THE OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HOSTS 23rd ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAY

Nov 26, 2019

(ABOVE: Participants from this past Saturday’s Turkey Giveaway pose for a photo after delivering turkeys to hundreds of families at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter School in East Los Angeles)

PhotosPhoto Credit: Cris Esqueda – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy 

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 25, 2019): The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 23rdAnnual Turkey Giveaway this past Saturday at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to lend a helping hand to East Los Angeles families as they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. The Foundation, along with Golden Boy fighters Joet GonzalezSeniesa “Superbad” EstradaJousce “Tito” GonzalezAaron “The Silencer” McKennaHerbert “Ace” Acevedo and Richard “Kansas Kid” Acevedo, served turkeys to hundreds of families today and distributed additional turkeys to local organizations, churches and Green Dot Public Schools. “The Annual Turkey Giveaway is an event that is very close to my heart,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. “Having grown up in East Los Angeles, it’s important for me to give back to my hometown this holiday season. We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to help members of the East Los Angeles community for the past 23 years, and we look forward to continuing to support local families in need.” The event was made possible by Mission Foods, Tampico, 4Earth Farms and Sombra Apparel. About the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation:In 1995, Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya started his honorable Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles. Today, with the help many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people annually.  The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) in addition to various after school programs that promotes positive lives, and protect youth from the circumstances of living in underprivileged communities.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 6809 Utah Street

Nov 26, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 6809 Utah Street about 6:40 a.m. on November 8.  

The suspect, Corey Levell Johnson (b/m, 28), is charged with capital murder in the 208th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Theodore Lane, 38, and the wounding of Stanley Nealy, 41.  

A booking photo of Johnson is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Perez and A. Barr reported:  

On November 8, HPD patrol officers responded to a home invasion at an apartment at the above address and determined two black male suspects knocked on the door claiming to be selling a computer.  When one of the victims opened the door, the suspects forced entry at gunpoint and robbed the occupants of the residence.  Before leaving, the suspects shot Messrs. Lane and Nealey as they were lying on the floor.  Paramedics pronounced Lane deceased at the scene and Nealey was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in an unknown condition.  

Further investigation identified Johnson as a suspect in this case.  Last Friday (November 22), Johnson was arrested on an unrelated charge and on Saturday (November 23) he was charged for his role in this incident.  

Anyone with information on the second wanted suspect 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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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 3800 Gulf Freeway

Nov 26, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 3800 Gulf Freeway
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 3800 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 1:10 a.m. on Saturday (November 23).  

The suspect, Lupe Longoria (H/m, 27), is charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #13   A booking photo of Longoria is attached to this news release.  

The identities of the two male victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer V. Ramos reported:  

A black Nissan Versa was involved in a crash and was disabled on the southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway near Cullen Boulevard.  The Versa was then struck by a blue Nissan Altima.  The drivers exited their vehicles and stood in the lane near the HOV concrete barrier while a wrecker truck blocked another lane of traffic.  

The driver (Longoria) of a gray Toyota CHR traveling southbound on the freeway failed to stay in a single lane and struck both pedestrians.  One of the men, 45, died at the scene.  The other was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced deceased.  Longoria was detained at the scene.  He was determined to be impaired and subsequently charged for his role in the crash.
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RENE ‘GEMELO’ ALVARADO BEATS ANDREW ‘EL CHANGO’ CANCIO TO BECOME THE WBA SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

Nov 26, 2019

ABOVE: Rene Alvarado lands a hard right hand on Andrew Cancio en route to a seventh-round stoppage win on Nov. 23 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California)

Photos and ScorecardsPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

INDIO, CALIF. (Nov. 23, 2019): Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-8, 20 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua successfully defeated Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) of Blythe, California via knockout at the end of the seventh round of a 12-round rematch for the WBA Super Featherweight World Title. The fight was stopped after the referee deemed Cancio’s cut to be too severe to continue. The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live DAZN.  “It’s a feeling very hard to describe,” said Rene Alvarado. “It’s something I’ve wanted ever since I started my career, and now Nicaragua has another world champion, twin brothers. We were looking for new opportunities, not necessarily to avenge a loss, but opportunities to become a world champion. And that’s what we did. Cancio’s going to come back from this but we fought our hearts out and it was a tough fight.”
“It was a plan to start dominating from the very beginning of the fight. That was the plan, by Sergio Gonzalez my trainer and my corner including my brother, who’s also a world champion with me now.”

“My objective was to make sure that I become a world champion on this important day, the 23rd of November, when 45 years ago, Alexis Argüello became a world champion for the first time [and Nicaragua’s first world champion]. And now for the first time, we have two world champions who are twin brothers from Nicaragua. That was the objective.” “We felt great throughout camp, and I just couldn’t get off,” said Andrew Cancio. “I fought a hell of a fight tonight. I was two steps behind him. There’s nothing I can say. He fought his fight tonight and he got his revenge in the rematch. Congratulations to him. He did exactly what I did. He had to come from behind to come over here and become a world champion. He fought a hell of a fight and there’s nothing I can say besides congratulate him and enjoy this.I know how it feels. Now we just have to go back to the drawing board, and I have to talk it over with my team. Tonight, wasn’t my night but it is what it is. I have to take this loss as a champion and just go back home and regroup and see what we have to do.”
“I kept trying, but tonight was his night. He got off very well. I got hit with too many shots. I had a great camp; there’s no excuses about it, and the better man won tonight. It’s well-deserved; he fought a tremendous fight. I’ve been here before. It is what it is. It’s part of the game.” In the co-main event, Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs) of Kumming, China defeated Manny Robles (18-1, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, California via unanimous decision to successfully defend his WBA Featherweight World Title. Can won with scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. “We trained very hard in the camp, three months for the fight,” said Xu Can “.We wanted to show everybody in the world. 

Who do you want next? “Josh [Harrington]! You coming out? Now I’m here. You see I’m here, right? Let’s fight. Let’s unify.”

Where would you want the fight? “Anywhere. I can fight anywhere. I promise I will bring the belt back home to China.” Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs) of Boston, Mass. beat Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (23-4, 13 KOs) of  the Bronx, New York via unanimous decision in a 10-round fight for the WBA Continental Americas Welterweight Title. Ellis won with scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91. “This was a good fight and a good test for me,” said Rashidi Ellis. “For me it wasn’t personal. They made it personal. It was because I knocked him out in the first round of our first right. I’d be mad too if that were me. Now I just want bigger fighters. I want to fight for a world title.” Victor “El Tornado” Morales Jr. (13-0, 7 KOs) of Vancouver, Wash. defeated Diuhl Olguin (14-13-3, 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via unanimous decision in an eight-round featherweight bout. Morales won with three scores of 80-72. “I felt good, but it also felt like my pro debut in a way,” said Victor Morales. “Props to my opponent. He was tough and came to fight. I knew he would be the toughest fight of my pro career thus far. Once I got loose, comfortable and got his timing, I knew I had him.”
Alberto “Impacto” Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina stopped Juan Kantun (21-9-3, 15 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona via knockout in the second round of an eight-round super bantamweight battle.  “There was a moment I didn’t feel his punches and I felt strong,” said Alberto Melian.”That’s when I knew I had to step it up. I would like to face Joshua Franco and any other title holder, but I’ll leave that to Roberto Diaz and my promoter” Baishanbo Nasiyiwula (16-3-1, 6 KOs) of Urumqi, China defeated Saul Corral (30-15, 20 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico via unanimous decision in an eight-round welterweight fight. Nasiyiwula won with three scores of 80-72. “Before I got into the ring, I was nervous,” said Baishanbo Nasiyiwula.”It’s my first time on Golden Boy and DAZN. But I feel better now. My goal now is to be back in the WBA ranking and challenge for a world title.” Cancio vs. Alvarado II was a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Featherweight World Title presented by Golden Boy. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place Saturday, Nov. 23 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live on DAZN.  

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Houston Fire Department Adds Additional Equipment for Active Attack Incidents

Nov 26, 2019

HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department’s EMS Division recently deployed Rescue Task Force Bags to Shift Commanders, District Chiefs and EMS Supervisors in the field. The RTF bags are to be carried in their vehicles in the event of an Active Attack/ Active Shooter Incident and will be used to treat, stabilize, and remove the injured in a rapid manner. 

“Our job as firefighters is always evolving. The tools necessary to respond to a new environment are also changing, with the ultimate goal being to narrow the timeline gap between injury, and when the first medical care is provided to the victim.  The RTF bag is the next progression of tools of the trade. Having the tools on hand and the training needed is essential to provide for the health and safety of Houstonians,” said Sam Peña Houston Fire Chief. 

In addition to RTF bags, HFD members along with HPD recently delivered and took part in training to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to swiftly and effectively respond to and stop an active attack threat.  HFD was able to purchase two Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) kits thanks to a donation from the Firefighter Foundation of Houston and the Houston Professional Firefighters Association Charitable Foundation. The cost of each kit was $65,000.

Earlier this year the department deployed ballistic vests for firefighters to wear during calls that clearly have the potential for danger, such as domestic violence incidents, shootings, stabbings, etc.  The vests were paid for through a federal grant and general fund allocations approved by Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“It is a new reality that is contrary to how we’ve always viewed this honorable profession, but protective clothing must be compatible with the environment we work in. This is the next progression of tools of the trade. Wearing ballistic vests will become an industry best-practice, and this is something our Firefighters deserve for us to lead the charge in implementing,” said Chief Peña.

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FOX SPORTS PBC PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD & FS2 PRELIMS FINAL

Nov 26, 2019
FOX SPORTS PBC PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD & FS2 PRELIMS FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE Fighters Competing in FOX Sports Pay-Per-View Action & Prelims on FS2 & FOX Deportes Preview Matchups Taking Place this Saturday, November 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas 

Photos from Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions

LAS VEGAS (November 21, 2019) – Fighters who will step in the ring this Saturday, November 23 in FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View and FS2 Prelims action went face-to-face and previewed their showdowns Thursday at a press conference before they enter the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Competing in pay-per-view action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT are WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa and former champion Julio Ceja, who battle for Figueroa’s title, and former bantamweight champions Luis Nery and Emmanuel Rodriguez, who open the pay-per-view with a 12-round matchup. FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS2 and FOX Deportes begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and are headlined by unbeaten Leduan Barthelemy and Eduardo Ramirez battling in a 10-round featherweight rematch. Prelims also feature 17-year-old prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. in a four-round welterweight fight against Marklin Bailey, and unbeaten super lightweight prospect Omar Juarez taking on Kevin Shacks in a six-round bout. Boxing’s longest reigning heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against hard-hitting Cuban slugger Luis Ortiz in the pay-per-view main event, while three-division champion Leo Santa Cruz seeks a title in a fourth division against Miguel Flores when they battle for the vacant WBA Super Featherweight title in the co-main event. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at www.mgmgrand.com or www.axs.com. Prior to the start of the press conference, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman recognized on stage U.S. Army Veteran Jim Rice and U.S. Marine Steven Cameron, and invited them to be guests for Saturday night’s event in addition to giving them honorary WBC belts. Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from MGM Grand in Las Vegas: BRANDON FIGUEROA “I’m really excited for Saturday night. It’s going to be an amazing fight and an amazing fight night. We might have the fight of the night with me and Ceja. There are a lot of hungry fighters looking to put on a show and I can’t wait. “I’m prepared to go the full 12 rounds, but I know my skills and I’m confident in my power in both hands. I’m aiming for a stoppage win. “It’s a dream come true to be fighting here at MGM Grand. I’m so thankful to my team and my family who have helped me get to this point here. I’m very proud to be entering that ring Saturday night. “Fighting in my backyard for my last fight was a big moment for me. My fans had been waiting for me to headline there for years. I’m really grateful and I was more than ready to take advantage of the opportunity. “My opponents think I’m a pretty boy and don’t know how to fight, but once I hit them with my power, they know what I’m made of. We’ll see how Ceja reacts on Saturday. “My brother (former world champion) Omar has told me to take advantage of my youth and this moment in front of me. He told me to take it all in and experience this beautiful event. I’m here to give the fans a great moment. It’s definitely a milestone in my career that I’ll never forget. “Julio Ceja is going to come forward to fight and make this a great fight. We both come forward, but I can also box and switch between lefty and righty. I can fight with any style for any fight that I’m in. “I feel like this is going to be a stoppage. My volume of punches and my power will be there. I throw over 100 punches around. I’m going to be active. I’m confident in my conditioning and ready to take this 12 rounds if I have to.” JULIO CEJA “I know that I have my team 100 percent behind me and I’m going to win this fight for them and everyone in Mexico. “I prepared very well for this fight. I did not just come to fight. I came to win. That’s what’s going to happen on Saturday. We’re going to steal the show. “Experience is the most important factor in this fight. My experience combined with my preparation, all mixed together, will make this a great fight and a victory for me and my team. “The reason Brandon is a champion is because he’s a very good fighter. But just like he has power, I have power too. I have the power to deal with him and make this very exciting. “I had a very special and specific training camp for Figueroa’s style. He attacks, so we’re going to attack too. We’re going to be in front of him and fight. “This training camp has me prepared both mentally and physically to sustain an all-out assault for 12 rounds against a strong young fighter. “This is the most important fight of my career. I’m desperate for a win. Last time against Guillermo Rigondeaux, I believe they took the win away from me. I’m using this fight as a chance to catapult myself to the level where I belong.” LUIS NERY “I’m excited to be on this huge card headlined by Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz. I’ve had great preparation for this fight. I know that I am facing a strong opponent, but my intelligence and my ring IQ will help this fight end with me being victorious. “Me and Freddie Roach have put together a great game plan for Rodriguez. We’re very confident that we’re going to win this fight by knockout. “I trained very hard with Freddie Roach so that I could win in spectacular fashion. This has been a very good year and I want to end it with a bang and a knockout. “There are a lot of big names in the division, but first I have to win spectacularly this weekend. Then I will worry about that challenge and I’ll take on any of the big names and champions. “I have a hard fight in front of me. I don’t feel any pressure to compete against other champions and how they’ve done against Rodriguez. I’m going to win the way I know how to win. “My training camp has been so strong and I feel 100 percent perfect heading into Saturday night. I hope Rodriguez can say the same so that we can give the fans a great show.” LEDUAN BARTHELEMY “I want to thank my opponent or accepting the rematch. I’m here to win and I’m going to take the win home. “My tactics will be a little different for this fight. I prepared very hard and worked on some strategic improvements. I’m confident that I will win decisively this time. “I focused a lot on my physical training and strength and conditioning for this fight so that I’m 100 percent in that regard. My technical ability will always be with me. It’s in my DNA. So with those two things combined, I will come out victorious. “I want to show the world my caliber as a fighter. I’m ready to take the next step after this win and become a world champion. My true technical ability will be on display. “I’m very happy and excited to be fighting alongside a fellow Cuban in Luis Ortiz. He’s not just another great fighter but he’s also a good friend of mine who has always given me advice on how to become better.” EDUARDO RAMIREZ “I’m ready to put on a great rematch against Barthelemy. I’m excited to put on a good show and be on the winning side Saturday night. I’m going to show everyone what I trained for. “I prepared well and I’m 100 percent confident that I’m going to give a better fight than the first time. My training has put me in a position where I know I’ll be at my best. “For the first fight it was my first time fighting outside of Mexico and I was definitely a little bit nervous. I think the nerves did effect my performance. I wasn’t scared, but my mental game wasn’t perfect. “Since that first fight, I’ve had a lot of big fights in the U.S. and fighting Lee Selby for the title in the U.K. I’ve matured and I’m much more comfortable heading into this fight. “Barthelemy is a great rival. I don’t know what changes he’ll make, but it really doesn’t matter to me. There are key aspects to my game that I’m going to use to come out victorious.” VITO MIELNICKI JR. “I’m excited for this opportunity on a big stage. This is why I’m with PBC, to be a part of these events. I’m in the best shape of my life and ready to put on a show for the fans. “I’ve dreamt of fighting in Las Vegas my whole life, ever since I was a kid. Fighting on a stage like this under Deontay Wilder is amazing. I’m going to absorb the experience and put on a show Saturday. “I’ve been fighting my whole life so I’ve always balanced school work with boxing. Right now my focus is on Saturday and I’m ready to put on a show. “It’s been a great experience being here in Las Vegas. I’ve fought like an hour away from the strip a few times in the amateurs. But overall, the pro game is way different. In this kind of environment, it’s just been a great experience and I’m going to absorb it all. “I’ve had strong preparation in this training camp. I’m in the best shape of my life. I feel great mentally and physically, and I’m ready to fight on Saturday.” OMAR JUAREZ “I want to thank everyone for this opportunity. I’m physically and mentally in the best shape of my life. Come Saturday night, I’m looking to take that win. I’m a crowd pleasing fighter and I’m looking to give the fans a great show. “Just like any fighter, I come 100 percent prepared. I feel like mentally and physically this is the best I’ve ever been. I’m ready to get the job done. “This is my first six round fight and I know that my opponent is very durable, but I’m ready to get this victory on Saturday. “I’ve been training in San Antonio for a month before my fight. I was doing strength and conditioning in my hometown prior to that. We’ve been sparring everywhere and getting really good work. “I was sparring three times a week, training really hard, training twice a day. It was hard, but it’s awesome. I love it.”

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LA Galaxy anuncia decisiones del Plantel 2019

Nov 26, 2019

LA Galaxy anuncia decisiones del Plantel 2019

Galaxy renueva los contratos de cuatro jugadores; no renovará contratos de ocho

LOS ANGELES (Jueves, 21 de noviembre, 2019) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha ejercido las opciones de cuatro jugadores del plantel del 2019. Once jugadores adicionales permanecen bajo contrato, sumándose a un total de 15 jugadores que permanecen bajo contrato para la temporada 2020 de Major League Soccer.

Galaxy ejerció las opciones de los siguientes cuatro jugadores: portero Justin Vom Steeg, defensa Rolf Feltscher, mediocampista Emil Cuello y delantero Cristian Pavón.

Además, LA Galaxy no renovará los contratos de los siguientes jugadores: defensa Diego Polenta, mediocampista Favio Álvarez, mediocampista Juninho, mediocampista Joao Pedro, defensa Tomas Hilliard-Arce, mediocampista Servando Carrasco, portero Matt Lampson y defensa Hugo Arellano.

Los siguientes jugadores se encuentran fuera de contrato: mediocampista Romain Alessandrini, defensa Daniel Steres, delantero Zlatan Ibrahimović, y delantero Bradford Jamieson IV.

El préstamo del mediocampista Uriel Antuna ha expirado y el mediocampista Chris Pontius se ha retirado del fútbol profesional.

El club está llevando a cabo negociaciones con los siguientes jugadores: mediocampista Romain Alessandrini, defensa Diego Polenta y defensa Daniel Steres.

Para ver todas las reglas y regulaciones de las nóminas de la MLS, favor oprima aquí.

Plantel 2020 del LA Galaxy (a partir del miércoles, 20 de noviembre) 

PORTEROS (2): David Bingham, Justin Vom Steeg

DEFENSAS (5): Jorgen Skjelvik, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Julian Araujo, Rolf Feltscher, Diedie Traore

MEDIOCAMPISTAS (6):  Jonathan dos Santos, Sebastián Lletget, Perry Kitchen, Joe Corona, Efraín Álvarez, Emil Cuello

DELANTEROS (2): Cristian Pavón, Ethan Zubak

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City celebrates grand opening of the Don Sanders “Cattery” Center for Cats and Kittens

Nov 26, 2019
Mayor Turner, BARC Animal Shelter, and Houston BARC Foundation Announce the Grand Opening of the Don Sanders Center for Cats and Kittens 
HOUSTON – On Wednesday, November 20, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston BARC Foundation held a ribbon-cutting for the new Don Sanders Center for Cats and Kittens at BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center, located at 3300 Carr Street Houston, TX 77026.

Through the generous support of Houston BARC Foundation donors and Sanders, BARC’s new state-of-the-art cattery will shelter more than 150 cats and feature kennel space, free-roaming spaces, and areas where potential adopters can get to know the cat they are interested in adopting.

Invited guests included Houston BARC Foundation Board Members, City Council members and major donors of BARC, who were treated to a special ‘cat-themed’ performance by Opera in the Heights and an after-hours tour of the new cattery.

“The new home for BARC’s cats and kittens would not have been possible without our strong collaboration with BARC and the City of Houston, and the incredible generosity of our donors,” said Katherine Thomasson, Chair of the Houston BARC Foundation. “We hope this achievement inspires more Houstonians to consider supporting BARC, where every dollar can make a real impact for the City’s most vulnerable animals.”

BARC is the only animal shelter in Houston required by law to accept every dog, cat, or other animal regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance. Created in 2010, the Houston BARC Foundation strives to improve the quality of life and survival rate of all homeless animals in Houston by raising money to help complete construction of BARC’s new adoption campus and support BARC initiatives such as onsite and community adoptions, pet fostering, pet transfer and rescue as well as free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.

“The simplest, but most powerful thing Houstonians can do to help BARC and pets throughout the community is to foster, volunteer, donate and adopt,” Mayor Turner said. “I thank Don Sanders for his generosity and hope that more people will visit the new cattery to learn about adoption and foster opportunities.”

BARC encourages people who are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, 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.   

To celebrate the Grand Opening to the public, BARC will offer $1 cat and kitten adoptions Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th.  This special $1 pet adoption package includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a one-year city pet license, and a pre-registered microchip with a lifetime registration — worth hundreds of dollars if purchased independently.

Please visit www.HoustonBARCFoundation.org or www.houstontx.gov/barc for more information about getting involved in the effort to find forever homes for Houston’s homeless animals. 

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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 7221 Springdale Street

Nov 26, 2019
Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 7221 Springdale Street
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7221 Springdale Street about 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday (November 20).  

The suspect, Johnathan Clay Helaire (b/m, 46), is charged with murder in the 248th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Corey Jones, 48, who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.   

A 2016 booking photo of Helaire is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Brown and C. Sharp reported:  

Mr. Jones and suspect Helaire got into an argument over stolen property from their shared residence.  According to witnesses, Helaire pulled out a pistol and shot Jones in the head at close range.  Helaire then fled the scene.  Paramedics transported Jones to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnathan Clay Helaire or 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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Suspects Sought in Fatal Shooting at 6000 Bellaire Street

Nov 26, 2019
Houston police have released surveillance photos of two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a male that occurred at 6000 Bellaire Street about 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday (November 20).  

The suspects are described only as two black males in their early to mid 20s.  One was wearing a white jacket with a gray hood, blue sweatpants, white shoes and a black mask.  The other was wearing a gray hoodie, a red mask, white pants and white shoes.  Surveillance photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.  

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

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Caten and D. Higgs reported:  

The suspects, dressed in hooded coats and wearing masks and gloves, entered a pawn shop at the above address.  As they entered, employees took cover and the suspects ran to the back of the store.  The victim, who had a concealed handgun license (CHL), waited for the suspects to come back out form the rear of the store.  When the suspects returned, the victim and the suspects exchanged gunfire.  The victim was struck multiple times and fell to the floor.  The suspects fled the store on foot in an unknown direction.  Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  It is unknown at this time if the suspects were struck by gunfire.  

Anyone with information on the identities of the wanted suspects or 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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