All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Texas’

George P. Bush Wins Republican Nomination

George P. Bush got the “W” on Tuesday. The grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President and Texas Governor George W. Bush, and son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush followed in the Bush men’s political footsteps on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Fort Worth attorney won the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner. Bush filed to run …

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Texas Independence Day Celebrated

Thousands gathered at the Washington-on-the-Bravos Historic Site Saturday to celebrate Texas Independence Day. On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall on the the 293-acre site, and declared the state’s sovereignty from Mexico. A replica of the building currently stands on the park, whose slogan reads “where Texas became Texas,” and is open to …

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Homeless Sign Contest: Two Texas Cops Suspended

Two Midland, Texas police officers were suspended for three days after the police department learned of a panhandling game. According to the Associated Press, Derek Hester, 25, and 26-year-old Daniel Zoelzer, were suspended without pay for competing in a game to see who could steal the most cardboard signs from the homeless. The news agency also reported how: …eight signs …

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‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook

I’m sure criminals have no desire to take any advice from me–but I’ll offer some anyway. Guys and gals (but mostly guys), you have to stop taunting police on Facebook. The latest example of this comes from San Antonio, where a motorcyclist has been arrested after he posted a video of a dangerous, high-speed ride through traffic on Facebook. Apparently, …

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Sportscaster Delivers Speech on Gay NFL Players

After NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam came out last week, which will make him the first openly gay NFL player when he is drafted, the defensive end from Missouri has faced quite a bit of criticism. The potential backlash Sam will face as an openly gay football player led Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen to deliver a speech taking up for …

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Rice Recall: Uncle Ben’s Rice Is Making Children Sick

Some products created under the “Uncle Ben’s” logo have been recalled due to unhealthy reactions in school children and teachers. The rice being recalled includes 5 lb and 25 lb bags of infused rice, which is not generally sold in grocery stores or supermarkets. Mars Foodservices is the company that produces the affected products, which are usually sold through wholesale …

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Meat Recall: Improper Inspections Lead to Contaminated Beef Products

Pounds of beef products from Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif.,  have gone on recall due to improperly inspected animals. Approximately 8.7 million products were said to be unfit for human consumption. The recall was first announced January 13 when thousands of beef packages processed by the Northern California food company were said to come from unhealthy animals that didn’t go through …

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“Affluenza” Teen Still Gets No Jail Time After Killing 4

On Wednesday, judge Jean Boyd ordered Ethan Couch to rehab in addition to his 10-year probation sentence. Couch is the 16-year-old Texan who killed four people and injured two with is father’s Ford F-350 pickup truck on June 15. The teenager had been driving drunk after being video taped stealing 2 cases of beer from a nearby Wal-Mart. At the time of …

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Texas Execution: Woman Put To Death

The state of Texas has the highest execution rate in the United States. It’s safe to say they are inclined to be less discriminatory about who is placed on death row. Even though the executing of women in the United States is decidedly rare, it does happen. If you are a woman in Texas who commits a heinous murder, do …

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Suzanne Basso Cleared for Execution in Texas

On Tuesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Suzanne Basso competent to be executed. Basso, 59, is awaiting execution in Texas due to her part in the 1998 murder of Louis “Buddy” Musso, a mentally handicapped man. Though it is unclear whether Basso will continue her appeal all the way to the Supreme Court, her bizarre behavior during …

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Michael Young Retires After 14 Years

Michael Young announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Friday afternoon at the Rangers Ball Park in Arlington. Young played for the Texas Rangers from 2000 to 2012. His struggles in the 2012 season led the Rangers to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies in December of that year. In August 2013, Young was traded to the Los Angeles …

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Cyberbullying: Two Texas Parents Had Enough

It seems the parents of a Texas high school student are fed up with their daughter being cyberbullied, and they’re doing something about it through the legal system. Reymundo Esquivel and Shellie Tingle-Esquivel are suing several teenage boys for including their daughter in an Instagram post entitled “2014 Klein Hoes.” They’re also suing the teens’ parents for negligence. According to …

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