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Let’s Talk About It
Domestic Violence and Spanking: Are They Connected?

The Houston Association of Black Journalists and Rice University present “Conversations in the Round,” a panel discussion on domestic and family violence.

October 15, 2014 – On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) and Rice University will hold the first in a series of panel discussions titled “Conversations in the Round,” which will focus on top stories in the news. The panel will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Pavilion on the Rice University campus.

The panel, moderated by KPRC Local 2’s Keith Garvin, will discuss domestic violence and spanking in regard to recent events involving NFL players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson. Confirmed panelists include Sonia Corrales, chief program officer with the Houston Area Women’s Center; Dr. Janice M. Beal, clinical psychologist with Beal Counseling Associates; Tabatha Conway, Child Protective Services; and Chester Pitts, sports analyst and an original Houston Texan.

Topics to be discussed include:

1. How should the media cover family violence issues?
2. Is spanking child abuse? Should all spanking be outlawed?
3. What effect have the recent cases involving NFL players had on the issues?
4. Should corporations discipline employees who are charged with domestic/family violence offenses?
5. Is there a double-standard when it comes to domestic violence?

“These issues have always been important in our community, but they have garnered more attention of late thanks to high-profile cases involving NFL players,” said HABJ president Jerome Solomon, a columnist with the Houston Chronicle. “This is an excellent opportunity to get experts together to discuss these pressing topics and hopefully make a difference.”

The panel discussion is FREE and open to the public.

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-about-it-domestic-violence-and-spanking-are-they-connected-tickets-13697791463

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Tuesday the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals restored the common-sense Texas voter ID law for this election. Even an Obama appointee on that Court agreed to stop the judicial activism we saw last week from another Obama-appointed federal judge who tried to change the rules for voting in the closing hours before this election.

But this fight may not be over. The plaintiffs, who have been supported by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, have now gone to the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Voter ID law. They will stop at nothing to create chaos and confusion.

We can’t let Democrats get away with their schemes to disrupt our electoral process. We need fair and honest elections, so everyone can have faith in the outcome.


How can you help us keep this election honest?

Prevention is the best medicine. We need poll watchers on election day to help ensure election integrity at precincts that will not have GOP election judges. Please consider spending a day contributing to a GOP victory in Harris County. You’ll be trained and given all the reference materials you need to be effective.

There are multiple trainings scheduled at the HCRP headquarters:

October 13, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 20, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
October 27, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
November 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Help stop Obama and the liberal Democrats from Wrecking Harris County!

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The Houston Club building located at 811 Rusk is scheduled to be imploded on Sunday, Oct. 19, which will result in impacts to METRO service.

As crews prepare the area, the following METRO bus routes will be detoured starting Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
3 Langley
3 W. Gray
37 El Sol
44 Acres Homes
56 Airline
78 Irvington
102 Bush IAH
108 Veterans Memorial
137 Northshore
209 Kuykendahl/Spring P&R
249 Bay Area/Fuqua/Monroe
259 Kingwood/Townsend/Eastex P&R
Additional routes will be detoured beginning on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the start of service. For a complete list of the routes impacted, click here.
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PARTIAL METRORAIL SHUTDOWN

There will be no rail service between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center on Sunday, Oct. 19, from the start of service until 5 p.m. Customers will be served by shuttle buses operating every 10 minutes during regular rail service hours.  Click here for information on the service interruption.

The Red Line will operate on a normal schedule between Fannin South and the Downtown Transit Center.

Please allow more time for your trip when using these service.  For more information, please call 713-635-4000.

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Visitation to the Harris County jail located at 701 N. San Jacinto in downtown Houston has been canceled for today due to maintenance issues.

Visitation has been canceled at the 701 location only.

For more information on inmate visitation please visit the HCSO’s website:

http://www.harriscountyso.org/inmate_visitation.aspx

REALLY?

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Published article: Now, it has been said that many athletes have a “sense of entitlement” and think they are too good to pay for certain things when they make it to the big leagues…but a comp drink and some designer duds from a fashion designer looking to advertise in no way equates to the sheer foolishness this WORKING NFL athlete is accused of confusing as a freebie.

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is accused of stealing a bottle of cologne and underwear from a Dillard’s department store Monday night.

According to ESPN, store security witnessed Randle concealing items in a bag.  When they confronted him in the parking lot, they discovered a two-pack of black Polo underwear valued at $39.50 and a “tester” bottle of Gucci Black cologne valued at $84.

Randle reportedly makes $495,000 yearly and was charged with a Class B misdemeanor charge for theft.

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Chalk it up as another delay in Adrian Peterson getting his day in court.

It appears the recusal hearing involving the Judge that the Montgomery County District Attorney wants off the high profile case has been delayed again.

Prosecutors now say the reset date is October 22 at 1:30 pm in the 9th District Court.

Montgomery County D.A. Brett Ligon says he wants Judge Kelly Case removed from Peterson’s child abuse case because of personal bias.

That’s after Judge Case admitted to calling Ligon and Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin media whores.
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Hardin has made it clear being called a media whore is not an issue with him and he’s fine with Judge Case staying on the bench.

Hardin, a veteran headline making attorney, says he’s been called worse.

First Assistant District Attorney Phil Grant says he was informed on the new date late this morning.

In the meantime,  Peterson is set for pre-trial November 4th with a trial date of December 1st.

If Peterson, who has been suspended from the Minnesota Vikings, is found guilty he faces two years in prison on the felony charge.

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The highly anticipated film, “Signed, Sealed & Delivered”, directed by Houston’s newest independent Christian filmmaker, Fredrick Alanzo, makes it to the big screen! Once a stageplay that was unsuccessful at its first premiere back in 2005, the film has taken a turn for the better—-selling out before its October 25th premiere located at Willowbrook AMC 24, 17145 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77064 at 7:00pm.

Attendees can expect a red carpet experience, Q&A and meet & greet with the director and actors.
A drug-related drama surrounding King-Pin, Mack Biggs, played by actor and Houston’s own Jay Barnett, Mack Biggs sets out to share the Gospel of Christ after serving 10 years of his 30 year prison sentence…due to drug trafficking, money laundering & attempted murder. Now a professed Christian, Mack Biggs comes home without notice….to only be set up for the unexpected! How will it affect his faith in God? And how will he pass the test to prove to others that he has truly been delivered?

Film director Fredrick Alanzo (also writer and producer of the film) endeavors to share the story of betrayal, love, redemption, and forgiveness– working with upcoming actors/actresses in the Houston area. Well-known actress Cherie Johnson of the hit sitcoms “Punky Brewster” & “Family Matters is also featured in the film. The film is scheduled to premiere also in Dallas, TX on Nov. 15th and Atlanta, GA on Dec. 6th.

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HE’S DESCRIBED AS AN ARROGANT MAN WHO TOLD POLICE IF YOU FIND MY D-N-A THEN COME AND TALK TO ME…

29 YEAR OLD CONRAD HARGEST IS OUT ON BOND AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH RAPING A 91 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN HER HOUSTON APARTMENT. INVESTIGATORS SAY HARGEST BROKE INTO THE

SENIOR CITIZEN’S UNIT BACK ON OCTOBER 1ST AND TOLD HER HE WAS THERE FOR THE SEX. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF HARGEST AT THE COMPLEX – AND WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THAT COURT RECORDS SHOW HARGEST TOLD INVESTIGATORS YOU DON’T SEE ME GOING INTO HER APARTMENT AND CONTACT ME WHEN YOU HAVE MY D-N-A.