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Revitalization Efforts in Freedmen’s Town Preserve History and Community Spirit

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-06-21 21:30:14

SUMMARY: Freeman’s Town, a historic Black neighborhood in Houston founded by freed slaves, is undergoing revitalization efforts to preserve its cultural significance. Overcoming challenges such as urban development, gentrification, and eminent domain, the community aims to maintain its heritage. Zion Escobar, CEO of the Freedman’s Town Community Investment Initiative, highlights the drive to attract investment and transform perceptions. The initiative includes renovating ten historic homes and building sixteen affordable housing units. Community involvement is central to these plans, marking a significant change from past master plans that focused more on developers than residents. The project represents a broader effort to respect and preserve the area’s history and legacy.

Many of the homes in Houston’s Freedmen’s Town have stood since the 1920s, embodying the ingenuity and strength of their builders.
For Sharoda Johnson, a fifth-generation resident, these homes are more than just historic artifacts—they represent the enduring spirit of the first African American community in Houston.

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Fort Worth man who drowned hailed a hero for saving 2 kids in trouble

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-07-23 22:02:11

SUMMARY: 38-year-old Pasquel Tores drowned in the Trinity River in Fort Worth while rescuing two struggling children at Gateway Park. Despite his efforts, Tores did not resurface after saving the boys, who managed to reach the shore safely. His sister-in-law, Valerie Perez, witnessed the tragedy and described the hero's actions and the family's subsequent grief. Tores had been living and working in Fort Worth to support his wife and three children in Mexico. The Fort Worth Fire's dive team eventually recovered his body after an extensive search. The family is now raising funds to send Tores's body back to Mexico.

Pascual Torres' family says he had no hesitation when he saw two young boys he didn't know struggling to swim. He jumped in but never came back up. Now, his own 3-year-old boy is still asking when his dad will be home.

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Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle resigns after Trump assassination attempt | FOX 7 Austin

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www.youtube.com – FOX 7 Austin – 2024-07-23 21:48:52

SUMMARY: Kim Cheeto, the former Secret Service director, resigned amid bipartisan calls for her departure. A bipartisan task force, led by House Speaker Mike Johnson and Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries, is investigating how alleged shooter Thomas Kooks managed to target former President Trump. Trump criticized Cheeto for inadequate protection during the incident. Testimony revealed that Butler emergency service officers, initially in a prime position to monitor the situation, were redirected before the shooting occurred. Investigators are questioning whether this information was relayed to the Secret Service. FBI Director Christopher Wray will face inquiries from lawmakers for further clarification.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigned following Monday's brutal inquisition at the hands of both republicans and democrats in the House

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Harris County inmates, accomplices charged with money laundering, organized crime

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-07-23 18:49:09

SUMMARY: Three individuals are in custody following an investigation into inmate deaths at Harris County Jail, tied to allegations of money laundering and drug smuggling. District Attorney Kim Ogg held a conference revealing Joshua Sinclair Owens, currently serving a murder sentence, is accused of running a criminal operation inside the jail with help from his stepsister, Lativia Bailey, and cousin, Nathaniel Campbell. Owens increased his commissary account from $200 to over $28,000 by smuggling and selling drugs. The investigation, initiated after several fentanyl-related inmate deaths, continues, and more people may be charged. All three face life in prison.

Three people have been charged with money laundering and organized crime in Harris County after authorities uncovered a drug smuggling operation run from within the county jail.
Nathanael Campbell, Lativia Bailey, and Joshua Owens have been charged for their involvement in an organized criminal activity and money laundering operation within a Harris County correctional facility.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, along with Assistant District Attorney Kim Smith from the Public Corruption division and representatives from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, held a news conference to announce criminal charges related to a major ongoing money laundering investigation at the Harris County Jail.

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