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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.

Montrose Kroger Donates $5000 To Montrose Center

Montrose Kroger Donates $5000 To Montrose Center

The Montrose Kroger Makes A Donation Of $5000 To Montrose Center To Help Feed LGBTQ+ Hungar!

(HOUSTON) — The Houston Division of Kroger has gifted the Montrose Center with $5,000 to assist the center and help alleviate food insecurity in the Houston, Montrose LGBT community.

According to the Montrose Center, the LGBT community experiences food insecurity at a higher rate than the general population with more than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) – approximately 2.2 million people – experiencing a time in the last year when they did not have enough money for the food for themselves or their families, compared to 17% of non-LGBT adults.

“The Montrose Center cannot do this work alone, however, and the Houston Division of Kroger has stepped up in a big way,”

a statement released by the Montrose Center said.

“For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience,” the statement continued.

Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, more than 145,000 community organizations, and now the Montrose Center in their most recent campaign, “Proud to Support Equality”. The Montrose Center said in their release.

“Pride Month serves as a time of remembrance for the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and as a way to honor those who have fought and continue to fight for the rights of LGBT Americans,” Kroger said in a release.

Beyonce Expresses Interest In Owning Houston Rockets

Beyonce Expresses Interest In Owning Houston Rockets

Music Icon Beyonce Rumored To Want The Houston Rockets Basket Ball Team

(HOUSTON) — Mega pop star, and Houston native and diva, Beyonce is considering becoming an investor in the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets.

Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander announced is a surprise media conference last month he was selling the team. Alexander paid nearly $85 million for the team in 1993, but the team sale could reach $2 billion.

Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, at one time, owned a small percent in the New York Nets. Many celebrities do. For example, Justin Timberlake owns a piece of basketball’s Grizzlies.

Beyonce, who has performed wearing a Rockets jersey, would add superstar sizzle to any ownership group, likely helping the team with local and international marketing.

Free New York Pride Passes

 

Free New York Pride Passes

Are you heading to New York City for Pride? If So Get Your Free Pride Weekend Pass!

header_image Free New York Pride Passes(NEW YORK) – In celebration of Pride Month, party producer Jake Resnicow is launching ‘Pride With A Purpose’. He is calling for the LGBTQ community to volunteer at least eight hours of their time this month for a charitable LGBTQ cause. In exchange, he will give a free weekend pass to his Pride events in New York City, including the Matinée Main Event, a $600 value.

“The Pulse Nightclub shooting was a wake-up call,” he says. “It challenged us to consider how we can help make this world a safer place for the community.”

“It’s important that our guests understand that we have a history of being discriminated against and repressed. Violence against the LGBTQ community is on the rise. The ‘Pride With A Purpose’ program is about empowering people to do more, to donate their time and resources.”

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Those interested in participating in ‘Pride With A Purpose’ may volunteer for any LGBTQ charity, including the Ali Forney Center, the world’s largest agency that supports homeless LGBTQ youth. They serve over 150,000 meals annually, providing youth with three nutritious meals per day.

Another worthy cause is The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Once a volunteer has completed their eight hours, they may email documented proof to charity@matineenyc.com. They can then choose between the Ultra VIP Weekend Pass (includes admittance to Matinée, M.E.A.T., and Luvboat parties) or the Millennial Pass (includes admittance to Penthaus, U-Nite and Luvboat par- ties).

“My hope is that the initial eight hours impacts participants in such a way that they are motivated to continue volunteering,” says Resnicow.

Jake Resnicow is the leading nightlife producer behind a series of monthly mega-events in New York City, including M.E.A.T., U-NITE and VERS. In 2010, he brought the international Matinée party to the USA with events in New York, Miami, Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.

This year, he has made a name for himself as a party-giving philanthropist. As the producer behind the annual TrevorLive After-Party, a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center and the It Gets Better Project, Resnicow has helped raise over $2 million for charitable causes. Most recently, he was tapped to produce the Official After-Party spectacle at Life Ball — Europe’s Grandest Philanthropic Event for HIV/AIDS.

“We can make a living by what we receive, but we make a life by what we give, “ he says.

The Pentaus rooftop party takes place Friday, June 23 11pm – 4am at Copa (268 W 47th St, NYC); Matinee Main Event is Friday, June 23 11:30 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); U-Nite takes place Saturday, June 24 11 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); M.E.A.T takes place Saturday, June 24 11:30 pm – 6:30 am at King (237 W 42nd St, NYC); and Luvboat takes place Sun- day, June 25 6 pm – 11 pm at Hornblower (Pier 40, NYC).

For more information, visit the ‘Pride With A Purpose’ website.