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VIDEO STORIES FROM JULY 20TH OF YEARS PAST


JULY 20, 2006
2YR OLD DROWNING LIVE OAK AT JOHNSON


JULY 20, 2007
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SHELDON FLOODS


JULY 20, 2007
HOUSTON FIRE EASTEX MINI WAREHOUSE FIRE


JULY 20, 2007
HARRY POTTER LAST BOOK PARTY


JULY 20, 2012
MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEARING TO DECIDE FATE OF ALMOST 300 PITBULLS
Moments ago they announced they were going to take a recess in the courtroom and return later this afternoon. Most of some fifty people that attended the hearing this morning left empty-handed. The hearing had never been moved to the courtroom as they had been going through pre-trial motions most of the morning. Constable Tim Holifield announced to the group, some from as far away as Austin, San Antonio and Dallas that no dogs would be released today as a determination had not yet been made to complete the transfer legally to the county. He explained once that was done they would start attempting to match dogs with owners. Most of the owners attending today held up photos of their dogs in hopes officials may see them. As of Thursday night, not even half of the 298 dogs had been evaluated. Constable Holifield said first the dogs would be evaluated and identified. Of the sixty dogs at this point that chips were found in only two had been identified. Officials warned yesterday the when you chip a dog don’t go for the lowest price as it could mean the dog was chipped but was never registered. Another issue is the chips coming back to shelters or former owners. They advised the best way to find if your dog is registered is to call the chip manufacturer and give them the chip number. See if they have the information. Of the many that attended this morning most understood the time it will take to identify the animals. Another issue Constable Holifield explained was it Spindletop appealed the order, it could mean another thirty days before anything could legally be done with the dogs. Many this morning explained they had a long relationship with Purcel and Spindletop. Most were paying $750 a quarter to board and evaluate the dogs. Most said when they viewed the property it was very nice and clean. But they also said they were restricted to the area of the front of the small house and nowhere else on the property. They said one of the buildings close to the front was closed as they were told it housed aggressive animals. Due to the additional time and the weekend coming on any additional food, Kongs, peanut butter, would be welcomed at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter on SH 242. Additional details will be posted later today as they happen and a video will be posted within the hour.


JULY 20, 2012
AGREEMENT MADE TO GIVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CUSTODY OF 287 SEIZED DOGS
430pm-Moments ago an agreement was made between Montgomery County and Spindletop. Ms. Purcel will be allowed to keep eleven of the non-pit bulls that she has proven as her own. As vets continue to evaluate the dog’s Constable Holifield will start the process of locating owners and begin a process or returning them to the rightful owners. He said no dog will be destroyed and asked people to be patient.


JULY 20, 2014
LAKE CONROE DROWNING-CHILD
At approximately 2:15 pm Conroe Police, fire, and MCHD were dispatched along with Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol to the Piney Shores Resort at the end of League Line Road for a drowning. Early reports were an 8-year-old child had fallen from the dock into Lake Conroe. He was immediately pulled out by witnesses however he was not responsive. MCHD dispatchers instructed witnesses on giving CPR to the child. When EMS arrived they took over the scene and requested Life Flight.

The child was then flown to Memorial Hermann in Houston.

Investigators are still on the scene.

Update as soon as available.


JULY 20, 2015
WILLIS ALLSTAR T-BALL TEAM ADVANCES TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE INVITATIONAL WORLD SERIES
The Willis All-Stars National worked several hours Monday night getting prepared for a game that no team in this area has made it to yet. Last weekend the team won the State Playoffs in Longview after beating Mount Pleasant in the best of 3 games.

Wednesday they set off for Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the Invitational National Little League World Series. The kids range in ages from 5 to 7 and have kept up the pace all year winning all their games but one.


JULY 20, 2014
FATHER CRASHES CAR, EJECTS SON, AND FLEES THE SCENE
Just after 10:30 p.m., Montgomery County dispatchers received a call in reference to a single-vehicle rollover on East Williams Road at South Williams Road in north Montgomery County.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found a 5-month-old boy lying face-down on the road and bleeding. It was determined he had been ejected from a Ford Fusion which was upside down approximately twenty feet away. PHI Air Medical was requested to the scene and flew the infant to Memorial Hermann in Houston.

Early information indicated that an unidentified man had an altercation with his wife then left with the baby. Traveling east at a high rate of speed on East Williams road, he approached South Williams road where he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a mailbox. The vehicle began to flip and ultimately landed on its roof. The driver who is believed to be the child’s father fled the scene. Moments later, the mother arrived at the scene in another vehicle.

The roadway was cleared just before 2 a.m.

DPS is continuing its investigation and will release additional details in the morning.


JULY 20, 2017
TWO BODIES WERE FOUND IN TAMINA AREA HOME
At 9:56 am Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and MCHD received a call for a welfare check in the Tamina Community in South Montgomery County. A report came to EMS that a person had not been heard from in several days. That person entered the home and found a male in a pool of blood, exited the home and called 911. MCSO units responded to the scene as MCHD stood by until an all-clear was given for them to move in at 9:24 am. They confirmed two males in their 20’s deceased. On any scene of a violent nature policy requires medics and first responders to stage well enough away from the scene to prevent any injury to them. Once deemed safe they are requested in. MCSO Detectives are on the scene at this time and will be for most of the day.


JULY 20, 2017
HORSE TRAINER BUSTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD-CHATEAU WOODS
On 07/20/2017, detectives with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office executed a search and arrest warrant a popular Montgomery County horse training facility. Detectives determined through the course of their investigation that Michael Hogan, had committed the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim was one of Hogan’s riding students that he taught while working as a trainer at the Triple H Horse Farm located at 816 Chateau Woods Pkwy Drive, Conroe, TX 77385. Investigators say the parents of the child under 16-years of age reached out to them after conversations of sexual nature were found between the daughter and Hogan. They say after the arrest announcement another person has come forward with the same complaint. Hogan’s attorney Sam R. Cammack claims his client who is also been a personal friend for years is innocent. He says they found no evidence on his office computers and once is phone is gone through, nothing will be found there. He stated the issue started over an upset border back in the beginning of the year. Cammack stated the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigated the claim twice and found no substance. He could not believe a press conference was called Thursday afternoon to announce the arrest. Cammack believes the Montgomery County Grand Jury will clear his client. Hogan is currently booked in the Montgomery County Jail on a felony Sexual Assault of a Child with a $75,000 bond.

Multiple agencies assisted in the search warrant that took place at the horse farm. At this time detectives believe that Hogan may have multiple other possible victims. Anyone with information in regards to this matter is asked to contact the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constables Office @ 281-364-4211.


JULY 20, 2018
HUNTSVILLE COMMERCIAL FIRE
Just before 4 pm Friday Huntsville Fire responded to a plastics warehouse fire on Wire Road just northwest of the city off Highway 75. They arrived with heavy fire and chemicals involved. With only 2 hydrants close by additional tankers were requested along with manpower due to the 99-degree temperatures. Fire departments from Polk, Brazos, Madison, Walker, and Montgomery County assisted in bringing the blaze under control. There have been no injuries but several firefighters are being watched due to heat. Link Plastics warehouse was totally destroyed. The heavy flames set a neighboring building owned by Boone Exploration. It too was destroyed. Firefighters plan on staying most of the night to hit all the hot spots.


JULY 20, 2018
RADIO FLYER WAGON SEEN ON STREETS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Robert Collett was a Construction Tech (Shop) Class teacher at Lamar High School, but he will likely become best known for driving a giant red Radio Flyer wagon on public roadways, much to the delight of everyone who sees it!

“We do a lot of projects together and I had (the students) help me, teaching them to weld and how to cut wood and all that type of stuff on my Model A, and we got bored, so I said let’s do another project,” Collett said. “The kids were Googling stuff and one kid came up with this, and I thought it was awesome!”

A retired engineer in Alaska had already built one, so they got his number and called him. After receiving advice and information, Collett bought a Ford Ranger, and they worked on it at his house (because that’s where there was enough room for the big project). Unfortunately, he retired before the project could be completed. Using it as a teaching tool, Collett continued to work on it as he taught students to use various tools. His son is a welder and did quite a bit of work on it as well, Collett said.

The unusual vehicle has been made street legal, having passed inspection, and has been operating on public roadways for just a couple of weeks, as of Saturday. Collett knew the vehicle would get some attention, but even he was unprepared for just how thrilled people are to see it on the street.

“I can’t believe it,” Collett said. “I pull up to a stoplight, and everybody gets out to take pictures! The other night, we had over 20 kids come up, and I let them get in the back.”

“It brings smiles to people’s faces,” he said. “The look, and then they slow down, and then their cameras come out.”

The front seat area of the interior is still the original Ford Ranger, with all the safety equipment and comfort that provides, but from the outside, it looks like anything but an SUV. He’s had it on the road about five times now, he said, and estimates about five dozen kids have been in the back of it posing for photos. He said if it makes their day a little brighter, “that’s what it’s all about.”

Karen Collett, his wife, said she had learned never to doubt her husband, or what he says he’s going to build. She hadn’t expected it to be finished by the Fourth of July, but it was.

“It’s great! He’s enjoying, and the kids love it, and we’re getting to meet a lot of nice people everywhere we go,” Karen Collett said.