Monthly Archives: March 2012

MILLENUM SHELL #1 801 SHERMAN DRIVE DENTON, TX 76209

AIRTEX VALERO 14850 N FREEWAY HOUSTON, TX 77090

PARADISE GIFTS 600 TRAVIS LEVEL A HOUSTON, TX 77002

P & J FOOD STORE 670 WASHINGTON BLVD BEAUMONT, TX 77705

FOOD FAST #1096 3905 BONHAM ST PARIS, TX 75460

COLUMBUS MINI MART & STORAGE 2560 HWY 71 S COLUMBUS, TX 78934

VALERO CORNER STORE #14450 110 SLAUGHTER LN W AUSTIN, TX 78748

RICHMOND EXXON 2213 THOMPSON RD RICHMOND, TX 77469

FINA MART 1303 3 GRAUWYLER IRVING, TX 75061

7-ELEVEN CONV STORE #12705 408 W 15TH ST AUSTIN, TX 78701

CONNER CORNER GROCERY GANADO 101 W YORK ST GANADO, TX 77962

BIG DIAMOND #990 10415 HUEBNER ROAD SAN ANTONIO, TX 78240

QUIK TRIP #869 700 S INDUSTRIAL BLVD EULESS, TX 76040

STRIPES NO 247 4317 ANDREWS HWY MIDLAND, TX 79703

HOUSTON AREA COP GOES OFF WITH PEOPLE VIDEO TAPING AT WALMART!

Written by person who posted to Youtube: Hostile Houston Cop comes after two innocent guys video taping at a Wal-Mart in SouthWest Houston for NO REASON, the men where later hand-cuffed to be arrested but released after another cop came to their rescue. The incident was only resolved after the cop tried to bribe and threaten the men to ERASE this footage or go to JAIL….

HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY!

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I just had to you feel me?

THE NEW CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LIVES BEGINS TODAY!

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The Watch UR BAC (pronounced “Watch Your Back,”) program team will be at the Liberty Tax Office inside Greenspoint Mall on March 30th at 4:00 PM. The new DWI simulator will be on display for the public to view and participate in.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service, through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has launched a new campaign, Watch UR BAC, to teach Texans about the dangers of alcohol misuse —including binge drinking, the understanding of what is alcohol poisoning as well as the dangers of impaired driving. In 2010, 1,075 Texans were killed in alcohol-related crashes and hundreds of thousands were injured. Nearly half of these drivers had blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 or higher which is at or above the legal limit for intoxication while driving in Texas.

Watch UR BAC is an awareness campaign that refers to the concentration of alcohol in the blood or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) which is used as a measure of the degree of intoxication of an individual. Binge drinking is a continuing problem in Texas, and most who binge drink do not know the amount and effects of the alcohol they are consuming. The program informs adults and youth of various types of alcohol and the amount of alcohol by volume that is contained in beer, wine, and liquor.

A DWI (driving while intoxicated) simulator is used to demonstrate the effect of alcohol on driving skills. Through a video game atmosphere, drivers experience obstacles and hazards to simulate those that one might encounter if driving impaired. Fatal Vision© goggles, which distort vision, are worn by the driver during the simulation experience to further duplicate the effect of alcohol on one’s vision.

The Watch UR BAC program is a free resource to Texas community groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses. “We are excited to provide these resources to help Texans understand the dangers of alcohol misuse and the risks of driving while impaired,” said Bobbi Brooks, Program Manager.

Official sites: https://twitter.com/#!/watchurbac

watchurbac.tamu.edu

THE HOTTEST PICTURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

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This is a photo that’s making the rounds on social media.  Mainly, because of the Trayvon Martin case.  I don’t know why so many people were stopped by HPD.  Maybe worth looking into!

From the person who snapped this picture: Ronda Harrison- I wish I knew the whole story. I saw two HPD cars and officers at Karl Young park on Stella Link. Across Stella Link, one block south of the park, there were two more cars and more officers (the photos) with Pershing Middle School kids lined up along the fence, patting them down. I only witnessed about 3 minutes of this while sitting at the light. All of the kds in the photo were sent on their way afterwards. I was disturbed because of the ages of the kids, not to mention the kids were black. That’s it. If you find out what preceded this, please update me. Thanks IC.

I’ve got great news.

As many of you know with your support I’ve been on a campaign to get Krispy Kreme to come to Houston in the company’s Glaze the Nation Tour.

Well, Monday afternoon I received word from the corporate offices of the donut giant.

A rep says they heard our plea in Houston and they have added the Bayou City on the calendar.

That means the Krispy Kreme truck could actually make a stop here.

However, there is no set date and I’m working with Krispy Kreme to find a location to hand out donuts to all the KK lovers in our community.

So, stand by for more details right here on the Insite!

 

Edited email from Krispy Kreme:

Isiah:

My name is Megan Brock and I work for Krispy Kreme. I am from Sugar Land originally and currently reside in Austin, TX while working for corporate in Winston-Salem…while we don’t currently have shops in Houston, we have heard your plea and have added your requests to our calendar as we continue to plan the year…any help you can provide with locations or events for our potential arrival in Houston or surrounding areas is much appreciated. Our goal as you can imagine is to reach as many of our fanatics this year to celebrate our 75th birthday and are so excited to have the out-pouring of responses from Guests like you.

Thank you for being such a loyal fan.
Regards,
Megan M. Brock
US Retail Marketing Manager

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS SET FOR TEXAS STATE TROOPER!

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Services for Trooper Javier Arana Jr. will begin Thursday in El Paso. Trooper Arana died in the line of duty as the result of a traffic crash Saturday, March 24.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Mountain Time) at Most Holy Trinity Church with a Vigil/Rosary to begin at 7 p.m. (The church is located at 10000 Pheasant Rd., El Paso, Texas 79924.)

The Funeral Mass will take place Friday, March 30, at Most Holy Trinity Church at 1 p.m. The Committal Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery (5200 Fred Wilson Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79906).

Trooper Arana served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and will be buried with military honors.

Gov. Rick Perry ordered that Texas flags at all state buildings be flown at half staff until after Trooper Arana’s burial.

Trooper Arana died Saturday morning after his patrol car was hit by another vehicle as he was responding to a pursuit in east El Paso. DPS is conducting an investigation into the crash. (See initial press release: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr032412.pdf.)

“Trooper Arana was a U. S. Marine, a father and an outstanding state trooper,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “His sudden death shocked all of us, and our prayers are with his family and friends. He gave his life to protect and serve Texas, and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

He is survived by his father and mother, Javier Sr. and Blanca; his wife, Cindy; and five children ranging in ages from 5 to 14.

Trooper Arana was born in Glendale, Calif., and graduated from Parkland High School in El Paso in 1997. From 1997 to 2001, he served in the U. S. Marine Corps. In 2009, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. He joined DPS in July 2010, and was stationed in El Paso as a Highway Patrol Trooper at the time of his death.

He is the 87 th DPS officer to die in the line of duty.

An account has been set up for Trooper Arana and his family in lieu of flowers. For more information on the Trooper Javier Arana Memorial Account,as well as addresses, maps and travel information related to the funeral services, please visit:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr032612.pdf.

HISTORICAL TESTIMONY AVERTED IN A HARRIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE!

For the first time ever in Texas Harris County prosecutors were preparing for unprecedented testimony.  That testimony was going to come from a Houston man who is not able to speak.  According to court records that man is Elton Dixon.  It was back in 2008 when Dixon was the victim of aggravated robbery by a man attorneys say is his nephew.  50 year old Charles Holmes of Houston was arrested and charged.  But because Dixon has throat cancer and is unable to read or write prosecutors were prepared to allow him to testify using flash cards.

Court personnel say in certain cases Texas law allows leading questions and that would’ve been the case for Dixon if he made it on the stand in the trial.  It was scheduled to get underway Tuesday.  However, before opening statements could start court staffers say Holmes entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 30 years.  That means Texas will have to wait a little longer before someone testifies with flash cards!

 

If United Airlines hoped for a seamless merger with Continental Airlines – that dream has gone completely down the drain.

The Insite has seen lots of unhappy customers with the big airline.

There have been people complaining about mix up on ticket prices to individuals waiting hours and  I do mean hours on the phone for customer service assistance.

Houstonian Emile Browne has found a way to show the Denver based airline how he feels.

Browne spent the morning on United’s Facebook page chronicling how long he was on hold for customer service.

His first comment on the company’s wall went up after waiting 31 minutes for a United customer service rep.

After 1 hour and 52 minutes Browne says he found himself being attacked by someone from United.  Here’s the exchange

‎1 h 52 moh…asc
Christian ItinStop spamming the wall
    • Emile Browne

      Christian I’m not spamming the wall. I’m sure it is probably your job to monitor the page, but rather than belligerence, I’ll bet, and I’m going out on a limb here, if you were to say, “Emile, I’m sorry you have been on hold for so long. We are truly trying to overcome these challenges, but sometimes with change a few difficulties arise. I’ll in box you an email address where you can let us know exactly what your concern is. Please include pertinent information like dates, times, confirmation numbers, etc. We will assign the issue to one of our customer service staff and keep you updated regarding your issue. Again sorry for the inconvenience.” I’d be more inclined not to post the time I’ve spent on hold…hang up (as I’ve been on hold for 2 h 4 m)…email you…and await a response.
    • Jason DavisThis is a fan page not an Emile annoying spam page – take it elsewhere!

 

Many of the problems customers are experiencing with delayed flights or long customer service waits  came after the merger of United and Continental’s computer systems.

One thing is clear after reading Facebook –  I don’t think Emile will be flying with United in the near future.

What has your experience been on the airline?