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  • Georgia police officer shot dead first day with force, armed suspect on the loose

    10/09/2021 10:04:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Fox via msn ^ | 09 October 2021 | Andrew Miller
    A manhunt got underway in Georgia on Saturday after a police officer working his first day with a local force was shot dead outside a police station. Police Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was killed early Saturday morning in Alamo, about 124 miles west of Savannah, FOX affiliate WGXA-TV in Macon reported. It was Harrison’s first shift working part-time with the Alamo Police Department. He was already a full-time Oconee Drug Taskforce Agent since 2018. Authorities identified the suspect as Damien "Luke" Anthony Ferguson, 43, and said he should be considered armed and dangerous. A reward of $17,000 was being offered...
  • Texas Tyranny - Alamo

    09/07/2021 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Bearshouse · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/7/21 | Lady Amina
    Video - Your choice, wear a mask or don't see the Alamo.
  • Davy Crockett: The Forgotten History of the King of the Wild Frontier & the Battle of the Alamo

    08/18/2021 2:23:11 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 23 replies ^ | 8/18/2021 | Molly Carter
    David Hawkins Stern Crockett, fondly remembered as Davy Crockett, was born in eastern Tennessee to pioneer parents on August 17, 1786. Like many settlers of the time, the Crockett family continually pushed West, blazing into new territory (a trend Davy would continue to do with his own family) and by the time Davy was 12, the family had moved three times and was living in western Tennessee. Known as an honest and hardworking boy with a good sense of humor, Davy learned to shoot with his father around age eight and enjoyed joining his older brother on hunting trips. The...
  • Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sues Biden administration over border wall

    07/15/2021 9:20:00 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 35 replies
    KXAN ^ | 7/14/2021 | Billy Gates
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration claiming its “illegally preventing the border wall from being constructed.” The lawsuit is part of the Texas Defense Task Force, Bush said. It also includes Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “The issue here is simple—no man is above the law. And that includes President Biden,” Bush said, surrounded by Texas Border Patrol agents and local farmers. “For four years, Congress allocated more than $5 billion to construct fencing and walls around the Southern border.” Bush created the Texas Defense Task Force, he said, to...
  • Bob Bullock Texas history museum pulls out of ‘Forget the Alamo’ book event after conservative pressure

    07/03/2021 8:42:46 PM PDT · by The Bugler · 24 replies
    KXAN ^ | Jul 2, 2021 | Russell Falcon
    With mere hours to go before a scheduled book event on Thursday, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin removed itself from a discussion on a controversial new book that re-examines the narrative around Texas’ iconic Alamo landmark. “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth,” was released earlier this year and attempts to present the “truth” around what happened at The Alamo and those viewed as heroes for the battle. Especially given a critical eye are Texas’ legends James Bowie and William Barret Travis. Authors Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford argue...
  • We've Been Telling the Alamo Story Wrong for Nearly 200 Years. Now It's Time to Correct the Record

    06/10/2021 6:53:14 AM PDT · by al_c · 139 replies
    Time ^ | June 9, 2021 | Bryan Burrough
    Imagine if the U.S. were to open interior Alaska for colonization and, for whatever reason, thousands of Canadian settlers poured in, establishing their own towns, hockey rinks and Tim Hortons stores. When the U.S. insists they follow American laws and pay American taxes, they refuse. When the government tries to collect taxes, they shoot and kill American soldiers. When law enforcement goes after the killers, the colonists, backed by Canadian financing and mercenaries, take up arms in open revolt.
  • George P. Bush: When Bushes And Trumps Come Together Good Things Happen

    06/04/2021 2:18:28 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 63 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 6/4/2021 | Fox News Radio
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, spoke with Brian Kilmeade about the latest on the border and his decision to run for Attorney General of Texas against Ken Paxton. Bush discussed his support for President Trump and addressed the issues between his father Jeb Bush and former President Donald Trump. Bush says he and Trump make a really good team
  • George P. Bush Talks to Trump About Political Options for Texas

    05/25/2021 1:30:41 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/25/2021 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who is weighing a challenge against incumbent state Attorney General Ken Paxton, says he's been discussing his options with former President Donald Trump, an often-vocal critic of other members of the Bush political family including his own father, one-time Trump rival Jeb Bush. -snip- Bush also tweeted a photograph Monday showing himself talking on a cellphone. He wrote on the post that it was "great to speak with President Trump to discuss the future of Texas and how we are keeping up the fight to put America first. I appreciate the words of encouragement...
  • George P. Bush consults with Donald Trump before his expected challenge against Texas AG Ken Paxton

    05/24/2021 2:27:47 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/24/2021 | Gromer Jeffers Jr
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, on the verge of challenging incumbent Ken Paxton in the GOP primary for attorney general, has discussed his political options with former President Donald Trump. “We talked about the importance of putting the right team on field, because the Democrats are targeting our state,” Bush on Monday told The Dallas Morning News. “We talked about my race and the vision that I have for the state of Texas.” Bush has invited supporters to a campaign kickoff rally on Jun. 2
  • Phil Collins' $15 million collection of Alamo artifacts is flashy, but how much of it is real?

    05/22/2021 1:37:39 PM PDT · by bgill · 31 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | May 20, 2021 | Chris Tomlinson
    The $450 million Alamo revitalization effort remains very real, its centerpiece a new museum to be built around the collection of artifacts and documents that rock star Phil Collins donated to the state in 2014. Everyone involved — George P. Bush, the General Land Office, the city of San Antonio, and the Alamo itself — has a lot riding on this. Finally, they promise, the Alamo will be a “world-class destination.” There’s just one problem. According to a dozen prominent antiquities dealers, collectors, and archaeologists, not to mention the Alamo’s longtime official historian, the Collins collection is not what it’s...
  • George P. Bush says 2020 election wasn't stolen

    05/18/2021 11:17:46 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/18/2021 | LEXI LONAS
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R), said he would support former President Trump in a 2024 presidential run, but pushed back on the former president’s claims that the election was stolen. “I think there was fraud and irregularity, I just don’t think it was in a sum that would have overturned the election result,” the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) told Texas Tribune reporter Evan Smith. -snip- During the interview, Bush indicated he is considering a run for attorney general in Texas. -snip- George P. Bush is the son of Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor...
  • Alamo renovation gets stuck over arguments about slavery

    05/08/2021 9:28:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 55 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 08 May 2021 | Richard Webner
    SAN ANTONIO —The Alamo needs a makeover; on that, at least, everyone agrees. Plaster is flaking off the walls of the nearly 300-year-old former Spanish mission, the most revered battle site in Texas history... ...A $450 million plan to renovate the site has devolved into a five-year brawl over whether to focus narrowly on the 1836 battle or present a fuller view that delves into the site’s Indigenous history and the role of slavery in the Texas Revolution...
  • The Morning Briefing: Happy Texas Independence Day! Will Woke History Cancel the Alamo?

    03/02/2021 11:27:47 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/2/2021
    While Kruiser is away, Stephen Green and I will play, and the playground is the Morning Briefing. Green ably led the line yesterday. I’ll do my best today. Today is March 2. Outside Texas this is just another day but in Texas it’s Texas Independence Day. On March 2, 1836, while the 189-odd Texians, Tejanos, and European rebels (and a bunch from Tennessee, however you choose to classify them) were under Santa Anna’s brutal siege at the Alamo, Sam Houston, Lorenzo de Zavala, and other Texas leaders were holed up at Washington-on-the-Brazos. They were hashing out what to do, as...
  • Singer Phil Collins to exhibit his Alamo Collection at the Mission.

    03/02/2021 7:30:23 AM PST · by MattMusson · 56 replies ^ | 03/01/2021 | staff
    SAN ANTONIO – For Alamo fans who’ve been waiting for this moment all their lives, officials will finally showcase a preview of the “Phil Collins Collection.” The Alamo will display a preview of the collection, filled with artifacts donated by musician and Alamo enthusiast Phil Collins, starting on Texas Independence Day on Tuesday. The temporary exhibit, which includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the battle, will be on display until April 25. “We are beyond excited to finally share some of the amazing artifacts Mr. Collins so generously donated,” Kristi Miller Nichols, director of Archaeology, Collections,...
  • Texas State Historical Assn’s Chief Historian Says the Alamo Was an ‘Insignificant’ Battle and Represents ‘Whiteness.’ What Do Texas History Experts and the Facts Say?

    01/18/2021 2:55:56 PM PST · by DFG · 121 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/17/2021 | Bryan Preston
    This past week, Texas State Historical Association chief historian Walter Buenger made two controversial assertions regarding the Alamo in a story published by USA Today. Although the battle has become a symbol of patriotism and freedom for many Texans and Americans, like the Confederate monuments erected after the Civil War, the myth of the Alamo has been used to “commemorate whiteness,” according to Walter L Buenger, Texas State Historical Association chair. The battle itself was relatively insignificant tactically speaking, but it gained recognition decades later in the 1890s as backlash to African Americans gaining more political power and Mexican immigration...
  • George P Bush denies claim that he wants to erect a statue of a Mexican dictator who led troops against defenders of the Alamo at the historic San Antonio landmark - calling it an 'outright lie' and 'flat out racist' (Flashback)

    01/14/2021 9:46:31 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/2019 | Megan Sheets
    Texas Land Commissioner George P Bush has furiously denied claims that he plans to erect a statue of a Mexican dictator who led troops against the defenders of the Alamo at the site of the historic battle in San Antonio. Bush, the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and nephew of President George W Bush, has been at the center of a simmering dispute over planned renovations at the Alamo, which he is overseeing. Controversy arose when a group called Save The Alamo reported in a December 10 Facebook post that Bush intends to put up a statue of...
  • Message To BLM Protesters: “Don’t Mess With The Alamo”

    06/14/2020 2:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The Alamo has surfaced as a flashpoint during the recent Black Lives Matter protests. The Cenotaph was defaced with anti-white supremacy slogans on May 29, four days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Texas Land Commissioner has delivered a message to those looking to destroy the historical landmark – “Don’t mess with the Alamo.”After the incident on May 29, members and supporters of This Is Texas Freedom Force, gathered to defend and protect the Alamo and the Cenotaph. The Cenotaph is a 1930s sculpture honoring the 189 who died defending the former mission during the Battle...
  • Texas Prepares for Rioters: ‘Don’t Mess with The Alamo’

    06/14/2020 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 14, 2020 | Bob Price
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush warned rioters who might be planning to target the Alamo in a tweet saying, “Don’t mess with The Alamo.” The Texas General Land Office is responsible for the care and safety of the Texas shrine. “The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas liberty. And it will be defended,” Bush began in the tweet below. “Rest assured we have already deployed, for several weeks and will continue to do so, the Alamo Rangers in partnership with the SAPD (San Antonio Police Department, The Department of Public Safety, and the National Guard to protect this sacred...
  • Armed Texans Defend Alamo from Potential Rioters

    06/01/2020 8:51:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 May 2020 | Lana Shadwick
    Armed Texans placed themselves at the Alamo Cenotaph Saturday afternoon in advance of George Floyd protests in San Antonio, Texas. Protesters defaced the monument early Friday with downward-facing arrows placed next to the statements “white supremacy,” “profit over People” and “the ALAMO,” according to an article by the San Antonio Express-News.Texans consider the Cenotaph sacred because it is a memorial to those who died fighting at the Alamo.“Well, it’s all pretty simple.  If you’re mad that George Floyd got murdered, well good. So am I,” David Ahmad with Open Carry Texas said in a video posted on Facebook. “If you want...
  • Timeline: George Floyd protesters, SAPD, Alamo defenders clash downtown

    06/01/2020 5:22:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 31 May 2020 | Marina Starleaf Riker Vincent T Davis and Silvia Foster Frau
    San Antonio joined other cities Saturday night in rallying for the arrest of the Minneapolis Police Department officers in connection to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody. Before most business owners arrived to check on their storefronts Sunday morning, volunteers had already arrived to clean up the streets of their grieving city. 12:00 a.m. | Police Chief William McManus held a midnight press conference, during which he told reporters that three arrests were made and three officers were injured, including two who were hit on the head with bottles. One was...