‘Justice for Walter’: Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Rap-A-Lot founder say man shot by bounty hunters was ‘executed’
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard are representing the family of Walter Hutchins, the man who was shot and killed by bounty hunters in Houston’s Fifth Ward in late February.
Northeast Houston residents call for better drainage in low-income communities of color – Houston Public Media
The majority of the drainage systems in Northeast Houston are open drain ditches, which residents say get repeatedly clogged with trash, overgrowth, and debris, making them less effective.houstonpublicmedia.org
Nearly 5 years after Hurricane Harvey, thousands of Houston homeowners are still waiting for assistance – and might not get it – Houston Public Media
It’s been years since Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain in some parts of Houston in August of 2017. Thousands of people are still waiting for assistance to repair their homes and now officials say there might not be enough funds to help everybody who applied.houstonpublicmedia.org
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Discusses ICE Nomination, Crime Increase On Houston Matters – Houston Public Media
During an interview on Houston Matters Tuesday, the sheriff touched on bail reform, the increase in violent crime and driving incidents during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.houstonpublicmedia.org
What Recovery From The Ice Storm Looks Like In Kashmere Gardens – Houston Public Media
The water outages are just one example of how many in the nation's fourth-largest city are still recovering from the ice storm. Houston Public Media talked with Keith Downey, who leads a neighborhood civic group in Kashmere Gardens, a historically Black community in Northeast Houston, about what recovery looks like there. What does Kashmere Gardens look and feel like right now, two weeks past this latest disaster? So would you say the pipe situation, the water situation, would you say that’s the biggest need right now in current Kashmere Gardens? They need water, yes.houstonpublicmedia.org
What Recovery From The Ice Storm Looks Like In Kashmere Gardens – Houston Public Media
The city's public works department is trying to figure out exactly how many places don’t have running water. The water outages are just one example of how many in the nation's fourth-largest city are still recovering from the ice storm. Houston Public Media talked with Keith Downey, who leads a neighborhood civic group in Kashmere Gardens, a historically Black community in Northeast Houston, about what recovery looks like there. So would you say the water situation is the biggest need right now in Kashmere Gardens? They need water, yes.houstonpublicmedia.org
‘We Know What We Want’: 5th Ward Residents Demand Action After Another Confirmed Cancer Cluster – Houston Public Media
A state investigation revealed another cancer cluster in Northeast Houston last month, but the news only confirmed what residents already knew. It's like the whole street died from cancer,” Edwards said. Residents have filed multiple lawsuits against Union Pacific, and negotiations over managing the waste are ongoing with state environmental officials. Shortly after the report was publicized, Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a statement requesting that Union Pacific fulfill these demands. The Houston Health Department's most recent sampling of locations above the groundwater plume took place late last year.houstonpublicmedia.org
Family looking for answers after 27-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run crash in NE Houston
HOUSTON – The Chapa family is asking for the public’s help in locating the person involved in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of 27-year-old Jessica Chapa. “Right here, this face every day when I came home is not going to be there no more that’s what I’m going to miss,” said Jessica’s father Juvenal Chapa. Jessica was driving a green jeep when a Gold pickup traveling northbound struck her vehicle as she was headed westbound. “He hit her and he left, left her there for dead,” said Juvenal. “I’m asking for the citizens of Houston in the northeast community here to help somebody saw something, somebody knows something.”Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Houston Police Department Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072.
KPRC 2 Investigates: An undercover look inside Houston’s underground world of street racing
KPRC 2 Investigates went undercover to see inside the culture, cars and controversy of illegal street racing in Houston. WATCH: Man gets 12 years in prison for street racing crash that killed pastor and wifeAnd it keeps happening. Recent Street Racing CrashesHere’s a look at some alleged street racing crashes in the Houston-area over the last six months. October 2020Motorcyclist killed after falling from interchange, reportedly racing vehicle on freewayMontgomery CountyMontgomery County doesn’t experience as much street racing as Harris County. NHRA Member TracksNHRA Member Track Directory MEMBER TRACKS Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5 Division 6 Division 7Houston Motorsports ParkFriday, Nov. 27.
Burned body found outside warehouse in northeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a burned body was found outside a warehouse Saturday morning in northeast Houston, police said. The discovery was made at 6:27 a.m. in the 4800 block of Moore Street. Houston firefighters went out to the location to put out a trash fire and found the man’s body in the dumpster, Houston police said. The medical examiner has to determine whether the victim died of gunshot wounds or from the fire, police said. The scene is under investigation.
Investigation underway after juvenile shot in southeast Houston
HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after a juvenile was left injured in a shooting in southeast Houston Monday evening, according to HPD. The shooting was reported around 6:49 p.m. in the 12000 block of Martin Luther King at Park Houston Apartments. The juvenile was alert and talking while being taken to a nearby hospital. No arrests have been reported. The cause of the shooting is unknown.
Volunteers gather to finish building home of widow in northeast Houston
For Luella Davis, her northeast Houston home is very meaningful. “His name is Alfred James Davis,” Davis still says with a smile. It just so happens, Brian Irving, Luella's neighbor, a stranger turned friend, became Orsborn's light. So impacted by Irving's work, Orsborn knew what she had to do. Let’s get this house built,” Brian Irving said.
Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in northeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A suspect was killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting in northeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD Chief Art Acevedo said there were reports of the man trying to jump in front of vehicles. Police said about two minutes later, the officer alerted that shots had been fired after the suspect refused to comply. Acevedo said when the suspect tried to charge at the officers again, officers discharged additional rounds, striking the man. Officer’s body cam will be reviewed as internal affairs investigate the officer-involved shooting, Acevedo said.
Woman reunited with dogs after thief stole SUV with pets in it Tuesday
HOUSTON – Thursday Update: A pet owner whose SUV was stolen with her two dogs in it was reunited with both the car and her pups Thursday. Margaret Gonzalez said the vehicle was found wrecked at an apartment complex and someone found the dogs nearby and had been caring for them. Peanut and RJ were reunited with Gonzalez Thursday and she shared the video with KPRC 2. A short time later another person leaves the vehicle and makes the block before coming back to steal Gonzalez’ SUV. Gonzales said while she wants to find her SUV more than anything all she wants is her dogs back.
‘I was so afraid’: Mom describes moment 2 men steal truck with 10-month-old in backseat
HOUSTON – Houston police say a 10-month-old baby girl was found safe after the truck she was in was stolen from a gas station in northeast Houston Friday morning. Car theft caught on cameraSurveillance footage from the gas station shows a dark SUV pull up behind the pickup truck that was parked at a pump. A man in a blue hoodie got out of the SUV and walked casually around the pickup truck, peeking inside the windows. At that moment a woman can be seen running toward the pickup truck, trying to stop him. The suspect in the pickup truck and the SUV are seen speeding away and the woman stops another pickup truck, gets in and appear to follow the suspect.
Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Northeast Houston
HOUSTON - A motorcyclist died after colliding with a tow truck in Northeast Houston on Saturday morning, Houston police said. Houston police are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash. The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on Jensen Drive near Eastex Freeway. Police said the two truck was trying to pull a car from a ditch when a motorcycle failed to stop and hit the tow truck. Investigators say the motorcyclist died at the scene.
This Week in Houston Food Events: Get a First Taste of One Fifth Gulf Coast
All week long13 Year Anniversary Menu at Alicias Mexican Grilleis celebrating 13 years in Houston with a 13-day, off-menu anniversary feature at all five locations. Featured items include hatch guacamole, bacon-wrapped hatch cream cheese poppers, hatch marinated meats, seafood hatch stuffed mushrooms and hatch pepper kolache, to name a few. Guests are invited to join the grand opening party and enjoy free tacos, drinks and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.Grand Opening at One Fifth Houston Gulf CoastOne Fifth Houston, 1658 Westheimer, opens its fourth concept, One Fifth Houston Gulf Coast, this week (with brunch service to begin in September. The new market will accept SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps), increasing food access for communities in need. Guests can enjoy dishes from Spam musubi and Dr Pepper ribs to teriyaki wings and pretzel Jell-O.houstonpress.com