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VIDEO STORIES FROM FEBRUARY 28TH OF YEARS PAST


FEBRUARY 28, 2006
ELECTROCUTION 12100 W. LITTLE YORK


FEBRUARY 28, 2006
PATTON VILLAGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING GETS HEATED


FEBRUARY 28, 2008
MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEADBEAT DAD ROUND UP


FEBRUARY 28, 2009
A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY FOR MOST EXCEPT FIREFIGHTERS


FEBRUARY 28, 2010
MIB MAKE BIG DOPE BUST ON US 59
Around 6:30 pm Deputy Chapa of the Precinct 4 Constables office made a traffic stop at Fostoria Road and US 59. As he talked with the occupants of the vehicle their stories did not match and they seemed nervous. When asked to search the car one of the female occupants hesitated but then allowed it.
What he found besides several thousand of dollars worth of new stereo speakers and other equipment was a purse in the back seat.
In the purse, he found over $2000 in cash and two new baby bottles still in the box filled with liquid
PCP.
According to Chief Deputy Barry Welch cigarettes are dipped into PCP for a high these cigarettes can cost from $10 for being dipped half-way to $20 for a full dip. The person doing this can make close to $700 an ounce.
The liquid can be sold close to $350 an ounce.
Of the four occupants, only one was charged and transported to the Montgomery County jail. He was Timothy Ferral Sparks age 30 of Shelbyville, Texas.
In addition, the Buick Park Avenue was seized along with over $2000 in cash and a large amount of stereo equipment.


FEBRUARY 28, 2012
AUTO VS POLE-SH 242 AT MOSEY OAKS CAUSES POWER OUTAGES
Just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Anton Thurlow of Conroe was eastbound on SH 242 near the North Crest Ranch subdivision when a westbound vehicle veered into his lane. Thurlow swerved his 4-door sedan to miss the oncoming vehicle, causing him to go through a ditch and continue until he struck a utility pole, shearing the pole in half.

New Caney Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene and found Thurlow already out of the vehicle and walking around. Just as they arrived, they saw fire coming from one of the vehicle’s front tires and then the car burst into flames. The transformer subsequently exploded.

With 35,000 volts of electricity, firefighters were unable to put water on it until Entergy arrived, so the car burned for about 30 minutes before they could begin to extinguish it.

Thurlow only had a scratch on his chin but said he got that shaving Tuesday morning and had no injuries related to the crash.

The road was closed for about an hour and a half while DPS investigated and firefighters extinguished everything that was burning, which included the vehicle the pole and the transformer. They were all a total loss.

Power was knocked out on SH 242 between Firetower Road and US 59, except for the Flying J Truck Stop.

Entergy crews are working to replace the transformer, wires, and pole. Entergy has also dispatched a hazardous materials cleanup crew to take care of the oil from the burned transformer. They estimate 460 homes will be without power until around 4 a.m.

SH 242 is reopened, but motorists are asked to use caution as Entergy crews continue their work.


FEBRUARY 28, 2015
TRAIN PEDESTRIAN FATAL-STELLA LINK
At 5:17 pm on Saturday, Houston Police were dispatched to the railroad tracks just west of the intersection of Stella Link and South Loop 610 West for a train pedestrian crash. According to police, they arrived on the scene with Houston Fire Department ambulance to find a white male believed to be in his 50’s deceased under the train. The train conductor told police the man was seen in the area of the train which was moving between 5 and 10mph just before the man was struck and pulled under the train. The Harris County Medical Examiners Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death and attempt to identify the victim. At 8 pm the east and westbound lanes of the feeder just west of Stella Link remain closed and are expected to remain closed until approximately 10 pm.


FEBRUARY 28, 2015
CARLS JR. ROBBERY-WALLISVILLE ROAD


FEBRUARY 28, 2016
AUTO PEDESTRIAN FATAL I610 AT STELLA LINK


FEBRUARY 28, 2018
MAJOR ACCIDENT SH 105 EAST AT WAUKEGAN
Just after 7 pm, Wednesday calls acme into the 911 Center with reports of a multi-vehicle crash on SH 105 between Waukegan and Austin Elementary. Units arrived on the 4-vehicle crash that had traffic at a standstill. Several people were transported to the hospital in serious condition. DPS investigated the crash in which a Dodge pickup was eastbound on SH 105 when the driver came upon stopped traffic. After applying his brakes he slid a long distance before slamming into the rear of a dark-colored KIA. The KIA then shot across the westbound lanes, through the ditch and up onto the grassy median on the north side of the road. That driver was transported to the hospital. Meanwhile, the Dodge truck continued sliding and slammed into a red KIA crushing the rear of that car and pushing it into a 1988 Chevrolet pickup. The female in the red KIA who lived in the area was several months pregnant and was transported to the hospital. The driver of the Chevrolet and his passenger were uninjured. The driver of the Dodge truck which suffered minimal damage was not damaged. He was arrested for driving with an invalid license. The road reopened just before 10 pm.


FEBRUARY 28, 2019
ARMY FUEL TANKER ROLLS OVER CLOSING SH 105
Just after 4 pm an Army fuel tanker loaded with 2500 gallons of jet fuel was westbound on SH 105 in Cut and Shoot enroute the base at Conroe Regional Airport. As the truck approached the area of the Post Office a school bus made a sudden stop. The driver of the tanker also stopped quickly. However, an area of oil on the wet roadway caused the truck to slide across the eastbound lanes, rotate and roll over in the ditch. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries. The Army responded with a wrecker which was not able to handle the task of righting the loaded tanker. SH 105 was shut down as Saddle Creek Towing and Charlie Miller Heavy Duty Wrecker took their places on the roadway. The military crew assisted as a trench had to be dug under the tanker to put straps around the tank to right it. With both trucks working together they were able to easily right the tanker without any damage to it. There was a minimal spill of fuel when it first rolled over. Miller then towed the truck back to the Conroe base. The cost of a recovery of this nature is normally quite high, however, as they finished, Slinky Knox, owner of Saddle Creek had his young son Woodrow with him, Woodrow shook the soldiers had and told them thank you for your service. In return, he was given a patch which had been worn when the unit was in Iraq. Miller and Knox both agreed there would be no charge. The roadway was reopened close to 6 pm.

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