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Behind closed doors, Texas lawmakers strip funding for sex trafficking victims.

In recent private negotiations between the Texas House and Senate about which public programs to fund and how to fund them, state lawmakers opted to kill a $3 million initiative to rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking. That ended hopes from child welfare advocates that 2017 would be the first yea...

- The Raw Story - US

7th-Grader's 'Award' Names Her Most Likely Terrorist.

A mock awards ceremony for Texas middle school students ended on a sour note for one seventh-grader. Lizeth Villanueva tells KHOU teachers in the room were snickering as she and other students were handed certificates Tuesday at Channelview's Anthony Aguirre Junior High, though she wasn't laughing when she saw what...

- Newser - US

AG's request to adjourn trial by jury results in breach of fundamental right.

A constitutional court has declared that the right to a fair hearing of two men awaiting trial by jury was breached when the criminal court upheld a request by the prosecution to produce new witnesses and to replace a court expert, without the accused being afforded a right of reply. Austine Uche and Kofi Otule were due to ...

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Wonder Woman women-only screenings in Texas spark row.

Men claim discrimination after a cinema scheduled women-only screenings of the superhero film.

- BBC - UK

We've Killed 44 Children in Syria This Month, Trump to Talk Climate Change With World Leaders, Texas Allows Balloon-Based Hunting of Feral Pigs: A.M. Links.

U.S. airstrikes in Syria have killed 225 civilians, including 44 children, between April 23 and May 23. President Trump is talking trade, climate change, and other sensitive topics with world leaders gathered in Sicily today. Body slamming Montana Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday's special election to replace Ryan ...

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The fastest-growing in the U.S. are...

Things may actually be bigger in the Lone Star State. Texas boasts four of the top five fastest-growing cities in the United States.         


Texas student gets 'Most Likely To Become A Terrorist' award.

We all know the usual superlatives... 'Most likely to become president or 'Most likely to win the nobel prize' but one junior high school student in Texas, may have gotten the most offensive superlative ever.         


Teachers give 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' award to 13-year-old girl.

Texas teachers have been disciplined, though the Houston-area school district won't say how, for giving a 13-year-old girl a mock award: "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist."         


EP Energy, Tesoro form Uinta drilling partnership.

Houston producer EP Energy Corp. and San Antonio refiner Tesoro Corp. have formed a joint venture to fund a 60-well oil and gas development program in EP Energy’s Altamont program in the Uinta basin of Utah.

- OGJ - US

Alamo Drafthouse launches a 'women only' screening of 'Wonder Woman,' sparks outrage.

Alamo Drafthouse in Austin announced a women only' screening of Wonder Woman' for June 6 and it has since sparked controversy among male viewers.

- FOX News - US

Top criminal court in Texas exonerates former judge convicted in 2011 bribery case.

Former Texas Judge Suzanne Wooten no longer has a criminal record, despite her 2011 conviction on bribery charges. Ruling on a writ of innocence, the…

- ABA Journal - US

Texas voucher clash kills sweeping school finance fix

- Education Week - US

Ex-Houston Rockets coach Jeff Gundy supports charter school

- Education Week - US

Voucher standoff could doom major Texas school finance fix

- Education Week - US

Texas House OKs allowing guns in parked cars at schools

- Education Week - US

Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

- Education Week - US

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

- Education Week - US

Texas Senate increases education board's textbook veto power

- Education Week - US

Texas Senate attaches voucher plan to school finance fix

- Education Week - US

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

- Education Week - US

Texas House OKs Requiring Seat Belts on New School Buses

The state House approved legislation 91-43 requiring new school buses, 2018 models and newer, to have safety belts.

- Education Week - US

Oil stems sharp declines as Opec decision disappoints market

Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate contracts shed 5% overnight before staging a minor recovery.

- - UK

Watch adorable 5-year-old girl from Texas trying to understand why Obama left the White House

The young girl could not understand why Donald Trump has to live at the White House, which she thinks is in Texas.

- - UK

James Webb Space Telescope Available for Media Viewing at NASA's Johnson Space Center

Media are invited to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to view the James Webb Space Telescope and talk to experts about upcoming cryogenic vacuum tests at 10:15 a.m. CDT Wednesday, May 31.


From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

BOSTON " Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston.Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Police Chief on Leave After Arrest of Miss Black Texas

The winner of Miss Black Texas 2016 is alleging assault, wrongful arrest, and official corruption against a Texas police chief and other officers after she spent 24 hours in jail this past weekend, the Root reports. According to NBC DFW , Carmen Ponder says she was driving to Walmart on Saturday...

- Newser - US

Kathleen Wynne poised to retaliate on Texas Buy American bill

Premier says her government is continuing to seek exemption for Ontario for proposed law, which could damage the province's economy

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Xponential 2017 in images

The Xponential 2017 national conference was held May 8-11 by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The event took place in the largest exhibit hall ever dedicated to unmanned systems and robotics, with over 370,000 square feet. It featured ...

- Robohub - CH

'Yee haw' in Italian - Alfa Romeo Giulia is the Car of Texas

Filed under: Etc.,Ownership,Alfa Romeo,Sedan,Luxury,Performance,Auto News Recaps You can't underestimate the visceral pull of the new Giulia Quadrifoglio's 505 horsepower wrapped in the Alfa's sweet, seductive sheetmetal.Continue reading 'Yee haw' in Italian - Alfa Romeo Giulia is the Car of Texas 'Yee haw' in Italian - ...

- Autoblog - US

Texas legislature overrules Austin, allows Uber and Lyft to return

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,United States The governor is poised to sign the override into law.Continue reading Texas legislature overrules Austin, allows Uber and Lyft to return Texas legislature overrules Austin, allows Uber and Lyft to return originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 May 2017 16:30:00 EDT. ...

- Autoblog - US

Customer Accuses Chipotle Of Covering Up For Manager Who Put Spy Cam In Bathroom

A woman in Texas claims that not only did a manager at her local Chipotle repeatedly install spy cameras in the restaurant's female restroom, but that the restaurant and its corporate office covered up the peeping; a charge the Chipotle HQ denies. According to a lawsuit filed this week in a Brazoria County, TX, court, a ...

- The Consumerist - US

Texas Claims Victory As OPEC Forced To Roll Over Oil Production Cuts

Texas shale producers forced OPEC this morning to extend its oil production cuts for 9 months,' Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton said on Twitter on Thursday, shortly after OPEC agreed to extend the oil production cuts for nine months until March 2018. On Wednesday, Sitton said that OPEC meets tomorrow and is ...

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Trump Aims To Scrap Gulf Coast Oil Royalties

In a bid to increase federal income, President Trump's FY2018 budget plan proposes to stop sharing revenue payments from Gulf Coast offshore oil and gas to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. On the off chance that this plan is approved, the next 10 years could see these four states lose billions of dollars worth of ...

- - US

ATX brings Hollywood to heart of Texas

The ATX TV festival is like camp for television lovers, but trying political times has brought new meaning to the Texas event

- CNNMoney - US

Miss Black Texas 2016 says she as wrongfully arrested

COMMERCE, Texas — An East Texas police chief is on leave pending investigation after he was accused of wrongfully arresting Miss Black Texas 2016.

- Billings Gazette - US

Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

Everything is bigger in Texas, including population booms.

- - US

Oil prices plunge after OPEC decision

OIL prices settled sharply lower Thursday, as investors were disappointed about the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' decision to extend production cuts by nine months. The West Texas Intermediate for July delivery tumbled 2.46 U.S. dollars to settle at 48.90 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Texas 7th-grader named 'most likely to become a terrorist' in mock school awards

DALLAS — A Houston-area school is apologizing after a seventh grade student was given an award that named her “most likely to become a terrorist.” The student got the certificate during a mock awards ceremony after the official awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, the school s...

- The Raw Story - US

'You black b*tch!': Miss Black Texas alleges cops arrested her after she was victim of chief's 'road rage'

Twenty-three-year-old beauty queen Carmen Ponder was arrested and charged with evading arrest this weekend after avoiding a swerving truck on a road. The truck, however, was being driven by Hunt County Police Chief Kerry Crews. According to the Dallas Morning News, Ponder said that she was driving t...

- The Raw Story - US

Crunch Report | Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech

Mark Zuckerberg gives this year's Harvard commencement speech, Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin, Ford has some leadership shake-ups and TC Battlefield company Beam is now called Mixer. All this on Crunch Report.

- TechCrunch - US

Nurse in prison for killing infant indicted in another death

A Texas nurse who's been serving a 99-year prison sentence for the fatal overdose of an infant in her care has been indicted in the death of another infant as prosecutors try to keep her behind bars.

- FOX News - US

Miss Black Texas 2016 says she as wrongfully arrested

An East Texas police chief is on leave pending investigation after he was accused of wrongfully arresting Miss Black Texas 2016.

- FOX News - US

Prosecutors race to keep notorious child-killer behind bars

—Three decades ago, a young nurse named Genene Jones made international headlines as the suspected serial killer of more than a dozen infants in the pediatric intensive care unit at San Antonio's charity hospital. The story bought to life every parent's worst nightmare: losing a child at the hands of a caregiver who took ...

- Business Insider - US

BP Oil Adds Gender Reassignment Surgery to Employee Package

One British oil titan with its North American headquarters based in Houston just added gender reassignment surgery to its benefits package to make themselves more attractive to recruiting and hanging onto top-quality 21st Century employees.

- Breitbart - US

Texas Border Patrol agent dies after off-duty stabbing

A U.S. Border Patrol agent died at an El Paso hospital Wednesday after he was stabbed multiple times outside a local bar, authorities say.

- FOX News - US

Appeals court: Texas must reveal execution drug supplier

A Texas appeals court panel has upheld a lower court's order that the state's prison agency must identify its execution drug supplier.

- FOX News - US

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

AUSTIN, Texas " Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals.Lampkin,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Hard to watch and listen to': Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

An incident report described a volatile scene outside the event centre, with multiple people fighting and onlookers angered by the police response

- National Post - CA

Civil rights group sues in U.S. court over immigration detention

The ACLU said in its filing that in recent weeks there have been a new series of hunger strikes at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in Georgia, Oregon and Washington, adding hunger strikes have previously hit detention centers in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. The suit comes as U.S. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

US charges 7 with stealing trade secrets for Chinese company

HOUSTON " U.S. prosecutors say a Chinese company paid Houston-based employees of an engineering company to steal formulas on a type of foam used in offshore drilling.Seven people were charged in a complaint unsealed Wednesday.Shan...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ