Published on Sep 1, 2015
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Published on Sep 1, 2015
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A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media.
The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease after he went swimming on Aug. 13 with his track team, his father Mike Riley told KTRK earlier this week. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life — in matrimony.
Josten Bundy, 21, pleaded guilty on July 2 to assault with bodily injury for a February fistfight with the ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Jaynes, 19, KLTV (http://bit.ly/1gQzs1e ) reported. Bundy told the Tyler television station that the ex was “saying disrespectful things” about Jaynes and admitted he eventually punched the ex in the jaw. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
Texas offensive lineman Terrell Cuney was reportedly arrested for shoplifting Wednesday afternoon at an Austin Wal-Mart, according to Austin American Statesman reporter Brian Davis.
Horns247.com first reported the news early Thursday morning.
Cuney, a 2014 Jasper High School graduate, redshirted last season and was expected to play in a reserve role this season. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
When Jade Helm kicked off last month without a bang, most fears that the seven-state military drill was a front for a federal coup d’etat in Texas quickly faded.
But not all of them, apparently.
Rick Wiles, a Dallas preacher with an internationally syndicated nightly radio broadcast aired in 29 U.S. states, warned listeners that the mild Jade Helm 2015 is likely a rehearsal for a biblically-foretold strike that will wipe Texas off the map. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
SEGUIN, Texas—This newspaper recently began an in-depth investigation into the widespread, nebulous United States military exercise named “Jade Helm 15.”
According to the most convincing indications, the massive operation will focus on the futuristic, high-tech concept of “mastering the human domain,” wherein social media, demographics, political beliefs and scores of other cultural “data” are mined to help the military do “human mapping” and better identify potential uprisings and pinpoint “adversaries.” At least that’s the viewpoint among military planners and highly paid contractors cashing in on the surveillance state that America’s global military footprint has spawned.
AMERICAN FREE PRESS writer John Friend reported on Jade Helm in California for the July 20 & 27 edition of this newspaper. Friend provided key details about the sheer scope of this massive military operation. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.
Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. Barton calls Skinny the “resident cat” at her practice, HEAL Veterinary Hospital.
Barton said Friday that Skinny spends weekdays roaming the clinic. The ex-fat cat’s weekends are spent at home with Barton and her family ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston.
The Wichita Falls Times Record News (http://bit.ly/1JTt5AS ) reported Thursday that Ben Wilson says his cellphone still works.
Wilson says he and a pilot were traveling home Monday in a Beechcraft Bonanza when a pressure change caused the passenger door to open slightly. Wilson didn’t realize his cellphone fell out until after landing. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
HOUSTON (AP) — An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in downtown Houston has been euthanized.
Houston police were summoned to The Rice Apartments after residents spotted an albino monocled cobra on the third floor over the weekend. Police used a broom to corner and capture the snake. No injuries were reported.
The Rice Apartments were once Houston’s landmark Rice Hotel. A statement from The Rice management said all common areas and units in the complex have been inspected. No other exotic animals were found. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞