Tag Archives: Houston

Over 100 Lawsuits Filed In Fatal TX Concert Stampede

The New York Post reports: Fans injured in the Astroworld tragedy, along with the families of some of the dead, have filed more than 100 lawsuits against Travis Scott and Live Nation. Nine people died and more than 300 were hurt, including a 9-year-old boy who was left in a coma, when the first night of what was to be …

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Criminal Probe Opened Into Texas Concert Stampede

The Associated Press reports: A criminal investigation is underway in Houston, including by homicide and narcotics detectives, as law enforcement officials seek to understand how eight people died and many more were injured at a sold-out music festival Friday night. “This is now a criminal investigation that’s going to involve our homicide division as well as narcotics, and we’re going …

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Eight Dead In Crowd Stampede At Houston Concert

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Eight people died Friday night and hundreds of others were injured during the opening night of a popular weekend music festival at NRG Park, authorities said. It happened at the third-annual Astroworld Festival, a sold-out concert event featuring multiple acts. The worst of the incident began around 9:15 p.m. when the crowd of approximately 50,000 …

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Houston Police Chief: You Are Still Subject To Arrest For Trespassing If You Don’t Comply With Stores’ Mask Rule

Click2Houston reports: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo released a sturdy message for those who do not comply with private businesses’ policies on wearing masks after Gov. Greg Abbott rescinded the statewide mask order. In the video, Acevedo wanted to remind residents that private entities and private businesses have a legal right to require customers to wear a mask. He said …

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Texas Man Charged In Grindr Hookup Murder [VIDEO]

The Star Observer reports: After a gay man in Houston, Texas was found murdered, police investigators have tracked down and charged the alleged perpetrator Benjamin Davis with capital murder. The victim, the police have said, was targeted for robbery through gay hook up app Grindr. The victim, identified as Victor Najera Betanzos had arranged to meet with Davis at his …

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Houston Lifts Boil Water Notice But Issues Continue

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: The city of Houston lifted its boil water notice Sunday, but tens of thousands across the region remain without water due to winter storm damage or pipeline restrictions. Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed the notice had been rescinded during a drive-thru water distribution event at Butler Stadium, where more than 18,000 units of water were handed …

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Blackout Brings Boil Water Notice From Houston Mayor

The Texas Tribune reports: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday he’s issuing a notice for residents to boil water as the winter storm continues to affect the city’s infrastructure. The notice, first reported by the Houston Chronicle, comes as the mayor also urged grocery stores to stock up on bottled water and urged Houstonians to conserve as much as possible. …

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Houston Cop Forgot to Delete Incriminating Riot Pics

The Huffington Post reports: An 18-year veteran police officer, most recently with the Houston Police Department, stormed the U.S. Capitol and then tried to cover his tracks by deleting photos from inside the rotunda and lying about his conduct, federal authorities said Tuesday. Tam Dinh Pham, a resident of Richmond, Texas, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a …

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Texas Wins Court Fight To Suppress Voting In Houston

The Texas Tribune reports: The elections administrator of the state’s most populous county, an important Democratic stronghold, may not send out applications for mail-in ballots to all 2.4 million of the county’s registered voters, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a rebuke of County Clerk Chris Hollins, whose office has worked to expand voting options beyond what is …

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Trump Admin Orders Closure Of Chinese Consulate In Houston, Firefighters Barred After Papers Were Burned

The Associated Press reports: The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston “to protect American intellectual property” and the private information of Americans. China strongly condemned the move, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration as it ratchets up pressure on the world’s second-largest economy over trade, technology, …

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Texas GOP Sues Houston Mayor Over Axed Convention

The Texas Tribune reports: The Republican Party of Texas is suing Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and others involved with the canceling of the party’s in-person convention, which was scheduled to happen next week. On Wednesday, Houston First Corporation, the operator of the George R. Brown Convention Center, sent a letter to party officials informing them that the event had been …

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TEXAS: Houston Officials Cancel GOP State Convention

The Texas Tribune reports: The Republican Party of Texas’ in-person convention next week has been canceled, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday. The news came after Turner directed the city’s legal department to work with the Houston First Corp., which operates the George R. Brown Convention Center, to review the contract with the state party. Turner said officials with Houston …

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Houston Hospitals Transfer Patients, ICUs At Capacity

Newsweek reports: With novel coronavirus cases in Texas approaching nearly 161,900, hospitals in Houston, the county seat of Harris County, are moving patients to facilities outside the city in a bid to cope with the surge in COVID-19-related cases and lack of beds. Harris Health System, which operates Houston’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital, has transferred patients …

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De Blasio Blames Unrest On Organized “Anarchists”

Politico reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday blamed an organized group of anarchists for inciting violence and vandalism amid protests over the killing of George Floyd, but conceded some were from the city and the neighborhoods where demonstrations were happening — a shift from his message Saturday night. “Some come from outside the city. Some are from inside the …

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Texas Church Recloses After Three Priests Test COVID+

Houston’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Catholic church in the Houston area is closed again after three priests tested positive for COVID-19. According to Holy Ghost Catholic Church, they recently learned three members of the Redemptorists community living and working at Holy Ghost Parish have tested positive for the coronavirus. “While the individuals themselves are asymptomatic, they, and the other …

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Endorses Bloomberg

CBS News reports: Mike Bloomberg picked up the endorsement Thursday of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who leads the fourth largest city in the nation. The announcement follows his endorsement this week by three members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Their support could help allay any renewed concerns about Bloomberg’s use of “stop and frisk” policies while he was the mayor …

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TEXAS: Judge Tosses Suit Seeking To Stop Houston From Paying Same-Sex Spousal Benefits, Appeal Likely

The Texas Tribune reports: A Houston judge has thrown out the six-year-old lawsuit a pair of Houston taxpayers filed to keep the city from paying spousal benefits to the same-sex spouses of municipal employees. But the long-running legal saga is long from over, according to the side that was handed a loss this week. The lawsuit dates back to 2013, …

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TEXAS: Armed Trump Supporter Arrested At Houston Library Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour Event [VIDEO]

Houston’s OutSmart Magazine reports: A Drag Queen Storytime protester allegedly trespassed in the Freed-Montrose Library this weekend after previously being banned from the premises. James “Doc” Greene Sr., who was issued a trespassing warning last month by the Houston Public Library (HPL) stating he could no longer visit its Montrose location, was detained, disarmed, and escorted out by police on …

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Houston Airport Closes Terminal Over TSA Staffing

Click 2 Houston reports: The ticketing and security checkpoint at George Bush Intercontinental Airport’s Terminal B remained closed Monday because of a shortage of TSA workers, who are not being paid during the government shutdown. A Houston police officer could be seen blocking the ramp to the passenger drop-off area of Terminal B early Monday morning. There have been reports …

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TEXAS: Court Boots Drag Queen Story Hour Lawsuit

Courthouse News reports: Christian activists who tried to stop Houston libraries from hosting “Drag Queen Storytime” because it allegedly promotes the LGBT community’s “secular humanist” religion lack standing, a federal judge ruled Thursday, dismissing the lawsuit. Lead plaintiff Tex Christopher [photo above] said in the lawsuit that “‘gay marriage’ is ‘fake marriage’” and that, as a Houston taxpayer and library …

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