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  • Bennet: Americans Should Be Embarrassed by Trump — Calls Attempt to Build a Wall ‘Pathetic’

    07/07/2019 11:54:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07 July 2019 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) criticized President Donald Trump’s effort to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Bennet said, “The president is acting like we are some weak, pathetic country. We have the ability to treat human beings humanely. We have the ability to lead our hemisphere in a discussion on how to deal with this refugee crisis.” He added, “We are a strong and powerful country. We supposed to lead humanity, not make our border a symbol of nativist hostility. That should be an embarrassment for everybody. The symbol of...
  • Illegal Immigrants Hit with $500,000 Fines for Refusing to Leave the Country

    07/04/2019 3:25:38 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 52 replies
    NN ^ | 04-07-19 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump's administration has begun issuing massive fines to illegal immigrants who are refusing to leave the country, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prepares large-scale nationwide arrests and deportations.Illegal immigrants are being warned they will be fined nearly a half-million dollars for refusing to leave the U.S. after judges order their deportation.According to a Tuesday report by National Public Radio, Edith Espinal-Moreno, a Mexican illegal alien living in Ohio, has already received a fine of almost $498k for ignoring an October 2016 "removal order."
  • Hispanic pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are ‘shocked by misinformation’

    07/02/2019 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was "full of indignation" when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center. But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was "drastically different." The president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant detention center during a press briefing Monday. “I read the reports,...
  • All southbound lanes of I-35 shut down in Georgetown...suspicious package investigation [tr]

    07/01/2019 10:32:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 1, 2019 | CBS
    LIVE TRAFFIC ALERT: All southbound lanes of I-35 shut down in Georgetown near Inner Space Caverns for suspicious package investigation
  • Lubbock Police asking for public’s help finding suspects who shot 79-year-old man early Tuesday

    06/30/2019 7:21:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 25 June, 2019 | Michael Cantu
    LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the men who shot 79-year-old James Baker of Lubbock on Tuesday. Baker remains in critical condition after he was shot when three men entered his house Tuesday morning in the 6500 block of Avenue Q. Police were called to the area at 12:20 a.m. after multiple “shots fired” reports were called in, according to the Lubbock Police Department. When police arrived, they found Baker sitting in a chair across from his house. He was “injured via gunshot wounds,” according to the police report. After an investigation, police...
  • WFPD: Woman banned from Walmart for eating half of cake, refusing to pay for other half

    06/29/2019 10:44:57 AM PDT · by bgill · 73 replies
    Wichita Falls police banned a woman from Walmart after she reportedly ate half of a cake and refused to pay for the other half... This is not the first time a Wichita Falls Walmart banned a customer from its stores. In January 2019, Wichita Falls police received a call involving a woman drinking wine in a Walmart parking lot. Employees requested officers to ban a woman from another Wichita Falls Walmart store after she reportedly had been drinking wine from a Pringle's can for several hours while riding on an electric cart.
  • Dallas council OKs 10 rainbow crosswalks in Oak Lawn

    06/29/2019 10:41:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 47 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 29, 2019 | AP
    The Dallas City Council has approved a project that would bring 10 rainbow crosswalks to a neighborhood known as the historic heart of the city's LGBTQ scene. The city council approved the crosswalk project in the Oak Lawn neighborhood Wednesday as part of $1.4 million in street improvements, The Dallas Morning News reported . "We will be showing not just the residents of Dallas but the entire world that the city of Dallas is a welcoming community," said Council Member Omar Narvaez, who is openly gay. Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano, who represents Oak Lawn, said the street improvements also...
  • ICE arrests 16 in Austin, Waco during 4-day raid; 52 nabbed in Texas

    06/26/2019 3:24:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan ^ | June 25, 2019 | Todd Bailey
    Federal officials arrested 52 undocumented immigrants in Texas during a four-day raid last week, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE announced in a press release that 46 men and six women were arrested across Texas from the following places: Rio Grande Valley— 9 people San Antonio — 7 people Laredo — 20 people Austin/Waco — 16 people Officials say 47 immigrants were from Mexico, four from Honduras and one was from Cuba. ICE claimed 35 people had prior convictions and/or pending charges for crimes like assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession,...
  • Texas Reforms Feral Pig Law – No State License Required to Hunt

    06/12/2019 4:36:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Abbott has just signed another pro-liberty bill,  this one about pig hunting. Texas has a problem with feral pigs. From Wild hogs are among the most destructive invasive species in the United States today. Two million to six million of the animals are wreaking havoc in at least 39 states and four Canadian provinces; half are in Texas, where they do some $400 million in damages annually. They tear up recreational areas, occasionally even terrorizing tourists in state and national parks, and squeeze out other wildlife.Texas allows hunters to kill wild hogs year-round without limits or capture...
  • New Austin camp encourages girls to consider construction careers

    06/12/2019 10:50:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 129 replies
    kxan ^ | June 12, 219 | Chris Davis
    Thirteen middle-school-age girls are spending the week learning valuable skills as a precursor to possible careers in the construction industry. The group will build and wire their own lamps, pour concrete and build a free library stand over the course of the week in a bid from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to recruit more girls into the industry early. "There's just not a lot of talk about what opportunities are out there, and that's kind of our goal is to show the kids what else there could be," said Jordan Moore, a specialist at plumbing supplier...
  • Leander will close library Saturday for church's Drag Queen Story Time

    06/12/2019 10:45:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    kxan ^ | June 12, 2019 | William DuPree
    The City of Leander will close the public library Saturday as a "precaution" because it expects demonstrations related to a private "Drag Queen Story Time" event. The city announced the closure Tuesday in the following post on its website: Leander Public Library will be closed to the public on Saturday, June 15. While one of the library conference rooms will remain accessible to participants of the Drag Queen Story Time private event, ticket reservations through Open Cathedral are required for guest participation. On event day, the city will designate areas near the library and manage resources to allow for peaceful...
  • Austin ISD to boost Pride Parade participation with church rental money

    06/12/2019 7:01:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    kxan ^ | June 11, 2019 | Tom Miller
    After protests and complaints about Austin ISD renting space to a church that doesn't allow gay members, the district is getting creative with its response. It plans to take $10,000 of the money it's received in rent payments, and use it to boost student participation in the Austin Pride parade. Previously, the district has relied on donations to pay for the transportation, security, and entrance fee to participate. "Austin ISD is committed to providing welcoming environments to all of our students," said AISD Communication and Engagement Executive Director Reyne Telles. "All means all for us, and that comes in a...
  • Lost Texas hiker rescued after week in Arkansas wilderness

    06/09/2019 1:13:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    austin cbs ^ | June 8, 2019 | AP
    <p>Searchers have found a Texas man who went missing last weekend while hiking alone in a remote area of Arkansas.</p> <p>Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer says 38-year-old Joshua McClatchy, of Fort Worth, was dehydrated but in good spirits when he was found late Friday. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.</p>
  • Bill for Constitutional Carry During Disasters Goes to Governor Abbott

    06/04/2019 2:03:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 29 May 2019, H.B. 1177 was sent to Governor Abbott.  The bill will make Constitutional Carry legal in Texas, during evacuations when a “state of disaster” is declared and for 168 hours (one week) after the state of disaster declaration. The law is another incremental step moving toward Constitutional Carry in Texas. It makes perfect sense when taken in the context of the Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. In the basic understanding of the...
  • Video: Fake DEA agents caught on camera outside Texas home

    05/31/2019 8:25:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    KVUE ^ | May 29, 2019 | Michelle Homer
    Pearland police are warning residents to be on the lookout for a couple of fake DEA agents roaming the area. They were caught on camera trying to get inside a home on Ivory Creek Drive. The masked men were wearing black shirts with DEA lettering on the front and “police lettering” on the back. Both appeared to be armed with handguns, according to Pearland police. They pounded on the door of the home around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and shouted, “DEA! DEA!” The woman inside warned them she was going to call the police so they ran off.
  • The Alleged Serial Killer You May Not Have Heard Of Yet, And The Media’s Astonishing Bias

    05/19/2019 1:35:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | May 19, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Imagine if a Trump-supporting white man stood accused of committing one of the nation’s most prolific and disturbing serial killing sprees against, say, 12 elderly black females. Let’s say authorities claimed this Trump-supporting white man forcibly entered the homes of his victims, one at a time over a period of several years, then used a gun to kill them before leaving their lifeless bodies lying there for their families, friends, or neighbors to find. Do you think there’s at least a remote possibility you might have heard about such a crime? Of course you would have, and it’s ALL you would...
  • UPDATE: Waco “Twin Peaks” Shootout – All Charges Dropped, Not a Single Successful Prosecution…

    04/02/2019 9:16:00 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 88 replies
    After four years of seriously sketchy prosecutorial conduct, likely trying to cover up the number of people killed by police and SWAT units as they shot into the crowd, the McLennen county district attorney has dropped all charges against the bikers involved in the Waco “Twin Peaks” brawl.
  • UT tennis coach Michael Center arrested for allegedly accepting nearly $100K in bribes

    03/12/2019 12:26:08 PM PDT · by bgill · 47 replies
    kvue ^ | Mar. 12, 2019 | Andrew Wilson
    Center is the head coach of the men’s tennis team at the University of Texas at Austin. According to court documents, a witness told investigators that in 2015, Center agreed to accept approximately $100,000 from the witness as a bribe, in exchange for Center to designate a student as a UT tennis team recruit, thereby facilitating his admission to UT. The documents said the student was a California resident who did not play competitive tennis... clients paid anywhere from $100,000 to $6.5 million... The University of Texas gave the following response to KVUE: “Federal authorities notified us this morning that...
  • Nearly 200 immigrants in Texas detention facilities have mumps

    03/01/2019 4:50:55 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Mar. 1, 2019 | Marissa Evans
    Nearly 200 immigrants are suffering from mumps at detention facilities across Texas, according to a state health agency. The Texas Department of State Health Services says 178 detainees had confirmed cases of mumps as of Feb. 21. Another five cases were reported among detention facility employees. Texas detention centers account for 76 percent of mumps cases at such facilities nationwide, according to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.Lara Anton, a spokeswoman for the Department of State Health Services, said in an email that patients range in age from 13 to 66, and that “there has been no reported...
  • Our Healthcare Bill Will Outlaw Private Coverage, Eliminate Up to Two Million Jobs, Cover Abortion

    03/01/2019 11:22:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | Posted: Feb 28, 2019 2:05 PM | Guy Benson
    More than 100 House Democrats -- nearly half of the new majority -- have signed on to a new single-payer healthcare bill that supporters describe as "battle ready." If by "battle ready," they mean, "extremely controversial, deeply politically risky, and totally bereft of any acknowledgement of the proposal's eye-poppingly exorbitant costs," they're undoubtedly correct. Politico's story on the legislation is full of extraordinary tidbits and quotes. Here are some of the most important facts we've learned: (1) The bill "doesn’t include a price tag or specific proposals for financing the new system, which analysts estimate would cost tens of trillions...