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  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/10/14 | staff
    League City in Texas has banned the processing and detention of illegal unaccompanied minors in their community. Heidi Thiess, League City Councilwoman, told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield that they don’t believe the federal government is following its own laws and the resolution they passed is aimed at the overall problem of illegal immigration and human trafficking. When Thiess was asked if she understood the criticism that they are turning their backs on these people who just need help, she disagreed pointing out that the unaccompanied children are only 18% of those in detention right now and if the federal government were...
  • Mayor Paulissen’s million-dollar vote saves tree

    09/28/2011 4:51:35 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 25 replies
    League City, TX - Just weeks after taking steps to reduce the city’s budget, city council shocked many observers when it decided to spend at least $500,000 and, more likely, well over a million dollars to save an oak tree. The city had three options to deal with the Compton Oak Tree: the first option was to reroute the Louisiana Avenue road expansion around the tree. This option is likely to cost the city in excess of one-million dollars after the purchases additional land and engineering fees. The second option was to relocate the tree less than half a mile...
  • Accounts differ on alleged attack on mayor

    05/21/2009 10:41:58 PM PDT · by BellStar · 41 replies · 1,344+ views
    Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2009, 11:01PM | By ALLAN TURNER and THAYER EVANS
    Denshay Benson, 17, is being held in lieu of bail totaling $10,000 on misdemeanor charges of assault with bodily injury and deadly conduct with a vehicle. 17-year-old high school senior was in jail Thursday night accused of assaulting the mayor of League City after an argument over a roadway incident in Clear Lake Shores overheated. Police say he punched her as he tried to leave, but his girlfriend says the mayor instigated the incident and used a racial epithet while cursing him loudly. Denshay Benson, 17, is charged with endangering Toni Randall with his vehicle and later knocking her to...
  • Republicans Must Return From Far-right Politics

    03/31/2006 10:07:16 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 55 replies · 1,413+ views
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | 3/31/06 | Letters To The Editor
    I’ve been saddened over the past year watching my fellow Republicans let the ultra-conservative wing take the party off course. Other moderates like me want smaller government with local control and good effective solutions to the problems that confront our communities. The far right appears to be focused on establishing power and control. Chris Stevens was out campaigning at the League City SportsPlex the evening of Feb. 28 and I had the opportunity to meet him and explore some of his beliefs. Tax cuts, vouchers for stay-at-home schooling moms and forcing local schools to spend 75 percent — rather than...
  • Abbott to Speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    03/01/2006 10:46:22 AM PST · by anymouse · 3 replies · 310+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | March 1, 2006 | Leslie Contreras
    LEAGUE CITY — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a staunch supporter of the Ten Commandments display at the capital grounds and whose chief focus during his administration has been on cracking down on child predators, will be the guest speaker at the annual Galveston County Republican Party 2006 Lincoln Day Dinner. The fund-raising dinner, which includes a silent auction, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd. in League City. State Rep. Larry Taylor of Friendswood will be master of ceremonies and Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett will...
  • DeLay: Detainess Shouldn't be Released

    01/22/2006 2:58:29 AM PST · by anymouse · 38 replies · 714+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 21, 2006 | TJ Aulds
    Count Tom DeLay as one of those upset about Thursday’s roundup of day laborers in League City. But the Republican congressman wasn’t troubled to see that 62 suspected illegal immigrants were rounded up in the sweep. Instead, he was dismayed because almost all were let go. “I am very encouraged we have local law enforcement that wants to go after criminals who happen to be illegal immigrants and that (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) would help,” said DeLay, who has made immigration one of the top issues of his re-election campaign. “On the other hand, I am disheartened that they had...
  • Police, feds seize suspected illegal aliens

    01/20/2006 8:44:03 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 137 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | January 20, 2006 | Mason Lerner and T.J. Aulds
    LEAGUE CITY — League City police and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency took 62 people into custody during a sweep Thursday. The people rounded up were suspected of being illegal immigrants. But almost all of them — even those determined to be illegal immigrants — were released a few hours later. Sgt. Dan Krieger of the League City Police Department said officers and immigration agents set out around 7:30 a.m. and hit two spots where day laborers hang out. That included a spot along West Walker Street, less than a block from the police station. The other spot was...
  • League City City Council (Votes to Deny Street-side Newspaper Sales)

    08/15/2005 3:28:05 PM PDT · by anymouse · 13 replies · 322+ views
    Guidry News Service ^ | August 12, 2005 | Jim Guidry
    League City City Council has scheduled an executive session for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 to consult with the city attorney regarding pending litigation against the city by the Houston Chronicle and the Galveston County Daily News. At this week's regular meeting, the city council voted 5-1, with Jim Nelson opposed, to deny a request from the two newspapers for a variance from the city code restricting the solicitation and sale of materials to occupants of motor vehicles stopped on public roadways.
  • Shults Wins Runoff (League City, TX Conservatives Win Big!)

    06/12/2005 2:52:00 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 322+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | June 12, 2005 | Sarah Viren
    The third time was the charm for Jerry Shults, who beat Pat Hallisey for League City mayor by almost 500 votes in Saturday’s runoff election. “I am extremely pleased,” said Shults, who lost his last bid for the office to Jeff Harrison in 2002. “We had a lot of people working hard to get out the vote.” The council candidates that Shults campaigned with, Tad Nelson and Mike Barber, also won their individual races. The three campaigned on a message of conservatism, painting their opponents as liberals aligned with developers and “special interest” groups. All of the candidates, though, were...
  • (Galveston) County Backs Appraisal Caps (Texas Tax Reform)

    03/15/2005 6:13:12 PM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 751+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | March 15, 2005 | Carter Thompson
    GALVESTON — County leaders on Monday backed legislative proposals to curb property appraisal increases, but added a condition of their own. County Judge Jim Yarbrough proposed an amendment to ask state lawmakers to stop handing down unfunded mandates if they’re going to hinder the county’s ability to raise revenue. Several bills before the Legislature would lower the cap on homestead appraisals from 10 percent to 3 percent or 5 percent. Commissioner Ken Clark, the sole Republican on the commissioners court, proposed the resolution. It calls for support of a 3 percent cap on homestead appraisals. The cities of Bayou Vista,...
  • Bond Issue Questions Answered (Galveston County, TX Elections)

    04/14/2003 2:34:18 PM PDT · by anymouse · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | April 14, 2003 | Carolina Amengual
    LEAGUE CITY — With early voting beginning Wednesday and Election Day less than a month away, misunderstandings and misconceptions still surround the Clear Creek Independent School District’s $337 million bond referendum. To help voters make an educated decision, The Daily News collected some of the questions most frequently asked at public hearings and forums. School trustees, administrators and members of the Facilities Needs Committee answered questions at such meetings. The Daily News then went back to the district to double-check the information with George Rodgers, associate superintendent of business and support services. Below are the answers to those questions: Q....
  • League City, Texas General Election 2003 Info.

    04/14/2003 1:36:57 PM PDT · by anymouse · 4 replies · 210+ views
    League City Web Site ^ | 4/14/03 | League City Secretary
    NOTICE OF ELECTION The General Election for Council Position 3, Council Position 4 and Council Position 5 will be held Saturday, May 3, 2003 from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the following locations: League City Precinct 1 Hall Elementary 5931 Meadowside Drive League City Precinct 2 Ross Elementary 2401 West Main Street League City Precinct 3 Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center 400 West Walker League City Precinct 4 Central Fire Station Park and Second Streets League City Precinct 5 Ferguson Elementary 1910 South Compass Rose Blvd. Candidate Packets may be obtained from the City Secretary at City Hall, 300 West...
  • League City Tops TX Communities in Concealed Handgun Permits

    12/30/2002 8:03:32 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 430+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal | 12-30-02 | AP
    League City ZIP code has highest number of concealed guns LEAGUE CITY (AP) — This Galveston County burg of about 45,000 people is the gun-totingest town in a famously gun-toting state, according to an analysis showing residents in the League City ZIP code hold the highest number of concealed weapons licenses in Texas. In some ways, the suburb southeast of Houston epitomizes the image of a state known for its allegiance to the Second Amendment. But the serene, relatively peaceful suburb contradicts the rough-and-tumble stereotype of areas with high gun ownership. A Houston Chronicle analysis of state records shows that...