Pet of the week • 11-06-15

Posted on 06 Nov 2015 at 7:55am

  Herbert was found close to the highway and was in danger of being hit. He was more than happy to jump into his rescuer’s car and rode like a gentleman. Herbert is very people friendly and seems to like other dogs. We are not sure about Herbert’s attitude towards cats yet. He has lots [...]

Black Tie Dinner confirms Annise Parker as speaker

Posted on 06 Nov 2015 at 7:15am

Black Tie Dinner officials confirmed today (Wednesday, Nov. 11) that Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be a featured guest speaker at the 2015 fundraising dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14. Parker is completing her third and final term as mayor of Houston, and is one of only two women to have held Houston’s highest elected office. [...]

Gayborhood crime wave continues

Posted on 06 Nov 2015 at 7:15am

Victims of recent crimes tell their stories as residents, business owners seek to improve safety   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Michael Dominguez was walking in a lighted area when he was hit on the head from behind. He said he left S4 at about 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 2 when he was attacked, [...]

HERO repealed in landslide vote

Posted on 06 Nov 2015 at 7:00am

Trans activists criticize Houston Unites for excluding them from campaign supporting ordinance   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer After a year and a half of legal battles over its fate, voters repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance 61-39 percent on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Opponents of the ordinance, which they described as the “bathroom bill,” called [...]

Privacy at risk

Posted on 06 Nov 2015 at 6:45am

Planned Parenthood subpoena stokes fear among reproductive rights, LGBT and HIV activists   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Officials with Texas’ Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General subpoenaed three Planned Parenthood administrative offices on Oct. 23, requesting the medical records of all Medicaid recipients that visited the Texas clinics between Nov. 2010 and [...]

Police offer tips on keeping safe in the gayborood

Posted on 02 Nov 2015 at 4:58pm

Large crowd attends crime watch meeting held at Sue Ellen’s By Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer A panel of five — including representatives from Dallas police, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and a hate crime survivor — addressed concerns about the recent attacks in Oak Lawn and gave safety advice to community members [...]

‘It felt like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 7:55am

Michael Garcia, survivor of brutal attack in Oak Lawn, speaks out JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer Michael Garcia left his home off Cedar Springs Road on Monday, Sept. 28, after having been home for two weeks, recovering from what he called “being old.” After two weeks of patiently taking medications, he was anxious to go [...]

Political piñata

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 7:50am

Gov. Greg Abbott threatens Sheriff Lupe Valdez but critics say it’s just for political gain   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Gov. Greg Abbott told Sheriff Lupe Valdez that her approach to undocumented immigrants who commit crimes will “no longer be tolerated in Texas” in a letter delivered to her office on Monday, Oct. [...]

A book for fabulous kids

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 7:45am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A Peacock Among Pigeons is Tyler Curry’s first entry into the children’s book genre. And his first effort is for any child who feels different. Gay kids will certainly relate to flamboyant Peter the Peacock, but any child who doesn’t look like or act like the rest of [...]

Pets of the week • 10-23-15

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 7:35am

Myla is a 7-year old smooth-haired miniature Dachshund mix female, and Zoe is a 7-year-old Labrador/retriever mix female weighing about 51 pounds. When Myla and Zoe’s owner left the country he gave Myla and Zoe to a neighbor, who later was unable to care for them long term. The friends were brought to Operation Kindness [...]