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Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Houston’s Halloween Magic Roars Back To The Stage This Year Celebrating 25 Years With Honorary Chairs Annise Parker And Kathy Hubbard.

HOUSTON Oct. 2 — This is one of those Halloween parties you do not want to skip. The hilarious election-year satire, mixing risqué Montrose humor with Broadway show tunes, gears up at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm.

Roaring to the stage for its 25th anniversary production, Rand Paul’s Drag Race: Destination 1600 Avenue, directed by Dennis Draper of The Alley Theatre. Maria Todd will host the show.

“We set out to do the most outrageous send up of a political race, set against the backdrop of the antics of a real beauty pageant,” Gary Rodd, veteran Halloween Magic writer and cast member stated.

Some of Houston’s theater luminaries have been cast in honor of its silver anniversary. Mary Hooper plays Melania Trump, Deborah Hope appears as Sarah Palin, and Mark Ivy impersonates Rand Paul.

“We watched Smile, a 1976 beauty pageant movie, and Miss Congeniality for source material. Youtube is an immense help as was the Ru Paul show. We knew we would have five finalists: Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Hillary and Bernie. And we’re going to have a Charlie’s Angels trio of Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, and Bill Clinton,” Rodd added.

Founded in 1988, Halloween Magic has raised over $1 million for Houston HIV/AIDS service organizations. This years beneficiaries include Lazarus House, Legacy, Pet Patrol, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, and Omega House.

Tickets are $50, and may be purchased at www.HalloweenMagic.org, or by calling 713-256-3880.

 

BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MONTROSE TARGETED WITH EARLY MORNING BREAK INS

BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MONTROSE TARGETED WITH EARLY MORNING BREAK INS
(Ripcord In Montrose Victim of Break In) Photo courtesy of Jeremy Goodman

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Houston Police say they’re after some brazen thieves who targeted an LGBTQ+ bar and popular restaurant early Monday morning. Both locations, a few blocks a part, and incidents two hours a part.

The thieves were described by Houston Police as ‘two black males’, that shattered the front door of The Ripcord; located in the 700 block of Fairview St  at 6:07AM according to the clubs camera systems.

1-About-magazine-ripcord-768x1024 BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MONTROSE TARGETED WITH EARLY MORNING BREAK INS“They broke the front glass door to gain entry to the bar,” bar owner Brad Spratt told About News. “They attempted to open the register cash drawers, then smashed them. They kicked in our office door…” Spratt explained.

Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva  explained the suspects “attempted to load a safe into their late model white suburban. A witness on a bike witnessed the break in and was able to call HPD.” The suspects traveled down Hyde Park Blvd heading eastbound.

Houston Police arrived to find the club’s safe left in the middle of Crocker St. The robbers were not able to load the safe, nor gain access to it. “HPD does have video surveillance, and are reviewing it…” Silva added.

In another incident in the 2600 block of Grant St, just a few blocks away from the Ripcord, Baba Yegas restaurant  became the victim of an attempted break in. Houston Police are not ruling out the two cases are connected.

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“The front door had been smashed, and the glass was broken,” Silva stated. “The manager arrived and found the damage. There appears to be no evidence that anyone entered the location. But again we do have video surveillance and are reviewing it.” HPD is calling this  criminal mischief.

 

Shooter Fires Multiple Shots At Texas Senator’s Office!

Texas Rangers investigate the scene of an overnight shooting at State Senator John Whitmire's office along Yale Street,
Photo Courtesy of: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

 

Shooter Fires Multiple Shots At Texas Senator’s Office!

Houston Office Of Senator John Whitmire, An Long Supporter Of LGBT Equality; Riddled With Bullet Holes After Over Night Shooting!


(Houston, Texas) The Texas Rangers and Houston Police Department are investigating who opened fire on the office of ‘one of the most powerful Texas lawmakers’ early Thursday morning in the Houston Heights neighborhood.

The incident occurred at the Yale Street office of Senator John Whitmire in the Houston Heights. The office was not open, and no injuries were reported.

Whitmire, a known advocate, and long-time supporter for ‘Equality’ in the LGBTQ+ community,  has attended fundraisers, and annually attends the F.A.C.E Awards Houston.

“When you look at the damage, and start tracing it, there are bullet holes here in the office, and at least four slugs… a couple of them ricocheted around,” a shaken  Senator Whitmire said, “There are bullet slugs everywhere. One lodged in a framed picture.”

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Photo Courtesy of: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Houston Police say 9-1-1 call logs show several neighbors reported hearing  “loud banging sounds or possible gun shots” at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Senator Whitmire is the “Dean” of the Texas Senate, has served as a state senator for more than 30 years, and is one of the state’s most powerful legislators.

Houston LGBT Club Owner Appears To Bash Another Club, Owner, In Leaked YouTube Post!

Houston LGBT Club Owner Appears To Bash Another Club, Owner, In Leaked YouTube Post!

In a newly leaked YouTube post, a male voice alleged to belong to F Bar owner is heard ‘bashing’ another LGBT club and owner. Owner claims tape was ‘re-done’ to look bad!

HOUSTON – A new leaked recording has hit YouTube. The recording appears to be the voice of a Houston LGBT bar owner ‘bashing’ another club and it’s owner in the LGBT neighborhood of Montrose.

The YouTube video posted on May 3, 2017 identifies the male voice as ‘Erv Palchick.’ The video post visibly shows a of photo of ‘Irwin Palchick.’ The voice speaks about ‘making an anonymous complaint.’ Palchick has not denied it being him, but claims it was “re-done” to make him appear in a negative light.

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Facbook post by Irwin Palchick

“I asked my license guy, cause I was going to call about something,” the voice on the post can be heard saying. “He told me it’s totally confidential. You ask them to remain anonymous.”

Back in March details emerged relating to an alleged anonymous complaint filed with the Texas Bingo Commission against Hamburger Mary’s. The restaurant, a national LGBT franchise built around Drag Queens and ‘Charity Bingo.’ The complaint was based on Hamburger Mary’s operating an unlicensed charity bingo night.

“I have a meeting at the lottery tomorrow. You know… Bayou City is a bar…, Hamburger Mary’s is a franchise. Obviously two different businesses. That would mean two different licenses…” Another voice appears in the audio twice throughout. It appears to be another male voice.

Texas Charity Bingo, a division of the Texas Lottery Commission, ultimately found Hamburger Mary’s in violation of Texas bingo laws.

The Commission demanded the weekly charity event to cease. The end of the event meant local LGBT non-profits in Montrose would not benefit.

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Facebook post made by Palchick on May 5, 2017

“And when your dumb enough to run ads about it,” the voice on the recording says. “Wait, wait and see what TABC does because um I’m not going to let it end.” There is no indication on the post as to what the man’s voice is speaking of.

“Oh yeah, when we went to the meetings with Charles Armstrong about the Pride, he was the only one that talked. I got this. I got this connection. He’s a pansy! He’s a big show off, he was at all those meetings. Me Me Me Me Me, I I I I I I, I’ve been with Disney, I owned Richs.”

“He did not own Richs, they threw him out of Richs.” As the recording ends the male voice appears to be cut off. “I think you should. I’m gonna be there tomorrow. I will go to see what’s going on.”

Today, Palchick ‘vented’ to Facebook regarding the recording. Claiming tape was ‘done behind his back,’ and ‘re-done to make him look bad.’ Palchick expresses ‘more important’ things in the community need to be done, like raising money for non-profits.’