Shutting Down the Family Business

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY — 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 James “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.
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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.

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“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.”

Reminder: Reward Increased to $13,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender with Ties to Montgomery County

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that the reward for John Arthur Volker, 50, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. The Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive is wanted for probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Volker has ties to several cities in the Houston area, including Splendora, Spring, Conroe, Humble and Houston. He has also previously resided in southern California, near Los Angeles and San Diego. His criminal history includes indecency with a child-sexual contact, involving two young girls. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=205.
Volker is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has been known to work in restoration jobs.

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One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. All calls, texts, emails and Facebook tip messages are anonymous.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:
• Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
• Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
• Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
• Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
The following link, http://bit.ly/VqydsJ, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive or sex offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders (http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/).
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

City of Huntsville November Election Ballot

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Here are the final filings for the City of Huntsville for the 11/4/14 election ballot:

At-Large Position One – Andy Brauninger
At-Large Position Two – Lydia Montgomery
At-Large Position Three – Don Johnson and Karl Davidson
At-Large Position Four – Keith Olson and Kendall Scudder
Drawing for ballot order will be conducted at City Hall on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 a.m. Filings and related documents are available on the City web site at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=6435

City of Conroe 2015 Arts and Cultural Community Enrichment Grant Program

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Application packets for 2015 will be available beginning September 8 at the C.K. Ray Recreation Center, 1203 Callahan Avenue. Applying organizations must be non-profit, have a 501-C3 status with the State of Texas, and must reside within the City Limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of Conroe. Grant applications will be accepted at the C.K. Ray Recreation Center through October 14, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
For more information contact Jamie Blair at 936-522-3914 or jblair@cityofconroe.org.

Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees to Vote on Tax Rate and Budget

DATE: August 19, 2014
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: MISD District Office Building, 13159 Walden Road, Montgomery, Texas
This public meeting of the Montgomery Independent School District Board of Trustees is governed by laws of Texas and policies of the Board. If, during the course of this meeting it is determined that discussion of any item on the agenda, in addition to the items specified below, should be held in a closed session, the Board will conduct a closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Tex. Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. 1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas Flags
3. Hearing for citizens present to address the Board about the Budget and Proposed Tax Rate (Limit 5 minutes each)
4. Comments to Board (limit 5 minutes each or 30 minutes total)
5. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Consider Approval of Minutes
6. ACTION
A. Consider Approval of Purchase of Attendance Credits
B. Consider Approval of Amended 2013-14 Budget
C. Consider and Adopt the 2014-15 General Operating Budget & Child Nutrition Budget
D. Consider and Adopt the 2014-15 Debt Service Budget
E. Consider, Adopt, and Set by Order/Resolution the 2014 Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Debt Service
F. Consider, Adopt, and Set by Order/Resolution the 2014 Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Maintenance and Operations
G. Consider the Renewal of the Waiver for Restriction of the Number of Foreign Exchange Students
H. Consider Approval of Beverages Contract
I. Consider Approval of 2014-15 Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS) Revised Appraiser List
7. INFORMATION ITEMS
A. Report on Cooperative Purchasing and Management Fees
B. Existing Facilities Assessment Report
C. Monthly Accounts Paid Report
D. Monthly Financials Report
E. The Board will go into a closed meeting as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, under the following Texas Government Code Sections: 551.074 to consider resignations, to deliberate appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee; 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
8. Adjourn

There’s New Information on that House Burglary in The Woodlands Nearly Two Weeks Ago

Courtesy of Scott Engle

Courtesy of Scott Engle

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office has received new information on that burglary committed over two weeks ago at a home in the Woodlands, in which close to one-million dollars worth of jewelry, watches and other items was stolen. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald tells KSTAR they received a report from a media source in Houston that a person, who claimed to be the burglar, sent some items he had stolen to that media source. Fitzgerald says they’ve since sent a detective to that location to recover the items and interview the media source.
The burglar reportedly claimed the stolen items were fake. There are also claims of potential extortion, where the media source says the so-called burglar told them he threatened the homeowner that he would tell the media the items are fake if she didn’t pay him a-half-a-million dollars. Homeowner Theresa Roemer, who talked exclusively to ABC’S “Good Morning America,” said the stolen items are real.

Montgomery County JP4 / C4 School Supply Drive

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Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts and Constable Rowdy Hayden’s 6th annual School Supply Drive is underway! As always, donations benefit elementary school students in East Montgomery County whose families are struggling to provide the basic supplies required by schools, from pencils and paper to backpacks. Donations of those supplies, or monetary donations, will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at the JP4 Office, located at 22354 Justice Dr. in New Caney (behind the East Montgomery County Annex). Please make checks out to James Metts. Donations of any amount are welcomed.
In previous years, East County residents have shown their generosity and helped dozens of students at the elementary schools in Precinct 4, which includes Splendora and New Caney Independent School Districts, along with a portion of Conroe I.S.D.
Judge Metts said he is always touched to see how the community comes together to help those in need, in whatever way they are able.
“We have a variety of income levels in Precinct 4, and when we have these drives, we see not only those who have a larger income, but also those who have very little and are still willing to share to help these children,” Judge Metts said. “It’s not unusual to see our seniors whose only income is Social Security bring in a few items or a check for five dollars. That may not sound like much to some people, but it is for those on a fixed income.”
“That’s part of what makes this drive so special for the Constable and me every year,” he said. “It’s the community coming together to help families they don’t even know so the children can be excited about starting school and not worried about being embarrassed at not having what they need.”
Constable Hayden agreed.
“Being out in the community so much, we see just how little a lot of children have in East County,” Constable Hayden said. “Buying school supplies can put a serious financial burden on families, especially when they have more than one child.”
“Judge Metts and I are glad we’re able to help, and we’re thankful for everyone else who helps as well,” he said.