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Houston city council member weighs in on the possibility of lawsuits against ERCOT
"Cleanup and assessment of damage wrought by last week's freeze power outages and water infrastructure issues continues across the houston area. Plumbers will be busy for a while. Some folks will have repairs to do. Others are still awaiting the ability to have access to clean drinking water particularly those in unincorporated areas of town still others are just trying to get back to at least our new pandemic infused normal that includes efforts towards vaccination. It's in that context. We welcome back houston city council member edward pollard from district j. in southwest houston which includes the neighborhoods of gulf sharpstone. Braise wooden belair. Anything you'd like to know about that district or houston city politics and government or anything. I was just discussing is welcome at seven one. Three four four zero eighty eight seventy or talk at houston matters dot org councilmember pollard. Welcome back to houston matters. Good morning good morning. Thank you for having me. How'd you fair this past week. Well it was definitely a challenging week. We went without power for three days. my home had no structural damage. But my parents My mother's home. She had a busted pipe. They can't do the ceiling. Water got in the house and then in my father's house the same thing happened. A busted pipe and water in the house has the currently move out and live in a hotel for now And so we've been dealing with Really trying to Not only get my family Back to where. They need to be focused on a lot of the families. Within district j who had similar circumstances what assistance or guidance can you offer any city residents dealing with cleanup lingering plumbing issues leaks struggling to find the plumber waiting on insurance estimates. Any anything you can offer on that front. We just have to be diligent yet to understand that everyone is calling the insurance companies plumbers and contractors at the same time. And so there's extremely long waits. And i know it gets frustrated So you just have to really just stay diligent Being courteous and understand that help is on the way. Our office has been able to assist residents within district. Jay and trying to direct them to Different resources and so. There's anyone living in the district j community. You can always reach out to our office at district. Jay houston t. x dot up and we'll do what we can't listen to this. I don't know if you caught the discussion just before you came on but we were talking about how Some efforts to sue urquhot could end up potentially a waste of time as though it's a nonprofit it's one established by state government. The texas supreme court needs decide if it has sovereign immunity aside from being on houston city council you own a civil litigation law firm pollard. Legal group if someone came to you seeking to sue urquhot or the state or centerpoint or anyone else over what happened last week. What would be your advice. I would definitely look into it Because right now based on pending litigation at the supreme court level. I i do believe that there will be some opportunities to push forward With a tort suit against urkel other entities. Just because there's going to be a question of whether or not they knew or should have known of what was going to May happen and so because of that There may be a window open for those who Needs to pursue claims based on the damages to their home or or to their persons. And so i would definitely look into the facts of each case and see if there's something there because i do think that there will be a window open for individuals to file claims.
Houston backs affordable housing tax credits
"Housing developers are lining up for tens of millions of dollars in state tax credits. That could create more affordable housing here in houston as jen. Rice tells us city council is set to approve a list of projects today. Every year the state of texas awards tax credits for housing projects that will provide affordable options for the community houston area developments are expected to get incentives worth one hundred and fifty million dollars over the next ten years on the agenda. Houston city council could recommend asleep. Twenty-six projects to the state. Eight of them are high priority projects across the city in seven different council districts. The city's scoring system prioritizes projects in low poverty areas with highly rated schools transportation nearby texas will announce the final projects in july. I'm generous in houston.
Tarsha Jackson Wins Long-Delayed Houston City Council Runoff Election
"From the local runoff elections from over the weekend, Iran and Houston Tarsha Jackson won the runoff election for the City Council District B seat in Baytown District five Jacob Powell one with more than 65% of the vote. And be a Tad Sixth District Six winner was Mike Lester, another
Houston City Council approves additional round of COVID-19 relief funds for residents during pandemic
"The city of houston is expanding. Its latest round of emergency relief funding to help more people in need city council just approved thirty million dollars in direct assistance that can be spent on any expenses like childcare transportation and utilities not just rent houston mayor sylvester turner would allow people to use it based on their needs. So we're not putting a lotta strings on it saying the people you know your situation better than we do. until now. most of the city's relief. Money was only available to renters whose landlords chose to participate but with this direct assistance. Houstonians will be able to get help without their landlords residents could be eligible for to twelve hundred dollars. The money comes from the city's allocation of federal cares act funding which must be spent by the end of the
"houston city council" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Weekday. Bruce in Angleton Michael Berry go ahead. Mr Barry a couple of points I just want to say number one. Thank you for your reasoning I grew up in the eighties and my grandfather ran for Congress states senate. back in the eighties and he was a sucker up as a contradiction in terms as a conservative Democrat and listening to you since two thousand sixteen. and I've grown to white my understanding of politics and being a first responder. I've the opportunity to go to New York during the pelvic You know. The experience I guess. And work up there and serve up. There's a volunteer and then as well as freaking Delta and Laura in Louisiana and I've seen so much and I've seen. The destruction of of of the people and the beliefs and the the reasoning. Of a politics and and it's just not white. It should be you know they're there to serve us? And Listening to you, I've gained a greater understanding of. Of Human being you know he's human decency and Of Understanding the politics and the game itself you I, wanted to congratulate you on. Your new markets and they've built you to relate to the common man. So to speak you know I'll followed you back when you ran for Houston City Council and given the opportunity to have the ability to to have the personality that you do to. To get information out to people is something that. Is A god given gift. I. Guess You know and having the ability to relate to other people even with your your celebrity personality. You have the ability to to. You know I I'm sorry I. I don't want to waste your time, but you have the ability to communicate in a way that most people don't. And that appreciation And that is a very important factor especially in today's society having that ability to do that and I just wanted to say, thank you again, listening to you. Help me understand things seeing things from a different perspective. And for sharing your listeners, the ability to help others. what your your ability to pretend pope being a prior military being a first responder and just sharing with others. The the the satisfaction of helping others and some people don't understand that and. You just there's something about it that you carry with you for the rest of your lives. And you have a you have definitely opened up is I've seen it. I've heard it from your different collars wondering like to say is with your last guest from New York I'm not Jewish. But the Jewish community when I was, there was the biggest supporter of our mission there. They. You know there was a gentleman that the shop was not open. We were low on fuel and he opened his own shop to help us out whereas no other people would do that. And that's just to me. That is the epitome of helping helping someone out and helping others help others. And I can't. I'm sorry I just can't thank you enough sir, and because of your long reach. Your Great. region in your radio Repertoire. you. You've helped a lot of people and giving that opportunity. I it's a And every shaped I appreciate you saying I, appreciate you taking the time. To say that, appreciate your service in what you do. Speaking of which if you know a veteran who needs help? Don't wait until it's too late eight, seven, seven, seven, one, seven PTSD is free to the veterans and their families. You will incur no cost. The program works it is veterans who have themselves suffered through PTSD. They've come through the program and the staff members are folks who came to the program and then stayed on as fulltime staff members to help others when from the moment that phone is answered, it cost the veteran nothing. The veteran pays absolutely nothing. The goal is to get them healed it is all donor driven. In fact, I'll ask David Malls this morning. We should be close to nine hundred thousand nowhere close. But when we get to nine hundred thousand. then. I'm going to dedicate that morning show to getting to a million and see if somebody will will read one, hundred, thousand dollar check. You remember we started this I don't know six weeks ago with. Mack started it was Max idea actually and Matt gives back. He'd put up the first one, hundred, thousand dollars and that Ramon you gonNA. Put in one hundred you. Oh, you write a check for one hundred. Yeah. You're. Okay with that, it has to be checked. It will clear. So. When we get to nine hundred, remember we started with the hundred We raised another hundred that day and then. Back. Jim Beck of back masten. Put in another hundred. So we were at on all three, three fifty that first day, and then we've just been plugging along since then and you folks are just given given in given and continue to give. But once we get to nine hundred then I'll make it my goal to get to a hundred that day. To get another one hundred and that will get us to a million bucks and that's what it's GonNa take. And just so you remember. The reason we had to do this is because the program is self sustaining through donations, but there are a series of adventures. Cook off in a lot of guys were tails off to make that Barbecue Cook off. Happen, and coy in Tracy and a lot of our friends participate in that every year. And then there's a skeet shoot..
Houston City Council increases property tax bills despite lower rate
"Voted 13 to forward to approve a property tax rate. That will mean an average increase of $42 for property owners. The new rate is actually slightly lower, but property values appraisals are up more than 4%, which means bills will be higher.
City council slightly raises Houston property tax rate
"Houston City Council voted this morning to effectively raise property taxes with four members opposed. In favor opposed. Kuba. Travis. That impact? Yes. No, I'm burning now. Voting them. Okay, uh, past 13 for passage. Although the actual tax rate was slightly lowered property value appraisals have risen more than 4%, meaning the average property owner will pay about $42 more under the new rate.
"houston city council" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"So I see the story that in Houston. The mayor is going to be engaged in a they're gonNA increase crimefighting is going to get some extra crime-fighting measures and I thought wait a minute. Wait a minute. Let me see what's going on there. Well, what's really going on is he's raising taxes. But if he throws people bone and and launches it as well, we're just just to fight crime. Raise taxes to fight crime. You know the funny thing I served on Houston City Council for six years. Every time the government wants more money. They only want more money for more police and fire. It's never for bloated bureaucracy. It's never for where they actually spend the money and every time we try to cut the taxes. It's which which we did every time we would try to cut taxes they would tell us when we're GONNA have to lay off police officers. So you're telling me that the only place you can cut funding for anything is to lay off police officers in Seattle. This should surprise exactly no one. After the push to define police in Seattle the Seattle police department seeing a record number of officers leaving the department. Even the far left Nutjob Mayor Jenny Durkan expressing concern. This news report credit king five in Seattle. And trump. Look at these precinct look downtown. Look at look at everything supported up spray painted were losing police. We've already lost so many officers Victoria beach is exasperate unless it's a huge mess. She's the chair of Seattle police? African American community. Advisory Council bananas lived in the Central. District for decades worked on police reform and can't remember seen these kind of numbers seen that on paper and the numbers blew me away that made it more real. Nearly forty officers left the department in September more than one hundred a year at a time when it has been heavily. Criticised under the budget microscope of the city council. A new city report suggests with a hiring freeze in place it has put Seattle at historic staffing lows not seen since nineteen ninety even though the city has grown by forty four percent since when he cheryl is the chair of equal rights, Washington and deputy federal monitor and suggests the staffing, we'll make it tougher for the city to get out from under the federal consent decree. I don't think that we necessarily cast the stress to us. So does that mean that we have a little bit further bill at? Barron Goodman is the Soto Business Improvement Area Director and blames the Council for rushing changes we need to address the community calls for changes in our police department. But at the same time, we must maintain an adequate police force for the size of our city the put aside political gamesmanship to work on a solution if you're. Loud and and militant, and making all these not reasonable demands they listened to you. The other side has been heard beach blames the council to I was born and raised here in Seattle. This isn't the city I grew up in. You. I. Have said for years. When you look at. Iran particularly Tehran. Beirut in Lebanon. Havana. And now now Venezuela. These are not these are countries now where people are starving. These. Are Not historically countries lacking an infrastructure. These are countries that were leaders in culture cuisine, art literature style fashion science technology. These were destinations at it's hard to believe. It's hard to believe the totalitarian regime of Iran today. Is Occupying. What was ancient Persia. I mean for a period of time, Turkey, which is not much better. Turkey and Persia we're leaders in the world. They brought scholars. To the universities. That they had public readings of great texts, they went out in identified great writers thinkers. Brought them in and gave them anything and everything they wanted just create. That is a sign of an advanced civilisation. And look at it now. Beirut was a destination vacation location. A place that people have great means. From Europe and Asia went on vacation. And now it's a bombed out warzone. By comparison Afghanistan is and always has been. A collection of rebel. Tribesmen sharing sharing contiguous. Tracts of dust and sand. There has never no one has ever accused Afghanistan of being a once great nation that fell into disrepair. Afghanistan has always been the white man's attempt to cobble together a nation under one flag and one people but you can't they do not have what Max vaber would have referred to. As the elements of a nation they don't have a shared anything. The only thing they share in any sense is a rugged individualism. A self reliance, a hatred of outsiders but by that, they mean to mountains over. So when I talk about Afghanistan, always be a heap of rubble it's less sad. But when you think of Iran and Lebanon falling into these or or Cuba We'll. That's what we're watching in. PORTLAND. That's what we're watching in Seattle. Chicago was at one point the panicle. Of. An industrial hub in the world, look it now. Hell Detroit's trying to dig itself out because the Chicago is the new Detroit. You defend the cops you let these people in the city. We're not just talking about a disagreement in how they vote they are literally..
Houston City Council members propose HPD policy changes in letter to Mayor Turner amid calls for police reform
"Turner, responding to five Houston City Council members who are suggesting police reforms they claim will rebuild trust between civilians and officers. Those reforms include a four year college degree requirement for all new hires, hires, mandatory mandatory community community engagement engagement in in minority minority neighborhoods neighborhoods for for all all officers officers and and random random psychological psychological exams. exams. Do Do we we are are all all taking taking this this matter matter very very seriously? seriously? Um Um And it's important for us to work with all of the stakeholders of managing stakeholders involved, but to do it in such a way that will be constructive. For the city as a whole. They're Turner appointed his own task force to look into possible police reforms. Their recommendations are due by the end of September.
"houston city council" Discussed on KTRH
"O.'s from Houston's biggest hospitals say that they are in good shape to handle surgeon corona virus patients Dr mark boom with Houston Methodist says his hospital has the flexibility to shift beds where they're needed boom also says that they are complying with the Texas governor's executive order to suspend upcoming elective surgeries in Harris County we can adjust some of the patients who are coming in for procedures that might be safe for me to wait now of course most procedures that can't be delayed don't use ICQ but there are some that do their very high and complex surgical procedures that can safely be delayed for some period of time and we have actively manage that issue hospital officials also say as of late they've seen more young people coming in with code nineteen symptoms and they don't have to stay in the I see you very long well mask mania continues their lands mayor is now signed an order requiring all businesses to mandate face masks university of Houston requiring face coverings for all students and employees on campus effective immediately at the Galveston city council has voted to extend their cities mask mandate for businesses until September thirtieth although Galveston county still no mask mandate police reform was the big topic at this week's Houston city council meeting Marvin Hamilton who chairs the Houston independent police oversight board telling Katie our age is Michael berry that critics are often too quick to call for an officer's firing you into you know just walk up to a guy today you know you sit on the floor some of the fire you most of these officers have the right and so you have to go through a process and what I mean by process it has to be progressive discipline their semester Turner has formed a forty five member task force that will report back to city hall this fall with recommendations on police reforms president trump in an exclusive fox town hall last night hosted by key tear each is Sean Hannity the president reacted to Joe Biden wrongfully saying that one hundred twenty million people have died from corona virus that's.
City council members call for reallocation of some Houston Police Department funding
"All protest outside of a Houston city hall Wednesday calling for leaders to de fund the police department there's a veterinarian issued the executive order against police using chokeholds this man says it's too late for that storm Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis that this all calls have been made you can't keep it in the thicket of orders or something that's not working this is the path of five people this is the set people up and I'm not here for Houston city council looking at possibly redirecting twelve million dollars for enhanced police training and other reforms the police union meantime says the bears executive order is not needed because HPD bad the chokehold forty years ago
Calls to defund Houston Police Department
"Protests outside Houston city hall this morning calling for leaders to de fund the police department they're Turner's issued an executive order against police using choke holds but this man says too late for that tell us Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis that this all calls have been made you can't keep it in the back of the waters on something that's not working this is the path of five people this is the set people up and I'm not here for Houston city council was looking at possibly redirecting twelve million dollars for enhanced police training and other reforms the police union meantime says the mayor's executive order is not needed because HUD ban chokeholds forty years ago and they say it's possible choke holds of never been permitted
"houston city council" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"One oh four seven F. M. W. H. J. J. Providence and I heart radio station the protesters I'm Paul Stevens fox news president trump during a virtual town hall tonight on the fox news channel talking about many Americans protesting state level corona virus stayed home waters I think a lot of people want to go back they just want to go back you see every day you see demonstrations all over the country and those are meaningful demonstrations it's big stuff but you also have some people that are very scared some states like Illinois and New Hampshire are extending stay home waters through the month of may the White House still anticipating a big economic bounce back as the virus eases as we move into the second half of the year and I want to quote the Congressional Budget Office as well as a bunch of private forecasters and the Wall Street journal forecasting survey Maria is that they're looking for a substantial rebound of say seventeen to twenty percent in the second half of the year national economic council director Larry Kudlow on fox news Sunday morning futures with Maria Bartiromo New York City trying to ramp up coronavirus testing mayor bill de Blasio by the week of may seventeenth we'll begin to pare the locally made swabs with a locally made transport medium and then like that Cup of coffee will have all the pieces come together for the first time the city's history we will have our own test kits produced in large numbers right here in the five boroughs New York City recording over one hundred seventy two thousand cases of covert nineteen and over eighteen thousand deaths Houston police officer injured in a police helicopter crash that killed another officer is now in serious condition thirty five year old case Cormier was upgraded from critical Sunday following the early Saturday morning crash police saying that thirty five year old officer Jason Knox the son of a Houston city council member died of injuries suffered in that crash the chopper was part of a search for bodies in a nearby by you which was prompted by two Americans listening to fox news it's a very confusing and stressful time.
Houston - Let Freedom Ring Rally' protesters speak out against Harris County mask order
"Against Harris County County judge judge leader leader had had all all those those mandatory mandatory face face mask mask order order drew drew hundreds hundreds of of protestors protestors to to downtown downtown Houston Houston today today organizers organizers have have filed filed a a lawsuit lawsuit to to stop stop the the order order from from taking taking effect effect Monday Monday but the assistant county attorney argues judge Dogo is well within their rights to issue its interim partner in this transition and ask people to cover their mouths dialogues required contribution during the nineteen eighteen yeah they were constantly on them their constitutional that's from a TV partner channel to several county judges around Houston are area I have chosen to urge your encourage face mask rather than penalize violators with a thousand dollar fine for Houston city council members sent letter to judge your doggo today calling the mascot or unnecessary and immoral and demanding she rescinded the letter signed by council member Michael coup bosh Mike Knox Greg Travis and Amy pack
"houston city council" Discussed on KTRH
"P. D. he helped the department create it's first gang unit nineteen eighty eight so we're arguing about twenty Bucks an offense that can't possibly be used for any kind of enhancement in any future crime and would in fact help to protect the children from being exposed to dangerous places in dangerous times although by Houston city council expected in the coming weeks fort bend county sheriff Troyer Nels announcing he's not going to seek a third term in office according to a press release the twenty five year veteran says it's time for me to do something else he's been sheriff of one of the fastest growing counties in the state since twenty twelve where officials say there has been a sixty five percent reduction in residential burglaries and nails has explored congressional run he did that in twenty eighteen the C. currently held by Republican Pete Olson now vacating his position there's a Democrat Eric Fagan former Houston police officer already announcing plans to run for sheriff turn our counties Democrat yeah Airbnb continuing to grow and now Houston stands to benefit because they want to tax Airbnb they got agreement online hospitality companies agreed to collect Houston seven percent hotel occupancy tax which could generate another three million a year for the city not only is the city and heard and getting laid the for the arts community they get twenty percent of that money Laura spans in is the senior policy director for Airbnb which already has a similar agreement with the state of Texas are numbered significantly increasing the fear from fifty million last year to twenty four million this year we were able to deliver that revenue to the state and money goes to build the state's general fund and governors economic development and tourism office Nick rank of its newsradio seven forty keep our new site now seven thirty eight we may not recognize the name at first but actress Denise Nickerson she's died she was best known for her role as violet bow regard the gum smacking brat in the nineteen seventy one classic **** Wonka and the chocolate factory right right only tell me know what's happening to your face sixty one year old Nickerson had a severe stroke in June of twenty eighteen it led to a series of health complications she was removed from life support Monday night Houston Astros returning from the all star break with a game road trip which starts tonight in Arlington now they own a nine game lead over the third place.
"houston city council" Discussed on KTRH
"Members of Houston city council today called for an outside mediator to take over the hostile negotiations between the mayor and firefighters, you never prop b but mayor Sylvester Turner balked at the idea saying, it would only delay the process by several more months, and noting. That mediation, would not be binding anyway Turner is called for a five-year phase of property to avoid any layoffs. Firefighters union said they're willing to consider. Three and a half year phasing if the city will turn over financial records and more trouble for the mayor mayor candidate. Tony Busby claims mayor Turner's Bieler, Houston marketing campaign could have possible campaign ethics violations. Mayor is putting billboards all over the city counting public safety. When he's the one who has failed to put more police on the street at the same time off firefighters Busby says he is considering legal action against those billboards a delay today in the trial of Houston teenager, accused of killing his parents after evidence went missing Harris County bailiff in court reporter were questioned about the garbage bag of evidence. Although it's not known what exactly was said in court and prosecutors and defense attorneys declined to say what was in the bag or what may have happened to it and Tonio Armstrong junior is facing capital murder charges for the twenty sixteen deaths of his parents and Tonio Armstrong senior and dawn Armstrong with this year's tax filing season over Texas Senator Ted Cruz again pushing for legislation to make much of the twenty seventeen tax cuts. Jobs act permanent. Let's make the individual tax permanent. Let's make the small business tax cuts permanent. And and and I think we ought to bring it up and vote on it. I mean, Republicans would support it and Democrats very interesting Senator Cruz joining the Michael berry show today as it was written most provisions of the tax cuts and jobs act are set to expire at the end of twenty twenty-five airs sheriff's investigators need the public's help to catch them in believe shot and killed Papa John's pizza delivery driver back on March twenty eighth at an east Harris County apartment complex..
"houston city council" Discussed on KTRH
"Members of Houston city council today called for an outside mediator to take over the hostile negotiations between the mayor and firefighters, you you never prop b but mayor semester Turner balked at the ideas. It would only delay the process by several more months, and noting. That mediation, would not be binding anyway Turner has called for a five-year phase in of property to avoid any layoffs. Firefighters union said they're willing to consider a three and a half. Year phase in if the city will turn over financial records and more trouble for the mayor mayor candidate. Tony Busby claims mayor Turner's Bieler, Houston marketing campaign could have possible campaign ethics violations that this mayor is the legally putting billboards all of the city touting public safety when he's the one who has failed to put more police on the street at the time. Laying-off firefighters be says he is considering legal action against those billboards delayed today in the trial of Houston teenager, accused of killing his parents after evidence went missing Harris County bailiff in court reporter were questioned about the garbage bag of evidence, though, it's not known what exactly was said in court and prosecutors defense attorneys declined to say what was in the bag or what may have happened to it and Tonio Armstrong junior is facing capital murder charges for the twenty sixteen deaths of his parents and Tonio Armstrong senior and Don Armstrong with this year's tax filing season over Texas Senator Ted Cruz again pushing for legislation to make much of the 2017 tax cuts and jobs act. Permanent. Let's make the individual tax permanent. Let's make the small business tax cuts permanent. And and and I think we ought to bring it up and vote on it. I mean, Republicans would support it and Democrats be very interesting Senator Cruz joining the Michael berry show today as it was written most provisions of the tax cuts and jobs act are set to expire at the end of twenty twenty-five airs sheriff's investigators need the public's help to catch them. And they believe shot and killed a Papa John's pizza delivery driver back on March twenty eight at an east Harris County apartment complex..
"houston city council" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"On NewsRadio eight forty W H A S. I'm Leland Conway. Well, I don't know if we're going to get that robot brothel in Houston or not not saying, it's the best idea. But like we said earlier, it's one less human victim. Maybe. Oh, my buddy. Jimmy Barrett is the morning host a KTAR h in Houston, Texas. And I thought hey, what better than a Houston? Ian to talk about this is that what they call. You guys down there. Houston's. Yeah. Work, you Stony. Also, call a sweaty. Yeah. By the way. 'cause I haven't talked to you. I wanna make sure it's the real deal. Now, it's it's an impostor. I'm hiding out. Yeah. I'm hiding out. That's it. That's it. Nobody will buy it. That could be big seller. So I wanted to I wanted to bring y'all because I was like what in the world is the discussion like in Houston is like my sister lives in him pill, which is about ninety minutes north of you guys, which is probably like a world away too. But yeah, but I mean, what is that discussion been like is it looks like from talking to ABC news reporter earlier this morning that basically the Houston city council re-classed this as a video game parlor and then in order to ban it by banning humanoid video games. Is that right? You have the right? Take. Dot exactly here. Here's kind of what's going on with all this Leland, the guy who wants to open up this drawn a businessman who wants to open up his shop. Is evidently put in a license application as an art gallery. No. I don't think he's selling. Then he decided he wanted to have a basically what amounts to a brothel where you can go in and in pay. I guess it depends on which Uku. I'm sure there's the baseball. And then you can get the one. That's got. All right. Yeah. Okay. Or you could go you could be like, you know, drive through and supersized that I thought I don't know there's all kinds of possibilities. With an automatic transmission. But he was going to charge you to how should we test drive the sex box, which would which would make it which would make it prostitution probably get away with it. Because it's not a real person. It's not a human being. Yeah. Or maybe he was just looking to go somewhere in the deep south in Houston, who's a pretty religious places. Most of the south is and get a lotta publicity which he is getting. So is he is he gonna move now and go somewhere else with this? Or what we haven't heard anything about it. We had the Houston city councilman on earlier this morning in our morning program here, and basically they comes down to this. Can't open up a brothel that is against the law. Right. Have revised the law to cover things that are outside the realm of human beings. So that's where the revised laws come in. And that was a unanimous vote by the Houston city council. But technically, there's probably nothing that they can do if he wants to set up a shop as long as these. Naked in the window. So in other words, the viewing public outside can't see them. Right. And as long as whatever happens inside us for free. And there is no get an exposure to the public. There's probably not a whole lot that they can do. So then he would be trying to ultimately sell the sack spot, but they get a free trial. Yeah. But who wants to buy? No, no, no, no, no. So it doesn't seem real practical to me. Yeah. I don't think I don't think at this point. He'll be coming. I'd be surprised to be hit. Anyway, I do you expect him to pop up somewhere else? Maybe so to speak. Yeah. Probably. Maybe he'll he'll pick another major city. See I thought about Las Vegas. But I was like I if he went to Las Vegas, I could see the humans involved in the legal sex trade. They're kind of banning together and be like now because this is competition, and we don't want that. So I I it's all ironically, he has to find some sort of sweet spot between. Stop it. Just like old times. He has to find some sort of balanced ground between an ultra and when I say this. I don't mean partisan liberal, but an ultra liberal type city, and somewhere that's going to be more on the other end because the ultra liberal where all that stuff can happen. They're not gonna want the competition. The other ends going to run it out because they just don't like it. And then there's gonna be there's gotta be it's gonna be a fine ground. I don't know if there's any place in America, this would actually work just yet. Here's what's interesting to me. And I think where if he does try somewhere else. This was also a lot about what is intentions are. Now, let's say for the sake of argument that what he was trying to do was opened up a perfectly legal business to meet some sort of demand. Maybe excused because I mean, despite the fact that this is the conservative south, we still have a fair amount of sex trade here, we still have a fair amount of adult stores, and those types of things we also have very very loose regulations has its relates to zoning. So there's not a lot of limitations on where to quote legitimate business could locate right? So maybe maybe he thought, you know, in a very conservative area there. There are a lot of people who might actually go for something like this. Yeah, that's assuming that what he was doing was legitimate or the other half. Which is what I think he picked a huge metropolitan area in a very conservative. Part of the country where he knew he get a lotta publicity. And that's what he really wanted. Anyway. 'cause most people are going to order something like this are going to order it online. Anyway. Right. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. It's not exactly the place you'd really want to be seen walking into for. Sure. So. Yeah. Exactly. All right. So just real quick. What is your feeling as somebody who's in -sconsin that community about how that community fell? I mean, obviously, it's been a big debate city council. But would you say the majority of Estonians don't want this or the majority of houstonians don't care? I would say the majority of you wouldn't want it. If nothing else who wants to be known as the only city in the United States where you can you can go to a quote, unquote, legal brothel and have sex with the robot. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Our city council members. It's not exactly family friendly. Once you go to Las Vegas that Cincinnati not used to. Yeah. Yeah. And plus we're America, we're not quite ready for driverless cars or robotic sex partners. Jimmy barrett. KTAR eight Houston. Thanks, buddy. We appreciate it. Take care. Such a great, dude. I we'll continue NewsRadio eight forty W H A S. All right. You got ugly concrete? I think I gotta solution for you. 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"On more generic items. We're brand doesn't matter like snacks and sunglasses and things that go down the drain like, soap and shampoo. A survey of American. Consumer habits finds the one thing we regard as the most overpriced item we buy concert tickets, but we still pay it. Nikki coordinate. Newsradio seven forty KTAR must have taught. Well, okay, that comes from both sexes. But if you talk to a woman, the most expensive thing you buys makeup. Make-up's expensive. There's a little bit of a toilet paper. Snob. She likes the really plus stuff. Well, who doesn't? I don't really care that much. I mean, you know, what are you really using it for when you get rid? I don't want anything it's really scratchy or nasty, but really care about. Said they're analyzing how many plies there in the toilet paper. Like she does. I know people who calculated there in the grocery store. Okay. Figuring out. How many feet are buying afraid of running out? How about you know, we're fixated on our behinds today airline industry lobbyists. Don't want a minimum seat size rule, but flyers rights dot org. Is now suing the FAA for precisely that reason. Now the grips lead counsel. Andrew Applebaum says bigger seats mean more than just legroom. You think? Yeah. The biggest concern here is that we need to make sure that airplanes are safe and that they can be safely evacuated within the ninety second standard. Yeah. It's not easy to get in and out of an airplane seat. Now Applebaum says no guarantee of the new funding Bill for the FAA would require larger seats in July. The FAA said that it would not regulate seat size. So maybe consumers are going to have to. I don't know March with their pocket books are news time five oh. Eight to Houston sports franchise owners. Make the Forbes list of the twenty five richest team owners in America rockets, owner Tillman for Tina ranked seventeenth with an estimated net worth of four and a half billion dollars. Texans owner Bob McNair ranking twenty fifth at three point eight billion. Now, the top name on the list is LA clippers owner Steve bomber the former Microsoft executive worth an estimated forty two billion bucks. We've posted a link to that list of KTAR H dot com and the rockets playing host of the Indiana Pacers in preseason action at Toyota's center tonight. They won their opener on Tuesday against the grizzlies regular season getting underway October seventeenth at home against the pelicans tip off tonight is at seven on sports talk seven ninety I'm sheriff fryer and Houston's news. The weather and traffic station. Newsradio seven forty KTAR h. Now back to Jimmy Barrington sheriff fryer Houston's morning news while you knew this was going to happen. The Houston city council said no to sex robots. They don't want to have this part of the city. Well, they can sell them. They just can't turn it into a brothel. Right. You just can't you can't test drive. They can regulate sexually oriented businesses. We call them the SOB ordinances. All right. Well, the just means I guess they're going to have to have a what a thirty day return policy. Such robots. If you can't try them ahead of time. You got to get thirty days to return it. That's disgusting. Can you sell use sex robots because that would be disgusting? I'm just wondering what other regulations they need to put in doubt. It a dish. Probably a state law against that. I bet there isn't because I don't think the state is probably thought that far ahead as far as the technology of sex robots Duke Duplai, the same laws that you do like the blow up dolls. You can't sell like us medical devices. Would that qualifies? Maybe the state is going to have to work on updating its laws to that's the it's always amazing to me. How hard it is for us to keep up with technology as far as it is to passing laws to do to kind of keep up. The libertarians among us would say why do we have to regulate everything anyway? Well, and that's kind of where I am on the whole sex robot thing is like, you know, doesn't impact my world way, shape or form. But you know, we're kind of making a decision here based on morality in in the in the the moral police saying that we don't want to have any this around here. Yeah. It's always hard arguing vices. Isn't it five eleven your NewsRadio seven forty KTAR, h it's time for traffic and mother..
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"Good. But not for people in those areas. Nobody needs a debris flow. We've spent a large part of time talking about Dr Ford, and I do have some Westworld news about the other doctor Ford kind of that Anthony Hopkins will not be back for season three. No. There was a company saying, no are you saying, no, that's news. Scott. Okay. There is a company in Canada that got some bad news today. This company wanted to open up a business in Houston. A robot brothel to be exact? Wanted to open a love dolls brothel in Houston where people could use its human like dolls. Yes. Like in west. But today, the Houston city council has put the KYW Bosch on this. They've updated a local ordinance to specifically banned people from having sex with. Anthropomorphic devices. Sorry. You were just very carefully and slowly saying anthropomorphic, just one beer. That's it. That's it. Yeah. It's really Westworld. Stop. Oh, sorry. The bottom of this hour, by the way, we're going to get into the the latest story out of the Chris watts murder investigation. He's the guy accused of killing his wife and daughters, and then hiding their bodies and oil tanks, and then standing on his front porch and talk about how sad he was that they were gone. He just misses the day. Here's their voices calling. He's charged with their murders. But the the autopsy report could potentially cause some problems for the prosecution will explain you remember Leona Helmsley. Oh, we sure sure. Queen of mean, big business woman, New York. She wants said only the little people pay taxes, and I think that kind of sums up the attitude of the super rich the people who have money to people who can hire the team of accountants to hide their money move their money and pay the least amount of taxes possible. Right. Yeah. In fact, I think it's. There's a hard thing to wrap your head around when it comes to paying taxes, and that is that all of us do everything we can to avoid paying more taxes than we must right, right? And hopefully, the vast majority of us do that in a legal manner. But there are plenty of legal ways for you to reduce the tax burden and the Trump family looks like they took advantage of every single one of those New York Times published an exhaustive story on President Trump's finance is based on documents never made public before including tax returns from his father, Fred, and they show that well, I guess the big thing is that Trump has been lying for years about the amount of money that his father gave him to get started on his own real estate empire. He's been saying for as long as he's been toeing the line that it's it was a million dollar loan that his father gave him. And that's what he started with basically nothing in in the world of New York real estate, right? But it turns out the father gave him supports a four hundred eighteen million through through the years. These documents also show that. The siblings set up Trump. Anna siblings would set a sham corporations to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents. And that President Trump health is father take phony tax deductions worth millions more. E helps formulate a strategy to undervalue as parents real estate holdings, and then so sharply reducing the tax Bill, and then going ahead and selling them. But you know, what this is all shady stuff. But it's shady stuff that is done all the time and rarely do the IRS people catch you. Right. Well, in one of the things that has come out since the New York Times posted this article last night is that the New York state tax department told the AP that they are going through in reviewing the allegations in the times, and quote, vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation. If you're kind of idiots work, New York state tax. I'm wondering how corrupt it is if it's connected mob money because if if I work for the New York state tax department, and I know of the Trump family that might be somebody. That I look into a little bit extra, but it wouldn't even and just to remove the name from it. Because I think there's a lot of weight that goes with that. If you know that there's a family were a guy can set aside. You know, four hundred and thirteen million dollars for a son. Or if if you believe that maybe two hundred fifty thousand dollar allowance every year for a three year old is a little excessive. Yeah, maybe there's something Hanky going on there. But if there's no reason for you in the New York state tax department to investigate this in the seventies eighties and nineties when it was supposedly all taking place. Why does the New York Times uncover something that you didn't uncover your the state tax department? What kind of bumble head idiots? Do you have working for you? If you wait for the New York Times to uncover something like this. They said speaking of that allowance that the president was earning two hundred thousand dollars a year by the age of three two hundred thousand a year in today's money by the age of three years old because you know, what if I own a hundreds of millions of dollars real estate company, then I'm going to find a way to make sure that my kids do get money as well. And they're not taxed when I. Kicked the bucket. I this is a weird thing to me that the New York Times is hanging this on their mantle in an attempt to get a Pulitzer prize. But there's nothing. Exciting. There's no there there this by the way the assumption. I saw the assumption. I had yesterday when I saw the headline without reading the story was oh, they finally got some of his tax returns. Right. They didn't get any his tax. These are all dads. These are all hundreds of pages of things that have nothing to do with Donald Trump. They're all family stuff that's away from him that separated from him. And there's no prosecution here statute of limitations on these tax crimes is like five years max, I think and and you know, at some people in finance circles in in wealth circles are applauding this and saying, wow, this is this is clever or. What what about this is news? We've been doing this for generations. Yeah. I mean, if you look back course, the trumps cheat on their taxes. I think what they're saying is that they're trying to insinuate that the president while candidate Trump lied about the loan from the father. I think that's so the takeaway from it. Here's the thing. You start talking about getting a million dollar loan from your father and turning that into a billion dollar business. I don't believe any of it. Anyway, I mean, I don't believe that you knew it was a million dollars or ten million. If you can if you can say that if that just rolls off your tongue, right? And you got a million dollar loan from anybody. You're not you're not aware of the scale like that for everybody else. Totally. So does this was this was fifteen thousand wasted words in my mind for for the for the New York Times here. But hey, that's just me coming up next who I just got another sneaky alka. Mahal story from Laura who says that? One of her friends was dying in the hospital. And she wanted a beer. And so Laura. Found a way to smuggle some beer into the hospital room. God bless you. God bless, you know, I mean her doing that for her front, I that we were doing blessings. No, not for you one thousand dollars. Your shot at one thousand dollars now. Text the keyword win to two hundred. You'll get a text confirming entry, plus iheartradio, info standard data and messaging rates apply. That's win to two hundred two.
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"Talk seven ninety lots of fingerpointing after thousands of harvey victims lined up for nearly two miles to sign up for de snap benefits harris county judge at mit it says it wasn't his idea to open up just one facility for the entire county i wanted one somewhere on the itin east corder because the northeast part of town really hadn't been sir but there wasn't anything available because it has to have a lot of parking has serve access and so duphin park came up the state came down looked at deuce in part said yes that fits we're going to do that for over now dusen park will remain the only facility open for de snap benefits officials will be there through friday of the houston city council voted down a plan by air service or turner that could have raised property taxes for some residents city comptroller chris brown pointed out that the mayor vow not to raise taxes after receiving state fund from the governor to cover harvey costs i heard you say thank you governor we are not exercising the emergency provisions in proposition one which will allow you to raise the tax rate but the bear says he is only trying to keep rates at the same level blew a non gone to use the emergency provisions to exceed the tax rate that's what i said that who plan will lower property tax rates sticks next year by about twenty cents for one hundred dollars of assessed value hurricane harvey has proved to be good for business among hotels and northwest houston displace homeowners insurance adjusters emergency personnel and other contractors have driven hotel occupancy he rates up.
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"For two city council seats attempt to vote getters will win those seats in west sylla mayor herbert coddle is running for reelection and he has has two challengers kevin baker and lauren means on the city council you have you had three seats that are up none of them are contested uh steven mike dryden though might dryden is running for council seat a stu graham is running for seats c and glenda led furred are running for seats d and and on the west sylla ballot you're also going to have the opportunity to vote for any increase year sales tax currently there's a two percent sales tax proposing raising it to three percent for two years or twelve million dollars whichever comes first and that would benefit the why ciller police department building after is that mount a money is attained or two years than the tax drops back to two and a half percent so either way it's an increase of the current tax in it looks like it it would stay that way but it'll take the voters to say yes so those are the big issues i mean that's really only one issue on that was still us he council and then of course the houston city council virjee thompson is running for reelection for seat a and i g f j kruger is running for reelection to see beef so the houston city council seats are also unopposed but the real fine is going to be in the match to burrow elections for assembly we had district four is a contested race you have ted leonard squaring.
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"I live off kirby your forecast is coming up at twenty past 740 ktrh some eighteen year on newsradio seven forty ktrh so the mayor has proposed nine percent higher property taxes in the city of houston in order to provide millions of dollars for harvey relieved joining us to talk about from the houston city council is mike doksan mike i know you're not a big fan of this one are you well no i'm not actually um you know we normally get backup material with items that are on the agenda each each week in august one we just heavy agenda item mentioned in no no backup material of course when i called ask order i with kogo we'll get that to you and in the mirror did it and are you in announced his plan uh announcing an emergency and so forth so no i'm not very excited about the process that he went through it to let us all know about that and on top of that i just feel like uh you know there's other options that we have at our last uh financial meeting uh we were told that we had over two hundred million more than our seven and a half percent reserve um he's trying to to gather in another hundred another million i haven't been a million dollars or something to cover these call not i believe we have it already i don't think we need to to raise any taxes or do anything i he this more as they go opening of the target for the marriage plan to remove the revenue cap altogether in other words he lows wants to raise extra money in here comes the.
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"There was a woman who was a whistle blower rebecca risig and she has a free she's a friend who works at on this uh houston city council and here's what she posted and is now being picked up again he guys not trying to start a panic but as some of you know and this was nieto days before the order two days before the big disaster i worked for a law firm here downtown one of the lawyers are work with was a has a one of the lawyers i work with has a friend on the houston city council the news is not telling the whole truth dole the storm is expected to be three times worse and worse than what the news is say because they don't want a panic on the freeways like hurricane read of the city council in harris county flood control had an emergency meeting this morning everything south of katie is predicted to be devastated their predicting fifty inches of rain not 24 like the news is saying and one hundred thousand homes destroyed they're expecting all of houston to be without power for three days if you guys live in a flood zone you need to get out of houston or try to stay with someone further north and the the city council put out press releases saying we know the some lawyer don't listen to her please here this is false four here mayor turner rely on whether info not rumors listen to your telescreens false forecast an irresponsible rumors on social media are interfering with efforts by the city of houston it's government and news media partners to provide accurate information to the public about the expected effects of trump tropical storm slash hurricane harvey all residents of houston surrounding areas should rely solely unproven information sources including the national weather service in the city office of emergency management to decide how to prepare for the heavy rainfall expected here and then in a follow up they spoke specifically about a lawyer spreading false rumors but it turns out she was right on the money.
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"The houston city council has voted to join the lawsuit challenging a texas law aimed cracking down on socalled sanctuary cities the statute known as p four threatens elected officials with removal from office and even jailed if they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities as houston public media's our tease reports the council vote was not unanimous houston mayor sylvester turner and nine council members passed the resolution but six members voted against it austin dallas so paso and san antonio have already sued by turner says it was time for houston to join them is donations are expecting us to stand up and protect their entries now to defer to somebody else human rights public safety and the welfare of houston's vistas community where some of the arguments presented by the council members who supported the resolute lucien some members who voted against the lawsuit voiced their concern about the possibility the city could lose state and federal funding because of fighting s before in the courts for npr news i'm allergies in houston and i'm she stevens npr news in washington support for npr comes from ozzie a new source committed to covering rising stars emerging trends an unconventional ideas this week a story about brazil's i p o boom echoes e y dot com stay interesting and the national endowment for the arts art works.
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"The city manager staff also hold interviews no exact higher date has been given clayton neville wbap new and the houston city council has voted to join a lawsuit that aims to block the state's ban on sanctuary cities more now from wba peace alan skyer houston city council voted ten to six to join the lawsuit that asks a federal judge to block the law that would let police officers asked about immigration status during traffic stops christian hernandez worked with the advice because he group north texas dream team she testified before the state legislature with some police chiefs who oppose the law you're on another thing on behalf of deal of part of the job an immigration live in a in another kava very convoluted fort worth is now the largest city that has not joined the suit i hearing on the law will take place next week allen sky wbap new as texas business closing numbers on wall street the dow down fifty seven points nasdaq up by six the sp five hundred down by one again the low tonight 74 it is eighty seven at eight oath for the chris rock program is next from the wbap newsroom i'm eric bushmen the news own taunton it was twenty nine widening the stargate john never so number one thousand two hundred eighty three hour number one of the program it's chris proc on wbap now some people may call hurricane cindy but you better watch out for kaine sandy i did a showed middle georgia once and somebody called and said her name was center name was sandy i said sandy she said no sandy sandy s a n deal now to see i end iwo sandy all case a hurricane sandy doesn't look like it's going to do much abandoning does but we'll keep an eye on that we could use it next next range could we i'd likely shut my sprinkle up tonight but no it's going to go a what a night last night for folks on our side yeah with a victory of cared karen handel in the sixth district of georgia you've got to hear a statistic a little piece of the infield at pretty.
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"Dry start to sunday there will be a twenty percent chance for an afternoon shower thunderstorm with a high in the upper 80s i'm meteorologist jeff marr from the weather channel now seventy nine n clear the ktrh atop tax defenders twenty ever weather center ktrh news time is eleven to one our top story here as county sheriff's deputy and her husband have been indicted on murder charges for the videotape choking death of a man outside of a denny's restaurant last month sounds regularly the the whether the 24yearold john hernandez was targeted because he was hispanic but the district attorney kim offices the and has been determined yet that's an ultimate decision that we can make some time prior to the final disposition but terms of the evidence we have right now the grange removed on murder only they have not enhanced this hate crime hernandez died several days after uh being choked out by terry thompson a a parking lot over the morial day weekend cell phone video also showed thompson's wife for sheriff's deputy with third me on hernandez of investor turner will ask houston city council joined lawsuit challenging the state's new anti sanctuary cities law the measure calls for fines and possible msrb peter charges against local governments of and police chiefs who refused to comply with federal detained a requests senator force constitutional we think it makes us less safe and add more safe and saw the elected to present the the matter before city council opponents the law claiming it threatens to turn texas into a show me your papers state precinct five constables will be this disposing of more than a one.