4-year-old Galveston girl’s death now ruled ‘undetermined’ after it was blamed on COVID
The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Friday that the death of a 4-year-old Galveston County girl, who officials originally said died due to COVID-19, has now been ruled undetermined by medical examiners.
Galveston man sentenced to 60 years in prison after ramming man with SUV, shooting him in head after monthslong drug feud, authorities say
A Galveston County jury sentenced Roshawn Jermaine Crookshank, of Galveston, to 60 years in prison for killing another Galveston man in February 2019 over a drug dispute, authorities said Wednesday.Authorities said in a news release on Wednesday that Raymond Anderson, 34, was walking across Avenue K in Galveston on Feb. 19, 2019, when an SUV hit him as he crossed the street. The driver of the SUV got out with a gun and chased Anderson as he fled into a backyard on Avenue K. Witnesses then heard several gunshots. Anderson was shot six times, five in his back and once in the back of his head. He was declared dead at the scene. Galveston police detectives investigated and learned that the driver of the SUV, Roshawn Jermaine Crookshank, had an ongoing feud with Anderson over an incident three months earlier when Crookshank attempted to steal narcotics from Anderson. Authorities said in a news release about the case that Crookshank made threats to witnesses that he was going to kill Anderson over the dispute. The day after the murder, a Galveston Police officer noticed smoke near the Commodore Hotel on the Galveston Seawall. When police arrived, they observed a grey Chevy Tahoe that was engulfed in flames. One officer was able to pull the license tag off of the vehicle before it was destroyed. Detectives were able to determine that Crookshank was pulled over by the Galveston Police Department driving that same vehicle two months before the murder. A detective also testified that they were able to place Crookshank's cell phone near the scene of the crime during the time of the murder.The Galveston Police Department obtained a warrant for Crookshank. A manhunt ensued and Crookshank was eventually arrested in Mexia, Texas, five months after the murder. According to a news release, trial began Wednesday, Nov. 10 and after three days of testimony, the jury found Crookshank guilty of murder and sentenced him to 60 years in prison. Judge Lonnie Cox of the 56th District Court pronounced the sentence a week after the trial began. Crookshank will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years.The State was represented in trial by Chief Assistant District Attorney Kacey Launius and Assistant District Attorney Shawn Connally.
Galveston County leaders are preparing to eliminate the county’s sole minority-represented precinct – Houston Public Media
The 4-1 Republican majority on the Galveston County commissioners court is aiming to oust the sole Democratic member, Commissioner Stephen Holmes, by dismantling or diluting the Black-Hispanic coalition map of Precinct 3.houstonpublicmedia.org
Don’t throw away those Mardi Gras beads: Here’s how to donate them for a good cause
Galveston is gearing up for its 111th annual Mardi Gras celebration, which will be held Feb. 18 through March 1, 2022. The event is expected to attract more than 350,000 attendees and will offer several different activities, from balcony bashes and live concerts to elegant balls and parades.
VIDEOS, PHOTOS: This is what the Houston area looks like as Hurricane Nicholas moves in
The Houston area is bracing for Tropical Storm Nicholas and many <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/insider/" target="_blank">KPRC 2 Insiders</a> and viewers are sharing images of their area as the weather moves in. Here are some of the images we are seeing that caught our attention.
13 years later, you still won’t believe these photos and stats from Hurricane Ike
With estimated maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph, Ike made landfall over Galveston Island as a Category 2 Hurricane at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The storm killed dozens of people and caused $29.5 billion in damages, becoming one of the most devastating hurricanes in U.S. history.
Flash flood warning for Matagorda, Wharton and Jackson counties; heavy rain threat remains in place through Friday
A Flash flood watch remains in effect through Friday evening for much of Southeast Texas with Fort Bend, Colorado, Austin and Waller Counties added to Galveston County (including the Bolivar Peninsula). A flash flood warning has been issued for Matagorda, Wharton and Jackson counties. Heavy rain is once again expected to kick off more flash flooding near Rockport and areas closer to the Houston Metro.
Delta variant tied to COVID-19 outbreak at Galveston Co. church camp; 6 fully vaccinated patients also tested positive
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been identified in additional sample cases in the recent coronavirus outbreak at a church camp in Galveston County, according to the Galveston County Health District.
How Do COVID, Vaccine Rollouts Continue To Impact The Region? Houston And Galveston Doctors Explain – Houston Public Media
We take a closer look at what’s happening with COVID at the community, city and county levels, including in neighboring Galveston County. A dramatic and all-too-real photo of a Houston doctor, covered in full PPE, embracing an elderly COVID patient on Thanksgiving Day. We also check in with Galveston County to hear about their vaccine rollout, as well as compare the different approaches to vaccination between the City of Houston and Harris County. Plus, Dr. Scott Weaver of UTMB fields listeners' COVID and vaccine questions. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.houstonpublicmedia.org
Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Liberty County Vaccine Hub Opens Registration – Houston Public Media
Before this week, providers in Liberty County had been given small one-time shipments of the vaccine. On Sunday, the Texas Department of State Health Services named the provider one of 79 hubs in the state. TMC institutions have now administered more than 195,000 vaccine doses. Hubs now include Galveston County Health District and UTMB, as well as providers in Fort Bend, Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers counties. —Updated Monday 6 a.m. CTGalveston County is petitioning the state to get on the next list of vaccine hubs.houstonpublicmedia.org
Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Undocumented Immigrants Eligible To Receive Vaccine, Hidalgo Says; Officials Say Regional Vaccine Demand Outpaces Supply – Houston Public Media
This is part of Houston Public Media’s ongoing coronavirus coverage. “This is not the time for people of color to stay away from the vaccine,” Turner said. The Public Health Clinic received just 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine, allocated to first responders, Public Health staff, health care workers and employees. Once that shipment comes in, the Galveston County Health District said it will again begin scheduling appointments on its website. @TexasDSHS is directing all entities that have received #COVID19 vaccines to urgently vaccinate all willing Phase 1A, then Phase 1B, individuals.houstonpublicmedia.org
Man shot while driving in Galveston County
OnSceneTVA man was shot and killed while driving in Galveston County, KHOU reports. The incident happened in LaMarque, by the FM 1764 and the Gulf Freeway intersection, at around 2 a.m. Saturday. The victim was dead when responding officers arrived.chron.com
Galveston County Refuses To Enforce Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Surge – Houston Public Media
The move comes as Governor Greg Abbott has reimposed business restrictions in nine southeast Texas counties. Galveston County officials said they will refuse to enforce business restrictions imposed by Gov. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said he could not enforce the order even if he wanted to. The county judge added that he sent multiple communications to Abbott asking that Galveston County be exempted, but said his requests had been ignored. Abbott’s office and the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton did not respond to requests for comment.houstonpublicmedia.org
See scenes from early voting in the Bay Area
General manager Daryl Morey leaving Rockets on Nov. 1 HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own...Why I decided to find a therapist during the pandemic As a Black woman, I was taught at a young age to exhibit great strength, and because of this,...chron.com
Man dead after officer-involved shooting in League City
LEAGUE CITY, Texas A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in League City. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of a Scottish Inn at Hobbs Road near FM 518, authorities said. Investigators said an officer was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle when he realized the woman in the vehicle had multiple outstanding warrants. The responding officer opened fire on the man, striking him. According to the sheriff, the officer involved was not injured in the shooting.
Ask 2: When will Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston and other Houston-area county libraries open?
The answer: Here is when each Houston-area library says they plan to open:It is uncertain when the Harris County Public Libraries will reopen. The Fort Bend County Libraries website says no date for reopening has been set at this time. For these branches, the Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sunday - ClosedThe Brazoria County Library System website says all its branches are closed to the public until further notice. The Montgomery County Memorial Library System website says the lobby area of all its branches is open on a limited basis. The Chambers County Library System website says it is closed until further notice.
Your guide to enjoying Memorial Day weekend in Galveston amid coronavirus and social distancing
However, you dont need to miss out on all the fun. The parks including East Beach, Stewart Beach, Dellanera RV Park, Seawall beaches and west-end beaches are open. West end beaches and seawall beaches are open 24 hours. Ask 2: What are the current rules for Galveston beaches? Fishing Pier, Galveston Fishing Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd.
City of Galveston proposes changes to its HOME program
The City of Galveston is proposing changes to its HOME program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On May 28, the city will propose to amend its 2017 - 2019 Action Plans, with a goal to reallocate funds and change project descriptions for the HOME Program under the HUD HOME Program Waivers. According to a community news post on the Galveston County website, the following amendments will be presented for consideration at the city council meeting:
Ask 2: What are the current rules for Galveston beaches?
At KPRC 2, were dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. The question: What are the current rules for Galveston beaches? The answer: All Galveston beaches have reopened, according to Galvestons visitor website. Several guidelines are in place to ensure the health and safety of beachgoers, and will be enforced by Galveston Beach Patrol and Galveston Police.
Sheriff: 1 person killed, 2 others injured during attack in San Leon
Published: May 17, 2020, 8:42 am Updated: May 17, 2020, 8:48 amOne person is dead and two others are injured in the hospital after they were attacked by someone wielding a baseball bat or pipe during a house gathering in San Leon, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. The incident happened at a house in the 800 block of 26th St.Three people were hit with a bat or a pipe. The other two victims are in an ICU at an area hospital. It is unknown what led up to the attack. Trochesset said the suspect is know and deputies will likely issue a warrant for their arrest if theyre not arrested Sunday.
Crime jumps this year at Jeep Weekend on Bolivar Peninsula; 2 people shot during Go Topless event
Just before midnight Saturday, two people were shot at Bolivar Peninsula when a fight escalated, according to the Galveston County Sheriffs Office. Two men got involved and one of the men began shooting, hitting two people. Galveston County Sheriffs Office said it is unclear if the persons shot were part of the fight or bystanders. According to Galveston County Sheriffs Office, the number of arrests made during the weekend was up this year. Between Friday and Sunday morning, deputies arrested 127 people on the Bolivar Peninsula, including 79 people on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Crowds descend on Crystal Beach during Go Topless Jeep Weekend
Published: May 17, 2020, 11:07 am Updated: May 17, 2020, 11:35 amCrowds descended on Crystal Beach during Go Topless Jeep Weekend, an annual event which began as a small, unorganized gathering for Jeep enthusiasts and has now become a huge event drawing hundreds to Bolivar Peninsula each year. Law enforcement usually increases its presence to handle the influx of people to the area. On Friday alone, 48 people were arrested on the Bolivar Peninsula. On Saturday night, two people were shot when a fight escalated. Last year, Jeep Weekend concluded with more than 600 calls for service and 305 people booked into the Galveston County Jail, with 120 of those arrests coming from the Bolivar Peninsula alone, according to the Galveston County Sheriffs Office.
Galveston County judge urges Abbott to freeze property values due to coronavirus
Galveston County judge urges Abbott to freeze property values due to coronavirusGalveston County Judge Mark Henry, left, wrote to Gov. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, left, wrote to Gov. Greg Abbott, requesting that 2020 property appraisals be frozen at 2019 levels because of the pandemic. Galveston County Central Appraisal District officials said the vast majority of county properties saw an increase in value in 2020, which would lead to higher property taxes. The Galveston County Daily News reported that Republican state Rep. Mayes Middleton, whose district includes portions of Galveston County, also requested a legal opinion about whether cancellation of in-person property value protests violates Texans constitutional rights.chron.com
Galveston County to offer free virus tests to all, including those without symptoms
Galveston County to offer free virus tests to all, including those without symptomsGalveston County Local Health Authority Phillip Keiser speaks at a press conference Friday, March 13, 2020, announcing the first presumed positive coronavirus test on a person from Galveston County. The woman, in her 30s, resides in northern Galveston County. less Galveston County Local Health Authority Phillip Keiser speaks at a press conference Friday, March 13, 2020, announcing the first presumed positive coronavirus test on a person from Galveston County. The woman, ... more Photo: STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News, Staff Photographer / STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News Photo: STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News, Staff Photographer / STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News Image 1 of / 107 Caption Close Galveston County to offer free virus tests to all, including those without symptoms 1 / 107 Back to GalleryIn Galveston County, anyone will soon be able to be tested for the novel coronavirus regardless of whether they're showing symptoms. The Galveston County Health District on Tuesday announced the change, which will take effect Thursday.chron.com
Health officials confirm first vaping associated death in Galveston County
Galveston County Health District officials have confirmed the first death associated with vaping.According to the GCHD, the victim is a woman between the ages of 30 and 35 years old who died Dec. 29, 2019, at a Galveston County hospital. She was being treated for EVALI, (E-cigarette, or Vaping, Associated Lung Injury. )Officials are not releasing the woman's city of residence, but they say this is the first vaping-related death in the county.As of Jan. 3, health district officials say they have received four other confirmed or probable cases in patients hospitalized in connection with vaping injuries.abc13.com
Galveston County confirms first death related to using vaping products, health officials say
Galveston County confirms first death related to using vaping products, health officials sayFILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) less FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. ... more Photo: Tony Dejak, STF / Associated Press Photo: Tony Dejak, STF / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Galveston County confirms first death related to using vaping products, health officials say 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA Galveston County woman has died following her use of e-cigarettes or vaping products, according to county health officials. The woman, who was between 30 and 35 years of age, is the first death associated with e-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a Galveston County Health District news release. As of Jan. 3, officials had received at least four other confirmed or probable cases in Galveston County patients who have been hospitalized for EVALI.chron.com
Galveston County probation officer arrested on sex assault charges
Galveston County probation officer arrested on sex assault chargesHe was arrested on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Galveston County probation officer arrested on sex assault charges 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA 42-year-old Galveston County probation officer was arrested at his Pearland home Friday on multiple warrants after victims came forward alleging misconduct against him, county officials said. Eric Matthew Alzafari was booked into the Galveston County Jail following an "extensive investigation" into his activities after the Galveston County Community Supervision and Corrections Department where he worked. He is behind bars on $95,000 bond on suspicion of eleven charges, including official oppression, sexual assault and sexual contact intercourse with supervised, the sheriff's office said. READ ALSO: Sheriff: Ex-boyfriend walks into woman's birthday party on Christmas Eve, fatally shoots herAccording to the sheriff's office, multiple victims came forward and disclosed misconduct by Alzafari.chron.com
Santa Fe shooting suspect formally declared incompetent to stand trial
A shackled Dimitrios Pagourtzis is walked into a courtroom in Galveston County, Texas, on Feb. 25, 2019. GALVESTON, Texas - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting, was formally declared incompetent to stand trial Friday by a Galveston County judge. An attorney for Pagourtzis said last week that her client would likely be declared incompetent after a trio of experts agreed he did not understand the circumstances he is facing. The judge's order requires Pagourtzis to be treated at a state mental health facility for a period of no more than 120 days, with the goal of his competency being restored so that he can stand trial. Pagourtzis is accused of killing 10 people and injuring 13 others during the half-hour rampage May 18, 2019.
Election results: Houston mayoral race, Texas propositions, METRO bond and more
Florida voters head to the pollsOn Tuesday, voters went to the polls to elect a mayor in Houston, decide on a transportation bond, numerous school bonds and a variety of State Constitutional amendments. You can find links to a page with each county's results as well as their official government election website below. Use this tool to find results in your countyApp users, scroll to the bottom of this story for links to countywide results. Access to county-level resultsBelow you can also find election results as well as links to each county's election page. Harris County results and election site Brazoria County results and election site Chambers County results and election site Fort Bend County results and election site Galveston County results and election site Liberty County results and election site Matagorda County results and election site Montgomery County results and election site San Jacinto County results and election site Waller County results and election site Texas State Constitutional Amendments and election siteCopyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Some Texas vaping-related stores suffer amid health concerns
Getty ImagesKEMAH, Texas - KEMAH, Texas (AP) - Alex Rangel opened Boardwalk Elixir, a stone's throw from the Kemah Boardwalk, in 2014. The Galveston County Daily News reports it was fortuitous timing. Frequent news about people diagnosed with a mysterious lung disease that federal health officials have connected with e-cigarette use. The Galveston County Health District recently announced two local men had been diagnosed with lung ailments. ___Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.comThis is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Galveston County Daily NewsCopyright 2019 The Associated Press.
Ask the editor: What can Bay Area residents vote on this election?
On Nov. 5, there will be no local elections for the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees, League City City Council, Nassau Bay City Council or Clear Lake Shores City Council. However, those living in Houston city limits in the Clear Lake area will have more than enough on their ballots. Only two candidates are running for Houston City Council District E, which includes the Clear Lake area. Houston City Council has five at-large positions that represent voters citywide. There are over 30 candidates running for these positions, making them pretty contentious races.communityimpact.com
Harris, Galveston county judges discuss flooding, transportation, economy
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Galveston County Judge Mark Henry met Oct. 2 at the Bay Oaks Country Club to discuss various issues facing both counties. Galveston County, Henry said, is also focused on economic development. By being stable, predictable and consistent, businesses are choosing to relocate to and expand in Galveston County, Henry said. Hidalgo also discussed how Harris County commissioners recently voted on historic bail bond reform, which would waive bond fees for misdemeanor arrestees. Overall, Hidalgo said the county wants to utilize smart, innovative people to find solutions to the countys major problems, including flooding and transportation.communityimpact.com
Who do I call? A list of emergency resources for counties in the Houston area
HOUSTON - A county-by-county list of resources around the Houston area. A list of resources for those in Harris CountyWho do I call? A list of resources for those in Fort Bend CountyWho do I call? A list of resources for those in Wharton CountyWho do I call? A list of resources for those in Waller CountyWho do I call?
Galveston County man hospitalized with 'serious lung illness' after using e-cigarettes
Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesGALVESTON COUNTY - A Galveston County man has joined the growing list of people who have faced medical issues following the use of e-cigarette products. The Galveston County Health District confirmed Wednesday that the man was hospitalized with a "serious lung illness" and is still in the hospital receiving treatment, according to a news release. These are life-threatening illnesses, even for those who are otherwise completely healthy," said Dr. Philip Keiser, Galveston County local health authority. "Youth and young adults should not be using e-cigarette products. According to the Health District, the Galveston man is between the ages of 18 and 22, and his is the first case of vaping-related illness is Galveston County.
Woman claims she saw primate on loose in Santa Fe, police say
SANTA FE, Texas - A woman who claimed she saw a primate on the loose in Santa Fe has prompted a search for the animal in the Galveston County town, according to police. A spokesman for Santa Fe police said the woman reported that she saw a chimpanzee sometime Monday morning, and another report of a monkey sighting was received Tuesday morning. Sarah Haywood, of Bayou Animal Services, said crews have been searching an area along 19th Street since the reported sighting. Haywood said that while she has received several social media messages about a primate sighting, those people did not respond to requests for follow-up information. In a Facebook post, Bayou Animal Services said people should try to safely photograph the animal if they see it and call animal control as soon as possible.
TxDOT approves plan to complete Grand Parkway, judge says
A hearing to discuss plans to finish completion of the Grand Parkway is scheduled Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Austin. GALVESTON, Texas - The Texas Department of Transportation approved a plan Thursday to complete the construction of the Grand Parkway, according to Galveston County Judge Mark Henry. Draft versions of the UTP had cut the completion of SH99 (Grand Parkway) from the list of future projects. Without your efforts, the Grand Parkway may very well have been removed from TxDOTs plans. Galveston County will continue to work with TxDOT to bring this project to completion."
Galveston County issues burn ban
The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted at a special meeting today to issue a burn ban for the unincorporated parts of Galveston County. This burn ban will be in effect for 90 days or until drought conditions improve. Drought conditions are determined by the Texas Forest Service using the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI). A burn ban may be considered once the KBDI reaches a level of 575. Galveston County currently has a KBDI of 593.
Teen charged with capital murder for Galveston County Sonic shooting
Teen charged with capital murder for Galveston County Sonic shootingA 16-year-old is going to be charged as an adult for capital murder in Galveston County, according to the district attorney's office. Galveston County Judge John Grady ruled this week that Kaden Joseph Arnold could be charged as an adult for allegedly shooting two people -- one of them fatally -- at a Sonic in La Marque on March 31. According to witness accounts and investigators, Arnold and another teen were meeting up Marcellous and Miles Mitchell, who are brothers, in the Sonic parking lot to buy marijuana. The brothers were shot, and Miles later died from his wounds at the UTMB Medical Center in Texas City. Arnold was indicted by a grand jury for capital murder Thursday.chron.com
Enjoy a daytime adventure or a night out with these 8 Greater Houston area events, Aug. 9-11
Aug. 10Learn about volunteer opportunities in the Bay AreaThis event will connect local nonprofits with residents interested in volunteering. Organizations will share their needs with the community, and potential volunteers can learn how to help give back to the community. Over 20 area nonprofitsincluding Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters and Galveston County Food Bankwill participate and offer several causes and projects residents can help with. League City Civic Center Ballroom, 400 W. Walker St., League City. 281-554-1111. www.leaguecity.com/3146/helen-hall-librarycommunityimpact.com
Judge urges voters to show support for Grand Parkway ahead of hearing to discuss completion plans
LEAGUE CITY, Texas - A hearing to discuss plans to complete the Grand Parkway is scheduled Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Austin. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry released a statement to his residents that said it would be "damaging" to scrap plans. If delayed or sidelined, the impacts on Galveston County and surrounding areas would be damaging. A fully constructed Grand Parkway would provide and additional and crucial lifesaving hurricane evacuation route for all Galveston County residents. The Texas Transportation Commission is expected to vote on it in late August.
Friendswood City Council agenda resolution supports Grand Parkway Segment B
The city of Friendswood has added a resolution supporting Segment B staying on the Grand Parkway plan to its agenda for the Aug. 5 meeting. Though not in Friendswoods city limits, Segment B proposed in northern Galveston County is vital to mobility in our region, Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman said in a press release. Segment B would run from I-45 to Hwy. 288; Segment C would run from Hwy. Its important we make our voices heard in the process, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said in a letter.communityimpact.com
Texas coastal communities may have less than 24 hour notice after storm forms in the Gulf
GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A lot of tourists flock to Galveston Island for the summer, and some of them might not know what to do if a strong storm or hurricane hits. County leaders are urging everyone to be prepared and have a plan in case one does. We hope that we're going to be okay and we get out of town in time if it does come. "County leaders plan on activating the emergency operations center on Thursday, but it could change based on projections of the storm. Regardless, they're asking everyone along the coast to have a plan if the storm hits.abc13.com
Man shot, killed after standoff with deputies, bond recovery agents in Bacliff
A man was shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in Bacliff Saturday, June 29, 2019. BACLIFF, Texas - A deadly shooting involving a Galveston County Sheriff's Deputy was reported Friday night. Deputies said they got a call from bounty hunters who were looking for a man wanted out of Harris County. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said after hours of negotiations, the man came towards the bondsmen with a gun, when he was shot and killed by deputies. VIDEO: Galveston County Sheriff gives update after deputy-involved shooting in BacliffCopyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
VIDEO: Gator wranglers in Galveston County show how to handle animal stuck in drain
GALVESTON, Texas - Galveston County authorities know what to do when a gator comes to town. The gator didnt put up much of a fight as Galveston County officers worked to remove him from the neighborhood. KPRC reached out to Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Galveston County Sheriffs Office for comment about the gator, but has not heard back. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, alligators are not an endangered species, but are protected by law. If you're concerned about an alligator in your area, contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or call 1-800-792-1112.