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  • Jordanian patriarch facing death in Houston ‘honor killings’ praised 9/11 attacks

    08/01/2018 5:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 6:26 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Brian Rogers
    A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday. Nesreen Irsan, 30, told jurors that her fervently Muslim father, 60-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was living in Conroe when the infamous attacks occurred and was happy that Americans had died. He also told his 12 children they should become suicide bombers if asked. “He said it’s what America deserves,” the daughter said as she testified against the father who has been convicted of killing her...
  • ‘I warned him’: Woman, 68, shoots man [wanking] on bike who then chased her to her doorstep

    08/08/2018 9:28:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-08-2018 | Meagan Flynn
    The sign on her door reportedly said, “Save the drama for your mama.” But when that message didn’t appear to get across to the man masturbating on her doorstep, the 68-year-old Houston woman warned that she would have to get her pistol. The woman, identified only as “Granny Jean” in local news, was taking out her trash about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when the man riding his bicycle while masturbating approached her, according to Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson. “She was alarmed by this,” Crowson told reporters at the scene, and the woman started back toward her house. The man followed...
  • Astro Star Alex Bregman Rips Donald Trump Over Attack on LeBron James

    08/04/2018 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    12 UP ^ | August 4, 2018 | Nate Puciato
    Not the right time to tell Alex Bregman to stick to sports, Houston and LSU fans. Not if our President won't stick to politics.
  • New surveillance video, photos show bicyclist accused of fatally shooting Houston Methodist doctor

    07/24/2018 8:58:59 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 18 replies
    KPRC Click2Houston ^ | Brittany Taylor | Brittany Taylor
    HOUSTON - New surveillance video and pictures were released Monday of a man who officials say fatally shot a doctor on a bicycle Friday near the Texas Medical Center and then fled.
  • Onetime Bush doctor is gunned down riding bicycle to hospital where he worked

    07/20/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was gunned down Friday morning while riding his bicycle through Houston’s Texas Medical Center. *snip* Hausknecht was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Finner said he was hit at least once. The area where the shooting took place is part of a 1,345-acre complex of hospitals and medical institutions, including the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is teeming with traffic and pedestrians during the day. Hausknecht was going to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot, the hospital's CEO said in...
  • George H.W. Bush offers condolences after cardiologist killed in shooting (Bicycle Ride-by)

    07/21/2018 6:23:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/18 | John Bowden
    George H.W. Bush offered condolences on Friday after a cardiologist who previously treated the former president was killed in a drive-by shooting. Bush, 94, issued a statement through his spokesman on Twitter after authorities said Dr. Mark Hausknecht was shot and killed by a fellow cyclist while riding near the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in downtown Houston. "Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man," Bush said in the statement. "I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care. His family is in our prayers." Bush spokesman Jim McGrath added that the nation's 41st president was "deeply...
  • "Houston Methodist doctor on bike fatally shot at Texas Medical Center"

    07/21/2018 1:07:09 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 33 replies
    "A Houston doctor who was riding his bicycle to work in the Texas Medical Center on Friday morning was gunned down by another cyclist who passed him, turned and fired two shots, and then rode off."
  • Husband shoots gunmen to protect wife during attempted home invasion on south side

    07/18/2018 9:06:15 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 23 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | Wednesday, July 18, 2018 06:59AM | Courtney Fischer
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say a husband got into a shoot-out with two gunmen who grabbed his wife and tried to force her inside the couple's house on the city's south side. Investigators tell Eyewitness News that around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday the man heard noises outside his home on South Acres Drive near Rubin Street.
  • Accused Houston serial killer arrested following chase

    07/17/2018 8:16:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    KHOU11 ^ | July 17, 2018 | Michelle Homer & KHOU.com Staff
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Accused serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, was arrested following a chase in northwest Harris County Tuesday morning. The pursuit ended on Eldridge Parkway just north of Fallbrook Drive before 7 a.m. Rodriguez was in the same dark gray Nissan Sentra authorities had been searching for. Police say that Rodriguez could be linked with two mattress store murders, the murder of a Cypress woman, along with other unsolved crimes. Rodriguez hasn't been charged in the crimes, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted he's "considered a serial killer, armed and dangerous." Rodriguez was caught thanks to...
  • Teacher reportedly compares pro-Trump MAGA hat teen to Nazi in vulgar tweet: 'F--- EM'

    07/13/2018 8:35:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area Channelview Independent School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet, Director of Communications for the school district LaKeisha LeBlanc told Fox News in a statement....
  • Woman gets 40 years in prison for trying to sell 2-year-old daughter for sex

    07/13/2018 1:47:23 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that she offered to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200. Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Marie Peters was sentenced Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to charges that include promotion of prostitution. Authorities say undercover officers in Montgomery County, north of Houston, encountered Peters online on a social media site. They say she forwarded photos of young girls and asked if there was anyone who wanted “to have fun” with her daughter. Detectives watched Peters board a bus in Houston with her...
  • How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt

    07/08/2018 11:11:09 AM PDT · by BBell · 160 replies
    t’s hard to imagine a safer space in Houston than West University Place. Its unofficial motto is “The Neighborhood City,” and on a sweet spring night that was blessedly cool and clear, with mature live oaks spreading their protective branches over the tidy streets and the azaleas blooming in a riot of coral, fuchsia, and the whitest white, that’s what it seemed to be: a cozy, friendly oasis in the middle of a big, complicated metropolis. A place where four girls just entering their teens could head out for ice cream and cookies, unaccompanied, to a spot called Tiny’s Milk...
  • Hillsong Worship Pastor’s Evolution Comments Spark Fierce Debate Among Christians

    06/28/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT · by Theo · 65 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 06/26/2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hillsong Church has, over the years, hardly avoided the limelight, often finding itself at the center of hotly-contested debates. Now one of its biggest leaders is running headlong into the creation debate. Joel Houston, eldest son of the Sydney-based church’s founders, lead musician in the worship band Hillsong United, and co-pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, tweeted Monday that “evolution is undeniable.”
  • Man accused of hiring hitman to kill Houston police officer for writing too many tickets

    06/27/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2018 | Keri Blakinger and Victoria Cheyne
    A Houston business owner was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly hired a hitman to kill a police officer who gave him too many nuisance tickets. In an elaborate ruse, police played along with the scheme and went so far as to fake the officer's death before arresting 47-year-old Mohammed Mohamed and charging him with solicitation of capital murder, Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday.
  • Houston metro ranked No. 4 in job growth; No. 2 for adding new homes, Metrostudy says

    06/19/2018 12:00:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Community Impact Newspaper ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jules Rogers
    New jobs and homes are booming in the Greater Houston area: it is ranked No. 4 in the nation for top job growth markets and No. 2 for adding new homes. The data is from a new Metrostudy report released May 10 on the first three months of 2018; the report looked at the Houston economy’s job growth and population. With regard to employment growth, Houston came in below the New York, Dallas and Los Angeles metros with a total employment of 3,058,500 in February 2018. That is an annual growth of 67,100 jobs, or 2.2 percent, for Houston, according...
  • United's Boeing 737 Max 9 makes its debut with flight from Houston

    06/07/2018 9:25:35 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-7-2018 | Andrea Rumbaugh
    United Airlines became the first North American carrier to operate the Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft on Thursday morning, with its inaugural flight departing Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport for Orlando, Fla. The new planes are more fuel efficient, with the ability to fly farther on less fuel, and provide a quieter ride. Having a longer range than previous 737 models allows United to operate the 737 Max 9 between Houston and Anchorage, Alaska, which previously needed a larger aircraft. The Max 9 is scheduled to fly between Houston and Anchorage on Thursday. It's also scheduled to fly to Austin. United...
  • Houston Police: Teen's story about being abducted by white supremacists wasn't true

    06/05/2018 12:45:21 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    abc13 News ^ | 6/4/2018 | Tom Abrahams
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say there is no evidence to support the claims made by a teenager that white supremacists abducted him, injured him and threatened him. We first brought you this story last month when 13-year-old Zavion Parker claimed he was grabbed by an adult and four young men after stepping off his school bus. Zavion alleges he was robbed and beaten, all because of his race. He also said he was held at a property at gunpoint until he was able to escape. Michelle Lee, the teen's mother, told Eyewitness News her son managed to escape...
  • FBI Investigating Abortionist Who Delivers Babies Alive and Snips Their Necks

    05/21/2018 4:53:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/21/18 | Cheryl Sullenger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions. The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen’s Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies that one Karpen employee had taken at his abortion facility with...
  • Declaration of Independence Not Your Personal Prop, Chief Acevedo

    05/21/2018 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    God Squad I: It takes unmitigated gall of the most classic kind to toss God Almighty into the Gun Rights mix, and that’s what Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo had when he appointed himself ‘Supreme God Squad One’ within hours of the Santa Fe High School massacre, which claimed 10 student lives and injuring 10 more, including John Barnes, a retired Houston police officer who was working as a high school resource officer at Santa Fe High. “God hasn’t instructed me to believe that Gun Rights are bestowed by him” is Chief Acevedo’s take on the latest shooting, somewhat akin...
  • Houston police officer telling woman to put hands up and 'pretend like we're going to shoot you'

    05/21/2018 6:52:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A viral video involving Houston police officers is now under investigation after an officer was recorded ordering four individuals to exit a vehicle. In a video recorded by Denee Harris, an officer can be heard over the loudspeaker saying, "Hands up! Put your hands up. Over your head! Pretend like we're going to shoot you." "Why would he say that?" Harris said in the video. Another officer confiscated one of the passenger's crutches,