Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

May 17th, 2024 - 3:48 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Texas governor pardons protester’s killer

Daniel Perry (photo, left) was driving an Uber when he encountered a protest crowd blocking a street on July 25, 2020. Perry ran a red light and drove into the crowd. A protester legally carrying an AK-47 walked up to Perry’s car to tell him to stop. Perry shot him dead, then claimed self-defe[...]

May 25th, 2023 - 12:58 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Ethics probe slams GOP attorney general’s crimes and corruption

A GOP-led investigation of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (photo, left), a Republican, accused him of “committing multiple crimes in office — including felonies — during an extraordinary public airing of scandal and alleged lawbreaking that plunged one of the GOP’s conservative stars [...]

May 14th, 2023 - 12:33 am § in Law and Courts

“Ghost” cars (video)

Texas has a lot of unlicensed cars on its streets and highways (watch video below). New York seems to have a problem of fake license tags, too (read that story here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:58 pm § in Law and Courts

She probably won’t marry this guy

Erick Aguirre (mugshot, right), 29, met his date at a Houston restaurant called Rodeo Goat, which I guess is a Texas thing (see menu and goat pictures here). They arrived in their own cars, and a guy in the parking lot told them he was the parking attendant, and they had to pay $20 to […][...]

April 14th, 2023 - 12:11 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Term limits for thee, but not for me

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is sponsoring a bill that would limit U.S. senators to two 6-year terms (read story here). Except him. Under his bill, Cruz, 52, would have to retire in January 2036, when he’s 66. By then, he’ll have served five 6-year terms in the Senate. Term limits are a favorite[...]

March 12th, 2023 - 11:28 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas death factory

No, not the Mexican border. The courtrooms of Harris County, Texas. This county’s judges send more people to death row than any other U.S. county. This isn’t some out of the way place where justice is meted out by cowboy judges to hapless defendants represented by country lawyers. Harris[...]

March 6th, 2023 - 11:07 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas abortion law endangers women (video)

Move to Washington. We don’t persecute doctors and pregnant women here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 6:57 pm § in Politics, Republicans

WTF Texas Republicans?!

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) represents southwest Texas. The Uvalde elementary school, scene of a mass shooting in May 2022, is in his district. The perpetrator bought the gun legally a day after his 18th birthday, and committed the crime a week later. Following that school massacre, there was another [...]

March 4th, 2023 - 12:00 pm § in America, Politics, Religion, Republicans

GOP legislator’s anti-LGBQT hate tax

Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (the gunman in the photo below; read his bio here), a former preacher-man, is a hater. He was elected by country hicks in northeast Texas (details here and here). The product of a Baptist bible college, he wants the state to kill doctors who perform abortions, and wome[...]

September 1st, 2022 - 12:24 am § in Politics

How GOP Texas governor spends taxpayer money

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has spent $12.7 million busing border jumpers to Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago (see story here). The Daily Mail says this dough paid for transporting more than 7,400 migrants out of Texas, which by my rough calculation comes out to about $1,700 per nose. The ben[...]