What Ever Happened to Cynthia Martinez?

Who could forget this face?

Who could forget this face?

Y’all remember Cynthia Martinez, right? She was the woman arrested on a prostitution charge in September 2009 at her rented home on Fondren, where she was giving massages. She was also arrested in January 2011 on drug-possession and child-endangerment charges. All that drama — plus the fact that a 20-year-old OD’d at her house in December 2010 — led to her neighbors and the University Park city attorney pressuring her landlord to evict her. She was booted from the property in February 2011.

I’ll admit that I hadn’t given Martinez much thought since then; yesterday’s news and so on and so forth. I’m bringing her up today because a friend of Park Cities People sent me a note to say that he spotted her over the weekend at the Arcade Bar in Lakewood. Our friend reports that she did a serviceable karaoke rendition of Stevie Nicks’ “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” embarrassed herself on Eminem’s “Cleanin’ Out My Closet,” and generally had a grand time until the bar closed at 2.

And why wouldn’t she? A search of the county’s criminal-records database shows that the prostitution charge was dismissed in January 2013, after she served a year of probation. Charges of practicing massage without a license and child abandonment were also dismissed. As for the possession of a controlled substance, she was sentenced to three years’ probation last November.

By Dan Koller Jun. 18, 2013 | 11:52 am | 7 Comments | Comments RSS
  • Neal
  • Hearsayer

    Was told last year that the older child lived with an HPISD family in order to graduate and the younger child was placed with a family in another school district. She probably loves her kids but her choices severely disrupted their lives.

  • M

    prostitution usually does

  • Grow Up

    Did this woman make good decisions…no

    Do you kick another human while they are down? That is up to you, but be the better person and let this woman’s 15 minutes of negative fame go. I am sure her and her kids have enough in life to overcome than to keep being brought up in a community blog for scrutiny.

  • UPMom

    Whatever happened to Merritt Patterson?

    Enough is enough. It is hard to be a single parent in HP even under the best of circumstances.

  • RR

    Merritt Patterson was in a few lawsuits herself and last I heard was writing some D+ reality show recaps. Good riddance.

  • LL

    Ditto RR.

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