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  • World Journal: Shooting of Chinese-American Family Related to Security Official

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

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 22 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

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

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

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

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

    03/27/2014 6:43:30 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Robert Gearty
    This is one horror film plot that may be all too real: Billions of voracious ants are about to descend on the Houston area, destroying entire homes and anything else that gets in their way. Rasberry Crazy Ants, even more destructive and mobile than their angry cousins, fire ants, are just weeks away from descending on the largest city in Texas. Since 2008, the ants, which entomologists believe came to Texas from South America aboard a cargo ship in the 1930s, have expanded their presence to 27 counties from just eight. Once in a home, they zero in on electrical...
  • Data belies Dan Patrick’s ‘illegal invasion’ claim (Chron Hit Piece Barfer)

    03/26/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nolan Hicks
    State Sen. Dan Patrick is no stranger to over-the-top statements about immigrants and immigration. The Houston-area Republican, who is the GOP’s leading candidate for lieutenant governor, told a group in 2006 that immigrants are “bringing Third World diseases with them,” referencing “tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy.” (A top official at the Department of State Health Services had to slap that down, pointing out, for instance, there hasn’t been a case of polio in decades). When asked to address the issue of immigration at a forum of leading business groups during this campaign, Patrick chose to talk about violent crime, as...
  • Massive blaze burning at residential building under construction in Montrose (Houston)

    03/25/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    KPRC - TV Houston ^ | March 25 | Matt Aufdenspring
    A huge fire is burning at a residential building under construction in the Montrose area. The blaze is happening at West Dallas and Marconi. A large portion of the building is on fire. Flames and smoke can be seen from miles away. Firefighter have called for a 4th alarm.
  • Officials find more than 100 people in Houston house in suspected human smuggling operation

    03/20/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2014 | Fox News
    A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The suspected stash house was found during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, that were reported missing by relatives late Tuesday after a man failed to meet them as planned at an undisclosed location on the city's north side, said John Cannon, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department. Many of the people in home that authorities said appeared to be part of...
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

    03/19/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/19/14 | Lisa Gray
    The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic. Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school's campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it's important to allow Spanish in public schools.
  • Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86

    03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor from Houston who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died, according to family members. The Navy veteran was 86. McDuffie was 18 when he said he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain. “I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer,” McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. “I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldn’t block her face, and...
  • Sheila Jackson lee: us has been operating under Constitution for 400 years

    03/12/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) either misspoke or showed her historical ignorance in a speech on the House floor when she declared that United States has been operating under our Constitution for 400 years...
  • How an ‘Angry’ Teen Allegedly Reacted After His Mother Denied Him Money For Marijuana

    03/10/2014 9:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 9, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A Texas teenager set his mother’s clothes ablaze after the woman refused to provide him money to purchase marijuana, authorities said. The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office said John Carter, 18, started setting his mom’s wardrobe on fire after she declined to give him money for drugs. “Our investigation found that 18-year-old John Carter was angry at his mother because she would not give him money so he could buy marijuana, so he started setting her clothes on fire,” Lt. Dean Hensley with the Harris County Fire Marshal Office told KTRK.
  • Police Officer to Disabled Veteran Denied Service: “You’re Not Blind, You Don’t Need a Dog”

    02/27/2014 7:20:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Police officer to disabled veteran denied service: “You’re not blind, you don’t need a dog” Aryeh Ohayon served in the armed forces for 23 years as a member of both the Army and Navy. Like many other military men and women, Ohayon’s experience hasled him to having depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And that’s why his service dog, Bandit, is important. As he told KHOU 11 News, “He’s the alert if I start to if I have a panic attack or start to go back into a flashback mode…He’s my ground. And my family.” However, Ohayon claims that a...
  • He Thought He Could Scare Good Samaritan Away by Lifting His Shirt to Reveal His Gun

    02/26/2014 10:03:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    An off-duty officer with the Houston Police Department fatally shot a robbery suspect outside a convenience store on Sunday night. The veteran cop was coming to the rescue of a man who was jumped and beaten by two men as he was leaving the store with groceries. The officer, identified as 22-year Houston Police Department veteran C. Rodriguez, told investigators he noticed two men hiding behind a dumpster outside of the store, arousing his suspicion. He then saw the men jump out and start beating the victim. Police say Rodriguez rolled down his window and ordered the suspects to stop....
  • First Presbyterian narrowly votes to stay with denomination.

    02/23/2014 11:28:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2014 | Mike Tolson |
    A hard-fought effort to move one of Houston's iconic Christian churches from its long-standing denomination to a new, more conservative group narrowly failed Sunday, with the congregation voting heavily in favor of the move but falling short of the supermajority needed for approval. The leadership of First Presbyterian Church, which was established shortly after Houston's founding, had unanimously endorsed the move from Presbyterian Church USA to the breakaway denomination called ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The senior pastor, his staff, and the elected leaders from the congregation argued that PCUSA, the nation's largest Presbyterian body, had become too...
  • Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion

    02/21/2014 6:03:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 134 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 18, 2013 | Alecia MacKenzie ,
    Full Title: Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion, Cross-Less Church and Other Surprising Facts About the Mega-Pastor Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and the bestselling author of books like Your Best Life Now and I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, has been dubbed "the smiling preacher" due to his toothy smile and upbeat attitude. Here are a few facts about Pastor Osteen and his ministry you might not know. 1. Joel Osteen Met Victoria Osteen in a Jewelry Store Pastor Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen met in 1985 when he went to a...
  • Rocky Horror State U?

    02/21/2014 9:08:26 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    “The University of Houston-Downtown has about 14,000 students and, while Wikipedia says UHD students are 39% Hispanic, 29% African American, 20% white, 9% Asian American, the percentage of transgendered students is evidently unknown,” according to College Insurrection. Nevertheless, with the encouragement of “the university’s new Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” UHD is now creating “gender-neutral” restrooms to accommodate the, uh, gender neutral. And this regime is “coming soon to a college near you,” as Aleister at College Insurrection says. Questions: Why does a campus with such a diverse student body need a “Center for Student Diversity”? Doesn’t the...
  • 2 shot while trying to rob off-duty HPD officer, his girlfriend outside movie theater

    02/17/2014 11:08:54 AM PST · by jyro · 29 replies
    KHOU 11 news ^ | 2/09/14 | Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News
    HOUSTON – Outside Edwards Cinemas in Greenway Plaza, the drama spilled over from the big screen and into the streets early Sunday. “It’s a shame you can’t get out into the community at night without having to worry about somebody taking what you have,” said moviegoer Patrick Martin. It happened just after midnight.
  • Christian Rapper Responds To Macklemore’s “Same Love”, Gets Death Threats From LGBT Community

    02/17/2014 7:05:43 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 89 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 2/16/14 | therightscoop
    Admittedly I don’t listen to Christian rap or rap of any kind for that matter, but after watching this news report I had to hear Bizzle’s new song which is a well thought out response from a Christian perspective to Macklemore’s song “Same Love.”- (the song the played at the Grammys for the big gay wedding.) And let me say Bizzle’s new song doesn’t pull any punches at all. It treads in love but it doesn’t tread lightly. It’s quite powerful actually. But first, watch this news report by KHOU on how Bizzle’s life is being threatened because of his...
  • Heroic Woman Deserted, Left Alone on Front Lines

    02/10/2014 8:27:40 PM PST · by Shery · 20 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9 February, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Heroic Woman Deserted; Left Alone on Front Lines by Shoebat Foundation on February 9, 2014 in Blog, General On today’s Ben Barrack show… Catherine Engelbrecht is an incredibly heroic and patriotic woman. In 2010, she founded True the Vote and King Street Patriots in Houston, TX. Ever since, she’s been harassed by the IRS, the FBI, the ATF, and even OSHA. As if that’s not bad enough, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who last year said it was time to ‘move on’ from the IRS scandal has been accused by Engelbrecht of harassing her personally, using House Oversight Committee letterhead to...
  • Houston: Amnesty Protest Event #conservativebacklash

    02/03/2014 8:50:15 PM PST · by magna carta · 10 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Feb.3,2014 | Magnacarta
    Seven immigration fighters in Houston respond to GOP treachery in colluding with Democrats to pass an amnesty or legalization scheme for millions of illegal aliens roaming in the USA.We gathered in the thirty degree temps to hoist a 20' banner reminding the public of the continued assault on law and order and the loss of many young American lives. The loss of our young through the willful non-enforcement of our immigration laws also threatens the economic future of our young as they are forced to compete for limited resources. We refuse to play nice on this issue especially in light...
  • Kidnapped 6-Year-Old Bravely Asks For Help in Store Bathroom

    02/02/2014 4:48:08 AM PST · by Altariel · 24 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 1, 2014 | Fox News Insider
    A 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped outside of her Houston, Texas home was rescued after she asked for help in a store bathroom. Authorities say 23-year-old Joaquin Ramos abducted Kelly Tellez while her mother was unloading groceries, then took her to Target because he had to use the restroom. He told her to go use the bathroom as well. Once inside the restroom, she asked a woman for help.
  • HOUSTON CALLING: #CONSERVATIVEBACKLASH EVENT (tomorrow AM)

    01/29/2014 6:35:38 PM PST · by magna carta · 7 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Jan.25, 2014 | Liz Theiss
    Come out and join us on Jan. 30 at 7AM on the Tuam St. Bridge over 288. Colluding Republicans like Speaker Boehner,Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Issa, Rep. Brady, Rep. Olsen and Rep. Poe, Rep. Farenhold are willing to consider a poorly written border bill (1417) that has no real teeth or benchmarks for enforcement that will mark a gateway strategy for some type of amnesty. There will be a closed door strategy session in Cambridge,MD. in late January to determine a path for passing some type of amnesty bill. Now is the time to tell our politicians and the CHAMBER...
  • Search Is On For Kidnapper And Extortionist

    01/22/2014 6:01:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09
    News 92 FM ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Mike Barajas
    ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Houston are trying to track down 40-year old Eduardo Moyao. He is accused of kidnapping and extortion. Ryan Sullivan with Houston Crime Stoppers says “the fugitive and his co-conspirators held multiple undocumented aliens at a home in southwest Houston, as they were trying to extort their families for cash and money.” He says Moyao is also accused of raping one of the women being held hostage back in 2012. Sullivan says the fugitive entered this country illegally ”he is an undocumented alien charged with federal hostage taking and gun charges. We believe that...
  • TX:Man shoots home intruder

    01/21/2014 7:50:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ktrh.com ^ | 12 January, 2014 | NA
    The homeowner told police he woke up when he heard a window smash in his home on Dennis and Sampson. Investigators said the homeowner then grabbed his gun and shot a man who was breaking in through the front door window. The robber was hit in the abdomen.
  • (Houston) Mayor Parker marries longtime parter

    01/16/2014 7:22:25 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 45 replies
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker and longtime partner Kathy Hubbard are now married - at least in the eyes of 18 states, including California, where the couple formally exchanged vows Thursday in a sunset ceremony in Palm Springs.
  • (Police State) Man Gives Change to Homeless Person, is Handcuffed and Held by Police for an Hour

    01/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man gives change to homeless person, is handcuffed and held by police for an hour Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked forchange. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. KPRC Local 2 News reported on the shocking thing that happened next. When Snider pulled onto a nearby freeway, a police car pulled him to the side. Greg was surprised by how aggressive the officer was, telling KPRC, “He's screaming. He's yelling. He's telling me to get...
  • Woman claims Texans RB Arian Foster is pressuring her to abort his baby

    01/14/2014 12:13:12 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 39 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | 01/13/14 | Jeremy Rogalski
    HOUSTON – A Houston woman who says she is pregnant with Arian Foster’s baby is taking the Texans running back to court. Brittany Norwood, a 20-year-old University of Houston senior, says Foster has been pressuring her to get an abortion. Norwood claims she didn’t know Foster was married with children when she had sex with him last summer. She said they were first intimate at Hotel ZaZa where Foster was staying during training camp. Norwood said they also spent a week together in California in November while Foster was recovering from back surgery. Norwood sold photos of them together in...
  • Houston’s Lesbian Mayor Calls Phil Robertson a ‘Redneck Wing-Nut’

    01/12/2014 8:08:32 AM PST · by montag813 · 85 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-12-2014 | TRN
    The mayor of Houston, Texas, Annise Parker, is once again attacking  'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson by calling him a “wingnut” and “completely irrelevant.” Mayor Parker is one of the few openly gay mayors in the country. Why Mayor Parker thinks anyone cares what her opinion is of the Louisiana TV star is another question, but Mayor Parker made the comments on Lone Star Q, a website that focuses on the gay scene in Texas. I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all. I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s. It...
  • Off-Duty Firefighter Puts Out Truck Fire With Cans of Beer

    01/09/2014 10:45:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An off-duty Texas firefighter heading home from a vacation extinguished a truck fire with the truck's load of Coors Banquet beer. Houston Fire Department Capt. Craig Moreau said he and his wife were driving back from Austin on State Highway 71 when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the brakes, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. "The brakes had caught and the tire was burning," Moreau said. He said the blaze initially seemed to die down, but it soon "flared back up." "So I said to the driver, 'what have you got in here?'" he said. Moreau said he...
  • Woman killed in violent pit bull mauling, two others injured

    01/05/2014 12:44:26 PM PST · by eastforker · 57 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 1/5/14 | Ryan Jones
    A pack of pit bulls attacked and killed one woman and injured two other people in southeast Houston, according to HPD. Police said the group was near the intersection of Leonora and Glen Prairie when three pit bulls attacked them at around 2 a.m. on Sunday
  • Man is dragged, disfigured and run over after women steal his Jay Z tickets

    01/03/2014 12:48:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 3, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A Houston man was disfigured and nearly killed when the women he was selling Jay Z tickets to sped away as he leaned into their car, leaving him clinging desperately to the door handle. The unnamed victim begged Denitra Green and Cessica Darden, both 20, to stop the car but police say Green continued speeding away while Darden kicked at his hands in an attempt to get him to fall off. As Darden's baby sat in the backseat, Green continued to drive after the car ran over the man's nearly lifeless body. According to the Houston Chronicle, Darden had told...
  • Critical Mass is free, but Houston police may begin charging riders for escort [bicyclists]

    01/03/2014 4:19:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 3, 2014 | Heather Alexander
    Houston police are considering a plan to charge the Critical Mass bicycle group as safety concerns draw officers away from their regular duties. The event, which sees thousands of riders take to the streets on the last Friday of every month, has operated in cities across the world for over 20 years..... Four officers in two police cars help riders through intersections, with officers driving ahead and behind to clear the path. Houston police say they are now exploring the possibility of riders footing the bill for those services, as happens now for big funeral processions and for some busy...
  • Muslims outraged by Knockout, but there's a catch

    12/31/2013 6:07:26 PM PST · by Anila · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 12/30/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Religious and community activists gathered Sunday in the Houston, Texas, office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to call for an end to Knockout Game violence. “It’s an assault,” activist Deric Muhammad said. “It’s a crime against an innocent person.” But there’s a catch. Their public outrage and calls for unity came only after federal hate-crime charges were filed against a white man last week for allegedly “hunting down” and assaulting an elderly black man in Katy, Texas. Until recently, virtually the entire news media were scared to touch the story, while one journalist – Colin Flaherty – bravely reported...
  • Mayor Annise Parker and longtime partner make wedding plans (Houston's lesbian leader)

    12/28/2013 9:16:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CultureMap Houston ^ | December 27, 2013 | Clifford Pugh
    Although Mayor Annise Parker has vowed that she and her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, will not wed until gay marriage is legal in Texas, in recent interviews the mayor has softened her stance. "The world is changing so fast, maybe I won't wait that long," Parker said last week in a year-end interview with CultureMap when asked when she would marry. "I'm no longer worried that (gay marriage in Texas) is not going to happen in my lifetime. After the Supreme Court ruling and the number of states that now have equal marriage, it's coming." Since then CultureMap has learned...
  • Video surveillance of Downtown Houston to Expand (180 more cameras, cost $18,000,000 so far)

    12/26/2013 12:58:12 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    Associated Press via KTRH 740AM ^ | Thursday, December 26th 2013 | no byline
    Police surveillance of downtown Houston will expand with the addition of 180 new cameras. The installation of the cameras means police will have nearly 1,000 surveillance feeds available to them. Most cameras are pointed on public areas around downtown, stadiums and the theater district. Police Chief Charles McClelland says Houston has more critical infrastructure than New York City and must rely on video to provide necessary police coverage...
  • Pastors threaten to publish license plate numbers of patrons at topless bar

    12/21/2013 10:20:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    fox ^ | Greg Groogan
    HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Mayor Annise Parker's controversial settlement relaxing physical contact rules at 16 local topless clubs appears to have triggered an escalation in hostilities between those who operate and patronize strip joints and those who'd like to see them shut down. "Those that are forking out the money to fund this industry, what they call the 'Johns' , we are looking at every possible way we can start going out and exposing who they are. It's just time," said Rev. Dave Welch, leader of the Houston Area Pastor Council.
  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' ...

    12/21/2013 9:53:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    FULL TITLE: Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' whose views are 'completely irrelevant' “I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all,” Parker responded. “I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s.
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • Driver indicted after illegal immigrant died in Oklahoma wreck

    12/16/2013 5:30:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    NewsOK ^ | December 15, 2013 | Nolan Clay
    PERRY — For the 1,500-mile ride from Houston to Los Angeles last October, the 12 illegal immigrants had been crammed into a 2004 black Suburban with their driver and another man.Some sat in the very back, where there were no seats. One later acknowledged he paid $400 for his spot. Their trip ended not in sunny California but in northern Oklahoma when the driver fell asleep on Interstate 35 the morning of Oct. 21. The Suburban rolled over one-and-a-half times inside the median and ended up on its top about a mile south of Perry, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported....
  • 1 dead after Church's manager shoots robbery suspect in NW Harris County

    12/16/2013 10:46:50 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12-14-13 | khou.com staff
    One suspect is dead after workers at a Church’s Chicken restaurant fought off an attempted robbery Friday night in northwest Harris County, deputies said. *snip* The suspects went inside the restaurant demanding money from employees, deputies said. Then two went outside to stand guard, while the third went behind the counter into the kitchen. While the gunman was distracted, the restaurant manager grabbed a gun he kept hidden and shot the suspect still in the restaurant, deputies said.
  • Houston’s growing alternative-fuel fleet among nation’s largest

    12/15/2013 7:26:01 AM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 13, 2013 | Simone Sebastian
    The nation’s oil capital has become a model for progress in electrically powered vehicles, boasting the nation’s third-largest municipal hybrid fleet, according to new report from advocacy group Electrification Coalition. More than half of the vehicles in the city’s light-duty fleet are hybrids, according to the report. Among the city’s alternative-fuel vehicles are 27 Nissan LEAF battery electric vehicles and 15 Toyota Prius plug-in electric hybrids. The report applauds the city for reorganizing its fleet management to better support electric vehicles, including promoting their use in an employee car-sharing program and creating a network of charging stations. The report estimates...
  • Move to Purge Houston High Schools of Poltiically Incorrect Mascots

    12/14/2013 11:57:28 AM PST · by Marcus · 22 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | December 13, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    Political correctness seems to have intruded into the Houston Independent School District concerning the use of now unacceptable mascots for school sports teams. It reflects the kerfuffle surrounding the Washington Redskins. A preliminary ruling by the Houston Independent School District's board will require at least three Houston area high schools with mascots with a relationship to Native Americans and Native American history to change them. That will mean that the Lamar High School Redskins will have to find themselves another name. The new policy, if it is passed on the second reading as many expect, may also mean that the...
  • Houston school board votes to ban 'offensive' mascots

    12/14/2013 6:59:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 13, 2013
    The Houston school district board has given preliminary approval to a new policy that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots. The new policy calls on schools to show respect and cultural sensitivity in nicknames and mascots. The use of any race or ethnic group will be prohibited, the Houston Chronicle reported.
  • Man Wakes Up Alone In Locked United Express Airplane

    12/08/2013 8:02:15 PM PST · by gooblah · 58 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | December 8 2013 | Rachel Zarrel
    Like many before him, Tom Wagner dozed off on his United Express flight on Dec. 6. But when he woke up, everyone else was gone — and the plane was locked. “I woke up and the lights were out. I was like, what’s going on? I thought maybe it was a layover, still on the same plane,” he told KTRK.
  • In Houston, Armored Cars Are Doing the Opposite of Dissuading Robbers

    12/07/2013 2:57:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2013 | Manny Fernandez
    One of the biggest armored-car companies in this sprawling Texas city has a message for would-be robbers: It is not worth the trouble, or your life. In response to a series of armored-truck robberies this year in the Houston region, the company, GardaWorld, has taken the unusual step of talking publicly and talking tough, even for Texas, about the lengths to which it will go to protect its cargo, its employees and the public. “We’re letting the bad guys know: We’re going to defend ourselves,” said Robert Hatchett, the senior manager for GardaWorld’s Texas operations. “They can expect, in one...
  • Are You Aware Your Daughter Is With Two Black Men?Police Accused of Racial Profiling After Taking..

    12/04/2013 12:43:51 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 114 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/4/2013 | Liz Kilmas
    An Oklahoma teen’s parents are accusing police in Houston of racial profiling after the girl and her companions for a dance event were stopped by authorities and she was taken to child protective services. According to KHOU-TV, the incident happened Sunday when 13-year-old Landry Thompson from Tulsa, Okla., was in Houston to film a hip-hop dance video. Thomson was accompanied by her dance instructor, 29-year-old Emmanuel Hurd, and her dance partner, 22-year-old Josiah Kelly. Thompson is white and the two men are black.