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  • Trump to Act on Border Tuesday, Radical Left Readies Lawsuits

    10/29/2018 2:43:08 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 October 2018 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    Tuesday is the day President Trump will announce his plan to stop the migrant invasion force heading north through Mexico toward the U.S. border. According to the Washington Post, the officials are still nailing down the details. But others are working on plans, too. Leftists are gearing up, as The New American reported last week, to file border-busting lawsuits that will stop the president from deporting the illegal aliens. Rather than claim the president doesn’t have the authority to declare some immigrants ineligible, the anti-American legal front will claim the migrants are seeking asylum and have a right to apply...
  • Self Defense in Texas: 22LR Single Shot Beats AR15 & .40 Cal

    10/29/2018 6:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The gunfight happened in the early morning hours of 17 August 2018. The location was 867 Bootlegger Lane in Yoakum, Texas.  Yoakum is a small town in Texas, about halfway between San Antonio and Houston.There was “bad blood” between Dakota Wayne Kirkman, 19, and Manuel Martinez III, 36.  The men lived about 22 miles apart. Yoakum is in DeWitt County, Texas. Kirkman and his girlfriend lived in Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas. Dakota did not want his live-in girlfriend to hang around Martinez and his wife. His girlfriend, Martinez, and Martinez' wife were at Martinez' house when Kirkman came to...
  • Emergency Response Activated at Pantex for Unexpected Event at the Plant

    10/23/2018 10:51:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 41 replies
    myhighplains.com ^ | 23 OCT 18 | By: Karl Wehmhoener
    AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - UPDATE - Carson County Sheriff Department is reporting that FM 2373 is closed from I-40 north. Officials are also reporting the east side of the Pantex Plant is completely inaccessible.
  • Roma woman arrested on voter fraud charges for second time this month

    10/20/2018 6:35:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Berenice Garcia
    A woman arrested on voter fraud charges just two weeks ago was arrested again Friday afternoon on new charges. Modesta Vela, 60, was arrested Friday afternoon at the nonprofit food pantry in Roma, confirmed Brenda Lee, spokesperson for the Starr County Special Crimes Unit. SCU investigators served Vela with four arrest warrants related to voter fraud, Lee said, which 229th District Attorney Omar Escobar clarified were for charges of tampering with a government record. Escobar said those records, in this case, referred to voter registration applications. A bond of $15,000 was set for each count. The arrest was a result...
  • Second thoughts? Democrats starting to regret burning millions of dollars on just Beto O’Rourke

    10/14/2018 4:50:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 13, 2018 | Brett T.
    Beto O’Rourke, the Senate candidate so cool that he rode a skateboard on stage at his rally Saturday in Corpus Christi, is looking more and more like John Ossoff 2.0. Hollywood’s favorite Texan is still down by about 9 points against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, where he’s been hovering for a while. And now it looks like Democrats are having second thoughts about burning all their campaign money in one place.
  • $115K contract proposed to clean one Austin portable toilet

    10/09/2018 1:39:58 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 3, 2018 | Wes Wilson
    The Austin City Council on Thursday will vote on whether to approve a contract to clean and empty a single portable toilet in the downtown area. The cost? A minimum of $115,000 per year. The contract will initially be for two years, with the ability for it to be reauthorized each year thereafter for a total of five years at a cost not to exceed $775,000, or $155,000 per year. The portable toilet would be located within five miles of the State Capitol and must be cleaned twice a day, including refilling water and removing waste because it does not...
  • Police searching for suspect involved in pig burglary in North Austin

    10/07/2018 12:36:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | Oct. 5, 2018 | Esmi Careaga
    Austin police are still searching for a man they say stole a 150-pound pig from a restaurant in north Austin last Sunday morning. The entire burglary was caught on surveillance video. Foreign & Domestic restaurant owners said the thief got away with around $2,000 worth of goods including the 150 pound prized pig... Lemley said that's not all he stole. "The wine and beer locker had been cut off and it was all cleaned out so he took a ton of beer it looks like he's going to have a really good party," said Lemley.
  • Anti-Kavanaugh protesters shut down Lamar Blvd bridge (TX)

    10/07/2018 9:27:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    valley central ^ | Oct. 6, 2018 | Raven Ambers
    Within minutes of the U.S. Senate confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, several dozen protesters in Austin took to the streets denouncing the controversial 50-48 vote... They remained there until the end of the protest despite Austin Police Officers’ demands for them to leave. "We're willing to go to jail to defend a woman's right to choose, we're willing to go to jail to call out injustice in this country," Jahanjiri said. Fourteen people were detained for obstructing traffic. No one injuries were reported.
  • Here Are The Specific Terms Of The USAF's T-X Contract That Boeing Just Won

    09/28/2018 9:47:23 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    The War Zone ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Boeing, along with its partner Saab, has just won out big in securing the U.S. Air Force's long-awaited T-X jet trainer contract. Now, additional, more specific details have emerged that shed more light on the service's plans and what the Chicago-based planemaker does and doesn't stand to gain from the deal. The Pentagon released a number of relatively detailed specifics about the deal in its daily contracting announcement on Sept. 27, 2018. The Air Force offered further information in its own statement and in comments to reporters, according to Defense News. At present, the Air Force expects to purchase...
  • 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...