The new Harris County precinct map sets up a three-way Democratic primary to challenge Commissioner Jack Cagle – Houston Public Media
Former civil court judge Lesley Briones, former state representative Gina Calanni, and former county elections official Benjamin Chou are vying for the chance to run against the longtime Republican incumbent.houstonpublicmedia.org
County Commissioner Walt Smith announces reelection campaign
Hays County Commissioner Walt Smith recently announced he will seek reelection to represent Precinct 4. Smith will run in the Republican primary in March.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Torres files for reelection to Precinct 4
Incumbent Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Ellie Torres has filed her application seeking reelection to a second term representing residents of Edinburg, McAllen and those who live in the precinct’s rural areas. “A priority for Precinct 4 and Hidalgo County residents was the need for drainage improvements…” Torres said in the release, noting such need was due to recent rain events. That bill allows Hidalgo County Drainage District No. “With the combined efforts and funding of the Precinct, City of McAllen, McAllen ISD, Edinburg CISD and other organizations, the Precinct will move from one completed park to five completed parks by the end of 2022 spanning all across Precinct 4. “In an effort to help keep the Precinct clean and beautiful, I have hosted over 50 community clean ups in the precinct.myrgv.com
Suspect Captured, Charged with Capital Murder in Shooting of Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy
Harris County, Texas – A suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting on October 16, 2021, that killed Precinct 4 Constable deputy Kareem Atkins and injured two others at a Houston nightclub. The Harris County District Attorney’s office announced that Eddie Miller has been charged with counts including capital murder, attempted capital murder of a peace officer, and aggravated assault. Kareem Atkins had served with Harris County Precinct 4 for 18 years. Deputy Darryl Garrett remains in ICU at a Houston area hospital. Miller remains in the Harris County Jail with no bond on the capital murder charge and a total of $1,000,000.00 for the other two charges.springhappenings.com
Former JP Mary Alice Palacios announces withdrawal from race
Former Justice of the Peace Mary Alice Palacios announced she was ending her bid for her former seat of Hidalgo County justice of the peace for Precinct 4, Place 2. After having just filed to run for the justice office she previously held for nearly 11 years, she announced she would be withdrawing to focus on the race for Hidalgo County district attorney for which her brother, Toribio “Terry” Palacios, is now running. “Family is everything and I think that by being by his side … I think that he will prevail. “I wish them luck and I hope that they do a good job,” Palacios said of the two candidates. While she will not be seeking office during this election cycle, she left the door open to serving again.myrgv.com
Another school-aged child hit by driver at same NW Harris County intersection
Parents in northwest Harris County are fighting for change to a bustling intersection, which many parents say creates the perfect storm for accidents, especially with children crossing for school. On Tuesday, Harris County Precinct 4 deputies said a 12-year-old student on his bicycle was hit by a car crossing the intersection. This comes just months after a fatal accident involving an 18-year-old student in May. Now, residents are urging Precinct 4 and local leaders to make changes soon.
See something, say something! Report suspicions of child neglect or abuse
The case of three children found living alone in a west Harris County apartment with the skeletal remains of another sibling has people around the country baffled, wondering how did this happen and if anything could have been done to prevent it. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) wants you to know it is your duty to report any suspicions of child abuse or neglect.
Community selling barbecue plates to raise funds for family of Harris County Pct. 4 deputy severely injured in ambush attack
A barbecue pit was fired up early Sunday morning filling the air on Cavalcade and Hirsch with the smells of good ole’ Texas barbecue for a fundraiser supporting Harris County Precinct 4 deputy Darryl Garrett.
VIDEO: Pct. 4 deputy wounded in Saturday ambush released from hospital
Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Juqaim Barthen was released from Memorial Hermann Hospital Downtown Wednesday after he was injured over the weekend<a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/10/16/harris-county-pct-4-deputy-killed-2-others-injured-after-possible-ambush-at-a-bar-in-north-houston/"> in an ambush outside a north Houston bar</a>.
‘He caught me off guard:’ Road rage shooting victim says suspect should turn himself in
Jose Gutierrez is thankful to be alive and elated investigators have identified the man they say shot the Humble man in a bizarre road rage incident. It happened last month after an altercation at a neighborhood gas station.
Constables Arrest 15 Intoxicated Drivers Over Spring Break
Spring, Texas – Last week, constables made a total of 15 arrests for driving under the influence. On Wednesday, Precinct 4 reminded drivers in the area not to operate motor vehicles under the influence. Due to spring break festivities, deputies were deployed for traffic violations consistently. Officers stopped all 15 drivers for traffic violations and conducted standardized sobriety tests for several signs of intoxication. Furthermore, Demarcus Williams, Jedekk Hill, and Kalie Ramirez are all second-time offenders of intoxicated driving.springhappenings.com
Woman killed in crash involving Pct. 4 deputy constable, authorities say
HOUSTON – Precinct 4 Harris County deputies are investigating a deadly crash that involved a deputy constable in northwest Houston Sunday. The department said the deputy was on patrol when the crash happened on Hollister and Sam Houston Parkway around 9:30 p.m.A pct 4 Deputy while on patrol has been involved in a 2 vehicle accident on the beltway service road w/b at Hollister. The deputy has been ground transported to a local hospital, The other driver of the other vehicle is deceased. pic.twitter.com/C1iAJJvo7V — Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) October 12, 2020According to deputies, they aren’t sure what happened moments before the collision. The department said a woman was killed in the crash and the deputy was taken to the hospital with back and knee pain.
One Good Thing: Harris County Pct. 4 deputies celebrate boy’s 8th birthday during parade
HOUSTON – Take a look at how Precinct 4 constable deputies made one Houston boy’s birthday a memorable one. Precinct 4 deputies Derousse and Marroquin attended a very special parade for Trace, who just celebrated his 8th birthday. the department shared videos wishing him a Happy Birthday. As you can see, Trace was all smiles. If you see good news happen in your neighborhood, please share it with KPRC 2.
Man shot to death at north Harris County motel
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was found shot to death early Sunday morning at the Frontier Inn on the North Freeway near north Vista Drive.Detectives say a guest at the motel called 911 around 2:30 a.m.The witness said they heard gunshots and saw a man that appeared dead in the courtyard.Precinct 4 Deputy Constables and Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives at the scene confirmed the victim is a hispanic male, at least 30 years old.They say the man was hit at least once.Authorities do not have a known motive for the crime or suspect at this time.Detectives are talking to witnesses at the scene and checking surveillance video.They are not sure if the victim was staying at the motel at the time of the shooting, but believe he has stayed there in the past.abc13.com