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2016 FACE Awards Nominations Announced in Houston

The 2016 FACE Awards Announced The Official Nominees For The 5th Annual FACE Awards Today.

HOUSTON — NOV 11— The LGBTQ+ FACE Awards today announced the nominees in grand style from Houston headquarters of CBS Radio. Sarah Pepper of Houston Hot.95.7, and Lauren Kelly of Mix 96.5 had the honors of announcing the twenty-one category list of Houston’s best of. Joining them, Joey Guerra of the Houston Chronicle. To cast your vote visit www.faceawards.org

FACE Awards kicked off their annual voting season today launching their new website, where anyone can vote for their favorite community personality. The voting last for two weeks, then the votes are tallied up. The winners will not be announced until the FACE Awards live ceremony in December.

Avenue 360 Health & Wellness presents the 2016 FACE Awards brought to you by Smirnoff Vodka takes place on Monday, December 12, 2016. The CBS Radio ‘Hot’ Red-Carpet Preshow starts at 7PM.

 

Volunteer Of The Year
Fran Watson
Travis Nixon
Jeffry Faircloth
Sarah Pepper
Monica Roberts
Tammi Wallance

Activist Of The Year
Ashton Woods
Lou Weaver
Dee Dee Waters
Robin Mack
Mike Webb

Non-Profit Of The Year
The Montrose Center
Houston Gay Kids
The Diana Foundation
Transgender Foundation of America

Entertainer Of The Year
Cristina Wells
Joey Taylor
Mel Rose
Leo King
Wendy Taylor

Bartender Of The Year
Chris Tyer for Richs Nightclub
Sarah Tompkins Gutierrez for Ripcord
Christopher Hunter for Guava Lamp
Jake Quinney for JR’s Bar & Grill

Event Of The Year
LGBT Pride Parade Celebration,
The Diana Awards
Rainbow on the Green
Annual Girl Jam
Dessie’s Drag Race

Business Of The Year
Bohome Bar
ORYX Wear
Crew Staffing
George County Sports Bar
Crocker Bar
Adam/Eve

Barista Of The Year
Bryant for Stabucks Montrose
Kent for Stabucks Montrose
Forest for Stabucks Montrose
Cheryl Jacobson-Custer for Stabucks Montrose

Social Media Personality Of The Year
Jessica Davidson
Morena Roas
Harper Watters
Antonio Arellano

Best Actor, Actress of the Year
Mark Ivy
Mitchell Greco
Teresa Zimmermann
Dylan Godwin

Business Owner of the Year
Julie Mabry for Pearl Bar
Irwin Palchick for F Bar Houston
Bailey Moore for State Farm Insurance Montrose
Dianna Wilde for Floss Dental Midtown
George Konar for George Country Sports Bar

Politician Of The Year
Kim Ogg for Harris County District Attorney-Elect
Alan Rosen for Constable Precinct One
Sylvester Turner for Mayor of the City of Houston
Garnett Coleman for State Representive
John Whitmire for Texas Senate

Nightclub Of The Year
Richs Nightclub
Crocker Bar
South Beach Nightclub
F Bar Houston
Neon Boots Dancehall

DJ Of The Year
DJ Athenz
DJ Jimmy Skinner
DJ Joe Ross
DJ Patrick Ukemi

Restaurant of the Year
El-Tiempo
BB’s Café
Little Bigs
Pepperoni’s
The Breakfast Klub

Creative Artist Of The Year
Charlie Cole
Justin Conely
William Loyd
Kobi Davis

Journalist Of The Year
Joey Guerra
Steve Campion
Nancy Ford
Ernie Manouse

Community Personality of The Year
Ty Frazier
Kofi, Alexye’us Paris
Duckie DuJour
Violet S’Arbleu

Personal Trainer of The Year
Michael White
Dwayne Cookson
Cody Soutar
Mario Romero

Real Estate Agent of The Year
Bradley Miller
Jeremy Fain
James Wooley
Gary Ismail

Philanthropist of The Year
Monica Roberts
Veronica Simms
Paul Pettie
Tanner Williams
Gary Wood

Drag Performer of The Year
Chloe T. Crawford
Lady Shamu
Laisha LaRue
Kymber DeVine
DeyJzah Opulent-Mirage

To cast your vote for one of the above names, please visit www.faceawards.org

 

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Trial Starts For Texas Man Accused Of Raping And Shooting Lesbian Teen Couple

Photo: Edward A. Ornelas, San Antonio Express-News

The trial of David Strickland, accused of shooting, raping, and stripping a young lesbian couple before killing one execution style has begun.


HOUSTON Sept. 21 — The trial for a man accused in the brutal shooting of a couple in Corpus Christi four years ago is underway.

David Strickland is accused of shooting and raping Mollie Olgin, 19 and her partner Mary Chapa, 18 in June 2012 at a small park near Portland, Tx. He is charged with capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and aggravated assault. Strickland has pled not guilty.

The couple was discovered in the park by a couple bird watching. Olgin died at the scene resulting from a gunshot wound to the head, her partner Chapa survived but lost functionality to the left side of her body.

At the scene, investigators discovered two .45-caliber bullet casings, cigarette butts, beer cans, a can of iced tea, and other bottles.

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2 Men Convicted Of Torture Of Gay Texas Man

2 Men Convicted Of Torture Of Gay Texas Man

 

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two South Texas men have received the maximum 15-year sentences in federal prison after pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges in the March 2012 torture of a gay African-American man in Corpus Christi.

Ramiro Serrata Jr. (23) and Jimmy Garza (33) were sentenced Wednesday in Corpus Christi by Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head. Both men must pay the victim $10,800 in restitution, serve three years of supervised release and register as sex offenders. Both pleaded guilty last September.

The indictment alleges that on Mar. 8, 2012, Garza and Serrata conspired to assault a gay, African-American man because of his race, color and sexual orientation.  According to the indictment, the defendants invited the male victim into an apartment in Corpus Christi then assaulted him while calling him racial and homophobic epithets.  Over the course of approximately three hours, the conspirators allegedly punched and kicked the victim and assaulted him with various dangerous weapons, including, a frying pan, a coffee mug, a belt and a chair.  During the assault, the conspirators poured a household cleaning agent or chemical solution onto the victim’s face and eyes, pistol whipped him with a handgun and whipped him with a belt, according to Federal Department of Justice.

When the victim began to bleed, the defendants allegedly forced him to remove all of his clothing and clean up the blood throughout the apartment.

The indictment further alleges that after the victim was completely naked, the defendants sodomized him using a broom or mop and another unknown object.

Throughout the assault, the defendants repeatedly called the man racial and homophobic slurs and made other anti-black and anti-gay statements, according to legal documents.  The conspirators also allegedly prevented the victim from leaving the apartment by physical force and threats of force.  The man eventually escaped the apartment by jumping out of a window.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Corpus Christi Resident Agency with assistance from the Corpus Christi Police Department and is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Jared Fishman and Nicholas Durham of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruben Perez of the Southern District of Texas.

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