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Houston LGBT+ ‘GAYMER’ Group Wants To Buy You A Drink!

Houston Gaymers- About Magazine

The Houston Gaymers, (one of the communities fastest growing LGBT+ organizations) are in a race and they plan to win it!

Considered the top organization, and the only LGBT+ out of the four competing at OKRA Charity Saloon to take home the bar’s monthly profit.

What’s OKRA you ask? OKRA is made up of a group of restaurant and bar owners in Houston that stand for Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs. The group is a charitable organization with very specific views on how the industry should operate and engage local communities.

Houston Gaymers are inviting the Greater Houston LGBT+ Community and Organizations, for a gathering at OKRA Charity Saloon this Saturday, January 30th, starting at 4:00 pm!

If the Houston Gaymers win they will use the winnings to keep events free for its nearly 2,000 person membership, as well as to realize its new charity initiative, ‘Project Blue Shell’. This initiative hopes to put games in the hands of sick and bedridden kids at local hospitals (starting at Texas Children’s Hospital) to aid them in their healing and give them comfort in a difficult time.

How does OKRA work?

  • Buy any bar item (Drinks, food, and soda are all valid!)
  • Receive a ticket from the bartender with your item
  • Drop your ticket into the charity bucket of your choice
  • The charity with the most votes at the end of the month wins the bars profits!!

As a bonus, the Houston Gaymers will be offering the first drink FREE to the FIRST 50 attendees! How cool is that? Just find a ‘Gaymer’ in their flashing blue wristband and they’ll get you set up!

Happy Hour runs 4:00PM – 6:30PM, with $3 drafts, $4 wells, and 1/2 price wine by the glass!

Arrest Made In Montrose Hit And Run

Matthew A. Putterman has been arrested in the death of Michael Alexander Hill.
Matthew A. Putterman has been arrested in the death of Michael Alexander Hill.

BREAKING NEWS- About Magazine has learned there has been an arrest made in the deadly hit and run in Montrose that killed Michael Alexander Hill while crossing at a crosswalk at the 400 block of Westheimer at Taft. (Click Here To Read Official Police Report)

Matthew Alan Putterman (28) has been arrested in Pemniba, County North Dakota attempting to cross the Canadian boarder.

Official records state that Putterman had attempted to cross into Canada three times, but was acting suspiciously.

Canadian Boarder Patrol officials noticed a small amount of marijuana therefore detaining Putterman for attempting to smuggle drugs into Canada.

During the process, officials then discovered text messages from Lana Putterman (sister to Putterman) discussing how to fix damage to his 2006 dark blue Hyundai Sonata.

The text messages also discuss how ‘Putterman’ admits he did hit the victim, but did not think he was dead.

The accused is no stranger to law enforcement. In 2007 Putterman was charged with possession of narcotics

Putterman has been charged with felony Hit and Run involving death. Houston Police Department Spokeswoman Jodi Silva confirmed the report but did not know if the sister would be charged.

Upon being detained, Putterman was questioned relating to the Hit and Run and denied any involvement. The suspect stated he “was in an accident near Katy, TX.” After law enforcement contacted all local agencies to confirm, they could find no such accident had occurred where Putterman described.

 

Hit And Run Victim In Montorse Identified As Michael Alexander Hill

Michael Alexander Hit and Run Montrose

(HOUSTON) AboutNews– The victim of a deadly Montrose hit and run has been identified as Michael Alexander ‘Alex’ Hill (23) a well loved and respected resident of Montrose.

Hill; better know to his friends as ‘Alex’ was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash at 400 Westheimer  at Taft st. at about 12:30 a.m. Friday (January 8). Friends tell About News he was walking from his apartment across from El Tiempo restaurant Thursday night to meet friends at a local pub a couple blocks away; when he was struck.

“If we were going out, he always walked” stated a friend that did not want to be identified.

The vehicle’s make or model are unknown.  According to witnesses, the driver ran the red light and did not stop to provide assistance to the victim.

Hill’s friend went to Facebook Friday night to express shock and condolences after learning of his death.

“Alex was one of the first people I met in Houston. He was kind, deeply intellectual, and loved his friends. He was a true Southern gentleman” states a friend on Facebook.

According to friends Hill had just celebrated his 23rd birthday and was excited for the new year.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Fatal Montrose Hit And Run Early Friday Morning!

Montrose Hit and Run

Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 400 Wertheimer  at Taft st. at about 12:30 a.m. Friday (January 8).

The male victim, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Sergeant J. Roque and Officer A. Holmes have stated

IMG_3486-e1452274083100 Fatal Montrose Hit And Run Early Friday Morning!
Montrose Hit and Run

“The victim attempted to cross the street and was struck by a dark four-door vehicle” Photos from the scene indicate the victim was knocked out of his shoes.

The vehicle’s make or model are unknown.  According to witnesses, the driver ran the red light and did not stop to provide assistance to the victim.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.