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Alexis Bortell: Texas 9-Year-Old Uses Marijuana To Cure Seizures

Alexis Bortell: Texas 9-Year-Old Uses Marijuana To Cure Seizures

By Val Powell April 13, 2015

Young Alexis Bortell is taking on Texas in her bid to legalize medical marijuana. The 9-year-old from Dallas started having seizures at the age of 7 and was eventually diagnosed with epilepsy. Her doctors initially prescribed medication but it didn’t …

Chuck Norris Endorses Greg Abbott For Texas Governor

Chuck Norris is still best-known for his on-screen roles in TV shows and movies such as Walker, Texas Ranger and Lone Wolf McQuade, but for a few years now the martial artist’s conservative political views have been getting headlines. The …

Ebola In Ohio: Family Defends Nurse That Contracted Virus

Amber Vinson, the second nurse from Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus, has reportedly been getting negative comments about her recent trip to Ohio. Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10 to plan her …

Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment

At a press event, Google announced that Google Fiber will come to Austin in December, where it will reside alongside AT&T’s gigabit internet. Google announced plans to launch Fiber in Austin back in April of last year. “It’s a mecca …

Ebola Patient Amber Vinson Flew Across The Country Ahead Of Diagnosis

On Wednesday new information was released about the second hospital worker to be infected with Ebola. The patient is named Amber Vinson, and it is believed she contracted the virus while treating Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Duncan …

Texas Health Worker Contracted Ebola. Time To Panic?

It is now being reported that a Texas healthcare worker may have contracted Ebola. The individual was exposed to Thomas Duncan, the first man to ever be diagnosed with the illness on American soil. Duncan passed away last week at …

Jessica Hollis: Body Found In Lake

Jessica Hollis, the Texas deputy who went missing last week while she was on patrol, has been found in Lake Austin after flood waters carried her and her car away. “We wanted to bring her home alive. She had been …

Wendy Davis Responds To Attack Ads With More Attack Ads

Wendy Davis is going head to head with her opponent, Greg Abbott, in Texas’ gubernatorial race. Dueling accusations are being thrown and deflected on the part of both campaigns. The attack ads are out in force. Davis’ latest ad accuses …

Teen Threatens to Kill Everyone in Texas Town on Facebook

There are two things that teens should know about posting incendiary, possibly terroristic messages on Facebook in 2014. First, someone’s going to notice and you’re going to get caught. Also, they’re going to take that shit seriously. Meet Melissa Johnson, …

Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page

A Texas woman has filed a hefty lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network failed to act quickly enough to remove a page where her ex had set up shop, posting fake nudes depicting her in “sexual acts.” She …

George W. Bush Has Partial Knee Replacement Done

George W. Bush underwent a partial knee replacement on Saturday. Apparently, the partial knee replacement is a newer option, but one that the Baby Boomer generation is really ready to embrace. “It’s remarkable what they can do now,” George W. …

Shoppers Break Out Window to Free Kids From Hot Car

We have seen far too many headlines this summer about kids who were hospitalized or died after being left behind in a hot car. Despite all of these headlines, some parents and caregivers still haven’t gotten the wake-up call, as …

Katherine Heigl Doesn’t See Herself as Being “Difficult”

Katherine Heigl took the opportunity to address accusations that she’s a difficult actress to work with during her appearance at NBC’s Television Critics Association summer press tour on Sunday. “I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult. I would never …

Texas Home Shooting Leaves 6 Dead

Seven people were shot at a home in Spring, Texas, Wednesday evening, and six of the victims died from their wounds. A brief standoff between the suspect and authorities ensued after a car chase. Harris County police used two trucks …

Fireworks Explosion Leaves 1 Dead And 3 Injured

A fireworks explosion at the local high school in Comanche, Texas, a town with approximately 4,300 people about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, has left one dead and three seriously injured. Lt. Marcus Nettleton, a volunteer firefighter and the …

Shark Attacks On The Rise, How To Avoid Being Lunch

A shark “attack” off the coast of Galveston has refocused attention on information concerning a rising shark population and the chances of attack. Mikaela Amezaga, 14, was enjoying a day at a Galveston beach with her family when she decided …

Wendy Davis Seeks Campaign Funds Outside Texas

Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis is seeking campaign funds outside the state to support her bid for governor, thus far raising over four times more out-of-state than her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. “Texas is a huge state,” said national Democratic …