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  • Matt Gaetz Grills Sec. Lloyd Austin Over Drag Queen Story Hours On Military Bases (Video)

    03/29/2023 11:23:33 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 31 replies
    Forbes Breaking News ^ | 3/29/23 | Forbes Staff
    Video on YouTube: At a House Armed Services Commitee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) spoke about drag queen story hours on military bases.
  • Austin Jailer Breaks Elderly Deaf Woman’s Arm After Misunderstanding at Airport

    03/26/2023 5:28:40 AM PDT · by MD Expat in PA · 69 replies
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | 03/24/2023 | By Brant Bingamon
    After three days in jail with only Aleve as treatment, she has received surgery.
  • Austin [TX] ISD Hosts LGBTQ Celebration Week

    03/23/2023 5:34:28 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 3/21/2023 | Soli Rice
    Despite knowing that state laws were broken last year during the first annual “Pride Week,” Austin Independent School District is once again setting aside this week for the indoctrination and sexualization of children. According to the district’s website, their goal in hosting the “Pride Week” celebration is to show parents, students, and teachers what the district is doing to create a “safe, supportive and inclusive environment.” The response from parents has been overwhelmingly unfavorable. Some referred to the event as “repulsive,” “ridiculous,” “sick,” and “degeneracy,” while others referred to the district’s actions as “child abuse.” Another Austin resident said AISD...
  • Defunded Austin PD takes so long to respond to DUI crash, driver sobers up and walks free: family

    03/23/2023 1:13:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | March 23, 2023 | Andrew Miller
    A couple hit head on by a suspected drunk driver in Austin, Texas, said it took 2.5 hours for police to respond to the crash – allowing the driver to sober up and avoid charges. Lacey Purciful told Fox News Digital the family called 911 five times after the March 18 crash, but the severely understaffed police department left them waiting. Purciful said she was driving with her husband Dustin and two children down Jollyville Road in North Austin at around 4 p.m. after a day at the aquarium when a male driver cut across two lanes of traffic and...
  • Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver KJ Osborn Saves Man From Burning Car

    03/08/2023 4:49:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2023 | Richard Pollina
    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn is being hailed a hero after helping save a man’s life from a burning car on Sunday night. “Last night myself and these 3 absolute heroes helped save a man’s life by rescuing him from a vehicle up in flames after a bad crash,” Osborn wrote on Twitter. “A situation I’d never imagine being a part of in a million years.” Osborn, 25, was on his way home in an Uber after a workout in Austin, Texas, when he was alerted by his driver that a car had crashed under a bridge and burst...
  • Cops quit woke Austin in droves, plunging Texas city into crisis: ‘If you’re conservative, it’s a hostile place’

    03/03/2023 8:15:53 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    Texas’ woke capital, Austin, is in the midst of a policing crisis with over 300 vacancies and cops quitting because they feel disrespected, multiple sources tell The Post. “We’re right there with Portland and Seattle and San Francisco as being one of those places where if you’re at all conservative or in law enforcement, it’s become a hostile place,” Lt. Brian Moon, who retired last month, told The Post of the city he protected for 23 years. Another 77 officers are expected to retire before the end of March — on top of 264 existing vacancies, according to the Austin...
  • Leave Austin Now: Massive Wave of Police Retirements Coming as Repercussions from Defunding Hit Home

    02/25/2023 1:13:59 PM PST · by CFW · 35 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | 2/25/23 | J.D. Rucker
    Texas is generally considered a red (though leaning more and more purple) state. Republicans have been able to keep control outside of the metro areas and even in most of the metros the gab between blue and red is smaller than most other big cities. The exception has been Austin which models itself more after San Francisco and Los Angeles than Dallas or Houston. The city was among those leading the charge during 2020’s big #DefundPolice movement and the results have been bad. They’re about to get worse. According to Fox News:
  • Pence says there's 'no room' in GOP leadership 'for apologists for Putin'

    02/24/2023 2:36:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2023 05:18 PM | Naomi Lim, White House Reporter |
    Former Vice President Mike Pence condemned "apologists" for Russian President Vladimir Putin within the Republican Party, an indirect dig at former President Donald Trump, during a foreign policy address delivered on the first anniversary of Russia invading Ukraine. "While some in my party have taken a somewhat different view, let me be clear," he told the University of Texas at Austin's Clements Center for National Security Friday. "There can be no room in the leadership of the Republican Party for apologists for Putin. There can only be room for champions of freedom." Pence described Russia's war in Ukraine as "unprovoked"...
  • Austin: ‘Ukraine’s Going to Decide What Victory’ Is and We’ll Focus ‘on What’s in Front of Us’

    02/23/2023 7:26:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-23-2023 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin responded to questions on what would constitute a victory in the Ukraine-Russia war and whether the U.S. would urge Ukraine to end the war, even if the borders were restored to where they were before the start of the war by stating that “Ukraine’s going to decide what victory’s going to look like,” and “we’re going to focus on what’s in front of us right now and put them in the best possible position to continue to be successful.” Host Ari Shapiro asked, [relevant exchange begins around 5:30]...
  • The University of Austin offers 'forbidden courses.' Why are students praising them?

    02/20/2023 12:36:32 PM PST · by CFW · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/23 | Gabrielle Reeves
    Three students praised the University of Austin's inaugural summer program for fostering civil discourse and open dialogue around subjects that might be considered taboo through its dedication to free speech. The University of Austin — established as a free speech alternative to other colleges — over the summer offered its "forbidden courses," which were intended to allow students to "inquire openly into vexing questions" about controversial subjects "with honesty and without fear of shame," the university's website states. The classes covered topics ranging from feminism to the history of the Black male experience since the nation's founding.
  • Woke city policies in Austin, Texas blamed for street racing chaos. ( Soros funded DA and .. )

    02/21/2023 2:24:33 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 20, 2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    AUSTIN, Texas — Prominent voices blamed liberal, anti-cop policies for chaos in the city over the weekend after street racers took over city intersections, attacking law enforcement and setting people on fire in wild scenes which were caught on video. “Austin voters wanted a Mayor, City Council, and [George] Soros [funded] DA who treat cops as criminals and criminals as victims,” tweeted the National Police Association, referring to the left wing billionaire, who is said to have funded Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza. “This was not only predictable, it was predicted ... The public statement from the law enforcement...
  • Hundreds of teens break into Texas family’s home, throw ‘mansion rager’

    02/20/2023 9:34:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02-20-2023 | Allie Griffin
    Hundreds of teens broke into a Texas family’s home and threw a wild “mansion rager,” causing thousands of dollars in damages, while the unsuspecting family was out earlier this month. Local high schoolers promoted the Feb. 11 party on social media without consent of the family — who do not have any high school-age children — and then showed up in droves to the Austin property, according to Austin’s Fox 7 News. “We started receiving numerous phone calls from our neighbors that there were kids on our water tower on our property, there were cars up and down the street,...
  • Chaos Erupts in Texas Capital: Busy Intersection Taken Over, Cops Attacked

    02/19/2023 10:42:15 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2023 | Bob Price
    Austin police are investigating what they called “street racing incidents.” The incidents involved crowds taking over major intersections as drivers participated in “drifting” demonstrations. When police arrived, the crowd attacked the vehicles
  • Austin City Council votes to fire City Manager Spencer Cronk

    02/15/2023 4:09:41 PM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    KVUE ^ | 02/15/2023 | Britny Eubank, Tony Plohetski
    The Austin City Council on Wednesday voted to fire City Manager Spencer Cronk following his response to the winter storm earlier this month. The council voted 10-1 in a special called session, with only Natasha Harper-Madison (District 1) voting against Cronk's firing. Cronk's termination is effective Thursday, Feb. 16. He will receive a one-year severance of $463,001.50, under a City ordinance in which he was hired in 2018. The council has appointed Jesús Garza, who served as Austin's city manager from 1994 to 2002, to serve as interim city manager. “I serve at the pleasure of the mayor and council...
  • Austin: Spy Balloon Forced Us to Limit Movement, Communications Across Country So ‘We Didn’t Expose’ Nuclear Capabilities

    02/08/2023 5:02:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/08/2023 | Ian hatchett
    1:27 During a portion of an interview with CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin released on Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated that in response to the Chinese spy balloon that flew over the country last week, the United States ensured that its nuclear bases “were buttoned down” and that “movement was limited and communications were limited so that we didn’t expose any capability unnecessarily.” Austin also stated that the buttoning down applied to nuclear bases all across the United States. Martin asked, “You don’t know what it was looking for, but you certainly know what you were...
  • A near-collision between 2 planes in Austin prompts an FAA investigation

    02/05/2023 8:50:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | February 4, 2023 | Ellen Bowman
    A FedEx cargo airplane was forced to change course during an attempted landing after a Southwest Airlines plane was cleared to depart from the same runway at an airport in Austin, Texas, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FedEx plane was cleared to land while several miles away from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday morning, according to preliminary information, the FAA said. Shortly before the FedEx aircraft was due to land, an air traffic controller cleared the Southwest flight to depart. "The pilot of the FedEx airplane discontinued the landing and initiated a climb out," the FAA said in...
  • Disney-Affiliated Drag Queen Welcomes Children to Show Featuring Simulated Sex And Nudity

    02/04/2023 3:21:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Timcast ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2022 | | BY BRETT MACDONALD
    Drag queens have launched a Christmas tour dubbed “The Naughty List” that has already garnered controversy from a journalist who observed and recorded one event held in Austin, Texas, describing it as “a blatantly sexualized show meant to groom children.” The show’s host, Andrew Robert Levitt, who performs under the stage name “Nina West,” is affiliated with two of the foremost children’s television networks: Disney and Nickelodeon. His tour is scheduled to make 18 stops in cities across the United States for a total of 36 shows. This article featured unedited videos and images from the event, which are sometimes...
  • Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

    02/02/2023 2:42:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2023 | By PAUL J. WEBER and KEN MILLER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in their homes Thursday after more than a day without power, including many in the state capital, as an icy winter storm that has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths lingered across much of the southern U.S. Even as temperatures finally pushed above freezing in Austin — and were expected to climb past 50 degrees (10 Celsius) on Friday — the relief will be just in time for an Arctic front to drop from Canada and threaten northern states. New England in particular is forecast to see the coldest...
  • South Austin business owner pleads for help

    01/25/2023 9:13:31 AM PST · by TexasKamaAina · 38 replies
    KVUE ^ | 01/24/2023 | Daranesha Herron
    A South Austin business owner says aggressive people experiencing homelessness and slow police response times make it hard to keep the business open.Laura North, the owner of Headspace Salon and Co-op, is calling for Austin police to respond quicker to active attacks and asking the City of Austin to move faster in finding housing for the homeless... "We have men hiding in the bushes waiting for us to leave work at night," North said. "We've been threatened with rape, with murder."There's a large homeless camp next to the salon, with tents scattered under the highway near Ben White Boulevard and...
  • 13 Essential Barbecue Restaurants in Austin

    01/21/2023 12:57:52 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 47 replies
    Eater Austin ^ | 5/10/22 | Nadia Chaudhury and Erin Russell
    Barbecue is a way of life in Texas, there’s just no way around it. The nationally recognized smoked meat scene found in the Austin area is so important that pitmaster Aaron Franklin even won a James Beard Award and pitmaster Damien Brockway is a semifinalist in this year’s awards. Here is Eater’s updated definitive guide to the finest barbecue in Austin, including places with and without lines, outdoor picnic table seating and indoor table service, restaurants and food trucks, and all the briskets, ribs, and sausages a person could ever want. This means Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Valentina’s Tex Mex...