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  • College chess champs uproot, move to Missouri (Entire Texas Tech team goes to Webster)

    04/07/2012 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12
    College chess champs uproot, move to MissouriAssociated Press – Fri, Apr 6, 2012 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It was one of the most brazen moves in the chess world since the Najdorf Sicilian Defense, perhaps even the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Fresh off her second straight national championship, the legendary chess coach at Texas Tech is jumping to another school and taking all the top members of the team with her. No one has ever seen anything like it in intercollegiate competition, not even among powerhouse basketball and football teams that are worth many millions of dollars. Similar deals are not uncommon...
  • 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>
  • Effort underway to turn Texas into winner-take-all state

    04/06/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 6, 2012 | Caroline May
    An effort to shake up the GOP primary race is underway in the Longhorn State. The outcome could set the course for a brokered convention by keeping front-runner Mitt Romney from securing enough delegates to win the presidential nomination outright. David Bellow, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, told The Daily Caller that he believes there is enough support among committee members to call an emergency SREC meeting to vote to change Texas’ primary from a proportional system to winner-take-all delegate state. According to Bellow, the effort has support from the necessary 15 SREC members to petition and...
  • Texas GOP to call an Emergency SREC Meeting to go back to Winner Take All. Texas has 155 Delegates

    04/05/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 48 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/5/2012 | David Bellow
    Texas Republicans are calling for an Emergency Texas GOP meeting to go to winner take all. Texas is tired of being overlooked and not having a voice in Presidential Races. This might keep Romney from getting 1144 delegates and force a Brokered Convention!
  • Save an endangered species, get whacked by the feds

    04/04/2012 4:34:23 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    WV Gazette ^ | April 4, 2012 | John McCoy
    Boy, that’s some gratitude for you. Texas game ranchers pulled a few African antelope species back from the brink of extinction, and the federal government rewards them 1.) by making it impossible to profit from controlled hunting for the animals; and 2.) devaluing the animals to the point they become impossible to sell. FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For years, hundreds of Texas ranchers have made big money on exotic antelopes, with hunters paying up to $10,000 to bag just one dama gazelle, a rare animal with short horns curving outward. Starting Wednesday, however, the U.S. government will stop allowing...
  • Texas atheist students swap Bibles for porn

    04/04/2012 10:59:15 AM PDT · by Redcat · 20 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 04-03-2012 | Kate Shellnutt
    This week, atheist students at the University of Texas at San Antonio are holding their annual “Smut for Smut” campaign, in which they offer to exchange holy texts for hardcore porn, the Friendly Atheist reported. The group, Atheist Agenda, argues that the “perversion, misogyny, slavery, rape, murder” that’s chronicled in the Old Testament is worse than what’s depicted in contemporary pornography. It’s a rather attention-grabbing concept, and the atheists drew religious opponents even on their first day set up on the steps in front of a campus building with signs reading “FREE PORN” and the name of their organization.
  • Texas Storms Happening Now

    04/03/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 7 replies
    BiNG SEARCH ^ | April 3, 2012 | MestaMachine
    Texas needs our urge,t prayers in the midst of extreme weather of nearly Biblical proportions.WEATHER INFO FOR TEXAS RIGHT NOW All you Frepers from Texas...we love you. We are with you. G-d bless you.
  • Massive tornadoes toss trucks across skies as large, extremely dangerous twisters target Texas

    04/03/2012 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 146 replies
    Daily Mail Online UK ^ | UPDATED: 15:11 EST, 3 April 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Millions of people are being urged to seek shelter immediately as dramatic news footage shows trucks and other massive debris being thrown across the skies in Texas.
  • Border Patrol Wrongly Detains & Harasses TX Soldier then Deletes Cell Phone Video of Incident

    04/03/2012 12:17:22 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 16 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/2/2012 | David Bellow
    A Texas National Guard soldier has filed an official complaint and a freedom of information request regarding an incident where the Border Patrol wrongfully detained him, harassed him, made fun of the National Guard, and even took his cell phone and deleted the video of the incident before setting him free after determining that he had done nothing wrong. David and James Bellow with Congressman Ted Poe The individual filing the complaint is my brother, James Bellow. He has served with the Border Patrol on the Texas border in the Army National Guard. He completely supports securing the border and...
  • Authorities Say Kidnapping Squad from Mexico Behind Man's Disappearance(South Texas)

    04/02/2012 4:56:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRGV ^ | April 2, 2012.
    HIDALGO COUNTY - Deputies think a kidnapping squad from Mexico is behind the disappearance of a missing Hidalgo County man. The Hidalgo County sheriff briefed us on the case file. Forty-year-old Armando Morfin was taken from his home in north Hidalgo County Friday. He reportedly dropped off his children at school. By the time he returned home, three men were waiting for him. His wife and 4-year-old child were tied up. They weren't harmed. By the time they freed themselves, the men were long gone along with Morfin. His van was found a few hours later on the side of...
  • Chuck DeVore: Texas vs. California

    04/02/2012 6:54:37 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    OC Register ^ | 4/2/12 | Chuck Devore
    One in five Americans calls California or Texas home. The two most populous states have a lot in common: a long coast, a sunny climate, a diverse population, plenty of oil in the ground, and Mexico to the south. Where they diverge is in their governance. For six years ending in 2010, I represented almost 500,000 people in California’s legislature. I was vice chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and served on the Budget Committee. I was even a lieutenant colonel in the state’s National Guard. Before serving in Sacramento, I worked as an executive in California’s...
  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • Texas jury slaps $195 million penalty on TaxMasters, CEO Cox (files for bankruptcy)

    04/01/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/12
    Texas jury slaps $195 million penalty on TaxMasters, CEO CoxReuters – Fri, Mar 30, 2012 (Reuters) - A Texas jury voted to slap $195 million in civil penalties on Friday against the tax advisory firm TaxMasters and its CEO Patrick Cox, who were accused by the state of defrauding consumers. Houston-based TaxMasters became a household name due to commercials featuring Cox, who promised consumers his firm could walk them through audits, settle tax disputes and recover property seized by the IRS. It gained more dubious recognition in 2010, when Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit saying some of...
  • Baby Killer Jesse Hernandez Yells 'Go Cowboys' before Execution

    03/31/2012 4:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    My FoxDallas ^ | Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    A convicted child sex offender was executed Wednesday for the beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting at a home in Dallas. Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja 11 years ago. "God bless everybody. Continue to walk with God," the 47-year-old Hernandez said. Moments later, he shouted "Go Cowboys!" in honor of his favorite football team.
  • Texas lawyers offer $10,000 for George Zimmerman's legal defense

    03/31/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 107 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 3-31-2012 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    The National Association for Legal Gun Defense wants to contribute $10,000 toward George Zimmerman's legal expenses, a member said today. The group represents gun owners involved in self-defense shooting cases, said attorney Blue Rannefeld of Fort Worth, Texas. Rannefeld said he has not been able to contact Zimmerman, 28, and is trying to reach Zimmerman's attorney, Craig Sonner of Altamonte Springs to make the group's offer of assistance.
  • Neighborhood thankful for law(TX castle doctrine)

    03/29/2012 6:55:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Agustin Garfias
    A law that gives Texans rights similar to those offered the shooter of Trayvon Martin if they are at home is causing controversy. The law covers when you can use lethal force to defend yourself. Jimmy Hooks fired two shotgun rounds toward a man he says was stealing from his pickup truck. The incident happened Monday night around the 500 block of Berry Street. And several of his neighbors say they feel good knowing that they can legally take matters into their own hands if they feel threatened. "We never locked our doors, never locked our cars. We left our...
  • New GOP Televised Presidential Debate in LATE MAY in TX - 155 Delegates - will it ever end?

    03/29/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT · by President O must GO · 22 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 3/29/12 | David Bellow
    A Major Presidential Debate in Texas? This is pretty much unheard of! The Republican Party of Texas is close to finalizing a deal that will bring a nationally televised Republican Presidential Debate to Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012. The debate will be only 5 days before the Texas Primary and there are 155 Presidential Delegates at stake. A candidate needs 1144 delegates to win the Republican nomination. The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) will pass, a resolution calling on all four candidates to show they have concern for our state by committing to be at the debate, and under...
  • Texas Republican Presidential Debate May 24th, 2012 in Houston – Nationally Televised!

    03/29/2012 7:27:45 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 15 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 3-29-2012 | David Bellow
    The SREC will pass a resolution this weekend warning candidates that if they do not show up, they will be considered as not caring for Texas and should not get our vote A Major, Televised Presidential Debate in Texas? This is pretty much unheard of! Nothing is set in stone yet, but the Republican Party of Texas is close to finalizing a deal that will bring a nationally televised Republican Presidential Debate to Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012. The debate will be only 5 days before the Texas Primary Election and there are 155 Presidential Delegates at stake. A...
  • A Matter of OpinionTrayvon Martin and The Case of Yellow Journalism

    03/28/2012 4:37:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    The Daily Texan ^ | 27 Mar 2012 | Stephanie Eisner
    Editor's note: This comic was temporarily taken down at 2:20 p.m. to alleviate web traffic and prevent the web site from crashing. It was republished at 4:50 p.m
  • Texas wins latest round with EPA in federal court

    03/28/2012 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 27 March 2012
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal appeals court scolded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday for rejecting a series of state pollution control projects in Texas that federal regulators said failed to satisfy requirements of the Clean Air Act. The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stopped short of ordering the EPA to accept the previously rejected Texas measures. Yet the three-judge panel directed the agency to take another look at the state's regulations and issue a quick decision.