Civil rights advocates hope to spread the community outrage sparked by a case in which a woman was allegedly intimidated by a Harris County grand jury to change her testimony then was jailed when she did. The grand jury reportedly intimidated her with discussion of perjury charges and warned that Child Protective Services would take her children away. [...] they use a model where an appointed commissioner finds jurors, often turning to retired friends or connections in the legal and law enforcement community.
Pack school uniforms for disadvantaged elementary school students to help insure that thousands of girls and boys aren't self-conscious about what they wear to class. The work is on weekdays and Saturdays at the organization's Montrose area headquarters.
Alzheimer's patients and their families can benefit from your involvement with a health agency near South Wayside and Long Drive. You can staff the agency's helpline and field requests for information. Training is provided.
[...] he has about 200 pairs of shoes, after paring down what used to be a private collection of about 1,000 sneakers. [...] it's not just about childhood nostalgia: the marketing director and buyer for Active Athlete also likes the sneakerhead culture and its connections to hip-hop. The biannual summit opened Sunday afternoon for its 10th summer, with an expected crowd of about 5,000 people and 250 vendors congregating to buy, sell and talk about shoes. The event has grown from a few hundred people to thousands, said Sid Ashford, digital media director of the Nice Kicks shoe blog. Before the doors even opened, Sanchez had already bought a pair of shoes from another Houston area vendor, Southside Skatepark. "Footwear is like a feeding frenzy if you've got the right stuff," said Eric Visentin, owner of Southside Skate Park.
Pintail Landfill, a Dallas-based company, has asked 506th District Court Judge Albert McCaig to move the case for fear that the high-profile nature of the three-year dispute with the City of Hempstead would prevent a fair trial. Opponents argue the 15-story dump project was discussed and moved forward illegally in backroom talks between developer Green Group Holdings and Waller County officials.
About 9:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Command Center in Corpus Christi received a distress call from a 24-foot center console boat that had started to take on water north of Rockport, according to a press release.
The three passengers – a 14-year-old girl and two men, ages 51 and 52 – put on life jackets and abandoned the boat, which soon sunk.
The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue boat from Port Aransas and a helicopter from Corpus Christi for a rescue operation.
An alleged drunk driver has been charged in a fatal Seawall collision Saturday afternoon that killed a 72-year-old Humble man and injured his wife. Adrian Paul Mills of Galveston was charged Sunday morning with intoxication manslaughter and booked into the Galveston County jail on a $100,000 bond, according to a press release from the Galveston Police Department.
About 12:30 a.m., Aaron James Francis, 22, was killed in the 9600 block of Bissonnet, the parking lot of the Westwood Town Square shopping center, according to Houston Police Department Spokesman Victor Senties. A passenger in the back seat of the white car rolled down his window and fired a single shot that shattered the right front passenger window before hitting Francis.
About 3:30 a.m., Houston Fire Department crews found a blaze burning through the roof of several units in the brick-built Waverly Apartments at 2301 Hayes near Westheimer, according to a press release.
An hour later, firefighters declared the two-alarm fire under control.
A 50-year-old man was fatally shot near his southwest Houston town home during an apparent robbery early Saturday morning, authorities said.
Faisal Hussien was walking up a driveway to his residence in the 9800 block of Pagewood around 5:30 a.m. when he was approached my two unidentified men, said Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties.