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  • Teen who was tackled by a Texas police officer at a summer pool party receives $148,000 settlement

    06/21/2018 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2018 | Anneta Konstantinides
    The bikini-clad teenager who was tackled and thrown to the ground by a Texas police officer has reached a six-figure settlement with the city. Dajerria Becton, 18, will receive $148,850 from the city of McKinney three years after a video of the incident went viral and sparked protests and discussions about police treatment of young black people in America. Many were horrified when a video was released showing McKinney Officer Eric Casebolt throwing Becton to the ground and digging his knee into her back.
  • Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography Hired to Manage Children at Migrant Detention Center

    06/21/2018 6:23:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    lawandcrime.com ^ | 6/21/2018 | Colin Kalmbacher
    A man previously arrested on child pornography charges worked as a case manager at a major child detention center located in Brownsville, Texas, according to a Wednesday exposé by Texas Monthly. Ernesto Padron is a former Border Patrol agent who was forced to resign from the agency in 2010 after being charged with possession of child pornography, which is a second-degree felony. Padron’s prosecution dragged on and the charges were only dismissed years later due to a massive case backlog which resulted in the statute of limitations being allowed to expire, according to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. Padron’s...
  • People React To Photos Of Trump’s Detention Centers — Just Kidding, They Were Obama’s

    06/21/2018 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/21/2018 | Amber Athey & Justin Caruso
    TheDC’s Amber Athey and Justin Caruso regularly take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to ask the most important questions in America. This week, we showed people a number of photos taken of detention centers for migrant children. Clearly, President Trump is keeping these kids in such horrible conditions … just kidding, that was President Obama in 2014. That’s right, we showed people around D.C. photos from detention centers that were run in 2014 under President Obama. Some of the reactions may surprise you.
  • Hardline immigration bill fails in the House

    06/21/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | Juliegrace Brufke | Juliegrace Brufke
    The House on Thursday rejected a hardline immigration bill — introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) — after leadership postponed a second vote on a compromise measure written with centrists. The 193-231 vote came a day after President Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial practice of separating children from parents who cross the border illegally. No Democrats voted in favor of Goodlatte's bill. House leadership had expressed pessimism on the chances for either Goodlatte’s legislation or a second compromise bill written with centrists, both of which come as the growing crisis at the border dominated headlines. The...
  • Poll: 3:1 Public Support for Trump’s Push to End Catch-and-Release

    06/21/2018 12:42:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Democrats are converting their emotional protests against “family separation” into unpopular calls for the catch-and-release of many Central American migrants into ordinary Americans’ jobsites and schools. The pre-election, pro-migration push is a huge risk, according to a poll by The Economist and YouGov which shows 3:1 public opposition to the Democrats’s catch-and-release policy. That opposition to catch-and-release was reinforced by President Donald Trump’s June 20 Executive Order to keep families together in detention until their appeal is decided by a judge. Many Democrats are pushing their demand that migrants caught at the border be quickly released into Americans’ workplaces and...
  • Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

    06/21/2018 12:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 21, 2018 | Lauren Fox
    House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his wall instead of the $25 billion intended. The error, which happens occasionally during legislative drafting accidentally allocated $25 billion per year for five years rather than allocating the $25 billion over a five-year period. The error, first reported by Politico, was just one of the last-minute hiccups that's unfolded around the House's immigration votes, which will occur later today and aren't likely to pass. House Freedom Caucus...
  • Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Detained Children and Law Enforcement at the Border

    06/21/2018 10:31:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump revealed on Thursday that First Lady Melania Trump was at the Southern border, visiting facilities detaining children who entered the country illegally. The president revealed the nature of her trip during a cabinet meeting at the White House. “It really bothered her … as it bothered me, as it bothered everybody at this table,” Trump said. “We’re all bothered by it.” The First Lady’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham spoke about the trip during the flight to Texas with reporters. “She wanted to see everything for herself. … She supports family reunification. She thinks that it’s important that...
  • When will Latinos outnumber whites in Texas? Experts have a new prediction (2022)

    06/21/2018 11:02:10 AM PDT · by rxsid · 64 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jill Cowan
    When will Latinos outnumber whites in Texas? Experts have a new predictionJill Cowan, 06/21/2018Texas got a little older and a little more diverse last year, data released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau shows....Migration into the state, coupled with generally higher fertility among Latinos than in the non-Hispanic white population, has also driven an increase in the state’s Latino population, he said. Texas added 234,000 Hispanic residents over the year, the most of any state, bringing the overall Hispanic population to roughly 11.2 million. “We had projected that the Latino population would exceed the ... white population by 2020 and...
  • Austin City Council members to get a firsthand glance at Tornillo’s ‘tent city’

    06/21/2018 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Jonx6 · 12 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Posted: 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | By Philip Jankowski - American-Statesman Staff
    El Paso — Outfitted with his Canon camera and a telephoto lens, Austin Mayor Steve Adler got his first look at the burgeoning “tent city” of Tornillo on Wednesday evening. The brief glance came a day ahead of a scheduled protest at the Tornillo port of call along the Mexican border, where Adler, nearly the entire Austin City Council and mayors from across the nation will protest the practice of separating immigrant children from their family members who illegally cross the U.S. border. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separations — part of his...
  • Toddler found dead on Galveston beach identified as Houston boy; mother, girlfriend arrested

    06/20/2018 2:50:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2018 | Keri Blakinger and Nick Powell
    Eight months after the naked body of a toddler washed up on a Galveston beach, police have finally unraveled the mystery, announcing the real name of the Houston boy and the arrest of his mother and her girlfriend.
  • Man accused of burning body suspected to be undocumented immigrant

    06/20/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 19, 2018 | SBG San Antonio |
    Federal authorities say they are investigating the resident status of a man accused of burning a body Monday night. Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia, 20, was arrested after he was questioned by police after the body was found around 6:45 p.m. at an apartment on the 7900 block of Jones Maltsberger. Firefighters extinguished the small fire and found a "badly burned" body inside. Officials said the body was so badly burned that they could not tell the gender, race, age or ethnicity of the victim... U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it is now part of the investigation as Esquivel-Garcia may be living...
  • Reyna fires assistant who gave FBI information on DA (Waco)

    06/20/2018 5:10:12 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/19/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna on Tuesday fired prosecutor Amanda Dillon, the last of Reyna’s remaining employees who provided information to the FBI during its investigation of Reyna. Dillon, who worked as an assistant district attorney for almost eight years, confirmed that Reyna and First Assistant District Attorney Robert Moody called her into Reyna’s office Tuesday afternoon and fired her. When she asked for grounds for the dismissal, Dillon said Reyna only responded, “It’s all documented.” Reyna then had Dillon escorted from the DA’s office by one of his investigators, she said. Reyna did not return the Tribune-Herald’s calls...
  • Texas billboard telling 'liberals' to get out goes viral

    06/20/2018 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/18 | ARIS FOLLEY
    A billboard telling liberals in Texas to leave the state is making the rounds on social media. The message on the billboard reads: "Liberals, please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS." According to a local Fox affiliate, the sign is on display near Vega, Texas, a small town of about 900 citizens.
  • Billboard targeting liberals in Texas Panhandle turning heads

    06/20/2018 7:27:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    kxan ^ | June 19, 2018 | Judd Baker
    A billboard near Vega is turning the heads of drivers as they travel down I-40. The billboard says, "Liberals please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS."
  • Meeting on Alamo plan turns heated

    06/19/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 40 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Scott Huddleston
    Nearly 100 people turned up to discuss a proposed Alamo plan at a public meeting that became heated Monday night... "We’re already in the first minute on our conversation, and I’m already hearing booing. It can’t happen that way,” Brockhouse said. Members of the design team addressed the group, which sometimes jeered as the consultants acknowledged being from outside of Texas... Earlier in the day, singer Phil Collins, who has donated his collection of artifacts to the Alamo, was in San Antonio for unveiling of bronze models depicting the evolution of the mission and military fortress over more than a...
  • Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

    06/19/2018 1:40:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 80 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Will Weissert
    "All of us are horrified at the images we're seeing." He said he's talked with the White House about legislation he plans to introduce to stop the separations, though its exact language hasn't yet been released... "We can stop this. The legislation I'm filing this week would prohibit separating families, would mandate that kids should stay with their parents." He said his bill would double the number of federal immigration judges to ensure that asylum cases are heard within two weeks. "If the claim is not valid, and many of those coming here illegally don't have valid claims for asylum,...
  • MoPac toll lanes meeting traffic estimates, exceeding revenue hopes

    06/19/2018 11:09:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | June 6, 2018 | Ben Wear
    Use of the MoPac toll lanes has been steadily growing in the seven months since the lanes opened throughout their entire 11-mile lengths, but it is falling slightly short of a first-year estimate made before construction began. Revenue from the added lanes on each side of North MoPac Boulevard, due to variable toll rates that on average have been higher than expected, has at least met expectations this spring and could exceed them when the agency begins in earnest to pursue unpaid tolls. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see the numbers bump up a bit” as collections efforts step up,...
  • $1.6 billion LBJ East project gets official blessing from TxDOT

    06/19/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Ray Leszcynski
    AUSTIN — After months spent hashing out how to pay the $1.6 billion tab, North Texas' most pressing freeway need at long last gained the blessing of the Texas Transportation Commission at its Thursday meeting. The Texas Department of Transportation now has its governing body's approval to seek bids on 10.8 miles of Interstate 635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30 — known as LBJ East to planners. A contract will be awarded in the summer of 2019, and construction is to finish in 2024. The result will be another free lane in each direction, continuous frontage roads that the...
  • Bizarre deep-sea creature washes up on Texas beach, puzzles park rangers

    06/19/2018 10:00:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    An odd-looking fish that lives on the ocean floor shocked Texas park rangers when it washed up on Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi last week. Photographer Edie Bresler was scanning the beach for hidden treasures when he spotted the big-eyed fish. With its bumpy skin and wide mouth, Bresler wasn't exactly sure what he was looking at. So, he quickly took out his camera and started snapping. "I have been beach combing all my life so to come across something strange like this was totally exciting," Bresler explained in a Facebook post on Thursday. "It got even better...
  • 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...