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  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Lavish (2.5 million$) Library of Islamic Knowledge For Everyone, Says Houston Mayor

    04/21/2016 5:00:03 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 67 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-21-2016 | Merrill Hope
    The Library of Islamic Knowledge officially opened last weekend in downtown Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner, joined by former Houston Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, cut the ribbon of the lavish $2.5 million dollar library housed within the Islamic Dawah Center.Broadly defined, Dawah means preaching, proselytizing or calling non-believers to Islam. Dawah is viewed in classic Islamic law as a communal obligation, meaning it is the general responsibility of the Muslim community, says Kyle Shideler with the Center for Security Policy.
  • Russian subs poised to cut U.S. underwater cables for all comms

    04/20/2016 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 32 replies
    October 27, 2015
    http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/daily-news-article/russian-subs-near-undersea-cables-concerns-u-s/
  • Why did Rush move to KPRC in Houston this morning?

    04/18/2016 12:14:31 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 29 replies
    Why did Rush move to KPRC in Houston this morning?
  • Huge Fire Erupts at ExxonMobil Refinery Near Houston

    04/08/2016 3:42:52 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 57 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Oh Lord It's A Fire
    An enormous fire erupted an ExxonMobil refinery in Texas on Thursday. The Baytown refinery caught fire, leading to huge black plumes of smoke into the air, visible from downtown Houston. Almost as soon as the fire in the ExxonMobil refinery was extinguished, we got reports of a fire in a refinery belonging to LyondellBasell Industries. CNBC reported that the fire occured in the coker unit of the refinery that can process over 263.000 barrels per day.
  • The Boy Who Became a World War II Veteran at 13 Years Old

    04/01/2016 5:14:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2012 | By Gilbert King
    In 1942, Seaman Calvin Graham was decorated for valor in battle. Then his mother learned where he'd been and revealed his secret to the Navy. With powerful engines, extensive firepower and heavy armor, the newly christened battleship USS South Dakota steamed out of Philadelphia in August of 1942 spoiling for a fight. The crew was made up of green boysnew recruits who enlisted after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harborwho had no qualms about either their destination or the action they were likely to see. Brash and confident, the crew couldnt get through the Panama Canal fast enough, and their...
  • What's News? That Foster Phone Call, Isolationism, The National Enquirer, Wifegate?

    03/28/2016 10:16:25 AM PDT · by patlin · 25 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 25, 2016 | Diana West
    The overload factor may be high, but the answer to my title-question is all of the above and more. 1) "More" includes Jeb Bush's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week, making official the merger between Bush, Inc. and the Cruz campaign, which began when the core of the Jeb Bush campaign finance committee, including the tainted Neil Bush (also globalist Boyden Gray) moved over to Team Cruz. Cruz supporters, from Rush Limbaugh (undeclared) to Kellyanne Conway, explain this as proof of how "True Conservative" Cruz has co-opted GOPe. I don't think so. If that were so, why, as the Texas...
  • Houston: Muslim Dairy Queen Owner Puts Up Signs Comparing Hindus to Monkeys

    03/26/2016 10:05:04 AM PDT · by magna carta · 30 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | March 26,2016 | BNI
    Fox News: Mohammad Dar, a 65-year-old Muslim and U.S. citizen from Pakistan, claims he is not prejudiced for installing the signs instead saying Hindus are the racists, mySA.com reported. Dar told the website that he decided to post the displays at his business after researching Hinduism the third-largest religion in the world for 14 years. He said the signs at his Kemah, Texas, Dairy Queen seek to showcase the wrongs of certain religions, specifically Hinduism, acccording to the website. One sign reportedly compared Hinduism to monkeyism (sic).
  • United Airlines pilot arrested for running 'massive' brothel operation, cops say

    03/24/2016 12:46:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2016
    A United Airlines pilot has been arrested after police said his illicit business couldnt fly under the radar. Bruce Wayne Wallis, 51, is charged with running around six brothel apartments in Houston with 6 to 10 women in each one, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. The women in the apartments advertised their services online and paid Wallis $400 a week to rent the space, court records show. "It's the largest operation that I've ever worked on," Assistant Harris County District Attorney Lester Blizzard said, describing the operation by the United Airlines pilot as massive.
  • HazMat called to Ted Cruz's Houston office after reports of suspicious substance

    03/10/2016 3:31:15 PM PST · by proust · 162 replies
    Click2Houston News ^ | 3/10/2016 | Houston
    HazMat personnel were called to Ted Cruz's office in southwest Houston after reports of a suspicious substance.
  • Jackson Lee: Let disabled vets use METRO HOT lanes toll-free

    03/05/2016 5:12:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- METRO is getting pressure from veterans and a Houston congresswoman to act quickly on allowing disabled vets to drive the transit agency's high occupancy transit lanes for free, which most other Texas toll authorities offer. Surrounded by veterans Tuesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said she was baffled why the transit agency could not implement what she described as a "simple request." "A constituent called and said they wanted to be able to access the HOT lanes for free, without cost during off-peak hours," Jackson Lee said. "I really thought it was a simple request. I did...
  • Mansion sales and discount dining: oil rout hits Houston's rich

    02/26/2016 8:43:27 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Prices for mansions in Houston's swankiest neighborhood have tumbled in lock step with crude prices. The Houston Opera has offered free season tickets to patrons who lost their jobs in the oil bust. A fancy restaurant offers cut-price dinners. Twenty months into the worst oil price crash since the 1980s, well-heeled residents of the world's oil capital are among the hardest hit largely because tanking energy firm shares make up much of oil and gas executives' compensation. RECOMMENDED: The Migration Machine In River Oaks, a neighborhood of palatial mansions and lush gardens, the average sales price of a home has...
  • Intrepid Scientists Turn a Laser Cutter Into a Super Cheap 3D Printer

    02/25/2016 9:30:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 22, 2016 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Laser cutters use lasers to cut shapes into existing material, but Rice University scientists have figured out how to make one build objects instead of cut them. The result is the $2,000 3D printer that you see above, constructing the blood vessel network inside a mouse liver. If we want to maximize the usefulness of 3D printers, we have to maximize the number of materials they can work with, while minimizing the cost. That was the goal of the Rice scientists, when they devised a way to make a 3D printer with a couple of days, a couple of thousand...
  • Who Are The CNN-Telemundo Republican Debate Moderators?Wolf Blitzer, Maria Celeste Arraras...

    02/25/2016 7:48:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 25, 2016 | Lydia Tomkiw
    The debate will be carried live in Spanish via Telemundo, the only Spanish-language network to be sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, with questions likely to focus on issues facing Texas and southern states as well as the Latino community.
  • The Moment A Russian Leader Realized Communism Sucks Monkeyballs

    02/24/2016 7:57:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Chicks On the Right ^ | 2/21/2016 | Mockarena
    I had never heard about this story before, but a clever and competent reader shared it on our Facebook page, and I thought some of y’all might enjoy it too. Back in 1989, card-carrying Communist and Politburo member in the Soviet Union Boris Yeltsin visited Johnson Space Center, and then took a tour of a grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas. According to a Houston Chronicle reporter, Yelstin was far more affected by the grocery store visit than he was the space center. He apparently was stunned by the aisles and aisles of supermarket products, and told the other Russians...
  • Seats sparse at UH Republican Presidential debate (tomorrow)

    02/24/2016 6:14:24 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 23, 2016 | Phil Archer
    Seats for Houston's first Republican Presidential debate have become prime political real estate. The debate kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. Just 800 available seats will be divided between the candidates, party officials and members, donors and sponsors. . . According to Telemundo, the UH debate will be the first put one by the GOP focusing on "Latino issues" like border policy and immigration reform
  • TX: Houston Video Shows Disarm of Robbery Suspect

    02/09/2016 10:27:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from click2houston.com In the video, you see the armed suspect bring the pistol very close to the victim. It is just the opportunity for the victim to successfully attempt a disarm. The victim uses both hands to grab the pistol to lever it away from the suspect. Eventually, the suspect flees the scene, chased by the now armed victim. From click2houston.com: The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The owner, who asked to be called Enrique, and the man began to struggle, and the man punched Enrique multiple times in the face. The two men...
  • First Anglican Ordinariate Bishop Ordained: ‘It Means We’re Here to Stay’

    02/04/2016 2:11:38 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 4, 2016 | KATHLEEN NAAB
    HOUSTON — In a majestic Mass at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday evening, history was made for the Anglican ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI: Their first bishop was ordained. “In a nutshell, it means we’re here to stay,” summarized Msgr. Harry Entwistle, the ordinary of Australia’s ordinariate, which is under the patroness of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The new bishop, Stephen Joseph Lopes, 40, a native of California, was in fact instrumental in the creation of the ordinariate that he now leads — the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The...
  • Legal Counsel for Operation Rescue Has Damning Planned Parenthood Invoices

    01/29/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | January 28, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Briscoe Cain, the Texas legal counsel for Operation Rescue says Planned Parenthood invoices show that fetal tissue was being purchased for medical research Briscoe Cain, the Texas lawyer for Operation Rescue held a press conference on Thursday at the mega-Planned Parenthood in Houston. In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Briscoe Cain (legal counsel for Operation Rescue) said, “The purpose of releasing these documents is to shed light on previously unseen evidence of criminal activity by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and to publicly release for the first time financial documents exposing the practice of purchasing aborted fetal tissue by Texas...
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:23:44 PM PST · by Washi · 185 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas –  A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
  • Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert

    01/24/2016 10:02:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 24, 2016
    Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert NEWS Turkish Airlines flight from Houston diverted to Ireland following bomb alert Turkish Airlines The Turkish Airlines flight is being kept at a distance as investigators search the plane. KTRK Updated 1 hr 54 mins ago A flight which departed from Houston to Istanbul has been diverted to Ireland after a bomb alert. Turkish Airlines says Flight 34 was diverted to Shannon Airport after a handwritten threat was discovered upon the plane as it cross the Atlantic Ocean. The airline says an investigation is underway on board that Boeing...
  • Houston, We Have a Problem [RNC just disinvited NRO from CNN debate]

    01/21/2016 8:55:30 PM PST · by catnipman · 188 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/21/2016 | Jack Fowler
    Tonight, a top official with the RNC called me to say that National Review was being disinvited [from the CNN debate]. The reason: Our "Against Trump" editorial and symposium. We expected this was coming. Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald.
  • Woman Lets Homeless Guy Spend The Night, Wakes To Alarming Scene

    01/19/2016 12:12:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    mad world news ^ | january 18, 2016 | amanda shea
    A Texas woman, wanting to give a homeless guy some reprieve from the cold and a warm place to rest, invited him in to stay the night in her spare bedroom. -snip The 66-year-old woman, whose name was not released, lives alone with her two granddaughters in Houston. With a spare bedroom and a big heart, she offered the space to Thomas Smith, who had no place else to go. Everyone in the house had turned in for the night, or so the woman thought, when she was woken up by what Smith was doing, just after 1:30 a.m. According...
  • Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parades In Houston (Can't We All Get Along?)

    01/18/2016 12:09:28 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    Click2Houston/KPRC2 (NBC) ^ | 01.17.16 | Click2Houston/KPRC2
    Black Heritage Society's 37th Annual Original MLK Birthday Parade will begin at Crawford and Texas near Minute Maid Park, and end at Hamilton and Preston. In Midtown, the MLK Grande Parade will be on San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street. People will enjoy a mile of 15 floats and 30 bands. The grand marshal is Rushion McDonald who is the executive producer of The Steve Harvey Show. He's a Houston native and University of Houston graduate. Both parades begin at 10 a.m.
  • Houston ISD: Plan approved to rename four schools with Confederate titles

    01/14/2016 10:17:46 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    ABC13 ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:18PM | Kaitlin McCulley and Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Four schools within the Houston Independent School District will be renamed and four others removed from the discussion after approval Thursday night. Just after 7pm, trustees approved a plan to begin the process of renaming four schools with Confederate titles. Those schools include Henry Grady Middle School, Richard Dowling Middle School, Lee High School and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Middle School. Trustees approve plan to begin process renaming 4 schools to represent #HISD values/diversity: @GradyMS @DowlingMS @LeeHSHouston, Jackson MS — Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) January 15, 2016 Four other schools with ties to the Confederacy were removed from the...
  • Should Houston’s Lanier Middle School Lose Its Name Because Of Confederate Ties?

    01/14/2016 10:13:43 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | January 14, 2016 | John Nova Lomax
    In the aftermath of last year's Dylann Roof massacre, Houston once again confronted its Confederate past. There were calls to remove certain statues from city parks, to rechristen certain streets, and to rename several schools dubbed after Confederate leaders. As of late last year, that list of educational institutions was comprised of high schools bearing the names of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, postmaster general John Reagan, and top commander of the Confederate Army Robert E. Lee. Also on the list were middle schools named after rebel generals Stonewall Jackson, Texan Albert Sidney Johnston, and Dick Dowling, the Irish-born Houstonian whose...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Pastor Paul Blair

    01/14/2016 8:12:35 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Evangelical Influencer Supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Paul Blair, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.Blair was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and spent five years in the NFL. Since 2001, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pastor Blair speaks around the United States on the topics of Christian apologetics, a biblical worldview, Islam, and the nation's Christian heritage. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy.Pastor Blair was named Oklahoma's Pastor of the...
  • Houston terror suspect reportedly wanted to blow up Galleria, Sharpstown Mall

    01/13/2016 4:41:23 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 35 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 1-13-2016
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A terror suspect who was arrested in Houston last week went before a judge Wednesday afternoon, where his bond was denied. During testimony, we learned disturbing allegations against him. A federal investigator testified that Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, wanted to blow up the Galleria and Sharpstown Mall with a remote bomb. According to testimony, Al Hardan would put the bomb in a trash can and detonate it using a cell phone. They also say he received military training on how to use an AK-47 late last year at a farm just outside of Houston. Agents...
  • Suspects in Houston restaurant killing smile, wave in court

    01/11/2016 1:50:23 PM PST · by hout8475 · 65 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | KHOU.com Staff & AP
    HOUSTON - Four defendants accused of robbing a Houston restaurant on New Year's Day and killing a man are scheduled to appear in court Monday. 20-year-old Tiala Alexander, 18-year-old Telavell Coleman, 19-year-old Dadriana Holmes and 18-year-old Enzo Ubadimma are charged with capital murder.
  • 'Hipster terrorist' and 'ISIS supporter' arrested in Sacramento and Texas discussed their plans

    01/09/2016 2:04:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/09/16 | AP & Ashley Collman
    'Hipster terrorist' and 'ISIS supporter' arrested in Sacramento and Texas discussed their plans over social media to join fight in Syria Two Iraqi-born refugees arrested on terrorism charges allegedly used social media to discuss their plans for returning to Syria to fight in the civil war. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, was arrested on Thursday in Sacramento, California on charges he was plotting to travel to Syria to join the al-Nusra Front terrorist organization. Omar Faraj Saeed al Hardan, 24, was arrested in Houston, Texas on Thursday as well on three charges of trying to provide material support to the...
  • Iraqi Refugee Arrested in Houston Terror Plot: Officials

    01/07/2016 6:09:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | By Julie Fine
    Authorities say they have arrested two people on terrorism-related charges in Texas and California. Federal officials said 24-year-old Omar Faraj Al Hardan, a Palestinian born in Iraq, was arrested in Houston on Thursday. According to the federal indictment, Al Hardan has been charged with three counts alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. He is charged with one count each of attempting to provide material support to ISIL, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements. Federal authorities told NBC News that...
  • Alleged terror threat busted in Houston

    01/07/2016 5:37:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2016 | Mike Ward
    A man identified as an Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of a federal investigation into an alleged terrorist plan with links to two other U.S. cities, state officials confirmed Thursday. Federal officials would not immediately confirm details, but Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials said the suspect is believed to have provided support to terrorists -- including connections to ISIS.
  • Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Indicted on Perjury Charge

    01/06/2016 3:57:09 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 6, 2016 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    HEMPSTEAD, Tex. The state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who three days later was found hanged in her cell at the Waller County jail, has been indicted on a perjury charge, a special prosecutor said here Wednesday. The charge against the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, is a Class A misdemeanor, and was announced at the end of a day of grand jury deliberations. The charge carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, prosecutors said. The charge stemmed from a one-page affidavit that Trooper Encinia filed with jail officials justifying...
  • Houston Police Vow to Go After Anti-Gun Groups Calling 911 on Open Carriers in Texas

    01/01/2016 8:39:21 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 12/30/2015 | unknown
    Texas will soon join the other 45 US states that allow open carry and anti-gun groups are not happy about it. At least one anti-gun group is attempting to make life miserable for all gun owners who choose to openly and legally carry their firearms by calling 911 and making false claims. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is using social media to urge people to call 911 any time they see someone openly carrying a firearm.
  • Houston mosque fire investigation turns up unlikely suspect

    12/31/2015 6:11:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When a Christmas day fire broke out at a strip mall mosque in Houston Texas, the media was quick like a bunny to begin speculating on the “suspicious nature” of the fire and looking for a motive. CAIR was one of the first out of the gate to call it a hate crime. (NBC News) The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate a possible bias motive in the case, citing what it called a “recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide.A mosque in Coachella, California, was damaged in an intentionally set fire...
  • Salon Deletes Article On Mosque Attack After Learning Attacker Was Muslim

    12/30/2015 8:55:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    alon deleted an article on its website Wednesday about an arson attack on a Houston mosque, after news broke the alleged attacker was Muslim. Authorities charged Gary Moore early Wednesday with setting fire to the Islamic Center of Houston on Christmas Day, shortly after Friday prayers. It’s not clear why Moore allegedly targeted the mosque, but authorities say there’s no evidence of a hate crime, according to the Associated Press. Rather, Moore himself is a Muslim who worshiped regularly at the center. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/30/salon-deletes-article-on-mosque-attack-after-learning-attacker-was-muslim/#ixzz3vs57QcYV
  • Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire was a devout attendee

    12/30/2015 8:16:15 AM PST · by Redcat · 101 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 30, 2015 | Carol Christian
    A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day. A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the man was arrested early Wednesday, sometime after midnight, and appeared in court 7 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said. According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray...
  • Houston Mosque Fire on Christmas Day Declared Arson

    12/28/2015 5:18:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/27/15
    A fire at a Houston mosque, resulting in "significant" damage, was declared an arson, authorities said Saturday. The blaze erupted on Christmas Day around 2:45 p.m. in the house of worship on South Wilcrest Drive, according to the Houston Fire Department. "Through the on-going investigation by the joint- investigative team...the investigation classification has been upgraded to INCENDIARY," the statement said. No one was injured in the fire, which lasted about 40 minutes, the department said. The case was under investigation by the Houston Arson Bureau. "Because of the recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide, we urge law enforcement...
  • Officials say Houston mosque fire suspicious

    12/26/2015 12:40:18 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/26/2015
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at a mosque in southwest Houston on Friday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate KHOU. Officials said the cause of the fire is suspicious. KHOU reports that officials say they they are currently checking surveillance footage. The fire was put out shortly after crews arrived on the scene and no injuries were reported. Officials said they received a call about the fire around 2:45 p.m. and by 3 p.m. it was moved to a two-alarm fire. The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) called on local, state and...
  • Firefighters battling two-alarm fire at SW Houston mosque

    12/25/2015 8:16:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    ABC News13 ^ | 12/25/15 | Christine Dobbyn
    A two-alarm fire caused major damage at a mosque in southwest Houston, but no one was injured in the Christmas Day blaze, officials said. The fire started around 2:45pm Friday at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston in the 1100 block of Wilcrest Drive. Restaurant owner Imran Momin said, "When I came out the smoke was pretty intense yeah." It didn't take firefighters long to knock down the fire. "When firefighters opened the rear doors, they discovered heavy fire and smoke. They began their attack cautiously at first," Deputy Chief Fernando Herrera with the Houston Fire Department said. Answering the...
  • Our Inescapable God "JESUS" [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/25/2015 3:38:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My children , do you SEE This Day before you I have created for you as my Beloved and I adore your presence with me for I AM your Presence as I surround you every where you look and in everything you touch. Yeah you breathe Me in for I am your living breath and promise your true love and voice of truth and it is My Spirit that is your counselor and guide. So listen to My words of life for my spirit is speaking to you in an eternal manner each and every day! Jonah 1:3 But Jonah...
  • AMC Theaters Blamed for Depriving Spanish-Only Moviegoers of 'Star Wars'

    12/21/2015 3:12:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    s a big one in movieland, but according to one shuttered theater operator in Houston, it could have been even bigger. "Today, the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in wide release in the United States," reported Viva Cinema to a federal judge on Friday. "The opening is widely expected to break every attendance record in history. But if you are one of over 200,000 Houstonians who understand Spanish but not English, you will be out of luck. You won’t be able to see Star Wars in Houston in Spanish — either dubbed or with subtitles — and there...
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Charge filed after I-45 shut down for marriage proposal (Houston)

    12/16/2015 11:34:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    KTRK.com (ABC News) ^ | 12/15/2015 | staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Charges have been filed against a man who stopped traffic on a busy freeway for a marriage proposal.The proposal happened on the North Freeway near downtown Houston on Sunday. Eyewitness News learned Tuesday that Harris County District Attorney's Office is charging Vidal Valladares, 24, with obstruction of highway, a class b misdemeanor.We spoke with the couple on Tuesday, as Valladares said he was going downtown to answer to the charges."I'm feeling bad, and of course," said Valladares. "I'm wanting to apologize to everyone if I caused any problems. That wasn't my intention in the beginning. I just...
  • Third grade teacher who said she wished 'Ebola would take out Obama' and called Muslims..

    12/14/2015 1:17:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/15 | Chris Spargo
    'goat f**kers' resigns from her job - but will still get paid Angela Box of Houston, Texas, resigned from her job as a third grade teacher after comments she made about President Obama and Muslims Box joked that she hoped Obama would get Ebola, and called Muslims 'goat f**kers' and 'bacon haters' The comments were made on a local political program Tommy's Garage, on which Box is a frequent guest Box denies she is a racist and in a video of her appearances on the show points out her support of people like fighter pilot Major Mariam Al-Mansouri Though...
  • Fire aboard ship in Houston Ship Channel

    12/14/2015 9:03:04 AM PST · by thackney · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10:24 am Dec 14, 2015 | Dale Lezon
    Firefighters battled a blaze Monday aboard a ship in the Houston Ship Channel. The fire broke out before 10 a.m. on a ship docked near American Petroleum and Federal, officials said.
  • Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston

    12/14/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    HOUSTON (KTRK) ^ | 12/14/2015
    ABC NEWS Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston NEWS Robbery suspect in critical condition after victim opens fire in Houston A suspected robbery was struck by gunfire after his alleged victim pulled a gun and started shooting. KTRK Monday, December 14, 2015 05:35AM HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A robbery suspect is in critical condition after his victims pull out a gun in Houston. The shooting happened at about 2am on Washington Street near Heights Boulevard, where police are still interviewing the victims. Officers say four people were leaving work at a nearby club this morning when...
  • Why does Houston keep electing Democratic mayors?

    12/13/2015 10:20:23 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 65 replies
    CSM ^ | 12/13/15 | By Story Hinckley
    Houstonians witnessed a tight race between the two candidates: Turner led King by under two percentage points, 50.96 to 49.04. Turner beat King by 4,000 votes, out of the nearly 212,700 cast. Turner’s win is a victory for the Democratic party and for Turner himself. The state representative has been looking to the mayoral position for over two decades, with two failed campaigns in 1993 and 2003. Turner will be replacing Democrat Annise D. Parker as mayor of the fourth largest city in the US, where city term limits prohibit fourth terms for mayors. Snip “The voting data suggest that...
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS:http://www.khou.com/elections Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Opponents Call Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School 'Civilizational Jihad'

    12/12/2015 9:29:22 AM PST · by magna carta · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | December 12,2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Opponents of a Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIM) call the pre-K and kindergarten program “civilizational jihad.” The program was imposed by the largest school district in the state, and the seventh largest school district in the United States. Opponents say that Americans simply do not know what is happening in this school, and in America.