Back story: Nicole is hospitalized and because of her cancer they decided to push up her wedding to her fiancé Fred Zimmerman in Houston, Texas. It was held Sunday October 4, 2015. We all activated and donated time, money, and services…Also on the list of those who volunteered was Rob G the General from Boom 92 radio. He who showed up as DJ for the wedding at the MD Anderson Cancer Center!


Melinda Spaulding bought the food, Isiah bought the floral arrangements, Crystal M. Solomon coordinated, the make up lady donated her services, the hair stylist (Mr. A) made it happen for free, and Darlene Faires did the video photography… Houstonians can put on a wedding in one damn day. Congratulations to Nicole and Fred Zimmerman on their wedding day!


Councilman Jonathan Miller (gray shorts) after being released from the Waller County jail

Chief Larry Johnson of the Prairie View Police Department has released the body camera video involving the arrest of City Councilman Jonathan Miller.

Miller’s arrest went viral after he was seen being tased on video by one of two police officers Thursday night in the small college town.

Miller maintains the officers used excessive force when he questioned them why the they asked his fraternity brothers for their identification during a stop at his Hargest Drive home this week.

Miller was jailed overnight after being charged with interfering with police and resisting arrest.

The 26 year old, who’s also a Waller County teacher, was released on his own recognizance Friday morning.

The police body camera video was released early Saturday morning by the police department.





Since opening in May of 2012, over two hundred veterans and family members have called Camp Hope “home” for some period of time. During their stay, lodging, food, clothing, peer to peer mentoring, transportation and professional services (financial, dental and mental health) is provided at no charge. Not one dollar of government funds made this a reality. The PTSD Foundation of America, which operates Camp Hope and support groups in various locations, is completely funded by individuals, small, large, local and national companies.

This Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm the campus will be open to the public for the 4th Annual BBQ Cook Off with free BBQ, live bands, a great kids area, and multiple raffle items.

At 1:00 pm we will have the Grand Opening of the Berry Brigade Blvd, the road that runs through our 5 acre campus. Nationally syndicated talk show host, Michael Berry, became the National Spokesman of the PTSD Foundation of America in 2014. Along with his friends, sponsors and listeners, Michael has been a passionate supporter of the efforts of the Foundation and Camp Hope. These efforts have resulted in:
• Over $500,000 in cash donations
• Nearly $500,000 in donated labor hours, materials and campus assets
• Most importantly, dozens of veterans hear about Camp Hope via the Michael Berry Show and / or The Redneck Country Club (a live music venue owned by Michael Berry), resulting in their lives being saved rather than adding to the VA statistic of 22 veteran suicides per day

PTSD Foundation informational overview with Michael Berry, National Spokesman:

For media information, interviews:

DAVID MAULSBY, Executive Director
OFFICE: 281-664-7948

The following is a rundown of the “Top Ten” makes of vehicles reported as stolen to the Houston Police Department during the month of September 2015.

1.Ford Trucks188
2.Chevrolet Trucks155
3.Dodge Trucks84
4.Chevrolet Cars67
5.Honda Cars57
6.Toyota Cars47
7.GMC Trucks41
8.Ford Cars40
9.Nissan Cars33
10.Honda Trucks26






You can chalk it up as another major success in the city of Brookshire.

It’s where the community came out to meet neighbors and members of the law enforcement force in the city.

Mayor Eric Scott says it was part of their National Night Out celebration held Tuesday night.

The national event is part of an effort to get people to know who is in their neighborhood and city.

Dozens of people took part in the effort in Brookshire.


A Houston bank robber is now linked to at least two area bank heists within the past month.  The robber is clearly visible wearing a neon construction worker vest in newly released bank surveillance video taken during the latest heist.  Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of this serial bank robber.          


The latest robbery happened at the J.P. Morgan Chase bank located at 8550 Broadway Street in Houston, Texas on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  At about 11:45 a.m., the robber entered the bank alone and handed a teller a threatening note demanding money.  Fearing for their life, the teller gave the robber some cash.  He was last seen running southbound on Broadway Street.  


The same robber is linked to last month’s similar robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 5219 Richmond Avenue in Houston, Texas on September 10th, 2015.  During this robbery, the robber carried a red backpack with white lettering.  No weapon was seen and no one was physically hurt during either of the robberies.   


The robber is described as a Black male in his mid-thirties, about 5’10” – 6’0” tall, 150 – 160 pounds, with short dark hair.  He wore a gray plaid shirt, jeans, a neon construction vest, dark sunglasses, and a dark “Texans” ball cap with white lettering.   




Houston native and Grammy award winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams says she’s never buying Cosmopolitan magazine again.

Adams says it is disrespectful the national publication called the Kardashians the first family of America on their November cover issue.

Adams said during an appearance on the Madd Hatta (97.9 The Box) morning show it is a clear sign of disrespect to the real ‘first family’ of the United States.

The gospel radio host also says it’s a clear sign Cosmopolitan lacks any diversity on their staff or someone would’ve told the editors the Kardashian cover was a bad idea.


The Houston Police Department finally reveals its body camera policy.

HPD’s leaders are meeting with members of the Houston City Council to lay out the program this morning.

Chief Tim Oettmeier says the videos will be made available to the public under open records but the public must be specific in their requests.

If they ask for copies of videos they must provide parties involved, date, time, and location. Officers will also have lots of discretion when it comes to activating the camera in the field.

Some Houston Council Members also take issue with officers having the ability to decide which videos of relevant as evidence in a case.


Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an incident in which the suspect pointed a weapon at Houston police officers at 7753 Leonora Street about 8:40 a.m. on Saturday (October 3).  

The suspect, Viktor Manuel Sanchez (H/m, 22), is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant in the 263rd State District Court.  A photo of suspect Sanchez is attached to this news release.  

Sergeant S. Rios, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident.  Sgt. Rios was sworn in as an officer in February 1996 and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Parker and Officer J. Nguyen reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to the above address regarding a suicide in-progress.  Officers arrived and confronted Sanchez, who was armed with a knife, and gave him verbal commands in English and Spanish to come out.  Sanchez ignored the commands and retrieved a shotgun.  Sanchez then raised the shotgun and pointed it at the officers as if to fire at them.  Fearing for his and his fellow officers’ lives, Sgt. Rios sought cover behind his patrol vehicle and discharged his duty weapon more than one time, but did not strike Sanchez.  Sanchez then opened and closed the door to the residence repeatedly and again raised the shotgun and pointed it at officers.  Sgt. Rios again discharged his duty weapon but did not strike Sanchez.  The suspect then barricaded himself inside the residence and the Specials Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) was called to the scene.  

After several hours of negotiations with Sanchez via loudspeakers and telephone, SWAT officers deployed tear gas into the residence.  Sanchez then surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.  

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.  


On September 25, 2015, a Montgomery County jury found Michael Rubino, age 52, guilty of Continuous
Sexual Abuse of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and then sentenced the defendant to Life in prison for each count. The Defendant was formally sentenced by Judge Hamilton on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The conviction for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child means that Rubino will not be eligible for parole.

This case involved the sexual abuse of a child from ages 7-13. As in most cases of this nature, the child did not
outcry for fear that the child would be the one to get in trouble.

The lead investigator on the case was Detective Tom Gannucci, with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Det. Gannucci testified that during his investigation he learned that the Defendant may have taken multiple indecent pictures of the child and was able to seize several electronic devices from the Defendant.

Det. Billy Ballard, with the Montgomery County Crime Lab’s Electronic Forensics Division, uncovered child pornography videos that the State felt they could link back to the Defendant and the jury agreed.

The case was tried by prosecutors, Nancy Hebert and Adam McLane, with the Montgomery County District
Attorney’s Office. Hebert credits Det. Gannucci and Det. Ballard’s investigation for making it possible to corroborate the testimony of the child at trial.

The jury heard about the details of the abuse from the child as well as what the child had previously revealed to Kari Prihoda, Children’s Safe Harbor, during a forensic interview, and what the child had revealed to the witness coordinator for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Ilda Rupert.
Nancy Hebert (Special Victims Divison Chief): “As with all of these type of cases, we never know how a child will react to testifying in front of their abuser. Yet, as in this case, I am once again, in awe at a child’s strength to testify and a child’s depth of courage.”

Brett Ligon (District Attorney): “We know Montgomery County juries give careful consideration of all the evidence when reaching their verdicts. In this case, the jury sent a clear message that the children who are brave enough to come forward will be protected. We can only hope that the message is received by anyone who would hurt a child.”

Contact: Nancy Hebert at 936-538-3588; 713.819-4517.


The Houston Community College Rustic location will aid the effort to lower the veteran unemployment rate by helping Houston-area veterans find job opportunities through its Sixth Annual “United We Stand” Veteran Job Fair.

The Job Fair will take place on Thursday November 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6815 Rustic St., Houston, TX 77087. Over 50 employers and 10 veteran agencies will be available to assist veterans at the event. The Centers of Excellence will be present to provide course information on Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS) in Corrosion Technology and Logistics for veterans to consider in redefining stagnant careers where jobs are unavailable.  .

Despite their experience and wide range of skills acquired through training, the unemployment rate for veterans sits higher than the civilian one, especially for new veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Many people, including First Lady Michelle Obama, have begun to focus on the employment opportunities available to veterans as troops are being withdrawn from abroad.

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Southeast College President Dr. Irene Porcarello and other special dignitaries are expected to attend

Interested veteran jobseekers should register at


Exhibitors and employers should contact James Corona at


About HCC

HCC is one of the country’s largest accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to


Rolling Out Magazine: Omarion took a stand against a London nightclub that was accused of racism. On Sept. 26, Zalika Miller and four of her friends attempted to party at DSTRKT nightclub in London. However, the promoter told Miller that if she was bringing Black girls than they needed to have a certain look.

When they arrived at the club, the person at the door told them the club was at full capacity. But other White men and women were allowed to enter the club afterwards. Miller, who knew the club promoter, sent several text messages. The promoter responded by saying that Miller’s friends were “too dark” and “overweight” to be allowed entry. Miller, who is an actress, took to social media and shared her story as other people revealed similar incidents of racism.

Dozens of people protested at DSTRKT and called for all Black celebrities to boycott the venue. Karrucehe Tran received some backlash after she made an appearance at the club days after the women were denied. Karrueche denounced the discrimination allegations, but some were upset that she decided to party at the club.

On Oct. 2, promoters at DSTRKT announced an appearance by Omarion. However, the R&B star tweeted that he would not support the club. Reportedly, the club owners have denied discrimination, but they have yet to apologize to the women who were insulted due to their skin tone.