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  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 186 replies
    Liberty News ^ | July 11 2014 | Eric Odom
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!//// A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010....
  • Couple accuses mail carrier of fatally injuring their dog with a rock

    05/24/2014 10:33:40 PM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 19, 2014 | Bill Miller and Terry Evans
    FORT WORTH — Police and U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating a complaint by a Meadowbrook area couple that a mail carrier fatally injured their Yorkshire terrier by hitting him with a rock. The 5-year-old dog named Maxwell wandered across the street from his owners’ residence in the 3600 block of Hazeline Road about 11 a.m. Saturday, Maxwell’s owner, Lawrence Brown, said Monday. Brown, 46, said he was in the garage and didn’t realize Maxwell was across the street when he heard a dog yelping in pain. As he walked toward the street, Brown saw the mail carrier and asked,...
  • South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

    03/24/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | By Steve Campbell
    South Korea has formally decided to purchase 40 F-35 stealth fighter jets for $6.7 billion, South Korea and Lockheed Martin officials announced Monday. The commitment by South Korea, which is boosting its air defenses amid ongoing tensions in the Pacific region, marks a "big day" for the F-35 program in Fort Worth, said Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president for F-35 business development. "This is a two-year process that Korea held, an open competition where they looked at capabilities, their defense needs, the price as well as the timing and they chose the F-35. It was another open, transparent process that...
  • Cruz revs up supporters with Fort Worth endorsement

    03/20/2014 3:08:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    WFFA.com ^ | March 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM | JASON WHITELY
    FORT WORTH — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz revved up more than 800 supporters in the Fort Worth Stockyards on Wednesday night as he offered support to a tea party candidate in a runoff for a State Senate seat.Cruz spent a little more than an hour at the Stockyards, arriving to loud applause, and firing up the crowd with his usual talk of grassroots support and criticism of Democrats.He was officially in town to back Konni Burton, who is running against Dr. Mark Shelton for State Senate District 10 — the one being vacated by Wendy Davis as she runs for...
  • Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck

    02/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 6, 2014 | By Nomaan Merchant of AP
    "Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured."
  • TX:Rookie cop who shot 72-year-old dead in his home while investigating burglary at the WRONG

    02/03/2014 5:17:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 64 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 January, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    A grand jury in Tarrant County, Texas has decided not to indict the rookie police officer who shot dead a homeowner while investigating a burglary at the wrong address. Last May, R.A. 'Alex' Hoeppner and his partner Benjamin Hanlon accidentally started searching 72-year-old Jerry Waller's property, confusing it in the dark for a house across the street. Waller was in bed with his wife Kathy at the time, and was stirred by the police officer's flashlights. Fearing a prowler was outside, he grabbed his .35-caliber-pistol and went to investigate. According to a search warrant affidavit released by the Star-Telegram in...
  • TX: Grand jury declines to indict officer who killed homeowner

    01/31/2014 4:02:45 PM PST · by Altariel · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 29, 2014 | Deanna Boyd
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Fort Worth police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting a 72-year-old Texas homeowner while investigating a burglary alarm at the wrong house, a Tarrant County jury decided Wednesday. The decision to "no-bill" R.A. "Alex" Hoeppner in the death of Jerry Waller came a week after prosecutors began presenting the case to the grand jury. Waller died May 28 after being shot multiple times by Hoeppner as the officer and a partner searched for a possible burglary suspect after being dispatched to a burglary alarm call across the street. Family members have said Waller,...
  • Texas -Cop shoots 72-year-old dead in his home (Wrong address, no charges)

    01/30/2014 10:55:13 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 132 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news ^ | 1/30/2014 | Ashley Collman
    Actual headline below: Would not fit in title header Rookie cop who shot 72-year-old dead in his home while investigating burglary at the WRONG address will not be charged A family devastated: Waller was shot by Fort Worth police as they searched his home for burglars in the dark using only flashlights http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2548819/Rookie-cop-NOT-charged-killing-72-year-old-accidental-search-home.html
  • Ted Cruz urges Texans to join fight against Obamacare

    01/20/2014 1:20:36 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 | Anna M. Tinsley
    Ted Cruz continued his campaign against the national healthcare law Friday, calling on Texans to rise up and join a grassroots movement to try to repeal the program.This time, he took his argument to a group of local businesspeople, saying it’s time for change.“How do we repeal Obamacare?” he asked a crowd of nearly 300 people gathered for a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Petroleum Club. “It will come from millions and millions of people rising up and saying” that it doesn’t work.He likened such a movement to a late 1970s push that ultimately ushered in the...
  • North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood

    11/19/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by Ken H · 234 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | November 19, 2013 | Scott Gordon
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Birdville student suspended for ripping Bible

    11/06/2013 8:00:20 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 30 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Nov 2, 2013 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Isaiah Smith is no stranger to crusades. He’s spoken out on gay rights before, last year appearing before the Keller City Council on the need for an anti-discrimination ordinance. But when the 18-year-old Birdville High School senior spoke out for gay rights in class this week after he said he was bullied — ripping apart his Bible to make a point — it earned him a three-day suspension. Smith said the suspension is unfair and that he intends to sue the district to remove the disciplinary action from his record. An attorney from the American Humanist Association has taken on...
  • ‘Miracles still happen’: Did a mother’s prayer prevent a massacre at McDonalds?

    09/28/2013 7:02:05 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/27/13 | Glenn Beck
    There is an incredible story in Fort Worth, TX. A crazed man attempted an armed robbery at a local McDonalds restaurant, but when he tried to shoot his gun, it failed. He went outside and successfully fired into the air. When he went back into the store, the gun failed again. Did a prayer from the mother of the suspect prevent a massacre? When Jestin Anthony Joseph walked into a McDonald’s and asked for a cup of water, that’s not all he was after. … Fort Worth police say surveillance video shows Joseph pulling the trigger at least five times...
  • Gun Malfunction Stopped Attempted McDonald's Massacre: Police (Video)

    09/27/2013 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 35 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Sep 26, 2013 | Scott Gordon
    Suspect says in jailhouse interview that he has been hearing voices and believed people were after him Fort Worth police said the city "avoided a major tragedy" Tuesday night when a gunman tried to fire at least five shots inside crowded McDonald's restaurant but his pistol malfunctioned. Surveillance video released late Thursday shows Jestin Anthony Joseph, 24, pulling the trigger several times while attempting to rob customers and employees, police said. Incredibly, the gunman walked outside and fired his gun successfully in the air, police said. He walked back inside and tried to shoot again, but the gun again malfunctioned....
  • Trump, George W. Bush among donors to Abbott’s campaign for Texas governor

    09/08/2013 2:16:41 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/30/2013 | Wayne Slater
    AUSTIN — What do Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush have in common? They both want Greg Abbott to be the next governor of Texas. Both men are among the contributors listed in Abbott’s latest campaign finance report to the state, which covers fundraising over six weeks in June and July that the Legislature was in special session. Trump, the millionaire developer, gave the Republican candidate for governor $25,000 last month. Bush contributed $5,000 in July. Abbott, the state attorney general, raised $1 million, while Republican rival Tom Pauken, the former state GOP chairman, raised $44,395. During the...
  • Texas megachurch run by vaccine-denying preacher battles measles outbreak (Kenneth Copeland)

    08/31/2013 10:54:12 PM PDT · by iowamark · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/2013
    A Texas megachurch connected to a pastor who has openly questioned the benefits of modern medicine has been forced to host vaccination clinics after 21 members of the congregation contracted measles. The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled, and the majority of those who were infected had not been vaccinated. 'If it finds a...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • The father of fracking

    08/07/2013 12:53:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    The Economist ^ | AUG 3,2013 | Schumpeter
    Mr Mitchell was the embodiment of the American dream. His father was a poor Greek immigrant, a goatherd who later ran a shoeshine shop in Galveston, Texas. Mr Mitchell had to work his way through university, but graduated top of his class. He left a fortune of more than $2 billion and a Texas landscape studded with examples of his philanthropy: he was particularly generous to university research departments and to Galveston. Mr Mitchell was also the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. He did not discover shale gas and oil: geological surveys had revealed them decades before he started. He...
  • Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar

    07/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 142 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 07/27/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage. The officers, who are both in their first year with Fort Worth PD, were responding to a burglary alarm on May 28 when the tragic mistake occurred. “Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,” the cops approached the home of Jerry Waller by mistake, according to an affidavit. The house they were actually supposed to go to was across...
  • Motorola announces Texas facility making first US-assembled smartphones, creating 2,000 jobs

    05/30/2013 9:41:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it’s opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. The company has already begun hiring for the Fort Worth plant. The site was most recently unoccupied but was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google. “It was a great facility in an ideal location,” said Moss, who said it will be an...
  • Man Dies After Police Tase Him; Family Puzzled

    05/29/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | 05/29/2013 | Reporting Joel Thomas
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Relatives of a man who was killed after police entered his home and tased him are struggling to come to terms with how he died. “They physically pulled him off the couch because, like I said, he was asleep. They pulled him off the couch and they tried to put him on his stomach. He can’t breathe on his stomach. He don’t even lie on the bed on his stomach,” said Donna Randle, the mother of victim Jarmaine Darden, 34. Zero tolerance officers were executing a search warrant at his southeast Fort Worth house on May...
  • Two women hospitalized in chemical attack in Fort Worth (They were set on fire)

    05/20/2013 10:05:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    WFAA News ^ | May 20, 2013 | Todd Unger
    Two women in a convenience store were burned in an assault in the early hours of Monday morning when another woman entered the store and doused them with a flammable liquid that ignited. The women were inside the Buy & Save convenience store in the 2700 block of Azle Avenue playing video games around 2:30 a.m. when the suspect entered and sprayed them with an unknown liquid, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department. [Snip] It is unclear why the women were attacked or how the liquid was ignited. One victim, whom Hilo described as 18 or 19 years...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday Apr 13 on FOX 7:30 PM ET

    04/10/2013 8:27:30 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 96 replies
    It's a Saturday night race... now what to do on my Sunday afternoon!
  • Update On Lily The Slain Border Collie (Shot and Killed by Cops)

    02/22/2013 2:46:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 82 replies
    This week’s Static discusses the police shooting of Lily the border collie, and the training program and potential legislation that were prompted by that tragedy. Mark and Cindy Boling weren’t available for comment last night as Static was being written, but I spoke at length with Cindy Boling this morning and she remains upbeat despite all she’s been through. Imagine unloading groceries at your house and a police officer approaches you on your property. He’s responding to a routine copper theft call but ends up at the wrong address — yours. Your dog (who is like a child to you)...
  • Jihad interrupted: Texas Muslim arrested with fake military ID, weapons, access to chemical agents

    10/03/2012 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 03, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    TEXAS: SAUDI MUSLIM arrested with fake military ID, weapons, access to chemical agents Azeez Al-Ghazian, 29, a Saudi national from Fort Worth, TX, is in custody after authorities found counterfeit military identification documents and weapons in his wrecked truck behind Hurst shopping center, which prompted authorities to evacuate it. Fort Worth man held in Hurst after weapons, suspected forgeries found Fort Worth Star Telegram A Fort Worth man was in custody Tuesday after authorities say counterfeit military identification documents were found in his wrecked vehicle behind a Hurst shopping center. Two weapons and an air rifle also were found in...
  • Texas-owned private jet owned impounded in Congo

    02/20/2011 9:17:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    A private jet owned by a North Texas company has been impounded for the past 2 1/2 weeks and its passengers and crew detained by the Congolese government in central Africa, where officials say it was used to smuggle gold from rebel territories in the nation's eastern provinces. The plane was leased by Southlake Aviation, based in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth, to a subsidiary of CAMAC International, The Dallas Morning News reported in its Sunday editions. CAMAC company is owned by Kase Lawal, a Nigerian-born Houston oil tycoon an appointee of President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy...
  • Leader of Fairness Fort Worth found dead

    08/19/2012 2:49:46 PM PDT · by fwdude · 35 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 08/19/2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr.
    FORT WORTH -- One of the founding members of Fairness Fort Worth and a witness to the controversial 2009 Rainbow Lounge raid has died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Thomas Anable, 59, was found shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dutch Branch Park at Benbrook Lake.
  • Teen slain in Fort Worth robbery was caught in crossfire, documents say

    07/12/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT · by An American! · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | july 10, 2012 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ
    FORT WORTH -- Claudia Hidic was desperate for money. On June 24, the 17-year-old former Trinity High School student began hounding a 43-year-old Overton Park West resident for cash, selling him an HK .40-caliber pistol for $100 and giving him two laptops as collateral for an additional $100. She told him that she needed the money to get her boyfriend out of jail. The teen returned a few days later asking for $600, but the man refused to give it to her. As he drove home from his job in Dallas on the afternoon of June 28, the resident got...
  • (High-tech) Drive-In Theater Coming to Fort Worth

    02/22/2012 10:15:58 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 64 replies · 1+ views
    NBC5DFW ^ | 02/22/2012 | Andrew Tanielian
    Get ready for some retro entertainment because the drive-in theater is returning to Cowtown. The Tarrant Regional Water District gave Coyote Theaters the go ahead Tuesday to develop a drive-in theater along the Trinity River just south of La Grave Field. "We are producing the first urban drive-in right now in the U.S.," said J.D. Granger Trinity River Development Director. It’ll have digital projectors and ways to listen through your car or smart phones. The tech will allow it to be the first drive-in in the country to offer first run movies simultaneously in both English and Spanish. There will...
  • Student: Being Homosexual is Wrong.. School: You're Suspended

    09/22/2011 9:41:33 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 54 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 9-22-11 | cakid1
    In Fort Worth, Texas - Dakota Ary, commented to his friend in their German class that his Christian beliefs say homosexuality is wrong. "I said, 'I'm Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong'" "After Ary commented to his friend about his Christian beliefs, the teacher reportedly began yelling at him and took him to the front office. " Ary got a two-day suspension because of his “inappropriate” comments. (According to the family’s attorney, Matt Krause with Liberty Counsel, religious discussions had come up in the classroom before.) "According to reports, just one week earlier the German teacher posted a...
  • F-16's long run may finally be winding down

    05/27/2011 10:07:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | May. 27, 2011 | Bob Cox
    F-16's long run may finally be winding down By Bob Cox rcox@star-telegram.com The end of the line for Lockheed Martin's F-16 production line in Fort Worth may finally be in sight. Nearly four decades after the fighter jet program was launched and 35 years after production began, Lockheed has a dwindling number of orders left to fill and a shrinking list of potential customers. Lockheed has just 62 unfilled orders for new F-16s. Those are all in some stage of production, and the last is expected to roll out of the Fort Worth factory by mid-2013. A total of 4,540...
  • Tornado in Dallas-Fort Worth area (near DFW airport, Stemmons Freeway, Love Field)

    05/24/2011 6:52:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 207 replies
    WBAP Radio ^ | 5/24 | WBAP Radio
    Tornado's as described in title. Listen live at the link:WBAP radio live stream
  • D/FW Metroplex Putting its Worst Foot Forward

    02/03/2011 12:24:23 PM PST · by Cpl. Dwayne Hicks · 72 replies
    Mey Own 'Ead | 02/03/2011 | Cpl Dwayne Hicks
    The DFW area had years to plan for this but three days after being hit with a winter storm it still doesn't have important sidewalks cleared. Yes, the roads to and from the Death Star (Cowboys Stadium) have been cleared but the sidewalks in the two downtown areas where the teams, media and out-of-town visitors are staying are still covered with a thick layer of ice. Enjoy this Super Bowl, DFW. It will be your last. Just ask Detroit and Atlanta.
  • As Ship is Christened, Shipbuilder Awaits Word on Navy Contract (LCS)

    12/05/2010 7:08:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Wbay ^ | Dec 05, 2010
    As Ship is Christened, Shipbuilder Awaits Word on Navy Contract Updated: Dec 05, 2010 4:47 AM There were mixed emotions in Marinette Saturday after the christening ceremony and launch of the USS Fort Worth. With the ship 80 percent complete, 200 ship builders will lose their jobs within the next two weeks. "Unfortunately we do believe there will be some temporary layoffs starting very shortly. Until such times that we can start back up on the next LCS," says Richard McCreary, CEO of Marinette Marine. If congress approves the bill, Marinette Marine would have a $5 billion Navy contract to...
  • California man admits illegally working as Yemeni agent

    10/09/2010 2:01:05 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/10 | Associated Press
    Amen Ahmed Ali of Bakersfield pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally exporting military equipment, possession of stolen U.S. property and conspiracy to act as an illegal agent for a foreign country.
  • Fort Worth WAKE UP AMERICA TEA PARTY SEPT 18

    08/05/2010 11:59:02 AM PDT · by ajmurray · 1 replies
    The Fort Worth 912 Project has announced that Ann Coulter will be the keynote speaker at the Wake Up America Tea Party to be held on September 18 in dowtown Fort Worth. Also speaking will be Pastor Stephen Boden, Suzanna Hupp, Adrian Murray and Lloyd Marcus. Additional speakers will be added as well. For further details go to www.912ftw.org
  • 912 Project Fort Worth Presents - Wake Up America Tea Party with Ann Coulter

    08/05/2010 4:25:27 AM PDT · by ajmurray · 15 replies
    The Fort Worth 912 Project is pleased to announce that Ann Coulter will be the keynote speaker at the WAKE UP AMERICA Tea Party to be held September 18 in downtown Fort Worth. The event will be held at the 13,000 seat arena at the Fort Worth Convention Center. All tickets are free. Pre-registration is required. Also speaking will be Pastor Stephen Broden, Adrian Murray, Suzanna Hupp and Lloyd Marcus. Additional speakers will be added. Go to www.912ftw.org for details.
  • The end of Christian radio station KVTT 91.7 FM and 1110 AM

    07/10/2010 6:09:48 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Rene Girard
    KVTT 91.7 FM has been a shining example of what a Christian radio station should be in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. KVTT whose call letters came to symbolize an acronym for "Keep Voicing The Truth" moved from 91.7 FM to 1110 AM on Sept. 28, 2009 and will now move into the history books on July 12, 2010 as another defunct listener-supported radio station ... I happened to listen to KVTT on 91.7 FM primarily when I was in college. The teaching and encouragement I received on a daily basis helped shape and mold me as a Christian man. I...
  • Natural Gas explosion in Bono near Pecan Plantation south of Fort Worth

    06/07/2010 4:15:26 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 14 replies · 36+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | Réne Girard
    A natural gas pipeline exploded around 2:40 p.m. today south of Pecan Plantation, in the area where Hood County, Johnson County, and Somervell County meet, southwest of Fort Worth, due west of Cleburne in the little town of Bono. Flames are estimated to have reached over 100 feet in the air, with smoke like a volcano, the explosive sound described as a long and very load roar. ... workers were drilling holes for a power pole and accidentally hit a gas line ...
  • Fort Worth Principal Arrested After Abandoning Children in Hotel (Went Drinkng and Dancing)

    05/09/2010 5:15:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 62 replies · 2,978+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 5/8/2010 | Domingo Ramirez
    FORT WORTH -- A Forth Worth middle school principal was behind bars Sunday on charges that she abandoned her children at a hotel to go to a nightclub in downtown Dallas, authorities said Sunday. Carla Wesbrook-Spaniel, 44, was in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. Wesbrook-Spaniel, the principal at J.P. Elder Middle School, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Dallas after she scuffled with a bouncer and Dallas police near a nightclub in the 1500 block of Main Street, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.
  • Cattle-based fuel runs Oklahoma-Texas passenger train

    04/20/2010 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 46 replies · 624+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2010 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    ABOARD THE HEARTLAND FLYER — Amtrak and transportation officials from Oklahoma and Texas have started a yearlong test to see whether beef-based biodiesel can efficiently run The Heartland Flyer passenger train between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Texas cattle are supplying 20 percent of the fuel for the 3,200-horsepower engine, the rest is regular No. 2 diesel.
  • Controversial 'Corpus Christi' play with a gay Jesus is moving to Fort Worth from Stephenville, TX

    04/08/2010 8:47:20 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 192+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | April 08, 2010 | Mr. Rene Girard
    As of now there are 19 states led Florida suing the federal government challenging the Obamacare's mandate to purchase health care. Orly Taitz, one of the Chief Moonbats in the birther movement, has decided they need a dentist, HER. Earlier this week,Taitz filed a motion in federal court asking to be added to the Florida led Attorneys General Lawsuit essentially turning it into a combo birther/ Obamacare suit and discrediting the entire effort. According to TPM her motion included this bit of insanity: At the end it might be a stroke of providence that this unconstitutional bill was signed into...
  • Former president Bush: Faith helped in tough times

    02/28/2010 11:21:37 AM PST · by jakerobins · 15 replies · 578+ views
    AP News ^ | Feb 28, 1:19 AM (ET)
    <p>FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says he turned to his faith during tough times in his eight years in office.</p> <p>He told more than 1,100 people at a banquet Saturday night for Fort Worth Christian School that he didn't see how he could be president without prayer.</p>
  • Cowgirls and Saddle Burrs

    01/05/2010 5:27:08 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 694+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/05/2010 | DiAnn Mills
    The first item to lasso my attention was the display of photographs and movie posters featuring cowgirls. In my opinion, those gals were more daring and courageous than the men, and for certain this came from having to prove their mettle in a man’s world. And they did it quite well.
  • 18-year-old sentenced to probation in death of woman in shootout

    12/28/2009 9:44:35 PM PST · by Dubya · 20 replies · 1,690+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | MARTHA DELLER
    FORT WORTH — An 18-year-old Fort Worth man has been sentenced to 10 years’ probation in the death of a woman who got caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shootout in March in which a gang member was also killed, authorities said. Salomon Vallejo was sentenced last week by 432nd District Judge Ruben Gonzalez after he pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Vallejo had agreed to be a backup for Jose Martinez and others during the March 27 confrontation that resulted in the deaths of Michelle Chavez and Luciano Hernandez, prosecutors said. If Vallejo...
  • Fake-document ring busted, Fort Worth police say

    11/23/2009 12:02:46 PM PST · by Dubya · 16 replies · 885+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | DEANNA BOYD
    FORT WORTH -- Nine men, all thought to be illegal immigrants, were arrested last week after a six-month investigation into an operation making fake government documents, a police spokesman said Monday. Investigators found that the men were making the documents -- mainly resident alien cards, drivers’ licenses and Social Security cards -- using low-end computer equipment. SNIP They face charges of engaging in organized crime/tampering with government records. They were in the Mansfield jail Monday with bail set at $25,000 each. But all were also on immigration holds, which means they will not be allowed to post bail and leave...
  • Fort Worth votes to expand anti-discrimination ordinance

    11/10/2009 11:05:30 PM PST · by fwdude · 4 replies · 474+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 11/11/09 | MIKE LEE
    By MIKE LEE mikelee@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH — The City Council voted 6-3 late Tuesday to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include transgender people, capping a marathon debate over a series of gay-rights proposals that were forwarded after a controversial inspection of a gay bar. A majority of council members spoke in favor of the proposal when it was introduced last week. The inspection at the Rainbow Lounge in June left a man injured and sparked protests in the city. Fort Worth officials appointed a task force to recommend ways to mend fences with the gay community shortly afterward. The vote...
  • Any Freepers at the Fort Worth 912 march?

    09/14/2009 8:58:22 AM PDT · by MGBGUN · 9 replies · 660+ views
    Were any Freepers at the March in Fort Worth? I'm looking for some pictures because I forgot my camera.
  • 'Lost Boys of Sudan' refugee suspect in Texas stabbing

    07/30/2009 7:56:38 AM PDT · by Dubya · 16 replies · 1,234+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Elizabeth Zavala
    FORT WORTH — A man shot by police Monday after they said he repeatedly stabbed a UPS driver on her delivery route was one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" refugees who came to Fort Worth this decade, a minister said Tuesday.
  • Cyclist who heckled Fort Worth police says he paid price

    07/24/2009 7:09:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 128 replies · 3,626+ views
    star-telegram.com ^ | July 24, 2009 | Deanna Boyd
    FORT WORTH -- Five months ago, the Star-Telegram reported that a Fort Worth bicyclist made a smart-aleck remark to some officers he passed on the street. "Did y’all read them their rights first?" Reid Sullivan, then 23, quipped, according to a police report, as he pedaled past some Fort Worth officers who had detained five people during a traffic stop in the 3900 block of White Settlement Road. His ride-by remark that night in February didn’t garner laughs but did grab the attention of one of the officers, who noted that Sullivan’s bike didn’t have a headlight -- a violation...
  • State Liquor Chief Apologizes For Raid On Fort Worth Gay Bar

    07/17/2009 12:39:07 PM PDT · by steve-b · 8 replies · 662+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 7/17/09 | Scott Farwell
    The head of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said two agents violated policy by raiding a Fort Worth gay bar on June 28, and that their supervisor has announced his retirement. "I don't think we have to dig very deep to figure out that TABC has violated some of their policies," Commissioner Alan Steen said in an interview with The Dallas Voice, a newspaper that focuses on matters of particular interest to gay readers. "We know that and I apologize for that." Steen reaffirmed his comments to The Dallas Morning News this morning. He said state agents did not have...