US: Texas (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Cruz struggling with black voters in Texas, but excels with Latinos

    09/23/2018 10:12:41 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Ted Cruz is struggling to win over black voters according to a new poll, that despite that weakness shows the Republican senator with a healthy nine-point lead over Democrat Beto O'Rourke. Cruz is getting support from just three percent of likely black voters, but is winning 45 percent of likely Hispanic voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
  • Cruz Opponent Beto O’Rourke: “I Did Not Try To Leave The Scene Of The Accident”

    09/22/2018 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2018 | Karen Townsend
    I watched the first scheduled debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke Friday night. Held on the SMU campus in Dallas, the two moderators were Julie Fine of NBC-5 and Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News. Both NBC-5 and the Dallas Morning News were sponsors.I’ll get right to the most interesting point I heard. When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he did, in fact, flee the scene of the accident that occurred during his drunk driving accident, he said, no, he did not try to leave the scene of the accident. That answer, though,...
  • Cruz and Beto debate live thread

    09/21/2018 4:14:17 PM PDT · by bgill · 199 replies
    nbc/youtube ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | vanity
    Didn't see a thread so here tis.
  • Ted Cruz townhall Webster Texas

    09/20/2018 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Smellin Salt · 16 replies
    Not sure if I'm posting this correctly, but we just got home from a Ted Cruz campaign townhall in Webster, Texas. Out daughter is an intern on the campaign and she is the one that suggested the location and organized it. I'm pretty proud of her. The event was organized on very short notice. The turnout was standing room only, with people parking blocks away. Senator Cruz had a strong message, and his stance is pretty common sense. O'Rourke is an open borders, sanctuary city, socialist, gun grabbing leftist that is as far left as you can get. His message...
  • T-6 Texan trainer crashes in Texas; pilots eject safely

    09/20/2018 11:20:51 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2018 | Oriana Pawlyk
    A T-6 Texan trainer from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph crashed roughly 30 miles from the base near Rolling Oaks Mall, Air Education and Training Command officials said Tuesday. “The crew ejected and is safe with minor injuries reported at the site,” AETC said in a Facebook post. “There were no civilian casualties, and the extent of damage to property has not been assessed,” officials said. Members from the base’s fire and safety units from the 12th Flying Training Wing responded to the incident alongside local responders, the announcement said. Two parachutes were seen deploying from the aircraft, indicating the airmen...
  • Cody Wilson, gun entrepreneur accused of sex with minor, left US for Taiwan, officials say

    09/20/2018 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Samual Chamberlain
    Cody Wilson, the owner of a company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant accusing him of sex with an underage girl, has left the U.S. and was last known to be in Taiwan, investigators in Texas said Wednesday.Austin Police Cmdr. Troy Officer told reporters that the department was working with national and international law enforcement to locate Wilson, whom Officer said missed a scheduled return flight to the U.S.Officer said it was unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan, but he added that a friend of the 16-year-old alleged victim told Wilson that he was...
  • Watch–Beto O’Rourke to Black American: Illegal Immigrant Labor Needed for Cotton Gin

    09/20/2018 5:57:45 AM PDT · by DFG · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/19/2018 | John Binder
    During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support of illegal immigration that illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico are today’s cotton pickers. O’Rourke’s remarks were made after a black American asked the congressman if he supported illegal aliens being given U.S. citizenship despite breaking the country’s immigration laws. O’Rourke responded by saying that it is illegal aliens who are working at cotton gins today.
  • Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke | How poll results can be so different

    09/20/2018 4:13:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    kvue abc ^ | Published: 5:32 PM CDT September 19, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM CDT September 19, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    There are now conflicting polls in the race to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead. But Wednesday, an Ipsos poll put Beto O'Rourke up by two points... ...Tuesday, Cruz was up by nine points in the polls and then Wednesday, a different poll had O'Rourke up by two points. That's a significant shift because Wednesday's poll is the first to give O'Rourke the the lead... ...But how can the polls have such different results? "There are different polling techniques," said Sherri Greenberg , Clinical Professor at...
  • GOP candidate scores upset win in Texas state Senate runoff

    09/18/2018 8:47:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | John Bowden
    A Republican candidate won an upset victory Tuesday night in the runoff for a Texas state Senate seat that had been held by Democrats for more than a decade. Pete Flores (R), a conservative former leader of the state Parks and Wildlife Department’s law enforcement division, won a surprise victory over Democrat Pete Gallego. The runoff election was held following the resignation of the seat's previous holder, state Sen. Carlos Uresti (D), after Uresti was found guilty of charges related to defrauding investors in an oil services company and sentenced to prison. Uresti previously defeated Flores in 2016 by double...
  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...
  • HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.
  • Houston teen charged with killing NFL player dad and mom in Bellaire blames prostitution ring

    09/18/2018 2:12:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Texas Police News ^ | Sept 17, 2018
    A Houston woman is expected to testify Monday about allegations of a prostitution ring and death threats that, if true, would be key to the defense of a Bellaire teen accused of killing both his parents as they slept. Antonio Armstrong Jr. was 16 when he was arrested on a charge of capital murder, accused of fatally shooting his mother, Dawn, and father, former NFL player Antonio Armstrong, in their beds on July 29, 2016. He has been certified to stand trial as an adult and faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted. Armstrong’s defense lawyers have accused...
  • Texas Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4

    09/18/2018 1:23:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | Sep 16, 2018 | Julia Wallace and Liz Teitz
    Texas Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 Juan David Ortiz was charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful restraint By Julia Wallace and Liz Teitz LAREDO, Texas — A 10-year Border Patrol agent accused of killing four people and trying to kill a fifth in less than two weeks was arrested early Saturday after he ran from Texas troopers who confronted him at a gas station in the central part of this border city. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was behind bars in Webb County Jail, charged with four counts...
  • Parts of a ‘Virtual’ Border Wall, Built With the Tech Behind Driverless Cars

    09/18/2018 11:13:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2018 | Cade Metz
    DEL RIO, Tex. — In this tiny town at the edge of South Texas brush country, a black steel fence runs along the Mexican border. About 15 feet high and topped by small metal spires that bend toward Mexico, it stretches west from a Border Patrol checkpoint for about a mile and a half. Then it stops. Where the fence ends, a creek snakes off the Rio Grande, up through a private ranch where cattle wander between the mesquite trees. There, beside the creek gully, a small black cylinder sits atop a metal pole, looming over the small trees. It...
  • Poll: Cruz up 9 in Texas Senate race

    09/18/2018 10:40:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a nine-point edge over opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in the Lone Star State’s Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. About 54 percent of likely Texas voters support Cruz, compared with 45 percent who support O’Rourke. While both have net-positive favorability ratings, Cruz’s margin is greater than his opponent’s. About 52 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of Cruz, compared to 43 percent who have an unfavorable opinion. Roughly 43 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of O’Rourke, whereas 42 percent have an unfavorable opinion. The...
  • Quinnipiac has Cruz ahead of Beto O'Rourke (54 to 45)

    09/18/2018 10:19:41 AM PDT · by Ravi · 38 replies
    Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 - 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O'Rourke backers. Women are divided as 50 percent back...
  • Poll: Cruz Leads O’Rourke By Nine In Texas Senate Race

    09/18/2018 10:12:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Sep 20148
    Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 – 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O’Rourke backers. Women are divided as 50 percent back...
  • Bill splits I-14 into two West Texas routes

    09/16/2018 10:46:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2018 | Tervor Hawes
    Plans for Interstate 14 have been expanded, and the Texas Department of Transportation will have a say in how a portion of the project is executed. Rep. Brian Babin of Beaumont, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, recently submitted a bill that would extend I-14 to Mississippi and effectively would bring two brand new interstates to West Texas. Under the already-approved plan known as Ports to Forts, I-14’s western terminus would be at I-10 and U.S. Route 190, near Iraan. US 190 would be converted to I-14 to Brady, and the project would continue eastward. The Midland-Odessa...
  • US Border Patrol agent arrested in 4 deaths described as serial killer

    09/16/2018 3:18:05 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/18 | Ed Lavandera and Amir Vera,
    (CNN)A US Border Patrol agent who authorities are calling a serial killer was arrested Saturday in the deaths of four people after a would-be fifth victim narrowly escaped harm and alerted a police officer. Juan David Ortiz, 35, confessed to killing four people between September 3 and September 15, according to a criminal complaint filed in Webb County, Texas. Ortiz was charged with four murder charges and one unlawful restraint with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro R. "Chilo" Alaniz. The bodies of four victims were found over the past two weeks, sheriff's...
  • Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

    09/16/2018 6:53:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | September 15, 2018
    The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state's social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups." "However the board did vote to agree with the work groups' recommendations," Cargill pointed out. "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions." The decision made by the 15-member body reportedly came as...