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ENTERTAINMENT

CHASEN PARKER OF THE WOODLANDS MAKING MAJOR HOLLYWOOD MOVES!

The Woodlands native Chasen Parker starts major film venture
John C. Hall of Cardinal Trio Pictures

EXCLUSIVE:  Universal EVP of Distribution and Marketing John C. Hall has recently exited the studio after 25 years and he’s launching Cardinal Trio Pictures with Lokal Media co-founder Nick Scherma, and filmmaker Chasen Parker.

The production company immediately has a number of projects in development:

—The untitled Enron Project which is written and will be directed by Parker. In a revisionist’s history 1999, an employee at Enron starts to figure out what the crooked real-life executives are up to and attempts to blackmail them, but upon humiliating him, he leaves with a plot of revenge.

—Killer will be directed by Michelle Cutolo and is written by T Zhang. The story follows two unlikely sleuths, bound together by a dark, shared past, as they pursue a serial kidnapper to Colombia. Upon arrival, the hunters become the hunted, and our heroes realized that the true enemy lies within.

—The Token Groomsman is written by Hall. Logline: Scott Lambert is having one of the worst sales pitches of his career when he receives a last-minute invitation to be a groomsman in an all-expenses paid, elaborate weekend wedding. After arriving, he quickly realizes that not only is he a stand-in groomsman, but he also has the most token role in his extremely wealthy, yet insignificant, college buddy’s wedding. With the help of his girlfriend, Teresa Boyd, Scott discovers that not only is the bride after the groom’s family money, but she is also after Scott. Suddenly, Scott finds himself changing from a reluctant groomsman to unexpected best friend to save the gullible groom.
Start of production for each these features is scheduled for early 2021. The Cardinal Trio principals will serve as producers for each film. Financing for the films will be funded through independent financing and co-productions.

Scherma, who is the son of Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, will continue in his capacity with Lokal Media. Both companies will enter into a strategic partnership where Lokal will handle physical production of the projects developed and distributed by Cardinal Trio. Lokal will also bring original projects to Cardinal Trio to help facilitate distribution, marketing, and development.

“I’ve spent half of my life working at Universal Pictures and leaving the studio was a very tough call to make. I’ve loved every minute of working on the distribution and marketing campaigns for hundreds of titles as a senior executive but moving into production was a step I’ve always wanted to take and partnering with Nick and Chasen to make movies is something I couldn’t resist,” said Hall.

“The opportunity to form a team that complements each other’s skill sets, shares the same collaborative love for film, and has developed the trust we have, is a filmmaker’s dream come true and creates the structural foundation for something truly special. I’m very proud to be moving forward together into the next chapter of our careers,” said Parker.


“To partner with a seasoned industry veteran like John and an incredible creative like Chasen is something that only comes once in a lifetime. I am extremely grateful and humbled to be starting this venture with the both of them and look forward to the amazing collaborations that Cardinal Trio Pictures and Lokal Media will create together,” said Scherma.


The company’s name, Cardinal Trio Pictures, was born from the trio’s like-mindedness in their approach to film-making. The Cardinal symbolizes loyalty and confidence, which are the firm’s tenets of business in their creative endeavors.

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CRIME

HOUSTON MAYOR RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICE REFORMS!

The Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform today released a highly anticipated 153-page report with a list of recommendations proposed by the 45 member citizen group.

LINK FOR FULL REPORT!

Led by Chairman Larry Payne, the task force spent months listening to Houstonians and organizations about the type and kind of police department they desire and demand. The task force engaged in extensive research on issues and best practices around the country and received more than 7,000 responses from a community survey. 

“In the events of recent months, it is clear in Houston and across the nation that our community, mayor, city council, police chief, officers, and the union must all work together to protect and serve the constitutional rights of all citizens,” Chairman Payne wrote in the report’s introduction. 

The recommendations are divided into six categories: Community Policing, Independent Oversight, Power dynamics, Crisis Intervention, Field Readiness, and Clear Expectations.

“We have worked hard on this being a document that is not going to sit on a shelf. It has actionable items that can be implemented,” Payne said. “We are also going to stay committed to the mayor. As a task force, we are not going away.”

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CRIME

THEY TRIED THEIR BEST TO GET THE MONEY!

WANTED BY POLICE!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Burglary and Theft Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspects responsible for an Attempted Theft of an ATM. 
 
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 5:20 a.m., two unknown suspects attempted to steal money from an ATM located in the 12100 block of Hempstead Road in Houston, Texas. During the incident, the suspects used a stolen vehicle, tools, and chains in an attempt to force open the ATM. The suspects were unable to open the ATM lockbox and fled in an unknown direction of travel.  
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.   

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The Coronavirus Reality

BLM HOUSTON SAYS HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE SHOULD RESIGN FOR BLACKFACE PHOTO!

Ashton P. Woods with Black Lives Matter Houston says the Constable in Precinct 5 should resign.

This is after an old photo of Constable Ted Heap was released showing him in blackface.

Heap says the photo is nearly 40 years old and he was simply portraying a TV character.

Woods says there is no time limit for those who show signs of racism especially law enforcement officers.

What do you think?

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The Coronavirus Reality

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE KIDS!

Our distribution is aimed towards helping kids get ready for virtual schooling. Through our partnerships, we will serve 3,500 children with dignity and compassion. We distribute items according to the needs of our beneficiaries which contain school supplies, uniforms, masks, hygiene kits, story books, toys, and groceries items.

We are distributing above listed items through our various partners:

  • Interfaith Ministries 
  • 5th Ward Houston with Masjid-At-Tawhid 
  • 3rd Ward Houston with The Census Bureau
  • Outreach in the Barrio
  • Al Mahdi Group
  • Olive Branch
  • Refugees in Gulfton
  • Residents of our neighborhood

Please join us on one of our COVID 19 Relief – Back to School Supply Distribution.

When:  Saturday, August 22, 2020

Time:  9 AM until 1 PM

At:   MASJID- At- TAWHID

 5514 Hirsch Road, Houston, 77026

Contact person:    Hareem Shahzad: 832-906-1540

 Hashmat Effendi: 832-545-7773

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The Coronavirus Reality

DID YOUR FAVORITE BAR OR NIGHTCLUB SHUT DOWN?

PRESS RELEASE: Dozens of bars in the Houston area have been forced to close for good as a result of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order shutting down the bars across the state. Dozens more bars across Texas have been forced to close for good as well.

A growing list on the Children of Liberty Facebook page details the dozens of bars already forced to shutdown forever due to strain from the governor’s order, including Wild West Houston. Members of the group, who own or work at a Texas bar, are adding more closures to the list daily. Governor Abbott has yet to announce a date for bars to reopen, leaving the statewide shutdown in place with no end in sight and bar owners in limbo.

Bars across Texas are reopening to save themselves despite the governor’s mandate before the statewide shutdown forces their doors closed for good. Governor Abbott’s mandate has put hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Houstonians and Texans out of work in hopes of controlling the spread of COVID-19. The Texas Department of State Health Services has not released information as to where the virus is spreading.

Below are bars across the state that have closed their businesses permanently due to the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and government mandates. Each represents a Texan betrayed and put out of work by their governor. See the damage for yourself:

Alibi’s (Groveton)

Alice’s Tall Texan (Houston)

Ancora (Kemah)

Beer Garden (Midland)

Big Texas (Houston)

Bimbo’s (Houston)

Blind Tiger (Humble)

Boozer’s (Granbury)

Christie’s Sports Bar (Dallas)

Chugging Monkey (Austin)

Crossroads Cocktails & Karaoke (Denton)

Dallas Comedy Club (Dallas)

Dead Horse (San Angelo)

Eastbound and Down Icehouse (Dallas)

G and L (Houston)

Gypsy Bar (Lampasas)

Horny’s (Mathis)

J’s Bar (Somerville)

Johnny B’s Outlaw Saloon (Houston)

Jolly Fox (Huntsville)

Junior’s Ice House (Baycliff)

Kelvin Highlander (Houston)

Linda Nell’s Bar (Waco)

Lizard Lounge (Dallas)

Lucky’s Pub (Houston)

Playmaker’s Sports Bar

Red Rock Steakhouse (Red Rock)

Redneck Heaven (Multiple Locations)

Rendezvous (Sherman)

Rickochet’s (Lake Jackson)

Roy’s Sports Bar (Grand Prairie)

Scoreboard’s Sports Bar- (Houston)

Shakespeare Pub (Houston)

Sundowner (Houston)

The Barr (Longview)

The Barrel House (Llano)

The Jailhouse (Kyle)

The Lott (Dallas)

Tiki Hut (Baytown)

TNT Sports Page (Dallas)

TNT Sports Page (Houston)

Tomcats (Ft. Worth)

Twisted Wrench Saloon (Barker Heights)

Two Dogs Saloon (Pearland)

Uncle Gary’s (Hutto)

Uncle Gary’s- (North Austin-Pflugerville)

VFW Post 2410 (Harlingen)

W.W. Fairfields (Plano)

Wild West (Houston)

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The Coronavirus Reality

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE STORM!

Tropical Depression Fourteen is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later today and will impact parts of Central America and Mexico before reaching the western Gulf of Mexico, where it faces an uncertain future, but could affect parts of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts next week.

This system is in the Caribbean Sea, centered less than 50 miles east of Nicaragua and Honduras. It’s located well to the west of Tropical Depression Thirteen, which is a separate system tracking through the Atlantic.

Its initial position is a bit uncertain and an Air Force reconnaissance flight will investigate this system later this morning.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is generating widespread showers and thunderstorms along with gusty winds in the western Caribbean Sea, occasionally wrapping into Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

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The Coronavirus Reality

WANTED FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD MULTIPLE TIMES!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Special Victims Division need the public’s assistance locating fugitive Mario Hernandez, who is wanted for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child. 
 
Between August of 2019 and May of 2020, the fugitive sexually assaulted the child victim in the 13300 block of Northborough Drive in Houston, Texas. During the investigation, the child victim made an outcry of sexual assault. Detectives learned that the fugitive, Mario Hernandez, continuously sexually assaulted the victim.  
 
Fugitive Mario Francisco Hernandez is a Hispanic male, 44 years old, approximately 5’08”, 220 lbs., with brown eyes and short curly brown hair. The fugitive has been charged with Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child under Harris County warrant #1678787. 
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward. 

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The Coronavirus Reality

THE BABY BLUE BANDIT STRIKES AGAIN WEARING BLACK!

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help in identifying and locating the bank robber dubbed “The Baby Blue Bandit” who struck again, but this time he wore black. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

On August 6, 2020, at approximately 9:24 a.m., the man walked into the First Convenience Bank located at 5801 S. Gessner Rd. He approached an open teller station, presented a note demanding cash and threatened the teller. The teller complied, fearing for personal safety. The suspect ran away with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen heading southbound on S. Gessner Rd.  

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is also seeking the identity of this suspect in connection with a robbery that took place at the First Convenience Bank located within a Kroger at 9919 Westheimer Rd., in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Find those details at: https://www.houstonpolicerobbery.org/2020/08/identity-of-west-houston-bank-robbery.html

“The Baby Blue Bandit” is now described as a light-skinned African-American male, between in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5’9” tall with a thin body build. The suspect wore a black hoodie with the hood up with an unknown logo on the front, a white mask, white gloves, a black do-rag, black sunglasses, black pants, and black sneakers.

New bank surveillance photos of the suspect are attached and posted on Twitter @FBIHouston.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app, which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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The Coronavirus Reality

WHEN ANGER LEADS TO MURDER!

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 5300 Coke Street about 8 p.m. on Wednesday (July 22).

The suspect, Lloyd Dewayne Jackson (b/m, 52), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  A booking photo of Jackson is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 49, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives K. Collier, J. Stroble and R. Watson reported:

A witness stated the victim and Jackson got into a confrontation in an apartment at the above address that escalated when Jackson stabbed the victim several times and then fled the scene.  Jackson later returned and was taken into custody without incident.