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Chemical plant fire adds to Hurricane Harvey woes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/3/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Houston area is filled with heavy industry, including numerous chemical manufacturing and processing plants.

In the wake of flooding from the rains of Hurricane Harvey, one of the plants in Crosby (about 25 miles from the city) burned when trailers holding highly unstable chemicals used in the production of plastics and...

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All Hail the Cajun Navy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6:00pm 9/2/2017 at 6:00pm
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If you hadn’t heard of them before Hurricane Harvey, you certainly have now — the Cajun Navy as they call themselves, is a band of rugged Louisiana outdoorsman (and women) who load up their boats and caravan into flooded areas, performing rescues.

They’ve been a tremendous asset in rescuing folks flooded...

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Politico has no clue how Texas works or what Texans value

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/1/2017 at 2:30pm
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I live in Houston where we’ve just experienced the worst natural disaster in the city’s long history. Harvey caused inestimable damage and left thousands without shelter and earthly possession. There is not one person in the Greater Houston Area, in Rockport, Port Aransas, or surrounding counties that hasn’t been adversely affected...

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EPA issues fuel waivers to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/31/2017 at 8:30pm
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Despite predictions of economic doom and gloom in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election win, things are actually looking quite sunny. A revised estimate showed gross domestic product had climbed at an annualized rate of 3 per cent, showing more growth than the professionals projected.

Part of the reason for this...

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“Tone Deaf” and “Contemptible”: Politico Cartoon Causes Backlash

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/31/2017 at 2:30pm
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One of things that used to flummox me about the left is their sophomoric insistence on “all or nothing.” Children love the false dichotomy: either you buy me this iPhone, prom dress, car, or you hate me and wish I’d never been born. For Democrats and the left, this puerile insistence...

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Linda Sarsour Steering Money to Political Group, Not Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/30/2017 at 7:00pm
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Anti-Israel, Sharia law loving activist Linda Sarsour sparked outrage after she asked her followers on Twitter to donate to help Hurricane Harvey victims, but the link takes you to a political activist group.

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MSM climate change ghouls feasting on Harvey

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/30/2017 at 4:00pm
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It is scary how quickly media eco-activists have unleashed torrents of climate change pseudo-science on the American public since Hurricane Harvey hit.

There are many articles now making the rounds on social media asserting that this deadly storm proves “climate change is real”. Perhaps the most dramatic comes from the Godfather of...

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Trump Visits Texas to Survey Harvey Damage, Promises Help for Those Affected

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:00pm 8/29/2017 at 6:00pm
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump boarded Air Force One this morning (yes, I covered the left losing its mind over her freaking shoes) to survey the damage and speak to Texas officials about recovery. From Fox News:

“We want to do it better than ever before,” Trump said of...

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Melania Trump’s Office Lashes Out at Criticism Over Her Stilettos

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/29/2017 at 4:00pm
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STOP THE PRESSES!!!! First Lady Melania Trump had the NERVE to wear stilettos as she boarded Air Force One to head to Texas with President Donald Trump.

The way people acted you’d think she’s the one who ordered Hurricane Harvey to devastate the Gulf Coast of Texas.

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Dispatches from Houston: Hurricane Harvey Day 3

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/28/2017 at 5:30pm
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By some miracle (and I truly believe that’s what it is), we’re still high and dry and abundantly thankful to be so. My husband and I are heartbroken for our home town and frustrated that there is nothing we can do to help those in need right now.

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Politicizing Hurricane Harvey Helps No One

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:00am 8/28/2017 at 10:00am
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Blogging from Houston where we’ve received 25 inches of rain these last 48 hours. Meteorologists are predicting we’ll receive another 15-25 inches in the next three days, and that’s before Harvey meanders back into the gulf, swings back around and hits us once more as a parting gift.

My brother-in-law’s family is...

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Fake News: Opposition to Original Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Supposedly Makes Republicans Hypocrites

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/27/2017 at 5:30pm
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The mainstream media is at again: walking their well-worn propagandist path between fact and a fiction they hope seeps into public consciousness.  This time the target is Texas lawmakers who are requesting federal aid in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The intent is to paint Republican lawmakers as “hypocrites” because they voted...

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How We’re Preparing for Hurricane Harvey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Sitting here, blogging from my home breaks in Houston, which is currently on the dirty side of Hurricane Harvey.

My brother-in-law’s family evacuated from the coast yesterday to dryer ground inland.

As these things go, no one is entirely sure what to expect, but wisdom always suggests we prepare for the...

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law Again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:00am 8/24/2017 at 10:00am
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A federal judge has once again struck down the Texas voter ID law, stating that the changes the lawmakers made over the summer did not eliminate the discriminatory language. From The Hill:

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that the law was enacted with the deliberate intent to discriminate against black...

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After Charlottesville, U. of Houston Will Rename Calhoun Lofts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/22/2017 at 1:30pm
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The administration at the University of Houston has decided to rename the Calhoun Lofts on campus “in the wake of recent events”. The lofts were not specifically named after Vice President John C. Calhoun to begin with.

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University of Texas Removes Confederate Statues Under Cloak of Darkness

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:00pm 8/21/2017 at 5:00pm
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Late Sunday night, under cloak of night, the University of Texas at Austin sneakily removed three Confederate statues from campus.

No prior notice was given, but construction crews toiled through the night beneath bright lights behind the protection of police-guarded fences to remove statues of Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney...

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Texas Bathroom Bill Dies in Special Session

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:30am 8/17/2017 at 11:30am
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The Texas legislature failed to pass a bathroom bill that regulated the use of public restrooms for transgender people after a 29-day special session. There’s a possibility that Republican Governor Greg Abbott will call another special session to address this bill along with other issues. From The Associated Press:

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