Texas newspaper that endorsed Ted Cruz in 2012 is now throwing its support behind Democrat Beto O’Rourke for the midterm election

Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Democrat Beto O’Rourke for US Senate in Texas over the Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz. The newspaper endorsed Cruz in 2012, but this time around, it had some harsh words for the junior senator, saying Cruz has “exhibited little interest in […]

3D gun advocate Cody Wilson accused of sex with minor is jailed in Texas after police say he fled to Taiwan

Defense Distributed via YouTube Cody Wilson was booked into a Houston jail early Sunday. He’s accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl and paying her $ 500 afterward. Wilson owns a Texas company that sells blueprints for 3D-printable guns. HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to […]

A Texas Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of killing 4 women and abducting a 5th

Getty Images/Scott Eisen A Border Patrol agent in Texas was arrested Saturday on suspicion of killing four women and abducting a fifth, who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz fled from state troopers after the fifth woman escaped, and he was fount hiding in the parking lot of a hotel in Laredo, Texas. Investigators describe […]

Ghost towns and cosmic cowboys: Welcome to wild west Texas

As the gateway to the Rio Grande and Big Bend, Terlingua’s the perfect base for outdoor activities like canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping. Despite its arid climate and harsh terrain—summer temperatures regularly exceed 37 degrees Celsius—the area’s also home to a thriving wildlife population that includes Mexican black bears, bighorn […]

Texas lawmakers press NASA to base lunar lander program in Houston

Enlarge / Getting back to the Moon will require navigating politics on Earth. (credit: JAXA / NHK) The Apollo missions that flew to the Moon during the 1960s were designed and controlled by what is now known as Johnson Space Center, the home of the famous “Mission Control.” Moreover, the astronauts that flew to the […]

Texas father stabs toddler to death while screaming ‘Jesus is coming’

Texas police are investigating the motive behind a senseless act of violence in which a screaming man stabbed his 16-month-old toddler to death in public, despite an armed neighbor’s intervention to stop him. The attacker was heard shouting gibberish before charging his kid with a knife in a common area of the Oak Forest Apartments […]

Five found dead after nursing home shooting in Robstown, Texas

Published time: 28 Jul, 2018 02:49 Edited time: 28 Jul, 2018 02:52 Five people have been reported dead in Robstown, Texas on Friday in two apparently connected shootings, one of them at a nursing home. The police were alerted to the killing spree after a report of gunshots at the Retama Manor Nursing facility. Officers […]

Jordanian immigrant convicted for ‘honor killings’ in Texas may be put to death

A Houston court has found a Jordanian immigrant guilty of the ‘honor killing’ of his daughter’s husband and masterminding the murder of her friend in 2012. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan now faces life imprisonment or the death penalty. Read more Furious that his daughter Nesreen had chosen to convert from Islam to Christianity and marry an […]

We visited a convenience-store chain with a Texas cult following, and we were amazed by what we found

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Buc-ee’s is a convenience-store chain with a cult following across Texas.  The chain serves as a super-sized highway pit stop complete with “world-famous” bathrooms, branded t-shirts, a beef jerky bar, a wide-ranging home decor section, and fresh-made fudge.  We visited Texas to see if Buc-ee’s could live up to the hype, and […]

Protesters temporarily blocked a bus carrying immigrants from a Border Patrol facility in Texas

Associated Press/David J. Phillips Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s recently halted practice of separating immigrant families at the US-Mexico border. Some 2,300 children were taken from their parents since May under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Democratic lawmakers said they aren’t convinced that the government has […]