Mother accused of shooting kids’ father after he showed up with current girlfriend during child drop-off charged in incident: HPD
A mother, upset that the father of their two children had his current girlfriend in the car during their arranged child drop off, shot the father Sunday night, according to Houston police.
Groundbreaking ceremony held for new American Legion Post 490
Big changes are happening for the American Legion Post 490 on Galveston Road near Ellington Airport, in Southeast Houston. The post caught on fire last year and since then the Commander and people in the community have been working on a new plan.
Business owner in southeast Houston distributes 1,000 turkeys to people in need day before Thanksgiving
Southeast Houston – A business owner in southeast Houston distributed 1,000 turkeys to people in need the day before Thanksgiving. The owner of Compean Funeral home, Gregory Compean, transformed the parking lot of his business into a food distribution site on Wednesday morning. He and volunteers helped distribute 1,000 turkeys in about an hour and a half. The owner said that he felt compelled to help those who are having a difficult time during the pandemic. “Its truly a blessing,” said another recipient, Ella Jones.
What’s behind Houston, Harris County’s rising homicide rates?
HOUSTON – According to Houston police Chief Art Acevedo, there were 286 murders as of the first week of October. “When you think about people committing murder and going out on bond after bond and committing more violent crimes,” Acevedo said. The family is from Dallas and has been to Houston frequently, scouring the neighborhood surrounding the murder for answers. Fueling a growing backlogThe rise in murders also helps fuel a backlog in Harris County criminal court. Devastation by Hurricane Harvey and the COVID-19 have created a large backlog in the criminal justice system that will take years to clear out.
Southeast Houston residents applaud city’s efforts to curb spike in violent crimes
HOUSTON – Southeast Houston considered by residents as a hotspot for crime and city leaders agree. On Monday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, along with police Chief Art Acevedo listed the southeast side as one of six hotspots that are fueling an 11% increase in the city’s violent crime. The city and southeast residents all agree on the driving factor. “So they take it out on other families or other family members.”Along with southeast Houston, the Westside, South Gessner, North Belt, South Central and Midwest neighborhoods also are listed as hotspots. HPD says this crime reduction program will not hamper their efforts to combat crime in other parts of the city.
Houston’s East End Street Fest goes virtual
HOUSTON – Houston’s East End Street Fest happens on Saturday, October 17 with a virtual event. The three-hour virtual festival will include various Latino artists such as headliner Zenteno Spirit and their mix of jazz, Latin, funked-up fusion, and rock and roll honoring an East End legend, Norma Zenteno. The East End Street Fest is happy to welcome Zenteno Spirit and their mix of jazz, Latin, funked-up fusion, and rock and... Posted by East End Street Fest on Sunday, October 11, 2020Other artists include David de la Garza, a four-time Grammy award-winner, who in 1989 joined the internationally known Tejano band, La Mafia. 🕺The East End Street Fest is back with a mix of colorful dance performances by Ambassadors International Ballet... Posted by East End Street Fest on Friday, October 2, 2020Immediately following the virtual festival, the East End Houston Cultural District will debut a short documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Roberto and Norma Zenteno and their family. All you have to do is log on to www.eastendstreetfest.com and watch from the comfort of your home.
Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON A suspect was killed Thursday in an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. The suspect, unidentified at this time, immediately refused to comply to multiple commands from our officer, Acevedo said. During that time, Acevedo said the suspect called the officer the N-word multiple times and challenged him. There have been four officer-involved shootings in the city of Houston in little over three weeks with this being the latest one. The Houston Police Department has come under fire recently from advocacy groups calling for transparency on how the officer-involved shootings are being handled.
3 people dead, one in critical condition after shooting at apartment complex in SE Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Police are searching for two men after three people were found dead in an apartment building after a shooting early Friday morning on Houston’s southeast side. Police said the incident happened in the 4700 block of Ward at Grand Park Terrace Apartments at around 1:09 a.m. Shooting: 4700 Ward. #hounews CC8 — Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 24, 2020According to officers, they located four people that were shot in an upstairs apartment. The men were wearing dark clothing and fled the scene on foot, police say, and possibly left in a nearby waiting vehicle.
Girl, 7, shot in stomach in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A 7-year-old girl was taken to a local trauma center after being shot in the stomach Tuesday night in southeast Houston, police said. The shooting was reported at 9:04 p.m. in the 8500 block of Broadway Street. Police say initial investigations indicate a man was being robbed by two suspects when one of the suspects began firing at the man. A bullet fragment from the gunfire struck the girl who was in the parking lot of a nearby laundromat, police say. The suspects fled in a grey Chevy Malibu, police say, and no arrests have been made so far.
Intoxicated driver who crashed into fire station in SE Houston identified, police say
HOUSTON – Police said an intoxicated driver who drove straight into Fire Station 18 in southeast Houston Wednesday night has been identified. According to officials, a black car driven by 38-year-old Christopher Wayne Rogers came speeding into the fire station and slammed into the front of the building. Assistant chief Ruy Lozano said the vehicle hit the lounge area where firefighters were hanging out right before the accident. We don’t know exactly where he was, but we know he sustained an injury to his head,” Lozano said. City of Houston workers have checked out the damage left behind at Fire Station 18 in southeast Houston.
Couple found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in southeast Houston home identified, family says
HOUSTON – A husband and wife who were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning at a southeast Houston residence Wednesday night have been identified. The Houston Fire Department said they responded to a call at the residence located in the 3000 block of Burkett Street at around 9:30 p.m. When fire officials arrived at the scene, they said they found the man and woman, who have been identified as Louis McDonald and Mary Helen Williams, dead inside the home. According to officers, they believe the man and woman died from carbon monoxide poisoning from the generator. Arthur Williams told KPRC 2 that Mary, who is in her 60s, is his mother and Louis is his stepfather.
Woman found naked, beaten in SE Houston apartment
HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a woman was found naked and beaten inside an apartment in southeast Houston. According to authorities, another person had a meeting scheduled with the woman but had not heard from her and got worried. That person went to the woman’s apartment and called her several times, but no one answered, police said. Officers said at that point the witness asked the apartment manager to check on the woman. That is when they went into the unit and found the woman naked and beaten, authorities said.
Man shot multiple times while on the way to get tacos
HOUSTON – A man is in a trauma center after police said he was shot while on a late-night food run. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday on near the Gulf Freeway and Telephone Road in southeast Houston, authorities said. Police said three men and a woman were on their way to get tacos when someone in another vehicle opened fire on them. One of the men inside the car had been shot five times and he was rushed to a hospital, where he remains in critical but stable condition, police said. The woman in the car was checked for minor injuries but she was not transported to a hospital.
1 dead, 2 hurt in southeast Houston shooting
DEADLY SHOOTING: 3 people shot inside of a home in Southeast Houston on Halbert st. 1 person is dead. Im told they have found heavy amounts of some sort of powdery substance in the home. Live report at 6 #Abc13 pic.twitter.com/fKvUY1pKBs Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) November 4, 2019HPD investigators, commanders, and PIO en route to shooting scene in the 7100 block Schley (east Houston) that occurred about 4:05 p.m. At least one person is reported to have died. #hounews Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 4, 2019HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One person is dead while two others were injured in a shooting in southeast Houston.It happened around 4 p.m. Monday inside a home in the 7100 block of Schley Street.Police say one person was found dead when officers arrived. Two others were injured, one of which is said to be in critical condition.It's unclear what led to the shooting but investigators say they're looking for two men who fled the scene in a grey sedan.abc13.com
Star in your own horror film at this southeast Houston pop-up!
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Have you ever wanted to star in your own Halloween movie?Well, here's your chance!Dreamlite Productions in Southeast Houston has opened a Halloween pop-up until Nov.2.As you tour themed rooms, you can take photos and videos.If you're lucky, you might even get a photobomb from a Halloween character, like a creepy clown or monster.The studio is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation.For information on tickets, visit theirabc13.com
Maps show Houstons wish list for roads throughout the city
Maps show Houstons wish list for roads throughout the citySoutheast Houston Solid lines indicate existing roads and freeways while dotted lines indicate proposed roadways. Southeast Houston Solid lines indicate existing roads and freeways while dotted lines indicate proposed roadways. Photo: City Of Houston Photo: City Of Houston Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Maps show Houstons wish list for roads throughout the city 1 / 24 Back to GalleryEach year, the city of Houston (much like several other cities and local governments) compiles a map of proposed road routes throughout the city a proverbial wish list, per se, of roadways that don't yet exist, but drivers want built. The plan does not mean that these roads will be built in the near future; it's more of a wish list or starting point for powers-that-be to look at when deciding to purchase right-of-way. That meeting will take place during the city of Houston Planning Commission meeting at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the City Hall Annex Chambers at 900 Bagby.chron.com
Food and drink is hot in Houston this week
When it comes to food and drink, there's plenty to do in Houston this week. From a wine tasting to a brewery deal, here's how to add some flavor to your social calendar. Come Wine with Us: Amazing SangioveseFrom the event description:This guided wine tasting will highlight five Sangiovese-based wines paired with bites from Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar. Get your choice of one hookah with one refill for $16, or two hookahs for $22. What's included: A flight of beer, a pint of beer, Under the Radar Brewery stickers and a round of miniature golf for one ($15), two ($29) or four ($56).
Shot that killed woman during Harding St. raid fired outside home, attorney says
KPRC/Nicholas Family AttorneyHOUSTON - Attorneys for the family of Rhogena Nicholas filed a petition Thursday to investigate claims made after a Houston Police Department Jan. 28 at a home on Harding Street. Nicholas and her husband, Dennis Tuttle, were killed during what police described as a gun battle with Tuttle. Police said Nicholas was killed while she was trying to wrestle a gun away from an officer. However, attorneys for the Nicholas family call into question many of the details released by the Police Department about how the botched raid unfolded. Rhogena Nicholas killed by outside bulletNicholas Family Attorney An image taken from a report released by the attorney for the family of Rhogena Nicholas on July 25, 2019, shows the trajectory of the bullet that killed her during a police raid, according to an independent investigation.
2 men wanted in connection with SE Houston salon robbery, police say
HOUSTON - A woman is in the hospital after a robbery at a hair salon in Southeast Houston Monday afternoon. What we knowHouston police said the robbery took place around 5:30 p.m. at 6100 Griggs Road. Two men get out of the car and rush into the salon Estetica Unisex. What witnesses are sayingYonzon Manzano said he was inside getting his hair cut when the robbery happened. Manzano said the men later demanded the hairstylist go to the register and then shot her in the leg.
Where the Chefs Eat: Tony J. Nguyen of Saigon House Midtown
Want to find out where Houston chefs eat and some pro tips along the way? It was at this time that he was given the opportunity to become chef-partner in the flailing Saigon House Midtown. Later this year, if all goes according to plan, Nguyen will debut a second of Saigon House on FM 1960. My typical order consists of lamb ($11/10 skewers), beef fat tendon ($7.75/5 skewers), chicken heart ($5/5 skewers), chicken gizzard ($5/5 skewers), and Enoki ($1.19/2 skewers) with a bowl of rice. Taconmadre offers a wide range of meats from fajita (beef), pastor (pork), barbacoa (Mexican style BBQ meats), and trompo (spinning top of meat similar to how shawarma is cooked).houstonpress.com
Spencer Solves It: Holiday help for family of 6 struggling financially
HOUSTON – Diamonique Sloan, her husband, Cordero, and their four small children walk down a lonely road in Southeast Houston. The struggle continues for Diamonique, Cordero, 4-year-old Cordero Jr., 3-year-old Jaylon, 2-year-old Elijah and Lyric, just 4 months old. The clip wasn't even on the gun, but there was a bullet in the chamber and he never knew it,” Diamonique Sloan said. Diamonique and Cordero Sr. never asked for help. Now, it’s the moment for giving, as Hartley presented Diamonique and Cordero Sr. with two Visa gift cards for a total of $1,000.