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The City of Houston has confirmed a fourth fatality in conjunction with today’s weather event. The initial fatality was a male of unknown age discovered at Ranchester @ Harwin.

A second deceased 50-year old female was recovered by HPD helicopter from Braes Bayou near the 5400 block of Ardmore. A third deceased person was found in a vehicle, which was towed from the 1700 block of Studewood.

The fourth deceased person was found in Braes Bayou at Holcomb Blvd and was an Asian Male of unknown age.

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Their is a high likelihood that the Asian male is the same Asian male that was lost during the water rescue early this morning where the evacuation boat capsized. Notification to the respective families are pending their identifications.

An elderly couple ages 85 and 87 are still missing.

A deceased male, Mr. Dennis Lee Callahan ,  was discovered lying at the exit of a building’s parking garage at 1433 West loop South at about 11:30pm.

HFD paramedics pronounced him deceased, his death is not believed to be directly weather related.

Reporting to 311 allows the City to dispatch the appropriate crew to remedy the situation.  If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911.

Residents can stay informed about recover efforts and important updates by visiting the National Weather Service website at weather.gov/houston and the City’s emergency information site at houstontx.gov/emergency.

If your car was stranded on a city street, go to www.findmytowedcar.com or call (713)308-8580

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The City of Houston has activated the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Houston Emergency Center (HEC) to Level 1 to coordinate the emergency response due to the severe flooding impacting the City of Houston.  Level 1 is the highest in a four-tier level of EOC activation. The last time the City of Houston was activated to Level 1 was during Hurricane Ike in 2008.

In addition, the City is delaying non-emergency City services and some employee start times by 2 hours today.

Suspended/Delayed City Services

Some Municipal Court Cases Canceled/Delayed

The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has canceled all morning dockets (those with court cases between…)
Individuals who are are set for court today between 8:00am and 4:00pm will have until Friday, May 29th at 9:00pm to come in to the court and reset their cases.
People with cases from 4:00pm until 9:00pm should call 311 or visit houstontx.gov/emergency after 12:00pm for information on whether or not their case will be reset.
Other Non-Emergency City Services

All other non-emergency City services are delayed by 2 hours today.
This includes the Houston Permitting Center, which will be delaying opening until 10:00am.
Employee Reporting

Non-Essential City Employees (Tier II and III) should report on a 2-hour delay from their normal start time.
Essential Employees (Tier I) are required to report to work as normal.
If it is unsafe for employees to report to work, they should contact their supervisor to make alternative arrangements.
Houston residents are urged to visit houstontx.gov/emergency for u

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The City of Houston has activated the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Houston Emergency Center (HEC) to Level 1 to coordinate the emergency response due to the severe flooding impacting the City of Houston.  Level 1 is the highest in a four-tier level of EOC activation. The last time the City of Houston was activated to Level 1 was during Hurricane Ike in 2008.

In addition, the City is delaying non-emergency City services and some employee start times by 2 hours today.

Suspended/Delayed City Services

Some Municipal Court Cases Canceled/Delayed

The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has canceled all morning dockets (those with court cases between…)
Individuals who are are set for court today between 8:00am and 4:00pm will have until Friday, May 29th at 9:00pm to come in to the court and reset their cases.
People with cases from 4:00pm until 9:00pm should call 311 or visit houstontx.gov/emergency after 12:00pm for information on whether or not their case will be reset.
Other Non-Emergency City Services

All other non-emergency City services are delayed by 2 hours today.
This includes the Houston Permitting Center, which will be delaying opening until 10:00am.
Employee Reporting

Non-Essential City Employees (Tier II and III) should report on a 2-hour delay from their normal start time.
Essential Employees (Tier I) are required to report to work as normal.
If it is unsafe for employees to report to work, they should contact their supervisor to make alternative arrangements.
Houston residents are urged to visit houstontx.gov/emergency for u

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The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has canceled all morning dockets from 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. today.

Individuals who are are set for court today between 8:00am and 3:00pm will have until Friday, May 29th at 9:00pm to come in to the court and reset their cases.
People with cases from 4:00pm until 9:00pm should call 311 or visit houstontx.gov/emergency after 12:00pm for information on whether or not their case will be reset.
This cancelation applies to all morning settings for jurors, defendants, witnesses, and attorneys. Municipal Courts staff should contact their supervisor for reporting instructions.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport seized counterfeit Gucci, Burberry, Lacoste, Versace, Armani, Ferrari, Coco Chanel, Tory Burch and Michael Kors merchandise, May 13, valued at more than $48,000.
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The seized items included shirts, hats, shoes, purses and jewelry destined for Houston.
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CBP officers conducted an inspection of a passenger arriving from El Salvador with checked bags.  During the inspection, they discovered 161 brand-named articles that appeared to be counterfeit. The items did not appear to be of the quality consistent with legitimate goods as the items included unusual labeling and the markings on the clothing were not manufactured by the trademark holders.

“Packing hundreds of phony articles in suitcases doesn’t release passengers from their obligation to adhere to U.S. import laws and requirements,” said Houston CBP Port Director Charles Perez. “This seizure protects the trademark holder, their businesses and their employees and denies criminal organizations from reaping profits from the sale of counterfeit and illegitimate consumer goods.”

CBP officers obtained digital images of the merchandise and forwarded them to the trademark owner to determine their authenticity. After verifying that the merchandise was counterfeit, CBP seized every item for infringement of intellectual property rights.  

On a typical day in fiscal year 2014, CBP officers around the country seized more than $3.4 million worth of products because of IPR violations.  Since 2007, CBP identified IPR enforcement as a priority trade mission. For additional statistics and a list of the most popular counterfeit items and their worth visit the fiscal year 2014 IPR report.

The IPR 2014 report provides seizure statistics including the top 10 counterfeit items and their estimated value.

CBP does offer importers/exporters with information to become familiar with applicable laws and regulations.

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Rapper Drake kicked off his Houston Appreciation Weekend with a private event held to honor Bun B.

Drake described Bun as a mentor who told him to be a good person before being a celebrity.

The Canadian born rapper says Bun was almost like a father to him while he was perfecting his craft in Houston.

Dozens of people turned out for the event including Mayor Annise Parker and RapALot founder James Prince.

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Thursday – Future concert
Thursday – Afterparty at 5th amendment
Thursday – Bun B tribute

Friday – charity baseball game
Friday – Afterparty at engine room

Saturday – pool party
Saturday – Afterparty at Venue

Sunday – Concert at Toyota Center
Sunday – Afterparty at limelight Boosie

Funeral arrangements have been made for HPD Officer Richard Martin, 47, who was killed in the line of duty after being struck by a fleeing suspect’s vehicle.

Services will be held at Grace Community Church at 14505 Gulf Freeway at 2 p.m. TOMORROW (Friday, May 22), to be followed by a private burial out of state.

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On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at approximately 9:00 AM, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were dispatched to a suspicious person call on Black Cherry Court, in the Woodlands, Texas.

Upon Deputies arrival, it was reported that at approximately 8:25 AM, a juvenile female had proceeded out of her residence to retrieve an item from a vehicle parked in the driveway.  As the juvenile female was walking in the driveway, a vehicle pulled in front of the driveway.  Reportedly a male cracked open the driver side door and asked the juvenile female where the nearest gas station was. 

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The juvenile female advised the male of a gas station just outside of the neighborhood.  Reportedly the male driver stated he wanted to thank her, exited the vehicle, and motioned for her to proceed to the rear of the vehicle, stating he had a thank you present for her.  The juvenile female reported that she noticed an adult female in the passenger seat that was utilizing the vanity mirror. 

The juvenile female reported that she politely told the male no and proceeded to walk away.  The juvenile female felt a hand grabbing her shoulder.  She heard the male state for the girl to come with him, when she broke free and ran into the residence.  The juvenile female told her mother what had occurred, who called to report the incident.
Several units converged on the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.  The case is currently under investigation. 

Descriptions of the suspect is a white male approximately 30 years old and bald.  He was described as having a skinny build and light complexion.

At the time of the incident, he was reportedly wearing a light blue collared shirt with white buttons and khaki shorts. 

The female passenger inside the vehicle was described as a white female, heavy build, with brown medium length straight hair.  The female was reportedly wearing sun glasses. 

The suspect vehicle was described as a black Honda or Acura Sports Utility or Crossover vehicle.  Reportedly the vehicle had tinted windows and possibly a green, “One Hundred Club”, sticker on the back window.  

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information in reference to the call or witnessing similar suspicious activity to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division at (936)-760-5800.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime.  Call 800-392-STOP (7867).  Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers WEB PAGE at www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org.

Information Source:
Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services