Animal outreach ministry to offer training
June 14, 2010 11:17 amGreg May wrote:
Faithful Friends Animal Assisted Therapy Ministry volunteer training: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday and Aug. 21 at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Clear Lake.
Volunteers and animal companions visit nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and mental health facilities in the Clear Lake, Pasadena, League City and surrounding areas to spread cheer. No previous experience is necessary. Non-pet owners will be matched with an animal. All animals are temperament tested at a later date to ensure that they show no signs of aggressive behavior.
The training is free.
To register, call 713-819-2043 or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information about the ministry, call 281-488-8517.
3 arrested in holdup outside Wal-Mart
June 24, 2010 11:58 amThayer Evans (Ultimateclearlake.com) wrote:
League City police have arrested three people in connection with last week’s holdup of a woman with a child in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Charged with aggravated robbery are Matthew Alan Johnson, 23, of Pearland; Rhiannon Lee Kieselhorst, 26, of Pearland; and Roderick Tremayne Owens, 20, of Houston.
League City Police Lt. Bruce Whitten said the three suspects were taken into custody Wednesday night.
Bond was set at $100,000 each for Johnson and Kieselhorst, who are being held in the Galveston County Jail.
Bond was set for $50,000 for Owens, who’s being held in the Brazoria County Jail.
The robbery took place around 1:45 p.m. on Friday at the store that’s located at FM 646 and the Gulf Freeway.
A woman had just pulled into the parking lot with a 4-year-old girl when a gunman approached her and demanded her purse, then fled in a sports utility vehicle.
The surveillance video from Wal-Mart — click here to view it — was instrumental in making the arrests, Whitten said. It was distorted, but there was enough detail in the blurred license plate numbers to track down the vehicle used in the robbery, he said.
Police closed in Wednesday night when Owens left a house-trailer in the 7000 block of Honey Locust in Pearland and drove off in the SUV used in the robbery, Whitten said. Police had been watching the trailer, and Owens was pulled over by a Brazoria County sheriff’s deputy who initially arrested him on traffic violations.
Johnson, who’s accused of being the gunman, was in the SUV at the time of the arrest and was also taken into custody.
Kieselhorst, who’s accused of driving the getaway vehicle, was then arrested.
When questioned by police, Johnson and Kieselhorst implicated Owens as the lookout during the robbery, Whitten said. They said he was also in on the planning.
“We didn’t even know he was involved in the robbery,” Whitten said.
Police Chief Mike Jez praised his detectives for their role in the arrests.
“It’s an example of some excellent police work and determination on the part of our staff,” Jez said. “We’re committed to doing the best we can for our citizens. We’re pleased they’re off the streets and in jail.”
More than twelve U.S. and Israeli warships, including an aircraft carrier, passed through the Suez Canal on Friday and are headed for the Red Sea. “According to eyewitnesses, the U.S. battleships were the largest to have crossed the Canal in many years,” reported the London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi on Saturday.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Egyptian opposition members criticized the government for cooperating with the U.S. and Israeli forces and allowing the passage of the ships through Egyptian territorial waters. The Red Sea is the most direct route to the Persian Gulf from the Mediterranean.
Retired Egyptian General Amin Radi, chairman of the national security affairs committee, told the paper that “the decision to declare war on Iran is not easy, and Israel, due to its wild nature, may start a war just to remain the sole nuclear power in the region,” according to Yedioth Internet, an Israeli news site.
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To get a better understanding of the difference between million and trillion think of this:
How long is a million seconds?
- 1,000,000 (1 million) seconds =11 1/2 days
How long is a trillion seconds?
- 1,000,000,000,000 (1 trillion) seconds = 31,700 years
Make you feel good about the US debt?
(Picture from defeatthedebt.com)
Friday morning I was reading the Galveston Daily News and saw this picture on the front page. Later that day, I was driving back to work after lunch, and I saw that sign out of the window of my car! When I had read the article earlier that morning, I didn’t realize that the hit and run location was right outside my workplace. Suddenly I realized, I knew the man who had been killed. Well, not knew him personally. But I saw him all the time! An old man, looked like a veteran, just riding his bike everyday, cool and content. I often wondered what his life was like, what his story was. He seemed very kind. I imagined that he was a hard worker. Now, I see his family members, and I feel so sad inside. I can’t believe he has been killed. Just to think, his life was taken in an instant. He was riding his bike, just like any other day. And then, just like that, it was over. I hope he is in Heaven now.
Here is a video of the accident taken by a BP parking lot camera.
Suspect arrested in fatal Texas City hit-and-run
By T.J. Aulds
The Daily NewsPublished June 24, 2010
TEXAS CITY — Police said a warrant was issued for a man they charged with driving the car that hit and killed a Texas City man two weeks ago.
Leonzo Antonio Amaro, 18, of Galveston, is charged with failing to stop and render aid, a third-degree felony.
Amaro was supposed to turn himself in by 8 p.m. Wednesday, Texas City Police Chief Robert Burby said, but he was stopped and arrested by state troopers on Interstate 45 about 10 p.m.
He was held on $25,000 bail.
Victor Ramirez, a retired Amoco Oil pipe fitter, was hit by a car while riding his bicycle at Fourth Avenue South and 14th Street about 6:30 p.m. June 7, police said. Ramirez, 79, was going south on 14th Street when he entered the intersection and was hit by a car that was turning onto 14th Street from Fourth Avenue.
His family had posted signs near the scene seeking tips to find the person responsible.
“I guess I am relieved,” Ramirez’s daughter, Delia Gonzales, said. “I don’t know really what to say, other than it’s not bringing my dad back.
“I am glad he’s caught. It’s puts (the family) at ease. We were going to look forever until someone was caught. We weren’t going to stop.”
Burby said police received dozens of phone calls after The Daily News featured Ramirez’s story last week. The chief would not say whether one of those tips led to charges but credited community response with helping the investigation.
While he didn’t have figures, Burby said his department has investigated a higher number of hit-and-runs than in the past. He said he has a couple of officers who focus on investigating those cases. The department has cleared about one-third of its hit-and-run investigations, the chief said.
Burby said he was confident from early on police would find the person responsible.
“I told my guys we would solve this one,” Burby said.
The initial investigation indicates the driver of the car that hit Ramirez might not have been at fault in the accident. Still, not stopping was a crime, Burby said.
“Hopefully, people will see this and in the future do the right thing,” he said.Suspect arrested in fatal Texas City hit-and-run
Here is the original article from the Galveston Daily News:Family seeks hit-and-run driver
By T.J. Aulds
The Daily NewsPublished June 18, 2010
TEXAS CITY — Victor Ramirez, a retired Amoco Oil pipe fitter, was hit by a car while riding his bicycle last week. He died just feet away from the refinery’s fence line and a couple of blocks from his house.
His family posted signs at that fence, hoping someone will come forward to identify the hit-and-run driver.
“I was angry,” Ramirez’s daughter Delia Gonzales said. “I didn’t have any understanding of why someone would do something like that. You would think people would be, you know … they would be a better person and just stop.”
The hit-and-run happened at Fourth Avenue South and 14th Street about 6:30 p.m. June 7, police said. Ramirez, 79, was riding his bike south on 14th Street when he entered the intersection and was struck by a car that was turning onto 14th Street from Fourth Avenue.
Witnesses told police that the driver of the car stopped briefly, looked back at Ramirez and took off. The car was described by witnesses as a Pontiac Bonneville or Grand Prix with tinted windows and distinct chrome-covered “blade” wheels.
This is a good video. Peter Schiff responds to recent attacks on Ron Paul by the mainstream media. The media claims that Ron Paul is legislating for sound money, gold standard, ending the fed, etc simply because he owns gold, silver, and gold/silver stocks. The are trying to claim that the good doctor is looking out for his own interest. Watch.
Sorry for the subtitles : ) Not sure what language it is.
Dear C4L Member,
You have kept the pressure on Congress in order to defeat H.R. 5175, the “DISCLOSE ACT,” and it has worked.
Nancy Pelosi has canceled today’s scheduled vote on H.R. 5175, but our sources on the Hill tell us Pelosi and her statist cronies are biding their time in the hopes you will forget about their all-out assault to silence groups like Campaign for Liberty and sneak this bill through Congress next week.
It is more vital than ever that we keep the pressure on. We need to drive a stake through the heart of this bill and make sure it does not rise from the dead. Remember when everyone said ObamaCare was finished when Scott Brown got elected?
Please take a moment to read the following message and then IMMEDIATELY contact your congressman and demand he oppose H.R. 5175. Even if you have called one or more times, PLEASE take a moment and send a loud, clear message again today.
– John Tate
President, Campaign for Liberty
I received the following email from Campaign for Liberty:
If you haven’t yet contacted your congressman and urged him to oppose H.R. 5175, the “DISCLOSE Act,” your action is needed RIGHT AWAY.
Our sources on the Hill say this bill to silence Campaign for Liberty is coming to the House floor this Friday for a vote.
Please read the following letter and take action to stop H.R. 5175 immediately.
– John Tate
President Campaign for Liberty
Dear Campaign for Liberty Member,
Once again, free speech and political liberty are under attack in Congress. And this time they have a surprising (to some) assailant — the National Rifle Association.
In a minute, I’ll give you links to the sorry story and ask you to tell the NRA and your congressman you OPPOSE the freedom-killing DISCLOSE ACT, with or without the NRA’s deal.
They want their Big Government power grabs to go unnoticed.
After watching some of their favorites go down in flames in race after race these past few months and seeing their statist schemes like Cap and Tax grind to a halt as a result of a massive uprising by liberty-loving Americans, they plan to strike back.