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Texas Firearms Instructor Makes 'Classic Mistake' of Shooting Himself While Teaching Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: gun laws, gun control, firearms instructor, Texas, safety, violence, family, ethics, society, interesting, news )

CarrieSIC
- 110 days ago - rawstory.com
A firearms instructor with the Hewitt Police Department is home recuperating after shooting himself while teaching his family how to properly clear a pistol. Sergeant Heath Vanek will require at least two months to recover from the surgery to repair...
Throwback Thursday Protect Texas Textbooks ~ Jon Stewart VIDEO ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Texas, school children, history textbooks, Jon Stewart, Throwback Thursday, children, education, ethics, society, freedoms, politics, government, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 120 days ago - tfn.org
In a weekly series we're calling ThrowbackTexas, Jon Stewart gives you a great primer on exactly how partisan, revisionist and petty the Texas SBOE can be. Watch the video, add your name in support of honest, accurate history textbooks for Texas schools.
Lesbian Couple Murdered and Left Near Dumpster in Texas (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, hate crimes, LGBT rights, crime, murder, sadness, freedoms, society, ethics )

CarrieSIC
- 256 days ago - rawstory.com
A beer deliveryman found the bodies of 24-year-old Britney Cosby and her longtime partner, 24-year-old Crystal Jackson on Friday beside a dumpster outside Fisherman's Cove store near Highway 87, KHOU reported.
DOJ Investigating Suspicious Death of Alfred Wright
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, government, law, murder, news, police, politics, safety, society, Texas )

Kit
- 263 days ago - cbsnews.com
On Nov. 7, 2013, 28-year-old Jasper, Texas resident Alfred Wright went missing. His body was found weeks later by volunteer searchers frustrated that local law enforcement seemed to have given up. But two autopsies later, there are few answers[....]
Exxon's Pro-Fracking CEO Is Suing to Stop Fracking Near His Mansion - Video
Society & Culture  (tags: EXXON, CEO Rex Tillerson, Texas, ranch, mansion, fracking, watertower, double standards, lawsuit, society )

Angelika
- 268 days ago - msnbc.com
Exxon's CEO "Rex Tillerson is leading the fracking revolution, just not in his backyard." Watch video (short article link also in 1st comment)
Wait. Texas Is Spending How Much Money to Violate the Constitution?
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Weird Science, evolution, creationism, Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, religion, ethics, children, education, corruption, government, dishonesty, sadness, humans, society )

CarrieSIC
- 304 days ago - slate.com
As usual, when I write about this topic, let me start off by being very clear: Young Earth creationism--the idea that God created the Earth 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, borne of a literal interpretation of the Bible--is wrong.
Texas School Tosses 6th Grader's Breakfast in Trash After He Can't Pay 30 Cents (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, children, school food program, ethics, society, sadness, rights, news, education, abuse, corruption, family )

CarrieSIC
- 379 days ago - rawstory.com
Jennifer Castilleja told KTRK that she offered to come to the school Wednesday morning and pay for the breakfast but Barber Middle School in Dickinson ISD refused to feed her 12-year-old unless it got the money first.
Former Texas Board of Education Chair Argues for 'Final Blow' to Evolution Studies (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, school board, education, corruption, ethics, religion, children, society, dishonesty, sadness, freedoms, news )

CarrieSIC
- 428 days ago - rawstory.com
The former chair of the Texas State Board of Education appeared at a board meeting this week to argue in favor of a new science textbooks he hoped would strike "the final blow" to studying evolution.
Texas Textbook Review Panel: Put More 'Creation Science Based on Biblical Principles' in Biology Books
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, education, children, religion, Americans, ethics, humans, sadness, freedoms, society, politics, government, family, abuse, news, dishonesty, culture )

CarrieSIC
- 437 days ago - rawstory.com
Religious conservatives on the Texas state textbook review panel have targeted for elimination high school biology textbooks that don't include robust refutations of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
Texas Is Running Out of Execution Drugs
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, death penalty, phentobarbital, ethics, humans, government, society, violence, rights, law, culture, news )

CarrieSIC
- 476 days ago - theatlanticwire.com
Texas has just one month's supply remaining of pentobarbital, the drug used in the most active death penalty chambers in the country. Whatever's left of the state's supply of the drug expires at the beginning of September.
Abortion Fights Risk Worsening GOP's Gender Gap (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Texas, women, law, government, freedoms, health, politics, safety, society, americans, ethics, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 496 days ago - firstread.nbcnews.com
Republicans may be tirelessly working to rebrand their party since losing last year's race for the White House, but a recent slew of state initiatives to restrict access to abortion isn't doing this effort any favors -
Is America Turning Into Texas?
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, dishonesty, government, police, politics, society, Texas, violence )

Kit
- 507 days ago - alternet.org
Republican conservatives have a simple economic precept: what's good for business is good for America.
Don't Mess With Wendy Davis in Texas
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, abortion rights, Texas, Wendy Davis )

Kit
- 514 days ago - washingtonpost.com
You want a real Mr. Smith goes to Washington moment? It's no Mr., and it wasn't in Washington. It was Tuesday night in Texas, where state senator Wendy Davis attempted a thirteen-hour filibuster to keep SB5, a draconian abortion restriction -->
Shot For Refusing Sex
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, Attorney General Greg Abbott, shot, refused sex, exonerated, Ultra Violet )

Dandelion
- 531 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
A court in Texas just exonerated a man who shot and killed a woman who had refused to have sex with him. She's dead, and he will serve no time at all.
Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys
Society & Culture  (tags: BSA, Boy Scouts, gays, BSA National Counsel, voting, resolution, Texas, freedoms, gayrights, society )

Angelika
- 546 days ago - cbsnews.com
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation's leading youth organization.
 

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