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  • 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 · 42 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...
  • ACLU (American Criminal Lunatic Union?)

    02/22/2017 2:17:18 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 2/21/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Texas pastors have begun warning about a new ad campaign from the ACLU of Texas demanding that the state’s residents “pee with LGBT.” The Texas Pastor Council previously told the National Football League – when it threatened a boycott because of the Texas Legislature’s bill to require men to use men’s restrooms – that if forced to choose, “Don’t let the ticket gate hit you on the way out of Texas.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/aclu-demands-texas-pee-with-lgbt/#tfI8oYBKU0plT7zd.99
  • Scantily-clad Texan women are caught on camera brawling in the streets of Austin [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:09:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    A group of women, dressed to the nines for a night on the town, got into a fight in a brawl that was caught on camera by a witness. The incident happened sometime this year on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The video shows one group of women getting into a verbal spat with another group of women, and then the two factions squaring off in a physical fight.
  • Rally in HOUSTON Today Against Refugee Hordes (VANITY)

    02/22/2017 9:26:39 AM PST · by magna carta · 22 replies
    Feb. 22.2017 | magna carta
    Protesters Against Civilizational Jihad in Texas/America at: Asia Society of Texas February 22, 2017 (Weds.), 6 – 8 p.m. 1300 Southmore Blvd. (Museum District) Houston, TX 77004 CONTACT: magnacarta@stopthemagnet.com Stop the Magnet (STM) is gathering citizens who will demonstrate against the civilizational jihad being waged in this country by open borders globalists and those who profit from their policies. The event given by the Asia Society and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston on Feb. 22nd is being used to push a false agenda of Muslim-American discrimination and compare it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Interfaith Ministries is a...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas from Slashing Medicaid Dollars Earmarked for Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 5:38:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/21 | Paul J. Weber
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider. An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state's Medicaid program. Texas is now at least the sixth state where federal courts have kept Planned Parenthood eligible for Medicaid reimbursements for non-abortion services, although a bigger question remains over whether President...
  • Waco corn stand robbed (TX)

    02/21/2017 9:12:45 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    Wacotrib.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Police say two women wearing stockings over their faces pulled a pistol at Elotes Mignelito, 801 N. 25th St., pointed it at stand operators and demanded cash. The women left in a silver Dodge Charger after getting cash from the stand. A witness followed the women to North 18th Street and Colcord Avenue, where one of the suspects started firing a paintball gun at the witness.
  • Hunters Charged in Texas Shooting Had Blamed Immigrants

    02/19/2017 2:02:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/18
    Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told Odessa television KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty last week on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others. The charges stem from a Jan. 6 incident where police responding to call about a shooting on a ranch near Candelaria found Daugherty and another man in the hunting party, Edwin Roberts, with gunshot wounds.
  • High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

    02/19/2017 2:01:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match. Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity High School junior who is undefeated this wrestling season, hugged losing opponent Madeline Rocha, from Coppell, on the victory stand Saturday after their match for the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship never took place when Rocha declined to wrestle. Beggs and Rocha advance to the state championships next weekend. The top four finishers in the region qualified for the state tournament. Beggs did wrestle Kailyn Clay, of...
  • Norma McCorvey, of Roe v. Wade fame, dies in Katy at 69

    02/18/2017 3:12:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2017 | Keri Blakinger
    Norma McCorvey, the Texas woman behind the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69. She died of heart failure, according to a journalist close to her. McCorvey was 22 and unmarried when she unwittingly gained national fame as the pseudonymous lead plaintiff in the watershed Supreme Court ruling that allowed women to seek abortions in the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
  • Christian university in Texas opens prayer room for Muslim students

    02/19/2017 9:17:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/16/17 | Jeremy Beaman
    A Christian university in Texas has created a prayer room for its Muslim students.The Methodist-affiliated McMurry University dedicated the space in one of the school’s residential dorms for its Muslim students’ daily prayers.Before its creation, Muslim students met for prayer in a nearby hotel, a student who helped establish the new prayer room told The College Fix in an interview.That student, Joe Yousef, is president of McMurry’s Saudi Student Club. Of the roughly 1,000 students attending McMurry, about 60 are Muslim and many come from Saudi Arabia, Yousef said.Yousef said now that Muslim students have a prayer room on campus, it will...
  • Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly in November election, AP finds

    02/18/2017 10:32:57 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    An ...analysis of roughly 13,500 affidavits submitted in Texas' largest counties found at least 500 instances in which voters were allowed to get around the law by signing an affidavit and never showing a photo ID, despite indicating that they possessed one.... One affidavit from Hidalgo County, along the Texas-Mexico border, read: "Did not want to 'pander' to government requirement." In Tarrant County, an election judge noted on an affidavit: "Had photo ID but refused to show it."
  • 9 dead in shootouts with Mexican marines in border city

    02/18/2017 5:52:50 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    MYSA ^ | 18 feb 2017
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five suspects and a taxi driver were killed in two shootouts between drug cartel gunmen and marines Friday in the border city of Reynosa in northern Mexico.</p> <p>The government of Tamaulipas state, where Reynosa is located across the border from McAllen, Texas, said another three people died late Thursday in other confrontations.</p>
  • NBA joins NFL in warning Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'

    02/17/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. The NBA on Friday joined the NFL in suggesting that Texas will be overlooked for future big events if lawmakers pass a bill requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated "fairly and equally" weighs heavily when the league chooses host locations. Texas has three...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • NBA joins NFL to warn Texas over transgender bathroom bill

    02/17/2017 2:08:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 85 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Lauren McGaughy
    AUSTIN - Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. "We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for league-wide events like the All-Star Game — foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally," Bass said. The NBA has come...
  • The State Of Texas Will Be Banning Transgender Bathrooms, The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas(tr)

    02/17/2017 1:44:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 71 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas, But The Governor Of Texas Tells The NFL To Go Straight To Hell! A coalition of pastors known as the Texas Pastor Council that spearheaded the defeat of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, known also as the “Bathroom Bill,” is now taking aim at the National Football League after the organization threatened to make Texas pay if the state passes a proposed transgender bathroom law introduced last month. Senate Bill 6, one of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priorities, would require everyone to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based...
  • US, Indian govts talking on making F-16 in India, confirms Lockheed Martin

    02/16/2017 7:37:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, February 17, 2017 | PTI
    American defence major Lockheed Martin today said discussions are currently taking place between the US and Indian governments on the company's plans to set up manufacturing base for F-16 fighter jets in India. "The conversation has progressed to the point that we are deferring at this point to the government-to-government conversation. And that conversation is ongoing," a top company official told reporters at Aero India 2017 air show here. The comments from Randy Howard, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Integrated Fighter, Director, Business Development, came when asked about its move to push ahead with its plan to move production of its F-16...
  • Convention of states resolution is on its way to full Texas Senate

    02/16/2017 4:35:33 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 72 replies
    One of Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency items moved one step further Thursday when a Senate committee recommended a resolution that would back a convention of states. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved Senate Joint Resolution 2, by state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, which calls for a national convention that would allow states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution — an action that could only happen with a two-thirds majority, or 34 states, signing onto the idea.
  • Joaquin Castro: 'President Trump has started his mass deportation plan'

    02/16/2017 5:12:20 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | By Kelsey Bradshaw,
    In a flurry of tweets Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, accused President Donald Trump of putting a "mass deportation plan" into place. Castro's tweetstorm came shortly after an intense Trump press conference, during which the president discussed his electoral college win, Russia, former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and the media, among other topics. Castro railed on questions that remain after a meeting with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. "After attending the ICE meeting it's hard not to conclude that President Trump has started his mass deportation plan," Castro tweeted. "Only dreamers with no offenses,...
  • Texas becomes the first state to back Trump's immigration ban

    02/15/2017 5:55:31 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/15/2017 | Andrew Chung
    President Donald Trump acted well within his authority in issuing his executive order on immigration, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told a federal appeals court on Wednesday. Paxton, a Republican, attached a brief in asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California for permission to argue in support of Trump's temporary ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
  • Illegal Immigrant Stung Buying Grenade Launcher in South Texas

    02/15/2017 11:39:54 AM PST · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2017 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosive arrested 31-year-old Oscar Fredy Garcia last week near Los Fresnos, Texas, during the failed purchase of an M-203 grenade launcher, court records revealed. Garcia is listed as an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The case began on February 6 when Garcia met with an undercover ATF agent to purchase the grenade launcher and three AK-47 rifles at a price of $5,000. During the meeting, Garcia gave the undercover agent $300 as a down payment. Another ATF agent wrote in the criminal complaint that Garcia revealed he was purchasing the weapons...
  • List of Austin restaurants participating in a Day without Immigrants on Thursday (TX)

    02/15/2017 8:24:39 AM PST · by bgill · 37 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Matthew Odam
    A grassroots movement that seems to be a response to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ongoing sting known as Operation Cross Check, as well as to the Trump administration, has called on people to unite in protest. A Spanish-language flier that has circulated in Austin and on social media calls on the “undocumented, residents, citizens and immigrants from all over the world” to boycott work, opening their businesses for the day, buying gasoline, attending class and more.
  • ICE detainer on accused molester initially denied, opening door to policy change

    02/14/2017 4:42:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    KXAN ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | By Andy Jechow and Phil Prazan
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says they are reviewing their ICE detainer policy and are now considering modifications due to a recent case where the jail initially denied a retainer on an accused child sex abuser. The man, Hugo Gallardo-Gonzalez, 31, was booked Sunday on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, which is not one of the four charges in Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy that leads to an accepted Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer. Those charges are capital murder, first degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and human smuggling. After the sheriff’s office reviewed...
  • Waco Day 639

    02/13/2017 5:53:01 PM PST · by Elderberry · 86 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 2/13/2017
    The various criminal and civil cases associated with the Waco Twin Peaks bloodbath 639 days ago remain fossilized and nobody – certainly not the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas – gives a damn. It has been a year, eight months and 28 days since the illegal, mass arrests. The ACLU’s stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” But the disillusioning truth is that the ACLU is just another meetup group for sanctimonious law school grads. And, for the...
  • DEVELOPING: ‘Strange Odor’ Moving Across the Houston, Texas Area

    02/13/2017 12:28:58 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 60 replies
    http://breaking911.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Unknown
    While initial reports indicated that the smell originated from a chemical plant, the source has yet to be definitively determined.
  • A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

    02/13/2017 8:02:57 AM PST · by tekrat · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/13/2017 | Jon Davis
    We recently came across the following question on Quora: “ If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?“ We’ve published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis’ answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series. These are the accounts of the Second American Civil War, also known as the Wars of Reunification and the American Warring States Period.
  • Texas Border Patrol Raids Stash House; 11 Illegal Immigrants Arrested

    02/12/2017 5:50:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 12, 2017 | 8:30 PM | Breaking 911
    “Human smuggling is a profitable enterprise for the cartels,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Border Patrol agents and law enforcement partners in Joint Targeting Teams search out such offenders. Our agency will continue to utilize a wide array of enforcement components to combat these trans-national criminal organizations at every level.” On Feb. 7, Border Patrol agents, assisted by officers from Maverick County Sheriff’s Office, located a house near the downtown region of Eagle Pass that was suspected of being used to temporarily harbor smuggled immigrants. As law enforcement officials approached, a man was...
  • Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg

    02/12/2017 10:41:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    You won’t hear much about Rosa Maria Ortega after this week. Ortega is the Mexican alien who was caught illegally voting five times in American elections. Ortega is Bigfoot for those in the media, professors, and Democrats who tell us that "voter fraud is as rare as Bigfoot." The caustic radical Andrew Cohen is one of the purveyors of that lie (@JustADCohen). Unfortunately, when it comes to voter fraud, when you catch one crook, it usually means there are hundreds more hiding in the darkness. When it comes to aliens voting, it’s more like thousands and thousands. And yes,...
  • Arrogant Illegal Alien Who Voted 5 TIMES in Election Pays the Price... Blames TRUMP

    02/11/2017 9:00:08 PM PST · by montag813 · 64 replies
    TRN ^ | 2/11/2017 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsMexican national, and illegal alien Rosa Ortega blatantly registered and voted in 5 different cities in Texas. And she just found out the price for getting busted. It’s bad enough that she was allowed to vote ILLEGALLY in 5 different polling places, but here’s the kicker…the portion on her license that identifies her as a non-citizen was also checked!She is the poster child for President Donald J. Trump's call to crackdown on illegals voting -- claiming hundreds of thousands of such fraudulent votes were cast this past election. The leftist media ridicules Trump's claims, but Ortega's...
  • Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states (Great day!)

    02/10/2017 4:43:15 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/17 | https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/abigail-hauslohner/?tid=a_inl-amp
    Gillian Christensen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, confirmed that agents this week had raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, the Los Angeles area and two other cities that she declined to identify, as part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE does not use the term raids. But immigration activists said Friday that they had documented ICE raids of unusual intensity in the past 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York;...
  • Under Trump order, immigration agents raid 'target-rich' communities in Texas, elsewhere

    02/10/2017 8:17:28 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    Dallasnews.com ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Wire Services
    U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of unauthorized immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Donald Trump's Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. The raids, which officials said targeted known criminals, also netted some immigrants who did not have criminal records, an apparent departure from similar enforcement waves during former President Barack Obama's administration that aimed to just corral and deport those who had committed crimes. Carl Rusnok, spokesman for the Dallas-based regional office of Immigration and...
  • 'Relieved' Family Publishes Honest Obituary for 'Evil' Texas Man

    02/10/2017 2:19:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 at 3:01 PM | Ben Hooper
    A Texas family had the last laugh against a less-than-beloved relative when they published a brutally honest obituary that "proves that evil does in fact die." The family of late Galveston man Leslie Ray Charping published an obituary on the website of Carnes Funeral Home that declined to pull any punches after the man died at the age of 75 -- "which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved." The obituary says Charping "leaves behind two relieved children" as well as "six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors,...
  • Hundreds of police departments cracking down on outstanding warrants (Texas)

    02/10/2017 7:13:47 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    KXAN ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Claire Ricke
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police from hundreds of departments across the state are about to crackdown on people with outstanding warrants.They have sent letters to people with warrants for violations as minor as unpaid parking tickets asking them to pay their fines. Offenders have until Feb. 25 to pay their fines. The goal is to get people to voluntarily contact the courts and resolve their obligations before they are tracked down by police. Starting on Feb. 26, police will go out and begin rounding up people who owe money. All of the money collected will go to the general revenue fund.
  • The (physical) end of the Texas/ Mexico border wall

    02/10/2017 9:40:25 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-10-17 | JR
    Comments by a worker from a local irrigation district while driving along the Texas/ Mexico border wall: "This is the wall that the Clinton administration built. The wall ends right here...where Trump is gonna finish it off. A lot of illegal aliens cross over here and hide inside the sugar cane. Anyone who is really determined can climb it. I won't climb it, there's always border patrol out here...." (2/09/17)
  • Texas jury convicts Mexican woman of illegal voting

    02/10/2017 1:09:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    Chron.com ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Andrew Kragie
    A Tarrant County jury on Thursday sentenced a Mexican woman to eight years in jail a day after convicting her of two counts of illegal voting by a non-citizen. She will also have to pay an $8,000 fine. During the trial, prosecutors showed that Rosa Maria Ortega -- a 37-year-old Mexican national who public records show has lived in the Dallas area since she was 15 -- falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on a voter registration form and voted five times between 2004 and 2014 ...
  • Dallas County passes resolution welcoming unauthorized immigrants

    02/10/2017 6:16:17 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 2/8/17 | Naomi Martin
    Immigrant advocates packed a Dallas County commissioners meeting Tuesday, turning a vote welcoming unauthorized immigrants into hours of emotional, sometimes tense debate over so-called sanctuary cities.  The "Welcoming Communities" resolution, which is not legally binding, passed 4-1. The commission's sole Republican, Commissioner Mike Cantrell, voted against it. Commissioner Elba Garcia, who moved to America from Mexico decades ago, said she introduced the resolution to calm immigrants and make them feel safe in Dallas County. She said local law enforcement officers have told her they want to forge trust with immigrants — not deport them.  "The purpose of this resolution is the dream —...
  • Officials: ICE officer injured during traffic stop in North Austin

    02/10/2017 6:26:24 AM PST · by Dacula · 39 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Tony Plohetski Mark D. Wilson
    An immigration officer is being treated for what officials say are minor injuries after a traffic stop in North Austin on Friday morning. Austin police Lt. Cara Boyd said the immigration officer pulled a vehicle over around 6 a.m. in the 13600 block of the U.S. 183 southbound service road between Anderson Mill Road and Lake Creek Parkway. Boyd said the officer was trying to take a person into custody, but family members tried to intervene. It was unclear why the individuals was being arrested, Boyd said. An Austin police supervisor said family members “got out of hand.” Austin police...
  • Federal Warrants issued for undocumented Travis County Inmates

    02/08/2017 6:41:54 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    <p>Immigration agents are now issuing federal arrest warrents for people booked into the Travis County jail suspected of being in the U.S. Illegally.</p> <p>The move will force Travis County Sheriff to hold the inmates without a detainer.</p> <p>It comes in response to her newly announced Sanctury Policy - which holds suspects only if they were charged with certain violent crimes, or if agents obtained an arrest warrant.</p>
  • Ted Cruz talks to Democratic protesters on a Fort Worth street corner

    02/08/2017 6:05:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 7, 2017 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH — Leah Payne headed downtown Monday, hoping to send a message to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. She and about a dozen others gathered outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak, carrying signs that protested the potential confirmation of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education and noted that “Fort Worth Democratic women won’t back down.” Payne didn’t know if Cruz would see them, but she hoped the protest sent a message to someone. Cruz got the message. And even though he was in a hurry to catch a plane back to Washington, D.C., he walked...
  • US Marshals seek just-released sex offender

    02/08/2017 8:56:19 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - (AP) - U.S. Marshals need help tracking down a convicted sex offender recently released from a Virginia prison after he failed to show up at a transitional center in Texas. News outlets report authorities say 44-year-old Matthew Ezekiel Stager was released Thursday from the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg.
  • Drug Dealer Whose Sentence Was Commuted by Obama Back in Prison

    02/07/2017 10:03:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/07/17 | Solange Reyner
    A drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Barack Obama is back behind bars on drug charges, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Robert M. Gil, 68, was caught with more than two pounds of cocaine last Thursday following a high-speed chase in Texas. He allegedly crashed his car into another driver and undercover police cars while fleeing from a drug deal, reports the Express-News. Gil was one of 1,385 federal inmates whose sentences were commuted by Obama – he was released in 2015 and lived in a halfway house before settling into a place of his own. He now faces...
  • Bee Infestation Has Honey Dripping Down Walls of Texas Home

    02/06/2017 11:07:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI | FEBRUARY 6, 201
    A Texas homeowner found herself in a sticky situation after calling for help with what she thought was going to be a simple roof repair. When roofers went out to Latanja Levine's Houston-area house, they made a startling discovery, according to KIAH. "They discovered there was a bee problem, told me that (they) couldn't do anything on the roof until something was done with the bees," Levine said. Levine said professionals were able to remove much of the hive and close off the bees' access to the home, allowing the roofers to get back to work. But, when Levine returned...
  • Blame Californians for Jacking Up Texas Home Prices, Analysts Say

    02/06/2017 5:11:22 PM PST · by DFG · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 02/06/2017 | MERRILL HOPE
    A sizzling residential real estate market fueled by incoming Californians, low supply, high demand, flat salaries, and local property taxes are pricing people out of homeownership in Austin. Home prices have jumped faster in Austin than anywhere else the country, according to KVUE. They profiled a young Austin couple, Joi and Fabio Torres, who thought they did everything right to become homeowners, only the dream of homeownership remains elusive.
  • Drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars

    02/06/2017 2:00:48 PM PST · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/2017 | Mark Moore
    A Texas man whose life sentence on drug charges was commuted by former President Obama is back behind bars after cops caught him with more than two pounds of cocaine following a high-speed chase, according to a report. Robert M. Gill, 68, had been imprisoned in 1990 for for cocaine and heroin distribution before Obama set him free along with other non-violent federal inmates in 2015, the San Antonio Express News reported. During his eight years in office, Obama commuted 1,715 prison sentences, more than any other president. Last Thursday, according to federal court papers, Gill met with his probation...
  • Armed Robber Gets Smoked Trying to Rob Texas BBQ Joint

    02/06/2017 10:29:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Two armed robbers apparently targeted the senior citizen owner of J&S Bar-B-Que Saturday night, thinking that the man would be an easy target as he walked to his car after closing. They figured wrong. The 70-year-owner of a Houston barbecue joint shot and killed a man who tried to rob him over the weekend. Police said the man had just closed up J&S Bar-B-Que in northeast Houston on Saturday night and was walking to his car, KTRK-TV reports. The man, whom police did not identify, was carrying a gun because he’d been robbed before, he told police. So when two...
  • Houston Super Bowl&#8236;/Trump Protestors Interviewed

    02/05/2017 10:26:05 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/17 | JR
    Supporters/ Protestors in Houston outside the NRG stadium with their signs/ shirts everywhere. Opinions abound. You can't go to a football game without seeing people upset about President Trump, don't you know. They even brought live snakes to this protest. You can't make this stuff up, folks.
  • An hour from Austin, Trump’s first two weeks are cause for celebration

    02/05/2017 7:19:41 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Feb. 4, 2017 | Johnathon Tilove
    From Day 1, Donald Trump’s presidency has roiled Austin. But on a gorgeous February day barely an hour northwest of the Texas capital in bucolic Burnet County, habitués of the Blue Bonnet Cafe were savoring the first two weeks of the Trump presidency like a slice of the timeless eatery’s best-selling coconut cream pie. “Love him,” said Dan Ross, who lives in Cottonwood Shores and is a police officer in Horseshoe Bay. “Think he’s doing great” “I see the confidence,” said Ross, 59, who was having breakfast with his wife, Sharon Ross, 57. “Everybody I talk to, they are more...
  • Self-Described ‘Radical Muslim’ on Terror List Accused of Executing Christian Pastor ( Colorado)

    02/04/2017 5:18:58 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    politistick ^ | February 2, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    A self-described “radical Muslim” man, Joshua Cummings, 37, who was on the FBI’s terror watch list, is accused of murdering in cold blood a Christian pastor of over 30 years, Pastor Scott Von Lanken, who was working as a contract security officer for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in the Denver, CO, area to make ends meet when he was brutally executed by being shot in the back of the head. Police told Fox 31 Denver that jihadist materials were found inside a backpack at the time of Cummings’ arrest after security camera footage helped track him down. ... Scott...