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Recycling disappears from Northeast Harris

Many have noticed that recycling paper and other waste in Northeast Harris County is much more difficult than it once was. There were paper recycling bins at the libraries, some churches and the schools with the understanding that these worthy causes would benefit from the efforts and generosity of locals endeavoring to help clean up where they live and that the companies would profit from the waste.

Paper waste would be a commodities market and in 2015 they plummeted. In the Greater Houston Region, Waste Management once provided bins and incentives to locals for paper, there were a multitude of understandings. One of those was that only paper and cardboard would go into the bins, that has not been the case in years. The last such local agency to call an attempt to recycle paper quits was Crosby ISD. When last they had recycle bins industrial and business waste was all anyone could see in what was supposed to be only paper and cardboard bin. An additional “contamination” fee for non-recycled waste mixed in with the recyclables typically raises the costs by another $12.50 per ton.

Maintenance personnel at Crosby ISD report having caught a commercial truck trying to dump trash in the school’s other bins. They were forbidden that time.

Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton warns that he is aware of such behavior and isn’t going to tolerate it.

Eagleton campaign starts strong

Greeting from a 1/4 room away. Eagleton smiles a welcome.

BAYTOWN – The local fairgrounds jammed with trucks and a few tailgate trailers as Sherman Eagleton hosted the first of his campaign’s fundraisers last Thursday.

There were folks of all walks of life with one thing in common: they support the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable for another term. Precinct 3 has a history of being contested going back for decades. And Eagleton, it seemed spoke with everyone attending. It looks as if Eagleton faces several opponents in the March 2020 Democratic Primary.

Pct. 3 Constable race finds Eagleton, Jones, Florus already registered

Ken Jones seeks old position

HARRIS COUNTY – By far the most contentious local, primary race in 2016 was the race for the Democratic candidate for Precinct 3 Constable. Now we find the incumbent Constable facing his old boss, and the wife of his last Republican opponent. While there is plenty of time for others to also run, these three have already selected a responsible financial treasurer to seek campaign finances for office.

The race will be held November 5, 2020. The official deadline for filing isn’t until Dec. 9 of 2019 for the Democratic Party. The Democratic party spokesperson indicates that they do not know who will run as yet and the Harris County Clerk of Court has no listing as to who might run.

As rumor would have it, eleven people are running for the office but no official record indicates this or whom those candidates might be.

Still with certainty, we can say that Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton is running, the former Constable Ken Jones is running, and Deborah Florus is running, and each has named an election treasurer. All three have long histories in law enforcement. Eagleton and Jones have held the office and Deborah Florus is a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy and wife of Dan Webb, the last Republican Candidate for Precinct 3 Constable and formerly with the Department of Public Safety.

BARRETT STATION CELEBRATES HOMECOMING

One of many colorful floats, with Alumni and judges enjoying the ride in the Parade.

Barrett Station held their 5th Annual Homecoming last weekend, July 19th and 20th. Hundreds turned out for the event, which included a Golf Cart Ride and Margarita/ Fajita competition on Friday night, and the Homecoming Parade itself starting at 10am on Main Street.

Also on Saturday was the Cook-off, with judging starting immediately after the parade, in Riley Chamber Park. Teams competed for Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Open Dish.

Parade Marshal was Constable Sherman Eagleton, a native of Barrett Station. He said about the Homecoming: “The Barrett Station Civic League’s Annual Homecoming Parade and Cookoff was held today at the Riley Chambers Park. The community comes together to show their hometown pride while also teaching the younger generations the importance of history and fellowship. Thank you for inviting us each year, it’s truly an honor!”

Lawmen bust Crosby human trafficking ring

CROSBY – It took over a year to get Human Trafficking charges confirmed against three local suspects in Montgomery County although three young women had been liberated almost immediately once the investigation began by a special task force.

Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton is making every effort to find and liberate victims of human trafficking locally. Constable’s Deputy Johnson was the lead deputy to investigate what would become a case that continues to grow as he was instrumental in finding two of the women in Crosby and pointed to another in Fort Bend County that was rescued by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

Eagleton working Best Practices

Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton stands behind new Assistant Chief B. Jorey Herrscher, Captain Issac Villarreal, Captain Henry Elkin, legendary Sergeant Terry Ganey, Major Rick Larkin, Chief Deputy Kirk Bonsal having come from the District Attorney’s Office, Major David Jones, out front is Harris County Sheriff’s Office Director Jacqueline D. Fortune of the Community Engagement Division at the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Stonebridge at Newport Clubhouse. Over a century and a half of law enforcement experience at one table.

NEWPORT – Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton introduced his executive staff and plans to bring better than better law enforcement to locals last Thursday, January 17 at Stonebridge in Newport.

First, he always thanks those that voted for him. The achievement of putting 15 more deputies in the Precinct without increasing costs. He seems most proud to have achieved the Best Practices standard he set for Precinct 3 even before taking office and shared the credit with the officers that help make it a reality. His precinct made over 5,000 high water rescues during hurricane Harvey. The Precinct accrued over $5,000,000 worth of high water equipment at no cost to the local tax roles.

Eagleton explained how his units are being proactive, not reactive to interdict crime. He initiated an Environmental Patrol concerned with those that make messes like dumping trash or creating poisonous situations.

Constable Eagleton at Highlands Rotary

Constable Sherman Eagleton presents his command staff at the Highlands Rotary luncheon last week. Each deputy outlined his responsibilities for public safety and crime fighting in the Constable Pct. 3 area.

HIGHLANDS – Constable Eagleton met with the Highlands Rotary club, last week, to present information about his department and public safety concerns in the Highlands area.

Eagleton brought with him seven members of his command staff, to answer questions in their particular area. Included were chief deputy Kirk Bonsal, and Lt. Warden of the Environmental division.

Eagleton is enlarging his department’s capabilities, with federal funds secured after Hurricane Harvey in the amount of $3.5 million dollars. For high water rescues, he has added 10 Hummers, several boats, an airboat, and three deuce high water trucks. He said that during Harvey, his department made 5000 rescues.

He has also added quite a few deputies to his staff. When he took over in 2016, there were 122 officers and there are now 170.