Texas Judge Makes Political Gains by Exploiting Ebola Crisis

HOUSTON, Texas -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has seized nearly every opportunity to place himself on a national stage amid the Ebola crisis in Texas. By doing so, he has transformed from a local authority to a well-known public figure. Most recently, Jenkins said that 43 people who were quarantined for 21 days and have now been released -- all of whom had come in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan -- posed "no risk" to the greater public.
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Head Cartel Member Used Cargo Ships to Move Drugs to Europe and US

MCALLEN, Texas -- A top ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, who worked for legendary El Chapo Guzman, has been found guilty of brokering massive drug shipments to Europe and to the U.S. using shipping container ships. The operation included a meeting between agents and the fabled drug lord where he agreed to provide ton quantities of drugs to undercover agents. 16 Oct 2014

Texas Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Being Transferred to D.C.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Nina Pham, the first American to contract Ebola in the U.S., is being transferred to the National Institute of Health (NIH) isolation unit in Washington, D.C. Pham contracted Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan during the final days of his treatment before he died. 16 Oct 2014

2nd Texas Ebola Apartment Decontamination Completed

DALLAS, Texas—Decontamination efforts have been completed at the apartment where the first person in the United States to contract the Ebola virus lives have been completed. A decon team from Protect Environmental worked until about 8 p.m. Monday evening to complete the effort. 16 Oct 2014

Ebola Scare Shuts Down Three Texas Schools

DALLAS, Texas -- Parents in the Texas Belton Independent School District (ISD) received two contradictory late night communications from Superintendent Susan Kincannon. The first was a pleasant Ebola update and within minutes, came the second -- a three campus shutdown advisory. 16 Oct 2014

Texas Ebola Hospital Defends Itself After Criticism from Nurses Union

HOUSTON, Texas -- In response to allegations that nurses were put in harm's way while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released a statement claiming all CDC guidelines were followed. The assertions by National Nurses United do not "reflect actual facts learned from the medical record and interactions with clinical caregivers," Texas Presbyterian said. "Our hospital followed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and sought additional guidance and clarity." 16 Oct 2014

Dallas Private School Parents Consider Keeping Kids Home As Ebola Spreads

DALLAS, Texas -- Parents are feeling panicky at Zion Lutheran School in Northeast Dallas. The private Christian school offers pre-K through middle school plus after school care to approximately 300 students and isn't even a school under Ebola watch but it's located across the street from the Village Bend Apartment home of yet another Texas Health care worker diagnosed with Ebola, Amber Vinson. 16 Oct 2014

Abbott Solicits Houston City Attorney to Withdraw Subpoenas to Pastors

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sent a letter to Houston City Attorney David Feldman today asking him to immediately withdraw subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area ministers. The subpoenas sought the production of sermons, private notes, and other information. Abbott called the action a “direct assault on the religious liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment.” 16 Oct 2014

Dallas Court Holding Meeting on Ebola, May Call For State of Emergency

DALLAS, Texas -- The Dallas County Commissioners Court has called for a emergency meeting on Thursday, October 16 at 2pm to request a state disaster declaration because of the Ebola crisis, FOX DFW reported. They will determine whether to request additional state funding and resources and if Governor Rick Perry should declare a local emergency. 16 Oct 2014

Houston's 'Redneck Country Club' Celebrates One Year Anniversary

HOUSTON, Texas -- The American entertainment industry isn't usually a place that's ripe with conservative and liberty oriented thinking. From music to film, from production companies to performance venues, generally the world of entertainment here in the United States is chock full of liberal propaganda. That is, unless you live near Houston and have a membership at conservative talk show host Michael Berry's Redneck Country Club, a music venue and social club with a substantially large number of members. 15 Oct 2014

Third Texas Ebola Victim Airlifted to Atlanta's CDC from Dallas

DALLAS, Texas -- Dr. Tom Frieden, the Current Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spoke at a press conference Wednesday regarding the transfer of the second U.S. patient infected with the Ebola virus, Amber Jay Vinson, from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. 15 Oct 2014

Perry Cutting European Trip Short Amid Growing Ebola Crisis

DALLAS, Texas -- Governor Rick Perry announced he is cutting his trip to Europe short and returning to Texas. The move came less than 20 minutes after Breitbart Texas reported the Governor had no stated plans to return to Texas amid the growing Ebola crisis. Perry is now scheduled to return to the Lone Star State. 15 Oct 2014

Obama Cancels Trip for Texas Ebola Crisis

HOUSTON, Texas -- President Obama has cancelled political travel to hold a meeting regarding the Ebola outbreak, but Governor Rick Perry is still on on his trip in Europe and has not announced any plans to cut the trip short. This week the governor is on a previously-scheduled trip to Europe, despite a third case of Ebola being diagnosed in Dallas. 15 Oct 2014

New Ebola Patient Was on Flight Day Before Reporting Symptoms

AUSTIN, Texas -- As news broke Wednesday of a second health care worker reported to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus from Thomas Eric Duncan, a shocking detail emerged: she was on a plane on Monday, the day before she reported symptoms. WFAA is reporting that the health care worker's name is Amber Jane Vinson, age 29. Vinson was originally from Ohio and worked at Texas Presbyterian Hospital, just like Nina Pham, the nurse who also contracted Ebola from Duncan and was the first patient known to have contracted the disease on American soil. 15 Oct 2014

Democrat Judge: No Quarantine Needed for 75 Possibly Exposed Ebola Healthcare Workers

HOUSTON, Texas -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (D) said that health officials are "not going to put protective orders on 75 healthcare workers" who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, even though two of his healthcare providers have already contracted the deadly virus. Jenkins' statement comes just days after the Centers for Disease Control and prevention admitted that health officials must "rethink" Ebola, and how to stop the spreading of the illness. 15 Oct 2014

Jesse Jackson Vocal on Liberian Ebola Patient, But Silent on Infected Nurse

HOUSTON, Texas -- As Thomas Eric Duncan -- the Liberian man who brought Ebola into the U.S. -- was receiving treatment at a Dallas hospital last week, Reverend Jesse Jackson traveled to Dallas to ensure that the patient received the best medical care that "America has to offer." But now that a Texas nurse who helped care for Duncan has been diagnosed with the deadly virus, Jackson has been silent. 15 Oct 2014

Friends of Ebola Nurse Rally to Raise Money

DALLAS, Texas -- Nina Pham is now listed in "Good Condition" by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Meanwhile, a lifelong friend of Nina Pham has established a website for those interested in raising money to support Pham during her treatment and recovery period. Pham is the nurse who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan who died from the often deadly virus. The fund is being set up to covers Pham’s expenses other than medical care which is being paid for by the hospital where she is employed. 15 Oct 2014

Third Ebola Case in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas -- A third Ebola case has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas. The individual who most recently contracted the virus is the second healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to test positive for Ebola. The worker had provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who brought the deadly virus to the United States. 15 Oct 2014

Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Texas: Voter ID Law Remains In Effect

HOUSTON, Texas--The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has acted quickly to unanimously rule in favor of Texas, and the voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. The decision stays the decision of Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, an Obama appointee sitting in the Corpus Christi Division of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas. Ramos issued a permanent injunction on October 11th requiring Texas to enforce the in-person voter identification requirements that existed before Senate Bill 14 became the law. 14 Oct 2014

Supreme Court Blocks Part of Abortion Law

AUSTIN, Texas -- The wild pendulum swings of the litigation regarding Texas' abortion law, HB 2, continued Tuesday as the United States Supreme Court issued a short, five-sentence order ruling that parts of the law could not be enforced while the legal proceedings were still in process. The order was issued as a result of a 6-3 vote, with Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, three of the Court's most conservative members, in opposition.  14 Oct 2014

Does Breitbart Texas Want Ebola Nurse's Dog to Die?

Breitbart Texas wants Dallas Ebola patient Nina Pham's dog to die. Or at least that's our take-away from two alarmist articles suggesting that the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, like one of those fast-moving zombies in 28 Days Later, only with more hair, might infect every last one of us. 14 Oct 2014

Ebola Patient Nina Pham – ‘I’m Doing Well’

DALLAS, Texas—The nurse who became the first person to contract the Ebola virus in the United States said she is doing well. She expressed her gratitude to well-wishers and the team of medical professionals who are providing her with patient care. 14 Oct 2014

Perry Traveling Europe During Texas Ebola Crisis

HOUSTON, Texas -- As Ebola grips Texas, Governor Rick Perry is nowhere to be found. This week the governor is on a previously-scheduled trip to Europe. His absence during this trying time not only questions how seriously he takes the threat of the deadly virus, but also marks a missed opportunity for him to appear presidential prior to the 2016 elections. 14 Oct 2014

Texas Ebola Hospital Cafeteria Becomes Ghost Town

DALLAS, Texas -- The cafeteria, where employees and patients at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital normally take a meal break, is looking more like a ghost town since the outbreak of Ebola. A cafeteria worker said their business had taken a major hit in the wake of Nina Pham’s becoming symptomatic after treating Thomas Eric Duncan while he was ill at this hospital. 14 Oct 2014

Abbott Fights Back Against Federal Judge on Texas Voter ID

AUSTIN, Texas -- With early voting set to begin on October 20, both supporters and opponents to SB 14, Texas' Voter ID law, which was ruled unconstitutional earlier this month, filed a flurry of motions arguing about whether the law should be allowed to be enforced during this year's elections. The ruling at issue by Obama appointee Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, said that the law constituted an unconstitutional burden on minority voting rights as well as constituting an unconstitutional poll tax. 14 Oct 2014


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