Mayor Eno met with representatives from Progressive Waste today, due to all the recent problems with trash collection including missing people on the route and unpredictable collection times, and running at night.
In an effort to solve all the issues, Kosse will be assigned to a new supervisor and our collection day will be changing from Tuesday to Thursday beginning on Thursday May 04. They have assured us that we will have consistent service, and trash will be collected citywide by 7:00 p.m. In addition, Progressive Waste will be providing the city with a free dumpster one weekend a month for bulk waste and property cleanups.
On March 22,2017 Kosse Police Department along with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and “Deputy Jack” Limestone County Sheriff’s Office K9, executed a search warrant at 208 North Myrtle which is the residence of Sammy Tawater. Found inside the residence was more than a useable amount of marijuana and small amount of methamphetamine along with assorted drug paraphernalia.
A consent to search a residence located behind 208 N. Myrtle was also executed. There was recent foot trail traffic leading to the residence located at 209 N. Narcissus Street which was the reasonable suspicion for the consent to search signed by the owner of the residence. During the search of the 209 N. Narcissus Street location, Deputy Jack alerted on an area in the garage of the residence.
The area was searched by his handler Limestone County Sheriff’s Deputy Means. A child’s backpack was discovered containing a large amount of Hydrocodone, and a small amount of Ecstasy, a large bag of marijuana, small bag of marijuana and a package of K2.
All of the following were found inside the residence and were charged as follows: Sammy Tawater 74 years of age, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group one less that one gram and possession of marijuana less than two ounces. Tracy Lloyd, 27 years of age possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one less than one gram of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than two ounces. Chelsea Favors, 22 years of age possession of a controlled substance penalty group one less than one gram to methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than two ounces.
When affecting the consent to search on 209 N. Narcissus Street inside the child’s backpack, was a personal document belonging to Sergio Saldana and girlfriend Carrie Lagrone who is incarcerated in the Limestone County Jail. She was in jail at the time of the search. Drugs were found inside the child’s backpack, causing Sergio Saldana to be charged with the following charges: Possession of Marijuana more than four ounces, less than or equal to five pounds. Possession of a controlled substance penalty group one more than four grams or less than or equal to 200 grams of Hydrocodone. Possession of a controlled substance penalty group two more than or equal to four grams less than four hundred grams of Ecstasy and Burglary of a habitation to commit a felony. Seized from Sergio Saldana was $799.00 which was on his person when arrested.
All four persons were arrested and transported to the Limestone County Jail, booked and remained in jail, with the exception of Sammy Tawater who was released on bond on March 23,2017.
On March 27, 2017 Kosse Police Department Chief Ensminger and Officer Lou Lourcey stopped a vehicle in the driveway of 208 North Myrtle Street for improper display of a temporary tag. Officer Lourcey also recognized the driver identified as Paul Kessler. Officer Lourcey had knowledge that Paul Kessler is a non-licensed driver.
Once the vehicle was stopped, officers witnessed Paul Kessler hand something to a person later identified as Robert Tawater. He was standing outside of the vehicle passenger door. Once Robert Tawater received the item handed to him, Chief Ensminger stopped Tawater and found him to be holding what appeared to be a green colored glove, containing a long glass device used to smoke illegal substances with. Chief Ensminger identified this person as Robert Tawater 43 years old. Officer Lourcey identified the driver of the vehicle as Paul Kessler 46 years old. Officer Lourcey found a baggie on the ground where Chief Ensminger had detained Robert Tawater containing Methamphetamine. Both Tawater and Kessler were arrested for tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance penalty group one more than or equal to one gram but less than four grams of Methamphetamine. Kessler was also given several traffic citations.
Both Kessler and Tawater were transported to the Limestone County Jail and booked. The 1996 GMC pickup truck was seized and placed, in the Kosse Police Department impound lot.
The Kosse Community Center will be hosting a music and dance night on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Music by Waco's popular BRETT HENDRIX BAND!. Bring the kids! If you get hungry, great Tex-Mex food by KASA KOSSE will be available for a small charge.
$10/cover - Kids under 12 free. Call 832-773-8361 for more information.
The approved Minutes from the City Council Meetings in January 2017 are now posted.
On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at approximately 5:15 p.m., Kosse police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 7 East, which led to the arrest of one person accused of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without insurance and no registration. Officers Lou Lourcy and Mark Morris took the subject into custody without incident and booked him into the Limestone County Jail.
In an unrelated case, the Kosse Police Department obtained a narcotics search warrant for a home located on South Narcissus Street in Kosse. The Kosse Police Department executed the search warrant at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday January 26, 2017, with the assistance of several Limestone County Deputies. The search was very productive and officers recovered methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia a gun and money. Two subjects were taken into custody, and brought to the Limestone County Jail.
The City of Kosse would like to express our deep appreciation for our law enforcement officers, local and county, and our thanks to the many agencies that were involved.
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Per Kosse City Hall, the water/sewer on-call phone is down.
Please call 254-299-7719 for any emergencies over the weekend to include any water or sewer problems as well as any weather-related emergencies such as heat issues.
The city has space heaters available for people with little or no heat and city workers will do whatever they can to help anyone having any kind of problems. Stay safe this weekend!
The City of Kosse is repairing water lines on Wednesday night, Dec. 28th. We are doing the work at night to avoid as much inconvenience as possible. Water pressure will be low for a short time at about 9:00PM. Thank you for your patience.
Election Results from the City of Kosse elections held on May 7, 2016.
Mayor: Jarod Eno (unopposed)
CIty of Kosse General Election
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Application Filing Dates
First Day to File: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Last Day to File: Friday, February 19, 2016
Application Must Be Filed at the City of Kosse Office
Seats to be Filled: 3 Council Persons & Mayor
Requirements to Hold Office: Must be a U.S. citizen, must reside in the City of
Kosse for at least six (6) months, must be at least 18 years of age.
A key benchmark in making Kosse “water independent” was achieved on December 14, 2015. The City of Kosse was notified that the grant for the Kosse Water Well Project was approved by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). The TWDB also approved additional EDAP bond borrowing. EDAP approval allows funding of the project to be half grant and half low-interest loan. Funding and the start of well and infrastructure construction is projected for the 2nd quarter of 2016. This is one of the final steps in a several year process to address the water supply in the Kosse area.
The new water system will include two wells, two ground storage tanks, a new water treatment plant and a new water tower and pipeline to bring water to town.
Congratulations to Mayor Jarod Eno, city council members, both past and present, and staff who have worked so hard to make the water project a reality.
A special thank you is extended to our State Representative Kyle Kacal and his staff for their invaluable guidance and help with the process.
More details will be released as they become available.