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  • Texas Rep Takes a Second Shot at "Constitutional Carry"

    12/09/2016 10:17:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Thu, Dec 8, 2016 | Alex Zielinski
    Last session, it was open carry. This session, the statehouse may take on a further-reaching firearm debate: Constitutional carry. Rooted in the Constitution's Second Amendment, “constitutional carry” laws give any U.S. citizen the right to carry a firearm without a license — and is already permitted in 11 states and Puerto Rico. Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, hopes to add Texas to that list. "No Texan should have to pay a fee or take a class to exercise their right to bear arms,” said Stickland, in a statement. Stickland, whose reelection campaign motto is "More freedom, less government," has said permit-less...
  • False News Claim of Methodist/Islamist Convergence

    12/09/2016 10:59:02 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The websites of New York anti-Islam crusader Pamela Geller and radio conspiracist Alex Jones are claiming an obscure United Methodist congregation in Waco, Texas is part of a plan to Islamicize Methodist churches.According to PamelaGeller.com: On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. The article quotes at length an anonymous reported church member who, “fearing for his safety,” told PamelaGeller.com that Bosqueville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Waco might offer “Catholic-style ‘sanctuary’ protections for...
  • Seven special-needs teens rescued from Texas 'house of horrors' had an eighth brother who died,.....

    12/09/2016 7:31:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Seven special-needs teens rescued from Texas 'house of horrors' had an eighth brother who died, 'were whipped with boards, starved and forced to clean a disabled child's privates with bleach' Harrowing new details have emerged in the abuse case involving seven special-needs children who were rescued from a Texas home last month, including tales of brutal whippings, a desperate escape attempt and the revelation that a disabled 7-year-old boy died in that household in 2011. Paula Sinclair, 54, and her boyfriend, 78-year-old Allen Richardson, of Richmond, were arrested on charges of injury to a child and aggravated kidnapping...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Local Texas United Methodist Church In Waco Now Embracing Islam

    12/09/2016 5:04:30 AM PST · by rhett october · 67 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 12-6-2016 | John Griffing
    WACO, TX – On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. While President-elect Trump announces plans to defund “sanctuary cities,” churches (especially those with far-left theologies) are declaring their intent to invoke “sanctuary” for the millions already pouring across the border, including Muslim refugees. Some churches are even getting visits from “clergy” urging them to virtually roll over and accept an Islamic future. [RELATED: GELLER REPORT: Sanctuary Cities Showdown: Churches Loom As Thorn To...
  • Tucker Carlson vs. Faithless Elector who won't vote for Trump

    12/08/2016 10:48:47 PM PST · by malvor · 25 replies
    Tucker Carlson takes on a faithless Elector who says he won't vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College. (December 8th, 2016)
  • Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board ends run on the bank, stops $154M in withdrawals

    12/08/2016 5:58:44 PM PST · by mcenedo · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/08/16 | Tristan Hallman
    The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System's Board of Trustees suspended lump-sum withdrawals from the pension fund Thursday, staving off a possible restraining order and stopping $154 million in withdrawal requests
  • Abortion Activists to Send Bloody Tampons to Texas Gov to Protest Requiring Burial for Aborted...

    12/08/2016 7:21:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | December 08, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Activists to Send Bloody Tampons to Texas Gov to Protest Requiring Burial for Aborted Babies Abortion activists have been turning to increasingly immature and potentially illegal actions in recent months in response to situations where they did not get their way. Their latest move is to urge women to send blood-soaked tampons to Texas pro-life Gov. Greg Abbott in protest of a new state rule requiring that aborted babies’ bodies be cremated or buried. The new rule, introduced in July by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, requires that abortion facilities, hospitals and other medical centers...
  • 'Jeopardy!' contestant dies of cancer week before episode airs

    12/08/2016 4:02:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | December 7, 2016
    A “Jeopardy!” episode airing next week has taken an emotional turn after one of its contestants, Cindy Stowell, died of cancer at the age of 41 on Monday. Stowell, a science-content developer from Austin, Texas, taped the quiz show back in August, and the episode is set to premiere on Dec. 13, a “Jeopardy!” spokesperson confirmed. This marks the first posthumous airing of a contestant’s appearance. “When Cindy Stowell taped her appearance on ‘Jeopardy!,’ she had Stage IV cancer. Competing on ‘Jeopardy!’ was a lifelong dream for Cindy, and we’re glad she was able to do so,” said host Alex...
  • 'Rogue' GOP Elector Says Others Will Join in Opposing Trump

    12/08/2016 2:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Robin Gradison
    Meet one of the real 538 electors, Christopher Suprun a Republican from Texas. Suprun has decided to vote for someone other than Donald Trump when he casts his electoral college vote later this month. He believes other electors are right there with him. "At this point there are people who have reached out to me. Again it wouldn’t be my place to name who they are," he said, though he indicated he was talking about Republican electors. "I am confident in saying, at this point," he continued,"I don’t think I will be the only one voting for someone other than...
  • How Austin’s East Side Pies Became Target of fake #pizzagate

    12/07/2016 6:46:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 202 replies
    Austin Statesmanb ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    East Side Pies co-owner Noah Polk first heard of the conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate” around the time of the presidential election. The fake news story was started by an online community, fueled by misinterpretations of emails released by WikiLeaks, that claimed associates of Hillary Clinton were behind a child sex-trafficking ring headquartered at the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. The fake story turned into a real crime scene on Sunday when a gunman walked into that Washington restaurant and fired a shot. Now, Austin police are investigating harassment and vandalism that’s been waged against the local...
  • BUSTED! Texas Rogue Electoral Delegate Chris Suprun Is Linked to far left Van Jones, Think Progress

    12/07/2016 7:09:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    BUSTED! Texas Rogue Electoral Delegate Chris Suprun Is Linked to far left Van Jones, Think Progress (Updated) Jim Hoft Dec 6th, 2016 2:42 pm 367 Comments Suprun signed a pledge last summer to support the Republican nominee. He lied. Suprun is a #NeverTrumper. His Twitter timeline is littered with fellow #NeverTrumper gibberish. Now this… If you look at Chris Suprun’s Twitter page you can clearly see that he is using Megaphone Strategies as his PR Megaphone Strategies was founded by far left activist Van Jones. It’s mission is “to use use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements.”
  • Maybe Hillary threatened @TheChrisSuprun ?

    12/06/2016 4:50:18 AM PST · by bryan999 · 18 replies
    @mitchellvii Look at his earlier tweets that appear to be pro-Trump. Maybe Hillary threatened @TheChrisSuprun ? #ElectoralCollege #MAGA pic.twitter.com/9LtmEK4j5G— TRUMP PENCE 2020 (@FunnyAnimals) December 6, 2016
  • The Texas Republican elector refusing to vote Trump has no basis, should resign

    12/06/2016 6:46:51 AM PST · by TheRef · 27 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 12/06/16
    12/06/16 - Photos 1 | 2   Alexander Hamilton would be appalled by Suprun's objections Trump easily passes the test of Federalist 68, but Suprun's relied upon authorities do not Texas Elector does not understand his role Christopher Suprun has declared to the world in the New York Times that he will not vote for Trump despite his constituency voting for Trump. His argument for disenfranchising those who he represents is childishly simple and petty. He does not understand Federalist 68 and actually appeals to the moral authority of those who advocate reckless globalization of the American economy and...
  • SEIU branch in Texas declares bankruptcy

    12/06/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    After losing a lawsuit and facing a $7.8 million dollar judgment, Service Employees International Union Texas, alias SEIU District Five, has declared bankruptcy in order to escape the judgment. The plaintiff is going after the national union, as it should, so stand by lots more court appeals, But so far, the SEIU is losing at every step. Bill McMorris has an excellent account of the case and its background, at the Free Beacon. I recommend it. The bare bones of the story of this case paint a picture of a thuggish organization, in my opinion. It expanded into Texas by...
  • These 'crazy ants' love to munch on cellphones and TVs. Are they headed your way?

    12/06/2016 7:38:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    the new stribune ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Although the insects are so named for their swarming maneuvers, the term is equally apt for the damage they inflict on the human psyche. For reasons not fully understood, the ants are found in large numbers near electrical equipment and wall sockets. Cellphones and television sets have succumbed to the ant swarms, and the insects damaged electronics in a Houston-area industrial park... Like the infamous fire ant, the crazy ant is a South American native that made its way to the Lone Star state. The animals do not coexist peacefully. The crazy ant – despite its less painful venom –...
  • Teacher had sex with student on park bench after talking on Snapchat, cops say

    12/06/2016 7:48:25 AM PST · by Gamecock · 96 replies
    The State ^ | 12/5/2016 | MARK DAVID SMITH
    PLANO, TEXAS A Plano high school teacher was arrested last week and accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students. The student, a 16-year-old boy, told police he had a relationship with his algebra teacher, Alaina Ferguson, in which they had sex on a park bench in Lewisville, in the back of his pickup after a football game and in her apartment several times, WFAA reported. The relationship began when the boy wrote his Snapchat username at the top of his algebra test at Plano Senior High School and Ferguson contacted him through the social media app,...
  • Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

    12/05/2016 2:37:13 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 179 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | CHRISTOPHER SUPRUN
    Dallas — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think president-elects should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is...
  • 1 dead, 7 injured after bus full of cheerleaders, 18-wheeler crash in West Texas

    12/04/2016 2:14:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    An adult sponsor for a West Texas high school cheer team has died and seven people were injured after a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a school bus carrying cheerleaders late Friday. The incident occurred on Interstate 20 in Big Spring as the Iraan High School cheerleaders headed back to Iraan after a playoff game against Munday High School in Colorado City, about 40 miles east of the scene, YourBasin.com reports. The bus had about 120 miles left to reach Iraan, which is south of Big Spring. [Snip] Of the eight people taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, two...
  • Man Posing as UPS Delivery Driver, 3 Others Wanted in Violent Robbery, Police Say

    12/03/2016 10:38:58 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | approx. November 22, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    A man who posed as a UPS delivery driver and three others are wanted in a violent robbery, caught in part on camera, according to Houston police. *snip* In the surveillance footage, one suspect -- clad in a UPS jacket and brown baseball cap, and carrying a package -- is seen approaching the door to the residence. Police said the man rang the doorbell, claiming he needed a signature for the package.
  • Video: STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !

    12/03/2016 7:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    U-Tube ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !
  • Mexican Gets Life Term Over 2013 Lawyer Slaying in Texas

    12/02/2016 7:59:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    A Mexican man must serve life in a U.S. prison for stalking and helping arrange the 2013 Texas slaying of a lawyer who'd been the acting head of a Mexican drug cartel. Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes was sentenced Thursday in Fort Worth. The case involved the shooting death of Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa in Southlake, near Dallas. Cepeda-Cortes in May was convicted of interstate stalking, conspiracy to commit murder for hire and tampering with documents or proceedings. Officials said the tampering involved efforts to destroy evidence on his computer. His cousin, Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder...
  • Little girl’s priceless reaction to shooting first deer goes viral

    12/02/2016 5:53:25 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Chris Perez
    A 7-year-old girl’s priceless reaction to shooting her very first deer with a gun nearly twice her size has been all the talk on Facebook — where it’s been watched more than 2.5 million times. Lilly Klapper, of North Texas, was hunting for whitetail with her dad and brother at the time and had been practicing her shooting for the past two years in preparation for this day. Her father, Cory Klapper, is an avid hunter and decided to get the memorable moment on film.
  • Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says

    12/02/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 2, 2016
    December 2, 2016 Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela’s family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched. Her father, Raul Vela, said she had been receiving abusive text messages for months from bullies using an untraceable smartphone application. Her father said someone made a fake Facebook page of her, creating another cyberbullying...
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • Petition to Declare The University of Texas at Austin a Sanctuary for Undocumented Students

    12/01/2016 6:28:42 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    Care2 Petitions ^ | unknown | Madeline Hsu
    North Texas Univ. and Texas Woman's Univ. also petitioning for sanctuary campuses: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2016/11/30/students-want-declare-unt-twu-sanctuary-campuses-unauthorized-immigrant-classmates-staff Texas State Univ. petition for sanctuary and minorities and LGBTQIA students - http://www.kvue.com/news/local/hays-county/texas-state-students-sign-petition-to-make-school-sanctuary-campus/358331110
  • EPA plans to withdraw pollution rule for 7 Texas power plants

    11/30/2016 7:33:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Ryan Maye Handy
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to withdraw a rule that would require seven Texas coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution coming from their stacks, providing at least a short-term reprieve for power companies fearful that the costs of ever stricter regulations would doom their plants. The rule would have mandated that the Texas plants, as well as eight others in Oklahoma, update scrubbers and other air pollution control devices to preserve air quality near national parks and wilderness areas, including Big Bend National Park on the Texas border with Mexico, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park on the...
  • This State(TEXAS)Now Requires Abortion Clinics to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Selling Their Parts

    11/30/2016 8:13:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | November 29, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    New Texas rules requiring a dignified burial of aborted babies’ bodies will go into effect on Dec. 19, state health officials said this week. The new rules, introduced in July by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, require that abortion facilities, hospitals and other medical centers either cremate or bury the remains of aborted and miscarried babies. State officials said the rules do not apply to miscarriages or abortions that take place at home. The Washington Post reports the health commission finalized the rules on Monday. State health officials previously said the rules will bring about “enhanced protection of...
  • Top 5 Biggest Road Construction Projects In DFW

    11/29/2016 1:03:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | November 1, 2016 | Brian New
    NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – It is nearly impossible these days in North Texas to avoid road construction projects. While billions of dollars are being pumped into the roadway system, TxDOT said it still can’t keep up with the growth. “There are a thousand people moving a day to Texas and we’ve (North Texas) got most of them,” said TxDOT Dallas spokesperson Donna Huerta. “We can’t keep up with that kind of demand, but what we can do is take what we have and make it better.” With a new approach allowing contractors to design and build a project simultaneously, TxDOT...
  • Texas Republican resigns from electoral college, says he can’t in good conscience vote for Trump

    11/28/2016 7:40:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2016 | AllahPundit
    There are grand flaws and minor flaws in the plan among some anti-Trumpers to block him in the electoral college. A grand flaw: How do you justify letting 538 essentially random people overturn a vote of 130 million? That’s like substituting the results of a poll for the results on election day. If your electoral college is composed of trusted “wise men,” that’s one thing — although they’d have to be awfully wise, a la Madison, Hamilton, and Adams, to convince a modern nation to give them veto power over a national election. If your electoral college is composed...
  • Texas Republican Elector to resign instead of voting for President-elect Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 2:45:25 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 115 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/28/16 | AP
    Texas Republican Elector to resign instead of voting for President-elect Donald Trump A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he’s resigning so he won’t cast one of the state’s 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump. Art Sisneros previously told The Associated Press that he was wavering on supporting Trump because the Republican “is not biblically qualified for office.” In a lengthy weekend blog post, Sisneros updated that, saying “the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an elector.”
  • Texas Hat Company Designs Custom Cowboy Hat for Trump

    11/26/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    A Bowie, Texas, company has made cowboy hats for famous personalities and now they have made a beaver belly fur and mink one for President-elect Donald Trump. The hat is adorned with a gold and diamond trim hat band and has a silverish tone, as reported by the Wichita Falls Times-Record News. The publication reported that Trump noticed Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s hat and was introduced to the American Hat Company. Treasure Maddox, the daughter of the hat company owners and her friend Andrew Graves are acquaintances of Trump’s son, Eric. Eric Trump asked the hat company if they...
  • Report: Texas to fire Charlie Strong on Saturday morning

    11/26/2016 6:46:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Texas will fire head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, SI's Pete Thamel has confirmed. Chip Brown of Scout.com first reported the news. Texas men's athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement last Sunday, saying that the school will "evaluate the body of work after the regular season," after Thamel confirmed that the school had made the decision to fire Strong.
  • ISIS leader who ordered U.S. Muslims to murder Pamela Geller killed by drone strike in Syria

    11/25/2016 7:14:26 PM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    “Mr. Hussain wore a number of hats, including that of a hacker. He was linked to the release of personal information on more than 1,300 American military and government employees. In March 2015, his group posted the names and addresses of service members with instructions: ‘Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking they are safe.’ More important were Mr. Hussain’s efforts as an online recruiter. According to court records, Mr. Hussain communicated with at least four men in four states, imploring them to initiate attacks...
  • Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many

    11/25/2016 11:33:34 AM PST · by dirtboy · 127 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Miriam Jordan, Santiago Pérez
    n Dallas, the King of Texas Roofing Co. says it has turned down $20 million worth of projects in the past two years because it doesn’t have enough workers. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Joe Hargrave is expanding his successful Tacolicious chain of restaurants, but says he is building smaller ones due to “a massive shortage of restaurant workers.” And in Florida, Steve Johnson, who harvests oranges for the citrus industry, says, “Right now, if I had 80 guys, I could put every one of them to work.” As hiring accelerates and the labor market tightens thanks to a...
  • Family of slain SAPD officer says Donald Trump called to offer condolences

    11/22/2016 10:29:08 AM PST · by LoneStarGI · 9 replies
    News4SA.com ^ | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND 2016
    The family of slain San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi says President-Elect Donald Trump contacted them Monday to offer his condolences. Annie Patterson Campos, who identifies herself as a "CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) at San Antonio Police Department" on her Facebook page, shared a post from Detective Benjamin Marconi's "son" Dane Gregory Marconi. Marconi's message states "Just got off the phone with the future president Trump, he sends his condolences to our family." The Facebook post was later removed. Detective Marconi was shot to death Sunday while sitting in his patrol car writing a traffic ticket outside Public Safety...
  • Direct Action Reveals: Evidence/Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released

    11/21/2016 8:19:19 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    kaufmancountytparty (Texas) ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Webmaster
    Direct Action Reveals: Evidence of Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released November 14, 2016By Webmaster At least two races were won through voter fraud in one of Texas’ largest – and most Republican – counties. This was among the findings announced by the organization responsible for exposing what is allegedly the largest voter fraud operation in Texas history. In a presentation to a local 912 group in Fort Worth, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas presented documents from his formal voter-fraud complaint filed with the Secretary of State. The secretary of state has referred to the voter fraud evidence as...
  • Person of interest sought in SAPD officer's murder

    11/20/2016 6:01:10 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 39 replies
    KHOU ^ | 11-20-2016
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department posted a picture on Facebook of a person of interest in the murder of Detective Benjamin Marconi. The man is wearing a dark-colored jacket and a Spurs hat. SAPD is asking for assistance in identifying the person pictured. Anyone with information regarding his identity or his whereabouts are urged to contact CRIME STOPPERS at 224-STOP (7867).
  • San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

    11/20/2016 3:33:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 20, 2016 5:53 pm | AP
    A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said. San Antonio police Chief William McManus identified the officer as Det. Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force. McManus said the suspect had not been apprehended Sunday night. He said he doesn’t believe the man has any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified.
  • Area member of Electoral College: No chance vote changes

    11/20/2016 2:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | November 20, 2016 | Glenn Evans
    The Republican chosen to represent 771,000 Northeast Texans on the obscure panel that actually elects presidents isn't going to be moved from the choice her party made Nov. 8. "I've been getting letters, emails. I've taken calls, just begging me not to vote for (Donald) Trump," Marty Rhymes said this past week at Gregg County GOP headquarters in Longview. Those voices were not imploring her to cast her Electoral College vote for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who actually was Rhymes' first choice for the White House — and that of a vocal majority of the Northeast Texas GOP. "I asked...
  • San Antonio Cop murdered while sitting in his car writing ticket

    11/20/2016 12:24:35 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 48 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/20/16 | Michael Hayden
    A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket, according to Police Chief William McManus. The chief said that while the officer was writing a ticket, someone pulled up behind the squad car, stepped out of his vehicle and shot the officer twice, once in the head. The shooter then drove off. The officer who was killed was a 20-year-veteran of the force, according to McManus.
  • Kansas snaps 19-game Big 12 losing streak, likely seals fate of Texas coach Charlie Strong

    11/20/2016 4:58:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2016 | Sam Cooper
    Kansas ended its 19-game conference losing streak and likely sealed the fate of Texas coach Charlie Strong in the process. The Jayhawks shocked the Longhorns 24-21 in overtime to notch their first Big 12 victory since Nov. 8, 2014. Kansas kicker Matthew Wyman hit the game-tying 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to force overtime. And after Texas quarterback Shane Buechele threw his third interception of the game to open the extra frame, Wyman drilled the game-winner from 25 yards to clinch KU’s first win over Texas since 1938. Yes, folks. 1938.
  • African-American Texas Monument Dedicated Amid Protests

    11/19/2016 10:14:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 11/19
    Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier dedicated a monument recognizing the contribution of African-Americans to the state near the capitol buildingEight people were arrested on Saturday when a small group of protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter were confronted by counter-demonstrators supporting Black Lives Matter at the Texas State Capitol near where Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier dedicated a monument recognizing the contribution of African-Americans to the state. Officials have dedicated a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol recognizing the contributions of African-Americans in the state. The monument was unveiled Saturday in Austin as about two dozen individuals...
  • How Long Before Prominent Leftists Begin Calling Openly for Trump's Assassination?

    11/19/2016 6:22:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Two San Antonio high school students and their teacher have been reprimanded for performing a skit portraying the assassination of Donald Trump.A slap on the wrist? Outraged parents at the school are wondering why the boys weren't suspended or expelled and the teacher fired.Washington Times: “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” performed last week at Marshall High School in San Antonio, featured one student making a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other, portraying Mr. Trump, fell to the ground, parents told the San Antonio Express-News. Students were required to submit descriptions of their presentations for approval by...
  • Dr. Denton Cooley, pioneer of heart transplants, dies at 96

    11/18/2016 6:58:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPRC NBC 2 Houston ^ | November 18, 2016 | Aaron Barker
    Dr. Denton Cooley, a Houston native and a pioneer of heart transplants, died Friday. He was 96. Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944. Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human.
  • Fox TV reporter fired for pro-Trump, anti-Obama posts

    11/18/2016 4:24:58 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | BOB UNRUH
    Supporters on Facebook blast 'liberal' media for ouster. A firefight of words has erupted in Houston after a Fox affiliate fired a TV reporter for expressing her support for President-elect Donald Trump on her personal social media. Her critics are blasting her, and the Houston Chronicle suggested there was some element of racism. But Scarlett Fakhar, 25, KRIV-TV in Houston also has her supporters. “I for one will not be watching Fox 26 any longer,” wrote Steve Woodruff on her Facebook page. “Their bias is more than obvious. You have our full support & here’s hoping for bigger things for...
  • Trump Victory Exposes Deranged Left

    11/18/2016 3:29:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the deranged America Stack. U.K. Daily Mail. Ready for this? "Parents slam Texas high school after two 10th graders were allowed to perform skit portraying the assassination of Donald Trump in front of classmates. Two sophomores at Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas, were reprimanded after skit titled 'The Assassination of Donald Trump'. "One of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cellphone while the other boy, who played Trump, fell to the ground. The teacher apologized and stopped her students, school officials said. But Harold and Melinda Bean, parents of another student,...
  • Obama halts amnesty push in court, bows to incoming Trump administration

    11/18/2016 12:21:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-election Trump’s positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama’s push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty. In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended. “Accordingly, the parties respectfully submit that further proceedings on the merits of this case, including the submission of a schedule for resolving the merits, should be stayed until February 20, 2017,” the Justice Department and lawyers for Texas said in...
  • The largest oil deposit ever found in America was just discovered in Texas

    11/18/2016 11:34:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 16 November 2016 | Akin Oyedele
    The US Geological Survey said Tuesday that it assessed what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America. An estimated average of 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are available for the taking in the Wolfcamp shale, which is in the Midland Basin portion of Texas' Permian Basin. Based on a West Texas Intermediate crude oil price of $45 per barrel, those deposits are worth about $900 billion. US oil exploration companies have flocked to the superrich Permian Basin in recent years and used shale-drilling technology to create an...
  • TV reporter fired after writing Facebook post praising Trump

    11/18/2016 10:07:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 18, 2016 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Texas television reporter is out of a job after she criticized President Obama and praised President-elect Donald Trump on her personal Facebook page — claiming the country went “downhill” under the outgoing commander-in-chief. Scarlett Fakhar said she was recently canned from her local news gig at Fox in Houston for posting last week that she was “happy and relieved” over Trump’s unexpected White House win. Fakhar had said in the post, which has since been deleted, that Obama made the “entire county hate one another” and claimed God “had a hand” in the election. She also said she could...
  • USGS announces largest estimate of oil and gas ‘ever assessed in the United States’

    11/16/2016 4:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey announced the largest ever assessment of “continuous oil” ever made in the United States. The Wolfcamp shale in the area of Midland, Texas is estimated to contain three times the oil and gas of the Bakken shale formation in Montana and North Dakota. From the USGS: The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. This...