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Posts published in “Day: May 3, 2018

Pct. 3 leads Benefit for heroic, slain deputy

The Greenwood Cookers outside a deputy’s trailer renamed for Clint Greenwood that was slain in
the line of duty, all pitch in for the Shane Detwiler Foundation Barbecue Cook-Off and Car, Jeep
and Truck Show held in Liberty Square last Friday and Saturday. Photo includes Precinct 3 Constable
Sherman Eagleton. continues to seek funds to supply police equipment
to deputies and scholarships to students seeking law enforcement careers.

LIBERTY – The first Annual Shane Detwiler Foundation Barbecue Cook-Off and Car, Jeep and Truck Show was held last Friday and Saturday, and local participation was led by Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Department.

Major Ricky Larkin would encapsulate, “When Constable Sherman Eagleton heard about The Shane Detwiler Foundation BBQ Cookoff and Car, Jeep and Truck Show, he and several other members of our department, wanted to be part of it. We had three teams competing and several vehicles entered in the show. The Greenwood Cookers cleaned house taking 1st in chili and ribs and 3rd in chicken. Team MBT also showed what Precinct 3 is all about by taking 1st in brisket and best in show in the Jeep category. Thank you to all of our cookers, the coworkers and friends that came out to show support, Patients ER for sponsoring our teams, and especially the Foundations founder, Cheryl Railsback. Deputy Detwiler’s legacy will be with us always.”

Cheryl Railsback, of Huffman, the mother of slain in the line of duty Chambers County Deputy Shane Detwiler, President and founder of Shane Detwiler Foundation said, “Shane was killed in 2009, and I started this foundation in 2010.” Later she would add, “Thank you to everyone who cooked, brought their vehicles out to show, judged our car show, judged our barbecue, came out to support and most of all, those who volunteered to assist with this event! Overall, it was a great success for our first year! I could not have done it without any of you. Looking forward to next year!”

Shane Thomas Detwiler, 31, of Baytown, a married father of three young children was the second lawman to die in the line of duty in the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office’s 104-year history on July 6, 2009. He had been a Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden and was a decorated Iraq War veteran.

Rep. Babin honors 2018 Congressional Art competition winners

Rachel Matthews 3rd, Fredy Rubio 2nd, Congressman Brian Babin, Juliann Dooley 1st place.

Dayton, TX – On Saturday, April 21, Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) announced the winners and honored participants of the 36th District’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s competition included over 50 entries from high school students across the district under the theme, “Hurricane Harvey Through Your Eyes.”

First place was awarded to Juliann Dooley of Warren High School for her drawing, “Humanity,” which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. Dooly will also attend the 2018 Congressional Art Competition ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June.

Second place was awarded to Fredy Rubio from Crosby High School for his artwork, “Angry Storm,” and third place to Rachael Matthews of Deer Park High School for her artwork titled, “Fortunate.” Both second and third place art will be displayed in Congressman Babin’s office in Washington, D.C.

“I was very impressed by the talented artwork created by high school students across the 36th District of Texas,” saidRep. Babin. “We had over 50 submissions for this year’s theme of ‘Hurricane Harvey Through Your Eyes’ and couldn’t have asked for better art. Congratulations to this year’s first place winner, Juliann Dooley of Warren, whose drawing will be proudly displayed in the U.S Capitol. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s competition.”

Below is full list of award recipients at the 36th District 2018 Congressional Art Competition:

EPA sets next Community Meeting for June 5th

This Superfund Progress Chart (the Snake) shows that the remediation process has reached the RD or Remedial Design phase.

HIGHLANDS – SJRC/ THEA Executive Director Jackie Young announced Tuesday night, at the group’s regular monthly meeting, that the EPA has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, June 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the Highlands Community Center, for the purpose of informing the public of the status of the Waste Pits Superfund site, and the Settlement Agreement, and to answer questions and hear comments.

Young revealed that she had met with the EPA and others Tuesday, to get an update on EPA plans for the Waste Pits. The venue was an ad hoc group known as the Community Advisory Committee, which according to the EPA is supposed to meet regularly with a select local group interested in the Superfund Site. In fact, it has been several years since the group last met with its members.

Invited to this meeting were EPA representatives, Harris County Pollution Control, HC Attorney’s Office, MIMC (McGinnes), Galveston Bay Foundation, THEA, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Pct. 2 HC Commissioner’s office.

There were no public or media representatives invited.

Young said that at the CAC meeting, she learned that a substantial stockpile of rocks or crushed concrete, 1000 tons, used to repair damage to the cap on the waste pits, has been stored offsite but within 14 miles of the location.

Also she said that EPA announced that a key administrator, Albert Kelly, had resigned today. Kelly was the person that first visited the San Jacinto River site, and recommended to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that he visit the site and put it on the Priority list. No reason was given for his resignation, she said.

Young emphasized that despite concerns about removing the San Jacinto River site from the Priority list, which was announced several weeks ago, she was assured by EPA that this was only procedural, and due to the Settlement Agreement, the Waste Pits remediation would continue to be a top priority and move ahead. She said that EPA told her “Political Changes should NOT impact the Cleanup.”

At the CAC meeting Tuesday, Young was able to present some of the community’s concern about the clean-up. These included:

Grand Texas Theme Park sets opening for June 30, selling tickets now

The BIG RIVERS WATERPARK, and the GATOR BAYOU ADVENTURE PARK are two of the seven activity
areas that will open in June. ABOVE: The RV Resort and SpeedSportz Racing Park are now open

NEW CANEY – The new theme park is set to open two more sections, on June 29th. When all seven activity areas are open, the theme park will be comparable to Astroworld, according to publicity sources.

Big Rivers Waterpark, and Gator Bayou Adventure Park are the next two sections scheduled to open in June.

Currently daily passes for future attendance are selling for $29.99, and an annual pass is available for $59.95. Tickets are on sale at, or at the RV resort.

Big Rivers area will include a lazy river, a wave pool, waterslides, and a large interactive play structure.

Gator Bayou will include Wild Isle, an Alligator Exhibit, and Big Al’s Fishing hole. It will also have zip lines, nature trails, a seven story free fall tower, pony rides, and a petting zoo.

The theme park is located on 630 acres at US59 and Highway 292.