All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Texas’

Encinal Texas Pipeline Explosion Creates a Fiery Scene

A natural gas pipeline explosion made for a fiery scene in the small town of Encinal, Texas Friday morning. A pipeline operated by Lew Energy Group burst around 5:15 am ET Friday. The cause of the blast is yet unknown. South Texas pipeline blast leads to evacuations, no injuries. VIDEO: http://t.co/LzmNbQNAzt pic.twitter.com/xK22FTNbSa — KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) October 16, 2015 …

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Licho Escamilla: Texas Man Guilty of 2001 Police Killing Executed

Licho Escamilla, a Texas man who shot and killed a Dallas police officer in 2001, was executed on Wednesday. He was 33. Escamilla shot Officer Christopher Kevin James in November of 2011, as James was attempting to break up a fight he was involved in. Escamilla was already wanted for another murder. Texas executes Licho Escamilla for the November 2001 …

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

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 do anything for her condition. At one point, it even made her worse. According to Alexis’ father Dean, a US …

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Uber Driver Accused of Rape Spent 14 Years in Prison

A Houston Uber driver accused a raping a passenger has a criminal record, and had just been released from prison three years ago, according to reports. 57-year-old Duncan Eric Burton has been arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly taking a woman back to his apartment and raping her in January. According to court documents, the last thing the …

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Snoop Dogg Pic Lands Texas Trooper in Hot Water

It doesn’t matter who you are – if you see Snoop, you’re going to want to get a picture with Snoop. But beware: if you work for the Texas Department of Public Safety, it could get you in a little bit of trouble. A DPS trooper has been reprimanded and ordered into counseling after a photo of him and “known …

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Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin

Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December. Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is now accepting signups in the city. That includes businesses. In a blog post, Google writes: Access to abundant, super fast …

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Phil Collins Donates Personal Collection Of Artifacts To New Alamo Museum

Putting his intense fascination with the Alamo to good use, singer Phil Collins has donated part of his personal collection of Alamo artifacts to a museum dedicated to the famous battle. Collins handed over on Tuesday, October 28, some of what is considered to be the world’s largest private collection of Alamo artifacts to the state of Texas, which will …

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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 most prominent example of this came two years ago when Norris and his wife released an anti-Obama video on YouTube …

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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 wedding and flew back to Texas on October 13. Although she was not showing symptoms for Ebola at the time …

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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 for creativity and entrepreneurialism, with thriving artistic and tech communities, as well as the University of Texas and its new …

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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 was the first individual to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Vinson becomes the second hospital worker confirmed …

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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 the Dallas, Texas hospital where he’d been quarantined for nearly a week. At some point while working with Duncan, the …

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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 out there in that water for a while. She’s back home now and not out there by herself anymore,” said …

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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 Attorney General Abbot of covering up a sexual abuse scandal in the West Texas State School. Meanwhile, Abbot released his …

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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, which isn’t her real name. Johnson is the Facebook pseudonym created by a 13-year-old Texas girl in order to bully …

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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 is suing the company for $123 million, or as Texas Lawyer puts its, $0.10 per user – all 1.23 billion …

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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. Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford said. “He walked up and down a flight of stairs just a couple hours after the …

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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 a Texas mom left her two small children behind in a car while she got a haircut on Monday. While …

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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 intend to be difficult,” Heigl said when asked to address rumors that have circulated for a few years now. “I …

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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 to stop the suspect’s vehicle on a cul-de-sac near the site of the shooting at 711 Leaflet Lane in the …

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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 assigned public information officer for the incident, told the Los Angeles Times that the incident occurred at approximately 9:00 am …

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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 to go for a swim and cool off after tanning all afternoon. She spotted a shark nearby, which wasn’t unusual …

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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 fundraiser Kristin Oblander. “The budgets for these races are immense, and the pressure for fundraising is huge.” Davis is smartly …

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Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism

In his 2012 presidential bid, Texas governor Rick Perry was known for his verbal gaffes, perhaps the most famous of which coming during a debate in which Perry forgot which part of the federal government he wished to abolish. Many have not considered Perry to be a viable candidate in the 2016 elections, yet his actions imply otherwise, making visits …

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93-year-old Woman Shot: Officer Had Previous Charges

93-year-old Pearlie Golden was fatally shot Tuesday by Hearne, TX policeman, Officer Steven Stem. That investigation remains open. And complicated. Early reports indicate that Pearlie, known by her friends and neighbors as Ms. Sully, was brandishing a gun and refused to put it down. What she was doing with it could be anyone’s guess, but there are reports out there …

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93-Year-Old Woman Gunned Down By Texas Police

More than 100 people are said to have attended a vigil for the 93-year-old woman that was fatally shot outside her home on Tuesday. Though the incident is being investigated, the entire matter seemed to have stemmed from a 911 phone call about an armed woman. When police arrived on the scene in Hearne, Texas, they found the irate Pearl …

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Toyota To Texas: A Move That Affects 4,000 Employees

In a move Toyota says “will better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth,” the Japanese automaker will consolidate its various U.S. headquarters into a single campus in Plano, Texas, according to press release posted on the company’s website earlier today. The transition to the new headquarters, which will be completed in late 2016 or early 2017, affects …

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Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

Remember how outraged everyone was after the defense attorney for Ethan Couch, also known as “Affluenza Teen,” argued that his client was a victim of his family’s wealth, which affected his judgment when he decided to drive drunk? And then there was the equally infuriating decision by the judge to sentence Couch to 10 years probation and rehab–no jail time–for …

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Affluenza Teen: Family Foots Only Fraction Of Rehab

Many were outraged when Texas teen Ethan Couch – responsible for taking the lives of four people as he drove intoxicated in his family’s company truck – was only sentenced to ten years of counseling. Recent reports from court officials now have Texas taxpayers especially upset, as they learn they will be partially footing the bill. 17-year-old Couch’s parents will …

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Stiletto-Heel Killing: Woman Convicted Of Murder

The Stiletto-heel killing case in Texas has ended in conviction. Anna Trujillo, 45, claimed she was acting in self-defense when she bludgeoned her boyfriend, Stefan Andersson, to death with her shoe after a drunken fight. However, as Andersson, 56, was stabbed in the face and head over two dozen times, the jury thought otherwise. The altercation happened after a night …

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