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  • Police: Family argument caused mother to shoot, kill daughters

    06/25/2016 6:42:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Mike Glenn and Will Axford
    <p>A Fort Bend County woman shot her two adult daughters Friday - killing one of them at the scene - before she was fatally shot by a responding police officer.</p> <p>Later, Fulshear police Facebook page reported one daughter was taken by Lifeflight to the Texas Medical Center and also died. It was unclear Saturday afternoon, which of the victims died at the scene and which was airlifted to the hospital.</p>

    06/25/2016 4:39:02 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 100 replies
    KTRK ^ | 7/25/16 | Lauren Lee
    FULSHEAR, TX (KTRK) -- A woman critically injured after her sister was shot and killed by mother has died, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. A Fulshear police officer shot and killed 42-year-old Christy Sheats after she shot both Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, Friday evening, Sheriff Troy Nehls says.
  • Calls For Texas Independence Surge In Wake Of Brexit Vote

    06/25/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 80 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | Jacob Steinblatt
    After residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a “Texit.” The largest group agitating for secession is the Texas Nationalist Movement, which has been promoting its own version of Brexit, called Texit, over the past several weeks. The group has taken inspiration from the pro-exit campaign in Britain, noting that the two movements share many of the same principles. Daniel Miller, president of the TNM, told Australian website, “The vast majority of the laws, rules and regulations that affect...
  • Two dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting

    06/25/2016 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25th 2016 | AP
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas authorities say two people are dead and several others injured following a shooting outside a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police Spokesman Daniel Segura says in a statement Saturday that East Division officers responded to reports of a shooting at Studio 74's Fort Worth address. He says arriving officers discovered one victim dead outside the studio. Several others were shot and transported to hospitals. Segura says one victim died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. No further information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.
  • British vote has Texas Nationalists calling for "Texit"

    06/24/2016 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    KTBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Staff
    The historic “Brexit” vote has the Texas Nationalist Movement calling on Governor Greg Abbott to support a “Texit.” “It is past time that the people of Texas had their say on our continued relationship with the Union and its sprawling Federal bureaucracy,” TNM president Daniel Miller posted on the group’s website. “The win for Brexit opens the door for Texit by establishing, concretely, that it is possible to have an adult conversation on independence and letting the people have the final say.”
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds

    06/24/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird). The state’s transportation agency said in a letter that it has initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the three species.The construction of the MoPac Intersections Project across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, in...
  • More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk

    06/24/2016 7:01:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/24/2016 | Staff
    DALLAS — Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night and that emergency personnel treated the others at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities. The hot coals were spread outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as part of a Robbins seminar called "Unleash the Power Within." The event continues through Sunday. Representatives for Robbins didn't immediately return messages...
  • Fisher’s SCOTUS loss: A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege

    06/23/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/23/16 | Amanda Marcotte
    Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in the latest round of affirmative action cases heard before the Supreme Court, is the perfect villain in a liberal morality play about the evils of racism.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented....
  • Dad tried reviving daughter left in hot car by putting her in refrigerator

    06/23/2016 8:54:07 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2016
    Thedford, an unemployed former high school teacher, dropped off his 3-year-old and 5-year-old children at daycare around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, but when he returned to his home in Melissa, Thedford forgot about his 6-month-old daughter, according to a warrant viewed by KHOU. He went inside the house to take a four-hour nap before waking up and realizing the baby girl remained in the hot minivan. When he found the girl she was unresponsive, according to the warrant, so Thedford brought her inside the house and put her in a refrigerator for "an undetermined length of time." He then called...
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23 2016 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel...
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldn’t come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, “Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?”
  • No charges for man with gun near Donald Trump rally in Texas

    06/22/2016 4:51:03 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2016 | Matthew Tresaugue
    A 27-year-old man who brought a firearm to a parking garage near the site of Donald Trump's rally in The Woodlands was released without charge shortly afterward because he has a handgun license, authorities said Monday. The man was detained Friday after he was seen abandoning a black backpack, which contained an unloaded revolver, in a garage near The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, authorities said.The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Secret Service, which provides security for the presumptive Republican nominee, questioned the man before determining that he had not violated any state or federal law,...
  • Human rights center adds water stations as migrant deaths rise

    06/20/2016 3:02:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Valley Morningstar ^ | June 19, 2016
    NEAR FALFURRIAS — The sun blazed Tuesday afternoon as Eddie Canales and Anna Ibarra of the South Texas Human Rights Center took turns striking a three-foot metal rod into the ground with a sledge hammer for the first of 12 new water stations. “Today is important for us because this is the first time we are allowed to set these stations up in this particular ranch,” said Canales, who allowed The Monitor to ride along with him on the condition the name of the ranch was not disclosed. As the heat index climbed to over 110 degrees, Canales, 68, and...
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • Texas AG Explains 11 States’ Lawsuit Over Obama’s School Bathroom Policy

    06/20/2016 4:04:55 AM PDT · by milton23 · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/19/2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    On May 25, officials in 11 states filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom directive issued to public schools nationwide. Leading that charge is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sat down with The Daily Signal to explain his case. Watch the interview to hear about the legal strategy Paxton intends to employ and how he thinks the country can compassionately accommodate the needs of transgender public school students while also looking out for the safety and privacy of the entire student body in any given school.
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Senate kills John Thune’s border-fence amendment — with help from Rubio and McCain

    06/19/2013 4:34:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You know the deal. Every amendment that adds significant border security to the Gang of Eight bill threatens to scare Democratic votes away, and Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Flake have decided that they’d rather have the bad bill they wrote pass than no bill at all. Four votes against the fence, just as Conn Carroll predicted this morning: Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built. The...
  • US Senate Turns Back On Border Fence

    01/02/2008 12:51:31 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies · 199+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 1/02/2008 | Joe Murray
    In a quiet act of defiance, the Senate approved a $555 billion omnibus spending bill that removed legal requirements mandating the federal government fund 854 miles of a double layer border fence spanning America's southwestern border. The funding requirement was codified into law when Congress passed, and President George W. Bush signed, the Secure Fence Act (SFA) in 2006. When the spending bill, which combines appropriations for a number of federal agencies, reached the Senate, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) attached S.Amdt. 2466 to the measure in order to silently gut the SFA's spending requirement. The Hutchison amendment reads, "Nothing...
  • Honey, We Shrunk The Fence

    12/18/2007 10:19:49 AM PST · by jdm · 31 replies · 194+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 18, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Congress has apparently misinterpreted the call to shrink the federal government. While our Representatives and Senators have included over 9,000 earmarks in the omnibus spending bill under consideration today, and while they continue to add more and more federal spending, they have shrunk the border fence passed by the 109th Congress last year. It removes the requirements for specific construction and location, leaving the project in limbo (via Michelle Malkin and Memeorandum): Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier...
  • Flashback: Democrat Calls Border Fence "Dumb" While Claiming South Dakota is a Border State

    07/09/2014 12:57:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 6/13/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday during debate on the Senate floor about an amendment offered by Republican Senator John Thune requiring 350 miles of double-layer fencing along the southern border, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu called the fence "dumb" and claimed South Dakota is a border state. Thune's amendment backs up the 2006 Secure Fence Act (which Landrieu voted for) requiring 700 miles of double layer fence along the southwest border with Mexico, of which only 36 miles have been completed. I’m going to speak about this amendment for just a minute, but I’ld like to respond to Senator Thune, and I wish that we...
  • Flashback: House guts border fence (Kay Baily Hutchison quietly defunds Secure Fence Act)

    07/07/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** fencewhatfence.jpg Fence?...
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • “Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act”. [ Hillary would then be deemed unsafe to own a gun!]

    06/18/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | June 18,2016 | Sheila Jackson Lee
    Full Title To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • Donald Trump touts gun rights at rally in The Woodlands

    06/18/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2016 | Bridget Balch, Andrew Kragie, and Susan Carroll
    Donald Trump told a large and boisterous crowd in The Woodlands on Friday night that he would be a fierce supporter of gun rights if elected president, and that an armed person could have prevented the Orlando nightclub massacre that left 49 people dead and another 53 wounded. "Nobody will protect your Second Amendment like Donald John Trump. Nobody! Nobody!" the presumptive Republican presidential nominee declared. Trump alleged that Democrat Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the Second Amendment, the constitutional right to bear arms. Mentions of her name drew loud boos.
  • Trump: If Orlando Clubgoers Had Guns And Shot That "Son Of A Bitch" It Would Have Been ...

    06/18/2016 9:53:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 17, 2016
    Complete headline: Trump: If Orlando Clubgoers Had Guns And Shot That "Son Of A Bitch" It Would Have Been "A Beautiful Sight" Donald Trump wasn't in the mood to mince words Friday at an event in The Woodlands, Texas. Trump said that if some of the clubgoers on that evening in Orlando had guns, someone would have been able to take out the shooter - as discussed here as well. "If we had people where the bullets were going in the opposite direction, right smack between the eyes of this maniac. If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped...
  • Sen. Cruz: The Admin’s Refusal to Confront Radical Islamic Terrorism Has Made America Less Safe

    06/18/2016 11:32:55 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16 , 2016 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor, emphasizing the need to address the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the horrific act of terror in Orlando last weekend. Sen. Cruz specifically called on Congress to take up and pass his Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) and Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (TRIPA) in order to better secure our country.

    06/17/2016 4:43:56 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 76 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | June 17, 2016 | By Tom Abrahams
    HARRIS COUNTY (KTRK) -- As preparations continue for Donald Trump to take the stage in The Woodlands, authorities had to make an arrest at the rally location. A man with a gun was taken into custody Friday afternoon in the parking garage of the hotel. Many are braving the heat for a chance to be front and center when the presumptive Republican nominee speaks to supporters. "Just because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and we wanted to be part of it," said Kim Deal. "I think he's speaking to the heart of the American people. People are fed...
  • Man Threatens Death on Those Who Refuse to Accept Copies of the Quran: Police

    06/17/2016 4:24:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | June 15, 2016 | Frank Heinz and Brian Scott
    Man tried to hand out copies of the Quran to judges at Denton County Courthouse, police sayA man is jailed on a charge of terroristic threat Wednesday after threatening to impose the death penalty on several people who refused to take copies of the Quran, Denton police say. Peshwaz Azad Waise, 28, was arrested just after 8 a.m. outside of the Denton County Courthouse after several run-ins with police that morning and the night before. Denton police said officers responding to a call for assistance Tuesday night were stopped by Waise, and that he was speaking irrationally and making comments...
  • Senator Cruz Defends 2A on the Floor of the Senate, Excoriates Obama Terrorism Fail

    06/17/2016 7:38:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Ted Cruz does a superb job of exposing Democrats using a terror attack to attack the Constitution.  As is to be expected, the leftist media is attacking it as a “terrible” speech.  Read or watch it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Mr. CRUZ.   Madam President, our Nation is at war. Five days ago, we saw a horrific terror attack in Orlando, FL. From September 11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to this attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America. As the facts have unfolded, they...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Democrat ‘Political Gamesmanship’ in Wake of Orlando Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 5:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to address the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. The speech he gave should be the standard Republican response to the left’s deflection towards gun-control instead of addressing the real issue at hand: defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
  • VIDEO UPDATE=> REPORTER BLOODIED, HIT IN HEAD by Protester’s Rock at Trump Dallas Rally

    06/17/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies ^ | June 17, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A photographer with the Dallas Advocate was hit in the head by a rock thrown by an anti-Trump protester Thursday night outside a Dallas, Texas campaign rally at Gilley’s by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Photos posted to Twitter by fellow reporters show Danny Fulgencio with blood streaming down his face and then later with a large bandage wrapped around his head.
  • Cop admits Trump protesters in Dallas were bused in.

    06/17/2016 8:56:16 AM PDT · by Pollard · 28 replies
    InfoWars youtube ^ | InfoWars youtube
    The admission is at about the 3:05 markQuite a difference in law enforcement styles between Dallas and San Jose.
  • Texas city where cops shot Walmart hostage-taker flooded with refugees

    06/17/2016 5:23:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 6/16/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    'Response by Obama admin makes it clear it has no intention of cooperating with us' A man who took two co-workers hostage at an Amarillo, Texas, Walmart Tuesday was a Muslim refugee from Somalia, and that fact came as no surprise to those who track the federal government’s robust refugee resettlement program. Amarillo is bursting at the seams with foreign refugees, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and its mayor has pleaded repeatedly with the government to stop sending refugees to his city. But they keep coming. The schools are stretched, and the local police department is having a...
  • LIVE:Trump rally 6/17/2016 in Houston, TX 7pm CDT

    06/17/2016 1:56:31 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 638 replies
    Friday, June 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Houston, TX at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM CDT. Houston, TX The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
  • Texas' top criminal court blocks Waco biker case gag order

    06/16/2016 7:17:42 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2016
    WACO, Texas – Texas' highest criminal court reversed a gag order Wednesday in the case of one of the nearly 200 bikers arrested after a police-involved shooting last year outside a Waco restaurant that left nine dead. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals released the decision a year after a lawsuit was filed by Matthew Clendennen against the city of Waco, the local district attorney and the Waco police officer who drafted a warrant for his arrest. Clendennen, a landscape-lighting designer from nearby Hewitt, argued that the warrant lacked probable cause. The gag order, which was requested by prosecutors, barred...
  • “Kill Donald Trump” Hispanics and Blacks Call to Assassinate Trump at Dallas Rally (VIDEO)

    06/16/2016 7:32:12 PM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundt ^ | 6/16/16 | jim hoft
    “Kill Donald Trump” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally tonight at Gilley’s in Dallas. The left wants him dead.
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Dallas, TX (6-16-16)

    06/16/2016 5:13:35 PM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 16 June 2016 | Live Stream
    didn't see this posted
  • ‘It’s Pretty Lonely’: A Democratic Incumbent in a Sea of Texas Red

    06/16/2016 12:31:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 16, 2016 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    There are 29 statewide elected offices in Texas. Republicans control 28 of them. And then there’s Lawrence E. Meyers, 68, the senior judge on the state’s highest criminal court and the sole Democrat. How did he do it? By defection. He was elected in 1992 as a Republican to the state Court of Criminal Appeals, and won re-election as a Republican in later elections. But he switched parties in 2013. Now, for the first time since crossing over, Judge Meyers is up for re-election as a Democrat in November. To call him an underdog is an understatement. The last time...
  • Federal Judge Dismisses Texas' Lawsuit Over Syrian Refugees

    06/16/2016 11:24:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2016 | Paul J. Weber, AP
    Texas' efforts to halt the arrival of Syrian refugees have been blocked by a federal judge, who rejected Republican leaders' claims that refugees pose an imminent risk or that states deserve a say in resettlements. The ruling comes days after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called to block non-citizen Muslims from entering the U.S. following the Orlando nightclub massacre. U.S. District Judge David Godbey, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, had previously knocked Texas for offering "largely speculative hearsay" about extremists possibly infiltrating Syrian refugees. His ruling, which was signed Wednesday, rejected arguments that the Obama administration...
  • Texas: Muslim Threatens to KILL Those Who Refuse to Accept Copies of the QURAN

    06/16/2016 9:11:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies ^ | June 16, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    He’s just being a good, devout Muslim. Oppose him and you are “suppressing his freedom of religion,” you islamophobe. Law enforcement thinks so, too. Police said officers responded to a call for assistance, but said jihadi Peshwaz Azad Waise was not in violation of any law. Death threats under sharia are not sanctioned by US law? This is post-9/11 America. Muslims are a protected class.
  • Man Arrested For Making Terroristic Threats In Denton (TX)

    06/16/2016 8:08:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | June 16, 2016 | Joel Thomas
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County deputies, police and security took an Iraqi man into custody at a Denton County courts building after a loud outburst and two run-ins with people previously that had police issuing a warrant for his arrest. Workers at a Denton IHOP restaurant say 28-year-old Peshwaz Waise came into their restaurant around 6:00 a.m. wearing what they called a turban, clutching a Koran and talking to customers about accepting its message. “So, I guess he approached the guy with the same message but the guy had on a Trump supporter shirt on,” said restaurant employee Darel Walker....
  • The Trump Show Hits Dallas, Protest Organizers Ban Mexican Flags

    06/16/2016 6:09:52 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | 6/16/2016 | Stephen Young
    It took a while, but the details of Dallas' latest encounter with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign finally got filled in Wednesday afternoon. After a nearly weeklong search for a venue, the Trump operation found a DFW home at the Southside Ballroom, otherwise known as the big room at the Gilley's complex in the Cedars. ... But now that there's a public rally, longtime Dallas activist Domingo Garcia and Next Generation Action Network Founder Dominique Alexander are planning to rally at Gilley's at 6 p.m. Organizers are asking that demonstrators wear white shirts "to promote peace" and carry...
  • LIVE THREAD: Trump 6/16/2016 in Dallas, TX @ Gilley's South Side Ballroom 7pm CDT

    06/16/2016 3:44:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 773 replies
    Thursday, June 16, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Dallas, TX at Gilley’s Dallas – South Side Ballroom. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM CDT. Dallas, TX Gilley's South Side Ballroom Capacity 1500
  • IRAQI Peshwaz Waise Arrested After Making Terroristic Threats While Handing Out Korans in Denton, TX

    06/15/2016 1:11:48 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    28-year old Peshwaz Azad Waise, from Iraq, was jailed on a charge of terroristic threat Wednesday morning after threatening to impose the death penalty on several people who refused to take copies of the Quran. Waise was arrested at the courthouse on Tuesday morning. NBCDFW reported: Denton police said officers responding to a call for assistance Tuesday night were stopped by 28-year old Peshwaz Azad Waise, of Iraq, and that he was speaking irrationally and making comments about God and Allah. Since Waise was not in violation of any law, the officers continued responding to the initial call for help,...
  • Clorine leak prompts shelter-in-place for some Florence residents (TX)

    06/15/2016 9:09:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kvue ^ | June 15, 2016 | kvue
    Officials have issued a shelter-in-place for some residents in Florence, Texas due to a chlorine leak Wednesday morning. According to Williamson County Emergency Services, the shelter has been issued for residents living just south of the city up to and including the 500 block of Farm to Market Road 970. Affected residents are asked to stay indoors with their doors and windows shut. They are also asked to put towels near any gaps and to turn off their air-conditioners. Officials have asked drivers to stay off the roads in the affected area. Residents will remain under a shelter-in-place until an...
  • Protestors, police making final preparations for Trump visit to S.A. (Texas)

    06/14/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KENS-TV | June 14, 2016 | MaryAnn Martinez
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