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  • 10 Illegal Aliens Are Dead Because of Sanctuary Cities, Says Texas Lt. Governor

    07/24/2017 11:28:57 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick put the blame for the deaths of 10 illegal aliens packed in the back of an 18-wheeler on sanctuary cities. “[Sunday’s] tragedy is why I made passing Senate Bill 4 to ban sanctuary cities — which is now law — a top priority,” the Republican Lt. Governor posted on Facebook. “Sanctuary cities entice people to believe they can come to America and Texas and live outside the law. Sanctuary cities also enable human smugglers and cartels.” Initially, eight people lost their lives from exposure to the heat and lack of water after human smugglers left...
  • Texas man ordered to pay $65G in child support for kid who isn't his

    07/24/2017 4:18:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-23-2017 | Fox News
    In 2003, a child support court in Texas ruled that Gabriel Cornejo, 45, had to pay child support to his ex-girlfriend who had recently given birth because she vowed that there was no way he wasn’t the rightful dad. Cornejo, who is currently raising three children of his own and two nephews, claimed that he was not made aware of this and only found out about the child support payments last year when a deputy served him court papers claiming that the state of Texas lists him as having another child. He soon met the minor for the first and...
  • 9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

    07/23/2017 1:31:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 6:53 PM ET, Sun July 23, 2017 | Faith Karimi, Joe Sutton and Holly Yan
    (CNN)Eight people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer parked at a Walmart lot in San Antonio, authorities said early Sunday.
  • Houston man must pay child support for kid that's not his

    07/22/2017 12:41:29 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 210 replies
    Houston Chronical ^ | 7/21/2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    A Houston man is on the hook for $65,000 in child support for a child that's not his. Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test proving a child his ex-girlfriend had 16 years ago was not his. The test was too late. In 2003, a child support court in Houston ruled that Cornejo owed his ex-girlfriend child support because, she claims, there was no way he wasn't the father.
  • Anti-Second Amendment Academics Shot Down in Texas Case

    07/21/2017 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In August, 2016, two professors from the University of Austin, Texas, and an Associate Teaching Assistant Professor, sued the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, the President of the University of Texas, Austin, and the Members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin.A number of frivolous claims were offered in an attempt to stop the Texas statute allowing exercise of the Second Amendment on Campus from going into effect. The claims included that the law is vague, the law violated the plaintiffs' First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  The arguments were...
  • Heat is part of life at Texas prisons, but federal judge orders one to cool it

    07/20/2017 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 45 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 7-20-2017 | Jolie McCullough
    ROSHARON — Just 30 miles south of the urban epicenter of Houston, the scene around one of Texas’ oldest maximum-security prisons has a much more rustic quality. The brick buildings of the prison have been part of the rural landscape since 1917 and sit among acres of farmland at the end of a long, tree-lined road. Prison officials clad in boots and cowboy hats patrol the grounds on horseback, and inmates are hauled in from work duty in the fields on a wagon hitched to a tractor. On a recent muggy July morning, visitors and staff at the main gate...
  • Texas Police Seize 75 Pounds of Liquid Meth in Cleaning Jugs

    07/20/2017 8:31:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Austin Police estimates the street value of the liquid crystal meth at approximately $2 million. According to a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court, the suspect initially told police she was traveling to Dallas for a work meeting, but that her story changed during the course of their conversation. Police say the suspect also acted nervous and became “verbally aggressive,” as they pressed her regarding the irregularities in her story. The woman also refused to let Austin Criminal Interdiction Officers search the 2013 Dodge Avenger she was driving, according to the complaint. Officers requested assistance from APD’s K-9...
  • Memorials promote 'white heterosexual male supremacy,' profs claim

    07/19/2017 1:32:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 19, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Public museums and memorials serve our nation’s “foundational commitments to white heterosexual male supremacy,” according to two Texas A&M University professors. Tasha N. Dubriwny and Kristan Poirot, both of whom teach Women’s Studies at TAMU, advanced the claim in a July 12 article in the Southern Communications Journal, further alleging that U.S commemorative practices serve an inherently conservative agenda.
  • Far-Fetched Suit to Block Concealed Carry On Texas Campuses Gets Tossed Out

    07/18/2017 9:28:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 17, 2017 | George Leef
    It is a measure of how entitled many college professors think themselves that a group of professors at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) felt so annoyed that the state legislature ignored their protests and feelings that they filed a lawsuit against a law. The law in question allows people who have permits to carry concealed handguns on campus and inside most buildings on state university buildings. That law (“Campus Carry Law”) was signed by Governor Abbott in June, 2015 and took effect August 16, 2016. Before the law had taken effect, three UT professors (Jennifer Glass, Lisa Moore,...
  • Ex-Officer Is Indicted on Murder Charge in Killing of Black Teenager

    07/17/2017 6:06:48 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 32 replies
    New York Time ^ | 7/17/17 | SERGE F. KOVALESKI
    A white former police officer in a Dallas suburb was indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge for fatally shooting an unarmed black high school freshman in April with a high-powered rifle as the teenager and four others drove away from a house party, prosecutors said Monday. The former officer, Roy D. Oliver II, an Iraq war veteran who was on the police force in the working-class city of Balch Springs, was also indicted on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant. The charges were announced by the Dallas County district attorney,...
  • Guns, bathroom bills, deportation: Is Texas safe for my California kid?

    07/17/2017 6:11:02 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 117 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 14, 2017 | Shawn Hubler
    Not long after California officially banned state-funded travel to Texas this summer, we awoke in a hotel there, behind enemy lines. It had been decades since my last visit to the Lone Star State; our daughter had gotten an offer she couldn’t refuse there from a graduate program. That was the good news. The bad news was, she’d be spending the next several years in a state whose political leaders are pathologically hostile to the blue state where she was born and raised.
  • 'I need to work': Texas veteran says he was fired from Home Depot after confronting shoplifters

    07/17/2017 12:20:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2017
    A 70-year-old veteran says he’s out of a job after he tried to stop some thieves from leaving the Home Depot store where he worked. It appears what he saw as doing the right thing was against company policy. Jim Tinney says trying to do the right thing has guided him pretty well in life. “In the Army, they train you to do things like that,” Tinney said. Recently, Tinney said he saw three men carrying tool sets worth thousands of dollars to the checkout area at Home Depot. He said they seemed nervous. “One of them hollered ‘let’s go,’...
  • Texans' rookie D'Onta Foreman arrested in Austin Sunday

    07/16/2017 4:38:18 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-16-2017 | John McClain
    Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, the third-round pick from the University of Texas, was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin on possession of marijuana and unlawful weapon charges. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Foreman, who rushed for 2,028 yards as a junior last season, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday by the campus police department. The Texans said today they are investigating. The American-Statesman was issued a statement from the University of Texas Police Department that said officers responded to a call at 12:24 a.m. (Police) "responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from three occupied...
  • Army veteran’s dying wish is a phone call or text from you

    07/14/2017 12:38:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 14, 2017 | WOWK
    NEW BRAVOS, TX (WCMH) – An Army veteran in Arizona with a terminal illness has a unique final wish. Lee Hernandez is currently in hospice care in his home. According to the Arizona Republic, he has continuous strokes that affect his vision and cognitive abilities. Doctors can do nothing more for him except make him comfortable. Lee served more than 18 years in the Army, including a tour in Iraq. Earlier this week, he asked his wife to let him hold his phone, “in case someone calls,” according to a post on the Arizona Veterans Forum.
  • ATM customers receive SOS note from worker trapped inside

    07/13/2017 2:00:39 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.13.17
    A number of individuals received something other than cash and a receipt when they visited a Bank of America ATM this week in Corpus Christie, Texas.
  • After 14 years, U.S. beef hits Chinese market - Trade deal an 'exciting opportunity' for agriculture

    07/13/2017 10:50:34 AM PDT · by johnk · 35 replies
    The Gazette - Cedar Rapids ^ | Jul 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm | James Q. Lynch
    During his Senate hearing to be confirmed as ambassador to China, then-Gov. Terry Branstad said he would prefer to serve Iowa beef — not cuts from Australia — at the U.S. Embassy there. He won’t get that wish yet, but the prime rib he slices into Friday when joined in Beijing by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Chinese government officials to ceremonially mark the return of U.S. beef to China after a 14-year ban will be from closer to home — Nebraska. Branstad: Work to open Chinese market to U.S. beef exports Trump calls for rural internet...
  • Immigration Shocker: Trump Administration May Bail on DACA

    07/13/2017 5:07:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 13 Jul 2017
    Facing the threat of a lawsuit from Texas and eight other states, the Trump administration indicated Wednesday that it may decline to defend DACA in court, a move that would likely result in the end of the program that granted amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. when they were children. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly went up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon to address members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, telling them, according to reports, that although he personally supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, he can’t promise that the administration will defend it...
  • Satanic ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Led to Texas Teen’s Death, Says Father

    07/12/2017 8:20:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 12, 2017 | Bob Price
    The father of a San Antonio, Texas, area teenage boy said his son apparently killed himself while participating in the satanic “Blue Whale Challenge” that is spreading on social media. After playing the game online, the parents of 15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez found him hanging in his bedroom. His father, Jorge Gonzalez, wants other parents to know about the dangers of this game that is believed to have originated in Russia, Fox News reported. “It talks about satanic stuff and stuff like that and my son was never into that,” the teen’s father told KSAT ABC12 in San Antonio. He said...
  • Hearing-impaired woman attacked by stranger at bus stop

    07/12/2017 10:07:42 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 14 replies
    Fox4news ^ | 7/11/2017 | Fox4news.com staff
    DALLAS - A hearing impaired woman was sucker punched in broad daylight while waiting for a bus stop in Dallas. 56-year-old Cindy Tarkington says she was waiting for the bus when a stranger walked right up to her and hit her without warning. The unprovoked attack happened last Wednesday on South Polk Street near Nokomis Avenue in the Oak Cliff area. Joe, Cindy’s husband, recalled walking his wife, who is nearly deaf, to the DART bus stop. It was around 11:30 a.m. so Cindy felt safe waiting for the bus by herself. But a few minutes later, she was sucker...
  • What Rick Perry Really Said About Supply and Demand

    07/12/2017 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Lordy, how the mean girls jeered when Energy Secretary Rick Perry offered some extemporaneous words of encouragement to workers at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia last week."Here's a little economics lesson," Perry said in response to a question about how the coal industry can stay competitive when the shale revolution of the last 10 years has made the supply of natural gas so abundant and cheap. "Supply and demand: You put the supply out there, and the demand will follow."Cue an avalanche of media scorn."Rick Perry Hilariously Misunderstands Supply and Demand Theory in Attempted Defense of Coal Industry,"...