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  • Votes Automatically Changed from Trump to Clinton!

    10/25/2016 8:25:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    IPatriot News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Jay Guy
    Lisa Houlette, a resident of Amarillo, Texas, outed this latest attempt at Democratic collusion and corruption on Facebook and was shocked to see her vote for the Republican nominee change to the Democratic nominee.““Gary and I went to early vote today,” said Lisa. “I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican straight ticket was highlighted, however, the Clinton/Kaine box was also highlighted!”“I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work. I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn’t get it...
  • In a Tense Campaign Season, Texas Ad Takes Humorous Approach

    10/25/2016 2:24:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    "Please re-elect Gerald," Charlyn Daugherty says. "Please."The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues. The tongue-in-cheek ad posted to YouTube shows Charlyn Daugherty rolling her eyes at the camera and seeking relief from Gerald Daugherty as he talks of tax rates, light rail and other issues while doing household chores. A couple invited over for a cookout appears exasperated with his breathless chatter about policy matters in the county that includes...
  • Texas County Switches to Paper Ballots after Software Glitch

    10/25/2016 9:52:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 81 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    Chambers County election officials have executed an emergency protocol to remove all electronic voting machines available during early voting until a software update can be completed to correct problems experienced by straight-ticket voters. Chambers County Clerk Heather Hawthorne told Breitbart Texas Tuesday morning that all electronic voting was temporarily halted until her office completes a software update on ES&S machines that otherwise omit one race when a straight ticket option is selected for either major party. The Texas 14th Court of Appeals race was reported to be the contest in which voters commonly experienced the glitch. Hawthorne explained that she...
  • Lou Dobbs: What We Feared: Early Voters From Amarillo Saying Votes Were Changed

    10/25/2016 4:27:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 178 replies ^ | October 24
  • Expert: Early Voting Underway, Trump Likely To Win Texas

    10/24/2016 5:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 24, 2016
  • (vanity) Texas early Vote Report

    10/24/2016 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 53 replies
    Huge numbers at first day of early voting.
  • (Vanity) Texas early voting report

    10/24/2016 10:13:19 AM PDT · by jhouston · 73 replies
    Me | 10/24/2016 | Me
    Tried to early vote in Texas today. First day of early voting, not expecting large crowds. Closest location is in Pasadena a Houston suburb. Middle class refinery workers mostly, large Hispanic population. Get to polling place and have to park 2 blocks away. The line wraps half way around the building (I estimate 200) people. I talk to someone in line and they said they had sent someone out to report that it would be a 3 hour wait. Very few minorities in line. Looks more like a Garth Brooks concert line. These people are not voting for Hillary. Decide...

    10/23/2016 11:50:22 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2016 | By Reporter
    When she grows up, Lynlee Boemer should demand to celebrate two birthdays a year. For she is the baby who was born twice. Her proper entry into the world came 12 weeks after she was temporarily taken out of her mothers womb for a life-saving operation. Doctors discovered a tumour in the tailbone of Margaret Boemers unborn baby when the mother-to-be went for a routine ultrasound just 16 weeks into her pregnancy. Her only hope was a medical procedure that required surgeons to open up the womb and take the 1 lb, 3 oz foetus out for 20 minutes for...
  • RCP moves Texas to "Toss Up" Based on CBS/YouGov poll with 79% College Educated Sample (my title)

    10/23/2016 10:58:39 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 46 replies
    CBS/YouGov ^ | Oct. 23, 2016 | unknown
    CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker Texas YouGov --SNIP-- 42. What is the highest level of education you have completed? HS or less ..............................................................21% Some college ...........................................................30% College grad ............................................................33% Post grad ...............................................................16%
  • Texas Denies Russian Consulate Request to Observe Voting

    10/22/2016 11:26:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Julie Fine
    Similar requests were denied by Oklahoma and LouisianaThe state of Texas has denied a request to have Russian officials be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 general election, according to a letter obtained by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. The Texas secretary of state's office said it received a letter from Russia's consulate general in Houston seeking to have one of its officers present at a voting precinct to study the "US experience in organization of voting process." Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos said no, adding that "only persons authorized by law may be inside of a polling location...
  • Vanity-Don't be fooled, Arizona & Texas are not going "Clinton Blue".

    10/21/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    Over the last few days or so....The Hillary Clinton political machine has openly prroclaimed that both Arizona & Texas are now in play in the POTUS race, and that the Clinton campaign is going to spend abut $2M dollars on ads in these states to turn them to Hillary Clinton's favor. Both Arizona & Texas are large, important states in this POTUS election. Clinton spending a "PALTRY" $2M dollars in each of them is like spending a drop of water into a a bucket with a gaping hole inside it. I cam assure you neither of the states will ever...

    10/21/2016 3:06:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies
    10/21/2016 | Chode
    Circuit of The Americas First Grand Prix 2012 Number of Laps 56 Circuit Length 5.513KM Race Distance 308.405KM Lap Record 1:39.347 by Sebastian Vettel (2012)
  • Hillary seeks to 'decapitate' Trump campaign in historic bid to take Texas for the Democrats

    10/21/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 19, 2016 | Nick Allen in Washington
    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has launched a historic bid to win the deeply Republican state of Texas in a bid to destroy Donald Trump's chances of becoming president. Mrs Clinton committed $1.5 million to begin running television advertisements in the Lone Star state, which is usually ignored by Democratic presidential nominees who have not won it for 40 years. Texas has 38 votes in the presidential electoral college, the second biggest number of any state after California. A candidate needs 270 to win. Targeting Texas amounted to a political "decapitation strategy" by taking the biggest Republican state....
  • Chevron Phillips' $6 billion Houston expansion nears completion

    10/20/2016 10:12:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2016 | Jordan Blum
    The dozen or so cranes visible from Interstate 10 in Baytown will only remain for a few more months as Chevron Phillips Chemical's $6 billion petrochemical expansion moves toward completion. Chevron Phillips' complex is more than 80 percent complete, although it won't be fully operational for almost another year. The project involves a massive ethane cracker - on a plot the size of 44 football fields - that will separate a component of natural gas called ethane, which will provide the feedstock for some 1.5 million metric tons a year of ethylene, a common building block of plastics. Chevron Phillips,...
  • TCU plans to add diversity official after students send demand letter

    10/19/2016 3:43:49 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, Texas] ^ | 10/19/2016 | Ryan Osborne
    TCU is planning to establish a Cabinet-level position after a group of students sent a letter to administrators demanding efforts to improve campus inclusiveness and diversity, the school announced this week. The position would lead efforts regarding diversity and inclusion and providing additional training for all students, faculty and staff, a university statement said. University spokeswoman Holly Ellman confirmed that administrators received a list of 14 demands in a recent letter from the Black Students and Allies of TCU. The students have met with administrators over the last several weeks.
  • Clinton, Trump neck-and-neck in new Texas poll

    10/18/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2016 | Sophie Tatum,
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is narrowing in on Donald Trump's lead in Texas, according to a new poll released on Tuesday. Trump leads Clinton 41% to 38%, according to the latest University of Houston survey. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson stands in third place with 4% support, followed by Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 1%, with 11% undecided. GOP presidential candidates have won Texas by no less than 11 percentage points since 2000, according to a memo accompanying the poll results. Democrats last won Texas in a presidential race in 1976. The poll also showed that, despite Trump's narrow lead,...
  • Police Investigate Threat Against Rockwall County GOP Headquarters

    10/18/2016 11:52:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 18, 2016
    Rockwall County authorities have requested the FBI's help in investigating an alleged terroristic threat against the county's Republican Party headquarters. The Rockwall County Sheriff's Department and Rockwall Police Department were dispatched Tuesday just after 11 a.m. to the headquarters at 112 Kenway Drive after an unknown caller contacted the office by phone and left a threatening message. Texas Board Suspends License of Vet Who Killed Cat Details about the message were not disclosed. The agencies have asked for the FBI to join the investigation. Anyone with information that could help authorities is asked to call the Rockwall County Sheriffs office...
  • Podesta Emailed Soros Foundation About Scalia Replacement On The Day He Died

    10/18/2016 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 40 replies ^ | October 18, 2016
  • Politico Co-Founder: Trump Could Lose Texas, Race Not Remotely Close

    10/18/2016 5:39:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember Wendy Davis? She was the Texas Democrat who became an MSM darling for her filibuster against a state law restricting abortions. Davis exploited her 15-minutes of fame by running for Governor of Texas in 2014. But despite the backing of an adoring press, Davis got demolished, losing by more than 20 points to Greg Abbott. For the record, my home county of Hood showed its scorn by awarding Davis all of . . . 18.9% of the vote. So when on todays Morning Joe, Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei claimed that Hillary Clinton is so far ahead that she has...
  • State investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant (Texas)

    10/17/2016 7:25:25 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 3 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | October 17, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    Less than a month before the Nov. 8 election, allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County are under investigation by the state, prompting concern that the timing may intimidate some voters and possibly lay groundwork for the Legislature to enact more restrictions on voting next year. The complaints focus on mail-in ballots, which allow people to vote from their homes without any ID or verification of identity. Supporters have long said mail-in balloting is crucial for overseas residents, the military and senior citizens. Critics maintain that such voting is ripe for abuse and raises concerns about vote harvesting, in...
  • Largest Voter Fraud Probe Underway in North Texas

    10/17/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 17 Oct 2016
    A state investigation is underway over allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County ... Concerns have arisen over mail-in ballots, which many believe open the door to vote harvesting, or the process of illegally filling out and returning the ballots of valid voters without their consent. Mail-in ballots are designed for eligible voters who are unable to leave their homes, are in jail or out of the country, and many argue that such balloting is critical for those who would be unable to vote otherwise. But the mail-in balloting process allows those voters to cast their votes from home without...
  • Texas Reuters/Ipsos poll

    10/17/2016 6:27:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/2016 | Political Polls
    Texas Reuters/Ipsos Polls: Trump 57% (+25) Clinton 32%
  • Texas smoke shop clerk pulls gun and begins firing at robber without ever putting down his cigarette

    10/15/2016 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 89 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 15, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    An armed man picked the wrong store clerk to rob when he entered a Texas smoke shop last month. In surveillance footage taken of the incident, a man enters Austin, Texas, store and immediately draws a gun. Without missing a beat, the store clerk, who is smoking a cigarette, draws his own gun - a CZ-75 SP-01 9mm pistol - and begins firing at the robber. The store clerk seems completely unfazed and doesn't even put down his cigarette as he fires at the assailant. At one point while he's shooting, he even appears to try and take a drag...
  • 911 operator arrested for hanging up on emergency calls

    10/13/2016 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot ^ | October 13, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    A Houston 911 operator named Crenshanda Williams has been arrested and charged with interfering with emergency calls after police discovered she was hanging up on people who were calling 911 for help. From CNN: On March 12, a man identified as Hua Li dialed 911 at 8:10 p.m. to report an armed robbery.Li had walked into a store that evening to buy lottery tickets. He heard someone yelling that there was a robbery and saw a man with a gun. Li counted five to six gunshots, then got into his car and drove away, as he tried to call for...
  • Its a record: 15 million Texans registered for Nov. 8 election

    10/13/2016 1:23:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    More Texans than ever are registered and ready to vote in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. New numbers released today show that a record 15 million Texas voters signed up to cast ballots in the election next month that will determine who the next president is as well as decide officeholders throughout the state, preliminary state estimates show.
  • Family of Pregnant 14-Year-Old Beat Her to Cause Abortion, Burned Her Stillborn Baby on Their Grill

    10/12/2016 7:11:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    New details about a gristly abortion case in Texas came out in court this week when a 14-year-old rape victim testified about the abuse she and her unborn child endured. On trial this week is Lonnell McDonald, 28, a Texas man who is accused of stomping and bouncing on the pregnant teens stomach and killing her unborn baby in March 2013, according to the Daily Mail. He is charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder and aggravated assault. The unnamed teen, who is 17 now, said she became pregnant after her brother raped her. When her other relatives found out,...
  • San Antonio (Police) officers to be disciplined for wearing Trump hats

    10/11/2016 11:05:43 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    KXAN ^ | 10-11-2016 | KXAN
    The San Antonio police chief said his officers who wore Donald Trump campaign hats on the airport tarmac Tuesday will be disciplined. Chief William McManus said the officers wearing the Make America Great Again hats violated department policy. SAPD officers are charged with protecting the entire community, McManus said. The officers displayed poor judgment. In a video Trump posted to Twitter, more than a dozen officers are seen around the Republican presidential candidate as hes about to depart San Antonio. Officers can be heard saying, Thank you sir and seen giving the thumbs up sign before they walk away with...
  • Kroger faces backlash after police, officer's wife say employees refused to serve them

    10/11/2016 5:13:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Fox ^ | October 11, 2016
    A Houston-area woman says a teenage cashier at a Kroger supermarket in Spring, Texas, stepped away from the cash register and refused to check out her groceries last week because she was offended by the message on the customers T-shirt. It read: Police Lives Matter / All Lives Matter. The incident occurred just a week after a similar situation in Alexandria, La., when a police officer in uniform said a cashier declined to check out her groceries. In Texas, the woman, who says her husband is a police officer and gave only her first name Meredith told KTRK...
  • Target Store Kicks Breastfeeding Mother Out of Fitting Room in Texas

    10/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    A mother of a three-month-old was told she could not use a dressing room at a Target in Kyle, Texas to breastfeed her baby. She posted about her experience on Facebook and said “It was definitely embarrassing.” The 23-year-old mother said, “She told me, that’s really not what they’re for but that there was a bathroom that I could use. She was the only employee back there and there were no customers back there other than me,” The young mother, Jessica, also relayed, “She told me I couldn’t leave my cart with the unattended items. So, I asked her where...
  • Bear dogs once lived in southern Texas

    10/11/2016 4:38:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 , 7:15 PM | Sid Perkins
    Bear dogs, scientifically known as amphicyonids, get their common name from their general resemblance to modern-day bears and dogs, especially in their body shape and posture, but they are, in fact, only distantly related to these lineages. Neither dogs nor bears had evolved when amphicyonids first appeared about 40 million years ago, says Susumu Tomiya, a vertebrate paleontologist at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. The first known species in the group weighed just a few kilograms, but over millions of years the lineage expanded to include fox-sized, coyote-sized, and even bear-sized creatures, all of them meat...
  • At San Antonio Fundraiser, Trump Mocks Paul Ryan

    10/11/2016 1:29:51 PM PDT · by jennychase · 35 replies
    texas tribune ^ | 10/11/2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Earlier in his remarks, Trump said occasionally "our own party gets in the way" of his campaign. "Sometimes it's harder to beat our own party than it is to beat the person on the other side," Trump told donors. Trump previewed that message earlier Tuesday on Twitter, railing against Ryan as a "very weak and ineffective leader." Trump kept up the criticism at the fundraiser, suggesting Ryan should focus more on budget issues than criticizing the GOP nominee and even reaching back to Ryan's time as Republican Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 presidential race. "This guy lost...
  • Illegal Alien Kidnaps and Rapes Six-Year-Old Girl inTexas

    10/10/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 10, 2016 | Sundance
    Fort Worth police say a man accused of kidnapping a six-year-old girl from her home also raped her before she was found. Police say Edis Moya Alas kidnapped the girl Saturday from her home in southeast Fort Worth. The girls father said he noticed the front door was open and the girl was gone about 5 a.m. Officers say Moyas relationship to the girl is still unclear and he is not cooperating with the investigation.
  • TX: AK-47 Clone Used to Defend Jewelry Store from 4 Armed Attackers

    10/11/2016 4:57:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from A jewelry store owner used an AK-47 clone to defend his store, employees, and customers from four armed attackers during a dramatic gunfight. The gunfight happened at high noon on three October, 2016. The attackers came in shooting. But surprise and speed were not enough to win the fight against the store owner and employees. From In a hail of gunfire, Conroe jewelry store owner Jeffery Turner Jr. made the decision to shoot back with his AK-47 rifle at four men who opened fire on his customers and staff during an attempted robbery...
  • Actress Shailene Woodley arrested during pipeline protest

    10/11/2016 4:53:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/11/2016 | BBC
    US actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested during a protest in North Dakota against a huge oil pipeline project that will cross four states. The Divergent star was arrested at a construction site as she was broadcasting the protest, which involved about 200 people, on Facebook. Police say she was one of 27 people arrested on charges of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot. The Dakota Access pipeline project has drawn huge protests. Native Americans have halted its construction in North Dakota, saying it will desecrate sacred land and damage the environment. In the Facebook Live footage, Ms Woodley,...
  • Texans Are Cutting Back, Wheels Come off Houston Economy

    10/10/2016 7:57:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 08 October 2016 | Wolf Richter
    Retail sales in Texas boomed for five years straight, from March 2010, their low point during the Great Recession. Sales tax collections jumped 46% from the first half of 2010 through the first half of 2015 dizzying growth for a mature market! Given the size of the Texas economy, it helped prop up US retail sales. But by May 2015, 10 months into the oil bust, things began to sag. Sales tax collections in September for sales that occurred in August dropped 3.5% year-over-year, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. And in August, sales tax collections had...
  • Latinos For Trump Rally

    10/08/2016 10:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KIAH-TV ^ | October 8, 2016 | Micah D. Holliday
    HOUSTON -- Houston's streets got a little hotter today as the Houston Latino Trump Coalition came out to support their candidate. "He's the only choice we have." Julio Torres responded as he waved his Latinos For Trump sign at passing cars. "He's going to give us progress, he's going to give us opportunities, he's going to end all the race-baiting, and he's going to end all of the poverty in our neighborhoods. He's going to do a lot better for us than Hilary Clinton will." Needless to say, this did not sit well with some members of the Latino community...
  • North Texas Investor Takes on Wells Fargo in Ad

    10/07/2016 11:51:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 6, 2016 | Julie Fine
    A North Dallas man is so angry with Wells Fargo, he has taken out a full-page ad in The Dallas Morning News and three other newspapers Thursday to the tune of a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Lacy Harber, 80, of Dennison, says he lost close to $5 million one day alone in a dealing with one of the branches of Wells Fargo. It has been very upsetting to both Harber and his wife, and in his full-page ad, he used the words "greed," "dishonesty," and "betrayal" in describing the San Francisco-based banking giant. Harber says he is a longtime customer, and Wells...
  • Twenty One States Move to Stop New Obama Attempt End Run Around Congress

    10/08/2016 4:19:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    resident Barack Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly. On the contrary hes doing yet another end run around both the U.S. Congress and all 50 states that would impose another mandate that will cost money and jobs, possibly forcing states to raise taxes as well. Twenty-one states have filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, to stop him. Hours after the states filed their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a similar lawsuit with the same federal court. Obamas new mandate would force employers in...
  • Why the Texas Electric Grid Matters to U.S. Security

    10/07/2016 5:20:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 7, 2016 | David Grantham
    (Editors note: This column is co-authored by NCPA Research Associate Luke Twombly) The second presidential debate might mention that a Russian state newspaper predicted direct confrontation with the United States over Syria. Neither candidate will probably note that the escalation comes as solutions to protect Americas frighteningly vulnerable electric grid system languish on Capitol Hill. Each should be reminded that an increasingly popular target for U.S. adversaries sits largely unguarded. Thankfully, Texas can take the lead. As the only state with a self-contained grid, Texas finds itself in a remarkable position to protect the nation by protecting itself. The primary...
  • Largest Voter Fraud Investigation in Texas History Underway in Tarrant County

    10/07/2016 5:15:19 AM PDT · by dila813 · 58 replies
    empowertexans ^ | Oct 6, 2016 | Ross Kecseg
    A massive investigation is underway in Tarrant County as law enforcement officers from the Texas Attorney Generals Office investigate a vote-harvesting scheme alleged to involve as many as 20,000 ballots. Last month, Texas Scorecard reported that Tarrant County Elections administrator Frank Phillips disclosed the AGs office had launched a criminal investigation into voting abnormalities inside Tarrant County. The investigation was the result of a complaint filed by Aaron Harris, of Direct Action Texas, an organization that also uncovered significant errors in Hill Countys primary election results. Today, Harris confirmed that AG investigators have been spotted on the ground in Tarrant...
  • Texas Store Employee uses AK-47 to stop 4 armed robbers

    10/06/2016 2:07:46 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Bob Price
    An employee of a jewelry store in Conroe, Texas, pulled an AK-47 from behind the counter to stop four would-be armed robbers. One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect. Jeffery Turner, Jr., owner of Jeffs Jewelry Store in Conroe, told police that four men entered his store and demanded jewelry, purses and other items. At least one of the robbers displayed a firearm, according to Montgomery County Police Reporters Scott Engle. One of Turners employees responded by pulling an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle from behind the counter. The gunman fired at the store...
  • Special-needs boy set on fire by bullies he thought were friends

    10/06/2016 11:17:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 151 replies
    <p>A 10-year-old special-needs boy was on life support after bullies allegedly lured him to a field, doused him with gasoline, and lit him on fire on Sunday.</p> <p>Kayden Culp of Kerrville, Texas, has burns on 20 percent of his body from his ears to his belly button, and his organs are failing, according to a YouCaring page set up by the boys family to cover his health expenses.</p>
  • Village Creek Train Wreck

    10/06/2016 8:18:57 AM PDT · by waterhill · 13 replies
    Train wreck between Arlington and Ft Worth. 1880's. Engine never recovered.
  • 8-Year-Old Refugee Dies After Flight To OHare

    10/06/2016 6:12:15 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 38 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 10/5 /16 | Suzanne Le Mignot
    An 8-year-old refugee from Congo died Tuesday after landing at Chicagos OHare International Airport. David Dieme, an 8-year-old boy landed Tuesday at approximately 4:30 p.m. with a refugee family at OHare International Airport. Dieme was traveling with his father and several other children, who arrived to Chicago on a flight from Dubai. After clearing paperwork, the family was being escorted to their next flight, when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer noticed Dieme unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services was immediately notified and arrived at the terminal. Standard procedures are in place to address sick passengers, a spokesman for the Centers...
  • San Marcos victim escapes after suspect in clown suit assaults and flees scene

    10/05/2016 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    News 4 San Antonio ^ | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 2016
    SAN MARCOS, TX A victim was assaulted by a suspect wearing a clown costume near Texas State Monday evening. According to a release, a suspect in a clown suit grabbed the victim but the victim was able to get away at Bobcat Village Apartments located on the 1300 block at Aquarena Springs Drive. The suspect is described as 6'2" with an athletic build and was last seen wearing a clown costume with a black-and-white jumpsuit, a green wig, and with a face painted white with black around the eyes.
  • IRS subjects tea party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

    10/05/2016 10:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS battle against holdout tea party groups is heating up again, after the tax agency promised it would begin processing their long-delayed applications, but sent a new round of prodding questions demanding still more information. More jarringly, the IRS then publicly released one of the sets of questions it sent to the Texas Patriots Tea Party a move the groups lawyer says puts secret taxpayer return information, supposed to be protected, out in the public. Tax experts say the IRS may be on safe legal ground, since the filing was made as part of a court case, and...
  • Labor: Austin restaurant owners not paying workers wages legally owed (left wing Austin, TX)

    10/05/2016 5:51:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies ^ | 10/4/2016 | Erin Jones and KVUE Staff
    AUSTIN - The U.S. Department of Labors Wage and Hour Division says it found numerous violations in Austins restaurant industry, in that owners violated federal labor law by not paying workers the wages they were legally owed. The Labor Department said the division found violations in 95 percent of its investigations of Austin-area restaurants between Oct. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The percentage of violations found was down from 98 percent in fiscal year 2015. The current level of noncompliance found in these investigations is not acceptable, said Dr. David Weil, administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in...
  • Day 6: House still blocking South Austin street

    10/05/2016 6:39:58 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    KXAN ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Andy Jechow
    The house in the middle of a South Austin street has been unstuck but is still blocking the road, Wednesday morning. Workers missed their deadline to move the house by 5 a.m., so now they must wait until midnight. Crews were given a tight window to move the house between midnight and 5 a.m. since it is such a wide load. Some progress was made overnight, the house was moved a little bit away from a persons driveway and is now only blocking part of the road. Pieces of the roof were sawed off to move the house away from...
  • Texas reportedly will fire Charlie Strong after the season

    10/04/2016 6:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Cindy Boren
    Texas isnt firing Charlie Strong, but it certainly isnt doing him any favors, according to a report that indicates he is very close to losing his job at the end of the season after consecutive losses to Cal and Oklahoma State. A high-ranking official described Strongs status to SIs Pete Thamel, adding that his job is safe until the end of the season. Strong is in his third season as coach of the 2-2 Longhorns, who wrap up their schedule Nov. 25.
  • Shoot-out during Conroe jewelry store robbery leaves one assailant dead

    In a hail of gunfire, Conroe jewelry store owner Jeffery Turner Jr. made the decision to shoot back with his AK-47 rifle at four men who opened fire on his customers and staff during an attempted robbery Monday afternoon. In the aftermath of the bullet spray, one robber lay dead in the doorway among shattered glass; while Turner, his employees and customers were left shaken but unharmed. The three other robbers fled the scene in the Conroe West strip center in the 4800 block of Texas 105 West. You always have a right to defend yourself, especially when...