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  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 157 replies
    Liberty News ^ | July 11 2014 | Eric Odom
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!//// A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010....
  • Lone Ranger actor's outfit up for auction in Texas

    07/12/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | unknown
    The auction house says that after retiring from television, Moore made appearances in character at events including fairs. His outfit included a powder-blue shirt and pants, red kerchief, Stetson hat, boots, a gun belt and Colt pistols.
  • Feds Ask Churches To House Migrant Families

    07/12/2014 4:10:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/2014 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked Catholic churches in California to temporarily house and feed groups of Central American migrants until 2016, according to an official at the diocese of San Bernardino.But any unpaid cooperation is legally questionable, because it may be intended to bypass Congress’ authority to fund — or to not fund — federal agencies’ new practice of distributing the flood of migrant families to homes across the country.The department “has reached out to the diocese and the bishop, and asked us to shelter families in transition,” Maria Christina Mendez, at the Office of Hispanic Affairs, told...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Wants $67,912 for Every Illegal Alien Minor

    07/11/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion - $67,912.28 per child - to deal with 57,000 minors illegally entering the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tweeted today. But, the problem is more than money, Rep. Gohmert tells MRCTV, since Obama's threats and imperial actions are sending "the message that America has become lawless": "His lawlessly announcing his one-man legislation allowing people to come illegally and stay illegally sent the message that America had become lawless and would not be enforcing our own border or laws. Now, demanding money or else he'll allow even more devastation to our health, education...
  • Obama Skitters, Scampers and Scuttles Away From Failure

    07/11/2014 4:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late. Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can, at least until you get called on it by 9-0 majorities in the Supreme Court, as the justices did on recess appointments, warrantless cellphone searches and $75,000 a day fines for disturbing supposed wetlands. It's not a very effective way to make public policy, and it tends to put you in an embarrassing public posture....
  • Weslaco hotel to become immigrant housing

    07/12/2014 2:35:14 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 13 replies
    krgv news ^ | July 11, 2014
    WESLACO - The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites will be turned into a housing complex for young illegal immigrants. Baptist Child and Family Services will take over the hotel on Interstate 2 and International Blvd. in Weslaco. The group says children will receive basic education, as well as mental and medical services at the site. BCFS officials say facility will allow for faster transfers from Border Patrol custody. The project is part of the relocation and expansion of the BCFS location in Harlingen. They expect to have the facility operational by Oct. 1.
  • Trapped on the Border (Media's fave illegal alien reporter stuck in McAllen, Tx)

    07/11/2014 5:22:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | Jose Antonio Vargas
    I write this from the city of McAllen, which sits in the Rio Grande Valley near the border, just across from the Mexican city of Reynosa. In the last 24 hours I realize that, for an undocumented immigrant like me, getting out of a border town in Texas—by plane or by land—won’t be easy. It might, in fact, be impossible. I flew into the valley Thursday morning to visit a shelter for unaccompanied Central American refugees and participate in a vigil in their honor. Outraged at the media coverage of this humanitarian crisis (these children are not “illegal,” as news...
  • Scandals, Political Feud Bring Down UT-Austin President

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Blake Neff
    Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas-Austin, has announced that he will step down from his post in June 2015. The announcement brings to a close a power struggle that has shaken the state in the past week, signalling the twilight of the eight-year reign of one of the most powerful figures in higher education. The outcome is a compromise between Powers and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who had demanded that Powers depart by October or else find himself fired at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. By serving for another year, Powers will be able to...
  • Ad Offers More Than $6000 Per Month to House Foreign Minors

    HOUSTON, Texas--An ad placed in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, California is seeking "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for illegal immigrant minors, according to a local reader of the publication. . .
  • Disease Threat From Immigrant Children Wildly Overstated

    07/11/2014 1:36:12 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 22 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | 7/10/11 | Rachel Pearson
    Consider, for example, Guatemala. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Guatemalan kids are more likely than Texans to be immunized for most infectious diseases. Guatemala has universal health care. Vaccines are 100 percent funded by the government.
  • Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    07/10/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama is taking a 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard next month, despite the widespread criticism he’s received for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while it descends into chaos. The Obamas will leave Washington on Saturday, Aug. 9, and stay at a $12 million vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard until Sunday, Aug. 24, the White House confirmed late Wednesday. The president is expected to return to Chilmark and stay in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Though not confirmed by the White House, the Obamas are expected...
  • Perry: Obama Doesn’t Know Where the Border Patrol is Stationed

    07/11/2014 10:00:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7-11-14 | Keith Koffler
    Well, here’s one good reason for President Obama to have visited the border, beyond his contemptuous claim that it would be no more than a “photo op,” which of course is something The One never engages in. Texas Gov. Rick Perry last night told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that during his discussion with Obama Wednesday, he concluded that the president doesn’t even know where his own border patrol agents are situated, suggesting a gross lack of familiarity with the whole process. Perry said: We ought to be stopping people from crossing that border, not apprehending them after they get inland....
  • The BBQ joint where NO ONE cuts the line... except Obama: Controversy as President becomes the

    07/11/2014 6:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Staff
    Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin's Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party. Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat. 'I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but...
  • Houston pay tops nation on oil, gas strength

    07/11/2014 5:06:41 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 10, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    Houston outpaced every city in the nation in annual wage growth during the second quarter, thanks largely to a bump in oil and gas-industry pay, according to PayScale. The Seattle-based pay tracker said the city’s 3 percent rise in annual wages beat the national average of 1.8 percent from April to June. That’s the second consecutive quarter that Houston wage-earners beat the national average, after a sluggish 2013 that saw pay in the energy capital flatten. (Average wage earners weren’t the only ones who had flat paydays last year: Some compensation packages for the chief executives of oil and gas...
  • GOP:‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’

    07/10/2014 9:20:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Blaze ^ | July 10. 2014 | Howerton
    Original title:GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal. Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: These are the Fahrenheit 451 Democrats (Proposal-Repeal Free Speech)

    07/10/2014 9:00:29 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | July 10, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Mr. Chairman, this is the single most radical and most dangerous proposal introduced in the 113th congress. If this proposal were adopted, it would repeal the free speech protections of the first amendment. The breadth of this proposal is astonishing. It should lead the evening news on every station. It saddens me that 46 democratic senators have signed their name to a constitutional amendment expressly repealing the free speech provisions of the Bill of Rights. Ted Cruz continues....
  • Armed militia sets up Texas command center to ‘fight for national sovereignty’

    07/10/2014 9:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A militia has set up a command center south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to protect the United States from the influx of illegal immigrants. The militia, operating via the website PatriotsInformationHotline.com, founded by Barbie Rogers, said members at the command center in Von Ormy will deploy to Laredo first and spread to other parts of the border, a local ABC affiliate reported. Chris Davis, the 37-year-old commander of the group, would not disclose how many members make up the militia, but said the troops would deploy “in a few weeks.” “We...
  • News Alert! An Unscheduled Stop! Obama Heads for . . .

    07/10/2014 8:29:10 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 13 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 10, 2014, 4:49 pm | Keith Koffler
    Barbecue. Did you think he would go to the border? Nuh uh. I thought he would. But I gave him too much credit. Instead, the president headed for a rib joint! He cut in line, but paid off the unlucky barbecue seekers. From the pool report: After POTUS finished at Austin’s Paramount, motorcade sped east just past I-35 to Franklin’s, a hugely popular barbecue spot that was packed. Pool squeezed in just as POTUS reached the head of the line at the counter to order. He apologized to the two at the head of the line for cutting in front...
  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/10/14 | staff
    League City in Texas has banned the processing and detention of illegal unaccompanied minors in their community. Heidi Thiess, League City Councilwoman, told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield that they don’t believe the federal government is following its own laws and the resolution they passed is aimed at the overall problem of illegal immigration and human trafficking. When Thiess was asked if she understood the criticism that they are turning their backs on these people who just need help, she disagreed pointing out that the unaccompanied children are only 18% of those in detention right now and if the federal government were...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • Texas Border Volunteers still going strong

    07/10/2014 7:50:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    KENS5 San Antonio ^ | 7-10-14 | Barry Davis
    SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Border Volunteers set up patrols on ranches in Brooks County throughout the year. Linda Vickers and her husband, Mike, organized the group after constantly encountering immigrants crossing their ranch. During one watch last year, they reported two groups with more than 100 immigrants. These people are crossing very rough, brushy south Texas ranchland, mostly in the middle of the night. Over the past 7 years, the group has reported literally thousands of immigrants to Border Patrol, which actually works with the group. Jim Gibson, the spokesman for Texas Border Volunteers said on their most recent...
  • An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police

    07/09/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    An Arab-American visiting the disputed (West Bank) territories is brutalized by the police–yet the Obama administration, the United Nations, and the international community are all silent. Say what? No, we’re not talking about Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old from Florida who threw firebombs at Israeli policemen last week and received, in return, a black eye and a fat lip. Tariq’s injuries have of course received enormous international attention, including a huge photo on the front page of The New York Times (top of the fold). The Obama administration has announced that it is “profoundly troubled” that Tariq was roughed up,...
  • Texas GOP to Obama: Don’t mess with us

    07/10/2014 7:22:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/10/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM and LAUREN FRENCH
    President Barack Obama singled out the Texas congressional delegation during his recent speech on the border crisis from Dallas – arguing that if this influential bloc of Republicans backed his emergency spending plan, it could pass “next week.” The delegation’s response? Fat chance. Texas GOP lawmakers said Thursday that Obama’s supplemental request is essentially dead on arrival with them, as well as the broader House Republican Conference. They fumed about the president’s handling of the crisis — and how he’s putting pressure on Congress to solve it. “He caused this and so now he’s trying to blame it on us,...
  • 40% of Federal Criminal Cases in 2013 Were in Districts on Mexican Border

    07/10/2014 5:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Whether measured by the number of criminal cases filed by U.S. attorneys or the number of guilty verdicts they ultimately secured in cases in U.S. district courts, 40 percent of the federal crimes documented by the Justice Department in fiscal 2013 took place in the five U.S. court districts (out of the total of 94 U.S. court districts) that sit on the U.S.-Mexico border. These five U.S. court districts contiguous with the Mexican border were also the five where the largest numbers of individuals were convicted of federal crimes in fiscal 2013. In the Western Texas district alone--which saw more...
  • Obama Heckled in Austin, Buys Barbecue for Customers at Franklin's

    07/10/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    WOAI ^ | 7-10-14 | unattributed
    President Obama was heckled by two men in his speech in Austin today, in which he discussed the economy and again pushed for immigration reform. About a half hour into the speech, two men stood in their seats near the front of Austin's Paramount Theater and began shouting. At first, the President spoke over them, but later said to them, "sit down guys, I'm almost done.' The men continued shouting, and the audience tried to shout them down, and two Austin Police Officers emerged, but the President asked that they not be removed, and he promised to speak to them...
  • Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S. (da Beast)

    07/10/2014 12:00:39 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein
    (Reuters) - A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said. Many of the migrants aboard were young people and nobody was injured when the train nicknamed "the Beast" came off the tracks, a spokesman for local emergency services said.
  • FedEx disguise, divorce among emerging details in Spring family's

    07/10/2014 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle. ^ | 7/10/14 | Dale Lezon.
    The capital-murder suspect in the shooting deaths of six members of a family at their Spring home apparently posed as a delivery man to gain entry to the house, authorities said Thursday.
  • Cool Obama taunts Republicans on illegal child immigration and says ....

    07/10/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
    they must 'rediscover the concept of negotiation and compromise' to approve his $3.7 BILLION funding requestPresident Barack Obama coolly taunted congressional Republicans on Wednesday for dithering on his demand for billions to handle a flood of illegal immigration children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border. At the same time he flatly denied that his own policy decisions have led to the rapidly expanding human tragedy. Calling the deluge a 'humanitarian situation on the border,' not an emergency or crisis, he parried claims that a 2012 executive order delaying the deportation of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants .... incentivized children in...
  • Panama Canal Widening to Hit California Port Revenue (Another nail in coffin of the liberal state)

    07/10/2014 5:25:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/10/14
    Texas stands to take a bite out of California’s lucrative port business according to the Wall Street Journal. The widening of the Panama Canal, due for completion in early 2016, will divert a significant portion of the lucrative container shipments that currently pass through the Port of Los Angeles and other West Coast ports. The canal’s widening will allow much larger container ships to transit the canal and deliver their goods to the Port of Houston and other ports along the Gulf and East Coasts. The WSJ reports: Because of cheaper per-unit shipping costs, as much as 25% of West-bound...
  • Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting

    07/09/2014 10:11:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 9, 2014
    Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting The children ranged in age from 4 to 15, Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect surrendered to authorities after a standoff that lasted more than three hours while he sat in a car at the edge of a cul-de-sac. He is believed to be the children's uncle, Hickman told The Times.
  • Six killed, including four children, in Houston-area shooting: police

    07/09/2014 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | by Jon Herskovitz
    (Reuters) - At least six people were shot to death, including four children, in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, on Wednesday, with the suspected gunmen in a standoff with dozens of police after going on a slow-speed chase through residential neighborhoods. Houston media reports said the incident resulted from a domestic dispute in a normally quiet area of detached houses with tree-lined streets in Spring, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Houston.
  • Littlefield prison tapped to possibly house immigrant children in U.S. illegally

    07/09/2014 4:40:23 PM PDT · by thestob · 14 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | July 9, 2014 | STEVIE POOLE
    While the nation’s spotlight is on the thousands of children illegally entering the United States, Littlefield has been tapped to potentially house the growing number of immigrant detainees. Thousands of undocumented children are being crammed into Texas military bases for processing while the government searches for a more permanent solution. The Bill Clayton Detention Center may be it. The West Texas town officials have been in talks with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for about two years and touched base with the federal department last week, Littlefield City Manager Mike Arismendez said. “We’ve been in communication with them about...
  • Mexico’s cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to the Texas border

    07/09/2014 3:23:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Global Post ^ | 08 July 2014 | Ioan Grillo
    Armed residents are taking on the feared Zetas cartel in Tamaulipas state. One desperate town’s mayor applauds them ___ HIDALGO, Mexico — The gunmen nabbed watermelon farmer Jesus Manuel Guerrero as he drove from his ranch to buy supplies and held him for five painful days in the trunk of a car. When family members finally paid a $120,000 ransom and they released him, he was urinating blood. He’s just one of hundreds of victims of a wave of kidnapping that’s swept this once peaceful farming town, about 130 miles south of Texas. But almost three years after his brutal...
  • Texas officials tour school as possible shelter for migrant kids

    07/09/2014 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC Local News ^ | July 9, 2014
    As officials from three government agencies toured a vacant Houston, Texas middle school, residents from the surrounding neighborhood showed up to express their anger. The Houston Independent School District's Terrell Middle School is being considered as a possible temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children. "I'm sorry that the parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever is going on out there, I don't care," said resident Bernadette Lancelin. "I care about what's going on right here, in my own backyard, my neighborhood." "What's going to keep them from escaping here and just moving around? Around Houston, around...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's letter to President Obama on border security

    07/09/2014 1:28:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
    Letter dated May 4, 2012, details problems in Texas related to an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the state's border with Mexico.
  • Ted Cruz: Border Crisis a ‘Disaster of the President’s Own Making’

    07/09/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) called the crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding the border a “disaster of the president’s own making.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Cruz denounced the president for his refusal to visit the border during his trip to Texas, despite his own administration designating it a humanitarian crisis: “President Obama today is down in the state of Texas but sadly he’s not visiting the border. He’s not visiting the children who are suffering as a result of the failures of the Obama policies. Instead, he’s doing fund-raisers . He’s visiting Democratic fat cats to collect checks and...
  • Judge orders young daughter of slain mother be returned to Honduras (TX)

    07/09/2014 10:52:42 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/08/2014 | Lomi Kriel
    A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a 7-year-old Honduran girl who has been stuck in legal limbo since her mother was gunned down in January will be returned to her father in her native country this week. Sheyli Galvez, who came to Houston illegally with her mother last year, was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services on Jan. 21 when her mother was killed.
  • Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film

    07/09/2014 9:01:17 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The July 9 fundraiser will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series demonized a politician (Robert De Niro) who sought tight border control as well as a Minuteman-style American who delighted in shooting a pregnant Mexican woman.
  • Six formations are responsible for surge in Permian Basin crude oil production

    07/09/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JULY 9, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico is the nation's most prolific oil producing area. Six formations within the basin have provided the bulk of Permian's 60% increase in oil output since 2007. Crude oil production in the Permian Basin has increased from a low point of 850,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2007 to 1,350,000 bbl/d in 2013. Largely as a result of this growth, crude oil production from Permian Basin counties has exceeded production from the federal offshore Gulf of Mexico region since March 2013, making the Permian the largest crude oil producing region in the United...
  • ‘I Feel Like Killing Someone’: Police Say Man Beaten To Death In Front Of Crowd At Amtrak Station

    07/09/2014 6:16:30 AM PDT · by mykroar · 55 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 7/8/2014 | CSB Houston
    A man was beaten to death in front of a crowd of people at an Amtrak Station Thursday. San Antonio Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Joseph Fobbs for approaching a man sitting on a bench alone and fatally beating him. The 56-year-old man was waiting to board a bus when the incident happened. Police said that Fobbs paused for a few moments and said, “I feel like killing someone,” and then continued to beat the man with his fists until he killed him, KENS 5-TV reported.
  • Surge of industrial projects could lift U.S. gas demand by 19 percent

    07/09/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study shows. After shale gas flooded U.S. markets, chemical makers and other firms planned enough gas-intensive industrial projects – now under construction or obtaining permits – to boost daily industrial gas demand from 19.6 to 23.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day in 2020, according to the University of Texas’ Center for Energy Economics. All told, that’s an $83 billion venture. If all 144 proposed industrial projects are built,...
  • Wendy Davis Losing In Texas Is A Win, Or Something

    07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Matt Vespa
    Today on Slate’s feminist XX blog, there was a headline that read: Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America. Seriously? So, a Texas State Senator, who filibustered a bill that would ban abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy last summer, is a “win for America?” Jessica Grose, who wrote the article, added: Now, for all the support Davis’ campaign has received from fellow Democrats in Washington and elsewhere—former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called her “Joan of Arc, standing up there for women all across the country”—she’s still running for governor of a deeply red state....
  • 'Army of Christians' Ready to Help Migrant Children

    07/08/2014 3:28:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 72 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Heather Sells
    'Army of Christians' Ready to Help Migrant Children By Heather Sells CBN News Reporter Tuesday, July 08, 2014 McALLEN, Texas -- Some churches in Texas are frustrated because they want to help the flood of immigrant children that have crossed the border into America this year. But they're still waiting to hear just how the federal government will use them. Many churches in the Lone Star State, especially those on the border, have known for months about the tidal wave of immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Border Patrol agents have already detained more than 50,000 kids this year. Children...
  • Kris Krok on WBAP says that 10,000 illegal migrants are coming to Dallas County.

    07/08/2014 2:17:57 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    WBAP 820 AM ^ | 7/8/14
    Chris Krok stated that Dallas County commisisoner Mike Cantwell said that the actual number of illegals coming to Dallas County, due to Obama lackey, Clay Jenkins is 10,000 illegals, instead of the originally stated 2,000.
  • Houston Mayor Defends Controversial Ordinance Critics Say Will Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

    07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    In response to a petition that reportedly garnered over 50,000 signatories, the mayor of Houston has pledged to defend an antidiscrimination ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms. Mayor Annise Parker, supporter of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, has stated that the ordinance will not be repealed. "The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life," said Parker, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We don't care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

    07/08/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama. Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He's asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry. A little-noted University...
  • Bryan Waits on Word on Border Youths as Residents Protest Their Potential Arrival (TEXAS)

    07/08/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 10 replies
    KBTX.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steve Fullhart
    Federal officials have been considering the old Army Reserve Center in Bryan as one of a number of sites to temporarily house youths who have recently crossed the border. Now, protesters are lining up outside the facility to make their opinions known. Numbering, they say, about a dozen at this time, the group has vowed to stay outside the facility 24/7 as long as there's a question about the Central American children coming to Bryan, young people they say they feel sorry for, but believe should be moved back to their country instead of to here.
  • Obama Offers to Meet Texas Governor Perry Over Border Issue

    07/08/2014 7:09:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    Reuters via KDAL610.com ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama has offered to meet Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis during a visit to Texas after the governor declined a brief meeting when the president arrives in Austin, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. "The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas," White House aide Valerie Jarrett wrote to Perry. Jarrett also invited Perry to participate in a session to discuss the border situation with local faith leaders and elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday that has been added to president's schedule. Jarrett's letter, dated Monday, was first reported...
  • Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac...

    07/08/2014 2:30:53 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/7/2014 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac — Here’s the Texas Governor’s Counteroffer Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has reportedly rejected President Barack Obama’s offer to briefly shake hands when Air Force One lands in Austin on Wednesday. Instead, the governor came back with a counteroffer. “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote in a letter to Obama. “I...
  • UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

    07/08/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce and Marcos Aleman
    United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees. …