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Pearland ISD Superintendent Makes Hostile Statement Against LGBT+

Pearland ISD Superintendent Makes Hostile Statement Against LGBT+

A Texas Superintendent Makes A Public Statement Regarding His Schools Position on Transgender Students; Including His Religious Beliefs!

A statement by John Kelly (the Superintendent of Pearland I.S.D.) has the district and top administrator answering tough questions. Last week several leaders of Houston-suburb school district responded to President Obama’s “Guidance Letter” regarding the use of bathrooms by transgender students.

The statement released to the public details Kelly’s position on transgender students, adding his political and religious beliefs.

“A hostile vocal minority now rules in America aided by an apathetic, unengaged majority. What’s next? Legalizing pedophilia and polygamy,” Kelly states. “Unless we return to the Biblical basis on which our nation’s laws were established, we are in serious trouble — and cannot expect God’s continued favor,” Kelly adds.

The community, and students of Pearland I.S.D. have taken to the web, and Change.org seeking Kelly to apologize.

‘Kelly made some incredibly offensive remarks regarding the LGBT community in the Pearland Journal,’ writes Michael Alvarez; the creator of the Change.org petition. ‘It would be one thing if Kelly held political office, but he doesn’t. He is a nonpartisan figure, and as such, should not publicly comment on such controversial issues.’

Pearland is the seventh-fastest growing city in the United States.

Houston Man Killed By Drunk Driver As Boyfriend Watched Helplessly

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Houston Man Killed By Drunk Driver As Boyfriend Watched Helplessly

Another tragedy on the Houston roadways in the early morning hours have lead to the death of a 43-year-old man, that was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver, according to police.

Troy Lamar “MacDaddy” McNeil’s life was cut short over the past weekend, when an alleged drunk driver hit him. It was in the early morning hours of Sunday, McNeil, his long time boyfriend, two others were driving southbound on the Gulf Freeway in a Dodge Durango, heading home to Dickinson, Texas.

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Troy McNeil (right) pictured with boyfriend JR Guarjardo

Nearing Bay Area Boulevard, the Durango was sideswiped by another car, causing the Durango to turn sideways in the road, and resulting in another car hitting the Durango.

When McNeil got out of the car he was struck by a silver Toyota Camry driven by Anthony Saul Arrendondo, also traveling southbound on the Gulf Freeway.   Arrendondo, 36, is charged with driving while intoxicated and further charges are pending.

McNeil’s long-time partner was in the car and saw when his boyfriend was hit. ” I love him. I love him. He didn’t do anything bad,” said JR Guarjardo.

McNeil graduated from Russell High School in East Point, Georgia and was currently employed by Green River Associates. Left to cherish his wonderful memories are his parents; Mark and Vickie Berry of Dallas, Texas, a sister; Sharon Chapman of Forest City, Arkansas and his partner J.R. Guajardo of Dickinson, Texas.
Memorial service to be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Brookside Funeral Home.

 

Galveston Police Investigating Brutal Assault Of Popular Drag Performer!

Galveston Police Investigating Brutal Assault Of Popular Drag Performer!

Houston Drag Performer Amber Lemay Foxx Is Recovering From A Brutal Assault That Occurred In Galveston, Texas Over Easter Weekend!


 (Galveston, Texas) 03/31/16 – Galveston Police are releasing very few details surrounding the brutal assault of a popular Houston drag performer that occurred over the weekend on the island.

“GPD (Galveston Police Department) was dispatched to the 4100 block of Avenue T ½; relating to a burglary at the 4100 block of Seawall Blvd.” Michael Gray, spokesman for Galveston Police told About News, “It’s a very active investigation, with many witnesses still being interviewed.” Gray stated.

According to a GoFundMe page set up for Foxx, the performer was “nearly beaten to death on Easter Sunday close to 3:30 pm and taken to an open field by 3 men.” The page is calling the attack a ‘hate crime.’ – GPD would not confirm any details of the
case.
Google maps indicate a cemetery at the address provided to About News by GPD.

According to the GoFundMe page, Foxx is ‘self employed and performs at several Montrose bars to supplement her income.’

Family Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Galveston Sheriff

(Photo: About News) Family and Legal Team of Jesse Jacobs
(Photo: About News) Family and Legal Team of Jesse Jacobs

 

Family Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Galveston Sheriff

The Family Of Jesse Jacobs, A Gay Man That Died In Custody Of The Galveston County Jail Have Filed A Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Galveston’s Henry Trochesset And Officials For His Death!


 

(Galveston, Texas) 03/14/16 – On the steps of the United States Federal Court House in Houston; family, friends, and the legal team for Jesse Jacobs announced their filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit against Galveston Sheriff Henry Trochesset and officials after one year of ‘run arounds, no answers, and lack of transparency from officials’.

In the middle of some of the biggest media outlets in the country, lead attorneys U.A. Lewis and Debra V. Jennings outlined details in the federal complaint filed on the one-year anniversary of their client’s death.

The federal complaint accuses the Galveston County Sheriff of having blood on his hands in the death of Jacobs, accusing the Sheriff, his medical staff, and jailers of violating Jacob’s 8th and 14th amendment rights.

“The Galveston Sheriff executed our son.” The father of Jacobs stated to members of the media. “Today is the next step in finding answers.”

According to the complaint, Jacobs started having seizures after four days of incarceration as a direct result of lack of prescribed medication.

Disturbing details in the complaint outline how jail officials placed Jacobs in solitary confinement after he started to show signs of ‘withdrawals’ instead of transporting him to UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch). The jail did not have a medical unit, as required by federal law.

In the solitary cell that had no water, sink, shower or toilet, Jacobs was found unresponsive, with his matress covered in fecal matter.

“This is one of the worst cases of medical indifference to human life I have ever seen,” said Houston civil rights attorney, Randall Kallinen, “This goes on far more often than the public realizes.”

Jacobs was sentenced to 30 days (would have served only 15) for a DWI in Galveston County in 2015. The family claims the jail staff was provided with a prescription Jacobs needed, and had been prescribed for more than 10 years.

The complaint alleges that’s because the jail officials refused to provide prescribed medications that were imperative for Jacobs, he died.

One of the medical doctors mentioned and asked to provide health care to Jacobs while incarcerated appeared before the Texas Medical Board last week in Austin, Texas ‘steaming’ from a complaint filed by the Jacobs family. Another doctor, Dr. Teresa Becker, has a hearing set for April.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner determined Jesse’s cause of death to be “abrupt discontinuation of long term medication.” Jacobs died one year ago today at the University of Texas Galveston after being transported from the Galveston County Jail.

The family is seeking twenty-five million dollars in the lawsuit.