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  • E. Texas woman debited hundreds in toll charges for trips she never made

    05/24/2016 8:08:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    KLTV 7 ^ | May 23, 2016 | Cody Lillich
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas woman has a warning for anyone who uses Texas toll roads and uses the TxTag for billing. Birgit Grubbs, of Athens, has used Toll 49 for years, but recently found out she was charged hundreds of dollars in tolls for trips she has never taken on roads in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. After trying to solve the problem herself by calling customer support and filing complaints and getting no resolution, she contacted us. "I was like Holy Moly... there is no way that these charges are mine," Grubbs said. She was shocked when...
  • Southlake lawyers sister sent beheading video to El Gato, witness says

    04/30/2016 1:42:41 PM PDT · by fella · 8 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 29 April 2016 | Ryan Osborne
    FORT WORTH El Gato, the cartel boss who ordered a hit on a Southlake cartel lawyer in 2013 later received a video of one of his relatives being beheaded, according to testimony in federal court Friday. Rodolfo Villareal Hernandez, a Beltran Leyva cartel plaza boss known as El Gato, received the video from the lawyers sister, said Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Campano, one of the men accused of stalking the lawyer before he was killed at Southlake Town Square. Ledezma-Campano, who pleaded guilty to interstate stalking earlier this year, testified for a total of about six hours in Fort Worth federal...
  • Confusing ramps lead Fort Worth drivers onto toll lanes

    03/28/2016 9:50:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Gordon Dickson (AP)
    HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) - Shon Newsome almost got tricked into paying a toll for a third time. But on a recent afternoon, just before she was about to drive onto a Loop 820 on-ramp that would have required her to pay a toll, the sales executive pulled off the highway in Haltom City and asked a bystander for directions. She was trying to figure out which lane on the two-lane ramp would take her to the toll-free lanes - but the answer wasnt clear.
  • Lockheeds long-running F-16 line in Fort Worth going cold

    03/18/2016 8:46:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies ^ | 18 MARCH, 2016 | JAMES DREW
    On the 45th anniversary of the F-16 lightweight fighters first flight, Lockheed Martin faces the very real prospect of turning off "Fighting Falcon" production as prospective customers like Pakistan struggle to clear the US governments regulatory and funding processes. After assembling more than 4,500 F-16s in almost 140 different configurations, the Fort Worth, Texas production line is thawing from hot to lukewarm and could go cold by about the end of 2017 after Lockheed delivers the remaining seven of 36 Iraqi F-16IQs. Iraqi F-16IQ US Air Force Lockheeds F-16 programme chief Susan Ouzts said this week that several countries have...
  • Suspicious package found at Fort Worth military base

    02/25/2016 11:03:28 AM PST · by Envisioning · 22 replies
    The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth is on lock down because of a suspicious package. A spokesperson for the base said the package was found inside of a vehicle at the main gate around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The NAS-JRB and Fort Worth Police Department bomb squads have responded to the threat.
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen to be returned to U.S. from Mexico after capture

    12/29/2015 9:16:34 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2015 | Marice Richter and Veronica Gomez
    Couch and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest... Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said that when the Couches arrive back in the United States, the young man will appear in juvenile court and his mother will be arrested. The sheriff told a news conference that the two had had a going-away party before leaving the United States... The two were captured at the crossing of two streets near the popular Malecon, or boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta. A police booking picture from Mexico showed the previously blond...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen fugitive and his mom are captured in Mexico

    12/29/2015 12:32:03 AM PST · by Company Man · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Reuters
    Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother, Tonya Couch, were taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Samantha Jordan told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Monday night.
  • Father of Victim Not Surprised That 'Affluenza;-Excuse Teen Has Gone Missing

    12/18/2015 5:18:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Disgusted, yes. Shocked, no. That's what Kevin McConnell feels after learning that Ethan Couch — the teenager who killed four people and injured several others, including McConnell's then 12-year-old son Lucas, while driving drunk on a Texas road - is on the lam. In the McConnells' view, Couch was never held accountable. ... On the night of June 15, 2013, Couch and some friends stole beer from a Walmart. They started drinking and then hit the road, with Couch behind the wheel. That same evening, Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby left their home to help Breanna Mitchell, whose SUV...
  • 'Affluenza' teen sought after probation officer lost contact

    12/15/2015 5:52:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2015 7:17 PM EST
    A juvenile-court equivalent of an arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck near Fort Worth, then claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza." [...] (Ethan) Couch was 16 when he drunkenly rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people, killing four. ...
  • Texas Court Rules Police May Form Human Barricades to Block Opposition to ‘Gay’ Pride Events

    12/10/2015 6:10:33 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 14 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 12/10/15 | Heather Clark
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The highest criminal court in Texas has ruled that it is permissible for police to form human barricades to physically block dissenters from engaging with attendees of "gay pride" events in situations where there is a possibility that the hearers might become violent. On Wednesday, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reinstated the conviction of a preacher and a member of his congregation who had been previously found not guilty of "interfering with public duties" for crossing a barricade that was meant to separate them from attendees of a homosexual festival in Fort Worth. "We agree with...
  • At Trump rally, Republicans experience Obama-sized crowd, excitement

    09/15/2015 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2015 | By BYRON YORK
    That's not what the crowd wanted. "I like the fact that he's not afraid to speak up," said Cheryl Surber, of Ft. Worth. "He's saying a lot of things that a lot of people want to have said that no Republican has had the male parts, so to speak, to say." "He has energy, he's exciting. I know he's got a big mouth, but people are willing to overlook that big mouth because we feel like he's going to get things done," said Mary Downing, of Dallas, who said she voted for Obama twice. All in all, it was a...
  • At Stockyards, Ted Cruz vows to get rid of IRS, Iran deal, health care act

    09/04/2015 1:34:08 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03 September 2015 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    FORT WORTH Presidential contender Ted Cruz came home Thursday, telling more than 2,000 supporters at the Fort Worth Stockyards that he was the consistent conservative needed to move America forward. All across this country, Americans are waking up. And let me tell you, help is on the way, the Republican senator said as boisterous supporters waved the Cruz campaign fans given to them to help beat the outdoor heat. Since he was elected in 2012, Cruz has become the most popular Republican in Texas and the face of the states tea party movement. He wants to expand his following...
  • 1500 Supporters Rally Around Ted Cruz During Campaign Stop (Fort Worth, TX)

    09/04/2015 1:06:16 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jack Fink
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) Senator Ted Cruz received a heros welcome during the start of his campaign swing through his home state of Texas. The Republican presidential candidate attracted 1500 supporters to the Fort Worth Stockyards Thursday morning. Most of them stood during his entire speech and repeatedly interrupted him with applause and cheers. Texas is the big prize during the Super Tuesday primary on March 1, which is also being called the SEC primary. When asked if he believes hell win most of the votes in the Lone Star State, Cruz said, The political support were seeing has been...
  • Cruz brings crowd to their feet in Fort Worth, and they never sit down

    09/04/2015 12:47:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    American-Statesman ^ | Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    FORT WORTH U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz brought an enthusiastic crowd of about 2,000 supporters to their feet Thursday at the Stockyards with his recitation of how he would set about undoing President Barack Obamas legacy on a very busy first day in the White House. The crowd never sat down. Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, poses for photos after his speech at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Thursday It would be a day to rescind illegal executive orders, rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal, launch a criminal probe of Planned Parenthood, begin the process...
  • Tomorrow: [9-3] Texas is #CruzCountry Tour (Kingwood Freedom Rally is sold out!)

    09/02/2015 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | 09/02/15 | Jon McClellan
    We hope you’ll join Senator Ted Cruz for a Texas is #CruzCountry Tour tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd with rallies in Fort Worth, Tyler, and Kingwood!Please note, the Kingwood Freedom Rally is sold out, so if you’ve already RSVPed, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!Fort Worth Is #CruzCountry Rally with Senator Ted Cruz Doors Open at 10:00am Program at 11:00am Fort Worth Stock YardsUpdated Room: The Back 40 140 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76164RSVP HereTyler is #CruzCountry Rally with Senator Ted Cruz Doors Open at 2:00 pm Program Starts at 3:30pm Smith’s Lone Star Event Center 4036 FM2767...
  • Join Ted Cruz in Texas! (September 3 - Fort Worth, Tyler, Kingwood)

    08/29/2015 12:09:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Join Ted Cruz in Texas! Thursday, September 3Fort Worth Is #CruzCountry Rally Doors Open at 10:00am Program begins at 11:00 am Fort Worth Stock Yards Stampede Room 130 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76164RSVP HERETyler is #CruzCountry Rally Doors open at 2:00 pm Program begins at 3:30 pm Smith’s Lone Star Event Center 4036 FM 2767 Tyler, TX 75708RSVP HEREKingwood Freedom Rally Doors open at 5:00 pm Program begins at 7:00 pm Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks at 7:45 pm Nathaniel Center 804 Russell Palmer Rd Kingwood, TX 77339RSVP HERE
  • White police officer suspended after cell phone footage showed him wrestling bikini-clad girl to gro

    06/07/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 251 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 June 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    A police officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been suspended after video footage emerged that shows him wrestle a bikini-clad girl to the ground and then point his gun at a group of unarmed teenagers. The incident happened after McKinney Police Department received several calls on Friday night about a disturbance near the Craig Ranch North Community Pool. Cell phone footage of the incident shows one officer arrive at the scene and start overreacting in a manner that does little to defuse the situation.
  • Waco Shootout Linked to North Texas Attacks

    05/23/2015 2:58:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 67 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | May 19 2015 | Scott Gordon
    The shootout in Waco that killed nine motorcycle gang members began in the weeks before Christmas with a beating at a Toys for Tots event in Wise County and a murder in Fort Worth, according to law enforcement sources. The backdrop is a growing turf battle between the Bandidos which has controlled Texas for years and the Cossacks, a lesser-known biker gang that has been gaining power by aligning itself with Bandido rivals, the sources said. On Dec. 12, 10 Bandidos burst into Gators bar in Fort Worth and "without saying a word, started punching and attacking people,"...
  • Searching for a Bible-believing Church in the Fort Worth Area

    02/08/2015 5:22:25 AM PST · by fwdude · 186 replies
    February 8, 2015 | fwdude
    With the appalling apostasy, both overt and subtle, engulfing many evangelical churches in these last days, I have found myself in search of a truly Bible-believing church body that is serious about the Truth taught by God through Jesus Christ. To be specific, these are the things I am trying to avoid: - The cultish "mega-church" mentality (though size doesn't not necessarily disqualify an otherwise orthodox church culture) - Any sympathy, working agreement, or tacit acknowledgement of any Christian legitimacy with Rome. - The hyper "grace only" heresy of the need just to "believe on Jesus Christ," nothing else matters...
  • Lee Harvey Oswalds original casket is not for sale, judge rules

    01/31/2015 9:18:19 AM PST · by windcliff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-31-15 | Peter Holley
    A Fort Worth funeral home is being forced to return a coffin that held the body of Lee Harvey Oswald to his brother after attempting to sell it for $87,468, according to news reports. By concealing the coffins existence from Oswalds family members and later offering it for sale, Allen S. Baumgardner Sr., the owner of Baumgardner Funeral Home, engaged wrongful and wanton and malicious conduct Judge Donald J. Cosby of the District Court in Fort Worth ruled, according to the New York Times. Oswald was originally buried in the pine bluff casket after killing President John F. Kennedy on...
  • Look. Its Wendells truck. Hes dead. Its over.

    01/31/2015 2:29:46 PM PST · by fella · 34 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 30 Jan 2015 | DEANNA BOYD
    Relief that the man whom they say stalked and harassed their family for years was finally gone.
  • In a Texas Court, a Fight for Lee Harvey Oswalds Coffin

    12/12/2014 3:38:32 PM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | David Montgomery
    Hours after his younger brother Lee Harvey Oswald, the presidential assassin, was gunned down in the basement of the Dallas police station, Robert Oswald wrote a $710 cashiers check to a Fort Worth funeral home as he made arrangements for his brothers burial. The purchase included a No. 31 Pine Bluff coffin and vault, a dark suit and flowers. More than five decades later, the simple pine coffin now badly deteriorating is at the heart of an unlikely epilogue to the drama that gripped the nation on Nov. 22, 1963. Three days after he assassinated President Kennedy from...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • Ebola Nurse Boyfriend Reportedly Admitted With Ebola Symptoms

    10/13/2014 7:48:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 167 replies
    Twitter comments copied onto GotNews ^ | October 14, 2014 | Two Twitter accounts; Charles C. Johnson
    An email sent out to the Alcon staff by its CEO reportedly said that the ebola nurses boyfriend was admitted into hospital with Ebola-like symptoms. has received word from two different Alcon employees, both of whom asked not to be identified. Alcons U.S. headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas. It is an opthomological pharmaceutical company....
  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obamas 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 Obamas 2014 Invasion!//// A month or two ago news broke that Obamas 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 youre about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling Americas 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, Maxwells owner, Lawrence Brown, said Monday. Brown, 46, said he was in the garage and didnt 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 133 replies ^ | 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
  • 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. Hes 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 mothers 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 McDonalds and asked for a cup of water, thats 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 Abbotts 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 Abbotts 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 ^ | 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 its 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 ^ | 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 cant breathe on his stomach. He dont 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 weeks 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 werent 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 shes been through. Imagine unloading groceries at your house and a police officer approaches you on your property. Hes 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 · 22 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.