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  • SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas. The county's governing board on Thursday also approved a draft of...

  • Police: Off-duty Dallas officer shoots gunman

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say an off-duty officer shot an armed man outside of a Montessori open house after the man critically wounded a woman. Deputy Chief Gil Garza says the officer was out of uniform and headed to a family function Thursday night when he saw an altercation between two...

  • Sheriff: Houston officer arrested in drug bust

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas authorities have jailed a Houston Police Department officer who they say transported a kilogram of cocaine while her 6-year-old son was in the car. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office charged 26-year-old Jasmine Bonner with manufacturing or delivering a controlled...

  • Fire officials: Austin babysitter charged in arson

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities say a 57-year-old babysitter intentionally set a man's house on fire while watching his twin 5-year-old boys. Fire department investigators charged Martha Carolyn Dreher with felony first-degree arson on Thursday in connection to the Aug. 9 fire....

  • North Texas funds spring up for Dr. Kent Brantly

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former colleagues and fellow congregants are raising money and accepting donations for Dr. Kent Brantly, the Texas-trained doctor who survived Ebola. A fund established by JPS Health System, where Brantly completed his family medicine residency, has attracted more than...

  • Dallas Police: Man killed himself in shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a man killed himself after police who saw his gun opened fire. The incident late Wednesday night ended in the death of 52-year-old Terence Michael Groessel. Police Maj. Jeff Cotner said Thursday that a preliminary autopsy indicated Groessel killed himself....

  • Texas man gets life sentence for plot to kill wife

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas jury has sentenced a 54-year-old man to life in prison for hiring someone to kill his wife. The Denton County jury sentenced John Franklin Howard on Thursday, two days after he was found guilty of attempted capital murder. Howard will be eligible for parole...

  • Boy Scouts settle with Texas man in sex abuse case

    DALLAS (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America have settled a lawsuit filed by a former San Antonio Scout who said his adult leader abused him, officials on both sides said Thursday. The settlement will not require BSA to turn over any more of its internal files on sexual abuse complaints, which were...

  • Texas woman seeks $123M for false Facebook profile

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman has filed a $123 million lawsuit contending that Facebook failed to remove a false profile of her created by a former friend who superimposed her face over pornographic images. Meryem Ali in a revised suit filed this week in district court in Houston claims the...

  • VIDEO: Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses ISIS in D.C. speech

    Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned of the risk ISIS poses not just overseas, but in America, too.

  • McRaven confirmed as new UT system chancellor

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System. McRaven on Thursday made his first public appearance in Austin since the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command was first rumored as a candidate. He wore a suit — and not his Naval...

  • Rick Perry: We're seeing historic numbers of illegal immigrants from countries with terrorist ties

    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, the Texas governor placed blame for the border crisis on President Obama's "willful neglect of clear presidential responsibility."

  • In Washington speech, Rick Perry stays on offense over indictment

    In a talk at the Heritage Foundation in downtown D.C. co-hosted by National Review, the Texas governor tore into his critics, calling the indictment attack on our system of government.

  • Ecologists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch

    HOUSTON (AP) — A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced Thursday. The $37.7 million purchase of the Powderhorn...

  • Retail gasoline prices drop a penny across Texas

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped by a penny this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump fell to $3.28. The average price fell by 3 cents last week and now is down by 14 cents compared to the same time last year. Nationwide...



From the Weekly Standard

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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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