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  • Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

    12/05/2016 2:37:13 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 173 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | CHRISTOPHER SUPRUN
    Dallas — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think president-elects should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is...
  • 1 dead, 7 injured after bus full of cheerleaders, 18-wheeler crash in West Texas

    12/04/2016 2:14:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    An adult sponsor for a West Texas high school cheer team has died and seven people were injured after a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a school bus carrying cheerleaders late Friday. The incident occurred on Interstate 20 in Big Spring as the Iraan High School cheerleaders headed back to Iraan after a playoff game against Munday High School in Colorado City, about 40 miles east of the scene, YourBasin.com reports. The bus had about 120 miles left to reach Iraan, which is south of Big Spring. [Snip] Of the eight people taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, two...
  • Man Posing as UPS Delivery Driver, 3 Others Wanted in Violent Robbery, Police Say

    12/03/2016 10:38:58 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | approx. November 22, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    A man who posed as a UPS delivery driver and three others are wanted in a violent robbery, caught in part on camera, according to Houston police. *snip* In the surveillance footage, one suspect -- clad in a UPS jacket and brown baseball cap, and carrying a package -- is seen approaching the door to the residence. Police said the man rang the doorbell, claiming he needed a signature for the package.
  • Video: STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !

    12/03/2016 7:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    U-Tube ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !
  • Mexican Gets Life Term Over 2013 Lawyer Slaying in Texas

    12/02/2016 7:59:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    A Mexican man must serve life in a U.S. prison for stalking and helping arrange the 2013 Texas slaying of a lawyer who'd been the acting head of a Mexican drug cartel. Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes was sentenced Thursday in Fort Worth. The case involved the shooting death of Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa in Southlake, near Dallas. Cepeda-Cortes in May was convicted of interstate stalking, conspiracy to commit murder for hire and tampering with documents or proceedings. Officials said the tampering involved efforts to destroy evidence on his computer. His cousin, Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder...
  • Little girl’s priceless reaction to shooting first deer goes viral

    12/02/2016 5:53:25 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Chris Perez
    A 7-year-old girl’s priceless reaction to shooting her very first deer with a gun nearly twice her size has been all the talk on Facebook — where it’s been watched more than 2.5 million times. Lilly Klapper, of North Texas, was hunting for whitetail with her dad and brother at the time and had been practicing her shooting for the past two years in preparation for this day. Her father, Cory Klapper, is an avid hunter and decided to get the memorable moment on film.
  • Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says

    12/02/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 2, 2016
    December 2, 2016 Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela’s family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched. Her father, Raul Vela, said she had been receiving abusive text messages for months from bullies using an untraceable smartphone application. Her father said someone made a fake Facebook page of her, creating another cyberbullying...
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • Petition to Declare The University of Texas at Austin a Sanctuary for Undocumented Students

    12/01/2016 6:28:42 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    Care2 Petitions ^ | unknown | Madeline Hsu
    North Texas Univ. and Texas Woman's Univ. also petitioning for sanctuary campuses: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2016/11/30/students-want-declare-unt-twu-sanctuary-campuses-unauthorized-immigrant-classmates-staff Texas State Univ. petition for sanctuary and minorities and LGBTQIA students - http://www.kvue.com/news/local/hays-county/texas-state-students-sign-petition-to-make-school-sanctuary-campus/358331110
  • EPA plans to withdraw pollution rule for 7 Texas power plants

    11/30/2016 7:33:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Ryan Maye Handy
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to withdraw a rule that would require seven Texas coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution coming from their stacks, providing at least a short-term reprieve for power companies fearful that the costs of ever stricter regulations would doom their plants. The rule would have mandated that the Texas plants, as well as eight others in Oklahoma, update scrubbers and other air pollution control devices to preserve air quality near national parks and wilderness areas, including Big Bend National Park on the Texas border with Mexico, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park on the...
  • This State(TEXAS)Now Requires Abortion Clinics to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Selling Their Parts

    11/30/2016 8:13:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | November 29, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    New Texas rules requiring a dignified burial of aborted babies’ bodies will go into effect on Dec. 19, state health officials said this week. The new rules, introduced in July by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, require that abortion facilities, hospitals and other medical centers either cremate or bury the remains of aborted and miscarried babies. State officials said the rules do not apply to miscarriages or abortions that take place at home. The Washington Post reports the health commission finalized the rules on Monday. State health officials previously said the rules will bring about “enhanced protection of...
  • Top 5 Biggest Road Construction Projects In DFW

    11/29/2016 1:03:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | November 1, 2016 | Brian New
    NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – It is nearly impossible these days in North Texas to avoid road construction projects. While billions of dollars are being pumped into the roadway system, TxDOT said it still can’t keep up with the growth. “There are a thousand people moving a day to Texas and we’ve (North Texas) got most of them,” said TxDOT Dallas spokesperson Donna Huerta. “We can’t keep up with that kind of demand, but what we can do is take what we have and make it better.” With a new approach allowing contractors to design and build a project simultaneously, TxDOT...
  • Texas Republican resigns from electoral college, says he can’t in good conscience vote for Trump

    11/28/2016 7:40:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2016 | AllahPundit
    There are grand flaws and minor flaws in the plan among some anti-Trumpers to block him in the electoral college. A grand flaw: How do you justify letting 538 essentially random people overturn a vote of 130 million? That’s like substituting the results of a poll for the results on election day. If your electoral college is composed of trusted “wise men,” that’s one thing — although they’d have to be awfully wise, a la Madison, Hamilton, and Adams, to convince a modern nation to give them veto power over a national election. If your electoral college is composed...
  • Texas Republican Elector to resign instead of voting for President-elect Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 2:45:25 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 115 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/28/16 | AP
    Texas Republican Elector to resign instead of voting for President-elect Donald Trump A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he’s resigning so he won’t cast one of the state’s 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump. Art Sisneros previously told The Associated Press that he was wavering on supporting Trump because the Republican “is not biblically qualified for office.” In a lengthy weekend blog post, Sisneros updated that, saying “the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an elector.”
  • Texas Hat Company Designs Custom Cowboy Hat for Trump

    11/26/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    A Bowie, Texas, company has made cowboy hats for famous personalities and now they have made a beaver belly fur and mink one for President-elect Donald Trump. The hat is adorned with a gold and diamond trim hat band and has a silverish tone, as reported by the Wichita Falls Times-Record News. The publication reported that Trump noticed Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s hat and was introduced to the American Hat Company. Treasure Maddox, the daughter of the hat company owners and her friend Andrew Graves are acquaintances of Trump’s son, Eric. Eric Trump asked the hat company if they...
  • Report: Texas to fire Charlie Strong on Saturday morning

    11/26/2016 6:46:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Texas will fire head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, SI's Pete Thamel has confirmed. Chip Brown of Scout.com first reported the news. Texas men's athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement last Sunday, saying that the school will "evaluate the body of work after the regular season," after Thamel confirmed that the school had made the decision to fire Strong.
  • ISIS leader who ordered U.S. Muslims to murder Pamela Geller killed by drone strike in Syria

    11/25/2016 7:14:26 PM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    “Mr. Hussain wore a number of hats, including that of a hacker. He was linked to the release of personal information on more than 1,300 American military and government employees. In March 2015, his group posted the names and addresses of service members with instructions: ‘Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking they are safe.’ More important were Mr. Hussain’s efforts as an online recruiter. According to court records, Mr. Hussain communicated with at least four men in four states, imploring them to initiate attacks...
  • Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many

    11/25/2016 11:33:34 AM PST · by dirtboy · 127 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Miriam Jordan, Santiago Pérez
    n Dallas, the King of Texas Roofing Co. says it has turned down $20 million worth of projects in the past two years because it doesn’t have enough workers. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Joe Hargrave is expanding his successful Tacolicious chain of restaurants, but says he is building smaller ones due to “a massive shortage of restaurant workers.” And in Florida, Steve Johnson, who harvests oranges for the citrus industry, says, “Right now, if I had 80 guys, I could put every one of them to work.” As hiring accelerates and the labor market tightens thanks to a...
  • Family of slain SAPD officer says Donald Trump called to offer condolences

    11/22/2016 10:29:08 AM PST · by LoneStarGI · 9 replies
    News4SA.com ^ | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND 2016
    The family of slain San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi says President-Elect Donald Trump contacted them Monday to offer his condolences. Annie Patterson Campos, who identifies herself as a "CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) at San Antonio Police Department" on her Facebook page, shared a post from Detective Benjamin Marconi's "son" Dane Gregory Marconi. Marconi's message states "Just got off the phone with the future president Trump, he sends his condolences to our family." The Facebook post was later removed. Detective Marconi was shot to death Sunday while sitting in his patrol car writing a traffic ticket outside Public Safety...
  • Direct Action Reveals: Evidence/Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released

    11/21/2016 8:19:19 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    kaufmancountytparty (Texas) ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Webmaster
    Direct Action Reveals: Evidence of Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released November 14, 2016By Webmaster At least two races were won through voter fraud in one of Texas’ largest – and most Republican – counties. This was among the findings announced by the organization responsible for exposing what is allegedly the largest voter fraud operation in Texas history. In a presentation to a local 912 group in Fort Worth, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas presented documents from his formal voter-fraud complaint filed with the Secretary of State. The secretary of state has referred to the voter fraud evidence as...
  • Person of interest sought in SAPD officer's murder

    11/20/2016 6:01:10 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 39 replies
    KHOU ^ | 11-20-2016
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department posted a picture on Facebook of a person of interest in the murder of Detective Benjamin Marconi. The man is wearing a dark-colored jacket and a Spurs hat. SAPD is asking for assistance in identifying the person pictured. Anyone with information regarding his identity or his whereabouts are urged to contact CRIME STOPPERS at 224-STOP (7867).
  • San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

    11/20/2016 3:33:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 20, 2016 5:53 pm | AP
    A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said. San Antonio police Chief William McManus identified the officer as Det. Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force. McManus said the suspect had not been apprehended Sunday night. He said he doesn’t believe the man has any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified.
  • Area member of Electoral College: No chance vote changes

    11/20/2016 2:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | November 20, 2016 | Glenn Evans
    The Republican chosen to represent 771,000 Northeast Texans on the obscure panel that actually elects presidents isn't going to be moved from the choice her party made Nov. 8. "I've been getting letters, emails. I've taken calls, just begging me not to vote for (Donald) Trump," Marty Rhymes said this past week at Gregg County GOP headquarters in Longview. Those voices were not imploring her to cast her Electoral College vote for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who actually was Rhymes' first choice for the White House — and that of a vocal majority of the Northeast Texas GOP. "I asked...
  • San Antonio Cop murdered while sitting in his car writing ticket

    11/20/2016 12:24:35 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 48 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/20/16 | Michael Hayden
    A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket, according to Police Chief William McManus. The chief said that while the officer was writing a ticket, someone pulled up behind the squad car, stepped out of his vehicle and shot the officer twice, once in the head. The shooter then drove off. The officer who was killed was a 20-year-veteran of the force, according to McManus.
  • Kansas snaps 19-game Big 12 losing streak, likely seals fate of Texas coach Charlie Strong

    11/20/2016 4:58:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2016 | Sam Cooper
    Kansas ended its 19-game conference losing streak and likely sealed the fate of Texas coach Charlie Strong in the process. The Jayhawks shocked the Longhorns 24-21 in overtime to notch their first Big 12 victory since Nov. 8, 2014. Kansas kicker Matthew Wyman hit the game-tying 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to force overtime. And after Texas quarterback Shane Buechele threw his third interception of the game to open the extra frame, Wyman drilled the game-winner from 25 yards to clinch KU’s first win over Texas since 1938. Yes, folks. 1938.
  • African-American Texas Monument Dedicated Amid Protests

    11/19/2016 10:14:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 11/19
    Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier dedicated a monument recognizing the contribution of African-Americans to the state near the capitol buildingEight people were arrested on Saturday when a small group of protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter were confronted by counter-demonstrators supporting Black Lives Matter at the Texas State Capitol near where Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier dedicated a monument recognizing the contribution of African-Americans to the state. Officials have dedicated a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol recognizing the contributions of African-Americans in the state. The monument was unveiled Saturday in Austin as about two dozen individuals...
  • How Long Before Prominent Leftists Begin Calling Openly for Trump's Assassination?

    11/19/2016 6:22:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Two San Antonio high school students and their teacher have been reprimanded for performing a skit portraying the assassination of Donald Trump.A slap on the wrist? Outraged parents at the school are wondering why the boys weren't suspended or expelled and the teacher fired.Washington Times: “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” performed last week at Marshall High School in San Antonio, featured one student making a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other, portraying Mr. Trump, fell to the ground, parents told the San Antonio Express-News. Students were required to submit descriptions of their presentations for approval by...
  • Dr. Denton Cooley, pioneer of heart transplants, dies at 96

    11/18/2016 6:58:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPRC NBC 2 Houston ^ | November 18, 2016 | Aaron Barker
    Dr. Denton Cooley, a Houston native and a pioneer of heart transplants, died Friday. He was 96. Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944. Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human.
  • Fox TV reporter fired for pro-Trump, anti-Obama posts

    11/18/2016 4:24:58 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | BOB UNRUH
    Supporters on Facebook blast 'liberal' media for ouster. A firefight of words has erupted in Houston after a Fox affiliate fired a TV reporter for expressing her support for President-elect Donald Trump on her personal social media. Her critics are blasting her, and the Houston Chronicle suggested there was some element of racism. But Scarlett Fakhar, 25, KRIV-TV in Houston also has her supporters. “I for one will not be watching Fox 26 any longer,” wrote Steve Woodruff on her Facebook page. “Their bias is more than obvious. You have our full support & here’s hoping for bigger things for...
  • Trump Victory Exposes Deranged Left

    11/18/2016 3:29:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the deranged America Stack. U.K. Daily Mail. Ready for this? "Parents slam Texas high school after two 10th graders were allowed to perform skit portraying the assassination of Donald Trump in front of classmates. Two sophomores at Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas, were reprimanded after skit titled 'The Assassination of Donald Trump'. "One of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cellphone while the other boy, who played Trump, fell to the ground. The teacher apologized and stopped her students, school officials said. But Harold and Melinda Bean, parents of another student,...
  • Obama halts amnesty push in court, bows to incoming Trump administration

    11/18/2016 12:21:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-election Trump’s positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama’s push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty. In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended. “Accordingly, the parties respectfully submit that further proceedings on the merits of this case, including the submission of a schedule for resolving the merits, should be stayed until February 20, 2017,” the Justice Department and lawyers for Texas said in...
  • The largest oil deposit ever found in America was just discovered in Texas

    11/18/2016 11:34:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 16 November 2016 | Akin Oyedele
    The US Geological Survey said Tuesday that it assessed what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America. An estimated average of 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are available for the taking in the Wolfcamp shale, which is in the Midland Basin portion of Texas' Permian Basin. Based on a West Texas Intermediate crude oil price of $45 per barrel, those deposits are worth about $900 billion. US oil exploration companies have flocked to the superrich Permian Basin in recent years and used shale-drilling technology to create an...
  • TV reporter fired after writing Facebook post praising Trump

    11/18/2016 10:07:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 18, 2016 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Texas television reporter is out of a job after she criticized President Obama and praised President-elect Donald Trump on her personal Facebook page — claiming the country went “downhill” under the outgoing commander-in-chief. Scarlett Fakhar said she was recently canned from her local news gig at Fox in Houston for posting last week that she was “happy and relieved” over Trump’s unexpected White House win. Fakhar had said in the post, which has since been deleted, that Obama made the “entire county hate one another” and claimed God “had a hand” in the election. She also said she could...
  • USGS announces largest estimate of oil and gas ‘ever assessed in the United States’

    11/16/2016 4:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey announced the largest ever assessment of “continuous oil” ever made in the United States. The Wolfcamp shale in the area of Midland, Texas is estimated to contain three times the oil and gas of the Bakken shale formation in Montana and North Dakota. From the USGS: The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. This...
  • Electoral College member from Texas might go rogue, says he's undecided

    11/17/2016 10:09:07 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/17/16 | Carol Christian
    Art Sisneros, one of 538 electors with the final say on who becomes the next U.S. president, says he's undecided on how to vote. The 40-year-old family man from Dayton is among the 38 people chosen to represent Texas in the Electoral College. That group will gather Dec. 19 in 50 state capitols around the country to vote on who wins the election. If all electors cast their votes in keeping with the winner of each state, then Donald Trump wins, even though Hillary Clinton received more popular votes overall.
  • Anti-Sanctuary City Bill Filed by Texas State Senator

    A Texas state senator has filed a bill to “eliminate Sanctuary Cities in the State of Texas.” The bill will require local governments and law enforcement agencies uphold current immigration laws.
  • Vast Shale Oil Field in Texas Could Yield 20 Billion Barrels

    11/16/2016 5:21:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-16-16 | David Warren
    A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said. The Wolfcamp Shale geologic formation in the Midland area also contains an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, the agency said in a release. The discovery is nearly three times larger than the shale oil found in 2013 in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in the Dakotas and Montana, said Chris Schenk, a Denver-based research...
  • Texas judge blocks administration's union 'persuader rule'

    11/16/2016 12:00:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    A Texas judge Wednesday issued an order to block the Labor Department from enforcing its union “persuader rule.” Judge Sam Cummings granted a motion for summary judgement in favor of the National Federation of Independent Business and turned the temporary stay he ordered in June into a permanent injunction. In the one-page order, he said the rule “should be held unlawful and set aside.” The rule, finalized in March, would force employers to disclose outside consultants they hire to counter workers' union organizing efforts. It would require employers to report any action, conduct or communication undertaken — explicitly or implicitly,...
  • Outspoken Pro-Life Cardinal DiNardo Becomes New President of the Nation’s Catholic Bishops

    11/15/2016 7:11:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas, was elected to a three-year term as president of the bishops’ organization, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The bishops also elected Cardinal Jose Gomez of Los Angeles as vice president, the report states. DiNardo previously served as the vice president and as the chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB. One of his duties as the new president will be to guide U.S. Catholic...
  • Texas Official Says Worker Fired For Offensive Clinton Tweet

    11/15/2016 12:33:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | November 15, 2016
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller says he fired a campaign worker who posted an obscene reference to Hillary Clinton on Miller’s official Twitter account. The Austin American-Statesman reportedly obtained a letter Miller sent to Department of Agriculture employees apologizing for the furor the tweet caused. Miller campaign spokesman Todd Smith says the fired employee worked for a “third-party vendor” hired to do social media.
  • New Texas Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions on Disabled Babies

    11/15/2016 7:45:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Despite a setback at the U.S. Supreme Court this summer, Texas lawmakers are refusing to give up on their efforts to protect unborn babies from abortion. On Monday, state Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, filed a bill that would protect babies with disabilities by prohibiting women from having late-term abortions because of a fetal anomaly, according to Dallas News. Texas House Bill 87 would change state legislation that currently allows “abortions to take place in the third trimester only if the fetus is not viable, if the abortion is necessary to prevent death or serious impairment to the woman or if...
  • Liberal Protesters Surround Police, Try to Free Rioters who were being Arrested!

    11/14/2016 12:48:20 PM PST · by fwdude · 46 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Onan Coca
    The latest evidence of the anarchy (only when they lose) of modern American leftism comes to us from Austin, Texas where police were forced to arrest several people after a protest grew violent endangering the surrounding community. As the police were arresting one of the protesters, a mob of hostile, angry liberals surrounded them and turned a tense situation into a borderline riot.
  • Man threatened to kill parents for 'not voting his way,' affidavit says

    11/14/2016 2:05:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    A 29-year-old man threatened to kill his parents because of how they voted, an arrest affidavit says. According to the affidavit, Chase Michael Carter "was highly upset because he was not happy with the election results." More News Headlines Twin charged for murder again after driving off cliff in crash that… 'David's Law' to be filed in Texas Legislature Monday Man arrested after allegedly killing woman in wrong-way accident Local airman accused of slapping 20-month-old, leaving bruise Carter's 27-year-old girlfriend told police that Carter on Wednesday got angry with his parents and threatened to kill them "for not voting his...
  • Houston Mom Investigated After Kicking 7-Year-Old Son Out of House Over Voting for Trump

    11/14/2016 1:55:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 13, 2016 | Breitbart TV
    Per a 13 News Now report, a Houston, TX mother is under investigation after the video of her kicking her seven-year-old son out of the house for voting for Donald Trump in a mock election at his school went viral. The video blew up on Facebook Friday, receiving over 10 million views in one day. “Since you voted for Trump, you can get your sh*t and get out. Uh uh, the suitcase is packed by the door,” she told her son as he cried and begged to stay. Later in the video, the mom asks the child why he voted...
  • Texas School Wastes $1.35M on Sports Jumbotron

    11/14/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2016 | Merrill Hope
    Texans love high school football and pump exorbitant amounts of taxpayer dollars into funding NFL-style stadiums, but now one school boasts a brand new $1.35 million state-of-the-art jumbotron system, only it remains unclear how the district plans to pay for it.
  • Two churches under fire for LGBT policies, face possible expulsion from Texas Baptist association

    11/13/2016 8:58:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2016 | Heather Leighton
    Two Texas Baptist churches may be expelled from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for their welcoming open-door policies toward LGBTQ people, reports say. The Baptist Standard reports that Wilshire Baptist in Dallas and First Baptist in Austin received letters from BGCT officials stating that because the churches had affirmed themselves with the LGBTQ people, they were "no longer being in harmonious cooperation with the BGCT."
  • Post on Fort Worth officer's Facebook page spurs probe

    11/12/2016 6:29:55 PM PST · by PAR35 · 21 replies
    WFAA TV ^ | November 11, 2016 | Lauren Zakalik
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Fort Worth police spokesman confirms the department has placed an officer on restricted duty after a Facebook post surfaced this week. / snip
  • SMU Backs Out Of Plan To Honor DPD Officer

    11/12/2016 12:53:19 PM PST · by PAR35 · 23 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | November 11, 2016 | Robbie Owens
    It started as an idea to honor a father who was also a Dallas Police officer killed during the July 7th sniper attack. ... Victoria Smith, 14, plays volleyball at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton. Recently, the SMU Women’s Volleyball team extended an invitation for her to make an honorary first serve at Saturday’s game. Then on Thursday, his widow Heidi Faith Smith received an email that left her stunned. “It just broke my heart to tell her…that the invitation had been taken away,” says Heidi Smith. In the email, Smith was told that “in light of recent events...
  • 'My mother kicked me out because I voted for Donald Trump': Mom makes her young son pack a suitcase

    11/12/2016 6:28:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2016
    The effects of a Donald Trump victory have been devastating for millions of Americans, even for small children who have no idea what in the world is going on in their country. A shocking video that emerged on Friday, shows how horrifying those effects are becoming,when a Texas mother kicked her young son out of their home after he 'voted' for Trump in a mock election at school, according to TMZ. The child screamed in horror as his mother showed him the door, where she left a small suitcase packed with all of his belongings. 'Since you voted for Donald...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...