Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 14623 Buffalo Speedway

Nov 15, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 14623 Buffalo Speedway
A suspect has been arrested and charged in the shooting of a man at 14623 Buffalo Speedway about 9:45 p.m. on September 26.

The suspect, Terry L. Turner (b/m, 56), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 262nd State District Court for his role in the shooting of Anthony Alexis, 44, who was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.  A booking photo of Turner is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Graf and R. Naughton reported:

Mr. Alexis was at a convenience store at the above address where he saw a male suspect, known to him as “T-Boy” or “G-Boy.”  The suspect retrieved a pistol from a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.  The suspect, possibly a second male, and Alexis began exchanging gunfire, striking Alexis in the right eye.  The suspect then fled the scene.

Further investigation led to Turner as the identity of the suspect in this case.  He was subsequently charged on October 6 and taken into custody on October 9. 
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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 7201 Rittenhouse Village Court

Oct 20, 2019
A suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 7201 Rittenhouse Village Court about 1:10 a.m. on Saturday (October 19) is in police custody.

The suspect, Harold Lawrence Walton (b/m, 35), is charged with murder in the 174th State District Court.  A current booking photo of Walton is attached to this news release.

The victim, Marc Alvin Thomas, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Officer B. Rothberg reported:

According to witnesses, Mr. Thomas and the suspect, Walton, were involved in a confrontation inside a residence at the above address that continued into the street.  Once outside, Walton shot Thomas, who was unarmed.  Walton then fled the scene on foot.

About 3 a.m. today (October 20), Walton was arrested without incident in a northeast Houston motel parking lot. 
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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 7201 Rittenhouse Village Court

Oct 20, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 7201 Rittenhouse Village Court about 1:10 a.m. today (October 19).

The suspect, Harold Lawrence Walton (b/m, 35), is charged with murder in the 174th State District Court.  A previous photo of Walton is attached to this news release.

The victim, Marc Alvin Thomas, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Officer B. Rothberg reported:

According to witnesses, Mr. Thomas and the suspect, Walton, were involved in a confrontation inside a residence at the above address that continued into the street.  Once outside, Walton shot Thomas, who was unarmed.  Walton then fled the scene on foot and remains at large.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of suspect Walton, or on 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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TODAY’S INSPIRED LATINA, LANZAMIENTO DEL LIBRO V EN NUEVA YORK.

Oct 19, 2019

Nueva York, NY.-Dentro de la esfera de la literatura en la ciudad de New York . Este fin de semana se llevó a cabo en el edificio New York Times  el lanzamiento del V volumen del libro llamado Today’s Inspired Latina .

Se hicieron presentes 25 ilustres figuras y  escritoras latinas ,para dar a conocer sus historias personales con el público internacional  con el lanzamiento de este  libro en Norteamérica. 

Esta  serie de libros muestran la conmovedora colección de historias de más de 130 autoras latinas de todo el mundo. Las Autoras comparten sus experiencias de cómo superar las barreras del idioma, las dudas y otros obstáculos para tener éxito en su vida laboral y personal.

Desde 2015, la serie se ha convertido en un movimiento internacional con presencia en los Estados Unidos, México, América del Sur y Europa. La Fundadora : Jacqueline Camacho es la directora de JJR Marketing INC. y la editorial de la serie de libros Today’s Inspired Latinaque  descubre nuevas historias positivas de latinas exitosas año tras año.

En una entrevista para BereaVision, la Directora y fundadora esto fue lo que nos dijo: “Este libro está lleno de inspiración , cuenta las adversidades que han pasado las autoras y cómo las han vencido, la esperanza que dejen algo al lector sí se puede, entonces la variedad, la inspiración, los sentimientos a flor de piel, la vulnerabilidad que se muestra en cada una de las historias realmente es el regalo más hermoso que le podamos dar a la comunidad.

Jaqueline Camacho-Ruiz llevará la serie de libros Today’s Inspired Latina  a Europa este año. El esperado Volumen VI, la edición europea, se lanzó el 13 de octubre en Bélgica y el 15 de octubre en París.

“No puedo esperar para presentar al público europeo las poderosas historias de estas autoras”, dijo. “Espero continuar con la magia y obtener un nuevo apoyo para esta serie de libros como hemos presenciado en los últimos eventos  En este lanzamiento estuvieron presentes  las autoras del Volumen V: Macarena Tamayo Calabrese, Marcela Avila, Denisse Robledo, Elena Sotomayor, Maribel Guerrero, Leonor Gil, Rosy D’Amico, Unica Antunez, Ivonne Enid, Monica Lopez, Thania Keppel, Claudia Vazquez, Liza Love, Keila Gonzalez, Ruby Greenberg, Maria Castro, Karla A. Vazquez, Blanca Sepulveda, Fernanda Arteaga, Claudia Ayala, Nancy Razon, Amanda Sanchez, Chella Diaz, Laura Muller, Miriam Gaeta, Tanya Flores y Chanabelle Arriaga.

Bereavision/Nueva York.
BY: Cesar Escamilla 

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Chalktoberfest 2019 en Marietta, GA

Oct 16, 2019

Marietta, GA- Bereavision-El evento anual Chalktoberfest tuvo lugar en la Plaza Marietta, del 18 al 19 de octubre.

Allí se presentaron artistas profesionales de todo el país que exhibieron sus creativos diseños callejeros.

Algunas piezas eran originales y otras inspiradas en la cultura pop.

También asistieron artistas de diversas partes de México y escolares, los participantes tuvieron la oportunidad de exhibir sus diseños artísticos y la música en vivo, la artesanía expuesta.

Durante el evento formaron una parte muy importante del festival, los dueños de negocios en Georgia tuvieron la oportunidad de promover sus artesanías, como el arte, la ropa y el vino.

El evento tuvo lugar durante dos días en los que los artistas trabajaron en sus piezas y otros realizaron murales de pie, las piezas se pusieron en un concurso y los asistentes tuvieron la oportunidad de votar por su tiza favorita.

El evento ha sido uno de los más populares para comenzar la temporada de otoño aquí en Marietta.

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Today we announced that the inaugural Jazz on the Hill concert will be at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park

Oct 15, 2019

#ICYMI: Today we announced that the inaugural Jazz on the Hill concert will be at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, featuring live performances GRAMMY® Award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

Special guest is Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band. The free show will open with the Houston High School All Stars featuring Derrick Hodge, presented by a collaboration of the Monterey Jazz Festival and Texas Southern University.

Jazz on the Hill was created to promote music education and highlight national and local jazz artists who began and/or developed their careers here.

I’m thrilled to invite my fellow Houstonians to this memorable evening of jazz with world-renowned and budding artists on the same stage. I’m equally proud to showcase this concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre, which hosts the largest always-free performing arts program of its kind in the country.

KIRK WHALUM
Forged from his Memphis gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston nightclub scene, Whalum’s big, rich tenor sax sound is unmistakably his own. Whalum has played for notable artists including Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston. He can be heard on Houston’s iconic hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Whalum followed that career high point with his phenomenal hit album released on Warner Bros. Records, For You, perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date. In addition to his many solo projects, he was also a member of the popular soul/jazz group BWB, which features him as the “W” of the group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).

PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND
For more than three decades, Sanchez has created a combination of jazz and gritty soul music, with infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. Born in Laredo to a Mexican-American family, Sanchez grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, where he was raised on an unusual cross-section of sounds that included traditional jazz, Latin jazz and American soul. His album Latin Soul received a GRAMMY award for Best Latin Album of 1999, and he continued to release multiple albums throughout the next decade. With his latest project, Trane’s Delight, Sanchez continues to honor the giants whose music has helped shape his own, while building on the rich legacy they’ve left behind.

HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL ALL STARS PRESENTED BY MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL AND TSU
Additional performances will include the formation of a new educational partnership between KTSU Radio, Texas Southern University and The Monterey Jazz Festival led by jazz musician and national recording artist Derrick Hodge (artist in residence.) This has led to a music symposium with Houston-area high school jazz ensembles from Oct. 23 – 26, 2019. Top jazz students will be selected from schools such as Waltrip, Heights, Kinder HSPVA, Westbury, Kempner, Taylor, Westside, MacArthur and more to perform with Hodge at Jazz on the Hill. Hodge was signed to Blue Note Records in September 2011 and in 2013, his solo album, Live Today, was released with guest appearances by Common, Robert Glasper and vocalist Alan Hampton (“Holding on to You”). He has also worked with Floetry, Osvaldo Golijov, Anthony Hamilton, Gerald Levert, Donnie McClurkin, James Moore, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Q-Tip, Jill Scott, Timbaland, and Kanye West. He has toured and recorded with Clark Terry, Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, and Terence Blanchard.

Sponsors include: Miller Outdoor Theatre, KTSU 90.9FM, Texas Southern University, and Houston First. The show is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

For more information please visit www.houstontx.gov or www.houstonspecialevents.org.

CORTESIA: City of Houston

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City awards new round of grants to 22 local arts projects

Oct 15, 2019
HOUSTON –  The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) is happy to announce another group of recipients of Let Creativity Happen! competitive arts grants.

A total of $55,000 will support 22 creative and innovative projects throughout the City of Houston. The $2,500 grants were awarded to 13 artists, eight organizations and one group.

Funded by the portion of the City of Houston Occupancy Tax that is dedicated to the arts, Let Creativity Happen! is administered by MOCA with the Houston Arts Alliance.

“Since the launch of this grant program last year, the City has offered unique opportunities to risk-taking creative projects that presents the public with bold bodies of work,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “These projects have taken place throughout the City of Houston and have drawn visitors and Houstonians alike to engage with arts and cultural events created through local talent.”

“With the beginning of each cycle, it is always exciting to see how these group of recipients will continue to take a dynamic and fresh approach to engage with their communities, introduce new and unique art experiences, and involve the public in their creativity,” said MOCA Director Debbie McNulty.

 “The projects culminate in a presentation where recipients talk about what they created, learned and have an opportunity to engage with other grant recipients,” she said. “I invite everyone to join me at the next 8×8, eight artists x eight minutes, on Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Print Museum (1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019), 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.”

MOCA congratulates all award recipients as they embark on their projects and thank them for their dedication to the arts and cultural vitality of Houston.

To learn more about the Let Creativity Happen! Express Grant program visit: https://www.houstonartsalliance.com/opportunities/grants/let-creativity-happen-express-grants

The next deadline for grant applications is 5:30 pm Nov. 1.

In photo below: Waterscapes with Buffalo Bayou Partnership by Carrie Schneider

 Grant Recipients:Project TitleDiscipline#Afro-LatinHTX#Afro-LatinHTXLiterature, Radio and PodcastGbenga AyeniHouston Open Canvas: Version 2.0PainterChapman DanceFolding and Unfolding: a dance and visual art collaborationDanceDavid DoveDown TimeMusicFrame DanceMicro DancesDance, Music and FilmIrraschenal PicturesWhistleFilm ProducerJUICEBOXJUICEBOXMusicBrandon KafarelaBUSSANT Fashion Collective – LaunchFashion & TextilesKRISTINA KOUTSOUDASDance of the Maghreb: A Taste of CultureDanceLynn LaneThe NoctambulistMulti-media performance artMelinda Laszcynski and John ForseYou know what I could go for…Ceramics and digitalDeniz LopezAll Real Children’s Rising ProgrammingMedia and Electronic ArtsAnna MayerWe Are Not Only EverythingSculpture/Social SculptureJesus MedelJournal Writing and Collective MemoryLiterature (Creative)Mystery Loves CompanyMystery NightsMusicObsidian TheaterOthello The RemixTheaterReyes RamierezThe Three Masks of Iturbide Villalobos: A Reading and Wrestling PerformanceLiterary, Performing ArtsBABA RUEROBRue’s WorldMusic/FilmCarrie SchneiderWaterscapes with Buffalo Bayou PartnershipSocially Engaged ArtMich StevensonA Lot A LandMultidisciplinarySarah SudhoffPoint of OriginDance and Kinetic Sound InstallationYoung Audiences Inc., of HoustonHCJPD Youth Mural ProjectVisual Art
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Suspect Arrested, Victims Sought in “Wobbly Wheel” Scam Investigation

Oct 15, 2019
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 Charges have been filed against two suspects, one arrested and one at-large, following an investigation into fraudulent activity known as the “wobbly wheel” scam.  

Both suspects are charged with arson and endangering a child in the 185th State District Court.  One suspect, Speed Lorenzo Thompson (w/m, 24), has been arrested.  The second suspect, Guliano Christopher Thomson (w/m, 31), is not in custody.  Though the males have different last name spellings, they are brothers.  Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.    

Both men erroneously advise victims that one of their vehicle’s wheels is loose or damaged and then force the victim to pay for a repair.  They also state the wheel is on fire or is smoking to get the driver’s attention.  

The scam begins when the suspects approach the victim in a parking lot or attempt to motion the citizen over while driving.  In most cases, the suspects represent themselves as mechanics and offer to address the issue for the victim.  One suspect then pretends to fix the victim’s tire while other suspects distract the victim(s).  More recently, a suspect has been known to set the tire’s wheel well on fire with a lighter to show the car owner the tire is smoking and there is melted plastic.  The suspect then pressures the victim into payment for repairs.  

Investigators believe there are more victims and are asking anyone who may have had contact with Speed Thompson or Guliano Thomson to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 
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Surveillance Video of Suspect Wanted in Sexual Assault at 6200 Antoine Drive

Oct 15, 2019
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Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in the sexual assault of a juvenile female at 6200 Antoine Drive about 1 p.m. on August 31.  

The suspect is described only as a black male with a thin build and facial hair.  He was wearing a gray and blue tank top shirt, long pants and black open-toed shoes.  Surveillance video of the suspect can be viewed on the HPD YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/iUzPVv78HRs.  

The suspect entered an apartment complex at the above address and paced and walked around the area near the mailboxes, where the victim was waiting for the mail.  The suspect then grabbed the victim and sexually assaulted her in a common open area of the apartment complex.  He then fled the scene southbound on Antoine Drive.  The victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the assault.  

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Special Victims Division at 713-308-1100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 7600 Clarewood

Oct 1, 2019
Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal crash that occurred at 7600 Clarewood about 2:50 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 29).

Gustavo Perez Alvarez (H/m, 19) is charged with intoxication manslaughter and FSRA involving death in the 228th State District Court.  A photo of Perez Alvarez is attached to this new release.

The identity of the female victim, 26, is pending verification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. Gonzales and Officer A. Mares reported:

Perez Alvarez was driving a silver Honda Accord westbound on Clarewood when he attempted to pass the driver of a white Lexus RX350 at a high rate of speed.  He hit the Lexus, lost control of his vehicle, struck a curb and then a pole.  The victim, a passenger in his vehicle, was ejected.  She was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Perez Alvarez attempted to flee the scene on foot but was arrested a short time later.  He was also transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
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