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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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July 13, 2016

Visitation set for Bellaire officer; fund established for family

Open visitation for Bellaire Police Officer Marco Zarate has been scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks, 13011 Katy Freeway. Zarate was killed when he crashed his motorcycle in a residential area of southwest Houston Tuesday as he pursued two suspects in a shoplifting incident at the Meyerland Plaza Target. One of […]

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July 13, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Person of interest’ in death of Bellaire policeman turns himself in

By Carlos Aguilar Shirtless, with hands in the air and pants pockets turned out — and accompanied by community activist Quannell X — the suspect in a shoplifting incident at Meyerland Plaza that led to a chase ending in the death of a Bellaire police officer Tuesday turned himself in at the Bellaire Police Department […]

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July 13, 2016

End of an era at Bellaire HS: baseball coaching legend Rocky Manuel retires

Bellaire High School coaching legend Rocky Manuel retired Tuesday after a quarter-century of leading Bellaire baseball teams to district, state and national titles and turning out college stars and Major Leaguers. Principal Michael McDonough named Assistant Coach Nick Ozuna — a member of Manuel’s 1994 state champion team — to succeed him. With a total […]

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