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  • Contractor who stole property gets 30 years ["smear campaign" imprisons another African American]

    09/15/2012 4:54:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2012 | Lise Olsen
    Despite an unusual plea for leniency from Houston's city controller, five-time felon and swindler Dwayne Jordon was handed a 30-year sentence Friday after admitting to stealing 23 properties from rightful owners by forging deeds and building new homes on pilfered land. He then resold the properties to unsuspecting victims. Harris County District Judge David Mendoza said he weighed competing factors to find a "sentence that fit the crime." He said he considered Jordon's construction work on stolen and legitimate lots in a blighted neighborhood, evidence of his continuing scams while free on bond and Jordon's role as a father and...
  • Spider halts highway project - Lefties cheer

    09/13/2012 7:44:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    September 13, 2012
    A rare spider has caused a San Antonio highway construction project to be shut down - because of the Endangered Species Act. People on our side of the fence are properly upset. Here are a couple threads: Blind Spider Discovery Halts Development Of Texas HighwayRare spider found in Texas shuts down $15M million construction project Needless to say, the neo-Marxist freaks on the other side are overjoyed. I found an article at The Huffington Post. I scrolled down to read the comments and almost threw up: Wow.....I cannot believe that they are doing that.......It is great........ Oh, man, I can...
  • PLEASING THE ISLAMIC FAITH - KFC (Houston) using animals slaughtered under Sharia Law

    09/12/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    KTRH ^ | Nik Rajkovic
    KFCs in Houston are now serving meat slaughtered under Sharia Law. The practice of Halal is said to be a much slower, calmer process which begins with a prayer for the animal. Some say this discriminates against non-Muslims. But Paul Shapiro, Vice President for Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the U.S. simply calls it inhumane. "Animals have their throats cut without being rendered unconscious prior to the cutting," says Shapiro. "That's unlike other types of more conventional slaughter where an effort is supposed to be made to render the animals insensible to pain." Rasheed Ahmed with the...
  • 3 alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Mexico

    09/10/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    American national wanted by US government among alleged terror group members detained in Merida. An alleged terrorist belonging to the radical Islamic movement Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to US authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday...
  • Vanity - Feedback on north Dallas area

    09/09/2012 1:27:37 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 65 replies
    N.A. | 09/09/2012 | self
    A year ago my MIL passed away in Los Angeles, and my wife and I have been here in LA dealing with the estate issues. Our home in WA is leased out, and we're about to put my MIL's Los Angeles house on the market. We want to get out of L.A., and since my wife never adjusted to the rain of the Pacific Northwest, we're looking for a new place to live that doesn't have 9 months a year of dreary rain. Texas seems to fit the bill for weather (we plan to have a pool), and is more...
  • Texas to Request No Child Left Behind Waivers

    09/08/2012 9:47:53 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 18 replies
    KUT News ^ | September 6th, 2012 | Wells Dunbar
    Texas is asking the federal government to waive requirements associated with No Child Left Behind, the signature package of education reforms championed by former President (and former Texas Governor) George W. Bush. The announcement comes after more than half of Texas schools failed to meet the annually escalating standards last school year. In a message on the Texas Education Agency website, the new Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announces plans to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Education waiving provisions in 2001’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, as well as parts of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act....
  • Texas toll road getting 85 mph speed limit

    09/07/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 95 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 7, 2012
    MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas, - Before long, a stretch of Texas toll road will have the nation's highest speed limit -- 85 mph. Motorists desiring to zip along at that speed legally will only be able to do it about 29 minutes at a time, however. That's how long it will take to traverse the 41-mile section of Texas 130 between Mustang Ridge near Austin to Seguin going 85 mph. The speed limit approved by the Texas Transportation Commission goes into effect when the toll road is completed, which is expected to be Nov. 11, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. The...
  • West Texas native, Baptist missionary murdered in Jordan

    09/07/2012 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Lubbock Online ^ | 7 August 2012 | Walt Nett
    The horror of a Southern Baptist missionary’s death in Jordan is gradually resonating to her childhood home on the rural South Plains this week. Sudan native Cheryll Harvey, 55, a longtime member of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview, was found stabbed to death late Tuesday night in her apartment in the city of Barha, about 50 miles north of Amman. Harvey’s teaching was in connection with the Jordan Baptist Society, according to a report published by the Baptist Press. Don Robertson, pastor at College Heights Baptist Church, said Harvey had taught English and other subjects in Jordan for 24...
  • Freep a Poll! (What grade would you give Julian Castro's convention speech?)

    09/06/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    ksat.com ^ | 9-5-12 | KSAT
    What grade would you give Mayor Julian Castro's speech at the Democratic National Convention? A B C D F
  • Mother of Dem convention star Castro called Alamo defenders 'drunks,' 'crooks'

    09/05/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 87 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/5/2012
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  The young Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who is a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land. Maria del Rosario Castro, the mother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, said in 2010 that she grew up being told the battle was “glorious,” only to learn the so-called heroes were really “a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn’t...
  • Students rebel against tracking chips

    09/04/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    KSN (Kansas) ^ | August 29, 2012 | NBC
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (NBC) -- Students and parents are rallying against new ID badges that track student movement on the campuses of two San Antonio, Texas schools. Father Steven Hernandez does not agree with the district’s new pilot program called Radio Frequency Identification System, or RFID. The new identification tags are designed to help the district improve safety by locating students at any time, while on campus, at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School. RFID tags are also supposed to help with attendance by counting students more accurately as the enter the building. District spokesman Pasqual Gonzalez...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • For some Texas schools, demographic future is now .

    08/31/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 31, 2012 | Morgan Smith
    Certain characteristics set the Laredo Independent School District apart from most districts in the state. Its western boundary aligns directly with the Mexican border. Nearly all its students are poor, and nearly all are Hispanic. Most rely on the school to provide two meals a day. On the first day of school this week, some showed up without shoes or without parents accompanying them. “It’s hard to work on teaching them about reading and writing and math when they haven’t eaten. It’s hard to really welcome them into their class with their textbooks and their lockers when they don’t have...
  • Texas high school to open $60M football stadium

    08/30/2012 1:56:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 154 replies
    AP ^ | August 30, 2012 | Staff
    Call it the palace of high school football: A gleaming $60 million facility with seats for 18,000 roaring fans, a 38-foot-wide high-definition video screen, corporate sponsors and a towering upper deck. Welcome to the new home of Eagles Football. As school districts across the country struggle to retain teachers, replace outdated textbooks and keep class sizes from ballooning, the wealthy, burgeoning Dallas suburb of Allen is preparing to christen its new stadium with a sold-out Friday night matchup against defending state champions Southlake Carroll.
  • Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law

    08/30/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2012 | Associated Press
    Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law Updated 11:14 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty. The decision involves an increasingly contentious political issue: a push, largely by Republican-controlled legislatures and governor's offices, to impose strict identification requirements on voters.
  • South Texas mayor dead after apparent attack by donkey

    08/29/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 52 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08-29-12 | Associated Press
    HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas — A South Texas mayor has been found dead after apparently being attacked by a 500-pound donkey on his ranch. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke appears to be an accident. Bohlke was 65.
  • Federal court rejects voting districts drawn by Texas Legislature, finds maps discriminatory

    08/28/2012 1:01:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 28, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal court rejects voting districts drawn by Texas Legislature, finds maps discriminatory.
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • Texas Man Freed After DNA Clears Him Of 1988 Rape

    08/27/2012 7:33:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 77 replies
    CBS Local (DFW) ^ | August 24, 2012 | CBS Dallas
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After serving 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, today a North Texas man received an apology from a judge and a standing ovation in the courtroom. David Lee Wiggins was freed from jail Friday after DNA tests proved he wasn’t the person who raped a 14-year-old girl back in 1988. Wiggins was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault in 1989 after the teen victim identified him. The person who assaulted the young girl had covered her face for during most of the attack. Police showed the girl a photo lineup, then a live...
  • School Bus Stop Arm Cameras Up & Running

    08/27/2012 7:28:07 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    CBS Local (DFW) ^ | August 27, 2012 | CBS Dallas
    DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – According to Texas law, drivers must come to a complete stop when they see a school bus with its red lights flashing. New technology will now make it easier to catch those violating the law in Dallas County. As of Monday, Dallas County Schools and the City of Dallas are now using a high-tech program to protect students getting on or off school buses. Video cameras have been installed on the automated stop sign arm. The cameras are set up to identify license plates. The recordings are later reviewed by a licensed police officer and offending...
  • UTPA Chick-Fil-A greeted by protestors on first day of school (FReep a poll)[Edinburg, TX]

    08/27/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KGBT-TV ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff
    A new Chick-Fil-A restaurant on the UTPA campus in Edinburg was greeted by protestors on the first day of classes. Students and staff all clamored to buy meals from the new restaurant early Monday afternoon. But a small group of protestors has stationed themselves outside restaurant. The UTPA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance is circulating a petition to have the school close the Chick-Fil-A. Working from behind a security fence, the group collected signatures from supporters. Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy recently set off a firestorm of controversy and created a national debate about gay rights. Cathy confirmed more than...
  • For GOP up-and-comer Cruz, the future is now

    08/26/2012 12:13:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2012 | Richard S. Dunham
    Ted Cruz was 10 years old when his hero, Ronald Reagan, became president in 1981. By his teen years, the son of a Cuban political refugee had memorized the U.S. Constitution and devoured economics classes at the Free Enterprise Institute in Houston. ........"It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Cruz's primary election win," said Austin Democratic consultant Harold Cook, "not just because he won, but also because of how he did it." .......For Cruz, the future is now, and he is polishing a speech, which will likely be pushed to Tuesday because of the threatening storm. .......Cruz's longtime...
  • U.N. to invade Texas? "Ridiculous," says world body

    08/25/2012 1:17:51 PM PDT · by Derp Mountain · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Reuters
    The United Nations scoffed on Friday at claims by a judge in Lubbock County, Texas, that U.N. troops could invade the southern U.S. state to settle a possible civil war, which the judge warned could be sparked if Obama is re-elected in November. Read more...
  • Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Last Seen in Brooks County

    08/24/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Rachel Cole
    BROOKS COUNTY -- A search is underway for a 12-year-old El Salvadorian girl has been missing for 17 days. Officials said the girl is an illegal immigrant who was traveling with a group of other immigrants that left her behind in Brooks County. Kimberly Orellana was last seen near the Falfurrias checkpoint on August 8th. Kimberly was traveling with a group of immigrants who were smuggled into the United States and dropped off in Mcallen. Immigrant activist Livio Danna said the group was heading to Houston but left her behind after she couldn't walk anymore. Now, Danna is doing whatever...
  • Health Officials: No Need To Call 911 For Mosquito Bites (Texas)

    08/24/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    dfw.cbs.local.com ^ | 8-24-12 | CBSDFW
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – With hundreds of human cases of the West Nile Virus being reported across Texas and more than a dozen related deaths in North Texas it seems some people are overreacting and calling 911 when they’re bitten by a mosquito. One woman called Fort Worth 911 requesting assistance because her young nephew had a bump on his arm.
  • Sexting Suspect: "What time do you get out of school?"

    08/24/2012 1:02:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    ValleyCentral ^ | August 24, 2012 | Sergio Chapa
    A Brownsville man is behind bars after he allegedly sent a series of sexually explicit text messages to an 11-year-old girl he reportedly met on Facebook. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigators arrested 25-year-old Juan Carlos Cuellar on Tuesday. The Brownsville man is behind bars at the Cameron County Jail under an on-line solicitation of a minor charge and an immigration detainer. Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that Cuellar sent at least 300 text messages to the girl back in May. The investigation started when the girl's mother took the girl's cell phone from her to...
  • Federal Court UPHOLDS Texas Ban on Planned Parenthood Taxpayer Funding

    08/24/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow
    The U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas CAN enforce a new law that cuts off Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood, and abortion provider. This has been a roller coaster ride for Texas. Soon after Texas passed the new law last year, Planned Parenthood sued. President Obama also responded by threatening to terminate funding for women's health services in Texas in response to Texas refusing to fund Abortion Providers like Planned Parenthood as part of the Texas Women's Health Service Program.  A liberal activist judge ruled that Texas cannot enforce the new law....
  • Romney says US energy independence is achievable (Pledges 3 million new energy jobs created)

    08/23/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2012 | Julie Pace and Matthew Daly
    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Seeking to reset his economic message, Republican Mitt Romney pledged Thursday to create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in revenue by ramping up offshore oil drilling and giving states more control over energy production on federal land. Romney, reviving a long-elusive goal pushed by presidents and presidential candidates for decades, said his plans would make the U.S., along with Canada and Mexico, energy independent by 2020. "This is not some pie in the sky kind of thing," Romney told voters in Hobbs, the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas industry. "This is...
  • Texas Judge Warns Of ‘Civil War' If Obama Wins

    08/22/2012 6:13:26 PM PDT · by hope · 41 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8/22/12
    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head explained why it is necessary to raise the tax rate by 1.7 cents the next fiscal year, one reason being that the sheriff needs to expand his staff. Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is reelected. “He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked. “I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking...
  • Capital murder trial begins in McAllen child's 2008 death

    08/22/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Monitor ^ | August 21, 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    EDINBURG — A capital murder trial for an illegal immigrant accused of kicking her 2-year-old son to death began here Tuesday morning — more than four years after the child died. Maria Almaguer, 34, stood before Judge Rudy Delgado and pleaded not guilty to the four counts against her, including capital murder, in the 93rd State District Court. The Mexican national is accused of killing her 2-year-old son Isaias Ismael Alvarez more than four years ago — on June 14, 2008 — just a week before his third birthday. “Isaias didn’t know his birth mother,” Assistant District Attorney Cregg Thompson...
  • Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

    08/21/2012 7:50:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | WILL WEISSERT
    State argued that it is not required to subsidize organizations that advocate elective abortions AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge's temporary injunction calling for the funding to continue pending an October trial on Planned Parenthood's challenge to the law. Texas officials sought to cut off funding...
  • All My Exes Live in Texas

    08/21/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Mike Adams
    A former Texas high school teacher was convicted of multiple felonies after having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home. The conviction was a victory for the prosecution but it was a setback for the feminist movement. It was also a setback for the homosexual uncivil rights movement, which seeks unlimited authority to redefine relationships among consenting adults. Brittni Nicole Colleps, 28, of Arlington, was found guilty of 16 counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher. In Texas, this second-degree felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison per count. Because none of...
  • How the White House Delivered a Crushing Economic Blow to the Gulf

    08/20/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 31 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 20AUG12 | by Sen. David Vitter
    PJM EXCLUSIVE: Louisiana's GOP senator on how the cover-up to trump sound science in favor of political ideology keeps growing with each chapter. Here’s the book-jacket teaser: A major U.S. environmental disaster strikes. As Coast Guard and other heroes struggle to contain the unprecedented damage, a different scene unfolds in a dimly lit conference room in Washington. A small group of high-ranking political hacks and overzealous ideologues see an opportunity to manipulate the situation to advance their agenda. They doctor a key report on the disaster by experts in order to justify shutting down all exploration and new production. They...
  • Doctor secretly denied 12-year-old trauma victim food and water

    08/20/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT · by AstralisLux · 69 replies
    Spero News ^ | 8/20/12 | Martin Barillas
    A doctor at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas denied a 12-year-old gun-shot victim food and water and slipped a "do not resuscitate" order in the patient's chart, without the parents' knowledge. In Texas, the doctors' actions are protected by law. Now the patient is facing a so-called death panel where the doctor and hospital will give the patient and patient's family ten days to find another healthcare facility or they will stop treating the patient. Read more at Spero News...
  • Texas Anti-Obama Billboard: Bankrupt America Yes We Can!

    08/20/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 16 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/20/2012 | David Bellow
    A friend of mine was driving through Temple, TX when he snapped this picture of a large billboard by the highway. The billboard had a picture of President Obama and it had a simple, clear message: Bankrupt America YES WE CAN!
  • Leader of Fairness Fort Worth found dead

    08/19/2012 2:49:46 PM PDT · by fwdude · 35 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 08/19/2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr.
    FORT WORTH -- One of the founding members of Fairness Fort Worth and a witness to the controversial 2009 Rainbow Lounge raid has died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Thomas Anable, 59, was found shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dutch Branch Park at Benbrook Lake.
  • Fake cops break into home with guns (TX)

    08/19/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    kxan ^ | August 18, 2012 | Omar Lewis
    Neighbors said a group of about nine men kicked in the door to a home with a shotgun and a handgun. According to police documents, the men then tied down the people inside the home. APD arrived on the scene moments later and were able to catch one of the suspects. Several others fled the scene, but left behind a shirt and hat that had the word "POLICE" written on. Ralph Ellison, a neighbor who saw and heard the entire thing, called police and said he is now taking action to protect himself and his neighbors.
  • Levelland company starts project, 117 oil wells (Texas)

    08/16/2012 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 4 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 15 August 2012 | James Clark
    Levelland, TX - High gasoline prices are bad news for most of us, but there is a silver lining. A Levelland-based company, Home Creek Energy LLC, is making the most of high prices with a major oil-drilling project. The Perry Ranch Multi-Well Production Project will be 117 wells in seven Texas counties. The locations go as far east as Baylor County and as far West as the western edge of Cochran County. It's a multimillion-dollar project with the goal of netting more than $1.15 million per month. Some of the drilling will go more than 10,000 feet below the ground....
  • Woman burned about hot seat at Cowboys Stadium sues Cowboys and Jerry Jones

    08/15/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 15, 2012 | Elizabeth Campbell
    The Dallas Cowboys are being put on the hot seat for literally having one. Jennelle Carrillo, who lives in Cleburne, is suing the Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones for the third-degree burns she suffered on her buttocks after sitting on a black, marble bench at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium two years ago while waiting for the debut Blue & Silver scrimmage. Carrillo was hospitalized and had to have skin grafts on her derriere, according to a lawsuit filed in Tarrant County civil court late last week. "It was hot enough to produce third-degree burns through her clothing that day,"...
  • Obama Amnesty Begins for Millions of Illegal Aliens: Work Permits, No Safeguards Against Fraud

    08/15/2012 11:36:48 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    By John HillStand With Arizona Obama's lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation and work permits, with far looser provisions and requirements than were ever imagined in any version of the 3-times defeated 'Dream Act' in Congress. Thanks to Obama's decree on June 15th, blanket amnesty for illegal aliens under 30 begins today as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins accepting applications for “deferred action” and...
  • Battle of Nueces recalled 150 years later

    08/14/2012 2:04:39 AM PDT · by Lattero · 30 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 8/10/2012 | Scott Huddleston
    A little known battle and massacre happened in the Texas Hill Country during the Civil War 150 years ago. The date was Aug. 10, 1862. On or around Aug. 1, 68 mostly German immigrants gathered at Turtle Creek near Kerrville and began what they thought was going to be a straight-forward trail to Mexico, where they could join the ranks of the Union army just across the Rio Grande. As fate would have it, they were intersected by Confederate troops on the banks of the Nueces River in Kinney County. Just after midnight on Aug. 10,, a short, fierce battle...
  • Gunman on Texas A&M campus apprehended, 'multiple people' shot: report

    08/13/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 194 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-13-12 | Associated Progressives
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn't know the extent of the injuries.
  • Texas A&M says: Active shooter on campus apprehended

    08/13/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2012
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. [Snip] The university later said the shooter was taken into custody, but warned residents and students to still avoid the area. There was no immediate information on injuries.
  • Some labeling Hasan terrorist [Fort Hood massacre]

    08/13/2012 1:33:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    FORT HOOD — A string of witnesses in an evidentiary hearing identified Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as the triggerman at a Fort Hood deployment center that left 45 dead and injured. As his trial nears almost three years later, few here argue over his guilt. They wonder why a psychiatrist would gun down fellow soldiers. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock can explain it. He calls Hasan a domestic terrorist, something prosecutors have never claimed, and says those avoiding the term are indulging in political correctness. “Believe me, my friend, if somebody had jumped up and said, ‘Praise God and...
  • Bill would drop immigration hold for those suspected of minor offenses (The tamale ) )

    08/12/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 12, 2012 | Peter Hecht
    Blanca Perez was selling ice cream in the San Fernando Valley last year when police arrested her, seized her cart, tossed her frozen treats and sent her fingerprints to federal immigration authorities. She pleaded guilty to illegal vending and, just as she was to be released, was told she was to be held for officers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Now advocates are hailing a controversial bill weaving its way through the California Legislature as a means to prevent suspected illegal immigrants picked up for minor offenses from spending extended time in jail beyond their scheduled release....
  • NYT introduces us to couple Romney didn’t try to kill with cancer (Helps them to buy a house)

    08/10/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    No, instead, he gave them a personal loan for a house. A house filled with cancer.Nope, just a regular house they rented from Romney in the Houston suburbs. After Romney's initial investment in five rental properties went south, he ended up holding on to them for more than a decade, often renting them at a loss. The Times notes it's one of few miscues in Romney's investment history. When he did offload the homes, the renters were given first dibs, but Timothy and Betty Stamps were unable to get a loan for the home because Timothy had recently lost his...
  • Naser Jason Abdo, Ft. Hood Plotter, Gets Life in Prison

    08/10/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 8.10.2012 | JASON RYAN LEE FERRAN
    The young serviceman convicted of plotting a massacre of his fellow soldiers near Fort Hood in Texas received dual consecutive life sentences today. Naser Jason Abdo, 22, sat in a Texas court today in a bizarre mask made of white cloth around his mouth and a black mesh covering over his hair and face, a Department of Justice official told ABC News. The life sentences were handed down for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and for possession of a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime. Abdo got another 60 years for the attempted murder of "officers...
  • Texas boy, 4yo, saves 3yo, then drowns.

    08/09/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 32 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 08/09/2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763
    A four year old little Man jumps into a pool to save a struggling little girl, then drowned and was took off life support today.
  • Forget North Dakota — There's A New Shale Oil Boom State In Town (Texas!)

    08/09/2012 3:03:34 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-9-2012 | Rob Wile
    Forget North Dakota — There's A New Shale Oil Boom State In Town Rob Wile Aug. 9, 2012, 3:32 PM You probably saw our big feature on reporter Robert Johnson's trip to Williston, North Dakota, the capital of the state's Bakken shale oil boom has led to defacto full employment. But we may have journeyed to the wrong region. A new report from IHS Global Insight (as noted by Professor Mark J. Perry) suggests the Eagle Ford play near San Antonio, Texas, is poised to overtake the Bakken as the country's most promising oil reservoir: “Our analysis at IHS indicates...
  • Superman T-shirt, towering wedges: New-look Palin ditches boxy suits as she backs Steelman in MO

    08/07/2012 4:41:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2012 | Olivia Fleming
    Sarah Palin stepped out in Kansas yesterday wearing a Superman T-shirt, skintight cropped pants and five-inch platform wedges - her political uniform of choice while campaigning for Republican Sarah Steelman. While mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri with television and radio ads, and then serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic, the 48-year-old ditched her suits for an entirely new look. Taking to the makeshift stage in the middle of a farm field, the former Alaska governor proved her new style seems to be nowhere near as conservative as her political views. After the former vice-presidential candidate was...