Monthly Archives: July 2007

SHE’S WANTED BY HPD FOR HOMICIDE!


Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 4900 Weaver about 11:35 p.m. on Thursday (July 26).

The suspect, Shemika Newell (b/f, DOB: 4/9/77), has been charged with murder in the 180th State District Court. She is still wanted in this incident and is described as 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. A photo of Shemika Newell is attached to this
news release.

HPD Homicide Division Officers E. R. Carstens and J. L. Coffelt
reported:

The victim, whose identity is pending notification to next of kin, and his ex-girlfriend Newell, were said to be arguing on the sidewalk because Newell thought the victim had taken her drugs. Newell then pulled out a pistol and shot the victim one time in the neck. The
victim was transported to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, but died a short time later during surgery. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shemika Newell is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

WHEN YOU LET YOUR YARD GO TOO FAR!

IT WAS LIKE A JUNGLE BACK THERE!

I spent most of Sunday in my backyard hacking through a jungle. That’s right a jungle. My laziness or busy-ness caused me to neglect my backyard for more than 2 months. You can see the ugly results. With all the rain the green stuff really grew. The grass was so high and thick that I had to fill the lawn mower three times to get the yard done. Will someone volunteer to cuty my yard for me – for free?

SKY 4 GOES DOWN IN DALLAS!

THE HELICOPTER LOST POWER!

Two traffic reporters for Dallas news media outlets and their pilot are lucky to be alive. They’re
receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries after their helicopter lost power and crash landed near a Dallas-area lake. The chopper flown by Curtis Crump was carrying reporters Chip Waggoner and Julie DeHarty when it lost power over Joe Pool Lake and glided to a crash landing. Waggoner reports for K-D-F-W T-V, while DeHarty reports K-R-L-D A-M and K-V-I-L F-M.

SHOULD THE NAACP GET INVOLVED WITH THE VICK CASE?

OR SHOULD THIS MATTER BE LEFT UP TO THE COURTS?

A civil rights group will issue a call Monday for support of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. to ask the public to withhold judgment until all the facts come out in court in connection with the federal dogfighting charges against Vick. Atlanta NAACP President R.L. White told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday that too many people have been “vilifying’ Vick before they know for sure what happened.
Vick pleaded not guilty last week to charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation based on his property in Virginia.Sunday, about 200 people gathered outside the Georgia Dome to show support for Vick.The rally was organized by New Order, a human rights group based in Marietta.

A MODERN DAY EXORCISM: BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA!

Officers responding to a report of an exorcism on a young girl found her grandfather choking her and used stun guns to subdue the man, who later died, authorities said Sunday.

The 3-year-old girl and her mother, who was also in the room during the struggle between 49-year-old Ronald Marquez and officers, were hospitalized, police said. Their condition was unavailable.

The relative who called police said an exorcism had also been attempted Thursday.

“The purpose was to release demons from this very young child,” said Sgt. Joel Tranter.

Officers arrived at the house Saturday and entered when they heard screaming coming from a bedroom, Tranter said.

A bed had been pushed up against the door; the officers pushed it open a few inches and saw Marquez choking his bloodied granddaughter, who was crying in pain and gasping, Tranter said.

A bloody, naked 19-year-old woman who police later determined to be Marquez’s daughter and the girl’s mother was in the room, chanting “something that was religious in nature,” Tranter said.

The officers forced open the door enough for one to enter, leading to a struggle in which an officer used a stun gun on Marquez, Tranter said.

After the initial stun had no visible effect, another officer squeezed into the room and stunned him. The girl was freed and passed through the door to the relative, Tranter said.

Marquez was placed in handcuffs after a struggle with officers and initially appeared normal, but then stopped breathing, Tranter said.

He could not be revived and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The cause of death was not immediately known, and autopsy results probably will not be available for several weeks, Tranter said.

Tranter declined to identify Marquez’s daughter and granddaughter but said they lived in the house with Marquez.

The mother was not arrested, but police will consider criminal charges, Tranter said.

There was no phone listing at Ronald Marquez’s address.

MARVIN ZINDLER 1921 – 2007


Legendary television broadcaster Marvin Zindler died this evening at M.D. Anderson Hospital from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 85.

Marvin is survived by his wife Niki, his five grown children, nine grand children and one great-grand child.

Known for his trademark white hairpieces, blue lenses and signature sign-off, Marvin was a fearless, flamboyant and trail-blazing broadcaster. His nightly reports helped create a new genre of broadcast journalism that became a staple in television newsrooms across the country.

Marvin Zindler made his mark as a consumer advocacy reporter and was one of the first in Houston to investigate controversial issues and institutions. He became a household name for exposing a brothel in La Grange known as The Chicken Ranch. The nationwide notoriety over the brothel’s closing inspired the Broadway musical and movie, “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.”

Marvin went on to use his nightly Eyewitness News segments to expose substandard care at nursing homes, obtain special medical care for those who couldn’t afford it, help thousands cut through bureaucratic red tape and help many more successfully resolve their consumer problems. Ranking high among Marvin’s accomplishments was his investigation into restaurant health violations that resulted in a nationwide requirement for salad “sneeze bars.” His weekly “Rat and Roach Reports” improved cleanliness and food safety in restaurant kitchens. Marvin traveled extensively documenting how Houston doctors helped alleviate pain and suffering in poor countries around the world. One of his recent noteworthy accomplishments was assisting seven Iraqi men with getting replacements “hands” for the ones cut-off during Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Henry Florsheim, KTRK-TV President and General Manager, said, “Marvin was one of the most valued and beloved people in Houston. For nearly 35 years he was welcomed into the hearts and homes of millions of local viewers. This is a deep loss for me both, personally and professionally, my prayers are with his family, friends and co-workers.”

David Strickland, Vice President of News, said,” Marvin never hesitated to question the status quo or to take on the toughest problems for folks who had no one else to help them. He was an inspiration in our newsroom and will be missed by everyone at Eyewitness News.”

Dave Ward, Eyewitness News Anchor said, “Marvin was one of kind. He was one of the most compassionate people I have ever met and deep in his heart he believed in helping folks who needed someone on their side.”

Marvin Zindler joined KTRK-TV on January 1, 1973 after a colorful career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. He brought a unique on-air presence and reporting style to his Action 13 segments on Eyewitness News. Many credit his nightly reports as one of the major contributors to KTRK-TV’s long time reign as Houston’s most-watched television station. His Action 13 office says for many years they received nearly 100,000 requests for assistance on a variety of consumer issues. As recently as June of this year, Marvin, at age 85, was still reporting five days a week.

Marvin has been recognized with awards from every news organization, many charity groups and from several in the medical fields. A medical award of special note was presented by the Plastic Surgeons of America. They honored Marvin for his openness and honesty in talking about his cosmetic surgeries and for the help he obtained for charity patients who desperately needed reconstructive surgery. Marvin had the Scottish Rite Masonry 33rd Degree conferred upon him, the highest honor one can receive in the Masonry. In 2003, Marvin was inducted into the “Silver Circle” of the Lone Star Emmy Association for his historic contributions to broadcast journalism in Texas.

Marvin began his broadcasting career in 1943 as a part-time radio disc jockey while working in his family’s clothing store business. In 1950, he became a reporter and cameraperson for Southwest Film Production Company, which produced the 6:00 PM news for KPRC-TV. Two years later, Marvin joined the Scripts Howard Houston Press to work part-time as a crime reporter and photographer. He joined the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in 1962 and handled Civil Process for two years before moving over to the Fugitive Squad where his work took him all over the world to extradite fugitives. While working for the Sheriff’s Department, Marvin was responsible for establishing the Consumer Fraud Division within the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The Fraud Division is still in operation today.

Marvin Zindler was born on August 10, 1921 in Houston. He attended public schools and went to John Tarleton Agricultural College in Stephenville, Texas. He joined the Marines in 1941 and received an Honorable Discharge. In that same year, Marvin married Gertrude, his wife of 56 years. They raised five children before she passed away in 1997.

HPD NEEDS YOUR HELP ROUNDING UP THIS MAN!

HE’S WORTH MONEY OVER AT CRIMESTOPPERS!

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 7700 Telean about 3:25 a.m. today (July 29).

The suspect, Roberto Garcia Gonzalez (H/m, DOB: 5/25/76), has been charged with murder in the 185th State District Court. The suspect is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds and has black hair of medium length. The suspect was last seen in a white 1999 Chrysler Sebring bearing Texas License plate number 512WPV.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris and Officer T. J. McCorvey reported:

The 74-year old victim, whose identity is pending notification to next of kin, was outside along with Roberto Gonzalez, who is a neighbor. Witnesses heard Gonzalez yelling at the victim to shut up and then saw Gonzalez shoot the victim, who was standing behind a locked chain linked
fence. Gonzalez was then seen getting into the above vehicle and leaving the scene. The victim, who was shot two times in the chest, was pronounced dead at the scene. The weapon was recovered at the scene. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Roberto Gonzalez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers
at 713-222-TIPS.

THE PARTY OF ALL PARTIES – AS THE PARTY KING PREPARES TO CELEBRATE HIS DAY OF BIRTH!

PREPARING TO CELEBRATE THE BIG ONE! 3+DAYS!




The Insite hears Platinum VIP Street Team Member Kalele ‘Party King’ Thumbutu is preparing to celebrate his birthday bigger than The Insite did last year with two nights. He has a full weekend planned running from Friday thru Sunday. Friday August 3 the venue will be no where else but his favorite spot: LIFE 308 Main. Saturday August 4 he’s dropping to party with his favorite promoter Candy Girl at The Cotton Exchange at 202 Travis and Sunday August 5 he picks up with Candy again at Status at 2404 San Jacinto in Midtown Houston. Will you go and party with the ultimate party animal?

ROB ZOMBIE IS TAKING ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES: HALLOWEEN!

MICHAEL MYERS IS BACK WITH THE HELP OF A ROCK STAR!

Michael Myers is back and ready to tell his side of the story — or at least Rob Zombie is.
The writer, director and rock star is taking on “Halloween” and he shines the spotlight on Myers, the main villain of nearly 30-year-old film franchise.
“We go on his journey of what his life is about,” Zombie told fans at Comic-Con, the pop culture convention, on Friday. “This really has no connection to those other movies.”
The film features Tyler Mane as Myers, Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode (Jaime Lee Curtis’ original role), Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Loomis and Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon, as Myers’ mom. The new movie will be in theaters Aug. 31.
Zombie, who previously wrote and directed “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” said he spoke with the writer-director of the original 1978 “Halloween” film, John
Carpenter.
Carpenter’s words of advice? “Go for it, make it your own thing.”
But don’t expect to see Zombie in the movie.
“I’m not a big fan of directors making cameos in films, because most directors are terrible actors,” he said. “I don’t want to embarrass myself.”

USHER CALLS OFF HIS WEDDING!

NO BRIDE OR GROOM TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE!

No wedding bells for Usher after all.
The multi-platinum singer and his pregnant fiance had planned on tying the knot today.
The cancellation was announced in a statement to The Associated Press. It said that the wedding of Usher and Tameka Foster was off, and no additional information would be released. However, a statement released by publicist Patti Webster exclusively to the AP read: “It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond, IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected.” Foster and Usher announced their engagement earlier this year, and later, that she was expecting his first child. She has three other children from a previous marriage.
Webster would not comment on whether the two were still engaged or even a couple.
It’s not known if the two are still engaged, or even still a couple.
Foster is expecting Usher’s first child. She has three other children from a previous marriage.

BRINGING JOY TO ONE PERSON’S HEART!

THE GUARDIAN ANGELS HELPING OUT!


Korey Ray Wilson was so thankful and overjoyed he could not hold back the tears. He covered his face with one hand – while he used the other to keep his balance as he sat on the ground. This is after Wilson received a huge care package from some Guardian Angels he didn’t realize he had. Those angels go by the names of Frank and Edna Taylor. Two Houstonians who saw Wilson’s story on FOX and decided they wanted to help him and his pet cat. The couple went out Saturday morning and shopped for the Gulf War veteran who’s gone 7 years without his VA disability benefits. The delay has been so long Wilson is now living in a friend’s car with his cat. Wilson, a very proud man, said he didn’t get on tv to get charity. He said he simply wanted to bring attention to his plight. But Wilson was still very appreciative of what The Taylor family purchased for him and his cat. The box of goodies not only contained food and clothes for Wilson but food and kitty litter. The Insite would just like to personally thank Edna and Frank for caring enough to help a fellow human out. In the meantime, Wilson is still waiting to hear from the Department of Veterans Affairs about the benefits he’s been fighting for over the last seven years!

THAT’S GOING TO BE ONE LONG MEETING!

DO YOU HAVE 14 HOURS TO SPEND WITH US!

The Insite spotted a sign advertising a community meeting. It made me chuckle after paying close attention to the wording. It reads the meeting will be held from 10 am to 12 am. That’s 14 long hours. I guess it’s going to be one long meeting. It should’ve read 10 am to 12 pm!