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  • Cruz, O'Rourke to debate in Houston before U.S. Senate election

    09/14/2018 4:57:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    KHOU ^ | Published: 5:04 PM CDT September 14, 2018 Updated: 5:07 PM CDT September 14, 2018 | Lisa Carter
    HOUSTON - Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke are set for three debates ahead of the U.S. Senate election. The debates are set for Sept. 21 in Dallas, Sept. 30 in Houston and Oct. 16 in San Antonio. The first two debates – one at Southern Methodist University and the other at University of Houston – will focus on domestic policy. The final debate at a studio in San Antonio will focus on both foreign and domestic policy.
  • Wimberley ISD debuts 'dark sky-friendly' lights at football stadium

    09/14/2018 10:13:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Chris Davis
    Wimberley ISD will debut new stadium lights Friday night that emit less ambient light as part of the city's commitment to keeping the skies dark at night. Wimberley was designated as an International Dark Sky Community earlier this summer, meaning light pollution doesn't obscure views of the night sky. As part of that ongoing commitment, voters in May approved a bond package for the school district that included money for the new lights... The district finished installing them before the school year, and Friday marks the first varsity home game in which they'll be used. Funds to replace them, totaling...
  • Body of Missing Priest Allegedly Part of Gay Network Reportedly Found in TX

    08/21/2018 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Fedora · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 08/21/2018 | Anita Carey
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - Police believe a body found buried in a shallow grave is a retired priest with a scandalous past linked to a gay network of priests in Massachusetts.Reports are suggesting that human remains found buried near Santa Monica, Texas on Friday are that of a retired priest that has been missing since Aug. 1. Father William M. Costello, from the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, was living in the resort town of South Padre Island about 60 miles south of where the body was found.Nikki Soto, the public information officer from South Padre Island told...
  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • ‘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...
  • TX: Mystery Man at McAllen Mall Robbery: Armed Citizen or Plain Clothes Police?

    08/06/2018 4:23:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a video of the attempted armed robbery of a McAllen, Texas mall jewelry store, the seven suspects were captured by three armed people. One of the armed people, in a uniform, is said to be a police officer working mall security. Another one, in a red shirt, is said to be a citizen with a Texas license to carry, in a Fox News Video. The third, showing a badge in his left hand, appears to be another police officer. Link to video The dailymail.co.uk writes that the armed person in the red shirt is a plain clothes police...
  • 4 Texans among 24 defendants sentenced in call center scam

    07/21/2018 6:43:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 20, 2018 | cbs
    Investigators say they frequently impersonated officials from the IRS in a ruse designed to defraud victims located throughout the United States... Four Texans among 24 defendants were sentenced for their part in a massive India-based call center fraud and money laundering scam. The U.S. Department of Justice says the group defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars. All were sentenced in Houston this week.
  • The mayor explains why no bid for GOP convention

    07/20/2018 4:55:12 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Updated 10:21 am CDT, Friday, May 11, 2018 = | Ron Nirenberg
    National political conventions aren’t the great deal for cities that the parties and their advocates want us to believe. That’s the reason San Antonio hasn’t pursued a bid for either national political convention in 20 years. Only one city seems to be aggressively pursuing the 2020 Republican National Convention this time around. For national convention bids, local organizing committees are required to raise tens of millions of dollars for the privilege of serving as the host city for the gathering. In the case of the 2020 Republican National Convention, the GOP wants a $68 million to $70 million guaranty agreement...
  • Neighbors donate supplies, gasoline to crews fighting Llano wildfire

    07/20/2018 4:16:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    kxan ^ | July 19, 2018 | Will DuPree
    Llano residents showed just how caring their community is by stepping up and donating much-needed supplies to the crews tirelessly fighting a large brush fire. During the early morning hours Thursday, the Llano County Office of Emergency Management said it needed more than 500 gallons of gasoline for the firefighters. Craig Wade and many of his neighbors fulfilled that request in a matter of hours, dropping off containers of gas to the Llano Volunteer Fire Department. "I figured if they're out there doing the hard work and volunteering, the least we could do is bring them some gas or water...
  • Plutonium went missing in San Antonio, but the government says nothing

    07/16/2018 1:52:34 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    mysa ^ | July 16, 2018 | Patrick Malone
    Two security experts from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there. Their task, according to documents and interviews, was to ensure that the radioactive materials did not fall into the wrong hands on the way back to Idaho, where the government maintains a stockpile of nuclear explosive materials for the military and others. To ensure they got the right items, the specialists from Idaho brought radiation detectors and small samples of dangerous materials to calibrate them: specifically,...
  • Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

    07/11/2018 8:06:34 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.rochesterfirst.com ^ | 7/11/18 | COLLEEN LONG
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor's office flatly denied the allegation.-snip-According to the letter, a uniformed Border Patrol agent noticed a group on the Rio Grande River flood plain south of the Tornillo, Texas, Port of Entry, taking photos of the holding facility. The agent asked if anyone from Border Patrol or public affairs was there...
  • Off-Duty Security Guard Found Not Guilty After 1.5 Years in Jail

    06/21/2018 10:11:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 16 November 2016, an off-duty security guard, Melvin Stephens, shot and killed a man who charged at him up stairs at his apartment complex. The incident occurred in Austin, Texas. The two had been in a confrontation earlier. The man killed, Dedric Earl, had scissors that were discovered at the scene. Stephens called 911 to report the shooting. Stephens was arrested and jailed because of statements he made to police. Bail was set at $125,000. It was more than Stephens could raise or afford. He spent over one and a half years in jail, from November 2016, to...
  • Uresti resigns from state Senate (D-TX)

    06/18/2018 11:22:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    mysa ^ | June 18, 2018 | Patrick Danner
    State Sen. Carlos Uresti, a San Antonio Democrat, announced he will resign from office effective Thursday. He was convicted by a federal jury on 11 felony charges in February... Four months after his felony conviction, state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced today he will step down from office effective Thursday. Uresti is scheduled to be sentenced June 26 after being found guilty in February by a federal jury on 11 felony charges in connection with his involvement in a now-defunct San Antonio oilfield-services company that defrauded investors. The San Antonio Democrat has indicated he will appeal his conviction.
  • President Trump on FBI, Fake News, Comey, Mueller and Border Security (Tweetstorm!)

    06/17/2018 8:06:33 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 17, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump “The highest level of bias I’ve ever witnessed in any law enforcement officer.” Trey Gowdy on the FBI’s own, Peter Strzok. Also remember that they all worked for Slippery James Comey and that Comey is best friends with Robert Mueller. A really sick deal, isn’t it? 9:03 PM · Jun 17, 2018 ______ The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don’t wait until after the election because you are going to lose! 8:49 PM · Jun 17, 2018 ______ Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working...
  • Nearly 220 Texas School Districts Allow School Staff to be Armed(219-221?)

    06/17/2018 9:38:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Nearly 220 Texas school districts allow school staff to be armed for defense of themselves and their students. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the exact number of school districts allowing armed staff sits at 217. At the beginning of February there were just over 170 Texas districts allowing armed staff, but that number grew as district after district responded to Parkland and other school shootings by changing policies to allow staff to defend their students.
  • TX: Patterson Reports on Governor Abbot's Gun Control Proposals

    06/15/2018 4:42:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from reddit.com Governor Gregg Abbott has been a friend to Second Amendment supporters in Texas. After the tragic shooting at the Santa Fe High School, he held several meetings to come up with suggestions to improve school safety. In the Longview News-Journal, former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson writes that these firearm related measures are what Governor Abbot will send to the legislature as part of his plan. Patterson contends that none of these measures will infringe on Second Amendment rights. From Longview newsjournal.com: â–  1. Closing reporting gaps for federal background checks by creating a case management system...
  • Gun Control Group Virtue Signals With Full-Page Letter To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

    05/23/2018 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Beth Baumann
    A group of gun control advocating students took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle, which was paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. The ad was a personal letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) detailing why the students demand stricter gun control laws.
  • Teens stage ‘die-in' at Governor's Mansion

    05/21/2018 8:06:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Teenagers armed themselves with a megaphone and gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin Sunday night to try and get attention for their cause. “Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Texas legislators -- for as long as this is happening, we will stand to make sure that common-sense gun laws are enacted,” yelled one of the speakers through the device... The students also staged a “die-in,” laying down on the ground for 23 minutes as if they were dead -- one minute for every school shooting since the start of the school year... These students also want to end the culture...
  • TX Bishops and the Culture of Death

    05/03/2018 3:43:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bradley Eli,
    Texas bishops are actually supporting end-of-life directives that allow Texas hospitals to kill their patients much the same as U.K. hospitals did to Alfie Evans and Charlie Guard. The Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA) allows hospitals, not patients or family members to decide when to withdraw life-sustaining care from patients if doctors deem continued care to be futile. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) last year showed strong support for the measure: "Human intervention that would deliberately cause, hasten or unnecessarily prolong the patient's death violates the dignity of the human person. ... TCCB strongly supports §166.046 as indispensable for ensuring dignity at end of life."  In other...
  • Homeland security agent fatally shoots suspect in San Antonio

    05/01/2018 6:26:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    nydailynews ^ | May 1, 2018 | Jessica Schladebeck
    A suspect was fatally shot and killed in a confrontation with a Homeland Security Officer in San Antonio Tuesday morning. An agent on the city’s south side opened fire on the person around 7 a.m., police told my SanAntionio.com. The unidentified suspect died on the scene and the details leading up to the shooting were not immediately clear.