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  • Texas Woman Faces Life in Prison for Alleged Destruction of Andy Warhol Paintings

    01/11/2018 5:26:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10, 2018 | Bob Price
    A woman from Dallas, Texas, faces up to life if prison if she is convicted on charges she damaged more than $300,000 worth of art at the end of a first date. The damaged art, owned by a prominent Houston attorney, includes two paintings by famed artist Andy Warhol.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Mayor Sylvester Turner react to Trump's reportedly explicit comment on Haiti, Africa

    01/13/2018 12:26:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 4:19 PM, January 12, 2018 | ndy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter
    “I wasn't in the meeting with the president so I don’t know what he did or didn't say. I can tell you my family, Heidi as a child lived in Africa, she lived in Kenya and Nigeria. Her parents were missionaries there. My brother-in-law has been a missionary with his wife and sons in Haiti for many years,” Cruz said. President Trump denied using the vulgarity. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled...
  • Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'

    01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán
    WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes." Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration....
  • Boy discovered living in closet in west Harris Co. has meth in his system, investigators say

    01/03/2018 7:27:52 AM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    abc13 ^ | Jan. 2, 2018 | Kevin Quinn
    Tests run on a little boy allegedly forced to live in a closet in west Harris County show he was exposed to meth, according to an attorney appointed to represent the boy's interests...He told investigators he had been locked in this closet, and according to testimony in court was "...not allowed out of it for hours at a time." He also told investigators "...his friends..." were the "...rats and roaches..." that would visit him. "He can articulate some things that are really shocking and surprising that tell us he was in there for a quite a length of time," Leal-Hudson...
  • Houston: Man found with small arsenal on top floor of Hyatt Regency downtown, police say

    12/31/2017 10:00:37 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Project Republic Today ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | Benjamin DeLisi
    A man has been arrested on various charges after police found a small arsenal of guns on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown, Houston police said. Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing. When help arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man’s hotel room, Lt. Gordon Macintosh with Houston police said. The man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing. When investigators looked into his room further, they located an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and...
  • Houston-Intoxicated man found with small arsenal on top floor of Hyatt Regency downtown, police say

    12/31/2017 6:35:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 106 replies ^ | Megan Kennedy
    HOUSTON - A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police located a small arsenal of guns on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown, Houston police said. Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing. When help arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man's hotel room, Lt. Gordon Macintosh with Houston police said. The man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing. When investigators looked into his room further, they located an AR-15, a shotgun, a...
  • State's pushback on toll roads rankles Houston-area leaders

    12/29/2017 7:41:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 22, 2017 | Dug Begley
    Texas lawmakers have gone from championing to criticizing toll roads, a shift that some Houston-area leaders worry has gone too far and could limit coming projects. "Without toll roads and that funding, I don't know what we are going to do," said Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, citing the need for new roadways in rapidly growing parts of the Houston area. The concern, voiced at a Dec. 15 meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Policy Council - the region's transportation planning group - was shared in response to decisions by the Texas Transportation Commission. A day earlier, the commission...
  • Woman accused of ruining $300K worth of art on date with Houston attorney

    12/27/2017 12:23:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 124 replies ^ | 12/27/2017 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman accused of destroying three paintings and two sculptures belonging to Houston attorney Tony Buzbee and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage appeared in court. Lindy Layman, 29, has been charged with criminal mischief. According to details that came out in court, Layman and Buzbee were on a date Saturday when she became heavily intoxicated and they returned to his home. Buzbee believed she was too intoxicated and called an Uber driver to pick her up. She allegedly refused to leave and hid in his home. That's when Buzbee called a second...
  • Houston mosque leader accused of anti-Semitic sermon, expresses remorse

    12/27/2017 7:28:31 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-27-2017 | John D. Harden
    The Anti-Defamation League expressed "deep concern" Tuesday over a sermon by a Houston imam that included references to killing Jews, but in a statement, the imam expressed remorse for the language he used. He said in no way does he support violence. Local Muslim religious leaders also called the sermon problematic, saying that the imam's message does not represent the views or sentiments of the Houston Muslim community. The ADL said that in a sermon posted on YouTube, Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of the Tajweed Institute in west Houston stated:"Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews....
  • Texas Grandma Thwarts Christmas Jewelry Store Heist with Her Bare Hands

    12/26/2017 10:50:12 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017 | Bob Price
    A grandmother stopped a would-be Christmas week jewelry robbery by shoving the perpetrator out the door of the store. The suspect attempted to shove his way through as the employees entered to prepare the Galleria-area shop. Judy Memmel, a grandmother of five, and her fellow employees opened the security gate of Houston Jewelry and unlocked the door as they prepared for a busy Christmas shopping day on December 18, Click2Houston reported. As she started into the store, a man approached wearing a suit, dark glasses, and a watch cap. The video below shows how Memmel stopped the suspected armed robber...
  • Texas Cleric Says Judgment Day Will Come When Muslims Kill Jews In Palestine

    12/23/2017 7:22:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    A prominent Muslim cleric said Judgment Day “will not start until Muslims fight the Jews … in Palestine,” during a sermon condemning the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the Trump administration earlier this month.Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan, founder of an Islamic institute in Houston, Texas, claimed in a sermon on Dec. 8, two days after Trump’s declaration, that Jews “killed the prophets and the messengers of Allah,” according to a translation of his comments made by the Middle East Media Research Institute.  Some of his comments were made in English while others were espoused in Arabic. He stated:...
  • Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid IS

    12/12/2017 9:42:15 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | AP
    A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an undercover FBI operation. A statement says Damlarkaya said he intended to travel overseas and fight for IS and said he tried to get to Syria twice. He told agents that he would commit a U.S. attack if efforts to travel overseas failed. It also says Damlarkaya provided to alleged IS supporters a formula for explosive Triacetone Triperoxide and instructions...
  • Houston teen arrested on charges of terrorism, accused of trying to help ISIS

    12/11/2017 4:34:55 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 21 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 12-11-2017
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 18-year-old Houston man is facing charges related to terrorism, accused of distributing instructions for making bombs and helping to support ISIS. Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya was arrested on Friday. Authorities say in August, Damlarkaya was communicating online with undercover FBI agents and other sources. He reportedly told them he planned to go overseas to fight for ISIS. But if he couldn't do that, he allegedly planned to commit an attack in the U.S. Damlarkaya provided instructions on how to build an AK-47 or AR-15 assault rifle from readily available parts in order to avoid detection from...
  • Wear: Explaining TxDOT’s sudden retreat on toll roads

    12/04/2017 7:11:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 26, 2017 | Ben Wear
    People forgot the asterisk. Or maybe they never noticed it in the first place. The consequences of that oversight took full form about a week ago, and the result is that the prospects for several major highway projects in Central Texas and the state’s other urban centers are now uncertain. Back during the 2013 legislative session, when Texas Department of Transportation officials and their lawmaker allies began pushing for more money through a constitutional amendment, they said that TxDOT needed an extra $5 billion a year to fight traffic congestion. Just give us that much money and all will be...
  • 'Meet your Muslim neighbor' event breaks down barriers

    11/25/2017 5:50:38 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 72 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 25 NOVEMBER 2017 | ABC 13
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Muslim community invited their neighbors to a special event aimed at building bridges between cultures and ending stereotypes about Muslims. The event provided attendees the opportunity to meet their Muslim neighbors, ask questions, clear misconceptions, dispel stereotypes, and create friendships. "Muslims are hosting this event for our neighbors to provide them with an opportunity to get to know the Muslim community and Learn about Islam," said Sultan Salahuddin of ICNA Houston.
  • Houston Press ceases print publication

    11/03/2017 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-3-2017 | Ileana Najarro
    The Houston Press' 28-year run as the region's alternative weekly ended at approximately 3 p.m. Friday when the nine full-time editorial staff members learned they had lost their jobs and print publication would cease. In a post this afternoon, the newspaper's parent company cited "devastation" from Hurricane Harvey as the final straw. The Press, one of the nation's first alt weeklies to have an online presence, will be produced as a web-only product. Andy Van De Voorde, executive associate editor at parent company Voice Media Group, said in an interview that would continue to provide news and culture coverage...
  • DeAndre Hopkins leaves Texans facility, other players upset over Bob McNair's comments

    10/27/2017 1:34:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 97 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 27, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    Houston Texans owner Bob McNair apologized, but his regrettable comments won’t be forgotten by his players that easily. McNair reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison” during last week’s meetings between players and owners over the national anthem issue. McNair said he was using a figure of speech, but anyone should be able to understand why players wouldn’t be so quick to forgive. The Texans considered a walkout Friday, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN, and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins did leave. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Hopkins took a “personal day” after he wasn’t seen at...
  • HPD prostitution sting nets Houston cop among 139 clients (TX)

    10/27/2017 11:04:47 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    mysa ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | Brian Rogers
    Almost 140 men, including a Houston police officer, found out too late that the new management were actually undercover vice officers operating the massage parlor that had been a well-known underground brothel in the past. Dozens of men including two attorneys, a teacher and the police officer, were arrested earlier this month during a 10-day sting, law officials announced Thursday... Acevedo said the undercover police charged the average rate in Houston of $60 as a door fee and $120 for sex acts... there are 250 to 520 illicit massage parlors operating in Houston at any given time, Acevedo said.
  • World Series 2017 [LIVE THREAD]

    10/24/2017 2:31:15 PM PDT · by Jolla · 1,374 replies
    Vanity | 10/24/2017 | Jolla
    World Series 2017 Houston Astros - American League Los Angeles Dodgers - National League Starts today at 508 PDT at Dodger Stadium and it will be HOT 103 3 hours before game time. Two good teams, both good pitching and good bull pens.
  • Texas' Toll Roads: A Big Step Towards Open Markets For Transportation

    10/10/2017 8:10:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 30, 2017 | Scott Beyer
    No city in America runs on anything resembling a free-market model. But Texas' major cities are probably the closest thing, with vast improvements to their economies and living standards to show for it. Their looser land-use laws mean that housing supply grows quickly, stabilizing prices. Their lighter tax and regulatory structure helps businesses locate there and grow. And—shenanigans from the governor's office notwithstanding—their openness to immigrants means they have cheap and robust labor forces.But one market-oriented aspect little discussed is Texas' approach to transportation. The state has 25 toll roads, more than any other state. They are particularly common in Houston and Dallas,...