Man charged with threatening to kill girlfriend’s neighbor

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By admin – January 9, 2018 Pinterest Terrance Forbes The Odessa Police Department charged a man Saturday after he reportedly threatened to kill his girlfriend’s neighbor while holding a shotgun, an OPD press release said.Police responded to the incident around 2:33 p.m. Saturday at Windchase Apartments, 4100 East 50th Street, the release detailed.Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 17-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Terrance Forbes, the release stated. Forbes’s girlfriend told police the 17-year-old man had given her a “dirty look” and when she told Forbes about the incident, Forbes grabbed the man by the shirt and threatened to beat him and his brother, the probable cause affidavit said.Forbes’s girlfriend reportedly then began walking towards the man with a knife in her hand before Forbes grabbed her, the report detailed.After the 17-year-old man had called his brother and a friend over to the complex, Forbes reportedly ran back into his apartment and came out with a shotgun, the report said, telling the man he would kill him.Forbes was then charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, the release said.Jail records show Forbes was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Saturday and was released Sunday on a $50,000 bond. Facebook Twitter Man charged with threatening to kill girlfriend’s neighbor Pinterest Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 9Next articleOHS clerk charged with improper relationship with student admin WhatsApplast_img read more

Expanding Ryden buys Aberdeen firm

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Townsville house prices on the up

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes has backed a new report that says house prices in Townsville will grow 9 per cent in the next 3 years. Picture: Evan MorganHOUSE prices in Townsville are forecast to rise 9 per cent in the next three years according to a new report.The Residential Property Prospects 2018-2021 report by BIS Oxford Economics predicts Townsville’s residential market has stabilised and price growth was expected up until June 2021.The report, released yesterday, says the Townsville market hasn’t recovered since peaking in 2008 but vacancy rates have dropped to 3.8 per cent from 7.1 per cent 18 months ago.“It appears that the downturn has stabilised, with the median house price on track to rise by 2 per cent in 2017/18,” the report stated.“Minimal price growth is expected over 2018/19 and 2019/20, before some sign of an upturn emerge by 2020/21 with vacancy rates tightening, and some economic recovery coming through as rising tourist arrivals underpin the upgrade of existing tourism infrastructure.“Cumulative growth of 9 per cent is forecast in the three years to June 2021, although this will be from a low base.” Despite the predicted price increases, weak population growth is expected to weigh heavily on Townsville’s property prices.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020According to the REIQ, the median house price in Townsville is $335,000, down 2.2 per cent compared to 12 months ago while the average property takes 63 days to sell.Keyes & Co Property principal Damien Keyes said an increase in buyer activity and a range of infrastructure projects in the pipeline were pointing to a future price rise.“For price growth you have to see a lot more demand and volume and we have been starting to see that this calendar year,” he said. “I’d like to have every confidence that prices will rise by 2021 because by then the stadium will be completed and a lot of these infrastructure projects will have started as well, so you’ll have those workers with money in their pockets.“There is a lot more confidence around and there is more buyer activity this year as well.”REIQ Townsville Zone chairman and First National Nicholson principal Wayne Nicholson said vacancy rates tightening was a positive sign for the market and he was predicting prices had bottomed out.“The rental market has begun to stabilise a fair bit and the vacancy rate is down to 3.8 per cent,” he said.“I think soon we’ll be trying to sneak those rent prices up for those long-suffering landlords.”last_img read more

Gruden a ‘Hollywood coach’ and Carr ‘nervous’: TV analyst dubious about Raiders’ bounce back

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.A Raiders rebound at Denver on Sunday? Boomer Esiason sees two problems with that scenario: coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr.“You’ve got a Hollywood coach that’s doing commercials and everything, and also calling out his quarterback in the media for his poor performance against the Rams,” Esiason said on the CBS pregame show Sunday morning. “A couple of those interceptions were absolutely head-scratching …last_img

Saving Energy With Manual J and Manual D

first_imgIf you’ve been paying attention to energy-efficiency experts and green-building Web sites, you probably know that it’s important to properly size your HVAC equipment. Most sources repeat the same advice: oversized furnaces and air conditioners cost too much, waste energy, and sometimes provide lower levels of comfort.To avoid these problems, the first step is to insist that your HVAC contractor perform a Manual J calculation to determine the heat loss and heat gain for each room of your house under peak (worst-case) conditions. Then your contractor can specify equipment that meets Manual J requirements.If you’re building a new home, your contractor should design your duct system using Manual D. (Manual D depends on the room-by-room heat loss and heat gain numbers supplied by the Manual J calculations.)Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t. In most areas of the country, it’s very difficult to find a residential HVAC contractor who is willing to perform Manual J and Manual D calculations.Helpful advice from your governmentAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “Homeowners should insist that contractors use a correct sizing calculation before signing a contract. This service is often offered at little or no cost to homeowners by … conscientious heating and air conditioning contractors.” Yeah, right.The government Web site goes on to advise, “When the contractors are finished, get a copy of their calculations, assumptions, and the computer printout or finished worksheet.” Well, that’s easy for you to say. But just see how easy it is to get that paperwork from Bob once his Do-It-Right HVAC Service has finished installing your new air conditioner.Easy enough for an 8th grader to do it — Quick, find me an 8th graderManual J and… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more