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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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Texas A&M Cancels “White Lives Matter” Rally Reservation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:00am 8/15/2017 at 7:00am

Monday night, Texas A&M University released a statement saying the university had canceled a campus event reservation held by Preston Wiginton. Wiginton helped organize white nationalist leader Richard Spencer’s campus visit late last year and promised Spencer would attend the upcoming rally scheduled for September 11.

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Meager DREAMer Protest at Texas Capitol Results in 15 Arrests

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00pm 7/27/2017 at 6:00pm
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Tuesday, we blogged about a sit-in protest staged by radical illegal immigration advocacy group, Cosecha.

The protest was meant to target Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, who recently advocated for an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but failed spectacularly.

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San Antonio: Eight Dead Among 38 Illegal Aliens Found In Truck Parked At Walmart (UPDATE: Death Toll Rises)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/23/2017 at 5:30pm
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Thirty-eight people, eight of whom were deceased, were found in the back of an 18-wheeler in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot.  Temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees and a lack of water are believed to have been the cause of the deaths.

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San Antonio Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/22/2017 at 3:30pm
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James Amos Headley, 59, threatened to kill Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his family.

The San Antonio Express-News reports:

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Small Biz Owners Sue IRS Claiming Agency Improperly Shut Business Down

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:43pm 7/10/2017 at 1:43pm
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In March of 2015, more than twenty armed agents rolled up to Mii’s Bridal & Tuxedo in Garland, Texas.

The store’s owners, Tony and Somnuek Thangsongcharoen, were given two hours to cough up $10,000 to avoid seizure of their property for a tax bill of $31,422. When they were unable to provide...

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Community Buys Car For 20-year-old Texan Who Walked Three Miles To Work

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 7/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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I have to admit, I love love love these stories.  It’s sweltering hot in Texas at this time of year, so when Andy Mitchell learned that Justin Korva was walking three miles to work each day, he posted about it on Facebook.

The community rallied around the industrious and dedicated fast food...

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Texas: Former Nurse Suspected of Killing As Many As 60 Children

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3:33pm 6/24/2017 at 3:33pm
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A former nurse in Texas was charged with the 1981 murder of a two-year-old girl and is suspected of killing up to 60 children during her nursing career.  She is currently serving time for the murders of two other children.

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California Bans State-Funded Travel to Texas, 3 Other States

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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In February, California decided to ban state-funded travel to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee after officials deemed laws in these states discriminate against the LGBT community.

California has now added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota, and Kentucky to that list for the same reasons.

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Beto O’Rourke Gets Max Donation from Hollywood Liberal in Texas Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/6/2017 at 4:00pm
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While the 2018 Texas Senate race is slowly simmering on the backburner, fundraising and campaign efforts on the ground are in full swing. Beto O’Rourke, the young Democrat Congressman from El Paso has emerged as...

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Texas Antifa Group to Protest Statue of Sam Houston

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/30/2017 at 4:00pm

As emblems of the Confederacy all across the country are being dismantled, a Texas Antifa group has picked an odd target for their angst — a well-loved statue of the Republic of Texas’ first President, Sam Houston.

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Texas Leg’s Last Day in Session Ends With Near Brawl When Rep. Claims He Called ICE on Illegal Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/29/2017 at 5:30pm

Today was the last day of the Texas legislative regular session. But before the typical closing ceremonies were held, a near brawl broke out between lawmakers.

Stoked by anti-SB 4 protestors, Democrat and Republican lawmakers exchanged harsh words and a few shoves. Senate Bill 4 is the state’s Sanctuary City bill, which...

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Texas Teacher Names Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/28/2017 at 1:00pm
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A teacher in Channelview, TX, received punishment after she named a student Most Likely to Become a Terrorist. From CBS Houston:

Channelview Independent School District official Mark Kramer said it was one of the “fake mock awards” a seventh-grade teacher distributed to students to her class. Kramer also described it as a...

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