Spring, Texas – November 7th, 2017: A Spring woman was killed after being struck by an unknown vehicle Monday evening near the intersection of Kuyendahl and Elmbrook.
Investigators tell us that 36-year-old Angela Eason was attending a sporting event at Strack Intermediate School when she got into a verbal altercation with her husband. Eason left the school on foot and crossed the northbound lanes of Kuykendahl when she was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping or rendering aid. Eason was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained from the crash.
Eason leaves behind a husband and two children.
A witness to the accident describes the fleeing vehicle as a white SUV with major front-end damage. The crash remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.
Historical Marker Stolen from Wunsche Bros. Cafe in Old Town Spring
Spring, Texas – November 13th, 2017: A historical marker belonging to the iconic Wunsche Bros. Cafe was stolen overnight from the side of their building in Old Town Spring.
Back in February, Spring Happenings published a story announcing that the famous restaurant was purchased by the Kosh Family after suffering a devastating fire back in March 2015. The Kosh Family, owners of the fine dining restaurant Amerigo’s Grille in The Woodlands, are currently restoring the Wunsche Bros. Cafe back to its original.
The marker was awarded to the historic Spring cafe during the 1980s designating it as a historical landmark. The owners of the cafe told Spring Happenings that they would like to have the historical marker returned with the offer of no repercussion or penalty. The marker has been a significant piece of the building for decades and the owners would like to have it returned as soon as possible.
If you or anyone you know has information as to the whereabouts of this item please contact Spring Happenings.
Skip The Traffic: Private Helicopter Flights to the World Series
Spring, Texas – October 28th, 2017: Looking for a way to avoid rush hour traffic on your way to the World Series? All American Aviation Services will get you off the ground and down to Minute Maid Park in style. Operating out of Tomball Jet Center at David Wayne Hooks Airport, All American Aviation is providing private helicopter charters to an exclusive helipad downtown near Minute Maid Park. From the helipad, a private limo service will deliver you directly to the park entrance.
The entire journey takes less than half an hour! This is a very exclusive and limited opportunity for you and up to four other guests. After the game, your driver will take you back to the helipad for your return flight back to DWH Airport.
For pricing and to reserve your seats, contact Tomball Jet Center at 832-823-8489.
Harris County Files Suit Against Spring Motel 6 Citing Unusual Level of Prostitution and Criminal Activity
Spring, Texas – October 20th, 2017: The Harris County Attorney’s Office filed suit Wednesday against a Spring area Motel 6 for harboring habitual criminal activity.
The defendant, NNJP LLC, is a Texas for-profit corporation which owns and operates the Motel 6 located at 19606 Cypresswood Court near Interstate 45 and Cypresswood Drive.
Court documents state that this location is notorious for harboring habitual criminal activity, including trafficking of persons, prostitution, promotion of prostitution, compelling prostitution, and illegal drug offenses—in violation of Chapter 125 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Motel 6 knowingly tolerates and has failed to make reasonable efforts to abate the criminal activities at this location.
Officers from Harris County Precinct 4 Constables and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office have responded to hundreds of calls per year to this Motel 6. Between October 17, 2016, and October 17, 2017, there were over 320 calls to law enforcement for service at this location. Officers have made numerous arrests for prostitution at this location as well as arrests for possession of illegal drugs, weapons, and violent crime. Officers have investigated many other crimes on the premises including shootings, robberies, sexual assault, and murder.
Just last week, Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office initiated an undercover operation that focused on suppressing the supply and demand for prostitution in and around neighborhoods and businesses. Forty-four (44) people were arrested during the operation and investigators were able to identify and recover four (4) female victims of Human Trafficking, who were allegedly being forced into prostitution.
Harris County requests the Court enter a temporary and permanent injunction to abate the common nuisance (harboring criminal activity) and to enjoin Motel 6 from maintaining or participating in the nuisance.
Harris County further requests that the Court include in its order reasonable requirements as authorized under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §125.002(e) to prevent the use or maintenance of the place as a nuisance, including but not limited to the following:
- Install, maintain and upgrade surveillance systems on the Properties
- Provide law enforcement personnel access to video surveillance footage upon request
- Restrict access to all areas of the Properties, including parking lots, hallways and rooms by electronic access control devices only to properly registered guests and visitors (no more than 2 per room)
- Install and maintain electronic gate access
- Prohibit “cash only” customers
- Prohibit hourly rates or rates for less than the full rate for a one night stay
- Prohibit extended stay customers for more than 7 days
- Require at check-in a valid government-issued photo identification of all maintain photo identification for inspection by law enforcement
- Require all visitors (no more than 2 per room) to check in at the front desk and provide valid government-issued photo identification and maintain photo identification for inspection by law enforcement
- Require at check in a valid credit card of all customers and issue parking tag to all customers and visitors
- Engage two or more licensed peace officers for on-premises patrol and security of the Properties
- Eliminate all pornographic, adult or XXX cable or satellite to rooms
- Prohibit customers and visitors from entering the Properties that have been arrested or participated in criminal activity on the Properties
- Conduct criminal background checks on all employees
If Motel 6 fails to cease and desist from creating and maintaining a common nuisance at the property within a time allowed by the Court, Harris County, the City of Houston, or any other political subdivision having jurisdiction over the Motel 6 property, may
- discontinue the furnishing of utility services by the political subdivision to the place at which the nuisance exists
- prohibit the furnishing of utility service to the place by any public utility holding a franchise to use the streets and alleys of the political subdivision
- revoke the certificate of occupancy of the place
- prohibit the use of city streets, alleys, and other public ways for access to the place during the existence of the nuisance or in furtherance of the nuisance
The County Attorney’s office told the Houston Chronicle that these types of suits could take anywhere from a few months to a year before seeing a resolution.
In a public meeting Thursday evening, Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Deputy, Michael Combest reminded residents who see illegal activity happening to call the constable’s office and report the offense.