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  • Texas Woman Faces Life in Prison for Alleged Destruction of Andy Warhol Paintings

    01/11/2018 5:26:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10, 2018 | Bob Price
    A woman from Dallas, Texas, faces up to life if prison if she is convicted on charges she damaged more than $300,000 worth of art at the end of a first date. The damaged art, owned by a prominent Houston attorney, includes two paintings by famed artist Andy Warhol.
  • Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims

    01/15/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies. Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s...
  • Washington Post Fact Checker Targets McCaskill's Tax Reform Remarks

    01/13/2018 11:13:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies ^ | January 13, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    Democrats have let us know they are not impressed with the good news to come out of the GOP tax reform plan, fully engaged in downplaying at its finest. Major companies have rewarded employees bonuses and salary increases in the aftermath of the Republican tax plan, yet Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the benefits as mere " crumbs " compared to the supposed joy ride corporate America is getting. Other Democrats decided not to cheer the news that Wal-Mart was raising pay and giving out bonuses , instead calling it a "PR stunt." The Washington...
  • U.S. Supreme Court will hear Texas redistricting case

    01/13/2018 9:38:14 AM PST · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/12/2018 | Andrea Zelinski and Kevin Diaz
    Texas' disputed U.S. and state House maps will come under an election-year review by the U.S. Supreme Court in a nationally-followed case that alleges racial discrimination by the state Legislature. The justices agreed Friday to review a lower-court ruling that took issue with a pair of U.S. House districts and several state House districts. The Republican-drawn maps – hotly disputed by Democrats – have muddled through the courts for three election cycles amid challenges that several of the districts were drawn in a way that diluted voting power for Latino and African American voters. "They didn't just cheat to get...
  • Jury panel reports Friday for next Twin Peaks trial; here are dates to watch

    01/13/2018 7:43:37 AM PST · by Elderberry · 22 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 1/11/2018 | Jasmin Caldwell and Stephen Adams
    The jury panel will report Friday to the McLennan County Courthouse to fill out questionnaires ahead of the Jan. 23 jury selection in the next Twin Peaks trial. The next case on the docket is George Bergman's trial. Bergman is a Dallas trucker and member of the Desgraciados. Other cases to watch include the trial for Chance Aiken -- a Cossack from East Texas. He has a hearing scheduled Jan. 19. No trial date has been set. Another case to keep an eye on will be that of Matthew Clendennen, a former member of the Scimitar Motorcycle Club, who has...
  • The TSA Couldn't Find This Gun! Probably Because It Did Not Exist On a Blonde Texas Cheerleader

    01/13/2018 8:13:22 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 54 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 01-13-2018 | The Common Constitutionalist
    It’s the textbook description of the modern day terrorist. White American Female – 19 years of age – long blonde hair – bright blue eyes – classic jihadi. Really – Diana Durkin, sophomore at Texas Tech University – a terrorist? Well, that’s what she thought as a TSA official (official dope maybe) pulled her out of line at Houston’s Hobby Airport. “Oh my gosh, they think I'm a terrorist… Oh my gosh, I'm going to jail,” Miss Durkin said she remembered thinking. “I'm just sitting there, almost in tears, like, No, I'm just really dumb, I'm not a terrorist!'” And why...
  • Are 91% of DACA Recipients Employed, in School or in the Military?

    01/12/2018 1:31:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Jasper Scherer
    Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, seen on Nov. 13, 2017, made a mostly true claim that 91 percent of DACA recipients are employed, in school or serving in the military. Photo: Edward A. Ornelas /San Antonio Express-News / © 2017 San Antonio Express-News Photo: Edward A. Ornelas /San Antonio Express-News Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, seen on Nov. 13, 2017, made a mostly true claim that 91 percent of DACA recipients are employed, in school or serving in the military. A “recent...
  • Flu season: 11 deaths reported in Travis County

    01/12/2018 7:53:23 AM PST · by bgill · 76 replies ^ | Jan. 11, 2018 | Jordan Bontke|
    Health officials said Thursday that 11 Travis County residents have died during the current flu season. Earlier in the week, Austin Public Health (APH) reported seven deaths.
  • Man accused of randomly punching children in southeast Austin

    01/12/2018 7:43:21 AM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Katie Winkle
    A man accused of hitting a 3-year-old at the beginning of December has now been arrested for allegedly hitting a 5-year-old at the end of the month near the same location. Neither child or people accompanying them knew the man...“I thought he was going to ask people for money and he starts running and waving and yelling,” said the victim’s uncle Ernest Armendarez. “The next thing you know he is real close to me and with a closed fist he hits [my nephew] on the side of the head. He just hit him and kept running. He kept running like...
  • Caption this Photo of Beto O'Rourke (TX) in Punk Rock Band

    01/11/2018 7:15:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Self | January 11, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    NOT a photoshop. That is Beto on the left as part of the Punk Rock Band Foss. You can also see the pic in this Rolling Stone ARTICLE.
  • As Trimmier construction ends, nearby business employees skeptical

    01/09/2018 7:04:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Killeen Daily Herald ^ | December 25, 2017 | Josh Sullivan
    The Starbucks on Killeen’s Trimmier Road, near U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14, was as busy as ever at 4 p.m. Saturday — the day before Christmas Eve. Perhaps it was customers buying gift cards and 12-ounce bags of ground coffee as last-minute gifts for family and friends, or maybe it was shoppers fueling up on caffeine to endure the final stretch of Christmas chores. Either way, Store Manager Jamal Smith hardly had time to talk, as the line of cars in the drive-thru wrapped around the building. Smith is used to the heavy traffic around his store. Being along Trimmier Road,...
  • Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?’

    Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?’ After an armed man entered a Popeye’s restaurant in San Antonio last month and reportedly pointed a gun at a customer’s children, that customer — a licensed concealed carrier — shot the gunman dead. But now the mother of the deceased 19-year-old gunman is asking why the father who fatally shot her son chose to fire more than once.
  • Texas Couple Ordered to Pay Enslaved Nanny $121,000

    01/06/2018 6:27:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
    A Houston-area couple who pleaded guilty to federal charges related to forcing a Nigerian woman to work nearly 20 hours taking care of their home and five children without pay for two years was ordered Friday to pay her more than $121,000 in restitution. Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife Sandra Nsobundu, 49, also were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas to seven months in jail and seven months of home confinement, plus three years on probation. The naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Nigeria recruited the woman there with the promise of a $100 monthly wage. Instead, authorities say...
  • SAPD Fails to Contact Feds in Human Smuggling Case, Cites Procedure

    01/06/2018 5:44:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies ^ | January 6, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Controversy swirls in Texas as the San Antonio Police Department has been criticized for its judgement in a human smuggling incident, after a case involving 12 alleged illegal aliens was not turned over to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement. Instead, SAPD opted to handle the case locally and allow these individuals free without so much as a fingerprint or background check. However, SAPD Chief William McManus maintains that his decision to not contact the federal agency was well within his rights as police chief. Two drivers were arrested on December 23rd, 2017 after police discovered 11 adults and one...

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • Survivors of 1993 Waco siege describe

    01/03/2018 12:10:11 PM PST · by Aliska · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2018 | Pearson Wilking Effron
    When the sun rose on April 19, 1993, it marked the 51st day of a standoff between dozens of federal agents and members of an apocalyptic religious sect called the Branch Davidians, who had barricaded themselves in their compound outside Waco, Texas.
  • Autopsy determines adopted tot was homicide victim

    01/03/2018 9:39:10 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2018 | Associated Press
    Steven Kurtz with the Dallas County medical examiner’s office said Sherin Mathews was a victim of homicide but that he couldn’t provide any other details from the autopsy at this point. The Texas attorney general’s office must decide whether the full report can be released to the public, he said. Mathews said he had been trying to get the girl to drink milk in the garage of their home, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Richardson police. “Eventually the 3-year-old girl began to drink the milk. Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk,” according...
  • These are the fastest speeding tickets in Texas in 2017

    01/03/2018 8:24:23 PM PST · by texas booster · 58 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/28/2017 | Heather Leighton reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety to ask about the fastest speeding tickets from January 1, 2017, to November 28, 2017, and out of the more than 230 tickets sent to us, all of them were faster than 120 mph. Now, the fastest speed limit in Texas is 80 mph, but 120 is still well over the limit and ranges into the category of reckless driving, which is identified by driving faster than 20 mph over the posted speed, according to local law firms. Because this information is provided by a state agency, tickets issued by...
  • Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'

    01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán
    WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes." Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration....
  • Sens. Cruz, Heller, and Rubio Introduce Bill To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 5:01:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies ^ | January 3, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, which would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and therefore recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Currently, the U.S. Embassy is located in Tel Aviv. In a statement, Sen. Cruz said that it was "finally time" to move the embassy. “Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel,” Sen. Cruz said. “Unfortunately, the Obama administration's vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth - let alone the reality...