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  • Teacher Mocks Christians with Dr. Seuss Parody at School Board Meeting for Opposing Pornographic, CRT Books

    12/27/2021 4:39:31 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    Christian News ^ | 12/24/21 | editor
    Parents in the Austin, Texas, area expressed outrage after a technology teacher read a Dr. Seuss-style poem mocking “evangelicals” and parents who have expressed concerns about books they call pornographic. Krista Tyler, instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting Dec. 16. “Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not,” Tyler begins. “These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes...
  • Armed Agents in Texas School District Arrest Concerned Parents in Their Own Homes

    11/26/2021 3:47:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2021 | Breccan F. Thies
    The Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) in Texas is using its own armed agents to arrest parents who speak out against the school board’s policies, according to Christopher Rufo in the City Journal.
  • Round Rock petition to cancel school the day after Halloween earns nearly 14,000 signatures

    10/30/2019 9:44:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    kvue ^ | Oct. 30, 2019 | Drew Knight
    To many youngsters, Halloween is one of the best times of the year. Who wants to worry about going to school the next day when you could be staying home eating candy? That seems to be the sentiment of many students in Round Rock ISD. According to Change.org, a petition to get their district to cancel the day after Halloween has gained nearly 14,000 signature, as of Wednesday morning. Students are almost at their goal of 15,000 signatures.
  • Opening statements for Round Rock kidnapping case begin Tuesday

    01/29/2019 2:33:52 PM PST · by bgill · 7 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 29, 2019 | Tulsi Kamath
    Terry Allen Miles, 45, faces federal charges after police say he took two girls, ages 7 and 14 at the time, to Colorado. Both girls were found unharmed and Miles was indicted on kidnapping charges by a federal grand jury in February 2018... Prosecutors argued that Miles was having regular sexual activity with the then 14-year-old girl. On Dec. 29, 2017, they told jurors in their opening statement that Miles and the girls' mother, Tonya Bates, got into an argument and Miles blugeoned Bates to death. In a panic, prosecutors say Miles hastily packed up, then fled Round Rock in...
  • Teacher Bullies Trump Supporting Students

    12/13/2018 8:19:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    WBCK FM ^ | 12/13/2018 | Renk
    More news of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), this time coming from Texas. EAG News is reporting about a biology teacher at McNeil High School in Round Rock Texas spewing her TDS toward her students. Parents of teenagers who attend that school told KHOU news that this “teacher” professed a hatred for the president and then went on to mock students who disagreed with her perspective. One student’s mother told KHOU: “She said, ‘By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and his is a complete douchebag’ to a class full of seniors in high school” This “teacher”...
  • Texas biology teacher on leave for allegedly bullying pro-Trump student

    09/13/2018 1:27:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/13/2018 | Caleb Parke
    A high school biology teacher is on administrative leave after she allegedly mocked a student for supporting President Trump and calling others “a bunch of Trumpies” in Round Rock, Texas. The incident occurred on the fifth day back from summer vacation, Aug. 22, at McNeil High School outside of Austin, according to district officials. The bullied student's mother claims the public school teacher said: “By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and he is a complete douchebag."
  • Breaking: Austin Serial Bomber Reported Killed by Police

    03/21/2018 1:36:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 549 replies
    Twitter | Wednesday, March 21, 2028
    Local news in Austin reporting serial Bomber killed by police early Wednesday morning.
  • Planned Parenthood seeking donations on Central Texas streets

    07/24/2012 3:56:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 23, 2012 | Benjamin Wermund
    ROUND ROCK — Workers from Planned Parenthood have taken to Central Texas streets to drum up support in the wake of what officials from the organization say has been a tough year. Staffers seeking donations for the group, which has been tussling with state leaders over participation in a Medicaid program, have descended upon cities across the region, from downtown Austin to conservative-leaning Williamson County — where support would theoretically be harder to find — including downtown Round Rock. [snip] So far the group's presence has avoided controversy at least in Round Rock, where two staffers work corners on Main...
  • Trade tied up in transit bottlenecks

    01/22/2008 3:48:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 209+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 22, 2008 | Jim Landers
    WASHINGTON – Only exports stand between the economy and recession, setting up another national argument about how to handle the rising flow of goods in and out of the country. Transportation fights are usually about who pays to build the roads and transit systems, with little said about trade. The Bush administration and Gov. Rick Perry have supported tolls and steadfastly opposed higher gasoline taxes. A new national study urges paying for desperately needed improvements any way we can, but one thing it specifically recommends is an increase in the federal gas tax of 40 cents a gallon over the...
  • Krusee won't seek re-election

    11/27/2007 11:54:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 1,273+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 28, 2007 | Laylan Copelin and Ben Wear
    Williamson County Republican reshaped Austin area's transportation system State Rep. Mike Krusee, a Williamson County Republican who reshaped the Austin area's transportation system and, with Gov. Rick Perry, turned Texas toward a toll-centric approach to highway building, will not seek re-election next year. Krusee, 48, is not leaving the public stage right away. He will serve out his term, which runs through January 2009; will continue serving on national panels on transportation and urban planning; and could return to a statewide post after he retires from the Legislature. Talk around the Capitol is that Krusee, who has served in the...
  • Round Rock pastor stole at least $500,000, according to arrest report. (PURPOSE DRIVEN)

    08/19/2007 11:08:17 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 116 replies · 5,135+ views
    Statesman.com ^ | 8-17-2007 | Isadora Vail
    Round Rock pastor stole at least $500,000, according to arrest report. Donald 'Roddy' Clyde turned himself in Wednesday; he's charged with felony theft. By Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFFriday, August 17, 2007A longtime Round Rock pastor was arrested after telling authorities he embezzled at least $500,000 from his church, according to court records.Donald "Roddy" Clyde, 48, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday and was charged with felony theft of more than $200,000 from the Fellowship at Forest Creek Church. Clyde's bail was set at $400,000, and he could face 99 years in prison if convicted.Clyde told police that he used the...
  • Mega Catholic church opens in Round Rock (Tx)

    11/20/2006 9:43:34 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 2,306+ views
    News8 Austin ^ | November 20, 2006 | Hermelinda Vargas
    A new church in Round Rock bills itself as the largest Catholic church in Central Texas. It seats more than 1,500 people. That may sound like a lot, but at Sunday’s inaugural mass, there were more than enough faithful to fill those seats. St. Williams Catholic Church says it has 12,000 registered members."[At the old building] we had to sometimes have people sit in the halls and watch church on TV," Father Joel McNeil said. "You couldn't get there late because you wouldn't get a seat. You had to get there at least 15 to 20 minutes earlier than...
  • Dell's Google software test may hurt Microsoft

    02/08/2006 4:31:36 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 445+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | Bloomberg
    Dell is testing software from Google and may distribute the programs on its PCs, a move that would be a blow to Microsoft. The test includes a Google-powered Dell home page, Google desktop search and Google Toolbar, Dell spokesman Jess Blackburn said Tuesday. He declined to discuss a possible deal. An agreement would underpin efforts by Google, the top Internet search engine, to expand beyond search and may threaten Microsoft's biggest businesses. Microsoft is building search into the next version of its Windows operating system and creating links to online versions of popular programs to woo users of rival services...
  • Round Rock, TX: School Board VP Charged With Prostitution

    03/25/2005 9:56:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 902+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/25/05 | AP - Austin American-Statesman
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- A school board member and prominent lawyer has been charged with prostitution, accused of offering legal services in exchange for sexual favors. Steven C. Copenhaver, 56, was released from jail Thursday on a $750 bond. An arrest affidavit said Copenhaver offered to represent a woman's husband if she and her sister-in-law would perform sex acts with him and each other. "I am deeply apologetic to my family and friends," Copenhaver said in a statement Thursday. "I hope that all of them will support me during this difficult time. I intend to work through the legal...
  • Record Number of Round Rock Voters Shoot Down School Bonds

    03/07/2005 7:15:29 PM PST · by TXBubba · 25 replies · 929+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 03/06/05 | Bob Banta
    Round Rock school district voters turned out in record numbers Saturday to overwhelmingly reject a record-high $349 million bond package administrators said was needed to build new schools. Hutto school district voters did just the opposite, approving a $53 million bond issue to build new facilities by a margin of 2-to-1. Round Rock's effort to sell bonds to construct two new elementary schools, a middle school and a high school was voted down by 62 percent of voters. The final count was 8,595 to 5,209. The controversial proposal, floated during a lagging economy and against organized opposition, drew nearly 14,000...
  • Round Rock Shows Bond Video to Students

    02/10/2005 6:44:09 PM PST · by TXBubba · 35 replies · 973+ views
    Austin American Stateman ^ | 02-10-05 | Bob Banta
    McNeil students see 13-minute presentation on campus needs, angering bond opponents By Bob Banta AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, February 09, 2005 ROUND ROCK — A 13-minute video produced by the Round Rock school district outlining the needs for new schools and renovations caused controversy Wednesday. The $13,000 video, paid for with school tax dollars, was shown campuswide to students at McNeil High School during an announcements period on Tuesday. The video listed school facilities administrators hope will be funded through a $349 million bond proposal. Residents will vote on the bond issue March 5. Teachers and staff members were shown pointing...
  • Central Texas MUD Abuse of Power - Eminentt Domain

    11/09/2003 7:12:35 PM PST · by TXBubba · 30 replies · 255+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 11-9-03 | Sarah Coppola
    Neighborhood protests proposed water treatment plant Brushy Creek facility would take 24 acres of longtime resident's property By Sarah Coppola AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, November 9, 2003 ROUND ROCK -- Dan McFall's 95-year-old grandfather, Garland Walsh, has lived on the same parcel of land since 1938. Walsh loves its open spaces, occupied by big oak trees, cattle and a clan of wild turkeys. So his grandfather was stunned, McFall said, when utility district officials told him a year ago that they planned to build a water treatment facility on the land. "He's been living out his remaining years there," McFall said....