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 Fatal Crash at 2400 Katy Freeway

Apr 9, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 2400 Katy Freeway
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash that occurred at 2400 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) about  3 a.m. on Saturday (April 6).  

The suspect, Sheila Michelle Brown (b/f, 33), is charged with failure to stop and render aid and intoxication manslaughter in the 339th State District Court.  A booking photo of Brown is attached to this news release.  

The identity of the male victim, 46, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Benavidez and Officer J. Johnson reported:  

A red Toyota Camry, driven by Brown, was traveling eastbound on the Katy Freeway when it struck a blue Mazda 3.  The Camry then struck a tractor-trailer truck that was stopped due to a prior crash that occurred in the 2100 block of the Katy Freeway.  Meanwhile, the Mazda struck a white GMC Canyon.  The driver of the Mazda died at the scene.  Brown fled on foot and was detained by responding patrol officers.  She was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor leg injuries.  She was determined to be intoxicated and subsequently charged for her role in the crash.  
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2016 Fatal Shooting at 1312 Robin

Apr 9, 2019
 Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2016 Fatal Shooting at 1312 Robin
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of three men and the wounding of two other persons at 1312 Robin about 10:35 p.m. on July 4, 2016.

The suspect, Jerome Moore (b/m, 20), is charged with capital murder (multiple murder) in the 179th State District Court.  A photo of Moore is attached to this news release.

Three victims, Daquarius Tucker, 19, Charles Jackson, 29, and Jamal Dixon-Lackey, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene.  A fourth male, 37, and a juvenile male, 10, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks and C. Cegielski reported:

Residents were having a neighborhood fireworks display at the above address.  During the gathering, Mr. Tucker was targeted by a rival gang and shots were fired.  Tucker was killed, as were two other bystanders (Jackson and Dixon-Lackey) who were in close proximity to him.  Two additional victims were wounded. 

Further information led to the development of Moore as the suspected shooter in this case and, on April 3, 2019, he was arrested without incident and subsequently charged.
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Fresh produce more affordable at Houston Health Department’s 2019 Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets

Apr 3, 2019
FRESH PRODUCE MORE AFFORDABLE AT HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S 2019 GET MOVING HOUSTON FARMERS MARKETS
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department is making fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable with the launch of its eighth Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets season.

The 2019 markets will offer SNAP beneficiaries a dollar for dollar match up to $20 spent on fresh fruits and vegetables through the Urban Harvest Double Up Houston program. In addition to the new incentive, the markets will continue to offer:Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible WIC clients;The Fruit and vegetable prescription program FRESH RX to Houstonians participating in a health screening visit or a health education class available at a participating health center; andVarious deals and bundles to make local fruits and vegetables more affordable.“Fruits and vegetables help prevent or delay the start of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease while helping people maintain a healthy weight and just feel better,” said Dr. Faith Foreman-Hays, head of the health department’s Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness. 

Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets bring fresh fruits and vegetables to communities with low access, also known as food deserts. Since launching in 2011, the markets have benefited more than 20,000 underserved families and distributed more than half a million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in Houston.

“These markets provide a mutual benefit to farmers, shoppers and local economies by allowing farmers to sell high quality fresh fruits and vegetables directly to the community, meeting the area’s demand for fresh produce,” Foreman-Hays continued.

The markets accept cash, credit, debit and SNAP/Lonestar EBT.

The 2019 Get Moving Houston Farmers Market season runs April 3 through September 26. Markets are held twice weekly at multi-service centers across the city. The 2019 schedule and more information about the markets, incentives and health programs is available at houstontx.gov/health/farmersmarkets or 832-393-4054.
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NUIT BLANCHE HOUSTON Art Exhibit and Festival

Mar 28, 2019

Internationally acclaimed Art Festival Nuit Blanche will be transforming Downtown Houston on Saturday, April 6th for its inaugural debut! Imagine Houston animated at night, transformed by the magic of art with unique installations dotted around City Hall and the Houston Public Library. The public gets to take part in creating a work of art inspired by French Architect Yona Friedman and view an exhibit of his artwork inside the Central Library gallery (on the first floor). This unique celebration will engage both highly regarded international artists and local luminaries as well as school children. Visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313 for more information.

Festival Nuit Blanche Activities
Saturday, April 6 | 12 PM – 9 PM
Central Library, Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza | 500 McKinney St., 77002 | 832-393-1313
Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002 | 832-393-1313

“Space Chain Structure” Central Library Gallery
On Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza, visitors are invited to build a “space chain structure” with the help of art students and docents. Each installation, built using 1,500 hula hoops, is assembled spontaneously, creating new variations of space with each turn.

Specially trained docents will be available to offer tours that allow students to develop an understanding of art in both creative and historical contexts.

Movie: African Tales – Central Library Gallery 
Friedman’s second piece of art exhibited during Nuit Blanche is “African Tales,” a series of ten films produced by Yona Friedman and his wife Denise Charvein, between 1960 and 1963. The animations are constructed from wooden blocks, carved and assembled to create the different scenes. The soundtrack is taken from UNESCO African music library, and each film is inspired by an ancestral African tale. Broadcasted in Africa by ethnologist and moviemaker Jean Roch, the films encountered great success. Lost until 2007, the films were restored with the help of the National Center for Edition, Art and Image in France.

Olivier Modr art exhibit inside the Julia Ideson Building
“I can’t remember”

The Houston Public Library’s Community Engagement Team – Central Library
Paper Circuits and an Art Activity | 4 PM – 6 PM

The Houston Public Library’s Youth Services Team – Central Library
Arts and crafts

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 37 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

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Houston Firefighters to Participate in MDA’s Fill the Boot

Mar 28, 2019
WHAT:Press Conference for MDA Campaign
WHEN: April 10, 2019 at 10:00 am
WHERE:Houston Fire Station 11 460 TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX  77007
Houston, Texas – The Houston Fire Department and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341 are supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by once again taking part in the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. This campaign helps to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.Continuing a 65-year tradition, thousands of dedicated Houston firefighters will hit the streets or storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to donate to MDA.Houston’s Fill the Boot drive is scheduled on the following Saturdays from 10am – 2pm:April 13April 20April 27May 4Press Conference: Wednesday, April 10 at 10 amHouston Fire Station 11460 TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77007Funds raised through the 2019 Houston Fill the Boot campaign will empower families with life-enhancing resources and support that open new possibilities and maximize independence, so they can experience the world without any limits. Houston firefighters have raised more than $8 million for MDA which funds groundbreaking research, programs and services that enrich the lives of individuals living with neuromuscular disease. Additionally, dollars raised during Fill the Boot help to send local Houston kids to MDA Summer Camp at no cost to their families. Every June, more than 100 campers from the Houston area experience a week of barrier-free fun while gaining confidence and independence.
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Houston Fire Department Open House Safety Campaign

Mar 28, 2019
Houston Fire Department Open House Safety Campaign
HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department’s “Open House” Public Safety Awareness Campaign will kick off in the month of April to promote Fire Prevention and Safety. Citizens will have the chance to learn about common causes of home fires such as cooking, heating units, and smoking; be reminded of the importance of having working smoke detectors (and checking them frequently) and how critical it is to have a fire safety escape plan in place.There are two safety themes for 2019 open houses: “Know the Way Out” and “Cook with Caution.” Open house activities, which may vary by fire station, include: an interactive tour through the fire safety house to learn how to prepare and evacuate during an emergency, demonstrations by firefighters, fire station tours, photo ops with Sparky the Fire Dog, and free pizza and chips. 

“Every year, the majority of fire deaths in North America happen at home. In a typical home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Our open houses are a time for people to think ahead. You can help ensure your family’s safety by having a home fire escape plan, making sure your smoke alarms work well, and being careful with cooking and heating equipment,” said Fire Chief Sam Pena.
 
The schedule for 2019 open houses is below:

April 6, 2019                   11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 82 
May 4, 2019                    11 am-2 pm                        Houston Fire Station 27
June 6, 2019                   11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 105
July 11, 2019                  11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 86
August 8, 2019               11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 47
September 7, 2019         11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 15
Fire Prevention Month Schedule              (Increased Schedule for the month)
October 5, 2019               11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 5
October 12, 2019             11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 71
October 19, 2019            11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 32
October 26, 2019            11am-2pm                          Houston Fire Station 13
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 12929 Northwest Freeway

Mar 27, 2019
Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 12929 Northwest Freeway
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a male that occurred at 12929 Northwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 290) service road about 11:15 a.m. on March 13.  

The suspect, Gabriel Jesus Rangel, also known as Gabriel Calixto (H/m, 17), is charged with manslaughter in the 337th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Angel Hernandez-Martinez, 17.  

A November 2018 booking photo of Rangel is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives N. Sharp and K. Fregia reported:

Mr. Hernandez-Martinez was dropped off at the Signature Care Emergency Center at 1014 Wirt Road by four unknown individuals in an older-model, tan Cadillac.  He had been shot in the chest and was reported deceased at the emergency center.  It was later discovered the shooting occurred at the Red Roof Inn at the above address on the Northwest Freeway service road.  Witnesses spoke with detectives and claimed the shooting was accidental.  

Further investigation identified the suspect as Gabriel Jesus Rangel, alias Gabriel Calixto.  He is not in custody at this time.  

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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Mayor Turner encourages Houstonians to learn about mortgage opportunities

Mar 26, 2019
Mayor Turner encourages Houstonians to learn about mortgage assistance programs. NACA’s “Achieve the Dream” event continues this weekend 
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner joined NACA’s CEO Bruce Marks, a Bank of America executive. to announce a commitment of $100 million of the Best Mortgage in America to Houston homebuyers. This will create unprecedented homeownership opportunities in Houston for low and moderate income buyers by breaking down the barriers that prevent many working people from buying a home.

The NACA program features no down payment, no closing costs, no PMI, a below market fixed rate, without consideration of one’s credit score. With Houston’s financial assistance and other funds, homebuyers can buy down the interest rate to virtually zero percent. Additionally, grants are available from the City of Houston to permanently buy down the interest rate on the loan. When combined with the $30,000 grant available from the City of Houston, a NACA homebuyer with a $200,000 mortgage can buy down the interest rate on the loan to a fixed rate of virtually zero percent for the life of the loan.
“This is one of my priorities. I want people to live and work in the City of Houston,” Mayor Turner said. “We are the fourth largest, and most diverse city in the country. We need the best and brightest to be able to afford to live in Houston and contribute to the city of the future.”
NACA’s Achieve the Dream Event continues each day through Sunday at Greenspoint Mall, with doors open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. All NACA services are free, and more information and event registration can be found at www.naca.com. Walk-ins are welcome. 
NACA provides the same terms for all borrowers, many of whom had previously given up on homeownership.  As Forbes magazine observed in their comparison of the best low down payment mortgages, “There is one exception, NACA, that charges the same rate regardless of the credit score”.  Bank of America has committed $10 Billion to the NACA mortgage program nationwide.   
Bruce Marks explained, “NACA believes homeownership is a right, and we are here to see that Houston’s woring people have the opportunity they deserve to achieve their piece of the American Dream.”
 
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DIRREL VS YILDIRIM

Feb 24, 2019

DIRREL VS YILDIRIM 

El Armory de Minneapolis Minnesota  presencio uno noche de boxeo espectacular donde Anthony Dirrell obtuvo el titulo vacante de los pesos medios the la WBC

El mítico Armory en la ciudad de Minneapolis, MN fue sede de una noche de box donde el ex campeón de los pesos medios  Anthony “the dog” Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs) se coronara al vencer en una controversial decisión técnica dividida a su oponente Avni “Mr Robot” Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) y así obtener el titulo vacante de los pesos medios del consejo mundial de box.

La pelea fue muy dividida donde ambos pugilistas no defraudaron y desde los primeros asaltos  enseñaron sus armas tirando golpes muy certeros en momentos pareciera que Yildirim ponía contra las cuerdas a Dirrell pero este siempre tenia para responder a su adversario.

La pelea se detuvo en el décimo round ya que Dirrell sufrió una cortada en su ojo izquierdo resultado de un choque de cabezas de ambos peleadores. La pelea se fue a las tarjetas de los jueces dandole la victoria a Dirrell con un puntaje de 96-94, 96-94 para Dirrell y 98-92 para Yildirim y así Anthony “the dog” Dirrell se llevo la vomitoria y el titulo de la WBC con una decisión técnica dividida 

En la pelea co-estelar de la noche el de casa y favorito Jamal James (25-1, 12KOs)  se enfrento al colombiano Janer Gonzalez 19-2-1, 15 KOs) en una pelea pactada a 10 Rounds. durante la pelea James hizo gran uso de su estatura y alcance aunque en momentos se le complicaba el estilo de pelea del Colombiano.

Para el final del  6to round Jamal castigo tanto el cuerpo de Gonzalez que lo hizo caer, Gonzalez pudo levantarse pero ya para el 7to asalto Gonzalez decidido no salir mas dandole la victoria por KO Técnico a Jamal James

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