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Posts published in “Day: April 8, 2021

Greenwade Memorial Brunch

Constable Sherman Eagleton, one of the last people to see and talk with Greenwade alive, remembers: “Today makes four years that Asst. Chief Clinton F. Greenwood was so needlessly taken from us. There aren’t enough words to adequately express the vacancy someone like Clint leaves.

“Everyday since meeting him, becoming his friend and then losing him we have strived to become the department and the team he knew we could be. Knowing him made us better, made us want to be the best.

“We honor his legacy by pushing forward, carrying him with us always and accomplishing the goals he set out for us.

Body found behind Highlands church

Harris County Crime Scene Investigators examine a body found in Highlands.

HIGHLANDS – Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators said the body of a young adult male was found dumped along a fence line behind Highlands Second Baptist Church on Monday evening.

According to authorities, they got a tip at about 5 p.m. about a body that had possibly been dumped in the 400 block of East Wallisville Road, in Highlands.

Garcia’s motion will bring $3 million to fight violent crime

HARRIS COUNTY – By a vote of 5-0, Harris County Commissioners Court approved an item presented by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia which adds $3 million to the Sheriff Department’s budget to fight specific aspects of violent crime. Remaining Federal CARES Act money is being used to fund this initiative. The funds will be used to protect victims and reduce violent crime, stemming from the pandemic.

The additional $3 million will be restricted to the following areas of investigation:

Murder
Sexual Assault
Aggravated Robbery
Child Abuse
Domestic Violence
Warrants

“While others’ rhetoric on crime usually focuses on making political statements solely to sell fear, I’d rather my office concentrate on action. All too often, the loudest voices you hear on TV would prefer to see themselves acting tough on the 10 o’clock news, rather than do the hard work that actually might make a difference,” said Commissioner Adrian Garcia. “I choose to invest in programs that will actually keep people safe and hold evil-doers accountable. This is a smart use of these funds and even though the full extent of this plan can’t be captured with three words on a posterboard, I’m glad to have sponsored the item.”

AOC helps distribute water in Houston

Brings $5 million in Freeze Relief

After the Deep Freeze and subsequent Power and Water outages of early February, many individuals and organizations contributed to help those needing water, food and heat. In East Aldine, on February 20, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) joined with State Representative Armando Walle, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, State Senator Carol Alvarado, BakerRipley CEO Claudia Aguirre, and many others to distribute water to local residents that were unable to get water in their homes or stores. In addition, AOC raised $5 million to help in the Relief effort.