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Houston Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Montrose Hit And Run

Michael Alexander Hit and Run Montrose

After Wrongfully Arresting A Katy Man, The Houston Police Department Has Made Another Arrest In The Montrose Hit And Run That Killed Michael Alexander Hill In January 2016.

HOUSTON — DEC 21 — A New Caney, Texas man has been arrested by the Houston Police Department and charged in the fatal hit and run of Michael Alexander Hill that took place in Montrose almost a year ago.

A tragic death of a beloved LGBTQ+ community member shocked the Montrose community last year when Hill, was fatally hit and left for dead in the 400 block of Westheimer Road at Taft Street while he was walking to meet friends at Meteor.

Emmanuel Salgado 25, of 21000 block of Live Oak in New Caney, Texas has been charged and indicted by a grand jury in Harris County with ‘Failure To Stop And Render Aid.’ The case is pending in Harris County Criminal court 182nd. Salgado is currently in the Harris County Jail with a bond of $30,000.emmanuel-salgado-michael-hill-hit-and-run-montrose-2016-1024x982 Houston Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Montrose Hit And Run

The father of Michael Hill had notified local media of an arrest stating “DNA analysis confirmed Alex’s blood was on the perpetrators vehicle.” But the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff Office had not responded to media requests at the time of this post.

According to Salgado’s social media, he is believed to be a bartender at Bohme Bar in Montrose.

We will update you as more details become available.

FACE Awards Winners Shine At 2016 Award Show

Photo: Gary Fountain, Gary Fountain/For The Chronicle
Doug Mason, presenting at the 2016 FACE Awards (Photo: Gary Fountain, Gary Fountain/For The Chronicle)

Houston’s LGBTQ+ Community Honored Their ‘HEROES’ At 2016 FACE Awards On Monday Night

HOUSTON — Dec 14— The LGBTQ+ FACE Awards rolled into Houston Monday night for a star-studded tribute to the LGBTQ+ community. CBS Radio. Sarah Pepper of Hot.95.7, and Lauren Kelly of Mix 96.5hosted the grand event announcing the twenty-one category list of Houston’s winners.

“Tonight is not about validating any one person, community or non-profit. We know there are many people that are missed each year,” Cade Michals, founder of the FACE Awards said. ” Tonight is about the community saying ‘thank you’ to as many as we can, for their work of the past year.”

Avenue 360 Health & Wellness presented the 2016 FACE Awards with Smirnoff Vodka  as the co-sponsor. The complete list of winners for the 2016 FACE Awards are below.

Volunteer Of The Year
Fran Watson

Activist Of The Year
Ashton Woods

Non-Profit Of The Year
Homeless Gay Kids of Houston

Entertainer Of The Year
Christina Edwards Wells

Bartender Of The Year
Sarah Tompkins Gutierrez for Ripcord

Event Of The Year
Pride Houston, Inc.,

Business Of The Year
George Country Sports Bar

Barista Of The Year
Kent for Stabucks Montrose

Social Media Personality Of The Year
Harper Watters

Best Actor, Actress of the Year
Mark Ivy

Business Owner of the Year
Irwin Palchick for F Bar Houston

Politician Of The Year
Senator John Whitmire

Nightclub Of The Year
Richs Nightclub

DJ Of The Year
DJ Patrick Ukemi

Restaurant of the Year
El-Tiempo

Creative Artist Of The Year
William Loyd

Journalist Of The Year
Steve Campion

Community Personality of The Year
Ty Frazier

Personal Trainer of The Year
Cody Soutar

Real Estate Agent of The Year
Jeremy Fain

Philanthropist of The Year
Paul Pettie

Drag Performer of The Year
Chloe T. Crawford

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jolonda Jones

Monday Night of the Year
Guava Lamp

Tuesday Night of the Year
F Bar Houston

Wednesday Night of the Year
Guava Lamp

Thursday Night of the Year
South Beach Houston

Friday Night of the Year
JR’s Bar & Grill

Saturday Night of the Year
Richs’s Houston

Sunday Funday of the Year
F Bar Houston

City of Houston, Mayor, Honor LGBT Community

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares Day For LGBT Community To Be Honored
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares Day For LGBT Community To Be Honored

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares Day For LGBT Community To Be Honored!

HOUSTONDEC 6 — The City of Houston announced they will honor the LGBTQ+ community by declaring Monday, December 12, 2016 as FACE Awards Day in the city and surrounding areas leading up to the evenings 5th annual award show, the states largest annual show honoring the LGBTQ+ community.

The L.G.B.T.Q.+ community and its allies work hard in the pursuit of special causes by working hard as volunteers, passing laws as politicians or opening a new business in the community. The L.G.B.T.Q.+ community is comprised of individuals that are doing their part in Houston pursuing equality,” in part the official city proclamation reads and signed by Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner. This years award show is presented by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, formally Houston Area Community Services and Bering Omega, and presented by Smirnoff Vodka.

“On December 12, 2016, L.G.B.T.Q.+ heroes will be honored for their dedication and commitments for the past year with the First Achievers in Community Excellence (F.A.C.E.) Awards, celebrating with the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community, its allies and the entire city of Houston,” the document continues. Over the past four years, many of Houston elected officials have supported the event including the newly elected Mayor.

“The City of Houston commends all those receiving a F.A.C.E. Award and the rest of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community heroes for their commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community and extends best wishes for continued success,” the official proclamation rounds off with.

The FACE Awards will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 in Montrose. It is a free event to attend, and the community is invited to celebrate our heroes.

To learn more information please visit www.faceawards.org.

 

 

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Tour Stop

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Concert (Photo by KTRK ABC13)

Country Music Queen Dolly Parton Gave The Show Of Her Life In Houston On Monday Night Surrounded By Friends And Fans.

HOUSTON  (December 6, 2016)  As one of the first major country artists to become an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights Dolly Parton and her caravans; Dolly I, Dolly II and Dolly III (the code names for Parton’s personal tour busses) rolled into Houston to deliver some Pure & Simple  listening pleasure for thousands of Houston fans Monday evening at NRG Arena.

Pure & Simple is anything but what the country music icon furnished for her adoring fans that filled the arena for Parton’s stop on her final leg of the North American tour. Feeling more like an intimate ‘family’ gathering than a sold out concert, you could not help feeling the ‘Warmth & Love’ that Parton radiated from stage to concert goers.

With no opening act, the tour ditched the fancy mega-tour smoke and lighting, opting for a more ‘simple’ approach of echoes of cascading white elegant sheer and Parton’s personal trio of musicians; longtime band members Richard Dennison, Kent Wells and Tom Rutledge. No drummer in sight, only the tremendous harmonies of Parton filled the night.

For two blissful hours Parton filled the area with ‘Pure & Simple’ love, baring her signature headset microphone, and in a stunning red sequined dress after the intermission as she strutted from one side of the stage to another leading us on a magicial journey into her classic hits like “Islands in the Stream” and “I Will Always Love You.”

The 29-song set list was not enough for Houston fans. Parton crammed as many hits possible into her two sets. – “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” among them, but capturing the crowd in a show-stopping, breathtaking performance of “Little Sparrow,” left Houston hungry for more and without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Parton has not lost it. She’s still the only Dolly.