RADIOGRAM: Volume 35, No.  135 Thursday, July 16, 2020

Volume 35, No.  135 Thursday, July 16, 2020 **********************************************************************  

  Attempted Bank Robbery Plea: This week a 59-year-old Kemah man, Jimmy James Mamoth, Jr, pled guilty to an attempted bank robbery in Hull back in September of 2019. According to a news release from the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox, said  Mamoth pled guilty to an attempted bank robbery 10 months ago. A man was seen by a local citizen approaching the entrance to Texas First Bank in Hull, former Hull State Bank. He was said to be wearing a dark hooded jacket, gloves, a Halloween-style mask, and was carrying a duffle bag. The witness who spotted Mamoth began honking his vehicle horn to draw attention to the would-be robber. That frightened the criminal who then ran into the nearby woods. Responding Law Enforcement officers soon captured and arrested the Kemah man. He was said to be carrying the replica of a weapon. As part of his plea, the U.S. Attorney says Jimmy James Mamoth Jr. admitted to a string of robberies, and attempted robberies, across Texas. That included his first robbery of a movie theater in Austin, also in 2019. He has also agreed to pay restitution for the crimes he to which he admitted.   ***************************************************************************        

New COVID Cases: Yesterday, Liberty County Emergency officials added 30 more confirmed cases of COVID-19. With that Liberty County now has 551 confirmed cases but there have been 284 recoveries. The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management reports these 30 new cases were males and females said to range in age from under 10 to over 80. Twenty-Two of the new cases are from North Liberty County, while eight are from the south end. According to The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management personnel, Liberty County now has 109 new cases, just this week.  Since the start of the pandemic back in mid-March there have been three deaths attributed to COVID-19 symptoms. Public health experts urge everyone to practice social distancing, wear a face covering, wash hands frequently, and sneeze or cough into the elbow. Experts also say if someone experiences a fever above 100 degrees, they should stay home. ******************************************************************************

NTSB Findings: It was early 2019, February 23rd, when the nation learned a cargo plane crashed into the Trinity Bay of Chambers County killing the three onboard.  On Tuesday of this week, the National Transportation Safety Board released findings on the cause of the crash.  The NTSB ruled the crash was a result of multiple factors, but first and foremost the report faulted the actions taken by the plane's first officer, identified as Conrad Jules Aska.  In the report, the NTSB said it was that first officer's action that was a quote - “inappropriate response to inadvertent activation of the airplane’s go-around mode. This resulted in, what is called, his spatial disorientation that caused First Officer Aska to place the airplane in a steep descent from which the crew did not recover”.- end quote.  On the day of the crash witnesses told KSHN news the plane had “nose-dived” into the bay. The report indicates the aircraft dropped nose-first 3,000 feet in :30 seconds. The report by the NTSB also said the first officer had a history of performance deficiencies. It went on to say he made an effort to hide this history from his employer, Atlas Air. Three people died in the crash, first officer Aska, Capt. Ricky Blakely and a pilot from Mesa Air, Sean Archuleta, who had caught the flight to Houston in what is known as the jump seat. *****************************************************************************

LISD Bus Drivers: To the many men and women having been laid off from jobs recently,  be advised that the Liberty Independent School district is looking for bus drivers for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, part-time or full time. LISD Transportation Director Robert Ward, a guest Wednesday on the Party Line, says experience driving a bus is not necessary and the district will train applicants. Mr. Ward says regular bus drivers work 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. These drivers are considered full-time employees and will be paid benefits. Anyone interested in being a bus driver for Liberty ISD can visit the district website at Click on the human resources tab to apply. The school district transportation director says applications must be filled out online. For any other questions about becoming an LISD bus driver call transportation director Robert Ward at (936) 336-2673.  *****************************************************************************

Anyone that underwent COVID -19 testing at the Liberty Fire Department on July 9th and has not received their results should call what is known as the Honu call center helpline. That number is 844-778-2455 or email them at Honu is a private vender the Texas State health department hired to conduct their COVID testing. Liberty Fire Chief Brian Hurst asks that those who are waiting for test results to do not call the Liberty Dayton Regional Hospital requesting their results. They are not involved in any way with the testing that was done here on July 9th at the Liberty Fire Department. This was a function of the State health department who ask the Liberty Fire department for use of that location to give those tests. *****************************************************************************

Obits: Randy Alan Page -65, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Randy graduated from Robert E. Lee high school in Baytown. He was an offshore welder. Randy raised nine children. A celebration of life will be held at 2 on Wednesday, July 22, at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty **** Louie “Lee” Elmer Robinson, III 67 died Thursday, July 9, at a Healthcare facility in Clear Lake. Lee graduated from Liberty High School in 1970. For most of his career, he worked as an Electrical Engineer for NASA. He leaves behind his wife of forty-four years, Tina Robinson. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on August 1st, at the Robinson family cemetery in Nome *****************************************************************************

Lake Release: 18,900 CFS – Liberty Bridge : 18.72 ASL

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