How not to celebrate New Years Eve


Rep. Mando Martinez

Local law enforcement authorities here have confirmed that State Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez, District 39, is recovering after being struck by a “stray bullet.”

According to Weslaco police, Martinez underwent surgery today related to a gunshot wound to the head. Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra confirmed that Martinez is in stable condition and that the surgery was to remove the “projectile” from his head.


The sheriff said Martinez felt something on top of his head and was rushed to a local hospital after the representative’s wife observed a small hole on the top left side of her husband’s head.

Rep. Martinez is lucky. People have been killed by this sort of idiocy. Don’t do that, and if you ever hear of someone boasting about doing it, give them hell about it. And get well quickly, Rep. Martinez.

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7 Responses to How not to celebrate New Years Eve

  1. Flypusher says:

    At the end of every year we are bombarded with the “DON’T SHOOT GUNS IN THE AIR!!!!!!!” message; how the hell can anyone miss that? You can’t fix stupid, only charge them appropriately.

    So could you pin attempted murder on the idgit in this story? Or what would stick if they make an arrest?

  2. Ross says:

    Deadly conduct might apply, or some sort if involuntary homicide.

  3. Minerva says:

    In the Heights it sounded like Syria. Its crazy! It will take a long term public information campaign. I can see a role for Houston City Council, HISD and law enforcement.

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  5. C.L. says:

    @Minerva…. You may have taken hyperbole to the Nth level. The Heights sounded like war-torn Syria ?

  6. Minerva says:

    C.L.- Yep– Syria. For days. Many roofers will tell you how many bullets they find when they put on new roofs in the area.

  7. matx says:

    Minerva – we have lived in our Oak Forest home for nearly 20 years and the fireworks and likely gunfire have never in all these years reached the level they did this past NYE. Glad I didn’t have a baby to put to bed or a nervous dog. One year in the early 90’s I seem to recall a woman was killed by celebratory gunfire on NYE in the Houston area.

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