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  • Wear: You’ll never guess how Texas got I-14, the 14th Amendment Highway

    11/22/2017 7:00:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 27, 2017 | Ben Wear
    Most of you will be surprised to learn that this spring, while we were all fretting about what the Legislature or Jared Kushner’s father-in-law will do next, Texas got itself a new interstate highway: Interstate 14. Yup. Fourteen. Odd number for an interstate, given that most of them end in a zero or a five. The story behind that number, which I’ll get to shortly, is even odder. But, yes, in April, a couple of congressmen and other dignitaries gathered in Bell County to celebrate the opening of I-14 from Belton through Killeen and on to Fort Hood. Well, more...
  • Jerry Jones says he won't sue NFL over Roger Goodell's contract

    11/22/2017 3:04:05 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 22, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    Last week, the NFL sent a letter to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones accusing hims of "conduct detrimental to the league" after Jones threatened to sue the other owners if they approved commissioner Roger Goodell's new contract. It was the latest escalation between the league and Jones, a schism that appears to have origins in Goodell's decision to suspend Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games. But on Tuesday, Jones abruptly dropped the idea of a lawsuit. According to a letter from Jones to Falcons owner and chair of the compensation committee Arthur Blank obtained by the New York...
  • REP. Joe Barton Apologizes for Sending Junk Pics and Sexting Woman

    11/22/2017 11:15:56 AM PST · by boycott · 53 replies ^ | 11/22/2017
    Texas Congressman Joe Barton sent nudes and illicit text messages to a woman, and he's apologizing for the graphic image first revealed by a Twitter user.
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Barton apologizes for graphic online photo

    11/22/2017 11:25:36 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 201 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 11-22-17 | Abby Livingston
    Texas Congressman Joe Barton released a statement Wednesday apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media earlier this week. He announced his re-election bid earlier this month. U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media earlier this week. "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women," he said. "Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended. I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am...
  • Texas Congressman Joe Barton Apologizes for Sending Nude Pic to Woman, Not His Wife

    11/22/2017 11:14:14 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 316 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/21/2017
    Texas Congressman Joe Barton sent nudes and illicit text messages to a woman, and he's apologizing for the graphic image first revealed by a Twitter user. Barton, a Republican, sent the nude photo showing his penis. The Twitter user censored the image, and also revealed a sext that reads, "I want u soo bad. Right now."
  • Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)

    07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,244+ views
    America Heritage ^ | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
    On Saturday they would appear before the convention’s Credentials Committee and ask to be seated as the official Mississippi state delegation... Shortly after he signed the Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson told his aide Joseph Califano, "I think we’ve delivered the South to the Republican party for your lifetime and mine." Maybe so, but he was determined to hold onto the region long enough to ensure his own re-election; the opinion polls might show him leading the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, by an enormous margin, but he was desperate not to stoke the fires of sectional conflict. Only one...
  • Texas A&M plans to fire Kevin Sumlin after LSU game

    11/22/2017 7:45:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 21, 2017 | Brent Zwerneman,
    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will be fired following the Aggies' regular-season finale at LSU on Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said. Sumlin is expected to be dismissed in the day or days following the A&M game against the Tigers. The Aggies are a double-digit underdog to the Tigers, and an A&M victory wouldn't save his job at this point, the sources said.
  • Bombshell-Paxton [TX Attorney General] Document Unmasks Corrupt Prosecutors

    11/21/2017 8:08:00 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 24 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | November 20, 2017 | Tony McDonald
    In August, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board labeled the case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton a “political prosecution” citing a sealed grand jury document provided to the editorial board. That document has now been published for the public to view by Direct Action Texas, a North Texas-based political accountability group and its contents are alarming. The document, a motion to dismiss filed by Paxton’s legal team, lays bare a number of violations of Paxton’s due process rights by Special Prosecutors Brian Wice and Kent Schaffer, as well as Chris Older, the original judge on the case. Oldner was...
  • Report: DFW Emerging as Tech Market With Jobs, Office Space

    11/21/2017 8:45:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Dallas Innovates ^ | November 20, 2017 | Amy Wolff Sorter
    Mention “tech cities,” and what might comes to mind are Silicon Valley, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, or Austin. But, Dallas-Fort Worth is emerging as a tech market, according to two new reports. “People have thought of Austin as Silicon Prairie for a long time,” said Ali Greenwood, vice president of data center solutions with commercial real estate firm JLL. This is logical, given that Dell, Apple, and Oracle have a presence there as do many technology startups. However, Greenwood said the sheer volume of Fortune 500 companies in DFW has attracted tech and other companies from elsewhere. Because of...
  • Man behind the tiny defiant Christmas tree at the Alamo speaks out

    11/21/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza,
    San Antonio's traditional Alamo Plaza tree-lighting ceremony will relocate families to Travis Park on Friday, but the cheer is continuing at the original spot -- thanks to a (now-not so) secret elf. Over the weekend, locals and tourists seemed happy to spot an 18-inch tree standing small but proud in front of the Alamo. No one knew how the little tree got there, but they crouched beside it and posted photos on Facebook and Instagram. And that elf -- he isn't done yet. The tree stood in the exact spot a much bigger tree usually stands during the holiday season...
  • New Kennedy Assassination Tapes Revealed

    11/15/2011 7:31:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 82 replies ^ | 15 Nov 2011 | Jack Cloherty
    Nearly 48 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, fresh audio evidence from that fateful day has surfaced. The evidence comes in the form of the original reel-to-reel Air Force One radio recording, containing conversations between officials on the plane, the White House situation room, and others. The original tape was long thought to be lost or destroyed. The tape contains never-before-heard conversations between the presidential aircraft and the White House and immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. It was held privately for years by President Kennedy’s military aide at the time, Chester...
  • Texas Democrat Julian Castro says 'I might' run for president

    11/20/2017 8:59:56 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2017 | Jeremy Wallace
    AUSTIN - Texas Democrat Julian Castro confirmed Sunday he is seriously considering running for president in 2020, and former state Sen. Wendy Davis left open the possibility she will take another run at the governor's seat in 2018. "I might," Castro told more than 350 people at a political conference near the University of Texas on Sunday morning. Davis' comments came at the same event.
  • Texas offers $20,000 reward in Border Patrol agent’s slaying

    11/20/2017 12:10:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $20,000 reward Monday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing one U.S. Border Patrol agent and seriously wounding another over the weekend. Agent Rogelio Martinez was patrolling in western Texas when he was struck in the head by an object, according to The Associated Press. His partner was also injured, and was taken to the hospital where he was in serious condition.
  • First Oil Refinery To Open In 40 Years Breaks Ground In West Texas

    11/20/2017 6:46:22 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    OANN ^ | 20 Nov 2017
    The first oil refinery to open in the U.S. in 40 years breaks ground in west Texas. The MMEX Resources Corporation’s $50 million project is set to be built in Pecos County. The area holds a significant crude oil supply, and is also railroad accessible. It will be developed in two phases, and is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Once it is completed, the 126 acre refinery will be able to process 10,000 barrels of crude oil each day. Meanwhile, officials plan to file permits for a second unit that would be able to produce 100,000 barrels. The first...
  • Two Smart Changes Have Made the GOP Tax Bill Passable

    11/14/2017 11:59:00 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Peter Roff
    Last week, Texas Republican Kevin Brady, using the power available to him as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, introduced another of what's known as a "manager's amendment" to the tax reform bill. The changes that amendment made to the bill, which passed with ease, were both important and effective, making him perhaps the most influential House member since Jack Kemp on the subject of taxes. It is clear Chairman Brady had it in mind to mitigate controversy in order to produce the strongest, most passable conservative reform framework possible. Thanks to his efforts last week, it...
  • Clinton supporters cheer, cry at book signing in downtown Austin

    11/19/2017 6:33:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | November 17, 2017 | Johnathan Silver
    For Lulu Flores, it still hurts. “I really feel for her,” Flores said as her eyes welled. “She did not let anybody down. I felt like we let her down.” On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, had been considered the favorite in the race. Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump bested her in the Electoral College. Clinton — who met with hundreds of supporters and readers at BookPeople on Friday to sign copies of her book, “What Happened,” about the 2016 campaign — seems to have moved on....
  • Southern border agent killed, another injured while on patrol in Texas

    11/19/2017 3:25:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Mike Emanuel - AP
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in the line of duty Sunday while patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas along the southern border with Mexico. Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died of injuries sustained while responding to “activity” near Interstate 10 in the Van Horn Station area, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Martinez and his partner, who was injured, were transported to a hospital. The partner, who was not identified, remains hospitalized in serious condition. Spokesman Carlos Diaz told The Associated Press the FBI has taken over the investigation.
  • Carrying in Church(Dear TSRA Members, Family, and Friends)

    11/19/2017 8:29:44 AM PST · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    TSRA | 11/19/2017 | Alice Tripp
    Carrying in Church Since the Sutherland Springs tragedy, Texans with a handgun license are asking for reassurance, "Can licensees carry in a church?" The easy answer is YES. State law does not prohibit you and has not since 1997, however your church might! The Back Story In 1995 when CHL law finally passed, the answer to the Church Question was NO. Initially churches were a prohibited location. Then in 1997, when the language to Penal Code 30.06 passed creating the sign familiar to licensees, one line was added to PC 46.035. The addition of that one line (i) treats churches...
  • Man confesses to Texas murder after image based on new DNA technology released

    11/18/2017 2:46:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    New forensic DNA analysis that can create an eerily accurate image of an unknown individual helped cops in Texas solve a year-old murder mystery. Ryan Riggs, 21, is charged with capital murder for the killing of Chantay Blankinship, 25, in May 2016. The man gave confessions to his local church and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday after predictive DNA imaging released Nov. 8 breathed new life into law enforcement’s investigation.
  • (Texas) Sentenced to 8; out in 1: Man who killed infant released from prison

    11/18/2017 3:14:50 PM PST · by JP1201 · 30 replies
    (Meredith) – Last year, Justin Havard was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for killing an infant in 2013 in Jasper, Texas. Now, he’s out of prison after serving just 13 months. According to KFDM, the Texas Board of Pardons & Parole approved the 27-year-old's release on Thursday. The situation began in 2013 when Havard called 911, claiming his then-girlfriend’s three-month-old infant was choking. After the baby died at a Houston hospital, an autopsy was performed, which revealed the baby died from "blunt force trauma to the head," not from choking. Havard spent two years and 11 months...