Business owners in Houston’s East End, Fifth Ward say stalled trains are costing them money
Residents and business owners in Houston’s East End and Fifth Ward communities vented their frustration Thursday over stopped trains blocking major intersections, creating traffic jams as drivers wait – sometimes over an hour – for a train to clear the crossing.
UH Moment: College of Medicine Coordinating Care in Third Ward, East End – Houston Public Media
Household-Centered Care connects interprofessional teams of community health workers, students and faculty in the disciplines of medicine, nursing and social work with families in Houston's Third Ward and East End to provide care coordination and overall health promotion. Harris County falls short on numerous factors that drive health and health equity, including access to care," said Spann. "Household-Centered Care is a partnership with the community, our students and community health workers that will help struggling families receive coordinated care to improve their lives." With little money and no health insurance, he recalls how community health workers at his church connected his family with available services. Third Ward and East End residents interested in participating in the Household-Centered Care program can learn more here.houstonpublicmedia.org
LIST: ‘Selena’ among movies planned for Rooftop Cinema Club venue opening off Navigation
HOUSTON – February is looking “lovely” as Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club is set to open their new venue in Houston’s East End District. The Drive-in off Navigation is set to open Thursday. Tickets are $5 per vehicle up to two occupants, and $10 per vehicle for three or more occupants. Tickets for The Drive-In off Navigation are available starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday and cost between $22-$36 per vehicle, depending on vehicle occupancy and the day of screening. These are the featured February films:Feb. 3: “Father of the Bride,” “50 First Dates”Feb. 4: “Romeo & Juliet,” “Friday the 13th”.
TV-radio listings: Nov. 12
Using Instagram clues to figure out James Harden's Rockets future James Harden caused a bit of a star with a cryptic Instagram video on Monday. 15 Etsy gifts to remind Houstonians of home Houstonians don't need to get on a plane to feel at home this year, shop Etsy instead.chron.com
TV-radio listings: Nov. 11
‘Hou-Ville' is coming to downtown Houston Santa is coming to town and bringing an Astros-themed gingerbread house with him. Astros to make Sugar Land Skeeters their Class AAA affiliate It just got a lot easier for Astros fans to see some of their team's top prospects. Houston's unsung heroes come to life in Discovery Green Looking to pay tribute to Houston's heroes? Discovery Green is the place for you.chron.com
Voices of Houston: Memo’s Record Shop in East End celebrates Latin music for more than 50 years
HOUSTON – Guillermo ‘Memo’ Villarreal, 81, first opened up Memo’s Record Shop in 1968. The East End record store sells different types of music and movies and serves as a musical museum of sorts with some of the world’s greatest Spanish superstars posing for pictures with Villarreal. “Vicente Fernandez, Juan Gabriel, Antonio Aguilar, Rigo Tovar, Lucha Villa and Jose Jose,” said Villarreal. Villareal has been in the record business for about 52 years and offers a vast selection of different types of music including Mariachi, Conjunto, Tejano and salsa. Before opening his record store, Villarreal was a successful music promoter, responsible for bringing stars like Vicente Fernandez to Houston for the very first time.
COVID-19 testing site opening at HCC Southeast College to help Hispanic communities
HOUSTON – A new free COVID-19 testing site in the East End is opening up Monday at Houston Community College's Felix Fraga Campus. Houston has partnered with United Memorial Medical Center to open the site that Mayor Turner said will be used to specifically help the Hispanic communities in Houston. The site is also supposed to alleviate the testing demand at the HCC Southeast College. Since early March, more than 4,800 Hispanic people tested positive for COVID-19 in Houston, according to the Houston Health Department. Hispanic people make up more than 40% of those who tested positive, according to the Harris County Public Health Department.
These East End restaurants are offering takeout options amid the COVID-19 outbreak
These East End restaurants are offering takeout options amid the COVID-19 outbreakChamp Burger304 Sampson St Houston, TX 77003(713) 227-2094 Champ Burger304 Sampson St Houston, TX 77003(713) 227-2094 Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close These East End restaurants are offering takeout options amid the COVID-19 outbreak 1 / 30 Back to GalleryAmid the coronavirus outbreak and stay-at home orders still in effect, restaurants across town have adapted to new methods of staying in business by offering takeout, curbside and delivery options. Located in heart of downtown Houston, The East End district (EaD0) is bustling with restaurant options to choose from for curbside pickup. From Mexican, to American, Cajun, Asian, seafood and everything in between, EaDo offers a variety of carry-out options to chose from amid the quarantine. Whether your craving a mouthwatering burger from Champ Burger, breakfast tacos from Brothers Taco House, or delicious homemade dishes from La Esquina Truck, these restaurants in the East End and southeast Houston are ready to take your order. See our slideshow with more East End restaurants open for takeout.chron.com
Tiny homes popping up from Houston's East End to Wimberley
Tiny homes popping up from Houston's East End to Wimberley 'Shotgun-style' tiny homes seeing a surge of popularity in HoustonDiminutive homes with a sleek, clean design have become architect Brett Zamore's signature style. A tiny home community is now flourishing in Houston's East End Revitalized. A tiny home community is now flourishing in Houston's East End Revitalized. Photo: Brett Zamore Photo: Brett Zamore Image 1 of / 53 Caption Close Tiny homes popping up from Houston's East End to Wimberley 1 / 53 Back to GalleryCall them baby abodes or little wonders, tiny homes are seeing a surge in popularity in Texas. Houston boasts a small community of tiny homes, tucked away on Dumble Street in Greater Eastwood.chron.com
Here’s Tuesday’s schedule at the Houston Rodeo
The Houston Rodeo kicks off on Tuesday and there’s a full slate of things to do. Here’s a rundown:8 a.m.NCHA Cutting: $5,000 Novice Horse - NRG ArenaNCHA Cutting: $35,000 Non-Pro - NRG ArenaNCHA Cutting: $50,000 Amateur - NRG Arena10 a.m.Ranching & Wildlife Expo (closes at 7 p.m.) - NRG Center, East End 2nd Floor11 a.m.Family Entertainment (hourly, ends at 6 p.m.) - The JunctionThe Junction Carnival (closes at midnight) - The Junction1 p.m. Youth Cattle Show: American Aberdeen NRG Center – Main Arena (East Side)Youth Steer Show: Wagyu NRG Center – Main Arena (West Side)2:30 p.m.Open Cattle Show: American Red Brangus NRG Center – Main Arena (West Side)4 p.m.Live Music: Keith Hickle - Champion Wine Garden Carruth Plaza, Acoustic Stage4:30 p.m.Open Cattle Show: Red Angus NRG Center – Main Arena (East Side)5 p.m.Open Cattle Show: Hereford/Polled Hereford NRG Center – Main Arena (West Side)5:30 p.m.Cattle Sale: United Braford Breeders NRG Center – East Arena6:30 p.m.Live Music: Trent Cowie Band - Champion Wine Garden Carruth Plaza, Main Stage6:45 p.m.Super Series I Round 1, followed by Midland in concert - NRG Stadium10:15 p.m.Live Music: Josh Grider - The Hideout, NRG Park
New event space Ronin Harrisburg to open in East End
New event space Ronin Harrisburg to open in East EndThe Ronin Harrisburg event space is expected to be completed by Sept. 2020. The Ronin Harrisburg event space is expected to be completed by Sept. 2020. Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close New event space Ronin Harrisburg to open in East End 1 / 9 Back to GalleryThe owners of Ronin Art House in the Warehouse District are set to open a new event space in Houstons East End. Ronin Harrisburg, a 4,400 square-foot venue at 3501 Harrisburg Blvd., will be available for parties, weddings, meetings and the likes, according to a Weds. Ronin Harrisburg, which is expected to be completed by Sept. 2020, is currently accepting investors on NextSeed with the goal of raising $75,000.chron.com
Man shot dead in Fiesta Mart parking lot in Houston's East End
Man shot dead in Fiesta Mart parking lot in Houston's East EndA shooting on Thursday left a man dead in a Fiesta Mart parking lot in Houston's East End, according to police. A shooting on Thursday left a man dead in a Fiesta Mart parking lot in Houston's East End, according to police. Photo: Houston Police Department Photo: Houston Police Department Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Man shot dead in Fiesta Mart parking lot in Houston's East End 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA man was shot and killed Thursday while sitting in his car in a Fiesta Mart parking lot in the East End, according to Houston police. The shooting was first reported at 6:07 p.m. at the store in the 800 block of South Wayside. Police said a man was shot in the "chest or the stomach."chron.com
East End residents pay their respects to Sgt. Brewster
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A neighborhood in the East End shares a message of honor and respect that they hope will help preserve the life and legacy of Sgt. Christopher Brewster.The scene where the nine year Houston Police veteran lost his life was in front of a resident's home on Avenue L.On Sunday, that homeowner lowered an American flag in his front yard to half-staff as a sign of respect. "I didn't have to do it, but I did it out of respect because I believe in respecting law enforcement," he said.What transpired still hasn't settled with neighbors. "My prayers have just been with the family of the officer and all the officers," a neighbor said. "I just hope that this doesn't happen again.abc13.com
HPD officer dead after shooting in Houston's East End
Officer Christopher Brewster has died. He was promoted the Sergeant nine months ago. https://t.co/Hiv4XFnv0X #abc13eyewitness Tom Abrahams (@TomAbrahams13) December 8, 2019The man accused of killing Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster is Arturo Solis, a 25-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history. These mugshots date back to 2007,HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston police sergeant died Saturday after a shooting in Houston's East End, according to police chief Art Acevedo.Sgt.abc13.com
HPD officer dead after east Houston shooting, suspect in custody
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer has died after being shot Saturday evening in Houston's East End, according multiple sources.It happened around 6 p.m. on Avenue L near 74th Street. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after it happened about a block away on Avenue J.The officer was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital.It wasn't known what led to the shooting.The officer's death is the first line-of-duty fatality involving a Houston-area law enforcement officer since Harris County Sheriff's deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was ambushed during a traffic stop in Sept. 2019.abc13.com
College student's tweet asking people to eat at dad's Cajun restaurant in Houston goes viral
hey twitter, my dad has been really stressed & sad because the resturant has been really slow lately.If you are ever in the East End area, please come by and support a local business. Javier helped him build it until his godfather let him open his own location. But with this, every customer we had today it's been off of (the tweet)," he said. "If we had 50 customers, 45 have been off of the tweet. "Javier said even some police officers came in saying they heard about his business from Twitter.The Cajun Town Cafe is located at 2240 Navigation Blvd.abc13.com
Houston's East End stepping up to help 'The Elote Man' injured in crash
The mangled cart of Houston's East End "The Elote Man" is seen after a crash on Nov. 10, 2019. HOUSTON - Emilio Vargas kind face is a welcoming sight to the people in Houston's East End neighborhood. "The accident -- just the pictures alone were telling, and it's like, 'Man, we got to help this guy,'" said Hector Garcia, a local business owner. Vargas doesn't know. The proceeds would help Vargas with his medical needs as he is suffering from the injuries he sustained during the car accident.
Celebrate Houston's East End with this FREE event
HOUSTON - This FREE event brings thousands of people to Houston's East End. The annual Street Fest celebrates different cultures, food and music with a variety of performances, entertainment and activities for families. This year's event is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2-9:30 p.m. on the Navigation Esplanade, located at 2800 Navigation. Other headliners include, GRAMMY Award-winners, Grupo Fantasma, Los Aztex and a tribute to the Queen of Tejano by Cristina Amaro. Plus, an action-packed kid's zone, more than 50 artisan and craft vendors, street performances, dance groups and more.
18-year-old woman dies in shooting in Houston's East End
18-year-old woman dies in shooting in Houston's East EndA fatal shooting left one person dead early Saturday in Houston's greater East End. A fatal shooting left one person dead early Saturday in Houston's greater East End. Photo: On Scene Photo: On Scene Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close 18-year-old woman dies in shooting in Houston's East End 1 / 12 Back to GalleryA fatal shooting left an 18-year-old woman dead early Saturday in Houston's greater East End, police said. Houston police said the incident took place around 3:30 a.m. outside a nightclub on the 4300 block of Telephone Road. Anyone with information about the shooting can call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or give an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.chron.com
HFD: 4 students fall ill after chemical exposure at East End high school
HFD: 4 students fall ill after chemical exposure at East End high schoolHouston firefighters respond after four students fall ill after being exposed to some sort of chemical at Houston ISD's High School for Law and Justice Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Houston. Houston firefighters respond after four students fall ill after being exposed to some sort of chemical at Houston ISD's High School for Law and Justice Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Houston. Photo: Jay R. Jordan, Staff Photo: Jay R. Jordan, Staff Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close HFD: 4 students fall ill after chemical exposure at East End high school 1 / 8 Back to GalleryFour students fell ill Friday after being exposed to some sort of chemical at a high school in Houston's East End. Fire crews were called out to Houston ISD's High School for Law and Justice around 11 a.m. to reports of a strange odor in the school. It is unclear what caused the four students to fall ill, but none of them were hospitalized, Ramos said.chron.com
Parked trains threaten safety of neighborhood: Residents
"The residents in the East End are just tired. Tired of these trains blocking intersections," Houston City Councilman Robert Gallegos said. "Especially peak hours of the day. In the morning and late afternoon when people are going to work, coming home from work or picking their kids up from school. "While there are local ordinances in place that dictate the length of time a train can block a crossing, federal laws give power to the railroads.abc13.com
1 injured as massive blaze rips through home in Houston's East End
1 injured as massive blaze rips through home in Houston's East EndFirefighters began receiving numerous calls about the fire at the 5200 block of Lawndale Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to officials with the Houston Fire Department. 6.2.6 Firefighters began receiving numerous calls about the fire at the 5200 block of Lawndale Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to officials with the Houston Fire Department. 6.2.6 Photo: OnScene.TV Photo: OnScene.TV Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close 1 injured as massive blaze rips through home in Houston's East End 1 / 8 Back to GalleryA firefighter was injured in a massive blaze that tore through an East End home Monday night. Firefighters began receiving numerous calls about the fire at the 5200 block of Lawndale Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to officials with the Houston Fire Department. One firefighter suffered a minor injury to his leg, and the two people inside the home were able to exit without injury, he said.chron.com
Join KPRC 2 for the 2019 East End Street Festival
HOUSTON - KPRC 2 invites you to the 2019 East End Street Fest, Saturday, October 19th along the Navigation Promenade. Visit www.eastendstreetfest.com for details and to register. "We invite the entire Houston-area community to come and discover all that Houston's historic East End has to offer! Come see the art, come enjoy the foods, come and dance in the street," said Veronica Chapa, president of the East End District. Admission is FREE and gates are open from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.KPRC 2 is a proud Media Sponsor of the 2019 East End Street Fest.
Local veterans help build park in East End District in remembrance of 9/11
HOUSTON - Eighteen years after Sept. 11, dozens of veterans teamed up in the East End District to answer that act of violence with community building. The Mission Continues encourages veterans to utilize their skills in the civilian world to help and volunteer. On Saturday, The Mission Continues partnered with the East End District, which provides services and conducts capital improvements throughout the 16 square miles of the district in Houston, to beautify an area in need at 7200 Capital Drive. "This used to be a vacant lot," Erick Retana, with the East End District, said. He was helping to build a library for the East End District.
Police: Houston man confesses to family that he killed friend in citys East End
Police: Houston man confesses to family that he killed friend in citys East EndDavid Cruz, 28, was charged with murder for allegedly shooting Christian Tristan, 27, to death at 7400 Satsuma on Aug. 5, 2019. David Cruz, 28, was charged with murder for allegedly shooting Christian Tristan, 27, to death at 7400 Satsuma on Aug. 5, 2019. Photo: Houston Police Department Photo: Houston Police Department Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Police: Houston man confesses to family that he killed friend in citys East End 1 / 18 Back to GalleryA Houston man who was once imprisoned for a deadly hit-and-run crash is again behind bars after gunning down his friend in the city's East End, police say. David Cruz, 28, allegedly shot 27-year-old Christian Tristan late Monday night inside a home in the 7400 block of Satsuma Street, according to the Houston Police Department. Cruz then went on a tell-all spree, allegedly confessing to his sister, father and uncle that he accidentally shot Tristan.chron.com
Woman finds friend shot to death in Houston's East End, police say
Woman finds friend shot to death in Houston's East End, police sayHouston police investigate a deadly shooting in the 7400 block of Satsuma on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Houston police investigate a deadly shooting in the 7400 block of Satsuma on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Woman finds friend shot to death in Houston's East End, police say 1 / 15 Back to GalleryHouston police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in an East End neighborhood Tuesday. A woman had called 911 saying that her friend had been shot, according to Houston Police Department spokesperson John Cannon. Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area.chron.com
Former coffee plant to process hemp in Houston's East End
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The mere mention of the scent of coffee in the East End will conjure up fond memories for those who have spent a lot of time in the neighborhood. "I remember when we would wake up and it would smell like coffee in the morning. "But now, I mean, it's changed so much, you know," Rodriguez said.The City of Houston has confirmed to ABC13 Eyewitness News that Elemental Processing, a hemp production company, is now moving in.Gov. "I think that's beautiful," he said. "ABC13 attempted to reach out to the CEO of Elemental Processing for this story but did not hear back.abc13.com