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  • Miami Archbishop Says Florida Shouldn’t Follow Texas Refugee Stance

    01/23/2020 5:47:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/22/20 | CNS
    MIAMI - Refugees make an important impact in the United States and should not be denied resettlement as the Texas governor recently decided, said Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski. The archbishop, writing in a letter to the editor posted online Jan. 16 for the Miami Herald, noted that Albert Einstein was a refugee and former Florida Republican Sen. Mel Martinez was an unaccompanied minor when he came to Florida as part of Operation Peter Pan - when more than 14,000 Cuban minors came to the United States in the early 1960s. “Today, Texas wouldn’t allow either one to resettle there....
  • Texas investigates A THIRD Potential US Coronavirus Case

    01/23/2020 5:14:15 PM PST · by Windflier · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2020 | Megan Sheets
    Texas investigates a THIRD potential US coronavirus case as second suspected victim is hospitalized in LA and doctors monitor SIXTEEN people who came into contact with Patient Zero in Washington State. Health officials in Brazos County on Thursday said they are investigating a suspected case of the deadly new coronavirus. The person possibly infected, who has not been named, recently traveled to Wuhan - the Chinese city where the disease originated. They have been isolated in their home after health care providers recognized their symptoms as consistent with the coronavirus. So far only one US case of the virus has...
  • Student at Texas A&M University being treated for suspected case of novel coronavirus

    01/23/2020 1:32:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 103 replies
    click2Houston ^ | January 23, 2020 | Brittany Taylor
    Officials at the Brazos County Health District said Thursday they are investigating a suspected case of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The male patient, who has been identified as a student at Texas A&M University, had traveled from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus that has made headlines in recent days first originated, officials said.
  • Ted Cruz funny response to CNN political analyst tattling on his cell phone use from Senate floor

    01/21/2020 1:17:46 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 43 replies
    @tedcruz twitter ^ | January 21st, 2020 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Joe Lockhart: "Senators on the floor are sworn to silence and have no electronic devices. So how is this Senator tweeting? Did he sneak a phone in. Is he willing to go to prison? Or is the tweet from someone other than Cruz. @jack you should investigate" Ted Cruz: (click link or view thread comments to see image)
  • Democrats Take a Hit in the Badger State

    01/23/2020 11:58:01 AM PST · by Syncro · 11 replies ^ | January 22nd, 2020 | David Kamioner
    It is a truism in American politics that Democrats cheat.Dead voters, repeating voters, voters with false IDs, and the new angle of “ballot harvesting” are just some of the ways that the leftist party has devised to subvert the will of the American people. Historians, even liberal ones, now mostly agree that Democrat John F. Kennedy stole the 1960 presidential election from then-Vice President and Republican standard-bearer Richard Nixon in Texas and Illinois by using the political machines of Kennedy’s own running-mate, Lyndon Johnson, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to add voters to the Democrats’ count and suppress the GOP...
  • Sen. Cruz argues Hunter Biden's testimony is crucial in Senate trial

    01/23/2020 8:25:09 AM PST · by samtheman · 27 replies
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's argument could sway the Senate into allowing impeachment witnesses, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano says.
  • The Israel-US Model Has Been a Resounding Success

    01/23/2020 3:10:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 23, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the U.S. have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems. Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel. In response, Israel planned a vast border barrier. The international community was outraged. The Israeli left called the idea nothing short of "apartheid." However, after the completion of the 440-mile border barrier -- part concrete well, part wire fencing -- suicide bombings and terrorist incursions into Israel declined to almost nil....
  • California ex-pat’s Facebook page for those eyeing Texas move nears 16,000 followers

    01/23/2020 4:15:15 AM PST · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/23/2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Marie Bailey and her husband used to live in Seal Beach, Calif., about 28 miles south of Los Angeles. But several years back, after years of talking about it, the couple left California and moved to Texas. Now they live in a bigger house in the Dallas area, pay less money in taxes – and love their life in the Lone Star State. “Everyone in California is nervous about taxes and prices,” Bailey told the Dallas Morning News last year. “We became much more calm when we came here. You are in a constant rat race in California to afford...
  • Harris County to halt Ship Channel Bridge construction to fix design flaw

    01/22/2020 8:33:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    KPRC Click2Houston ^ | January 7, 2020 | KPRC Click2Houston
    HOUSTON – Following 20 months of construction of the new Ship Channel Bridge along the Beltway 8, the county has issued a pause. Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia said the decision was made following the discovery of a design flaw with part of the bridge. “I want to make sure that we are doing everything on behalf of public safety to ensure that everything is well,” Garcia said. “This was obviously concerning and alarming for me." John Tyler, the deputy director of engineering with the Harris County Toll Road Authority and in charge of the project, said the flaw was...
  • Trump Grants Texas Request to Defund Planned Parenthood, Fund Real Women’s Health Care Instead

    01/22/2020 5:36:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | January 22, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Trump administration gave another victory to mothers and babies this week when it granted a Texas waiver to defund Planned Parenthood and use tax dollars to support real women’s health care instead. For at least a decade, Texas leaders have been trying to stop taxpayer dollars from funding the abortion industry, but their efforts were thwarted time after time by the Obama administration and lawsuits from the abortion industry. On Wednesday, however, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reversed an Obama-era decision and restored $350 million in federal funding to the Healthy Texas Women program, The Statesman...
  • A candid moment with ⁦ @realDonaldTrump ⁩ as he departs the @WEF Conference in Davos.

    01/22/2020 4:57:13 PM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    Greg Abbott ^ | Greg Abbott
    A candid moment with ⁦ @realDonaldTrump ⁩ as he departs the @WEF Conference in Davos.
  • Immigration patterns prove that everyone wants to live in a capitalist country. Even the people who claim to be against capitalism never actually move to a non-capitalist country.

    01/22/2020 7:15:35 AM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    Wordpress ^ | Janauray 22, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Immigration patterns prove that everyone wants to live in a capitalist country. Even the people who claim to be against capitalism never actually move to a non-capitalist country.
  • Harris County’s Dirty Little Secret

    01/21/2020 6:25:54 PM PST · by The Houston Courant · 9 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | January 21, 2020 | J. Gamaldi
    Much has been made recently, here in Houston and across other big cities, about the horrific results of bail reform, but to be honest this isn’t even the worst of what is going on in the criminal justice system. I am sure you are thinking what could be worse than letting violent repeat offenders out on bond over and over again? It’s cutting them sweetheart deals when they agree to their guilt. Those deals are much more insidious and damaging to our community. This is happening every day in Harris County courtrooms with the full knowledge and approval of the...
  • Texas teen arrested in double murder promotes Instagram to reporters ("I’m actually an upcoming artist.”)

    01/21/2020 3:46:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/21/20 | Amanda Woods
    A Texas teen who had just been busted in a double murder case promoted his Instagram handle as he walked past throngs of reporters this week. Kiernan Christopher WIlliams, 19, is facing two capital murder charges in connection with the Sunday night slayings of Robert Martinez, 21, and Alejandro Robles, 25, during an argument at the Ventura bar in San Antonio, police said. Officials walked Williams in front of TV cameras a little after 4 p.m. Monday - and the teen used the opportunity to promote himself. “Y’all gotta follow me on instagram, _32baby.k9_,” Williams said, according to video obtained...
  • Mont Belvieu teen won't be able to walk at graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks

    01/21/2020 3:24:56 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 72 replies ^ | January 20, 2020 | Author: Marcelino Benito (KHOU)
    MONT BELVIEU, Texas — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a district that touts its excellence found itself embroiled in controversy about race, discrimination and dreadlocks. "The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies," said Black Lives Matter activist Ashton Woods.
  • Snickers Bar Weighing 4,700 Pounds Is The World’s Largest

    01/20/2020 5:57:02 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies ^ | 01/20/2020 | Aol
    Snickers bigwigs just went nuts. On Thursday in Waco, Texas, confectioner Mars, Inc. unveiled the largest Snickers bar ever created. Tipping the scales at a gargantuan 4,700 pounds and measuring two feet high and 26 inches wide, the Guinness Book of World Records declared it a world champ. “This is incredibly impressive,” Guinesses judge Michael Empiric told Waco TV station KWKT. “Some of my favorite record categories are big food because it has to be edible and it is also an engineering feat, so to get a 5,000-pound bar of chocolate to stay together is really challenging.”
  • Marine Plants American Flag Every Mile for Veterans With PTSD

    01/20/2020 10:56:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    To close out her 2019, Lupita Hernandez stopped after every mile to plant a small flag along Interstate-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Each pause in her 200-mile run was to honor a fellow veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something she has dealt with since she retired from the Marines in 2004. PTSD still affects her life each day, whether personally or in Hernandez’s work in the Veteran Treatment Court in Harris County, Texas. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, and that’s a statistic that is always on her mind. “I wanted to bring awareness to the stigma...
  • Cruz Trolls Pelosi On Impeachment: Trump Will Be ‘Acquitted Forever Of These Bogus Charges’

    01/20/2020 10:01:52 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 19, 2020
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mocked House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday over her repeated insistence that President Donald Trump will be “impeached forever,” saying that by the time the Senate is done with the trial, Trump will be “acquitted forever of these bogus charges.” “Real quick, how likely is it that we see a motion to dismiss in the first – after the first 48 hours, after you actually look at those articles?” Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked Cruz on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “You know, I don’t think it is that likely,” Cruz responded. “And the reason is,...
  • Check Out Glenn Beck's Discounted Dallas Mansion

    01/19/2020 5:06:32 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies ^ | 01/16/2020 |
    Conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck listed his golf-community home in 2018 for $6.2 million; it's now $4.95 million. Take a look inside.
  • San Antonio spends over $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report

    01/19/2020 11:10:42 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | January 19 2020 | Evie Fordham
    The city of San Antonio has spent at least $315,000 in legal fees after the city council voted to bar Chick-fil-A from opening a location in the San Antonio airport in March, according to calculations by KENS 5. The legal fees encompass two lawsuits and a federal investigation, and other invoices are pending, according to KENS 5. The San Antonio City Council voted to block the chain as an airport vendor due to the company's "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior." The council also struck down a motion to reconsider the decision.