Monthly Archives: April 2012

IS IT A BAD JOKE OR ANIMAL CRUELTY!

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Isiah: Our Facebook blew up this morning with postings about the link. It’s from a person’s Twitter account.

While the HCSO cannot proactively search twitter for what appears to be crimes. And you know you have a large following, maybe someone knows this guy.

The Houston SPCA is the entity who actually investigates cruelty charges and I have sent them the information.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php? fbid=3433781856554& set=o.249992008363863&type=1&theater

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We hear about ball leagues all the time, but a league for gymnastics?

The first ever gymnastics league in north America is underway right here in Houston.

It is started by a world class gymnast who calls Houston home.

Sean Golden says his goal is to give male gymnasts more opportunities to compete and kids more exposure to the sport.

For more info go to: http://www.gymnastike.org/speaker/1370-Sean-Golden/video/600976-National-Gymnastics-League-Sean-Golden-promo

 

 

 

Good Morning Isiah,

Hope this email find you well! Just wanted to share with you a video via YouTube. I read your blog and catch you on the news and thought I would share with you a video from surprise dance at our cousins wedding. Our cousin was married about 2 weeks ago here in Houston and all our cousins decided it would be fun to surprise her with a dance. We named ourselves Los Primoleros which in Spanish means “the cousins”. We rehearsed every Friday since January to perfect this dance and we wanted to showcase our skills to you. We added a variety of music to suit the music the bride loved and what we thought the audience would love. She had no idea we would be surprising her with this dance and you can hear her at the beginning screamin OOOOH MY GOD!!! We are very excited to share with you our dance and hope that you enjoy it.

Thank you and God Bless!

WHERE WERE THE MINISTERS AGAINST CRIME?

This week HPD Police Chief Charles McClelland unveiled a new partnership that involves working with local ministers.

This comes just a week after the department announced they would no longer recognize several different pastoral groups HPD officers have historically worked with. 

One of the groups that hasn’t returned to HPD’s coalition is Ministers Against Crime.

Members say they will not conform to the new rules HPD has put in place for the Police And Clergy Alliance. 

MAC members say HPD wants to control what they say publicly and they can’t adhere to that.

The Insite has learned Ministers Against Crime will make a major announcement next week. 

HPD Press Release:

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. announced Thursday (April 26) a partnership between HPD and Houston area ministers in one large volunteer group known as Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA).

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Flanked by numerous ministers from throughout the city, Chief McClelland thanked them for participating in a training program designed to help unite area clergy and lay persons with the HPD and serve as eyes, ears and strong voices in their respective communities.

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Any clergy or lay persons interested in volunteering with HPD’s PACA program are welcomed and encouraged to contact a member of the Clergy Liaison Unit at 713-308-3200.

WHERE WERE THE MINISTERS AGAINST CRIME?

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This week HPD Police Chief Charles McClelland unveiled a new partnership that involves working with local ministers.

This comes just a week after the department announced they would no longer recognize several different pastoral groups HPD officers have historically worked with. 

One of the groups that hasn’t returned to HPD’s coalition is Ministers Against Crime.

Members say they will not conform to the new rules HPD has put in place for the Police And Clergy Alliance. 

MAC members say HPD wants to control what they say publicly and they can’t adhere to that.

The Insite has learned Ministers Against Crime will make a major announcement next week. 

HPD Press Release:

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. announced Thursday (April 26) a partnership between HPD and Houston area ministers in one large volunteer group known as Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA).

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Flanked by numerous ministers from throughout the city, Chief McClelland thanked them for participating in a training program designed to help unite area clergy and lay persons with the HPD and serve as eyes, ears and strong voices in their respective communities.

Any clergy or lay persons interested in volunteering with HPD’s PACA program are welcomed and encouraged to contact a member of the Clergy Liaison Unit at 713-308-3200.

It was earlier this week when The Insite reported several staffers had resigned from the office of Houston City Councilwoman Helena Brown.  Many speculated it was because of her behavior best described by some as unreasonable.  Brown has decided to explain the staff vacancies in her council office.  She sent out this update to the voters in her district:

Two of my top staffers have left to pursue other opportunities.

On March 8th, Rasuali Bray asked and was granted my blessing to run for State Senate District 6 on the Republican ticket while remaining on staff. On Monday, April 23th, 2012 Rasuali Bray resigned stating that his “campaign for State Senate has become demanding and paramount” and “I must respectfully pull my attention away from serving District A, to commit my efforts to serving Senate District 6.” I gladly accepted his resignation and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.

Also on Monday, Leticia Ablaza, Chief of Staff, submitted her resignation. On several occasions over the past months Leticia approached me about dedicating more time to her children in addition to pursuing other opportunities. Apart from helping the community fight a city ordinance that affected her community and recently running for City Council, prior to working for my office, Leticia had dedicated all of her time to being a full-time mom, a high and noble calling for a mother. Our office wishes the best in her endeavors.

While we currently have two members absent from our team, our staff remains well qualified to cover the various duties of the office. Our staff is dedicated to providing outstanding service to our District A constituents and working on the many important issues before Council.

This office is a place of opportunity for those with a mind for dedicated constituent service and responsible government and a stepping stone to greater opportunities. We have and will continue to benefit from paid and volunteer Council Interns who desire to be a part of this team.

WEDDING COST: $1,000 – STARTING A MARRIAGE DEBT FREE: PRICELESS!

It was yesterday when I reported how thousands of couples each year spend tens of thousands of dollars on weddings.  Some even find themselves in heavy debt starting off their nuptials.  It was last weekend when a couple was spotted have their wedding in George Bush Park for free.  Well, that couple saw my report and they’ve been identified.  They’re now Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong.  Alnelsa and Michael said their wedding day was very affordable costing only $1,000.

Alnesa writes:

“Thanks so much for the story we spent only 1,000 dollars on everything I would love to tell people how to save and stick to a budget.”

Now, if you want to know how to save money putting your wedding together email me and I will put you in contact with Alnesa…And once again congratulations guys!

 

A HOUSTONIAN WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ONE AND ONLY SMITHSONIAN!

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Good old fashioned hard work has paid off for a Houston photographer.

Texas Southern University photographer Earlie Hudnell has been notified his art work will be part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian.

The Work of Earlier Hudnall!

That is a huge accomplishment by any standard.

Hudnell is one of 43 people chosen from around the country to display their work during the African American Art in the 20th Century exhibit.

The display which will include Hudnell’s photos begins this Friday.

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No one appreciates the sacrifices of first responders more than the people of Houston.

But some of those people have had enough of a problem that’s been happening for years.

That’s medical waste being left behind by EMT’s and Houston firefighters in local communities.

One Houstonian sent this picture to me and Mayor Annise Parker.

It shows medical gloves left by EMT’s in a parking lot at a local business in South Park.

Apparently, there was a medical emergency.

In this day and age of infectious diseases one could appreciate a concern like this.

The complainant wrote:

“Paramedics in South Park are trifling…..these USED gloves were left in the parking lot after a visit from our area’s first responders overnight…..smh.” —with Isiah Carey and Annise Parker.

I have asked the Houston Fire Department how this should be handled and as soon as I get a response it will be posted!

 

HFD Responds with Investigation and policy reminder:

It is the mission of the HFD to provide superior level of emergency service that continually improves the quality of life, health and safety of citizens of Houston.  All EMS providers follow HFD Guideline 6.01 for the Disposal of Sharp and Non-Sharp Medical Waste (Code found below).  The HFD welcomes the comments and suggestions of all citizens.  We appreciate the report provided by this concerned citizen of South Park.  We will definitely look into this report and take all appropriate action if necessary.

 

6.01 Disposal of Sharp and Non-Sharp Medical Waste

The following information shall guide the member when disposing of waste contaminated with blood or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM). 

A.    Non-Sharp Medical Waste

1.      All non-sharp medical waste shall be disposed of in a red, biohazard leak proof trash bag, and NOT in a common waste bag or container.

2.      Medical transport units shall carry one trash can equipped with a red, biohazard leak proof liner displaying the “biohazard” symbol.  This trashcan shall be utilized for non-sharp waste contaminated with blood or OPIM.

3.      First responders shall carry two or more red, biohazard leak proof bags for other non-sharp waste contaminated with blood or OPIM.

 

Thank you,

Ericka L. Duckworth

HFD Public Information Officer