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Man Shot at North Houston Strip Club

Mar 30, 2017 StripClubList

According to authorities, Gabriel Castaneda was shot March 14 in the back parking lot of Fantasy Cabaret in the 8500 block of North Freeway around 2:30 a.m.  According to Crime Stoppers, the four males were seen on surveillance video getting into an altercation with Castaneda before the shooting.  The men are then seen leaving the club in a blue 2014-15 GMC Sierra crew-cab with dark colored rims. The unknown suspects fired a shot from inside the vehicle, striking Castaneda once. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Harris County Moves to Shutdown Vlive

Sep 21, 2016 Isiah Factor

It looks like VLive might be at risk of being shutdown by harris county.  The County claims VLive is a Nuisance to the community.  Defendants allowed illegal activity at their bar and restaurant, including aggravated assaults, aggravated robberies, weapons offenses, and selling liquor without a permit.

BeatKing names his Top 5 Houston Stripclubs

Apr 11, 2016 Hot New Hip Hop

Recently at SXSW, Beatking named his top 5 stripclubs in houston.  I am sure many will disagree with his choices.  A lot of it depends on what kind of culture you want to surround yourself with.  A better title would have been the Top 5 Houston Stripclubs that are friendly to Blacks.  I say this as I know many other clubs impliment strict dresscodes and music selection that forces some blacks to leave their style, and culture at home.  So here is his list from best to next best.

Onyx, V Live, Dreams, Velvet Lounge, Crazy Horse.

Louisiana about to ban stripping for girls under 21

Apr 5, 2016 The New Orleans Advocate

Louisiana is considering a bill that would require strippers to be at least 21 years of age to work.  The logic behind the bill is to help cut down on human trafficking, as most of the girls working in clubs are barely 18.  The current age to work in the clubs is 18.  Of course strippers and club owners are against the new law, which currently has overwhelming support in the house and senate.  If it does go into effect, you might see surrounding states get an influx of girls migrating to dance on stage.

Wonderland Houston Texas

County attorney targets erotic nightclub

Mar 29, 2016 Fox 26 Houston

The Harris County Attorney is going after a southwest Houston strip club described as a thorn in the side of the community. Vince Ryan's office has filed a civil lawsuit against Wonderland Men's Club on Hillcroft Avenue. 

The county attorney's office says the club has become a haven for violence and crime. Investigators say there have been 65 incidents over a two-year period at the after hours venue including a shooting that left a Houston-area rapper hospitalized in February. Assistant County Attorney Celena Vinson says the office is asking a judge to order the club owner, as well as the property owner, to clean up the business or face closure for a year.

Wonderland Houston Texas

Houston rapper shot inside Wonderland strip club restroom overnight

Feb 5, 2016 Houston Chronicle

Houston Rapper Bugatti was shot multiple times while using the restroom at Wonderland Gentlemens Club.  

Former House Budget Writer Lobbying for Strip Clubs

Apr 13, 2015 The Texas Tribune

Former Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts is now on the Lobby Team for the Texas Entertainment Association.  He is lobbying to reduce or eliminate the Texas Pole Tax, which is a $5 fee charged for every customer who enters one of those establishments.  The state's Pole Tax has been held up in litigation for years, but the appeals are now exhausted and the courts have decided that the Fee is legal.  But the Texas Legislature never rests State Rep Harold Dutton has filed a bill that would lower the fee to $2 and another that would eliminate it altogether.  Neither bill has been scheduled for hearings as of yet.

64 Face Jail After Elaborate Sting Aimed at Ending Demand For Prostitution in Houston

Mar 5, 2015 Reason.com

Dozens of men face jail time and thousands of dollars in fines for offering to pay undercover Houston police officers for sex. The arrests were part of an elaborate prostitution sting using a police-run "modeling studio" advertised on Backpage.com. The Houston Police Department (HPD) says these arrests will help "end demand" for sex trafficking. 

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Area topless clubs being sued by dancers

Jan 19, 2015 My Fox Houston

Some exotic dancers can make hundreds even thousands of dollars in a night. That is not a payment of wage that comes from the club itself, says attorney Galvin Kennedy. And in some cases Kennedy says the dancers must pay the club a fee and share their tips with club employees like managers and disc jockeys. By not paying the dancers one single cent the owners of Gold Cup, Treasures, Cover Girls and Centerfolds are violating the Fair Labor Standards Act according to a lawsuit filed against the clubs. That lawsuit claims these clubs should be paying dancers at least minimum wage in addition to the tips they receive and overtime for working more than 40 hours a week.

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Lawsuit Claims Houston Attorneys Threatened to Out Former Mob Boss Living in Witness Protection

Jan 8, 2015 Houston Press

The saga of a Westheimer strip club and the former mob boss who used to run it has taken another strange turn.

Cowgirls Mens Club Houston Texas

SIX ARRESTED IN UNDERCOVER STING AT THE COWGIRLS MEN'S CLUB

Dec 12, 2014 ABC 13 News
Six people were arrested in Harris County at the Cowgirls Men's Club after an undercover operation Wednesday. One woman was charged with prostitution. Five others face permit violations for operating a sexually-oriented business and serving alcohol.

Oceans Cabaret robbed, co-owner and dancer attacked

Nov 7, 2014 Click2Houston

The co-owner told Sheriff's Deputies they were taken at gunpoint by two men and one woman in Houston while dropping off the dancer. They were carrying pistols and a shotgun. The attackers took the victims back to Oceans Cabaret where they broke in to steal the safes. They got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The attackers later released the victims, unharmed, on Interstate 45 near Vauthier in LaMarque. That's where the victims were able to borrow a cellphone and call police. 

LaBare Houston Texas

Houston stripper was onboard Ebola-infected flight

Oct 16, 2014 KHOU News
Taylor Cole was onboard Frontier Flight 1143 alongside 131 other passengers. He was heading home from Cleveland to Dallas. Little did he know Ebola patient Amber Vinson was onboard too. And she was running a fever.  Cole says he got the call from the Texas Department of Health on Wednesday morning telling him he was potentially at risk. It came just before he was scheduled to travel to Houston. Cole is an exotic dancer at Houston's La Bare Ladie's Club. He was supposed to perform last night. My coworkers and bosses are super supportive, said Cole. They don't want me to come over and put them at risk. So now Cole is under a voluntary quarantine in his home near Dallas.
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14 arrested in Harris Co. strip club sting

Sep 23, 2014 Houston Chronicle
A Harris Country Sheriff's Office investigation has led to the arrest of 14 at a northwest Harris County strip club on a variety of charges and the seizure of drugs, cash, and weapons.

Comptroller to Strip Clubs: Pay Up

May 6, 2014 The Texas Tribune
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is pressing the state’s strip clubs to cough up millions of dollars she says they owe under a new pole tax even though the $5-a-patron fee still faces a court challenge.
The Colorado Bar and Grille Houston Texas

Best Strip Club Houston 2014

Apr 30, 2014 Houston Press

The Colorado Bar and Grill was named the 2014 Best Strip Club in Houston by HoustonPress.com  2014 they also celebrated their 25th anniversary.  Here's to another 25 years of fun.

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Houston and Its Strip Clubs Call a Truce

Jan 2, 2014 New York Times
For 16 years, Houston spent millions of dollars litigating a subject other cities regard as a low-level nuisance or ignore altogether: strip clubs. Then in November, city officials finally worked out a deal with the 16 biggest clubs in town.
Whispers Galveston Texas

PROPOSAL WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO TIP STRIPPERS IN GALVESTON

Nov 21, 2013 ABC 13 News

A serious crack down on sexually oriented businesses in Galveston could be on the way. City leaders are even considering a ban against tipping strippers, which could mean fines or even jail time for violators. The ordinance is just a proposal. There was no vote by the city council. If eventually approved, though, the ordinance would drastically change the way some businesses do business. R.J. Purdue owns Wisper's Cabaret, a strip club, which, according to police, is the only sexually oriented business inside the city. "By what's written in the law, it would put this business out of business," he said.  Purdue is referring specifically to wording that would make it illegal for customers to tip nude or semi-nude dancers, punishable by up to a $4,000 fine and a year in jail. The ordinance also addresses motels that rent rooms for less than a full night.

Privilege Club Houston Texas

Houston strip club sues man for not paying $320,000 tab

Oct 14, 2013 NY Daily News
A Houston strip club is suing a businessman for allegedly not paying a $320,000 tab he racked up in just one month. Big spender James Jay Beckman reportedly ran up the gigantic bill by enjoying numerous private lap dances during 14 visits to Privilege between July and August. Each time, he is said to have paid the fee using his CIT Group-issued credit card. But, the next morning, he would allegedly cancel the charges by claiming his account had been used fraudulently. Club bosses, who claim they've been left severely out of pocket by his alleged scam, have now launched legal action.
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1 KILLED, 2 INJURED IN SHOOTING OUTSIDE SOUTHWEST HOUSTON STRIP CLUB

Sep 1, 2013 ABC 13 News
One person was dead and two others were in the hospital Sunday after shots rang out in front of a southwest Houston strip club. It happened around 5:30am in the 6300 block of Richmond Avenue at Unity near Hillcroft, just outside the Legends club. Police said the victims in this case appear to have been clearly targeted.
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