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  • UFO sighted over Houston during rain storm

    08/17/2014 7:52:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 128 replies
    .unexplained-mysteries.com ^ | Saturday, 16 August, 2014
    Social media was buzzing on the night of August 11th when several people managed to snap photographs of what appeared to be an oval-shaped craft in the sky over Houston during stormy weather. Some of the images showed the object, which seemed to have a single point of light in its center, situated in the foreground with dark storm clouds looming menacingly behind it. The disc was pictured from several angles by different witnesses and seemed to change position in the air multiple times. "The more people who see it in different directions, the more likely we are to figure...
  • Dem Says Pro-Gun Demonstrations ‘Need to Be Canceled’

    08/19/2014 9:48:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said over the weekend that a gun rights group shouldn’t bother rescheduling a planned march through Houston’s Fifth Ward, and that these sorts of demonstrations “need to end.” Open Carry Texas was set to march through the political subdivision of Houston, but had to postpone the event. According to the Houston Chronicle, Jackson Lee and others gathered to say they oppose the group’s effort to raise awareness about the right to openly carry rifles and shotguns in Texas. “We come in peace,” said Jackson Lee. “On behalf of many thousands who live in this community...
  • Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

    08/19/2014 3:21:06 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Krishnadev Calamur
    The USS Houston sank during World War II after being hit by the Japanese, killing 700 sailors and Marines. Now, more than 70 years later, U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea was the wreck of the ship dubbed "The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast."The Houston was carrying 1,068 crewmen when it was hit on Feb. 28, 1942, during the Battle of Sunda Strait. Only 291 sailors and Marines survived the sinking and their later use as slave labor by the Japanese. The vessel's commanding officer, Capt. Albert H. Rooks, was posthumously...
  • "Lawlessness Breeds Lawlessness"-Houston's "Hub"

    08/17/2014 4:16:21 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 17, 2014 | Liz Theiss
    Restrictionists in the immigration debate have long bemoaned the mid-movie understanding of third world-invasion lawlessness and the sudden concern among elected officials and others in highlighting the sex-slave trade. The reason is that these same people have IGNORED the consequences of NAFTA free-trading, open borders, and free-wheeling hiring practices that in turn gave us the glam hysteria of the CHILD SEX-SLAVING INDUSTRY with no real efforts to prosecute it!. As the title to this blogpost indicates, LAWLESSNESS BREEDS LAWLESSNESS. In early August activists opposed to the continued "surge" of illegal aliens effortlessly crossing our Texas border held a demonstration on...
  • Daca-Dreamers Get Lassoed By Ted Cruz Patriot Defenders

    08/14/2014 7:05:49 PM PDT · by magna carta · 9 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 14,2014 | Liz Theiss
    On my ride home from a hill country family vacation the internet finally came back around San Antonio. It was then that I learned that a protest was planned against Senator Ted Cruz by the beneficiaries of Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Executive Order. These "chicos de suenos" enjoying a waiver from deportation for themselves, cared little that the "surge" of aliens of all ages and unknown histories were invading the USA relentlessly as a result of the DACA decree.
  • Illegal Immigrant Car Chase That Killed Family Sparked By Fear Of Deportation

    08/13/2014 12:56:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | August 13, 2014 | Tara Dodrill'
    The illegal immigrant driver responsible for a high-speech chase that lasted less than two minutes and killed six people pressed down hard on the gas pedal because he was afraid of deportation, his girlfriend said. The deadly crash occurred in League City, Texas on Sunday evening. Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco has been identified as the illegal immigrant behind the wheel during the high-speed chase. The crash happened around 8:30 p, at the intersection of Ohio Street and FM 646 in League City. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Dickinson Police report that an officer attempted to pull over a Dodge Durango...
  • SUSPECTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT KILLS FAMILY OF 4 IN HIGH SPEED CHASE

    08/12/2014 8:53:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 12 Aug 2014 | Ian Hanchett/ BREITBART TV
    ABC 13 in Houston reports that a car accident that killed six people, including a family of four, was caused by a man who was believed to be in the country illegally. Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco fled from the police at up to 100 miles per hour after he was pulled over for a traffic violation, and ran a stop sign, causing him to crash into a family of four. The family, Ahuezoteco, and his passenger were are all killed in the accident. “Ahuezoteco had an outstanding felony warrant for Driving While Intoxicated” according to ABC 13. The station also reports...
  • Passenger dies on plane headed to Bush airport (flight origin undisclosed)

    08/06/2014 5:56:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 6, 2014 | Dale Lezon
    ...Investigators were dispatched to the airport about 11:30 p.m. after the plane landed, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said the person died of apparent natural causes and no foul play was suspected. No other information about the case was released....
  • 'It would be best to speak English in classrooms'

    08/05/2014 3:39:09 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 13 replies
    The story is about the high school principle who was fired for telling student(s) 'It would be best to speak English in classrooms'.(p) The paper requires a subscription for the whole story. I didn't find it here searching the title. Can anyone fill me in on the rest (besides the excerpt at the source)?
  • Exclusive: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Staff Threatens Taxpayer For Asking About

    08/03/2014 1:18:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | july 31, 2014 | dwayne horner
    That was startling. I asked to speak to someone in the office to register my thoughts on a congresswoman lying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. From there, it got crazy but not as crazy, and then a little crazier. I was transferred to a gentleman on Lee’s staff. When I again asked him about the contradiction and stated that perhaps I was confused, the man said “Oh look it here, we have one of those right wing, tea-bagger nut jobs on the phone taking his cues from FOX News.” He then accused me of being un-American,...
  • Crook Tries to Bust Down This Door – Then Something Makes Him Run Away…FAST

    08/02/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-03-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA Houston-area crook tried to bust down a door at a residence - trying with a running start several times. Then suddenly something he sees on that door makes him run -- fast -- away from that same door and into the night. Looks like something seriously freaked-out this would-be burglar. KPRC-TV in Houston paid a visit to the house in Texas City — and discovered what it is he saw.
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • Houston MMA fighter steps in as would-be thieves attack store clerk

    07/29/2014 7:56:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    News Fix Now ^ | 7-27-14 | News Fix Now
    HOUSTON, TEXAS – A group of would-be thieves picked the wrong gas station to rob. Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker return to the store after a run to the bank. The men in an SUV were watching too because they went straight for the man and the bank bag as soon as he got out of his car. “Well, just a reaction, you see someone get beat up, you just go out,” said Dissanayaka. Dissanayaka ran outside before the two robbers even saw him. “The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in...
  • The Rebuilding of I-45: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Improve Houston

    07/29/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Cite Magazine ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 5:35 PM | Torie Ludwin
    According to proposals on the table at the Texas Department of Transportation, the highway system around Downtown Houston may be subject to a significant transformation. This well may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city to reconnect neighborhoods long bifurcated by highway IH-45 while also improving traffic capacity of the highways. How to change and improve the highway system is of great debate. As the Department of Transportation follows through on its federally required processes to propose and examine alternatives to the expansion of IH-45, also called the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, itÂ’s winnowing the options quickly. Now is...
  • Help! My paradox meter broke: an “atheist church”?

    07/29/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Image credit: Jimmy Demello Artworks[/caption] The last time I was in Houston, I had to change the fuse in my paradox meter after meeting a self-described pro-choice Republican woman, who was also a lawyer.  I told her at least she was better than Wendy Davis, to which no response was offered.  I said it a second time, and with a puff of white smoke, the paradox-meter died. Dang, the fuse just blew again, reading Time’s August 4 issue, Religion section article “Atheist “Churches” Gain Popularity—Even in the Bible Belt” (behind a paywall).  Yup, the “Atheist Church” they wrote about...
  • Abortion’s new underground railroad

    07/20/2014 11:19:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2009 the median cost of a first-trimester abortion was just under $500. Add the bus travel or gas and up to three nights in a hotel, and the cost can jump by several hundred dollars. That’s the impetus behind Clinic Action Support Network, which was founded last summer in response to the new law, and aims to help Houston-area women clear the growing hurdles to abortion access. But regulations and requirements like those in HB2 are not limited to Texas. Twenty-seven states have passed abortion regulations…. The trend has given rise to networks like...
  • Houston Protest Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge

    07/18/2014 2:59:02 PM PDT · by humblegunner · 74 replies
    Original Content | 7/18/2014 | humblegunner
    Today at the Mexican Consulate just south of downtown Houston a protest against the illegal alien border surge was staged by concerned patriots. Apparently the word got out to the opposition forces. There were 25 to 30 illegals and associated supporters there as well. Our side numbered from 40 to 50 while I was on site. We were staged on opposite sides of the street. The illegals (they proclaimed themselves so, chanting "undocumented and unafraid") had a small public address system and had a designated wise-ass on the mike leading chants and taunts which actually were pretty comedic. The...
  • My response from Mayor Parker of Houston

    07/18/2014 4:47:29 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 27 replies
    rfreedom4u
    Dear Mr. (my name): There is a crisis brewing that disproportionately impacts border cities, putting a strain on their physical infrastructure. Sharing the physical burden of housing so many people relieves the immediate pressure on a handful of cities. We have a professional responsibility to assist other municipalities, just as we would in the aftermath of a natural disaster. There is a growing humanitarian need. We have a personal responsibility to assist human beings in distress. These are not undocumented workers flooding here to take low paying jobs. These are children, some as young as 2 or 3 years of...
  • City of Houston: First Amendment Advisory

    07/15/2014 7:39:48 PM PDT · by magna carta · 18 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | July 14,2014 | Liz Theis
    Ever had problems deciding EXACTLY where in a city park to protest or demonstrate something? Don't worry the Houston Parks Department has your back. For example at Bell Park it's at Latitude 29 degrees 43'46.20" N. Longitude 95 degrees 23'28.47" W
  • Immigration News Houston: Duelling Protesters on TC Jester Bridge

    07/12/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | July 12,2014 | Liz Theiss
    On July 10, 2014 as I got in my car to back out of my driveway at 6:30AM, I noticed a helicopter overhead. When I arrived at the planned demonstration site I understood why. I live some 5 minutes from the TC Jester overpass and was greeted by about 25 or so, open borders advocates in support of the tsunami of illegal aliens from Central America with a local Fox reporter ready to do a live interview. This demonstration for deportation had gotten out via our press release. It was only Colonel Stan and myself to hold up the 20...
  • Obama Administration Paying Locals $6,000 a Month to HOUSE ONE ILLEGAL MINOR

    07/11/2014 9:31:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mara Zebest
    Obama Administration is not only using tax dollars to advertise… but also using tax dollars to pay more than $6000 a month to house ILLEGALS—NOTE the Tax Free reference in the ad. When a Murrieta resident called the advertised phone number and asked about housing a CHILD, the person on the other end explained there are no children under the age of 12.Are we not being constantly told this is about compassion for young children? Are the 12-year-olds (and older) cartel children? Is this among the reasons why no one is allowed access to the illegals at detainment centers? Is...
  • Frustration boils over as Houston woman goes on epic rant about illegal immigrant children

    07/10/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 10, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    With the children being sent across the country, a Houston woman went on an epic rant when she learned that officials were looking at a closed school in her neighborhood as a potential detention facility. Bernadette Lancelin not only opposed the idea, but did so emphatically: It’s not right. Now billions of dollars want to be borrowed from the White House to help feed and house them. What about the kids here? In our neighborhood? In our country? Not just in this neighborhood but in our country. All these kids? Really? Why can’t they go back? I’m sorry that their...
  • Black Woman in Houston Goes on EPIC Rant About Illegal Alien ‘Kids’ – ‘Why Can’t They Go Back?’

    07/09/2014 6:12:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 39 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-09-2014 | Gina Cassini
    EPIC. What else can you say? This Houston woman came out in intense heat today to protest a plan to house thousands of illegal alien "children" -- many of them teenagers and some with communicable diseases -- in a local middle school that had been closed due to "funding issues." Why is it there is no money for our schools but BILLIONS for foreign nationals who broke our laws to come here? Why are we not enforcing our laws and flying them back home? Ask those questions and you get called a racist by ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC -- the lapdog Obama media. Let's see them call this brave,...
  • Texas officials tour school as possible shelter for migrant kids

    07/09/2014 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC Local News ^ | July 9, 2014
    As officials from three government agencies toured a vacant Houston, Texas middle school, residents from the surrounding neighborhood showed up to express their anger. The Houston Independent School District's Terrell Middle School is being considered as a possible temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children. "I'm sorry that the parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever is going on out there, I don't care," said resident Bernadette Lancelin. "I care about what's going on right here, in my own backyard, my neighborhood." "What's going to keep them from escaping here and just moving around? Around Houston, around...
  • ‘I Feel Like Killing Someone’: Police Say Man Beaten To Death In Front Of Crowd At Amtrak Station

    07/09/2014 6:16:30 AM PDT · by mykroar · 55 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 7/8/2014 | CSB Houston
    A man was beaten to death in front of a crowd of people at an Amtrak Station Thursday. San Antonio Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Joseph Fobbs for approaching a man sitting on a bench alone and fatally beating him. The 56-year-old man was waiting to board a bus when the incident happened. Police said that Fobbs paused for a few moments and said, “I feel like killing someone,” and then continued to beat the man with his fists until he killed him, KENS 5-TV reported.
  • Surge of industrial projects could lift U.S. gas demand by 19 percent

    07/09/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study shows. After shale gas flooded U.S. markets, chemical makers and other firms planned enough gas-intensive industrial projects – now under construction or obtaining permits – to boost daily industrial gas demand from 19.6 to 23.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day in 2020, according to the University of Texas’ Center for Energy Economics. All told, that’s an $83 billion venture. If all 144 proposed industrial projects are built,...
  • Houston Mayor Defends Controversial Ordinance Critics Say Will Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

    07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    In response to a petition that reportedly garnered over 50,000 signatories, the mayor of Houston has pledged to defend an antidiscrimination ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms. Mayor Annise Parker, supporter of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, has stated that the ordinance will not be repealed. "The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life," said Parker, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We don't care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical...
  • Deport for America Demonstration-Houston

    07/06/2014 7:58:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 10 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | July 6, 2014 | Liz Theis
    DEPORT for AMERICA- Washington St. Bridge over I-10 Houston,TX. 7AM-10AM Thursday,July 10, 2014
  • Ron Paul Was Implicated In Failed White Supremacist Island Invasion

    01/20/2012 12:26:20 PM PST · by mnehring · 99 replies
    In 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called “Operation Red Dog.” While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later. In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue...
  • Texas Girl Thrown from Car and Killed Because Swimsuit Too Wet

    07/05/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kenneth Webster
    HOUSTON, Texas--Earlier this week a service was held at the George W Spencer Funeral Home for 12-year-old Octavia Marie Watkins, according to a recent report by a local Fox News affiliate. Octavia's death was easily preventable: she died because she was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle. But it's the reason she was on the roof of the car that has investigators puzzled. Allegedly, her friend's mother, who was giving her a ride home from a local pool, ordered the girls to ride on the hood and trunk of the car because she felt their swimsuits were too...
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BEING FLOWN INTO HOUSTON AFTER CALIFORNIA REJECTION

    07/03/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by reader25 · 102 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 3,2014 | Kristin Tate
    An unknown number of illegal immigrants will be transported by federal agents to Houston, Texas
  • Undocumented children caught on Texas border to arrive at Bush IAH

    07/03/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    KPRC-TV Houston ^ | July 3, 2014 | by Mark Boyle
    Multiple sources confirm to Local 2 News that undocumented children caught along the Texas border will be arriving at Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday. According to an IAH source, federal officials are using Bush because they need an airport with more options for immigrant children who were caught in a border town and need to be sent to a family's home or a foster home in the United States. ICE agents will help process the thousands of immigrant children once they arrive to the staging area in Terminal D. We're told an ICE official will accompany the child or children onboard...
  • 18 Facts That Make Houston The Best City In America

    07/01/2014 11:00:20 AM PDT · by blam · 89 replies
    BI ^ | 7-1-2014 | Emmie Martin and Max Nisen
    Emmie Martin and Max NisenJuly 1, 2014 When you think about Houston, Texas, you probably picture massive oil refineries, oppressive humidity, and a sub-par baseball team — a far cry from one of the nation's most up-and-coming cities. But you shouldn't dismiss Houston so easily; the Bayou City is an economic juggernaut. It's by far the country's No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you've got a winning...
  • 5 killed in Houston-area wrong-way traffic wreck

    06/30/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Redcat · 40 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/30/14 | Dale Lezon
    New details have been released after at least five people, including a young child, were killed late Sunday night when a wrong-way driver slammed head-on into their pickup in northeast Harris County. The two-vehicle wreck happened about 11 p.m. on the westbound North Sam Houston Parkway near John Ralston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Efraim Carmona was driving a 2009 Dodge Ram 5500 pickup eastbound in the westbound lanes when he smashed into a 2000 Ford F-150. Five people in the Ford died at the scene. The front passenger in the Ford was injured and was...
  • FALSE FLAG ALERT: Craigslist Ad Asking for CRISIS ACTORS in Houston For JULY 4th

    06/21/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 67 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 06/20/2014 | Unattributed
    In a Craigslist ad posted about 17 days ago, our Federal Government is looking for crisis actors for July 4th through July 6th. “We are looking for crisis actors for a government emergency drill between July 4-6th. Actors will be responsible for portraying different emergency scenarios in a simulated government terror drill. No experience is needed. Confidentiality agreements are required. Pay is $200. Please message for details.” ~Houston Craigslist
  • In 10 Seconds Two Thugs Learn Why Stealing In Texas Is A Bad Idea

    06/16/2014 2:52:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    A Texas mother of two has a good samaritan to thank for stopping these would be robbers from getting away with her purse. As she was leaving a shopping center the two suspects tried to grab her purse from their car and ended up dragging her down the lot a bit. At that moment a stranger saw this happening and jumped into action pulling his concealed carry weapon on the criminals and stopping them. Once the thugs saw a gun they immediately stopped. Brenda Vasquez, witnessed the whole incident and was interviewed by KHOU tv; “This lady opens her car...
  • Boy with Cancer Gives Quessenberry Advice: Keep Your Head Up

    06/14/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    News92FM ^ | 6/13/2014 | Anavid Reyes
    A Baytown boy, who is fighting the same kind of cancer as Texans player David Quessenberry, gives the athlete some advice. Jake Daniel, 7, is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor who decided to cheer on his favorite player battling the same cancer via YouTube. The brave third-grader’s viral video gives tips and advice on how to make light of the situation and cope with the sickness. Daniel’s tips include to keep praying, keep your head up, never give up, eat lots of Jell-O when you get mouth sores and to always flirt with the nurses. “Good luck, buddy,” Jake said in...
  • Houston Eliminates Gender-Based Restrooms

    06/05/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKIt’s now legal for men to use women’s bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities – and vice-versa – thanks to the passing of the Equal Rights Ordinance in Houston, TX last Wednesday night. Mayor Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, called it “most personally meaningful thing I will ever do as mayor.” The ordinance’s stated goal is to eliminate discrimination in housing and employment for gays, transgenders – 14-characteristics in total – including race, ethnicity, age, religion and disability. Opponents have 30 days to attain more than 17,000 petition signatures to appeal the decision. Careful next time you venture...
  • Why Houston energy companies can't keep stealing from each other

    06/04/2014 10:58:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Jordan Blum
    The Houston energy sector is booming and the need for talent is growing, but companies are only hurting themselves by getting into bidding wars for personnel, said Brett Haugh, Ascende principle and executive vice president. The so-called "crew change" of retiring oil and gas talent is "extremely real," Haugh said, with about 50 percent turnover expected within 10 years mostly because of retirements. Since 2010, though, energy sector hiring is up 25 percent nationally compared to 7 percent for the overall private sector. Wages are up higher in the energy sector, as well, he said. Ascende is a Houston-based human...
  • If you’re in Houston, don’t use public restrooms…..

    06/04/2014 6:45:49 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 6/3/14 | Tantumblogo
    …..because you have no idea what you may be confronted with. I saw this when it was first passed a few weeks ago. It seems the rather militant lesbian mayor of Houston has played to her core base by getting the City Council there to approve an ordinance banning “discrimination” in public facilities on the basis of gender. This includes restrooms, and an immediate effect of the ordinance is that public restroom facilities in the City of Houston are now open to any of the 50 “sexes” that Facebook so helpfully made us aware of a short time ago. That...
  • Never Say "I Kill White People Like You" When Asked To Turn Off Your Phone Post-Takeoff

    06/03/2014 9:38:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 90 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | june 3, 2014
    Following takeoff from Nashville Sunday afternoon, a United Airlines passenger warned a fellow flyer that, “I kill white people like you” when she wasasked to turn off her cell phone, investigators allege. The disruption on Flight 4205, which was bound for Houston, resulted in the Embraer 135’s return to Nashville’s airport, where Lashonda Lee Williams was arrested for assault. The 43-year-old Williams, seen at right, was asked by another female passenger to “turn off her cell phone due to the aircraft being in flight,” according to a court affidavit. In reply, Williams allegedly said, “I kill white people like you.” Investigators...
  • Joel Osteen Doesn’t Want Anti-Gay Stance To Define His Ministry

    06/03/2014 5:26:52 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 18 replies
    webpronews ^ | June 4, 2014 | Val Powell
    Pastor Joel Osteen is open about his disapproval of gay marriage, but he does not want his opinion to define his whole ministry. During a talk with Osteen and his wife Victoria, HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill asked him if gay marriage goes against the rules of Christianity.
  • HOUSTON CALLING! Overthrow Mayor Parker's GLBT Ordinance

    06/01/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Houstonians for Family Values ^ | June 1,2014 | Dave Wilson
    Petition for a charter amendment to prohibit men (who perceive or express themselves as women) from using the women's restroom.
  • Houston Mayor Forces All to Open Girls Rooms to Men (The liberal insanity continues).

    05/29/2014 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Signalman · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—Houston’s bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities will now be open to all, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, or other predilection of gender behavior. By an 11-6 vote of the Houston City Council, Mayor Annise Parker achieved this as the crowning jewel of her tenure as mayor. Mayor Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, said passing this ordinance was not the most important thing she has done in office, according to an article in the Fairfield Citizen, but it is the “most personally meaningful thing I will ever do as mayor.” Houston Council Member, At Large Position 3,...
  • Man charged in high-profile murder held without bond on fraud charges (2012 murdered critic of Iran)

    05/29/2014 6:18:24 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 5 replies
    KPRC Houston ^ | Published On: May 27 2014 12:44:09 PM CDT Updated On: May 28 2014 07:30:10 AM CDT | Joel Eisenbaum, Jace Larson
    HOUSTON - A Jordanian-born man facing state charges for the shooting death of an Iranian student and women's rights activist has been ordered held without bond on federal fraud charges for what authorities say was his involvement in a benefits scheme. ...Nadia Irsan, her father, Ali Irsan, and his wife were arrested last week at their home in Conroe on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., theft of public money and benefits fraud. ...Ali Irsan, 56, also has been indicted in Houston for the slaying of Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Investigators say Ali Irsan shot and killed Bagherzadeh outside her Galleria-area...
  • (Houston) Council passes equal-rights ordinance

    05/28/2014 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 42 replies
    Chronicle. ^ | 5/28/14 | Mike Morris
    After nearly nine hours of chanting and tears from seas of opponents and supporters in color-coded T-shirts, Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday extending equal rights protections to gay and transgender residents.
  • Man is Punching People on Houston Metro Rail Platform

    05/20/2014 11:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    KBXX-FM ^ | May 20, 2014 | Maria Todd
    Houston METRO police need your help apprehending a man who is punching people on a rail platform. According to surveillance video, a man walked up to a passenger who had just exited a train onto the platform at Main Street near Preston downtown and punched him in the face. The video then shows the same man punching another man as he gets onto the train from the same platform. METRO Police Chief Victor Rodriguez says he doesn’t think the attacks are related to the so-called “knockout game.” “A review of the tape does not indicate that anybody else is involved,”...
  • Teen whose date was found dead in their hotel room after prom suggests she overdosed

    05/20/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Lydia Warren and Jessica Jerreat
    A Texas teenager whose date died in their hotel room after her senior prom has sent a series of emotional text messages to a friend suggesting she passed away following an overdose. The unidentified date frantically called 911 on Saturday morning after waking up in a North Houston Hyatt to find that 17-year-old Jacqueline Gomez was not breathing. Investigators said that the MacArthur High School senior showed no outward signs of injury and the results of her autopsy are pending. They added that her boyfriend is not suspected of any crime. Now text messages that he sent to one of...
  • Cell phone video captures Nimitz student assaulting substitute teacher

    05/17/2014 2:28:21 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 57 replies
    abc13.com - Houston ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | http://abc13.com
    A Nimitz High School student is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a substitute teacher Thursday. The 16-year-old student is charged with injury to an elderly person. According to Aldine ISD, the substitute teacher took away the student's cell phone. The student is accused of shoving the substitute teacher to the ground and getting his cell phone back.
  • Mayor Parker Drops Flashpoint Issue From Civil Rights Ordinance (Conservatives Advancing)

    05/13/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    KHOU Local News Houston ^ | May 13, 2014 | Doug Miller
    “This is a group of people that are generally homosexual activists,” said Liz Theiss, an opponent of the ordinance. “And they have obviously found someone in power in Mayor Parker to forward this bill and force it on the traditionalists in this city.”