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Ex-GOP Staffer Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.8 Million

Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield was campaign manager for Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (pictured), and now faces up to 28 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Appearing before a federal judge, Barfield pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, filing a false tax return and embezzlement… “You simply do not know what your [...]

Dan Patrick is a radio station owner and talk show host who became a Texas state senator, and is likely to win the race for Texas lt. governor. “This is an exciting time for Christians,” Patrick wrote on his Facebook page. “God is speaking to us from the most unlikely voice, Phil Robertson, about God’s [...]

A 16-year old Corpus Christi, Texas boy was fatally shot in the chest by his older brother while removing his firearm from its holster. Officers responded to the home around 11:30 last night to find the teenager wounded. According to KIIITV, Investigators say his 24-year old brother was removing the gun from its holster when [...]

The Supreme Court ruled this weekend that a Texas voter I.D. law which has been ruled “deliberately discriminatory” can be used to restrict voting rights in this year’s midterm elections, which is just the latest of the Roberts Court’s injuries to voting rights. That court famously gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act a little over [...]

A judge in Montgomery County, Texas opened a recent court session with a five-minute Bible reading followed by a formal prayer. The prayer to Allah GOP Jesus made some feel uncomfortable. According to a complainant, the Justice of the Peace stated, “We are going to say a prayer. If any of you are offended by [...]

Amanda Henderson and her husband’s beloved dog was shot and killed by Cleburne police. “I see a murder,” The Texas woman said after seeing a video of the incident. “I see him murdering my puppy, our family.” It August police responded to a report of Henderson’s pit bulls aggressively roaming the neighborhood. They’d escaped from [...]

Justice Ruth Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent after Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas can use its controversial voter identification law. Ginsburg wrote, “The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and [...]

It’s rulings like this that reminds us of why it’s important to vote. The U.S. Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial voter identification law can go into effect for now — a decision that comes two days before early voting in the state. MSN reports: A majority of the justices rejected an [...]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The family who shared an apartment with a Liberian man who died of Ebola in Texas is showing no signs of illness, while the dog of a nurse who contracted the deadly virus is healthy and being cared for, Dallas’s mayor said on Tuesday. Thomas Eric Duncan’s girlfriend, her 13-year-old son and [...]

On Tuesday the Supreme Court blocked a federal appeals court ruling that was forcing many abortion clinics in Texas to close. The ruling barred Texas from enforcing an abortion regulation that left only seven clinics open in the state. The Supreme Court’s order, which was five sentences long, will allow the clinics to remain open [...]

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