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  • TX: Houston Video Shows Disarm of Robbery Suspect

    02/09/2016 10:27:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from click2houston.com In the video, you see the armed suspect bring the pistol very close to the victim. It is just the opportunity for the victim to successfully attempt a disarm. The victim uses both hands to grab the pistol to lever it away from the suspect. Eventually, the suspect flees the scene, chased by the now armed victim. From click2houston.com: The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The owner, who asked to be called Enrique, and the man began to struggle, and the man punched Enrique multiple times in the face. The two men...
  • First Anglican Ordinariate Bishop Ordained: ‘It Means We’re Here to Stay’

    02/04/2016 2:11:38 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 4, 2016 | KATHLEEN NAAB
    HOUSTON — In a majestic Mass at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday evening, history was made for the Anglican ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI: Their first bishop was ordained. “In a nutshell, it means we’re here to stay,” summarized Msgr. Harry Entwistle, the ordinary of Australia’s ordinariate, which is under the patroness of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The new bishop, Stephen Joseph Lopes, 40, a native of California, was in fact instrumental in the creation of the ordinariate that he now leads — the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The...
  • Legal Counsel for Operation Rescue Has Damning Planned Parenthood Invoices

    01/29/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | January 28, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Briscoe Cain, the Texas legal counsel for Operation Rescue says Planned Parenthood invoices show that fetal tissue was being purchased for medical research Briscoe Cain, the Texas lawyer for Operation Rescue held a press conference on Thursday at the mega-Planned Parenthood in Houston. In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Briscoe Cain (legal counsel for Operation Rescue) said, “The purpose of releasing these documents is to shed light on previously unseen evidence of criminal activity by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and to publicly release for the first time financial documents exposing the practice of purchasing aborted fetal tissue by Texas...
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:23:44 PM PST · by Washi · 185 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas –  A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
  • Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert

    01/24/2016 10:02:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 24, 2016
    Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert NEWS Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert Turkish Airlines The Turkish Airlines flight is being kept at a distance as investigators search the plane. KTRK Updated 1 hr 54 mins ago A flight which departed from Houston to Istanbul has been diverted to Ireland after a bomb alert. Turkish Airlines says Flight 34 was diverted to Shannon Airport after a handwritten threat was discovered upon the plane as it cross the Atlantic Ocean. The airline says an investigation is underway on board that Boeing...
  • Houston, We Have a Problem [RNC just disinvited NRO from CNN debate]

    01/21/2016 8:55:30 PM PST · by catnipman · 188 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/21/2016 | Jack Fowler
    Tonight, a top official with the RNC called me to say that National Review was being disinvited [from the CNN debate]. The reason: Our "Against Trump" editorial and symposium. We expected this was coming. Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald.
  • Woman Lets Homeless Guy Spend The Night, Wakes To Alarming Scene

    01/19/2016 12:12:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    mad world news ^ | january 18, 2016 | amanda shea
    A Texas woman, wanting to give a homeless guy some reprieve from the cold and a warm place to rest, invited him in to stay the night in her spare bedroom. -snip The 66-year-old woman, whose name was not released, lives alone with her two granddaughters in Houston. With a spare bedroom and a big heart, she offered the space to Thomas Smith, who had no place else to go. Everyone in the house had turned in for the night, or so the woman thought, when she was woken up by what Smith was doing, just after 1:30 a.m. According...
  • Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parades In Houston (Can't We All Get Along?)

    01/18/2016 12:09:28 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    Click2Houston/KPRC2 (NBC) ^ | 01.17.16 | Click2Houston/KPRC2
    Black Heritage Society's 37th Annual Original MLK Birthday Parade will begin at Crawford and Texas near Minute Maid Park, and end at Hamilton and Preston. In Midtown, the MLK Grande Parade will be on San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street. People will enjoy a mile of 15 floats and 30 bands. The grand marshal is Rushion McDonald who is the executive producer of The Steve Harvey Show. He's a Houston native and University of Houston graduate. Both parades begin at 10 a.m.
  • Houston ISD: Plan approved to rename four schools with Confederate titles

    01/14/2016 10:17:46 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    ABC13 ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:18PM | Kaitlin McCulley and Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Four schools within the Houston Independent School District will be renamed and four others removed from the discussion after approval Thursday night. Just after 7pm, trustees approved a plan to begin the process of renaming four schools with Confederate titles. Those schools include Henry Grady Middle School, Richard Dowling Middle School, Lee High School and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Middle School. Trustees approve plan to begin process renaming 4 schools to represent #HISD values/diversity: @GradyMS @DowlingMS @LeeHSHouston, Jackson MS — Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) January 15, 2016 Four other schools with ties to the Confederacy were removed from the...
  • Should Houston’s Lanier Middle School Lose Its Name Because Of Confederate Ties?

    01/14/2016 10:13:43 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | January 14, 2016 | John Nova Lomax
    In the aftermath of last year's Dylann Roof massacre, Houston once again confronted its Confederate past. There were calls to remove certain statues from city parks, to rechristen certain streets, and to rename several schools dubbed after Confederate leaders. As of late last year, that list of educational institutions was comprised of high schools bearing the names of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, postmaster general John Reagan, and top commander of the Confederate Army Robert E. Lee. Also on the list were middle schools named after rebel generals Stonewall Jackson, Texan Albert Sidney Johnston, and Dick Dowling, the Irish-born Houstonian whose...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Pastor Paul Blair

    01/14/2016 8:12:35 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Evangelical Influencer Supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Paul Blair, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.Blair was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and spent five years in the NFL. Since 2001, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pastor Blair speaks around the United States on the topics of Christian apologetics, a biblical worldview, Islam, and the nation's Christian heritage. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy.Pastor Blair was named Oklahoma's Pastor of the...
  • Houston terror suspect reportedly wanted to blow up Galleria, Sharpstown Mall

    01/13/2016 4:41:23 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 35 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 1-13-2016
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A terror suspect who was arrested in Houston last week went before a judge Wednesday afternoon, where his bond was denied. During testimony, we learned disturbing allegations against him. A federal investigator testified that Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, wanted to blow up the Galleria and Sharpstown Mall with a remote bomb. According to testimony, Al Hardan would put the bomb in a trash can and detonate it using a cell phone. They also say he received military training on how to use an AK-47 late last year at a farm just outside of Houston. Agents...
  • Suspects in Houston restaurant killing smile, wave in court

    01/11/2016 1:50:23 PM PST · by hout8475 · 65 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | KHOU.com Staff & AP
    HOUSTON - Four defendants accused of robbing a Houston restaurant on New Year's Day and killing a man are scheduled to appear in court Monday. 20-year-old Tiala Alexander, 18-year-old Telavell Coleman, 19-year-old Dadriana Holmes and 18-year-old Enzo Ubadimma are charged with capital murder.
  • 'Hipster terrorist' and 'ISIS supporter' arrested in Sacramento and Texas discussed their plans

    01/09/2016 2:04:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/09/16 | AP & Ashley Collman
    'Hipster terrorist' and 'ISIS supporter' arrested in Sacramento and Texas discussed their plans over social media to join fight in Syria Two Iraqi-born refugees arrested on terrorism charges allegedly used social media to discuss their plans for returning to Syria to fight in the civil war. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, was arrested on Thursday in Sacramento, California on charges he was plotting to travel to Syria to join the al-Nusra Front terrorist organization. Omar Faraj Saeed al Hardan, 24, was arrested in Houston, Texas on Thursday as well on three charges of trying to provide material support to the...
  • Iraqi Refugee Arrested in Houston Terror Plot: Officials

    01/07/2016 6:09:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | By Julie Fine
    Authorities say they have arrested two people on terrorism-related charges in Texas and California. Federal officials said 24-year-old Omar Faraj Al Hardan, a Palestinian born in Iraq, was arrested in Houston on Thursday. According to the federal indictment, Al Hardan has been charged with three counts alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. He is charged with one count each of attempting to provide material support to ISIL, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements. Federal authorities told NBC News that...
  • Alleged terror threat busted in Houston

    01/07/2016 5:37:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2016 | Mike Ward
    A man identified as an Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of a federal investigation into an alleged terrorist plan with links to two other U.S. cities, state officials confirmed Thursday. Federal officials would not immediately confirm details, but Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials said the suspect is believed to have provided support to terrorists -- including connections to ISIS.
  • Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Indicted on Perjury Charge

    01/06/2016 3:57:09 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 6, 2016 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    HEMPSTEAD, Tex. The state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who three days later was found hanged in her cell at the Waller County jail, has been indicted on a perjury charge, a special prosecutor said here Wednesday. The charge against the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, is a Class A misdemeanor, and was announced at the end of a day of grand jury deliberations. The charge carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, prosecutors said. The charge stemmed from a one-page affidavit that Trooper Encinia filed with jail officials justifying...
  • Houston Police Vow to Go After Anti-Gun Groups Calling 911 on Open Carriers in Texas

    01/01/2016 8:39:21 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 12/30/2015 | unknown
    Texas will soon join the other 45 US states that allow open carry and anti-gun groups are not happy about it. At least one anti-gun group is attempting to make life miserable for all gun owners who choose to openly and legally carry their firearms by calling 911 and making false claims. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is using social media to urge people to call 911 any time they see someone openly carrying a firearm.
  • Houston mosque fire investigation turns up unlikely suspect

    12/31/2015 6:11:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When a Christmas day fire broke out at a strip mall mosque in Houston Texas, the media was quick like a bunny to begin speculating on the “suspicious nature” of the fire and looking for a motive. CAIR was one of the first out of the gate to call it a hate crime. (NBC News) The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate a possible bias motive in the case, citing what it called a “recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide.A mosque in Coachella, California, was damaged in an intentionally set fire...
  • Salon Deletes Article On Mosque Attack After Learning Attacker Was Muslim

    12/30/2015 8:55:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    alon deleted an article on its website Wednesday about an arson attack on a Houston mosque, after news broke the alleged attacker was Muslim. Authorities charged Gary Moore early Wednesday with setting fire to the Islamic Center of Houston on Christmas Day, shortly after Friday prayers. It’s not clear why Moore allegedly targeted the mosque, but authorities say there’s no evidence of a hate crime, according to the Associated Press. Rather, Moore himself is a Muslim who worshiped regularly at the center. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/30/salon-deletes-article-on-mosque-attack-after-learning-attacker-was-muslim/#ixzz3vs57QcYV
  • Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire was a devout attendee

    12/30/2015 8:16:15 AM PST · by Redcat · 101 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 30, 2015 | Carol Christian
    A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day. A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the man was arrested early Wednesday, sometime after midnight, and appeared in court 7 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said. According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray...
  • Houston Mosque Fire on Christmas Day Declared Arson

    12/28/2015 5:18:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/27/15
    A fire at a Houston mosque, resulting in "significant" damage, was declared an arson, authorities said Saturday. The blaze erupted on Christmas Day around 2:45 p.m. in the house of worship on South Wilcrest Drive, according to the Houston Fire Department. "Through the on-going investigation by the joint- investigative team...the investigation classification has been upgraded to INCENDIARY," the statement said. No one was injured in the fire, which lasted about 40 minutes, the department said. The case was under investigation by the Houston Arson Bureau. "Because of the recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide, we urge law enforcement...
  • Officials say Houston mosque fire suspicious

    12/26/2015 12:40:18 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/26/2015
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at a mosque in southwest Houston on Friday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate KHOU. Officials said the cause of the fire is suspicious. KHOU reports that officials say they they are currently checking surveillance footage. The fire was put out shortly after crews arrived on the scene and no injuries were reported. Officials said they received a call about the fire around 2:45 p.m. and by 3 p.m. it was moved to a two-alarm fire. The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) called on local, state and...
  • Firefighters battling two-alarm fire at SW Houston mosque

    12/25/2015 8:16:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    ABC News13 ^ | 12/25/15 | Christine Dobbyn
    A two-alarm fire caused major damage at a mosque in southwest Houston, but no one was injured in the Christmas Day blaze, officials said. The fire started around 2:45pm Friday at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston in the 1100 block of Wilcrest Drive. Restaurant owner Imran Momin said, "When I came out the smoke was pretty intense yeah." It didn't take firefighters long to knock down the fire. "When firefighters opened the rear doors, they discovered heavy fire and smoke. They began their attack cautiously at first," Deputy Chief Fernando Herrera with the Houston Fire Department said. Answering the...
  • Our Inescapable God "JESUS" [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/25/2015 3:38:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My children , do you SEE This Day before you I have created for you as my Beloved and I adore your presence with me for I AM your Presence as I surround you every where you look and in everything you touch. Yeah you breathe Me in for I am your living breath and promise your true love and voice of truth and it is My Spirit that is your counselor and guide. So listen to My words of life for my spirit is speaking to you in an eternal manner each and every day! Jonah 1:3 But Jonah...
  • AMC Theaters Blamed for Depriving Spanish-Only Moviegoers of 'Star Wars'

    12/21/2015 3:12:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    s a big one in movieland, but according to one shuttered theater operator in Houston, it could have been even bigger. "Today, the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in wide release in the United States," reported Viva Cinema to a federal judge on Friday. "The opening is widely expected to break every attendance record in history. But if you are one of over 200,000 Houstonians who understand Spanish but not English, you will be out of luck. You won’t be able to see Star Wars in Houston in Spanish — either dubbed or with subtitles — and there...
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Charge filed after I-45 shut down for marriage proposal (Houston)

    12/16/2015 11:34:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    KTRK.com (ABC News) ^ | 12/15/2015 | staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Charges have been filed against a man who stopped traffic on a busy freeway for a marriage proposal.The proposal happened on the North Freeway near downtown Houston on Sunday. Eyewitness News learned Tuesday that Harris County District Attorney's Office is charging Vidal Valladares, 24, with obstruction of highway, a class b misdemeanor.We spoke with the couple on Tuesday, as Valladares said he was going downtown to answer to the charges."I'm feeling bad, and of course," said Valladares. "I'm wanting to apologize to everyone if I caused any problems. That wasn't my intention in the beginning. I just...
  • Third grade teacher who said she wished 'Ebola would take out Obama' and called Muslims..

    12/14/2015 1:17:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/15 | Chris Spargo
    'goat f**kers' resigns from her job - but will still get paid Angela Box of Houston, Texas, resigned from her job as a third grade teacher after comments she made about President Obama and Muslims Box joked that she hoped Obama would get Ebola, and called Muslims 'goat f**kers' and 'bacon haters' The comments were made on a local political program Tommy's Garage, on which Box is a frequent guest Box denies she is a racist and in a video of her appearances on the show points out her support of people like fighter pilot Major Mariam Al-Mansouri Though...
  • Fire aboard ship in Houston Ship Channel

    12/14/2015 9:03:04 AM PST · by thackney · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10:24 am Dec 14, 2015 | Dale Lezon
    Firefighters battled a blaze Monday aboard a ship in the Houston Ship Channel. The fire broke out before 10 a.m. on a ship docked near American Petroleum and Federal, officials said.
  • Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston

    12/14/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    HOUSTON (KTRK) ^ | 12/14/2015
    ABC NEWS Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston NEWS Robbery suspect in critical condition after victim opens fire in Houston A suspected robbery was struck by gunfire after his alleged victim pulled a gun and started shooting. KTRK Monday, December 14, 2015 05:35AM HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A robbery suspect is in critical condition after his victims pull out a gun in Houston. The shooting happened at about 2am on Washington Street near Heights Boulevard, where police are still interviewing the victims. Officers say four people were leaving work at a nearby club this morning when...
  • Why does Houston keep electing Democratic mayors?

    12/13/2015 10:20:23 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 65 replies
    CSM ^ | 12/13/15 | By Story Hinckley
    Houstonians witnessed a tight race between the two candidates: Turner led King by under two percentage points, 50.96 to 49.04. Turner beat King by 4,000 votes, out of the nearly 212,700 cast. Turner’s win is a victory for the Democratic party and for Turner himself. The state representative has been looking to the mayoral position for over two decades, with two failed campaigns in 1993 and 2003. Turner will be replacing Democrat Annise D. Parker as mayor of the fourth largest city in the US, where city term limits prohibit fourth terms for mayors. Snip “The voting data suggest that...
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS:http://www.khou.com/elections Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Opponents Call Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School 'Civilizational Jihad'

    12/12/2015 9:29:22 AM PST · by magna carta · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | December 12,2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Opponents of a Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIM) call the pre-K and kindergarten program “civilizational jihad.” The program was imposed by the largest school district in the state, and the seventh largest school district in the United States. Opponents say that Americans simply do not know what is happening in this school, and in America.
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • Outrage as pupils given ISIS and al-Qaida propaganda as homework

    11/28/2015 7:06:19 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | David Trayner
    Pupils as young as 14 were handed twisted propaganda praising a terrorist attack - containing a quote about victims' bodies "flying like dust particles" - and encouraging readers to sign up to ISIS. The "assignment" - which came days after the horrific Paris attacks - asked pupils to analyse the passages and identify the subject, occasion, audience, purpose and speaker. An investigation has been launched after parents complained about the controversial task. The first passage was from a blog entry from an ISIS recruiter's website. It describes with different kinds of women needed to the so-called caliphate - such as...
  • HPD: Pregnant mother, boyfriend charged in death of toddler burned in oven

    11/25/2015 2:30:43 PM PST · by Jarhead9297 · 7 replies
    KPRC 2 News ^ | Nov 24 2015 09:46:59 AM CST | Nakia Cooper, Sr. Web Editor Cathy Hernandez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - A pregnant mother and her boyfriend faced a judge in downtown Houston charged with endangering a child after the mother's 19-month-old girl burned to death. Snip According to court documents, Thompson first left the children at the apartment on Sterlingshire to pick up Malone from work last Monday night. They returned and put the kids to bed.
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Apache Resists Unsolicited Takeover Bid

    11/09/2015 9:47:02 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-11-2015 | Apache
    Apache Corporation, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, says that it has fended off an unsolicited takeover bid, and will continue to defend against follow up attempts to buy out the company. Bloomberg reported the news, and thus far the bidder has not been identified. The company’s shares jumped on the news, up more than 10 percent during midday trading on November 9. Apache is worth around $18 billion, so if a takeover were to occur, it would be the largest for an independent oil and gas company this year.
  • What the Rainbow Bullies Mean When They Talk About 'Compromise'

    11/09/2015 9:40:29 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 11 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | November 8, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Supporters of Houston’s “Equal Rights” Ordinance (HERO) are predictably crying foul after voters resoundingly rejected their ballot measure last week. Apparently it lost only because bigots poisoned the debate with “misinformation.” Sore losers that they are, its proponents can’t accept that the voters understood what was at stake and voted accordingly. The ordinance prohibited discrimination based upon a number of protected categories, most of which were uncontroversial and already covered by state and federal laws. That was the window dressing. The real issue concerned banning discrimination based on the amorphous social construct known as “sexual orientation” and the even more...
  • We Can Absolutely Turn the Tide

    11/09/2015 6:24:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Michael Brown
    For some time now I've been saying that gay activists will overplay their hand and that the bullying will backfire. I've also said that we can outlast the gay revolution and ultimately, by God's grace, turn the moral tide in America. Of course, to speak like that is to invite all kinds of scorn and ridicule, not to mention the ugliest death wishes you could imagine. How dare we not roll over and die!But events from the last 7 days remind us that, even though the cultural battles promise to be long and difficult, many Americans are ready to push...
  • The United States Of The New York Times

    11/08/2015 5:48:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    This country is awful. I know that because I read it in the paper and heard it on the news. The reasons for our being awful didn't make much difference. They change every day because there's always something new for which we're awful. And when there aren't fresh pickings the media hops in the way-back machine and re-animates a greatest hit. But what would this "awful" country look like were it magically transformed into New York Times Utopia? This week gave us a peek. The city of Houston decided it didn't want to replace gender-specific bathrooms with a communal hole...
  • Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy (homofacism in Katy Texas)

    11/08/2015 3:01:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas in an interview,...
  • Ben Carson: Create transgender bathrooms

    11/05/2015 6:13:58 PM PST · by springwater13 · 216 replies
    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, suggested in an interview Thursday that the U.S. should have bathrooms specifically for people who are transgender. Carson was responding to questions about a recent ordinance in Houston that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people. Voters rejected the ordinance after an 18-month battle in which opponents argued that allowing transgender men and women to use their preferred public bathrooms would open the door to sexual predators who wanted to enter women's restrooms. Carson's response: "How about we have a transgender bathroom?" "It is not fair for them...
  • In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness

    11/05/2015 1:45:12 PM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 04, 2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide - and maybe succeed - because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders.
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...
  • In Houston the Voters are the Real HEROes

    11/05/2015 6:26:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    A rare and wonderful thing happened Tuesday night – voters in Houston, Texas chose common sense over leftist mau-mauing and voted down Proposition 1, dealing the Gaystapo an embarrassing, high-profile defeat. Proposition 1, officially entitled the "Houston Equal Rights Ordinance" (HERO), was the brainchild of Houston's openly lesbian and radically left-wing mayor, Annise Parker. Though it was sold to the citizens of Houston by the Left as an innocuous "anti-discrimination" law, its primary function was to codify special rights for homosexuals and it contained provisions that would have allowed Houston to bully and attack Christian-owned businesses much as has happened...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Beyoncé Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 45 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • 'Rumblings' of Super Bowl Boycott After Houston Equal Rights Measure Rejected

    11/04/2015 4:55:26 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 04, 2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Houston, we have a problem. That's the message supporters of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) are sending after voters rejected the measure Tuesday by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent. The controversial measure would have established nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the city, among other groups.