matthew Moore said he was headed south on US 59 just before Little York when he saw a white Cadillac pass him and quickly change lanes, moving to the left. He then saw two Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office vehicles pass him in pursuit of the white car. Shortly thereafter, more shots were fired from the suspect vehicle and one went through his windshield. Moore did not realize how narrowly he escaped being shot in the head until he had stopped and a DPS Trooper examined his vehicle and where the bullet entered and lodged in the headrest of his seat. Fortunately, he was leaning a little toward the center of the vehicle, or probably would not have survived to tell his story.
The suspect vehicle then stayed off the freeway, continuing through a neighborhood and ending up in the ditch in a ditch in the 4300 block of Wedgewood, Slack said. Two men and two women fled the vehicle on foot. Thanks to a Harris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and Houston Police patrol units, the two women and one of the men were captured. No one was injured in the pursuit or capture.
The man believed to be the shooter remains at large as of this writing.
From the vehicle, investigators recovered a rifle, pistols, ammunition, body armor, 43 grams of methamphetamine and heroin.
Those arrested were the driver, Javier Alquicira, who is charged with Attempted Capital Murder and Evading Arrest; Candis Colby, charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance; and Sarah McCoy, charged with Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Slack said the search continues for the shooter, who is believed to be a Hispanic male.