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  • Irvine food distributor that serves Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle moving HQ to Texas

    10/16/2019 3:48:34 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 34 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 10-4-2019 | Jonathan Lanser
    Quality Custom Distribution, a fast-food industry supplier for the likes of Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle, is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas from Irvine. The company, a logistics unit of food-industry supply giant Golden State Foods, runs a nationwide chain of 19 distribution centers that warehouses and distributes food and supplies to individual chain restaurants. The new headquarters will initially be home to between 30 and 45 workers, both relocations and new hires. It is expected to be open by January.
  • East Texas man robs bank day before wedding to pay for ring and venue

    10/08/2019 12:22:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 7, 2019 | Patrick Cunningham
    A Crockett man was taken into custody Friday night after he confessed to robbing a bank the day before his wedding so he could pay for the ring and the venue, according to Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace. Heath Bumpous, 36, robbed the Citizens State Bank in Groveton, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded money. He then fled with the cash and drove down back roads. Bumpous’ fiancee called him and convinced him to turn himself in to police after she saw still images of security footage on Facebook. Bumpous told authorities in Houston that they were supposed...
  • "60 Minutes" reports on Samuel Little, serial killer who confessed to murdering 93 women

    10/04/2019 1:56:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | 04 October 2019 | Staff
    "60 Minutes" tells the story of the Texas Ranger who convinced Samuel Little to confess to murdering dozens of women, some of whom are still unidentified..." James Holland has heard confessions from many, many murderers. But now one is telling the Texas Ranger he's committed 93 murders himself, making him perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. The race is on to identify all of the 93 women Samuel Little says he murdered, while the 79-year-old remains alive and continues to cooperate. Holland tells Sharyn Alfonsi in his first television interview how he got Little to open up...
  • She invited a man to stay a night, says then he wouldn’t leave

    09/21/2019 8:19:49 AM PDT · by bgill · 79 replies
    kvue ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | Erica Proffer
    When you invite someone into your home, you might consider them to be guests. But what happens when you want them out and they choose to stay? No rent paid. No lease. You still must go to court. Meanwhile, you may be out of a home... She called the cops. “Cory said you can’t kick us out. You’ll have to get us evicted. We can stay for as long as we want,” said Dubuque. “The police were there when he said this. They said, ‘Yep. If you invited him in.’”
  • Barges hit I-10 bridge over San Jacinto River, freeway shut down

    09/20/2019 5:13:03 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    abc13 ^ | 9/20/19 | Staff
    Multiple barges have hit the I-10 bridge over the San Jacinto River, shutting down the freeway in both directions. Around 11:50 p.m., officials received a report that nine barges had broken away from their moorings at the Southwest Shipyard because the water was so rough. At least two of those hit the bridge. TxDOT has been unable to inspect the bridge because the water was too high after remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda left large swaths of southeast Texas, including Houston, flooded. The barges are stacked up, and there is possible structural damage. The freeway is shut down eastbound at...
  • The Air Force's New T-X Jet Trainer Now Has An Official Name And Designation

    09/17/2019 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 33 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 9/16/19 | Tyler Rogoway
    The United States Air Force has just disclosed its official name and designation for its new jet trainer—the T-7A "Red Hawk." The announcement came at the Air Force Association's symposium that opened today outside of Washington, D.C. Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan disclosed the jet's official moniker while standing with one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Colonel Charles McGee—a highly decorated veteran with a whopping 409 combat missions spread across WWII, Korea, and Vietnam—by his side. McGee and his Red Hawk squadronmates not only bombed and strafed the Nazis with amazing acumen, they also did the same to...
  • Proposal to install 10 drinking fountains across Downtown Austin could cost nearly $1M

    09/14/2019 8:26:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 54 replies
    kvue ^ | Sept. 13, 2019 | Pattrik Perez
    AUSTIN, Texas — It could cost nearly $1 million to install 10 new drinking fountains throughout Downtown Austin as part of an effort by some council members to make free drinking water more accessible for everyone. In a city memo released on Thursday, Austin Water identified 10 proposed locations for these fountains. At least two of them would be in the vicinity of the ARCH shelter on Seventh Street. The ADA-compliant fountains would be free to use 24/7 and would be located in well-lit areas, according to the City. Each fountain would contain three components: a drinking fountain, a bottle-filling...
  • Midland/Odessa Murderer may have used Homemade Gun

    09/09/2019 6:18:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Midland/Odessa Murderer may have used a homemade gun. He was a prohibited possessor under federal law. This offers one explanation for his firing at police officers during the traffic stop. As a prohibited possessor, in possession of a rifle, he would be subject to years in jail. The Wall Street Journal reports that authorities are investigating a person who may have made the rifle and sold it to the murderer. If the person knew the murderer was prohibited from owning firearms, the sale would be illegal. From the Law-enforcement officials said they have identified a person of...
  • Texas: Muslim murders his sister’s friend in honor killing

    09/04/2019 1:01:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/4/19 | Robert Spencer
    for encouraging his sister to marry a Christian Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. And there will be much, much more of this in America: Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a...
  • Austin ISD encourages more parents not to pack a lunch to improve school meals

    09/04/2019 11:33:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 60 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 4, 2019 | Chris Davis
    If fewer kids bring lunch from home, Austin ISD says it can improve the quality of ingredients it uses to prepare breakfast and lunch across the entire district. Wednesday, the district’s food truck hit the road for the first time this school year. Its first stop is McCallum High School, where students will have the option of grass-fed burgers, among other bites. The nutrition and food services department is working toward a goal of using only grass-fed beef in every school cafeteria, plus organic produce and milk. But in order to do that, it needs more students to eat the...
  • Kali's law requires boaters to wear a kill switch lanyard

    09/02/2019 11:17:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 131 replies
    abc7 ^ | Sept. 1, 2019 | Maria Serrano
    A new law requires boat operators to wear an emergency engine cutoff switch or a kill switch lanyard starting Sept. 1, 2019. So what should you know and how can this affect you? State Game Warden Shane Lewis told ABC 7, kill switches are just as important as wearing a life jacket, and he's glad now they’re legally required. “I’m actually surprised the law hadn’t been into effect prior to this, it’s a very important law and its going to really improve the safety of boating on the water,” said Lewis. “Let’s say that you were ejected from a boat...
  • Attorney says man accused of shooting, killing Leander ISD teacher won't be indicted

    08/30/2019 12:31:22 PM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Aug. 30, 2019 | staff
    The attorney for a man who police say shot and killed a Leander ISD teacher and coach says his client has been been no-billed by a grand jury, meaning he won't be indicted. Larry Smith is accused of shooting and killing his next door neighbor Adam Ladner during an altercation in January. It all started when Smith called police for a noise complaint against Ladner. After police left Ladner's home, Smith says Ladner became violent with him. According to court documents, at some point during this physical confrontation, Smith shot Ladner. When officers arrived, Ladner was dead on Smith's property.
  • Round Rock ISD to launch mental health centers at 2 schools, plans expansion (TX)

    08/26/2019 4:26:32 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Aug. 26, 2019 | Alyssa Goard
    RRISD’s superintendent Steve Flores explained that over the last couple of years, better supporting mental health has become one of the district’s main focuses. He recalled how several years ago, a student advisory board told the district they wanted to focus on mental health and suicide prevention. “And as the superintendent, I said, ‘You know what, we can do other things, such as heart walks or other things like that,’” Flores recalled. “They said, ‘Actually what we’re seeing is that our parents and that a lot of our adults aren’t communicating well with us, and we’re sending a lot of...
  • TTAG video of Gun Owners of America Rachel Malone and Stephen Willeford at Texas Capitol Building

    08/25/2019 3:23:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Truth about guns did an excellent job covering the Gun Owners of America rally in Austin, Texas. Rachel Malone is Gun Owners of America's representative in Texas. I have met Rachel. She is smart, dedicated, talented, and easy on the eyes. She is also extremely effective. The rally is nicely done with Stephen Willeford, the hero who stopped the mass killing at the Sutherland Springs church in November of 2017. Stephen is articulate and knowledgeable. He does an excellent job. It is worth watching him debate a heckler who is passionate, but poorly informed. The debate starts about...
  • Austin city leaders expected to declare ‘climate emergency’

    08/08/2019 9:32:52 AM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    kxan ^ | Aug. 7, 2019 | Tom Miller
    Austin city leaders are expected to approve a resolution declaring a “climate emergency” during Thursday’s city council meeting...If approved, the resolution would require the city manager to give regular updates to the city council on what staff members are doing to achieve climate change goals.The city would also launch a community awareness campaign to let people know what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Additionally, it would create “resilience hubs” in low to moderate-income areas to serve as shelters, evacuation centers, and disaster response hubs during emergencies related to the changing climate. “On a day like today that’s...
  • Police chief: Non-homeless, non-handicap man making $1,000/weekend panhandling

    08/07/2019 7:06:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    KATU - Abilene TX ^ | Thursday, August 1st 2019 | Jamie Burch, KTXS
    ABILENE, Texas (KTXS) — An Abilene man -- who appears to be homeless and handicap -- is making a good living by panhandling on weekends, according to the police chief. Chief Stan Standridge said the man panhandles every Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Hwy 83/84 and FM 707. He sits in a wheelchair and the police department has gotten calls from people concerned about the man thinking he's homeless. ADVERTISING Standridge said the department's homeless outreach team has been in contact with the man. They learned he is not homeless. Standridge said the man lives in a home...
  • Texas Lt. Gov. tells Antifa to 'stay out' of El Paso after Walmart shooting

    08/03/2019 3:30:52 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 3, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick explicitly warned the left-wing group Antifa against coming to the state following Saturday's mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. The shooting came 29 days before a scheduled visit from Antifa, which planned to conduct a "Border Resistance" militancy training tour. "Stay out of El Paso," Patrick told Antifa during an appearance Fox News. He noted that while the group wasn't usually welcome in Texas, they especially weren't welcome after the shooting. "Stay out of Texas, basically," Patrick said. "We don't need them coming in on Sept. 1. We didn't need them coming in before...
  • Around 50 Austin food trucks targeted in months-long string of burglaries

    07/19/2019 6:51:37 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | July 18, 2019 | Alex Caprariello
    Austin police are reaching out to the community to track down two suspects connected to numerous burglaries across Austin. Police are searching for two white men that have targeted around 40-50 food trucks since April. The men are going after clusters of food trucks throughout the city without a specific location, but appear to be tracking food truck parks, police say. Officials say downtown Austin and the area north of U.S. Highway 183 appear to be the main clusters, but there have been other targeted trucks. Police estimate the men have stolen several thousands of dollars including tablets, money boxes...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pelosi will force a vote to condemn Trump for saying four minority congresswomen...

    07/15/2019 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 15, 2019 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: Pelosi will force a vote to condemn Trump for saying four minority congresswomen should go 'back where they came from' – just months after Democrats watered down a resolution denouncing one of them for anti-Semitism Nancy Pelosi announced Monday House Democrats are composing a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's tweets against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her 'squad.' The speaker indicated there will be a vote soon in the chamber, a move designed to put Republicans on the record about their feelings on the president's tweets after few GOP lawmakers, thus far, have defended him. No timing was...
  • Summer Camp Empowers Young Women of Color

    07/11/2019 12:11:55 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    spectrum ^ | July 11, 2019 | Carlos Garcia
    AUSTIN, Texas -- School may be out but for a group of young women, class is still in session. Latinitas Summer Camp 2019 Teaches different fields of digital media Goal is to change the tech and digital industry Latinitas Summer Camp 2019 is designed to introduce young women of color into different fields of digital media. “In addition to learning more about their culture, their identity, and their gender,” says organizer Sylvia Butanda.