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  • Chevron Phillips' $6 billion Houston expansion nears completion

    10/20/2016 10:12:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2016 | Jordan Blum
    The dozen or so cranes visible from Interstate 10 in Baytown will only remain for a few more months as Chevron Phillips Chemical's $6 billion petrochemical expansion moves toward completion. Chevron Phillips' complex is more than 80 percent complete, although it won't be fully operational for almost another year. The project involves a massive ethane cracker - on a plot the size of 44 football fields - that will separate a component of natural gas called ethane, which will provide the feedstock for some 1.5 million metric tons a year of ethylene, a common building block of plastics. Chevron Phillips,...
  • 911 operator arrested for hanging up on emergency calls

    10/13/2016 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot ^ | October 13, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    A Houston 911 operator named Crenshanda Williams has been arrested and charged with interfering with emergency calls after police discovered she was hanging up on people who were calling 911 for help. From CNN: On March 12, a man identified as Hua Li dialed 911 at 8:10 p.m. to report an armed robbery.Li had walked into a store that evening to buy lottery tickets. He heard someone yelling that there was a robbery and saw a man with a gun. Li counted five to six gunshots, then got into his car and drove away, as he tried to call for...
  • Texans Are Cutting Back, Wheels Come off Houston Economy

    10/10/2016 7:57:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 08 October 2016 | Wolf Richter
    Retail sales in Texas boomed for five years straight, from March 2010, their low point during the Great Recession. Sales tax collections jumped 46% from the first half of 2010 through the first half of 2015 – dizzying growth for a mature market! Given the size of the Texas economy, it helped prop up US retail sales. But by May 2015, 10 months into the oil bust, things began to sag. Sales tax collections in September for sales that occurred in August dropped 3.5% year-over-year, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. And in August, sales tax collections had...
  • California Woman Forced To Change Airline Seat To Accommodate Muslim Passengers…

    10/01/2016 10:02:37 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 85 replies
    CTH ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    It is always rather ironic how the mighty enlightened, limo-liberal, progressively-minded people can’t see the inevitable conclusions of their ideological and culturally Marxist arguments.  If it didn’t effect all of us, it would be somewhat humorous to point their insufferable hypocrisies back at them. Oh well.  At least in this story they were not baking a cake…. All Your Accommodations Are Belong To Us COTO DE CAZA, Calif. — A Southern California woman said she is the victim of discrimination, CBS Los Angeles reports. Mary Campos said her pre-booked ticket was given away by United Airlines. The reason? She’s a...
  • Some Houston taco trucks to serve as voter registration booths

    09/28/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2016 | Darla Guillen
    Two Houston organizations on Tuesday launched a voter registration campaign that pokes fun at a controversial comment made by Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez... ...Now Latino advocate group Mi Familia Vota is teaming up with Thomas Hull, the founder of Houston design firm Rigsby Hull, to kick off a campaign that will turn some local taco trucks into voter registration booths. Mi Familia Vota is an organization that encourages and facilitates Latinos' political involvement. The organizers will also be informing locals where they can vote on Election Day. The campaign launches Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, and runs through...
  • Houston shooter was wearing Nazi uniform

    09/27/2016 11:55:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/27/16 | JTA
    The shooter who injured nine people during an attack on commuters in a Houston neighborhood was wearing a military uniform with Nazi insignia. The man, whose name has not been identified by police, was carrying two guns and 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he was shot and killed by police Monday morning, according to reports. One of the injured is in critical condition and another in serious condition, according to reports. The Associated Press identified the man using Texas motor vehicle records of a car, a Porsche, that police said belong to the shooter, as Nathan DeSai, 46, an...
  • Houston lawyer wearing Nazi uniform opens fire at mall; nine injured, suspect shot dead by police

    09/26/2016 4:10:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 09/26/2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Houston lawyer wearing a Nazi uniform— evidently facing issues with his firm — opened fire near a strip mall, wounding nine people before he was shot dead by police, authorities said. Shots rang out around 6:30 a.m. local time in southwest Houston near an intersection with a grocery store, Walgreens and Chuck E. Cheese. The attacker used a tree near his car for cover as he exchanged gunfire with several officers in a nearby neighborhood before he was killed, officials said at an afternoon press conference.
  • Mass shooting at Houston strip mall

    09/26/2016 8:11:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 9/26/2016 | unknown
    A gunman, described as a “disgruntled lawyer,” opened fire in a strip-mall parking lot in Houston, Texas, injuring nine people before he was shot and killed by police on Monday.
  • Disgruntled lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 74 replies
    HPD says the scene is still active as a bomb squad is searching a vehicle believed to be owned by the late suspect. One source tells Eyewitness News that the vehicle was found filled with weapons.
  • WATCH LIVE: 6 shot, gunman taken down by police in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 9/26/16
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Panicked eyewitnesses ducked for cover as a gun-wielding man opened fire at a strip center in southwest Houston, injuring several people before being shot himself by police. An active shooter situation is reported in southwest Houston Many questions remain as to a motive for the violent shooting at the Randalls supermarket strip center on Weslayan at Bissonnet. While officials said the shooter had been 'neutralized,' they would not elaborate on his injuries. Houston Fire Department says six people were taken to area hospitals after they were injured by the reported shooter.
  • WATCH LIVE: 7 people injured in southwest Houston shooting, sources say

    09/26/2016 6:11:31 AM PDT · by eastforker · 21 replies
    click2houston ^ | 9/26/16 | aaron barker
    HOUSTON - Seven people were injured in a shooting at a shopping center Monday morning in southwest Houston, and the gunman was shot and in custody, police sources said. Dozens of police vehicles could be seen just before 7 a.m. at a strip mall on the northwest corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet streets.
  • Fail: Anti-Trump Protest Falls Flat in Texas

    09/18/2016 8:26:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Bob Price
    A few of the protesters draped themselves in the Mexican flag. “This is my country,” said one Hispanic woman. "You people should go back to England." . . At one point, a black teenager wearing a Donald Trump shirt approached one of the anti-Trump protesters, former College of the Mainland tenured political science professor David Michael Smith. Smith was fired by the board of trustees in 2013 after previously receiving tenured status at the college. The former professor and self-proclaimed communist was heard on the bullhorn yelling "Trump is a racist." . . The black teen approached Smith and some...
  • 1 arrested during Trump's visit in Houston

    09/17/2016 6:20:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2016 | Brian Rogers and Jenny Deam
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to end illegal immigration and to enforce laws he says will save a thousand future victims from crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
  • LIVE:Trump 9/17/2016 Houston, TX at 1pm CT and Colorado Springs at 7:30pm MT

    09/17/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 591 replies
    Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live coverage of Donald J. Trump’s speech to the families of victims of illegal aliens and their supporters at The Remembrance Luncheon. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: OMNI Hotel Houston, TX @ 1pm CT Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Colorado Springs, CO at Jet Centers of Colorado. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM MT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Hangar at Jet Centers of Colorado
  • Black Lives Matter activist changes tune on police following robbery (now wants patrols!)

    09/15/2016 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    A University of Houston grad student active in the local Black Lives Matter movement is suddenly all for police patrols in his neighborhood — after he was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment. Jerry Ford Jr., described as one the leaders of the BLM movement on campus, tells KTRK that he spotted the young man loitering outside his apartment one evening last week but thought little of it. But when he went to unlock the door, the man pulled a gun and stole Ford’s wallet and cell phone.

    09/15/2016 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Jeremiah2911 · 30 replies
    A University of Houston grad student was robbed at gunpoint just outside his off-campus apartment by a man he mistook as a student. Jerry Ford Jr. has fought for social justice around Houston as one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Wednesday night, he became a victim. "The guy was standing right here just seemed like he was hanging out," Ford said. "I told him wassup. He asked me did I have a key to get in. I told him yeah I'm about to go upstairs."
  • Man arrested after knocking out woman in "random" attack in downtown Houston (Hate Charges Possible)

    09/11/2016 5:07:48 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 25 replies
    KHOU ^ | 9-9-2016 | Josh Chapin
    A man hid from police under a parked car before being arrested for allegedly knocking out a woman in a random attack. Sidney St. Jules is accused of attacking a woman in broad daylight near Discovery Green on Thursday. The victim was walking with three other women on La Branch street when St. Jules darted across the street toward them. He walked by the women then turned around and hit one of them in face with a closed fist. Harris County Precinct 1 Deputy Robert Johnson says the attack was completely unprovoked and a possible resurgence of the vicious "Knockout...
  • Texas New Black Panther Party Leader: Blacks "Are Being Pimped Like Prostitutes" by Democrats

    08/28/2016 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | August 28,2016 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas – The leader of Houston’s New Black Panther Party said blacks “are being pimped like prostitutes” by Democrats and should listen to the message from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump reached out to members of the black community last week during a speech following riots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Study: Harris County, Texas, death penalty cases biased (says Harvard Law School)

    08/27/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 2:24 PM EDT
    A Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plagues Harris County’s handling of death penalty cases. Juries in Harris County, where Houston is, have imposed the death penalty more than any other county in the U.S. since the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty, though the report by the school’s Fair Punishment Project notes that the number of death sentences has fallen from 53 in 1998 through 2003 to 10 since 2010. Harris County was named one of 16 “outlier” counties in the U.S. where five or more death sentences were...
  • NAACP on White Lives Matter Protest: ‘Misguided Sense of Victimhood Does Not Justify…’ [tr]

    08/23/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas. “Yesterday, a small group of white supremacists, armed with automatic weapons and waving confederate battle flags, held a brief protest outside our office in Texas,” the National NAACP said in a statement on its website. According to the Houston Chronicle, the White Lives Matter group waved Confederate flags and were armed with automatic weapons. …
  • Texas woman arrested after 2 children found dead under home

    08/15/2016 4:47:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/14/2016 | Staff
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) Houston police say two children were found dead under a neighbor's house and that their mother told an acquaintance she drowned them in a bathtub.</p> <p>Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said Sunday the 30-year-old mother was in custody but not yet charged.</p>
  • Univ. of Houston student government VP suspended for saying ‘all lives matter’

    08/12/2016 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism Here’s just how Orwellian the American college campus has become. A student government president suspends one of his vice presidents (apparently he has the authority to do that, or he doesn’t but he did it anyway) because of an opinion she expressed. Then, he informs everyone that his action in no way violated her freedom of speech. Next: I consume a chicken and the slaughtered chicken is entirely unaffected by what happened.
  • LIVE STREAM: How to Watch Julian Assange’s Speech to the Green Party Online

    08/06/2016 6:52:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 62 replies
    Julian Assange will be addressing the Green Party Convention on Saturday morning. Assange has been heavily involved in the U.S. elections this year, with WikiLeaks’ releasing damaging emails that showed officials in the Democratic party worked against Bernie Sanders’ campaign during the primary. The emails forced the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Here’s what you need to know. Julian Assange is scheduled to speak to the Green Party delegates through a live feed video on Saturday, August 6, the Green Party announced. He’ll be speaking at 11:45 a.m. Central, before the party nominates its presidential and vice presidential candidates. Jill...
  • Julian Assange will to Green Party via Live Feed

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that recently posted thousands of the Democratic Party's internal emails online, will speak via live stream at the Green Party national convention, party officials announced Friday. Assange is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over a live stream from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He will speak on the third day of the progressive party's national convention at the University of Houston, before the party nominates its 2016 presidential nominee, widely expected to be Jill Stein. Assange is expected to be interviewed by 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb,...
  • Student facing 50 day suspension for saying 'All Lives Matter'

    08/03/2016 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Politically correct tyranny is afoot at the University of Houston. I was recently made aware of a student at the university who was suspended for 50 days by the student government association and ordered to attend diversity training over a reference she made about the Black Lives Matter crowd. (She can still go to class but she can't participate in student government activities.) “#ForgetBlackLivesMatter; more like AllLivesMatter,” wrote Rohini Sethi, the vice president of the school’s student government association. Ms. Sethi wrote those words last month just a few hours after five Dallas police officers were assassinated. Her belief that...
  • Gunmen Storm Grocery Store in Houston

    08/02/2016 6:00:34 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 28 replies
    KPRC ^ | August 1, 2016 | Syan Rhodes
    Terrifying moments were captured on surveillance video as three gunmen stormed into a market in southeast Houston. Around 7 p.m. Friday, three masked men dressed in black stormed the Todo Market in the 1500 block of Evergreen Drive near Hemlock, firing shots in the air. Customers hit the floor and the employees ran for a nearby office and locked the door. The gunmen kept firing, blasting holes in the door and trying to break down the door but they were not able to get in. "The guy with the assault rifle.... (his) bullet went inside the ground. I was laying...
  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.

    07/31/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by American72 · 26 replies
    The University of Houston's Student Government Vice President has been sanctioned following a social media controversy. Vice President Rohini Sethi's five sanctions include a 50-day suspension beginning Aug. 1, mandatory attendance of the Libra Project diversity workshop, mandatory attendance of three cultural events per month, a reflection letter and a public presentation in the Senate Meeting on Sep. 28. The Student Government President Shane Smith was given a one-time power to determine Sethi's suspension by the Student Senate. It was passed with 13 votes of approval, two against and one abstaining. He released the letter below. Between the Senate Meeting...
  • HPD Officers Shoot Man Carrying Replica Gun in Montrose

    07/24/2016 7:21:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 JULY 2016 | KTRK.COM
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police say a man was shot several times by two HPD Officers on Alabama near Montrose. He's in critical condition at Ben Taub Hospital after allegedly waving a gun around and not complying with their commands. The call came in to police from eyewitnesses reporting a man waving a gun in the air near the University of St. Thomas. Neighbor Jermaine Rogers said, "I was out by the pool and I heard five gunshots." Two Houston Police Officers shot a man described as a white male in his late 20s. HPD says the man never said anything,...
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Houston Official Calls for Form of Segregation: Only Blacks Can Police Black Communities

    07/12/2016 8:03:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 11, 2016 | BOB PRICE
    HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing. In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol. Speaking to Fox 26 in Houston, City Councilman Dwight Boykins (District D), “I think at this point, because of the crisis situation, not in Houston but throughout the country, we need to have officers patrolling areas that reflect the ethnicity [of that community].” The councilman continued, “Because that will eliminate second-guessing. People...
  • The New Racism goes to another level, segregation.

    07/12/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 32 replies
    Breibart ^ | 7/12/16 | BOB PRICE
    Houston Official Calls for Form of Segregation: Only Blacks Can Police Black Communities HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing. In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol.
  • Houston police shoot dead a black man pointing gun in street

    07/10/2016 1:06:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 July 2016 11:04pm EDT | Letitia Stein
    Two Houston police officers fatally shot an African-American man who pointed a gun at them despite their commands that he lower his weapon, authorities said on Saturday, two days after five Dallas policemen were slain by a black military veteran. The two Houston officers, both Hispanic, encountered a man standing in the middle of a street with a revolver around 12:40 a.m. while on a routine patrol police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said. The officers exited their patrol vehicle to speak to the man, who initially had the firearm pointed to the sky. The officers ordered him to lower the weapon,...
  • Confirmed: Dallas Shooter was Member of Houston New Black Panther Party

    07/08/2016 8:54:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 8 Jul 2016 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas – Micah X. Johnson was a member of the Houston New Black Panther Party. ... As head of the Houston Chapter, Quanell X said Johnson was only a member for about six months. He did not say when that affiliation began or ended. Breitbart Texas has reached out to Quanell X for clarification. No response was immediately available. Breitbart Texas was present at an armed march carried out by the Houston New Black Panther Party in Waller County last summer. This writer took photos and video of the armed marchers at that time. One of the members holding...
  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africa’s largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 people—Africa’s worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • Muslim Shot Outside Mosque In Houston

    07/03/2016 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 07/03/2016 | by Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — A Muslim man was shot as he was making his way into a mosque in Houston early Sunday morning. It is reported that he has undergone surgery and is expected to live. ABC13 Houston reported that the incident happened near Bellaire. The surrounding area is very multicultural. The local news outlet reported that a spokesperson for the mosque, Mohammed Imaduddin, said the doctor was attending 5:30 a.m. prayers when he was approached by three masked people who were on foot.
  • Houston's Hijrah

    06/27/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by magna carta · 26 replies
    In case you were wondering where all those "Syrian" refugees were ending up look no further than Houston, the new mecca of "diversity". Here are the numbers hitting this once homogenous Texas city. According to Breitbart, Texas has been a leader in importing tax-payer funded refugees taking in 2,677 since Oct. 2015. The Houston Chronicle reports that Texas received 213 of which 90 were settled in Houston for FY 2015 , Houston is loaded up with Refugee Industry contractors that are eager to accept refugees as they receive millions from the federal treasury to help transform the United...
  • LIVE:Trump rally 6/17/2016 in Houston, TX 7pm CDT

    06/17/2016 1:56:31 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 638 replies
    Friday, June 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Houston, TX at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM CDT. Houston, TX The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
  • BREAKING: Charge dismissed against pro-life investigator David Daleiden

    06/14/2016 1:54:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 6/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    Houston prosecutors have dropped one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs. “Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement. “The dismissal of the first indictmen [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned...
  • Montgomery County Judge Gives Man Life Sentence After Ninth DWI Conviction

    06/08/2016 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 29 replies
    ABC13 ^ | June 7, 2016
    Montgomery County Judge Gives Man Life Sentence After Ninth DWI Conviction A Montgomery County judge has sentenced a man to life in prison after he was found guilty of drinking and driving a ninth time. Donald Middleton was arrested May 30, 2015 on a DWI charge. It was his ninth since 1980. Authorities say Middleton was trying to turn at a stop sign but didn't stay in his lane and struck another vehicle nearly head-on. After the wreck, he ran to a nearby convenience store and begged the clerk to hide him. "He tried to flee, get away. He called...
  • Serial drunk driver sentenced to life in prison

    06/09/2016 9:37:03 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2016 | By Associated Press
    CONROE, Texas — A Houston man convicted of drunken driving nine times since 1980 has been sentenced to life in prison. The Montgomery County judge who sentenced Donald Middleton on Tuesday said the 56-year-old man is a habitual offender. Prosecutors say Middleton has already served four prison terms for alcohol-related convictions.
  • Concealed Carrying Hero Battled Mass Shooter In Houston: Media Silent

    06/01/2016 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/31/16 | Bob Owens
    Concealed carry permit holder Byron Wilson drew his handgun and engaged a mass shooter in Texas on Sunday, possibly saving lives at great risk to his own. An Army veteran* of multiple tours in Afghanistan opened fire in Houston on Sunday, killing two people wounding and wounding six more before being killed by responding SWAT officers. What many news outlets seem to be glossing over in their reporting of attack is that the veteran’s attack, carried out with an AR-15 variant, showed that the weapon was anything but “high-powered.” Six of the eight people shot with the most common rifle...
  • Shooter identified in west Houston mass shooting

    05/30/2016 3:31:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 24 replies
    click2houston ^ | 5/30/16 | Kelci Johnston
    HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department is investigating after an officer-involved shootout Sunday morning left two dead and several others injured, including multiple innocent bystanders, in the west side of town. Among the victims is Byron Wilson, 30, and Denise Slaughter, 59 and Eugene Linscomb, 57, who was shot to death inside a black Mercedes. Investigators found a military-style backpack Monday at the Conoco gas station that caught fire after being hit by a halo of gunfire Sunday. The backpack contained bullets, a birth certificate and several other items. Police are working to confirm who the bag belongs to and...
  • mystery surrounds west houston mass shooting gunman's identity, motive

    05/30/2016 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 30 MAY 2016 | KTRK
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Little is known about the gunman who turned a peaceful community in west Houston into a personal shooting range on Sunday.
  • Two dead, 6 injured after terrifying shootout in west Houston

    05/29/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 65 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 5/29/2016
    HOUSTON (KTRK) --A terrifying shootout in west Houston left two people dead and six more injured. One of those deceased is a suspect and the other is a citizen. Houston Police Department 2 hours ago Update on active shooter situation on Memorial Drive: The scene is still active; continue to avoid the area. The latest information is that 1 suspect is dead at the scene and 1 suspect was wounded and has been transported to an area hospital. ... According to Houston police, it started as a shooting in progress call at 13200 Memorial Drive at around 10:15am. When an...
  • Preacher says GOP delaying 2nd coming(LOL ALERT)

    10/09/2006 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Revel · 89 replies · 1,614+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 10/9/06 | Becky Gaylord
    Preacher says GOP delaying 2nd coming Monday, October 09, 2006 Becky Gaylord Plain Dealer Reporter Voters should oust congressional Republican leaders because U.S. foreign policy is delaying the second coming of Jesus Christ, according to a evangelical preacher trying to influence closely contested political races. K.A. Paul railed against the war in Iraq on Sunday before a crowd of 1,000 at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, his first stop on what he hopes is a 30-city campaign. The Houston-based preacher said he believes that the Bush administration has delayed the second coming because U.S. foreign policy has...
  • Hastert duped into letting stranger inside

    10/11/2006 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 58 replies · 1,785+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/11/2006 | Lynn Sweet
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, with his job on the line because of the spiraling Mark Foley cyberspace page sex scandal, was duped Tuesday into letting a stranger into his Plano home -- a serious security breach. Hastert literally let his guard down and allowed in his house a hustling, self-promoting evangelist little known in this country, the Houston-based K.A. Paul, who at 7:30 a.m. arrived at the speaker's home with a camera-wielding associate. How Paul and his aide, Dennis Ryan, got to Hastert's door is a tale of apparent chance. How the publicity-hungry Paul and Ryan walked through it...
  • Tx School Board Ignores Arabic Connection to Slavery-Renames Other Schools

    05/09/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 9,2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Houston-The protest organizer at an Arabic Immersion Magnet School says it is ironic that the seventh largest school district in the U.S. is ignoring the Arabic culture’s “long and ongoing culture of enslavement” while stripping names off of schools of anyone connected with the Confederacy or slavery (and spending millions to do so). The leader of “Stop the Magnet,” Liz Theiss, also said she does not understand why the school would reroute school buses and parent pick-up routes where protesters were playing the Islamic Call To Prayer.
  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:21:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 107 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jeremy Rogalski, KHOU
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    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
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