Members of the Kingwood Public Safety meeting heard the monthly report of Houston Police Officer Duane. E. Ulrich, who stated not too much is going on in Kingwood and mentioned, “There were two sex offenses; one of which was a 'bogus' deal and the other was not even in Kingwood.”

“On Sept. 19, a murder suspect from Kingwood area was arrested while driving downtown” according to HPD Captain Fougerousse, who added that the officers still did not know of a motive. He also announced that “We received word today an overtime program for staff funding was approved.” He went on to introduce Assistant Chief Mary Lentschke at the meeting and added “This is the second time that I get to work with her. She will be in charge of patrol operations for all of east side of 59 North.”

Jessica D. Beemer, representing Houston City Council member Dave Martin, manager, spoke.

“I have some answers to some questions that were asked last month.” She said, “I consulted with Roger Brown of HISD about the possibility of the district opening a bus barn in north Kingwood and he informed me…that no such plan exists.”

Her second topic for the meeting was on a gas station in Mills Branch area and before she began, she thanked everyone for their emails to help her answer their concerns. “The gas station in Mills Branch is completely in compliance with all state and city regulations and ordinances including the sale of alcohol in proximity to a school or daycare.” Ms. Beemer noted this is due to Houston not having zoning laws. She also offered some help on concerns about traffic in the Kingwood area and noted “If you come to the stakeholder meeting for traffic and mobility, you may hear some options and vote to help mitigate traffic in Kingwood area.”

In other news, the Public Safety Committee passed, in a unanimous decision, the donation of a golf cart to the Houston Police Department with the stipulation that it will stay in Kingwood’s inventory. The committee will also be donating food to the fire fighters and police officers working on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cutline: The Public Safety Committee is donating a golf cart to the Houston Police Department.   

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