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  • Weapons at school more likely than adults think

    Weapons at school more likely than adults think

    Photo: www.wach.com Students who are higher academic achievers, have a greater attachment to their school and know of at least two security measures are much more likely to report a gun or knife on campus, according to a report by three Dallas researchers. About 34 percent of 3,022 students surveyed had …Read More »
  • Nurse’s discharge leaves one with Ebola in U.S. : Amber Vinson diagnosed with virus about 2 weeks ago

    Nurse’s discharge leaves one with Ebola in U.S. : Amber Vinson diagnosed with virus about 2 weeks ago

    David Goldman / AP Photo (CNN) – A nurse’s release Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital leaves a single person in the United States now battling Ebola, though she and others — including President Barack Obama — stressed the fight against the deadly virus isn’t over. “While this is a day for …Read More »
  • Clothing With Bodies Matches Missing Texans’

    Clothing With Bodies Matches Missing Texans’

    Photo: AP File Clothing found with four slain bodies near the border city of Matamoros appears to match that of three siblings from Texas who disappeared in the area more than two weeks ago with a fourth person, a state prosecutor said. Oscar Fuentes Fierro, assistant prosecutor for the state …Read More »
  • Houston mayor drops bid to subpoena pastors’ sermons

    Houston mayor drops bid to subpoena pastors’ sermons

    File photo Subpoenas issued to five Houston pastors demanding all sermons and correspondence dealing with homosexuality, gender identity and the city’s Equal Rights ordinance have been withdrawn, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor announced at a Wednesday press conference. “After much contemplation and discussion, I am directing the city legal …Read More »
  • Perfect Timing: How Malcontent Wiseasses Tried to Prove a Point About Politics and Ended up Charged as Felons

    Perfect Timing: How Malcontent Wiseasses Tried to Prove a Point About Politics and Ended up Charged as Felons

    Photo: Houston Press News White conservatives who tweaked an election in The Woodlands were just what Greg Abbott needed to prove he doesn’t prosecute only minorities for voter fraud. Adrian Heath heard the jury on that October morning loud but not clear. The foreman exhaled the word “guilty,” and Heath felt its jarring …Read More »
  • Same sex marriage: coming to a retirement plan near you.

    Same sex marriage: coming to a retirement plan near you.

    Photo: money.cnn.com In a few weeks, the Houston-Galveston Area Council of local governments is set to consider disregarding state law on traditional marriage and award retirement benefits to same-sex couples. Attached is the documentation from the October 21st H-GAC Board or Directors Meeting. (H-GAC is a council of governments in the …Read More »
  • NYT/CBS/YouGov poll shows Wendy Davis down by double digits — among women

    NYT/CBS/YouGov poll shows Wendy Davis down by double digits — among women

    (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Erika Rich) If this is an outlier, it’s certainly an entertaining one. According to an eight-day survey conducted by YouGov along with its media partners CBS and the New York Times, Republican Greg Abbott has an eighteen point lead in the Texas gubernatorial race, 53/35, over Democrat Wendy Davis. …Read More »
  • Guess How Many Bibles Have Arrived at the Office of the Houston Mayor After She Subpoenaed Pastors’ Sermons

    Guess How Many Bibles Have Arrived at the Office of the Houston Mayor After She Subpoenaed Pastors’ Sermons

    Americans have sent Bibles to Houston Mayor Annise Parker. (Image: KHOU11-TV) Houston Mayor Annise Parker has received a flood of Bibles — somewhere between 500 and 1,000 according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office — after the city subpoenaed the church sermons of five local faith leaders opposed to the Houston Equal Rights …Read More »
  • SUBPOENA THIS: Hundreds Of Bibles Sent To Houston’s Lesbian Mayor’s Office

    SUBPOENA THIS: Hundreds Of Bibles Sent To Houston’s Lesbian Mayor’s Office

    Photo: Screen shot of Click2Houston story Now that’s funny. HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Annise Parker acknowledged Monday that her office had received Bibles from across the country following a protest campaign launched by former Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee. “I know we’ve received some and they’re collecting them in the office …Read More »
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS

    Photo: espn.go.com College football is in a new era. The BCS age is over and done with. The computers and numbers are gone. The new College Football Playoff era has brought in a committee of 12 members, who all have to agree on the top 25 teams in the nation, unanimously …Read More »
  • Op-Ed: Let’s Hear It For Social Workers

    Op-Ed: Let’s Hear It For Social Workers

      Photo: www.sonyagadams.com Mary I want to thank you for your words of wisdom today. BTW, did you know that I’m a writer? Every day I feed many blogs, radio shows, London papers, periodicals in Texas and elsewhere, and sometimes I have to look for something to write about. Welcome to …Read More »
  • OPINION: PROP 1 ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH TEXAS TAXPAYERS

    OPINION: PROP 1 ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH TEXAS TAXPAYERS

    Featured photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images Though a super majority of Texas legislators with the help of virtually every Chamber of Commerce are out stumping for Prop 1 in all earnestness, their efforts are starting to fall on deaf ears as more Texans tune in to the persistent problems with the …Read More »
  • U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

    U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

    Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images Some of the immigrants freed last year as a cost-saving move had criminal records far more serious than the Obama administration has previously disclosed. New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails …Read More »
  • The War Between Right and Left.

    The War Between Right and Left.

    Photo: blogs.discovermagazine.com You’ve heard all the phrases before: Republican vs Democrat, Conservative vs Liberal, Right vs Left, or Red vs Blue. These are phrases used to describe the ideological war Americans have been embroiled in for well over a century, and it only gets worse with time. We live in a perpetual paradigm of Us …Read More »
  • Order for 34 million green cards fueling national protests – ‘You almost have to laugh about it it’s so frightening’

    Order for 34 million green cards fueling national protests – ‘You almost have to laugh about it it’s so frightening’

    Photo: Taken at a rally. ( Laura Wilkerson of Texas and Jamiel Shaw of California hold banner showing the pictures of Americans who were killed by illegal aliens. Their each lost children to the same fate.) Maria Espinoza didn’t hesitate when asked if she would hit the streets this weekend …Read More »
  • Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

    Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

      Photo: Defense Science and Technology Laboratory  (The left-hand charts plot survival rates of Zaire strain of Ebola (Zebov) and Lake Victoria marburgvirus (Marv) on glass (a) and plastic (b) at 4° (39°F) over 14 days. The right-hand charts reveal the survival rate under the same conditions over 50 days. …Read More »
  • UNC scandal holds lessons for UT investigation

    UNC scandal holds lessons for UT investigation

    AP Photo/Eric Gay The University of North Carolina has uncovered a massive academic scandal stretching back two decades and involving more than 3,000 students, half of them athletes in the school’s premier sports programs. However, UNC didn’t uncover the scandal the first time it looked. The new report, which has …Read More »
  • Texas Spending Faster Than The Federal Leviathan

    Texas Spending Faster Than The Federal Leviathan

    Graph image: HardHatters.com Conservatism is supposed to mean less government, especially in terms of spending. In Texas, nearly every Republican candidate takes a hard turn to the right to prove just how conservative they have been. This marketing strategy has proved quite successful, considering that Republicans are expected to again …Read More »
  • Why Wendy Davis Can’t Win

    Why Wendy Davis Can’t Win

    Photo: Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images “(Wendy) Davis is running (for governor) against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is heavily favored to win in a state that remains strongly Republican.” Katie Glueck, in “Wendy Davis and the ever-longer odds,” Politico, Oct. 19. Yes, yes, lady, fine; you …Read More »
  • Texas official: Most hospitals can’t handle Ebola

    Texas official: Most hospitals can’t handle Ebola

    Photo: www.khou.com The first meeting of a 17-member task force was held Thursday During hearing, officials suggested a different approach to fighting the virus. KHOU AUSTIN – Texas’ top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can’t handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers – …Read More »
  • EDITORIAL: Progreso ISD’s expenses outrageous

    EDITORIAL: Progreso ISD’s expenses outrageous

    Photo: www.teapartytejano.com The greatest number of elected officials in our state — and those with collective control over the most taxpayer entity funds — are made up of school board trustees. There are over 7,000 trustees in Texas who oversee 1,030 districts representing nearly 5 million students. And just as their …Read More »
  • 2014 Voter’s Guide For The Texas Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1

    2014 Voter’s Guide For The Texas Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1

    Photo: HardHatters.com  On November 4th, 2014 (early voting starts October 20), Texans will have the opportunity to vote on one proposed amendment to the state’s constitution. Hardhatters offers our views on Proposition 1. Prop 1 (HJR 1) Ballot: “The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred …Read More »
  • Op-Ed: Ahhhhhh SO!

    Op-Ed: Ahhhhhh SO!

     Global economics are dynamic. The one thing you must remember is this “global” thing is fairly new. Never before in history has the world been able to communicate so completely as it can today. Just look at it. The Romans thought they controlled the world. What did they really control? …Read More »