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  • Newark Residents Miffed Over Bill from Whitney Houston's Funeral (5% of annual police budget)

    04/08/2012 11:27:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/07/12 | Connor Simpson
    Newark Residents Miffed Over Bill from Whitney Houston's FuneralBy Connor Simpson | The Atlantic Wire – 20 hrs ago Newark residents are being left to pick up the bill for Whitney Houston's funeral, and, surprisingly, they aren't happy about it. The demands of the high-profile funeral attendees have left the city of Newark with a $187,000 bill for police overtime. Police acted as barriers between fans and the proceedings on the day of the funeral of the Newark native who drowned in February. Nearly 200 officers were posted to the New Batist Church on the day of the funeral.
  • High-risk sex offender on the run in Houston after discarding GPS ankle monitor

    04/07/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 7, 2012 | NewsCore
    <p>HOUSTON – A high-risk sex offender was on the loose Friday night after escaping from a Houston halfway house and discarding his GPS tracking ankle monitor, the Houston Chronicle reported.</p> <p>Michael Elbert Young, 42, climbed over a barbed wire fence at the Southeast Texas Transitional Center after last being seen around 9:50pm local time Thursday night.</p>
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee pressing for bullet train between Houston and Dallas

    04/05/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 51 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 5, 2012
    Officials in Japan and South Korea are telling Houston-area Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee that they are interested in helping Texas build a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas. The Houston Democrat said the foreign officials described their interest to her during an official congressional visit to Japan, South Korea and China. “This is absolutely the right direction America should be moving toward,” said Jackson Lee, who traveled between Osaka and Tokyo on Japan’s world famous high speed rail system. “We should be looking at high-speed rail that can provide clean, safe and efficient transportation that can move people from...
  • Anti-Illlegal Immigration Petition Hits the Streets-Houston

    03/31/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 30,2012 | Chris Moran
    Petitions circulating in Houston seek fall ballot propositions to mandate that police check the immigration status of detainees and that city contractors check the immigration status of all employees. The group called Stop the Magnet has been circulating the petitions for about six weeks, said communications director Maria Martinez. The group needs the signatures of about 20,000 registered voters on each petition to qualify them for the November ballot.
  • Petition Drive Underway In Houston-City Voters Needed

    03/25/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | March 17,2012 | David Bellow
    There petitions require 20,000 signatures each by about late summer 2012 in order to get on the ballot. If they make it onto the ballot and the people of Houston vote in favor of them, they will become a part of Houston's City Ordinances and Regulations, regardless of whether or not the City Council approves of them or not.
  • Whitney Houston: Cocaine worsened heart problems, officials say (Drugs Kill)

    03/22/2012 5:47:14 PM PDT · by BAW · 39 replies
    Singer Whitney Houston's use of cocaine "exacerbated her heart condition" and played a role in her accidental drowning in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel suite, Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Craig Harvey said. The long-awaited autopsy results were released Thursday after weeks of intense speculation over how the 48-year-old pop star died. It marks another high-profile Hollywood death connected to drug use, coming less than three years after Michael Jackson died suddenly at his Holmby Hills mansion. Jackson’s death resulted from intoxication involving a powerful sedative, and his doctor was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
  • Anti-Semitic Rant Spurs Goodwill, Money to Houston Holocaust Museum

    03/17/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    myfoxhouston.com ^ | 17 Mar 2012 | Melinda Spaulding
    A profanity-laden, anti-Semitic voice message is helping the Houston Holocaust Museum raise money to save an important World War II artifact. That message on Braeden Howard's voice mail was left after his consulting company publicized the work they are doing with the museum. To restore a 37-foot fishing vessel, similar to those used to smuggle Jews out of Denmark during World War II.
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit: Planned Parenthood in Texas Filed Millions in Fraudulent Medicaid Claims

    03/17/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, now known as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, charging the provider of abortion services with fraudulent Medicaid claims in the amount of nearly $6 million. The lawsuit, filed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), on behalf of former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, accused Planned Parenthood of submitting over 87,000 "false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” under Title XIX, in association with the Texas Women’s Health Program. The Medicaid claims, filed between 2007 and 2009, were valued at more than $5.7 million. The...
  • Bee hive stolen from Haven restaurant over the weekend

    03/13/2012 9:28:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 13 Mar 2012 | Miya Shay
    HOUSTON - Workers at a Houston restaurant are left dumbfounded after a strange theft. Honeybees and their hive are missing...and they didn't just fly away. Haven chef Randy Evans explained how bees help pollinate the Meyer lemon trees at the restaurant the Upper Kirby district; that is, until the entire hive was stolen from his restaurant's garden early Saturday morning. "Someone had to know what they were doing. They came when it was dark, cold and raining, the most inactive time for bees," said Evans. Surveillance video captured a truck rolling into Haven restaurant's parking lot just before 6am. The...
  • Houston Democrats seek alternative funding for women's (baby killing) program

    03/13/2012 5:06:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2012 | Todd Ackerman
    Leading Houston Democrats in favor of a seemingly doomed health care program for low-income women are pushing to bypass the state to keep federal money flowing to Planned Parenthood. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and state Rep. Garnet Coleman said Monday they are negotiating with U.S. Health and Human Services in hopes of finding alternative funding for the program, which provides health screenings and contraceptive services to 130,000 Texas women on Medicaid. "It would be a look-alike program but not be the same thing," said Coleman. The Medicaid Women's Health Program is due to end in Texas on March...
  • Guns used in killing of ICE agent draw scrutiny(gunwalker)

    03/12/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    chron.com ^ | 10 March 2012 | Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON - The one thing the salesman at JJ's Pawn Shop in Beaumont remembered about Robert Riendfliesh from the day he picked up an order of 10 AK-47s was his military-style camouflage hat. An Army veteran of the Iraq War, Riendfliesh was familiar with weapons like the Romanian-made 7.62 semi-automatic, capable of firing 30 rounds in under a minute. But Riendfliesh, 25, wasn't buying the guns for himself. Records show they were for "Manny," a drug dealer who had promised him $650 in cash. Six months later, ballistics tests proved one of the weapons Riendfliesh bought was used Feb. 15,...
  • Houston Mayor Calls Homosexual Partner ‘First Lady’

    03/03/2012 3:27:15 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    Charism News ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jennifer Leclaire
    A megachurch pastor in Houston is taking exception to a lesbian mayor who refers to her homosexual partner as “First Lady.”Steve Riggle, senior pastor of Grace Community Church, wrote a confrontational letter to Houston Mayor Annise Parker. In the letter, Riggle asked Parker to abide by her oath of office to uphold the constitution of Texas—which includes defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman—or step down.“During her first term of service, the issue of gay marriage never really came up much. There were a ton of people in the city who didn’t even know she’s...
  • Karaoke singer shot dead for 'singing the wrong song

    02/27/2012 2:38:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies · 2+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 Feb 2012 | Laura Cox
    A man was killed at a Mexican restaurant in the early hours of this morning after performing an unpopular karaoke song, Houston Police Department said. He reportedly sang 'Somos Mas Americanos' which means ‘We are more American’ before being shot to death by a fellow patron who did not like his choice of song. Shortly before he finished the song an argument broke out among a group of men. Fox 26 News reported that one of them, thought to be in his twenties, pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the head. It is not yet known whether...
  • Astros Remove Colt .45 from Colt “Throwback” Jersey

    02/27/2012 2:09:39 PM PST · by pkajj · 26 replies
    Thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | February 18, 2012 | Rober Farago
    Astros Remove Colt .45 from Colt “Throwback” Jersey “The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they’ll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games,” espn.go.com reports. “That includes the uniform of the Houston Colt .45s, which was the team’s name for the first three years of the franchise’s existence.” With a slight modification. Astros’ authentication manager Mike Acosta told a fan that “During our discussion with Major League Baseball, it was expressed to us that we could wear the uniform as long as the pistol was removed. We realize this changes the original design,...
  • Double Standard in Teacher Sex Crimes

    02/25/2012 6:56:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies · 3+ views
    Fox-26 Houston ^ | February 24, 2012 | Sally McDonald
    HOUSTON - A fired Spring Branch ISD teacher accused of having sex with a student is out of jail but must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. The judge also ordered Kathryn Camille Murray, 28, to stay away from the alleged victim. According to court documents, a faculty member told administrators at Memorial Middle School that Murray was having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old male student.
  • Attempt to block MetroRail funding fails

    02/24/2012 11:27:32 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle @ chron.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Stewart M. Powell
    WASHINGTON - The committee chairman described it as a "food fight," an after-midnight bout as Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold tried to jimmy legislation to block federal money for Metro to build or extend the University and Uptown light rail lines. In the end, his effort failed. But the wrangling in the wee hours last week spotlighted the countless little-noticed struggles that take place across Capitol Hill as lawmakers try to steer taxpayers' dollars toward projects they favor – and away from projects they oppose. In this case, the stakes were potentially the future of Houston's light rail system and the...
  • Ex-director of Mexican oil company surrenders in Houston

    07/01/2002 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2002, 1:28PM | Edward Hegstrom
    Rogelio Montemayor, the former director of the Mexican state oil company, surrendered to authorities in Houston today to face extradition back home on charges stemming from a campaign funding scandal. In an interview before appearing in court, Montemayor said he would rather surrender to U.S. authorities because the process in Mexico has become too politically tainted. The allegations that $166 million went from oil company Pemex to the campaign of presidential candidate Francisco Labastida in 2000 -- dubbed "Pemexgate" -- have emerged as a major scandal in Mexico. "I resolve to prove my innocence," Montemayor said in the interview, explaining...
  • Michigan Man Burns NJ Flag In Response To Houston Tribute (son died in Iraq)

    02/19/2012 9:46:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/19/12
    Michigan Man Burns NJ Flag In Response To Houston TributeFebruary 19, 2012 11:15 AM KALAMAZOO, MI (CBSNewYork) – A Kalamazoo, Michigan man whose son, Eric, died in Iraq in 2005, was outraged when he heard that flags in New Jersey were being flown at half-staff for the death of Whitney Houston. John Burri decided to burn the New Jersey state flag on his outdoor grill as a form of protest. Burri said that he believes the lowering of flags should be reserved for those who have given their lives for their country.
  • Astros remove gun from Colt .45s throwback&#8206;

    02/17/2012 10:00:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 17, 2012 | Paul Lukas
    You wouldn't expect to see gun control happening in Texas, but that's what will be taking place at a few Astros games this year. Here's the deal: The Astros are marking their 50th anniversary this season, so they'll be wearing an assortment of throwback uniforms for Friday home games. That includes the uniform of the Houston Colt .45s, which was the team's name for the first three years of the franchise's existence.
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 10:12:01 AM PST · by ZULU · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | CBS
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25.
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • Houston economy faster-growing in North America

    01/18/2012 3:51:32 AM PST · by trumandogz · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1.18.12 | Travis Alford
    Powered by a booming energy business, the Houston regional economy grew faster last year than any other in North America, the Brookings Institution reports. Houston and Dallas were the only two major metropolitan economies on the continent to rank among the world's most robust in 2010-2011. The findings underscored a larger global shift away from traditional power centers, primarily to Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • (Outspoken Iranian Feminist) Med student shot to death near Galleria (possible political hit?)

    01/17/2012 10:32:19 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Updated 11:17 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | By Dale Lezon, Zain Shauk and Mike Glenn
    ...Gelareh Bagherzadeh was studying molecular genetic technology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was of Iranian descent and was active in promoting Iranian women's rights, Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties said. She was a vocal critic of the Iranian government, according to prior interviews with the Houston Chronicle. Whether discrimination or her personal background was connected to her death was not clear, Senties said. "At this point, it does not appear that she was targeted," Senties said. Investigators do not know the motive for the shooting, he said. Bagherzadeh was shot about 12:30 a.m. outside the family's home in...
  • A funeral home director and a priest walk into a stadium

    01/14/2012 7:06:03 AM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 6 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 13, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Charles Hauboldt, a Texas funeral home owner, wants nothing more than to see his Houston Texans bury the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl drive at this Sunday’s big game at M&T Bank Stadium. He’ll get his chance as the winning bidder for a playoff ticket auctioned by a Texas Catholic priest and rabid Ravens’ fan. Hauboldt’s high bid of $2,115 won him the ticket, a flight to Baltimore, lodging and ground transportation – not to mention the chance to sit next to Trinitarian Father Stan DeBoe, the man who put the ticket up for grabs. The money will be used to...
  • (QUEEN Sheila) Jackson Lee welcomes Obama’s move to bypass Senate Republicans

    01/06/2012 6:32:57 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1-6-2011 | Texas on the Potomac
    A Houston-area Democrat serving in the House is hailing President Obama’s controversial recess appointment of a former Ohio attorney general to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ...Obama resorted to the step after Cordray’s Senate confirmation had been sidetracked for months. ...“Senate Republican obstructionism has until now prevented the bureau from fulfilling its mandate from Congress to oversee some of the worse anti-consumer practices of non-bank financial services providers, like payday lenders, debt collectors, and check-cashing outlets.” ...Sens. John Cornyn, R-San Antonio, and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Dallas, criticised Obama’s move in statements issue on Wednesday. The GOP lawmakers claimed...
  • Houston gets a superhero - a clone of Spider-Man

    01/06/2012 9:17:51 AM PST · by Thunderballer · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2012 | Lana Berkowitz
    Scarlet Spider swings into Houston just in time to tangle with supervillains lurking in the shadows of the Texas metropolis. Consider yourself lucky if you have never seen the evil Salamander, who can generate and control fire. Scarlet Spider is the star of a new Marvel Universe comic-book series that launches Wednesday with events at 8th Dimension Comics & Games and Alamo Draft House at West Oaks Mall. Scarlet Spider/Kaine, a clone of Spider-Man, has a villainous past and is on the run to Mexico when life happens, said writer Christopher Yost, and Kaine stops in Houston. Yost of Los...
  • Duo targets high-priced wine and champagne

    12/19/2011 12:59:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    abclocal.go.com/ktrk/ ^ | 16 Dec 2011 | Miya Shea
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A couple of thieves are helping themselves to some high-end champagne. It may seem like small potatoes, but these thieves aren't just stocking the bar for a holiday party. Investigators believe they may be behind multiple thefts, and the brands they're taking are worth hundreds of dollars. **snip & edit** Thieves are going to the back of the store to the locked cabinets and picking out the most expensive stuff before leaving without paying a nickel. At a time when many are in the spirit of giving, others are acting more like the Grinch, especially at one...
  • Pastors charged after telling 'gays' about sin...Now facing bench trial in court run by lesbian

    12/02/2011 7:40:50 PM PST · by Just4Him · 37 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 12/1/2011 | Bob Unruh
    Their sign warns those who are "Drunks, homosexuals, abortionist, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, witches, idolators" that "Hell awaits you." Their hearing will be in Houston Municipal Court, which is run by Barbara E. Hartle, who, according to the Dallas Voice, is listed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund as "one of only a few out members of the Texas judiciary." She was appointed to the position by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, identified by the Los Angeles Times as "the first lesbian to head a major American city." Allen told WND that no matter what happens, the fact that...
  • Pastors charged after telling 'gays' about sin (facing bench trial in court run by lesbian)

    12/02/2011 10:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 12/02/2011 | Bob Unruh
    Two veteran street preachers in Houston are facing a bench trial for spreading the biblical message about homosexuality – and other sins – on one of their favorite corners for preaching in Houston. That the message was direct is obvious, from a photo of the situation that developed for David Stokes of BulldogMinistries.com and Dave Allen of HornofSamuelBook.com: Their sign warns those who are "Drunks, homosexuals, abortionist, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, witches, idolators" that "Hell awaits you." Their hearing will be in Houston Municipal Court, which is run by Barbara E. Hartle, who, according to the Dallas Voice, is...
  • Customer, armed robbers engage in shootout

    11/27/2011 3:14:38 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | unattributed
    HOUSTON - Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer. The shootout happened at a Denny's restaurant in the 11000 block of the East Freeway around 5:50 a.m. Saturday. Officials said two armed suspects wearing bandannas entered and attempted to rob the store. The sole customer in the restaurant, a licensed concealed handgun carrier, observed the suspects enter, pulled out his own gun, took cover and fired at the robbers. Officials said the suspects returned fire and fled the restaurant. The customer followed the suspects, firing as...
  • Homeowner opens fire on car burglary suspects [kills one]

    11/27/2011 2:37:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 27 Nov 2011 | Samika Knight
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police say a homeowner shot and killed one of three men he caught breaking into his car on Houston's south side early this morning. It happened near Gulf Valley and Springtime. Police say that homeowner saw three suspects stealing from his car and repeatedly yelled for them to stop. He said the three men had his car doors and trunk open, and were rummaging through. The suspects didn't comply, so the homeowner went to get his gun. The homeowner told police the suspects began to run back to their vehicle, but says he saw one of them...
  • Zetas Drug Cartel Allegedly Conducts 'Mexico-Style Attack' near Houston

    11/25/2011 5:11:55 AM PST · by LBG11 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2011 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A multi-agency undercover drug bust in Texas spun out of control Monday afternoon when a civilian working for law enforcement was killed and a police officer injured in what has been described by the local press as a “Mexico-style” attack. The incident occurred in Texas' Harris County, where parts of Houston are located, when the secret operative disguised as a truck driver delivering a 300 pound package of marijuana was driving through the northwest part of the county to a rendezvous point. Out of nowhere three sport-utility vehicles carrying alleged Zetas drug cartel gunmen cut off the 18-wheeler truck and...
  • Well-dressed gunman shatters Occupy Houston: Fires 15 rounds, points weapon at female protestor

    11/21/2011 10:48:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Houston Culture Map ^ | November 21, 2011 | Tyler Rudick
    Violence broke out at Occupy Houston's Tranquility Park site Monday evening. A gunman armed with a .40-caliber rifle shot approximately 15 rounds into the air and into the park's fountains before being shot twice by Houston Police officers patrolling the area. He was taken into custody. Witnesses say the gunman — a twentysomething male in a dark suit with a white shirt — entered the park through a stairwell at Bagby and Rusk. Walking towards the Occupy Houston site, the man fired several rounds towards the sky and started heading towards the fountains. Several protestors approached nearby police officers, who...
  • Parker avoids runoff, Stardig, Jones not so lucky {Houston Lesbian Mayor re-elected}

    11/09/2011 5:29:18 AM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Wed Nov 9, 2011 | CHRIS MORAN
    Annise D. Parker won a second term Tuesday as mayor of the nation's fourth-largest city, narrowly avoiding a runoff despite having no well-funded or well-known opponents and spending $2.3 million to promote herself to Houston voters this year. Two of her fellow incumbents on City Council will have to defend their seats again next month in runoff elections. Councilwoman Jolanda Jones will go to her third straight runoff for the At-Large Position 5 seat. Chiropractor Jack Christie will again challenge her one on one on Dec. 10. District A Councilwoman Brenda Stardig also faces a runoff against civic club president...
  • "#OccupyHouston" Protesters Outside the Harris County Criminal Courthouse [vanity]

    11/02/2011 12:05:49 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 13 replies
    vanity | 2 November, 2011 | The Pack Knight
    I work for a state district court here in Houston, and while I was outside the Harris County Civil Courthouse during my lunch break, I heard voices. I asked a friend of mine where those voices were coming from, and was informed that it was an "#OccupyHouston" protest outside the Criminal Justice Center. Expecting to find a crowd of thousands of angry "concerned youths", I scanned the area around the various courthouses in downtown Houston and spotted a knot of all of 30 protesters carrying signs and chanting such stirring invocations as "We are the 99%!" and other similarly high-minded...
  • Cain electrifies crowd at tea party rally in Texas

    10/25/2011 9:28:59 PM PDT · by Fred · 46 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 102511 | CINDY GEORGE
    Now at the top of the polls as the frontrunner among Republican presidential hopefuls, businessman Herman Cain electrified a crowd of thousands who braved the heat and mosquitoes to see him speak Tuesday night in La Marque. Cain took another leg of his White House bid to the Gulf Greyhound Park, a home of races and gambling, as the headliner of the Clear Lake Tea Party's rally. After a daylong media tour in Houston, Cain's largest public appearance began with a brief book signing with supporters, then he disappeared for two hours while the crowd heard from other speakers, including...
  • Herman Cain speaking in Houston tonight

    10/25/2011 1:44:23 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 23 replies
    La Marque, Texas - Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain will be headlining the Clear Lake Tea Party's annual Fall rally at Gulf Greyhound Park just south of Clear Lake. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be emcee'd by Galveston County Tax Collector Cheryl Johnson. There will be live music and a $5.00 entrance fee for adults and children under 18 are free. Speakers include: CLTP Founder Lisa Gonzalez - Opening Remarks - 6:55 p.m. Pastor Ron Hindt Invocation & Pledge - 6:57 p.m. Raging Elephants Founder Apostle Klaver - 7:15 p.m. U.S. Senate Candidate Lela Pittenger - 7:35...
  • Houston’s King Street Patriots attacked by vote fraud deniers

    10/18/2011 4:03:42 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 17 October, 2011 | Christian Adams
    Tonight I will be appearing at Houston-based King Street Patriots at 7 p.m. CDT to talk about my new book Injustice. PJM has covered the work of King Street and their True the Vote project for many months, include this Bryan Preston roundup of Andrew Breitbart’s hilarious speech to them last January. You can actually watch the regular Monday night events at King Street on a nationwide web broadcast (King Street Live) that has amazingly been attracting tens of thousands of viewing patriots across the nation every week. In response to the good work that King Street is doing, Soros-funded...
  • Suspect, clerk injured in gas station shootout

    10/10/2011 9:27:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    abc13 Houston ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Sonia Azad
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An armed robbery at a gas station on Houston's south side has ended with both a suspect and a store clerk shot, and the search continues for two other suspects who got away. It happened around 6:45am at a Valero store in the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at Belarbor St. "They just came in shooting," said Ofc. T. Triplett with the Houston Police Department's robbery division. Surveillance video from inside the gas station is shocking. At 6:30am Saturday, two clerks were tending to a customer when a masked gunman opened fire. "The guy...
  • Three Houston police officers accused of getting high on duty

    09/28/2011 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    ABC Local ^ | September 23, 2011 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Three Houston police officers are under investigation after claims they got high while on duty. And the claim, made by a man accused of drug possession, are backed up with something undeniable -- the words of the officers themselves. It sort of jumps off the page. "'So high' spaced out: h i g h" defense attorney Daniel Cahill said. The words of a Houston police officer about an hour after arresting Nicholas Hill for marijuana possession. "It was actually about 10 or 11 at night," Hill said. Hill was at his Atascocita apartment with friends late one...
  • GOV. HUCKABEE IN HOUSTON - OCT. 6

    09/25/2011 12:55:30 PM PDT · by TexasRainmaker · 3 replies
    This event is a fundraiser for a very worthwhile and VERY NEEDY non-profit Christian school in the Houston area who is facing closure. A sellout for this event would save the school... literally. Please help spread the word. School's website for the event. Join Baptist Minister, Former Arkansas Governor, 2008 Presidential Candidate and the host of the number one rated weekend hit “HUCKABEE” on the Fox News Channel, MIKE HUCKABEE, for a discussion on Lessons in Christian Leadership, including a Q&A session. Also, JONATHAN CHURCHILL-SANDYS, great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill who wil…l be discussing the state of education in...
  • Illegal Alien Sanctuary Lawsuit Victory .

    09/23/2011 6:52:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 23 September 2011 | Tom Fitton
    Let’s start with some great news this week. Judicial Watch client Sergeant Joslyn Johnson, the widow of a fellow police officer gunned down by an illegal alien criminal, may finally get her day in court thanks to a landmark Judicial Watch court victory!On September 9, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Sergeant Johnson. At Judicial Watch’s urging, the three-judge panel reversed a decision by the district court. Sgt. Johnson’s lawsuit against the city of Houston’s illegal sanctuary policy will now continue. As noted by the appellate court, under the Houston Police...
  • Houston, We Have a Solution (Houston vs Detroit: A Tale of Two Cities)

    09/15/2011 6:39:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2011 | Mario Loyola
    On a warm Saturday evening in June 1943, crowds were relaxing on Belle Isle, a retreat slightly larger than New York’s Central Park nestled in the Detroit River, which separates Canada and the United States. Belle Isle’s landscapes and structures were a showcase of great American architecture: Frederick Law Olmsted, Albert Kahn, and Cass Gilbert all were represented. Its botanical garden, yacht club, memorial fountain, golf course, and opulent marble lighthouse offered a serene testament to the grandeur of Detroit. Exactly what started the riots that night, we’ll never know for sure. There seems to have been a confrontation between...
  • Appellate Court Rules Lawsuit Challenging Houston’s Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policy Will Continue

    09/13/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 13, 2011
    Appellate Court Reverses Decision by District Court Dismissing Judicial Watch Lawsuit Filed by Houston Police Sgt. Joslyn Johnson, Widow of Police Officer Murdered by Illegal Alien Washington, DC -- September 13, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of Judicial Watch client Houston police sergeant Joslyn M. Johnson, the widow of a fellow police officer murdered by an illegal alien. The three-judge panel reversed a decision by the district court. Sgt. Johnson’s lawsuit against the City of...
  • A Closer Look at the Houston Shuttle Snub

    09/05/2011 5:45:53 PM PDT · by kelsiejackson · 67 replies
    These days NASA is dismantling the once great shuttles, getting them ready to hang in museums all over the country -- except in the one museum many of us Houstonians think it should be.
  • Lawyer steers car onto fresh wet cement, gets stuck

    08/21/2011 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies
    Metro[UK] ^ | 18th August, 2011 | Alfie Thomas
    A female lawyer got into a sticky situation when she attempted a U-turn and drove straight onto a bed of freshly laid wet cement in Houston, Texas. Road workers stationed in the city couldn't believe there eyes as the driver totally ignored the bright orange markers and planted all four-wheels of her £70,000 luxury Lexus square on the concrete.
  • Woman killed, daughter threatened in break-in

    08/24/2011 8:30:11 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 24, 2011 | DALE LEZON
    Authorities have identified a woman who was fatally shot when three masked men burst into her house and threatened her teenage daughter during a home invasion in northwest Harris County last night. Peggy Ariza, 40, died in the shooting, which occurred at the home in the 17100 block of Copper Crossing about 9:30 p.m., according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Ariza, 40, was shot at least once in the chest and was flown by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital, where she later died. No other injuries were reported. Deputies said when Ariza's 17-year-old daughter answered...
  • Judge postpones Arleen Ocasio hearing

    Houston, TX – A federal court judge has delayed the hearing for embattled Houston Veterans Cemetery Director Arleen Ocasio. The hearing has been rescheduled for Friday, August 26, 2011 and the judge has ordered that Ocasio appear before the court. Ocasio has rightly been under fire for not allowing the word “God” to be used during funeral proceedings. Ocasio has denied this but according to Houston veteran’s activist John Faulk, the plaintiffs in this case have twenty-five sworn affidavits from families proving Ocasio’s prejudicial behavior.
  • Senator John Cornyn Now Demanding Answers From Eric Holder

    08/12/2011 5:51:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Onlygunsandmoney ^ | 11 August, 2011 | John Richardson
    First there was Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in his lonely quest to get answers from Attorney General Eric Holder about Project Gunwalker. Then Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) got on board and through his chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held hearings. Now Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is asking questions of Eric Holder as it appears Texas had its own version of Operation Fast and Furious. Below is the letter he sent to Attorney General Eric Holder today. August 11, 2011 The Honorable...
  • Bizarre 18 Wheeler Accident on Texas Interstate Halts Traffic

    08/11/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Part of a Texas interstate remained closed overnight Tuesday after a bizarre accident. It happened on Interstate 45 in Houston when an 18- wheeler lost its trailer. The trailer ended up leaning against an overhead beam. That same beam holds-up the exit sign for Airline Drive. Somehow the cab of the big rig separated from the trailer. The good news is nobody was hurt. The bad news is traffic was backed up for miles. TXDOT didn't want people to exit there because they didn't know if the sign was going to fall.