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  • BREAKING: Two Texas Police Officers Murdered

    07/11/2020 6:32:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    McAllen, TX – Two McAllen Police department officers were murdered in the line of duty Saturday afternoon. The incident started as a disturbance call, according to The Monitor. Authorities believe that officers were “ambushed” when they arrived, The Monitor reported. The suspect was also shot in the gunfight. The condition of the suspect has not been released. It was initially reported that officers were transported to local hospitals, according to KRGV. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez has since confirmed that the officers died, releasing the message, “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in...
  • Texas hospital says man, 30, died after attending 'COVID party'

    07/11/2020 1:20:04 PM PDT · by familyop · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    ...according to the hospital’s top doctor, Jane Appleby..."Just before the person died they looked at the nurse and they said, 'I think I made a mistake. I thought it was a hoax but it's not," she said,...the hospital is treating other COVID-19 patients in their 20s and 30s who are "severely ill,"...
  • Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling

    07/11/2020 10:00:25 AM PDT · by semimojo · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/11/2020 | Maggie Haberman
    A group of prominent business leaders urged President Trump on Saturday to leave in place a program affecting roughly 800,000 young immigrants who are shielded from deportation, saying it would disrupt the economy and impact the battle against the coronavirus... The signers of the letter included executives with Amazon, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide, Target, Apple, Google and Facebook, as well as groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and almost every sector of the manufacturing industry“This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time to jeopardize the health and safety of these vulnerable...
  • Republicans Sue, Censure Gov. Abbott Over Ongoing Restrictive Executive Orders

    07/11/2020 6:47:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2020 | Bethany Blankley
    Despite the mainstream media narrative, Texas leads the nation in coronavirus recoveries, and its coronavirus death rate is .01 percent. Of a population of roughly 29 million people, there have been 2.6 million tests for the coronavirus. Among them, 230,346 positive cases have been reported, or .79 percent of the population. Roughly 8.85 percent of those who have been tested have tested positive for the virus. And only those who are presenting symptoms are tested, so the number is slightly skewed.There have been an estimated 118,326 recoveries, and 2,918 reported coronavirus-related deaths as of July 9, according to the Texas...
  • Ohio Sheriff: ‘I am Not the Mask Police. I am Not Going to Enforce Any Mask-Wearing’

    07/10/2020 5:25:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection, ^ | July 8, 2020 | Mary Chastain
    “I’m not a scientist, but I want you to know the police are busy…Don’t call 911 because someone is not wearing a mask. If the health departments want to control who is not wearing a mask, let them put a little yellow light on their car and they can stop people and go in.” ... Butler County, in Ohio, Sheriff Richard Jones announced he would not enforce the health department’s mask mandate: ... The news comes as the Ohio Department of Health issued a mandate that all citizens in Ohio’s “red counties” wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus...
  • Black student at Texas A&M who claimed he found racist notes on his car saying the n-word, 'all lives matter,' and 'you don't belong here' put them there himself, campus cops say

    07/11/2020 4:06:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    A student at Texas A&M University who claimed he found racist notes left on his car was accused by campus cops of leaving them there himself. A&M senior Isaih Martin, 21, posted an image on Twitter of the notes he found on his car parked outside a campus apartment building in June saying 'all lives matter,' 'you don't belong here' and the n-word. The alleged discovery later prompted an investigation and $1,200 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
  • Police Say Texas A&M Student Who Found Racist Notes On His Car Put Them There

    07/10/2020 3:02:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 07/10 | Maria Copeland
    A tudent at Texas A&M University who reported that racist notes had been left on his car windshield is responsible for the act, police say. KBTX-TV reported that in June, Texas A&M senior Isaih Martin alerted the university police when he allegedly discovered handwritten messages reading “All lives matter” and “You don’t belong here,” along with a third listing the N-word, on his vehicle, which he had parked at an apartment complex on the school’s property. Martin posted a photo of the notes to a Twitter account that has since been made private. According to KBTX, the university responded to...
  • Gov. Abbott: Lack of masks, spike in COVID-19 could lead to 'necessity of closing Texas down

    TYLER, Texas — In an interview with CBS19 on Friday, Governor Greg Abbott said a lack of masks and a spike in COVID-19 could, as a last resort, lead to "the necessity of closing Texas down."
  • TEXAS: You should consider wearing a mask even when you're in your own home (OMG!)

    07/10/2020 2:31:58 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 147 replies
    News 4 San Antonio ^ | 07/082020 | Gerald Tracy
    SAN ANTONIO - The Texas Division of Emergency Management is advising residents to consider wearing a mask at all times, even in your own home. In an interview with our Ryan Wolf, Chief Nim Kidd said as much, adding the community has paid attention and done well outside their homes, but it is not enough. "We still need people to wear the mask out in public, we still need people to keep social distance and isolation," Kidd said. "Ryan, the one thing I want to try to get across today is we need to do that when we’re in our...
  • Joe Biden’s ‘Unity’ Platform with Bernie Sanders Gives Free Health Care to DACA Illegal Aliens

    07/10/2020 12:41:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    In the Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders “Unity” platform, Democrats are vowing to provide free, American taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens who are able to enroll in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The proposed Democrat Party platform, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would restart the DACA program — allowing millions of illegal aliens to enroll — and ensure they are provided with taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare plans. The platform also would allow all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. to purchase healthcare coverage in the federal marketplace and more quickly allow...
  • Texas government lacks timely data for 90% of coronavirus cases there

    07/10/2020 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Just the News ^ | July 9, 2020 - 10:48pm | By Daniel Payne
    Authorities can attribute dates to less than 11% of all cases. Lyndsey Rosales, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, confirmed to Just the News this week that the state lacks dating information for the vast majority of cases it posts. "DSHS reports cases on our dashboard as local health departments and our public health regions report them," Rosales said. "We don’t attribute them to the date to when a person received a confirmed COVID-19 test result or developed symptoms." Asked if illness-onset or confirmed-test metrics existed at any level of the data collection process, Rosales suggested...
  • Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman's breast after pulling her over

    07/10/2020 7:01:20 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Inyoung Choi
    A video on social media shows a male Austin police officer appearing to grope a woman's breasts while performing a search following an apparent traffic violation. In the video, which circulated Tuesday, the woman, identified by police as Rosalinda Nuno Trevino, demands a female officer while the officer continues to search the woman in front of a parked police vehicle.
  • Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift

    07/10/2020 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 35 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | July 10, 2020 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Goya Foods is facing a swift backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at White House event...."We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have have a leader like President Trump who is a builder," Unanue said standing at a podium beside Trump....As clips of Unanue’s remarks circulated on social media Thursday, Latinos and longtime supporters of Goya’s food slammed the CEO’s commendation of Trump, citing the president’s incendiary rhetoric and controversial policies aimed at minority communities and immigrants. By early Friday, “Goya” was still a top trending term on Twitter along with the...
  • South Texas (Border) county confirms 1,274 new COVID-19 cases in one day

    07/09/2020 8:00:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jul 9, 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    The South Texas border county of Hidalgo County is in a “dire situation” due to uncontrolled coronavirus cases, and will start issuing “criminal consequences” for those who are needlessly out and about, county leaders announced Thursday. Hidalgo County had a record 1,274 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 10 coronavirus-related deaths, Eddie Olivarez, the county’s chief administrative officer for Health and Human Services, announced during a FaceBook live event on Thursday afternoon. There are 741 COVID patients currently hospitalized, with 200 in the intensive care units... Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said oxygen and ventilators were in short supply and...
  • Democrats unveil M4BL bill to defund police, give reparations, abolish ICE, DEA, and more

    07/09/2020 3:20:12 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 89 replies
    American Military News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Laura Widener
    House Democrats plan to introduce a new bill to defund police departments, establish reparations for Blacks and victims of police brutality, abolish federal law enforcement agencies, and more. Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley unveiled the BREATHE Act, which has not yet been introduced in the House, calling it “a new vision for public safety.” The bill was created by the Movement for Black Lives, a self-proclaimed abolitionist, anti-capitalist group, who also participated in its unveiling.
  • What’s More Risky, Going to a Bar or Opening the Mail?

    07/09/2020 12:11:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    Texas Medical Association ^ | July 8, 2020 | David Doolittle
    Remember the board game Risk, where the goal was basically to take over the world? Well, let’s play Risk COVID-19, in which you try to guess which activities put people more at risk for contracting the coronavirus that causes the disease. Find answers at the end of the article. Ready? Here we go. What’s more risky: Spending an hour at a playground or grocery shopping? Going to a beach or going camping? Working a week in an office building or staying two nights in a hotel? Going to a hair salon/barbershop or visiting a library/museum? Going to a bar or...
  • Fauci says hard-hit states should be 'pausing' the reopening process

    07/09/2020 9:20:07 AM PDT · by RandFan · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9 | BY PETER SULLIVAN
    Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Thursday that hard-hit states should not be moving forward with reopening, but stopped short of calling for full shutdowns. "I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process, looking at what did not work well and try to mitigate that," Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told The Hill's Steve Clemons. "I don't think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down." Fauci struck a different note than he did a day earlier in an interview with The Wall...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • It’s Happening: Americans Turn to Trump as Democrats Continue to Embrace Lawlessness, Defunding Police, Ongoing Street Violence

    07/08/2020 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/08/20 | Jim Hoft
    New polling confirms Americans are not as crazy and clueless as their mainstream media. Despite all the media BS about peaceful protests, Americans are not so willing to go along with ripping down all the statues of heroes and saints, burning and looting the business districts and threats to abolish the police. According to a new poll by Democracy Institute the fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests and riots will win President Trump his reelection.
  • Texas GOP convention in Houston is canceled, Mayor Sylvester Turner announces

    07/08/2020 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 47 replies
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has instructed the Houston First Corporation to cancel the Texas Republican Party's convention slated to be held in person in Houston next week, the mayor announced on Twitter and in an afternoon press conference. Asked why he waited so long to request the event be cancelled, Turner said he hoped the Republican Party would call off the convention first.