Local News

Commissioner Douglas King Honored by Texas House and Senate [VIDEO]

Commissioner Douglas King Honored by Texas House and Senate [VIDEO]

On Tuesday February 5, 2019 former Austin County Precinct 4 Commissioner Douglas King was honored by both the State Of Texas House and Senate. Commissioner King was tragically killed on December 17, 2018 in a work accident while repairing a piece of equipment with some of his crew. Senator Lois Kolkhorst introduced SR 125, honoring King while Representative Ben Leman introduced H.R. 171. In attendance during these readings were the King family as well as friends and staff from Austin County.

National News

Government Shutdown Looms As Border Wall Talks Break Down…Again [VIDEO]

Government Shutdown Looms As Border Wall Talks Break Down…Again [VIDEO]

Just two weeks after the longest government shutdown on record, and following 48 hours of narrative-molding declarations that a border security deal was “imminent” or “expected before the end of the weekend”, The Hill and Bloomberg now report that talks to avert a second government shutdown over border wall funding have broken down and Republicans and Democrats have stopped communicating for now.

International News

Extremely Disturbing Footage Of Deadly Mexico Pipeline Explosion Surfaces [VIDEO]

Extremely Disturbing Footage Of Deadly Mexico Pipeline Explosion Surfaces [VIDEO]

Extremely disturbing footage of the aftermath of a giant fireball that burst from an illegal gasoline pipeline tap near a small town north of Mexico City has surfaced online. In the video, people are seen throwing themselves on the grass and in water to try and extinguish the flames. The horrific incident took place as locals had gathered around a ruptured Pemex pipeline to collect the fuel that was spilling out. The company blamed the fire on thieves drilling into the pipe.

Politics

Blind Partisanship is Toxic

Blind Partisanship is Toxic

Partisanship is one of the illnesses plaguing the U.S. body politic. We see this every election cycle as millions of voters cast straight-ticket ballots for candidates just because of the capital letter before their name. Voting records will be ignored. Rationalizations and excuses will be made. Bromides on how we must accept the “lesser of two evils” will be shoved down our throats. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Science & Technology

Snopes & AP Suddenly Quit As Facebook Fact-Checkers

Snopes & AP Suddenly Quit As Facebook Fact-Checkers

Two of Facebook’s four fact checkers, Snopes and the Associated Press, have abruptly ended their fact-checking relationship with the social media giant. The announcement comes on the heels of a December report that the two-year relationship between Facebook and its fact checkers was in disarray. 

Down Home Dining

Down Home Dining: Episode 2 – The Backdrop Events

In the second episode of our new series, Down Home Dining, we were in Sealy, TX at The Backdrop Events to sample some Cajun cuisine! The Backdrop Event’s owner, Monique Watkins is not only a great cook but, she can host some out of this world events for you at her location!

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