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  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 34 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • Following investigation, Houston Chronicle retracts eight stories

    11/09/2018 11:51:51 AM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/08/2018 | David Wood
    On July 31, the Houston Chronicle published a front-page story with a provocative headline. "'We've moved on': Political anger after Harvey has eased," it declared, adding: "Experts believe disaster response is unlikely to be a factor in November." It was a significant story by veteran reporter and Austin bureau chief Mike Ward. It asserted that Houston residents initially fed up with the uneven government response to Hurricane Harvey actually weren't going to blame politicians after all. The story began with West Houston resident Betsy Scheer, whose anger had faded. She was going to vote Republican. "My friends are mostly the...
  • Man accused of groping woman on flight invokes Trump (tr)

    10/23/2018 2:26:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 23, 2018 | Allyson Chiu
    A woman flying from Houston to Albuquerque on Sunday had just settled into her seat and fallen asleep when she was awoken by an unwanted touch — a hand from behind her grabbing the right side of her breast. And the man authorities say is responsible allegedly cited President Trump’s past lewd language about women. Federal prosecutors allege that the hand belonged to 49-year-old Bruce Michael Alexander from Tampa, another passenger on the Southwest Airlines flight, who reportedly told authorities after being arrested Sunday that “the President of the United States says it’s ok to grab women by their private...
  • Shocking turnout for first day of early voting in Houston

    10/22/2018 10:18:49 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 43 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/22/18 | Jeremy Wallace
    Thousands of people were already camped out at a key early voting location in Houston on Monday morning, hours before voting was even set to begin. Nearly 2,000 people stood in line outside of the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on West Gray near River Oaks in a scene that looked more like a Black Friday shopping morning.
  • LIVE THREAD -TRUMP MAGA RALLY (HOUSTON, TX 6:30 PM CDT)

    10/22/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 603 replies
    Mother of all MAGA rallies tonight from Houston, TX at 6: 30 PM CDT. Before that, there’ll be a Texas-sized tailgater party!
  • Trump to hold 'Big Texas Tailgater' ahead of Ted Cruz Houston rally

    10/21/2018 9:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | October 21, 2018 | Chelsea Moreno
    HOUSTON (KXAN) -- President Trump is planning a Texas-sized tailgate before his Houston Make-America Great Again rally scheduled at the Houston Toyota Center on Monday. His campaign decided to host what they are calling the 'Big Texas Tailgater' after receiving 100,000 requests for tickets to the previously planned rally with Ted Cruz. The tailgate party will feature food trucks, music by the Marcus Eldridge Band and the Will Carter Band, appearances by Trump Campaign spokespeople and big screens to see President Trump’s speech. “Texas is big and so will be the turnout for our MAGA rally in Houston, Texas Monday,”...
  • ALCS Game 5: Red Sox headed to World Series thanks to unlikely hero David Price

    10/18/2018 8:58:18 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 44 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    HOUSTON – David Price picked the perfect time to book his first career playoff win as a starting pitcher. It sent the Boston Red Sox to the World Series. Arguably the worst postseason starter in baseball history, Price shut out a flat Houston Astros team for six innings Thursday night en route to a 4-1 victory in a pennant-clinching Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox, who won a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season, will host the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers National League Championship Series in Game 1 of the World...
  • “Demon Possessed” Guy Tears Up Ted Cruz Signs

    10/19/2018 6:25:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 18 | “Christian”
    Just heard this on the radio. A man nonchalantly removes Ted Cruz signs while being filmed by the owner, who also happens to be a gun owner. The perp then comes toward the owner with a voice like that of Gollum, from Lord of the Rings.
  • Donald Trump rally scheduled for NRG Arena has been moved to the Toyota Center (Houston)

    10/19/2018 3:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2018 | Craig Hlavaty
    Originally scheduled to be held at the NRG Arena on the NRG Park grounds, President Donald J. Trump's planned Oct. 22 rally for Senator Ted Cruz has been moved to the larger Toyota Center in downtown Houston. Trump had taken some heat from critics for previously promising that the event would be held at the "biggest stadium in Texas we can find" and instead settled for a smallish arena with a capacity of 8,000. The Toyota Center, first opened in October 2003, has a listed capacity of up to 19,000 for concerts and 18,300 for basketball. One of President Trump's...
  • Trump moves Cruz rally to larger venue after 'unprecedented' demand for tickets

    10/18/2018 1:10:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/18/2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump’s campaign has moved next week’s rally with Sen. Ted Cruz to a bigger venue in Texas after citing an “unprecedented” demand for tickets. Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted the venue change Thursday, saying the response for tickets to Monday’s rally in Houston has been "HUGE and unprecedented." The campaign rally will now be held at the Toyota Center, which can seat up to 19,000 people for concerts. The previous venue, NRG Arena, holds about 8,000 people. Trump announced last month he would hold a “major rally” with Cruz at “the biggest stadium in Texas we can...
  • Donald Trump to campaign for Ted Cruz in Houston on Oct. 22

    10/17/2018 11:01:04 AM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Patrick Svitek
    President Donald Trump is headed to Texas on Oct. 22 to hold a rally at NRG Arena in Houston. Trump had promised to visit the state before Election Day to campaign with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in his re-election bid. Trump's campaign announced Monday evening that the rally will take place at the NRG Arena. The date marks the first day of early voting for the November election, in which Cruz faces a strong challenge from U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.
  • Donald Trump Announces Houston Rally with Ted Cruz in Texas

    10/16/2018 6:43:00 AM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump will rally supporters in Houston, Texas, next Monday, according to a statement from his campaign. The event is scheduled to be held at NRG Arena, a location that can seat 8,000 people. “The President looks forward to celebrating the booming Trump economy that’s delivering new jobs and bigger paychecks to the hardworking men and women across the Lone Star State,” the Chief Operating Officer for the Trump campaign said in a statement to reporters. Trump promised to campaign in Texas to help Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign after the well-funded Beto O’Rourke sparked hopes from Democrats looking...
  • Houston mom chases down man filming her in dressing room

    10/13/2018 6:56:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 12, 2018 | NBC news
    A Houston, Texas woman chased a man out of a department store after she said the man took pictures of her while she was changing in an Academy Sports dressing room. "I have a very clear picture of his face, very clear," Holly Armstrong says. Armstrong says the man who violated her privacy is ingrained in her mind, but she wanted to make sure it was also captured on video. "There was a moment when I followed him out of the dressing room where I said, 'No, there has been too many times where people get to walk away from...
  • Soyuz Booster Malfunction

    10/11/2018 2:01:07 AM PDT · by cabojoe · 21 replies
    The problem occurred as the booster stages of the Soyuz rocket separated. Mission control in Houston confirms that the crew will be attempting a ballistic reentry. A sharp descent that will hopefully allow them to land downrange.
  • America’s First ‘Robot Sex Brothel’ Is Bad News for Our Culture

    10/03/2018 3:56:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 141 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2018 | Monica Burke
    Sex robots are coming to America, and Houston is the first battleground.The first “robot sex brothel” in America is set to open in Houston, Texas, this November. The mayor is currently investigating how to restrict or regulate it.The owner plans to expand to 10 locations in the U.S. by 2020.This disturbing development is sure to have a negative impact on society.The brand of brothels, KinkSdollS, is owned by Yuval Gavriel. The first location opened in Tokyo in 2017. Clients can test the merchandise and pay by the half-hour to be alone with a doll.Concerned citizens in Houston are right to...
  • Hazmat Team Sent to Cruz Campaign Office in Houston

    10/02/2018 11:27:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/02/2018 | Haley Byrd
    A hazardous materials response team was dispatched to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign office in Houston on Tuesday morning to investigate a mailed envelope that contained a white powdery substance, the campaign confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Multiple fire trucks and at least one hazmat truck were spotted on the scene after the letter was opened by campaign staff and reported to authorities. At time of publishing, it was unclear whether the substance was found to be toxic or not. Update, October 2, 2018, 1:08 p.m.: Houston Fire wrote on Twitter that two people had been taken to the hospital...
  • Calls mount for regulation of sex robots

    09/17/2018 6:59:20 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 17, 2018
    A short drive north of Toronto, $60 buys a half hour alone with a life-sized doll that’s "warm and ready to play.” Customers take rented sex robots to a private room in a warehouse, near an emissions testing center, before returning them for cleaning. The owner of KinkySdollS told the Washington Examiner he will open a second location in Houston this month, with a goal of 10 U.S. locations by 2020. How? Because there's no regulation. "The States is a bigger market, and a healthier market, and God bless Trump," said owner Yuval Gavriel.
  • Unable to Vote, Dreamers Take Immigration Issues to People Who Can

    09/14/2018 5:09:36 PM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 15 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | 13 September, 2018 | ELIZABETH TROVALL
    When people go to vote in midterm elections this November, they may be thinking about any number of serious issues. In Texas, polling data suggest both immigration and border security are priorities for voters. One group of Houston’s most motivated activists are hoping voters care enough to show up to the polls in support of immigrant issues. Their future in this country could depend on it. Whether it’s knocking on doors, making calls or registering voters on campus, Houston youth are taking action. “Across the country, and here in Houston, we have not seen youth involvement at this level since...
  • Houston Chronicle announces probe into work of ex-reporter (Non-existent Sources)

    09/10/2018 4:57:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Brett Samuels
    The Houston Chronicle on Monday announced an investigation into the work of one of its former reporters after editors said they became aware in discrepancies over the accuracy of his work. The newspaper's executive editor, Nancy Barnes, wrote that another Houston Chronicle journalist raised questions about whether Austin, Texas, reporter Mike Ward made up quotes from non-existent people in one of his stories. "We ask that you trust us that we've done everything we can to ensure what we've told you is fair and accurate," Barnes said in her post. "For that reason, I want to be completely transparent with...
  • Ex-Muslim Customers Kicked Out of Houston Starbucks for Wearing Ex-Muslim T-Shirts

    09/05/2018 5:52:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Tyler O'Neil
    Former Muslims with Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) were kicked out of a Starbucks connected to a Hilton hotel in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Video shows Lina, an ex-Muslim Syrian woman, physically barred from re-entering the Starbucks after she had bought an iced coffee and was expelled from the establishment for wearing a t-shirt. In the video, a Hilton manager came out to prevent Lina from re-entering the Starbucks. At first, he suggested that if the EXMNA volunteer merely removed her t-shirt, she would be admitted. Later, however, he refused to allow her companion to enter the premises, even though...