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Man accused of killing 2 people at Houston Vietnamese restaurant charged with capital murder

Bich Xuan Dang
  • Bich Xuan Dang, 49, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting and killing of two men on Oct. 5 at Tai Loi Restaurant in Houston.
  • According to Houston police, Dang and two other men with handguns entered the restaurant and targeted the two victims while they were sitting inside a booth.
  • The other two suspects, who have not been identified, remain at large.

A man accused of killing two men inside a Vietnamese restaurant in Houston was charged with capital murder. 

Bich Xuan Dang, 49, is accused of shooting and killing Hanh Nguyen, 63, and Long Nguyen, 51, on Oct. 5 at Tai Loi Restaurant in the 12300 block of Bellaire Boulevard in Alief.

Police search for suspect who shot Houston restaurant owner near Chinatown

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  • An Asian man in his 50s with was shot in the hip in the parking lot of his restaurant Cafe Window near Chinatown in Houston on Aug. 20.
  • He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
  • The suspect, described as an Asian male, was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and a baseball hat.
  • The incident is currently under investigation. Police are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

Police are searching for a man who shot a restaurant owner in the hip outside his west Houston store. 

Houston Police Department officers responded to a strip mall in the 6200 block of Wilcrest Drive near Chinatown in Houston at about 1 a.m. on Aug. 20. They found an Asian man in his 50s with a gunshot wound to his hip in the parking lot of his restaurant, Cafe Window.

Man eats 52 lumpias in 10 minutes to win second annual lumpia eating contest in Houston, Texas

  • Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar, a Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second lumpia eating contest on July 4.
  • According to Be More Pacific co-owner Giovan Cuchapin, the competition was created to generate support for the local restaurant industry in Houston by inviting people to enjoy Filipino food and culture.
  • Seven participants representing different restaurants in Houston competed by consuming as many fried lumpia rolls as they could in under 10 minutes.
  • Chris Nguyen, who represented poke joint Seaside Poke, emerged the winner after successfully downing 52 lumpias.

A Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second annual lumpia eating contest during the Independence Day celebrations on July 4.

The restaurant Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar hosted the competition with the aim of helping local small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, reported Click2Houston

California and Texas dominate list of 10 best cities in US for Asian professionals

  • Online marketplace Apartment List celebrated May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the release of their year’s list of best U.S. cities for Asian professionals.
  • Compiled by Apartment List and its Asian Pacific Islander employee resource group, [email protected], the ranking was based on four categories such as community and representation, economic opportunity, housing opportunity and business environment.
  • Bay Area cities San Jose and San Francisco took spots at No. 1 and No. 6 respectively, while Riverside took ninth place.

Three cities in California have been named among the best places to be for Asian professionals in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the online marketplace Apartment List released the ranking to coincide with Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. 

Houston deputy arrested and fired for stealing from Vietnamese businesses while in uniform

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  • Bobby Joe Espinosa, a deputy constable of the Harris County Precinct 4, was fired and arrested for stealing a total of $5,700 from four Vietnamese businesses in Houston while in uniform.
  • Espinosa used his authority as a law enforcement officer to get customers at different establishments to leave before coercing employees to open cash registers and remove money from tip jars.
  • He was also accused of unplugging surveillance cameras and prying open game machines for cash.
  • The former deputy has been charged with felony theft but was released from jail after posting a $30,000 bond on Saturday.

Former Deputy Constable Bobby Joe Espinosa of the Harris County Precinct 4 was fired and arrested for stealing thousands of dollars from four Vietnamese businesses in Houston while in uniform.

Espinosa, 39, was accused of stealing a total of $5,700 between September 2021 and March 2022.

Teen Charged With Murder For Shooting Stepfather at Birthday Celebration in Houston

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A 16-year-old boy in Houston has been charged with murder for the alleged shooting and killing of his stepfather at a local restaurant on Wednesday night.

The Houston police said the family gathered for a birthday celebration at Shabu Zone in the Hong Kong City Mall on the 11200 block of Bellaire Boulevard when the shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m., Click2Houston reported.

Viet American Business Owner Threatened By Own Community for Supporting BLM

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A Vietnamese American entrepreneur claimed he has been receiving threats from within the Vietnamese community in southwest Houston after he paid for a billboard that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Stop Racism” in English and Vietnamese.

Lê Hoàng Nguyên, an insurance company owner, revealed in a Facebook video on July 8 that there have been calls for his lynching and boycott of his business since he put up the billboard. He used his own money to commission the message, which was non-political, he said.