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UMC, Shallowater homes, Lubbock bank among places reporting flooding

Heavy rain caused flooding in Lubbock area homes, businesses and at University Medical Center.

In an email to A-J Media, Eric Finley, spokesperson for University Medical Center, said UMC is experiencing flooding in four different levels of the hospital including the basement, first, second and fourth floors.

Water is currently in IT, health records, administration, day surgery and in the Medical ICU, he wrote.

Shallowater residents are reporting about six to 12 inches of water in several homes.

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[font color=330099]Another article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal said that they received 1.74 inches of rain in one hour and the temperature dropped 24 degrees.[/font]

The reason the governor will sign the campus carry bill...

Another tinfoil conspiracy...

Obama To Invade Texas!!!

[font color=330099]Pardon the thread title, but if it makes a Teabagger have cardiac arrest then go get an Obamacare policy then it is worth it.[/font]

Obama To Invade Texas…With Temporary Housing, Clean Water, Food And Cash

Floods of (ahem) biblical proportions have ravaged Texas this week, sparking questions about Texas’ refusal to install a floodplain management plan or offer funding for flood prevention infrastructure to its cities and towns.

One thing is clear, and that’s that Texas will need some serious help.

In the wake of the “Jade Helm” controversy, you know, the one where the President is gearing up for an invasion of real estate already under his purview, the President has shown that he has no hard feelings. Regardless of the stupidity exhibited by Texas Republicans and fueled by ignorance, POTUS is committed to making sure the people of Texas in need of relief will be taken care of.

As with Hurricane Sandy and the tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma, the President has pledged to do whatever he can, as swiftly as he can, to put people hurting from natural disaster back on their feet.

Read more: http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/obama-to-invade-texas-with-temporary-housing-clean-water-food-and-cash-video/

Texas Innocence Project Founder Quits, Accuses Colleagues Of Selling Out

He's not about the bling.

But as he sees it, that's all his colleagues have become about.

So he's vowing to continue fighting the good fight ... on his own.

Texas defense lawyer Jeff Blackburn has parted ways with the high-profile organization he founded a decade ago, dedicated to seeking the exoneration of people believed to be wrongly sent to death row.

But Blackburn isn't stepping away from the Innocence Project of Texas because he's changing his mission. Actually, he blasted his colleagues currently leading the group of not having enough backbone to stand up to interests corrupting that mission.

Read more: http://www.sacurrent.com/Blogs/archives/2015/05/27/texas-innocence-project-founder-quits-accuses-colleagues-of-selling-out

Texas AG's office drops the ball, gets default judgment rescinded regarding Texas Tech lawsuit

A Lubbock judge on Wednesday granted the Texas attorney general’s motion to set aside a summary judgment in favor of a Texas Tech business professor and reinstate the case.

Judge Ruben Reyes withdrew his May 20 order granting James Wetherbe the Texas Tech Horn Professorship, the highest honor given to university faculty.

The judge’s ruling included an order for Tech officials to reinstate Wetherbe as a professor teaching in the Rawl’s College of Business MBA program.


Reyes signed the default judgment after a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office failed to respond to Wetherbe’s April 22 lawsuit against Tech in the 72nd District Court.

In an affidavit, Eric Vinson with the Attorney General’s Office said he “inadvertently failed to properly calendar the date by which Texas Tech University’s answer was due.”

Read more: http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-courts/courts/2015-05-27/lubbock-judge-withdraws-summary-judgement-tech-professors-lawsuit#comment-371862

[font color=330099]Will Ken Paxton mark the correct day on his calendar if he is indicted for securities fraud?[/font]

New George West council fires city manager and police chief

[font color=330099]Note: This is the town where I went to school for 12 years and where racial tensions between the white and Hispanic populations are elevated. Here is the report from KRIS-TV:[/font]

GEORGE WEST - The new city council in George West takes drastic action by firing the city manager and the chief of police.

It's a story we've been covering for more than a year in our 6 Investigates reports.

Residents packed city hall on Friday for a special called by the newly-elected city council.

Right after learning that he was being fired, Chief Rey Garcia went on the attack.

"None of you have the nerve to call me and let me know what's going on.. That's your city council right there," fired Police Chief Rey Garcia told those assembled at the meeting.

Read more: http://www.kristv.com/story/29157854/6-investigates-new-george-west-council-fires-city-manager-and-police-chief

[font color=330099]At the following link is a four-minute video of the chief of police who has been with the city for 20 years responding to the city council after he learned of his dismissal:[/font]


Police-stop language halts open carry gun bill

The open-carry bill, inches from the finish line, was derailed Wednesday by law enforcement objections to language limiting the ability of police to stop and question those with a gun.

Passed by both houses, House Bill 910 was back in the House, where its author urged representatives to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott by agreeing to changes made by the Senate.

What is typically a quick vote with little discussion, however, broke down into an intense debate over an amendment that bars police from stopping somebody with an openly displayed handgun solely to check for a concealed handgun license.

Two former police officers who support open carry — Reps. Phil King, R-Weatherford, and Allen Fletcher, R-Cypress — urged their colleagues to vote against concurring with the changes, sending HB 910 to a conference committee to work on the no-stop amendment.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/police-stop-language-halts-open-carry-gun-bill/nmP2b/


That's right, 23 anti-gay laws were introduced in the Texas Legislature this year and none of them passed. The best that could happen in this conservative red state was a toothless anti-gay marriage resolution which squeaked by in the Texas Senate 21-10.

Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses marriage equality challenge

Source: KHON

The Hawaii Supreme Court dismissed Wednesday a legal challenge raised by four individual plaintiffs to the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013.

The 2013 law changed Hawaii’s statutes regarding marriage so that same-sex couples could marry.

The Supreme Court held that the plaintiffs were not harmed or injured by the Marriage Equality Act and therefore did not have standing to challenge it.

“The most important part of the Supreme Court’s ruling was its conclusion that the ‘legislature’s decision to extend the right to marry to same-sex couples did not, in any way, diminish the right to marry’ for the plaintiffs or anyone else,” said Attorney General Doug Chin, quoting the opinion.

Read more: http://khon2.com/2015/05/27/hawaii-supreme-court-dismisses-marriage-equality-challenge/
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