‘Eight Trey Gangster Crips’ member with lengthy criminal history sentenced to fed time for weapons violation: DOJ
Brandon Deshun Hawkins, 36, pleaded guilty on Sep. 29, 2021, to being a felon in possession of a firearm. For that offense, he was sentenced Wednesday to serve to 37 months in federal prison.
Watch: Texas attorney general Republican primary candidates debate – Houston Public Media
Former state Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman; U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler; and Land Commissioner George P. Bush meet Thursday evening to make their cases for why they’re the best person to unseat Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton, a fellow Republican, declined to participate.houstonpublicmedia.org
Ravens' agonizing season ends with another close defeat
The Ravens played shorthanded — and valiantly — before falling 16-13 in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was Baltimore's sixth loss in a row, five of which were decided by a total of eight8 points. “Lot of fight in this team, a lot of heart,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said.news.yahoo.com
Morning showers couldn’t dampen spirits at Special Olympics Spring Games
WESLACO — For the past two days, a spirited track and field competition has been going on at Bobby Lackey Stadium for the annual Special Olympics-Rio Grande Valley Spring Games. The full day of games included walking, wheelchair walking and relay races. On Saturday, the morning began with rain that delayed the start of the games by about 90 minutes. School districts and adult teams from Brownsville to Roma participated in the spring games. “I knew I was going to win,” Valdez said.myrgv.com
Up all night with a Twitch millionaire: The loneliness and rage of the Internet’s new rock stars
Ten hours a day, Twitch streamers like Tyler Steinkamp broadcast the intimate details of their lives for an unforgiving crowd. The pressure is fueling major burnout among the Internet's new rock stars.washingtonpost.com
Bail denied for Bensenville man accused of shooting officer 8 times as police responded to domestic disturbance call
Kiante Tyler, 21, is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery to a police officer with a firearm and two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer.chicagotribune.com
COVID-19 law sparks dialogue on nursing home alternatives
Now, the COVID-19 relief bill is offering states a generous funding boost for home- and community-based care as an alternative to institutionalizing disabled people. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WASHINGTON – With the memory of the pandemic's toll in nursing homes still raw, the COVID-19 relief law is offering states a generous funding boost for home- and community-based care as an alternative to institutionalizing disabled people. As it has grown to cover about 1 in 5 Americans, it's also become the nation's default long-term care program, although qualifying is often an arduous process. While the federal government requires state Medicaid programs to cover nursing home care for low-income people, that's not the case for home- and community-based support services. For now, states and advocates for the disabled are awaiting guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how the money in the COVID-19 law can be spent.
VYPE 2021 Baseball Preview: Private School No. 2 Lutheran South Academy
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The Winklevoss' bitcoin exchange is pushing into banking with a new savings product
Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, is launching a savings scheme for its U.S. users. Gemini says it will offer rates of up to 7.4% APY (annual percentage yield). Gemini is a New York trust company regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services. The savings program will only be available to U.S. clients, not those in international markets like Canada and Britain. Gemini rolled out its services in the U.K. last year, after obtaining an electronic money license from the Financial Conduct Authority.cnbc.com
Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars
FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry helped create a safe way for many to return to work at his Tyler Perry Studios while the MPTF has provided social services to nearly 9,000 members. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.
Have you seen him? Tyler police searching for 21-year-old man said to be ‘very ill,’ family reportedly says
The Tyler Police Department said Corbin Stiefer, 21, was last seen on Wednesday in the 5800 block of Briar Creek Drive in Tyler. TYLER, Texas – A CLEAR Alert has been issued for a Tyler man who is “very ill,” according to reports. The Tyler Police Department said Corbin Stiefer, 21, was last seen on Wednesday in the 5800 block of Briar Creek Drive in Tyler. Anyone with information on Stiefer’s disappearance is urged to call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000. What is a CLEAR Alert?
LIST: Houston-area hospitals first-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)HOUSTON – The Texas Department of State Health Services announced nearly 95,000 doses of the COVID-19 are headed to the hospitals across the state. The state expects the vaccine for the remaining 86 sites to begin shipping later in the week. MD Anderson is committed to providing workforce members accurate information to help them decide whether and when to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All safety precautions and current COVID-19 protocols, including masking, social distancing, handwashing and visitor limitations, continue to be required. Photos and video content from the vaccine delivery will be made available on Monday.
Army beats Navy 15-0 at Michie Stadium
These Black Knights accomplished something never before done in the history of their rivalry with Navy: Beating the Midshipmen at West Point. Tyhier Tyler scored on a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter, the Army defense stoned Navy with a goal-line stand in the third, and the Black Knights beat their archrival 15-0 on Saturday at fog-shrouded Michie Stadium. It was the first meeting between the teams at West Point since a 13-0 Navy shutout in 1943. Navy sang second, as is tradition for the winner of the game, last year in Philadelphia after a 31-7 triumph. He first took his place with cadets on the Army side of the stadium for much of the first quarter before joining Navy midshipmen in the second quarter.
Netflix indicted in Texas over depiction of children in ‘Cuties’ film
Babin publicly decried the French film as child pornography, and Cruz sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General asking him to prosecute Netflix. Netflix stands by the film, stating, "Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. “After hearing about the movie Cuties and watching it, I knew there was probable cause to believe it was criminal,” Lucas Babin said in the release. According to Rep. Matt Schaefer, the Texas Rangers served Netflix with the summons for the Cuties indictment on Oct. 1. Statement released by Tyler County District Attorney’s Office on #Cuties Netflix indictment: pic.twitter.com/D8uwHravdD — Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) October 6, 2020The Texas Tribune contributed to this story.
Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack
DALLAS – A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday that it was hit by a ransomware attack two days after telling clients an unknown intruder had compromised its phone and information technology systems. Ransomware purveyors are increasingly breaking into company and government networks and siphoning out valuable data before scrambling them and demanding payouts. Tyler provides software services to local and state governments across the country for everything from jail and court management systems to payroll, human resources, tax and bill collection, and land records. The hack follows other ransomware attacks on parts of the Texas courts system and the state Transportation Department. More than 20 local governments in the state were hit by similar hacks in 2019.
Hacked software provider won't say if ransomware involved
An updated statement on Tyler's webpage did not address whether ransomware may have been involved. Customers' use of Tyler products for election data reporting appears limited. Nashville's information technology director said the city uses a Tyler “open-data” product, Socrata, to post unofficial election night results, among other uses. Tyler said Socrata data is hosted on Amazon Web Services, not on the network that was hacked. Hanna Pickering, director of information technology in Portland, Maine, said the city uses Tyler platforms for payroll, permitting, city inspections, city planning and human resources, among other things.
Newlyweds Share Wedding Feast After Coronavirus Cancellation
(NBC NEWS) A Parma, Ohio couples wedding day didnt include the usual reception, DJ and first dance. Instead Tyler and Melanie Tapajnas said I Do, then headed to The City Missions Lauras Home Womens Crisis Center in Cleveland to serve women and children experiencing homelessness. Why not spread the love, said bride Melanie Tapajna. We paid for it already so were like we might as well donate it, Tapajna shared just before entering Lauras Home with her groom. Trickel said this is the first time to his knowledge someone has donated their reception food to the crisis center.
Coronavirus forced this couple into a 27-day quarantine amid their honeymoon cruise
Tyler and Rachel Torres celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary in March, but they joke that they've now been married for 15 years. "There's not much you don't find out about someone when you are quarantined with them," Rachel Torres said. The couple, who delayed their honeymoon, were first quarantined together in a room on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is owned by Carnival unit Princess Cruises, moored just off the coast of Japan. This led to U.S. officials requiring yet another quarantine, this time on a military base. Check out this video to see how much it cost the couple, and how they were able to navigate the extended time off with their employers.cnbc.com
Drake Jokingly Responds After Being Booed Offstage During Surprise Camp Flog Gnaw Performance
The Canadian rapper made a surprise appearance at Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, over the weekend. Plot twist...just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30 , he wrote. Heres a video from Camp Flog Gnaw. Its been love.pic.twitter.com/n1BYrvLThc Andrs Tardio (@AndresWrites) November 11, 2019The post came after Tyler the Creator spoke out about the drama, criticizing those who booed Drake at the event. RELATED CONTENT:Tyler, the Creator Reacts to Drake Getting Booed After Surprise Headlining His FestivalKylie Jenner and Drake Not Dating Despite Reports, Sources Say
Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith's tribute to Tyler Skaggs
Houston Astros reliever Joe Smith sports Tyler Skaggs' No. Now in the World Series and being counted on in important situations, Smith is pitching for his late friend's memory. The 35-year-old journeyman continued his strong postseason by throwing another scoreless inning and has allowed just two hits in three innings during the World Series. "Smith is emotional but focused in his first World Series that comes in his 13th major league season and on his seventh team. It's even tougher to get to the World Series.abc13.com
Astros' Joe Smith honors late Tyler Skaggs in World Series
The entire Angels team woreWASHINGTON - WASHINGTON (AP) - Houston Astros reliever Joe Smith sports Tyler Skaggs' No. Now in the World Series and being counted on in important situations, Smith is pitching for his late friend's memory. The 35-year-old journeyman continued his strong postseason by throwing another scoreless inning and has allowed just two hits in three innings during the World Series. Smith is emotional but focused in his first World Series that comes in his 13th major league season and on his seventh team. It's even tougher to get to the World Series.
Houston Concert Watch 10/23: Tool and More
While plenty of talented artists are scheduled to visit Houston over the next week, I'm personally most excited to see the 90s-era prog-rock outfit Tool, who visit Toyota Center this weekend. For anyone who didn't, plenty of throwback hits should be performed when Tool brings their psychedelic show to Houston's Toyota Center on Sunday. White Oak Music Hall is sure to be filled with whiskey-drinkin', pearl snap-wearin', smokin' cowboys on Friday when the country-punk rockers visit. Morrissey, InterpolWhite Oak Music Hall 10.28Morrissey was originally scheduled to perform at White Oak Music Hall on September 21 but the former Smiths front man canceled at the last minute due to "extreme flood conditions in the Houston area." Still, they're surely waiting with bated breath, hoping against hope that Morrissey actually shows up for his makeup performance at White Oak Music Hall on Monday.houstonpress.com
'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Dylan Barbour on Pal Tyler Cameron's Relationship With
Tyler Cameron is "real happy" with life after The Bachelorette -- and Gigi Hadid just might have something to do with it. ET's Lauren Zima spoke with Bachelor in Paradise star Dylan Barbour at the show's season six finale taping, set to air on Tuesday, where he opened up about Cameron's romance with the supermodel. He's living his life," Barbour said of his close pal from Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette. The contractor-turned-model made headlines last month, when he was spotted out on a date with Gigi Hadid just days after spending the night at Brown's home in Los Angeles. As for Barbour, the 24-year-old has been romancing Hannah Godwin on this season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Sarah Hyland Gives Gigi Hadid Advice on Dating 'Bachelorette' Alum Tyler Cameron
Sarah Hyland is offering up some insight into dating a former Bachelorette contestant! As for whether or not they would ever consider a double date with Hadid and Cameron, Hyland had some stipulations before their potential meet-up. I would do a double date with them after, like, a three-month boot camp. At the time, I was living in Nashville and my sister lived there as well and I told her, 'Im talking with Sarah Hyland. RELATED CONTENT:Wells Adams Reacts to Fiancee Sarah Hyland's Latest Instagram Pic -- See Their NSFW, Flirty ExchangeWells Adams on Why He and Sarah Hyland Aren't Rushing to Plan Their Wedding (Exclusive)Sarah Hyland Reacts to Troll Claiming She's 'Stretching Out' Wells Adams Engagement
Tyler Cameron Just Made a Big Announcement: Why He Might Be Out of the Running for 'The
Tyler Cameron seems to be running away from the chance to be our next Bachelor. She'll also be running the TCS New York City Marathon later this year. With Cameron's marathon commitments this fall and romance with Hadid, it seems he's out of the running to be the next Bachelor. He's probably enjoying life really, really well -- but that's not someone we're going to want to have as our Bachelor or Bachelorette," Harrison explained. RELATED CONTENT:Tyler Cameron Teams Up With Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman for NYC Marathon Prep'Bachelorette' Runner-Up Tyler Cameron Says He's 'Apartment Hunting' in New York City Amid Gigi Hadid DatesWhy Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron Are Just Casually Dating for Now (Exclusive)
'Bachelorette' Runner-Up Tyler Cameron Says He's 'Apartment Hunting' in New
Looks like Tyler Cameron will be spending more time in the Big Apple. The Bachelorette runner-up took to his Instagram Story on Wednesday to share with fans that he's "apartment hunting" in New York City amid his frequent date nights and apparent sleepovers with Gigi Hadid. Instagram"Although Gigi and Tyler are spending more and more time together, they are still casually dating," the source said. He's probably enjoying life really, really well -- but that's not someone we're going to want to have as our Bachelor or Bachelorette," Harrison explained. RELATED CONTENT:Rachel Bilson Talks Love of 'Bachelor' Franchise and 'Easy on the Eyes' Tyler Cameron (Exclusive)Why Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron Are Just Casually Dating for Now (Exclusive)Tyler Cameron Spends More Time With Gigi Hadid in NYC
Chris Harrison on How Tyler Cameron's Gigi Hadid Date Affects His Chances for '
Tyler Cameron's Bachelor chances may be dimming by the day -- and not just because of his apparent sleepover with Hannah Brown. Depending on how it all plays out, Cameron's date with Hadid doesn't necessarily bode well for his potential gig as the next Bachelor, Chris Harrison told ET. And Gigi... and Tyler," Harrison teased of where to find out what's really going on. He's probably enjoying life really, really well -- but that's not someone we're going to want to have as our Bachelor or Bachelorette," Harrison explained. RELATED CONTENT:Tyler Cameron Spotted Leaving 'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown's L.A. HomeWhy Tyler Cameron is Still Very Much a Contender for 'Bachelor''The Bachelorette': Jed Wyatt Reacts to Hannah Brown Asking Out Tyler Cameron
Why 'The Bachelorette' Didn't Air Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt's Breakup
Then producers who were really close to her had to let Hannah know, and then it was springing into action. I think Hannah already made up her mind when we did film; she took her ring off. The order was interesting; on the live finale we all knew Tyler, the runner-up, was coming out after Jed Wyatt instead of before. So, did Tyler know in advance that Hannah was going to ask him to continue their relationship? Speaking of being prepared for anything; Chris Harrison said the proposal was cringeworthy, and it included Jed Wyatt singing.
'Bachelorette' Hannah shocks viewers with finale twist
The finale showed the guys picking engagement rings for Hannah with Neil Lane, and Hannah preparing for her big decision. Hannah couldn't handle all of the misinformation and said, "It wasn't what I said yes to. Jed told her he missed her, and Hannah said nothing. Chris Harrison told her he was sorry because he could see the hurt in her eyes. Hannah told Jed that she appreciated his apology and she felt for him that he's dealing with all of the criticism he's getting now.abc13.com
Why Jared Haibon Doesn't Think Peter Weber Will Be the 'Bachelor' (Exclusive)
Fans have been pushing for Peter Weber to be the next Bachelor since Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette premiered in May -- but Jared Haibon's not convinced. Haibon called Cameron the "most popular" contestant in Bachelor franchise history, over Dean Unglert and Peter Kraus from Rachel Lindsay's season. "I think Jed is the person she loves more, but Tyler is the guy she thinks she should pick," Haibon added. Regardless who Brown ends up with, Haibon sees another issue with Weber becoming the Bachelor: his ex-girlfriend drama. RELATED CONTENT:'The Bachelorette' Finale: Hannah Brown Speaks Out on 'Rumors' in Candid Message to Viewers'The Bachelorette' Finale: Fans React to Jed Wyatt's Disastrous Meeting With Hannah Brown's Family'The Bachelorette': Hannah Brown Reveals Her Windmill Night With Peter Weber Was Actually 'Four Times'
'Bachelorette' Hannah picks her final 2 on night 1 of finale
#TheBachelorette Hannah Brown (@AlabamaHannah) July 30, 2019NEW YORK -- Part one of our "Bachelorette" finale picked back up with our final three men, Jed, Peter, and Tyler. Hannah told Peter that everything about their relationship was perfect and he's a dream guy, and Peter added that she'll always have a piece of his heart. After they were done riding, Hannah told Tyler how much her family loved him. Poor Hannah just had a miserable time on that boat!In the evening, Jed told Hannah that he cannot picture his life without her. Jed told Hannah that with her, he could do anything.Back on the live stage, Hannah said that the past few months have been really tough and emotional.abc13.com
'Bachelorette' Hannah reveals who was in the Fantasy Suite windmill
It's Fantasy Suite week!Hannah flat out said that if her date with Peter went well, they would "get down" in the Fantasy Suite later that night. She pulled out the Fantasy Suite card and they both quickly agreed that they would like to stay there together. Hannah told him that she loved his family, especially his brothers and how much fun they were. Hannah told him that he makes her blush. Tyler told Hannah that their dates have all been simple and he can picture a life with her.abc13.com
'Bachelorette' villain Luke makes it to the hometown dates with Hannah
Hannah told Tyler she was proud of him for talking with her about the tough stuff. Hannah told Mike she was having a hard night and was already tearing up and crying. Um, yeah...that's it.Garrett told Hannah that he hasn't been sleeping much, and he still feels like he's falling in love with her. He said that he wanted to give Peter the heads up, and Peter told Luke that he lied the night before about staying in his lane. He told Hannah that she pushes him and makes him grow a person.abc13.com