Heartworm Awareness Month

Apr 22, 2019
HOUSTON –  BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, is offering discounted heartworm prevention to all dogs adopted during the month of April as part of Heartworm Awareness Month.

“Heartworm disease is easy to prevent but very expensive treat. Left untreated, it can be fatal for dogs and limit the length and quality of their lives. BARC encourages all dogs be kept on preventative heartworm medication to avoid illness,” said BARC spokesperson, Jennifer Barrera Wandrey.

All dogs adopted through the end of April are eligible to receive 50% off 6-month boxes of TriHeart or Trifexis (up to 1-year supply) when purchased at the time of adoption at BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions – 3300 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026. Puppy adopters may purchase less than 6-month supplies.

For more information about Heartworm disease, visit the Heartworm Society at https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics.

The simplest, but most powerful thing Houstonians can do to help BARC and pets throughout the community is to foster, volunteer, donate and adopt. If you are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, BARC encourages you to consider becoming a volunteer or a foster pet parent at BARC. By getting animals into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals as they enter the shelter.  

About BARC
BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, takes in more than 25,000 animals annually regardless of behavior, breed, or medical condition.  BARC works each day to improve the health and safety of Houstonians and their pets by pioneering programs such as low cost and no cost spay/neuter services, mobile adoptions, transfer/rescue partnerships, and community outreach.  Through these programs and with support from community partners, BARC’s live release rate has improved from single-digits in 2009 to an 90% in 2019.

Visit www.houstonbarc.com or www.houstonbarcfoundation.org for more information.
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Two Suspects Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 7315 Parkes Street

Apr 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 7315 Parkes Street about 3 p.m. on Saturday (April 13).  

The suspects, Richard Nolan (b/m, 20) and Gary Logan (b/m, 20), are charged with murder in the 178th State District Court for their roles in the death of Deverrick Goodin, 44. 

A 2017 booking photo of Logan is attached to this news release.  A photo of Nolan is not available for release at this time. 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Barrow and J. Stroble reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at a residence at the above address and found Mr. Goodin deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.  Witnesses in the area reported seeing three young black males fleeing the scene after the shooting.  

Further investigation identified Nolan and Logan as suspects in this case.  They were both charged and are not in custody at this time.  A third unidentified male suspect also remains at large.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of suspects Richard Nolan and Gary Logan is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  
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Xolos se queda en la puerta de entrada hacia la liguilla

Apr 19, 2019

Tijuana, Baja California, 19 de Abril de 2019._ El Club Tijuana finalizó con el marcador en contra (1-2) ante Lobos BUAP en la jornada
15 de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2019, tras el encuentro realizado este viernes en el Estadio Caliente.

Los Xoloitzcuintles habían tomado la ventaja en el arranque del primer tiempo con anotación de Gustavo Bou en el minuto tres del encuentro.

El equipo de la BUAP igualó el partido en el mismo primer tiempo por conducto de Leonardo Ramos, y este mismo jugador concretó la remontada en el inicio del segundo tiempo tras cobrar un penal al 49′.

Con este resultado, los Canes Aztecas continúan con 22 puntos en la tabla general. El equipo de Tijuana volverá a la acción el próximo Viernes 26 de Abril ante Monarcas Morelia, duelo correspondiente a la
Fecha 16 del certamen.


Xoloitzcuintles allows second half goals vs. Lobos BUAP

Club Tijuana 1 – 2 Lobos BUAP LIGA MX 2019 Clausura Week 15

TIJUANA (April 19, 2019) –Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles played to a 2-1 loss against visiting Lobos BUAP Friday at Estadio Caliente.

Leonardo Ramos scored twice for the team from Puebla in the 2019 Clausura Week 15 match. Club Tijuana had taken a 1-0 lead but Lobos answered with its pair of goals in the second half.

Bou tapped in a header by Julian Velazquez that came off an Ignacio Rivero corner kick. Bou slid near the left post as the header came from right to left.
Lobo’s goalkeeper Antonio Rodriguez was beat as the Argentine striker sent in his fifth goal of the season.

Lobos’ Ramos tied the match 1-1 when he headed a cross into the heart of the penalty box past Club Tijuana goalkeeper Gibran Lajud in the 32nd minute.

Lobos took the 2-1 lead in the 50th minute when Ramos converted a penalty kick that resulted off a Julian Velazquez foul. Referee Eduardo Basulto went to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to confirm Velazquez’ foul.

Club Tijuana rallied late, looking for the tie. A header by second half substitute Eryc Castillo went just wide. Daniel Lopez, also a substitute, could not control a ball in the six-yard box to send a shot.

The Xoloitzcuintles remain at 22 points in the standings with a 7-7-1 record as it heads into its final pair of LIGA MX matches.

Club Tijuana next travels to Morelia for a Week 16 match Friday April 26. It closes out the regular season at home May 4 against Puebla FC at Estadio Caliente.


Xolos 1, Lobos 2


1-0/ 4’ -Gustavo Bou (TIJ)

1-1/32’- Leonardo Ramos (BUAP)

1-2/50’- Leonardo Ramos (BUAP) PK


Club Tijuana: 2. Julian Velazquez, 3. Luis Fuentes, 8. Ignacio Rivero, 10. Fabian Castillo, 12. Gustavo Bou, 15. Diego Rodriguez, 16. Diego Braghieri, 23. Miller Bolaños, 25. Gibran Lajud, 28. Omar Mendoza, 32. Ariel Nahuelpan. Coach: Oscar Pareja.

Lobos BUAP: 1. Antonio Rodriguez, 3. Francisco Rodriguez, 6. Felix Crisanto, 10. Abraham Gonzalez, 14. Bryan Rabello, 18. Aldo Cruz, 19. Mauro Lainez, 25. Gustavo Velazquez, 29. Javier Ramos, 33. Anthony Chirinos, 307. Uriel Macias. Coach: Francisco Palencia.

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Surveillance Photos of Suspect Wanted in Man’s Death at 3801 Liberty Road

Apr 17, 2019
Houston police have released surveillance photos of a suspect wanted in the death of a man at 3801 Liberty Road about 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday (April 16).  

The suspect is described only as a black male in his early 20s who goes by the name “Colombia.”  He was wearing a red, white and blue FILA jacket and is believed to be driving a gray 2006-2008 Dodge Charger with no front license plate.  Surveillance photos of the suspect, including one with him holding a metal pipe are attached to this news release.  

The victim has been identified as Terry Calhoun, 46.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Simmons and Detectives E. Aguilera, T. Colbert and R. Ridel reported:  

Mr. Calhoun was inside a neighborhood store at the above address by the front counter when an unknown suspect entered the store with a metal pipe (not a stick) in his hand.  The suspect approached Calhoun and struck him in the head at least once.  Paramedics transported Calhoun to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

At this time, there is no known motive.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Houston Health Department competition encourages young musicians to become Houston Preparedness Icons

Apr 17, 2019

Young musicians are invited to showcase their talent at an upcoming Houston Health Department competition. Houston Preparedness Icon offers contestants ages 18-29 the opportunity to win prizes for writing and performing songs that encourage Houstonians to prepare for emergencies.

“We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to reach young people with important information about their health and well-being,” said John Fleming, chief of the Houston Health Department Bureau of Public Health Preparedness. “We think an event like Houston Preparedness Icon is a great way to connect with young people through music and performance.”

Contestants will perform 2-3 songs, all of which must be original compositions. At least one of the songs must promote an emergency preparedness message such as ways to prepare for hurricanes, how to prevent the flu, the importance of vaccinations, methods to prevent mosquito-borne illness, items needed in an emergency kit, etc.

Contestants may apply for the competition as individuals or groups. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on April 25. Participants will be notified about their application status no later than April 29.

To apply, email the name(s) of contestants, ages, phone numbers, number of songs and length of set to php@houstontx.gov with “Houston Preparedness Icon” in the subject line.

The grand prize of the competition is a $250 gift card with $125, $75 and $50 gift cards for three runners up. Prizes are sponsored by City of Houston District J Council Member Mike Laster.

“Knowing what to do to prepare for emergencies can literally mean the difference between life and death,” Council Member Laster said. “That’s why I’m proud to support Houston Preparedness Icon. Contestants will have the chance to convey a serious and important message in a fun, exciting and creative way. It should be an entertaining evening.” 

Contestants must sign waivers that permits the Houston Health Department to post their likeness and songs on the department’s current or future social media platforms. Songs must not contain discriminatory, explicit or offensive language.

Houston Preparedness Icon will be held Saturday, May 4 from 7-10 p.m. at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, located at 6400 High Star Drive in Houston. Free tickets can be obtained at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-preparedness-icon-tickets-60277493606

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 9050 Mills Road

Apr 17, 2019

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a juvenile male and a woman at 9050 Mills Road about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday (April 14).  

The suspect, Derrick Dewayne Gray (b/m, 18), is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 176th State District Court.  A booking photo of Gray is attached to this news release.  

The male victim, 16, and the female victim, Angela Grey, 37, were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Hernandez and A. Ferrell reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a verbal altercation, which later became a shooting at a hotel at the above address.  The suspect was attending a birthday party at the hotel when he got into an argument with a juvenile male.  The adults present asked the suspect to leave.  He stated he did not have to leave and wanted to fight in the parking lot.  An adult male stated the suspect kept making movements as if he had a firearm.  The adult male, Ms. Grey and the juvenile male then walked away from the suspect to re-enter the hotel.  As the suspect drove away in his vehicle, he fired multiple shots.  Ms. Grey was struck in the right knee.  The juvenile victim was struck in the right leg.  Paramedics transported both victims to the hospital.  The adult male was not injured.  

Further investigation identified Derrick Gray as the suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on Monday (April 15) without incident.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 1801 South Voss Road

Apr 17, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 1801 South Voss Road about 6:05 p.m. on Monday (April 15).

The suspect, Julivan Do Tran (A/f, 29), is charged with manslaughter in the 184th State District Court.  A booking photo of Tran is attached to this news release.

The identity of the female victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Warhol and Officer A. Mares reported:

The victim, operating a green Harley Davidson motorcycle, and suspect Tran, driving a gray Honda Accord, were involved in an earlier crash in which the victim left the scene and failed to stop and give information.  While Tran was waiting for police officers to arrive to take a report, she saw the victim on the motorcycle and the two had a conversation.  The victim then left the scene a second time. 

Tran then got into her vehicle and began to chase after the motorcycle behind the business at the above address.  When the motorcyclist lost control going around a corner of the business, Tran failed to control the speed of her vehicle and struck the motorcycle.  Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

Tran was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the incident.
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Surveillance Photos of Suspects Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 9200 Main Street

Apr 17, 2019
Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 9200 Main Street about 1:05 a.m. today (April 16).  

The suspects are described only as three black males, one wearing a black hoodie with a red “USA” emblem on the front left side of his chest.  The other two suspects were armed with pistols and wore black hoodies; one of them was wearing a white skeletal mask.  Surveillance photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.  

The identity of the victim, 59, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants K. Meek, J. Horn and Detective J. Escobar reported:   

Three male suspects entered a gas station at the above address wearing masks, hoodies and gloves and attempted to rob the location.  The victim, an employee of the business, appeared to comply with the suspects’ demands, but was shot multiple times.  Paramedics transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the identities of the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Suspect, Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 2600 Alabama

Apr 15, 2019

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an incident in which a Houston police officer discharged a weapon at 2600 Alabama Street about 10:15 a.m. on Saturday (April 13).  

The suspect, Shelldrix Middleton (b/m, 17), is charged with one count of unlawful carrying of a weapon and one count of evading arrest.  The charges are filed in Harris County Criminal Court #1.  A booking photo of Middleton is attached to this news release.  

Sergeant J. Sneed, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident.  Sergeant Sneed was sworn in as an HPD officer in November 2006 and is assigned to the Gang Division Crime Reduction Unit.  

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives R. De LaRosa, M. Rodriguez and J. Villareal reported:  

Sergeant Sneed and his partner were conducting an investigation in an area near the above address known for narcotics activity and saw a male leaning against the driver’s side door of a red vehicle in the parking lot of a food store.  Believing him to be engaged in narcotics activity, officers exited their patrol vehicle and approached him.   The suspect began to walk away from the officers, then took off running.  One officer pursued the suspect on foot while Sgt. Sneed got back into his patrol vehicle and attempted to catch up to the suspect.  

The suspect ran west and into a vacant lot in the 2600 block of Alabama.  At that time, Sgt. Sneed saw the suspect was armed with a gun and running toward the officer pursuing on foot.  Fearing the suspect was going to shoot the officer, Sgt. Sneed discharged his duty weapon at the suspect and struck him in the leg.  Paramedics transported the suspect to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was treated and released.  No officers were injured.  The suspect’s weapon was recovered at the scene.  

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.  

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Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 11600 Village Place Drive

Apr 9, 2019
Surveillance Photos Released in Fatal Shooting at 11600 Village Place Drive
Houston police have released surveillance photos of two men believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 11600 Village Place about 11:55 p.m. on Monday (April 8).

The victim, 28, was transported to West Houston Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives B. Evans and T. Tyler reported:

The victim and a friend were at a nearby convenience store when he got into an altercation with another male.  The victim and his friend then left the store and observed a vehicle following them.  Someone from the suspect’s vehicle then fired a shot, striking the victim.

The driver of the vehicle, described only as a dark-colored, four-door sedan with white lettering near the top of the windshield, fled the scene.

Surveillance video from the convenience store shows two males standing in line behind the victim at the time of the disturbance. 

Anyone with information on the identities of the two males or the suspect vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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