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IAH secure adult detention facility to raise mental health awareness through summer

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IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility will focus on mental health and wellness through September as part of its “Fit for Life” initiative. The facility aims to help residents and staff understand and improve their mental health.

IAH officials said Fit for Life has been very effective for the residents and staff during the first two quarters of the year, as IAH has already implemented plans targeting healthy eating and fitness.

“Mental health is too often ignored or misunderstood. Mental health is as important as physical health. We’ve designed a program to help our residents and staff create lasting mental health improvement habits,” IAH Warden Alexander Sanchez said.

The 2022 campaign has one area of focus per quarter. The first quarter was healthy eating, the second quarter was fitness, the third quarter is mental health and the fourth quarter will be environmental health.

During the second quarter, residents were able to walk nearly 500 miles and staff walked nearly 275 miles during the facility’s “Walk-a-thon.”

“We are pleased with the progress we have seen through emphasizing healthy eating and fitness this year. We will continue prioritizing improvements in mental and physical health,” Sanchez said.

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Train collides with crane

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Law enforcement is searching for a suspect who allegedly attempted to steal a crane last week, causing a collision with a train.

On Aug. 4 at approximately 10 p.m., an unknown subject stole a Caterpillar (CAT) TL642C Telehandler Crane/Forklift from the 4000 block area of U.S. Hwy 59 South, and attempted to drive over the railroad tracks.

The crane became stuck near the tracks and the forks of the crane were subsequently struck by a train, causing minor damage to the train and significant damage to the crane.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Detectives immediately responded to the scene and the investigation is still underway at this time.

Those with information that may help with the investigation are asked to contact the Polk County sheriff’s office and speak to a detective at 936-327-6810. An anonymous tip may be submitted at p3tips.com, the P3 App, or by calling Polk County Crime Stoppers, at 936-327-STOP, where tipsters may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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Looking for supects

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081122 looking for suspectsThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the public in finding two subjects who are wanted on felony warrants. Arley Cozell Bean has two counts of controlled substance, penalty group 1. Arthur Earl Bean Jr. is wanted for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group 1. Those with information on the whereabouts of the two suspects are asked to contact the sheriff’s office, at 936-327-6810. An anonymous tip may be submitted at p3tips.com, the P3 App, or by calling Polk County Crime Stoppers, at 936-327-STOP, where tipsters may collect a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. COURTESY PHOTO

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Small plane crashes in Lake Livingston

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State and local responders rescued a pilot in Lake Livingston Tuesday afternoon after an aircraft was downed in the water.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, a Fire Boss Single Engine Air Tanker/Scooper crashed in Lake Livingston while responding to wildfires in Polk County around 5 p.m.

Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to assist on multiple new ignitions in the Corrigan area. The agency mobilized several aircraft to assist with suppression efforts on the fires. The pilot was quickly rescued and taken to shore and the individual was treated on scene.

Texas A&M Forest Service does not own any aviation resources, but instead uses federal aviation contracts through the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for all firefighting aircraft.

The Trinity River Authority has enacted an ordinance prohibiting access to the immediate area on Lake Livingston surrounding U.S. Highway 190 West causeway, as well as several boat ramps, for a period of 24 hours. Closed boat ramps will have traffic cones restricting access.

This action is for public protection, as well as preservation of the accident area for investigation.

TRA is taking this action at the direction of county and state emergency management officials.

East Texas News will update this story as more becomes available.

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Plane crashes in Lake Livingston

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State and local responders rescued a pilot in Lake Livingston Tuesday afternoon after an aircraft was downed in the water.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, a Fire Boss Single Engine Air Tanker/Scooper crashed in Lake Livingston while responding to wildfires in Polk County around 5 p.m.

Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to assist on multiple new ignitions in the Corrigan area. The agency mobilized several aircraft to assist with suppression efforts on the fires. The pilot was quickly rescued and taken to shore and the individual was treated on scene.

Texas A&M Forest Service does not own any aviation resources, but instead uses federal aviation contracts through the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for all firefighting aircraft.

The Trinity River Authority has enacted an ordinance prohibiting access to the immediate area on Lake Livingston surrounding U.S. Highway 190 West causeway, as well as several boat ramps, for a period of 24 hours. Closed boat ramps will have traffic cones restricting access.

This action is for public protection, as well as preservation of the accident area for investigation.

TRA is taking this action at the direction of county and state emergency management officials.

East Texas News will update this story as more becomes available.

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