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Barrios Technology CEO Sandy Johnson, from left, joins MAPI Mission Analysis and Integration Manager Kelly Page, MAPI Program Manager Mark Polansky and new Barrios President Robert McAfoos for a photo.

Barrios Technology CEO Sandy Johnson, from left, joins MAPI Mission Analysis and Integration Manager Kelly Page, MAPI Program Manager Mark Polansky and new Barrios President Robert McAfoos for a photo.

Trio arrested in home invasion
Three men are in custody after League City Police responded to a home invasion in the 1200 block of Chuck Drive in the Autumn Lakes Subdivision April 12 around 11 a.m.

Three adult family members were at home when three suspects knocked on the door posing as solicitors and then forced their way into the home. After threatening the family members with guns, the suspects demanded money.

League City and Friendswood police officers quickly arrived on the scene. The three suspects fled the home on foot into the neighborhood where they were located and detained without further incident. A fourth suspect driving the suspect vehicle fled the scene; however, police have information on the identity of the suspect.

The three suspects and the charges they face are:

  • Carlton Terrell, 40, of Houston Aggravated Robbery, No Bond
  • Marcus Simmons, 21, of Houston Aggravated Robbery, $30,000 Bond for each of two charges;
  • Tito Vetaha Howard, 25, of Pasadena Aggravated Robbery, $30,000 Bond for each of two charges.

Barrios names new president
Houston based Barrios Technology has announced executive leadership changes at its corporate office and with its prime contract with NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Robert McAfoos has been named president of Barrios, overseeing the day-to-day operational aspects of the company.

Owner Sandy Johnson will remain chief executive officer, setting the strategic focus and goals of the company and continuing to champion the Barrios vision, mission and company culture. Mark Polansky will become Barrios’ International Space Station Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) program manager, leading the $40 + million annual contract and. Kelly Page will lead the Mission Analysis and Integration (MA&I) organization for MAPI.

Emmett hires BayTran head
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has hired local transportation expert Barbara Koslov to be his transportation policy adviser, replacing Richard Zientek, who recently became public affairs director of Union Pacific. Koslov started work March 21.

Koslov is the former president of the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership, a non-profit organization advocating for and helping to advance transportation and infrastructure improvements in the region. She also served on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Advisory Committee and on the boards of directors for a number of area chambers of commerce and regional agencies.

Koslov also has worked as a transportation planning consultant and is the former manager of capital planning at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.

“Barbara Koslov is a perfect fit for the position as my transportation policy adviser,” Emmett said. “Her experience and contacts allow her to step into the role and be an asset immediately.”

Koslov, a native Houstonian, is a graduate of Bellaire High, Tulane University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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