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2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential Polls for California Show Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Still Leading
Donald Trump has erased the small margin he once trailed Ted Cruz by in California and now leads the Texas senator by a solid seven points in anticipation of their June 7, showdown.....
Eyebrows raised as US gun manufacturer makes Nintendo Zapper Glock
Toys that resemble real-world hand guns are banned in most markets, but what of the other way around?
Although it still feels weird for us in the UK, even shops like Walmart sell guns and ammo in the US, so it’s no surprise that the gun customisation market is a big one.
One recent cus....
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center Launches Lung Transplant Program
HOUSTON, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) is now offering lung transplants, establishing its reputation as an elite health center with a comprehensive transplant program covering all solid organs including kidney, liver and heart transplants. The....
Woman steals wedding ring off body of 88-year-old woman at Texas funeral home
CCTV cameras captured a shocking scene at a Texas funeral home Friday as a woman brazenly stole the wedding ring off of a recently-deceased 88-year-old. ....
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center Launches Lung Transplant Program
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) is now offering lung transplants, establishing its reputation as an elite health center with a comprehensive transplant program covering all solid organs including kidney, liver.......
Two moms and two daughters die in head-on car crash after one of the women crossed into opposing traffic
Ashli Morgan, 26, was driving with her 4-year-old daughter Lorelei Cotter on Saturday when she crossed into oncoming traffic in Argyle, Texas.....
Austin, Indiana, HIV Epidemic Impacts 190 In Small Town
An HIV outbreak of epidemic proportion is raging in Austin, Indiana. Heroin abuse has plagued the small town for several years, and is being blamed as the likely culprit for the sudden influx of HIV cases. At least 190 Austin, Indiana, residents have now been diagnosed with HIV. In February, at leas....
Bowie, Texas Tries Building World's Largest Knife
Bowie Texas is going to try and be home to the world's largest knife. They've built it and are going to dedicate it to the town and then Guinness is going to get a call. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.....
Yanagihara, Enright among women's fiction prize finalists
The newcomers are American writer Cynthia Bond, for Texas tale "Ruby"; Lisa McInerney for "The Glorious Heresies," set in post-crash Ireland; and Britain's Hannah Rothschild for art-world story "The Improbability of Love."
The other finalists, announced Monday, are American writer Elizabeth McKen....
US teacher held after video showing her slapping student goes viral
A veteran teacher in the US state of Texas has been arrested after a video of her repeatedly slapping a student and calling him an "idiot ass" went viral.
The post US teacher held after video showing her slapping student goes viral appeared first on Firstpost.....
'Bibles & Guns!' Phil Robertson Delivers Controversial Prayer At NASCAR Race
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is known for being outspoken — but did he take it too far this time?
The reality star, 69, took center stage in Texas… READ ON....
Two Of Donald Trump's Kids Won't Vote For Him In The New York Primary
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends" Monday that he won't be receiving votes from two of his children in the New York primary on April 19. Both Eric and Ivanka Trump waited too long to register to vote, missing the cutoff and quashing any chance they had to cast a ba....
After losing delegates to Cruz, Trump accuses GOP of corruption
Speaking to an audience of thousands Sunday in upstate New York, Donald Trump accused the Republican Party of trickery and corruption after his campaign's stumbling loss in the Colorado causes.
Colorado didn't hold a popular vote for candidates in the Republican primary, instead electing delegates ....
Longest Acrylic Window in the U.S. Installed at Texas State Aquarium's Caribbean Journey Building
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) - Earlier today, construction crews at the Texas State Aquarium installed what will be the main acrylic viewing window for the H-E-B Caribbean Shark exhibit in the Aquarium's 70,000-square foot, $55 million Caribbean Journey expansion that is....
West Texas Resources Enters Letter of Intent to Acquire Louisiana Oil and Gas Properties
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) -
West Texas Resources, Inc.
(OTCQX: WTXR), a Texas-based independent oil and gas company, today announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with MORANSCO Energy Corporation of Shreveport, Louisiana to acquire The Dixie/Dz....
Futures are rallying (SPY, SPX, DJI, IXIC, TLT, TLO, USD, DXY)
Investing.comStock futures were rallying ahead of the opening bell on a quiet Monday.
Near 8:52 a.m. ET, Dow futures were up 69 points, S&P 500 futures were up 8 points, and Nasdaq futures were up 21 points — all by less than 0.5%.
Dave Lutz, head of ETF trading at J....
The most innovative homes in America, according to architects
Nic LehouxThe American Institute of Architects has named the 10 winners of its 2016 housing awards.
These buildings won for their outstanding design and the way they integrate into their environments — whether its smart transitional housing for the homeless, a Hawaiian beachfront masterp....
Couple who had America's first uterus transplant which failed due to yeast infection reveal her MOTHER, 44, will now serve as their surrogate
Lindsey McFarland, 26, of Lubbock, Texas, received the transplant in February. But within days she got an infection forcing doctors to remove the organ. Now her mother has offered to be surrogate.....
Greenwich: A stretch of coastline dotted by politics
In addition to a sitting president and a future president, five presidential and vice presidential candidates have panned for political gold along this narrow stretch of waterfront real estate during the past decade.
Through the end of February, giving to presidential candidates for the four ZIP ....
Man walking along North Texas road fatally hit, driver flees
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - Police in the North Texas town of Sherman are looking for a driver who fled after fatally hitting a man walking along a roadway. Sherman police say the body of 27-year-old Jeren Dorshawn Green was found Sunday morning in the grassy median between U.S. Highway 75 .......
Thief Takes Wedding Ring From Corpse In Coffin
CCTV footage has emerged of a woman stealing a wedding ring from the finger of a female corpse at a funeral home in Texas.....
Republican Trump turns up volume: Cruz bought Colorado delegates
By Doina Chiacu and Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's concerns about how delegates are allotted turned into a roar on Monday as he accused the campaign of rival Ted Cruz of buying votes after his weekend win in Colorado. The New York billi....
News24.com | WATCH: 63-year-old teacher arrested for hitting student
A high school teacher in Texas has been arrested after a video of her repeatedly hitting a student surfaced on social media.....
Victory Energy Announces New Interim Chief Financial Officer
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) -
Victory Energy Corporation, (OTCQB: VYEY) ("Victory" or "the Company") a growth stage, Exploration and Production Company, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeff Marlowe as its Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Marlo....
Victory Energy Announces Fiscal 2015 Financial Results
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) -
Victory Energy Corporation, (OTCQB: VYEY) ("Victory" or "the Company") a growth stage, Exploration and Production Company, today announced operating results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015.....
Rite of Spring: U.S. to See Over $800 Million in Planned Second-Quarter Power Outages, an Industrial Info News Alert
SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2016) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Planned maintenance outages are a fact of life for power plants, where a lot of money is spent to keep the lights on, among other things. Industrial Info is tracking no less than $807.6 ....
Border Patrol ordered to release illegals still soaking wet from Rio Grande union says
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents patrol along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border on Feb. 24, 2015, near Rio Grande City, Texas. (Associated .......
These 8 Senate Races Are Shaping Up To Be Barnburners
Here at First To Last, we've largely been laser-focused on the weekly goings-on in the presidential primary. But the election cycle is not just about who will one day sit in the Oval Office, it's also about who will win seats in the legislature and make sitting in the Oval Office a constant nightma....
Border Snafu Diverts Global Flyer
Michel Gordillo, of Spain, was scheduled to talk at Sun 'n Fun this week about his adventures flying an RV-8 around the world, via both North and South Poles -- but the intrepid pilot's plans were derailed by border-crossing bureaucracy. Gordillo's team said that when he arrived at the Mexico/U.S. b....
Google axes free Fiber option in Kansas City
Google's fiber-optic broadband service, Google Fiber, has grabbed headlines for offering gigabit Internet for as low as $70 per month, but it also has a 5Mbit/s, free option for users willing to pay for the installation fee.
Recently, however, Google removed that option from the table in Ka....
National nonprofit celebrates Financial Literacy Month with daily online workshops
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Money Management International (MMI), the nation's largest nonprofit credit counseling organization and a leader in financial education, is celebrating Financial Literacy Month by providing free online financial workshops every day during....
Big Hail Covers Texas Highway Like Snow
The storm moved along the Oklahoma/Texas border late Sunday, producing big hail and knocking out power.....
U.S. man due to die because he is black
Duane Buck was convicted in 1997 of murdering his ex-girlfriend and a male friend. After a Texas jury determined that he....
Candidates with the muscle could alter GOP convention rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-two rules govern the Republican Party and how it picks a presidential candidate.
Yet many top Republicans view Trump as a certain loser who could cost them congressional seats, and some have similar concerns about the unyielding conservative Cruz.
The golden rule of c....
Jered Weaver feels fine, looks fine in pitching LA Angels to victory
Jered Weaver took to the mound on Sunday with a chip on his shoulder in the finale of the Angels' season-opening homestand against the Texas Rangers.Weaver is coming off his worst season (7-12, 4.64 ERA), and his velocity is down along with expectations about if he can still be a front-line pitcher.....
Real estate transactions
Ocumare Investments has purchased 2 acres at 7202 Long Point for a medical office development.
The company leased 7,317 square feet from Akin, Gump, Struass, Hauer & Feld.
KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT announced nine leases totaling 60,227 square feet at West Loop I & II buildings in Bellaire....
Discord builds between developers, city over fees for new construction
By William Crum Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgA dustup with commercial developers could determine whether established neighborhoods can capture a greater share of tax revenue to maintain streets and parks.
Oklahoma City has pushed back against developers who contend a proposed increase ....
College softball: Sooners complete sweep of Baylor
From Staff ReportsWACO, Texas — Paige Parker won her 17th game of the season, and Nicole Pendley hit her third homer of the spring as Oklahoma beat Baylor 7-4 on Sunday in Big 12 softball before 1,528 fans at Getterman Stadium.
According to ESPN, it was the first time Baylor was swept at hom....
They were one of MLB's most injury-depleted clubs over the past two seasons, so the last thing the Texas Rangers wanted to see was a continuation of that trend early this year.....
Oil prices rise in Asia as Doha meeting, US report loom
SINGAPORE: Crude prices rose in Asia Monday, extending last week’s gains from data showing a drop in US production, while traders look ahead to an upcoming meeting of oil majors they hope will lead to limits on output. Data showing US stockpiles and output had seen a surprise fall provided som....
Residents look to revive Yoakum's Grand Theater
YOAKUM, Texas (AP) — Tammy Steinmann stood in the lobby of the shuttered Grand Theater, recounting stories from the building's past about people's first dates and the times they first held hands.
"How can you not bring it back?" she said with a grin as she stood in the building, which has been ....
Trump erupts as Cruz sweeps Colorado without votes
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump erupted on Twitter Sunday night, after a weekend which saw Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sweep all of Colorado’s 37 delegates without any votes being cast by citizens in a traditional primary process. “How is it possible that the people of the g....
Paradise Now, by Chris Jennings (Random House). In this history of America's nineteenth-century utopian communities, Jennings examines how they upended conventions of property, family, and gender roles. The villages of the celibate Shakers became models for social organization, while a colony of fre....
Mazara capable of filling Choo's shoes for Rangers
Shin-Soo Who? The Rangers didn't miss Shin-Soo Choo terribly Sunday, when he went on the disabled list with a strained right calf muscle that is expected to sideline him 4-6 weeks. That's because his replacement in right field, Nomar Mazara, went 3-for-4 with a home run in his big league debut, acco....
Uterine Transplant Couple Lost More Than Just an Organ
A Texas couple hoped to make history by delivering the first baby in the U.S. using a donor uterus. A sudden complication ended that dream.....
'The Bachelorette' JoJo Fletcher's Guys: Will One Of These Men Win JoJo's Final Rose?
Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s season premieres on May 23, so that means filming will wrap up in just a few weeks. The show’s creator, Mike Fleiss has posted several photos of the 25-year-old Texas beauty on Twitter and states that she’s already heard the “L-word” from at....
Marquez wins 4th consecutive Grand Prix of the Americas
AUSTIN (Reuters) - Hondas MotoGP leader Marc Marquez won the Grand Prix of the Americas for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while bitter rival Valentino Rossi was one of several riders who crashed.Spains Marquez was again in a race of his own at the Circuit of the Americas track, starting on pole....
Kyle Busch sweeps second straight NASCAR weekend
Opportunistic Kyle Busch sped away from the rest of the field after a restart with 33 laps left in Saturday night's Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and collected his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.....
TV-radio listings: April 11
Pro baseball Pittsburgh at Detroit MLB noon
Pro baseball Milwaukee at St. Louis MLB 3 p.m.
Pro baseball Miami at N.Y. Mets ESPN 6 p.m.
Pro baseball Kansas City at Astros Root 7 p.m.
Pro baseball Texas at Seattle FSSW 9 p.m.
Pro basketball Atlanta at Cleveland NBA 6 p.m.
U.S. Democrat Clinton downplays chance of contested convention
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday dismissed the notion of a contested nominating convention and said she was not preparing for such a scenario, after her rival for her partys presidential nomination racked up another victory.Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucu....
College baseball: Texas Tech completes sweep of Cowboys
From Staff ReportsSTILLWATER — No. 16-ranked Oklahoma State took a blow in the Big 12 baseball standings over the weekend.
Texas Tech used a pair of four-run innings and a six-run sixth to belt the Cowboys 15-5 on Sunday before 1,258 fans at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
It was the first time ....
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