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  • Texas Police Pepare to Defend International Bridges from Militia Groups

    09/15/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 75 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/14/2014 | Bob Price
    MISSION, Texas -- Authorities prepare to use “whatever force is necessary” to defend international bridges between Texas and Mexico from U.S. based militia groups. The preparations by Texas law enforcement agencies are in response to recently discovered plans by militia groups to attempt closing several international bridges. The militia groups' plans are intended to be protests against the federal government's failure to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The plans call for militia groups to begin blocking traffic on an undisclosed number of international bridges in the Rio Grande Valley on Sept. 20th, 2014. “We will not allow...
  • Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood After Losing Taxpayer Funding

    09/15/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion is not health care and a handful of Texas-based clinic affiliated with the Planned Parenthood abortion business have found that out the hard way. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is the biggest abortion company in the United States. It runs hundreds of clinics across America — some of which do surgical abortions, some dispense the dangerous abortion pill RU 486, and all clinics refer women for abortions (and not to any clinics that provide women with abortion alternatives). plannedparenthood129Because every Planned Parenthood clinic either does or refers for abortions, pro-life elected officials in Congress and a number of states...
  • TX Sheriff Warns Fox of ISIS Threat: ‘Quran Books’ Found along Mexican Border

    09/15/2014 4:59:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Mediaite via Fox News ^ | 9-15-2014 | Evan McMurry |
    Gary Painter, Sheriff from Midland County, Texas, warned Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck that not only was ISIS poised to sneak into the U.S through the porous Texas-Mexico border, but that based on evidence he’d heard of, “Muslims” were already being smuggled across. He presented no evidence that the alleged Muslims were connected to ISIS or any other terror group. “Are you saying that ISIS is ready to come across poised to perhaps execute what they have threatened to do, attacks on the United States, drown us in our own blood?” Hasselbeck asked. “Is that what you’re saying?”
  • Texas Refinery Is Saudi Foothold in U.S. Market

    09/14/2014 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04 April 2013 | Clifford Krauss
    PORT ARTHUR, Tex. — It is hard to imagine the desert sands of the Persian Gulf being any farther away than from this swampy refinery port known for Cajun food, sport fishing and being the birthplace of Janis Joplin. But right in the middle of town stands a strategic outpost for Saudi Arabia’s global ambitions, although one that the Saudis appear loath to publicize. The giant Motiva oil refinery, which just completed a $10 billion expansion that makes it the largest processor of gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products in the United States, is owned by Saudi Aramco and Royal...
  • Mexican President Calls Perry Border Policy “Unneighborly”

    09/14/2014 7:44:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto castigated Texas Governor Rick Perry’s deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border as “unneighborly. He’s like that Clint Eastwood character in Gran Torino telling my people to get off his lawn.” “For decades my people have become accustomed to the ability to pass freely between our two countries,” Peńa said. “In our minds this clearly establishes an ‘easement’ right to travel over these roads and pathways. For Governor Perry to suddenly seek to terminate these rights is an affront.” Peńa indicated that he plans to bring the issue up before the United Nations....
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Texas nationalists see hope in possible Scottish secession

    09/14/2014 1:55:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    My SA ^ | 09/12/14 | Joshua Fechter
    "Centralists in America fear that, if Scotland votes yes, it may set a chain of events in motion that could affect many more western regions," the movement organizers wrote. "Suddenly, the impossible seems possible." With some new attention on Texas nationalism comes repeated arguments for independence: Yahoo columnist Rick Newman notes that — with its GDP of $1.6 trillion and population of 27 million — Texas would be the 13th largest country in the world if it obtained independence from the United States. He also wrote Texas could lure companies away from the United States and survive on the strength...
  • In Defense of Christians Says Ted Cruz Was Not Booed; Critics Wanted Focus on Christians, not Israel

    09/13/2014 5:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    In Defense of Christians, the nonprofit organization that has made protecting Christians in the Middle East its mission, challenged media reports Friday that Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed offstage at their inaugural Summit Gala Dinner Wednesday for supporting Israel. A 30-second YouTube clip from the dinner shows Cruz declaring to a restive audience: "I will say this, that I am saddened to see that some here, not everyone, but some here, are so consumed with hate …" At the mention of the word hate, guests at the gala became loud enough to drown out portions of Cruz's voice. He...
  • Mexican president condemns Texas' decision to deploy National Guard along border

    09/13/2014 6:29:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2014
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible." Last month's deployment had previously drawn Mexico's ire. It says the border should not be militarized and issues should be solved jointly.
  • Uniformed DPS Trooper Asked to Leave Waffle House Because He Was Armed

    09/13/2014 12:15:11 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/13/2014 | Bob Price
    A uniformed Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper was asked to leave a Waffle House restaurant in Grapevine this week because he was armed. The trooper was wearing a Texas DPS helicopter pilot “field uniform” that consists of a DPS polo shirt, tan slacks and his badge and gun were on his belt. Trooper was asked to leave and not to return because he was wearing a gun. The reaction against the manager and Waffle House on Facebook was predictably angry that a uniformed police officer would be thrown out of a restaurant. CBS DFW’s Bud Gillett reported that...
  • Who’s Behind the Push to Give Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses…in Texas?

    09/13/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/13/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    Earlier this week, the left-leaning Austin American-Statesman editorialized that it’s time that Texas establish driver’s licences for illegal aliens.In the editorial, the paper calls for Texas to join the 11 states plus the District of Columbia in granting driver’s licenses to those who are in the state illegally. This issue cost California Gov. Gray Davis his job a few years back, in that Democratic state. It’s fair to say that it would be a very controversial move in Texas as the Republican-controlled legislature gets set for its 2015 session, and presumed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) presides over his first...
  • Upstate New York braces as Remington Arms packs up to leave

    09/13/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/8/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process. “Remington talks have come to a halt,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. “We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant,” said Butler. In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remington’s decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small...
  • Military source: ISIS hostages dispersed after revelation of Foley rescue mission

    09/13/2014 9:54:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    In addition, the source added guard forces around the hostages doubled while widely publicized reporting about the scope of new aerial surveillance in the region caused ISIS to change its pattern of behavior on the ground. "Any time you (disclose) very highly sensitive tactical information, you're giving away your road map if you will, your strategy," said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee receives regular intelligence briefings. "It's very highly damaging to the hostages." The details about the rescue mission were released by the Defense Department and National Security Council one day after...
  • No Comment Yet on Why Obama Held Meeting on 9/11 With Terrorist-Supporting Cleric

    09/12/2014 10:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    ijreview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Victoria Taft
    President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with Middle Eastern-based Arab Christians on 9/11, one member of whom is a loud and proud supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The day before, members of the same group, holding a conference under the name In Defense of Christians, booed and shouted down keynote speaker Senator Ted Cruz ”It’s surprising White House staffers allowed Maronite Patriarch Bashara Rai to meet with the President in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah supporting cleric isn’t shy about his views. “Everyone says why is Hezbollah carrying arms?” said Rai...
  • Cruz Headlines Conference Featuring Hezbollah Supporters (Cruz knowingly exposed the scum)

    09/13/2014 2:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/14 | Alana Goodman
    Funding for the conference was provided by Clinton donor and Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, according to organizers. The wealthy businessman pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009. Chagoury is also reportedly backer of Lebanese politician Michel Aoun, Hezbollah’s top Christian ally in the country, according to U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks. Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Raď, who was scheduled to speak during the same keynote slot as Cruz on Wednesday evening, has called Israel an “enemy state that is occupying Lebanese territory” and defended Hezbollah’s right to attack the Jewish state... (Snip) “I decided we should be present and...
  • why ted cruz was right to walk out on the 'in defense of christians' conference

    09/13/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/12/2014 | Katie Gorka
    What I discovered the next day is that Cruz had known exactly what he was doing.  Indeed, he had read the article that had been published about the event just that day and which essentially repeated Frank Ghadry’s allegation that the conference organizers were close to Hezbollah.   Whether Cruz ever contemplated withdrawing from the event is not certain, but what is clear is that he was keenly aware of the alleged links between the organizers of the event and Hezbollah, and he was not going to let that go untested.  Many have criticized Cruz since the event, saying he should have...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections

    09/10/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 9, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections
  • Making Heads or Tails Out of Texas School Finance

    09/12/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24
    Hardhatters ^ | 09/12/2014 | Jordan Long
    It was bone-chillingly cold in the village of Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836. There, a group of Texans had gathered to formally announce their break from the despotic Mexican state recently established by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. With the Alamo under siege almost 200 miles to the southwest, the settlers methodically listed their complaints in the Texas Declaration of Independence. One of them lashed out at the Mexican government for neglecting “to establish any public system of education… although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to...
  • Denton extends drilling moratorium until 2015; vote on frack ban looms

    09/12/2014 1:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 10, 2014 | Nicholas Sakelaris
    Land-use conflicts between Barnett Shale wells and homes continues to pose a “major impediment” to Denton’s future quality of life and economic development, gas well administrator Darren Groth told the City Council Tuesday. The Council agreed, voting unanimously Tuesday to approve a moratorium on gas wells applications and permits through Jan. 20. This moratorium is separate from the Nov. 4 referendum to ban hydraulic fracking in the city of Denton, a first for Texas. The four-and-a-half-month extension gives city staff time to iron out problems with the city ordinance to prevent a repeat of what happened in the Vintage neighborhood...
  • Militia Threatens to Block Traffic at International Bridges

    09/12/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    KRGV ^ | 09/11/2014 | KRGV
    McALLEN - Law enforcement officials and city leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for what they say could result in tense moments or violence. Officials say they received word that members of a militia are threatening to block ports of entry. In Starr County, international bridge authorities met with Customs and Border Protection officials Thursday. Their goal was to discuss the potential problem and find a plan of action. Starr County has international bridges in Rio Grande City, Roma and Falcon Dam. Officials received word that members of a militia plan to protest illegal crossings by blocking...
  • Illegal alien children being quietly dumped into schools across the country

    09/12/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Avoiding another Murrieta is the driving reason behind the Obama Administration secretly inserting thousands of illegal children (UACs) into school districts nationwide as a new school year begins. The fact that many districts are hard pressed to handle their own children is of no particular concern to the Regime. Four states– TX, CA, FL, and VA show up on a Numbers USA code map as having received the brunt of the 37,477 UACs so far this year. (1) Transparency, an empty campaign word Obama used way back in ’08 to vault into America’s White House, is a joke. Children entering...
  • Cruz predicts GOP will regain Senate this November during UH Sugar Land talk

    09/11/2014 1:37:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    yourhoustonnews.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Zach Haverkamp
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz made several predictions during his legislative update at the University of Houston’s Sugar Land campus last week. But the perhaps the biggest made by the famously polarizing junior senator from Texas was that this fall’s election cycle will see the GOP regain control of the Senate from the Democratic Party for the first time since 2006. “I believe in November of this year, Republicans are going to retake the Senate and retire [U.S. Senator] Harry Reid as majority leader,” Cruz said to applause before a rapt crowd of around 60 supporters on Sept. 3. “I am...
  • If Scotland can secede, so can Texas

    09/11/2014 11:24:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 182 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2014 | Risk Newman
    Global markets are suddenly jittery about the prospect that Scotland, after 307 years as part of the United Kingdom, could become its own country if Scots vote for independence in a Sept. 18 referendum. If proud but tiny Scotland can do it — which polls suggest is a distinct possibility — then America’s 28th state, Texas, will certainly take notice. If any state is fed up with the rest of America, it’s Texas. Republican Gov. Rick Perry floated the idea of seceding from the United States in 2009, though he later backpedaled. A petition for Texas to “withdraw" from the...
  • Even NOW has doubts about Wendy Davis’ chances

    09/11/2014 4:35:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 10, 2014 | Aleister
    We previously noted that Wendy Davis struggled with female support in her bid to defeat Greg Abbott. The most recent polling shows the two more or less even among women — not good enough for Davis to have any chance of winning. Davis’ September Abortion Surprise seems to be having little effect. National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill appeared on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” earlier this week and when asked about Davis’ sudden disclosure of having had two abortions, Ms. O’Neill responded tepidly: Mark Finkelstein of News Busters has the story: NOW Throwing in Towel on Wendy Davis? Prez...
  • TX: Dove Hunting Disaster

    09/10/2014 3:46:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Hunting in the United States is an extremely safe sport, much safer than swimming, football, baseball, or soccer.   Accidents are rare.   Accidents involving five year olds are rarer still.   When they happen, they make national news. In Humble, Texas, a five year old accidentally shot himself while he accompanied his 11 year old brother who was hunting dove. I started hunting independently, about the same age, often accompanied by younger brothers.  I can relate, and feel an intense sympathy for the young man, his brother, and the family.    From abc13.com: Neighbors filled in the gaps, telling us the boys...
  • The Luby's Cafeteria Massacre: A Brutal Reminder to Restaurants Telling Customers "No Guns"

    09/09/2014 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Panera Bread became another restaurant establishment asking customers to leave their guns at home, joining eateries like Chilis, Starbucks and stores like Target after pressure from anti-gun groups. Like other restaurant chains, Panera's official policy hasn't changed to an outright ban, but they've made clear customers carrying firearms for self-defense aren't welcome. This "please leave your guns at home" policy is catching on, but as more restaurants join Panera and others like it, it's important to remind them of the horrifying Luby's Cafeteria massacre. In 1991 Texas residents were banned by law from bringing firearms into restaurants. That same...
  • Meat-Free School Lunches Draw Ire of State Official

    09/09/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | September 9, 2014
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is raising objections to a school district pilot program that encourages kids to eat meatless lunches once a week. The pilot program at the Drippings Springs School District offers meat-free lunch options every Monday to students in its three elementary schools. Students can still eat meaty meals on Mondays, but must bring their lunches from home. Among the food items offered to students this Monday were a black-bean burrito, vegetarian chili with cornbread, baby carrots and sliced peaches. On past Mondays, students could choose cheese sandwiches, cheese ravioli, spinach salad and vegetarian soups. John Crowley,...
  • More than 300 layoffs planned at North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney

    09/09/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 8, 2014 | Korri Kezar
    The North Texas Job Corps Center is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's national program, which helps train students for jobs.Layoffs at the North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney will affect 300 positions a little more than a month after Dallas news station Fox 4 investigated allegations of abuse at the facility. The cuts were revealed in two letters to the Texas Workforce Commission filed under the The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act. The notices said NTJCC expects to lay off 240 workers, while Fluor Federal Solutions will eliminate 79 jobs connected to the center. Layoffs are...
  • The GOP’s Democrat on the border

    09/08/2014 5:12:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    For many Democrats in Congress, Henry Cuellar is persona non grata. The House Democrat from the border city of Laredo, Texas, sounds more like a Republican in his relentless criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the border crisis. He joined forces with a top Senate Republican on legislation that would make it easier to deport child migrants. And he was the lone Democrat to back the House GOP’s $694 million emergency border funding bill. The maneuvering infuriated Democrats, who privately fumed that Cuellar gave bipartisan veneer to a deportation plan the party overwhelmingly abhors. The frustration is especially deep...
  • Huge family detention centre to open in Texas for undocumented migrants

    09/08/2014 2:02:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sept 6, 2014 2:54 EDT | Lauren Gambino, NY
    Federal officials are due to open a huge family detention centre in southern Texas that will house immigrant adults with children while they await deportation. The Texas Observer reports that federal officials are preparing to open the nation’s largest family detention centre, a 2,400-bed facility that will nearly double the current capacity to house immigrant families awaiting deportation. The centre will be developed on a sprawling 50-acre property near the town of Dilley, 70 miles south-west of San Antonio, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told the monthly magazine. :snip: Earlier this year, federal officials opened family detention centres in...
  • Corruption case casts shadow over Hidalgo County (South Texas Border Country)race

    09/07/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT · by harpu · 4 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 09/04/14 | Julian Aguilar
    McALLEN — Hidalgo County voters will elect a new top lawman this November, replacing a former sheriff who was sentenced to five years in prison following a public corruption scandal. Guadalupe “Lupe” Trevińo, a Democrat, was convicted in July on a federal conspiracy charge after he admitted taking cash from a drug trafficker, but his party's leaders are confident the seat won't go to Al Perez, a Republican candidate with three decades of law enforcement experience. Analysts say that's because candidates with anything but a "D" by their names are few and far between in the Lower Rio Grande Valley...
  • Obama's delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics, liberal supporters

    09/07/2014 4:39:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2014
    "...The PICO National Network’s Campaign for Citizenship, one of the country’s largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network, also expressed disappointment in Obama’s reported decision. “The odds of us being let down by President Obama were high,” said Eddie Carmona, the group’s campaign manager. “The president and the Senate Democrats have made it very clear that undocumented immigrants and Latinos are simply viewed as political pawns.”....
  • Abbott says he grieves for Davis

    09/07/2014 1:50:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 6, 2014 | Staff & wire reports
    Republican Greg Abbott says he grieves for Democrat Wendy Davis after his gubernatorial opponent revealed that she once had an abortion upon learning that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. Abbott said Saturday in a statement that “the unspeakable pain of losing a child is beyond tragic for any parent.” He said he grieves for the Davis family and the loss of life. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, discloses the abortion for the first time in her new memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid. She had become pregnant in 1996 but had the abortion after doctors told her...
  • Cruz to Introduce Bill to Stop Americans Who Join ISIS From Returning to United States

    09/06/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | September 5, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced today his intent to file the Expatriate Terrorist Act (E.T.A.) of 2014 as soon as the Senate is called back into session on Monday, September 8th. “Americans who choose to go to Syria or Iraq to fight with vicious ISIS terrorists are party to a terrorist organization committing horrific acts of violence, including beheading innocent American journalists who they have captured,” said Sen. Cruz. “There can be no clearer renunciation of their citizenship in the United States, and we need to do everything we can to preempt any attempt on their part to...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning Update: Ft. Bliss Increases Security

    09/06/2014 2:24:59 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 40 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | UPDATED: 08/31/2014 at 4:45 PM ET
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, the government sources reveal that the militant group...
  • Democrat Wendy Davis admits to abortions (Abortion Barbie)

    09/06/2014 12:58:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    WND and AP ^ | 6 Sep 14 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT
    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence after her filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion legislation, reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. In the book, “Forgetting to Be Afraid,” Davis writes that she had an abortion in 1996 after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. She also describes ending an earlier ectopic pregnancy, in which an embryo implants outside the uterus. It...
  • Fleeing Immigrants Lead Police On 160 Mile Chase [MCALLEN, TX]

    09/06/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2014 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    <p>MCALLEN, Texas – A group of illegal immigrants stuffed into a pickup truck led authorities on a 160 mile chase that began near Laredo and ended just north of the San Antonio downtown area. Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a pursuit in progress that began out of Laredo where U.S. Border Patrol agents had been pursuing a Ford pickup truck with 16 individuals inside, sheriff’s spokesman James Keith told Breitbart Texas “Our deputies joined the pursuit as it entered the county and were able to conduct a safe stop just north of our downtown area,” Keith said. As the vehicle tried to flee authorities three deputies boxed in the pickup, which was drive by a 17-year-old female, in an effort to force the vehicle to stop. “The driver actually rammed the vehicles used by out deputies,” Keith said. Once the truck came to a stop, the 16 individuals in the truck attempted to run away but authorities set up a manhunt for five men who remain at large. One of the men at large is suspected of being the leader of the group. During the manhunt, a female deputy ended up getting a small injury from a bite by a police dog. The female driver and the immigrants were turned over to border patrol for processing and further investigation, however the teenager is also facing three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and one count of evading arrest, Keith said.</p>
  • Police helicopters circling my house

    09/05/2014 8:17:16 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 86 replies
    Me
    I live in Mesquite, TX. At this moment (10:15 pm) there are two police helicopters circling my neighborhood. One of them is blaring out a message about a missing 11year old girl.
  • Democrat Sacrament: Wendy Davis memoir details two terminated pregnancies

    09/05/2014 8:37:22 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 76 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/5/2014 | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT (AP)
    AUSTIN — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. Davis writes in Forgetting to be Afraid that she had an abortion after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. The Associated Press purchased an early copy of the book, which hits stores Tuesday.
  • Ted Cruz To Stump In New Hampshire For Conservative Rising Star Aiming For U.S. Congress

    09/05/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    Heading into the GOP primary for U.S. Congress, New Hampshire state representative Marilinda Garcia has been racking up endorsements by influential Republicans and conservatives. But the most significant, and symbolic, show of support will be on display on Sunday, when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will be in New Hampshire to stomp for her. The primary, to be held on Tuesday, will determine who runs against the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, in November. “I’m proud to support Marilinda Garcia,” Cruz said in a statement that was released by Garcia’s campaign, “because she is the candidate who will fight...
  • A Local Sheriff Leaves a Strong Message for ISIS

    09/05/2014 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 67 replies
    Permian Basin 360 ^ | 09/04/2014 | Lauren Tropea
    MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- The extreme militant group, ISIS continues to terrorize the Middle East, and threatens Americans, as the militia members have now murdered two American journalists. These terrible acts of violence have "local" law enforcement on standby. "These people have said they're going to takeover, they're going to strike, they're going to hit, and we're going to be ready," said Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter. Ready for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS. "We do have plans in place, we have an operational plan that'll work," said Painter. Midland County...
  • ISIS Terrorists May Already Be Operating in a Mexico Border Town Waiting to Enter the US

    09/05/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/05/2014 | Samuel Smith
    High-level intelligence officials and federal law enforcement are saying that terrorist attacks might be "imminent" for Texas cities and towns located near the U.S.-Mexico border as it's believed the jihadists are already operating in a Mexican border town. The unnamed officials told Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, that there's good reason to believe Islamic State terrorists are operating in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, and are planning to use the border to gain entry into the U.S. to carry out their attacks. Juarez is located just over 8 miles from El Paso, and is a hotbed for...
  • Military Experts: With ISIS in El Paso, Ft. Bliss in Danger of Terrorist Attack

    09/04/2014 6:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/4/2014
    The recent increase in security at a key Army base near a Mexican border city where Islamic terrorists are confirmed to be operating and planning an attack on the United States indicates that the facility is a target, according to senior military experts contacted by Judicial Watch.Last week JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to...
  • Comptroller Study Shows Difficulty of Predicting Future (TX)

    09/04/2014 1:29:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    Texas Tribune / myhighplains.com ^ | 9-4-14 | Aman Batheja and Jessica Hamel
    As Texas lawmakers convene in January for the next legislative session, their chief task will be to write a two-year budget. And the state's next comptroller will be charged with estimating how much revenue lawmakers can expect to work with. The responsibility has become a political minefield, particularly after Comptroller Susan Combs’ estimate ahead of the 2011 session drew criticism for underestimating tax revenue by several billion dollars. Combs’ office recently researched the accuracy of revenue estimates going back 40 years and found that, by one measure, other comptrollers’ estimates have landed farther from the actual number. Since 1942, the...
  • Schizophrenic man armed only with pellet gun 'had no face after being shot 80 times' by Texas cops

    09/03/2014 10:11:12 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    A man killed by police officers in Texas on Saturday was armed only with a pellet gun and was shot more than 80 times, leaving him with 'no face', family members said. The Laredo Police Department said it placed six officers who allegedly opened fire on Jose Walter Garza on administrative duties pending an internal investigation, media reported. The incident, much of which was recorded on a surveillance camera, took place outside a truck stop on Saturday at around 2 am.
  • FBI nabs Texas Democrats accused of using cocaine to buy votes

    09/03/2014 6:36:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    bizpac review ^ | 9-2-14 | Richard Berkow
    The FBI is accusing Texas Democrats of using cocaine to buy votes and it’s all coming out in court. Political chicanery and vote-buying in Texas are as old as the state itself, and the latest episode to come to light features purchasing votes with cocaine, marijuana, money, cigarettes and beer, an on-going FBI investigationhas uncovered. Two political operatives of a Hidalgo County Commissioner’s campaign manager were charged on Thursday with vote-buying before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby, The Monitor reported. The arrests are the latest twist in an 18-month investigation focusing on the 2012 primary election for County Commissioner.
  • It's official: Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy

    09/03/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 104 replies
    SB Nation via Yahoo ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    Michael Sam signed with the Dallas Cowboys today after passing his physical exam with the team, according to various reports. He will be placed on the team's practice squad. Sam grew up in Galveston, Texas, about four hours south of Dallas. Sam's estranged father lives in the Dallas area.
  • Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas

    09/03/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT · by magna carta · 7 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 29,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Texans, There's a New Front in the Judicial Branch Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas For Texans interested in cutting off free tuition funds for college to those who are unlawfully present in the United States, please consider joining IRCOT (Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas). This case challenges the use of Texas taxpayer dollars for illegal use of the Texas General Revenue fund for grants to unlawfully present aliens in violation of federal laws. The state of Texas has failed to “affirmatively state” the use of such funds in law and is only...
  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • Conservative group cites Khator texts in complaint against Whitmire (Gov. Perry indictment backlash)

    09/02/2014 9:29:06 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 2, 2014 | Benjamin Wermund
    A conservative group has filed a criminal complaint against state Sen. John Whitmire, accusing him of coercion in an exchange of text messages with University of Houston President Renu Khator that was published in the Houston Chronicle. In the Aug. 16 conversation, Whitmire told Khator he would "stop dead and pass leg (legislation)" unless she killed a plan to require freshmen to live on campus. Khator agreed to withdraw the proposal and asked Whitmire to forgive her. The complaint, filed Aug. 29 with Travis County's Public Integrity Unit by the Conservative Action Fund, cites the exchange. The unit investigates claims...