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  • Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

    02/21/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | AP
    A Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter to death with a hammer was naked and blood-stained when he told police officers he had killed the toddler, according to an affidavit. An officer's body camera captured 26-year-old Yovahnis Roque confessing Tuesday in the death of his child at their home in Orange, near the Louisiana border, according to the police affidavit. Roque was arrested and charged with capital murder. Roque lived with his mother at the house and it was she who found the girl's body and called police... Roque exclaimed: "The government made me do it."...Roque and...
  • Man stuffed taco pinata with stolen items, police say

    02/21/2019 12:31:11 PM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Russell Falcon
    Georgetown police have arrested a man accused of stuffing a taco piñata in Walmart with stolen items, according to an arrest warrant... The couple had not paid for the piñata. A loss prevention associate reportedly found six packs of football cards, basketball cards, baseball cards and a grey T-shirt — all not paid for. The woman had items they had paid for, however. Upon talking to the couple, the associate says she noticed Irving wearing a black jacket he had not been wearing when he entered the store. According to the warrant, he took off the jacket and admitted it...
  • Watch LIVE: President Donald Trump MAGA Rally on the Border in El Paso, TX (2-11-19)

    02/11/2019 8:45:46 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 440 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/11/19 | RSBN
    Scheduled for 11 Feb 2019 Monday, February 11, 2019: RSBN's Liz Willis, Bailee Byers, Jordan Parker and Gage Fuller will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a MAGA rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, TX. President Trump is expected to speak at 7:00 PM MST.
  • Drug Dealer Ambush or Defense Against Home Invasion?

    02/02/2019 7:22:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 346 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The recent killing of a couple in Houston, Texas, and the wounding of four police officers, has been claimed to be an ambush of police by drug dealers. Later accounts by officers at the scene show that police broke into the house, and fired first, killing the couple's dog.The husband then fired back, wounding the officer who killed their dog. Officers then shot the unarmed 58-year-old wife. They claim she was attempting to get the shotgun from the wounded officer. From When Monday afternoon's raid was over, two suspects were dead and five officers were injured, four of...
  • I’ve seen the wall from both sides now

    01/27/2019 6:32:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.14.19 | Paul Mulshine
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - If you want a short course in understanding why border relations between the U.S. and Mexico tend to be a bit shaky, I heartily recommend a visit to the place where the border wall begins. That’s in this city at the eastern end of the Rio Grande near where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. To get to the wall, which was built during the Bush 43 administration, you drive to the campus of Texas Southmost College and then follow a dirt road as it runs along an eight-foot fence. The fence soon turns into a...
  • Warrant Amnesty Program begins Feb. 1

    01/26/2019 6:51:30 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Russell Falcon
    The Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court will conduct a Warrant Amnesty Program for those with active warrants from February 1 through 28. People who resolve active warrants will have fees waived, although they must contact the court to take advantage of this program. Under the program, officers will not be sent out to take defendants into custoday and those who come to any municipal court or community court location will not be arrested.
  • Texas Finds 95,000 Non-US Citizens Registered To Vote -- 58,000 Have Actually Voted...

    01/25/2019 7:10:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 63 replies ^ | 1/25/2019 | Timothy Meads
    On Friday January 25, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that 95,000 individuals registered to vote in the Lone Star State have been identified as "Non-US Citizens," meaning they are illegally registered to vote. Further evidence brought forth by Texas Secretary of State David Whitely confirms that 58,000 of these individuals have broken the law and voted in "one or more" recent elections. “Every single instance of illegal voting threatens democracy in our state and deprives individual Texans of their voice," AG Paxton said in a statement. "My Election Fraud Unit stands ready to investigate and prosecute crimes against the...
  • Austin Taken to Court for Violating Texas Law on Exercise of Carry Rights

    01/21/2019 4:59:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Recently re-elected in November, 2018, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking scofflaw counties and cities to court. The subordinate government entities refuse to conform to a reform of Texas gun law. In 2015, the Texas government passed an open carry statute. The statute went in effect on 1 January, 2016. Part of the statute was to prohibit subordinate units of Texas government, such as cities and counties, from infringing on the carry rights of legally armed Texans.  Specifically, the number of official "gun free zones" were reduced.  Gun free zones were generally forbidden in government buildings. There were...
  • Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist, Prevails against Waller County Tyranny

    01/17/2019 6:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    –In August of 2016, Terry Holcomb, a Second Amendment activist, wrote a letter to Waller County, Texas. The letter asked Waller County to stop breaking the law, according to what had been passed in the 2015 legislature.  Some county officials disagreed with the Texas Attorney General, on what the law meant. So Waller County sued the Second Amendment activist, in an attempt to undercut the Attorney General. This was a direct violation of Texas Law, the Texas Constitution, and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.A Government entity cannot sue a citizen merely for complaining against it and...
  • Trump announces six new federal court picks

    01/16/2019 3:49:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | ALEXOLDS
    President Trump announced six new picks for federal district court seats Wednesday in what was his first slate of judicial nominees released since the start of the new Congress this year. ~snip~ The new nominees announced Wednesday include Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Greg Guidry for the Eastern District of Louisiana, James W. Hendrix and Mark T. Pittman for the Northern District of Texas, Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas, Michael T. Liburdi for the District of Arizona, and Peter D. Welte for the District of North Dakota.
  • Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run

    01/12/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1-12-2019 | Maggie Astor
    Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit and meet with residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Later in the week, his campaign said, he will go to New Hampshire. Mr. Castro, in prepared remarks that he was set to deliver in San Antonio on Saturday, said, “When my grandmother...
  • Seguin PD: Man with loaded gun headed to church to 'fulfill prophecy'

    12/31/2018 3:44:38 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | Chelsea Moreno
    Seguin Police arrested an armed man who they said was allegedly going to a church to "fulfill" a "prophecy" on Sunday morning. Tony Albert, 33, was arrested and booked into the Guadalupe County Jail. Officers responded to the 2400 block of Kingsbury St. at 7 a.m. after receiving reports of a man carrying a handgun. When an off-duty police officer arrived, he saw a man wearing tactical style clothing and a surgical face shield carrying a loaded gun with extra ammunition. The officer was on her way home from work at the time. Police said during the investigation they discovered...
  • DPS trooper shoots, kills suspect armed with machete in Llano

    12/31/2018 3:37:48 PM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 31, 2018 | Chelsea Moreno
    A DPS trooper shot and killed a man who was armed with a machete in Llano County Sunday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS and the Llano Police Department responded to a barricaded person at 600 Bessemer Ave just after 6:15 a.m. The address DPS reported is near the intersection of East Young and Ford Street, however neighbors said the place the suspect ultimately barricaded himself is closer to East Tarrant Street. The man died at the scene... According to the Hill Country Scanner, when law enforcement arrived, the man with the machete barricaded himself in...
  • Texas Democrat Introduces Bill to Remove Ban on “Brass” Knucks

    12/31/2018 7:24:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Texas law currently bans a number of weapons. Representative Joe Moody proposes to remove “brass” knuckles from the list of banned weapons in section 46.05 (a). Here is the list of banned weapons. From (1) any of the following items, unless the item is registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or otherwise not subject to that registration requirement or unless the item is classified as a curio or relic by the United States Department of Justice: (A) an explosive weapon; (B) a machine gun; or...
  • Texas Strip Club Shootout with Off-Duty Police Officer, No Charges

    12/28/2018 5:06:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 9:30 p.m., at the All Stars Gentlemen's Club parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, a barber and a police officer got into a gunfight. Both were seriously wounded. A female witness was wounded with a bullet crease to her head. The police reported the incident was caused by road rage. That seems to be correct. The barber was cut off by the police officer. They both pulled into the parking lot. They both got out of their vehicles.  Then the gunfight happened.Initially, the story from the police was the barber opened up on the police officer, who was...
  • Mexican governor and politician husband killed in helicopter crash

    12/25/2018 1:28:36 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-25-2018 | Ray Sanchez
    The new governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her politician husband were killed Monday in a helicopter crash in central Mexico, according to the head of their political party. Puebla governor Martha Erika Alonso and her husband Senator Rafael Moreno Valle died in the crash, as did the pilot, co-pilot and a fifth passenger, according to Public Security and Civil Protection Secretary Alfonso Durazo. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also confirmed the deaths on Twitter Monday evening. He offered his condolences to the victims' families and vowed a transparent investigation into the cause of the Christmas eve crash....
  • Execution date set for Jasper man convicted in 1998 dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. this spring

    12/22/2018 1:48:53 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    kvue ^ | Dec. 22, 2018 | Eleanor Skelton
    One of three men convicted in the 1998 dragging death of a Jasper man is set to be executed next spring. John William King's execution date is set for April 24, 2019 at 6 p.m., Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles told 12News. Rowles was the sheriff in Jasper County when Byrd was tragically and brutally murdered over 20 years ago... Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, was executed in 2011 for the crime and Shawn Berry, 42, is serving life in prison. Byrd's death sparked legislation about hate crimes in the resulting public outcry throughout the last two decades. President Barack Obama...
  • Litter-collecting hiker hits 500th 'trash hike' this weekend

    12/21/2018 4:37:29 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | Chris Davis
    An Austin woman who collects litter along central Texas trails and streets hits a milestone on Saturday, when she'll log her 500th "trash hike" in a year and a half. Julie Sondecker started her mission in May 2017 after a trip to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. "Basically just found a bunch of trash, and it just kind of got me fired up," Sondecker said. "It really irritated me to find so much trash in one of my favorite places." The hiker talked to KXAN Thursday, completing her 499th hike around Lady Bird Lake, reusable mesh trash bag in hand. That...
  • Four arrested in theft of local firefighter’s truck

    12/17/2018 7:29:31 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kwtx ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | Alex Cano
    Four suspects, including a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg with a stolen gun as he tried to flee from officers, are jailed in connection with the theft of a local firefighter’s pickup on Dec. 10 from outside the Temple fire station where it was parked... Reed was taken to the Bell County Jail where a jailer who searched him found a bag of suspected methamphetamine, the affidavit says... Sizemore admitted to investigators that Castleman arrived at her home driving the stolen truck and told her that he had found the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado with the keys and...
  • Major Drug Bust at U.S./Mexico Border: $7 Million Worth of Cocaine, Meth & Heroin Seized

    12/13/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 12/13/2018 | Nick Kangadis
    Seven million dollars might not seem like a lot when you consider that the illegal drug business generates hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue for organized crime all over the world. But, at least there’s $7 million worth of hard drugs off the streets. A major drug bust occurred earlier this week at the U.S./Mexico border in Texas. Border officials said that an estimated $6,998,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and what is believed to be heroin were discovered. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. Officers...