Llano Co. librarian fired for not pulling books off shelves – KXAN

KXAN’s Nabil Remadna reports that a Kingsland librarian lost her job because she refused to pull books off the public library’s shelves because some people thought they were “inappropriate.”

Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people

The annual number of anti-LGBTQ bills filed has skyrocketed over the past several years, from 41 bills in 2018 to 238 bills in less than three months of 2022. State lawmakers have proposed a record 238 bills that would limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans this year — or more than three per day —Continue reading “Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people”

Mass shooting near SXSW activities in downtown Austin, 4 people shot

Police officers arrested a suspect connected to an overnight mass shooting on East 6th Street near SXSW festivities in downtown Austin, according to the Austin Police Department (APD).  Four victims were shot around 2 a.m. and taken to hospitals Sunday with non-life-threatening injuries, Austin-Travis County EMS said. APD had seven times officers than normal in the entertainment district because of SXSWContinue reading “Mass shooting near SXSW activities in downtown Austin, 4 people shot”

National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission

The dispatching of troops to the sprawling private ranches, far from the border, raises questions about the use of National Guard troops, who have widely decried the mission as aimless, political and oversized, as the cost of the effort has already ballooned to $2 billion a year. Earlier this year, about 30 Texas National GuardContinue reading “National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission”

Let’s talk about an injunction in Texas – Beau of the Fifth Column

Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride

Two-term U.S. Representative Van Taylor on Wednesday withdrew from a Republican primary run-off race, ending his reelection bid after admitting he had an extra-marital affair with the widow of an American who joined the Islamic State, according to media reports. Taylor, who represents a northeast Texas district, last year voted for the creation of aContinue reading “Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride”

Texas GOP House candidate says young people become ‘radical, leftist, hating-America atheists’ with no skills when they graduate college

A Republican candidate running for Congress said college graduates become “radical, leftist, hating-America atheists.” The comments came from candidate Christian Collins, who is running for Texas’ 8th Congressional district. Collins has been endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, and Rep. Madison Cawthorn. A Republican House candidate on Sunday called college students graduatesContinue reading “Texas GOP House candidate says young people become ‘radical, leftist, hating-America atheists’ with no skills when they graduate college”

Florida deputy fired after he is accused of framing innocent man in revenge plot

Former Lee County Deputy Niko Irizarry worked with two others in the scheme, alleged the sheriff, who said drugs were planted in the man’s car. A Florida sheriff’s deputy was fired and arrested after an investigation that alleged he took part in an effort to frame an innocent man, authorities said. Former Lee County Sheriff’sContinue reading “Florida deputy fired after he is accused of framing innocent man in revenge plot”

Let’s talk about 19 cops in Austin, Texas – Beau of the Fifth Column

GOP Law Blamed as Nearly 40% of Mail-In Ballots Rejected in Houston Area

“Mail ballots are people’s votes,” said a Harris County elections administrator who is “very concerned” about the anti-democratic effects of the Texas GOP’s new voter suppression law. As early voting continues in Texas’ primary election, pro-democracy advocates are sounding the alarm over the high rate at which mail-in ballots are being rejected as a result ofContinue reading “GOP Law Blamed as Nearly 40% of Mail-In Ballots Rejected in Houston Area”

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