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  • Arabic Immersion Magnet School Struggles for Arabic Teachers

    05/12/2015 9:17:10 PM PDT · by magna carta · 17 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | May 9,2015 | Liz Theiss
    Well thank goodness for the Qatar Foundation International in reaching half way across the globe to get this Arabic Immersion Magnet school staffed and financed for the 2015 rollout! As you can see for yourself via e-mail communications the 75K strong Arabic Community in HOUSTON was not quite enough after all. Principal Kate Adams pushed for every immigration and certification loophole in concert with the HISD Specialist Team to bring in the Arabic Speaking crew. MONOLINGUAL AMERICANS in the community need not apply, nay, not even for PE teacher. Your tax dollars are accepted though. Scroll down to view the...
  • Man chases away armed men who tried to rob couple in Briar Village

    05/06/2015 9:51:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 5-6-15 | Jennifer Bauer
    HOUSTON - Two armed robbers tried to steal wallets and a purse from a man and woman as they got out of their car Tuesday night in the Briar Village neighborhood near Highway 6 and Westheimer Road. They had just pulled into their driveway after dinner when the two armed and masked men came up. One of the suspects put a gun to the homeowner's neck and demanded he hand over his wallet. "They wanted his valuables and he resisted," said Richard King, who lives two houses away. King heard the commotion and came outside. "I heard some muffled gun...
  • How to protect yourself, your family in the event of a home invasion

    05/05/2015 8:08:33 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 81 replies
    KPRC, Click 2 Houston ^ | May 04 2015 10:15:00 PM CDT | Bill Spencer
    HOUSTON - It's the middle of the night and your house is being invaded by armed men with guns who plan to take you hostage and take what they want. What are you going to do now? What you decide to do in the next 15 minutes could save your life and the lives of your loved ones, or end in tragedy and death. A special team of security experts with decades of experience -- Jim Napolitano, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, and Col. Bernie McCabe, former member of United States Special Operations -- is going to teach you...
  • Judge: DEA not liable for botched sting that killed truck driver

    04/29/2015 12:24:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | By Radley Balko
    The drug war means never having to say you’re sorry. A Houston-based federal judge ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration does not owe the owner of a small Texas trucking company anything, not even the cost of repairing the bullet holes to a tractor-trailer truck that the agency used without his permission for a wild 2011 drug cartel sting that resulted in the execution-style murder of the truck’s driver, who was secretly working as a government informant. The Houston Chronicle story also points out that the ruling will spare the DEA a “potentially embarrassing trial.” Another way to phrase...
  • Man accused of stabbing HCC officer 14 times

    04/30/2015 1:08:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | april 28, 2015 | Sofia Ojeda, Phil Archer, Syan Rhodes
    Prosecutors said a 24-year-old police woman was stabbed a total of 14 times by a man who allegedly told investigators he was out to kill the police officer because "cops are oppressive." Houston homicide investigators said Jeremiah M. Matthews, 23, tried to kill an off-duty Houston Community College Officer Aprils Pikes early Tuesday morning while she was working as a security guard at a Meyerland Walmart store. During a magistrate's hearing Tuesday night, prosecutors said, "The defendant gave a statement admitting he had the intent to attack a police officer and his desire to kill a police officer.” Investigators at...
  • Astrodome once featured Houston's gaudiest apartment

    04/08/2015 3:07:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-7-15 | Brian Reynolds
    Now filled with nothing but cobwebs, the Houston Astrodome was once considered a palace for football and baseball fans. Less well known was the palace that the Dome's visionary Roy Hofheinz built for himself inside the Eighth Wonder of the World. Time Life photos show the apartment's whimsical style, highlighted by red carpet that coved the floor and walls of a conference room, which also featured zebra-print chairs and chalices in front of each seat. Psychedelic wallpaper covered the salon, while Asian dragon statues flanked the massive desk in Hofheinz' office. The apartment also featured a putting green, a shooting...
  • Arabic Immersion a 'Golden Ticket' for HISD students-Call to Action Alert

    04/05/2015 4:33:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 12 replies
    Ban Sharia Law ^ | April 4,2015 | Betsy Denson
    Those traveling down Durham Drive may have noticed a new sign recently at 812 W. 28th St., the site of the former Holden Elementary and interim facility for HISD’s Energy Institute High School. The bright green sign for HISD’s new Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIMS) is up, repairs and enhancements are underway on the campus and Principal Kate Adams is preparing to welcome the first batch of students this fall.
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign HQ opens in Houston

    04/02/2015 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:45pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign headquarters opened in Houston last night. Nestled in the bustling Upper Kirby neighborhood, the campaign HQ is situated in the heart of Houston.Handing out small American flags and Ted Cruz labelled bottles of water, volunteers sauntered through the crowd with iPad minis, ensuring faithful supporters were registered for campaign updates. With more attendees than anticipated, the lines to view the office space were quite lengthy. Thanks to everyone joining our Campaign HQ Open House! Download your photos at http://t.co/fSOLODtEQ2 pic.twitter.com/Z3EDpd0W82— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 31, 2015 To keep people entertained, Rafael Cruz was there to shake...
  • Suspect in Domino's delivery driver killing has history of armed robbery, weapons charges

    04/01/2015 1:49:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/1/115 | Jonathan Bullington
    The man accused by New Orleans police of murdering Domino's delivery driver Michael Price late last month has a history of armed robbery and weapons charges in Houston and New Orleans.Michael Portis, 24, is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after his arrest Wednesday morning (April 1) in the 4900 block of Pauger Street. His arrest came a little more than a week after police found Price's bullet-riddled body inside his car shortly before 1 a.m. on March 24 in the 6100 block of North Roman Street in the city's Lower 9th Ward.Details of Portis' arrest and alleged involvement in...
  • Photos: 2015 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    03/28/2015 8:48:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Houston Texans
    More than 1,000 women auditioned Saturday in hopes of becoming a Houston Texans Cheerleader. The tryouts were held at the Methodist Training Center at NRG Stadium. There was so much talent on the field, the judges had a tough job. Good luck to all the ladies.
  • Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says

    03/24/2015 5:53:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 3/24/15 | Stacey Kilpatrick
    Robert Durst’s lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn’t designed to get to the truth," attorney Dick DeGuerin said in an interview on the "Today" show. "The Jinx" chronicled the life of the eccentric and controversial real estate heir, including the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman and the 2001 shooting death and dismemberment of Durst’s...
  • Austin, Salt Lake City Lead U.S. Metros in Job Creation

    03/23/2015 10:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City have the highest Job Creation Index scores among the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, based on employee reports of hiring activity where they work. San Francisco, Houston and Orlando rank just behind Austin and Salt Lake City in job creation. Many of the top-ranking metro areas are being boosted by growth in technology jobs, including traditional tech centers in San Francisco and San Jose but also emerging ones in Austin and Salt Lake City. These latter two may be increasingly attractive destinations for tech workers, given salaries that are becoming more competitive for the...
  • Texas lawmaker married five times files error-filled complaint against gay marriage

    03/03/2015 9:29:49 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/3/15 | Dylan Baddour
    A Tea Party lawmaker erred last week when he filed a handwritten complaint against the judge who permitted Texas' first same-sex marriage. State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, a veteran groom with five marriages under his belt, called out the wrong judge and made a flawed assertion of Texas law
  • Hundreds of DNA Matches as Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog

    02/23/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/23/2015 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years in Houston have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles, marking a major step in the city's $6 million effort to address the backlog, officials announced Monday.
  • Islamic leaders of burned center ask prosecutors to drop arson charge

    02/20/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | By Allan Turner
    Flanked by clergy from a cross-section of Houston's religious community, leaders of an Islamic religious center Friday asked prosecutors to drop the felony charge lodged against a homeless man accused of setting one of their buildings on fire. "We always preach forgiveness," said Ahsan Zahid, assistant imam at the Quba Islamic Institute. "Our God is forgiving. Our prophet was always forgiving, and God tells us we should do as we expected to be treated by others. We should forgive, and that is the request we made." Leaders of the institute, at 730 FM 1959 in the city's southeast side,made their...
  • Suspect arrested in Islamic center fire (Homeless guy)

    02/16/2015 7:12:42 PM PST · by SSS Two · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Updated: February 16, 2015 6:19pm | By Mike Morris
    Houston arson investigators have made an arrest in the early morning fire Friday at an Islamic center on the city's southeast side, fire department officials said late Monday. Darryl Ferguson, 55, of Houston, has been charged with felony first degree arson for the fire, according to HFD investigators. The arrest was announced at a 6 p.m. news conference at HFD's arson headquarters. Investigators say the suspect "rolled up on his bicycle" to speak to them about the fire during an on-scene investigation Monday.
  • Fireman responds to Houston Islamic center blaze with tweet: 'Let it burn... block the fire hydrant'

    02/16/2015 5:42:32 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2015 | Christopher Brennan, Zoe Szathmary
    Twitter users have directed their fury at a Texas man who allegedly said on social media that a Houston Islamic center should burn down. Dustin Herron allegedly wrote online about a fire that took place at Quba Islamic Institute last week, liberal website The Daily Kos reported on Friday. According to the website, Herron wrote on social media 'Let it burn...block the fire hydrant' but Daily Mail Online could not confirm the authenticity of the post. However, the Daily Kos reported that Herron is a Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department (CBVFD) volunteer. And a LinkedIn profile lists a man of...
  • Houston Islamic Center Fire: Left-of-Center Media Jumping to Conclusions

    02/14/2015 3:05:41 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02/13/2015 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas – Left-of-center media appears to quickly be jumping to conclusions about who may have started the fire at the Quba Islamic Institute. A member of the Islamic center told reporters that fire investigators told him an accelerant was found in the fire. Twitchy now leads with the following headline: CNN reports Islamic center fire intentional; ‘Tea party members are out here killing innocent people.’ The CNN report comes from CNN’s Erin Burnett who reported that the fire at the Islamic center in Houston is “a frightening and troubling incident, especially in light of the shooting in North Carolina...
  • Another Houston Mosque Set Ablaze

    02/14/2015 8:37:10 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/15
    Houston is no stranger to burning mosques. In fact, there have been numerous mosques deliberately set ablaze in parts of Texas and other states over the past several years. One can only wonder when conservatives or “right-wingers” will be blamed for this latest tragedy without the slightest “smidgen” of proof? What is interesting is that it is clear that at least some people do not accept the official explanation for the recent tragic murders of three Muslims by one Craig Stephens Hicks over what is said to have been an ongoing parking dispute. The guy is obviously a loon who...
  • Islamic institute catches fire in southeast Houston

    02/13/2015 9:20:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 13, 2015
    HOUSTON -- A fire has broken out at an Islamic community and education center in Houston. The Houston Fire Department responded around 5:30am this morning to a structure fire at the Quba (KOH'-buh) Islamic Institute. Flames could be seen burning a structure.
  • I Could Easily See Me Pulling My Gun Quicker.” Community Activist Receives Sobering Lesson

    02/08/2015 8:04:42 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/6/2015 | Bob Owens
    Quanell X, the head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party and one of the agitators who has gone after everyone from George Zimmerman to Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, has almost always sided against the police in officer-involved shootings of suspects. He is now singing a different tune after personally going through “shoot/no shoot” training with the Missouri City Police Department. X played the role of a law enforcement officer responding to calls in a number of different scenarios, and had to chose whether to use his gun (a realistic training weapon that fires man-marker rounds), a taser, or not...
  • Houston Musician Murdered by Illegal Alien at Traffic Light

    02/03/2015 9:20:02 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 01/03/2015 | Brandon Darby
    A Houston musician has been murdered by an illegal alien who had been allowed to stay in the United States, even though the alien had been convicted in Texas previously for selling narcotics. The suspect was killed by police following a second murder that he committed immediately after killing the musician. The illegal alien’s name was Victor Manuel Reyes. Court records indicate the alien was sentenced to five years for drug dealing in 2010 and had an immigration hold upon exiting prison. It is unclear at this time if he was deported and immediately came back in across the porous...
  • Exploding Air Bag May Have Killed Texas Man

    01/30/2015 9:08:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 1-29-15 | AP story
    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The man, identified by authorities as Carlos Solis, 35, died in a low-speed crash in the Houston area when an air bag inflated and sent shrapnel into his neck, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Thursday on the Senate floor.
  • Criminal act against property going viral

    01/20/2015 12:20:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    KPRC, NBC 2, Houston TX ^ | Jan 19 2015 06:11:36 PM CST | Bill Spencer
    It is a crime spree and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire. […] It's called “Put ’Em In A Coffin,” and it was created by a rap musician named VonMar, who has posted dozens of videos of himself doing it. He's even been arrested for it. Just what is “Put ’Em In A Coffin”? James McHugh, 28, lives in the Fifth Ward, and he can tell you exactly what it is, because it happened to him this past weekend. “A group of young idiots, just out for laughs, to...
  • Islamophobia? Americans Voice Their Freedom of Speech, Descend on 'Stand With the Prophet'...

    01/19/2015 6:52:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    christianpost ^ | Jan. 18, 2015 | Melissa Barnhart
    Full Title: Islamophobia? Americans Voice Their Freedom of Speech, Descend on 'Stand With the Prophet' in Texas to Protest Shariah Law, ISIS GARLAND, Texas — Protesters holding signs against Shariah Law and the Islamic State shouted "go back home" toward Muslims as their cars crept past to enter the "Stand with the prophet against hate and terror" event that aims to "challenge growing Islamophobia in American society," which was held less than two weeks after Parisians' lives were rattled by terrorist attacks committed by radical Islamic jihadists that left 17 people dead. For the hundreds of protesters who traveled near...
  • Is Houston A Terror Target? (Where are the sleeper cells?)

    01/14/2015 2:43:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    KTRH ^ | 1/14/15 | Cliff Saunders
    Lawmakers are now going public with their concerns that we could see a similar terror attack to what we saw in Paris last week. Some have even said publicly there could be sleeper cells here in the United States. And experts believe Houston remains a prime target for the bad guys. Patrick Poole is a terrorism and national security analyst for PJ Media, and told KTRH our oil and energy industry is what appeals to the terrorists. “Houston is a big sea trade center. You have the oil industry here. And you have a Jamaat ul-Fuqra compound near Houston,” Poole...
  • Judge rejects lesbian mayor's demand in transgender fight

    01/14/2015 10:40:46 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 1-14-15 | Bob Unruh
    A Texas judge has rejected the city of Houston’s demand to deny a jury trial to pastors fighting a controversial transgender ordinance. The ruling, released late Tuesday by Judge Robert Schaffer in the Harris County District Court in Houston, came in a case in which the city created a firestorm of controversy by issuing subpoenas for copies of pastors’ sermons. In its latest motion, the city claimed the pastors have no right to a jury trial, contending the decision should be made by a hand-picked “special master.” The pastors are opposing an ordinance adopted by lesbian Mayor Annise Parker and...
  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 10:11:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 280 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Will the latest news about Ted Cruz hurt his chances for the 2016 GOP nomination? Click to learn the betting odds for the junior Texas senator and other contenders for the Oval Office.When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was a teenager, he was caught doing teenage things, as revealed in documents obtained by BuzzFeed. In his application to become Texas solicitor general, Cruz was required to list any prior convictions. That included one "guilty plea for minor in possession of alcohol." Apparently when Cruz was a high school senior in 1987, authorities found an unopened case of beer in his vehicle....
  • Sheriff's Office: Man holds hostages at Texas hospital

    01/10/2015 6:54:39 PM PST · by BlueNgold · 36 replies
    abc news online ^ | 1.10.2014 | abc
    Link only. Note sure of A BC rules.
  • Houston, We Still Have a Problem: Lesbian Mayor at It Again

    01/10/2015 6:17:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/9/15 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Remember when Houston's lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, tried to subpoena five pastors' sermons in a case over the controversial transgender rights ordinance there? This same lesbian mayor is trying her level best to deny these pastors the right to a jury trial. She wants a "special master" to review the evidence. Here's the backstory, as Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) explains it: City officials got upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the City Council rejected valid petitions to repeal a law that allows members of the opposite sex into each other's restrooms. ADF attorneys jumped into the fray, contending the...
  • Houston Lesbian Mayor Brings New Assault: Claims Pastors have no Right to a Jury Trial

    01/09/2015 4:29:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 68 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/8/2015 | Tim Brown
    Houston's Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker is at it again after standing down on subpoenaing pastor's sermons. We had not heard from her for a few months after she got blasted by pastors and the public following the City Council's attempts to push through an unlawful "bathroom bill" and the city attorney's attempts to manipulate signatures in a petition against their illegal actions. However, that has changed. Now she is claiming that the pastors have no right to a jury trial and is calling for a "special master" to investigate. Though the city withdrew its subpoenas of the pastor's sermons,...
  • Woman finds abandoned abortion records in north Houston warehouse

    12/31/2014 10:39:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    ABC13 ^ | December 30, 2014 | Angela Chen
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- What's been found in a north Houston warehouse is astounding -- hundreds, if not thousands, of what appear to be medical records on abortions dating from 1992 to 2012. Esmeralda Cedillo found the records in her warehouse, which has been unused for the past seven years. She says the records -- which have sensitive information such as abortion details and Social Security numbers -- were discovered when her dog was on the warehouse property, tore up several files, and then dragged them outside. When she went inside, she discovered not only the records but containers of opioid...
  • Joel Osteen, Gosh . . .

    12/17/2014 4:32:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 201 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | David Mills
    Not a shock: megachurch celebrity tv star preacher Joel Osteen doesn’t know the Bible, reports the clever and energetic Tristyn Bloom of The Daily Caller. (The story’s several weeks old but I just saw it so pass it on for those of you who hadn’t.)In a Monday post to his verified Facebook page, Joel Osteen ministries, read: “God said in Numbers 11:23, ‘Moses, is there any limit to My power?’ He was saying, ‘Moses, you saw Me part the Red Sea, stop the sun for Joshua, keep three Hebrew teenagers safe in a fiery furnace, don’t you realize that I...
  • Durst pleads 'no contest' in CVS urination incident

    12/16/2014 10:35:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    chron.com ^ | 12-16-14 | Brian Rogers
    Blaming a "medical mishap," New York millionaire Robert Durst pleaded "no contest" Tuesday to the charge of criminal mischief, a class C misdemeanor, after being accused of exposing himself and urinating inside a CVS store on Kirby in July. "Mr. Durst expressed his apologies to CVS for this unfortunate medical mishap," attorney Chip Lewis said in a prepared statement handed to reporters in court Tuesday. "He compensated them for the damage done and appreciates their understanding." Lewis said neither he nor Durst would comment further on the case. The real estate mogul did not attend the scheduled appearance in County...
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Houston's Catholic Charities Facing a Lawsuit (Refugee Industry)

    11/24/2014 6:48:08 AM PST · by magna carta · 3 replies
    KTRK-abc13.com ^ | November 23,2014 | KTRK
    A lawsuit has been filed against one of Houston's most known charities that help tens of thousands of families every year. The family of a victim in a sex abuse case claims they placed the organization above protecting children. The court documents filed this week at the Harris County Civil Courthouse list Carlos Antonio Valera, whose current address is the Wayne Scott Unit of TDCJ in Angleton as well as his former employer, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as defendants. The attorney representing the family, Rob Ranco says, "We would like an admission. We would like an apology."
  • TALE OF TWO CITIES

    11/19/2014 7:10:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Jon Jay Ray
    Statistics can mean different things to different people.... Pretty similar until you compare the following: Democrat Conclusion: Cold weather from global warming causes murder.
  • Houston patient being tested for Ebola

    11/17/2014 6:47:56 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2014 | Cindy George
    <p>A patient who sought treatment on Monday at a Houston emergency room is being tested for Ebola.</p> <p>The person has a history of travel to West Africa and "symptoms consistent with a lot of things that could also include Ebola" said Houston health department spokeswoman Kathy Barton.</p>
  • Stop the Magnet Targets Catholic Charities Legal Training for UAC's

    11/11/2014 12:42:04 PM PST · by magna carta · 5 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | November 11,2014 | Liz Theiss
    A legal training was scheduled at the Catholic Charities headquarters on November 3,2014. It was to help provide legal counsel ("pro-bono") on behalf of UAC's primarily arriving from Central American failed states. The CLE (continuing legal education) course was offered in exchange for representing at least one UAC client. The training is to enlighten the loopholes evolved from the UN Trafficking Agreement (TVPRA) signed by President Bush in 2000. In 2008, under President Obama, a more expansive and generous set of criteria were forwarded to ensure that the minors could gain the coveted "Best Interest Ruling" (not to be deported)...
  • Friday Night Lights for Real ($58 MM HS Football Stadium)

    11/11/2014 8:01:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 10, 2014 | Adam Chandler
    The only thing bigger than high-school football in Texas is the caricature of high-school football in Texas that persists everywhere else. And so, as the dust settles from an election that featured ballot measures to bar Sharia law in Alabama and permit the use of sugary bait to hunt bears in Maine, it should come as little surprise that voters in the southeast corner of the Lone Star State decided to splurge on a $58 million high-school football stadium. Part of a massive $748 million bond, the new stadium in Katy, Texas, is actually a scaled-down version of a previous...
  • Joel Osteen targeted by Westboro Baptist Church, protests at Lakewood Church

    11/10/2014 7:20:09 AM PST · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    examiner.com ^ | November 9, 2014
    Joel Osteen might be focused on positivity and prosperity, but folks coming to hear his sermon on Sunday had to drive to Lakewood Church seeing some pretty negative signs. Members of the Westboro Baptist church were seen along the roads to the church and the signs they were waving at the drivers were very inflammatory. According to KHOU on Sunday, the Westboro Baptist church members shouted their message through bullhorns surprising the congregation members who call Lakewood Church their home.
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Says He Won't Share a Restroom With Women Under Houston's Ordinance

    11/04/2014 8:13:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson declared Sunday night that he has no plans to share a restroom with Texas women under Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance. Robertson, who was one of several speakers at the "I Stand Sunday" event hosted by the Family Research Council and others at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas, opened his speech with the declaration. "For all you ladies in Texas, trust me when I tell you this, when you're seated in your restroom putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I'm not going there," Robertson said to wild applause. The...
  • Ted Cruz just scored a big win, and almost nobody (in D.C.) noticed

    11/03/2014 4:41:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 3, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    It largely escaped the notice of the national media, but there has been a pretty big political story playing out in Houston the last few weeks. Well, it has been a big story, at least, for one very key GOP constituency. Here's the recap: The city of Houston a few weeks back subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors who opposed an ordinance that was aimed at increasing the rights and protections of LGBT residents of the city, which is home to the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, Annise Parker (D). The subpoenas were issued in response...
  • Constable Trevino pleads guilty in financial misconduct trial (Houston)

    11/03/2014 3:10:08 PM PST · by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA · 18 replies
    Houston chronicle ^ | 11/03/2014 | Brian Rogers
    Harris County Precinct 6 constable Victor Trevino pleaded guilty Monday to misapplication of fiduciary property, a day after beginning trial on allegations that he diverted money from his charity for personal use. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the felony, and has asked the judge to decide punishment after a sentencing hearing on Nov. 17. The Precinct 6 constable was indicted almost two years ago on several charges accusing him of financial misconduct. He was first elected to office 26 years ago. He will resign from office on Tuesday. He also will have to surrender...
  • Lesbian Extremist Mayor Must Go -- Now

    11/02/2014 9:16:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Should we make an example of her? Absolutely. I was born in Waco, Texas, and lived in Houston, so I’ve got a dog in this hunt. Really, we all do. Houston Mayor Annise Parker has disqualified herself from the privilege of serving the people of south Texas. She must either resign, effective immediately, or Houstonians should begin, without delay, the process of recalling her from office. Strike while the iron’s hot, I say, and right now it’s glowing cultural Marxist red. Parker has been caught, cold, with her hand in the totalitarian cookie jar. She has, on multiple counts, betrayed...
  • Conservatives Send More Than 1,000 Bibles to Houston Mayor Annise Parker After Sermon Subpoena

    10/31/2014 8:56:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    The mayor's office of the city of Houston in Texas confirmed Thursday that conservatives sent in more than 1,000 Bibles to the city's first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, in protest after the sermons of five local pastors were subpoenaed in a legal dispute over a controversial ordinance some say will allow men to use women's restrooms in the city. Earlier reports noted that city officials in Houston were upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the Houston City Council rejected valid petitions to repeal the city's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance, which allows men who identify as female to use...
  • City of Houston Retreats: Withdraws Subpoenas for Pastors' Sermon Notes, Private Messages

    10/30/2014 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/30/14 | AWR Hawkins
    Then, on October 29, Senator Cruz released a statement announcing that city officials were in retreat and had withdrawn the subpoenas.
  • Could This US Supreme Court Decision Determine Outcome of Houston's 'Bathroom Bill' Petition Suit?

    10/30/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision could play a role in the outcome of a lawsuit over Houston Mayor Annise Parker's denial of a petition to revoke the city's new Equal Rights Ordinance. Around 55,000 signatures were gathered to add to the November ballot a question on whether to repeal the ERO. Since "gender identity" is included in the list of categories that cannot be discriminated against for public accommodations, critics have dubbed the law the "bathroom bill," because males who identify as female would be allowed to use women's bathrooms and females who identify as male would be allowed...
  • Houston Mayor Drops Bid to Subpoena Pastors’ Sermons

    10/29/2014 11:09:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/29/14 | Todd Starnes
    Nevertheless, the mayor still seems hell-bent on defending the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance – a piece of legislation that will in part give grown men who identify as women the right to use the restrooms of their choice. “It is extremely important to me to protect our Equal Rights Ordinance from repeal, and it is extremely important to me to make sure that every Houstonian knows that their lives are valid and protected and acknowledged,” Parker said. “We are going to continue to vigorously defend our ordinance against repeal efforts.” The subpoenas were issued in response to a lawsuit filed...
  • Houston Mayor Drops Subpoenas: Big Win For Religious Liberty

    10/29/2014 8:48:45 PM PDT · by This Just In · 70 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 29, 2014 | Yehuda Remer
    "I didn't do this to satisfy them. I did it because it was not serving Houston." Following a barrage of Bibles being sent to the office of Houston Mayor Annise Parker in response to her controversial subpoenas of five pastors to turn over their sermons, the city of Houston has withdrawn those subpoenas.