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  • Outrage in Texas as healthcare clinics offer free ABORTIONS to victims of Hurricane Harvey...

    09/20/2017 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 19, 2017 | Danielle Zoellner For
    FULL TITLE: Outrage in Texas as healthcare clinics offer free ABORTIONS to victims of Hurricane Harvey - as pro-lifers say the offer is 'heinous' A healthcare clinic in Texas is offering free abortion services to women impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More than 74 women have already taken up the offer, according to Whole Woman's Health, which promised to offer transportation and accommodation, as well as the procedure, to women affected by the hurricane that flooded southeastern Texas. Pro-life organizations such as Texas Right for Life hit back at the offer saying it was 'heinous' and would take an emotional toll...
  • Discovery discussed in hearing leading to first Twin Peaks trial

    09/19/2017 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 32 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/19/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Prosecutors and an attorney for Bandidos Dallas chapter president Jacob Carrizal continued to discuss evidence in the case Tuesday as the trial of the first Twin Peaks shootout defendant draws closer. Carrizal, 36, is set to be the first of 154 indicted bikers to stand trial in the May 17, 2015, shootout at Twin Peaks in Waco between rival biker groups that left nine dead and dozens injured. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court, who took over Carrizal's case after 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother was recused last month, waded through a number of pretrial discovery...
  • School District Debates putting Founders in Memory Hole

    09/18/2017 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It was only a matter of time. The "Dallas Independent School District included schools named after three of America’s Founding Fathers on a list of schools that the district is exploring renaming," Peter Hasson reported in The Daily Caller yesterday, on Constitution Day. "The DISD administration has already recommended renaming four schools named after Confederate generals, including Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson."
  • Save the Alamo

    09/18/2017 6:52:01 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 88 replies
    Save The Alamo ^ | 9-1-17 | Lee Spencer White
    The Second Battle of the Alamo A second Texas Revolution is currently brewing in the Lone Star State. This all comes as a result of a seemingly laudable plan promoted to and passed by the state’s legislature some four years ago. The plan involved the rebuilding and improvement of the state’s most iconic shrine—the Alamo. The plan as promoted and approved would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as give visitors there a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict. Consequent to...
  • Defensive Use of AR-15, Man Kills Two, Wounds One Attacker

    09/16/2017 12:47:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 6th, 2017, an armed man was sitting on his front porch in the 400 block of Glenburnie Drive in Houston, Texas. He had a concealed carry permit. His brother says that he goes to the range often. He was on his porch and had another firearm with him. An AR-15 type rifle.Three men attacked him in a drive-by shooting at about 2:15 a.m. He fired back, hitting all three. They car they were in crashed, and all three left the vehicle to continue the attack.The homeowner kept up his defense, shooting back and hitting all three men...
  • Justice Waco Style

    09/15/2017 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 42 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/14/2017
    All four of the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl cases taken away from McLennan County Judge Ralph Strother over the last two weeks are being turned over to Matt Johnson, Judge of Texas’ 54th Judicial District and District Attorney Abel Reyna’s former law partner. Strother was recused, which is how lawyers spell removed, from three cases on August 30: George Bergman who is represented by Dallas attorney Clint Broden, Rolando Reyes who is defended by former Galveston judge Susan Criss, and Paul Landers, a bikers rights activist who has Austin attorney Millie L. Thompson trying to keep him out of the...
  • Texas Seems Primed to Land Amazon’s Second Headquarters: But the Competition is Tough

    09/15/2017 8:19:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | 09/15/2017 | by LEIF REIGSTAD
    Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, but it may be heading to Texas as fast as it can. The online commerce giant announced last week that it is searching for a city to build a second corporate base, according to the Wall Street Journal. Every single big city in Texas has pounced on the opportunity and joined a fierce nationwide bidding war.The company laid out a pretty detailed wish list for its “HQ2” project, including a metropolitan area with more than one million people, on-site access to mass transit, a commute of 45 minutes or less to an international airport,...
  • Section of Houston tollway damaged by Harvey still closed

    09/15/2017 7:58:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | September 11, 2017 | Don McLoud
    The northbound lanes of a main section of the West Sam Houston Tollway/Beltway 8, which were flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, were reopened Sept. 7 after pumping out standing water, but the southbound lanes likely won’t open until the middle of this week, according to the Harris County Toll Road Authority in Houston. The authority reported Sept. 7 that the tollway section from Westheimer to Interstate 10 was a lake, with 14 feet of water, when pumps arrived. By then, the water had finally receded enough for the authority and the Texas Department of Transportation to start pumping out the...
  • Twin Peaks biker seeks DA disqualification over alleged attorney-client violation

    09/14/2017 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 99 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/14/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Hewitt man indicted in the Twin Peaks shootout alleges his confidential relationship with his attorney was violated two years ago when their phone conversation was recorded at the McLennan County Jail. Dallas attorney Clint Broden, who represents Matthew Alan Clendennen, 32, has filed a motion asking that the indictment against his client be dismissed or that the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office be disqualified from prosecuting the case for the alleged violation of attorney-client privilege. “In my 30 years of practicing law, it is one of the most egregious violations of the attorney-client privilege that I have ever seen,”...
  • Off Again

    09/14/2017 2:09:08 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 102 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/13/2017
    Christopher Jacob “Jake” Carrizal’s trial is off again. Casie Gotro, the Houston attorney who had a contentious relationship with Ralph Strother, the previous judge in the case, got Strother involuntarily recused two days. She thought Strother and Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett were cooperating to withhold potentially exculpatory evidence from her and had conspired to rush her into what she repeatedly called an ambush trial. That was obviously true but it was not all. Her biggest problem with Strother might have been that he tried to keep so much of the pretrial maneuvering off the record. She had to move...
  • Mystery as monster sea creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey

    09/13/2017 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | 13th September 2017 | By Anders Anglesey
    A MYSTERIOUS sea beast has stunned experts after it was discovered on the shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The freakish creature was spotted decaying on a US beach in Texas City, Texas, once the superstorm had cleared. The monster – similar to something from horror movie It – can be seen in photos with its fangs and tail trailing across the sand. Preeti Desai, from the National Audubon Society, found the monster lying on the empty beach. FREAK OF NATURE: The sea beast washed up on the Texas shore following Hurricane Harvey ====================================================================== She said: “We were on...
  • U.S. top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps

    09/12/2017 7:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to Republicans in Texas by putting on hold rulings that said electoral districts drawn by state lawmakers discriminated against minority voters. On a 5-4 vote, with the court’s conservatives in the majority and the liberal justices dissenting, the court in a brief order blocked two different lower court decisions that found fault with both congressional districts and state legislative districts drawn by the Republican-controlled state legislature. In August, a federal court in Texas struck down two Republican-drawn congressional districts saying they were discriminatory and ordering new...
  • Obama's Daughter Gets Dragged For Saying Awful Things About Trump Supporters in Texas

    09/10/2017 11:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Celebrity Insider ^ | September 10, 2017 | Dylan Fisher
    Malia Obama is being dragged for saying that Donald Trump's supporters in Texas should suffer the wrath of Hurricane Harvey....
  • Bill Maher: It's Unfair for Texas to Ask for Federal Aid (They don't believe in climate change)

    09/10/2017 8:22:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/10/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    As Texans reflect and recover from the devastation that came with Hurricane Harvey, comedian Bill Maher told his audience Saturday night that the survivors have no right to ask for federal aid. Texans have a "low tax base," he argued. Oh, and they don't believe in climate change. Why should Washington bail them out? "These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base," Maher said on his show "Real Time" on Friday. "So, the federal government bails them out. Their governors, their legislators they don’t believe in climate science.""It seems like the responsible folks in...
  • Undocumented and on Patrol in Texas (illegals acting as police)

    09/09/2017 2:50:08 PM PDT · by raybbr · 54 replies ^ | 9/8/2017 | Kavitha Suran
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Jaime Carrillo emerges from his faded pink house wearing blue jeans, boots, and a black cowboy hat. After a long day at work laying cement for city streets, he is ready for a second shift — this time as a volunteer for the Fort Worth Police Department. He straps a walkie-talkie to his collar, slaps a “Citizens on Patrol” sticker on the side of his blue Nissan Sentra, and settles in the driver’s seat, hands gripping the steering wheel decorated with his daughter’s Hello Kitty decals. “Tigre, Tigre,” Carrillo calls into the radio, addressing his partner....
  • Waco Day 844: Noon Pacific

    09/07/2017 5:07:52 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 40 replies
    So now, after stalling, twisting and strangling justice for 844 days and snickering about it, the scalawags who run Texas’ Third Administrative Judicial Region appear to have decided that this Casie Gotro person is begging to be put in her place. Gotro, as many or most or all of the McLennan County jury pool already knows, is not from Waco. She is from Houston which the Lord God recently washed for its wickedness. Somehow Gotro survived His wrath. And not only is she not from Waco. She is the impudent malapert who is attempting to clear the reputation of known...
  • Judge's recusal hearing postponed in earliest Twin Peaks case

    09/06/2017 6:14:55 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 169 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/6/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A hearing initially set for Thursday morning to determine if 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother should be recused from the first Twin Peaks biker case set for trial was canceled late Wednesday because neither the biker nor his attorney could attend the hearing. Houston attorney Casie Gotro, who represents Bandidos Dallas chapter President Christopher Jacob Carrizal, notified the court Wednesday evening that she and Carrizal were given inadequate notice of the hearing and won't be able to attend. No new date for the recusal hearing is set, but Senior Judge Dan Mills, appointed to hear the motion, has suggested...
  • WATCH: Thugs Start Drive-By Shooting Spree But Tough Texas Homeowner Has Something Else In Mind….

    09/06/2017 10:17:18 AM PDT · by · 45 replies
    Liberty Info ^ | September 5, 2017
    It was a scene right out of a Wild West movie where the hombres on horseback ride into a Texas border town in the dead of night and gallop down Main Street, firing indiscriminately. However this was no movie and the horses these thugs were driving was a Nissan Altima and that fabled Main Street was Glenburnie Drive, in North Houston, Texas. WATCH: The "SHOOTOUT" began late last Friday night as a Texas homeowner was sitting quietly on his front porch, enjoying the evening when out of the darkness a late-model Nissan Altima appeared roaring down the quiet street...
  • Mom donates over 1,000 ounces of breast milk to Harvey victims

    09/05/2017 11:40:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Constance Gibbs
    She’s helping others with the milk of human kindness. Danielle Palmer of Owensville, Mo., has donated 1,000 ounces of her own breast milk for Harvey victims. Palmer, a mother of three, watched as Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, Texas last week and wanted to do something to help.
  • Strother To Defy Recusal

    09/05/2017 7:02:49 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 12 replies
    “I WILL…NOT BE VOLUNTARILY RECUSING MYSELF FROM HEARING THIS CASE (BANDIDO JACOB CARRIZAL) Six Shooter Junction – When Judge Ralph T. Strother announced over the noon hour on Tuesday to the local CBS outlet, KWTX Channel 10, that he will defy a recusal motion by the defense counsel of Bandido Jake Carrizal, he sent lawyers all over the state into a pow wow by fax, phone, and text. Only one of three attorneys who had previously obtained his recusal in other cases was available for comment. Former Galveston District Judge Susan Criss, who is defense counsel for Rolando Reyes, was...