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  • FULL EVENT! OUTSTANDING! Donald Trump Rally in Austin, Texas 8/23/16

    08/23/2016 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/23/16 | video
    Rousing support from all kinds of supporters, carrying forward Trump's outreach to minority communities as well as traditionalists, Democrats, etc. One of the introductory speakers, R.W. Bray, who is in charge of outreach to African-Americans in Texas, encourages the move away from President Johnson's failed programs. "This is the party of Abraham Lincoln, and we will not be divided," he said, chiseling away at the former 94% black Democrat vote. Other intro speakers included a couple of Latinos and plain ol' vanilla white people, too. Rick Figueroa who gave an intro was also one of the Hispanic-Americans who met with...
  • Court refuses Texas professors’ attempt to block campus carry

    08/23/2016 4:34:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Chris Eger
    A federal judge on Monday refused to issue a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who do not want legal concealed carry in their classes. With the state’s new campus carry law taking effect this month, the professors kept a promise of litigation and filed suit in federal court in July seeking a federal injunction on campus carry naming Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, UT President Gregory Fenves and members of the school’s Board of Regents in their official capacity, as defendants. Paxton, in response, filed paperwork in opposition to the professors’ action earlier...
  • NAACP on White Lives Matter Protest: ‘Misguided Sense of Victimhood Does Not Justify…’ [tr]

    08/23/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas. “Yesterday, a small group of white supremacists, armed with automatic weapons and waving confederate battle flags, held a brief protest outside our office in Texas,” the National NAACP said in a statement on its website. According to the Houston Chronicle, the White Lives Matter group waved Confederate flags and were armed with automatic weapons. …
  • LIVE: Trump Rally in Austin, TX 8/323/2016 @ Luedecke Arena. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM CT.

    08/23/2016 2:40:45 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,146 replies
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Austin, TX at Luedecke Arena. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM CT. Austin, TX Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Austin, TX at Luedecke Arena
  • Waller County Judges accuses a "Dead Man" recently put a gun to the DA's Head

    08/22/2016 6:33:25 PM PDT · by All4Rights · 8 replies
    Facebook "Waller County News" ^ | August 12, 2016 | Waller County Judge Trey Duhon
    August 12, 2016 Waller County Judge posted the following on Facebook in the group called “Waller County News. Trey Duhon – This underlines my point.. Micah Johnson… The guy that threatened put a bullet in Elton Mathis’ head to solve the guns in the courthouse… Listen to what I say next VERY carefully… It’s not the BLM or Texas Carry group that is the issue… It’s the rhetoric that they employ to deliver a message that can affect some people (those who might not be stable or law-abiding) and inflame them to take action into their own hands. Case in...
  • Texas High School Football Stadium Price Tag Balloons to $70 Million

    08/22/2016 9:08:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Merril Hope
    The price tag of one Texas school district’s high school football stadium and events center just ballooned to $70 million, making it, reportedly, the most expensive high school football complex in the United States.
  • Federal judge, siding with Texas, blocks Obama rules on bathrooms for transgender students

    08/22/2016 7:05:34 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 22, 2016 | Tom Benning
    AUSTIN - A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration's transgender guidelines for public schools, siding late Sunday with Texas and a dozen other states that challenged the contentious instructions. U.S District Judge Reed O'Connor of Fort Worth, in issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction, said that federal officials didn't follow proper procedures in creating the directives. Further, he said the guidelines contradicted existing statutes and regulatory texts.
  • Where Texas Would Rank in Olympic Medal Count if it Was its own Country

    08/21/2016 9:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Chroncle ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Matt Young
    If Texas was its own country - which, let's be honest, to many of us, it is - it would rank eighth in the 2016 Olympics medal count with 41 total medals. That means the Lone Star State by itself has more medals than all of Canada (22). Countries like Australia (29), Italy (28) and Spain (17) don't want to get into any kind of medal-counting contest with Texas, either. Oh, and host country Brazil (19)? Thanks for all your medals. The 26 gold medals from athletes with Texas ties would rank third, only behind the United States (46) and...
  • HOUSTON: Thousands of Middle Eastern Illegal Immigrants Busted with Forged Papers at Border

    08/21/2016 3:09:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Bob Price
    <p>U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working with Mexican immigration officials have found thousands of non-Hispanic illegal immigrants crossing Mexico's southern border to make their way to Texas. The "extra-continental" immigrants enter countries as far south as Brazil and make their way to the United States, often with forged travel documents.</p>
  • Poll: Ted Cruz now viewed unfavorably in Texas, trails Rick Perry in hypothetical Senate race

    08/20/2016 1:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 142 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent, with 18 percent saying they are not sure whom they would support… In general, the poll shows Texas Republicans want Cruz to be their candidate for Senate again in 2018 — but not overwhelmingly....
  • Time for a Ted Cruz reboot, as poll shows Republicans down on him since his snub of Trump

    08/20/2016 2:41:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 154 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz's image among Republicans had plummeted to a personal low by the Indiana primary — the defeat that forced him from the GOP presidential contest. But he may wish for those heady days of May now... Potential GOP rivals are probing for weakness ahead of Cruz's bid for a second term in 2018. That includes House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul of Austin. The former federal prosecutor is the second wealthiest member of the U.S. House, with access to a family fortune topping $100 million, though he has no obvious base of support to overcome the tea partyers still...
  • Texas appeals court halts execution of man who did not kill anyone

    08/19/2016 8:06:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 19, 2016 | Jon Herskovitz
    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted an execution planned for next week of a man convicted as an accomplice to a murder he did not commit in a case that raised questions about how the state applies the death penalty. Jeffery Wood, 43, was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 24 by lethal injection. He was convicted of taking part in a 1996 convenience store robbery during which clerk Kriss Keeran was fatally shot. In its decision, the appeals court asked a lower court to review his sentence and claims from Wood's lawyer that it was obtained...
  • Report: Illegal Migrants from Terror-Linked Countries Surging at Southern Border

    08/18/2016 12:31:29 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Edwin Mora
    U.S. officials are trying to establish closer cooperation with various Latin American nations to combat an increase in the number of illegal migrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East attempting to sneak into the United States. Between October 2015 and May 2016, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), detained 5,350 African and Asian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Reuters. The apprehensions of illegals from Africa and Asia during that period marks an increase from those that took place in all of 2015 (4,261) and 2014 (1,831).
  • Breaking Poll: Rick Perry Leads Ted Cruz by 9 Points in Texas Senate Race

    08/18/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 169 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 8/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Cruz stunned conservatives when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Cleveland. This came after Cruz was thumped in the GOP primary race. Perry leads Cruz in a senate primary matchup 46% to 37%. The Texas Tribune reported: A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get...
  • Prison inmates produced defective combat helmets for U.S. soldiers

    08/17/2016 9:17:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Federal prison inmates used makeshift hatchets and a screw shoved through a piece of wood among other rudimentary tools to manufacture thousands of faulty Kevlar combat helmets designed to protect the lives of U.S. soldiers on the battlefield, according to a highly critical watchdog report that offered new details about the government boondoggle. More than 126,000 helmets manufactured at a Texas prison under a government contract were recalled after inspectors found major defects... Even though the government and taxpayers lost $19 million on the defective helmets, ArmorSource, the company responsible for the helmets, was awarded more government contracts even as...
  • Poll: Three out of five Texans support secession if Hillary becomes president (Only 3 of 5?)

    08/17/2016 8:04:59 AM PDT · by brucedickinson
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-16-2016 | Will Axford
    Having attended most Trump /Pence rallies in WI, the take away point is that , save for one rally, the crowds are wild for Trump....in out-lying, more rural areas. The notable exception lying under the radar is key in understanding the damage that Charile Sykes, local radio host (a smart-mouthed Erik Ericsson doppleganger), along with Paul Ryan have done to Trump's chances here in Wisconsin. This rally was a Pence Rally last week in downtown Milwaukee, right in the heart of the "GOP Power Crowd" territory.....those representing the WOW Counties that pretty much control the elections. That it was so...
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • Man Dragged Trying to Stop Another from Taking His Car

    08/15/2016 11:25:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Aug 15, 2016
    The Dallas County Sheriff's Office released three surveillance videos Monday they say shows a man being dragged while trying to stop someone from stealing his car in broad daylight. In the video, the owner of the car can be seen parking near a group of mail boxes at the Pecan Lake Mobile Home Park on the 2800 block of South Belt Line Road. As the man walked toward the bank of mailboxes, another man can be seen in the area walking toward the older man's car. When the man noticed the other getting into his vehicle, he ran toward the...
  • NY Officer Names K-9 After Five Assassinated Dallas Officers

    08/14/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A law enforcement officer with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York has named a police K-9 after the five police officers who were assassinated in Dallas. The officers were murdered, and seven other officers were wounded, during a Black Lives Matter protest in July. The one-year-old German Shepherd has been named “Dallas V” by his partner Officer Kenneth Michaels.
  • Ted Cruz’s Ship Taking On Water In Texas According To Latest Poll

    08/14/2016 10:36:17 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 113 replies
    American Outlook ^ | 08/14/2016 | KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll
    Uh-Oh! Ted should have never made a spectacle of himself at the RNC, and maybe kept his promise to support the nominee because now, it seems, it has come back to bite him. The once extremely popular senator is no more than the lesser of the evils in his home state, in his senate race. At least that’s what the results of the latest in state poll show. CBS/DFW reports that Texans are smarting a bit over the recent Cruz behavior and they’re letting him know it. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44...
  • Billionaire LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke tells ... residents in Texas to get off his ... land (edited)

    08/13/2016 10:25:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kiri Blakeley
    Hundreds of Texas residents, many elderly and on fixed incomes, will have to move from the land they've been leasing for decades thanks to a billionaire who bought the land and is forcing everyone off of it. Los Angeles Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke - who also owns north London football team Arsenal - bought up 535,000 acres of legendary ranch land near Lake Diversion outside of Wichita Falls in February, reports Dallas News. ... The Cara Blanca Park land had been in the Waggoner family, which established the property 164 years ago. The family then leased the land near...
  • Univ. of Houston student government VP suspended for saying ‘all lives matter’

    08/12/2016 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism Here’s just how Orwellian the American college campus has become. A student government president suspends one of his vice presidents (apparently he has the authority to do that, or he doesn’t but he did it anyway) because of an opinion she expressed. Then, he informs everyone that his action in no way violated her freedom of speech. Next: I consume a chicken and the slaughtered chicken is entirely unaffected by what happened.
  • In Texas, a man who didn’t kill anybody is about to be executed for murder

    08/12/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12 2016 | Kristine Guerra
    Terri Been’s voice shook as she read a long text message from her niece. “I had a nightmare about my dad last night,” Paige Rowan told her aunt in the text. Rowan described a dream in which she watched helplessly as the execution needle pierced her father’s skin. She woke up screaming, panicking and feeling hopeless, she told Been.
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Agents Rebuke Ted Cruz Over ‘Political Stunt’ on Border

    08/11/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 69 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 11 AUGUST 2016 | BRANDON DARBY
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz visited the Laredo Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border and did not contact Border Patrol agents to discuss their needs. According to the agents, Senator Cruz has yet to contact them through his freshman term in the U.S. Senate. The Border Patrol agents reached out to Breitbart Texas and rebuked the Senator for what they say is a pattern of having tough rhetoric while taking little action. The agents say that Senator Cruz only shows up to the border to hand out teddy bears on camera or to hear the Obama Administration political appointees’ glossy version of...
  • NFL denies Cowboys' request to wear helmet decal honoring Dallas police

    08/11/2016 12:52:07 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 73 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Pete Blackburn
    Despite their best efforts, the Cowboys' helmets will not feature a decal supporting Dallas police officers this season. According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the NFL denied the team's request for permission to include a decal reading "Arm In Arm" on their lids for the upcoming season. That decal, which the team has been wearing on its helmets during training camp, is in support of Dallas Police and the officers killed in July's sniper attack.
  • Family of 'clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed files lawsuit

    08/11/2016 10:28:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    Global News ^ | August 8 -10, 2016 | Staff
    The family of (DALLASThe family of a Muslim boy) who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has sued Texas school officials, saying they violated the 14-year-old boys civil rights. The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed. The teen was arrested at his suburban Dallas high school in September and charged with having a hoax bomb. He says he brought the homemade clock to school to show his teacher. - See more at: http://news.re-publish.com/776728/family-of-clock-boy-ahmed-mohamed-files-lawsuit-against-school#sthash.SuIjVL3q.dpuf>
  • Hearing to disqualify district attorney from Twin Peaks shootout cases recessed

    08/09/2016 5:03:34 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 20 replies
    CBS46.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Estephany Escobar
    WACO, TX (KXXV) - On Monday afternoon, McLennan County 54th District judge Matt Johnson recessed a hearing that would determine whether to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney and some members of his office from prosecuting the Twin Peaks shootout cases. The hearing happened after defense attorneys filed a motion for disqualification on behalf of Ray Nelson and Matthew Clendennen, two of the 177 bikers arrested and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity after the Twin Peaks shootout that left nine dead and dozens injured on May 17, 2015. The motion Clint Broden filed on behalf of Clendennen alleges District...
  • Clock Boy Returns: MSM Repeats 'Homemade' Myth

    08/08/2016 8:44:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember Ahmed the Clock Boy? He was the high school student arrested and suspended last year when he brought a disassembled clock to school in Texas because it was suspected to be a bomb. Young Ahmed Mohamed was hailed in much of the mainstream media at the time as a genius because he supposed made a digital clock. Well, that turned out to be completely untrue. Far from being a budding Einstein, Ahmed merely removed a clock from its plastic casing and then placed it into a pencil case. After loudly drawing attention to his "invention," he was sent to...
  • Harris County infant dies in first Zika-related death in Texas

    08/09/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 22 replies
    abc13.com/KIRK ^ | 8/9/2016
    Texas has confirmed that an infant who recently died in Harris County had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The baby passed away shortly after birth and is the first Zika-related death reported in Texas. During her pregnancy, the mother was in Latin America, where she was infected, and the baby acquired the infection in the womb. Recent test results confirmed the baby's condition and link to Zika. The mother and baby are classified as travel-related cases, and there is no additional associated risk in Texas. Last month Texas reported the state's first case of microcephaly linked to Zika, also...
  • One Member Of Bush Family Throws His Support To Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jack Davis
    One member of “Team Bush” has lined up behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump lampooned former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “low energy” throughout the Republican president primary season. He also criticized policy decisions of former President George W. Bush regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Iraq War. As a result, the Bush family has steadfastly refrained from endorsing Trump in his presidential campaign. That changed Saturday, when Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush urged Texas Republicans to support Trump. George P. Bush, 40, is Jeb Bush’s son.
  • Similar cases in Massachusetts and Texas Shootings, Different Outcomes

    On 16 July, a homeowner in Chicopee, Massachusetts was confronted with three men who were attempting to break into his house. It was an hour past noon, in broad daylight. He called the police to report the attempted break in. He tried to get them to leave,  but one persisted in pounding on the door.  When the would be intruder broke glass, he shot one shot through the door. That intruder died.  It turned out that the intruder was 15 years old and had been illegally drinking with his two friends. Afterwards, the surviving young men claimed they were...
  • Hillary Clinton Collects cash and supporters in Beaumont

    08/08/2016 12:42:55 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Mar 4, 2016 | 12 News: Beaumont, Texas
    Sources close to Hillary Clinton's Beaumont fundraiser say it was one of her highest moneymakers Film of News Broadcast at link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjdDdrkTvc
  • Judge: Prosecutor has 'substantial' stake in Waco biker case

    08/08/2016 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 26 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 8/7/2016
    WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has questioned whether the Texas district attorney prosecuting bikers arrested in a deadly melee outside a Waco restaurant has a conflict of interest because he's also being sued for his handling of the shootout that left nine people dead. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks also said it "makes one wonder" why 154 bikers were indicted following the May 2015 shootout outside the now-closed Twin Peaks restaurant, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/2b5iQ4D ). Sparks did not ask attorneys to respond to that comment during a June hearing in Austin, according to a transcript...
  • New Thugs on the Block

    08/08/2016 8:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    New Kids on the Block was an American boy band that rocked the charts in the late 80s and early 90s with songs like “Step by Step.” Today, local politicians are stepping—quickly and quietly—to power and affluence as you and I focus on the Trump-Clinton presidential race, and forget the politics on our own block. Most Americans mistakenly ignore local politics despite the fact that we as voters have far more influence on our own block than on Pennsylvania Avenue. Today, I’ll share several shocking stories of “New Thugs on the Block”—local politicians taking advantage of their constituents.Vodka, Boxers and...
  • Irving 'Clock Boy' Ahmed Mohamed's family files federal lawsuit

    08/08/2016 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | 08/08/16
    The family of the teenager known as “Clock Boy” is suing over what happened to him at his school last year. He ended up moving to Qatar with his family, but moved back to Irving for the summer. He said he may finish high school in the United States and definitely wants to go to college here. (That's where he's been instructed to go) "I've matured more. It's normal to mature but I've matured way more since I got a little bit of publicity, and I'm happy for it,” Mohamed said. (And by matured, he means he's been trained) Regarding...
  • George P. Bush tells GOP to support Trump: report

    08/07/2016 6:16:53 PM PDT · by orchestra · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/7/2016 | Cyra Master
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is asking Texas Republicans to support the Republican presidential nominee — though he has not endorsed Donald Trump, the Texas Tribune reports. Bush said it’s time to put aside lingering tensions from the primary — in which Trump defeated his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — to back the nominee. “From Team Bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton," Bush said, according to video provided by someone in the...
  • Texas company sells sports bra with knife compartment

    08/06/2016 4:35:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    Booby Trap Bras sells a sports bra with a hidden knife pouch sewn into the lining. The founder, Jennifer Cutrona, developed the idea after a scary close call. She was jogging on a trail near her home, just outside of Austin. "I walked around thinking life was all rainbows and butterflies until I was jumped out at on a local running trail. I was in active wear and had no form of protection on me. The little pocket knives I had collected over the years were all at home in the drawer with my pepper spray," ... Other Booby Trap...
  • Cop Arrests Woman For Calling 911 On Him

    08/05/2016 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 62 replies
    Young Turks ^ | August 5th, 2016 | Young Turks
    An African-American woman was being harassed by a cop to the point she felt the need to call 911. This upset the cop, who then decided to arrest her. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. “Newly released video disputes police claims about a black social worker’s violent arrest earlier this year while talking to a 911 dispatcher during a traffic stop in Houston. A police officer pulled over Earledreka White in March for crossing the double white line, and she called 911 to ask for police...
  • 'Tear up Texas,' undercover FBI agent told Islamic State shooter before Garland attack

    08/05/2016 3:57:52 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 93 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 05 August 2016 | Avi Selk
    An undercover FBI agent claimed to be the Islamic State's "eyes" when they attacked Garland last year, and even goaded one of the shooters to "tear up Texas," according to federal court records. ... "Tear up Texas," the agent wrote. "That goes without saying," Simpson replied. It's unclear how much the FBI knew about the plot against the contest, but Hendricks told the agent to attend it, according to court records. So on May 3, when blogger Pamela Geller flew in to host the event, the undercover agent was in Garland, too. "If you see that pig make your 'voice'...
  • Texas Motor Speedway backing the blue with free IndyCar race admission to police, first responders

    08/05/2016 1:53:35 PM PDT · by mtrott · 14 replies
    Autoweek ^ | August 4, 2016 | Mike Pryson
    Police officers and first responders will be honored with free addmission to the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 27...
  • Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas Pumps « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

    08/05/2016 8:49:55 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    CBS Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 08/04/2016 | Jeff Paul
    Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas Pumps « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/08/04/crooks-using-bluetooth-to-steal-at-gas-pumps/ DALLAS (CBS11) -Pump prowlers in Dallas are stepping up their game, stealing bank information in some cases instantaneously with a new device police are calling “scary.” Dallas Police recently discovered five different skimming devices that utilize Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth skimmer (Jeff Paul - CBS11) Bluetooth skimmer (Jeff Paul – CBS11) “I think that’s terrible,” said Tracy Schlossstein, a driver who uses one of the impacted gas station. Investigators said they found the devices buried inside the outside, credit card kiosks at four different ExxonMobil gas...
  • Sharp Disagreements at Fetal Remains Hearing

    08/04/2016 4:00:35 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 8/4/2016 | Alexa Ura
    In the aftermath of a car accident in 2014, Denee Booker was told by her doctor that the child she was carrying had died in utero. To avoid complications, she agreed with her doctor’s suggestion to remove the fetus instead of waiting for it to “naturally pass,” Booker told state health officials during a Thursday hearing on a proposed state rule that would require the cremation or burial of fetal remains. “That I would have had to take or make either of those decisions is mind-boggling and terrifying,” Booker said of the proposed requirements. “I can’t imagine how much worse...
  • President Obama Commutes Life in Prison Sentence for El Paso Man Convicted on Cocaine Charges

    08/04/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KVIA ^ | Aug 03, 2016
    William Ennis of El Paso is among the 214 prisoners whose sentences were commuted by President Obama Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. Ennis was convicted of conspiring to possess, with intent to distribute, more than five kilograms of cocaine; possession, with intent to distribute, more than five kilograms of cocaine; and using a communication device to facilitate the commission of a felony. On July 17, 2003, Ennis was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Under the president's commutation grant, the prison sentence will expire on December 1, 2016. Ennis will be placed on supervised...
  • Student facing 50 day suspension for saying 'All Lives Matter'

    08/03/2016 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Politically correct tyranny is afoot at the University of Houston. I was recently made aware of a student at the university who was suspended for 50 days by the student government association and ordered to attend diversity training over a reference she made about the Black Lives Matter crowd. (She can still go to class but she can't participate in student government activities.) “#ForgetBlackLivesMatter; more like AllLivesMatter,” wrote Rohini Sethi, the vice president of the school’s student government association. Ms. Sethi wrote those words last month just a few hours after five Dallas police officers were assassinated. Her belief that...
  • Texas agrees to weaken its voter ID law for November election

    08/03/2016 12:37:18 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 79 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law as courts across the U.S., with only months before the November election, are blocking Republican-controlled states from imposing polling place restrictions that critics say target minorities and the poor.
  • CMP Statement on Dismissal of Bogus Charges in Houston

    08/02/2016 10:21:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Center For Medical Progress ^ | Jul 26, 2016 | David Daleiden
    The dismissal of the bogus, politically motivated charges against CMP project lead David Daleiden and investigator Sandra Merritt is a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood’s political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny. Planned Parenthood tried to collude with public officials to manipulate the legal process to their own benefit, and they failed. A year after the release of the undercover videos, the ongoing nationwide investigation of Planned Parenthood by the House Select Investigative Panel makes clear that Planned Parenthood...
  • Wife of man shot by HPD lashes out at Houston mayor

    08/02/2016 5:20:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 02 AUGUST 2016 | JEREMY ROGALSKI
    The wife of a man shot and killed by Houston police lashed out at Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday, prompting the mayor to gavel a short recess of city council. The outburst in council chambers came after Nikita Braziel and a group of two dozen protestors held a news conference outside City Hall, calling for change of HPD's body camera policy. The group called the cameras a failure in the fatal shooting of Alva Braziel on Cullen Road on July 9. The videos previously released only show the aftermath of the shooting, with a dying Braziel in the middle of...
  • Gunmen Storm Grocery Store in Houston

    08/02/2016 6:00:34 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 28 replies
    KPRC ^ | August 1, 2016 | Syan Rhodes
    Terrifying moments were captured on surveillance video as three gunmen stormed into a market in southeast Houston. Around 7 p.m. Friday, three masked men dressed in black stormed the Todo Market in the 1500 block of Evergreen Drive near Hemlock, firing shots in the air. Customers hit the floor and the employees ran for a nearby office and locked the door. The gunmen kept firing, blasting holes in the door and trying to break down the door but they were not able to get in. "The guy with the assault rifle.... (his) bullet went inside the ground. I was laying...
  • FW: HILLARY IN BEAUMONT, TX, Muslims Islamic fundraiser

    08/01/2016 6:48:28 PM PDT · by CHICAGOFARMER · 15 replies
    Truth or Fictiion ^ | march 16, 2016 | Channel 12
    THE REAL STORY IS WHO SHE TOOK A PRIVATE MEETING WITH. AFTER LANDING, CLINTON HEADED OFF TO A FUNDRAISER IN WEST BEAUMONT, WHERE SHE WAS GREETED BY AROUND 150-200 MUSLIMS, MOST OF WHOM WERE OF PAKISTANI ORIGIN. THE EVENT WAS HELD BY PAKISTANI BUSINESSMAN TAHIR JAVED AND HILLARY RAISED APPROXIMATELY $500,000 BY PANDERING TO MUSLIMS, MAKING IT ONE OF THE TOP FIVE PRIVATE FUNDRAISERS CLINTON HAS HAD IN THIS COUNTRY. SHE'S BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THEM.