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4 Police Officers Dead After Shooting in Downtown Dallas
Society & Culture  (tags: Dallas, Texas, DART, police officers, protest, dead, injured, mass shooting, mass killing )

- 111 days ago -
At least eight other Dallas police officers were hit, including three that are in critical condition; three additional DART officers suffered injuries that were not life threatening in the shooting.
Texas Academics Told to Avoid 'Sensitive Topics' to Prevent Angering Gun-Toting Students
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Texas, guns and more guns, gun laws, gun violence, education, ethics, freedoms, violence, safety, law, rights, society, politics, government, interesting )

- 245 days ago -
The faculty senate at the University of Houston prepared a slideshow for recent faculty forums warning that academics may want to 'be careful discussing sensitive topics' drop certain topics from your curriculum; not 'go there' if you sense anger...
Texas Judge Scolds Confederate Heritage Group: 'The Symbol of Slavery Is Not Something to Honor' ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, society, culture, ' Descendants of Confederate Veterans, Texas, freedoms, rights, politics, government, slavery, racism, Veteran's Day Parade, Confederate flag, interesting, news )

- 358 days ago -
A Texas county judge lashed out at the Descendants of Confederate Veterans on Tuesday after the Austin Veterans Day Parade Committee ruled that the group could fly the Confederate flag in the city's Veteran's Day Parade.
Talented 14-Year-Old Made a Clock So His School Got Him Arrested and Suspended
Society & Culture  (tags: 9-11, clock, invention, school, arrested, Irving MacArthur High School, Ahmed Mohamed, Texas )

- 406 days ago -
Mohamed just wants to invent good things for mankind, but because his name is Mohamed and because of September 11, I think my son got mistreated.

Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, death penalty, Rodney Reed, wrongful conviction, new investigation, Dead Again, investigation, leading forensic pathologists, affidavits, scientific testimony inaccurate, new appeal, Innocence Project, stay his execution, overturn conviction )

- 616 days ago -
Kevin Gannon, retired NYPD detective, spent just 10 minutes looking at official documents re: case of Rodney Reed -slated for Texas execution March 5- before concluding something was very, very wrong. Gannon part of 3-cop team on true-crime Dead Again ..
Muslim Student Lied About Man Following Her
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslim, student, Texas, lies, crime, dishonesty, education, ethics, religion, society, women )

- 619 days ago -
A UT-Arlington student who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint on campus this week admitted Friday that sheâEUR(TM)d lied, a university spokeswoman said. The student told police she hadnâEUR(TM)t even been at the school the day she said the incident occurred.
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 )

- 815 days ago -
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 )

- 826 days ago -
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 )

- 961 days ago -
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 )

- 969 days ago -
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 )

- 973 days ago -
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 )

- 1010 days ago -
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 )

- 1084 days ago -
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 )

- 1133 days ago -
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 )

- 1142 days ago -
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.

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