Tag: Texas

California mudslide license plate (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.

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Texas Democrat Voters Turning Out in Record Numbers for Primaries

Democrat voters are turning out in record numbers in the primaries in the historically politically-red Lone Star State. Experts say the Democrat Party wants a robust primary so they can go back to these voters and get them out for the November election.

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Funeral Home Contractor in Missing Body Lawsuit Displayed ‘Homicidal Necrophile’ Facebook Cover, Say Attorneys

A funeral home in Texas is being sued by parents who say the business lost their 25-year-old daughter’s body. Lawyers questioned business owners about a subcontractor whose Facebook “profile picture shows two men singing, with a cover photo of a dark figure eating a severed limb, surrounded by headstones with the names of bandmates above the words ‘homicidal necrophile’.”

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, left, waves as her partner, Kathy Hubbard, right, holds the Bible during a public inauguration ceremony Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 in Houston. Houston is the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Roughly 40 LGBTQ Texans Running for Office in 2018, Says Community Mag

Houston Magazine OutSmart reports that at least 35 LGBTQ Texans are running for office in the 2018 primary and general elections–including governor and lieutenant governor contests. Five candidates identify as transgender. More than one-third are from Harris County. The publication added five to the list by Wednesday afternoon.