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  • Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in killing of Houston deputy

    08/29/2015 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/29/2015 | Kevin Murphy
    Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. No motive has been reported. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men. "Our system of justice absolutely requires a law enforcement presence to protect our communities, so at any point where the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen(s). This rhetoric has gotten out of control," Hickman said. "We've heard...
  • Progressive Media Mocks Texas Seniors Peacefully Protesting Arabic Immersion School Opening

    08/25/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 25,2015 | Merrill Hope
    Progressive media ridiculed a handful of harmless middle aged and senior citizens peacefully protesting outside the gates of the nation’s first Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District (ISD). The Arabic immersion school opened yesterday for 132 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. The protest group numbered about 30 people, at its height. They waved American and Israeli flags in solidarity of Western and Judeo-Christian values. Some had held two flags, others, held homemade protest signs that read: “Everything I ever cared to know about Islam was taught to me by Muslims on 9-11-2001,” “American Schools, American Kids,” and...
  • Students show up to school to find no room in classrooms

    08/25/2015 11:14:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | august 24, 2015 | jennifer bauer
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  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Demonstration Against Houston ISD's Arabic Immersion School

    08/24/2015 11:27:35 AM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 21,2015 | Liz Theiss
    Houston area taxpayers,concerned citizens and parents will assemble to oppose the Houston ISD Arabic Immersion Magnet School on the opening day of school in the Houston Heights. Instead of seeking assimilation of all immigrants into the American Culture, including, speaking a common language,Houston ISD presses ahead on Balkinization. Instead of emphasizing unity through English immersion studies, HISD has opted to create a special school for a group that rejects assimilation into the American way. Promoters of this school, such as, the Arab-American Cultural Center and the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce who pushed for this school have the full cooperation...
  • Senator Hutchison cool to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch; concerns remain about Obama NASA policy

    06/05/2010 5:40:57 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 24 replies · 624+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | June 5, 8:25 AM | Mark Whittington
    Senator Hutchison cool to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch; concerns remain about Obama NASA policy June 5, 8:25 AMHouston Space News ExaminerMark Whittington Falcon 9 Courtesy NASA The near universal acclaim that SpaceX has acquired for the successful launch of the first Falcon 9 is not shared within the United States Congress, which is still skeptical of many aspects of the Obama space plan, which includes reliance on companies like SpaceX for Earth to Low Earth Orbit transportation. The reaction illustrates for all the technical triumph that SpaceX has accomplished with the Falcon 9 launch, it still faces political problems. Typical...
  • Suspect charged with capital murder after 8 found dead in home --- Houston, Tx area

    08/09/2015 12:45:23 PM PDT · by deport · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | August 9, 2015 | KHOU Staff
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – David Conley told Harris County Sheriff’s investigators that he broke into his former home and killed eight people, according to a Harris County prosecutor. During probably cause court Sunday, a prosecutor recounted Conley's statement to investigators that he broke in through an open window after the woman he formerly lived with, Valerie Jackson, changed the locks on the doors. The prosecutor went on to say Conley then told investigators that he restrained eight people inside, including Jackson and a 6-year-old boy, and shot them in the back of the head. Doctors at the scene of...
  • Houston trying to seize churches through eminent domain

    08/07/2015 12:21:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Houston is trying to seize two churches through eminent domain for tax money. The churches are in Houston’s infamous fifth ward and Kemberlee Kaye at Legal Insurrection points out why the churches matter. The Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center was established in the fifth ward in 1965 by Bishop Roy Lee Kossie. A few years later, Pastor Quinton Smith began pastoring at the Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, also in the fifth ward. Both churches have grown and have had a positive impact on their community in each year since their establishment. Building a youth ministry center, a church-run...
  • Fight breaks out at Bobbi Kristina's funeral...

    08/01/2015 4:10:29 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 53 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Louise Boyle, Laura Collins, Patt Shipp, Wills Robinson
    'Whitney will haunt you from the grave': Fight breaks out at Bobbi Kristina's funeral after Bobby Brown's screaming sister has to be 'escorted out by Tyler Per Last song played at funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown in Atlanta, Georgia was 'Jesus Loves Me' by Whitney Houston Bobby Brown wrote a special message in the funeral's program which read, 'I also will always love you.' Feud between Brown and Houston families spectacularly erupted during the funeral Her aunt, Leolah Brown launched a tirade at Pat Houston during the eulogy and was escorted out by Tyler Perry Members of Brown's family...
  • Worms infest Houston suburb water supply

    07/30/2015 2:25:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Dylan Baddour,
    No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 just 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week. On Monday evening, the first residents of the Woodlands Acres Subdivision showed up at city offices with containers full of water and small red worms they say came out of their faucets, sprinklers and shower heads. Three days and dozens of reports later, Mayor Joe Landry said "people are not taking chances." ... She said this type of contamination can occur from backflow into pipes or...
  • Another Clinton fundraiser has suspect past

    04/03/2008 6:25:13 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 65+ views
    miamiherald.com ^ | 04/03/08 | GREG GORDON AND WILL CONNORS
    HOUSTON -- A Texas oilman who's accused of defrauding the Nigerian government by illegally pumping and exporting 10 million barrels of oil is a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Kase Lawal of Houston is at least the fourth person accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing to help finance Clinton's political ambitions since 2000 and the second in her quest for the White House. The list also includes Chinese and Pakistani fugitives and a former Miami lawyer, Peter Paul, who was convicted of defrauding Cuba. There's no indication that Clinton's campaign was aware of Lawal's legal problems when it...
  • Houston’s Lesbian Mayor Makes Sick Move Against Christians… Texas Court Slaps Her Down

    07/28/2015 11:03:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/28/15 | Conservative Tribune
    In May 2014, the city council of Houston, backed by the first openly gay mayor in America, Annise Parker, passed an equal rights ordinance that provided special protections against discrimination for certain individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Texas Supreme Court has now ruled that the city must either repeal the controversial measure, or place it on the ballot for the next general election. Critics had argued the ordinance would place an undue burden and risk on religious institutions and pushed back against it by rallying support with a petition to overturn the new law. The city...
  • Texas Supreme Court Tells Houston: Repeal Gay Rights Ordinance or Put It to Vote

    07/26/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote. "We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other's restrooms, hit the headlines after a...
  • Texas Supreme Court says city must repeal HERO or put it on ballot

    07/24/2015 5:10:46 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/24/15 | Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Houston City Council must repeal the city's equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot. The ruling comes three months after a state district judge ruled that opponents of Houston's contentious non-discrimination ordinance passed last year failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum. "We agree with the Relators that the City Secretary certified their petition and thereby invoked the City Council's ministerial duty to reconsider and repeal the ordinance or submit it to popular vote," the Texas Supreme Court wrote in a per curiam opinion. "The legislative...
  • Texas Supreme Court suspends Houston’s ‘bathroom bill,’ sets up ballot fight

    07/24/2015 2:21:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    The Texas Supreme Court gave Friday the Houston city council 30 days either to repeal a civil-rights ordinance allowing opposite-sex bathroom use or place it before the voters on the November ballot. The 12-page decision says that the council ran afoul of the city charter when it refused to act after the city secretary certified a year ago the signatures submitted by a pastor-led coalition, which had moved to force a vote on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). Houston Mayor Annise Parker came under fire last year after the city moved to subpoena sermons and other documents from five...
  • 2009: Debate over health clinic turns to minority access [targeting minorities]

    07/22/2015 12:47:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2010 | Todd Ackerman
    In the largest anti-abortion protest held in Houston in years, several thousand people on Monday marched, prayed and kept silent.....to convey their opposition to what they called an “abortion super center” that Planned Parenthood will open in a six-story building on the Gulf Freeway in March.After the protesters had walked silently through the Third Ward and encircled the sidewalks of the new six-acre facility,organizer Lou Engle used the Martin Luther King holiday to accuse Planned Parenthood of locating the new facility in a predominantly Hispanic and black area to target minorities for abortion services.“Planned Parenthood is devaluing minorities. The organization...
  • TX: Clerk fights back, disarms and Fatally Shoots Robber

    07/20/2015 7:55:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A liquor store clerk was attacked by a robbery suspect with a gun.  The victim fought back.  The fight ended up outside the store, where the clerk was able to get control of the gun and shoot the robber.  The suspect later died. This is the third robber who was shot and killed in Houston in the past few days.  Two others were shot and killed at a Super K by Diem Tu, as they pistol whipped his brother in law, Brian. Video report here ©2015 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.Link...
  • In Houston Shooting of two Robbers, Reporter says to "give them what they want"

    07/19/2015 5:14:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A reporter covered the defensive shooting in Houston, where marksman, clerk, and brother of the owner, Dien Tu, shot and killed two of three armed robbers.  The robbers were attempting to rob the store and had pistol whipped his brother in law, Brian.   The reporter at khou.com gives this advice: Police advise clerks in this situation to give in to the demands of robber. It is not clear if this is actual advice from police in the area, or vaguely remembered propaganda by the reporter.  The store owner sees things a little differently, as reported in the next sentence:...
  • My Debate With Paul Krugman [No Wonder He Didn't Want It Televised]

    07/16/2015 4:58:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD via RCM ^ | 07/15/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Krugman is for a single-payer health care system and argues that socialist health care systems provide better health outcomes at cheaper cost around the world. My response was that third-party payer systems in education and health care are what's driving up costs and that health care premiums paid by families are rising way faster than Obama predicted. Where are the $2,500 in family savings? Medicare is apparently the glittering success story of government, yet it's running unfunded liabilities in the tens of trillions of dollars. Krugman was lamest in explaining the migration of a thousand people a day from blue...
  • Texas Flooding Reveals Deficient Infrastructure

    07/16/2015 5:33:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 39 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 15, 2015 | Brigham McCown
    Over 37.3 trillion gallons of water fell in Texas this past spring after heavy precipitation resulted in substantial flooding. While years of drought were literally washed away, the state experienced significant consequences of the flooding, including 21 deaths according to a report by NPR. The recent weather patterns exposed vital shortcomings in the state’s flood control infrastructure, which brings into question the appropriateness and level of investment in the state’s flood prevention infrastructure, the network of systems needed to protect the lives and property of citizens of the state. The rain Texas received during the single month of May broke...
  • Rapper Slim Thug and pastor Joel Osteen collaborate on new song

    07/15/2015 4:45:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Channel 39 News Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | mabarbagallo
    HOUSTON, TX – A new song by two of Houston’s own cranks out the bass, all while beating down boundaries. The unlikely duo of gangster rapper Slim Thug, and preacher Joel Osteen is breaking the internet as much for their pairing, as for their musical message. Slim, a member of Osteen’s Lakewood Church for many years, used clips of the pastor on “Chuuch”, a song on the rappers latest release “Hogg Life Volume 2″. And while mixing religion and rap might not be the norm, for many the sermon and the song are a perfect fit. The message of the...
  • Dump Donald Trump crusade: African Americans could learn from the Hispanics

    07/04/2015 5:57:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Anthony Ogbo, Houston City Hall Examiner
    Indomitable Donald Trump, the pompously outspoken American business mogul, investor, and television personality who recently announced his bid for the 2016 presidential race candidate has finally met his waterloo, and it was not about Barack Obama. His bigmouth has finally landed him in a provocative political terrain – trouncing a presidential ambition that has only been announced. Trump, a Republican presidential entrant was announcing his readiness last month when he made some horrible remarks about Mexicans. His comments were obviously offensive. He said in part that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that...
  • Joel Osteen on Why He Avoids Political, Social Issues: 'It's Not What I'm Called to Do;'

    07/03/2015 5:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Joel Osteen, the popular 52-year-old leader of America's largest protestant church, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, bluntly revealed that the reason why he avoids speaking out on hot button social and political issues, such as same-sex marriage, is because he believes that's not what he's called to do as a pastor. In a recent interview on WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program Osteen, who was asked if he felt these hot button social and political issues are important, said: "I think they are important but I think everybody has their own calling." He further explained that "It's not what I'm...
  • Road Raging Muslim Forgets He’s In Texas, Gets Dose Of Southern Hospitality

    07/01/2015 4:49:58 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 84 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Robert Rich
    A road raging Muslim recently got a taste of Texas hospitality after spouting off at another driver. The incident took place in Houston, Texas, where two drivers reportedly became entangled in a verbal altercation over who had the right of way. For reasons still under investigation, 42-year-old Ziad Abu Naim – the Muslim — got out of his car “swinging” and approached the car of Robert Craig Klimek, 43. However, the chaos quickly ended as onlookers noted hearing a single pop. As it turns out, Klimek had shot Naim in the face, fully neutralizing the threat. Emergency services took the...
  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • Obama Hosts Israel-Haters at Iftar Dinner ‘President’s Table’

    06/23/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    President Barack Obama hosted two radical anti-Israel activists, Riham Osman and Batoul Abuharb of Houston, Texas, on Tuesday night. They both had the honor of sitting at Mr. Obama’s exclusive “President’s Table” at the annual White House Iftar dinner. Both have publicly stated that they consider Israel and its leadership to be sponsors of terroristic acts.
  • NRA board member blames victim for Charleston shooting

    06/20/2015 4:27:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 6/19/2015 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers. Related Stories 1. NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths Reuters 2. Slain Pastor Clementa Pinckney’s Mission Suited His Storied Church The Wall Street Journal 3. And The First Person To Blame The Charleston Shooting On A Lack Of Guns In Church Is... Huffington Post 4. White gunman...
  • Tallywackers: All-Male Version of Hooters Now Open For Business

    06/03/2015 12:02:28 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    CW 33 ^ | May 30, 2015 | Shardae Neal
    The restaurant, named Tallywackers, hires attractive men and serves comfort food including steaks, pizzas, pasta, and hot dogs. Tallywackers says their restaurant is a “bar, restaurant and entertainment destination for everyone. There is eye-candy — for boys and girls — great food and a really good time.” Just as the “Hooters” name is a play on a euphemism for women’s breasts, “Tallywackers” is a not-so-subtle nod to men’s genitals. Owner Rodney Duke told the hosts of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show last month that “he has pondered for 10 years why there wasn’t a male equivalent of this type of...
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND — What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 104–90 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • Age of Disinformation

    05/28/2015 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 11 replies
    Medium ^ | 5-27-15 | James Spann
    The Age Of Disinformation I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years. Since my debut on television in 1979, I have been an eyewitness to the many changes in technology, society, and how we communicate. I am one who embraces change, and celebrates the higher quality of life we enjoy now thanks to this progress. But, at the same time, I realize the instant communication platforms we enjoy now do have some negatives that are troubling. Just a few examples in recent days…
  • Bill Nye is pretty sure that the Texas storm was caused by global warming

    05/27/2015 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Marcus · 95 replies
    Houston Science Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Bill Nye, who once called himself “the science guy,” took advantage of the torrential rains that hit Houston and the surrounding area to get up on the global warming – aka climate change – hobby horse. Tuesday, he tweeted, “Billion$$ in damage in Texas & Oklahoma. Still no weather-caster may utter the phrase Climate Change.” Of course meteorologists, unlike Nye, have spent their careers studying weather and its underlining causes. For a more scientifically accurate explanation of what caused the storms, read the Houston Chronicle’s excellent and fact based analysis.
  • Arabic Immersion Magnet School Struggles for Arabic Teachers

    05/12/2015 9:17:10 PM PDT · by magna carta · 17 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | May 9,2015 | Liz Theiss
    Well thank goodness for the Qatar Foundation International in reaching half way across the globe to get this Arabic Immersion Magnet school staffed and financed for the 2015 rollout! As you can see for yourself via e-mail communications the 75K strong Arabic Community in HOUSTON was not quite enough after all. Principal Kate Adams pushed for every immigration and certification loophole in concert with the HISD Specialist Team to bring in the Arabic Speaking crew. MONOLINGUAL AMERICANS in the community need not apply, nay, not even for PE teacher. Your tax dollars are accepted though. Scroll down to view the...
  • Man chases away armed men who tried to rob couple in Briar Village

    05/06/2015 9:51:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 5-6-15 | Jennifer Bauer
    HOUSTON - Two armed robbers tried to steal wallets and a purse from a man and woman as they got out of their car Tuesday night in the Briar Village neighborhood near Highway 6 and Westheimer Road. They had just pulled into their driveway after dinner when the two armed and masked men came up. One of the suspects put a gun to the homeowner's neck and demanded he hand over his wallet. "They wanted his valuables and he resisted," said Richard King, who lives two houses away. King heard the commotion and came outside. "I heard some muffled gun...
  • How to protect yourself, your family in the event of a home invasion

    05/05/2015 8:08:33 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 81 replies
    KPRC, Click 2 Houston ^ | May 04 2015 10:15:00 PM CDT | Bill Spencer
    HOUSTON - It's the middle of the night and your house is being invaded by armed men with guns who plan to take you hostage and take what they want. What are you going to do now? What you decide to do in the next 15 minutes could save your life and the lives of your loved ones, or end in tragedy and death. A special team of security experts with decades of experience -- Jim Napolitano, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, and Col. Bernie McCabe, former member of United States Special Operations -- is going to teach you...
  • Judge: DEA not liable for botched sting that killed truck driver

    04/29/2015 12:24:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | By Radley Balko
    The drug war means never having to say you’re sorry. A Houston-based federal judge ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration does not owe the owner of a small Texas trucking company anything, not even the cost of repairing the bullet holes to a tractor-trailer truck that the agency used without his permission for a wild 2011 drug cartel sting that resulted in the execution-style murder of the truck’s driver, who was secretly working as a government informant. The Houston Chronicle story also points out that the ruling will spare the DEA a “potentially embarrassing trial.” Another way to phrase...
  • Man accused of stabbing HCC officer 14 times

    04/30/2015 1:08:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | april 28, 2015 | Sofia Ojeda, Phil Archer, Syan Rhodes
    Prosecutors said a 24-year-old police woman was stabbed a total of 14 times by a man who allegedly told investigators he was out to kill the police officer because "cops are oppressive." Houston homicide investigators said Jeremiah M. Matthews, 23, tried to kill an off-duty Houston Community College Officer Aprils Pikes early Tuesday morning while she was working as a security guard at a Meyerland Walmart store. During a magistrate's hearing Tuesday night, prosecutors said, "The defendant gave a statement admitting he had the intent to attack a police officer and his desire to kill a police officer.” Investigators at...
  • Astrodome once featured Houston's gaudiest apartment

    04/08/2015 3:07:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-7-15 | Brian Reynolds
    Now filled with nothing but cobwebs, the Houston Astrodome was once considered a palace for football and baseball fans. Less well known was the palace that the Dome's visionary Roy Hofheinz built for himself inside the Eighth Wonder of the World. Time Life photos show the apartment's whimsical style, highlighted by red carpet that coved the floor and walls of a conference room, which also featured zebra-print chairs and chalices in front of each seat. Psychedelic wallpaper covered the salon, while Asian dragon statues flanked the massive desk in Hofheinz' office. The apartment also featured a putting green, a shooting...
  • Arabic Immersion a 'Golden Ticket' for HISD students-Call to Action Alert

    04/05/2015 4:33:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 12 replies
    Ban Sharia Law ^ | April 4,2015 | Betsy Denson
    Those traveling down Durham Drive may have noticed a new sign recently at 812 W. 28th St., the site of the former Holden Elementary and interim facility for HISD’s Energy Institute High School. The bright green sign for HISD’s new Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIMS) is up, repairs and enhancements are underway on the campus and Principal Kate Adams is preparing to welcome the first batch of students this fall.
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign HQ opens in Houston

    04/02/2015 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:45pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign headquarters opened in Houston last night. Nestled in the bustling Upper Kirby neighborhood, the campaign HQ is situated in the heart of Houston.Handing out small American flags and Ted Cruz labelled bottles of water, volunteers sauntered through the crowd with iPad minis, ensuring faithful supporters were registered for campaign updates. With more attendees than anticipated, the lines to view the office space were quite lengthy. Thanks to everyone joining our Campaign HQ Open House! Download your photos at http://t.co/fSOLODtEQ2 pic.twitter.com/Z3EDpd0W82— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 31, 2015 To keep people entertained, Rafael Cruz was there to shake...
  • Suspect in Domino's delivery driver killing has history of armed robbery, weapons charges

    04/01/2015 1:49:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/1/115 | Jonathan Bullington
    The man accused by New Orleans police of murdering Domino's delivery driver Michael Price late last month has a history of armed robbery and weapons charges in Houston and New Orleans.Michael Portis, 24, is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after his arrest Wednesday morning (April 1) in the 4900 block of Pauger Street. His arrest came a little more than a week after police found Price's bullet-riddled body inside his car shortly before 1 a.m. on March 24 in the 6100 block of North Roman Street in the city's Lower 9th Ward.Details of Portis' arrest and alleged involvement in...
  • Photos: 2015 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    03/28/2015 8:48:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Houston Texans
    More than 1,000 women auditioned Saturday in hopes of becoming a Houston Texans Cheerleader. The tryouts were held at the Methodist Training Center at NRG Stadium. There was so much talent on the field, the judges had a tough job. Good luck to all the ladies.
  • Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says

    03/24/2015 5:53:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 3/24/15 | Stacey Kilpatrick
    Robert Durst’s lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn’t designed to get to the truth," attorney Dick DeGuerin said in an interview on the "Today" show. "The Jinx" chronicled the life of the eccentric and controversial real estate heir, including the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman and the 2001 shooting death and dismemberment of Durst’s...
  • Austin, Salt Lake City Lead U.S. Metros in Job Creation

    03/23/2015 10:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City have the highest Job Creation Index scores among the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, based on employee reports of hiring activity where they work. San Francisco, Houston and Orlando rank just behind Austin and Salt Lake City in job creation. Many of the top-ranking metro areas are being boosted by growth in technology jobs, including traditional tech centers in San Francisco and San Jose but also emerging ones in Austin and Salt Lake City. These latter two may be increasingly attractive destinations for tech workers, given salaries that are becoming more competitive for the...
  • Texas lawmaker married five times files error-filled complaint against gay marriage

    03/03/2015 9:29:49 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/3/15 | Dylan Baddour
    A Tea Party lawmaker erred last week when he filed a handwritten complaint against the judge who permitted Texas' first same-sex marriage. State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, a veteran groom with five marriages under his belt, called out the wrong judge and made a flawed assertion of Texas law
  • Hundreds of DNA Matches as Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog

    02/23/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/23/2015 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years in Houston have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles, marking a major step in the city's $6 million effort to address the backlog, officials announced Monday.
  • Islamic leaders of burned center ask prosecutors to drop arson charge

    02/20/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | By Allan Turner
    Flanked by clergy from a cross-section of Houston's religious community, leaders of an Islamic religious center Friday asked prosecutors to drop the felony charge lodged against a homeless man accused of setting one of their buildings on fire. "We always preach forgiveness," said Ahsan Zahid, assistant imam at the Quba Islamic Institute. "Our God is forgiving. Our prophet was always forgiving, and God tells us we should do as we expected to be treated by others. We should forgive, and that is the request we made." Leaders of the institute, at 730 FM 1959 in the city's southeast side,made their...
  • Suspect arrested in Islamic center fire (Homeless guy)

    02/16/2015 7:12:42 PM PST · by SSS Two · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Updated: February 16, 2015 6:19pm | By Mike Morris
    Houston arson investigators have made an arrest in the early morning fire Friday at an Islamic center on the city's southeast side, fire department officials said late Monday. Darryl Ferguson, 55, of Houston, has been charged with felony first degree arson for the fire, according to HFD investigators. The arrest was announced at a 6 p.m. news conference at HFD's arson headquarters. Investigators say the suspect "rolled up on his bicycle" to speak to them about the fire during an on-scene investigation Monday.
  • Fireman responds to Houston Islamic center blaze with tweet: 'Let it burn... block the fire hydrant'

    02/16/2015 5:42:32 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2015 | Christopher Brennan, Zoe Szathmary
    Twitter users have directed their fury at a Texas man who allegedly said on social media that a Houston Islamic center should burn down. Dustin Herron allegedly wrote online about a fire that took place at Quba Islamic Institute last week, liberal website The Daily Kos reported on Friday. According to the website, Herron wrote on social media 'Let it burn...block the fire hydrant' but Daily Mail Online could not confirm the authenticity of the post. However, the Daily Kos reported that Herron is a Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department (CBVFD) volunteer. And a LinkedIn profile lists a man of...
  • Houston Islamic Center Fire: Left-of-Center Media Jumping to Conclusions

    02/14/2015 3:05:41 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02/13/2015 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas – Left-of-center media appears to quickly be jumping to conclusions about who may have started the fire at the Quba Islamic Institute. A member of the Islamic center told reporters that fire investigators told him an accelerant was found in the fire. Twitchy now leads with the following headline: CNN reports Islamic center fire intentional; ‘Tea party members are out here killing innocent people.’ The CNN report comes from CNN’s Erin Burnett who reported that the fire at the Islamic center in Houston is “a frightening and troubling incident, especially in light of the shooting in North Carolina...
  • Another Houston Mosque Set Ablaze

    02/14/2015 8:37:10 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/15
    Houston is no stranger to burning mosques. In fact, there have been numerous mosques deliberately set ablaze in parts of Texas and other states over the past several years. One can only wonder when conservatives or “right-wingers” will be blamed for this latest tragedy without the slightest “smidgen” of proof? What is interesting is that it is clear that at least some people do not accept the official explanation for the recent tragic murders of three Muslims by one Craig Stephens Hicks over what is said to have been an ongoing parking dispute. The guy is obviously a loon who...