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  • Former HPD officers Gerald Goines, Steven Bryant face federal charges after Harding Street raid

    11/20/2019 11:20:34 AM PST · by abb · 52 replies
    KPRC - TV2 Houston, TX ^ | November 20, 2019 | Tulsi Kamath
    HOUSTON – Former Houston police officers Gerald Goines, 55, and Steven Bryant, 46, were both arrested on federal charges Wednesday morning in connection with the botched January Harding Street raid that left two people dead, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The woman who called 911, Patricia Garcia, 53, has also been charged. On Jan. 28, Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle were killed when several police officers burst into their home at 7851 Harding Street. After officers shot the couple’s dog, Tuttle began firing at officers and they returned fire, killing both Nicholas and Tuttle, officials say. Five HPD...
  • ‘Unacceptable’: Fans, Media Erupt After LeBron James’ Outburst During National Anthem

    10/23/2019 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Oct 2019 | DYLAN GWINN
    The NBA was understandably excited to start its season and get away from the China controversy that had embroiled the league over the past couple weeks. However, even more controversy ensued on Tuesday night and on into Wednesday as video surfaced showing LeBron James walking off the court and screaming while the national anthem played. James faced a firestorm of criticism after saying that Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on the China-Hong-Kong issue, before he sent a message of support to pro-democracy protesters earlier this month. While backpedaling, James said that he is not a politician, and...
  • Livestream Kanye West Sunday Service In Houston

    11/17/2019 7:26:49 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Gorgeous choir...
  • Video, Texas thief snatches purse, drags woman down mall escalator.

    11/14/2019 7:46:58 AM PST · by Midwesterner53 · 30 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 11/13/19 | unknown
    A new video is revealing the disturbing details of a robbery that took place at a Houston mall recently. Officials released video of the incident Tuesday, which happened just weeks ago at The Galleria. The video showed the thief following a woman as she entered the mall through the parking garage. While on the escalator, he approached from behind and snatched her purse. The woman refused to let go and was dragged down the stairs and across the floor by the thief.
  • Investigator says (Houston) homeowner killed in drug raid was shot in the back

    11/10/2019 5:59:18 AM PST · by abb · 26 replies
    The Texas Monitor ^ | November 7, 2019 | Staff
    A forensics expert hired by the relatives of a man shot in his home during a botched drug raid by Houston police in January determined he was shot in the back, the Houston Chronicle reported. Investigator Mike Maloney said Wednesday that Dennis Tuttle was shot three or four times in the back during the raid, probably while retreating to the rear of his house on Harding Street in Houston after initially being shot by officers near the front of the home. At least one shot traveled up his body, through his chest and lodged in his head, probably inflicted while...
  • FBI Asked Houston Judge to Wear Wire to Investigate Other Jurists, Attorney Claims

    11/09/2019 1:18:09 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies ^ | Nov. 8, 2019 | Angela Morris
    Led into a federal magistrate’s courtroom in Houston wearing handcuffs Friday, 164th District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud in a case that alleges she embezzled more than $26,000 in campaign contributions and used them for personal expenses... “This is a political prosecution,” said the judge’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, a partner at Schaffer Carter & Associates in Houston. It happened because Smoots-Thomas is an African American and a Democrat, Schaffer claimed, adding that he thinks she will beat the charges... “Beginning in approximately early 2013 and continuing through at least January 2018, Smoots-Thomas engaged...
  • Drag queen flashes young children at ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’

    10/30/2019 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    the post millennial ^ | oct 30th 2019 | Roberto Wakerell-Cruz,
    Within the last decade or so, drag queens went from being a niche and esoteric art form intended for adult audiences, to a growing worldwide phenomenon with millions upon millions of fans. With drag’s massive boost in popularity came the intersecting of drag and children. Across the United States and Canada, drag queens have been asked to participate in Drag Queen Story Hour, and events of a similar nature. According to Hennepin County Libraries, the events promote “self-expression, dress-up, and gender fluidity through stories, rhymes, music and movement with drag performers” from around local communities. Hennepin County Library has become...
  • Confusing Elections? Let’s Start Local Houston!

    10/29/2019 2:40:00 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 8 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | October 29th, 2019 | C. Villegas and J. Quintero
    We have so many elections—and with campaigning now a year-round activity, it’s tough to tell what we’re voting on. This November, Houston residents will have a ballot before them allowing them to decide on leaders at the local level—the level of government that has the most immediate impact on our lives. “This municipal election is important because whoever is mayor in the city of Houston in 2020 is really gonna have some say,” Mayor Turner recently said. And he’s right. The mayor has over 10 challengers, ranging from former and current Houston City Council members to a professional wrestler. In...
  • Astros fire assistant GM for Osuna comments during clubhouse celebration

    10/24/2019 4:26:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    KHOU ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Lisa Carter,
    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have fired Brandon Taubman, the assistant general manager who came under fire for inappropriate comments he made during the team’s clubhouse celebration. The Astros announced Taubman’s firing Thursday. Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein reported during the Astros’ clubhouse celebrating after winning the American League Championship Series, Taubman allegedly shouted, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f------ glad we got Osuna!” during the locker room celebration.
  • Altuve: From $15K bonus to Astros icon

    10/21/2019 12:47:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    MLB ^ | 10/20/2019 | Richard Justice
    Almost immediately, it was obvious to some that 16-year-old José Altuve was different. “Sometimes, you just have a feel about a guy,” Al Pedrique said. “With others, you can see it.” The year was 2007, and Pedrique was one of the Astros' main talent evaluators in Venezuela. In the years since, he has held a variety of jobs in baseball, most recently as third-base coach for the A’s the last two seasons. Altuve stood out for reasons that had nothing to do with baseball. He made sure guys got to English classes on time, led drills on the field and...
  • Impeachment Pie

    10/21/2019 4:53:11 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 7 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | October 21st, 2019 | K. Schleicher
    Our founding fathers fully understood the gravity and polarizing effect of the impeachment process. Alexander Hamilton warned us of the subsequent divide resulting from political warfare. He predicted a fragmenting in our nation and animosities among its people. Political manipulations and misinformation leave an offensive aftertaste, yet America and her endless possibilities remain enticing. The tasteless Russian collusion investigation left the ravenous democrats empty and hungry for revenge. Two plus years of waiting on the edge of their seat for satisfaction, the democrats experienced just the smell of validation, like a cookie scented candle. Starvation drives seemingly sane people to...
  • N.B.A. Commissioner: China Asked Us to Fire Daryl Morey

    10/17/2019 6:07:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Sopan Deb
    The Chinese government asked the N.B.A. to fire a team executive who posted on social media in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said on Thursday in his first public appearance in the United States since returning from a contentious trip to Asia. “We said there’s no chance that’s happening,” Silver said. “There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.” The executive, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, set off the international firestorm with a Twitter post using a slogan used by the protesters in Hong Kong, just as the league was...
  • Will Modi Play a Role in Splitting the Indian American Vote?

    10/07/2019 2:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Ozy ^ | October 7, 2019 | Maroosha Muzaffar
    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 Indian Americans in Houston last month, a planned guest appearance by President Donald Trump stole the headlines. But a telling moment arrived when the announcer at the event — called Howdy Modi — began reading a prepared list of members of Congress who had been expected to attend. Among those named was Texas Rep. Al Green, a Democrat. But Green wasn’t there. A day earlier, he had announced in a statement that he was bailing from the event, calling it a “photo op” for Trump. He wasn’t alone. India,...
  • Adam Silver Supports Free Speech Rights of Rockets GM Daryl Morey

    10/07/2019 12:51:51 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 11 replies ^ | 10/7/2019 | ESPN (no author listed)
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league backs the free speech rights of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. But Silver, speaking to Kyodo News in Tokyo, acknowledged the impact of Morey's recent tweet, which supported anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. "There is no doubt, the economic impact is already clear," Silver said. "There have already been fairly dramatic consequences from that tweet, and I have read some of the media suggesting that we are not supporting Daryl Morey, but in fact we have. "I think as a values-based organization that I want to make it clear ... that...
  • Could a Loud, Rich, and Scandal-Prone Personal Injury Lawyer Win Control of Houston?

    09/30/2019 6:32:35 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Sep 9, 2019 | Mimi Swartz
    The view from a luxe office on the seventy-third floor of Houston’s tallest building might give anyone visions of dominance, and it’s easy to understand why Tony Buzbee wouldn’t be immune. He grew up wearing cheap jeans and off-brand shoes in tiny Atlanta, Texas, in the state’s northeast corner. Through brains and grit and sharp elbows, he transformed himself into one of the country’s richest and most famous personal injury lawyers, defending, so he likes to say, working people against greedy corporations. Nowadays Buzbee can look down on some of those companies’ headquarters from his aerie in the Chase Tower....
  • Texas Deputy ‘Ambushed’ During ‘Routine Traffic Stop,’ Say Police

    09/28/2019 8:36:43 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2019 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — A man stepped out of his car near the end of a “routine traffic stop” and ambushed a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Friday afternoon. The execution of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal came as he returned to his car after a pleasant conversation with the driver, officials stated. Dhaliwal later died from his wounds. Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal pulled the driver of a car over for what he believed to be a routine traffic stop shortly after noon on Friday afternoon, according to information provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Near the end of the...

    09/22/2019 5:00:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 22, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: STANDING OVATION FOR TRUMP AT PACKED HOUSTON STADIUM — Indian Americans ROAR FOR TRUMP at ‘Howdy Modi’ Rally (VIDEO) President Trump spoke to a packed house at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday. President Trump held a joint rally at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas with Indian Prime Minister Modi. The stadium was packed! The CROWD ROARED and JUMPED TO THEIR FEET when President Trump told the stadium crowd, “We stand proudly in the defense of liberty and we are committed to protecting innocent civilians from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.
  • LIVE: Pres Trump to Deliver Remarks at Houston TX Rally, “Howdy Modi-Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”!

    09/22/2019 9:42:58 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 171 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/22/2019 | White House Youtube channel
    President Trump is visiting Houston to attend a large rally with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • ‘Howdy, Modi’ event could be a milestone towards enmeshing Indian and US interests

    09/19/2019 9:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Times of India ^ | September 18, 2019
    In a big moment for India-US relations, President Donald Trump has decided to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diaspora outreach event called ‘Howdy, Modi!’ in Houston, Texas. Trump also plans to address the 50,000-strong gathering along with Modi. This is a big win for Indian diplomacy. Coming at a time when Pakistan has tried to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Trump’s presence in Houston signals that Washington is in New Delhi’s corner. It also puts to rest the confusion over Trump’s previous statements on mediating in the Kashmir dispute. The Modi-Trump meet on the sidelines of the recent G7 summit in...
  • Trump, Modi to address 50,000 Indian-Americans at 'Howdy Modi' mega event in Houston

    09/15/2019 7:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    India Today ^ | September 16, 2019 | Staff
    US President Donald Trump will be joining PM Narendra Modi at a mega event in Houston named "Howdy, Modi!". The September 22 event will be the first time a US president and Indian Prime Minister will be addressing a joint rally. Amid speculation if Trump would join PM Modi at the Houston event, White House issued a statement to confirm that he would attend the rally. This is the third successive meeting between Trump and PM Modi within the span of a few weeks after the G20 and G7 summits. More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered...