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  • Houston MMA fighter steps in as would-be thieves attack store clerk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    05/13/2014 7:41:22 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 13, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    Houston is on the verge of a two-pronged “export boom” that could help create more than 55,000 new energy sector jobs, according to a study scheduled for release Tuesday. The overhaul in Mexico’s energy sector, along with the growth of liquefied natural gas and chemical plants, will mean new jobs in Houston as companies ship more products abroad. “The oil and gas industry always like to talk about what’s the next frontier,” said Patrick Jankowski, vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership, which produced the report. “Mexico is the next frontier. Chemicals is the next frontier.” Mexico’s energy...
  • Lesbian Houston Mayor Promotes Ordinance to Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms

    05/12/2014 5:24:03 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 70 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | May 12, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    HOUSTON – The Houston City Council is currently considering an ‘equal rights’ ordinance which would allow men and women to use restrooms and shower rooms designated for the opposite sex, as long as they identify with the opposite gender. Houston Mayor Annise Parker, an open lesbian, is promoting an “Equal Rights Ordinance” designed to quell any discrimination in America’s fourth largest city—including any discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.” “Gender identity means an individual’s innate identification, appearance, expression or behavior as either male or female,” the most recent ordinance draft states, “although the same may not correspond to the...
  • Houston Authorities Searching For ‘Serial Defecator’

    05/08/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | Staff
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Deputies with the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office say a man has been terrorizing a neighborhood in the Woodland Heights area of Houston by going to the bathroom in several yards at night. “We’ve had reports from six to eight neighbors out there that someone is actually coming into their yard and defecating — generally on their driveways,” said Sgt. J.C. Mosier. Authorities believe the unknown man is committing the act between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m., but a motive for crimes has not yet been established. “I think the neighbors are laughing about it, but that’s...
  • Vanity Driving directions in Houston, TX

    05/04/2014 1:42:37 PM PDT · by logitech · 61 replies
    me | 5-4-14 | logitech
    I need some local help to get from IAH to Webster,TX. Then, later from South Post Oak Rd to IAH. Mapquest sends me way around the loop.
  • Mayor Parker Announces Timeline For Adoption of "Human Rights Protection" (LGBT Ordinance)

    04/27/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT · by magna carta · 7 replies
    City of Houston-Press Release ^ | April 3,2014 | Mayor Annise Parker
    The mayor’s timeline envisions presentation of the draft ordinance to public stakeholders and City Council committee on April 30, 2014 and placement on the council agenda for May 7, 2014. Although the exact language is still being finalized, the ordinance will prohibit discrimination in city employment and contracting, housing and public accommodations. This would include bars, restaurants, retail stores and businesses that provide services to the public. Complaints about violations of the ordinance would be reviewed by the City’s Office of Inspector General and a new seven member board known as the Human Rights Commission. “A young African American should...
  • SHEILA JACKSON LEE: DEPORTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IS 'INHUMANE AND CRUEL'

    04/25/2014 8:22:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 44 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 25 Apr 2014, | BREITBART TV
    Friday on MSNBC's "NOW With Alex Wagner," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said "deportations are not working for our country " and continuing to deport undocumented immigrants "meets the standard of the Eighth Amendment inhumane and cruel treatment"...
  • World Journal: Shooting of Chinese-American Family Related to Security Official

    04/17/2014 9:57:35 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 1, 2014 | Lu Chen
    The apparent murder of a Chinese-American man, along with three family members, at his home in Houston, Texas, this January was recently said by an established overseas Chinese newspaper to have some connection to the former Chinese security official Zhou Yongkang, who is at the center of an intense corruption investigation.
  • Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 24 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

    04/08/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage. The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates. The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend. The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to
  • Family of teenage boy 'killed by girlfriend's father..... demand that SHE is charged

    04/03/2014 3:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Mail online ^ | Matt Rocheleau
    FULL TITLE: Family of teenage boy 'killed by girlfriend's father after sneaking into her bedroom' demand that SHE is charged Family and friends of the teenage boy who was shot to death by his girlfriend's father after sneaking into her bedroom are demanding that the girlfriend be charged with accessory to murder or involuntary manslaughter. A group of the 17-year-old Johran McCormick's supporters, including his mother Zakia McCormick and community activist Quanell X, rallied on Wednesday morning outside the home near Houston, Texas where authorities say the teenager was killed on March 13. Investigators have said McCormick's 16-year-old girlfriend let...
  • Can States Require Proof of Citizenship for Voting?

    04/01/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    In 2011, Kansas passed the SAFE Act — Safe and Fair Elections — which requires voter ID, proof of citizenship and signature verification. In other words, it’s designed to make sure that all votes cast in Kansas are cast legally by the person identified as the voter. The law was to go into effect January 1, 2013. But the Obama administration stood in the way. At issue are the forms states use to register voters for federal elections. Kansas and Arizona require proof of citizenship, while the federal government’s form — incredibly — does not. The federal government attempted to...