Suspect Vehicle Sought in Fatal Shooting at 6830 Cullen Boulevard

Nov 4, 2020
Houston police have released surveillance photos of a vehicle sought in connection to the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 6830 Cullen Boulevard about 11:05 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 31).

The suspect vehicle is described as a white pickup truck, possibly an extended cab Dodge Ram, with black rims.  Surveillance photos of the wanted vehicle are attached to this news release.  

The identity of the deceased man, 32, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  A second victim, 40, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Cegielski and Detective W. Gilbert reported:

Witnesses were in front of the convenience store at the above address when they stated a white pickup truck drove by them and someone inside the truck fired multiple shots at them.  The truck then fled the scene.

Two men were struck.  One was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Paramedics transported the other man to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Anyone with information on the wanted vehicle or suspect(s) 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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Mayor Turner announces winner of Mayor’s Early Vote College Challenge

Nov 4, 2020
Mayor Turner honors winning campus in the Mayor’s Early Vote College ChallengeMayor Sylvester Turner unveils the winner of the Mayor’s Early Vote College Challenge. HOUSTON – In an election year with record turnout, especially among young voters, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined student leaders from the University of Houston (UH), Texas Southern University (TSU), and Rice University this morning to announce the winner of the Mayor’s Early Vote College Challenge
The Mayor and student leaders were also joined by Rice University President David Leebron and Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, who was visiting different polling locations in Harris County today. 
At the beginning of early voting for the 2020 election, Mayor Turner challenged students to mobilize and encourage their classmates, family and friends to participate in early voting on their respective campuses. 
 A total of 21,431 people voted early on the university campuses. Rice University won the challenge with 13,080 people using that site. Mayor Turner presented the Rice student leaders with a plaque in the shape of Texas to acknowledge their hard work.
He also commended UH and TSU students who worked tirelessly to increase voter turnout. At the University of Houston, 4,639 people voted and 3,712 voters used the polling location at Texas Southern University.
The Mayor presented all students with gift bags filled with Houston-themed memorabilia including face masks, t-shirts and notepads. “This election is like none other, and this generation has responded like no other. This means if you make voting accessible, if you put polling locations where the voters are, people will respond,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “We need good solid leaders to step forward like the student leaders at the University of Houston, Texas Southern, and Rice. They are not only the leaders of the future but the leaders of right now.”
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LA Galaxy recibirá a Seattle Sounders FC

Nov 4, 2020

LA Galaxy recibirá a Seattle Sounders FC el miércoles, 4 de noviembre antes del último partido de temporada regular ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC el domingo, 8 de noviembre en condición de visitante

LOS ANGELES (Martes, 3 de noviembre, 2020) – LA Galaxy jugará sus últimos dos partidos de la temporada 2020 de la MLS esta semana. LA Galaxy recibirá a Seattle Sounders FC en el Dignity Health Sports Park el miércoles, 4 de noviembre a las 8 p.m. PT en vivo por UniMás/TUDN antes de viajar para enfrentar a Vancouver Whitecaps FC en el Providence Park el domingo, 8 de noviembre a las 3:30 p.m. PT en vivo por Spectrum SportsNet.

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Houston Open Returns to Memorial Park for First Time Since 1963

Nov 4, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Astros Owner Jim Crane, and the Astros Golf Foundation kicked off the 2020 Vivint Houston Open Golf Tournament today at Memorial Park.  The tournament runs November 5-8.  To prepare for the event, the Memorial Park Golf Course underwent an 18-month, $34-million renovation, funded by the Astros Golf Foundation. This year’s tournament will feature an elite field of 132 golfers competing for a $7-million purse for the winner. The Houston Open last played at Memorial Park in 1963. 
“This is a momentous day in the City of Houston, and frankly for the entire region,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.  “Our City looks forward to hosting some of the best golfers in the world to play the newly renovated Memorial Park Golf Course.  I consider the international spotlight on Houston a hole-in-one.  It is incredible to think that for the first time in 57 years the Houston Open has returned to the Memorial Park Golf Course, and that could not have been accomplished without Astros Owner Jim Crane and Giles Kibbe with the Astros Golf Foundation.”
While the return of the Houston Open is warmly welcomed it will impact park visitors and surrounding neighborhoods.
“We worked with the neighborhood and residents to develop a parking and traffic plan to reduce the impact of traffic throughout the area,” said Steve Wright, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department. “We hope that runners and visitors to the park will understand and take this opportunity to visit one of our other parks in the system, including over 165 miles of trails.” 
For complete information about the impact of the 2020 Houston Open on Memorial Park and surrounding neighborhoods, including full parking information, please visit Park visitors without a tournament pass are urged to:
 Access Memorial Loop Drive between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.  Please do not use Memorial Loop Drive between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.Use Memorial Loop Drive after 11:00 p.m. to exit the park only.Park north of Memorial Drive between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Please do not park overnight or between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Event security will be on patrol.Use the Seymour Lieberman Trail between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.Visit the Clay Family Eastern Glades between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.Park south of Memorial Drive during normal park hours.  There will be no tournament parking south of Memorial Drive.Visit any of the City Houston’s other parks and trails during normal park hours.  A list can be found on
The Houston Open will be aired on The Golf Channel.  For more information, visit  To view today’s Press Conference, visit
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The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge

Nov 4, 2020

Harris County, you never fail to impress. Across the country, people are buzzing about the incredible numbers of voters we have had during our early vote period. By the time early voting shut down last Friday after 18 days,1,435,221 (or 57.85% of registered voters) had cast their ballots. That is well beyond the total number of voters for each of the entire 2016 and 2018 elections! You have come through this election season by volunteering to help folks register, working the polls, and generally offering one another the support and encouragement we all need to believe that we can make a difference. We are a strong, resilient, and driven community and we are determined to have our voices heard, both within Texas and across the country. I have never been more proud of our residents and our tireless poll workers who are making this incredible movement of civic participation happen. 
And while you all are showing up for this election like never before, Harris County government has been working harder than ever before to make your voting experience what you need it to be. We are bending over backwards to make sure that our polls are safe for you to visit — by offering masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, and finger coverings, and ensuring social distancing. We tripled the number of early vote locations and worked with partners to open large accessible venues such as the Toyota Center, NRG, and BBVA Stadium. For the first time, we offered drive-thru voting and had a day in which polls were open 24 hours. We are doing everything we can to make the voting process what it should be — safe, secure, and accessible so that every eligible resident can confidently exercise their right to vote, and in the middle of a global pandemic, no less. 
Tomorrow, November 3rd, is election day, your final day to vote. So many of you have already cast your ballots in this election, but, for those who haven’t, please don’t miss this chance to make history. If you requested a mail-in ballot, please drop it off at the county’s mail ballot drop-off location at NRG Park. If you’re voting in person, I promise it will be as painless as possible. I know you won’t let your county or your country down. 
It’s never been easier or more important. Make a plan, make it happen, change our future — Vote!

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Nov 4, 2020
PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

INDIO, CALIF. (Oct. 30, 2020): Mexican star Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship by defeating Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas tonight at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and live on DAZN. The fight ended in abrupt fashion after an uppercut from Munguia caused a severe cut on Johnson’s lip, which earned him the knockout win at the send of the sixth round.
“I’m delighted to get the victory,” said Jaime Munguia. “He surprised us early in the fight. He has a style that makes one very uncomfortable. But my corner told me to adjust and find my distance. Then I found the right uppercut. I saw that he had gotten cut from it, and then it was just a matter of time. I am ready for all the best fighters of my division.”
In the co-main event, Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (23-0, 14 KOs) of Lynn, Mass. scored a 12-round unanimous decision victory against previously undefeated Alexis “Lex” Rocha (16-1, 10 KOS) of Santa Ana, Calif. to capture the WBC International Silver Welterweight Title. Rocha won with scores of 112-116, 112-116 and 113-115.
“Coming off a year-long layoff, I think my performance was great,” said Rashidi Ellis. “I did my thing and got a unanimous decision win against an undefeated, young prospect. He was a solid opponent. I knew it was going be tough since I’ve known him since the amateurs. I want all of the champions now.”
Elwin “La Pulga” Soto (18-1, 12 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico retained his WBO Junior Flyweight World Title against Carlos Buitrago (32-6-1, 18 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua via 12-round unanimous decision. Soto won with scores of 115-113, 117-111 and 119-109.
“I’m very happy to walk away with the victory,” said Elwin Soto. “I tried pressure as much as I good to score a win. These are the kind of tough fights you are in when a world title is at stake. His style was difficult for me, but I felt I did enough to win.”
Marlen Esparza (8-1, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas earned a shot at the WBC Flyweight World Title by scoring a unanimous decision win against previously undefeated Sulem Urbina (12-1, 2 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mexico in an eight-round fight. Esparza won with three scores of 80-72.
“I want to thank the WBC for this opportunity,” said Marlen Esparza. “I knew coming into this fight it would be a worthy fight, and I was very excited to showcase what I can do. I know there’s been a lot of changes in my camp since the last fight, all the reason for me to show the world what I can do. I’m ready to fight for the WBC Title next.”
Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev (6-0, 5 KOs) captured the vacant WBO Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title by stopping Alan Campa (17-6, 11 KOs) of Guaymas, Mexico at :21 of the third round of a scheduled 10-round battle.
“I’m just happy to be in the ring,” said Bektimeir Melikuziev. “There are no ‘monsters’ at 168, and I’m not scared of anyone.”
Lamont Roach Jr. (20-1-1, 8 KOs) of Washington, D.C. scored a third-round knockout win against Neil Tabanao (17-8, 11 KOs) of Cebu, Philippines in a super featherweight fight originally scheduled for 10 rounds. Roach Jr. stopped Tabanao at :34 of the aforementioned round.
“I knew he would be tough until I stopped him,” said Lamont Roach. “I got him with a hell of a shot. I’m planning to do this with everyone at 130. I’m just trying to capitalize on what I learned in the Jamel fight.”
Tristan “Sweat T” Kalkreuth (6-0, 4 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas scored a four-round unanimous decision victory against Tyler Vogel (3-4, 2 KOs) of Fargo, North Dakota. Kalkreuth won with three scores of 59-55.
“This was my first six-round fight, so it was a good learning experience,” said Tristan Kalkreuth. “I really wish I had gotten the stoppage because everyone wants a highlight-reel performance. When you hurt someone late in a round, you get a little anxious, so I wasn’t able to stop him but I’m happy to be back.”
Munguia vs. Johnson was a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event was sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight took place on Friday, October 30 at
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Nov 4, 2020
DEVIN HANEY TRAINING CAMP QUOTES AND PHOTOS“I have a goal to be the first billionaire boxer”
WBC Lightweight Champion Haney Battles Former Two-Time World Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa on Saturday, November 1 Live on DAZN from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in an Event Presented by Matchroom USA and Devin Haney Promotions

DEVIN HANEY TRAINING CAMPPhotos from Johnnyrueg – Devin Haney Promotions
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 30, 2020) – Undefeated WBC lightweight world champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), will return to the ring on November 7, 2020, against former 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs).
Haney vs. Gamboa is a 12-round world title fight taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be the main event on a highly anticipated Matchroom USA card in association with Devin Haney Promotions, broadcast on DAZN.
Here is what Devin Haney, the WBC Lightweight Champion, had to say ahead of his fight with Gamboa as he wraps up his final day of training camp in Las Vegas.
On his recent training camp in Las Vegas.
“I stay in the gym, I basically live in the gym, so once camp begins, I put my all into training. I do not want to be outworked, and I am driven by those around me. I am extremely focused right now. I’m going to be the face of boxing.”
On returning after his shoulder injury.
“No athlete wants to ever be injured. I took the time I needed to, listened to the doctors, and let my body rest. One good thing from the social distancing and stay-at-home orders was it occurred during the time I was recovering so I was able to be fully rested once the gyms reopened. I am now 100% and better than ever, you will see on fight night.”
On his matchup with Yuriorkis Gamboa.
“Gamboa has done a lot in the sport, and the fact that he gave a lot of fighters tough fights, says a lot about him. I want to prove a point in this bout that a lot of people are not mentioning my name amongst the best in the world, and I am looking to change that by putting forth a performance against Gamboa that no one has ever seen before. I respect Gamboa as a fighter, but in the ring, I will have no respect for him at all. In the ring he is my enemy.
On what a spectacular win means for your career.
“Obviously, a win gives me my 2nd world title defense which is very important to me. Title defenses shows a lot about what kind of fighter you really are. I don’t care how you won it or who you won it from…can you defend the world title against all challengers? That’s what I represent as a throwback champion. You can have a strategy to get there but when you become a champion you become a target. Tank Davis, Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia are all great potential opponents for me. I’d rather fight sooner than later but they have to feel the same way about me. I have a goal to be the first billionaire boxer, and to do that I have to put forth billion-dollar performances. That’s exactly what I’m going to do on November 7th in Miami.”
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Pivotal light heavyweight contenders’ bout at UFC APEX

Nov 4, 2020




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Las Vegas – UFC® continues its run of events in Las Vegas with a thrilling light heavyweight bout with title implications, as No. 1 ranked contender Thiago Santos squares off with No. 3 Glover Teixeira. Also, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski looks to halt the momentum of rising Tanner Boser.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: SANTOS vs. TEIXEIRA will take place Saturday, November 7 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card will be available on ESPN2 and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, and simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The prelims will kick off exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Santos (21-7, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) aims to continue building his reputation as the most aggressive striker in the light heavyweight division and cement himself as the next challenger for the belt. After moving up to 205 pounds in 2018, Santos quickly rose through the rankings with devastating knockout wins over Eryk Anders, Jimi Manuwa and newly crowned champion Jan Blachowicz. He now looks to snap the win streak of Teixeira with another signature performance.

Tied for the most finishes in UFC light heavyweight history, Teixeira (31-7, fighting out of Danbury, Conn.) intends to continue his impressive run and secure his second shot at UFC gold. A member of the UFC roster since 2012, Teixeira established himself as one of the best in the world with wins over former champions Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans, as well as former title challenger Anthony Smith. He now seeks to take sole ownership of the light heavyweight stoppage record by finishing Santos. 

Arlovski (29-19 2NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) hopes to continue his winning ways in 2020 with a vintage KO win. A 21-year MMA veteran who has fought the top names in MMA, Arlovski holds impressive victories over former UFC champions Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir and Tim Sylvia. Arlovski now aims to stop another budding contender and prove his among the top heavyweights on the planet.

Boser (19-6-1, fighting out of Edmonton, Alta., Canada) is on the cusp of cracking the competitive heavyweight rankings. At talented karate striker, he turned heads this summer with a pair of sensational KO victories against Raphael Pessoa and Philipe Lins over the span of one month. Boser now looks to take out his first former UFC champion to continue his ascent up the ladder.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 15 ranked middleweight contender Ian Heinisch (14-3, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) faces Brendan Allen (15-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in a meeting of Dana White’s Contender Series veterans
  • No. 4 ranked women’s strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha (18-4, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) goes for her third consecutive win when she meets surging No. 8 Yan Xiaonan (12-1 1 NC, fighting out of Beijing, China)
  • Trevin Giles (12-2, fighting out of Houston, Texas) faces Bevon Lewis (7-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) in what promises to be an entertaining middleweight bout
  • Raoni Barcelos (15-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) locks horns with fellow bantamweight prospect Khalid Taha (13-2 1NC, fighting out of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
  • Max Griffin (15-8, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) welcomes UFC newcomer Ramiz Brahimaj (8-2, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) at welterweight
  • Darren Elkins (25-9, fighting out of Portage, Ind.) aims to return to the win column when he takes on tough Eduardo Garagorri (13-1, fighting out of Rivera, Uruguay)
  • Undefeated heavyweight prospect Alexandr Romanov (12-0, fighting out of Comrat City, Republic of Moldova) aims to continue his winning ways against Marcos Rogerio De Lima (17-7-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Felipe Colares (9-2, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) meets Gustavo Lopez (11-5, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) in a battle of bantamweight hopefuls
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Nov 4, 2020

SÁBADO 5 DE DICIEMBRE Y TRANSMITIDO EN VIVO POR DAZN            INDIO, California 30 de octubre de 2020.— Golden Boy está orgulloso de anunciar que el anticipado duelo de García vs. Campbell se efectuará en el Fantasy Springs Resort Casino en Indio, California. Además el evento contará con un respaldo lleno de combates de corte mundial, incluyendo una revancha a 12 asaltos entre René “El Gemelo” Alvarado (32-8, 21 nocáuts) y Roger “The Kid” Gutiérrez (24-3-1, 20 nocáuts) en el evento co estelar.
         Los combates se llevarán a cabo el sábado 5 de diciembre y se transmitirán en vivo exclusivamente por DAZN
         “Más de tres años después de que René [Alvarado] inició su camino hacia un título mundial al arruinar los planes de Roger [Gutiérrez], las cosas han cambiado totalmente, pues ahora “The Kid” quiere el cinturón del Gemelo,” afirmó Eric Gómez, Presidente de Golden Boy. “Ambos saben lo que es regresar de una derrota, y los aficionados tendrán la oportunidad de verlos dejar todo en el ring”, puntualizó. 
         Para Alvarado, el éxito de ser campeón mundial le ha costado mucho. El experimentado nicaragüense se ha medido ante los pesos pluma y superpluma más fuertes de los últimos años como Robinson “Robin Hood Castellanos, Jayson “La Maravilla” VélezDanis “Djingis Khan” ShafikovCarlos “The Solution” Morales y Andrew “El Chango” Cancio, el hombre al cual venció para convertirse en campeón mundial. Alvarado espera retener su cetro en esta revancha de su compromiso celebrado ante Gutiérrez en el 2017.
         “Estoy listo para defender mi título este 5 de diciembre,” dijo René Alvarado. “Estaré preparado para brindarles a todos los aficionados un tremendo combate para darles un poco de distracción durante estos tiempos difíciles. Los tiempos están muy diferentes para está revancha, pero el resultado será igual. Vamos a buscar la victoria a cualquier costo para retener el título”, puntualizó.
         En el año 2017 Gutiérrez estaba en al camino rápido hacia una oportunidad titular hasta que se topó con Alvarado, quien le propinó su primera derrota. Desde aquel revés, el venezolano ha tenido que aprender en el trabajo con peleas difíciles ante Héctor “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. y Óscar Duarte. Sin embargo, el 2019 todo cambió para él cuando derrotó al entonces invicto Rocky Hernández. Ahora, tras dos victorias adicionales, el explosivo pugilista de 25 años de edad finalmente tendrá su oportunidad al campeonato mundial y justamente con el hombre que arruino sus planes hace tres años
         “Primeramente quiero darle las gracias a Dios, a la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo y a Golden Boy Promotions”, afirmó Roger Gutierrez. “Esta pelea la voy a dedicar a mi mamá quien está luchando contra el cáncer. Esta victoria será para ella. Estoy listo para vengar mi primera derrota en este combate por el título mundial. ¡De Maracaibo ‘pal mundo!”, enfatizó.
         Antes del duelo co estelar Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn  (6-1, 2 nocáuts) de Baltimore, Maryland defenderá sus títulos CMB y OMB de peso supermediano en una batalla a 10 episodios.
         Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (14-0-1, 9 nocáuts) de Las Vegas, Nevada arriesgará su título welter NABF en un combate a 10 giros.           Raúl “Cougar” Curiel (8-0, 6 nocáuts) olímpico de Mexico 2016, y orgullo de Tampico, Tamaulipas México y Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (14-1, 9 nocáuts) de North Hollywood, California chocarán en un combate a 10 giros entre dos pesos welter de Golden Boy.
         Sean García (5-0, 2 nocáuts) de Victorville, California abrirá la velada en un combate a seis giros en la división ligero.  

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