Tag Archives: Texas

Texas mattress store that ran Sept. 11 ad closed indefinitely

The Texas mattress store that tried to make light of Sept. 11 in a “Twin Tower sale” commercial will close indefinitely, its owner said Friday. The spot for Miracle Mattress in San Antonio showed two stacks of mattresses, one with an American flag on top, falling down in a spoof of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people 15 years ...

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Texas Tech upsets third ranked team in row, fans go nuts

Brad Tollefson/AP Texas Tech fans celebrate on the court after Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma 65-63 Wednesday night. LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Toddrick Gotcher admitted he might have traveled after one of his Texas Tech teammates got him the rebound off Oklahoma’s last shot in the Red Raiders’ 65-63 victory over the third-ranked Sooners on Wednesday night. “I think I picked ...

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Texas Fires Trooper Charged With Perjury in Death of Sandra Bland

On Wednesday, Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who stopped and arrested Sandra Bland, who died, three days later, in jail, was indicted for perjury. In a statement, the Texas Department of Public Safety said that it would “begin termination proceedings” against Encinia. http://gawker.com/new-jail-foota… Encinia was indicted for lying in an affidavit about the traffic stop, during which he arrested ...

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Texas Gov. Orders Humanitarian Nonprofits To Ignore Syrian Refugees in Need of Help

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that his state was not accepting people fleeing war and violence, he’s now ordered humanitarians to stop doing their jobs, too. Gov. Abbott announced last Monday that he, like dozens of other xenophobic governors, would stop efforts to allow Syrian refugees into his state in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris. Part ...

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Freight Train Pushed Clear Off Tracks in Insane Texas Flooding

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A freight train traveling through flooding in Northern Texas derailed on Saturday morning after its tracks were almost completely washed away. The train, which belongs to Union Pacific Railroad, was carrying 64 cars and two operators, both of whom swam to safety after the incident, according to the Associated Press. Read more… Gawker

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Gas Prices Drop Below $2 a Gallon in Texas, Oklahoma

Filed under: Energy, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices, Saving By KEN MILLER OKLAHOMA CITY — Gas has dropped below $ 2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that’s proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers coming ...

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Supreme Court stays execution scheduled next week in Texas

Frances BurnsWASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay Thursday to a man who was scheduled to die next week after 30 years on death row in Texas. Top News – UPI.com

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Texas shale lifts Oxy output

Daniel J. GraeberLOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Occidental Petroleum Corp. said Thursday its quarterly production was boosted by Texas shale, but income was down for the third quarter. Top News – UPI.com

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Young Texas man gets life for killing mother, raping her body

Frances BurnsCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 9 (UPI) — A young Texas man who admitted sexually assaulting his mother’s body after he killed her has been sentenced to life in prison. Latest News – UPI.com

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Texas Dems could make history

Jay Janner/AP Wendy Davis, third from left, and Leticia Van de Putte, second from right, could make history if they are successful in the primaries, it would be only the fifth time in at least 20 years that a party has nominated women for both governor and lieutenant governor. Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. ...

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