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Travis Scott has just revealed the full lineup of music performances confirmed for tomorrow’s second annual ASTROWORLD Festival in Houston, Texas.

This year’s lineup, which Scott curated himself, showcases his diverse tastes and admiration for artists of all genres, as well as special relationships formed through musical collaborations.

The lineup includes a headlining performance from the festival’s own founder Travis Scott with several special guests, in addition to Rosalía, Migos, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, Playboi Carti, Gucci Mane, and DaBaby, as well as Houston’s own Megan Thee Stallion and Houston All Stars. Other notable artists include a special joint performance from Young Dolph and Key Glock, plus Pop Smoke and Tay Keith, as well as Sheck Wes and Don Toliver from Scott’s Cactus Jack record label.

Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas

From US Justice Department:

HOUSTON – A Harris County judge has been indicted on allegations of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI – Houston Division.

Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas, 44, of Houston, is currently the presiding judge for the 164th District Court for the State of Texas and has jurisdiction over Texas civil cases located within Harris County.

A federal grand jury returned the seven-count indictment Oct. 24, which was unsealed today as she surrendered to federal authorities. She is expected to make her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Bray today, as early as 10:00 a.m.

“The defendant in this case is a judge, whose responsibilities are to make sure the law is followed and carried out,” Turner. “She was entrusted to serve the citizens of Harris County with duty and honor. However, the allegations contained in today’s indictment show that the judge put personal enrichment over this duty and honor.”

Smoots-Thomas allegedly embezzled campaign contributions individuals and political action committees had made to her re-election campaigns. The indictment alleges Smoots-Thomas repeatedly solicited campaign contributions on the premise the money would be used to help facilitate her re-election campaigns in both 2012 and 2016. She allegedly used campaign funds for non-campaign expenses to include monthly home mortgage payments, private school tuition payments, personal travel expenses, personal luxury items and cash withdrawals. Smoots-Thomas concealed this spending from both her campaign treasurer and the Texas Ethics Commission by filing false campaign finance reports, according to the charges.

Each count of wire fraud carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison as well as a maximum $250,000 fine.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ralph Imperato and John Pearson are handling the matter.

Isiah Carey, Willie D, Coco Dominguez, and Jatin Patel

Fans, family members, and friends came together in Houston to celebrate a hip hop / rap icon in the entertainment industry Thursday night.

That person is the man himself Willie D of the legendary Geto Boys. His big celebration began Wednesday night with a celebrity roast and continued through Thursday night.

Those who took part in the celebrity roast event were D.L. Hughley, Mike Epps, Terry Grossman, Kid from Kid and Play, and many more.

The audience was also packed with Houston based celebrities including Bun B, Lil Troy, Slim Thug and many others.

Congratulations Willie D for a full and successful career that continues to thrive!

This has been making the rounds all day on social media. It is apparently Mom who goes to school after her son has been giving a teacher problems. That unidentified Mother is seen pulling the child out of the cafeteria and then all hell breaks loose. What do you think? Did this Mom go too far with her attempt to make her child behave in class?

Way to go Joe Young @mightyjoyoung3!

November 5, 2019: The Turkey Leg Hut (TLH) is teaming up with local basketball free agent Joe Young this Thanksgiving to give away 3,000 Turkey Legs on Monday, November 25, 2019!

Turkey Leg Hut staff will be handing out the FREE turkey legs on behalf of Young, who is currently playing basketball overseas in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

The giveaway will start at noon on November 25, at the TLH Express food truck parked in the lot next to the restaurant at 4830 Almeda Road in Houston.

The turkey legs will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, offering one free turkey leg per person, until all 3,000 are gone!

Young, a Houston native, partnered with the Turkey Leg Hut and purchased 3,000 of TLH’s famous over-sized turkey legs to give back to the people and businesses in his hometown in a fun and heartfelt way this Thanksgiving!

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Joe on this amazing giveaway,” said Nakia Price, Co-Founder of the Turkey Leg Hut. “It’s a great way to express our gratitude for people like Joe and the Houston community, and a fun way to share our blessings with so many this Thanksgiving!”

They meet again in December for a second run at the polls!

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is heading to a runoff against high-profile attorney Tony Buzbee in his rowdy re-election race.

With all but a few vote centers reporting Wednesday morning, Turner had 47% of the vote in unofficial returns to 28% for Buzbee.

Turner was around 7,700 votes short of winning enough of the vote — over 50% — to avert an overtime round.
The runoff is set for Dec. 14.

Jonathan Martin’s High School Tour!

By Jonathan Martin:I’ve gathered some of Houston’s most inspiring men, for a candid talk w/ our young brothers in @HoustonISD
It’s okay to want to be the next LeBron or Kobe…but too many boys are limiting their dreams to sports! It’s time to empower and inspire!

Worthing, Yates, Madison, Booker T. Washington are the first stops. Starts next week.