PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a workplace in Pasadena.
The shooting happened at the SBM business parking lot on Pasadena Boulevard near Pansy, around lunchtime on Tuesday.
Police say the man, who worked at SBM, was having lunch with a woman inside her car in the parking lot, and there was a small child in the back seat. It’s not clear what led up to the shooting, but officials say the man was shot multiple times in the chest.
The female suspect, we’re told by police, quickly drove off in her white SUV with that child still inside the vehicle. Witnesses say they saw people chasing after the woman, but she got away from the scene of the shooting.
Police attempted to pull the woman over, but she refused to stop, instead leading authorities on a chase that lasted for about seven minutes. It ended at Yellowstone and Preston, where police say that driver rammed another car.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released.
Police recovered a gun they say was used in the deadly shooting. They have not yet confirmed the relationship between the man, woman and child.
“There was a child in the vehicle, in the back seat, that was not injured,” said Pasadena police spokesperson Jessica Ramirez. “We do not know the relationship at this time.”
Police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video.
At this time, officials have only said that the man and woman were both in their 30s. The child is in the custody of relatives.
Author: Russell Falcon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A newly filed bill in the Texas State House would ban debt accrued from school lunches for students in Texas.
On Wednesday, Texas state Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock), filed House Bill 4112, which would allow students to receive regular lunches despite what their meal card balance may be.
“In the richest country in the world, children are accumulating debt. We are shaming kids because they can’t afford their school lunch and conditioning them for a lifetime of indebtedness,” said Talarico. “School meals are essential to a student’s physical health and academic success. I filed HB 4112 to ban school lunch debt in Texas because no one should be in debt before first grade.”
Currently, children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals, according to the School Nutrition Association. Meanwhile, those with incomes between 130% and 185% can receive reduced-price meals.
SNA indicates that 130% of the poverty level is a household income of $ 34,060 for a family of four and 185% is $ 48,470 for a family of four. The association’s most recent meal price averages show elementary-high school lunches range around $ 2.60 and breakfasts range around $ 1.50.
Nevertheless, thousands still struggle.
Nationally, there has been a rise in advocacy for the issue in recent years — prompting many across the country to pay off outstanding debts, including an Austin eighth-grader who paid $ 9,000 from a GoFundMe campaign toward the Austin ISD’s nearly $ 19,000 in school lunch debt.
But experts say this isn’t a permanent solution to the problem for thousands of families.
Currently, USDA regulations allow school districts to decide how to manage unpaid meal balances: alternatives have included limiting numbers of charges allowed and providing lower-cost, typically cold, alternative meals.
The concept of giving students with unpaid balances alternative, cheaper meals has been widely criticized, with detractors claiming it encourages “lunch shaming,” or identifying students who have unpaid balances and aren’t able to get regular meals.
Ways of identification used in the past include wristbands, different-colored lunch cards, and the previous mentioned alternate meals.
In 2019, U.S. Senator Tina Smith and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced the No Shame at School Act, which would prohibit shaming practices. It would also require schools to certify unpaid meal balances and forbid them from using debt collectors to receive payment.
Several states have laws in place against shaming practices, including New Mexico, California, Oregon and Iowa. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill in 2017 creating a grace period for students with unpaid balances.
Kate Ferdinand enjoys cocktails with friends on a lunch date in London four months after giving birth to baby Cree
KATE Ferdinand dressed to impress yesterday as she enjoyed a girls’ day out in London with her pals.
The 29-year-old earned some well-deserved ‘me-time’ four months after welcoming her darling son Cree and took to Instagram to document her lunch at Mayfair eatery Scott’s.
Sharing several shots from her lunch, the former Towie star looked chic in a camel-coloured turtleneck and complementing wool ankle-length coat with black wide-leg trousers.
Kate continued her glamorous appearance by working her blonde hair into a loose wave and sported a pair of oversized aviator-style shades as she posed with her two pals.
Captioning the shot, she penned: “Well overdue day out with the girls” before sharing a shot of their three cocktails.
Earlier this week, Kate revealed she is still wearing her pregnancy PJ’s four months after giving birth.
The glam star, 29, showed she was just like all new mums as she opted for comfort over style.
Sharing a picture of herself in her nightwear while feeding her son Cree, she wrote: “Monday morning feed and cuddles.
“Still wearing my pregnancy pjs. They are so big and comfy, I just love them.”
Kate has won praise from her fans for being so honest about her journey into motherhood after welcoming a son with Rio Ferdinand.
She has shared the highs and the lows with her followers – even discussing how she feels about her body now.
Shortly after Cree was born, she admitted she didn’t love her post baby figure.
She candidly wrote: “Ahhh 😨 … nerves kicking in again, but here goes. Let’s talk post pregnancy body 🤰🏼.
“I’ve really held off on uploading any pictures with my body in because last time I did, for some reason, I felt all types of nerves and ended up deleting it … hormones, or the pressure of Instagram to look a certain way?
“Who knows, but either way, I’ve finally plucked up the courage. Here I am.
“I’m finally starting to slowly feel more like ‘me’ again, but it hasn’t been plain sailing.
“I was seeing lots of ladies, and I salute you, saying they love and embrace their post pregnancy body; I wish I felt like that but in all honesty … I love that my body produced our baby BUT quite frankly, I don’t love my post baby body. I miss feeling fit & strong!”
But is seems Kate is feeling more and more like herself as she looked happy and healthy as she went out for drinks this weekend – for the first time in a year.
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For the occasion, the blonde beauty teamed a nude bodysuit with an oversized green blazer and matching bottoms.
The new mum captioned the post: “First night out in what feels like forever so of course that warrants a photo shoot right? 🙊📸 …
“In fact the last time I went out and had a drink was March 2020 😮🤣 Wish me luck … 🍹❤️🍴🥰”
Kate Ferdinand on motherhood, struggles, and being transparent online
Carol Vorderman has revealed that she once wore a necklace from Argos to Buckingham Palace for a private luncheon with Prince Philip and the Queen. The TV and radio star said the Duke of Edinburgh was kind enough to compliment her on the piece of jewellery, which her young son had bought for her with his pocket money.
“Let me tell you about my lunch at Buckingham Palace. I may be a girl from Rhyl but I’ve had some interesting times and this was one one them,” Carol told BBC Radio Wales listeners today.
“So I have been to Buckingham Palace quite a few times in various roles and met all members of the Royal family at various times, with Pride of Britain or The Prince’s Trust or whatever it might be, but this was a private invitation to lunch at Buckingham Palace.
“There are two parts to this story.”
“I’m going to tell you about Prince Philip and the Queen and then I’m going to tell you about my son and how he bought me this necklace from Argos and I wore it to the palace,” she began.
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“So my son Cameron was a lovely, lovely boy and he is extremely dyslexic and ADD and all of these things, so he was in a special school for a large number of years.
“And Cam couldn’t read at all when he was young and his favourite book was the Argos Catalogue.
“And he used to do little jobs for his mum – me, so I would give him a little bit of pocket money – all he ever wanted to do was make his mum happy…
“So he found this little diamond in the catalogue and he went with his Nanna to buy it from Argos.”
“I said, ’Well, thank you Sir. My son bought it for me,’” Carol told the Duke.
“‘Oh really?’” Prince Philip is said to have replied.
“I said, ‘Yes, he bought it from Argos for me,’” the mum-of-two added.
“And I thought, I’m testing you now, to see if you know what Argos is,” Carol told her co-host, “ and he said: ‘Oh really, that’s wonderful. It does look marvellous.’”