The Weekly Rewind (December 20 - December 26)

By: Woodlands Online | Published 12/28/2020


THE WOODLANDS, TX - The news never stops in and around The Woodlands. Here are some of the most read stories from last week, December 20 - December 26.

COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered by Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Employees Who Received the Vaccine Last Week

Frontline employees at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital received the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech, December 16. The vaccine is a lipid nanoparticle, or, in layman's terms, a small particle of fat. Residing inside of that nanoparticle is messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid). Cells use messenger RNA (mRNA) to make proteins; when injected into a person’s body, the mRNA merges with a cell and tells it to create a particular protein. In this case, it creates the spike protein on the surface of COVID, and since this is a foreign protein, the body subsequently produces antibodies that result in an immense immune response.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for December 22, 2020

Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm the following update related to COVID-19.

MCTX Sheriff Investigates Shooting in South Montgomery County

On December 25, 2020 at about 5:55 PM, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 9500 block of Broadway Avenue in Conroe, Texas in reference to a shooting call. Upon arrival, the victim, Tashona Jones (36- year-old female) was found in the residence, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. During the investigation it was learned Ms. Jones was involved in a physical altercation with another female, later identified as Phylunda Theragood (41-year-old female), at the residence when a firearm was displayed. A struggle over control of the firearm ensued, during which time the firearm discharged, striking Ms. Jones.

MISSING: Samuel Reyes - San Antonio, Texas

32 year-old Samuel Reyes was last seen in the 2000 block of Lake Crystal St. in San Antonio, Texas on December 11th 2020. Samuel was wearing a dark blue / black form-fitting shirt, and blue jeans. He possibly also had a faded gray quicksilver cap, and a faded grey backpack.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Seizes Numerous Fraudulent Pieces of Identifying Information

On December 16, 2020, at about 3:00 am, a Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was on patrol in the area of Willis Waukegan and Ramzi Road due to a recent number of burglaries in the area. While patrolling, the Deputy observed a silver Chrysler 300 commit a traffic violation, at which time the Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 11700 block of Willis Waukegan.

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