On Saturday, January 25, 2014 Allie Rodriguez, age 20, , Mikey Kowis, Robert Guerro and Jessica Binnion along with several other friends went to the Big Texas Dance Hall on Holzwarth Road in Spring to see a concert. When the concert ended they started to leave.
As the girls stood next to the pickup, the young men were chatting a short distance away. That is when Tito Juarez and his friend Shawn Bingham got into a Ford F-150 pickup and approached the girls. As they talked to them, Jessica notified Kowis that the two guys in the Ford were acting “Creepy”.
Kowis and Guerro approached the vehicle and asked the driver who had his window open if there was a problem. Without a response they walked to the passenger side and asked Bingham the same thing. Bingham responded by pulling a knife. Juarez then sped off in reverse.
According to the passenger Bingham and the door man of the club, Juarez gunned the truck speeding forward and rammed into the group of four. Juarez then sped off.
When Cypress Creek EMS arrived Allie Rodriguez lie dead in the parking lot with massive head injuries, Binnion lay unconscious with an injury to her head and two black eyes. Rodriguez’s longtime boyfriend Kowis was thrown from the front fender landing feet from his brother. He suffered a broken hand and multiple injuries. Guerro suffered abrasions from the truck striking him.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the door man at the club. He stated he saw a Hispanic male get into the drivers seat of the black Ford F-150. When showed several photos he was able to identify both driver and passenger.
Allie’s sister, Erica Vasquez was at her home in Grangerland. She had seen the story about the incident but didn’t think anything of it. A short time later Harris County Sheriff’s Department Investigators came to her front door giving her the sad news about her sister. They then traveled to South Houston to tell Allie’s mother.
Later in the day Harris County Investigators arrested Tito Juarez and after charging him with murder, transported him to the Harris County Jail where he remains on a $50,000 bond.
On Thursday Harris County District Judge Jim Wallace assigned former Harris County District Judge and now attorney James Barr as Juarez defense attorney.
Saturday family and friends gathered at the Living Word World Outreach Church and Loop 336 in Conroe. A memorial service was held for Rodriguez. She then joined her father who died five years ago and was entombed at Conroe Memorial Park with McNutt Funeral Directors officiating.
At Conroe Memorial Park friends and family signed Rodriguez’s white casket with colored markers. Many wrote good-bye’s, poems, and last words. Live butterflies and balloons were then released along with a single white dove.
Allie’s sister Erica was able to retrieve many photos from Allie’s computer and put them together as a memorial. She also found several pages in a spiral notebook with a “Bucket List” created by Allie. Looking at her bucket list she was a very giving person, not wanting just for herself but wanting to help others.
ALLIE’S BUCKET LIST
Travel the world
Be in a movie
Make a movie
Learn how to dance
Attend a music festival in a different country
Bury a time capsule
Learn to play a song on a guitar
Carve my name in a tree
Vacation with no luggage
Host a cocktail party
Swim with dolphins
Sleep outside watching the stars
Brew my own beer
Give a homeless person my lunch
Write Juliet a letter
Make a life sized snowman
Help a soup kitchen
Send flowers for no reason at all
Read all of Shakespeare’s plays
Write a message to my favorite author
Send a message in a bottle
Test drive a car I can’t afford
Scuba dive the great barrier reef
Ride a helicopter
Spend a week at a world class spa
Walk the red carpet
Write a book, Fly in a hot air balloon
Celebrate New Year’s in Times Square
Attend a fashion show
Create a non-profit foundation
Join the Habitat for Humanity
Shop in Rodeo Drive
Pack my bags and jump on a random plane
Live in a different country for six months
Fly first class
Go on a cruise
Visit a castle in England
Drive Route 66
Horseback along the beach
Keep a diary for a whole year
Ride in a limo
Leave behind a lot of money
Ride a giant roller coaster
Research my family tree
Smile at 100 strangers
FAST FOR 48 HOURS-GIVE THE MONEY I WOULD HAVE SPENT TO A HOMELESS PERSON
Be on the cover of a magazine
Wine taste in Sonoma County, California
Have my own library
Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring
Give to charity
Learn to bartend
Drive across the country coast to coast
Drive a Porsche
Go deep sea fishing
Visit a concentration camp
Fast Facebook for a week
Turn my cellphone off for a day
Parasail from a white sandy beaches over the warm ,beautiful blue waters of Mexico
Dancing in the pouring rain
Drive a convertible down Route 66 with friends by my side
Read all 7 Harry Potter books
Get involved in a protest rally
Be a match maker
See a Broadway show
Go club hoping and dance, dance, dance
THEN THERE WAS HER SUMMER BUCKET LIST
Get in the car and just drive
Drink it down and live it up
Go to a drive in movie theatre
Water gun fight
Go ding dong ditching
Make the most out of tonight, worry about it tomorrow
Make a homemade slip and slide
Go camping with friends
Go horseback riding
Play an epic game of beer pong
Go on an ice cream date
Party as much as possible
Lay in a tube at a river, with an ice cold beer
Push an unsuspecting person into the pool
Lay on top of the roof at night and watch the stars
Photo bomb strangers pictures
Get really fun tan
Egg someone’s car that you dislike
Attend a pool party
Have a carwash
Release balloons into the air
Go skinny dipping
Walk around all day in a bikini
Live with your best friend
Watch a scary movie with a crush
Go swimming at night.