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  • VERIFY: Are Houston toll road fees ever going away?

    06/12/2017 10:59:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    KHOU ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tim Wetzel
    HOUSTON - The teachers at Spring Forest Middle School asked KHOU 11's Verify team whether Beltway 8 has been paid off and if the tolls will ever go away in the foreseeable future. "Why do we still pay for toll roads?" wondered 7th grade teacher Rebecca Mustachio. "To be honest, I thought we would be done paying for toll roads." We are not even close to paying the bill for those roads, according to Roxana Sibrian of the Harris County Toll Road Authority. In a statement emailed to KHOU, the authority says it will be paying off construction debt until...
  • MOTRAN calls for changes in I-14 route (political fight)

    06/01/2017 10:57:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | May 7, 2017 | Trevor Hawes
    Talks have been bubbling in recent months about making major route changes to Interstate 14, but the primary organization behind the push says it’s facing resistance from a West Texas representative and the state’s senior senator. Regional transportation lobby group Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance (MOTRAN) has pushed to change the congressionally approved western route of I-14, also known as the Forts to Ports Highway and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway System. Forts to Ports aims to connect Fort Bliss in El Paso with Fort Hood in Central Texas and Fort Polk in Louisiana. The plan also connects to military deployment ports...
  • Flush with highway cash, Texas still looking for toll options

    04/26/2017 5:16:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dug Begley
    Texas is spending record amounts on transportation, but lawmakers worried it is not enough are considering extending a controversial program that’s helped spread tollways through some of the state’s largest areas. A bill approved this week by a House committee would give the Texas Department of Transportation a chance to add six additional projects, including the widening of Interstate 45 north of I-10 and a long-planned Hempstead Tollway, meant to relieve traffic on U.S. 290 with the potential for a commuter rail corridor. The bill, by state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, would also allow TxDOT or regional officials the chance...
  • TX: No Incidents at UTEP wih two months of Campus Carry

    11/03/2016 4:37:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the problems with excessive hyperbole in propaganda is when people experience the reality of what was hyped. They realize someone lied to them. A level of credibility has been lost.  This has happened over and over again, with a repetition that has become boring, as the right to bear arms in self defense is being restored and ... nothing happens. It happened at the University of Texas in El Paso. From kfoxtv.com: Claster contacted the University to find out if anything has happened regarding Campus Carry, or if there have even been any calls to campus police...
  • Black El Paso Police Chief Tells Press BLM Is a 'Radical Hate Group'

    07/09/2016 5:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    El Paso area leaders gathered Friday evening at a news conference to express their solidarity with Dallas after five law enforcement officers were killed and six others were injured in a sniper attack. El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles offered condolences, while state, county, and city officials discussed the attack’s impact on the country, Texas, and El Paso. But it was a comment made by El Paso’s African-American Police Chief Greg Allen after the news conference that drew the most attention. Though Allen was laconic and vague in most of his answers to the press, he opened up when it came...
  • Texas Loses Fight to Keep Syrian Refugees Out

    06/16/2016 6:04:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 6/16/16 | Alexa Ura
    Texas on Thursday lost its fight against the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state, ending a monthslong battle during which refugees from the war-torn country continued to arrive. Dealing the final blow to Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, a federal judge dismissed Texas’ lawsuit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement agency over the resettlement of the refugees. In an order dated Wednesday and released Thursday, Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the stat
  • New prison for drug boss 'El Chapo' is Mexico's worst-rated

    05/08/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2016 5:15 PM EDT | Peter Orsi and E. Eduardo Castillo
    The northern prison where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is rated as the worst in Mexico’s federal penitentiary system for inmate conditions and other factors, according to the government’s own reporting. The Cefereso No. 9 facility on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, which borders El Paso, Texas, did score well on “conditions of governability,” perhaps an indication that authorities believe they can control Guzmán’s environment there and limit the risk of him pulling off a third brazen jailbreak. But Michael Vigil, the former head of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, questioned the...
  • Mexican Officials: ISIS Has Training Camp 8 Miles from US Border

    04/14/2016 7:21:05 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 29 replies
    GP ^ | 4/14/2016 | J Hoft
    Barack Obama told officials at the CIA Wednesday that ISIS is now on the defensive. He didn’t mention this. The Islamic State terrorist group is operating a camp eight miles from the US border near El Paso, Texas. Judicial Watch reported: “ ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated...
  • ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    04/14/2016 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 110 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/14/2016 | Judicial Watch
    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable...
  • Team Led BY Middle Eastern Woman Caught Surveilling U.S. Facility on Mexican Border

    12/16/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/16/2015 | staff
    A Middle Eastern woman was caught surveilling a U.S. port of entry on the Mexican border holding a sketchbook with Arabic writing and drawings of the facility and its security system, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Leila Abdelrazaq, according to a Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) report obtained by JW this week. Abdelrazaq appeared to have two accomplices, a 31-year-old man named Gabriel Schivone and a 28-year-old woman named Leslie Mcafee. CBP agents noticed the trio "observing the facilities" at the Port of Mariposa in Nogales, Arizona on December 2. Schivone...
  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • Trump: ‘Corrupt’ Mexican officials let ‘El Chapo’ go

    07/12/2015 5:17:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/12/15 | Anna Brand
    <p>Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that the escape of a Mexican drug lord by “corrupt Mexican officials” just raised fears in America. But he was quickly shot down by Rupert Murdoch, the conservative media baron whose blessings could make or break a GOP hopeful.</p>
  • Saving A Treasured Trove, Ever So Slowly

    02/05/2007 1:36:33 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 380+ views
    LAT ^ | 2-5-2007 | Suzanne Muchnic
    Saving a treasured trove, ever so slowlyAncient manuscripts from Mt. Sinai move into the digital age with the help of a Bedouin camel driver's son. By Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer SINAI, Egypt — On a refreshingly cool morning, before the sun drenches every exposed grain of sand in this vast desert, Hemeid Sobhy sets out on foot from the Bedouin village where he lives with his parents and sisters. Neatly dressed in jeans, sport shirt and sturdy sandals, he walks 40 minutes to the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine. He passes through a narrow door in the monastery's thick...
  • Reports, Terrorist Acts Corroborate ISIS in Mexico Story JW Broke Last Month

    05/06/2015 8:56:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/5/2015 | Staff
    A number of reports have surfaced in the last few weeks that corroborate a story Judicial Watch broke in mid-April verifying that ISIS is operating in a Mexican border town just eight miles from El Paso, Texas. This includes the startling development over the weekend that the Islamic terrorist group claimed responsibility for a shooting at a “Muhammad Art Exhibit” near Dallas because it was considered to be anti-Islam. JW’s report was based on intelligence from a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police inspector and was met with denials from both the U.S. and Mexican government...
  • Rep. O’Rourke Touts a Safe Juárez, U.S. Warns of Violence, Drug-Related Murders

    05/01/2015 2:22:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 1, 2015
    The congressman who tried silencing federal law enforcement sources from exposing terrorist camps in Ciudad Juárez is contradicting the U.S. government’s assessment of the famously crime-infested Mexican city by proclaiming that it’s “far safer” than it was years ago. It appears to be a frantic effort on the part of Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, to counter reports of Islamic terrorists operating in the area and joining forces with the sophisticated drug cartels that have long controlled the region. Judicial Watch broke that story last fall after receiving detailed...
  • Islamic State location less than 2 miles from border; ISIS exploits designated ‘wilderness’ areas

    04/15/2015 10:49:59 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | April 16, 2015 | J.E. Dyer
    You’ve no doubt seen the report, from the always-superb Judicial Watch, that there’s an Islamic State, or ISIS, camp in Mexico near El Paso, Texas. The report follows up on information Judicial Watch obtained in August 2014 (which LU reported on here). Anapra, Mexico, where Mexican federal authorities report an ISIS camp on the U.S. border. (Image: Fusion Informativa) The camp has been widely reported as being “8 miles” from the border. It’s more like 8 miles from the center of El Paso. What may not be clear from the verbal report is that the Mexican zone where the Islamic...
  • ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    04/14/2015 8:42:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 116 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2015
    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same...
  • Shooting confirmed at Fort Bliss in Texas; no other details immediately available

    01/06/2015 3:21:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 6, 2015
    Just a banner so far.
  • Texan says he entered North Korea illegally, slamming U.S.

    12/14/2014 1:23:18 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 14, 2014 | The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been put into custody and is seeking asylum in Venezuela. Arturo Pierre Martinez, 29, of El Paso, Texas, said he entered North Korea by crossing the river border with China. Details of how and when he got into the country were not immediately clear. In his comments to reporters, Martinez strongly criticized the U.S. for alleged human rights violations. "The illegal war carried out against the nation of Iraq serves as a perfect example...
  • North Korea parades an American who denounces the U.S. system

    12/14/2014 4:43:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2014 | Anna Fifield
    TOKYO — Just weeks after three Americans detained in North Korea were released, a United States citizen has shown up in the repressive state, appearing on television to denounce his home country as a “Mafia enterprise” and call American democracy “an illusion”. Although details remain sketchy, it seems that the man, Arturo Pierre Martinez of El Paso, Texas, willingly went to North Korea and he says he is not being detained. At a press conference in Pyongyang Sunday morning, Martinez vigorously criticized the United States for alleged human rights violations. “The illegal war carried out against the nation of Iraq...