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  • Texas Antifa to rally against statue of Sam Houston on June 10

    05/23/2017 11:32:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/23/2017 | TX Antifa
  • Texas protects freedom: Pastors won’t be forced to turn over sermons

    05/23/2017 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 23, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 24, the “Sermon Protection Act,” into law Thursday, three years after the “Houston Five” controversy in which the lesbian mayor of Houston subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors who opposed a pro-“transgender” ordinance. Under SB 24, the government may not "compel the production or disclosure of a written copy or audio or video recording of a sermon delivered by a religious leader during religious worship of a religious organization or compel the religious leader to testify regarding the sermon." The bill went into effect immediately upon its signing by Gov. Abbott, because it was...
  • Two years after shootout, Twin Peaks resolutions remain elusive

    05/22/2017 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 41 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | May 16, 2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    In the two years since James “Patrick” Harris was arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco, he lost the lease on his apartment, was rejected for a job with a state health and human services agency and was kicked out of Mexico while on the way to work with sick children and Dr. Patch Adams. All because he rode to Waco with a few friends as members of the Grim Guardian motorcycle group on May 17, 2015, he said. Judy Bergman said her husband, George, hardly rides his motorcycle anymore. It used to be his passion. Now he rides...
  • MSM Continues Fake News About 'Clock Boy' as Inventor

    05/21/2017 3:05:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember "Clock Boy?" He is Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old student in Texas who brought a clock he supposedly made to school and was arrested in September 2015 because it was believed it could have been a bomb. He briefly became a celebrity hailed by liberals. However, it was soon discovered that he didn't invent anything since he merely opened up a clock radio and placed its guts into his pencil case as revealed by Bill Maher in the video below. Meanwhile his family filed several lawsuits which ultimately failed including a discrimination lawsuit which was dismissed on May 19...
  • Judge throws out clock boy 'discrimination' lawsuit

    05/21/2017 6:39:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Mohamed was arrested and charged with bringing a hoax bomb to school.  Those charges were later dropped, but the resulting furor from the incident became a litmus test for "Islamophobia" in America.  Those who supported the "innocent" teen were tolerant, broad-minded, and welcoming of diversity.  Those who think the student wrong were haters.  Ahmed ended up being invited to NASA headquarters and an event that featured President Obama as the left rallied to his cause. Meanwhile, his father moved the family to Qatar but stayed only nine months. When the family moved back to Irving, they demanded $15 million not to...
  • TX: Legislature lowers License to Carry Fees, Governor Abbot Likely to Sign

    05/21/2017 9:15:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 16 Reforms the fee structure of the license to carry in Texas. Texas has one of the highest shall issue license to carry fees in the United States. The current cost is $140 for the original license and renewal is $70.  The reform law reduces the original license to $40, and the renewal to the same $40.  People who are indigent have the initial fee reduced by half, to $20.  The renewal fee for the indigent will be $5. For people 60 years or older, the same $20 for an original and $5 for renewal, applies. SB 16...
  • Judge sets September trial date in Twin Peaks case

    05/19/2017 5:38:17 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/19/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Saying it is time to get the ball rolling on what seems like a perpetual stream of criminal and civil cases arising from the Twin Peaks shootout, a judge set a Sept. 11 trial date Friday for what could be the first of the 155 indicted bikers to go to trial. Over objections from the McLennan County District Attorney's Office, 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother set the trial date at the urging of an attorney for Christopher Jacob Carrizal, a Bandido from Dallas. "I wish it had been sooner, July or mid-summer. But I appreciate the judge's diligence. I...
  • Firefighter dies while fighting Northwest Side fire

    05/19/2017 10:16:20 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 2 replies
    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Fire Department announced the death of a 6-year-veteran of the agency during a massive 4-alarm fire at a strip center near Loop 410 and Ingram Road late Thursday night. Scott Deem died when he became trapped inside the fire at the Ingram Square shopping center, said Chief Charles Hood. Two other firefighters were injured in the fire were identified as Brad Phipps and Robert Vasquez. Phipps is in critical but stable condition, while Vasquez was treated at the hospital and released.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit...

    05/19/2017 8:50:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies
    Dailymail.Com ^ | 05/19/2017 | Kaileen Gaul For
    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed's father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the 'clock boy' scandal, has learned. On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school. Ahmed was surprised and showed the teacher it was actually a homemade alarm clock. She told the Muslim teen she would keep it behind her desk for the rest of the day. Later that day, the teacher called the police who arrested...
  • Dallas Sheriff Joins Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group, Comes Out Against Concealed Carry

    05/19/2017 9:29:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 5/18/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Writing in The Hill, Valdez said: One of Congress’s top priorities is to allow the unrestricted concealed carry of firearms, which would undermine one state’s strong laws with another state’s weaker laws for carrying loaded, hidden guns in public. This bill would make it easier for dangerous people, like stalkers and domestic abusers, to carry hidden guns in all 50 states. Under this bill, a victim could never feel safe or escape their accuser by going to another state. This bill also directly undermines the ability of law enforcement officers to effectively do their jobs and ensure public safety.
  • Judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit (truncated)

    05/19/2017 9:07:15 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/17 | By KAILEEN GAUL
    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed's father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the 'clock boy' scandal, has learned. On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.
  • 47 more bikers sue over Twin Peaks arrests

    05/14/2017 6:12:43 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 19 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/13/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Forty-seven bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout, including a retired 32-year police veteran, have added their names to a growing list of those claiming in lawsuits that they were jailed without cause under excessive bonds in the May 2015 melee. The bikers claim their civil rights were violated when city and county officials decided to arrest 177 bikers on identical charges and place them under $1 million bonds after the May 17, 2015, shootout in which nine bikers died and dozens were injured. The latest two lawsuits were filed Friday evening in an Austin federal court on the bikersÂ’...
  • Saudis Own The Largest Refinery In The U.S. – Now What?

    05/14/2017 6:51:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Port Arthur, TX is home to the U.S. refining fleet’s crown jewel. With an atmospheric distillation capacity of 603 MBbl/cd, this complex coking refinery is the largest refinery in the U.S. As of May 1st, this marvel of a complex refinery is now 100 percent owned by Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco upped its 50 percent ownership in the Port Arthur refinery, which it previously held through the Motiva Enterprises JV with partner Royal Dutch Shell following the decision to disband the JV in early 2016. Along with the giant refinery, Saudi Aramco also acquired ownership of a number of distribution...
  • Joy Reid: Texas Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law “Sounds Almost Like an Apartheid-era Law”

    05/14/2017 10:12:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey, give Joy Reid credit. At least she didn’t go full Hitler analogy . . . On her MSNBC show this morning, Reid claimed that a recently-adopted Texas immigration law sounds “almost like an apartheid-era law.” To support her alarmist claim, Reid badly mischaracterized the law, suggesting that under it, “any person can be stopped for any reason and asked essentially [to] show their papers.” Her ACLU guest seemingly agreed, saying, “that’s right.” But she added that immigration-status inquiries can be made “once a person is legally detained,” thus debunking Reid’s suggestion that a person could be stopped and asked...
  • .223 Used to Rescue Relatives Next Door, two Invaders Shot, 1 Killed

    05/14/2017 4:19:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 May, 2017, a Houston family underwent a home invasion nightmare. Sometime in the early morning hours, twin 19 year old brothers woke to their parents screaming while being beat and held hostage by four armed home invaders. The stories do not say exactly what the four invaders were armed with. At least one had a pistol, because the father and the twins were "pistol whipped". The mother and 10 year old sister were held hostage.  The robbers demanded jewelry and money. From HOUSTON – A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were...
  • 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...
  • Corpus Christi leads the nation in gang operation arrests

    05/13/2017 1:42:21 PM PDT · by SanchoP · 5 replies
    KRISTV ^ | 05/13/17 | Anayeli Ruiz
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi is leading the country in the number of gang arrests, according to homeland security. The agency has just conducted a major operation nationwide targeting gang members. In a few weeks, agents arrested more alleged gang members here than any other city. Officials report that 164 people were arrested in the Corpus Christi area, including Falfurrias. Houston, meanwhile, only had 41 arrests. KRIS 6 News reported about one such raid that took place on Niagara Street last week. Homeland Security Investigation agents carried out operations like this across the country. Their goal was to stop gang...
  • Cornyn among 4 interviewing for FBI director

    05/12/2017 9:21:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department is interviewing four candidates on Saturday for the permanent position of FBI director, an administration official with knowledge of the vetting process confirmed. The candidates include the current acting director, a sitting congressman, a New York judge, and a former top Justice Department official during the George W. Bush administration. News reports throughout the day Friday cited as many as 11 people under consideration for the position. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plan to interview four candidates at the Justice Department on Saturday afternoon but it was unclear whether additional interviews might...
  • Cops And Street Gangs

    05/11/2017 6:14:40 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/11/2017
    There is a law in Texas, Section 46.02 of the state penal code, that declares: “A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is…a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.” And that section of the Lone Star State’s big book of dos and many don’ts defines a criminal street gang as “three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission...
  • Texas Senator’s Proposal Would Expand Scandal-plagued EB-5 Visa Program

    05/11/2017 10:59:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 05/11/2017 | John Binder
    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is looking to expand the number of wealthy foreign nationals who can pay their way to permanent legal residency in the U.S. under the EB-5 visa. Cornyn is floating draft legislation that would essentially erase the current cap for EB-5 visas, which is set at 10,000 a year. Under the EB-5 visa, foreign nationals can claim that they will invest $500,000 and thus receive Green Cards for their family for at least two years, with pathways to citizenship available as well. The only requirement is that the EB-5 holder create 10 U.S. jobs.