Yearly Archives: 2006

INSITE’S NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER OF THE WEEK!

TONI RICHARD STEPPED OUT ON FAITH!

Say hello to Toni Richard. She is the publisher and owner of The Tomball-SpringTimes. She launched her newspaper in May of 2006. The Times services the North Houston area. Richard, an accountant by trade, tells The Insite she stepped out on faith and began her very own newspaper. So far she says things are going extremely well with the publication. I had a chance to view it and the hard work she put into the paper clearly shows. Make sure you stop by The Times and take a look at Richard’s hard work and dedication to journalism. And thanks for dropping by The Insite Toni!

Link: http://www.thetomball-springtimes.com/

25 YEARS OF CIVIL RIGHTS SERVICE TO HOUSTON PAYS OFF!

BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT AND PUBLIC LIFE AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON NAACP!

Congratulations to Carol Mims Galloway. The former public official has been elected the new President of the Houston branch of the NAACP. That pushes her back into the limelight and public life. Galloway tells the Insite “I’m very excited. I’ve been working with the group for 25 years and this is quite an honor.” She became a major player in the organization when she was tapped by the national office back in 1979 to merge 4 Houston branches into one. The former district B council member and school board member says she’s been active and involved in the organization ever since. She’s replacing Fran Gentry as head of the Houston civil rights group. If you’re interested Galloway’s installation ceremony will take place January 7, 2007 at Good Hope Baptist Church. It’s located at 3015 N. MacGregor Way and it will be held at 4 p.m. Congratulations Mrs. Galloway on your election and appointment!

EMBATTLED AND CONTROVERSIAL CEO CALLS IT QUITS!

HE SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL!

Jordy Tollett said Friday he is stepping down from his position as CEO of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tollett has decided to pursure other interests. He came under fire after being caught allegedly drinking in a bar during his work hours. The expose was done by a local television station. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill White made it clear he didn’t have much confidence in Tollett’s abilities in the office so the former CEO saw the writing on the wall. With this move Tollett walks away from a $200,000 a year job. However, he is expected to stay on as a consultant to the Greater Houston Cenvention and Visitors Bureau.

THE END OF AN ERA – NO MORE MICHAEL AND JUANITA?

THEY’RE CALLING IT QUITS AFTER 17 YEARS!

Michael Jordan and his wife, Juanita, filed for divorce Friday after 17 years of marriage.
“Michael and Juanita Jordan mutually and amicably decided to end their 17 year marriage,” the couple said in a statement issued through their lawyers. “A judgment for dissolution of their marriage was entered today. There will be no further statements.”

REMINDER: THE ELECTED OFFICIALS BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!

RONALD GREEN CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR WITH FRIENDS!

Houston council member Ronald Green is preparing to celebrate his birthday and The Insite readers are welcomed. Details are on the blast below:

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HUSSEIN COULD BE ONLY HOURS AWAY FROM DEATH!

IS HE GETTING WHAT HE DESERVES OR WAS THIS A MISTAKE BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION?

Lawyers for Saddam Hussein on Friday made a last-minute appeal to an American court to avert execution in Iraq, asking a judge to block his transfer from U.S. custody to the hands
of Iraqi officials. Hussein’s lawyers filed documents Friday afternoon asking for an
emergency restraining order aimed at stopping the U.S. government from relinquishing custody of the condemned former Iraqi leader to Iraqi officials, a spokeswoman for a federal court in Washington D.C. said. The documents were being processed and were not immediately made public. The Justice Department had not yet responded to the request. A similar request by the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court, Awad Hamed al-Bandar, was denied Thursday and is under appeal. Al-Bandar also faces execution. The Justice Department argued in that case that U.S. courts have no jurisdiction to interfere with the judicial process of another country. Al-Bandar argued that his trial violated his rights under the U.S. Constitution but Justice countered that foreigners being tried in foreign courts are not protected by the U.S. Constitution. The appeals court did not indicate when it would rule on the issue.

THE FORMER GODFATHER OF EAST END IS A FREE MAN!

HE’S A FREE MAN AGAIN – NOW WHAT?

Former Houston politico Ben Reyes was released from a halfway house in Houston early this morning. This comes after serving federal time for attempting to bribe several council members back in the mid 90’s. He wanted their support to build a convention center hotel. Reyes was spending his last six months in the Cornell halfway house on Commerce in downtown Houston. The 59 year old walked away Friday morning at 7:55 am a free man. Reyes was once known as the political Godfather of Houston’s Hispanic East End. Reyes has served as a state legislator and city council member in the Bayou City!

WATCH FOX 26 NEWS AT NOON AND 9PM FOR MORE DETAILS!

HOUSTON SEES AN INCREASE IN MURDERS IN 2006!

DO YOU CARE IF THE CITY HAS A HIGH MURDER RATE?

Preliminary numbers have been released and it appears Houston has seen an increase in murders like other major cities. The Houston police department released numbers showing there were 333 murders across the city in 2005. That total has climbed to 377 so far in ’06 with two days left to add to that total. Harris county has also seen an increase in homicides for the year. Last year there were 483 deaths compared to 507 in 2006. Does the murder rate bother you or concern you as a resident of a city? Do you feel it really affects the quality of life?

The video report as first seen on FOX 26 news @ 9pm: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=1908834&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1