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  • Commentary: The creative working class are bringing American jobs back

    03/28/2017 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 28, 2017 | Joshua Bingaman
    Even though tech progress tends to grab more headlines, there’s another “Made in America” story to be told. There’s a harkening back to the days of craftsmanship — and there is a groundswell of interest and entrepreneurship surrounding skills and trades. Legions of people seek work that calls for the use of their hands. Men and women of all ages crave a job that allows them to create something physically. They want to make their own products. American making and doing is strong. Maybe it’s the word “manufacturing” that gets misappropriated; we’re inclined to picture smoke-billowing factories and the dusty...
  • TX: Open Carriers Stop Armed Robbery?

    03/28/2017 5:02:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    There are two accounts recorded of the incident pictured above. It happened on 12 March, in Tyler, Texas.  One account is from the eye witness who captured the video.  Audio is included with the video. On the audio, someone joins the videographer. The videographer explains what has happened. From the audio in the video: He tried to knife em, and rob em, and we had two open carrys, and the open carrys took him down. (snip) And that is what an open carry state is all about.Link to video In Texas, one license is required for both concealed and...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Total announces expansion to include new steam cracker, 1,500 jobs in Port Arthur (Texas)

    03/27/2017 10:05:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KBMT-TV ^ | March 27, 2017
    PARIS - Total announced Monday that it is entering into a joint venture to expand their plants in Port Arthur and Bayport. The company, headquartered in Paris, will hold a 50% interest in a new joint venture with Borealis and Nova1 to build an ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport according to a release from the company. The new $1.7 billion cracker in Port Arthur is scheduled for a 2020 startup and is expected to create about 1,500 jobs according to the release. CB&I has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction...
  • Mexicans execute defenders of Goliad (1836)

    03/27/2017 7:47:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    In a disastrous setback for the Texans resisting Santa Anna’s dictatorial regime, the Mexican army defeats and executes 417 Texas revolutionaries at Goliad. Long accustomed to enjoying considerable autonomy from their Mexican rulers, many Anglo Texan settlers reacted with alarm when Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna proclaimed himself dictator of Mexico in 1835. Santa Anna immediately imposed martial law and attempted to disarm the Texans. Yet, this move merely fed the flames of Texan resistance.
  • 1st Twin Peaks shootout trial again delayed

    03/25/2017 7:21:55 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 46 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/24/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A judge postponed the first Twin Peaks shootout biker trial Friday for the second time after a new attorney was brought onto the case and said she could not be prepared by the May 22 trial date. Judge Ralph Strother of Waco’s 19th State District Court released a panel of 186 potential jurors Friday who had reported to fill out questionnaires for the trial. Christopher Jacob Carrizal, a member of the Bandidos motorcycle group, was set to be the first biker tried in the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks shootout that left nine bikers dead and dozens wounded. Strother initially...
  • Governor Abbott Visits White House to Announce 20,000 New Jobs Coming to Texas

    03/24/2017 3:43:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KFDX-TV ^ | March 24, 2017 | Barry Levy
    President Donald Trump welcomed Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the oval office to announce the opening of a Texas call center. The South Texas Call Center by Charter Communications announced the expansion last august. The firm plans to move 20-thousand jobs to the United States including a call center expansion in San Antonio. "Using high skilled high-quality workers actually saves money. If you do the job the right the first time. It's a lot less expensive than redoing it. We found that in the service business we found that we can do better with high skilled, high- quality workers," Thomas...
  • Man charged with hate crime after his tweet triggered a seizure

    03/24/2017 10:27:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies ^ | 3/22/2017 | Eye Opener Web Desk
    DALLAS - Some tweets can, apparently, be as dangerous as a gun. That's the logic behind the Dallas County indictment of John Rivello. He's facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say Rivello tweeted animated strobe images to a Newsweek Senior Writer last December with the message "you deserve a seizure for your post." The journalist is epileptic, and the strobe lights did, in fact, trigger a seizure. Federal authorities already charged Rivello with federal cyber stalking for the tweet, but the state of Texas added the aggravated assault charge. That charge also carries a hate...
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • Texas Senate Votes to Protect People From Having to Pay for Abortions in Their Health Insurance

    03/22/2017 5:11:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Texas Right to Life
    Today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 20, Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform, on second reading on a 19-10 vote. The bill is expected to move to a third reading and final vote on Monday. Senate Bill 20 by Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) and House Bill 1113 by Representative John Smithee (R-Amarillo) would protect Texans from paying for the abortions of others through their tax dollars and health insurance premiums. In the 2015 Legislative Session, Senator Taylor authored a similar insurance reform, SB 575, which passed in the Senate and died in the House. This session, Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform once...
  • Machete-wielding woman arrested in Lufkin

    03/22/2017 12:26:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies ^ | 3/22/2017 | Staff
    LUFKIN - A woman is in jail on public intoxication charges and resisting arrest after displaying a machete at officers and others. Lufkin police responded to reports of 30-year-old Laricia Young with a machete in the 700 block of Moore Avenue Tuesday morning. Officers arrived and found that bystanders had gotten the machete away from Young, but she was still screaming and yelling incoherently. Officers took her into custody, but Young kicked one officer as he was trying to place her into the back of the police car. After being secured in the car, she began pointing her finger at...
  • Texas Senate Passes Bill to Stop Wrongful Birth Suits Saying Disabled Babies Should Have....

    03/21/2017 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | march 21, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Texas Senate Passes Bill to Stop Wrongful Birth Suits Saying Disabled Babies Should Have Been Aborted The Texas Senate passed a bill on Monday that would affirm the value of babies with special needs by prohibiting so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits. State Sen. Brandon Creighton, who sponsored Texas Senate Bill 25, said the legislation will help prevent doctors from promoting abortion for unborn babies diagnosed with abnormalities out of fear of a malpractice lawsuit, the Texas Tribune reports. “Children born with disabilities ought to have the same rights as any abled person,” Creighton said in February. “Their rights are...
  • Austin, Texas: Texas' liberal cancer

    03/21/2017 2:19:34 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/21/2017 | Natalie Johnson
    A single county in central Texas accounted for nearly three-fourths of the 206 undocumented immigrants who were released. Travis County authorities freed 142 people who entered the United States illegally and were subject to deportation. A homicide suspect, a convicted arsonist, and multiple individuals convicted of aggravated assault were among those released by local law enforcement across 118 jurisdictions between Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
  • (Islamic) Prayer Room At Public High (in Texas) School Raises Legal Concerns

    03/19/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2017 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    A prayer room at a Texas high school is raising legal concerns and the state’s attorney general’s office in a letter on Friday to school district’s superintendent indicated the school’s policy should be neutral toward religion. Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room. In a letter Friday to the the Frisco Independent School District, the Texas attorney general’s office outlined the...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...
  • Six-Time Deportee Arrested for Drunk Driving

    03/17/2017 6:21:57 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | John Binder
    An illegal immigrant recently arrested for drunk driving is facing deportation for the seventh time. Obed Vasquez, 26, of Mexico, had been living in Mission, Texas, when he was pulled over in a vehicle and arrested by the Hidalgo Sheriff’s Office for possession of marijuana and drunk driving, according to CBS 4 News.
  • Trump border wall: Texans receiving letters about their land

    03/15/2017 7:21:55 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 151 replies
    See BS News ^ | 03/15/2017 | See BS News
    Even before Donald Trump was inaugurated, U.S. citizens who own land along the border reportedly began receiving letters from the Justice Department informing them that the federal government wants their land to build a fence (i.e. the president’s border wall), that it intends to acquire their land, and the amount of compensation the government is offering.
  • Texas prosecutor backs up Trump claim of noncitizens voting at polls

    03/14/2017 6:53:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supports President Trump’s claim that noncitizens are voting in U.S. elections, saying prosecutors in his own state have won convictions for voter fraud. “I know it’s an issue because I deal with it,” Mr. Paxton told The Washington Times. “We just got a conviction on an illegal that voted in an election.” Putting a number on how many illegal votes were cast is difficult, however, because local election officials aren’t looking for that kind of fraud. “They’re complicit in allowing it to happen,” he said. “I guarantee it is happening — whatever people say.” Mr....
  • Texas Bullet Train Project Reaches Key Milestones in Land Option Program

    03/14/2017 2:33:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    North Dallas Gazette ^ | March 13, 2017
    DALLAS –Texas Central, developers of the state’s high-speed train, announced on February 7th that it reached a significant milestone in its land option program, the result of collaborative and ongoing engagements with property owners and stakeholders along the project’s potential route. The company said it has reached option agreements on about 30 percent of the parcels estimate to be needed for the bullet train’s route in the 10-county stretch between North Texas and Houston. Negotiations have resulted in option agreements in all 10 counties, including 50 percent of the parcels for the proposed route in Waller and Grimes counties. Grimes...
  • Texas lawmaker Jessica Farrar wants men fined for masturbating

    03/13/2017 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 66 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th March 2017 | Flora Drury
    A female politician in Texas is taking an unusual swipe at what she sees as restrictive abortion laws by targeting men - more precisely male masturbation. Her unlikely draft law has a simple aim, she says - to protect unborn children everywhere. Which is why it wants all "emissions outside of a woman's vagina, or created outside of a health or medical facility" to carry a $100 (Ł81) fine. If a man made such an emission it would "be considered an act against an unborn child". If it sounds like something out of a dystopian novel, that is because it...
  • Texas (Democrat) state rep proposes fines for masturbation (life imitates the Onion alert)

    03/13/2017 9:35:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2017 | Reid Wilson
    A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women. The legislation introduced by state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D) would impose a $100 civil penalty for "masturbatory emissions" that take place outside of a woman's vagina or a hospital. Each incident would be "considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life," the bill reads.
  • With proposal to penalize men for masturbating, legislator aims to shake up health debate

    03/13/2017 8:27:49 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 60 replies
    Texastribune ^ | 3/12/17 | Alex Samuels
    That’s why the the Houston Democrat on Friday filed House Bill 4260, which would fine men $100 for masturbating and create a required booklet for men with medical information related to the benefits and concerns of a man seeking a vasectomy, a Viagra prescription or a colonoscopy. The bill would also let doctors invoke their "personal, moralistic, or religious beliefs" in refusing to perform an elective vasectomy or prescribe Viagra, among other proposed requirements in the bill.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. dine in Dallas

    03/11/2017 2:34:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | March 11, 2017 | Hannah Davis
    DALLAS -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. will headline the Reagan Day Dinner hosted by the Dallas County Republican's Party Saturday evening. The event will take place at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas and includes a meet and greet with Republican leaders and dinner. Attendees have to purchase tickets starting at $150 and going up to $25,000. This is the second meeting between the Trump family and Ted Cruz in recent weeks. Senator Cruz and his wife recently had dinner with President Trump, tweeting a photo of the Cruz family's children with the President afterwards.
  • Vanity: Sheila Jackson Lee Townhall on Health Care 11 March

    For those of you wishing to "attend". Only 888 tickets left. Will Houstonians Lose Coverage? What’s in the New Health Care Bill? FIND OUT at a Critical Health Care Listening Session Hosted By Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Congresswoman will host a Health Care Meeting and Critical Listening Session at 3pm at Hamilton Middle School, located at 139 East 20th Street, Houston, TX, 77008. The Congresswoman will be joined by health care professionals and concerned citizens who just want to know the truth. WHO: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee WHAT: Town Hall on Health Care WHEN:...
  • Police: 3 teen girls kidnapped by Salvadoran gang in Houston

    03/10/2017 9:49:12 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2017
    HOUSTON (AP) — Two MS-13 gang members from El Salvador, both in the United States illegally, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in a satanic ritual, authorities in Houston said Friday. Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Hernandez-Rivera, 18, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder — both first-degree felonies punishable by up to life imprisonment. Bonds totaling $300,000 have been set for each, but immigration detainers will keep both behind bars. The 15-year-old girl's body was found Feb. 16 with gunshot wounds to the face and chest. Homicide detective Sgt. Chris...
  • Mayor trumpets city progress (Dressed as President Trump)

    03/08/2017 5:30:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baytown Sun ^ | March 8, 2017 | Matt Hollis
    Using humorous movie clips and a President Donald Trump imitation, Baytown Mayor Stephen DonCarlos gave his annual State of the City address to members of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and many community leader Tuesday. DonCarlos talked up the major ongoing and upcoming projects in Baytown. A big one is the hotel and conference center at Bayland Island. “We have been working on the conference center on Bayland Island, and hopefully we will be able to host this event there next year,” DonCarlos said. The city has been working with Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital on the project. Once completed, the conference...
  • Senate committee approves 'bathroom bill' in early morning vote (TX)

    03/08/2017 6:13:37 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 8, 2017 | Bobby Cervantes
    After nearly a full day of testimony from hundreds of witnesses -- most in opposition -- the controversial "bathroom bill" cleared its first legislative hurdle early Wednesday morning, when the Committee on State Affairs voted 7-1 to recommend the bill to the full chamber. A high priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's, Senate Bill 6 would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools and colleges and government buildings that correspond to their "biological sex" as listed on their birth certificate. It also would prohibit local jurisdictions, like cities and counties, from adopting anti-discrimination ordinances permitting transgender people from...
  • Judge: Federal lawsuit against Baylor University can proceed

    03/07/2017 8:09:36 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies
    AP via Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 3/7/17 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    HOUSTON (AP) — A lawsuit filed against Baylor University by 10 women alleging they were sexually assaulted while students can proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The women, identified as "Jane Doe" plaintiffs, allege Baylor was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn't enforce federal general discrimination protections. Baylor had sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing the former students' allegations were insufficient to state a claim of liability and the women had failed to plausibly allege they were subjected to "further" harassment after reporting their initial sexual assaults. -snip- Pitman did dismiss claims for four of...
  • Woman stabs dad, bites grandma, and fights deputy while holding child

    03/07/2017 12:35:03 PM PST · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    KCEN ^ | 3/7/2017 | Stephen Adams
    BELL COUNTY, Texas - Bell County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a woman Sunday night, after they said she stabbed her father, bit her grandmother, injured a deputy and walked through traffic holding her two-year-old child. Virginia Lynn Ewton, 30, of Round Rock, was being held in the Bell County Jail Monday. She is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a public servant and endangering a child. Deputies said she got into an altercation with her father while the family was driving south on I-35. Investigators believe the vehicle stopped roughly one mile south of a rest area,...
  • Trump’s border wall is estimated to cost $8 million to $25 million per mile [Go for it! Build now!]

    03/06/2017 11:14:03 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/6/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    ... from $8 million to $25 million a mile, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said ... will ask for some money in the next couple of weeks... possibility that much of the new barrier will be fencing, rather than a complete concrete wall stretching the 1,950 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. ... steel, ... concrete, combination of concrete and steel ... supplement with different types of technologies ... Some 654 miles of the border currently have a barrier, though just 354 miles are covered by a substantive fence designed to keep out people and vehicles. Another 300 miles are...
  • Battling the blaze: an overview of area fires

    03/06/2017 9:02:26 PM PST · by MulberryDraw · 13 replies
    News Channel 10 Amarillo ^ | March 6,2017 | Francis Sirois, Reporter
    Multiple fires broke out in the area, and fire crews worked to extinguish them as quickly as they could. The "Dumas Complex" fire This fire is now 50 percent contained. Crews said it stretched across 25,000 acres and affected two major Panhandle highways. The Dumas Complex fire is a combination of multiple small fires that began north of Amarillo just after 1 p.m. Monday, March 6 and at one point threatened 150 homes. The fire burned at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, according to Texas A&M Forest Service.
  • Waco Day 660

    03/06/2017 6:24:43 PM PST · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Hold onto your hats. There’s no way anybody could have seen this coming. The first trial in the Twin Peaks bloodbath case has been delayed indefinitely. In November, Judge Matt Johnson said a member of the Valerosos Motorcycle Club named James Rosas would stand trial beginning January 23 for engaging in organized criminal activity. Rosas would be the first of 154 defendants to stand trial for wearing the wrong clothes to a meeting of the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents on May 17, 2015. Just a month before, there had been 155 defendants but one of them, a Cossack...
  • Trump hails new Exxon jobs plan (45,000 new jobs in Louisiana and Texas)

    03/06/2017 4:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2017 | Devin Henry
    President Trump on Monday hailed oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp.’s announcement of a major jobs and manufacturing plan for Texas and Louisiana. Exxon said it has embarked on a $20 billion plan to build or update manufacturing and refining facilities on the Gulf Coast, something the company predicts will create 45,000 news jobs. In a statement, Trump said that is “is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Americans back to work.” “Many of the products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other...
  • Fall of the Alamo, and Massacre of Travis and His Brave Associates

    03/06/2017 9:04:56 AM PST · by slumber1 · 43 replies
    Copano Bay Press ^ | 1860 | Francisco Antonio Ruiz
    181 years ago, March 6, 1836, the Alamo garrison fell, and the fortress that had been a mission became a shrine. Francisco Antonio Ruiz was the Acalde (mayor) of San Antonio. He was an eyewitness to the events of that day. Twenty-four years later, in 1860, Don Poncho (as Ruiz was known), recounted what he had seen for the Texas Almanac. Below is his account in full. Remember the Alamo! Fall of the Alamo, and Massacre of Travis and His Brave Associates by Francisco Antonio Ruiz Translated by J. A. Quintero On the 6th of March at 3 a.m. General...
  • Jesus would hold women’s hands to support them during abortion: abortionist

    03/06/2017 2:26:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Life Site ^ | March 4, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    The abortionist who appealed to the Supreme Court in oral arguments this week says Jesus would supportively hold the hands of women as they abort their children. Amy Hagstrom Miller, whose Texas abortion business conglomerate Whole Women's Health owns and runs seven abortion facilities, says she is "mission-driven" by her commitment "to human rights and justice."
  • Man shoots 70 feral hogs in one night

    03/04/2017 3:22:51 PM PST · by BBell · 63 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/2/17 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    If you've ever wanted to live inside of a hunting video game, Ray Shinpaugh has done it. A video of him shooting 70 feral hogs in one night in North Texas has been blowing up on YouTube. Posted on Feb. 8, it's already attracted nearly 225,000 views. According to the video's description, Shinpaugh uses thermal optics in the nighttime hours to locate groups of hogs feeding in fields. He then moves quietly between the pigs and any adjacent woods before beginning the chase with a thermal monocular, laser, shotgun and 00 buck shot. Shinpaugh has perfected the art, and is...
  • Texas is the Future: Can Democrats reconquer the Lone Star State?

    03/03/2017 8:30:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Harpers Magazine ^ | March 3, 2017 | Andrew Cockburn
    Ask anyone who was present at Hillary Clinton’s presumptive victory celebration on November 8 and they will tell you of the stunned silence, broken only by sobs, that settled across the vast glass enclosure of the Javits Center in Manhattan. Upstairs, in the suite where the candidate was closeted with her family and associates, the trauma was even more intense. As one attendee later reported to me, it featured the “full range of human emotions: screams, shock, fainting. Bill moved immediately to blame.” The former president, I was told, singled out campaign manager Robby Mook: “ ‘We should have fired...
  • Alleged gang members accused in woman's 'satanic' murder in Houston

    03/02/2017 2:55:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    KTRK ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2017 04:05PM
    HOUSTON: Two alleged MS-13 gang members are now behind bars in Houston, charged with killing a woman as part of a 'satanic' ritual. The victim is an unidentified Hispanic woman whose body was found in February. Police now need your help identifying her. Court documents reveal horrifying allegations made by a 14-year-old girl, who accuses both men of 18 drug-fueled days of terror and sexual assault. Diego Rivera and Miguel Alvarez-Flores smiled and waved to Eyewitness News cameras in the court room earlier this morning, right before the charges were read against them. ... According to the teen's testimony to...
  • 181st Anniversary of Texas Independence: Happy Birthday, Texas

    03/01/2017 4:51:27 PM PST · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 28 replies
    Wikipedi ^ | March 1, 2017 | Bat Ladys Husband
    The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. It was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836
  • Bush Daughter to speak at Planned Parenthood event (DFW TX, proliferate protest, 11:15 Texas Time)

    03/01/2017 5:51:33 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 47 replies
    CBS local Ft Eorth ^ | 3/1/17 ...Ash Wednesday | CBS
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Former President George W. Bush was famously pro-life during his time in office, but a few members of his family think differently. One of Bush’s twin daughters is set to speak Wednesday at a Planned Parenthood event in Fort Worth.
  • Deputies to receive pay instead of time off during Twin Peaks trials

    02/27/2017 3:53:44 PM PST · by Elderberry · 12 replies ^ | 2/24/2017 | Rissa Shaw
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) McLennan County officials have agreed to pay overtime to Sheriff’s Office employees who provide extra security when the Twin Peaks shooting trials start in April. County commissioners made the decision this week knowing much of the costs could eventually be recovered by the state. Following the deadly May 17, 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs which left nine dead and more than 20 more injured, more than $268,000 in grants was provided by the state for associated costs. Currently, deputies, jailers, and other MCSO employees are given compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay, forcing them to...
  • Breaking: DOJ drops lawsuit against Texas' voter ID law

    02/27/2017 11:53:54 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 27, 2017 | AP
    BREAKING: Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law.
  • Second Suspect Arrested in Attack on Dallas Stage Director (cracked his skull at Target)

    02/27/2017 6:47:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Playbill ^ | 2/27/2017 | Robert Viagas
    A second suspect has been arrested in a January 14 attack on Dallas area stage director Derek Whitener that left him with a fractured skull, according to the Dallas News. After harassing Whitener inside the Cityplace Target department store, the assailants reportedly waited for him in the mall parking lot and assaulted him with a wooden rod while wearing gorilla masks. A security guard and an off-duty police offer had earlier asked the pair to leave the store after Whitener complained. Images of the attackers were captured on mall security cameras. A juvenile whose identity was withheld by police was...
  • Cornyn set to bring national reciprocity bill to Senate

    02/27/2017 8:15:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | Feb. 27, 2017 | Chris Eger
    At a meeting of Second Amendment advocates Saturday, Texas Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn vowed he will introduce a national concealed carry reciprocity bill in the Senate this week. Cornyn announced the move while addressing the annual meeting of the Texas State Rifle Association, the state’s National Rifle Association affiliate, in Austin. While Cornyn’s office has not released a statement on the issue, fellow Senate Republican Roger Wicker of Mississippi, a supporter, noted the measure “would give gun owners the freedom to use their concealed carry permits in other parts of the country, so long as the jurisdiction recognizes the...
  • Trump supporters in Texas Protest Against 'Civilizational Jihad'

    02/27/2017 6:19:27 AM PST · by magna carta · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | Feb. 25,2017 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas– Trump supporters who are concerned about the “civilizational jihad” waged by open borders globalists, protested in Houston at an event put on by one of the non-profits they say receive millions on resettling refugees in American communities. The protestors gathered outside the pro-refugee event to support President Trump’s order on travel immigration. Organizers said a restriction on refugee resettlement is necessary to protect communities from terrorism and “civilizational jihad.” Breitbart Texas was at the protest at the Asia Society of Texas in the posh Museum District in Houston.
  • Bush daughter headlines Planned Parenthood fundraiser

    02/25/2017 9:52:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 2-24-17 | Abby Livingston
    Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will be the keynote speaker at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual Fort Worth luncheon. Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in North Texas on Wednesday.   She will be the keynote speaker at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual Fort Worth luncheon, helping to raise money for an organization that provides an array of reproductive and sexual health services, including abortions. Bush's public appearance before the group is striking, given that her father, President George W. Bush, was...
  • Judge Says Voters Have No Say in How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent

    02/24/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lynn Jolly
    The ruling of one liberal federal judge proves that America is no longer a republic and doubtful if it is even a democracy. What’s the difference? A republic is what our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to establish. It’s a government where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people.A democracy is best described as a government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, regardless of the will of the people. So many people erroneously think America was a democracy but it was NEVER intended to be that way. Also notice that...
  • Richard Linklater made an 'I Pee With LGBT' ad to protest Texas' anti-trans bathroom bill

    02/23/2017 11:48:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/22/2017 | Heather Dockaray
    Who said great art can't be a sing-songy rhyme? The award-winning director of Boyhood and a bunch of other movies that make you cry recently directed an ad to help fight his home state's proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative, SB6. Titled "I Pee with LGBT,' the ad, created by GSD&M, imagines a Texan utopia where people get to the use bathroom of their choice, free of harassment and discrimination. The current bill would require transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their sex assigned at birth. Produced by ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health, the ad is great,...
  • Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

    02/22/2017 7:57:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 22nd, 2017 | Maria Gallucci
    Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation. Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each...
  • Parent Sues Over Transgendered Wrestler Competing With Girls

    02/22/2017 4:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2017
    A parent of a wrestler in Texas filed a lawsuit against a transgender teen to prevent him from wrestling against girls in competitions.Attorney Jim Baudhuin, a parent of a wrestler on an opposing team, argued 17-year-old Mack Beggs should not be allowed to compete with girls, reports Fox 4 News.Beggs, a transgender student at Euless Trinity High School, is in the process of transitioning from female to male. Beggs takes testosterone as part of his transition.The lawsuit argues that Beggs’s presence brings “imminent threat of bodily harm” to the girls competing against him. The lawsuit also maintains that “somewhere in the process of reviewing...