Serial killer suspect got 5 years prison in plea deal

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Darren Vann, courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
An Austin man who has confessed to the murder of at least seven Indiana women, according to police, had been arrested and convicted for sexually assaulting a Texas woman in 2008.
However, Darren Vann served just five years in prison after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s office agreed to a plea [...]

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Davis wheelchair ad goes way over the line

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Commentary, Texas  /  No Comments

Creative Commons

My opponent wishes to rape women, but he cannot, because he is crippled.

That’s the gist of Wendy Davis’s argument for why she should be elected governor of Texas over her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott.

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Can’t vote with a bus pass? TX voter ID law struck down over confusion

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

AP file photo

District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, an appointee of President Obama who struck down Texas’ voter ID law Thursday, had plenty of reasons for what she did.

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Five Dallas-area schools install Ebola fever scanners

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Local News, National Security, News, Texas, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Josh Kaib | Watchdog Wire
As many across the nation express concern about an Ebola outbreak, students in five Dallas schools are dealing with the real-world effects of Ebola in America.
On Monday and Tuesday, their schools installed fever scanners at nurse stations to help diagnose students with Ebola.
Though officials don’t expect an outbreak in the [...]

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Lawsuit: ACA navigators used as union recruiters

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

ACORN-getty-CROP

A lawsuit filed by an organizer for Battleground Texas accuses a labor group established by ACORN founder Wade Rathke of instructing an Obamacare navigator to spend time recruiting union members.

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Texas continues to lead nation in domestic migration

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Local News, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

Texas state surrounded by people

Texas continues to lead the nation in domestic migration; it is the number one destination for people moving from one state to another.

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