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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Hillary Says Gender Is A Social Construct,But We Must Have A Female President

    11/04/2015 4:17:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The city of Houston decided on Tuesday not to engage in the mass delusion that says that men are women and women men. The 2-1 vote not to allow biological men to use female bathrooms, and not to force employers to continue paying employees who decide to impersonate members of other sexes on the job, is a welcome breath of fresh air.
  • Support Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

    11/04/2015 3:00:56 PM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 2, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    On Tuesday, Houston voters will be asked if they want to keep or repeal the city's strong and enlightened equal rights ordinance, which was approved by the City Council last year and put on hold pending this week's vote. Opponents of the law have perversely turned a broad, sensible measure that protects people from discrimination in employment, city services, housing and public accommodations, among other things, into a debate about sexual predators in women's restrooms.
  • Houston mayor rips defeat of transgender ‘bathroom bill,’ predicts economic backlash

    11/04/2015 11:20:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Video at link. Houston Mayor Annise Parker wasn’t exactly gracious in defeat, accusing those who opposed the city’s transgender-rights ordinance of “deliberate lies” and predicting the city’s economy would suffer as a result of the measure’s repeal. In remarks shortly after Tuesday’s balloting, Ms. Parker blamed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance’s lopsided loss on “a very small but determined group of right-wing ideologues and the religionist right” for waging “a campaign of fear-mongering and deliberate lies.” The ordinance, named Proposition 1 on the city ballot, lost by 62 to 38 percent despite the strong support of national gay-rights organizations, who...
  • Houston voters repeal gay rights ordinance

    11/04/2015 6:55:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Hope for Christian bakeries and women who don't want to see drag queens in the restroom It was a year ago that the Houston City Council, with the backing of lesbian Democrat Mayor Annise Parker, decided that private businesses owned by Christians had no rights, nor did women who preferred to feel confident that those they might encounter in public restrooms who looked like women actually were. Last night, in a demonstration that normal people have not traveled as far down the lunatic track as politicians, Houston voters repealed this nonsense:
  • Houston (LBGT) Equal Rights Ordinance fails by wide margin

    11/03/2015 9:04:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2015 | By Katherine Driessen
    Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns. The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women, including sexual predators, to enter women's restrooms. Supporters of the law, including Mayor Annise Parker, argue that it extends an important local recourse for a range of protected classes to respond to discrimination. Supporters released a written...
  • HERO fails by wide margin (The ability of men to enter girls restrooms in Houston is squashed)

    11/03/2015 8:04:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    houston chronicle ^ | 11/3/15 | k driessen
    Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women, including sexual predators, to enter women's restrooms. Supporters of the law, including Mayor Annise Parker, argue that it extends an important local recourse for a range of protected classes to respond to discrimination. HERO fails by wide margin...
  • Early voters say no to Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (GBLT bill going down by wide margin)

    11/03/2015 5:48:56 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 90 replies
    KHOU 11 (CBS Houston) ^ | ff 7:19 p.m. CST November 3, 2015 | no byline
    ...Prop 1, nicknamed HERO, is failing by a margin of 61-percent to 39-percent... ...Supporters of the ordinance included President Obama, Hillary Clinton and several entertainers... ...Early voting numbers doubled compared to the last local election and analysts say Prop 1 was the main catalyst driving voters to the polls.
  • Houston Prop 1 (HERO) Losing Badly

    11/03/2015 5:21:09 PM PST · by ziravan · 58 replies
    Election ^ | 11/3/2015 | Harris County Elections
    Early voting for Prop 1 (Houston) Yes - 37,045 37.49% No - 62,599 62.51%
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

    10/27/2015 11:26:18 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 13 replies
    Free Press Houston ^ | Oct. 27, 2015 | Laila Khalili
    "Its [already] illegal to go into a bathroom with the intent to harm someone. And, last time we checked, rapists and abusers are going to behave as you would expect them to behavewithout regard for the law, with or without an equal rights ordinance."
  • Live: GOP candidate Ted Cruz holds news conference in Houston (Now)

    10/26/2015 7:11:09 AM PDT · by Isara · 86 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | October 26, 2015
    HOUSTON - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be joined by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for a news conference, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Watch the livestream on
  • HERO=ZERO Protection for Women's,Girl's Rights (Ballot Language Deception)

    10/25/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by magna carta · 13 replies ^ | October 23,2015 | Bethany Blankley
    A veto referendum on the anti-discrimination ordinance known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) will be on the ballot for Houston voters in Harris County, Texas on November 3, 2015. Its controversial for two significant reasons and is the result of a several year battle between the residents of Houston and its outgoing lesbian mayor Annise Parker. Despite protections already provided by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Proposition 1 on the ballot reads: Read more at
  • WE CARRY THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 10-21-15 | bible
    "This ring shall not be shaken , These keys shall never fall , I've given you my fullness , I've given you my all", Here are The Keys To The Kingdom ,seek me first in all you do , NOT just the big things BUT IN EVERY MATTER OF YOUR HEART , if you do this the Other KEYS will reveal themselves to you !
  • New anti-HERO ad drags abc13 into political fight

    10/20/2015 3:05:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    ABC Inc., KTRK-TV Houston ^ | Monday, October 19, 2015 06:26PM | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- On the first day of early voting, two new ads were released to abc13. Both of them are available here, but we are told will start airing on broadcast and cable television Tuesday. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick held a news conference Monday to unveil his offering. In the 30-second spot paid for by Patrick's campaign, the Lt. Governor stands against a flag draped background and tells viewers, "City of Houston Prop One is not about equality. That is already the law of the land. It's about allowing men in women's locker rooms and bathrooms."
  • Texans owner McNair donates $10K to anti-LGBT rights group

    10/17/2015 7:21:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | October 16, 2015
    In what undoubtedly will be seen as a controversial move, Texans owner Bob McNair donated $10,000 this week to a group advocating against LGBTQ rights. The donation comes at a time when the NFL has been publicly promoting acceptance of gay players and Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player, was drafted last year.
  • Prostitution bust nets 4 arrests in Montgomery County

    10/17/2015 3:39:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ABC 13 ^ | Friday, October 16, 2015 03:11PM | KTRK-TV Houston ABC 13
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Some residents in north Harris County complained about rampant prostitution, and county deputies responded with an undercover sting. Four people were caught either trying to sell or buy sex along North Vista Drive. The county precinct one constable's office identified them as 22-year-old Louis Burrel, 28-year-old Diamon Keishaa Johnson, 24-year-old Jamoya Perry and 28-year-old Mattias Frazier.
  • Multiple injuries after massive scaffolding collapse in Houston

    A large amount of scaffolding collapsed Friday outside a building under construction in Houston, causing multiple injuries, a city agency said. Video from the scene showed piles of metal lying on the ground outside a roughly seven-story building. The collapsed scaffolding appeared to cover a large section of a city block. Houstons Office of Emergency Management reported the injures from the collapse, which happened near the corner of Crawford and Preston streets an area not far from Minute Maid Park, the home of Major League Baseballs Houston Astros. People were urged to steer clear of the area so emergency...
  • White House: Toronto is Cruz's 'other hometown team'

    10/15/2015 11:24:26 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Relishing in his hometown Kansas City Royals playoff victory against the Houston Astros, White House press secretary Josh Earnest took a jab at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R). Earnest challenged the Canadian-born Cruz to a bet: His Royals against Ted Cruzs other hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Astros great Berkman riles Houston mayor after making ad blasting LGBT law

    10/15/2015 5:05:53 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2015
    Just as the Houston Astros are making their first post-season appearance in a decade, one of the franchise's all-time top players has made an ad blasting the city's mayor over a proposal headed for the November ballot that would allow transgender people to use the public restroom of their choice. Lance Berkman, who slugged 366 home runs for the Astros, Rangers, Cardinals and Yankees during a 15-year career, filmed a commercial for a political action committee working to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance when it comes up for a vote on Nov. 3. HERO would ban discrimination on a...
  • Texas College on Lockdown, Shooter Loose After Shooting

    10/09/2015 10:54:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/09/2015 | The Associated Press
    Officials say Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot at a student housing complex. University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Houston campus.
  • Annise Parker hits back at Lance Berkman for anti-HERO advertisement

    10/08/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by pkajj · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Mayor Annise Parker took a moment on Twitter to bash former Houston Astros star Lance Berkman after he voiced opposition toward the city's equal rights ordinance known as HERO. In late September, Berkman recorded an advertisement for the Campaign for Houston PAC, a group that is opposed to HERO. "My wife and I have four daughters," Berkman says in the ad. "Proposition One, the 'bathroom ordinance,' would allow troubled men to enter women's public bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. This would violate their privacy and put them in harm's way. That's just wrong." The mayor called Berkman a hypocrite for...
  • Church of Lucifer set to open in Old Town Spring (Houston)

    Church of Lucifer to open this month Show Transcript SPRING, Texas - In quaint Old Town Spring, a new church is truly the first of its kind. The church that will soon be opening doors isn't any old church -- it's the Greater Church of Lucifer." In about 3 1/2 weeks the Houston area will see the doors open on the first known home of the GCOL right down the street from Christian churches, antique stores and flower shops. But church leaders said it's not that Lucifer.
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • COPS: ATF agent punched parent at school football game, pulled gun on crowd

    09/29/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 26 replies
    EAG News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    HOUSTON A federal agent is under investigation after he allegedly assaulted a man at a high school football game, then pulled his gun on a crowd that gathered during the melee. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms special agent Marc Delpit, father of a St. Thomas High School football player, allegedly got into an argument with a fellow team father during half-time in a recent game against Angleton High School. Several witnesses allege Delpit punched the man to the ground and continued to assault him as bystanders gathered and attempted to intervene, KHOU reports. The special agent told police...
  • The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity Down

    09/20/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    [Ulltra-left] Slate ^ | Sept. 18 2015 3:30 PM | Daniel Gross
    In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow. Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind turbines, producing tons of electricity at a time when comparatively little supply was needed. And then a very strange thing happened: The so-called spot price of electricity in Texas fell toward zero, hit zero, and...
  • Families protest new gun rule at Houston Zoo

    09/20/2015 12:03:23 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    HOUSTON - A group of mothers protested outside of the entrance to the Houston Zoo Saturday after a new rule states guns are no longer banned at the zoo. About 50 people protested the fact that those legally carrying guns can now bring them into the family favorite destination. The demonstrators are part of a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.
  • 2 students dead, others injured after HISD bus crash

    09/15/2015 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies ^ | 09/15/2015 | KHOU Staff
    HOUSTON Two students have died and several others were injured when a Houston Independent School District bus fell off the 610 South Loop on Tuesday morning. The Houston Fire Department confirmed the student's death to KHOU 11 News. Houston TranStar reports the crash occurred at Telephone Road around 7 a.m. Investigators with the Houston Police Department said a late-model Buick LeSabre on the left-hand side of the bus thought that a car was going to drift into their lane. The Buick then shift over into the school bus to avoid the other vehicle. At that time, the school bus...
  • Two Students Dead in School Bus Crash in Houston

    09/15/2015 7:52:29 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Two high school students were killed and two others were injured after a bus overturned on a highway in Houston on Thursday morning, school officials said. The bus driver was also hurt in the crash. The Houston Fire Department responded to the wreck just after 7 a.m. local time, Senior Captain Ruy Lozano told NBC News. The Houston Independent School District wrote on its blog that a female student died at the scene of the crash, and a second female student later died of her injuries. The other two students aboard the bus and the driver were "seriously injured," and...
  • Ex-NFL Player Made Some Damning Allegations Against Officer Who Pulled Him Over So Police Released

    09/05/2015 12:26:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | september 4, 2015 | billy hallowell
    A Texas police organization is demanding an apology from a former NFL player who reportedly claimed on social media that a cop put a gun to his face during a recent traffic stop but the Pearland Police Officers Association said thatdashcam footage shows the officer acting properly. The group claims that Lamar Lathon, 47, a linebacker who played for the Houston Oilers and the Carolina Panthers, lied about what unfolded in a Facebook post in which the former NFL player said that he was terrified and that he feared for his life,KHOU-TV reported. Footage from the September 1 incident,...
  • Houston Embraces Arabic Immersion School Despite Protests

    09/05/2015 7:23:12 AM PDT · by magna carta · 19 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | Sept. 3,2015 | Leah Caldwell
    Except for the angry protesters, the first day of school at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston in late August was a joyous occasion. The school welcomed its inaugural class of 88 kindergartners and 44 pre-kindergartners with an assembly in the cafeteria. The kids wore their school uniforms, green-and-white polo shirts embossed with the schools calligraphic logo. They learned their new school song. They recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. Alicia Kahn, whose 5-year-old daughter Maiara attends the school, described the mood as positive and upbeat. Outside, though, she said it was mayhem. A small crowd...

    09/04/2015 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    News articles and opinion pieces defending or promoting the #BlackLivesMatter movement have popped up across nearly the entire mainstream media in the hours before slain Sheriffs Deputy Darren Goforths funeral.
  • Disturbing Graffiti of Police Officer at Gunpoint Appears Around Houston

    09/02/2015 2:43:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/1/15 | Debra Heine
    There have been eight police officers killed by gunfire in just the past month, 24 total killed since the beginning of the year, counting yesterday’s shooting death of Lieutenant Charles Joseph “Joe” Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake Police Department in Illinois.Last week, two Louisiana officers were killed by gunfire in separate incidents, and two officers in Mississippi were shot to death during a traffic stop in May. Police all across the nation are understandably on edge.Amidst this unsettling atmosphere, someone in the Houston area thought it would be a good idea to stencil some graffiti of a police officer with...
  • Obama Reacts to Texas Deputy Murder: Targeting Police Officers Is Completely Unacceptable

    09/01/2015 5:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser. On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers, Obama said in a statement released this evening. Obama said that he promised Goforths widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
  • Slain Cop Deserved Execution and Had Creepy Perv Eyes, Says #BlackLivesMatter Supporter

    09/01/2015 11:04:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Brandon Darby
    Houston area #BlackLivesMatter supporter Monica Foy took to Twitter to insist that slain Sheriffs Deputy Darren Goforth deserved to be executed and implied his creepy perv eyes were somehow justification for why he was shot from behind and then had a 15-round magazine unloaded into his lifeless body. Foy lives in the Woodlands, just north of Houston, Texas

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 29 replies ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday nights broadcast of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an open season on police officers. I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with whats going on and Im not going to stick my head in the sand about it, Clarke said. I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • Man faces capital murder charge in killing of Houston deputy(Civil Rights leader attacks Sheriff)

    08/29/2015 7:05:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/29/15 | Kevin Murphy and Alex Dobuzinskis
    Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man who will be charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, a killing the sheriff tied to anger against police. Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. He noted that Miles is black and has a history of prior arrests for trespassing and resisting arrest. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white,...
  • DA: Man shot Harris County sheriff's deputy 15 times during ambush

    08/31/2015 11:46:13 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 8 replies
    KPRC Houston ^ | 8-31-15
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Shannon Miles, the man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, appeared in court Monday to face a charge of capital murder, and the district attorney revealed new details in the case. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson outlined the probable cause against Miles in front of Judge Denise Collins in 208th District Court. Anderson said a witness saw a man sitting in a red Ford Ranger pickup truck last Friday night at a gas station on West Road in northwest Harris County. The witness said Goforth had just pumped gas into his...