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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.

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Dying Gay Houston Man’s Organs Will Be Donated

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Dying Gay Houston Man’s Organs Will Be Donated

Richard A. Garcia’s Organs Will Go To People Waiting For Life Saving Transplants


In the moment of sadness comes a light. Its hard for the friends and family to understand in their time of loss, but as there is sadness in one room; comes the ‘light of life’ in another.

(Houston, Texas)  In the early morning hours of Monday, March 7, 2016 Richard Garcia attempted to enter Texas Spur 527 (in Montrose) in the wrong direction, and hit a guardrail. According to the police report ‘Garcia stopped on the overpass, got out of the car, and fell over the concrete barrier’ to the street below.

For two days, family and friends with the support of social media waited for signs of life. Sadly there were none. Doctors confirmed the families worst fears.

Doctors at the Texas Medical Center’s ‘Ben Taub’ Neurological Intensive Care Unit performed a number of tests to determine if Garcia was brain dead. One of those checks included whether Garcia could initiate his own breath, a very primitive reflex carried out by the brain stem.

According to the American Medical Association a person is considered brain-dead when he no longer has any neurological activity in the brain or brain stem — meaning no electrical impulses are being sent between brain cells.

On Tuesday, Houston Police Department‘s Jodi Silva detailed to About News that ‘Garcia’ had been issued a M.E. number (Medical Examiner) for organ donation. Even though Garcia is still alive, in the United States and many other countries, a person is legally dead if he or she permanently loses all brain activity (brain death) or all breathing and circulatory functions.

Garcia’s accident, and tragic loss of life is not in vain though, currently nearly 134,000 men, women, and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.

The accident is still under investigation, and “alcohol is not a factor at this time”, according to Silva.

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Gay Man Found In Critical Condition In Montrose

Richard A Garcia, Found in Critical condition
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Gay Man Found In Critical Condition In Montrose


A Houston Man Was Found In ‘Critical Condition’ After Falling Over Side Of Freeway To Ground Below Near Montrose And Midtown

UPDATED 11:22PM (HOUSTON) According to a close friend of  Richard Garcia ‘the family, and close friends has been saying their goodbyes’ at the hospital. Garcia underwent surgery late Monday afternoon. According to the ‘friend,’ Garcia has no brain activity.

Houston Police are investigating a gay man found in critical condition at 3700 Milam St. (Near West Alabama) at Spur 527 (overnight) early this morning. HPD has ruled out any foul play this evening.

The victim has been identified as Richard A. Garcia, 26-years old. Houston Police found the victim with serve trauma.  He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital and is listed as critical.

HPD stated Garcia’s car was located on the northbound side of the spur overpass, appearing to be going Southbound.

A source stated to About News ‘Garcia was out with friends at a popular LGBTQ+ bar and did not appear to be intoxicated.’ The source did state ‘Garcia was with several friends that did appear to be.’

Another person that will remain anonymous tells About News, ‘Garcia and a friend left a bar, Garcia was behind the wheel. Garcia entered the Spur 527 in the wrong direction, and were involved in a accident with a guardrail. Garcia exited the vehicle and fell over the side; to the ground below.’

 

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Exclusive: Video Shows Woman Damaging F Bar Owner’s Cadillac

Exclusive video obtained by About Magazine shows an unidentified woman damaging the owner of F Bar Houston’s car then climbing a fence and gaining access to the closed bar.

It all went down last week on Friday night (January 30) at 2:27am after the bars doors had been closed. With Houston Police officers just feet away, the woman is seen climbing on to the hood of the car and then over a fence. She is later seen returning to her group.

“She did about $6,000 in damage to the hood” F Bar owner Irwin Palchick stated. “It also concerns me that our front door staff missed this”.

If you have any information relating to this woman, or know her identity please contact F Bar Houston.

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