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VIDEO STORIES FROM AUGUST 9TH OF YEARS PAST


AUGUST 9, 2007
AIR MEDICAL RESPONDS TO A MOTORCYCLE CRASH FM 1486 AT JOHNSON ROAD


AUGUST 9, 2010
FATAL CRASH MT. MARIAH AT SH 105
Shortly after 1 pm MCHD, Montgomery County Fire Department, Grimes County EMS along with DPS and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a three-vehicle accident on SH 105 at Mount Miriah Road.

According to DPS Trooper Charles Williams, 22-year-old Alison May Telthorster of Anderson was eastbound on SH 105. Witnesses said she seemed to be attempting to retrieve something off the passenger side of her 2005 Honda Civic as she kept leaning over and appeared to be swaying in the lane some.

As she approached the intersection she did not see the Dodge Ram flatbed stopped in her lane waiting to turn left. She ran up under the Dodge raising it and pushing it into the westbound lane. Vernon Wayne Imhoff, 59, the driver of the pickup was then struck head-on by Kari Noey, 38 also of Anderson. Kari, driving a 2006 Peterbilt 18-wheeler with a dump bed which was owned by Yancy Transportation of Conroe.  This second impact tore the hood off the pickup throwing the Dodge into the eastbound lane.

The 18-wheeler leaving several hundred feet of skid marks crossed the eastbound lanes, climbed an embankment, struck a fence just missing a stand of pine trees. The 18-wheeler driver was uninjured. The driver of the Dodge truck was taken to Navasota Hospital by Grimes County EMS  in stable condition and released several hours later.

Justice of the Peace Lanny  Moriarty ordered the body of Telthorster sent to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.


AUGUST 9, 2010
MAJOR ACCIDENT SH 105 AT FM 1486
At 3:45 pm as Troopers worked the fatal accident another accident was reported down the road. Several troopers immediately responded. When they arrived they discovered two young girls had come off FM 1486 and started onto SH 105. It was at this point that a Dodge truck struck the side of their car just missing the passenger door.

Both girls were entrapped but sustained not life-threatening injuries. Montgomery Fire Department cut them out and they were transported to the hospital.

The driver of the truck had no injuries.


AUGUST 10, 2010
MONTGOMERY MAIL CARRIER KILLED IN FM 149 CRASH
Just after 6 pm, Montgomery Police along with Montgomery Fire Department and MCHD were dispatched to FM 149 south of SH 105 and just inside the Montgomery city limits for a major accident.

Montgomery Police were first on the scene and requested medical immediately for a female that was ejected from her SUV and was in traumatic arrest with CPR in progress.

Fire and Ems arrived shortly after and continued CPR for some time trying to bring the driver back. They then transported her to Conroe Regional Medical where she was pronounced dead.

FM 149 was closed in both directions for almost two hours as DPS assisted Montgomery Police investigate the scene.

According to Montgomery Police Chief Kenneth Hudgens, Jennifer Proveaux, age 28 from Conroe was southbound on FM 149. She has been a mail carrier in Montgomery for over a year. She was turning left into a private drive to deliver a piece of mail that she had missed on regular delivery just moments before.

Valdemar Salazar, age 44 of Baytown was driving his company pickup truck southbound. He told officials that Proveaux slammed on her brakes. Trying to avoid a collision he swerved to the left into the oncoming traffic. At this point, Proveaux had already started to turn into the driveway at 13502 FM 149. Salazar struck her Honda SUV on the left side flipping it and ejecting Proveaux.

District Attorney Bret Ligon was also on the scene to determine if any criminal event had taken place. The investigation is continuing.

Even though some mail was scattered about the scene the Montgomery Postmaster was called to the scene to retrieve the mail., No mail was destroyed in the accident. It was also noted that Proveaux was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.


AUGUST 9, 2013
SPLENDORA PUPPIES FOUND IN TRASH BAG
Sherri Lynn Bessire left her home in Splendora close to 7 a.m. Friday morning. His 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, 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, 2014
MIB SHUT SPLENDORA DRUG OPERATION DOWN
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.

Narcotics investigators had credible evidence Jimmy Myers was selling methamphetamine from his residence in the 15000 block of Tyler Lane in Splendora. After confirming the information, deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Myers and a search warrant for his residence. Deputies spotted Myers away from his residence and a K-9 Unit was deployed. The K-9 gave a positive alert to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle confirmed it contained methamphetamine. A subsequent search of Myers’s residence revealed additional methamphetamine, as well as a large digital scale and a large quantity of clear plastic bags typically used in the sale and distribution of methamphetamine.

James Edward Myers, 52, of Splendora is charged with first-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance more than 4 grams, but less than 200 grams (warrant); first-degree felony Manufacture/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance; and second-degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

During the course of the investigation, James Myers’s brother, Russell Myers also became a suspect, and an additional search warrant as obtained for his residence in the 27900 block of Pin Oak in Splendora. When confronted, Russell Myers admitted to investigators there was a large quantity of marijuana in his home. A search of the residence revealed approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, divided into 37 plastic bags.

Russell Eugene Myers, 50, of Splendora is charged with third-degree felony Possession of Marijuana, more than 5 pounds, but less than 50 pounds.

Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said the arrests represent what his agency is trying to accomplish for the law-abiding residents of Precinct 4.

“We realize these two arrests didn’t stop the flow of illegal drugs in our area, but with every arrest, we’re making progress in cleaning up East County,” Constable Hayden said. “We’re sending a message to others who are dealing drugs here that we’re not letting up, and sooner or later, they’ll find themselves behind bars.”


AUGUST 9, 2015
WOOD BRANCH SHOOTER TAKEN DOWN
Ebeniser Morones, 36, of 4304 Rosemary in Houston has been identified as the shooter in the pursuit through Montgomery and Harris County on Saturday,. As Wood Branch Police attempted to stop the vehicle ion traffic n which he was a back seat passenger, Morones hung out the window and began shooting at officers. He struck the Wood Branch unit in the windshield just above the rearview mirror. The Wood Branch unit attempting to swerve out of the way struck the curb blowing a tire.

A Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputy then picked up the pursuit near FM 1314 and US 59. Traveling south at speeds of 90 miles per hour Morones again hung out the window shooting at the deputy. He missed but struck a Milstead Fleet Service truck driving south on the freeway and not involved in the pursuit. That shot penetrated the truck’s windshield, hit the headrest approximately one inch from the driver’s ear then blew out the back window.

After exiting Hopper they continued on the feeder where they turned on Wedgewood and finally stopped and took to foot.

One male, identified as Javier Alquicira, 31, of 5031 Sandydale, was the driver of the vehicle. After a search of the area, he was taken into custody. He has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and fraud by possession of identifying information f another individual. His bonds are set at $1,600,000.He is also accused of handing the shooter the guns.

A female, identified as Candis Sue Colby, 32, of 47 County Road 2703 in Cleveland is charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Her bond has been set at $275,000. She is also accused of loading the weapons in the vehicle as Morones was shooting. She also fled on foot but was captured.

Another female Sarah Elizabeth McCoy, 32, of 22 County Road 2765 in Cleveland also fled on foot but was captured. She is in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Her bond is set at $275,000.

Montgomery and Harris County searched for Morones most of the afternoon on Saturday but were unsuccessful. The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force and Montgomery County SWAT. then started following leads and searching. He was located at the Mustang Inn in the 3800 block of Tidwell in Houston. According to the manager of the motel, Morones checked into the room close to 7:30 pm. He paid for 2 hours. Somewhere after that time, a female rented another room and he moved to that one. The Task Force came in once looking and were not able to locate him but then spotted him in a white 2001 Malibu registered to a female on County Road 3748 in Splendora. The manager told us that he was told to stay in the building along with his cleaning staff where there were brick walls and bulletproof glass.

From his vantage point, he said it was difficult to see the vehicle with all the officers surrounding it with guns drawn. He said they then moved to the trunk where they located an assault weapon which is believed to be one of the many guns used Saturday.

Morones is being held without bond. He resides within blocks of where they fled the vehicle on foot.

Alquicra resided just a mile north of where the fled on foot.

Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden said, “I appreciate the efforts of all law enforcement involved. Multiple agencies came together quickly to get this dangerous felon off the streets and into custody.”


AUGUST 9, 2016
HEAD-ON CRASH SH 99 AT KINGSLAND


AUGUST 9, 2016
GRIMES COUNTY HIGH-SPEED RAIL
Grimes County Commissioners in a special meeting Tuesday afternoon voted to require a permit for any type of structure crossing a county road or right of way. This after many residents’ concerns over losing property or having property split in two as the high-speed rail comes through Grimes County. Texas Central Railroad is proposing a high speed bullet train to run from a station in the area of Northwest Mall in Houston to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. With trains running 30 minutes during peak times and every hour on non-peak times with a 6-hour window for maintenance. The 90 minutes, the 240-mile trip is said to be competitive with the airlines.

County Judge Ben Leman says he and commissioners just approved a plan to keep the bullet train out of his county.

“Grimes County will require a permit to be approved by Commissioner’s Court before construction can begin on any high-speed rail project where it crosses a county road,” said Leman.

Resident of many counties along the line is fighting it. Today, after Commissioners Court meeting several residents got into a heated discussion across the street from the courthouse with an official of the company. According to documentation 60-percent of the track will be elevated. Resident s feels the 60-percent will take care of the streets and highways in Houston and Dallas. Between that was to be a grade crossing. According to Wikipedia, a grade crossing is an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level, as opposed to the railway line crossing over or under using a bridge or tunnel. Yet the plan is to build a brim with a small tunnel under it for County Roads, and ranchers to get from one part of the property to another. One rancher compared it to the Alaskan Pipeline where wildlife would not cross under the elevated pipe. To get a fire truck, hay bailer, or combine through would be impossible. In addition, ranchers say they would have to build secondary holding pens and then hire extra hands to drive the cattle through the tunnel. Another concern was landowners with oil wells and how rig trucks would access certain parts of their property.

TCR has made two filings with the Surface Transportation Board. The first is a Petition of Exemption for construction authority and the other requesting a clarifying order from the STB under expedited consideration to be able to set condemnation land values under the Texas eminent domain process.

Brady opposes the route of the high-speed rail project which splits rural communities and landowners in his congressional district. He also opposes taxpayer financial guarantees and is fighting its designation as a federal project. As a state legislator in Texas Brady fought to protect landowners against a similar proposal for a “bullet train” by introducing legislation to prohibit the project from using eminent domain.

Brady wrote: “It is entirely unreasonable that a project without even so much as an approved route or permit to construct could be granted the authority by federal bureaucrats to use eminent domain under Texas law. Landowners should not be forced into a stressful, costly condemnation process for a project still in the planning stages and that lacks strong public support. This is a state project and should be decided by Texas.”

On July 18, 2016, Congressman Kevin Brady won some of the battles after going to the United Surface Transportation Board in Washington. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) officially declined to get involved in the Texas Central Railway (TCR) proposed the Dallas-to-Houston High-Speed Rail project. U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady who is leading the congressional fight with Texans Against High-Speed Rail and local and elected officials released the following statement on the long-awaited announcement:

“This is the answer we fought for. This is the first victory in a long battle to ensure that Texas, not Washington, decide the fate of a project hurting our rural communities and landowners. I truly appreciate the efforts of our state and local officials and Texans Against High-Speed Rail who are working so diligently to protect Texans’ property rights.”

The decision by the STB indicates that the proposed approximately 240-mile high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston is an intrastate project outside of the Board’s jurisdiction — effectively recognizing that the project is a state project. Congressman Brady wrote the STB in April opposing any federal involvement in the highly controversial project because the sole proposed route divides rural counties in the 8th Congressional District including Grimes, Madison, and Leon counties. As our county commissioners, state legislators, and property owners have stated correctly, this route fractures our rural lifestyle without any direct economic or transportation benefits to our communities.


AUGUST 9, 2017
CLEVELAND MOCK BUS CRASH
Just after 8 am Wednesday morning Loop 105 West of Cleveland was closed down as emergency vehicles responded to a crash involving a Special Needs Bus and an 18-wheeler tank truck. The crash was part of a mock drill to prepare first responders in case of a real emergency. According to Cleveland ISD Police Chief Rex Evans, the scenario was the driver of the tank truck suffered a medical emergency. His truck crossed the road striking the bus in the rear and flipping it over. Sixteen Special Needs students were on board. The GORE Company worked with make-up to create life-like injuries. Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene along with Tarkington, Atascocita, and New Caney Fire Departments. Ambulances from MCHD, North Liberty County, and Cleveland EMS responded as did the Mass Casualty Unit which is housed at the Atascocita Fire Department. Harris County Hazmat also responded as did Smith Towing, J&J Towing, and HAZMAT International from Conroe. Police from Cleveland ISD, Splendora ISD, Cleveland PD, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Precinct 3 Constables Office and Patton Village Police Department also responded. Many attended to observe what was being done. Those first responders then after going over the entire scene were able to determine any difficulties that were encountered and be able to use them in case an incident would ever take place. Firefighters cut the students from the wreckage and removed them to a triage area where they were evaluated. They were then loaded on ambulances in order of the seriousness of their injuries.


AUGUST 9, 2017
DRONE VIEW OF CLEVELAND MOCK BUS CRASH
Just after 8 am Wednesday morning Loop 105 West of Cleveland was closed down as emergency vehicles responded to a crash involving a Special Needs Bus and an 18-wheeler tank truck. The crash was part of a mock drill to prepare first responders in case of a real emergency. According to Cleveland ISD Police Chief Rex Evans, the scenario was the driver of the tank truck suffered a medical emergency. His truck crossed the road striking the bus in the rear and flipping it over. Sixteen Special Needs students were on board. The GORE Company worked with make-up to create life-like injuries. Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene along with Tarkington, Atascocita, and New Caney Fire Departments. Ambulances from MCHD, North Liberty County, and Cleveland EMS responded as did the Mass Casualty Unit which is housed at the Atascocita Fire Department. Harris County Hazmat also responded as did Smith Towing, J&J Towing, and HAZMAT International from Conroe. Police from Cleveland ISD, Splendora ISD, Cleveland PD, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Precinct 3 Constables Office and Patton Village Police Department also responded. Many attended to observe what was being done. Those first responders then after going over the entire scene were able to determine any difficulties that were encountered and be able to use them in case an incident would ever take place. Firefighters cut the students from the wreckage and removed them to a triage area where they were evaluated. They were then loaded on ambulances in order of the seriousness of their injuries.


AUGUST 9, 2019
LIBERTY COUNTY 18 WHEELER HEAD ON FATAL CRASH
Late Friday evening a Hummer was eastbound on SH 105 at County Road 2266 about 6 miles east of Cleveland when the driver attempted to pass a vehicle. A Stevenson Transport truck loaded with barrels of highly concentrated apple juice was westbound. The Hummer struck the 18-wheeler refrigerated truck head-on and burst into flames. The driver of the Hummer was trapped in the vehicle and did not survive. The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries. Fire crews from Cleveland and Tarkington battled the blaze. HazMAt International responded to the scene to remove the diesel fuel and remove several pallets of highly concentrated apple juice which was considered flammable and hazardous material. SH 105 will be closed into the morning hours. Crews working with the barrels report the contents to be at 18-degrees below zero even after the fire and being exposed to the outside air. The driver of the Hummer is from the Tarkington area, however, Troopers say the name will not be released until positive identification is made during the autopsy. Smith and J&J Wrecker are on the scene to move the 18-wheeler once it is unloaded.

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