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Camp Lone Star – The Arrest of K. C. Massey

Photo: KC Massey’s fb page 

Yesterday, in the early afternoon, Kevin (K.C.) Massey, 48, was arrested in a motel room near Brownsville, Texas. Massey was one of the organizers of Camp Lone Star, which has been turning back, or turning over to the Border Protection Service (BPS), illegal aliens attempting to cross the Southern border. He was alone when the FBI and BATF arrested him, charging him with Felony Possession of a Firearm. He was convicted in 1988 of burglary – over a quarter of a century ago. To better understand the charge against Massey, I refer you to a previous article on a similar situation, “No bended knee for me” – the Charge against Robert Beecher. It would appear that Massey is subject to the same intentional misinterpretation of the Federal Statute.

Sometime between 1:30 and 2:00 PM, FBI and BATF agents arrived at the home of Khristy Massey, Kevin’s wife, located in the Quinlan, Texas, over 600 miles from Camp Lone Star.. Massey had not lived at the home for the past four months, and the house is currently for sale. They wanted to search the house for firearms, though Khristy refused, absent a warrant. She was then threatened with arrest if she removed any firearms from the house. Interesting that one can be threatened with arrest for doing what they want with their lives and property – simply because the government went to search a house, though apparently unable to secure a warrant for that search. It makes you wonder if any laws, whatsoever, bind the federal government.

Massey was one of three members of Camp Lone Star involved in a shooting incident that occurred on August 29, 2014 (Massey’s account of incident). Massey, Allen Varner (Wolf), and John Foerster (Jesus), were patrolling on private property near the Texas/Mexico border. A BPS agent Hernandez, standing about 30 feet from Foerster, fired two shots at him, yelled “Stop”, fired two more shots, again yelled “Stop”, and then fired one more shot. Foerster placed his rifle on the ground, deescalating the situation. Hernandez claimed that he was pursuing some illegal aliens. It is noteworthy to understand that the BPS has been instructed not to fire on illegal aliens, unless fired upon — which did not occur, in this incident. Are we to surmise that the BPS IS instructed to fire on American citizens?

Subsequently, while meeting with a BPS Captain and other agents, Massey, Wolf, and Jesus, were asked to store their weapons in the Captain’s vehicle, for security — since there were still illegals in the area and they didn’t want the weapons unsecured and possibly stolen from the open “mule” which the three were travelling in. They also took Massey’s GoPro camera, with no explanation.

Additional BPS officials, Sheriff Deputies, FBI, and DHS agents arrived on the scene to investigate the shooting incident. A Sheriff Deputy then took possession of the five weapons, claiming that they were a part of the evidence in the investigation in the shooting incident — shooting by the BPS agent, not the three men legally possessing firearms on private property.

Shortly thereafter, Jesus was asked to leave Camp Lone Star because of suspected drug use. He had stayed away from the Camp since that time.

Moving forward to the recent events, Camp Lone Star had rented a motel room, a place to take a shower and get a good night’s rest. The evening prior to the arrest, the motel room was used by some of the Camp Lone Star members to conduct a conference call with militia members around the country. Earlier that day, at 1:58 PM, Jesus, for unknown reasons, called Camp Lone Star to say that he would be going over to the Camp. He never did show up. Perhaps he knew of the conference call, because he made two appearances during the course of that call, not at the Camp, but at the motel. He was described to me as fidgety and nervous during the two appearances during the conference call, as if he had something to hide. Is it possible that he was sent to the motel room to report if Massey was alone?

Well, let’s look into the background of John Frederick Foerster. Foerster served a prison term for three counts of burglarizing a building, beginning in May 2001. He was released from prison in August 2002. In 2009, he was charged with theft, in Missouri, disposition unknown. Foerster, however, has not, as of this date been arrested for felony possession of a firearm. He has also recovered his two weapons taken by the BPS and Sheriff on August 29. It has been alleged that Foerster was arrested again, for possession of cocaine, just four days prior to Massey’s arrest, though this has not been confirmed independently.

He claimed, in a phone call made late last night (20th), that he had heard about Massey’s arrest and had tried to call Archie Seals, of Camp Lone Star, numerous times — to find out what had happened with Massey. Archie Seals reports that he has had no contact, nor does his cell phone record show any calls from Foerster.

These occurrences (Beecher and Massey) should provide adequate warning to patriots, especially thus who have a felony record, that there is a concerted effort on the part of government to find cause to bring charges against you and take your guns away. They also provide insight into the tactics that the government is using to cull the patriot community of as many as they can, reducing the remaining numbers, and intimidating those who remain.

For an understanding of how informants and other infiltrators work, I would suggest reading “Informants Amongst Us?” and “Vortex“. To understand who the likely patriot targets of federal persecution are, I suggest “C3CM“.

Gary Hunt

Outpost of Freedom

Fort Worth Vietnamese community rallies around Ebola-stricken nurse

Photo: Dallas Morning News Twitter 

FORT WORTH — Ebola first arrived in Dallas in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood, where new immigrants hope to grow roots. Then the deadly virus spread to a nurse, and fear rippled through the long-established Vietnamese community on the eastern edge of Fort Worth.

Nina Pham grew up in East Fort Worth, where she attended Catholic schools and where her family has been active in the Vietnamese church Our Lady of Fatima.

Since news of her illness broke, many in the Vietnamese community have rallied around Pham, her family and each other as they closely follow the news for any updates on how she is doing.

At the Phuong Restaurant on a recent afternoon, a group of women sat around chatting, constantly glancing up at the television broadcasting Ebola updates. Vietnamese-language newspapers by the door showed Pham and with her beloved dog Bentley.

“I feel sorry for the nurse and for her dog,” owner Hanh Truong said. “Everybody is online and on their cell phones all the time looking up information about her and about Ebola.”

The restaurant, which serves traditional pho soup and other delicacies, is located in a Vietnamese plaza just outside the Fort Worth city limits in Haltom City.

That stretch of East Belknap Street is a hub of the Asian community, with markets selling pastries, fish sauce and durian fruits. Businesses include a Vietnamese medical clinic that also displays signs reading “Se Habla Español.”

About 20 to 30 years ago, when many Vietnamese first settled in Tarrant County, they lived in that East Fort Worth/Haltom City area, said Tom Ha, a longtime civic leader who goes to church with Pham’s family.

Ha was among the first to flee his home country after the fall of Saigon. In 1975, he arrived in Florida and then Texas, where he helped establish the Vietnamese American Community in Tarrant County organization.

Ha said many were attracted to the Fort Worth area because of strong ties to Catholic churches and the businesses taking root along Belknap.

Eventually, the diocese opened Christ the King Church in the Riverside area in 1997 and then Our Lady of Fatima in 2001 on Fort Worth’s east side.

Population shift

The Vietnamese community in Tarrant County has grown by more than 50 percent since 2000 to about 30,000 residents of that heritage, according to census data.

In 2010, that population shift was a key to the election of the first Vietnamese American — Andy Nguyen — to Tarrant County Commissioners Court.

But as the Vietnamese community becomes more established, it also has become less concentrated in East Fort Worth and Haltom City.

Many moved to Arlington, home to the largest Vietnamese Catholic church in the nation — Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, with about 3,500 parishioners.

Now, Ha said the younger generations are moving to smaller suburbs such as Keller and Mansfield for better housing and schools, or to major cities for job opportunities, as Pham did when she moved to Dallas.

“They are now beginning to move out of their community because they are moving up this economic ladder,” Ha said. “So the housing or the jobs that their parents knew to take advantage of are no longer what the younger generation need.”

Some families are even leaving Vietnamese churches for those with English services as younger generations have a harder time understanding the language.

Close connections

But despite these changes, many remain closely connected, particularly at Our Lady of Fatima. The small church has about 430 families.

Pham’s family has been active in the parish for years. Her mother is a member of the Legion of Mary, an apostolic organization of the Catholic Church.

Members have been praying for Pham and her family with special prayers added at Mass services.

Thuy Hoang, who operates the Vietnam Plaza Supermarket in Haltom City, learned of Pham’s illness at the church’s Sunday Mass. Now the television by her store’s front door — which usually is set to music channels or Asian soap operas — broadcasts CNN for updates on Pham.

“She attended the same school my son did. I know her family,” Hoang said. “When this happens to someone in your community, it is more personal. … But we believe in God, and we’re going to continue to pray for her.”

The 10 Least Socialist States in America

Photo: Huffington Post

Winston Churchill once said that “socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Now when you put it that way, socialism doesn’t sound so fair. Where in America can we see evidence of this happening or not happening? Are some states less socialist than others? We’re ranking the 10 least socialist states in the country, determined by state spending as a percentage of the state GDP. If you echo Churchill’s sentiment, then you might consider moving to one of these states. Is your state on the list?

By Kurumi Fukushima

Democratic Party leader: Wendy Davis will lose Texas governor’s race


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2014, ( – The head of the Democratic Party’s electoral efforts to win governor’s races across the nation has strongly hinted that the party establishment believes Wendy Davis will lose her bid to become governor of Texas this year.

Speaking to centrist think tank Third Way on Tuesday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, outlined the top priority gubernatorial races this year, followed by critical races.


Texas was on neither list. Instead, he cited Maine, Pennsylvania, and Florida as the three most important races for Democrats. Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, and Arizona were critical.

Democratic state senator Wendy Davis is seeking to defeat state attorney general Greg Abbott in his bid to succeed Governor Rick Perry, who is retiring this year.

Shumlin, who last year signed a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicidein Vermont, is no pro-life champion, but he has sparked outrage from Davis’s campaign team for not being optimistic about Davis’s chances of victory.

“We’re hopeful in Texas, but we’ll be candid about the fact that we all understand Democrats haven’t won Texas in a long time,” Shumlin said.

Wendy Davis catapulted to national fame when she successfully filibustered a Texas bill that banned abortions after 20 weeks. A different incarnation of the same bill was passed two weeks later, after Governor Perry called a special session of the legislature.

While Davis’ stand made her a darling of the Democratic Party, her odds at winning the governor’s seat are bleak, with polls showing her GOP opponent handily leading the race, even amongst women voters.

Many observers believe that Davis’extreme standpoint concerning abortion is a key reason for her current losing status.

According to Texas Right to Life, Davis has been silent about her stance on abortion during her campaign in order to avoid “mentioning her support for abortion on the most public legs of her campaign trail” while at the same time being “happy to do so when the cameras weren’t rolling.”

Davis’s campaign manager, Karin Johanson, rejected the analysis, saying, “The uninformed opinions of a Washington, D.C., desk jockey who’s never stepped foot in Texas couldn’t be less relevant to what’s actually happening on the ground.”

Republican Governors Association spokesman Jon Thompson told the liberal online news source Talking Points Memo, “It’s no surprise the Davis campaign got upset with…Shumlin – he clearly doesn’t believe she should be treated as a credible candidate.”

Texas has not elected a Democratic governor since 1994. The winning candidate that year was Ann Richards, the mother of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.

By Catherine Briggs

Texas breaks record for jobs added in 12-month span

Photo: File 

Texas created enough jobs last month to help the state set a 12-month record.

The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs — the most ever recorded by the state.

The unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in September, down from 5.3 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6.3 percent.

“We’re having a broad -based increase in job growth in Texas, and sooner or later we’re going to have to see wage increases,” said Trinity University economist David Macpherson.

Those strong September numbers preceded the recent decline in oil prices and the Ebola outbreak in Dallas, but economists said those occurrences aren’t expected to affect the Texas job market.

“People with long memories back to the 1980s are getting nervous about oil prices,” said Jim Glassman, senior economist at Chase Commercial Banking. The U.S. benchmark of crude oil, West Texas Intermediate, declined to $82 a barrel this week, its lowest level since 2012.

The state has been “spoiled” by stable oil prices and now people panic when it goes down a little, said Keith Phillips, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

“People shouldn’t forget that there’s an upside to the lower oil prices, even in Texas,” he said. “Lower gasoline prices could prompt consumer spending.”

Oil prices would have to fall significantly lower before today’s high-cost drilling shuts down and energy jobs are lost, Glassman said.

Similarly, economists weren’t too concerned that the Ebola outbreak will have a lasting impact on business in Dallas.

“Some people are making knee-jerk reactions possibly by canceling trips here, but that’s not something that has a lasting economic impact,” Macpherson said.

It’s not just the energy industry that is helping the state set job growth records every month, economists said.

Nine of 11 major industries posted job gains in September, led by leisure and hospitality with 9,300 jobs added. The next biggest job gains were posted by government (7,200), construction (5,400) and mining (5,000).

Manufacturing lost 2,700 jobs from August and financial services declined by 200 jobs.

All major jobs categories are up from a year ago.

Last month was also the first time the state’s labor force topped 13 million in September.

Several companies surveyed by the Dallas Fed responded that they are seeing labor market tightness, according to the Fed’s Beige Book, which came out Wednesday.

Companies said that they are experiencing upward wage pressures. Staffing services firms said candidates were often receiving multiple offers, which caused some firms to increase wages to stay competitive, the report said.

“I expect the state unemployment rate to fall further,” said Phillips, noting that claims for unemployment insurance continue to fall sharply.

The Dallas-Fort Worth unemployment rate fell to 5 percent from 5.5 percent in August. It was 6.1 percent in September 2013.

Reflecting the state’s drilling boom, Midland had the lowest September unemployment rate among Texas cities at 2.6 percent. Other West Texas towns also had low rates: Odessa, 3.1 percent, and Amarillo, 3.6 percent.

Houston’s metro jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent in September from 5.4 percent in August.

A comparison of Texas with other states won’t be available until next week when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases state-by-state data for September.

Suspects Sabotaging Sirens


The Wichita Falls Police Department is seeking help help regards to recent tornado siren battery thefts.

WFPD wants to alert the public that suspects are breaking into the tornado siren boxes around town and taking the batteries.

On October 13th, the box at McKinney and Rowland was broken into and both batteries were stolen. The same box was broken into on the 16th, but the suspects accidentally hit the tornado siren button, and were scared off before they got inside. Significant damage was done to the box.

A large battery was also stolen out of a Time Warner Cable box that was on a utility pole at Rowland and Gilbert on October 15th.

If you see anyone parked near or tampering with a siren pole, please call 911 immediately.

Galveston police find woman with flu-like symptoms while investigating suspected shoplifter

Photo: Screen shot

Officers told woman had just gotten back from Africa.


Galveston police officers got a crash course in how to respond to a potentially infectious situation Friday. The incident happened at a Walmart on Seawall Boulevard near 63rd Street and involved the wife of a suspected shoplifter.

Galveston police said when officers arrived at the store to investigate a suspected shoplifter they got a bit of a jolt. Police said the suspect’s wife was showing flu-like symptoms and told officers she had just gotten back from Africa.

Walmart employee Malcolm Norris said that’s when the men in biohazard suits showed up.

“They was putting on yellow suits, yellow tops, yellow pants,” said Malcolm Norris. “They was putting tape on their gloves because I guess they didn’t want any skin showing.”

Galveston police said the woman and her husband were taken to UTMB Hospital to be checked out. Galveston police said this was simply done as a precaution. Police do not believe the woman is a health risk and said their response followed new protocols released Friday
by officials at UTMB, who specialize in the treating and handling of potentially infectious diseases.

On the other side of the island the Galveston cruise ship terminal is awaiting the arrival of the Carnival Magic. On board is a health care worker from Texas Health Presbyterian, who had a hand in the treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

State officials said this worker handled lab specimens from Duncan before taking this cruise with 4,000 other passengers, including Candee Stanley’s two daughters.

“It does worry me. You don’t know how this will pan out,” said Stanley.

The health care worker has been kept in isolation as a precaution and the ship is heading to Galveston after Belize and Mexican officials refused to allow the vessel to dock in those countries.

Late Friday Local 2 received a statement from Carnival officials: “Given that the health care worker and her traveling companion continue to exhibit no symptoms of illness whatsoever there are no special cleaning or sanitizing requirements placed on us. Be that as it may, we are initiating an aggressive cleaning and sanitizing effort on our own in an abundance of caution prior to the ship’s next cruise departure on Sunday afternoon.”

Author: Robert Arnold, Investigative Reporter,

TNM’s Dave Mundy Releases SBOE Campaign Video


TNM Member and Gonzales County Coordinator, Dave Mundy, is the Republican candidate for State Board of Education District 3 and he has recently released this insightful campaign video for the upcoming November 4, 2014 election.

Dave Mundy is a Marine veteran and the General Manager and Editor of the Gonzales Cannon newspaper. He has reported on education issues for much of his career and aims to replace Common Core with common sense.

Mr Mundy will work to give students the “proper tools to do the job” and recognizes that the creativity and intelligence of our youth is clouded by the numerous fadish teaching techniques pushed through by the progressive academics. Dave Mundy will work for the students and parents and not the administrators.

SBOE District 3 includes 14 counties to the south and east of San Antonio, including half of the Alamo City. Those Counties include Bee, Brooks, Duval, Gonzales, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Lavaca, Live Oak, McMullen, Starr, Wilson and parts of Bexar and Hidalgo counties. This area is growing by leaps and bounds due to the Eagle Ford Shale operations in these communities.

You can learn more about Dave Mundy by visiting his website at .



Republic of Texas now wants its day in court

Photo By Lisa Krantz / San Antonio Express-News 
Modern Texians have a new plan for independence, and it involves Belarus and Estonia.

McQUEENEY — If the day comes when you stand for the Texas National Anthem before a ballgame, you can thank several former Soviet satellite republics, your Texas twang and a bunch of good old boys (and a couple of women) who have been working to rewrite American history for 20 years.

A national anthem means Texas will be its own country, and the folks behind today’s Republic of Texas movement will have convinced someone somewhere that Texas never was part of the United States.

Their plan, surprisingly, doesn’t rely on secession, which is the mistaken belief the Lone Star State has the constitutional right to sever ties with the U.S. government and reclaim its national sovereignty.

“We don’t need to secede,” said Bob Wilson, a Republic of Texas senator. “We never were part of the United States.”

The modern Texians claim the state of Texas exists because of electoral and diplomatic fraud.

Because of that, they consider themselves a government in exile, running the affairs of an occupied territory for about two decades.

Mainstream scholars and politicians believe them to be delusional. Republic officials realize that but remain motivated and idealistic that they’re doing the right thing for the right reasons.

Violence is not on their agenda. They are seeking a peaceful way out of the United States, and as far-fetched as it sounds to run-of-the-mill Texans, they believe they can pull it off by pleading their case before the international community.

This isn’t a giant movement of angry Texans. For starters, they aren’t angry and there aren’t that many of them.

Half of their 14 Senate seats and 26 of their 36 House seats are empty, as is the office of attorney general. Each member of Congress represents wide swaths of the state that don’t conform to modern political boundaries.

The group is predominantly Anglo, middle-aged men, and almost all of them live in the eastern two-thirds of the state. They’ve been meeting at sites all over that area for years.

A meeting this weekend was scheduled at a Waco restaurant. They met at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Bryan before coming to McQueeney last month.

Most have no political experience. Wilson is a mechanical engineer living in the Metroplex. Secretary of State Billy Ford is a plumber in Iola. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is a construction worker who declines to publicly state where he lives. President Richard Perkins, a head of state by his own definition, doesn’t like being photographed.

A free nation

Their story begins March 2, 1836, when concerned and principled men from across Texas gathered in a barn on the banks of the Brazos River to create a free and independent Texas.

Jump ahead to last month, when a different set of concerned and principled folks, about three dozen from across Texas, gathered in a shuttered beer joint on the banks of the Guadalupe River to continue the cause of a free and independent Texas.

Tables were pushed together on the dance floor of the Silver Eagle Taphouse. A podium was set up on the stage. Neon beer signs flickered in the background. The ad hoc chambers were wired for sound so that the events during that day’s joint session of congress could be recorded for posterity.

Wielding a gavel and a copy of “Roberts Rules of Order,” Vice President Willia Holley presided over a half-day joint meeting of the House and Senate. It included discussion of buying a pre-fab metal building to serve as a capitol, administering the oath of office to a new legislator and a plea from President Perkins to update the Republic’s website,

Everyone was intense, but upbeat. There was very little angry rhetoric or anti-government talk. The group was focused on reclaiming and building their homeland.

“I wish we could stay in the Union, because the U.S. has become the greatest force for charity in history. But we can’t,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Ray Cannon said.

There was discussion about elections and how only Texians, Texans who have made the decision to support their cause, should be considered eligible to vote. A Texian, Cannon added, should consider himself a citizen of the Republic of Texas and not American.

The meeting also included several long speeches from Cannon about the noble mission of resurrecting the Republic, which spills into Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

“We’re not here just to be a group. We’re here for all of Texas,” Cannon said.

The case

This incarnation of the anti-federal movement is unique because it’s peaceful. Previous versions have been assembled as paramilitary patriot groups and focused on secession, hinting at armed insurgency.

Secession long has been the Loch Ness Monster of Texas political lore. Like Nessie, the idea that Texas has some right to secede at will has its believers, but its existence has not been proven.

Denied by courts, ignored by elected officials and refuted by every historical scholar for 167 years, the myth of the state’s right to pack up and bid adios to Uncle Sam nevertheless lives on.

The topic of secession went viral last year. Despondent over President Barack Obama‘s re-election, tens of thousands have signed online petitions asking that their respective states be allowed to keep their tax money and go it on their own. Texas, not surprisingly, leads the nation with more than 100,000 signatures.

The White House has politely but firmly refused to act on any of those petitions.

The Republic of Texas folks, however, think they have a winning strategy, based on what they consider dirty politics in the 1845 annexation process back when Texas truly was its own country.

The Republic’s supporters argue that Anson Jones, fourth president of the Republic of Texas, illegally rammed through annexation.

The U.S. offered membership in 1845 and Jones quickly called for a constitutional convention. Modern-day Republic members claim only 13 Texians were among the 57 delegates present.

A 10th Texas congress was elected shortly afterward, and it would have dealt with the issue, but it never took office. Instead, a state legislature convened in 1846 and Texas joined the United States.

Cannon laid out the legal case during the McQueeney meeting to other members.

The precedent for such a strategy being successful comes from another continent. With the Soviet Union collapsing in the late 1980s and early ’90s, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania emerged from 51 years of occupation to regain their sovereignty.

Those countries were similar in many ways to Russia, but maintained their own cultures. Texas, as the slogan goes, is a state of mind. It’s got enough of a distinctive culture that it can make a similar claim.

Then there’s this: Earlier this year, in a report titled “Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries in 2012,” the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the U.S. of human rights violations for suppressing Texas’ independence movement.

Cannon held up a photocopy of the article for the McQueeney meeting.

Add all of that up, mix in the Texas Declaration of Independence of 1836, nine years of national sovereignty and the allegations against President Jones, and the Republic thinks it has got a pretty solid case to file at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

Republic officials aren’t sure how their legal case actually will unfold. It could take months or years, Wilson said, to do the necessary research and prepare the arguments.

Till death do us part

Scholars long have held that history doesn’t support any scenario that attempts to pry Texas from the United States.

Texas indeed was an independent nation for nine years, says Randolph “Mike” Campbell, chief historian for the Texas State Historical Association. But the allegations against Jones are unproven, he says, and the case of an occupied nation is not supported by fact.

“There’s simply nothing to those claims,” Campbell said. “Those are just mythological things.”

The U.S. Congress approved Texas’ annexation. Jones called the constitutional convention — at a time when it took days or weeks to reach remote parts of the state — to grab the deal while it still was on the table, Campbell said.

The new state constitution passed with only one dissenting vote. The only vote against it, Campbell says, was from a guy who had an ex-wife in Philadelphia. He had moved to Texas, when it was a republic, because he swore he’d never live in the same country as her. Hence his “no” vote on the constitution.

Texas voters went to the polls to cast ballots on the referendum on Oct. 13, 1845. It passed 4,254 to 267.

Then there’s the ultimate do-over: the 1869 Supreme Court decision in White vs. Texas.

In that case, which was about Texas’ status and how that affected repayment of overdue bonds, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that everything that happened before then was pointless.

Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, writing for the majority, said the state had entered into an “indissoluble relation” with the U.S.

“The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States,” he wrote. “There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.”

And for most people, that was that.

That won’t deter the Republic of Texas from marching on. They realize it’s an uphill struggle, Wilson says, but that it’s worth the effort.

“The heat’s about to get turned up,” Cannon told the crowd ominously. “Are you ready? And it’s going to get white hot.”



Photo: KPRC reporter Jace Larson live tweeted images from the scene.

A hazmat team was called out to an apartment complex in Houston, Texas last night after a woman who recently returned from a trip to Nigeria was found dead.

The woman’s daughter arrived at the apartment complex at 9100 Mills Road in Cypress last night to check on her mother and found her deceased.

The daughter then informed authorities that her mother had just returned from Nigeria on Saturday, one of the countries in West Africa that has been impacted by Ebola, although there hasn’t been a new case in the country for 21 days.

A Hazmat crew quickly arrived to remove the body last night.

KPRC reporter Jace Larson live tweeted images from the scene.

Meanwhile, travelers who were on board the Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas with the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola continue to be tracked down, including a University of Texas student who is currently under quarantine.

Two male strippers who were also on board the flight and sitting just three feet from the Ebola victim are also being monitored. When one of the men attempted to contact the CDC, he was kept on hold for 81 minutes.