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  • ‘Do NOT Bring Children’ Warns Texas ‘Destroy the Confederacy’ Organizers

    08/17/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 181 replies
    breitbart ^ | 08/17/2017 | Lana Shadwick
    A Facebook post for a protest dubbed “Destroy the Confederacy” at Sam Houston Park in Houston on Saturday warns “*Do NOT bring children.” A group “committed to protecting Texas and Texas History,” “This Is Texas Freedom Force” (TITFF), says demonstrators plan to tear down a Confederate statue. They also warn there will be violence. The promoters of the protest tell potential attendees: “We will meet at Sam Houston Park (right in front of Houston City hall) to demand that the City of Houston ERASE THE CONFEDERACY! It is a STAIN IN THE FABRIC of our history that needs to be...
  • Big Oil blasts transgender bathroom bill, calling it bad for business

    07/31/2017 4:01:31 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 38 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 7/31/17 | Chuck Lindell
    More than 50 Houston business leaders — including officials of some of the nation’s largest oil companies — released a letter Monday asking Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon efforts to overturn transgender-friendly bathroom policies.
  • Naked man arrested after video shows him slapping Houston cop before being Tasered [Video]

    07/05/2017 3:56:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Daily News ^ | 7/4/17 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A naked man caught on video spraying a Houston police officer with pesticide and then slapping him in the face before being Tasered has been arrested. Keith Dean, 49, had earlier been spotted wandering the streets stark naked. A Good Samaritan offered him a towel to cover himself but the suspect instead demanded the man's watch before fleeing into the Metro Fannin South Transit Center as police responded to the scene, ABC13 reported. Video taken by witness Ben Marquina of the June 6 incident shows the train doors opening and Dean spraying pesticide at the officers before slapping one of...
  • Houston's Diversity Is America's Future by 07/04/17

    07/05/2017 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Taxman · 63 replies
    PS Magazine ^ | 07/04/17 | Francie Diep
    Influxes of African, Asian, and Latino Americans helped Houston's metro area avoid economic stagnation. Could an expected demographic shift on the national level end up reviving other troubled cities? Houston is a window into the future of America. In 1970, the city was an oil town that was about one-quarter black and three-quarters white, with just a smattering of folks of other origins. Since the oil-price bust of 1982, however, growth in the city and metropolitan area has come almost entirely from influxes of African, Asian, and especially Latino Americans. These new Houstonians came to work in construction and service,...
  • It's okay to decorate a police car with rainbow flags, but not Bible verses

    06/25/2017 12:05:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Fox News
    It’s permissible in the United States to decorate police cars with rainbow flags to celebrate gay pride, but it’s not permissible to decorate police cars with Bible verses honoring law enforcement officers.
  • Family Appeals Father’s Deportation, Says It Violates Their Religion

    06/20/2017 10:05:13 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6.20.17 | Joshua Gill
    For the first time in U.S. history, attorneys for an illegal immigrant in Houston are appealing to federal religious freedom laws to annul his impending deportation. Lawyers representing Juan Rodriguez filed a lawsuit Monday on the unprecedented grounds that Rodriguez’s deportation would violate his family’s religious beliefs, specifically a Seventh Day Adventist requirement that requires families to remain together. Rodriguez’s lawyers hope that their lawsuit will be upheld based on the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which “ensures that interests in religious freedom are protected.” Rodriguez is represented by Raed González and receives legal counsel from three other members...
  • Boss teaches lesson to teen who admitted stealing

    06/20/2017 11:01:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    abc 13 eyewitness news ^ | June 19, 2017 | Deborah Wrigley
    Seventeen-year-old Mark Anthony Doyle admitted that he stole a lot of pricey items from his employer's home recently. The missing goods included a Rolex watch, assorted electronics, and a drone... Doyle begged him not to press charges, so he gave him a choice, which was jail or Franklin's own brand of punishment. Doyle chose option B. "He wanted to be noticed, so that's what I decided on," he said. The attention getting outfit he chose included a pink tank top, shorts with Winnie the Pooh characters printed on the fabric, and a floppy beach hat. He also brought a sign...
  • VERIFY: Are Houston toll road fees ever going away?

    06/12/2017 10:59:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    KHOU ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tim Wetzel
    HOUSTON - The teachers at Spring Forest Middle School asked KHOU 11's Verify team whether Beltway 8 has been paid off and if the tolls will ever go away in the foreseeable future. "Why do we still pay for toll roads?" wondered 7th grade teacher Rebecca Mustachio. "To be honest, I thought we would be done paying for toll roads." We are not even close to paying the bill for those roads, according to Roxana Sibrian of the Harris County Toll Road Authority. In a statement emailed to KHOU, the authority says it will be paying off construction debt until...
  • Armed protesters at Hermann Park defend Sam Houston statue

    06/12/2017 11:54:55 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 41 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/12/17 | Brooke A. Lewis
    Hundreds of protesters, some of them armed, gathered at Hermann Park Saturday in an attempt to defend the honor of Sam Houston. Carrying Texas and Confederate flags, participants seemed concerned the park's Sam Houston statue might be removed since the historical figure owned slaves. "Erasing history for the sake of political correctness or to make somebody feel better, it's not just stupid — it's dangerous," said David Amad, an organizer of the demonstration.
  • Naked Men: The ManKind Project and Michael Scinto

    10/06/2007 5:53:22 AM PDT · by i_dont_chat · 21 replies · 1,969+ views
    The Houston Press ^ | 10-04-07 | Chris Vogel
    The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one. The ManKind Project offers trainings which support men in developing lives of integrity, accountability and connection to feeling." — From The ManKind Project Web site "They had three naked men bring out two chickens that they hit with a ­hammer." — Michael Scinto in a letter to a ­Madison County sheriff's deputy. Michael Scinto was literally scared to death. On an isolated 11-acre compound down a winding, country dirt road 110 miles north of Houston, Scinto watched as the leader...
  • Mayor Turner responds to group that wants to remove Sam Houston statue

    05/29/2017 8:11:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    HOUSTON - The Sam Houston statue has been at Hermann Park since 1925, but a group that calls itself Texas Antifa has started a campaign to take down this and any other landmark that bears the name Sam Houston. The statue has been a site to see for nearly a century and for some people, it's a site they want to see for years to come. More News Headlines Sam Houston statue in Hermann Park causing controversy "Honestly, I think they should keep it up. Yeah," Nicole Nelson said. But Texas Antifa group members want the Sam Houston statue gone....
  • Sam Houston statue in Hermann Park causing controversy

    05/27/2017 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 99 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | May 26, 2017 | Brandon Walker
    HOUSTON - The starting point was a Facebook post by a group called Texas Antifa. The post alleges the Sam Houston Memorial's so-called demise will begin on June 10. Why remove it? Other posts by the group explain its stance. "Texans agree the disgusting idols of America's dark days of slavery must be removed to bring internal peace to our country."
  • Armed Uncle Shoots Home Invaders, Saves Tied-Up Family

    05/11/2017 2:36:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 5/11/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    A Texas man thwarted masked armed home invaders on Tuesday, saving his family in the process.Around 4 A.M. four armed men wearing ski masks broke into the Houston, Texas, home of the Garcia family. They attacked the mother, father, and young daughter while two 19-year-old twin brothers attempted to barricade themselves in their room. After the intruders threatened to shoot their little sister, however, the brothers surrendered to them"They had my little sister at gunpoint, so we couldn't do anything," 19-year-old Rene Garcia told KVUE. "I didn't know what was happening until I saw a man holding a gun to...
  • Homeowner shoots at drive-by suspects, killing 2

    05/10/2017 8:43:31 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two people are dead and one is in the hospital after a homeowner fired back during a shooting in North Houston. Investigators say early Saturday morning a suspect vehicle drove up to the homeowner's house on Glenburnie Drive and started shooting. The homeowner was outside at the time and he hid behind a bush in the yard and returned fire. Officers say more than 40 shots were fired in the exchange. The homeowner struck all three men inside of the car. The driver of the car crashed after the shooting hitting a car and then running into...
  • Ford Police Car Commercial (1956)

    05/09/2017 10:58:06 AM PDT · by NRx · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1956 | Ford Motor Car
    Not sure I'd wanna do a high speed chase in a 1956 anything, but they made do with what they had.
  • Homeowner shoots three suspects, kills two in overnight drive-by

    05/06/2017 5:07:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 87 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 06 MAY 2017 | KHOU.COM
    Officers said late Friday night, three suspects in a four door car opened fire in front of a home on Glenburnie Drive and Mercedes Lane. The owner of the home returned fire and hit all three suspects inside the vehicle. Two of the suspects died from the gunshot wounds, officers said.
  • Houston: A Cautionary Tale From Texas About How Cities Hide Debt And Deflate The Economy

    05/05/2017 11:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/05/2017 | Leslie Loftis
    Federal issues tend to suck up the news cycle, thus, readers likely know more about federal debt than state and local debt, even though state and local debt drag the economy down at least as effectively. This is all the more ironic because local debt should be easier to control. In theory, local voters should have more knowledge and could have more say in state and local budgets.Alas, the ratings draw to national news wins. Local issues should get most of our attention but do not. In the case of public debt, politicians are able to make promises without...
  • 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 ^ | 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...