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  • Another DEEP FREEZE for Texas? While an arctic blast is sweeping in parts of the Lone Star State, a pipeline company threatens to cut off gas supply to Texas’ biggest power generator

    01/21/2022 3:38:56 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    Strange Sounds Blog ^ | 1/20/22 | Strange Sounds Staff
    Temperatures across parts of Texas will nosedive this week, from balmy highs Wednesday in the 70s and 80s to below freezing Thursday night into Friday, with the chance of a wintry mix. “75 to 35 sounds like a car manufacturer’s braking power, but the numbers are not in miles per hour: It’s the range of temperatures in Houston over the next few days,” said meteorologist Chad Myers. And it’s not just the Lone Star State headed for a Texas-size cold plunge. An extended cold front will stretch from the southern tip of that state to the northern edge of Maine,...
  • Utter chaos: Gang on jet skis pulls up to beach, opens fire outside luxury hotel

    12/09/2021 7:05:45 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 12/8/2021 2043 hrs et | Cameron Arcand
    A shooting on a beach in Mexico might have tourists rethinking their vacation plans. Multiple attackers rolled up to Playa Langosta in Cancun's hotel zone on jet skis and began opening fire on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. Nobody was injured, but tourists were rattled by the incident. Zayne Jones of Utah said his wife and kids were at the hotel's pool on the beach at the time. “I ran to the balcony to tell them to get down and get to a corridor and get cover," Jones told KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City. "Luckily nobody got hurt, but...
  • Gunmen on jet skis open fire at Cancun beach, police say

    12/07/2021 6:42:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ktla ^ | Dec 7, 2021
    The shooting is the latest in a string of violent incidents on the resort-studded coast, and came in the same week that a special battalion of National Guard troops were assigned to protect the area. Mexican marines with bulletproof vests, helmets and assault rifles were seen patrolling Cancun’s tourist-crowded beaches following the Tuesday shooting. On Nov. 5, a commando of drug gang gunmen stormed a beach at Puerto Morelos, a resort just south of Cancun, and opened fire in front of luxury hotels, executing two drug dealers from a rival gang. The dramatic shooting attack sent tourists scrambling for cover....
  • Armed gang storms Mexico beach, executes 2 drug dealers in front of Cancun luxury resort

    11/05/2021 2:28:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ktla ^ | Nov 5, 2021
    The dramatic shooting attack sent tourists scrambling for cover at the resort of Puerto Morelos, just south of Cancun. The two suspected drug dealers killed Thursday had apparently arrived at the beach in front of the Azul Beach Resort and the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun earlier in the day, claiming it was now their territory. “About 15 people arrived on the beach [by boat] to assassinate two men who had showed up saying they were the new dealers in the area,” the head prosecutor of Quintana Roo state, Oscar Montes de Oca, told the Radio Formula station. Guests at the...
  • Texas firefighter celebrating wedding anniversary found dead in Cancun

    07/25/2021 11:54:02 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2021 | 9:54am | Jackie Salo
    A Texas firefighter has been found dead after his family believes he was kidnapped at a Mexican resort while on vacation to celebrate his wedding anniversary, according to reports. Elijah Snow, who was a firefighter in the city of Arlington, had traveled with his wife, Jamie, last week to an all-inclusive resort in the popular tourist destination of Cancun, news station DFW-TV reported. The couple went to grab drinks at the hotel bar for their first night of the vacation, but at some point in the evening his wife decided to go back to their room, the outlet reported. When...
  • Body of Arlington firefighter was found in bathroom window, Mexican authorities say

    07/24/2021 12:58:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | JULY 23, 2021 | BY DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
    “The body was located in a bathroom window” at a hotel, which was not the resort where Snow was staying, according to the tweet translated from Spanish. Benito Juárez is about a 30-minute drive, or 10 miles away, from the beachfront hotels in Cancun. Snow’s cause of death has not been released, and results of an autopsy are pending. Family members believe he was murdered after possibly being kidnapped and trying to escape, according to media reports. Elijah Snow’s wife, Jamie Snow, told family members her husband had been found dead Monday morning while they were staying at a Cancun...
  • Cruz says it's time for Fauci to go: 'He's political and not scientific'

    06/16/2021 5:53:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/21 | Caitlin McFall
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz joined the growing list of GOP lawmakers calling for the removal of Dr. Anthony Fauci Tuesday, arguing he is "political and not scientific." Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has faced severe backlash following the release of thousands of emails obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests earlier this month, revealing the top doctor's communications from early on in the pandemic. Republicans have taken issue with what they believe is a stance reversal by Fauci on issues ranging from masks mandates to the origin...
  • Ted Cruz Hires Former Trump Campaign Aide as Communications Director

    02/26/2021 4:43:23 PM PST · by Yong · 28 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 26, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has hired former Trump campaign press aide Erin Perrine as his new communications director. Perrine, who served as director of press communications for former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, confirmed the appointment in a post on Twitter.
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Neighbors for Leaking Cancun Trip Texts: 'Don't Be ***holes'

    02/26/2021 2:26:35 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/23/2021 | Jason Lemon
    Senator Ted Cruz called out his neighbors for leaking text messages inviting them to join a controversial family trip to Cancun, Mexico, while millions of Texans remained without electricity and water last week during severe winter weather. The Texas Republican received swift backlash after photos of him boarding a flight last Wednesday to the tourist hot spot with his family circulated online. Responding to the criticism, Cruz quickly booked a return flight to Texas for the next day, saying he had been trying to be a "good dad." But the backlash persisted, with Democrats and some Republicans strongly criticizing the...
  • Heidi Cruz 'Pissed' That A Friend Ratted Her Out To Media About Cancun Trip

    02/24/2021 6:25:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | Feb 23, 2021
    The group chat was labelled “XXXX Lovelies” (presumably the name of their street); it included some of the women in the Cruz family’s neighbourhood. The subject was the cold weather they were experiencing in Texas, but it quickly turned to going away, when Heidi, the wife of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, asked whether any of the families were up for a trip to Cancun. The Cruz family getaway, of course, went viral, and the Texas senator, 50, faced fierce backlash after pictures emerged of the couple and their two daughters, Caroline, 12, and Cathryn, 10, flying out of the state...
  • Ted Cruz’s family seen soaking up the Cancun sun while Texas shivers

    02/19/2021 10:05:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 19, 2021 | 8:53pm | Elizabeth Elizalde
    Here’s what Ted Cruz is missing out on in Cancun. The Texas senator’s family was happily soaking up the Mexican sun Friday — without him — after leaving the Lone Star State, where millions experienced power outages and record freezing temperatures during a deadly winter storm, exclusive photos show. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, was seen on the sand wearing a red bikini under blue beach umbrellas, video and photos obtained by The Post show.
  • What Exactly Is Ted Cruz Supposed To Do About A Snowstorm In His Home State? Senators make laws, they don't shovel snow or repair power grids

    02/19/2021 9:51:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 02/19/2021 | Joseph Curl
    Here’s what a U.S. senator does: Make laws, authorize and appropriate federal funds, provide for the common defense and the general welfare, regulate commerce among the states and with foreign nations, declare war and maintain and regulate the military, impeach federal officers including the president, advise and consent to treaties and appointments of judges and federal officials.For the record, a U.S. senator doesn’t do anything when a snowstorm hits his or her home state. If they happen to be home at the time, maybe they can help their neighbor shovel the driveway. And sure, they can press the White House...
  • Cruz: I Planned to Stay in Cancun ‘Through the Weekend’ But I Had ‘Second Thoughts Almost Immediately’

    02/19/2021 6:54:39 AM PST · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2021 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that he had planned to stay in Cancun “through the weekend and to work remotely there,” but he “started to have second thoughts almost immediately.” Cruz said that after their house lost power for two days, “Our girls asked — said look, school’s been canceled for the week. Can we take a trip and go somewhere warm? And Heidi and I, as parents, we said okay, sure. And so, last night, I flew down with them to the beach. And then I flew back this afternoon....
  • Ted Cruz’s Wife Planned Mexico Getaway To Escape ‘FREEZING’ House, Texts Reveal

    02/19/2021 12:14:57 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 148 replies ^ | Feb 19, 2021
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) admitted Thursday that he had planned on spending longer than he did in Cancún, in a spur-of-the-moment trip his wife tried to recruit friends and neighbors to join that was motivated by Texas’ frigid temperatures, according to texts obtained by the New York Times, following widespread outrage over a vacation Cruz initially claimed was driven by his daughters and their friends. The senator’s wife, Heidi Cruz, tried to recruit friends for the trip on Wednesday and noted their house was “FREEZING,” the Times reported Thursday, citing texts obtained from a group chat. She proposed staying at...
  • Cruz admits Cancun trip 'obviously a mistake' as he returns to find protestors outside his Texas home

    02/18/2021 5:00:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 mins ago | Thomas Barrabi
    on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz admitted Thursday that traveling to Cancun, Mexico as his constituents suffered in freezing homes amid power outages was "obviously a mistake." The Republican spoke outside his Texas home as a sizable group of protesters chanted just yards away. "It was obviously a mistake, and in hindsight, I wouldn't have done it," Cruz acknowledged. He reiterated his previous contention that he had gone in order to take his daughters to Mexico to get them out of the cold. "I was trying to be a dad," he said. "When you've got two girls who have been...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz returning from Cancun during Texas power crisis

    02/18/2021 11:16:45 AM PST · by conservative98 · 180 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 18, 2021 | 1:37pm | Updated | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz flew home from Mexico Thursday, amid outrage over his trip during a crisis-level storm in Texas — explaining he was only chaperoning his daughters and their friends on the flight. The Republican lawmaker was seen getting back on a plane to the US on Thursday afternoon and issued a statement explaining that was not on a vacation himself, but was accompanying his daughters on a flight to theirs.
  • Ted Cruz flees with his family to Mexico in middle of Texas energy crisis - AND tries to get an upgrade: Outrage as 'shameless' senator deserts millions of desperate Texans freezing in their powerless homes for a FIFTH day

    02/18/2021 8:58:59 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 273 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-18-21 | Lauren Fruen
    Ted Cruz has been pictured jetting off to Cancun while millions in Texas remain without power, heat or water amid a devastating winter storm.
  • Ted Cruz flew to Cancun with his family amid power crisis in Texas: source

    02/18/2021 7:26:48 AM PST · by JonPreston · 234 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/21 | Tyler Olsen
    Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, with his family this week as Texas dealt with a winter storm that left millions without power, Fox News has confirmed.
  • Dolphins drag British girl, 10, underwater during 'ethical' swimming experience in Mexico

    12/01/2019 11:16:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 30, 2019 | Jimmy Nsubuga, Yahoo! News UK
    Two bottlenose dolphins dragged a frightened schoolgirl underwater and left her injured after a swimming experience with the animals went wrong. Lexi Yeo, ten, was in the water with the sea creatures at Dolphin Discovery in Cancun, Mexico, when they suddenly turned on her. Her mother Laura-Jane Yeo watched in horror as the youngster was submerged during the TUI holiday. She was eventually rescued from the sea pen when trainers grabbed her on her bodyboard. Lexi suffered cuts, bruises and deep wounds after she was bitten by the dolphins.
  • Cancún shooting: five people gunned down in Mexico's tourist hotspot

    02/18/2019 6:21:48 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 2/17/2019 | unknown
    Five people have been shot dead and five more wounded in Cancún after gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican resort city and opened fire. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said the attack on Saturday took place in a club called La Kuka, on a main avenue in central Cancún about 6km (4 miles) away from the Caribbean resort city’s seaside tourist hotel zone, situated on the Yucatán Peninsula. Prosecutors said four men carrying a long gun and three handguns entered and began shooting. Two of the injured were in critical condition. Violence has been rising in Cancún and the...