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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found at 6320 Fairdale Lane about 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday (May 17). 

The suspect, Veronica Erin Staley (w/f, 34), is charged with murder in the 351st State District Court.  She is accused in the killing of Aljosa Memovic, 30, of Houston.  Mr. Memovic suffered multiple gunshot wounds and lacerations and was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital.  A photo of Staley is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Brady, J. Burton and Officer B. Roberts reported: 

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and found Mr. Memovic lying in the parking lot.  He was then transported by HFD paramedics to the hospital.  According to witnesses, Memovic was walking through the parking lot when he was assaulted and shot by a female wearing pink workout clothes.  The female then fled the scene in a black Hyundai Genesis. 

Further investigation determined the female and Memovic had a previous dating relationship and it is believed a meeting had been arranged between the two.  Surveillance video of the suspect was then released to local media. 

Early this morning (May 18), relatives of the suspect contacted authorities and identified the person in the surveillance video as Veronica Staley.  She was taken into custody without incident at the relatives’ residence in northwest Houston.  Investigators also recovered the Hyundai Genesis and the gun believed to have been used in the incident.  Staley provided a statement to investigators regarding her involvement in Memovic’s death and was subsequently charged.

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor will launch its countdown to the 2016 hurricane season via digital billboards. These public service announcements are part of HCOHSEM’s annual preparedness campaign urging residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season which starts on June 1st. A total of eight digital billboards will display the actual countdown to the start of hurricane season. In addition, five traditional billboards will also display preparedness messages throughout hurricane season in Harris County. Clear Channel Outdoor is providing the billboards at no charge to the county. Planning ahead can help you protect yourself, your family, and your property before disaster strikes. Get hurricane preparedness tips and sign up for emergency alerts for Harris County at www.readyharris.org.

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Hats off to Bryan Klevens who is the owner of Prison Break Tattoos in Houston.

The business owner, who’s also a Houston police officer, decided to give back to the first responders in our community by hosting a free lunch for those who put their lives on the line.

The luncheon was held at Max’s Wine Dive on Washington Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Klevens forked over the cash for more than 200 police and firefighters to eat.

Way to go Bryan!

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NFL Offensive Tackle Tony Hills is using his Free Agent time to reach out to the community that raised him. This week, on two occasions he will be speaking with high school students about how to “tackle” life. “I can relate to the kids because I grew up in this same area, single mom working multiple jobs to raise and provide for a household of young men the best she knew how. I want to let them know that their circumstances don’t define them, their will to rise above them does.”

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the 6 foot 5 inches Hills will stand tall in front of almost 600 students at South Houston High School in the Pasadena area. About half of his audience will be made up of male and female varsity athletes and ROTC Cadets.

The Alief Elsik High School graduate will be a featured speaker on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Harmony Schools “Kick Off To College” celebration in support of the upcoming Super Bowl in Houston. The more than 4,000 attendees will get a peek at his Super Bowl 50 ring and be inspired by Hills’ stories of defeat and victory.

Hills has played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and, most recently the New Orleans Saints, with whom he is now in negotiations.

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Dr. Austin A. Lane has been named the sole finalist to become the 12th
president of Texas Southern University (TSU) by its Board of Regents. Lane plans to assume leadership of
Texas Southern on or about June 7, 2016, after a Board vote. He replaces Dr. John M. Rudley, who has served
as president since 2008.

Derrick Mitchell, chair of Texas Southern’s Board of Regents, said that Lane “embodies the skills necessary
to position the University as a destination institution for those seeking an innovative learning process
through a stellar curriculum.”

“The Board of Regents engaged in a dedicated and thorough search of outstanding candidates and Dr. Lane
was clearly the right man at the perfect time in Texas Southern’s existence,” Mitchell said. “We look forward
receiving the benefit of his strong and progressive leadership to move TSU to the next level in higher
education.”

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialist working at the Houston Seaport intercepted a “First in the Nation” pest, preventing its introduction into the United States.
The adult leafhopper pest was found in a tile and wine shipment imported from Italy; the pest has never before been reported in American agriculture.
A CBP agriculture specialist was inspecting the shipment when she intercepted a leafhopper inside the container.  She obtained the specimen and forwarded it to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal (USDA) and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) entomologist for identification.
The Smithsonian Systematic Entomology Laboratory identified the pest as Euscelis incisusKirschbaum (Cicadellidae), a “First in Nation” pest for the United States.
USDA determined the shipment could not be treated because the wine corks would absorb the Methyl Bromide fumigant and deemed the shipment would not be safe for human consumption if treated.
“CBP agriculture specialists pay such microscopic attention to detail when inspecting agriculture products that they are able to find the tiniest of pests or plant disease,” said Acting Area Port Director Erik Shoberg.  “This interception is an example of how our agriculture specialists work to prevent the introduction of harmful pests that could negatively affect U.S. agriculture.”
The shipment of tile and wine is schedule to be exported back to Italy.

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On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office terminated and arrested employee Jose J. Ramirez.

Deputy Ramirez was a two and one half year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s office, assigned to evening shift Patrol Bureau.

Deputy Ramirez was found to be involved in the Felony offense of Misuse of Official Information.

Deputy Ramirez activities were brought to the attention of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division after investigators with the Houston Police Department Vice Division and the Houston Police Proactive IAD Unit noticed that this deputy was conducting random checks of license plate numbers of vehicles that frequented a game room, Airport Game Room, located in the City of Houston that was managed by his wife.

It is alleged that these license plate checks were being conducted to provide his wife information if patrons entering her establishment were suspected law enforcement personnel.

Deputy Ramirez he has been suspended from duty without pay since the investigation began. We are appreciative for the hard work of the Houston Police Department and the combined efforts with their department to affect the arrest of this individual.

Sheriff Ron Hickman stated, “The Harris County Sheriff’s Office stands firm in the belief that all employees’ actions will be held to the highest level and when found to violate policy, procedures, or laws and will be dealt with swiftly, professionally, and justly.”

TMZ: Prince’s former Minnetonka church was on lock down as mourners began showing up for the private memorial service.

The Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witnesses had cops block off the entire street Sunday afternon as buses from other congregations began bringing in members of the church, and other invited guests.

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It’s a provocative inside look at a Houston couple not living in martial bliss.

Co-Parenting with the Spurlings is a reality show that focuses on the dissolved marriage of Houston attorney Dennis Spurling, his socialite wife Stephanie Spurling, and their children.

The television show is still in production but a lucky group of guests was invited to see the pilot episode Saturday night in Houston.

Spurling says the TV reality drama is being considered by several networks.

The Houston civil attorney came up with the concept for the program while Executive Producer Alexis Robbie and Director Oscar Carrillo sat at the developmental helm of the project.

Stay tuned to your local network for the big debut real soon!

2016 Go Dj Awards Special Honorees

HOUSTON, Texas, May 13, 2016 – The Go DJ Awards, Houston’s largest music awards show, announced today that it will honor Mayor Sylvester Turner for his contributions in politics and business. A highly decorated public official, longtime legislator and Harvard Law alumnus, Mayor Turner has previously received the Legislative Leadership Award from AARP and the Hero Award from the NAACP of Texas.

“It is an honor to pay tribute to Mayor Turner,” said Velma Trayham, founder of ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group. “He is a prolific leader who has left an indelible mark not only on the city of Houston, but the entire State of Texas. He has already established a tremendous legacy, and we know that he will continue to champion our communities, create even more opportunities and solidify a bright future for all of his constituents.”

Also being honored at this year’s Go DJ Awards are Ron Jemison Jr., president of Franklin Beauty School, Rap-a- lot founder and CEO James Prince Senior, Isiah Carey, Emmy Award-winning FOX 26 reporter and Jeffrey L. Boney, award-winning editor of the Houston Forward Times and media trailblazer.

Having recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Franklin Beauty School, President Ron Jemison Jr. is responsible for not only one of the nation’s most prestigious schools for cosmetology and beauty culture arts, but a long and rich heritage of entrepreneurship. The family-owned business, which was featured in OWN Network’s docuseries “Houston Beauty,” offers a comprehensive education, with one of the highest first-time pass ratios for the state board examination.

Boasting nearly 30 years of broadcasting industry experience, Isiah Carey is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist for KRIV-TV FOX 26 News, founder and publisher of the popular blog Isiah Factor and host of both “Isiah Factor” and “Isiah Factor Uncensored,” also on FOX. In 2009, he was honored by the City of Houston with his very own day for his contributions to the local community. He’s also appeared on numerous nationally broadcast and syndicated programs including ABC’s “Blackish,” “20/20,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and more.

Jeffrey L. Boney is a media trailblazer who has earned recognition for his contributions to journalism, including print, television and radio. He masterfully juggles his roles as host of “Real Talk with Jeffrey L. Boney” on KJOZ 880 Radio, associate editor of the Houston Forward Times and frequent contributor on CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated and nationally-recognized “Nancy Grace” show. Additionally, as founder and chief executive officer of the Texas Business Alliance, Boney helps small businesses operate and grow more efficiently through education, financing and other initiatives.

James Prince Senior (also referred to as J. Prince) is the CEO of Rap-a-Lot Records and boxing manager to top sports talent to include previously working with Floyd Mayweather. With 20 plus years and counting he’s worked to promote Houston’s rap scene and rap artist and is now making a difference all over the world through humanitarian initiative, working to promote underprivileged neighborhoods and communities.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group with contact information listed below. For additional information visit www.godjawards.com
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ABOUT THE GO DJ AWARDS: The Go Dj Awards recognized as Houston’s Largest Hip Hop & ENT Award Show for the third year in a row. The event attracts more than 2500 people, millions of social media impressions, local and national celebrities performing and walking 100 feet of Red carpet. Our Goal is to bridge the gap between Houston’s entertainment and business community, and bring together business and community leaders, emerging and best selling music artists and other talented and dynamic individuals and brands.

Press Contact:
ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group
Velma Trayham
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