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  • Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Secures Tem­po­rary Restrain­ing Order Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion, Stop­ping Unlaw­ful ATF Rule from Tak­ing Effect

    05/19/2024 8:19:30 PM PDT · by CFW · 8 replies
    Texas Attorney General ^ | 5/19/24 | Ken Paxton
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has secured a temporary restraining order from a federal judge that prevents an unlawful rule promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) from taking effect while the case is litigated. On May 1, Attorney General Paxton led a coalition suing the ATF to prevent a new regulatory restriction that unlawfully attempted to abridge Americans’ constitutional right to privately buy and sell firearms. The Final Rule was arbitrary and capricious and flagrantly violated the Second Amendment. Despite Congress having recognized the legality of private firearms sales by non-dealers, the Biden Administration issued...
  • Texas: Roman Catholic priest faces child sexual abuse and trafficking charges

    05/19/2024 7:09:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 21 Feb 2024 06.00 EST | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    A Roman Catholic priest near the US’s border with Mexico is facing criminal charges on allegations that he sexually molested a child, according to authorities.Fernando Gonzalez Ortega’s arrest for sexually abusing a minor and of trafficking of persons demonstrates that US Catholic bishops have not yet rooted out all molesters under their command despite reform prompted by the worldwide church’s decades-old clergy molestation scandal, abuse victims and their advocates have argued.
  • Oklahoma judge already facing wild Texas road rage shooting charges similarly accused of drive-by shooting at his brother-in-law’s house with gun he later reported stolen

    05/19/2024 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Law &Crime ^ | 5/13/24 | Matt Laham
    An Oklahoma judge already facing a felony case in Texas in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting and road rage crash now faces an indictment for allegedly perpetrating a drive-by shooting at his brother in-law’s house in the Sooner State. Investigators said the victim was stopped at a traffic light and Lovell “nearly” pushed her car “into cross traffic.” After his arrest, the judge allegedly claimed not to remember anything about the shooting but acknowledged rear-ending the other driver who “cut him off.” Cops said he “did not admit the collisions were intentional,” though. Read the Oklahoma indictment here. The...
  • TX: 2 customers shot over waitress' stolen cell phone in Denver Harbor area, HPD says

    05/19/2024 6:24:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | May 11, 2024 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Investigators are working to find out if charges will be filed against a man accused of shooting two customers over a waitress' stolen phone on Saturday. The Houston Police Department said the incident unfolded at a sports bar along Lyons Avenue and Boyles in the Denver Harbor area. Just before 2 a.m., a waitress reportedly noticed her phone had been stolen from behind the bar where two men were drinking together. Police said a manager looked at surveillance video showing one of the two customers at the bar had taken the phone. That's when the woman...
  • Trump Accepts NRA Endorsement, Urges Gun Owners to Get Out, Vote

    05/18/2024 6:37:30 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 18, 2024 | Eric Mack
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at the NRA Leadership Forum in Dallas on Saturday afternoon. "It's a true honor to be here today to receive the endorsement of the proud American patriots at the NRA," Trump told the forum in a speech that aired live and in its entirety on Newsmax and the Newsmax2 streaming platform. "These are great patriots. These are great people, and we're going to do things like nobody can believe. "We're going to win this election at levels that nobody's ever seen before. Thank you very much...

    05/18/2024 7:39:16 AM PDT · by Lakeside Granny · 210 replies
  • Houston distributes water as more than 500,000 remain without power after devastating storms

    05/18/2024 1:24:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 05/18/2024 | Phil Helsel
    The city of Houston on Saturday opened new distribution centers to give out water as around 500,000 customers remained without power following severe storms blamed in the deaths of seven people in the region. Houston was forecast to reach a high of 90 degrees Saturday as the city and Harris County recovers from tornadoes and 100 mph straight-line winds that struck with little warning on Thursday. Seven deaths — four in Houston and three in unincorporated Harris County — have been blamed on effects from the weather, including from falling trees and a fire sparked by lighting.
  • Powerful Storm Topples Transmission Towers in Texas, Plunges Millions into Darkness

    05/17/2024 7:00:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | May 17, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Millions of Texas residents are without power after massive storms tore through the state on Thursday and toppled transmission towers. The National Weather Service of Houston wrote on X: “Severe thunderstorms moving across the Houston metro area have a history of producing damaging winds!” “This destructive storm will contain wind gusts to 80 MPH! A tornado is possible!” Shocking footage of the toppled transmission towers was shared by users on X. Over a million Texans are without power, mainly in the eastern part of the state, reported. reported: Thunderstorms have killed four people and knocked out power to...
  • Downtown Houston damage: Wall of building collapes; storm blows out windows in skyscrapers

    05/16/2024 9:27:06 PM PDT · by texas booster · 37 replies
    KHOU ^ | May 16, 2024 | Michelle Homer, Jason Miles
    There's damage all over the Greater Houston area after a thunderstorm brought powerful wind and heavy rain. At least four people were killed, Mayor John Whitmire said, and he urged everyone to stay off the roads and stay safe. In scenes reminiscent of Hurricane Alicia back in 1983, the storm blew out hundreds of windows of downtown skyscrapers leaving workers scrambling for cover and glass all over the streets and sidewalks. The damaged buildings include the Wells Fargo Plaza, Total Energies, Enterprise Plaza, Kinder Morgan and Chevron. Workers on higher floors say they felt the towers sway amid the whipping...
  • BREAKING: Texas Governor Greg Abbott pardons Daniel Perry after conviction for shooting armed agitator during BLM riots

    05/16/2024 2:30:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 97 replies
    Post Millenial ^ | 5-16-24 | Hannah Nightingale
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a full pardon and restoration of rights for Daniel Perry, the former Army sergeant who was found guilty of murder for the fatal shooting of Garrett Foster during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest while Perry was an Uber driver. "The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles conducted an exhaustive review of U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry’s personal history and the facts surrounding the July 2020 incident and recommended a Full Pardon and Restoration of Full Civil Rights of Citizenship," said Abbott in a statement. "Among the voluminous files reviewed by the Board, they considered...
  • Galveston Voting Rights Case Could Cost Texas Democrats Seats

    05/16/2024 1:12:59 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 5/15/24 | Erin Anderson
    A voting rights lawsuit that could cost Texas Democrats seats across all levels of government received a hearing Tuesday by the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, known as the most conservative federal appellate court in the country. The Galveston County redistricting case is challenging how the appellate court has previously interpreted the Voting Rights Act, which was passed to protect individual minority groups but has been “twisted” for political advantage. At issue is whether Section 2 of the law requires the county to create a majority-minority district by grouping a “coalition” of black and Hispanic voters....
  • What Is Happening? Another Barge Hit Another Bridge Causing a Partial Collapse in Galveston

    05/15/2024 11:18:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Rumble Via Liberty Daily ^ | May 15, 2024 | Staff
    What Is Happening? Another Barge Hit Another Bridge Causing a Partial Collapse in Galveston VIDEO AT LINK.................
  • Houston Police Department Chief Out as Uninvestigated Criminal Cases Scandal Broadens

    05/15/2024 7:46:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2024 | Karen Townsend
    The nation's fourth-largest city has a big problem when it comes to conducting criminal investigations. It's getting worse. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner resigned last week. There is no way he could have remained in his position after the scandal of 260,000 incident reports labeled “Suspended — Lack of Personnel”, or SL were discovered. Two assistant chiefs have been demoted and one executive has resigned. The new mayor, John Whitmire, has a real disaster on his hands. Whitmire said that the “dumb person that came up with that code” is no longer at HPD. Advertisement I don't care what the...
  • Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for Donald Trump in Florida and Texas, AP sources say

    05/13/2024 6:22:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Updated 8:05 PM EDT, May 13, 2024 | BY THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for former President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, putting into action the commitment he made at a meeting with Trump last month to help his former rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details have not been finalized and plans could still shift in the weeks ahead. Still, DeSantis is making calls to donors while his finance team works quickly to put together a schedule that would...
  • Houston Police chief resigns, mayor 'shocked' by latest investigation’s revelation

    05/13/2024 11:30:49 PM PDT · by CFW · 29 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/13/24 | By Bethany Blankley
    Houston’s police chief has resigned after emails obtained by a local news outlet appear to show that he knew about massive failures in the department well before he said he did. Within hours of issuing a statement about the findings, he resigned. In February, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner first announced that the Houston Police Department dropped 264,000 crime reports, including violent crimes and sexual assaults, which weren’t investigated because a “lack of personnel” code was assigned to them, The Center Square reported. In March, new Houston Mayor John Whitmire appointed an independent panel to review an internal HPD investigation...
  • Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1415 West Gulf Bank Road

    05/12/2024 6:13:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    City of Houston News ^ | May 9, 2024 | VKS/JKS
    The fatal shooting of a male at 1415 West Gulf Bank Road about 12:30 a.m. today (May 9) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury. The identity of the deceased male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The male shooter, 53, was not injured in the incident. HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Perez and S. Overstreet reported: HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex at the above address and were directed to an unresponsive male near a dumpster across the parking lot from one of the apartment buildings. Houston...
  • Timeline: Fatal San Antonio shooting that killed 4-year-old, injured 4

    05/10/2024 5:56:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies ^ | May 10, 2024 | Zachary-Taylor Wright
    Five shot in Northeast Side home At around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 8, Bexar County deputies were called to home on the Northeast Side of San Antonio after reports of shots fired. Investigators would arrive to a grisly scene where some 30 rounds of ammunition were fired into the home of a family, including two adults and five children under the age of 10. All five of the family members were transported to a local hospital in critical condition, and Bexar County Sheriff Salazar said the shooters – two men donning balaclavas spotted from security cameras on neighboring homes...
  • GOP senators amused as Ted Cruz seeks to move bill: ‘The foot’s on the other hand’

    05/09/2024 5:00:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/24 6:00 AM ET | BY AL WEAVER
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has become the subject of much bemusement among his Senate GOP colleagues as he has taken a detour from his role as a conservative rabble-rouser to playing the lead on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Texas senator, long-known for stirring up trouble for leadership, has suddenly gone in the reverse as he has prodded Republicans against gumming up the works for the last must-pass bill in Congress for months. But the irony is not lost on lawmakers who have watched Cruz’s mischief up close and personal, especially on government spending battles throughout the years....
  • Rep. Chip Roy raises ‘strong concerns’ Sharia law will be ‘forced upon the American people’

    05/08/2024 9:06:03 PM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/24 2:27 PM ET | BY TARA SUTER
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said he has concerns about Sharia law being “forced upon the American people” during remarks on the House floor Tuesday. “Well, I’ve got some pretty strong concerns about Sharia law,” Roy said while discussing his broader worries about border security and foreign aid. “And whether that’ll be forced upon the American people.” In the remarks, Roy referenced a “massive Muslim takeover of the United Kingdom” and said he had “pretty strong concerns about people who wanna see Israel’s destruction, who were happy about Oct. 7, who were elected in the United Kingdom.” “Some might say that...
  • Biden wants control of Texas National Guard and Air Guard.

    05/08/2024 10:17:24 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 33 replies
    Fox News / MSN ^ | 5/8/2024 | Louis Casiano
    "By departing from this sensible arrangement, and allowing the Secretaries to dismantle National Guard units on a whim, Legislative Proposal 480 would set a dangerous precedent," he added. "Members of the Texas National Guard must always stand ready to respond to natural disasters, civil disturbances, and cartel activity that threaten our way of life."