Tag: Houston

Scarface Says It’s Time for the Hood to Represent Houston’s 3rd Ward on City Council

HOUSTON—I had no idea what to expect when I agreed to interview hip-hop legend Scarface back in September. A child of the 1980s, I was a keen listener of the Geto Boys and their hood tales of trappin’ in Houston, getting women (to put it mildly) and pullin’ out the chrome on niggas who stepped […]

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Houston Astros fire executive Brandon Taubman over outburst at reporters

A Houston Astros executive accused of verbally accosting female journalists has been fired, the team said. A Houston Astros executive accused of verbally accosting female journalists has been fired, the team said. The team announced Thursday that Brandon Taubman, the Astros’ assistant general manager, was fired for his postgame outburst aimed at female reporters following Saturday […]

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Live Blog: From Houston, the Democratic Debate at Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University students wait in the heat to enter a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Texas Southern University in Houston. Photo: AP Photo (David J. Phillip) Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020.   HOUSTON—Will Kamala Harris […]

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‘Dishonoring the Badge’: Former Houston Police Officers Charged With Murder Over Deadly Drug Raid

Ex Houston Police Officer Gerald GoinesPhoto: Houston PD (via AP) Houston police are throwing the book at two of their officers who were caught lying about having an informant during a drug raid that left two people dead and five fellow law enforcement officials injured. On Friday, prosecutors announced that ex-cop Gerald Goines was charged […]

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Texas School District Faces Lawsuit After Staffers Fill in Black Student’s Hair With a Sharpie: ‘That’s Assault’

Screenshot: Click2Houston If ever there was a perfect justification for throwing hands, it’s the discovery that staffers at your 7th grader’s middle school filled in his fade with a Sharpie. Thankfully, however, cooler heads prevailed, and instead of snatching the soul out of the offending party’s chests, a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed instead. […]

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White Man Wrongly Branded as Killer of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes Dead of Apparent Suicide

Screenshot: ABC 13 Houston Many hearts shattered with the news of the tragic shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, the little girl who was gunned down in a Houston-area Walmart parking lot in December 2018. 7-Year-Old Killed in Senseless Shooting Attack on Black Family Police have begun a manhunt for the gunman responsible for shooting […]

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Mom Driving SUV Kills 3-Year-Old Son in a Game of ‘Chicken’ With Her Children, Prosecutors Charge

Photo: iStock A 26-year-old Houston woman is being held on a new, higher bail of $25,000 as she faces charges that she played a twisted game of chicken with her three young children, and killed her 3-year-old son when she hit him with her SUV—twice. Lexus Stagg was arrested and jailed for a second time […]

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ICE Raids to Deport Migrant Families Set to Begin Sunday in 10 US Cities

A man calls for the shutdown of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during a march May 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. ICE authorities are expected to conduct a major crackdown on immigrants in Los Angeles and in major cities across the nation, beginning Sunday, June 23, 2019.Photo: David McNew (Getty) Despite reported misgivings […]

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Houston Rap Legend Scarface Running for Houston City Council

Photo: Bob Levey (Getty Images for UrbanDaddy) After spending the past 30-plus years as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, rap legend Scarface is putting down the mic to run for Houston city council. The 48-year-old rapper, who was born Brad Jordan, teased the announcement on Instagram last week when he asked “Should I run for […]

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Bushwick Bill of Iconic Hip-Hop Group Geto Boys Dead at 52

inger Bushwick Bill of The Geto Boys performs on stage at the Growlers 6 festival on October 29, 2017 in San Pedro, California.Photo: Matt Cowan (Getty Images) Bushwick Bill (born Richard Stephen Shaw), the hip-hop legend and co-founder of the iconic Houston group Geto Boys, has died. According to his publicist Dawn’s confirmation via TMZ, […]

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‘I Ain’t No Killer, Bro’: Derion Vence Proclaims Innocence in Death of Maleah Davis During Jailhouse Interview With Houston Reporter

Derion Vence in photo provided by Houston policePhoto: Associated Press The man jailed in connection to the death of 4-year-old Maleah Davis is protesting his innocence from the confines of his Texas jail cell. “I ain’t no killer, bro,” Derion Vence told KTRK ABC 13. “[…] I loved Maleah so much. I did for her […]

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Medical Examiner Confirms Remains Found in Arkansas Are Those of 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis

Derion Vance in photo provided by Houston policePhoto: Associated Press Decomposed remains found in Arkansas late last week have been confirmed to be those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, the Houston child reported missing from Texas in early May by her mother’s then fiance who was subsequently arrested in connection to the case. As KTRK ABC […]

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Maleah Davis Likely Dead While Cooperation Wanes, According to Houston Law Enforcement

Photo: Houston Police Houston police believe Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old girl last seen near a highway in Houston, has been killed, according to CBS News. Now, they need help finding and identifying her body. “She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper burial,” Chief Art Acevedo […]

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Texas Authorities Deny Withholding Sandra Bland Video

The Texas Department of Public Safety is denying the office withheld a cellphone video of the killing of Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop. Bland, 28 from just outside Chicago, used her phone to film a white state trooper who drew his taser and yelled “I will light you up!” while demanding she step […]

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