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  • Annise Parker hits back at Lance Berkman for anti-HERO advertisement

    10/08/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by pkajj · 24 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 · 47 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 Officer’s Association said that dashcam 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 school’s 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 Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth’s funeral.
  • Teen fatally shot while taking selfie

    09/02/2015 3:44:12 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 32 replies
    Spero News ^ | 09/01/2015 | Clinton Gillespie
    After finding a pistol, a teenage father sought to take a selfie with it. The photo session ended tragically.
  • 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 Goforth’s 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 Sheriff’s 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 night’s 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 what’s going on and I’m 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...
  • Shannon Miles Arrested And Charged In Execution Of Texas Sheriff’s Deputy

    08/29/2015 3:51:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Police in Harris County, Tex. have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the point-blank execution killing of sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was on duty and pumping gas at Chevron in a suburb northwest of Houston at about 8:30 p.m. Friday when Miles allegedly approached him from behind and shot him in the back of the head. Miles then shot Goforth several more times before fleeing in a red Ford Ranger, police believe. Harris County sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference Saturday afternoon that a motive for the killing is still unknown. But he said...
  • Motive unclear in deadly ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 23 replies | 8-30-2015
    HOUSTON -- Across southeast Texas especially in Harris County, many woke up today asking the big question. What led up to the deadly shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth? The violent crime left Goforth's loved ones, law enforcement, and ordinary citizens in tears. Authorities called it a "cold blooded assassination" which seemed to be carried out at random because Deputy Goforth was a sworn officer of the law. Yesterday, the District Attorney's office accepted capital murder charges against 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles. Sheriff Ron Hickman said they recovered the murder weapon inside his home. He said his investigators could not extract...
  • DA: Man shot Harris County sheriff's deputy 15 times during ambush

    08/31/2015 11:46:12 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 14 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...
  • Sheriff blames "anti-police rhetoric" for killing of white police officer

    08/31/2015 6:45:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Nick Allen
    A Sheriff in Texas has blamed "dangerous rhetoric" against police by anti-racism activists for the execution-style killing of one of his officers. Darren Goforth, 47, a white sheriff's deputy, was shot in the back of the head as he filled up his patrol car at a petrol station in a middle class suburb of Houston on Friday night.
  • Scarborough: 'I Blame Cable News' for Cops Being Less Safe

    08/31/2015 6:05:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You wish he had named names . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated "I do blame it on cable news" for "people wearing uniforms being a lot less safe today than they were before Ferguson." So just which cable networks did Joe have in mind? Until last week [when he was relegated to the Sunday morning desert], Scarborough's own MSNBC was the Al Sharpton network. So surely Scarborough was pointing the finger at least partially at MSNBC. But as he continued, Scarborough also identified other unnamed cable networks that he accused of "glorifying" Vester Flanagan and...

    08/30/2015 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas – The escalation of anti-white and anti-cop rhetoric has been building since militant black activists began marching in support of #BlackLivesMatter after the suicide of Sandra Bland. At protests at the jail where Bland killed herself, a radical activist called for all white people to be killed, and heavily armed members of the New Black Panther Party chanted “the revolution has started … off the pigs.”
  • TEXAS DEPUTY Executed 2 Weeks After New Black Panthers Promised to “Off the Pigs” at Local Rally

    08/29/2015 5:01:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this month armed New Black Panther radicals marched on the Waller County Jail chanting, “The revolution is on… Off the pigs!” A large contingent of Harris County (Houston) sheriff’s office deputies met the protesters at the jail.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Last night Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead execution style around 8:30 at night. Goforth was pumping gas into his vehicle at the time. The shooter shot him in the head and then fired several rounds into his body. Breitbart.Texas reported: “A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 2:24:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/28/2015
    A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for “lynching whites and killing cops,” as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 5:04:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/28/15 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for “lynching whites and killing cops,” as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 7:32:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 29 2015 | Jacob Rascon and Phil Helsel
    Hundreds of people showed up at a Texas gas station Saturday to pay tribute to a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind after filling up his patrol car the night before. Many who attended the vigil for Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren H. Goforth said they were there to support the police, and some said they were frustrated with the "black lives matter" movement and what they said was an increased hostility against all police. Those who knew Goforth described him as "just a really nice guy." "It's not fair," said Mikayla Delossantos, whose father was friends with...

    08/29/2015 7:01:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 8/29/15 | ABC13
    A person of interest is in custody after the deadly ambush of a Harris County sheriff's deputy, fatally gunned down without warning Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a northwest Harris County gas station. We've learned the person of interest is inside the Harris County Sheriff's Office in east Houston and continues to be questioned in the the case. No one has been charged and the search continues for the suspect. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, has just left an accident scene when he stopped by a gas station on Telge and West Road. As he was pumping...
  • Deputy fatally shot from behind at Houston gas station

    08/29/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 44 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued Saturday morning, according to authorities. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots.
  • Man Suspected of Killing Texas County Sheriff’s Deputy Reportedly Arrested

    08/29/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/15
    The man suspected of a killing a Texas county sheriff’s deputy has reportedly been arrested at the end of a successful SWAT scene. Fox affiliate KRIV reports Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies captured the suspect in the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth early Saturday. The man was taken into custody at Pine Falls and Sunny Ridge in northwest Harris County, according to the station. The suspect’s mother assisted law enforcement officers in the capture of her son, KRIV reports. Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station when a man approached him from...
  • 'He was with me': Mom provides an 'alibi' for gunman who 'assassinated Texas deputy'

    08/31/2015 12:02:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/31/15 | By Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Kieran Corcoran For Daily
    But Miles' mother has claimed her 30-year-old son cannot have carried out the killing because they were out on a shopping trip together when the shooting unfolded. She is quoted by KPRC as saying: 'We got back, we couldn't get on our street. So after we couldn't get on our street, when we came back, the back way to our house and then that's when we (were) faced with SWAT and dogs and cops and guns and they handcuffed him.'
  • CRUZ: I’m proud to stand with law enforcement, to stand with the police and fire fighters and ...

    08/31/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | 08/31/15
    CRUZ: I’m proud to stand with law enforcement, to stand with the police and fire fighters and first responders HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today at an event in New Hampshire addressed the ongoing assault against law enforcement across the country. In light of recent attacks against police officers, specifically Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth in his hometown of Houston, Sen. Cruz is calling for leadership to stand up against the assault on law enforcement across our country:“We stand with our police officers, we stand with our fire fighters, with our EMS, with our first responders. These...

    08/31/2015 3:08:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Cops in Houston, Texas are blaming the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement for the unprovoked killing Friday of a uniformed white sheriff's deputy allegedly committed by a black man who snuck up on the officer without saying a word and fired a gun repeatedly into his body until he was dead.
  • Over One Thousand Gather Where Deputy was Executed

    08/30/2015 2:58:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — One night after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed at a Chevron station in Houston, Texas, over a thousand people gathered at the site to memorialize the man who was apparently murdered simply because he wore a police uniform. There was an outpouring of support for Harris County Sheriff Deputy Goforth, and for law enforcement officers and their families.Deputy Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the shooter...
  • Alleged Texas Cop Killer Charged: Linked to University Attended by Sandra Bland

    08/29/2015 3:01:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas – Authorities in Harris County have identified the alleged killer of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy as Shannon Juruary Miles, 31. Breitbart Texas has learned that Miles has an extensive history with law enforcement in Harris County. Miles is the registered owner of the 2002 red Ford Ranger that law enforcement appeared to search on Friday night outside the home where Miles lives. The Ford was being sought after police obtained security video from the gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was killed. They also had a description of the vehicle from witnesses. Miles is being charged with...
  • Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in killing of Houston deputy

    08/29/2015 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/29/2015 | Kevin Murphy
    Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. No motive has been reported. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men. "Our system of justice absolutely requires a law enforcement presence to protect our communities, so at any point where the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen(s). This rhetoric has gotten out of control," Hickman said. "We've heard...
  • Progressive Media Mocks Texas Seniors Peacefully Protesting Arabic Immersion School Opening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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