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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


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.

Houston Mom Tries to Reunite With Her Baby Stranded in Wuhan


A Houston mother is hoping to reunite with her 2-year-old son who is stranded in Wuhan, China, which has been on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) breakout.

Fen Xin’s 2-year-old son Allen traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, with his grandparents to celebrate the Lunar New Year. However, the virus broke out in mid-January right around the time of the celebration, according to ABC13.

3 Men Arrested For the Death of 59-Year-Old Korean-American Store Clerk in Houston

Authorities have arrested the three suspects behind the robbery and shooting of a store clerk in Houston last month.

The suspects, identified as 18-year-old Steven Hicks, 18-year-old Brent Williams, and 19-year-old Lakoreen Parker have all been charged with capital murder for the death of 59-year-old Se Young Lee, a clerk at the ExxonMobil gas station on 9200 Main at Murworth, ABC13 reported.