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On February 9, 2016 around 4pm, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Narcotics Interdiction Team (NIT), received information about possible stolen vehicles at a residence in the 20900 blk of S. Navasota in New Caney, TX.

An investigation confirmed a red F-150 pickup truck was stolen from the Cleveland, TX area.  Also on scene were 2 ATV’s that had the VIN numbers altered. Witnesses on scene advised the suspect had fled the property when deputies arrived, and provided the name and description.

Other Pct. 4 deputies canvassed the area looking for Justin Coker, who was located several streets away. Coker confessed to taking the vehicle earlier that morning. The ATV’s were turned over the Montgomery County Auto Theft for further investigation.

Also, while on scene a white Ford Explorer arrived, and when the driver saw deputies, he exited
the vehicle and locked all doors and refused a search. A K9 deputy was called to the scene and gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A small bag of methamphetamines was located, stuck to the driver’s wallet, located in the center console.

Arrested:
Justin Coker (date of birth 10/26/89)
Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
Christopher Oliver (date of birth 10/16/1989)
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Constable Hayden formed the NIT (Narcotics Interdiction Team) to not only stop the importation, use and sale of illegal narcotics in the East Montgomery County area, but to also combat the crime that is associated with illegal drug use and abuse.

GOT HIM!

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Gilberto Ruvalcaba, 29, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured Tuesday morning in Houston. The Sureño 13 gang member was wanted for parole violation. The arrest was not the result of a tip and no reward will be paid.

Acting on investigative information, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force, including DPS Criminal Investigations Division Special Agents, located and arrested Ruvalcaba near a Houston residence where he is believed to have been staying. Texas Highway Patrol also assisted in the apprehension.

In 2011, Ruvalcaba was convicted in El Paso County of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and received a nine-year prison sentence. Additionally in 2015, Crime Stoppers of Houston added Ruvalcaba to its list of most wanted gang members. For more information, see his captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=317.

Ruvalcaba’s apprehension marks the first Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive arrest in 2016. Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips:

Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
Submit a tip through the DPS mobile app. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists – with photos – visit the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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WHAT:    The opportunity for media to photograph or film the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Houston branch honor D.A. Devon Anderson with the Legal Redress Award at the 2016 Alex Awards Luncheon.  The Legal Redress Award is given to individuals for outstanding commitment to equal justice, legal excellence, as well as criminal justice reform. D.A. Anderson is the first Harris County District Attorney to receive this prestigious honor.

WHO:     D.A. Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney, NAACP-Houston & many more
WHEN:    Thursday, February 11, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel (Near NRG Stadium), 8686 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054
HOW:     Contact Stephanie Belton at (713) 274-5936

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WHY:    District Attorney Anderson has continued to create innovative diversion programs, which is driving a culture change in the county’s criminal justice system. District Attorney Anderson has also implemented programs like the First Chance Intervention Program to prevent prosecuting low-level marijuana possession arrests, in order to spare young people from the burden of a criminal record and to instead allocate further law enforcement resources for the prosecution of more serious crimes like human traffickers, and money launderers who profit from dangerous industries like drug cartels, prostitution and gambling.
D.A. Devon Anderson: “I am honored to receive such a monumental award from the NAACP – Houston.  Our office is fully committed to fostering goodwill and giving back to the communities that we are assigned to protect and to serve.  I am dedicated to upholding the integrity of this office by fairly enforcing the law and using cutting-edge strategies to insure public safety.  Community members, such as the NAACP-Houston, play a crucial role in attaining that goal.  This office is an open district attorney’s office, accessible to all Harris County residents, and committed to building mutual trust and respect between law enforcement and the community.”

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Press Release:

At the height of the entertainment industry’s awards’ season, The Houston Forward Times is spotlighting some of the most exciting local and national entertainment and fashion stories. From television series’ debuts and profiles of Houston residents nominated for NAACP Image Awards to awards’ season fashion, the newspaper is dishing the latest Hollywood scoop.
 
“We still remain committed to covering poignant and thought-provoking local and national news stories that our readers have an interest in, including local politics, profiles of local community leaders, the future of healthcare in the U.S. and much more,” said Karen Carter Richards, chief executive officer and publisher.“But many of our millennial readers are greatly interested in entertainment, fashion and popular culture, so we’re committed to making sure that we keep our fingers on the pulse of these news categories as well.”
 
2016 marks The Houston Forward Times’ 56th year as the largest independently owned and published African American newspaper in the southern United States. Even today, it continues to be the strongest voice for African Americans in Houston and boasts an impressive legacy built on the quality of its news coverage and its leadership team’s active role in the community. In addition to its reputation for excellence in journalism and investigative reporting, the newspaper has also earned a reputation for its dedication to providing financial aid and internship opportunities to African American college students pursuing careers in journalism, graphic design and advertising.  
 
The Houston Forward Times’ 2016 media kit is currently available online and provides a detailed overview of its readership of over 250,000. The newspaper helps advertisers effectively reach the local African American population via print, web and mobile. Upcoming special editions include the popular Women’s History month, Mother’s Day and Juneteenth issues. In addition to traditional print ads, social media blasts, email blasts and video commercials are also available.
 
“Our growth has remained consistent with the growth of the African American population in Houston and we are the most trusted source of news that directly impacts African-Americans and expresses their point of view,” said Carter Richards. “We are appreciative of the loyalty of our subscribers and our advertisers and look forward to their continued support in 2016 and beyond.”
 
For more information about The Houston Forward Times, visit www.forwardtimesonline.com. The Houston Forward Times is available at CVS, Fiesta, Kroger, Walgreens and HEB, and select Randalls and Wal-Mart locations.
 One-year and two-year subscriptions of the newspaper are available for $42 and $72 respectively. Advertising rates are available in the newspaper’s downloadable media kit or call  713.526.4727

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Press Release: In Romans 13:7, God tells us to give honor to whom honor is due. A few hours before NAACP Houston presents its Alex Award to Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, who went on record erroneously linking a fatal shooting of a deputy sheriff to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, founded by Tammie Lang Campbell, will present its “A Voice for Justice and Hope” Award to families who were killed, victimized and suffered great losses because of police brutality.

During this award ceremony and press conference, honorees will be recognized as “A Voice for Justice and Hope” when their loved ones were subjected to police abuse, killings, shootings and racial profiling.

This free Black History award ceremony will be held at the same location as the NAACP Houston Branch’s $100 per ticket Alex Award Ceremony, Crowne Plaza Houston (Reliant), 8686 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054 on February 11, 2016 from 10:00 am-11:00 am. It’s designed to remember those who have been subjected to injustice by the very ones charged with the responsibility of protecting and upholding justice.

To be clear, it’s not us vs. them. It’s about NAACP Houston, a branch of the oldest civil rights organization, turning its head and disregarding the attack upon our community.

With no evidence of a motive for mentally ill black man accused in the fatal shooting of a white sheriff deputy, Darren Goforth, District Attorney Anderson attempted to incite a race riot and further tension between law enforcement and the black community. During a press conference she commented on how Blacks should not declare war on police.

“…There are a few bad apples in every profession — that does not mean that there should be open warfare declared on law enforcement,” said DA Anderson last year.
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Attendees’ question to NAACP Houston will be, how does the DA spewing polarizing rhetoric and erroneously attributing a motive to the #BlackLivesMatter movement put her in a position to receive an award from NAACP Houston?

“This movement is about justice for all,” said Founder and Executive Director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation Tammie Lang Campbell, who is also a National NAACP Image Award Winner, and Former NAACP Texas State Education Chairperson and Missouri City and Vicinity NAACP President. “It seeks to end police violence, profiling and killings — not promote violence against law enforcement.”

DA Anderson’s race baiting allegation adds insult to injury for Blacks who are subjected to injustice on a regular basis. It is a clear indicator of why under her leadership, 51 percent of Harris County Jail inmates imprisoned for state jail felonies are Black, while only 19 percent of Harris County population is Black, according to the US Census.

The Honey Brown Hope Foundation’s “A Voice for Justice and Hope” Award Ceremony honorees are listed below. The Foundation will be joined by partners, Truth to Power and Community Alive, other activists and concerned citizens. The event is free of charge, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://naacphouston-devonanderson-honeybrownhope.eventbrite.com.

Note: We would love to post a response from the NAACP… Isiahcarey@gmail.com

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“Bank Jugging” is term is used to describe suspects who sit in bank parking lots and watch customers go in and
out of a bank. The suspects follow the customers they believe are in possession of cash and look for an opportunity to burglarize their vehicles or rob them directly. This is a growing crime trend in the Houston area and in Montgomery
County as well.

On October 5, 2015 two bank jugging suspects, from Northeast Houston, were watching a southeast Houston
bank. The suspects followed a man from the bank to a nearby restaurant parking lot where they burglarized his vehicle
– stealing his money. Officers with the Houston Police Department’s Northeast Tactical Unit were nearby and able to
take the suspects into custody.

The suspects were identified as Patrick English and Roosevelt Hart. The suspects are documented members of the criminal street gang “Market Street Money Gang”. Members of the gang are known for pharmacy burglaries, bank jugging thefts and robberies, sliding thefts, commercial safe cracking burglaries, aggravated
robberies, narcotics trafficking, identity theft, cigarette thefts and more.

Suspect Patrick English has been arrested numerous times in bank jugging investigations. He has recently been attributed to bank jugging cases all over the state of Texas. When arrested on October 5th, suspect English was out on
bond for three separate Harris County felony charges and one felony charge out of Fort Bend County.

After the October arrest, officers with the Houston Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
followed up on a Spring/The Woodlands area bank jugging case from September of 2015. Officers were able to identify
Patrick English and Henry Wilson as suspects. Patrick English and Henry Wilson followed a man from Spring/The
Woodlands area bank to a local Chick-Fil-A parking lot. When the man went into the restaurant to order food, Henry
and Patrick burglarized his vehicle and stole over $13,000 that he had just withdrawn from the bank.

Both are formally charged in Montgomery County for the third degree offense of “Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.” English, already in custody in Harris County, will be transferred to Montgomery County to stand trial.
Henry Wilson was already on the run from a Harris County bank jugging charge and his current location is unknown. Law Enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Wilson and will hold a Press Conference on February 10,
2016 to disseminate more information on this suspect.

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Carrying on his tradition of star-studded surprises, young director Sama’an Ashrawi has enlisted the likes of Chris Rock, Drake, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, Waka Flocka, Questlove, Black Thought, Jean Grae, Eric André, Touré, Robert Glasper, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, ItsTheReal, Sonnymoon, and Damien Lemon for a surprise titled, An Ode To Hannibal Buress.

With invaluable help from producers Cali Green and Ginny Suss, and music supervision from acclaimed DJ/producer, Amerigo Gazaway, the entire process took nearly a year and was filmed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City. 

The surprise was timed to coincide with the release of Buress’ newest stand-up special, Comedy Camisado, and tonight’s New Hampshire primaries. Prior to filming, with a presidential theme in mind, Ashrawi wrote short vignettes that made reference to Hannibal’s stand-up material, and, once behind the lens, gave his subjects three topics to choose from: love, hate, and crazy. The result was varyingly sentimental and hilarious. 

“[Hannibal] represents a voice we haven’t heard,” says Flying Lotus. 

Ode the Hannibal features narration by Chris Rock and follows Ashrawi’s surprise UGK documentaries, made for Bun B, starring Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, J. Cole, Macklemore, A$AP Rocky, Lupe Fiacso, Rapsody, and Hannibal Buress himself. 

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Employees at Houston Premium Outlet Mall in Cypress are complaining about thefts that leave them stranded on the job.

One employee says she went to work and when she came out the very wheels were stolen off her vehicle.
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That person says her car was left flat on the ground.

Our sources say at least four cars have been hit within a week and there are no security cameras in the parking lot of the business.

We have placed a call to the Harris County Sheriff’s office but we’re told the Constable in Precinct 4 handles security for the facility.

We’re also hoping to get a comment from that agency.

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We also placed a call to the operations manager at Houston Premium Outlet Mall but have not heard back as of yet.

Stay tuned and watch your wheels.

Statement from HPO:

 

As these thefts are currently under investigation by Harris County Constable Precinct 4, we suggest reaching out to them for more information. As always, we encourage our employees and shoppers to report suspicious activity immediately to Houston Premium Outlets security.

 

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Residents in Kingwood are complaining about brown colored water in their community.

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Posts on Kingwood.com indicate the problem with the brown water coming out of faucets go back as far as three months ago.

One resident wrote to the Factor complaining about the problem in the Houston community.

She also says her family and others in the community have been sick with stomach issues because of the water.

A spokesperson from Houston City Councilman Dave Martin’s office says they’re looking into the issue.

I’ve also placed a call to the city’s Public Works department to try and get a response about the water quality.

The city of Houston controls the water supply in Kingwood even though it is managed by a contractor.

Do we have a Flint right here in our backyard?

Keep reading for updates and more details.

Response and update from Councilman Dave Martin’s office:

Council Member Martin is aware of the water quality issues affecting Kingwood residents at this time, and our office has taken a proactive approach and has been working closely with Severn Trent to help find a solution to the discoloration of the water that is being seen. According to Severn Trent’s Assistant Manager, Graham Beisel, a contractor is currently onsite trying to isolate fire hydrants which is contributing to the issue. Due to the calcium buildup in the lines, sediment is working its way through the system causing residents to see brown water coming from their faucets. We have been told that crews are in route now to flush the lines, and are hopeful that this will be a long term solution to providing clear water. At this time, the water is safe to drink, bathe with as well as to cook with and there is no need to boil. Should residents continue to see any discoloration, they are encouraged to call the city’s 3-1-1 helpline or our office at (832) 393-3008.

Lauren Laake

Chief of Staff

Office of Council Member Dave Martin

District E

Public Works responds to brown water:

Here is what my folks sent me:

CNS-Construction is removing a fire hydrant on 12 water main and we isolated several valves in the area witch cause turbidity settle in the water. The repairs should be complete today.  We also repaired a 12” water main break at North Park and West Lake Houston on February 2, 2016, we also received brown water calls then. We are flushing the hydrants in the area to clear the water.

 Alvin Wright, Senior Staff Analyst 

Public Information Officer

City of Houston Public Works & Engineering Department

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A couple residing in Katy has been taken into custody following the filing of a criminal complaint alleging forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal alien and visa fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

 

Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu, 56 and 50, respectively, were arrested today and expected to make their initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. The criminal complaint was filed under seal Feb. 5, 2016, and automatically unsealed upon their arrests today.

 

The victim is a 38-year-old Nigerian national. According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, she was subjected to physical and verbal abuse while employed by the Katy couple and regularly referred to as “the idiot.” The victim allegedly worked every day from 5:30 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. and was responsible for cleaning the house, making meals and taking care of five children. The criminal complaint alleges she was told she could not watch television or even sit down during her work hours. She was also allegedly told to sleep on the floor and could not use warm water to bathe or wash her hair. The affidavit also claims that she was not allowed to eat fresh food and was only permitted the leftovers from the previous prepared meals. Further, if the victim even wanted some milk for her tea, she would have to actually strain the milk out of the children’s cereal bowls, according to the allegations. In one instance of alleged abuse, the criminal complaint charges that Sandra Nsobundu drug the victim by her hair and hit her across her face because she did not like the socks the victim put on one of the children.

 

The victim did not have access to a phone and could not communicate with her family, according the charges. Her movements were mostly limited to the residence and allegedly only allowed out for short walks with the youngest children around her block. The charges outlined in the complaint indicate the victim also did not have access to her passport and other travel documents.

 

The defendants had previously agreed to pay the woman 20,000 Nigerian nairas – $100 U.S. dollars per month, according to the charges. The Nsobundus allegedly never paid the victim for any of her work here in the U.S.

 

The victim was rescued Oct. 10, 2015, after more than two years with the Nsobundus in the U.S., following a tip to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.   

 

If convicted of forced labor, the defendants face up to 20 years in federal prison. For visa fraud, the maximum penalty is a 25-year-federal prison term, while the withholding documents and harboring conspiracy carry as possible punishment a maximum five and 10 years, respectively, upon conviction. All of the charges could also result in a $250,000 maximum fine.

 

The investigation leading to the filing of criminal charges was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance in Houston, which includes Homeland Security Investigations, Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office and the Department of State -Diplomatic Security Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julie N. Searle and Ruben R. Perez are prosecuting the case.

 

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The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2016 presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance.Those to be honored on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 include former University of Texas football coach Fred Akers, former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro Lineman Larry Allen, PRCA World Champion Rodeo Star Trevor Brazile, former University of Texas basketball point guard T.J. Ford, former Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals All-Pro Lineman Ken Gray, former Texas A&M Defensive End Jacob Green, former New York Yankees All Star Pitcher Andy Pettitte & former Negro League Pitcher “Smokey” Joe Williams (deceased).

Tickets

The inductees are scheduled to appear in Waco for the banquet which will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:00pm.  There will be a reception at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame before the banquet beginning at 4:00pm. Combination Reception/Banquet tickets are $200 each or $1,400 for a reserved table of 8.  The banquet will be held at the Waco Convention Center. Banquet only tickets can be purchased for $75 each or a table of 8 can be reserved for $600. 
Tickets can be ordered by calling the museum at 800-567-9561 or securely online thru our website
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Accommodations 

The Hampton Inn & Suites and the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Lacy Lakeview are the host hotels (located  just 5 minutes from the museum) for the induction banquet. Be sure and ask for the special Texas Sports Hall of Fame room rate.
Hampton Inn  – 4259 North IH-35, Waco TX 76705, 254-662-9500

Fairfield Inn – 4257 North IH-35, Waco TX 76705, 254-412-2535.
For more information contact
Jared Mosley at JaredM@tshof.org or 800-567-9561
Jay Black at jay.black@tshof.org or 800-567-9561.

For breaking news regarding the banquet for the TSHOF Class of 2016 follow us on twitter at @TXSportsHOF.

TEXAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME – Class of 2016

    
FRED AKERS. Head football coach at Texas from 1977-1986 with 86-31-2 record. Won SWC titles in 1977, ’83. Led UT to nine bowl games in 10 seasons . Moved Earl Campbell from FB to TB, which led to his 1977 Heisman Trophy season. Had three 10-win seasons, 4 Top-10 finishes in final polls. Also coached two Lombardi Trophy winners, 48 All-SWC players.

LARRY ALLEN. 12 NFL seasons for Cowboys. NFL Hall of Fame in 2013. 7-time All-Pro. 6-time All-NFC first team. 10-time Pro Bowler. Named to NFL All-Decade second teams for 1990s and 2000s. Helped lead Dallas to its third Super Bowl title in four years in January 1996. Best player on NFL’s best offensive line helped pave way for Emmitt Smith to set Dallas single-season records for rushing yards (1,773) and TDs (25) in 1995, and eventually set NFL marks with 18,355 rushing yards and 164 rushing TDs.

TREVOR BRAZILE. Amarillo, TX native. Surpassed Ty Murray by winning 8 consecutive PRCA all-around world titles, giving him record total of 12. Since 1996 has won a record 21 rodeo world titles, most ever by a multi-event cowboy. Competes in tie-down roping, team roping, steer roping. Won $426,000 in prize money in 2013, 2nd-best in history behind his $508,000 in 2010, to become first cowboy to surpass $5 million in career earnings.

T.J. FORD. Houston, TX native. 9 NBA seasons (2003-12) with 4 teams. Won Naismith and Wooden Awards as national player of year (2003)University of Texas. Sporting News POY (2003).USBWA Freshman of the Year (2002).Consensus first-team all-American as soph at UT, averaged 15 pts, 7.7 assists and 3.9 rebs per game (2002-03). Led UT to 2003 Final Four Led nation in assists with 8.3 per game in 2001-02 and 7.7 in 2002-03. First-team All-Big 12 in 2002-03, Big 12 Freshman of Year. .Avg 11.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 9-year NBA career (Milwaukee 2003-06, Toronto 2006-08, Indiana 2008-11, San Antonio 2011-12 ) despite losing all or part of at least 6 seasons to injury. McDonald’s HS All-American at Fort Bend Willowridge.From 1999 to 2001 Ford’s hs team compiled a 75–1 win-loss record (including a 62-game winning streak) earning a pair of Texas Class 5A state titles.

KEN GRAY. San Saba, TX native. Seven-time NFL Pro Bowl guard for St. Louis Cardinals was a consensus All-Pro in 1963-65 and 1967, earned at least 1 first-team designation in 1966-68-69 as well. Named first-team guard on pro-football-reference.com’s All-1960s Team and Cardinals’ All-Time Team. Began career as 4-year letterman (1954-57) at Howard Payne, where he was All-Lone Star Conference and named to Little All-America team. Drafted in the 6th round (62nd overall pick) by Green Bay in 1958 before earning roster spot with Chicago Cardinals. Spent 12 years with Chicago/St. Louis before joining Houston Oilers in 1970. Returned to Llano HS as head coach (1973-75), spent 1977-78 seasons as Denver Broncos’ offensive line coach. Inducted into NAIA and Howard Payne HOFs.

JACOB GREEN. Pasadena, TX  native. Two-time All-America defensive end at Texas A&M recorded 116 sacks in 12+ seasons with Seattle Seahawks, retired 3rd all-time behind Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor. Posted 12+ sacks 6 times and intercepted 3 passes (2 for TDs). Two-time All-Pro (1983-84), 2-time Pro Bowler (1986-87). Two-time All-SWC at A&M. Drafted 10th overall in 1980 after posting 134 tackles, school-record 20 sacks as Aggie senior. Still holds school marks for fumbles forced in season (6) and career (12), 2nd in sacks (37).

ANDY PETTITTE. Houston, TX native. 18 seasons for Yankees, Astros.8-time pennant winner, 5-time World Series champ (1996-98-99-00-09). 3-time All-Star (1996, 2001, 2010) Led MLB in wins (148) from 2000-09. MLB’s all-time leader in postseason wins (19), starts (44), IP (276.2) At 256-153, ranks 42nd on MLB’s all-time wins list, 11th among lefties. 1st pitcher in history to start and win deciding games in LDS, LCS and World Series in same season (2009). Only pitcher in history with 6 postseason series-clinching wins. Only pitcher since 1930 to win 12+ games in first 9 seasons. Yankees retired his number (46) on August 23, 2015.

“SMOKEY” JOE WILLIAMS (deceased). Seguin, TX native. Widely recognized as one of the game’s greatest pitchers, despite never throwing a pitch in the major leagues, Williams was born in 1886. Williams would have a 25 year career from 1907-1932. Although records are incomplete, Williams is credited with a win-loss record of 41-3 in 1914. In 1930, at age 40, Williams struck out 27 Kansas City Monarchs over 12 innings helping his team to a 1-0 victory. Williams and Satchel Paige only went head-to-head on one occasion (a 1-0 victory for Williams), but the Pittsburgh Courier named Williams the greatest pitcher in Negro League history ahead of Paige. Major baseball historian and statistician, Bill James, named Williams the 12th greatest pitcher of all time, regardless of league. Williams was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Isiah Factor Uncensored Live this Friday at #UnionKitchenBellaire #UnionKitchen – guests include nationally known rapper Mike Jones addressing allegations he has become a pimp, Mayor Sylvester Turner with Uncensored anchor Angela Chen live from San Francisco at the Super Bowl, Kat McKinley,  and Margaret Justus talk politics…plus I will be there and you’re invited to come out and see it live at Union Kitchen on Bellaire. That’s Friday at 9 pm. #fox26news #IsiahFactorUncensored