Thousands of dollars worth of shoes stolen from small business only weeks before grand opening

A new local business in Houston is recovering after multiple thieves stole most of their product, only weeks before a scheduled grand opening.

“We’ve been building this brand pretty much our whole lives,” said Khamron Micheals, co-owner of Shewz Houston. “We thought we were getting somewhere. This is kind of just a huge step back for no reason.”

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Surveillance video shows multiple thieves early Tuesday morning dragging several large boxes of shoes from a backroom of the store to a car outside. The thieves were stealing from the new business, located near Weistheimer and South Voss Road, for about four minutes.

“I want to let these guys know they’re hurting more than just the business,” said Lamarkus Simpson, CEO of Shewz Houston. “They’re hurting personal lives. This is how we feed our families.”

Simpson and Michaels estimate the thieves stole roughly 150 pairs of shoes worth roughly $40,000.

“I feel extremely disrespected that someone doesn’t respect the hard work and the grind that we have put into building this company from the bottom up,” said Michaels.

The business owners are holding a charity fundraiser event Sunday at Shews Houston, starting at noon. They’re hoping people will come out and support their new business.

“My daughter, she’s 6-years-old,” said Simpson. “She’s able to understand that they got her daddy’s shoes. She was brought to tears from this.”


So far, no arrests have been made. If you recognize the suspects, you’re urged to contact police.

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Whitney Houston emotionally honored by Kevin Costner and Jennifer Hudson at Clive Davis gala at Beverly Hilton

Just a week before the 11th anniversary of whitney-houston-1963-2012/” data-ylk=”slk:Whitney Houston’s tragic death at the Beverly Hilton;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Whitney Houston’s tragic death at the Beverly Hilton, Jennifer Hudson honored the legendary singer with a performance of “Greatest Love of All” in the historic hotel’s ballroom. Kevin Costner also appeared, paying tribute to his bodyguard-costar-whitney-houston-2022-sag-awards/” data-ylk=”slk:The Bodyguard costar;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “The Bodyguard costar with a touching speech.

“We were both struck by Whitney the first time we first met her,” Costner said of himself and legendary record producer Clive Davis, who hosted the 2023 pre-Grammy gala with the Recording Academy on Saturday night.



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“Whitney would be our common ground, and from that moment we all worked as one collective… so powerful that for one moment in time the entire world seemed focused on this one country song,” he continued, referencing Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”, which served as the lead single for The Bodyguard. “Whitney had become the most celebrated singer of her generation, but she was an untrained actress and it was unclear if this was something she should aspire to or even something that was good for her career. All three of us would take a huge leap.”

“I needed to make the movie I was imagining,” said Costner, who also served as producer on The Bodyguard. “Whitney saw it as a chance to reinvent herself. But for Clive it was a career move that had ‘recipe for disaster’ written all over it. I needed Clive. I needed his trust and his blessing and I needed the one thing that he wasn’t used to giving up: control.”

Houston died Feb. 11, 2012 in a Beverly

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