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The son of now deceased NBA legend Moses Malone says he was brutally attacked outside a popular Houston nightclub.

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An attorney representing Moses Malone Jr. says his client was brutally beaten and robbed at gunpoint of $50,000 in jewelry last Saturday morning. 

George Farah says security at V-Live Houston on Richmond Avenue did nothing to stop the assault and the suspects were allowed to run into the club after the robbery. 

As a result of this incident Malone Jr. is in hiding in another state because his attorney says he fears for his life.

Carl Moore, the attorney representing V-Live, says their security force broke up the attack and the men involved took off running down Richmond Avenue.

Moore says the club prides itself on providing security for all of their customers.

Malone Jr., who is a regular of the bikin bar, can be seen on V-Live throwing money into the air…a gesture known as making it rain.

Meanwhile, Farah says, “all I can tell you is that my client was brutally attacked unnecessarily and there is a police investigation and we will proceed accordingly.”

A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department says they’re still investigating the case and they have a long list of people to question in the incident.

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Earlier this month, our office sent more than 100,000 notices to taxpayers who did not pay their 2015 tax bill. Those accounts are considered delinquent and have been accruing penalty and interest since February 2, 2016. Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan urges those delinquent account holders to contact us immediately to pay their accounts in full, or set-up a payment plan by June 30, 2016. This is their last chance to sign-up before their accounts are turned over to collection attorneys on July 1, 2016.

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Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack
Roady announced today that law enforcement agencies across Galveston
County will be working together to conduct No Refusal Operations for the
upcoming Fourth of July Weekend, July 1 through July 4.
“The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a peak travel and tourist time for
Galveston County, so DWI enforcement will be a priority,” Roady said.
“This Fourth of July weekend, our No Refusal operations will get an extra
boost thanks to enhanced operations by State Troopers with the Texas
Department of Public Safety. They will be joining the rest of law
enforcement officers throughout Galveston County to wage the battle against
drunk drivers.”
In Texas, anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08
grams per deciliter or higher is considered legally impaired. Under the No
Refusal program, police officers may seek blood search warrants for
offenders who are arrested for DWI and refuse the officer’s request for blood
alcohol testing. Blood samples collected can be used as evidence in the DWI
cases.
A DWI arrest and conviction in Texas can cost $17,000 or more: fees include
car towing and impoundment, bail, attorney fees, court costs, hearing and fees
to regain and retain a driver’s license, DWI fines, probation costs, fees for
extended proof of insurance, plus insurance rate hikes.
Local judges will be available to make probable cause determinations and
authorize the blood search warrants. Prosecutors and nurses will also work
through the night to assist police officers with these investigations.

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Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Special Victims Division need the public’s assistance locating Fugitive Terrance Deandrea Miller who is wanted on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child out of Harris County District Court #174.

Charges were filed based on an incident that occurred on October 20, 1997 when Miller entered a residence located in the 6200 block of Berkridge Dr by forcing the front door open.  He turned off the electricity then entered the bedroom where the juvenile victim was sleeping.  Once inside, Miller covered the juvenile’s face and sexually assaulted her.  He was later identified through additional investigative evidence.

Terrance Deandrea Miller is a  black male, 40 years old, 5’04, 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes, short black hair and tattoos on his right shoulder.  Harris County Warrant # 1512718 and 1512719.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637) or via our mobile app (Crime Stoppers Houston). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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A federal grand jury has returned a total of seven separate indictments against individuals alleged to have filed multiple bankruptcy cases to prevent creditors from initiating foreclosure proceedings against their properties, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

The separate, but similar cases charge Hugo O. Parra, 43, of Cypress; Carmen P. Turner, 55, of Missouri City; LaTasha Riles, 47, of Huntsville; Leslie Nicole Breaux, 40, of Sugar Land; and Jermaine S. Thomas, 40, Angelina Gailey, 57, and Patrick Lee Gailey, 25, all of Houston. All are expected to appear before a U.S. magistrate judge in the near future.

The individuals are each charged with filing multiple bankruptcy cases to obtain an “automatic stay” from the bankruptcy courts which would prevent their creditors from initiating foreclosure proceedings against property for which they had outstanding loans.

Each defendant filed multiple bankruptcy cases to prevent a foreclosure proceeding by their creditors, according to the indictments. Each time a creditor would issue a “Notice of Foreclosure,” the defendants would allegedly file a bankruptcy case in order to obtain an automatic stay of the foreclosure. The charges allege that they would take no further action to abide by the requirements of the court to file additional documents and submit a payment plan to the court to pay their debts under the protection of the bankruptcy laws. Following a 45-day-period of no action by the defendants, their cases would be dismissed, according to the indictments.

The number of bankruptcy cases the defendants allegedly filed ranged from four within less than two hears to 12 over a five-year-period.

The defendants did not make any payments to their creditors under a court approved payment plan, according to the charges. Additionally, each time a defendant filed a bankruptcy case, he/she allegedly failed to list all of the cases they had previously filed. They also signed each filing as being true and correct under penalty of perjury, according to the indictments.

Each person is charged with bankruptcy fraud-scheme to defraud and making false declarations under penalty of perjury. If convicted of either charge, they face up to five years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

The FBI conducted the investigations with the assistance of the U.S. Trustee’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Quincy L. Ollison is prosecuting the cases.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

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At 9 a.m. today (June 24), officers with the Houston Police Department Bicycle Relay Team departed from City Hall on the first leg of their nine-day, 2,500 mile journey to San Francisco to raise money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“This year is going to be tough,” said HPD Senior Police Officer Jorge Gaytan. “But I know our cancer patients, those fighting the disease, those in the hospital, would trade places with us any day of the week.”

This is the 35th year HPD officers have donated their time to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To date, officers have traveled almost 74,000 miles and raised more than $5.7 million to help find a cure and improve the quality of life for those battling blood-related cancers.

“These riders buy their own bikes. They train on their own, pay for their own jerseys, pay for their meals,” said Officer Gaytan. “Each and every one of them knows the more money that goes toward research, the closer we can get to a cure.”

Team members will wear at least one “dog tag” featuring the name of the patient or survivor who serves as their inspiration.

“The jingling is to remind us not to quit, not to give up,” said Officer Gaytan.

If you would like to help a Glen Flora Volunteer firefighter who is in the hospital please follow the contact information below.

You can contact Adraylle Watson personally by calling: 979-533-0418

All donations out to can be made out to Adraylle L. Watson Fund and may be sent to P.O. Box 86 Glen Flora, TX 77443. Anyone that would like to help partake and volunteer with Mr. Watson’s fundraiser, you may contact the Glen Flora Vol. Fire Dept. at gfvfd.14@outlook.com or 979.533.1829.

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Make sure you tune into the Isiah Factor Uncensored tonight at 9 PM with Houston’s own Joe Young of the Indiana Pacers and how he’s giving back to the community in a big way this weekend plus more. Set your DVR now or join us live at The Union Kitchen in Bellaire….tonight at 9 PM on #fox26news

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GLEN FLORA, TEXAS. Glen Flora is at the junction of Farm Roads 102 and 960, on the east bank of the Colorado River six miles northwest of Wharton in Wharton County. The area’s first settlers, members of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred, were John C. Clark and Robert Kuykendall. About 1890 C. H. Waterhouse moved to Wharton County and purchased large tracts of land on the west bank of the Colorado. He brought in German families from his home state of Pennsylvania to tenant-farm his acreage. He established a large sugar mill and pumping plant as well as a cotton gin across the river from his home. The pumping plant was advertised as the largest one in Texas. The Waterhouse Rice and Sugar Company changed names and ownership several times. It began with the name Waterhouse; when partners were added, it was renamed the Pittsburg-Glen Flora Sugar Company; it was then sold and renamed the Kincheloe Irrigation Company (asit was located in one of the Kincheloe leagues). Later it was resold and named the Wharton County Irrigation Company by R. H. Hancock.
The German families were established about a mile west of the sugar mill. There Waterhouse set aside five acres for a church and a cemetery. The residents called their settlement Vesperville. In 1895 they built a church, St. John’s Lutheran; its services were conducted in German only. The church building was completely destroyed three times while at this site: by a hurricane in 1909, by a tornado in 1910, and by a fire in 1918. The congregation moved the church to Glen Flora in 1919, but the new structure was destroyed by a tornado in 1929. A fifth building survived in Glen Flora until 1941, when the congregation decided to move it to Wharton and renamed it St. Paul’s Lutheran, as there was already a St. John’s Lutheran in Wharton.
After the construction of the Cane Belt Railroad, the townsite of Glen Flora was established in 1898 on the east bank of the Colorado River, directly across from the Waterhouse plant. Two of the main railroad investors were William Thomas Eldridge and William Dunovant. A street on each side of the railroad track in Glen Flora is named for one of these two men. In 1902 Eldridge shot and killed Dunovant while traveling on one of their trains. The community post office was established in August 1900, and in May 1902 the Glen Flora Town Company was formed with Waterhouse as president. It was reorganized in 1906 with G. C. Gifford as president. The name Glen Flora was suggested by William Hood, who with R. M. Martin owned and operated a mercantile store in the area; it was the name of Hood’s plantation. The store was moved to the townsite, and Hood eventually built a grand three-story brick structure there.
The town grew rapidly, and it had numerous businesses, including several mercantile stores, two cotton gins, a meat market, a drugstore, a hotel, a bank, a gristmill, a lumberyard, and later a movie theater and a telephone company. The county commissioners gave permission to the sugar mill to construct a rail line down the middle of the bridge spanning the Colorado to bring its cane and cotton to the Cane Belt Railroad for shipment, using mules to pull the cars. The school district was established soon after 1900, and in 1905 it had thirty-seven students and one teacher. Many black families were in the area, and local black children were served by two schools. The white school was consolidated with the Crescent district in 1948, and eventually it became part of the El Campo Independent School District. The small black schools in the area consolidated and built a single campus just west of Glen Flora; this school was named after the principal, Thomas Lane Pink. After desegregation black students were transferred either to the El Campo or to the Wharton ISD beginning in 1961.
Glen Flora is surrounded by rich farmlands. After the decline of sugarcane, important cash crops were rice, corn, and cotton; potatoes were grown and shipped out by the carload before scab ended that venture. In the early 1980s a large commercial fruit orchard was established, and a local store for sales was built. The population of Glen Flora began to decline after 1960, and businesses closed as many residents began to move to Wharton. In 1980 there were only 210 residents listed on the census; the population remained the same in 1990 and 2000. In 1992 service by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (the Cane Belt) was discontinued; the railroad track, ties, and gravel bed were removed, and the right-of-way was sold or returned to the contingent landowners.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Annie Lee Williams, A History of Wharton County (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1964).

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Fox News: The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Obama’s immigration executive actions, in a tie decision that delivers a win to states challenging his plan to give a deportation reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.

The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency.

The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing rhetoric over immigration. As the ruling was announced, pro-immigration activists filled the sidewalk in front of the court, some crying as the ruling became public. Critics of the policy touted the decision as a strong statement against “executive abuses.”

“The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws—only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement, adding that the ruling rendered Obama’s actions “null and void.”

Obama, though, said the decision “takes us further from the country that we aspire to be.”

He stressed that earlier changes his administration made to immigration policy are not affected, but acknowledged his most recent 2014 changes cannot go forward and additional executive actions are unlikely. “Today’s decision is frustrating to those who seek to grow our economy and … come out of the shadows,” Obama said.

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It’s that time of year when Houston will have the opportunity to shine before a large visiting audience.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association is holding its annual convention in the Bayou City and thousands of Black newspaper publishers and employees from all over the country are expected to grace our city.

The event kicked off with a welcoming reception Wednesday night at the Buffalo Soldier’s Museum in downtown Houston.

Dozens of people attended including Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Constable May Walker, Council Member Dwight Boykins, CM Jerry Davis, CM Larry Green, State Representative Ron Reynolds, Jeffrey Boney, Sonny Messiah Jiles, Karen Carter Richards, Melinda Spaulding, Jonathan Martin, Kofi Taharka, Dr. Robert Muhammad, HISD Trsutee Wanda Adams, and a host of others.

Here’s more about the national convention in Houston throughout the weekend:

THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (NNPA) IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE 2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN HOUSTON, JUNE 21-25, HIGHLIGHTING:
The Prayer Breakfast (with gospel singer Kathy Taylor and honoree Ambassador Bobby Jones)
The huge Houston Welcome Reception at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum (entertainment by Zydeco Artist, Keith Frank and other surprises)
The informative morning and afternoon training sessions “Using Technology to Improve Your Business” (back by popular demand from mid-winter conference)
A discussion on “Decriminalizing the Black Community” (panelists Former Congressman Kendrick Meek, Chief John I. Dixon, Major Neil Franklin and Art Way)
Fabulous exhibits, luncheon sessions, the Merit Awards Dinner, the Legacy Awards Black Tie Gala, and Special Guests.
More updates to come, but without delay, register for the convention today and book your hotel room.
After all of that, how about a pool party at this beautiful poolside?