This week on The Texan's “Weekly Roundup,” the team covers the latest in lawmaker retirements and campaign announcements, a state legislator switching parties, a federal investigation into a North Texas school district, a redistricting lawsuit in Harris County, a tragic instance of human smuggling at the border, discrepancies in COVID-19 vaccination data at the state and federal levels, photos of barbed wire fencing serving as the border wall shared by the governor, threatening remarks made at a Texas school board meeting, grand jury subpoenas issued in Harris County over a controversial vaccine outreach contract, more tracts of land purchased for the Panther Island project, and State Board of Education hearings on controversial curriculum.
Gary Mustiful founded Fastbreak USA in 2001. After moving around a lot growing up, he went to high school in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Texas State University, and earned a Master's degree in Management. He worked in sales for 15 years before becoming a Court Coordinator in Harris County, Texas. His non-profit organization, Fastbreak USA, is in its 20th year of helping basketball players develop skills through tournaments, as well as focusing on academics, community service, and reaching their full potential both as players and young adults. Gary, his wife Charlotte, and their 3 children live in The Woodlands, Texas.
Omar Ruiz is co-founder of LeRu Investments LLC, a private for-profit real estate Investment Company and LeRu Management Services, the property management division of LeRu Investments LLC. LeRu Investments LLC currently manages 92 individual units located from Orange, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties, California, and Harris County, Texas. LeRu Investments LLC is a member of the AOA (Apartment Owners Association). Omar can occasionally be found in front of local audiences sharing his knowledge and expertise on topics such as apartment analysis, due diligence, market cycles, section-8, and effective property management practices. Mr. Ruiz has been in private practice for more than 10 years and is a real estate investor, property/asset manager. A majority of business activities have been in the city of San Bernardino, where he has advised, guided, and created partnerships and provided property management services to other investors. Mr. Ruiz has a background in business marketing consulting and is a quality control engineer. He's worked as an AS9100 quality manager in the aerospace industry working directly with companies such as Boeing, Gulfstream, and Airbus, ULA, and SpaceX. He holds his bachelor's degree from the California State University of Long Beach in business with an emphasis on marketing. He is also a member of the American Marketing Association the “Downtown Merchants Association” in his home city of Placentia as well as a founding member of “Citizens for a Better Placentia'' and co-organizer of the Real Estate Investors Network in Long Beach, California. [00:01 - 05:00] Opening Segment Get to know Omar Ruiz What do Omar and LeRu Investments do? A Business that Keeps Your Curiosity Engaged [05:01 - 13:45] Creating a Real Estate Empire A Great Time to be Involved Why and how Omar started with property management in the great recession How Omar and his team started to manage a lot of stuff in the Inland Empire A No Brainer Deal and Doubling-Up How to Foster Good Relationships with Brokers [13:46 - 36:06] Mastering Apartment Complex Due Diligence Performing the due diligence on properties from a distance How Inconsistencies Can be Your Advantage and Disadvantage How to Build Proper Due Diligence Three Levels of Due Diligence Omar shares a story on one of their properties The Power of Stubbornness: Due Diligence with a 1031 Pre-COVID What are COVID Reserves? “We're not selling.” Did it work out for the better? [36:07 - 46:13] Closing Segment Quick break for our sponsorsGroundfloor offers short-term, high-yield real estate debt investments to the general public. Check www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ to get started. What is the best investment you've ever made other than your education?Good mentors Omar's worst investment13-Unit Commercial Deal What is the most important lesson that you've learned in business and investing?“... To be calm, and to just be a focused leader.” Connect with my guest. See the links below. Resources Mentioned: Patton on Leadership Tweetable Quotes: “And that's something that's really important to do in this type of business, is to really foster good relationships with brokers.” - Omar Ruiz “You have to be persistent and maybe, maybe stubborn.” - Omar Ruiz ------------ Connect with Omar Ruiz through Facebook and LinkedIn. Visit their website https://leruinvestments.com/. Invest passively in multiple commercial real estate assets such as apartments, self storage, medical facilities, hotels and more through https://www.passivewealthstrategy.com/crowdstreet/ Participate directly in real estate investment loans on a fractional basis. Go to www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ and get ready to invest on your own terms. LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes
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In this week's episode, Bob chats with Erica Kelley, creator and host of Southern Fried True Crime. Born and raised in Tennessee, Erica uses her southern charm to highlight historical and contemporary cases in the deep south. Bob and Erica discuss their mutual experiences working with editor Mike Bussing, what life is like in Tennessee, and the challenges of receiving medical care during COVID-19. After, they take a deep dive into the murder of Belinda Temple in Harris County, TX. In 1999, at 30 years old and 8 months pregnant, Belinda was found murdered in her home. Aspects of the scene led police to suspect a staged burglary-gone-wrong and her husband, David, was eventually convicted of the crime. A few years later, however, a local teenager allegedly confessed to the murder, leaving many unsure of just who was responsible. To suggest a guest or request an interview, please visit us at TrueCrimeBinge.com Follow us on all forms of social media @TrueCrimeBinge Today's Sponsors: shudder.com - Use promo code "binge" for 30 free days of Shudder. betterhelp.com/binge - Get 10% off your first month.
Join your host Scott Carson as he breaks down the upcoming Harris County (Houston, TX) foreclosure list for April 2021 (Courtesy of 4Closure.info). Listen as Scott shows you how to identify banks with potential note deals, private investors to target for funding, smaller investors for REO's, and self-directed IRA investors foreclosing on their investments. Scott also breaks down how to contact them and what to say. He also shares how to use the list for hot leads to get the bank's full list of NPN across the country. He also shows you how to leverage the attorney and trustee foreclosing as a backdoor into the bank to buy notes.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here's How »Join Note Night in America community today:WeCloseNotes.comScott Carson FacebookScott Carson TwitterScott Carson LinkedInNote Night in America YouTubeNote Night in America VimeoScott Carson InstagramWe Close Notes Pinterest
Laura Smither, twelve, was taken from the road in front of her home in the small suburban Texas town of Friendswood. Sandra Sappaugh barely escaped with her life when she was abducted from a Waffle House parking lot in the tiny Texas coastal town of Webster. Kelli Cox vanished from the police department parking lot in the Texas college town of Denton. Anjanette Sorrentino fled into woods in Harris County, trying to escape a man with murderous intentions. He caught her. Tiffany Johnston was raped and murdered in the Oklahoma City suburb of Bethany. She was washing her car when she disappeared. Jessica Cain was on her way home from dinner with friends to the Village of Tiki Island, Texas, population seven hundred and seventy-eight.Within five months in 1997, all six (most likely more; some say many more) suffered the same fate. They met a monster wearing the face of a man. WHAT EVIL LURKS: The Good Samaritan Killer-Donna Fielder
Pearl necklaces, drinking for good and the circle of life. They may be in it for the World Series ring, but for Joc Pederson, it's all about the pearls. The Atlanta Braves outfielder has been wearing a pearl necklace during the playoffs. Why? He hasn't given a straight answer, but his latest answer of "he's a bad b—" is good enough for us. The Houston Astros have home-field advantage, and that means they host four of the games in the best-of-seven series. More games means more alcohol sales. In Houston, sales at Minute Maid Field are on pace to be the most the park has seen in the last five years, with the taxes collected on alcohol alone hitting $1.9 million. The State of Texas, Harris County and the city of Houston thank you for contributing to the $12.8 million of beer, wine and liquor sold so far this season. What were you doing in 1999 - a whopping 22 years ago? That was the last time the Atlanta Braves appeared in the World Series. On Tuesday, they will meet up with the Houston Astros in Game One of the World Series. The Fall Classic is back, and the Astros have a lot to prove. The last time the Astros won a World Series in 2017, they were caught cheating. The team kept their title, but they're trying to prove they don't need to cheat to win it all. Manager (i.e., head coach) for the Houston Astros, Dusty Baker's baseball career has come full circle. He started in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves at 19 years old. Now at 72, he will face his first team in the World Series in what could be his last season coaching. It's a family affair for Braves manager Mike Snitker who will face his son Troy in the Fall Classic. Troy is the hitting coach for the Astros. Hopefully, the result won't equal an uncomfortable holiday season in the Snitker household. One thing to remember when watching the World Series is that the two leagues in baseball have different rules. In the American League (Astros), pitchers do not hit for themselves and instead, a designated hitter hits for the pitchers. At games in the National League ballpark (Braves), the pitcher will have to hit for himself, changing the strategy significantly.
Charles Kamasaki (Unidos US) & Sister Norma Pimentel (Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley) engaged in a timely conversation exploring immigrants' rights in the US, including how they have historically been understood and changed over time, and the current policy decisions that drive today's US immigration issues. Charles Kamasaki shared a national perspective and Sister Norma Pimentel gave first hand accounts of what is happening at the Texas-Mexico border, including the impact of these policies on thousands of families each year. Their addresses were followed by a moderated conversation with Q&A facilitated by Frances Valdez, Executive Director of Houston in Action. About the Presenters Charles Kamasaki is Senior Cabinet Advisor of UnidosUS, formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Previously the Executive Vice President of NCLR, Kamasaki for two decades managed the group's research, policy analysis, and advocacy activity. He has authored, co-authored, and supervised the preparation of dozens of policy and research reports, journal articles, and editorials, testified frequently at Congressional and Administrative hearings, coordinated pro bono litigation and legal analysis, and represented the organization at research and policy conferences and symposia. Kamasaki is also a Resident Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where he conducted research that produced the book, Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die (Mandel-Vilar Press, 2019), about the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and its follow-on bill the Immigration Act of 1990, the last comprehensive immigration reforms enacted into law. Norma Pimentel, a Sister with the Missionaries of Jesus, is Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley for over 12 years. She oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville, providing oversight of different ministries & services in the Rio Grande Valley through emergency assistance, homelessness prevention, disaster relief, clinical counseling, pregnancy care, food programs, and the Humanitarian Respite Center. Sister Norma has been recognized by many organizations for her humanitarian work on the US-Mexico border overseeing the provision of a safe space for migrants to rest and regain strength. Most recently Pope Francis sent her a video message encouraging her and all the volunteers to continue their work. She was also named to the 2020 TIME100 list of the most influential people in the world. Moderator Frances Valdez (she/her) is the Executive Director of Houston in Action, a collective impact initiative that believes that by working together to reduce systemic barriers we can increase civic participation in the greater Houston region. Their collective work is moved by the shared ethos that, regardless of social identity, people should have equal opportunities to participate in, and have a meaningful impact, on civic life. In 2020, Valdez engaged Houston in Action to be a leader in the first-of-its-kind 2020 Census coordination and historic 2020 election coordination in Harris County. In 2021, that work continued post-Census to include coordinating efforts for equitable Covid vaccination access in Harris County, the creation of Unity Maps with member organizations to affect redistricting lines, and the implementation and funding of Black, Latinx and AAPI Grassroots Organizing Cohorts in Houston. Prior to starting Houston in Action, Valdez had a 13-year career as an immigration attorney, advocacy and policy advisor, director, and civic engagement coordinator within the immigrant rights movement. About the series In conjunction with the Chapel's 50th Anniversary and commitment to furthering social justice nationally and internationally, "Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility" speaker series will examine different understandings of and approaches to furthering human rights and civil liberties in the United States.
On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn why the union for Harris County law enforcement has filed a lawsuit against the county. Also this hour: We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And we bid farewell to longtime News 88.7 reporter Florian Martin.
Ali has appeared on BET's One Mic Stand, Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Tour on HBO, and the season finale of HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Being no stranger to television, Ali Siddiq has made appearances on Showtime, HBO, BET, AXS, Comedy Central's critically acclaimed storytelling show “This is Not Happening”, and also shared his perspective of social and political issues on TV One's Washington Watch with host Roland Martin. During his six years of incarceration Ali Siddiq cultivated the art of entertaining through comedy by sharing his funny stories and opinions with his fellow inmates. In fact, he released his special Bigger Than These Bars in 2018 on Comedy Central recorded in Bell County Jail in Texas for inmates to show the types of things that are possible after incarceration. As a Houston native, Ali advocates for community leadership, outreach, and fundraising. He is a consistent vendor for the Fort Bend ISD School District and volunteers with Harris County's Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program. This past year, He participated in a Teachers' Lounge comedy show with Fort Bend ISD and another in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, where he donated his proceeds to fellow Houstonians affected by the storm. In addition to his philanthropy, Ali headlines multiple comedy clubs around the US and comedy festivals around the world proving his ability to engage audiences of every demographic while leaving them laughing hysterically. During The New York Comedy Festival, Siddiq was named winner of Comedy Central's “Up Next” competition, where he earned a spot on Comedy Central Stand-up Series: The Half Hour being named their ‘fan favorite'. See Ali perform in at Standup Live this weekend! https://phoenix.standuplive.com/events/48333 Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-comedy-advice-podcast/id1326620580?mt=2 Follow me on Instagram: @ssettanni & @acomedyadvicepodcast See me LIVE 10/19 at the Trash or Treasure Show: https://linktr.ee/acomedyadvicepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hyperbrole-podcast/message
Today on the Jimmy Barrett Show: We'll be talking about reconciliation right up until Christmas.Susan Foster has a list of the most worthless college degrees.They're talking about lowering Medicare to age 60. Shouldn't the age be going up?State Rep. Steve Toth on Code Red, Harris County refusing a Covid treatment center and redistricting to name a few.
Charlie delivers one of the most important speeches of the year in a visit to Harris County, Texas. Reflecting on the urgency of the border crisis, Charlie implores the state to take the crisis into its own hands and do what Joe Biden refuses to do: enforce the country's immigration laws. Charlie lays out the case for why bold, courageous actions by Texas will not only defy the federal government, but possibly restore America's constitutional order. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The deputies who staff the Harris County Jail have filed a federal lawsuit over working conditions there. They claim they're so understaffed that some officers have urinated in trash cans or soiled their clothes because they couldn't get a bathroom break. Houston Chronicle reporter Gabrielle Banks gives us details. Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup. Then, News 88.7's Matt Harab talks with Dr. Hasan Gokal. The Harris County doctor was accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine doses and was ultimately fired. He's now suing the county's public health department for discrimination, asking for more than $1 million in damages. And a new exhibit and documentary celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the nation's first racially integrated fine art shows, which took place at The DeLuxe Theater in Houston's Fifth Ward in 1971.
Marilyn Burgess assumed the office of Harris County District Clerk recently. She immediately saw a problem. The jury pool did not reflect the county. Marilyn Burgess is the Texas Harris County District Clerk. She is a CPA and former Chief Financial Officer for a local company. She was also executive director of the PTA. It is there that Ms. Burgess confirmed her calling as an advocate for causes that improve the lives of working and middle-class families, single mothers, and teachers. She subsequently served in other executive positions in various organizations. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo joins us to answer your questions about issues facing the county. Also this hour: Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law another bill designed to quash the teaching of critical race theory in public schools – something educators say they don't teach. We take a closer look at what the new law does and hear how one local teacher responded to the previous law passed in the spring. And we revisit a 2019 conversation with John Oates, half of Hall and Oates, the best-selling music duo of all time. They perform Sunday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We devote the hour to bringing you the latest on what was Hurricane Nicholas, its impact on Greater Houston, and efforts to deal with its aftermath. We talk with meteorologist Eric Berger of Space City Weather, Harris County emergency management officials, and News 88.7 reporters in the field.
Tammira Philippe is the embodiment of the American dream. The first in her family to go to college and now the CEO of Bridgeway Capital Management, Tammira has paved a purposeful path for herself and her organization. Enjoy this episode as Matt talks with Tammira about her journey from Channelview, Texas, to the boardroom. Hear how Matt insulted Tammira a decade ago, how Tammira believes balance is boring, and her take on the essential qualities of a leader. More about Tammira Tammira began her career at Bridgeway in 2005. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgeway Capital Management and is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Portfolio Innovation and Risk Committee. As President, Tammira's responsibilities include developing and executing the firm's strategy, overseeing all operations, and contributing to the marketing and client service efforts. Before becoming President, Tammira led strategy and operations projects at Bridgeway from 2005 to 2010 and was Head of Client Service and Marketing from 2010 to 2016. Tammira earned an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Her experience before Bridgeway includes strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company and business development and marketing for a global satellite communications startup. She is passionate about promoting education and social justice and volunteers with organizations focused on those missions. Tammira serves on the Texas A&M University Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council. She previously served as a board member for the Education Foundation of Harris County and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Terry Foundation. This scholarship provider supported Tammira's education. Thanks for listening!Be sure to subscribe now on Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. Follow the Take the Long View Podcast on Instagram @takethelongviewpodcast and Facebook, and follow host Matt Hall on Instagram @matthallstl, Twitter @matthallhig, or on LinkedIn Connect with the Hill Investment Group on Instagram @hill_investment_group, Facebook @hillinvestmentgroup, Twitter @takethelongview, and on LinkedInWe love our listeners! If you would like to drop us a line or be a guest on the show, please contact Matt.
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We get the latest updates on COVID-19 in the region from Harris County Public Health. Also this hour: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher joins us to answer your questions. Then, we learn from reporter Sara Willa Ernst about an investigation into heat-related deaths in Texas. And Meg Tapp from the Garden Club of Houston answers questions about gardening as we head towards the fall season.
For an ad-free premium feed, click here. Use code SWAJ for 60% off the monthly rate! Use code SWAJyear for $12 off the annual membership! All patrons receive an ad-free experience too! ______________________________________________ Brad and Dan begin by discussing the slate of new laws in Texas: Abortion: The six-week abortion ban that includes a 10k bounty for anyone involved. Handheld Killing Machines: The new permitless carry law. Voting: making absentee voting harder, preventing 24-hour voting in Harris County, demanding driver licenses for mail-in votes, etc. School Curricula: Laws creating an "1836 Project," outlaw discussing current events and systemic racism, and prohibit credit for civic engagement. The conclusion: Texas is trying to go back to the 1850s (the Antebellum period) and be the vanguard of the New Antebellum period (the time before the 2nd civil war). They conclude by discussing Kevin McCarthy's and Marjorie Taylor Greene's threats against telecom companies regarding handing over records related to 1/6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://swaj.supportingcast.fm