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Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Shooting at 800 Jefferson Street

May 8, 2020
Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Shooting at 800 Jefferson Street
Houston police are asking for the the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 800 Jefferson Street about 11:20 p.m. on Monday (May 4).

The identity of the victim, 21, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Surveillance video of the wanted suspects can be viewed on the HPD YouTube page at https://youtu.be/tTvAyWQ5HG8.  Still photos of the suspects are attached to this news release. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Meek and Detective S. Overstreet reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and were advised the victim had been transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigating officers were able to find surveillance video that detailed the shooting.  The video shows a group of males and females walking down the street and arguing with multiples males who were sitting in a vehicle waiting at the intersection. The males in the vehicle got out and a physical altercation ensued between both groups of people.  After the altercation was over, the males got back in their vehicle and the victim’s group began walking down the sidewalk.  The vehicle then pulled up to the sidewalk and the victim was seen falling to the ground as the vehicle fled the scene.

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted suspect(s) or with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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THE OFFICIAL U.S. SOCCER PODCAST DESTACA EL CONTENIDO MAS RECIENTE DE LA CAMPANA “BEND THE CURVE. STAY AT HOME.”

May 8, 2020


Concursos, podcast y contenido exclusivo continúan a destacar el mensaje importante en la lucha contra el COVID-19

CHICAGO (5 de mayo, 2020) – Como parte de la campaña “BEND THE CURVE. STAY AT HOME.” U.S. Soccer sigue enfatizando a los aficionados del fútbol en el país de lo que los expertos médicos aconsejan es la forma más importante para combatir la propagación de COVID-19 y ha agregado contenido nuevo para que los aficionados se conecten mientras están en casa.

La colección de contenido y concursos para que los aficionados disfruten, aprendan y participen está disponible por una plataforma digital en ussoccer.com/bendthecurve.

Esta semana, los aficionados pueden disfrutar el episodio de estreno de The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast. La nueva serie de audio presentada por ex internacional juvenil de Estados Unidos Jordan Angeli y el delantero de la USMNT Charlie Davies atraerá a los aficionados a U.S. Soccer como nunca. El podcast tendrá actualizaciones sobre las Selecciones Nacionales y la Federación, entrevistas exclusivas con los lideres y jugadores de U.S. Soccer y historias nunca antes transmitidas contadas por las personas que jugaron, construyeron y disfrutan el futbol.

Ademas, U.S. Soccer ha lanzado cinco fondos virtuales que celebran la pasión y el triunfo de momentos icónicos en la historia de las Selecciones Nacionales. Los fondos virtuales están disponibles para descargar en ussoccer.com, y se lanzarán nuevos conjuntos cada semana.

La transmisión de partidos clásicos de las Selecciones Nacionales de Estados Unidos y la Copa Abierta, nuevos seminarios de web educativos con el departamento de alto rendimiento de U.S. Soccer, y cuestionarios de trivia también formaran parte de el nuevo contenido de esta semana que también incluye videosartículos exclusivos y galerías de fotos.

A continuación el horario de BEND THE CURVE. STAY AT HOME. de esta semana:

Lunes, 4 de mayo
Fondos Virtuales de U.S. Soccer:
US Soccer ha lanzado seis fondos virtuales que celebran la pasión y el triunfo de los momentos icónicos en la historia de las Selecciones Nacionales. Los fondos virtuales están disponibles para descargar en ussoccer.com y se lanzarán nuevos fondos virtuales cada semana.

Martes, 5 de mayo
USWNT Trivia:
Con el Día de la Madre a unos días, el USWNT trivia emitirá un cuestionario especial con el tema del Día de la Madre en honor a las mejores Soccer Moms.

Clásicos de la USMNT:
USA-Costa Rica (Retransmisión del 7 de septiembre, 1997) a las 8 p.m. ET por ussoccer.comFacebook and YouTube.

Jueves, 7 de mayo
USMNT Trivia:
La edición de esta semana de USMNT trivia se centra en ese grupo elite de jugadores que se han ganado la oportunidad de representar a su país en el escenario mas grande del futbol. ¿Puedes nombrar a todos los jugadores que han sido convocados a la Copa Mundial desde 1990?

Clásicos de la USWNT:
USA-Suecia (Retransmisión del 15 de julio, 2006) 8 p.m. ET. por ussoccer.comFacebook and YouTube.

Únase a nosotros a las 7:30 p.m. para una previa especial del partido con la “Reina de Partidos Jugados” Kristine Lilly y ex defensa de la USWNT convertida en locutora Cat Whitehill.

Viernes, 8 de mayo
The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast:
El episodio inaugural de The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast, presentado por la ex internacional juvenil de Estados Unidos Jordan Angeli y el delantero de la USMNT Charlie Davies, incluye a la gerente general de la USWNT, Kate Markgraf, discutiendo una variedad de temas desde su carrera como jugadora hasta sus deberes que guían el programa femenil. The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast estará disponible para transmitir o descargar desde ussoccer.com o su aplicación de podcast preferida.

Sábado, 9 de mayo
Clásicos de la Copa Abierta:
Mira otro partido famoso del Campeonato Nacional de Clubes de U.S. Soccer a las 8 p.m. ET en ussoccer.comFacebook y YouTube. Una previa especial del partido empezara a las 7:30 p.m.

Para darle energía a la campaña “BEND THE CURVE. STAY AT HOME.” U.S. Soccer compartirá gráficos y videos de jugadas destacadas de goles memorables y tiros libres en todas sus cuentas de redes sociales. La Federación también se asociará con personajes y organizaciones claves dentro de la comunidad del fútbol, incluyendo jugadores actuales y ex jugadores de Estados Unidos, para amplificar el mensaje y transmitir el significado real de la frase “Una Nación. Un Equipo.”

ussoccer.com

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Mario Barrios Gives Back to his Community Feeds First Responders In Hometown of San Antonio

May 8, 2020
MARIO “EL AZTECA” BARRIOS
Last week Premier Boxing Champions’ undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion, Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs), teamed up with Davies Entertainment, to help feed first responders in his hometown of San Antonio, TX, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on. Policemen, Firemen, Doctors, Nurses, along with other first responders, were fed by the group at five different locations around San Antonio.


Other pro boxers that participated with Barrios in giving back to their community were, James Kirkland (34-2, 30 KOs), Eddie Ortiz (10-0-1, 4 KOs), and Daniel Baiz (13-2-1, 5 KOs), all of whom are promoted by Davies Entertainment, a promotional company founded by Cameron Davies. Mario’s sister, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (6-1, 3 KOs) also joined in. 


“My sister and I wanted to do something nice for all the first responders in San Antonio,” said Barrios, who is at the top of the list of PBC fighters looking to comeback when boxing returns. “I want to give a special thanks to Cameron Davies and all the fighters from Davies Entertainment for their support in making this happen.  It was a great turnout and it was incredible to see the smiles on all the first responders faces.”

Barrios Gives Back to His Community Feeds First Responders In Hometown of San Antonio
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HOUSTON OEM ANNOUNCES NEW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

May 8, 2020
HOUSTON OEM ANNOUNCES NEW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
HOUSTON – Nickea Bradley has been appointed as Deputy Director for the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). In her role as the city’s new Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC), Bradley oversees the emergency management program for the nation’s fourth-largest city, which includes the coordination of disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.

Prior to assuming her current role, Bradley served as the Bureau Chief of Long-Term Risk Reduction and State Hazard Mitigation Officer with the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA). In this role, she oversaw the preparation of plans, applications, proposals and projects required to:Implement disability integration initiatives with inclusive strategies,Protect critical infrastructure from threats and hazards,Spread emergency preparedness through community outreach,Mitigate to reduce risk to the District,Facilitate public-private partnerships to enhance whole community collaboration, andEnsure the preparation of District government to utilize continuity of operations.“Nickea Bradley’s experience and success working in emergency management at the nation’s capital is the kind of leadership the Office of Emergency Management needs as we quickly approach hurricane season and continue our long-term response to COVID-19,” said George Buenik, Director for the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, to whom Bradley will report. “Her contributions to her field have led her to earn individual and team exemplary agency awards from senior leadership, and we’re excited to have her lead OEM as they prepare for and respond to the needs of the whole community.” 

At both HSEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), she has served in numerous emergency response roles, including logistics for COVID-19. She has also supported responses for Hurricanes (Joaquin, Jonas and Matthew), Flash Flooding (West Virginia), Avian Flu (Iowa) and major National events such as a Presidential Inauguration, Democratic National Convention, Nuclear Summit, and the 2019 World Series. Additionally, she has presented both domestically and internationally at trainings, workshops and conferences.“I am excited to join the city’s emergency management team and lead the office at this crucial time,” Bradley said. “I am eager to enhance Houston’s emergency capabilities and synergies with local, state and federal partners. I look forward to working with fellow members of the COVID-19 task force along with my staff at OEM as we continue our all-hazards approach to response.”She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Masters’ Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. Additionally, she holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Grants Management certifications.Bradley replaces Rick Flanagan, who retired at the end of April after 40 years of dedicated service to the city of Houston. Flanagan was previously appointed as Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Houston in 2014 after serving in the Houston Fire Department for over 34 years, where he retired as Executive Assistant Chief for Support.
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City partners with organizations to provide support, create COVID-19 hotline and testing program for homeless population

May 4, 2020
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner joined with representatives from several local organizations recently to provide details on how the city’s homeless population is being helped during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Throughout the pandemic, more than 100 partner agencies in The Way Home homeless response system have been working diligently to provide services to this vulnerable population. 

On an average day, homeless men and women, who nearly all suffer from chronic, underlying health conditions, are some of our most vulnerable at-risk individuals in Houston. That vulnerability is compounded during a pandemic, as our homeless either do not readily have access to hand hygiene (like running water) or live in dense shelters where it is challenging to practice social distancing.

“To prevent people from dying on our streets or in our shelters, the City worked quickly, engaging the CDC and HUD, local partners, and cities around the world. We have created and implemented a comprehensive three-prong response focusing on three key areas: preventionemergency response, and recovery,” said Mayor Turner. 

Prevention
Ten area outreach teams distribute vital information and supplies to the unsheltered population while screening those on the streets for symptoms. Along with the County and the Downtown Management District, we have placed more than 20 handwashing stations in the areas with the highest concentrations of homeless individuals.  We have also distributed to homeless agencies and homeless individuals:
More than 8,800 face masks
6,500 bottles of hand sanitizer
15,000 antiseptic wipesThe Fonde Recreation Center has been repurposed into an Ancillary Shelter, enabling our largest shelters to decompress and fully implement social distancing. The Salvation Army created intake and screening processes, assembled supplies and food services, and devised the operational and logistical plans to make this facility a reality.  “We are grateful to be trusted with the task of providing a home for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis, and we stand ready to support our government partners and city officials however we possibly can. While we will continue to operate the temporary emergency shelter as long as needed, our ultimate goal is to provide a permanent housing option to every resident we serve at the facility,” said Major Zach Bell, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Houston.”Emergency Response
The City and County has launched an innovative Homeless Testing Program to ensure that all homeless individuals have access to testing.  Homeless agencies, shelters, outreach teams and even homeless individuals themselves can call the Homeless Testing hotline at 713-286-6047 where they are quickly assessed, and provided with transportation to the Homeless Testing site by specialized Yellow Cabs through a partnership with METRO and operated by Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston.Recovery
Until test results come back, or in the case a homeless individual is positive, they need a place to stay and medically recover. The Joint, City and County Quarantine & Isolation Facility, provides shelter, food and medical care to enable individuals without a home to self-quarantine and isolate as needed.  Individuals are referred through The Homeless Testing Program or directly from hospitals. “The three-prong action plan is operating now. This is just the beginning to make sure our homeless and other under-served communities are not forgotten and remain a top for my administration,” said Mayor Turner.

“To help bring these efforts to fruition, we have depended on the Coalition for the Homeless, who has helped us plan, mobilize, and coordinate the 100-local agency – that make up our region’s homeless response system – during this time of need,” said Marc Eichenbaum, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives.”As lead agency to The Way Home, the Coalition for the Homeless has been proud to support them. We are distributing thousands of pieces of equipment and supplies, sharing guidance on how to remain open while limiting the spread of the disease, and helping to stand up access to testing and care for those in our region experiencing homelessness. And we are grateful to Mayor Turner and the City for their support of and contributions to this work,” said Michael C. Nichols, Coalition for the Homeless president and CEO.
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Houston will honor Officer Knox by turning city hall lights blue beginning tonight

May 4, 2020
Mayor Turner extends condolences to the family of Houston Police Officer Jason Knox
 City Hall lights will turn blue to honor fallen officer
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the lights of Houston City Hall, the Southwest Freeway bridges, and Bush Intercontinental Airport will turn blue Saturday evening in honor fallen Houston Police Department Tactical Flight Officer Jason Knox.
Knox died early Saturday morning when the police helicopter he was in crashed near a Greenspoint apartment complex. The pilot, Senior Police Officer Chase Cormier, survived the crash and is recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital following surgery.Knox was the son of Houston City Councilman Mike Knox, a retired Houston Police Officer. Jason Knox leaves behind a wife, two children, and an extended family.Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.“The City of Houston is heartbroken following the tragic death of HPD Officer Jason Knox. He was a dedicated public servant who inspired his fellow officers and worked to build meaningful relationships throughout the community. “Officer Knox lived each day to the fullest and died while performing his passion, working as a member of the HPD Air Unit, and keeping our city safe. “I had the pleasure of meeting Jason on several occasions through his father’s work on the Houston City Council. I know Mike and Helen Knox were proud of their son and will miss him dearly. I want to express my deepest condolences to the family as they grieve the loss of a beloved son, husband, father, and friend.   “I also thank the Houston Fire Department, the crew of Life Flight, and Memorial Hermann Hospital doctors and nurses for their brave work to save the officers.”I ask our city to join me in praying for the Knox and Cormier families. May God bring comfort in their time of grief and strength to the men and women of the Houston Police Department.”
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Houston Firefighters Assist in Holcombe Rd Wildland Fire

May 4, 2020
Two HFD Firefighters are currently deployed to the Holcombe Rd Wildland fire in Crockett Co in between Val Verde & Ozona Tx. Senior Captain Nicasio & Firefighter Steven Billnoske (Deployable Operations Group) have been on  assignment since April 21st and were deployed as part of the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Texas Interstate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS).

The task force was assigned primarily to the east side of the incident protecting numerous oil fields.  More than 300 structures were threatened when TIFMAS sent five strike teams to assist the Texas A&M Forest Service and local fire authorities.  The fire, initially 700 acres,  grew by an additional 10,000 acres within 24 hours.  The fire now is at more than 25,958 acres and 89% contained.  HFD’s recent acquisition of Booster 32 is being used for fire patrol and should return to Houston later this week.
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The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge

May 4, 2020

The stakes are high. Yesterday, Texas reported 50 deaths statewide, the most in any one day since mid-March, and added more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, the biggest one-day increase in infections in three weeks. Keeping our distance, wearing face coverings, and staying home from work, school, and social activities is exhausting and feels interminable, and many of our residents are suffering financially as a result. We all want to get back to work, see our friends, hug our family, go out to eat, and resume our livelihoods. But the orders and policies we have put in place have thus far kept the virus in check, kept our hospitals from overflowing, and saved thousands of lives. 
The governor’s phased reopening will only have a chance of success if we do it that way – in phases. If a business is not “essential” under our order, or “reopened” under the governor’s order, it should not open. Most importantly, just because you *can* open, doesn’t mean you should. The resurgence of a virus that can knock us back down and put us right back where we began is right around the corner. 
We in Harris County are doing all we can to put our county in the best position to succeed. Earlier this week I announced three pieces of our overall strategy to contain this virus as our Stay Home, Work Safe order expires and some businesses begin to open. It’s a strategy focused on expanding Testing, Tracing, and Treatment, which you can read more about below. Today, we’re announcing the final, necessary piece to ensure that this strategy is successful: Teamwork. You will continue to play a huge part in the containment of this virus — without your help, we won’t succeed. Please, continue to work and play virtually to the greatest extent possible. Wear face coverings every time you leave the house. And if you are eventually contacted by a Coronavirus contact tracer, please cooperate so that we can ensure more people are not infected with this deadly virus.
We are all doing our part to flatten the curve, but we still have a long road ahead of us to end this epidemic. I want you to know that we remain committed to taking whatever actions are necessary to save lives — not just the lives of people with the virus, but the lives of anyone requiring a hospital bed. We will continue this fight to keep you and your family healthy as long as we have to. Here in Harris County, we are in this together.

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HFD to Reach Another Milestone in Reducing Age of Fleet

May 4, 2020
The City of Houston and the Houston Fire Department continue to work diligently to reduce the age of HFD’s fleet. For fiscal year 2020, the department will add 10 new fire trucks to its fleet. Eight engines and two new ladder trucks will replace existing trucks with an average age of 10 years or more. Under the department’s current fleet replacement program, this purchase will leave only 24 front line fire engines and 14 ladder/tower trucks that are older than 10 years. In addition, the department will purchase 3 ambulances to replace some of the oldest in the reserve fleet. 

This purchase represents a nearly $13 Million investment approved by Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, and comes at a time when city resources are tight. The city recently announced it expects to lose more than $100 million in sales tax revenue as a result of the current public health crisis.“Updating HFD’s fleet continues to be a major priority. Maintenance costs associated with an aging fleet as well as safety issues with 15 to 20 year old vehicles is a problem we have worked diligently to address.  Like many departments, our replacement efforts are influenced by community demands and funding, and I thank Mayor Turner and City Council for their continued commitment and investment of taxpayer dollars to secure the purchase and deployment of new fire trucks and other critical equipment.” Chief Sam Peña, Houston Fire. 

Under the current administration, the City of Houston has spent more than $30 Million to purchase the following items for the Houston Fire Department: 19 fire engines,5 ladder trucks4 tower trucks24 ambulances7 Incident command crew cab vehicles and10 emergency rescue/support 4×4 crew cab units9- High Water Evacuation Vehicles10- 4×4 Crew Cab F250 Emergency/Rescue Support Units10- Double Stacked Evacuation Boats and trailers3- Rescue Boats designed for swift water operations1- Inmar Rescue Boat designed for search and rescue operations6- wave-runners7- Crew Cab F250 Incident Command Vehicles used by District Chief command officers3 drones were placed into service for aerial surveillance
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Mayor Turner and the City’s COVID-19 Recovery Czar encourage Houstonians to use caution as businesses reopen

May 4, 2020
Mayor Turner and the City’s COVID-19 Recovery Czar encourage Houstonians to use caution as businesses reopen
Mayor Turner discusses how Houstonians can support restaurants and retailers without compromising health and safety as businesses reopen beginning May 1. 
COVID-19 Recovery Czar Marvin Odum 
HOUSTON –  As retailers and restaurants, along with other businesses prepare to reopen, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City’s COVID-19 Recovery Czar, Marvin Odum, on Thursday encouraged Houstonians to practice caution before returning to a normal routine.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order allows some businesses to reopen at 25 percent capacity on Friday, May 1. The city of Houston supports a safe and responsible transition to reopening the economy. 

“Do not stop social distancing or wearing face coverings because the virus is still prevalent in our city,” Mayor Turner said. “As businesses reopen, I will continue to stress the need for robust and ubiquitous testing.” 

On Thursday, the Houston Health Department reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths. 

Recovery Czar Odum said he is working with local businesses and other stakeholders to develop plans to help Houstonians safety return to work. Odum stressed that contact tracing and testing are priorities. 

Additional guidance on reopening is available at the HoustonEmergency.org website. 

The city of Houston City will return to its normal schedule of operations on June 1, if there is no resurgence of COVID-19 during the governor’s phased-in approach to reopening businesses.

The city has modified the Stay Home, Work safe order and all city permitted and sponsored events are canceled through May. The Houston Public Library will remain closed, and all Houston Municipal Court trials, along with arraignments, hearings, jury duty, and parking adjudication hearings, also will be suspended through May.
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