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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.

Gay Man Found In Critical Condition In Montrose

Richard A Garcia, Found in Critical condition
Richard A Garcia

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.’

 

Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’

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Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’


(Houston, Texas) Walking on the worlds most famous rotating stage is enough to make any veteran entertainer nervous. But on Sunday night, a brave 17-year old named Shawn Mendes delivered the performance of his life among 71,976 screaming teenagers.

Shawn-mendes-rodeohouston-about-magazine Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’

 

Changing the ‘normal’ on the famous stage, Mendes didn’t play by the past rules. He charted his own.

In a courageous surprise, Mendes arrived alone to the Rodeo Houston stage. No band, back up singers, or dancers. The stage was empty! Armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar, the singer did what few entertainers dare to do, and what Rodeo Houston hasn’t experienced in years. Mendes provided pure and solid acoustic vocals with no distractions, no auto-tune, and no band in sight. It was raw and beautifully acoustic.

“I’ve never played to a crowd this large before.” Mendes said in between songs. “This happens to be one of the most incredible things I’ve seen in my entire life.” Mendes who recently toured as Taylor Swifts opening act admitted to ‘loving the crowds scream.’

One of the most heart touching moments from Sunday’s performance came when Mendes spoke to the crowd, relating to ‘tough times’ as a teenager. He explained to the crowd consisting mostly of teens; that times do get hard, but things ‘always get better.’

“Sometimes I feel like the world is on my shoulders.” He said, “But it will truly get better. It does.”

15-short hours before touching down in the Lone Star State, Mendes was standing center stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The official kick off to his sold-out world tour.

Before leaving the rodeo stage Mendes made sure each fan heard his love. “I love it here. I love Texas. This is amazing.”


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Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!

Photo courtesy: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

 

Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!

The 2006 winner of “Nashville Star” took the Rodeo Houston stage Wednesday night for an estimated crowd of 64,901 for Armed Forces Appreciation Day presented by BHP Billiton.


(Houston, Texas) Country music star Chris Young entertained the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last night to the grand sum of 64,901 in official attendance. Arriving on stage following a symbolic flag presentation by the United States Air Force.

Young breezed onto the round revolving stage in an attempt to dominant. Dressed in all black, as if paying tribute to Johnny Cash, a black steal guitar in one hand a red solo cup in the other.

chrisyoungsherylnields Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!Though out his estimated 90 minute set, Young kept begging the crowd kindly; reminding them to sing along. “When I say Conway Twitty, Y’all better loose your minds.” He reminded them after stopping and repeating “I Can Take It From There.”

Joining Young on stage was his ‘Mile High Club’ co-star Cassadee Pope for a surprise performance of “Think of Me.” Dressed in a gold sequin top, black leather mini skirt, and black leather knee boots, that would make any ‘southern girl proud,’ Pope was a welcomed addition.

“Y’all are ridiculous, man,” he said to the crowd. “Thank you so much for my career.”

Rodeo Houston continues nightly with rodeo and concerts now till March 20 2016.