The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Marcus Ryan Howell, 30, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
City of Lake Jackson officials say this means that tap water is now safe to drink without boiling first.
“You cannot get that infection from drinking the water or merely showering in it,” said John Hellerstedt, MD, commissioner of the DSHS.
There is currently a boil water notice in effect for the city after Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba was discovered in the City of Lake Jackson's water supply.
Authorities in Lake Jackson are reassuring residents that health and safety are the priority as a boil water notice is still in effect in the southeast Texas city.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County after a deadly amoeba was found in the City of Lake Jackson’s water supply. Residents will be allowed to receive one free case of water per-day until the situation is resolved.
On Sunday, city volunteers handed out cases of free water to those in need. For more than three days, people in Lake Jackson haven’t had safe drinking water.
FOX 26's Matthew Seedorff spoke with residents who were receiving free water after a Lake Jackson boy died from a brain-eating amoeba.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a disaster declaration for Brazoria County in response to Naegleria Fowleri, a deadly amoeba, found in the City of Lake Jackson's water supply.
Officials say Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba can cause infection if it goes into a person's nose.
On Saturday, a long line stretched through Clute Park for a barbecue fundraiser to help pay for the funeral expenses of six-year-old Josiah McIntyre.
As Labor day came and went, Lake Jackson residents dealt with floodwaters as their neighborhoods became part of the Brazos River.