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  • Ted Cruz trails Senate challenger Beto O'Rourke in six-week fundraising haul. By a lot.

    02/24/2018 10:31:30 AM PST · by Mariner · 55 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 24th, 2018 | Katie Leslie
    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's fundraising lagged far behind his top Democratic challenger during the first six weeks of 2018, a new federal campaign filing shows. Cruz raised $800,000 through Feb. 14. That’s well below El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s $2.3 million haul, according to the most recent federal report. The Republican also spent more than he raised — nearly $1.2 million, while O’Rourke burned through roughly $2 million in his bid to unseat the powerhouse incumbent. Both face nominal competition in March 6 primaries and most nonpartisan handicappers view Cruz as the heavy favorite in his Senate re-election...
  • Texas Early Voting Data Shows Democrats Up 70% & Republicans Down 8%

    02/23/2018 11:30:31 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 23, 2018 | G. Elliot Morris
    Early voting data from Texas is just bonkers. % change over 2014: Democrats: 70% Republicans: 8% This is the first midterm since 2006 when Democrats are casting more early ballots than Republicans. (This is from the Texas SOS, and there are a couple of graphs present.)
  • Texas rancher sues feds, state after finding surveillance camera (Operation Drawbridge)

    02/23/2018 6:14:19 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    San Antonia Express News ^ | 02/12/2018 | Jason Buch and Joana Santillana
    A long-running feud between a South Texas rancher and the Border Patrol has escalated into a civil lawsuit after the rancher confiscated a surveillance camera he found on his property. The suit filed by Ricardo D. Palacios, a lawyer who lives on a ranch near Encinal, north of Laredo, against federal agents and a Texas Ranger raises questions about how much leeway law enforcement officials have to enter private property near the border. ---SNIP-- The camera Palacios found on his property appears to be part of Operation Drawbridge, a multimillion-dollar effort by DPS that began in 2012 to build a...
  • Man pleads guilty to shooting postal worker for not giving him her cellphone

    02/23/2018 6:09:31 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    news4 ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | SBG San Antonio
    Ahearn admitted to shooting the U.S. Mail carrier as she was delivering mail because she would not give him her cell phone. She is still recovering from the gunshot wound that pierced both her legs. Ahearn left the scene in her pickup truck, which had her purse, personal items and a "considerable amount" of mail. His co-defendent Sarah Richford, 27, followed him in a Toyota Venza. A United States postal inspector spotted the Toyota Venza at a restaraunt near the location of the shooting just two days later. The inspector tried to make an investigative stop, but Ahearn fired a...
  • Texas transgender wrestler back to defend state title

    02/23/2018 5:59:22 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    news4 ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | Jim Vertuno
    Mack Beggs is back. He's still wrestling, still competing for a state championship and still undefeated. And he's still wrestling against the girls. It's just been a lot quieter since last year when his march to a state championship was dogged by a last-minute lawsuit that tried to stop him and boos from the crowd when his hand was raised as the victor. The senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas is transgender and in the process of transitioning from female to male. It was his steroid therapy treatments while wrestling girls that stirred a fierce debate about competitive...
  • Typical democrat response to DJT, call him a bully.

    02/23/2018 4:58:49 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/23/18
    This guy will probably be Pete Sessions democrat opponent in the 32nd district in Texas.
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • While Others Fight Over Guns, Ted Cruz Battles Ethanol

    02/22/2018 1:52:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz was in Philadelphia yesterday, but he wasn’t there for the cheesesteaks. He was holding a rally at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the owners of a major northeastern refinery which the EPA managed to bankrupt this winter. Arguing on behalf of those who are being put out of work because of EPA mandates, particularly the Renewable Fuel Standard, Cruz made the case for less government licensing and more flexibility in U.S. energy development, leaving some to wonder if this was actually a campaign stop for an upcoming election bid. (Dallas News) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz led a...
  • Jury finds Democratic state Sen. Carlos Uresti guilty of 11 felonies, including fraud (TX)

    02/22/2018 11:35:44 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 23 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2-22-2018 | Emma Platoff
    SAN ANTONIO — The courtroom was silent and thick with anxiety Thursday morning as the judge’s deputy read the verdicts: “Guilty,” “guilty,” “guilty” — 11 times over, and on all felony counts. State Sen. Carlos Uresti sat stone-faced, his gaze directed at the deputy, as he heard the ruling that throws into question his two-decade career in the Texas Legislature and opens up the possibility of years in federal prison and millions in fines.
  • Wimberley man detained by ICE after traffic stop in Hays Co. released from custody (TX)

    02/22/2018 5:46:53 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | cbs
    A Wimberley man being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a traffic stop last month has been released. Kyle Police arrested Victor Alejandro Avendano-Ramirez on January 30 for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. He had two warrants for his arrest for charges of driving without a license and violating promise to appear in court, both Class C misdemeanors. While he was being booked, police say Avendano told them he was not a US citizen and was born in Mexico. The sheriff's office then informed ICE of his status, and their agents took custody of...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

    02/21/2018 2:40:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | February 21, 2018
    A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Massachusetts and California, states that went for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and South Carolina and Texas, where a majority of votes went to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump. The lawsuits challenge the winner-take-all system used in those states to select electors who cast votes for president and vice president in the Electoral College after a presidential election. Forty-four other states...
  • District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class To Protest Florida Shooting –....

    02/21/2018 12:58:23 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | Feburary 21, 2018 | Staff
    ...‘We Are Here For An Education And Not A Political Protest’ “We are here for an education and not a political protest.” That’s is the message from Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes Tuesday in response to a call by political groups for students to walk out of class to protest gun issues in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In a post on Facebook, Rhodes said, “A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption will not be tolerated.”[snip]Addressing the planned possible protests directly Rhodes said, “There is a ‘movement’ attempting to stage...

    02/21/2018 11:42:13 AM PST · by cradle of freedom · 45 replies
    It is time to remember what the Federal Government under the authority of Bill Clinton did to many American citizens during the Waco holocaust. Whole families living in their compound were slaughtered by federal officials. Women and children were burned alive by the Federal Government. The Waco compound was encircled and under seize for many weeks as if it was a medieval city being attacked by an army. The government treated these civilians as if they were a foreign enemy. They used loud noises day and night to psychologically break down the inhabitants which included mothers and children. Tanks crashed...
  • Mark Cuban under fire following exposé alleging rampant sexual misconduct in Dallas Mavericks [tr]

    02/21/2018 11:19:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said allegations of rampant sexual misconduct at the team's workplace were "abhorrent," as the entrepreneur and his NBA franchise come under increased scrutiny after Sports Illustrated's explosive exposé. Cuban told SI the reports were “all new to me."
  • William Shatner's not happy that a Garland candidate used his photo (TR)

    02/21/2018 3:58:40 AM PST · by DFG · 45 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/20/2018 | Cardona
    Though it was the last thing she intended to do when she sent out a campaign newsletter, a Garland candidate for the Texas House now finds herself tangled up in a feud with William Shatner. Brandy K. Chambers' online newsletter that went out Thursday featured a photo of herself with the Star Trek legend that was taken at a comic-con event. The photo is under a write-up of what Chambers, a Democrat running to unseat Republican Angie Chen Button, says she stands for as a candidate, including being a proponent of LGBT rights and gun regulations. She also vows to...
  • MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years in jail after 'brutally' killing man, officials say

    02/20/2018 4:10:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    An MS-13 gang member in Texas was sentenced to 99 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing a man to achieve a higher position within the violent organization, officials said. Jonathan Steven Guevara, 21, was handed the lengthy sentence by a jury on Tuesday for killing Hector Daniel Diaz, 28, in November 2015, according to a news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s office. “The jury’s verdict and sentence on the case we presented speaks volumes about society’s judgment of this vicious behavior,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We will hold these gangs accountable, convict...
  • Dallas mayor pro tem asks NRA convention to relocate, or else be ‘met with opposition’

    02/20/2018 10:19:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway on Monday urged the National Rifle Association to move its upcoming annual convention elsewhere in light of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Mr. Caraway, who represents District 4 on the Dallas City Council, told reporters Monday that the NRA would be “met with opposition” if it continues with its annual meeting of members event, scheduled for May 3-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas,” Mr. Caraway said, local ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
  • Kirbyville HS student charged with terroristic threats following comments on Florida shooting

    02/19/2018 6:03:32 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 11 replies
    KBMT Beaumont ^ | 2-19-2018
    Kirbyville Police have arrested an 18-year-old Kirbyville High School student after students reported he had made threatening statements and expressed a desire to kill people on Thursday. Michael Wilson was released on a $5,000 bond after he was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats. During a discussion about the Florida school shooting the day before among Kirbyville students during a class at the school on Friday, 15, 2018, Wilson became angry and began to defend the actions of the shooter according to a probable cause affidavit. Police were called to investigate after several students reported to the principal that...
  • Mayor Demands NRA Move Convention from Dallas — Because of the 1963 JFK Assassination

    02/19/2018 3:08:03 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 48 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 2/19/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway (D) cited the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and demanded that the NRA cancel its upcoming convention. The convention is scheduled to take place in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Mayor Pro Tem Caraway spoke Monday about the scheduled NRA convention. Fox 4 reported that he framed his demand that the NRA pull out by pointing to JFK’s assassination, then pivoting to the July 7, 2016, fatal ambush of five Dallas police officers, the Florida school shooting, and November 2017 murder of a 27-year-old mother of six in the...