THE INTERNATIONAL READERS ARE CHECKING IN!

YOU’RE NOT ALONE ON THE INSITE!

I did a quick scan of Google Analytics Thursday night to see where our readers are coming from here on the Insite. I was impressed at the number of countries we’re reaching. Some of it could be mainly military folk or computer servers in strange places but I’m sure it’s more than just that. There are people all over the world reading the blog. And I say we because without the readers and your ideas this site would be super boring. Thanks again!

Where are they coming from:

1. United States
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. France
5. Spain
6. Germany
7. Italy
8. Australia
9. Brazil
10. Belgium
11. Slovenia
12. Kazakhstan
13. Indonesia
14. Austria
15. Norway
16. Denmark
17. Hong Kong
18. Puerto Rico
19. Jamaica
20. Ireland

THE NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALISTS IN TOWN!

MEET ANGEL HENSON-SMITH AND HER BUSINESS PARTNER ASHLEI MORRISON!

Angel Henson- Smith (R) and Ashlei Morrison (L) discovered their strengths as a publicist’s in 2006 while working with a local, nationally recognized publishing company. They sharpened their new found skills by taking on freelance assignments, taking classes, and internships collectively in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Houston, TX. Earlier this year, they nationally launched their own publicity, media relations, and event planning firm, TENGPR. The firm opened its doors in early 2006, but has not publicly announced its formation until now. Not having been nationally launched TENGPR has begun making a name for itself as a competitive PR and Marketing Firm. TENGPR has the connections to help anyone in the corporate, consumer, entertainment, fashion, film, sports, and non-profit sectors achieve their public relations and marketing goals.

TENGPR work speaks for itself. Having worked on projects for major films: “This Christmas,” “Step Up to the Streets 2,” “First Sunday,” and “Hancock” the companies CEO’s noticed a growing trend of major CA based companies looking for representation in the Houston market and decided it was time to supply the demand. In addition, Morrison has worked with Grammy award winning artists: Chris Brown, Britney Spears, LeToya Luckett, Lil Wayne and a host of others. Over the past years the company has also taken on several non-profit projects, including those of the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. The wide range of industries in which these clients come from and your ability to recognize their names is proof that the TENGPR Firm will deliver!
Henson-Smith and Morrison would like to keep their company small, and hope to plan more VIP events, parties, conferences and festivals in the future. The Houston-based firm will specialize in serving the cities small to mid-size companies in consumer, corporate, health care, political, entertainment, and non-profit industries. This move will formally enter the company into the Texas market while expanding its’ network and maintaining a personal connection with clients, and contacts all over the world.

TENGPR always stays abreast on the latest technology and also provides assistance in website development, electronic press kits, and video production. To experience public relations at a higher level, stop your search with TENGPR. We have the talent and skills to take care of all your public relations needs as: “We are YOUR Talent and Entertainment Networking Group®” in a time where “Your Network determines Your Net Worth.” More information can be found at the company website, www.tengpr.com.

HOW TO GET OVER ON THE RESTAURANT!

THE USEFUL INFORMATION YOU NEED IN THIS TOUGH ECONOMY!

My Insite tip of the day is about free drinks while you’re out eating. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t want to pay for your drink at lunch or dinner I have a tip you can use. Don’t order a soft drink or tea. It will cost you on the average about $2. I just ask for ice water. Also, ask the waitress or waiter for lost of lemons. There’s gonna be some sweet n low on the table. Take your ingredients and make yourself an old fashioned glass of lemonade. See, I’ve just saved you $2. This is why you read the Insite, right?

INSITE NAILS OF THE WEEK: 14K GOLD BABY!

I CAN’T REALLY DESCRIBE THEM!

I was interviewing a woman on Thursday when I noticed her fingernails. They were long and thick. Those nails had to be at least 3 to 4 inches long and they weren’t thin or the typical flat nail. It appears the woman was able to grow them into a round like thickness shape. See, I can’t even explain it. But the woman had them very neat with gold polish and it matched her outfit. I don’t think I’ve seen nails like this since the 70’s!

HOW EMBARASSING: A MAN DRIVES OFF IN ONE OF HPD’S POLICE CARS!

THE STEALTH CRIMINAL WHO MOVES LIKE A GHOST!

The Insite and Fox 26 news have learned a man being arrested during a southwest Houston traffic stop managed to get into the driver’s seat of a new police stealth car and drove off with the vehicle. HPD confirms the slick theft.

The officer had pulled over the driver on Edgebrook for a seat-belt violation when the man allegedly handed the officer a fake driver’s license. The officer locked the man in the back of a new HPD “ghost car” and returned to the man’s vehicle to talk to the passenger.

But the suspect somehow managed to get into the driver’s seat of the police car and drove off according to police.

The man drove to a nearby gas station parking lot, where he hit an open door of a tow truck, injuring two people. The suspect then drove off and hit a fence in the 500 block of Missouri.

The man was later caught and transported to jail.

The people two people injured suffered minor injuries and were not transported.

Earlier this month, the police department purchased four new vehicles they call the ghost cars. The new vehicles are designed to not look like a typical police car, and the lettering on the side is almost invisible.

CAN YOU HELP HER FAMILY FIND HER?

JONAE’ MCLEMORE IS MISSING!

(CLICK THE FLYER TO ENLARGE AND HELP THE FAMILY)

MATTRESS MACK ISSUES A STATEMENT AND SAYS HE’S NOT TALKING ANY MORE!

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS – THE FIRE RULED AN ARSON?

STATEMENT BY JIM “MATTRESS MACK” MCINGVALE
ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO LAST WEEK’S GALLERY FURNITURE FIRE


Linda and I were informed yesterday by investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Houston Fire Department’s Arson Division that they have discovered evidence that last Thursday night’s fire at Gallery Furniture’s I-45 warehouse was not accidental.

Now that an official investigation has been opened, we have no comment on the matter except to ask any individual with any information that might assist investigators to call 1-888-ATF-FIRE or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.

Linda and I also want to thank the brave men and women of the Houston Fire Department for their courageous efforts to save our store last week, as well as the thousands of Houstonians and fellow Texans who have expressed your support and encouragement for the Gallery Furniture family since then. Your kind words and prayers have kept us going through this challenging time.

Make no mistake: Gallery Furniture is strong, stable and excited about our future. We will overcome this hardship so we can continue serving our loyal customers.

YOLANDA ADAMS MISSING FROM PRAISE RADIO!

DID TWO POWERFUL WOMEN PART WAYS OR IS IT JUST A TEMPORARY THING?

The Insite is hearing rumblings from the Houston offices of Radio One.

Sources claim Grammy award winning gospel singer and morning show host Yolanda Adams has disappeared from the building.

Adams serves as an on air personality for Praise radio. Those close to the company say she vanished about a week ago after disagreeing with Radio One owner Cathy Hughes.

Hughes has been very vocal in her position against HR 848. It would be legislation out of Washington that would require radio stations to pay artists for airing their songs.

As many of you know Adams is a recording artist and would benefit from this act. However, the religious entertainer is also an employee in the radio industry.

Those who are familiar with the rift say Adams stood up as an artist and disagreed with Hughes who owns nearly 60 urban radio stations around the country.

Since taking her position Adams hasn’t been heard ‘live’ on the air.

The Insite is placing calls to officials with Radio One to see if we can get a response. Keep reading to get your update!

UPDATE: Officials with Radio One Houston would not comment about the case. However, a reliable source tells the Insite Yolanda Adams still works for the company but she’s not on the air for now!

INVESTIGATORS RULE THE FIRE AT GALLERY FURNITURE AS ARSON!

NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED YET!

Federal investigators along with the Houston Fire department have determined the fire at Gallery Furniture was started intentionally. They say it’s arson. You may remember just last week the prominent Houston furniture company went up in flames on the north end of town. That came only months after owner Mattress Mack opened his new location in the Galleria area. However, investigators are not saying who’s responsible for the blaze. Stay tuned for more details on FOX 26 news at Noon, 5pm, and 9pm!

DID AT&T WORKERS SWAY THE AMERICAN IDOL VOTE!

THE LATEST ON THE ALLEGED FIX!

Did some AT&T workers rock the vote for Kris Allen on this year’s “American Idol” finale? The communications giant says no — but the actions of some of its workers has raised some eyebrows. Turns out some AT&T workers brought demo phones to Idol viewing parties in Arkansas and helped fans text their votes. There were about 20 phones brought to two separate parties in Kris
Allen’s native Arkansas — two of those phones were capable of sending multiple votes using “power texting.” A source says Allen won by a large enough margin that a handful of votes couldn’t have swayed the election his way. Idol doesn’t usually disclose its vote breakdown — so we’re left with AT&T claim that the actions of its employees didn’t affect the outcome of the voting between Allen and Adam Lambert, the judges’ favorite.