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July 29, 2016

UPDATED: Bellaire businessman dies; teen son facing two murder counts for killing parents

UPDATE: Antonio Armstrong, 45, died Friday evening from what Houston police said were gunshot wounds inflicted overnight by his 16-year-old son. The young man had already been charged with murder in the death of his mother, Dawn, who was discovered dead in the bedroom of the family’s town home in the 5300 block of Palmetto […]

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July 27, 2016

Two vehicles, four burglars involved in daylight break-in Sunday at Bellaire home

Bellaire police are looking for four brazen burglars who teamed up using two vehicles to break into a home in the 500 block of Begonia midday Sunday. Surveillance video shows a white SUV pulling up to the home at about 12:15 p.m. and a woman going to the door. She knocked for about five minutes […]

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July 27, 2016

New year, new superintendent: San Francisco schools chief chosen to lead Houston ISD

Just in time for the start of the new school year — and in a rare display of unity — the Houston ISD Board of Trustees named a California Latino to be its superintendent Wednesday morning. Richard A. Carranza currently leads the 53,000-student San Francisco Unified School District. Under state law, the board cannot vote […]

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July 20, 2016

Twin wanted in Bellaire officer’s death now in custody on separate charge

ABC-13 is reporting that the twin brother and companion of the man charged with felony murder in the death of Bellaire Police Officer Marco Zarate July 12 is now in custody in a separate incident. Dominique Moore, 27, and his brother, Dante, had been reported as shoplifters at the Target store in Meyerland Plaza, and […]

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July 18, 2016

Bellaire Officer Marco Zarate to be laid to rest today

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon for Bellaire Police Officer Marco Zarate, who died last Tuesday when he crashed his motorcycle while pursuing a shoplifting suspect. Seating will begin at 1:15 p.m. for the 2 p.m. service at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston. A procession will […]

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July 15, 2016

Man charged with murder in Bellaire officer’s death appears in court

Dante Moore appeared in a Harris County Criminal Court for the first time Friday to answer a charge of felony murder in the death of Bellaire Police Motorcycle Officer Marco Zarate Tuesday. Judge Maria T. Jackson ordered the repeat felon — who had just been released from prison in February — to be held without […]

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July 15, 2016

Council to hear proposed budget for 2017 fiscal year

The Bellaire City Council will be knee-deep in budget presentations at Monday’s meeting as the council is set to see a presentation on the proposed annual budget for the 2017 fiscal year. This will be the first time council sees the detailed proposed budget for FY 2014, which starts October 1, 2016 and ends on […]

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July 15, 2016

How to help the family of Officer Marco Zarate: a message from the Bellaire P.D.

The Bellaire Police Department issued the following message Friday: We have received some inquiries on how our citizens can help or show their support for Officer Marco Zarate. Here are a few ways: Donate to the Officer Zarate Memorial Fund at Prosperity Bank Bellaire which is located at 5501 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas – 713-666-2511. An account […]

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July 14, 2016

GALLERY: Collective grief in Bellaire as community mourns officer’s death

By Charlotte Aguilar Tributes continue to spring up in Bellaire and on social media as the community grieves over the death of Marco Zarate, a seven-year police officer who was known for his broad smile and kindnesses. A visitation is set for Sunday, with funeral services planned Monday afternoon. Yossi Zaklikofsky of The Shul of […]

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July 14, 2016

Shoplifting suspect — a repeat felon — facing murder charge in Bellaire officer’s death

By Charlotte Aguilar A 27-year-old man with a long criminal record, suspected of fleeing after shoplifting with his brother from the Target store in Meyerland Plaza Tuesday, is now facing a murder charge in the death of Bellaire Police Officer Marco Zarate. Dante Jerel Moore turned himself in to Bellaire Police Chief Byron Holloway Wednesday afternoon […]

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