A man wanted in connection with the slaying of a rural route postal carrier was taken into custody Sunday morning. Investigators said that 36 year old James Ham was found in a vacant house located near his home in San Jacinto County. Authorities said Ham is considered the lead suspect in the murder of postal carrier Marie Youngblood whose body was found outside of Coldspring. Investigators think Youngblood was shot and driven to a different location and her vehicle set on fire. Federal agents are pointing fingers at Ham, because they say he was complaining to postmasters about not getting his mail delivered properly.
An accident involving two pickups has left a Conroe man dead. The accident happened on Saturday in the intersection of FM 3083 and Airport Road. A Ford truck westbound on FM 3083 struck the driver’s door of a Chevy truck. The driver of the Chevy was killed. He was identified as Bernardo Campuzano. The Ford driver, identified as Anthony Floyd of Conroe, was not injured.
TxDOT is considering making improvements to 59 from Montgomery County to Liberty County. This is in an effort to increase mobility in the area, as well as to upgrade 59 to meet interstate standards. According to the department, the area they are looking to make improvements to is about 4 miles of US 59, extending from Fostoria Road in Montgomery County and crossing the county line to SH 105 in Liberty County.
A single winning ticket for a record Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida on Saturday, but there was no word about who won. The winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball number of 11, and the odds of winning were one in 175 million.