Lana Shadwick

Lana Shadwick

WATCH: Harvey Flood Victim Catches Fish in Living Room

HOUSTON, Texas — A video of a man catching a fish in his flooded living room in Houston is going viral on Facebook. The unidentified flood victim and a female off camera are laughing as he chases the large fish in his home.

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Houston Rescuers Inundated — More Boats Needed

Search and rescue teams and the 911 system has been inundated with people needing to be rescued in Houston. Now the Harris County judge is reported to say that boats and high-water vehicles are desperately needed and that additional rescue assets cannot get into Houston.

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Climate Change Advocates Use ‘Harvey’ to Tout Global Warming

Activists wasted no time in using Hurricane Harvey to tout their political agenda of climate change and global warming. Some even said those in the region deserved the storm because of their disbelief in the climate notion. Others jabbed at the president for his policies.

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VIDEO: ‘Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, These Racist Statues Have to Go!’

HOUSTON, Texas — Communists, Democratic Socialists, Brown Berets, anarchists, Black Lives Matter, and other supporters of the “Destroy the Confederacy!” movement marched in the sweltering 99-degree heat in Houston on Saturday to demand that city officials tear down the “Spirit

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‘Do NOT Bring Children’ Warns Texas ‘Destroy the Confederacy’ Organizers

A Facebook post for a protest dubbed “Destroy the Confederacy” at Sam Houston Park in Houston on Saturday warns “*Do NOT bring children.” A group “committed to protecting Texas and Texas History,” “This Is Texas Freedom Force” (TITFF), says demonstrators plan to tear down a Confederate statue. They also warn there will be violence.

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First Trump Inauguration ‘Blac Bloc’ Anarchist Sentenced to Prison

A federal judge sentenced one of the 234 people arrested during rioting in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day to prison. The defendant admitted he joined with 200 others to form a “Black Bloc” wearing black, gloves, scarves, ski masks, gas masks, and goggles to conceal their identities. He also carried a black flag, a hammer, and a gas mask. He is the first to be sentenced in connection with the riots.

Members of the anarchist group Black Bloc protest against the FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 30, 2014. Brazil has been hit by a wave of strikes and protests against the more than $11 billion being spent on the tournament in a country that desperately needs …

Wounded Baton Rouge Officer Sues Black Lives Matter, Five Leaders

A police officer who was badly wounded in the ambush and execution of three Baton Rouge officers on July 17, 2016, filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter (BLM) and five of its leaders on Friday. The officer urges that BLM and its leaders “not only, incited the violence against police in retaliation for the death of black men shot by police, but also did nothing to dissuade the ongoing violence and injury to police.”

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Trump DOJ Urges Court to End Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a pleading Wednesday saying the judge should take no more action in the voter ID lawsuit against Texas because the State’s new law “eradicates any discriminatory effect or intent” of the prior law. Moreover, the new law is “constitutionally and legally valid.”

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Texas Supreme Court Curbs Same-sex Marriage Benefits

The Supreme Court of Texas held that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry does not automatically entitle them to spousal employment benefits. The unanimous court held that the 2015 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges did not address the right to tax, insurance, or other benefits–only the right to marry.

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Suspect had Hand on Gun, MN Cop on Trial for Murder Testifies

The Minnesota police officer on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black motorist testified the subject had his hand on a gun. A Facebook video live streamed by the victim’s girlfriend in the car immediately after the man was shot went viral.

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Texas A.G. Prevails in Kicking Judge Off His Criminal Case

Lawyers for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have prevailed in getting the judge kicked off his criminal securities fraud case. The highest criminal court in the Lone Star State declined to overturn an intermediate appellate court’s ruling removing Judge George Gallagher and voiding his orders.

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Texas Leads 16-State Coalition in Support of Travel Ban

Leading a 16-state coalition, the Texas attorney general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday supporting President Donald Trump’s temporary travel stay. Attorneys general from 14 other states and the governor of Mississippi joined to urge the nation’s highest court to reinstate the executive order.

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Democrat Texas Cities Suing to Block Sanctuary Ban

The anti-sanctuary city law in Texas, arguably the toughest in the country, has been incendiary and the fight to its passage has been emotional. Now, two Democrat-dominated cities in Texas are joining the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and other open border and pro-amnesty organizations to block the law.

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Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Criminal Trial Halted

An appellate court stayed the securities fraud trial against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday. The issue is whether Judge George Gallagher is acting without authority to preside over the criminal case.

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Christian Printer Prevails in Free Speech Gay Pride Case

A Christian printer in Kentucky has prevailed in what has been a long court battle for free speech and religious liberty. The trouble began after he refused to print t-shirts that promoted a gay pride event.

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LULAC Files First Lawsuit Against Texas ‘Sanctuary’ Ban

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) took little time in filing the first lawsuit to try to stop the Lone Star State’s recently signed anti-sanctuary jurisdiction bill. LULAC sued the State of Texas, its governor, and the state’s attorney general.

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