Thursday, December 14, 2017

Despite Decline, Texas Still Executes More Prisoners Than Any Other State

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 2:51 PM

The number of people facing the death penalty in Texas continues to decline, with four people sentenced to death in 2017. This is the third year in a row in which less than five death sentence verdicts were reached in Texas. Death sentences in the state have declined since a...

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Top Attorney in AG Paxton's Office Calls Victims of Sexual Harassment 'Pathetic'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Update 5 p.m. Andrew Leonie has resigned, no less than four hours after the Dallas Morning News initially broke this story. Marc Rylander, a spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General, released a statement around 4:30 p.m. confirming his resignation. "The views expressed on social media do...

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IKEA Will Begin Construction on Live Oak Store in Spring 2018

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:52 PM

IKEA will soon break ground on its Live Oak location now that a contractor has been chosen to manage the project. According to a press release, Tribble & Stephens will begin construction in spring 2018. They hope to have the store completed by summer 2019. The Live Oak location is a...

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Texas Senators Evaluate its Decades-Old Sexual Harassment Policy

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:10 PM

The Texas Senate's Committee on Administration met Thursday morning to review the chamber's sexual harassment policy — which hasn't changed in over 20 years. The hearing took place exactly a week after two Senate colleagues, senators Carlos Uresti and Borris Miles, were accused of overt sexual harassment. "This is...

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Texas Sues San Antonio Man for Selling Fake YETI Tumblers Online

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM

The state of Texas is suing a San Antonio man for selling fake YETI products and failing to deliver them to customers after they were paid for. Hundreds of customers who thought they were purchasing YETI products from online retailers Outdoors Online and Camping and Fishing Outlet were left with either...

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Man Allegedly Threw Pets Out of Second-Floor Window After His Girlfriend Told Him to Leave

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:24 AM

A San Antonio man is accused of animal cruelty after witnesses saw him hurl a dog and cat out of a second-floor window of a Northwest apartment complex. Fernando Morgan, 46, was arguing with his girlfriend after she told him to leave her Warren Inn Village apartment and never come...

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Senators Ask Trump to 'Reconsider' Nominating Anti-Trans Texan to Federal Court

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:11 AM

The confirmation of a Texas federal judge nominee who's said transgender kids are part of "Satan's plan" has been put on hold by the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee. According to committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican, the committee told the Trump administration that “they ought to reconsider” their nomination...

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Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:40 AM

U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold, a Corpus Christi Republican, won't be seeking re-election in 2018, according to Corpus Christi ABC and NBC news affiliates. This announcement, confirmed by Nueces County Republican Party Chair Mike Bergsma to KRISTV, comes shortly after several former staff members at Farenthold's D.C. office described his inappropriate sexual comments,...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Texas Hires St. Louis-Based Consulting Group to Get Statewide Feedback on Alamo Redesign

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Texas has hired an outside consulting group to get statewide input on the future of the Alamo and its surrounding property. PGAV Destinations, the St. Louis-based contractor, was selected by the Texas General Land Office to gather "cares and concerns" from unidentified communities across Texas and report back. "As we move towards...

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Guns Don't Kill People: Houston Man Dead From 'Accidental Shooting' in Gun Range Parking Lot

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 3:37 PM

On Tuesday, a man was killed in an "accident shooting" while walking through the parking lot of Hot Wells Shooting Range in Houston, once again proving that guns are not safe regardless of where you are or who is holding it. According to KPRC, a Hot Wells employee was cleaning a hunting rifle...

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