Harris County, Texas – September 26th, 2017: If your family was impacted by the recent flooding due to Harvey, you may be eligible for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster.
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.
There is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP, based on your county of residence.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area*.
- Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs.
- Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster.
- Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.
Applying for D-SNAP
You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP location in your county of residence. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county. See below for designated D-SNAP locations.
To apply you’ll need to show:
- Proof of identity – Examples include a driver’s license or other government-issued ID
Residents in Harris County may only apply between Sept. 22 and Oct. 5. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
|Sept. 22 & 27||A – C|
|Sept. 23 & 28||D – H|
|Sept. 24 & 29||I – M|
|Sept. 25 & 30||N – R|
|Sept. 26 & Oct. 1||S – Z|
Harris County – Houston
12300 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77060
Harris County – Houston
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074
Harris County – Pasadena
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, TX 77505
For more information on the Disaster SNAP program, please visit: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance/disaster-snap
HOA President Arrested After Pulling Gun On Neighborhood Kids
Spring, Texas – December 16th, 2017: The President of the Mirror Lake Subdivision HOA was arrested Friday evening after pulling a pistol on a group of kids in the neighborhood.
Several neighborhood teenagers were squealing their tires in the cul-de-sac. A man reportedly approached the teens screaming and cursing at them and yelling he “was the HOA President and was in charge”. According to sources, the man pulled out a pistol and said “he was going to put holes in their car” and “next time it would be worse”.
The man identifying himself as the HOA President was the one who reportedly called the police. The tables turned when he was the one placed in cuffs.
The suspect, identified as 40-year-old John David Warner, was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and was booked on the felony charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Warner remains in the Harris County Jail on a $30,000.00 bond. His court date is scheduled for Monday, December 18th, 2017.
Warner could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and fined up to $10,000.00.
According to Facebook, Warner was a United States Marine. He has no prior criminal history.
The Mirror Lake Subdivision is managed by Chaparral Management Company. We have reached out to Chaparral but have not yet received a response.
Spring Man Posing as Police Officer Charged with 3rd Degree Felony
Tomball, Texas – December 13th, 2017: On December 10, 2017, Deputies with Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 20300 block of Yosemite Falls Drive.
Arriving deputies detained a male that was walking house to house within the subdivision knocking on doors. The male, identified as Lance McClendon, according to a witness had identified himself as a Police Officer. McClendon also displayed his passport to the witness, claiming that it was his police identification.
Lance McClendon was arrested and booked into Harris County Jail, charged with a 3rd degree Felony for
Impersonation of a Public Servant. His bond is set at $5,000.00 out of the 351st District Court.
“We urge our citizens to contact law enforcement if they have suspicions of a suspect impersonating a Police Officer.” -Constable Mark Herman
2012 Klein Collins Valedictorian Found Dead in San Francisco Bay
Spring, Texas – December 12th, 2017: A body discovered in the Bay of San Francisco, California has been identified as Chuchu Ma, 23-years-old, of Spring.
Just after 10:00 AM Thursday a bicyclist on a trail near San Fransisco Bay reported seeing a body in the water. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office dive team was called in to help recover the body. A few hours after the discovery, Mountain View Police received a report of a missing person, whose description matched the body that was found. Investigators said Ma was half naked. It’s not clear if she was dumped into the bay, or if the body floated from a different location.
Ma moved out to San Fransisco to work for Google as a software developer.
In a statement issued by Google, a spokesperson wrote, “Chuchu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team. We are devastated to learn of her passing, and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends.”
Investigators are labeling the case an unattended death and are awaiting results of an autopsy. Foul play has not yet been ruled out.
Ma was a 2016 graduate of the University of Texas-Austin, a National Merit Scholar and a 2012 valedictorian of Klein Collins High School in her hometown of Spring.