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The Lighthouse Church, a fast-growing Houston-based ministry under the leadership of Pastor Keion Henderson, announced today that its annual “In the Wait” Singles Conference will take place on June 10 and 11. The conference will feature insights from some of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders, celebrated and top-selling Gospel artists, television personalities, authors and more.

 

This year’s star-studded line up includes Grammy-nominated artists Myron Butler and Vashawn Mitchell, WE TV’s “Braxton Family Values” matriarch Evelyn Braxton, and Varion “Se7en the Poet” Howard.

 

The event’s lineup of influential Christian leaders include:

 

• Pastor Terrance Johnson, founder of Higher Dimension Church and co-author of “The Answer”
• Pastor Nick Nilson, young adult ministry leader at Lakewood Church
• Anthony O’Neal, founder of Anthony O’Neal Ministries
• Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, founder of New Season Christian Worship Center and President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
• Dr. Jasmin Sculark, founder of Dr. Jazz Ministries

 

“Each year, we are thrilled to welcome thousands of single men and women to The Lighthouse Church who want to be inspired, encouraged and equipped to live faithful, fulfilled and Christ-centered lives,” said Pastor Henderson. “It’s a high energy, dynamic event and we welcome anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God and others, find healing from past relationships and prepare themselves for a faithful love.”

 

The event, which will kick off with a celebrity red carpet,will be held at The Lighthouse Church, located at 6650 Rankin Road in Humble. Ministry and music will be led by Pastor Henderson and the church’s worship leader, Angel Davis. The conference’s theme is 50 Shades of Single. Worship experiences and workshop sessions will provide attendees with a greater understanding of how to live a Christ-centered family life, how to wait patiently on God, how to manage finances, how to make better relationship decisions and more.

 

Registration for “In the Wait” is now open. VIP level admission is available and includes a pre-conference mixer on Thursday, June 9 and preferred seating throughout the two-day event. For more information and to register to attend “In the Wait,” visit www.pastorkeion.com/inthewait2016.

Stay connected before, during and after the event by following and using the #InTheWait2016 hashtag via social media.

For vendor and media opportunities, contact Velma Trayham, of ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group at velma@itsthinkzilla.com or (888) 509-1145.

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It was Tuesday when the Factor first aired video of the suspects wanted for robbing the Dollar General in Manvel, Texas.

The two guys went in with their faces wrapped in clothes. They were able to get away with money stolen from the safe at the store.

Manvel Police Chief Keith Traylor says since we aired that video on the Factor it caught the attention of another clerk at another store.

Chief Traylor says that employee remembered the suspects coming into their store before the robbery without their masks on and now
we’re sharing it with you.
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If you know who these suspects and a third guy who drives the gray get away car contact the Manvel Police Department as soon as
possible.

Manvel Police Department 281-489-1212 or the Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 800-460-2222.

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TMZ:

The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57.

Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.

Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.

The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.

Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999.”

He went on to churn out a ton of hits — and racking up 7 Grammys in the process. He also performed at the Super Bowl in 2007 … in one of the greatest live performances of all time.

He also sold more than 100 million records during his career … and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985.

Prince was married two times — the first time to his backup dancer Mayte Garcia. They split in 2000. He then married Manuela Testolini … but they split in 2006.

Tim Thibodeaux has been at it for two days now… He’s trying to salvage a house that’s been in his family in Brookshire for the last three decades.

He says, “water came up inside over three feet…straight path through my home. ”

The inside of Tim’s house is like a disaster area with a strong smell from the rain water.

Outside his cars were submerged and he is far from alone in his neighborhood.

Mayor Eric Scott says hundreds of homes in his city of 4,000 plus people have been damaged.

The city’s infrastructure also took a pounding from the flooding Monday.

The Mayor says Stalknecht road has collapsed in two different areas and it had to be shut down. Scott says it’s a major artery in Brookshire.

Scott has already signed an emergency declaration to get federal funds from FEMA to help with the clean up that will go into the millions.

He says the city’s annual budget of $2 million won’t even come close.

in the meantime, the community is also mourning the lose of a local who died near Brookshire the day of the floods. A fixture at Royal Jr High school.

Scott says, “a beloved teacher Charles Odum passed away…it was after a car incident and flooding.”

In the meantime, until federal help arrives those who live in Brookshire are doing what they can to pick up the pieces…a painful process after watching it all just wash away.

“As man its a hard thing to deal with,” says Thibodeaux.

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On April 19, 2016 at approximately 10:26 PM two unidentified black males forcefully entered the Dollar General which is located 19419 Morris Avenue Manvel Texas. These individuals waited until the clerks were walking out after closing and forced them back into the store at gunpoint. The suspects locked the store and forced the clerks to open the safe where the daily deposits were kept. Suspects stole the store deposits, personal items from the clerks as well as various items from the store. The suspects are described as black males ranging in age late teens early twenties. Suspects masked their identity by covering their faces with clothing. It is believed there is possible third suspect who drove a getaway vehicle which was parked close by. We do not have a description of this vehicle. The Manvel Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying these individuals who committed this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manvel Police Department 281-489-1212 or the Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 800-460-2222.

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Doug Miller receiving his proclamation from Janice Evans – Communications Director for Mayor Sylvester Turner

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Dozens of friends and colleagues turned out Tuesday night for KHOU TV reporter Doug Miller’s retirement party.

The veteran reporter is calling it quits after becoming a staple and household name in Houston broadcast journalism for years.

Miller was presented with his own proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner as well as gifts from friends he’s come to know during his journey in life and in broadcasting.

The party, held at Carrabba’s on Kirby,  was hosted by Houston attorney Rusty Hardin and Accountant to the Stars Bob Martin.

It was a great event for a guy who is a class act!

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On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, Pct. 4 Commissioner’s
Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to
prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted
prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to East County Court Annex at 21130 Hwy 59 New Caney, TX
77357. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and
anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000
sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its
10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750
tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are
alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show
that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home
medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and
health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, visit
facebook.com/mcconstablepct4.
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Source:
Sgt. Jim Slack #8408
Montgomery County Constable, Pct. 4
Public Information Officer/Community Resource

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The Waller County District Attorney’s Office is proud to have asked for and received help from State Representative Cecil Bell in sponsoring a bill during the 2015 Legislative Session that allows district attorneys to retain reserve investigators to assist with the duties of the office.  This new law will allow retired officers and officers which may be pursuing employment in the private sector to serve as reserve peace officers for the D.A., and to conduct investigations and enforce laws in the county.

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Elton Mathis Waller Co. District Attorney

District Attorney Elton Mathis stated, “There are so many retired officers that have years of training and experience, and high levels of character that are looking for ways to continue to serve their communities.  They are an invaluable resource for younger officers and local governments.  I am pleased to announce that the first such investigator in the State of Texas has begun to work in my office, Mr. Harold Barthi.”

Harold Barthi has served as a peace officer in the State of Texas for 34 years. Mr. Barthi began his career as a Houston Police Officer after graduating from academy class 78, in 1977.

During his tenure with the Houston Police Department he has worked in many divisions: Patrol, Narcotics, Jail Division, office of the Chief of Police, Mayors Security Detail, Traffic & Accident Division as a Solo Motorcycle Officer and Federal Motor Carrier DOT unit.

He worked at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy in Mounted Patrol, Warrant Division, escorting felons arrested in other states back to Harris County, and was assigned to the Mental Health Unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, certified as a Mental Health Peace officer.

He is a licensed Peace Officer and Jailer; State Certified as a Master Peace Officer, Mental Health Officer, Instructor and recipient of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Academic Recognition Award.

Mr. Barthi is a veteran of the United States Navy and is a life member of these organizations: Disabled American Veteran, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The District Attorney’s Chief Investigator Eli Rivera says that “Harold’s years of experience and the knowledge that he brings to the table add another level of resources and insight into what I am building onto at the D.A.’s office.”

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Dear Client Families, Volunteers and Ranch Supporters,

As you know, Inspiration Ranch was severely impacted by the devastating storm waters early Monday morning.  Although the extent of our damage has not yet been assessed we are thankful that all of our staff, horses and barn-cat Smokey (rescued by kayak yesterday afternoon) are SAFE & SOUND. 

Undoubtedly, this will take a few days to assess the extent of our damage and then to develop our recovery plan.  For a more continuous source of updates and photos, please visit our Facebook page and website.

In the meantime, we are blessed by the outpouring of support the community and region is showing us.  Stay safe and know that we covet your prayers and your heart to help.  We will continue to Praise God in this Storm!

MG Tindall; President & CEO
Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch

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The Houston Independent School District has responded to the city’s request to open up Johnston and M.C. Williams middle schools as emergency shelters today to assist residents affected by storms that resulted in heavy flooding throughout the city.

Johnston, located at 10410 Manhattan Dr., will be used to shelter up to 300 residents from the Meyerland area in the school cafeteria and auditorium spaces. M.C. Williams, located at 6100 Knox Street, will be used to assist 300 Acres Homes area residents in the school cafeteria and auditorium.

HISD Nutrition Services will provide water, food, and non-perishable food items at both campuses. HISD Police also will be on site.

Additionally, HISD has responded to the mayor’s request to provide water and food to North Houston residents at the city’s disaster center in Greenspoint.

“HISD is committed to collaborating with the city in this time of need by transforming two of our schools into emergency shelters for students, families, and the elderly,” said HISD Interim Superintendent Ken Huewitt, who is visiting both Johnston and M.C. Williams today. “This is our way of providing help to the communities we serve every day because we truly care about the safety and well-being of our students and their families.”

HISD schools and district offices were closed today – Monday, April 18 – due to the storms.

A few schools have experienced water damage and flooding as a result of the storm. As of Monday afternoon, Liberty High School is the only campus that is scheduled to be closed Tuesday due to storm damage. Students from Liberty will be moved to another campus while district crews work on repairs to the building. The district is still working to identify a host campus for Liberty students and will notify students and parents directly. HISD officials will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the night to determine if schools and offices will reopen on Tuesday.

For additional updates, please visit www.houstonisd.org, or call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-267-1704. You can sign up for HISD text message alerts to receive updates on school weather conditions by texting YES to 68453.  You also can follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/houstonisd and facebook.com/houstonisd.