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  • Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid to Stop Federal Internet Transition

    Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body. Hours before the transition was set to take effect, a federal judge in Galveston ruled against Paxton and three other state attorneys general who had asked him to temporarily halt the transfer while they pursue a lawsuit challenging it. The four sued the federal government late Wednesday after Republicans in Congress, led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, failed to halt the transfer. The ruling by Judge George C....
  • Texas officially withdraws from refugee resettlement program

    09/30/2016 6:09:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 | WFAA.COM
    (Texas Tribune) -- Texas has officially withdrawn from the nation’s refugee resettlement program, Gov. Greg Abbott's office said Friday. But that won't stop the federal government from continuing to help refugees relocate here. Citing security concerns, Abbott's office said Texas will no longer participate in the federal program, which helps thousands of refugees from around the world resettle in the state. State officials threatened last week to withdraw from the resettlement program if the feds did not “unconditionally approve” its amended state plan to only accept refugees who “are fully vetted and do not present a security threat” — part...
  • Open Carry at the Grapefest Festival between Dallas and Fort Worth

    09/30/2016 8:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My Daughter and Son in law, and two grandchildren were going to the Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas, between Dallas and Fort Worth. They graciously invited me to tag along.  Sunday afternoon, 19 September, 2016, was the time that fit with schedules and the kids naps.  The temperature was 97 in Dallas, and I could feel the humidity. I missed my Sun Helmet.  I am heat acclimated, but the kids were not.  We had to walk a couple of blocks to the festival, and the family stopped in some shade to consider options. I notice some sign-age that looked as...
  • 3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

    09/29/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 29, 2016 12:10 PM EDT
    Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet’s core systems. The attorneys general of Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona on Thursday asked a federal court in Galveston, Texas, to keep the Commerce Department from relinquishing oversight of ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. …
  • 3-Time Deportee Arrested in Texas Shooting Spree — 2 Dead

    09/28/2016 3:00:25 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/28/2016 | Bob Price
    A Mexican national who has been previously deported at least three times was arrested in connection to a north Texas shooting and crime spree. Two people were murdered during the September 26 rampage. Silvestre Franco Luviano, 40, allegedly began his crime spree on Monday at about 10:30 PM. Police dispatchers in Dallas and neighboring Cedar Hill received calls about someone shooting a gun near Interstate 20 and Spur 408. 23-year-old Ruben Moreno was in a Hummer when he was shot and killed. Welton Betts, 44, was also killed while others sustained non-life threatening injuries, Fox4 in Dallas reported. Betts was...
  • DSISD stands by transgender elementary student's use of girls restroom (TX)

    09/27/2016 8:37:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    keye ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | Sophia Stamas|
    The Dripping Springs Independent School District is standing by its decision to allow a transgender elementary student to use the girls restroom even though she was born biologically as a boy.
  • Houston lawyer wearing Nazi uniform opens fire at mall; nine injured, suspect shot dead by police

    09/26/2016 4:10:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 09/26/2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Houston lawyer wearing a Nazi uniform— evidently facing issues with his firm — opened fire near a strip mall, wounding nine people before he was shot dead by police, authorities said. Shots rang out around 6:30 a.m. local time in southwest Houston near an intersection with a grocery store, Walgreens and Chuck E. Cheese. The attacker used a tree near his car for cover as he exchanged gunfire with several officers in a nearby neighborhood before he was killed, officials said at an afternoon press conference.
  • Disgruntled lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 74 replies
    HPD says the scene is still active as a bomb squad is searching a vehicle believed to be owned by the late suspect. One source tells Eyewitness News that the vehicle was found filled with weapons.
  • WATCH LIVE: 6 shot, gunman taken down by police in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 9/26/16
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Panicked eyewitnesses ducked for cover as a gun-wielding man opened fire at a strip center in southwest Houston, injuring several people before being shot himself by police. An active shooter situation is reported in southwest Houston Many questions remain as to a motive for the violent shooting at the Randalls supermarket strip center on Weslayan at Bissonnet. While officials said the shooter had been 'neutralized,' they would not elaborate on his injuries. Houston Fire Department says six people were taken to area hospitals after they were injured by the reported shooter.
  • Waco Case Deadlines

    09/25/2016 4:54:39 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 12 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/19/2016
    It is unlikely that any of the Waco Twin Peaks criminal conspiracy cases will be resolved before Monday, July 31, 2017. That is the date when federal prosecutors now must present their witness lists to defense attorneys in a federal racketeering case titled United States v. Portillo et al. That indictment in that case never once mentions the Waco biker brawl of May 17, 2015 but charges former Bandidos vice president John Xavier Portillo, former club president Jeffrey Fay Pike, sergeant at arms Justin Cole Forster and club member Frederick Cortez with “various overt racketeering acts including…War with Cossacks Outlaw...
  • [South Texas:]Dozens of nilgai antelope killed to stop tick spread

    04/08/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | April 7, 2007 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — South Texas ranchers brought nilgai antelope from a California zoo decades ago, when it became fashionable to stock their sprawling acreage with exotic quarry. These days the species native to India and Pakistan are not so much a rarity in South Texas as a nuisance. For cattle ranchers they are a possible nemesis, threatening to spread a deadly tick to their herds. Federal wildlife officials say they are competing with native Rio Grande Valley species for food and trampling the brush they are trying so hard to preserve. The fast-running, 600-pound antelope have wandered all around the...
  • Photo: SMU band members kneel while playing anthem

    09/24/2016 8:17:08 AM PDT · by rey · 34 replies
    Campus Sports ^ | 24 Sept 2016 | Michael Napoles
    Five members of the Southern Methodist University band took a knee while playing the national anthem prior to their game against Texas Christian University. There were also a select number of students in the student section who joined in the protests. “I feel like coming from an African American background — I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, which is a predominantly black city — that I get tired of seeing my black brothers and sisters dying from injustices and unjustified reasons,” one student, Coda Boyce, told the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not against all police officers, I’m not saying all...
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly for Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    09/24/2016 8:37:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paper’s history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasn’t gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years. “Certainly we’ve paid a price for our presidential recommendation,” Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson said in an email to Poynter. Wilson acknowledged some of...
  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 10:15:54 AM PDT · by quesney · 90 replies
    Texas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands. The dispute comes as the Obama administration has announced a new goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the United States in the coming year, including an unspecified increase in the number from Syria. In a letter Wednesday to Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said that unless Washington "unconditionally" approves the state's new plan...
  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 2:05:04 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    Chronicle ^ | updated 2:08pm Wed. Sept. 21, 2016 | Kevin Diaz
    Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concernsexas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands. The dispute comes as the Obama administration has announced a new goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the United States in the coming year, including an unspecified increase in the number from Syria. n a letter Wednesday to Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services...
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly For Endorsing HRC

    09/20/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paper’s history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasn’t gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years.
  • Texas man trying to buy explosives wanted to ‘send message’ by bombing a building, feds say

    09/20/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/20/16 | Lindsey Bever
    A Texas boat repairman has been arrested and charged by federal authorities for attempting to purchase dynamite, grenades and wireless transmitters with an intent to burn someone’s vehicle and apartment “to the ground.”
  • Texas parade features Hillary, Obama together in prison cell

    09/20/2016 8:14:10 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 35 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/20/2016 | Victor Skinner
    Attendees of the recent Tri-State Parade in Amarillo, Texas are crying racism over a float depicting President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a cage. “A lot of people in the black and Hispanic community are saying, ‘Why would you put a black man in a cage?’ That just sends the wrong message,” Amarillo resident Rodney Darnes told KXXV. “The fact that Hillary was in the float only sets the women’s movement further back.” The float, sponsored by a group that call themselves the Stars and Bars, was made of wood pallets and metal bars fashioned into a...
  • Ex-Gays Prove Change is Possible' Billboards Sparks Controversy in Texas

    09/20/2016 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CNS News ^ | 09/20/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    It’s not clear what happened in the last few fateful moments but some facts are undisputed. Crutcher was unarmed, Tulsa’s police chief admitted yesterday, and had no weapon in his car. He had his hands up as he walked slowly away from the police and towards his SUV with an officer, Betty Shelby, trailing behind him. As he reached the driver-side door, Shelby and another officer stopped a few feet behind the SUV and trained their pistols on him. They were joined by two more cops. Then things took a turn: At some point in the next few moments,...
  • Texans Fight Hog Infestation With Bombs, Choppers, Automatic Weapons

    09/20/2016 7:07:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 19, 2016 | Heat Street Staff and Free Media
    Guns, Helicopters, And Now… Explosives. Heat Street and our partners at Free Media recently took a trip down south to see how Texans are dealing with their feral pig problem. There are currently more than 6 million wild hogs on the loose in America – tearing up crops and infecting waterways. With $1.5 million in damages each year, Texans are free to use almost anything to eradicate the pigs, including blowing them up. The product of choice is Tannerite – a binary explosive you can pick up from your local outdoors store for $7.99 (single pack). Watch us hang out...
  • 10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Writes Book To Inspire Others

    09/19/2016 12:38:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | Katy Blakey
    A North Texas boy is using his cancer fight to inspire other children to celebrate their differences. Luis Collazo is only in the fifth grade, but he's already accomplished so much. At 10 years old, he is a published author and cancer survivor. "I got sick over retinoblastoma, but that's something that's just really special about me," he said. Diagnosed with cancer of the eye as a baby, Luis has lived most of his life with a prosthetic eye. "When I first came into first grade, there were some kids who bullied me," he said. "They called me 'alien' because...
  • A Black Sergeant Brings Obama And Black Lives Matter To Justice

    09/19/2016 3:06:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Obama has conspired with all Defendants and others to incite violence, looting, arson, assault against law enforcement and helpless communities with the purpose of making a new 'fundamentally transformed America' appear preferable to the crime waves and chaos they themselves are creating.” These words come from a shocking lawsuit filed by an African-American police sergeant.
  • Fail: Anti-Trump Protest Falls Flat in Texas

    09/18/2016 8:26:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Bob Price
    A few of the protesters draped themselves in the Mexican flag. “This is my country,” said one Hispanic woman. "You people should go back to England." . . At one point, a black teenager wearing a Donald Trump shirt approached one of the anti-Trump protesters, former College of the Mainland tenured political science professor David Michael Smith. Smith was fired by the board of trustees in 2013 after previously receiving tenured status at the college. The former professor and self-proclaimed communist was heard on the bullhorn yelling "Trump is a racist." . . The black teen approached Smith and some...
  • Hispanics making pro-Trump voices heard in Houston

    09/18/2016 4:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2016 | Keri Blakinger
    What Houston's Hispanic Donald Trump supporters lack in experience, they make up for in fervor. Even in Sunday's sweltering 93-degree heat, about a dozen members of the Houston Trump Latino Coalition jumped up and down, blew kisses and ran up to cars to try to win the support of passers-by at the corner of Pansy and Fairmont in Pasadena. They weren't always successful. "Whenever they flip you the finger, just blow them a kiss," suggested one supporter. The Pasadena gathering was the first of two roadside demonstrations Sunday for the group that just formed in June. Co-founder Renee Garza clutched...
  • 1 arrested during Trump's visit in Houston

    09/17/2016 6:20:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2016 | Brian Rogers and Jenny Deam
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to end illegal immigration and to enforce laws he says will save a thousand future victims from crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
  • BIG NEWS=> Former Cruz Texas Chairman Switches to Trump – Tells Stragglers to Get on Board (VIDEO)

    09/17/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 17th, 2016 5:23 pm | Jim Hoft
    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is taking an official role with the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, serving as his Texas state chairman. During the primaries, Patrick had chaired U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s efforts in Texas.
  • Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Soros for Inciting Race War

    09/17/2016 9:03:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-16-16 | Logan Churchwell
    The head of a Dallas police organization is suing a collection of Black Lives Matter figureheads and other prominent individuals for allegedly inciting racial violence against American police officers. Dallas Police Department Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, President of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, filed an amended federal complaint September 16 against more than a dozen defendant institutions and individuals to build a class action case on behalf of “police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities including but not limited to Jews, Christians and Caucasians” for “inciting” race riots and related violence. The suit hopes to produce...
  • LIVE:Trump 9/17/2016 Houston, TX at 1pm CT and Colorado Springs at 7:30pm MT

    09/17/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 591 replies
    Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live coverage of Donald J. Trump’s speech to the families of victims of illegal aliens and their supporters at The Remembrance Luncheon. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: OMNI Hotel Houston, TX @ 1pm CT Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Colorado Springs, CO at Jet Centers of Colorado. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM MT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Hangar at Jet Centers of Colorado
  • Two Fort Worth Officers Shot, Rushed to JPS Hospital

    09/16/2016 8:49:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    NBC 5 ^ | 16 Sept 16 | NBC 5 Staff
    Fort Worth police say two officers were shot while responding to a shooting call at a home Friday evening. One officer is in critical condition, and the other has minor injuries, the department says. The call came in at about 8:30 from a home on the 3800 block of Wharton Drive. Police spokesman Officer Marc Povero said the arriving officers found a person in a back bedroom unresponsive from a gunshot wound. They were informed that a witness to the shooting was located in a shed in the backyard, so they went to make contact with that person.
  • Liberals Challenge Texas Tech’s ‘Guns Up’ Slogan

    09/16/2016 10:24:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2016 | Bob Price
    Liberal anti-gun activists took their rants to the conservative bastion of Lubbock, Texas, to challenge the “Guns Up” slogan of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders. While not taking a stand on the attempted political-correctness takeover of the University’s slogan, school officials released records showing an ongoing effort by academics and other anti-gun advocates to stop the use of the slogan and the “offensive” thumb and forefinger gesture that is used by Red Raider supporters as a symbol of school pride.
  • An Illegal Immigrant Sexual Predator Terrorizes Austin, Texas-rapist of 68 yo woman deported 5 times

    09/16/2016 6:31:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Paulin
    An Illegal Immigrant Sexual Predator Terrorizes Austin, Texas Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez, rapist of a 68-year-old Texas woman -- and previously deported five times. September 16, 2016 David Paulin Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez, a 26-year-old illegal alien from Mexico now in custody in Austin, Texas, is thought by detectives to be a violent serial sexual predator who since December had terrorized women in North and Northeast Austin. Previously deported five times, he could serve as Donald Trump's new poster boy for get-tough deportation policies and a massive border wall -- replacing San Francisco's Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the undocumented Mexican immigrant facing murder charges for shooting...
  • Black Lives Matter activist changes tune on police following robbery (now wants patrols!)

    09/15/2016 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    A University of Houston grad student active in the local Black Lives Matter movement is suddenly all for police patrols in his neighborhood — after he was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment. Jerry Ford Jr., described as one the leaders of the BLM movement on campus, tells KTRK that he spotted the young man loitering outside his apartment one evening last week but thought little of it. But when he went to unlock the door, the man pulled a gun and stole Ford’s wallet and cell phone.
  • STUDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASED CRIME NEAR UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON MAIN CAMPUS

    09/15/2016 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Jeremiah2911 · 30 replies
    A University of Houston grad student was robbed at gunpoint just outside his off-campus apartment by a man he mistook as a student. Jerry Ford Jr. has fought for social justice around Houston as one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Wednesday night, he became a victim. "The guy was standing right here just seemed like he was hanging out," Ford said. "I told him wassup. He asked me did I have a key to get in. I told him yeah I'm about to go upstairs."
  • Reward Offered for Tips in Parker County Church 'Hate Crime'

    09/14/2016 6:18:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    "It is disturbing when someone defaces a house of worship in a hate crime"Someone used black spray paint to deface two exterior walls of the Friendship Baptist Church in Springtown Monday afternoon, according to the Parker County Sheriff's Office. A reward is being offered for any information that can help deputies arrest the people who spray painted graffiti on a Parker County church. According to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, someone used black spray paint to deface two exterior walls of the Friendship Baptist Church in Springtown Monday afternoon. Images ranging from profanity, racial slurs and demonic symbols were painted...
  • Texas Archbishop Slaps Down “Catholics” for Choice!

    09/13/2016 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    The Christian Review ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | Deal Hudson
    Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. of San Antonio has shown the kind of leadership so badly needed in this election season. When the oxymoronic Catholics of Choice published a advertisement in the San Antonio newspaper (September 12), Archbishop Garcia-Siller answered with the following broadside. This statement has the ring of a bishop who has had enough of the nonsense and wants to set the record straight. Thank you Archbishop Garcia-Siller! (Italics are added for emphasis.) ARCHDIOCESE RESPONDS TO CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE ADVERTISEMENT IN SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS An organization called Catholics for Choice placed a full-page advertisement in the Sept. 12 edition...
  • Waco Punishment Continues

    09/13/2016 7:22:08 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/12/2016
    What has always been most despicable about the Twin Peaks tragedy is that a little clique or hick politicians have been allowed to violate the contract that has always existed between Americans and their government. We owe our government our loyalty, obedience and sometimes the blood of our sons. Our government owes us our basic human rights including, but not limited to, our liberty and our property. The notion that the English speaking peoples should only be punished when they break the law rather than at the whim of some bloated toad like McLennan County prosecutor Abelino Reyna was first...
  • Texas lawmakers explore paring back free tuition for veterans' kids

    09/13/2016 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 13 SEPTEMBER 2016 | MATTHEW WATKINS
    (Texas Tribune) -- In 2009, when the Texas Legislature decided to offer free college tuition to the children of many veterans, the state predicted a small impact: Just over 880 beneficiaries would enroll be enrolled by 2014. That was way off. Five years later, the number of "legacy" students getting free tuition from the program known as Hazlewood was more than 21 times the original guess — 18,599 students and growing. That caused the state's universities to raise concerns that the program was costing them too much.
  • Not seeing Hillary/Kaine signs or bumper stickers ANYWHERE in liberal Austin area

    09/13/2016 6:36:55 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 72 replies
    Observation | 13 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Not seeing Hillary/Kaine signs anywhere, either in yards or as bumper stickers in the liberal Austin area. Don't drive much in Austin itself, so I'm sure there are some. Seems kind of odd that cars on the highway don't have bumper stickers for her.
  • How Does America Keep Finding Vast Stores of Energy?

    09/12/2016 4:22:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Slate ^ | September 12, 2016 | Daniel Gross
    By completely overhauling the old rules of the business. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on an energy bonanza. A company discovered a new field with “the equivalent of at least two billion barrels of oil” that “has the promise to become one of the biggest energy finds of the past decade.” But the discovery wasn’t made by a foreign company in the Amazon, or deep in the waters off the coast off Africa, or in Kazakhstan—or any of the other politically treacherous, high-risk, low-infrastructure places where Big Oil has been prospecting for gigantic new gushers. Instead, the lucky...
  • Dallas fire captain shot and killed in car, wife arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

    09/12/2016 10:17:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/11/2016 | Kate Feldman
    A Texas woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly conspiring to commit murder after her husband, a Dallas-area fire captain, was found shot dead in his car. Bob Poynter was found dead in his car along the road around 11 p.m. Friday after witnesses reported seeing a woman trying to get the attention of drivers. Chacey Poynter, 29, told officers that her husband had been shot and police found Bob Poynter dead in the car from a single gunshot wound, according to a Royse City Police Department press release. The fire captain’s wife gave “suspicious and conflicting” information, according to the...
  • Austin American-Statesman won't allow any more comments posted on Hillary collapsing story. Hmmm???

    09/11/2016 6:02:22 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Statesman will not allow additional comments on Hillary's collapse story. See here: Click here.
  • Constitutional Use of Toll Revenue the Subject of Recent Federal Court Decision

    09/10/2016 8:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Lexology ^ | September 8, 2016 | Nossaman LLP - Fredric W. Kessler and Shant Boyajian
    Public agencies with toll-setting authority should take note of a recent federal court decision relating to the uses of user fees and toll revenue, as well as the stated goals of the plaintiff in that case.The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently clarified the constitutional uses of toll revenue in American Trucking Associations v. New York State Thruway Authority, 13 Civ. 8123 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 10, 2016). In this case, commercial trucking companies and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) claimed that the New York State Thruway Authority violated the Constitution by charging inflated toll rates...
  • Mattress Company Behind Disrespectful 9/11 Commercial Closes ‘Indefinitely,’ Owner Says

    09/09/2016 3:01:35 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Time.com ^ | 09-09-2016 | Matt
    A Texas mattress company that was condemned for airing a commercial promoting its “Twin Tower Sale” will be “closed indefinitely,” its owner said Friday. Miracle Mattress promised to “be silent” through Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary and reiterated its apology to people offended by its commercial that featured a pair of employees toppling two towers of mattresses, according to a statement issued by the company’s owner, Mike Bonanno. “We take full responsibility for our actions and sincerely regret the hurt and pain caused by this disrespectful advertising campaign,” Bonanno said. The 20-second commercial shows three employees enthusiastically offering any size mattress for...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Texas Is ‘Going to Be in the Column for Hillary Rodham Clinton’

    09/09/2016 4:16:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | PAM KEY
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said, “This race is very close. I think we’re going to make history in Texas, and frankly, I think we’re going to be in the column for Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Jackson Lee said, “Let me say that I’m very proud of The Dallas Morning News among many other papers in the state of Texas, but I’m very proud of my fellow it Texans.
  • 5-Time Deportee Arrested for Serial Rape in Central Texas

    09/09/2016 4:35:09 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/09/2016 | Bob Price
    A five-time, Mexican deportee now stands accused of serial rape and assault in Austin, Texas. In at least one case, the accused rapist allegedly poured gasoline on a woman and attempted to set her on fire. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed with Fox 7 News in Austin that Nicondemo Coria-Gonzales was deported five times before returning to commit a series of rapes in the Austin area. The most recent deportation occurred in August 2016. The previously deported criminal alien has reportedly admitted to picking up prostitutes and beating them out of anger. ICE officials have placed yet...
  • Mattress Company Releases Commercial for 9/11 Sale That Mimics Twin Towers Falling

    09/09/2016 11:17:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    KFOR ^ | 9/9 | SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    A Texas mattress company released an ad to promote a special 9/11 sale, but it quickly took an offensive turn when the employees imitated the World Trade Center Twin Towers falling. Miracle Mattress posted the ad on Facebook for its “Twin Towers Sale” on Sept. 11, The Dallas Morning News reported. In the video, which has since been deleted, Miracle Mattress manager Cherise Bonanno is heard saying “What better way to remember 9/11 than with a Twin Tower sale?” Bonanno goes on to describe the deals shoppers can score as two men and two towers of mattresses stand behind her....
  • Business group sues OSHA over 'union walk around rule'

    09/08/2016 1:23:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is suing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over its so-called union walk around rule. The lawsuit, which the Pacific Legal Foundation filed on behalf of the small business advocacy group, charges that OSHA’s rule illegally foists union activists onto non-unionized businesses. Attorneys with the legal foundation say OSHA has for decades allowed an employee representative to accompany an OSHA investigator on a workplace inspection, so long as the representative is in fact an employee. But in 2013, the agency issued a memo that said an employee representative could be someone who...
  • Oil! Massive shale discovery in Texas

    09/08/2016 10:08:00 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2016 | Matt Egan
    An overlooked corner of West Texas is believed to contain billions of barrels of newly-discovered shale oil. Apache (APA) revealed the huge find this week after more than two years of stealthily buying up land, extensive geological research and rigorous testing. ... Apache believes the new shale play spans at least five formations, contains over three billion barrels of oil and 75 trillion cubic feet of rich natural gas.
  • Foul Play Suspected As Cats Disappear In Arlington [TX]

    09/08/2016 1:59:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    DFW CBS LOCAL ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | By Gilma Avalos
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A dozen neighborhood cats have recently died or disappeared in downtown Arlington, and many business owners are turning to police for help because they suspect foul play. “These cats of Main Street had a home,” said Sarah Hughes, who works nearby. A long row of white crosses covers two streets along Main Street in Arlington. Each cross represents a feral cat that has either gone missing or has been found dead in recent weeks. Hughes stopped next to a cross with the word “missing” crossed out. It has been replaced with “R.I.P.” “This was one of our...