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Sentencing Day for HPD Officer Abraham Joseph

Abraham Joseph

By: N. Tru Bass ►

 

♦Update♦

The convicted Abraham Joseph was sentenced to 2 life sentences in prison and will be eligible for parole in 30 years.   

On Thursday, a jury convicted a former Houston Police Department officer, Abraham Joseph; of two counts of sexual assault for raping a cantina worker.  Monday morning jurors will pick up where they left off last week with sentencing deliberations for the former HPD officer who was found to be guilty of the sexual assault while he was still in uniform.

Joseph’s wife was quoted as saying she forgave him for having sex outside their marriage. 

He faces 5 years to life in prison for the conviction.  Prosecutor Eric Bily asked jurors to go for the maximum, life in prison.  “We may never know what’s wrong with the defendant.  We may not care to either.  But what we do know is he’s broken and can’t be fixed.”

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04
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12 Year-Old West Houston Boy Hit by Car at Katy Freeway and Wilcrest

 

Wednesday, a 12-year-old boy was hit by a car after wondering onto the Katy Freeway feeder and is in critical condition.

 

Authorities said, the autistic child walked away from home and attempted to cross the Freeway feeder road near Wilcrest.   His parents had been looking for him; they both arrived at the accident scene and escorted the boy to the hospital. 

 

No charges will be filed against the driver.

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02
Oct
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21st Century Parent in 18 Steps

By: Dr. Rodney Johnson♦

Tue
02
Oct
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Houston Man Confesses to Murder

 

A Houston man; Mark Castellano, who is accused of killing girlfriend Michelle Warner confessed to killing her and dumping her body in a west Texas oil field.   Only after misleading police and a deceptive interview for the Dr. Phil show.

Castellano-37 has been charged with murdering Warner,  according to Detective Fil Waters of the Houston Police Department.  Castellano admitted he killed Warner after an argument in their apartment on 22 September 2012; he grabbed her by the throat and apparently snapped her neck. 

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01
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Greater Houston Partnership announces support of HCC bond proposal

 

Pictured: Tony Chase►

HOUSTON [October 1, 2012] – The Greater Houston Partnership’s Board of Directors approved a resolution Thursday, Sept. 20 supporting the bond package proposed by Houston Community College. Houston voters will have their say on the proposal in November.

“The vote is the culmination of thorough reviews and thoughtful discussions by our Board and Executive Committee,” said GHP Board Chairman Tony Chase. “We carefully reviewed the HCC bond proposal, including how the money would be spent. Then, we weighed the total impact on the region. If the voters approve HCC’s bond request, they will allow Houston to advance in key areas, including education and quality of life.”

Among the plans included in HCC’s bond package are upgrades to campus technologies and addressing capacity and space needs throughout the college’s campuses.

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01
Oct
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Chinatown: Car Accident Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

HOUSTON -

A woman is fighting for her life after a southwest Houston crash

Investigators said around 9 a.m. Sunday, a woman driving a Cadillac along Bellaire near Wilcrest lost control and hit a curb.

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01
Oct
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SW Houston Car Crashes into Police Cruiser; 1 Dead

HOUSTON -
An accident involving a Houston police officer in the southwest part of the city left one person dead and another facing serious charges.
Police said around 2 a.m. Sunday, Tocarra Dubor, 29, and Aresha Griffin were driving down Richmond Avenue near Jeanetta when their car slammed into the back driver-side corner of a Houston police car.
Investigators said the accident sent Dubor's car veering off the road into a nearby parking lot.
Police said Griffin was hanging out of the car at the time of the accident and was slammed into a tree when when the crash occurred.
Griffin was killed.
Dubor has since been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident.
The officer was not hurt.

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29
Sep
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West Houston's Premier Irish Pub: The Bull and Bear Irish-English Pub

Pictured:  Tom O'Reilly, Samantha Rodriguez, Karen Dopesh (manager), Ashley Velasquez and Chevy Bixel

 


By: Jourdan King♦

When looking for a casual place with a great pub atmosphere, friendly staff and great food specials The Bull and Bear is a place to check out, with 46 different draft beers on tap and daily specials there is something for everyone.

9 years ago Tom O’ Reilly and Tom Kelley left a previous business and opened The Bull and Bear Tavern and Eatery, an Irish-English pub with a lot of Irish  beloveds.

“Hopefully they can experience an Irish-English pub. A lot of home grown stuff; you know like the liver & onions, fish & chips, cottage pies. A lot of the condiments that you’ll get back home.  So a little bit of an Irish-English flavor.” Said co-owner Tom O’Reilly

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West Houston Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

West Houston Medical Center

West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. WHMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

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First-Ever Summit Examining Opportunities for Natural Gas In Off-Road High Horsepower Applications Opens In West Houston

HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications (HHP) Summit opens today and will gather leading companies from across the globe to examine the economic and environmental opportunities created through the use of cleaner-burning, domestically abundant natural gas in fuel-hungry high horsepower applications. More than 700 representatives from various high horsepower sectors, including rail, marine, mining, drilling, earthmoving and power generation, are expected to attend this first-of-its-kind Summit at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.

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