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  • Home Invasion Thwarted by Quick-Thinking Home Owner (Video)(TX)

    08/07/2012 6:30:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 5 August, 2012 | Renee Nal
    A home invasion was thwarted by a quick-thinking homeowner who managed to find his gun and shoot the intruder, who is now in police custody. The would-be robbery occurred in Plano on Tuesday morning. The burglar first pounded on the door in Plano, and presumably the thief figured that nobody was home, so he climbed onto the balcony and broke the window in order to gain access. The homeowner heard the glass shattering and went for his weapon and called 911. What would have happened if the homeowner was unable to defend himself against the thief? There will be no...
  • Texas Man Shoots Home Invader in Self-Defense! (VIDEO)

    08/07/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 6 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    You’re reading, so we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you probably own a gun. Some of you might just be hobbyist shooters at the shooting range, and others probably use guns for hunting. Regardless of how you use your guns for weekend recreational activities, every single personal firearm has the potential to be used a tool for self-defense. We don’t exactly look forward to the day when we’re forced to use a firearm to defend ourselves, but if that fateful day ever rolls around we’ll be glad that we have a pistol nearby. Why?...
  • Jeremy Alcede Gets a Lesson Supply and Demand(TX)

    08/03/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    It seems a lot of customers have been demanding to know why Alcede publicly supported the Stop Online Ammo Sales bill. And throwing his lot in with dedicated gun grabbers probably caused demand for his products to fall faster than Facebook’s stock price. Our post yesterday detailed Jeremy Alcede’s eagerness to toss online ammo sellers under the bus – thus eliminating some of his competition – and putting a few more shekels in his pocket. We tried to reach Jeremy for comment, but he musta been kinda busy handling the blowback that resulted from his radio interview. But reader geekay...
  • Gun Owner Saves Cop's Life by Shooting Deranged Gunman! (VIDEO) (TX)

    08/02/2012 5:15:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 1 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    <p>It all began, innocently enough, “as a squabble over dogs.” David Michael House, 58, and Iris Valentina Calaci, 53, were both residents at the Peach House RV Park in central Texas. They were also dog owners, and their pooches allegedly had a nasty habit of relieving themselves on the lawn of neighbor Charles Ronald Conner, 58.</p>
  • Hardly a hero? Vic Stacy rejects the label, claiming he only did what had to be done(TX)

    08/02/2012 5:02:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 1 August, 2012 | GENE DEASON
    Vic Stacy never served in the military, and he never had any police training. But when a gunman shot and killed a couple in the RV park where they all lived Sunday afternoon, Stacy reacted with the composure — and the marksmanship — of a man who had been training for such a moment all his life. He’s a hero, many Brown County residents are saying. His actions probably saved the life of the first policeman on the scene — Early Police Sgt. Steven Means — as well as others living at the Peach House RV Park north of Brownwood...
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Just Lending a Hand Edition(TX)

    08/01/2012 9:03:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Rober Farago
    “I’m just a citizen trying to help an officer out. That’s what I was tryin’ to do.” That’s what Vic Stacy had to say while deflecting attempts to call him a hero. Stacy came to the aid of Sgt. Steven Means of the Early, TX PD who came under fire from Charles Conner. According to, Conner had already murdered two neighbors and their dogs before opening fire on the officer as he arrived on the scene. When Stacy saw Sgt. Means couldn’t get a good shot at Conner, he feared the cop would be the third (well, fifth) victim...
  • Cruz leads in new Texas Senate poll (52-42)

    07/30/2012 1:11:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 30, 2012 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    A Public Policy Polling poll released Sunday evening reports Ted Cruz has a 52 percent to 42 percent advantage over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the eve of Tuesday’s Texas GOP Senate runoff. From PPP’s analysis: Cruz's victory is driven by 4 things: the Tea Party, the enthusiasm of his supporters, a generational divide within the Texas Republican ranks, and the lack of regard the party base currently holds for Rick Perry. Cruz is ahead by a whooping 75-22 margin with Tea Party voters, more than making up for a 56-39 deficit to Dewhurst with voters who don't consider themselves...
  • Teen shot after entering man's East Side home(TX)

    07/29/2012 6:01:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Michelle Casady
    A 15-year-old boy who took a shotgun blast to the abdomen after breaking into a man's East Side home was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Friday night, authorities said. Bexar County Sheriff's Department Sgt. James Hancock said the boy who was shot and another teen were entering a mobile home in the Regency Village park off Montgomery Drive through an open back door. The homeowner saw a boy in his home, grabbed a shotgun and fired once, striking him in the abdomen. He and the other boy ran away, and deputies caught the injured boy a few blocks...
  • Glenn Beck at Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    07/28/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 59 replies
    7/28/12 | Gabrial
    I am at the Beck rally. I would guess crowd is somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000. Just getting started!!!
  • Man charged with Border Patrol agent assault near Rio Grande City

    07/28/2012 7:03:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | July 27, 2012 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The Monitor RIO GRANDE CITY — A Mexican national remains behind bars in connection with the assault of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Court records state 20-year-old Jorge Hernandez Mondragon was arrested last July 20 along the banks of the river near Rio Grande City. During the arrest, Hernandez tackled a Border Patrol agent in the process of arresting another illegal alien. The other man got away. Earlier this week, Hernandez went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos who charged him with both immigration and with assault charges and ordered he be held without bond pending a detention hearing.
  • Dewhurst: I focused on Texans, not tea party

    07/27/2012 1:52:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he never felt the need to seek the support of key tea party leaders nationwide because, “I’ve been focused on Texans.” Asked about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other grassroots darlings coming to Dallas and The Woodlands this week to campaign for Ted Cruz, his Republican opponent for U.S. Senate, Dewhurst said, “I’ve never gone and asked for their help.”
  • Dewhurst wins support of Combs, Patrick

    07/26/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 26, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday added her name to the long list of Texas elected officials who are backing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Dewhurst has been “relentless and focused on conservative principles,” said Combs, who credited the lieutenant governor for putting Texas in a strong economic position. “Fighting for principle is not always easy and it is not always visible,” Combs said at an Austin news conference. “I will tell you that actions speak a lot louder than words.” The low-key news conference at Run-Tex on Riverside Drive stands in stark contrast to...
  • Alleged burglar shot in left leg Homeowner fired at man in his bedroom

    07/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Alyssa Johnston
    A Wichita Falls man with a history of criminal activity was shot in the left leg when a surprised homeowner found him in a room Tuesday afternoon. Wichita Falls police were en route to a burglary of a habitation call at 4:27 p.m. when dispatchers told officers shots were fired. According to Public Information Officer Joe Snyder, the homeowner shot at the suspect when he found him in the master bedroom of his home. Nieves Molina Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with one count of burglary of a habitation and one count of criminal trespassing following the incident. According...
  • IN OUR VIEW: Are we safer with a ban on BB guns?(TX)

    07/16/2012 6:39:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 15 July, 2012 | NA
    Citizens of Odessa can now rest easy. BB guns are banned in public between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. after the Odessa City Council last week passed an ordinance pushed by Police Chief Tim Burton. Along with the BB gun, it bans airsoft guns and slingshots on a person or in a vehicle (except in a trunk) at night. Now, we acknowledge a recent spat of vandalism destroyed windows and other property throughout town. Burton said 158 criminal mischief acts occurred in the last year and they were primarily after dark. He called the new ordinance a helpful law to...
  • Black Women and Guns in Texas

    07/12/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    I saw a couple of people (including InstaPundit) citing this Utne Reader article, which reports that “Texas Department of Public Safety data show that the fastest-growing group of concealed handgun owners in the state has been, for at least five years, black women” (and also tells the story of the author, one of those black women). And, as I always like to do, I decided to check the statistics for myself. I don’t think the race and sex of who owns guns and who has carry licenses is particularly important for evaluating concealed carry laws, but such demographic phenomena still...
  • Teen slain in Fort Worth robbery was caught in crossfire, documents say

    07/12/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT · by An American! · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | july 10, 2012 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ
    FORT WORTH -- Claudia Hidic was desperate for money. On June 24, the 17-year-old former Trinity High School student began hounding a 43-year-old Overton Park West resident for cash, selling him an HK .40-caliber pistol for $100 and giving him two laptops as collateral for an additional $100. She told him that she needed the money to get her boyfriend out of jail. The teen returned a few days later asking for $600, but the man refused to give it to her. As he drove home from his job in Dallas on the afternoon of June 28, the resident got...
  • 2 indicted on murder, robbery charges (TX)

    07/12/2012 6:27:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 11 July, 2012 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Randall County grand jurors indicted two Amarillo siblings Wednesday on murder and aggravated robbery charges in the death of a 26-year-old burglary suspect shot during a June home invasion. Jessica Medina, 26, and her brother, Timothy Francisco Lopez, 29, were each indicted on both charges. Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said both participated with Gabriel Castillo, 26, in a June 8 home invasion at 2918 S. Highland St. Castillo’s body was found in the 2400 block of Rule Street, where police said he died of a gunshot wound to his right hip. In a criminal complaint last month,...
  • Homeowner Detains Burglar at Gunpoint (TX)

    07/12/2012 5:51:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 7 July, 2012 | NA
    A Washington County homeowner took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his garage and two vehicles Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. “There's a sign at the edge of the property that says ‘Warning: Our citizens are armed,’ and this is a real good example," said Ryan Hord. Hord’s wife, Mindy, called 911 when the incident occurred. “I woke up this morning to get my son his milk and I look outside and there's a black guy outside without his shirt I ran inside and woke my husband up," said Mindy Hord in...
  • Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP's Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)

    07/10/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    WOAI radio ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
      Lawyers for several groups which are opposing the state's voter i.d bill have raised their estimate of how many otherwise eligible Texas voters would not be able to cast ballots if the law were implemented, 1200 WOAI news reports.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.   That is up from the 600,000 people that Attorney General Eric Holder said would be 'disenfranchised' if the law is implemented.   Westfall gave...
  • Texas Is America's Top State for Business 2012

    07/10/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    Texas has done it again. The Lone Star State makes a triumphant return as America’s Top State for Business—its third time at the top of our rankings. “Listen, there is a reason that Caterpillar [CAT 80.27 -2.87 (-3.45%) ] moved their hydraulics manufacturing and their engine manufacturing to the state of Texas,” said Gov. Rick Perry in November during the CNBC Republican presidential debate. We can attest to that. In our sixth annual study, Texas racked up an impressive 1,604 points out of a possible 2,500, with top-10 finishes in six of our 10 categories of competitiveness. Texas has never...