Alfombra Monumental pinta la explanada del Zócalo

Feb 7, 2020

(CDMX). El Zócalo de la Ciudad de México se pinto de color, pues 30 alfombreros, junto a 300 voluntarios de Uriangato, Guanajuato trabajaron para colocar la Alfombra Monumental Arte Efímero.

El gran tapete representa a Xico, un perro azteca de raza xolotzcuintle, así como pone en alto las raíces de México y la hermandad entre los mexicanos.

Son 3 mil metros cuadrados y está elaborado con maíz, aserrín, ramas de pino, hojas de maíz, entre otros materiales, que comenzaron a tomar forma desde el pasado 3 de febrero.

La gran alfombra forma parte de una tradición de Guanajuato que se realiza desde hace más de 50 años cada 6 de octubre y alrededor de la zona se promocionan actividades turísticas del estado.

Estuvo abierto al público del 7 al 12 de febrero y fue catalogada como la alfombra más grande del mundo.

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Mejoran metrobuses en la CDMX

Feb 7, 2020

(CDMX). El Gobierno capitalino puso en marcha 20 nuevas unidades del Metrobús, las cuales se estrenaron en la Línea 1, que circula sobre avenida Insurgentes, con dirección Indios Verdes- Caminero.

La jefa de Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, Claudia Sheinbaum, explicó que las unidades son biarticuladas com tecnolofía Euro V y permiten disminuir 98 por ciento las partículas contaminantes, así como trasladarán a más pasajeros.

La capacidad es de 160 a 240 pasajeros, tienen una longitud de 25 metros; asimismo, incluye espacios exclusivos para mujeres, niñas y niños menores de 12 años, personas con discapacidad, silla de ruedas y perro de asistencia.

La línea es una de las más transitadas, pues se realizan viajes en cinco alcaldías de la ciudad, que son Tlalpan, Coyoacán, Bénito Juárez, Cuauhtémoc y Gustavo A. Madero.

Esta acción se llevó a cabo con el propósito de reemplazar autobúses que llevaban 15 años de antigüedad.

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Así será la rifa del avión presidencial

Feb 7, 2020

(CDMX). Anunció oficialmente el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador que la rifa del avión presidencial se llevará a cabo a través de la Loteria Nacional y el premio será el avalúo de la aeronave.

Es decir, el avión presidencial “José María Morelos y Pavón” no se entregará, sino que se sorteará una bolsa de 2 mil millones de pesos, repartidos en 100 premios de 20 millones de pesos y lo que se obtenga se invertirá en equipo médico para hospitales públicos.

“Ya se tomó la decisión de rifar el avión, se va a rifar el avión para no tener problemas de tiempo y que puedan participar todos los mexicanos que quieran ayudar”.

López Obrador informó que el sorteo se llevará a cabo el 15 de septiembre a las 20:00 horas; los cachitos de lotería tendrán un costo de 500 pesos y se venderán 6 millones de boletos, los cuales se comenzarán a vender el próximo 1 de marzo.

“Se va a convertir en dinero. Estamos considerando entregar premios a los 100 que ganen de 20 millones de pesos a cada uno, 2 mil millones”

“Lo que se obtenga se utilice para comprar equipos que se necesitan en los hospitales donde se atiende a la gente pobre del país”.

Además, indicó el primer mandatario que los mexicanos que radican en Estados Unidos podrán participar, ya que se ha platicado con la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) para revisar en que consulados podrán venderse los boletos.

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One Suspect Arrested, Two Others Sought in Shooting Incident at 10650 Northwest Freeway

Feb 7, 2020
Charges have been filed against one suspect arrested – while two other suspects are still being sought – in a shooting incident at 10650 Northwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 290) service road about 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 5).

The arrested suspect, Michael Landry (b/m, 22), is charged with attempted aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 179th State District Court.  A booking photo of Landry is attached to this news release.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper discharged a weapon during the incident.  

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant J. Hekimian and Officers I. Ulloa and J. Brown reported:

Officers were dispatched to a robbery call at the business at the above address and learned a DPS trooper was working an extra job at the business.  Three black male suspects were observed exiting a black Toyota Corolla, which was left parked at the front of the business.  The suspects were armed when they entered the business and attempted to commit an aggravated robbery.  The trooper recognized the threat and feared for his life, the lives of the customers and employees in the store.  At that time, the trooper discharged his duty weapon one time at the suspects, who then fled on foot in different directions.  It is unknown if any of the suspects was struck. 

One suspect (Landry) was later apprehended.  He was not injured.  The two other suspects remain at large. 
 
As is customary when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit.  The DPS Texas Ranger Division and HPD Robbery Division are also assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the two wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Special Investigations Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Mayor Sylvester Turner and Commissioner Rodney Ellis break ground on $10.4 million construction

Feb 7, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Commissioner Rodney Ellis break ground on $10.4 million Cleburne Street Construction
 
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Texas Southern University Acting President Kenneth Huewitt on Thursday participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a $10.4 million Cleburne Street construction project that will improve safety, mobility and drainage in the Third Ward community.

“I cannot say enough about how thankful we are to have a Harris County Commissioner who is willing to partner with the City of Houston to improve streets and sidewalks near Texas Southern University and in one of my Complete Communities. Every community deserves to be a safe and attractive place to live, work, play, study and worship,” said Mayor Turner.


The Cleburne improvements between Ennis and Scott are part of $30 million Commissioner Ellis pledged last year to invest in reconstructing Cleburne and five other streets in the TSU-University of Houston corridor. The projects will improve safe mobility for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. In addition, drainage improvements will help reduce street flooding during heavy-rain events. Also included will be lighting for safety and landscaping features to beautify the areas.
 
“We dubbed this project the University Corridor,” Commissioner Ellis said. “Well Cleburne will be the official corridor because it connects TSU, UH, Metro rail on Scott and everything in between including Yates High School and Cuney Homes. The Cleburne redevelopment will enhance this beautiful campus and improve the quality of life for students, staff, visitors and the surrounding neighborhood. This is a needed investment in Third Ward.”
 

On the Cleburne project, Precinct One will contribute a little over $9.5 million and the city will pay $813,027.

“Cleburne Street represents the front door to Texas Southern University,” said TSU Acting President Huewitt. “It also links three historic Third Ward educational institutions – TSU, University of Houston and Yates High School. It is critical that this street reflects the hope that education brings to so many. The improvements resulting from this project will go a long way to not only improve mobility for this community, but also give Cleburne Street a much-needed facelift.”
 
At a news conference at a pedestrian entrance to TSU campus at Cleburne and Tierwester, Commissioner Ellis, Mayor Turner and Acting President Huewitt outlined the Cleburne project and expanded on its benefits to the university and the neighborhoods. They were joined by Councilmember Carolyn Evans-Shabazz,
Houston Public Works Director Carol Ellinger Haddock,Yates High School principal Tiffany Guillory and two TSU students who worked on the project as interns.
 
TSU Phase I improvements to Cleburne between Ennis and Scott streets consist of reconstruction of concrete curb and gutter roadway with 8- to 10-foot sidewalks for people walking or biking. It also includes a drainage system, waterline and streetscape enhancements like new street lighting, irrigation system and trees. The improvements will help reduce flooding in the area and will represent a major investment in the Third Ward community.
 
Work has started on the portion of Cleburne between Ennis and Tierwester and is expected to take 12 months to complete. A contract for the section between Tierwester and Scott is expected to be awarded later this year and completed in seven months.
 
Other streets slated for improvements near TSU are Blodgett (Scott to Ennis); Tierwester (Blodgett to Rosewood) and Rosewood (Tierwester to Scott). The streets near UH are Cullen (North MacGregor Way and Interstate 45); and Wheeler (Cullen to Scott).
 
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Mayor Turner’s statement following the death of City Secretary Anna Russell

Feb 7, 2020
HOUSTON – Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“Houston will have other city secretaries, but there will never be another Anna Adams Russell. Today, my heart is broken following news of Anna’s death.
Employees all over the city can claim dedication to their jobs; some can claim top seniority at their workplaces. Anna humbly made no claims and didn’t need to. 

“She tirelessly personified public service throughout her nearly 68 years as a city employee, which made her our longest-tenured worker. I ask every Houstonian to join me in sorrow at the death of Anna Russell, age 88, and in lifting her three daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

“I’d ask God to rest her soul, but she was hardly interested in rest. Getting the job done for the public was her constant quest. Part of her job was to tell each member of the public who addressed the City Council that “your time has expired.” Now that her own time has expired, we will remember Anna as someone whose occasionally tough veneer barely hid the warm and sharply humorous person underneath.

“Anna, a native of Lubbock, started work for the City of Houston in 1950 at age 18. She was a junior clerk paid $150 per month. She left the job in 1951, returned in 1952, and was appointed City Secretary in 1972 by Mayor Louie Welch. After Kathy Whitmire became the city’s first woman mayor in 1982, some called her “the other woman at City Hall” in deference to Anna’s strong, enduring presence. I was honored to be the ninth consecutive mayor to appoint her to the job of city secretary.

“On July 30, 2019, Anna Russell was honored for over six decades of service to the Office of the City Secretary and the City of Houston. She was a true gem of City Hall, and her unforgettable personality and demeanor  earned her the admiration and respect of her staff, the mayors, city council members and residents of Houston she diligently served. 

“The City of Houston is truly grateful to Anna Russell for over two-thirds of a century of outstanding public service. Her commitment to a job well done exemplifies the best in service to others.

Well done, Anna Russell, well done. You will be missed always.”
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 4601 Sherwood Lane

Feb 7, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 4601 Sherwood Lane about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 2).

The suspect, David Jose Molina-Lopez (H/m, 21), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 177th State District Court.  A booking photo of Molina-Lopez is attached to this news release.

The victim, Jose Eulogio Diaz Orellana, 48, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives C. Bowling and L. Kauffman reported:

Mr. Orellana was standing and drinking in the rear parking lot of the apartment complex at the above address when he was approached by Molina-Lopez, who opened fire and shot Orellana more than once in the abdomen.  Witnesses saw Molina-Lopez flee the scene on foot.  Paramedics transported Orellana to an area hospital.

Patrol officers in the area located Molina-Lopez and took him into custody.  He was subsequently charged for his role in the shooting. 
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