Burns Original BBQ supports community by feeding families in need during pandemic
That’s one thing that’s been keeping them thriving,” Latonya Smith said about the neighborhood staple. “Neighborhood of Acres Homes has been the spot for Burns BBQ, my family, for a long time; so, we’d like to show our appreciation. The Crawford family hosted the food drive, along with Acres Homes native, rapper, and community leader, Slim Thug and his The BossLife Foundation. Turner also rolled up his sleeves and served meals to those who attended -- including Latonya Smith and her daughters. The Smith family snapped a picture with Turner on their way out.
Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball's best
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)ARLINGTON, Texas – The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Friedman’s imprint. They also won a Game 7, topping Houston 4-2 in the ALCS and earn the second World Series trip in franchise history. “From the moment that we were able to put a season together, once they figured out that COVID thing, everybody was expecting us to get to the World Series. We were expecting to get to the World Series,” said Kiké Hernández, who tied Game 7 with a pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning. Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Rocco Baldelli then lost to Philadelphia in a World Series that remains the second-lowest viewed since television ratings are available dating to 1968.
Parent of 5-year-old suing former MLB player Carl Crawford for $1M over drowning at Houston home
HOUSTON – The parent of a 5-year-old boy is suing former professional baseball player Carl Crawford for $1 million over a drowning that happened at a home in northwest Houston on May 17. The child, Kasen, Hersi, and 25-year-old Bethany Lartigue died after drowning at Crawford’s home in the 1400 block of Mansfield Street, according to the Houston Police Department. Officials said Lartigue reportedly jumped into the pool to save Hersi who was having trouble. They were transported to the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, where they were later pronounced dead. The parent is seeking compensation for pecuniary losses, mental anguish and more.
Former MLB player Carl Crawford charged with choking, holding ex-girlfriend at gunpoint
HOUSTON A former MLB player is charged with felony assault for choking his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex in Upper Kirby, according to court documents. The woman told police that Carl Crawford, 38, held her at gunpoint while grabbing her by the head and neck on May 8. The day prior to the assault, the victim told police that Crawford texted her about meeting at her apartment to talk. Eventually, she said she couldnt breathe at all, and everything began to get blurry and dark," per the court documents. Crawford fled the scene but left a gun behind, which was recovered by responding patrol officers, according to the court documents.
Officials identify 25-year-old woman that drowned trying to save a child in north Houston
HOUSTON – A five-year-old child and 25-year-old woman died after drowning incident Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. Officials said the woman identified as Bethany Lartigue reportedly jumped into the pool to save the child who was having trouble. Neighbors said the home is owned by Carl Crawford, a former MLB player and owner of the Houston record label 1501 Certified Entertainment. Crawford was hosting a gathering of six people at the time of the incident, according to Daily Mail. “I can’t believe this man you promised you’d never leave my side, we said we’d die together,” Banks wrote.
Megan Thee Stallion releases Suga album thanks to restraining order from Harris County judge
Megan Thee Stallion releases Suga album thanks to restraining order from Harris County judgeMegan Thee Stallion performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for MTV) Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for MTV) Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For MTV Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For MTV Image 1 of / 105 Caption Close Megan Thee Stallion releases Suga album thanks to restraining order from Harris County judge 1 / 105 Back to GalleryHouston rapper Megan Thee Stallion released her new Suga album on Friday, two days after a Harris County state district judge struck down her labels bid to block its release. State District Judge Beau Miller on Wednesday upheld a prior court order barring 1501 from preventing the release, distribution, and sale" of Stallions album. She said she signed a contract when she was 20; I signed a contract when I was 17, Crawford told Variety.chron.com