Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting of Man at 6115 Will Clayton Parkway

Aug 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 6115 Will Clayton Parkway about 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 21).

The suspect, Alexis Trenay Eubanks (b/f, 26), is charged with aggravated assault of a family member in the 248th State District Court.  A booking photo of Eubanks is attached to this news release.  

The victim, Latouris Gilbert, 21, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to an area hospital.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers Z. Brumley and M. Althaus reported:

Mr. Gilbert and his girlfriend (Eubanks) were staying at a hotel at the above address and got into an argument that escalated when each began pushing and punching one another.  After the fight ended and as Gilbert was walking away, Eubanks pulled a pistol out of her clothes bag and shot Gilbert one time in the back.  Eubanks drove Gilbert to an urgent care facility and then returned to the scene, where she was taken into custody and subsequently charged.
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Jill Ellis to present the USA’s path to glory at FIFA Football Conference

Aug 22, 2019

Over 100 member associations have already confirmed their attendance at FIFA’s first-ever Football Conference to analyse the FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place on 22 September 2019 at Palazzo Del Ghiaccio in Milan.

The list is headed by FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, who will present her view on the USA’s road to glory during the “Tribute to the World Champions”.

“France 2019 was such a wonderful, global celebration of women’s football; holding a post-Women’s World Cup conference is an excellent way to summarise and capture the development and sheer growth of our sport,” said Jill Ellis.

“It will be a privilege to share and discuss with my colleagues some of my experiences from that journey through the tournament.”

FIFA Women’s World Cup finalist coach Sarina Wiegman, Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, England’s Phil Neville, France’s Corinne Diacre, Italy’s Milena Bertolini, Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Norway’s Martin Sjögren, Australia’s Ante Milicic, Canada’s Kenneth Heiner-Møller, China’s Jia Xiuquan, Japan’s Asako Takakura, Spain’s Jorge Vilda, Cameroon’s Alain Djeumfa, Argentina’s Carlos Borrello, Brazil’s newly appointed manager Pia Sundhage as well as women’s football experts from all six confederations, among many others, are expected to attend.

The programme of the conference comprises an analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 from a technical, tactical and physical point of view, discussions on the main footballing trends in comparison to previous editions of the tournament, the presentation of the FIFA Technical Study Group report, and podium discussions with coaches from the six confederations.

“The very positive response from our member associations confirms the great interest in the development of women’s football from a technical perspective. France 2019 set a new benchmark in women’s football and will serve as an inspiration across our member associations,” commented Branimir Ujević, FIFA’s Head of Coaching & Player Development and the Project Lead for the Technical Study Group in France.

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DAVID BENAVIDEZ SURPRISES KIDS AT A LOCAL BOXING GYM

Aug 22, 2019

 Los Angeles, CA): David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez is in the middle of training camp for his upcoming fight against Anthony Dirrell, September 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca and LIVE on FOX PPV, but yesterday he decided to make a change in his training schedule to surprise kids at a local gym. A week ago he saw a video of kids at The Rock Boxing Gym, a gym he used to spar at a couple of years ago. The Rock is a non-profit gym, it doesn’t charge anyone 17 and under to train. The trainers, Elvis, Greg and Miguel volunteer every single evening to train the youth. Their goal is to help the youth get off the streets in a fun, healthy way. Team Benavidez was very touched by this and decided to go pay them a surprise visit. 
David Benavidez and Team walked into the gym yesterday evening, as soon as the youth saw David with his Green and Gold WBC Belt, their jaws dropped. The kids gathered around him as he presented The Rock Boxing Gym with an Honorary WBC Mini Belt in recognition for all they do for the community. David spoke about his journey as an Amateur, A Professional and how important it is to stay disciplined in Boxing. There was a Q & A with the kids, autographs, photos, David also brought plenty of gifts on behalf of the World Boxing Council. Team Benavidez ended their visit with a short training session where the kids asked more questions. They were very impressed with the tips David and his Father/Trainer Jose Benavidez Sr. gave them.
The Rock was very grateful for the visit by Team Benavidez:
Thank you so much for this, you have no idea the impact this has on the youth. This gym is not luxurious, we are in need of an upgrade, but it has a lot of heart and as long as the kids keep coming, we will not charge them. If they win, we win.” Quotes from David Benavidez:
” I was a young kid like them once, being here helps me remember everything I have gone through to be here today. The hard work doesn’t stop though, in life, we got to keep working harder to be better than we were yesterday.”“It’s my obligation as a Professional Boxer to come back to the gyms and do whatever I can to inspire the youth. They’re the future, they’re the ones we have to keep our eyes on. One day they will be the Champions and will also go back to inspire the youth.”“I want to make a couple a visits before my next fight, it really motivates me as well to see the youth. They’re the ones who support us the boxers, its only right we give them our time as well.”Follow David Benavidez and Team at:@benavidez300
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Mayor Turner Congratulates the University of Houston

Aug 22, 2019

“The University of Houston proves once again why it is one of the nation’s innovative universities. Today’s bill signing to create the University of Houston medical school is a significant milestone for the Tier One university and will have implications far beyond campus. 

“The UH medical school graduates will help meet the demand for primary care physicians who are prepared to serve the state’s diverse population. The creation of a new medical school comes at a critical when Texans are living longer and need more preventative healthcare.

“I thank Gov. Abbott for his support and congratulate Chairman Tilman J. Fertitta and Chancellor Renu Khator for their leadership to establish the first medical school in the City in nearly a half-century.

“As Houston’s mayor and a proud UH graduate, I look forward to watching the development of the medical school’s cutting edge programs and contributions to our community.”

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Learn how to apply for major city arts grants by Sept. 20, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner urges members of the Houston arts community — creative individuals, arts organizations, festival organizers and others interested in presenting cultural programming to the public — to learn about applying by 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for three major competitive city grants.

The grant categories are Support for Artists and Creative Individuals (up to $15,000 per grant), Festival Grants (up to $10,000 per grant), and Support for Organizations (up to 20% of budget). The grants are funded by the City of Houston Hotel Occupancy Tax dedicated to the arts and are administered by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs with the Houston Arts Alliance.

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) urges prospective applications to attend a workshop to learn more about the grants, get tips on the application process and ask questions.To find a workshop, visit www.haatx.com/workshops 

“I recommend that everyone attend a workshop presented by the Houston Arts Alliance and start the application today,” said MOCA Director Debbie McNulty. “It’s free, it’s a resource to help you and there are more than ever to choose from this year.”

New this year are videos produced by HoustonTV as an additional way to learn the basics of the application process. The videos are at https://bit.ly/33zYB9s 

To find out more about the City’s Arts & Culture grant programs or to apply, visit https://www.houstonartsalliance.com/opportunities/grants/

Spanish language assistance is available on request and grants staff are available to provide technical assistance to people with disabilities.

If you have any questions or need assistance please email at grants@haatx.com or call, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT, (713) 527-9330.

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs develops policies and initiatives that expand access to arts and cultural programs in the community, attract visitors and leverage private investment. Learn more at www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs. Find fun stuff on Houston’s Cultural Events Calendar and follow @HoustonMOCA on Facebook and Instagram.
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Kovalev vs Yarde Presser

Aug 22, 2019

Kovalev-YardeHeadlines Special Afternoon of Boxing on ESPN+
WBO light heavyweight championship showdown to stream LIVEfrom Russia beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT


(Aug. 14, 2019) — WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Kovalev-Yarde will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT. The stream will also showcase the co-feature bout between unbeaten cruiserweight contender Aleksei Papin (11-0, 10 KOs) and former world title challenger Ilunga Makabu (25-2, 24 KOs). Fans in the U.S. can sign up at www.ESPNplus.com or on the ESPN App. “I am thrilled to fight for the first time in my hometown of Chelyabinsk,” Kovalev said. “It is a dream to defend my WBO title in front of all my friends and family back home. I am also thankful ESPN+ will show the fight to my fans in the U.S. Thank you to Igor Altushkin, Egis Klimas, Main Events and Top Rank for making this dream a reality, and thank you to Anthony Yarde for agreeing to fight in my home.” “Sergey has done just about everything a professional fighter can do, other than fight in his own hometown,” said promoter Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. “One of the sport’s greatest road warriors, Sergey will finally get the chance to salute his legion of fans in Chelyabinsk, where he grew up. It will be an exciting, long overdue homecoming for Sergey. And I am so happy to confirm that Sergey’s many fans in the U.S. will be able to watch this great event only on ESPN+. I wish to thank Igor Altushkin, German Titov and everyone at RCC for making this all possible. I also wish to thank Bob Arum and Top Rank for their continued support.” Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) is a veteran of 15 world title bouts and has won the light heavyweight world title on three occasions. A former unified champion, he revived his career in February by scoring a wide points win over Eleider Alvarez, the man who’d knocked him out less than six months prior. One of this generation’s most decorated champions, Kovalev holds victories over Jean Pascal, Nathan Cleverly and living legend Bernard Hopkins. In Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs), he faces a London native with a giant hand who is taking a giant step up in competition. Yarde has won his last 16 bouts by knockout, most recently stopping Travis Reeves in five rounds in a bout that streamed on ESPN+. This will be only his second pro bout outside of England. For more information, visit: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook:facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7101 West Fuqua Street

Aug 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman found at 7101 West Fuqua Street about 6 a.m. on August 12.

The suspect, Carl Wayne Flowers (b/m, 18), is charged with murder in the 458th State District Court in Fort Bend County.  A booking photo of Flowers is attached to this news release.

The deceased victim is identified as Joseph Estrada, 20.  The female victim, 21, was transported to an area hospital where she is expected to survive her injuries.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:

Mr. Estrada pulled his vehicle into a gas station parking lot at the above address.  The female victim got out of the vehicle and sought help from an employee at the business.  Paramedics arrived and pronounced Estrada deceased and transported the female to a hospital.  Both victims had sustained gunshot wounds.

Further investigation led to the identity of Flowers as the suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on Tuesday (Aug. 20) by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.
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UFC Travels Back To Tampa With A Pivotal Women’s Strawweight Bout

Aug 22, 2019

UFC® TRAVELS BACK TO TAMPA WITH A PIVOTAL WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT BOUT FEATURING

FORMER CHAMPION (#4) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK

AND (#7) MICHELLE WATERSON

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: JOANNA vs. WATERSON

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

FEATURED BOUT: CUB SWANSON vs. KRON GRACIE

ALL FIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+

LAS VEGAS – For the first time since 2016, UFC® will return to the AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Fla. with a crucial bout in the women’s strawweight division as former champion and No. 4-ranked contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to earn another shot at her lost crown by stopping the win streak of No. 7-rankedMichelle Waterson. Also on the card, longtime veteran Cub Swanson looks to hand undefeated submission specialist Kron Gracie his first career loss.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: JOANNA vs. WATERSON will stream live from the AMALIE Arena with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 12, with the prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET.  Doors open at 4 p.m. ET.

Competing in her adopted home state of Florida for the first time, Jedrzejczyk (15-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Olsztyn, Poland) returns to strawweight after recently attempting to become just the second woman to hold UFC championships in two divisions. Before moving up, Jedrzejczyk had established herself as the greatest strawweight champion in UFC history with dominant wins over Jessica Andrade, Claudia Gadelha (twice) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She now looks to get back to her winning ways and into the title conversation by taking out yet another top contender.

Currently on the longest win streak of her UFC career, Waterson (17-6, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) looks to add a UFC champion to her resume and insert herself into the title picture. A former Invicta FC champion, Waterson has been a contender from the moment she joined the UFC roster in 2015 and has already proven herself against some of the top competitors in the division, such as Paige VanZant, Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She now aims to secure the biggest win of her career and earn her first shot at UFC gold.

With seven UFC post-fight bonuses to his name, Swanson (25-11, fighting out of Palm Springs, Calif.)  has established himself as one the most exciting athletes on the roster. During his career he has claimed impressive wins over the likes of Dooho Choi, Artem Lobov and Jeremy Stephens. Competing in his 18th UFC bout, Swanson hopes to prove he can still compete with the best in the world and break back into the rankings with another crowd-pleasing performance.

Looking to remain undefeated, Gracie (5-0, fighting out of Culver City, Calif.) aims to secure the most important victory of his career with another signature submission. The latest member of the legendary Gracie family to join the UFC roster, Kron made his debut in impressive fashion by submitting the experienced Alex Caceres in the first round. Now, he looks to take out his second veteran in a row and announce himself as the next prospect to watch in the featherweight division.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • In a clash of top ranked flyweights, No. 3-ranked contender Deiveson Figueiredo (16-1, fighting out of Condor Belem, Para, Brazil) takes on former title challenger and No. 6-ranked Tim Elliott (16-8-1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Mo.)
  • Middleweight finishers meet as Eryk Anders (12-4, fighting out of Birmingham, Ala.) battles Gerald Meerschaert (29-11, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.)
  • Undefeated Mackenzie Dern (7-0, fighting out of Peoria, Ariz.) aims to lock in another submission in her return to action againstAmanda Ribas (7-1, fighting out of Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Max Griffin (15-6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) and Alex Morono (16-5, fighting out of Houston, Texas) both look to extend their win streaks and move up the welterweight ranks
  • Promising women’s flyweight competitors look to bounce back into the win column as JJ Aldrich (7-3, fighting out of Westminster, Colo.) meets Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Lauren Mueller (5-2, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.)
  • Dana White’s Contender Series alum Ryan Spann (16-5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas) aims to remain undefeated in UFC when he takes on Devin Clark (10-3. Fighting out of Sioux Falls, S.D.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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UFC Returns to Boston With Light Heavyweight Thriller

Aug 22, 2019

UFC® RETURNS TO BOSTON’S TD GARDEN WITH

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT THRILLER BETWEEN

(#4) DOMINICK REYES AND (#7-MW) CHRIS WEIDMAN

FEATURED BOUT EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN2 and ESPN DEPORTES:

(#5) ZABIT MAGOMEDSHARIPOV vs. (#11) CALVIN KATTAR

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: REYES vs. WEIDMAN

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

LAS VEGAS – UFC® returns to Boston with a spectacular light heavyweight bout, as undefeated No. 4 ranked contender Dominick Reyes welcomes former middleweight champion Chris Weidman to the 205-pound division. In a featherweight contenders’ bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, No. 5 ranked Zabit Magomedsharipov battles No. 11Calvin Kattar.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: REYES vs. WEIDMAN will air live from the TD Garden exclusively on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, October 18, with the prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and on ESPN Deportes.  Doors open at 5 p.m. ET.

Reyes (11-0, fighting out of Victorville, Calif.) immediately turned heads upon joining the UFC in 2017 by delivering a Performance of the Night victory over Joachim Christensen. He has since made a rapid ascent up the light heavyweight rankings after securing impressive wins against Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux and former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. Reyes now aims to add a former UFC champion to his resume and stake his claim for a title shot.

Weidman (14-4, fighting out of Baldwin, N.Y.) shocked the MMA world in 2013 by dethroning long-reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva via knockout. He then went on to deliver spectacular title defenses against Silva, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and NCAA Division I wrestler now sets his sights on taking over the light heavyweight class by stopping one of the division’s biggest rising stars.

In less than two years on the UFC roster, Magomedsharipov (17-1, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) has proven to be a must-watch featherweight contender. Known for his dynamic striking and slick grappling, he has netted memorable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Brandon Davis, Kyle Bochniak and Sheymon Moraes. Magomedsharipov now looks to once again steal the show and secure his 14th consecutive win.

A thrilling striker, Kattar (20-3, fighting out of Methuen, Mass.) has delivered sensational knockouts in his last three victories. During his UFC tenure, he has stopped Ricardo Lamas, Chris Fishgold and earned Fight of the Night honors for his TKO against Shane Burgos. Kattar is now poised to crack the featherweight top 5 with another highlight-reel finish in his Boston backyard.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • In a clash of surging flyweights, No. 12 ranked contender Maycee Barber (5-0, fighting out of Greeley, Colo.) takes on dangerous finisher and No. 15 ranked Gillian Robertson (7-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of  Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada)
  • Deron Winn (6-0, fighting out of Gilroy, Calif.) looks to remain undefeated against tough Darren Stewart (10-4 1NC, fighting out of London, England)
  • Daniel Spitz (6-2, fighting out of Spokane, Wash.) welcomes newcomer Tanner Boser (16-5-1, fighting out of Edmonton, Alta., Canada) to the UFC heavyweight division

·       Molly McCann (9-2, fighting out of Liverpool, England) goes for her third straight win against Diana Belbita (13-4, fighting out of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania)

·       Dana White’s Contender Series signeeBrendan Allen (11-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) debuts against Eric Spicely(12-6, fighting out of Olneyville, R.I.)

·       Massachusetts native Randy Costa (4-1, fighting out of Taunton, Mass.) looks for an impressive win at home against Boston Salmon (6-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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