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  • Houston store clerk kills man who opened fire at him, police say

    06/30/2020 7:26:15 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 22 replies
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspected robber is dead after opening fire on a clerk who wouldn't let him pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a north Houston food store, police say. Houston police say they responded to a robbery in progress call around 10 p.m. Monday at Fulton Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect had been shot. Police say the suspected robber tried to buy something with a counterfeit $20 bill. When the store clerk told the suspect the money was no good, the suspect showed his gun and opened fire once. Fearing for...
  • Texas prosecutor resigns after Facebook post appearing to compare protesters to Nazis

    06/29/2020 2:52:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 29 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A Texas prosecutor has resigned and will be replaced by another prosecutor after reportedly sharing a post on Facebook that compares protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality to Nazis, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told ABC13 on Monday. Kaylynn Williford, who works for District Attorney Kim Ogg, shared a Facebook post comparing protesters to Nazis, according to a screenshot shared on Facebook. The district attorney’s office confirmed the post was Williford’s, according to ABC13. “Wedding bands that were removed from Holocaust victims prior to being executed, 1945. Each ring represents a destroyed family. Never forget, Nazis tore...
  • Houston-area hospital system CEO confident it has capacity to respond to coronavirus surge

    06/28/2020 5:21:01 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri, Jun 26 20204:26 PM EDT | Kevin Stankiewicz
    Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, told CNBC on Friday that its hospitals continue to have adequate capacity despite Texas’ growing coronavirus outbreak. “We actually still think we have plenty of capacity to meet the demand for Covid, as well as non-Covid patients” Callender said on “The Exchange.” Callender, in explaining his confidence about hospital capacity, said the system is “used to dealing with complex patients” and believes it will be able to adjust to increased demand. “Across our system, we have about 4,000 beds that we can bring into play” for intensive care, he...
  • Houston Realtors to drop the term "master" bedroom

    The Houston Association of REALTORS® says it will stop permitting the term “master bedroom” or “master bathroom” to be used in MLS descriptions. The decision to remove the term comes after a group of real estate professionals said the term “master” on property description represents a potential stigma. HAR has updated the phrase to “primary bedroom” and “primary bath” on its MLS and on har.com. The national standards organization for MLSs is reportedly considering a similar change that would make “primary” the new standard nationwide. “‘Master’ represents a stigma and place in time that we need to move forward from,”...
  • Houston ICU capacity could soon be exceeded as COVID-19 hospitalizations worsen, TMC projects

    06/25/2020 12:01:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    MSN ^ | 06/25/2020 | By Zach Despart
    The Medical Center released the most aggressive COVID model to date, showing base ICU base capacity full by Saturday, and surge capacity exhausted by July 8 if current rates of hospitalization persist. A TMC model also predicts ICU surge capacity — extra, temporary beds and equipment used in emergencies — could be exceeded as soon as July 6 if the steep rate of new COVID hospitalizations continues, the most aggressive modeling to date. Eleven leaders of the system’s member hospitals and medical schools said in a joint statement that COVID-related admissions were increasing at an “alarming rate,” stretching the capacity...
  • Blanket Statue Removal is Not Progress

    06/25/2020 6:36:40 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 10 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | June 22, 2020 | T. Corder
    The nation is confused and upset and isn't sure how to respond to the horrific death of George Floyd and similar events happening across the country. One response from several progressives, ranging from national figures like Nancy Pelosi to local petitioners at Texas A&M's campus, is to get rid of statues that might make some uncomfortable. The common thread binding these complaints together, as stated in several petitions, is the statues are racist, representing neo-Nazism and white supremacy. They argue the sculptures present a roadblock to a "more inclusive future." In the spirit of the movement, on June 9th, pro-petitioners...
  • Houston Protesters Begin to Fall Ill With Coronavirus After Marching for George Floyd

    06/22/2020 11:21:40 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 29 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 6/16/20 | Aila Slisco
    Increasing numbers of Houston residents have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending protests against the death of George Floyd. Large protests began in the city days after the death of Houston native Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. Texas has been experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Harris County, which encompasses Houston, has been adding hundreds of new cases each day to the more than 17,000 total confirmed cases reported as of Monday.
  • The white supremacist lynching hoax

    06/17/2020 6:35:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/16/2020 | Michelle Malkin
    If you type "#HoustonLynching" in Twitter's search engine, hundreds and hundreds of tweets appear. Thousands more appear under the hashtags "#Lynchings" and "#Lynched." Social media activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have spread a terrifying story: Evil racists are hanging black men from trees across the country. In the wake of the George Floyd incident in Minnesota and three weeks of riots, America is in the grips of a purported epidemic of white supremacist violence that harkens back to the Jim Crow era with noose-wielding Klansman lurking on every corner. Except that it's all a big fat lie. Left-wing...
  • VIDEO: Man brutally attacked, taunted by group outside local gas station (One of the attackers yells, "Black Lives Matter, b****!")

    06/17/2020 6:14:17 AM PDT · by hout8475 · 80 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | June 16, 2020 | Jacob Rascon
    HOUSTON – The surveillance video is difficult to watch. Four guys can be seen walking up to another man leaving an Exxon convenience store in Harris County and beating him up. The victim identified himself as Mason. He never let go of his groceries as his attackers took turns punching and kicking him on the ground. He was alone for only several seconds when a fifth attacker walked up. “He comes up to me, kicks me in the face, and screams, “Black Lives Matter, b****!” Mason said.
  • Announcement on future of (Houston) Harris County ‘stay home, work safe’ order (by Commissar Hidalgo) expected Thursday

    06/11/2020 6:50:14 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Click 2 Houston (KPRC NBC) ^ | Published: June 10, 2020, 2:11 pm Updated: June 11, 2020, 7:06 am | Aaron Barker
    At 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the extension of the so-called “stay home, work safe” order in Harris County expired, but an announcement on the future of the order is expected Thursday. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued the original order in March as the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold. Last month, she extended it until June 10. A representative of Hidalgo said Wednesday that an announcement about the future of the order will be made “in the next couple of days.” Later in the day, Hidalgo scheduled a 3 p.m. Thursday news conference. The representative said that the order will likely...
  • (Soros pick) Harris County DA dismisses nearly 800 criminal cases against protesters arrested during George Floyd marches

    06/10/2020 10:43:06 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    KHOU 11 CBS Houston ^ | Published: 9:07 PM CDT June 9, 2020 Updated: 8:52 AM CDT June 10, 2020 | KHOU 11 staff
    HOUSTON- ...The DA’s office announced Tuesday night that it had dropped charges against 602 people arrested during the protests in Houston, totaling 796 criminal cases. ...The majority of the cases dismissed, according to the office, were mainly for trespassing or obstructing a highway. “While probable cause existed for the arrests of those people who refused to disperse after being ordered to do so by police, our young prosecutors worked hard to identify the few offenders who came to inflict harm on others and intentional damage property,” DA Kim Ogg said. Prosecutors have charged 51 adults and one person under 18....
  • Horse-drawn carriage leads George Floyd's funeral cortege to Houston cemetery where he is buried in gold coffin alongside his mother as crowds line the streets to pay their respects

    06/09/2020 3:57:09 PM PDT · by kevcol · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    George Floyd's golden casket is on its way to its final resting place following a powerful funeral service in Houston, where loved ones shared their memories and community leaders demanded his death lead to widespread change. --- Members of the New Black Panther group were seen on site standing guard surrounding Floyd's hearse as the procession exited the Fountain of Praise Church. --- A pastor at George Floyd's funeral called for the White House to be 'cleaned out' and urged the public to vote as hundreds of mourners, including the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean and Eric Garner, gathered...
  • Presidential Contender Joe Biden Met With George Floyd’s Family at Houston Restaurant Lucille’s

    06/09/2020 10:54:23 AM PDT · by Savage Rider · 52 replies
    Eater Houston ^ | June 9, 2020 | Amy McCarthy
    “We are completely filled with gratitude and honored to have been selected to host Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, and the Floyd family for this historic meeting,” Williams said in a statement provided to Eater. “It’s unfortunate that Floyd’s death was the catalyst for this meeting, but we are so inspired by the Floyd family’s resilience are hopeful that this meeting continues to advance the mission of justice for George Floyd.” According to National Public Radio, Biden did not attend the actual funeral because of concerns about his Secret Service detail causing a “distraction.” Hundreds of Houstonians lined up...
  • Texas cops salute George Floyd's gold coffin as it's carried to front of Fountain of Praise church for private ceremony before he's buried next to his mother - two weeks after his death rocked world

    06/09/2020 9:11:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    The service will be held for Floyd at the Fountain of Praise Church at 11am local time, where family and friends will pay their final respects. Floyd's body will then be carried home in a horse-drawn carriage and laid to rest next to his mother at the Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.
  • Live: George Floyd's funeral in Houston, Texas

    06/09/2020 9:03:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 107 replies
    George Floyd's funeral takes place today, and the father-of-three will be laid to rest in his hometown.
  • The Latest: George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston

    06/09/2020 4:39:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 9, 2020
    HOUSTON — The black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried Tuesday in Houston, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage. --- Under a blazing Texas sun, mourners wearing T-shirts with Floyd's picture or the words "I Can't Breathe" — one of the other things he cried out repeatedly while pinned down by the police officer — waited for hours to pay their respects.
  • Thousands of mourners attend six-hour viewing of George Floyd's open casket in his hometown of Houston in final stop in a series of memorials in his honor

    06/08/2020 12:55:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2020 | Emily Crane
    Mourners, many wearing masks and T-shirts with the words 'I Can't Breathe,' stood 6 feet apart as they paused briefly to view the casket. Some made the sign of the cross as they passed by. On the stage behind the casket were two identical murals of Floyd wearing a black cap that read 'Houston' and angel wings drawn behind him. --- Floyd's private funeral will be Tuesday followed by burial at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in suburban Pearland where he will be laid to rest next to his mother, Larcenia Floyd. --- Former Vice President Joe Biden traveled to...
  • Biden to meet with George Floyd’s family before funeral

    06/07/2020 10:22:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    Joe Biden will travel to Houston on Monday to meet privately with the family of George Floyd and offer his condolences. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will also record a video message that will be shown at Floyd’s funeral on Tuesday, a Biden aide told the New York Times. Biden is not expected to attend the service because there were concerns his Secret Service detail could cause a disruption.
  • George Floyd's memorial and funeral services will take place in Minneapolis, Houston and North Carolina

    06/04/2020 3:25:14 PM PDT · by deport · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2020 | Holly Yan and Theresa Waldrop, CNN
    Services honoring George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, will take place in three states over the course of six days. A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., family attorney Benjamin Crump said. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at the memorial, which will take place at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University. A public viewing and a private memorial service will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday, Hubert Peterkin, the sheriff of Hoke County, said on Facebook. The public viewing will...
  • Houston police chief on President Trump's warning of military deployment: 'Keep your mouth shut'

    06/03/2020 12:52:54 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 94 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | June 2, 2020 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The chief of Houston police had some direct words for President Donald Trump who threatened to deploy the U.S. military to American cities if governors don't toughen up and quell violent protests. It's his latest warning amid violent protests after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody. "You've got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you'll never see this stuff again," said Trump. "We're doing it in Washington, D.C. We're going to do something that people haven't seen before." During an interview with CNN...