A Texas dam on Lewis Creek, near the town of Willis, Texas, could be in danger of breaching or leaking due to damage caused from recent heavy rains in South Texas. The rains have caused the soil on the dam to become saturated with some parts beginning to slough off.
The Texas Senate gave final passage to House Bill 910, the bill that would allow concealed carry license holders to openly carry a handgun. The bill was passed out of the Senate during a late night Memorial Day weekend session with a vote of 20-11. Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) was the lone Republican voting against the bill.
Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton blasted CNN for putting information out as fact that is not yet proven. The news network posted a statement in an article earlier this week where they asserted as fact that four of the nine people killed in Sunday’s shooting at Twin Peaks were killed by police officers.
CNN omitted critical facts in its coverage of a Texas grand jury’s decision to not bring charges against a Grapevine police officer. The news network never set up the reason for the police chase – a burglary call where the deceased was the suspect. Nor did the network ever report they suspect repeatedly said “kill me” as he approached the officer.
Placing the blame for the Sunday biker shooting firmly on the franchisee, Twin Peaks national headquarters has revoked the franchise from the Waco restaurant. Nine people were killed in a fight that began inside the restaurant and spilled out into the parking lot.
HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Police Officer Richard Martin was run down and killed by driver fleeing from police during a high speed chase early Monday morning. Martin was attempting to deploy spike strips to end the chase when he was struck by the fleeing vehicle.
Waco Police Department’s Sergeant Patrick Swanton said “This was Anytown, USA,” in response to a question from media about why this happened in this city. He said there is a violent element out there and this type of violence could erupt anywhere, especially if a business ignores requests from police. Swanton revised the number of individuals downward to 170 from the previously reported 192 during his Monday midday press conference.
The Waco Police Department announced the arrest of 192 people in connection with the shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant that occurred around noon on Sunday. In a separate action, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) announced they have issued a 7-day summary suspension closing the diner for community safety reasons.
Nine people are dead in what was described by witnesses as a “war zone” battle between rival biker gangs outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. All of those killed were members of the biker gangs.
The family of a Fort Hood soldier who was killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage was presented his Purple Heart medal in a ceremony in Minnesota. The presentation was made during an “American Day” ceremony in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Citing the extended time required to revamp company production, Blue Bell Creameries announced it will lay off 1,450 workers and shutdown several distribution centers. The cutbacks amount to a 37 percent reduction in Blue Bell’s full-time and part-time labor force.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has successfully moved yet another California Company to Texas. Abbott announced on Thursday that Kubota Tractor and Credit Corporation is relocating its corporate headquarters to Texas. It is expected the move will create at least 344 new Texas jobs and $51 million in capital investment in the Lone Star State. The State has made a grant offer of $3.8 million to Kubota from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).
HOUSTON, Texas – The Harris County Commissioners Court appointed Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman to be the new County Sheriff. Hickman was immediately sworn in as Sheriff replacing Adrian Garcia who resigned to run for Mayor of Houston.
A Galveston, Texas, man arrested for stabbing a man nearly to death has more legal problems after spitting his own feces at the arresting officer. Following an investigation by officers responding to a reported stabbing, the suspect took off on foot and officers were forced to chase him down to secure the arrest.
Members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) responded quickly to rising flood waters in North Texas after a weekend of predicted severe weather. The Guardsmen used a Blackhawk medical helicopter to lift a pregnant woman and a baby to safety. They then quickly moved to the nearby home of the woman’s grandmother and rescued her on Mother’s Day.
A short-lived but deadly tornado struck the town of Cisco, Texas, Saturday afternoon. The tornado killed at least one person and sent another to the hospital with critical injuries.
Governor Greg Abbott has elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) in anticipation of forecasted severe storms approaching Texas. This action will enable the State of Texas to respond in a timely manner should the need arise. The Governor’s office called the approaching storms “a significant weather event.”
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced on Friday that troopers discovered and seized more than $600,000 in U.S. currency during a traffic stop in a South Texas border county. The seizure occurred on Thursday morning about about 10:15 a.m.
Texas is once again ranked at the top state in the U.S. to do business. Texas Governor Greg Abbott says it will get even better in the coming years. The ranking was made by Chief Executive’s 2015 Best and Worst States to Do Business report. The magazine surveys top CEOs from 511 companies across the nation. This is the eleventh year in a row that Texas has topped the list.
GARLAND, Texas – The terrorist group ISIS is claiming credit for Sunday’s attack on the Mohammad Art Exhibit and Contest. The group called the gunmen “soldiers of the caliphate” and promised more attacks will follow.
GARLAND, Texas – The first police officer making contact with the shooters stopped both gunmen from penetrating the outer perimeter. Garland police executed a carefully planned response to stop the threat and protect the lives of the nearly two hundred people who attended the Mohammad Art Exhibit and Contest.
GARLAND, Texas – Spontaneous song and prayer broke out while attendees of the Mohammad Art Exhibit and Contest were on lockdown. Shortly after the shooting began outside, attendees were taken into an area described by police officers as a “hardened shelter,” and told to remain there until the threat was neutralized.
GARLAND, Texas – Pamela Geller was conducting an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas about the Mohammad Art Exhibit and Contest just as gunfire erupted outside the event. Her security detail came in and interrupted the interview and quickly extricated her from the scene.
The inaugural Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest hosted by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is sold out and ready for Sunday evening’s festivities. The event is bringing art from across the world expressing free speech which is under attack from radical Islamic groups like those who attacked Charlie Hebdo in January. The exhibit will be held on Sunday, May 3, at the Curtis Culwell Center, 5-7 pm, in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas.
Demonstrators expressing opposing views on the riots and protests in Baltimore will come face to face in Dallas on Friday evening. Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB) are planning a “#Dallas to Baltimore Solidarity Rally) while a grassroots rally called “Backing the Blue Rally”. A third group, Texans Against Gun Grabbers (TAGG) is planning a self-described counter-protest. All three events are scheduled for the same time and place.