CITY RESUMES ISSUING WARRANTS AT NORMAL VOLUMES USING NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM
City of Houston Municipal Court officials announced today that approximately 47,000 delinquent defendants who failed to take action on their cases while a new case management computer system was instituted over the last several months could now face arrest. The case management system began on April 1, 2006. Court officials delayed the issuance of warrants to review all of these delinquent cases and verify the accuracy of the data coming out of the new system.
That review has now been completed and judges have begun issuing arrest warrants. Each defendant will be mailed a notice; form copy attached, and will be subject to arrest.
If a citizen believes that he/she received this notice in error, they have from November 27, 2006 until December 22, 2006, to contact the court. Defendants can call 713-731- 3940 (between the hours of 8 am to 7pm on Monday through Friday). Those who wish to resolve their warrant are asked to go to the Municipal Courts Administration at 1400 Lubbock Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
If you’re one of those busy people who don’t have time to stop by the barber or a corporate executive always on the go – this guy is who you’re looking for. When I first arrived in Houston Reggie Moses was recommended to me and he did a great job. Not only is he very capable at what he does he will come where you are. He is the first mobile barber I have ever met. His client list includes Professional athletes, Company executives and everyday folk who just don’t have the time to sit and wait for their barber. And he’s very diverse in his clientele base so everyone is welcomed. You may just want to give Reggie a call – Michael Berry, Terence Fontaine, Rick Flanigan, Bob Martin, Ronald Green, Jarvis Johnson, Carl ‘The New Hammer’ Davis, Frank Michel, Gordon Rentzsch, Felix Chevalier, Omar Wilson, Mike Mack, Chuck Rosenthal, Judge Michael Fields, Damon Williams, Chris Brown, Judge Levi Benton, Sylvester Turner and all you big wigs who are faced with precious time issues!
P.S. AND HOW COOL IS IT TO GET YOUR HAIR CUT AT WORK – THAT’S SOME HOLLYWOOD STUFF!
REGGIE MOSES: 281-221-0807
Geraldo – the tv talk show host – was reviewing the whole Kramer (Michael Richards) issue on his FOX show. And after reflecting on the comedy club incident Geraldo said “At least we know now why there were never any Blacks on Seinfeld.” That was pretty funny to me even though I’ve never ever seen a single episode of the show. In fact, now that I think about it, I’ve never seen Seinfeld, E.R., Friends, or Everybody Loves Raymond. Where in the world has The Insite been. I guess I’ve been too busy watching re-runs of Good Times.
Even though he didn’t indicate he reads the Insite – Chuck Rosenthal – The Harris County District attorney came pretty close. When I went to interview him this week he had a question for The Insite. He asked me if I’ve ever read a website called Bloghouston.net…I said yes. Rosenthal replied by saying The Insite is quite often mentioned on their site. So I’m sure at some point Mr. Rosenthal clicked the link my fellow bloggers Kevin and Anne have included. Chuck has been the District Attorney in Harris County since 2001. He argued before the supreme court on the sodomy issue in 2002. The Alice, Tx native is a 1976 graduate of the South Texas College of Law. He joined the D.A.’s office back in 1977 and has been there since. Chuck tells The Insite while he doesn’t watch any newscasts at night – he does watch FOX 26 news in the morning while he’s getting ready for work. And Rosenthal also wondered exactly why so many people considered FOX a conservative news network. He says they appeared to be FAIR AND BALANCED to him. Hey Chuck – Thanks for stopping by The Insite!
WE’RE MORE THAN JUST EXPENSIVE CARS AND JEWELRY – WE CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITY!
Dozens of families found their way to the headquarters of new record label 7303 Records. The owner Ronnie Bookman prepared a huge feast to feed dozens of adults and children who turned out for the Thanksgiving event. And just as the Insite pulled up so did a black Phantom Rolls Royce. And behind the wheel was no other than Houston’s own Mike Jones. The children ran screaming to the $100,000+ plus car. He immediately got out and signed autographs while also squeezing in pictures. Also popping up was 7303 recording artist J.V. who’s song ‘Walk Like A Hustla’ is starting to get a lot of buzz on radio. And last but not least Houston rapper Kiotti made his way through the crowd meeting and greeting the children and their parents. As one rapper said this proves we care and give back to the community rather than just show our bling. Bookman says he has more events planned for the community!
MINISTERS WANT A PUBLIC DEFENDER IN HARRIS COUNTY!
The members of Houston Ministers Against Crime are pushing for Harris County to get a public defenders office. The group says Houston is one of only a few major cities without a public defenders office to represent indigent defendants. Currently in Harris County defendants who can’t afford their own legal counsel are appointed an attorney by the courts. However, HMAC says the cost of appointing an attorney is much more expensive than relying on a public defender. The ministers also say more poor defendants are finding themselves entering plea deals because court appointed attorneys are not fighting for the suspects. The Harris County Commissioners court must approve the creation of such an office. So far Commissioner Sylvia Garcia is supporting the effort. Some pictured above are Rev. James Nash, Rev. F.N. Williams, and Rev. Robert Jefferson…
Price Comparison according to Texas A&M: Court Appointed Attorney = $466 per case Public Defender = $125 per case Note: The test market for this comparison is Dallas, TX
Stephen Davis has been a fixture at KTRK-TV 13 for five years now. He arrived in the Bayou City from KTBC – the FOX owned and operated station in Austin. Stephen can be found tooling around town gathering stories for the stations daily line up of newscasts. He is also another Houston photographer respected for his hard work ethic in the market. And like other honorees he’s frequently seen out and about without a reporter in tow. And that means he can gather and tell a story by himself. Davis also wanted to make one point crystal clear here on the Insite. He says he is not Byron Nichols. Apparently, the veteran photographer who often asks The Insite to hold his microphone at press conferences, says he has been mistaken once too often for Byron Nichols. Nichols is a photographer at KPRC Channel 2 who’s also made appearances here on The Insite. Congratulations to Stephen for your Insite photographer of the week honor. You gift certificate to Denny’s is in the mail!
Byron Nichols on The Insite:
As The Insite first told you two weeks ago – Houston Texans football player Fred Weary’s arrest was very questionable. See file story on the Insite. The judge aparently didn’t buy the weak story being told by the 2 arresting HPD officers and prosecutors. In court Tuesday prosecutors equated Weary pulling his hand away from two HPD officers during the traffic stop as resisting arrest. The judge said since when did that action equate to resisting arrest. The prosecutors then moved to drop the charges. The judge agreed and now the case is over!
TUNE IN TO FOX 26 NEWS AT NOON AND 9PM FOR MORE DETAILS!
ARCHIVED STORY: http://isiahcarey.blogspot.com/2006/11/houston-texans-player-arrested-after.html#links
I wanted to share this news with you before it is publicly announced. After hosting my Saturday afternoon radio program on TalkRadio 950 KPRC for over 4 ½ years, I have been given the chance to talk louder and more often. Beginning this Tuesday (tomorrow), I will be hosting my own show every weekday morning, Mon-Fri from 9am-11am, on our station. Though it means I get my Saturdays back to spend with the family, a more perplexing situation arises…I now have to actually “work” every day for the first time in about 7 years!
This is an opportunity I have looked forward to for quite a while. The plan is to do a similar call-in show focusing on hot topic and issues. A famous coach once said that you have to “dance with the one that brung ya” so I will still be talking about technology and expanding that to even more new products and services that affect businesses and consumers. The callers will probably dictate where each show goes but I will certainly mix-in my knowledge and passion of entertainment, sports and lifestyle. And get ready for my world-class takes on politics (yikes!).
TalkRadio 950 KPRC will have several new programs with more energy and local coverage. For those of you who drive to work a bit late or leave for lunch a little early, I hope you tune in and participate. And if you are at your office with a broadband connection during my show time, you can stream our station over the Internet. Just visit www.950kprc.com and click the LISTEN LIVE button at the top right of the page.
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Thank you for visiting. I am running in the special election to fill an unexpired term for Houston City Council At-Large Position 3.
I began my life of public service at the age of 19 when I enlisted in the United States Air Force as a signals intelligence analyst. During my military service I served in various capacities, including target entity analysis for the National Security Agency, chief of training for the Headquarters, Air Intelligence Agency Honor Guard and command and control warfare analyst for the Air Force Information Warfare Center. My tours of duty included National Security Agency Headquarters and The Air Intelligence Agency, with deployments and short assignments to Korea, White Sands, New Mexico and San Diego, California. I was named the Air Force Information Warfare Center’s Airman of the Year for 1999 and received many awards and medals for my service to our nation.
Following my military service, I attended Texas A&M University as a member of the renowned Corps of Cadets where I served as a cadet squadron commander and special assistant to the Commandant of Cadets. My public service continued at Texas A&M University with the National Archives and Records Administration at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
In 2002, I joined forces with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network to lobby members of Congress to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, a law that prohibits gay and lesbian servicemembers from serving openly. I have lobbied numerous congressmen and senators each year since 2003 and served as the State Captain for the Texas delegation in 2004 and 2005. I have been honored by groups including Lambda Legal and American Veterans for Equal Rights for my courage and efforts to effect change in the lives of gay and lesbian servicemembers.
My public service has included constituent service work for the district office of Congressman John Culberson, and for the past two years I have proudly served Houstonians in Houston’s Public Works and Engineering Department.
I have also cared for families in their times of need as a funeral service professional since 1999 and presently serve Houston families for Service Corporation International.
I live in the Houston Heights with my long-time partner Brad and am a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Community.
HEADLESS MOOCHIE NORRIS WORKING OUT IN RIVER OAKS GYM!
The Insite was working on a special report at One2One Gym in River Oaks. One of the employees told me Moochie Norris was working out in the facility. Unfortunately, The Insite didn’t know what Moochie looked like until it became clear the 6’1 former Houston Rockets’ player was standing near me. I tried to quietly snap a picture but as you can tell all I was able to get was his (in the red and white shorts) legs. I also called the newsroom at FOX 26 to determine which team Moochie is now playing with this season. I was told he wasn’t picked up this season by any NBA team. So as you can see Moochie is left headless and teamless at least on The Insite!