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  • Trump announces six new federal court picks

    01/16/2019 3:49:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | ALEXOLDS
    President Trump announced six new picks for federal district court seats Wednesday in what was his first slate of judicial nominees released since the start of the new Congress this year. ~snip~ The new nominees announced Wednesday include Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Greg Guidry for the Eastern District of Louisiana, James W. Hendrix and Mark T. Pittman for the Northern District of Texas, Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas, Michael T. Liburdi for the District of Arizona, and Peter D. Welte for the District of North Dakota.
  • Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run

    01/12/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1-12-2019 | Maggie Astor
    Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit and meet with residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Later in the week, his campaign said, he will go to New Hampshire. Mr. Castro, in prepared remarks that he was set to deliver in San Antonio on Saturday, said, “When my grandmother...
  • Seguin PD: Man with loaded gun headed to church to 'fulfill prophecy'

    12/31/2018 3:44:38 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | Chelsea Moreno
    Seguin Police arrested an armed man who they said was allegedly going to a church to "fulfill" a "prophecy" on Sunday morning. Tony Albert, 33, was arrested and booked into the Guadalupe County Jail. Officers responded to the 2400 block of Kingsbury St. at 7 a.m. after receiving reports of a man carrying a handgun. When an off-duty police officer arrived, he saw a man wearing tactical style clothing and a surgical face shield carrying a loaded gun with extra ammunition. The officer was on her way home from work at the time. Police said during the investigation they discovered...
  • DPS trooper shoots, kills suspect armed with machete in Llano

    12/31/2018 3:37:48 PM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 31, 2018 | Chelsea Moreno
    A DPS trooper shot and killed a man who was armed with a machete in Llano County Sunday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS and the Llano Police Department responded to a barricaded person at 600 Bessemer Ave just after 6:15 a.m. The address DPS reported is near the intersection of East Young and Ford Street, however neighbors said the place the suspect ultimately barricaded himself is closer to East Tarrant Street. The man died at the scene... According to the Hill Country Scanner, when law enforcement arrived, the man with the machete barricaded himself in...
  • Texas Democrat Introduces Bill to Remove Ban on “Brass” Knucks

    12/31/2018 7:24:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Texas law currently bans a number of weapons. Representative Joe Moody proposes to remove “brass” knuckles from the list of banned weapons in section 46.05 (a). Here is the list of banned weapons. From texas.gov: (1) any of the following items, unless the item is registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or otherwise not subject to that registration requirement or unless the item is classified as a curio or relic by the United States Department of Justice: (A) an explosive weapon; (B) a machine gun; or...
  • Texas Strip Club Shootout with Off-Duty Police Officer, No Charges

    12/28/2018 5:06:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 9:30 p.m., at the All Stars Gentlemen's Club parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, a barber and a police officer got into a gunfight. Both were seriously wounded. A female witness was wounded with a bullet crease to her head. The police reported the incident was caused by road rage. That seems to be correct. The barber was cut off by the police officer. They both pulled into the parking lot. They both got out of their vehicles.  Then the gunfight happened.Initially, the story from the police was the barber opened up on the police officer, who was...
  • Mexican governor and politician husband killed in helicopter crash

    12/25/2018 1:28:36 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-25-2018 | Ray Sanchez
    The new governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her politician husband were killed Monday in a helicopter crash in central Mexico, according to the head of their political party. Puebla governor Martha Erika Alonso and her husband Senator Rafael Moreno Valle died in the crash, as did the pilot, co-pilot and a fifth passenger, according to Public Security and Civil Protection Secretary Alfonso Durazo. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also confirmed the deaths on Twitter Monday evening. He offered his condolences to the victims' families and vowed a transparent investigation into the cause of the Christmas eve crash....
  • Execution date set for Jasper man convicted in 1998 dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. this spring

    12/22/2018 1:48:53 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    kvue ^ | Dec. 22, 2018 | Eleanor Skelton
    One of three men convicted in the 1998 dragging death of a Jasper man is set to be executed next spring. John William King's execution date is set for April 24, 2019 at 6 p.m., Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles told 12News. Rowles was the sheriff in Jasper County when Byrd was tragically and brutally murdered over 20 years ago... Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, was executed in 2011 for the crime and Shawn Berry, 42, is serving life in prison. Byrd's death sparked legislation about hate crimes in the resulting public outcry throughout the last two decades. President Barack Obama...
  • Litter-collecting hiker hits 500th 'trash hike' this weekend

    12/21/2018 4:37:29 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | Chris Davis
    An Austin woman who collects litter along central Texas trails and streets hits a milestone on Saturday, when she'll log her 500th "trash hike" in a year and a half. Julie Sondecker started her mission in May 2017 after a trip to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. "Basically just found a bunch of trash, and it just kind of got me fired up," Sondecker said. "It really irritated me to find so much trash in one of my favorite places." The hiker talked to KXAN Thursday, completing her 499th hike around Lady Bird Lake, reusable mesh trash bag in hand. That...
  • Four arrested in theft of local firefighter’s truck

    12/17/2018 7:29:31 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kwtx ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | Alex Cano
    Four suspects, including a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg with a stolen gun as he tried to flee from officers, are jailed in connection with the theft of a local firefighter’s pickup on Dec. 10 from outside the Temple fire station where it was parked... Reed was taken to the Bell County Jail where a jailer who searched him found a bag of suspected methamphetamine, the affidavit says... Sizemore admitted to investigators that Castleman arrived at her home driving the stolen truck and told her that he had found the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado with the keys and...
  • Major Drug Bust at U.S./Mexico Border: $7 Million Worth of Cocaine, Meth & Heroin Seized

    12/13/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 12/13/2018 | Nick Kangadis
    Seven million dollars might not seem like a lot when you consider that the illegal drug business generates hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue for organized crime all over the world. But, at least there’s $7 million worth of hard drugs off the streets. A major drug bust occurred earlier this week at the U.S./Mexico border in Texas. Border officials said that an estimated $6,998,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and what is believed to be heroin were discovered. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. Officers...
  • University of North Texas Suspends Student for… Gun Ownership??

    12/07/2018 10:14:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2018 | Open Carry Texas
    Brandon Masin is a 25-year-old student at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law. He is the founder of the law school’s chapter of The Federalist Society, the only conservative student organization on campus.On the evening of November 20th, 2018, while at an outing hosted by one of his professors for the holiday, Brandon received an email from the university stating that due to an alleged and unspecified threat he was immediately suspended and would have to meet with the school's CARE team. He emailed several times asking procedural questions about the investigation as it was...
  • Capital Metro makes Kids Ride Free program permanent

    12/05/2018 6:03:07 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Bettie Cross
    Capital Metro voted on Wednesday to continue offering students free rides on the transit system. The summer pilot program, Kids Ride Free, is now permanent. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can ride by bus or rail at no charge... The estimated lost fare revenue is $250,000 to $300,000. But Capital Metro thinks building lifelong transit habits will pay-off in the long run.
  • Police say robbery suspect was killed after being struck by 18-wheeler

    11/28/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    fox7 ^ | Nov. 27, 2018 | Steven Sarabia
    “We got a call of a robbery at the shell gas station just north of St. Johns on the north bound frontage of I-35,” said Lieutenant Ken Hubbs with the Austin Police Department. The victim told police they were assaulted and robbed inside their vehicle. Officials said a white female fled in a tan car and a black male suspect fled on foot... According to police the suspect attempted to cross the busy highway when he was hit by the 18-wheeler. “We don't have any witnesses besides the officer that saw him last,” said Lt Hubbs... Police are still seeking...
  • Man who fled Texas trial captured in Mexico, returned to US

    11/18/2018 1:58:26 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Nov. 18, 2018 | AP
    Hidalgo County officials say 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the U.S. Wednesday. During the 2008 trial in Edinburg, prosecutors presented evidence that Rodriguez in 2005 broke into the McAllen home of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend, Nydia Maldonado, and killed her. She was strangled and stabbed multiple times.
  • 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 · 42 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.