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  • Flush with highway cash, Texas still looking for toll options

    04/26/2017 5:16:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dug Begley
    Texas is spending record amounts on transportation, but lawmakers worried it is not enough are considering extending a controversial program that’s helped spread tollways through some of the state’s largest areas. A bill approved this week by a House committee would give the Texas Department of Transportation a chance to add six additional projects, including the widening of Interstate 45 north of I-10 and a long-planned Hempstead Tollway, meant to relieve traffic on U.S. 290 with the potential for a commuter rail corridor. The bill, by state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, would also allow TxDOT or regional officials the chance...
  • Houston Police sergeant kills himself inside HPD station

    03/31/2017 10:10:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    MySA ^ | March 31, 2017 | Margaret Kadifa
    The man was found around 8:35 a.m. inside of a stairwell on the fourth floor at the Westside Patrol Station, where he worked, at 3203 South Dairy Ashford, Acevedo said. The fourth floor is not currently in use by the department, so no one heard the gunshot. Officers working in the Westside Patrol Station decided to search the facility after they discovered at 7 a.m. the sergeant had not come to work.
  • Saudis Bet Big On Houston As Drilling Activity Picks Up

    03/22/2017 2:57:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-03-2017 | PARA
    A Saudi logistics company has just opened a Houston office to seize the opportunity to ship increased volumes of oilfield and plant construction equipment to the Port of Houston as the Texas and U.S. drilling activity is gaining momentum. Bahri Logistics – which had opened its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore back in 1992 – is now opening an office in Houston to take advantage of expected higher demand for oilfield equipment, called breakbulk cargo in the shipping industry: these are large items that need to be loaded and shipped individually rather than in containers. Bahri, or the National Shipping Company...
  • 2 suspected MS-13 gang members charged in ‘satanic’ slaying of teen girl appear in court

    03/08/2017 4:51:09 AM PST · by Fedora · 19 replies
    NewsFix ^ | 03/03/2017 | NewsFix staff
    HOUSTON — Prosecutors unveiled startling details in the sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping of two teenage girls as two suspected gang members went before a judge Thursday morning in probable cause court. The men were arrested in connection to the death of one the victims.The Houston Police Department was investigating the aggravated sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl who claims she was kidnapped and repeatedly molested by members of the MS-13 gang at an apartment in the 2900 block of Gessner Road.Investigators said the teen went to an apartment on Glenmont Drive after running away from school Feb. 2. When...
  • 2 alleged gang members charged in teen's 'satanic' murder

    03/02/2017 8:06:32 AM PST · by Bayou City · 18 replies
    KHOU News, Houston ^ | March 02, 2017 | Melissa Correa
    HOUSTON – A pair of Salvadorian immigrants in the country illegally are accused of a gruesome series of crimes. The pair, alleged members of the criminal gang MS-13, are accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old and holding her for weeks. The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Diego Alexander Hernandez-Rivera and 22-year-old Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores. The teen eventually provided the evidence which links the men to the murder of another unidentified teen whose body was found dumped on the side of a Houston road two weeks ago. New details about how the teen was found shot to death in southwest Houston...
  • 'Trail Of Terror': Black Teen Carjackers Kill Texas Mom In Front Of Her Husband & Two Kids

    03/02/2017 5:24:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 2/28/2014 | Chris Mehan
    Two African-American teens went on a violent crime spree Monday in Houston which started with them carjacking a Jeep and crashing it into another SUV, then ended with them murdering a mother in front of her husband and two kids. From ABC 7: HOUSTON -- Two small children were inside a vehicle as a mother was shot and killed during a violent crime spree in southwest Houston overnight, police said. Police are now looking for two suspects after a trail of terror involving three different crime scenes. This tragic case all started around 9pm Monday when the driver of a...
  • Rally in HOUSTON Today Against Refugee Hordes (VANITY)

    02/22/2017 9:26:39 AM PST · by magna carta · 31 replies
    Feb. 22.2017 | magna carta
    Protesters Against Civilizational Jihad in Texas/America at: Asia Society of Texas February 22, 2017 (Weds.), 6 – 8 p.m. 1300 Southmore Blvd. (Museum District) Houston, TX 77004 CONTACT: magnacarta@stopthemagnet.com Stop the Magnet (STM) is gathering citizens who will demonstrate against the civilizational jihad being waged in this country by open borders globalists and those who profit from their policies. The event given by the Asia Society and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston on Feb. 22nd is being used to push a false agenda of Muslim-American discrimination and compare it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Interfaith Ministries is a...
  • Active shooter Houston Hospital

    02/21/2017 1:00:42 PM PST · by WellyP · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 21 Feb. 2017 | Fox News
    "A hospital in Houston was locked down Tuesday after getting reports of shots fired inside..."
  • DEVELOPING: ‘Strange Odor’ Moving Across the Houston, Texas Area

    02/13/2017 12:28:58 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 60 replies
    http://breaking911.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Unknown
    While initial reports indicated that the smell originated from a chemical plant, the source has yet to be definitively determined.
  • Houston Immigrant Groups Vigilant as Reports of Raids Spread Across the Country

    02/11/2017 2:27:36 PM PST · by magna carta · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 11,2017 | Brooke A. Lewis
    Elizabeth Theiss, president of Stop the Magnet, a political action committee that supports the enforcement of deporting undocumented immigrants, said she was happy to hear the news of the raids on Saturday. "We're thrilled to see that our laws are being enforced," Theiss said. "We feel like finally after a decade of screaming, we are seeing some action. It's just an unusual thing to see politicians do what they promised to do." She believes that removing undocumented immigrants from the country will make the country safer for future generations. "I hope that it continues and we get to see it...
  • Houston Super Bowl‬/Trump Protestors Interviewed

    02/05/2017 10:26:05 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/17 | JR
    Supporters/ Protestors in Houston outside the NRG stadium with their signs/ shirts everywhere. Opinions abound. You can't go to a football game without seeing people upset about President Trump, don't you know. They even brought live snakes to this protest. You can't make this stuff up, folks.
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration [“HPD is not the INS"]

    01/27/2017 5:02:09 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Houstonia Magazine ^ | 1/26/2017 | By Katharine Shilcutt
    ONE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S MANY CAMPAIGN PROMISES was to ”end sanctuary cities.” On Wednesday, Trump took his first steps toward that end, issuing an executive order called ”Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States." Among other actions outlined in the order, cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement agents “are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary.” In addition, the order restored both the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) and the Secure Communities Program, which are used to compel...
  • Gospel singer Kim Burrell's radio show is canceled just days after she was dropped from the Ellen D

    01/05/2017 8:14:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Valerie Edwards and Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Gospel singer Kim Burrell's radio show is canceled just days after she was dropped from the Ellen DeGeneres show following homophobic sermon Gospel singer, Kim Burrell's radio show has been canceled following her church sermon in which she called homosexuality 'perverted' and a 'sin'. Texas Southern University announced on Wednesday that Burrell's Bridging the Gap would no longer be airing on its airwaves. Burrell's show on KTSU-FM 90.9 began nearly seven months ago in June. 'The Kim Burrell show is no longer airing as part of KTSU Radio programming,' TSU said in a statement. Scroll down for video
  • Biggest Transportation Battles of 2016 to Continue in the New Year (Texas)

    01/02/2017 8:15:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | December 27, 2016 | Brandon Formby
    The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and a high-speed train war garnered plenty of attention in Texas this year. And after the Legislature spent two sessions focusing on highway funding, lawmakers now appear poised to tackle other transportation matters next year. Here's a look at the year's biggest transportation stories and how they may continue to unfold in the coming months:1. Uber and Lyft roll out of Austin after losing city electionNational ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped operating in Austin after voters there rejected an ordinance that would have repealed certain regulations, including...
  • HISD’s (Houston) focus on ‘over-identification’ of black students backfires

    12/29/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/29/2016 | By Brian M. Rosenthal
    For the past decade, one of the Houston Independent School District's biggest goals has been to reduce the "over-identification" of African-Americans in special education. District officials have talked constantly about how black students in Houston, as in the rest of the country, are more likely to be placed in special education services than white students. But dozens of current and former employees said the initiative has made it difficult for them to obtain special education evaluation and placement for students of all races. African-Americans in Houston are actually less likely to receive special education services than students of any race...
  • (Mayor Sylvester) Turner Pledges to Protect Immigrants, But Avoids Calling Houston "Sanctuary City"

    12/24/2016 7:53:43 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Houston Press ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 8 A.M. | MEAGAN FLYNN
    In the wake of the presidential election, Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking steps to promise undocumented immigrants or newly arrived refugees that he will strive to keep them safe and respect their rights in Houston. The election of a certain someone, whom he did not name, will not change Houston's commitment to welcoming all walks of life and valuing diversity, Turner pledged at a press conference Monday morning. To demonstrate this pledge, Turner has created the Office of New Americans, to help immigrants and refugees integrate into their new communities and access services they may need. He has also launched...
  • Son in custody after fatal stabbing of Alief ISD board member, deputies say

    12/17/2016 8:49:50 AM PST · by hout8475 · 20 replies
    CW39 ^ | December 16, 2016 | Ciara Rouege
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Several questions remain unanswered after a 22-year-old man stabbed his mother to death early Friday morning at a home in west Houston, the Harris County Constable's Office said.
  • Plans to restore NASA mission control room remain in limbo

    12/04/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 4, 2016 1:03 PM EST
    Plans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center when man first reached the moon have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo. Officials at Johnson Space Center in Houston say the restoration of Mission Operation Control Room 2 is a priority, but note that NASA has other priorities too. …
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • Dr. Denton Cooley, pioneer of heart transplants, dies at 96

    11/18/2016 6:58:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPRC NBC 2 Houston ^ | November 18, 2016 | Aaron Barker
    Dr. Denton Cooley, a Houston native and a pioneer of heart transplants, died Friday. He was 96. Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944. Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human.