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BREAKING: South Beach Temporarily Closing for Remodeling


Popular LGBTQ Houston Dance Club in Montrose Has Closed For Remodel According To Bar Owner!

(HOUSTON) — Longtime night club in Houston has closed its doors to the public effective today. South Beach—located at 810 Pacific St.originally opened in 2001 has not undergone any major renovations in the past. According to owner Charles Armstrong, the closing is temporarily for remodeling.

A notice was released from establishment management late Thursday evening informing the club’s performers its regularly-scheduled Thursday night show, So You Think You Can Drag, hosted by Kofi, (along with all other South Beach events) would be canceled until further notice while the club undergoes reconstruction.

About Magazine + About News reached out to bar management for a statement. Charles Armstrong, owner South Beach, and its neighbor, JR’s, released a statement to About Magazine:

“South beach is closed for remodeling. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please join the party next door at Houston’s most popular gay bar, JR’s.”

A similar statement was released via South Beach’s Facebook page.

While there’s no word yet on what the remodeling will entail or when the club will resume business, but more information will be released when made available.

Lance Bass Husband Michael Turchin Accuses Man Of Assault After Night Out In Houston

Lance Bass Husband Michael Turchin Gets ‘Dramatic,’ Accuses Man Of Assault After Clubbing In Houston

(HOUSTON) — Hours after the grand success of the 20th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Houston Gala, special guest and former Nsync member Lance Bass and model husband, Michael Turchin hit the Houston LGBT club scene.


Houston’s Erik Barajas Named One Of The Hottest News Anchor In World

Erik Barajas Sexiest News Anchor About Magazine

ABC KTRK-13 Afternoon News Anchor Erik Barajas Has Been Named One Of The Hottest News Anchors In The World By BuzzFeed!

HOUSTON — FEB 17 — This morning the on-line outlet Buzzfeed announced to the world something Houstonians have known, that Erik Barajas is one sexy news anchor. Yes sir!Erik-Barajas-Sexiest-News-Anchor-About-Magazine-BuzzFeed-300x225 Houston's Erik Barajas Named One Of The Hottest News Anchor In World

BuzzFeed asked their on-line community to name their hottest news personalities and then ranked them the ‘The 50 Hottest News Anchors In The World.’ The report was released this morning.

The ABC affiliate KTRK-13 evening news anchor landed the #6 spot and seemed to get embarrassed when co-anchor Ilona Carson congratulated him on-air. “Its because of his big arms,” she said causing Barajas to blush.


“Its because of his big arms”-Ilona Carson


Our Eye-Candy Eyewitness hunk is no stranger to recognition for his on-screen sex appeal. In 2014 People Magazine honored Barajas as a ‘finalist’ for ‘Hottest Anchors.’

Stunningly though, before his ‘huge arms’ grabbing the spotlight it was his ‘do,’ as in hairdo. Yes! According to KTRK-ABC 13, Barajas won the ‘Hairry Award,’ an award that honors the best male anchor ‘hair’ in Texas.

No other Texas news anchor landed anywhere on the Top 50 list below #35.

Michael Hill’s Accused Killer Hired By Montrose Business

A Man Accused Of Tragically Running Down Michael Alexander Hill, Fleeing Scene, Employed Again As A Bartender!

HOUSTONFEB 18 — A popular business that launched multiple highly successful café’s from Montrose has hired a man accused of tragically running down and killing a gay man that lead Houston Police on a year long, nationwide manhunt.

Suspect, Emmanuel Salgado, is employed with BB’s Café in the Heights as a bartender while on bond for felony ‘failure to stop and render aid – accident involving death’.

The death of Hill drew national attention after Houston Police charged the wrong man in the case. It was later discovered that Salgado was employed at Boheme Bar as a bartender just a few block away from where Hill was killed.

“I can confirm he is a bartender at our Heights café,” a manager at the Montrose location confirmed with About News. “We were not aware of the charges, and I will be making some calls,” he stated. Management at BB’s in the Heights would not speak to us, and calls to owner Brooks Bassler last week were not returned.

Salgado is charged in the 182nd district court of Harris County and free on a $30,000 dollar bond awaiting his next court appearance.

“There is irrefutable proof in the case via blood evidence found on [Salgado] the vehicle from my son,” Michael Hill Sr, the father of Hill, confirmed to About News.

Houston Police have long suspected the accused was intoxicated when Hill was killed.