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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

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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.

Montrose Bar ‘Eagle’ Destroyed By Fire

“We were sitting at the bar and started smelling smoke” stated one of the customers. “We called 911 and we all got out.”

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Eagle Houston Catches Fire

The bar sustained massive damage to the second and third floors. The main floor escaped fire damage but took a big hit from water damage. Could this fire been prevented?

Property owner Jay Allen states a ‘state-of-the-art’ sprinkler system had been installed, but due to the City of Houston, it had not been activated yet.  “It was already installed. It was going to be connected to the city’s water service in two weeks. The permit had been approved and we were just waiting for it to be hooked up by the city.” Allen said.

HFD states the call came in at 2:20PM with a total of 11 fire engines responding.

Bar owner Caryn Craig arrived on scene visually upset. Husband and co/owner Mark De Lang arrived a short time later. Both owners seemed in shock and were not talking to the media.

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Eagle Houston Catches Fire

“We will re-build” Allen told About Magazine. Allen did not know what would happen to the employees in the mean time.

The District Chief for Houston Fire Department stated the fire apparently started on the third level, converted attic space used for storage.
Arson investigators will determine how the fire began, and whether or not it was accidental.

No Guns Allowed! Open Carry Law In Texas!

Open Carry Law LGBT

HOUSTON – In just a few days Texas will be an open carry state. What does that mean for Montrose? What does that change about being at the club?

On Jan. 1; under the new law people will be allowed to openly tote their handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But only for those who have what the state calls ‘concealed’ carry license.

But those changes stop there. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, a state agency with oversight of businesses that sell alcohol will uphold it’s policy.

An establishment that’s alcohol sales greater than 50% of their income will not be affected by this new law.

A license holder that carries a handgun, either concealed or openly, commits an offense if they carry the handgun on the premises of a business that has a TABC permit or license.

 

Texas recognizes the licenses and permits from 41 other states. In Texas, licensees must be at least 21 and must pass a background check and written and range test.

Good Dog Houston Expands to Montrose

Montrose fans of the gourmet food truck turned brick and mortar in the Heights are in for a treat, according to Culturemap. Good Dog Houston plans to expand into the spot recently vacated by Brick and Spoon on West Alabama near the Menil Collection.

“Montrose has always been good to us. We parked our truck at The Menil Collection for awhile, and it was one of our best locations. That’s why we liked this particular spot,” Amalia Pferd, co-owner of Good Dog with Daniel Caballero, told Culturemap.

Those unfamiliar with Good Dog can expect quality meats and veggie options with interesting toppings, like the Curryous Frank (curried scooter onion relish, cilantro chutney, sweet potato crisps, sriracha ketchup, roasted garlic aioli) and the Texican Dog (refried black beans, oaxaca cheese, avocado, pickled jalapeno, red onion, crème fresh, cilantro, cumin & lime), alongside more familiar favorites like ketchup, relish, and chili.

Fans hoping to get their dogs a little closer to home can look forward to a March 2016 opening.

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