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Wed
24
Oct
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Wife Held for Questioning After Shooting Husband

 

A southwest Houston woman confessed to shooting her husband in their home Wednesday, but claimed it was an accident, Houston police said.

 

Officers responded to an emergency call at 2:30 a.m. from Sonia Whitford, 47, who said her husband had been shot and killed at their home in the 6500 block of Jackwood Street.

 

When officers arrived, they found Troy Whitford, 43, dead in the living room with a gunshot wound to the head.  Police recovered a shotgun in the house.

"Upon arrival, they were met by the wife, who said that her husband was dead inside and shot inside, and we found him dead in the house," said Sgt. C.E. Elliot with HPD Homicide.

 

Detectives said the couple was drinking and the man was playing with his shotgun. Police said Sonia Whitford thought the shotgun was not loaded and pointed it at her husband's head, pulling the trigger.

 

Sonia Whitford was charged with manslaughter.

 

Sun
21
Oct
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Man Killed In SW Houston After a Noise Complaint

 

A man was shot to death Sunday morning after complaining about upstairs noise at a late night party.  Benjamin David Becke, 30, died from a gunshot wound to the chest in the early morning hours at 2016 Dunlavy, according to police. 

Witnesses said that Becke was disturbed by upstairs noise and knocked on the door to complain he was then followed back downstairs by a party goer an argument ensued and Becke was shot once in the chest.  He was found dead at his front door according to HPD. 

The shooter was interviewed by police, no charges were yet filed.  The case will be heard by a Harris County grand jury to determine if charges will be filed.

Wed
17
Oct
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HCC Central students win big at interior design competition

 

PHOTO CAPTION: HCC interior design students win big at 2012 ASID Design Awards: Student winners (from l to r) Rima Nasr, June Cuming, Jessica Pearsall and Virginia Villalobos.

 

Houston Community College Central’s interior design students received nearly all of the student-design awards at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter’s 2012 Design Awards gala.

HCC’s interior design students took top honors in seven out of eight possible categories at the Oct. 13 gala, the most ever for the college, and one of the strongest showings by any college interior design program at an ASID event.

Tue
16
Oct
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West Houston's Sirius Solutions Names Kevin Cohn EVP Operations and Chief Financial Officer

 

HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius Solutions, L.L.L.P. (Sirius Solutions), an independent business consulting firm, today announced that Kevin Cohn joined the firm as EVP Operations and Chief Financial Officer.  He will be responsible for Sirius Solutions' strategic development initiatives, business planning and operations.  In this new role, he will be based in Houston, Texas and report to Kristi Chickering, CEO of Sirius Solutions.

Mon
15
Oct
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Rock Energy Resources Announces the Sale of Gold

Rocky Emery

 

HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: RCKE) today announced that as of October 12, 2012, gold sales have commenced.

Sales: Sales are expected to continue on a weekly basis. We delivered 340 grams (31.1 grams per troy ounce) of gold and valuable metals to David H. Fell Co - AZ, Inc. with which we have entered into a long term sales agreement. Those quantities were produced from a single 10 hour shift post our solving our refining issues. The price paid is spot (market lock) minus 1.75%. The assayed breakdown for the 340 grams was as follows: Gold 80%; Silver 16%; Copper 2%; Nickel .5%; Platinum .2%; Misc. 1.3%.

Refining and Inventories: We have all of our refining equipment in place and expect in the next two weeks to be running two shifts per day. We currently have over three tons of concentrate ready for final processing along with over 1,000 tons of high grade ore available for milling.

Sun
14
Oct
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Homecoming: Prelude to Report Card Week

Langston University

This week is Homecoming for many high schools, colleges and universities. From miles around, alumni and recent graduates venture back to their social and academic birthplace. My nephews play football for First Baptist Academy in Dallas and both teams won their respective games. I miss the pageantry. Matched against opponents that would guarantee the home team a win, concentration can be placed on other important task besides winning the football game. Crowning the Homecoming Queen and the band’s half time show are usually the highlights of the Homecoming Game…regardless of how the football game turned out. More importantly, the week’s priority becomes who’s taking who and who’s wearing what to the Homecoming Dance the following night.

Thu
11
Oct
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Fatal Road Rage Crash in West Houston

Authorities say a door ding incident led to death and injuries after a road rage crash Thursday morning in west Houston. 

At around 6:35 an argument happened when one car was dinged by the others car door at a West Houston Walmart.  A yellow Ford Mustang and a Black Acura left the Walmart parking lot at Westhiemer and Dunvale and hit the public streets in a car chase.  At some point in the race an occupant from the yellow mustang threw a bottle into the Acura causing the driver to lose control and hit a telephone pole at the corner of Westheimer and Stoney Brook.

One person was thrown from the vehicle upon impact with the pole and killed; her name has not yet been released.  Two other people were taken to hospitals; updates on their conditions have not yet been released.

The yellow Mustang fled the scene and the driver is wanted for questioning.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Wed
10
Oct
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River Oaks Businessman Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

 

70 year-old Roger Matice has been arrested for possessing and promoting child pornography.   Matice a River Oaks businessman was caught in a joint task force; Houston Police Department, FBI and Harris County Sheriff’s dept., child exploitation sting.  

He owns Urban Designer Kitchens and Baths an upscale kitchen and bath shop just west of downtown Houston. 

Authorities said Matice offered to upload pornographic images of children while he was in his shop on Timmons, and also offered to upload more images child porn from his home computer.

Matice is out on bail awaiting his day in court.

Wed
10
Oct
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West Houston Restaurant Robbery

Police said two armed men held up a west Houston fast food restaurant Monday night, causing and employee to fall out. 
It all happened around 8:30p.m., they robbed the employees and left with an undisclosed sum according to authorities.  No injuries were reported, the worker who passed out was checked out at the scene by the Houston Fire Department.

Wed
10
Oct
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United Refining Company Affiliate to Purchase Phillips 66's Long Island 5 Million Barrel Petroleum Terminal

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The only deepwater loading and unloading platform on the US East Coast

 

United Refining Company Affiliate to Purchase Phillips 66's Long Island 5 Million Barrel Petroleum Terminal

 

 

The only deepwater loading and unloading platform on the US East CoastHOUSTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and United Riverhead Terminal, Inc.,("URT"), an affiliate of United Refining Company of Warren, Pa., have entered into an agreement for URT to purchase Phillips 66's Riverhead, N.Y., marine petroleum terminal and associated assets. The transaction is expected to close at the end of October depending upon regulatory approval. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 

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