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  • Politican who protested Dallas NRA show pleads guilty to corruption charges

    08/10/2018 7:14:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8/9/18 | cjarles Eiger
    The outspoken Dallas mayor pro tem who balked at the National Rifle Association coming to town earlier this year resigned on Thursday after entering a guilty plea in federal court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Dallas City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving $450,000 in bribe and kickback payments stemming from securing a city school bus stop-arm camera contract for a Louisiana company. The Dallas Morning News later reported that Caraway resigned his public position in the aftermath of the revelations. “I have dedicated much of my life...
  • Dallas Mayor says Caraway Scandal is an Example of Lack of “Economic Inclusion” in Dallas

    08/10/2018 2:55:43 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 37 replies
    WBAP AM - Dallas ^ | 8/10/2018 | WBAP-FM
    DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is speaking out following the resignation of Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway. Caraway pleaded guilty Thursday to federal corruption charges. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the IRS, Caraway accepted $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks related to a scheme that could have contributed to the demise of Dallas County Schools. Mayor Rawlings spoke publicly for the first time about the news regarding Caraway Friday morning at an event at the Dallas Regional Chamber. “We work hard to make sure our city is represented well throughout Texas, throughout our country, and throughout our world,”...
  • Top Dallas Democrat resigns in disgrace, admits taking more than $450G in lavish bribes

    08/09/2018 5:13:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/9/2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Dallas official pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges after prosecutors said he earned more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes in exchange for official actions taken to benefit local business dealings. Democrat Dwaine Caraway, Dallas city council member and mayor pro tem, pleaded guilty in court to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, as well as tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced in a news release. The funds Caraway received were “in the form of a phony consulting agreement, luxury suits, fully funded trips, gambling money, repayment of personal debt, checks and cash” from Robert Leonard...
  • Dallas Mayor Blames Company for Recycling Bikes After City's New Fees Killed Bike-Sharing (tr)

    08/08/2018 7:51:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 8-7-2018 | Eric Boehm
    New permitting and registration fees have killed off at least one bike-sharing company previously operating in Dallas, Texas. Which means that instead of helping people commute, run errands, or visit friends, thousands of yellow bikes previously operated by Ofo, a Beijing-based bike-sharing firm, are now heaped in a city recycling center like a massive modernist monument to poor civic policy. Ofo decided to pull out of Dallas after the city passed new rules requiring an $800 registration fee and permit fees of $21 per bike, according to The Dallas Morning News. While there were more than 20,000 shared bikes available...
  • In Amazon's HQ2 search, Dallas has a unique history to bring to the table

    08/05/2018 3:05:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 7, 2018 | Maria Halkias, Retail Writer
    If Amazon selects Dallas for its second headquarters, it will be adding to the region’s already rich retail DNA. While Dallas-Fort Worth is known for its business diversity, retailing represents a big slice — maybe one it’s not getting much credit for in the ongoing speculation about where the largest online retailer will decide to put its HQ2. When analysts size up the 20 cities that Amazon said it would pick from this year, they have looked at where each stands in regards to affordable housing, tech talent, quality of life and other measures Amazon says it’s looking for. That...
  • Apple iPhone X parts factory in Sherman starts production with 200 new employees (Texas)

    07/30/2018 6:53:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Melissa Repko
    A new facility in North Texas is starting up its production line for some of the technology that powers the Apple iPhone X's latest features. Silicon Valley-based Finisar has hired 200 people and begun operations at a new plant in Sherman, a city about 65 miles north of Dallas. The facility produces vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, or VCSELs, that are used in smartphones. The lasers enable some of the iPhone X's features, such as facial recognition that unlocks the phone, a portrait mode that takes professional-looking photos and a tool that creates animated emojis based on the user's facial expressions. Jeff...
  • NFL orders Jerry Jones to stop talking anthem, Fox 4’s Mike Doocy cancels interview

    07/30/2018 5:43:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 7-30-18 | CLARENCE E. HILL JR.
    Four days after seemingly defying the NFL and letting the world know about his team’s zero-tolerance policy regarding standing for the national anthem, Jones is now not talking about the issue because he has been told not to by the league. Jones informed several local television stations who had booked him for interviews on their Sunday night show from training camp in Oxnard, Calif., that questions about the national anthem and his team’s policy were not permitted because the NFL had told him to stop
  • Home surveillance cameras capture Dallas couple being robbed at gunpoint

    07/23/2018 7:22:25 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/2018 | FOX4News.com Staff
    Dallas police took six teens into custody for committing at least four robberies Sunday morning -- including robbing a couple at gunpoint who were out walking their dog. The couple were out walking their dog just after midnight Sunday morning near the Bishop Arts District. A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured this video of three boys approaching them with guns drawn, yelling, “Give me your wallet! Give me your phone!”
  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a “Human and Civil Rights” award in recognition of the former pro-football star’s campaign “to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.” The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. “To me, this is bigger than football...
  • Jordan Peterson At TPUSA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit 2018

    07/14/2018 10:39:37 AM PDT · by khelus · 5 replies
    Turning Point USA ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Turning Point USA
    Turning Point USA Published on Jul 10, 2018 Jordan Peterson Speaks To Thousands Of Young Women In Dallas, TX At The Annual Young Women's Leadership Summit! #YWLS2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObdpkUkQyDQ
  • El Paso Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member previously deported 4 times (El Salvador)

    07/14/2018 8:05:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KVIA ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jose Villasana
    EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso sector arrested two MS-13 gang members this week. Early Sunday morning, Border Patrol agents working at the Texas Highway 62/180 checkpoint in between El Paso and Carlsbad began tracking a group of nine subjects attempting to walk around the checkpoint. Border Patrol agents caught up to the group after about four hours of trailing them through the desert. The people in the group admitted to entering the U.S. illegally ... one of the men in the group as 25-year-old William Amaya-Ortiz, an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha...
  • Texas mom shoots man trying to take car with her kids inside...

    07/05/2018 4:43:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Texas mother said she didn’t think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker when the man jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to steal her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time. “I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out...
  • Mother shoots carjacker in the face after he stole car with kids inside

    07/05/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 93 replies
    milive.com ^ | 7/5/18 | Matt Durr
    DALLAS -- A mother of two said she was pumping gas just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in southern Dallas, when a man jumped in her car and tried to drive away with her two kids inside. Instead of hesitating, Michelle Booker-Hicks told FOX 4 in Dallas that she did what she had to in order to save her kids. "I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get...
  • Mark Cuban Steps in Twitter Ant Pile After Sanders' Ejection From Restaurant

    06/26/2018 10:39:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | JUNE 26, 2018 | 4:00AM | STEPHEN YOUNG
    Mark Cuban made a mistake Monday afternoon. A TMZ camera found him outside a restaurant in California, and the Mavs owner actually stopped and talked to the paparazzo. Quickly, Cuban was talking about the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia and its decision to deny service to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Although he likely didn't know it at the time, Cuban was about to stir up Trump Twitter, a group that's never met a stupid fight it didn't like. Here's what Cuban said with regard to the restaurant. “It’s a good question. You can make an argument on...
  • Church Forced to Remove ‘Anger Provoking’ Billboards Declaring ‘America is a Christian Nation’

    06/19/2018 7:04:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Starnes
    Billboards promoting a celebration of faith and freedom at the First Baptist Church in Dallas were removed after complaints from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News. The patriotic billboard campaign included the title of the sermon Dr. Robert Jeffress planned to deliver on June 24 – “America is a Christian Nation.”“We were told by the billboard company that the message was divisive,” Jeffress told the Todd Starnes Radio Show. The sermon title was inspired by a comments made by Supreme Court Justices John Jay and David Josiah Brewer — both of whom described America as a Christian...
  • $1.6 billion LBJ East project gets official blessing from TxDOT

    06/19/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Ray Leszcynski
    AUSTIN — After months spent hashing out how to pay the $1.6 billion tab, North Texas' most pressing freeway need at long last gained the blessing of the Texas Transportation Commission at its Thursday meeting. The Texas Department of Transportation now has its governing body's approval to seek bids on 10.8 miles of Interstate 635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30 — known as LBJ East to planners. A contract will be awarded in the summer of 2019, and construction is to finish in 2024. The result will be another free lane in each direction, continuous frontage roads that the...
  • Houston metro ranked No. 4 in job growth; No. 2 for adding new homes, Metrostudy says

    06/19/2018 12:00:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Community Impact Newspaper ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jules Rogers
    New jobs and homes are booming in the Greater Houston area: it is ranked No. 4 in the nation for top job growth markets and No. 2 for adding new homes. The data is from a new Metrostudy report released May 10 on the first three months of 2018; the report looked at the Houston economy’s job growth and population. With regard to employment growth, Houston came in below the New York, Dallas and Los Angeles metros with a total employment of 3,058,500 in February 2018. That is an annual growth of 67,100 jobs, or 2.2 percent, for Houston, according...
  • 'We're so far away': The Cowboys are in a fight against time, mediocrity

    06/15/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 14, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    FRISCO, Texas – At one point this week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat back at his locker and pulled a large box to his lap, flipping the top open and pulling out a crisp Stetson cowboy hat. Without removing the plastic wrapping, he pulled the brim down over his forehead and smiled. A perfect fit. One of the few for the Cowboys in this week’s minicamp, which may have been summed up most accurately by head coach Jason Garrett when he said the team (and the offense in particular) is nowhere near a finished product. “We’re so far away,”...
  • AT&T Pours $100M Into Downtown Campus Revamp, Adds Food And Retail (Dallas, Texas)

    06/07/2018 2:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BisNow ^ | May 21, 2018 | Kimberly Reeves
    AT&T will drop $100M on its four-block downtown Dallas campus, adding restaurants, a small outdoor concert venue and a six-story video wall. The renovation, which would be completed by the end of 2019, will join a number of redevelopment projects in downtown's southeast quadrant in the last year: the Statler Hotel renovation, a two-year upgrade of the Adolphus Hotel and the relocation of the Dallas Morning News to the old Dallas library. "We're looking to inject additional growth, commerce and entertainment into Downtown Dallas," AT&T Regional Vice President Mike Peterson said in a news release Monday. "This investment will result...
  • At Least 5 People Injured After Shooting At Dallas Football Field

    06/04/2018 2:50:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 6/4/18 | Jennifer Lindgren
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The crowd at a football game in south Dallas was sent running Sunday night after shots started to ring out. Police said that at least five people were struck by gunfire, including a pregnant teen. The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. at a park along Spring Avenue, behind the Juanita Craft Recreation Center in the Fair Park area. According to police, a group of young adults had been meeting at the park for the past two weekends for a football game. A witness shared video of the shooting on Facebook, recorded while he was running for...