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Brittanie Shey

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  1. I interviewed the owners a while back. It's a Black-owned winery aiming to make wine more accessible to everyone https://houston.eater.com/2021/2/4/22264734/pur-noire-winery-houston-opening-downtown
  2. This man has been failing upward his entire life and has a string of controversies behind him, including sharing revenge porn of a subordinate while working as a CHiP. He's also very much a publicity-seeking hothead — doing shit like kneeling with protestors at Houston's George Floyd march for the 'Gram while his own staff was trampling those very same protestors with horses an hour later. I think Miami did not do their due diligence, bought into the image he presented, and decided after that fact that he was a bad fit. The Cuban Mafia thing, and other allegations brought up in Miami, don't even scratch the surface of the ways this guy has failed. They just wanted an excuse to get rid of him. That's my take https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-jul-09-me-chp9-story.html — revenge porn story https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Acevedo-overcame-controversy-on-way-to-top-16040737.php — catalogue of scandals including the harding street raid and a corruption while he was austin's chief
  3. address is 1818 Washington so... none of these neighborhoods lol
  4. I was hoping Houston might get a Taco Bell Cantina so I contacted their PR but the Shepherd location is just being rebuilt as a new "regular" Taco Bell. No idea on the Taylor location.
  5. Coincidental that another thread recently mentioned the Julia Ideson building, as there was (about 18 months ago) a really excellent exhibit there on Houston's Hispanic music heritage, and I believe I saw this picture. I bet you could reach out to the curators for more info and maybe get a look at some of the archived material. https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2019/08/musica-hispanic-sound-houston-public-library
  6. Drove by at dusk last night and it looked amazing — the globe was even lit up. Really glad to see this building preserved.
  7. From the Houston LGBT history project, here's the entry on Chutes. Scroll down to the very bottom to see a story from This Week in Texas, the leading local gay paper at the time, on the discovery of the body.
  8. T2T2 — Hey, I'm sending you a private message, That is certainly not normal behavior for our site, even if someone *had* been banned.
  9. Hey, T2T2, this is Brittanie, web editor for the Press. I haven't banned your IP. In fact, I haven't banned anyone since we switched to the new commenting system (see below). John doesn't have comment moderation abilities. I'm not sure why you're having trouble commenting, but I can assure you, you haven't been banned. (Edit: Well, the image was showing up at first, but here's the direct link so you can see what I mean. http://media.houstonpress.com/8107428.0.jpg)
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