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It’s almost the weekend before Thanksgiving, and for some of us, that means the final days of denial before we’re forced to confront the financial, social, and emotional stresses of the holiday season. (Anyone else staring down a calendar chock-full of travel days, shopping outings and obligatory family gatherings?)
6-year-old drowns during pool party at house in La Marque where 4-year-old drowned years before, authorities say
La Marque police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the drowning of a 6-year-old boy during what officers said was a big party at a rented residential property Monday.
7 people indicted for selling drugs in Galveston County crack ring
HOUSTON – Seven Houston-area residents have been indicted for selling drugs in Galveston County crack ting, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Smith Henry Jones, 40, and wife Lekisha Marie Jones, 42, both of Houston; and Harold Damon Brown, 43, and Dejon Nicole Thomas, 38; both of La Marque were all arrested Thursday. They will now face federal charges for their involvement in distributing cocaine to residents of La Marque and Texas City, according to a release. Latoya Vonea Worthy, 30, La Marque, was also charged. Five of the counts allege Allen and Thomas possessed with intent to distribute either cocaine or crack, according to a release.
Attorney Ben Crump, George Floyd’s brother, and others march for justice for Black man killed in Texas
LA MARQUE, Texas – It’s been a month since Joshua Feast was shot and killed in La Marque, Texas. On Saturday, Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, the NAACP, George Floyd’s brother, Pamela Turner’s sister and Danny Thomas marched with people in the La Marque community. Feast was shot and killed by La Marque police officer Jose Santos on Dec. 9. Crump said too many black men are shot while running away. People in the La Marque community say they’re making sure Joshua’s name and legacy live on.
Search continues for remaining suspect after teen killed in La Marque shooting, police say
LA MARQUE, Texas – The La Marque Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a teen last Wednesday. Officers said as they were investigating, another vehicle pulled up to the scene and with two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Police said one victim was conscious while another victim, who has been identified as Derion Chambers, was unresponsive. Police said the suspect who fled the scene during the arrest has not been found. Anyone with information is urged to contact La Marque PD at 409-938-9250 or Crime Stoppers at 409-938-8847 (TIPS).
Family demands justice for Joshua Feast; Demonstrators march to La Marque Police Dept.
Nearly three weeks ago, 22-year-old Joshua Feast was shot and killed by a La Marque police officer. On Saturday, people marched from the Food Rite store to the La Marque Police Department. “To me he was a fun-loving kid that likes to be up under his mother,” Lakeisha Feast, Joshua’s mother said. On December 9, a La Marque police officer named Jose Santos killed Joshua, a 22-year-old Black man. Bodycam video released Dec. 21 shows La Marque Police Officer Jose Santos shooting at Feast while he runs away.
March planned to protest fatal officer-involved shooting of Joshua Feast in La Marque
HOUSTON – A march for justice is planned in La Marque Saturday morning for Joshua Feast, the black man shot and killed by a police officer on Dec 9. The group will walk nine minutes to the La Marque Police Department on Bayou Road. Feast’s family and the community plan to call for the firing of Officer Santos as well as the resignation of the police chief. Bodycam video released Dec. 21 shows La Marque Police Officer Jose Santos shooting at Feast while he runs away. ORIGINAL STORY: 22-year-old man fatally shot by La Marque police officer, department saysAuthorities said Feast had felony warrants out for his arrest at the time and was a person of interest in recent drive-by shootings.
Family calls for officer firing, bodycam release in Texas man's fatal police shooting
The family of a Texas man shot dead by police last week is demanding the release of video and the firing of the officer who opened fire. Investigators have said Feast had a gun, but Crump said Feast posed no threat and was shot in the back while fleeing. "Our eye is focused on justice and justice starts with the firing of this officer and with releasing those videos," Crump said. Neighbors told CBS station KHOU that Feast was shot while running away from the officer on December 9 in the southeast Texas town of La Marque, outside Galveston. "If the video exonerated Officer Jose Santos, don't you believe we would have seen that video by now?"cbsnews.com
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump demands release of video, firing of officer in fatal shooting of Joshua Feast
LA MARQUE, Texas – Civil rights attorney Ben Crump called for the firing of a La Marque police officer who has been involved in two fatal shootings. Office Jose Santos was identified as the officer who shot and killed Joshua Feast during an encounter Dec. 9. Investigators said Feast got out of a vehicle and ran across the street into a driveway when Santos opened fire. (KPRC)Authorities said they are investigating the shooting and that all La Marque police officers wear body cameras. Feast’s death was the second fatal shooting in which Santos has been involved.
Community demands justice for 22-year-old Black man killed by La Marque police officer
HOUSTON – Many community leaders marched Saturday afternoon to demand justice for Joshua Feast, a 22-year-old Black man who was recently killed by a La Marque Police Department officer. The march was organized by young people and occurred at La Marque City Hall. Officials said the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Pirtle Street around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday. According to officials, Feast got out of a vehicle and ran across the street into a driveway when a La Marque officer opened fire. They call for the resignation of La Marque Chief of Police Kirk Jackson, the release of body cam footage, the firing of officer Jose Santos, and for the LMPD to implement 21st-century community policing.
La Marque Police Identify Officer In Deadly Houston-Area Shooting – Houston Public Media
The mother of Joshua Feast, 22, says an officer shot her son in the back. Jose Santos, a six-year veteran of the department, fatally shot Joshua Feast, a 22-year-old Black man, in the 1000 block of Pirtle Street around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night, police said. "We believe that it is in the best interest of the city of La Marque and of the citizens of La Marque to allow this investigation to be completed," Bell said at Thursday’s news conference. He added that police had recently made arrests and seized illegal firearms in La Marque. The La Marque Police Department did not immediately return a request for comment on the mother’s version of events.houstonpublicmedia.org
22-year-old man fatally shot by La Marque police officer, department says
LA MARQUE, Texas – A 22-year-old man was fatally shot by an officer Wednesday, according to the La Marque Police Department. According to officials, the man, identified as Joshua Feast, got out of a vehicle and ran across the street into a driveway when a La Marque officer opened fire. Jackson said La Marque residents have made reports of gunshots in the area. Mayor Pro Tem Keith Bell of La Marque said he knew the man because he went to one of his childcare facilities. At approximately 11:15 p.m., on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, a La Marque Police Officer was involved in a fatal shooting... Posted by La Marque Police Department on Wednesday, December 9, 2020According to the La Marque Police Department, Santos will be placed on administrative leave during an internal investigation.
La Marque homicide suspect shot by deputy outside Harris County Walmart, officials say
HOUSTON – A man wanted in connection with a homicide in La Marque was shot by a deputy Wednesday outside a Walmart in north Harris County, officials said. The shooting was reported just before 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart at the intersection of North Freeway and West Road. According to Harris County Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland, deputies were monitoring the store after receiving information from La Marque police about the location of a man wanted in connection with a homicide that happened there earlier in the day. Gilliland said that when deputies stopped the vehicle in the parking lot, the man exited the passenger’s side and pulled out a gun. Gilliland said the suspect was ordered to drop the gun but refused and a Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant at the scene shot the man several times.
How to get free tickets to Walmart’s drive-in movie events in La Marque
LA MARQUE, Texas – Walmart is bringing the drive-in movie experience to La Marque, Texas and free tickets are still available. The Drive-In experience will take place Tuesday and Wednesday evening in front of the La Marque Walmart parking lot, located at 6410 I-45 Gulf Freeway. Admission is free you need to register on the Walmart Drive-In website. pic.twitter.com/VnuJcenN2h — Walmart (@Walmart) August 14, 2020The stop in Galveston County is part of Walmart’s 160-store tour across the country, bringing family-friendly movies and socially-distant fun for all ages. To register for Tuesday’s showing, click here.
VYPE Football 2020: District 12-4A-DII loaded with traditional powers
But VYPE has still done what we have always done when it comes to previewing Texas high school football here in Houston. THE RANKINGSBellvilleSweenySealyWhartonLa MarqueBrookshire Royal(Bold Denotes Playoff Teams)THE PROSPECTUSBetween Sealy and La Marque, this district boasts 10 state titles. Reese was the District Offensive MVP a year ago. Sweeny BulldogsCoach Randy Lynch bring back nine starters off a team that went undefeated in district play a year ago. Butler has Wharton headed in the right direction as the Tigers return 15 starters from a playoff team in 2019.
The city of La Marque is under a mask order that is even stricter than the one in Harris County
LA MARQUE, Texas La Marque, Texas is also under a mask order after Mayor Bobby Hocking signed an executive order Friday. Residents of city in Galveston County will be under an order that is more strict than the one issued in Harris County. Per the order, all citizens will wear masks and social distance in public within the corporate limits of the City of La Marque.RELATED: 3 things to keep in mind as the Harris County mask order goes into effect MondayUnlike the order that goes into effect in Harris County Monday, the order in La Marque includes people who are in local businesses, in parks or on the street. It is the slightest of inconveniences in exchange for your safety, the safety of your family and the safety of our city, the city wrote in a post on Facebook. If you need a mask, the city says masks are available at La Marque City Hall.
Remember when: 2017 snow across Houston
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On this day in 2017, snow blanketed the Houston area.A wintry dusting of snow fell overnight on Dec. 7-8 from College Station to Houston.Areas closer to the coast like Dickinson and La Marque also experienced snow.And while it may seem like a rarity to have snowfall in Houston, it happens more often than you may think. Since 1881, it has snowed 94 times in Houston.But the mother of all snows came on Valentine's Day in 1895. Houston was hit with 20 inches of snow on Feb. 14 and 15. The snow didn't just fall in Houston. It was a massive storm that dropped snow from Tampico, Mexico to Pensacola, Florida and set records in New Orleans and Alabama.To keep up to date with conditions and forecasts, make sure you download our ABC13 Houston app!abc13.com
6 must-see holiday light displays you can’t miss
Amanda Sorena, contributor with the popular parenting app and website, Mommy Nearest, shared the 6 must-see holiday light displays you can’t miss season. MAGICAL WINTER LIGHTSMagical Winter Lights (Magical Winter Lights)Fresh and multicultural display in La Marque. ZOO LIGHTSFamily at Zoo Lights (Houston Zoo)After closing, the Houston Zoo transforms into a magical light display with trees and exhibits aglow. Enjoy a 100-foot-long tunnel of light, a 4D enchanted forest, an ice dragon and “snow”“We always love Zoo lights. SUGAR LAND HOLIDAY LIGHTSSugar Land Holiday Lights (Sugar Land Holiday Lights)Constellation Field lights up with more than three million lights.
Suspect in custody after leading police on high-speed chase in La Marque
LA MARQUE, Texas – A man was taken into custody after leading police on a high-speed chase, which ended in a crash, in La Marque. The chase began in Texas City and ended when the suspect crashed at an I-45 underpass near Alley Girl. She suffered minor injuries and was released to a family member. According to police, after Ramirez, 24, crashed, a man stopped to help, unaware that Ramirez was involved in a chase. The man suffered minor injuries.
Featured Games for Nov. 18, 2011
HOUSTON – The following games will be featured on Friday Football Frenzy on Nov. 18, 2011. Cy Woods vs. Katy (Game of the Week)North Shore vs. HightowerDeer Park vs. PearlandSharpstown vs. La MarqueYates vs. ManvelColdspring vs. BellvilleMontgomery vs. VidorAngleton vs. WheatleyCy Falls vs. LamarDon't miss all the gridiron action on Friday Football Frenzy on Friday at 10:15 p.m.