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BREAKING: South Beach Temporarily Closing for Remodeling

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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.

Suspect Arrested In Montrose Attack

Suspect Vince A. Dancer accused in the assault of Houston Dr. Stephen D. Brown.

Details are still emerging, but according to Houston Police Department, charges have been filed against Vincent Asher Dancer (w/m, 20) in the assault of Steve Brown that occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday (July 9) at the home of Brown.

Court documents indicate the two were in a ‘dating relationship’ and Dancer resided with Brown at his townhome on the upper west side of Montrose. (Sul Ross near Shepard Drive)

“Officers responded to an assault in-progress call at the above address and were flagged down by a citizen who directed them to the residence,” stated HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris. “Officers found Dancer who stated he had assaulted Mr. Brown with a glass globe and that he believed he had killed him.”

Dancer was arrested at the scene and charged with Aggravated Assault of a Family Member in the 183rd District Court. His bond has been set at $30,000.00 and is currently in jail.

The Harris County District Attorney’s office filed for an ‘Emergency Protective Order’ on July 11 on behalf of Brown. The order prohibits Dancer from any contact with Brown.

The victim,  was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition with head trauma. A friend of Brown’s spoke with About News on the condition of anonymity stating, “Steve is still listed in critical condition and in ICU.”

Dancer is set to appear in court again on August 10, 2016.

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

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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.

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.