Need to Know News on this St. Patrick’s Day 03/17/16


In your morning news with Kaitlin Moore, a driver is arrested after striking an ASU student on a bike with her pick up.

This happened just before 9 Wednesday night at Avenue N and Johnson. Officers are investigating the driver for a possible DWI. The student on the bicycle went to the hospital for minor injuries.

In Mertzon residents are raising concerns over the city’s operation manager who was arrested this week.

69 year-old, Clayvron James Rose also known as Jim Rose was arrested Tuesday on theft and official oppression charges. Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor punishable up to a $4,000 fine and/or one year of county jail. Generally speaking this statute keeps public officials accountable in the event they misuse their office.

Following Rose’s arrest, an emergency city council meeting was called Tuesday evening, but we’re told the Mertzon mayor, Carol Shaw, canceled the meeting just minutes before it was scheduled to start.

A city council meeting is scheduled for Monday and the main topic of discussion is what’s next for Jim rose.

As of March 16, 2016, Rose remains out on bond.

45-year-old, Terry Freeman, appeared  at the tom green county courthouse this week. A grand jury indicted Freeman for solicitation over the internet or by electronic mail or text with the intent to have sex with a minor.

24-year-old, Robert Jimmy Blanco junior also appeared at the  county courthouse Wednesday.
He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Two other defendants are also charged in the case of a man being hit by gunfire after being held at gunpoint on south Chadbourne in July.

Today cooling down in the lower 70’s with possible chances of rain through out the weekend. A cold front will push through tomorrow.

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