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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/one- ... police-say

Man shoots and kills a teen in who was outside his house with other teens. He said he felt threatened.

Plenty of evidence of paint ball guns outside the house.

Initially claimed his car was being broken into.

At night.

Another slightly different story. 15 teens outside. Shot with a rifle. Says won't be charged.

https://abc13.com/dad-shoots-and-kills- ... y/5312163/


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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:06 pm

https://fox6now.com/2019/08/27/cameras- ... ox-clinic/

Woman uses a saw to break into a Botox clinic in Sugarland.

Gets a battery powered grinding saw out of her Mercedes SUV.

She’s blonde.

V neck top.


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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by crazy2medic » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:56 pm

philip964 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:06 pm
https://fox6now.com/2019/08/27/cameras- ... ox-clinic/

Woman uses a saw to break into a Botox clinic in Sugarland.

Gets a battery powered grinding saw out of her Mercedes SUV.

She’s blonde.

V neck top.
I find this incredibly amusing, there are two mixtures for Botox, the one that is used to remove wrinkles and the one to relieve pain from spastic muscles, if she doesn't know what the difference is they be able to find her cause she'll be the woman with no facial expressions!
Wonder if she if knows you shouldn't use it straight out of the vial! I bet we'll see her in the news again soon!
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:00 am

https://kprcradio.iheart.com/featured/w ... O5vrLnAOxM

Houston's newly re=elected mayor has requested that the federal government send refugees to Houston. We want them.


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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:34 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... nty-jails/

May need to release some inmates to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus at county jails.

Do we really think with the recent no bond tactic by the Dem judges there is anyone left in the county jail who really shouldn’t be there.

Maybe this is the reason for the run on guns and ammunition in Houston.
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:58 am

https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/michae ... VhJb3i-W5s

Mayor asks criminal to "chill" and wait till pandemic is over.

I guess after the pandemic is over it will be ok to murder and rob.

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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by Rafe » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:27 pm

https://abc13.com/violent-offenders-rel ... 3-4/3/2020

For once, I agree with Art Acevedo: "We're putting women at risk. We're putting families at risk."

Seems that not only are about 1,200 Harris County jail "residents" who are considered non-violent to be released to help clear the jails during the Coronapocalypse, but some criminals with violent histories are being released on "bonds as low as $1, $10, $300, and $500 this week for crimes that normally equate to $1000 or $20,000 bonds."

One example the story gives is an 18-year-old accused of punching and choking his girlfriend. Last Tuesday a judge gave him a $100 bond...he paid $10 and was released.

"'$10 bail for felony domestic violence? For choking out a woman in the middle of this pandemic. Think about it, you're now a woman sitting at home that is thinking about calling the police. Thinking about a magistrate or a judge letting your abuser out on a $10 bail,' said Acevedo."
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by striker55 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:30 pm

We have a bunch of criminals walking the streets in the 3am time frame checking for unlocked car doors. Don't think anything will happen to them, do you think the police will waste their time for these lowlife's to be let out of jail? It's like open season for unlocked cars, in another group some people think it's your fault if you leave the doors unlocked. Geez


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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:50 pm

striker55 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:30 pm
We have a bunch of criminals walking the streets in the 3am time frame checking for unlocked car doors. Don't think anything will happen to them, do you think the police will waste their time for these lowlife's to be let out of jail? It's like open season for unlocked cars, in another group some people think it's your fault if you leave the doors unlocked. Geez
My neighborhood had 1 burglary of a motor vehicle in January and 9 in February with one stolen car. Is that a trend?

The last time my car was burglarized, my car was locked, so they broke the window, and found nothing inside, so nothing was stolen. But I did have to pay $1000 to get the window replaced.

So its just open season on cars, locked or not.

In November we get to vote again. Beto is not running so maybe there is a chance, the outcome on Judges will be different.

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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by Rafe » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:37 pm

This Just In: https://www.fox26houston.com/news/harri ... ys-sheriff

Our zero-experience liberal snowflake Harris County Judge has had her orders overturned in no uncertain terms, and with no mincing of language. District Judge Herb Ritchied presented an order to Sheriff Gonzalez a few hours ago, saying in part:

"Any order issued by the County Judge of Harris County to any Harris County agency, pertaining to bonds and/or release of felony prisoners or probationers...[is] VOID ON ITS FACE and of NO FORCE AND EFFECT."

"THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED and DECREED that the Sheriff of Harris County, Texas, as well as Harris County Pre-Trial Services Agency and the Harris County Community Supervisions and Corrections Department, SHALL IGNORE and WHOLLY DISREGARD any order and/or directive from the Harris County Judge regarding the issuance of felony Pre-Trial Bonds or Personal Recognizance Bonds or any other order of release...."


So there, Ms. Hidalgo. Shoulda finished that grad degree and gotten a little bit of experience before deciding you could fill Ed Emmett's shoes.
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Post by Rafe » Wed May 13, 2020 2:10 pm

Not unsurprisingly under years of "Royal Blue" leadership, comes this headline: "Houston Faces Worst Budget Crisis In Modern History."
Tax revenue has plummeted, the city is facing the worst budget crisis in living memory, and officials are warning to expect across-the-board cuts in city services. Last week, Mayor Sylvester Turner painted a dire picture of the next fiscal year, set to begin July 1.

“That budget deficit will be anywhere between $170 [million] to $200 million in terms of the deficit that we’re trying to close,” Turner said. “It will be the worst budget deficit that the city has faced.”
That tidbit was followed up yesterday by this story from KHOU TV: "3,000 City Employees Could Face Furloughs Under Proposed Houston Budget." The text of the proposed budget is available here: https://www.houstontx.gov/budget/21budprop/index.html.

Sylvester Turner, the mayor who supported business closures and sweeping stay-at-home orders (and who openly expressed his displeasure when Gov. Abbott's orders for by-step opening of the economy overrode local edicts), blames the $169 million shortfall squarely and only on the coronavirus.

And then from two hours ago from ABC13: "Houston Rental Assistance Program Enrollment Suspended after 90 Minutes."

The program is to help Houston renters who have fallen behind on payments due to the coronavirus. Applications opened at 10:00 a.m. today for $15 million in relief funds. Before an hour had passed, the online process had to be temporarily halted because there were over 17,000 people hitting the website at the same time. Good planning, eh? By 11:35 came this message from the non-profit assigned to administer the $15 million: "All funds for the BakerRipley COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program have been committed. Enrollment has been suspended. The site is now closed."

Not to be outdone, Harris County Judge Lina "Dora the Explorer" Hidalgo "is working on [the county's] own $15 million dollar relief package for vulnerable families, which is in the final stages of approval." Note that on neither of these programs do I see any stipulation that the recipient must have recently filed for unemployment or be actively looking for employment.
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by philip964 » Wed May 13, 2020 2:37 pm

Rafe wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Not unsurprisingly under years of "Royal Blue" leadership, comes this headline: "Houston Faces Worst Budget Crisis In Modern History."
Tax revenue has plummeted, the city is facing the worst budget crisis in living memory, and officials are warning to expect across-the-board cuts in city services. Last week, Mayor Sylvester Turner painted a dire picture of the next fiscal year, set to begin July 1.

“That budget deficit will be anywhere between $170 [million] to $200 million in terms of the deficit that we’re trying to close,” Turner said. “It will be the worst budget deficit that the city has faced.”
That tidbit was followed up yesterday by this story from KHOU TV: "3,000 City Employees Could Face Furloughs Under Proposed Houston Budget." The text of the proposed budget is available here: https://www.houstontx.gov/budget/21budprop/index.html.

Sylvester Turner, the mayor who supported business closures and sweeping stay-at-home orders (and who openly expressed his displeasure when Gov. Abbott's orders for by-step opening of the economy overrode local edicts), blames the $169 million shortfall squarely and only on the coronavirus.

And then from two hours ago from ABC13: "Houston Rental Assistance Program Enrollment Suspended after 90 Minutes."

The program is to help Houston renters who have fallen behind on payments due to the coronavirus. Applications opened at 10:00 a.m. today for $15 million in relief funds. Before an hour had passed, the online process had to be temporarily halted because there were over 17,000 people hitting the website at the same time. Good planning, eh? By 11:35 came this message from the non-profit assigned to administer the $15 million: "All funds for the BakerRipley COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program have been committed. Enrollment has been suspended. The site is now closed."

Not to be outdone, Harris County Judge Lina "Dora the Explorer" Hidalgo "is working on [the county's] own $15 million dollar relief package for vulnerable families, which is in the final stages of approval." Note that on neither of these programs do I see any stipulation that the recipient must have recently filed for unemployment or be actively looking for employment.
If you remember the mayor asked for a property tax increase while people were filling their front yards with the wet remnants of their lives after Harvey. He has not done so while people are still dying from the Coroanavirus.

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Post by Rafe » Wed May 13, 2020 4:06 pm

philip964 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 2:37 pm

If you remember the mayor asked for a property tax increase while people were filling their front yards with the wet remnants of their lives after Harvey. He has not done so while people are still dying from the Coroanavirus.
Yeppers; and he's probably pretty upset that he can't; he wishes the fiscal year were the calendar year so he could be looking at tax increases in the summer and preparing a budget in October.

Speaking of Turner's exemplary handling of Hurricane Harvey...

From April 23, Houston Chronicle: "Harris County Cedes Control of Harvey Housing Funds to GLO as Turner Fights Takeover."
The letter [Land Commissioner George P.] Bush sent Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday...said his office “can no longer allow the City to hinder the progress of recovery efforts for Houston residents.”

In the letter, Bush notified Turner that he was seeking federal approval to take over the city’s entire $1.3 billion housing recovery effort, eliminating “all funding” to the city and transferring responsibility to the General Land office. Bush gave Turner the option to relinquish control of the $400 million effort to repair or replace single-family homes damaged in the storm, and then negotiate to keep other parts of the program.

Turner summarily rejected that option, promising to mount a legal challenge against what he calls a “hostile takeover”....
And yesterday from Ted Oberg at ABC13: "13 Investigates: GLO Sends Dozers, City Sends Lawyers in Harvey Housing Fight."
Debris started falling to the ground as a bulldozer clawed away at Lloyd Nelms' red brick home in northeast Houston.... Nelms wasn't the only one tired of waiting for help from the city's program. Only 80 people have received aid from Houston's program as of March 31. More than 16,000 Houstonians have expressed interest in getting help.... The GLO called Nelms on March 25. Within less than a month, Nelms signed pre-construction paperwork and crews were out on Tuesday starting demolition to his home. He expects to move into his new two-bedroom and two-bathroom home in mid-June. "It's unbelievable," he said....

"If GLO insists on interfering with the City's performance of the Contract and its ability to administer funds directly allocated to Houston, the City will be compelled to take immediate legal action for GLO's breach of contract and the Commissioner's ultra vires conduct," Houston City Attorney Ronald C. Lewis said in a letter to the GLO.
Hello! Anybody home! In three more months we'll be "celebrating" the 3-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and the most massive rainfall event ever in CONUS. In the 29 months ending March 31, the city had helped exactly 80 households. By my count, that's an impressively efficient processing of 0.64 applications per week. No doubt at personnel expense that's built into that city budget. If you have one person working 40 hours per week, that means that employee is accomplishing 0.016 applications per productive hour...and you know there was at least a small team of city employees on it. In total, the claims they've processed (both submitted and acted upon) represents $12.05 million of the $400 million allocated to the city of Houston expressly for residential single-family homes damaged in the storm. Lemme punch some more numbers... And that's 3.01% processed after almost three years.

Good job, Mayor Turner! :grumble
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by Rafe » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:07 pm

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo in self-quarantine after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

https://abc13.com/health/hidalgo-in-iso ... 9/6278756/

But...wait. She's the one who wants to completely close Harris County down again because we the deplorable population can seem to take the proper precautions. Like maybe...touching our own face masks every 10 seconds! Yeah, Judge Hidalgo; I mean you.
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Post by Oldgringo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 pm

I enjoyed my time in Houston as Deputy Project Manager during the construction of Enron Field over 20 years ago. Today, we have no business whatsoever in that lawless, liberal cesspool. In fact, we drive around Houston to get to Galveston Island SP.

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