Supreme Court denies abortion providers’ request to return Texas case to judge who blocked state’s six-week ban
The court’s liberal justices issued fiery dissents saying it had become complicit in establishing an “unconstitutional chill on abortion care,” and calling the handling of the case “a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies.”washingtonpost.com
A winter storm will hit Texas — bringing back memories of last year’s power grid failure
While this week's weather is not expected to be as extreme as the storm that cut power to millions and led to hundreds of deaths, experts still have their eyes on "the weak link" of the state's energy system.washingtonpost.com
FBI confirm search near Texas home of US Rep. Henry Cuellar
FBI agents searched near the Texas home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Wednesday as they conducted what an agency spokeswoman called “court-authorized law enforcement activity.” “The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity,” spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes said. “The FBI cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation.”news.yahoo.com
The dream of the mid-2000s will be alive at ‘When We Were Young’ festival in Las Vegas
Grab your eyeliner and flat irons, because a music festival featuring the titans of mid-aught emo music are playing for one day only at the appropriately titled When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags
A White House spokeswoman says an armed British man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended in his death entered the United States without raising any red flags during multiple checks against law enforcement databases.
Rabbi who escaped Texas synagogue attack is from Michigan
The rabbi who escaped an attack on a Texas synagogue last weekend grew up in Michigan, ClickOnDetroit reported. Charlie Cytron-Walker was a Lansing native, graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and worked at Focus: Hope in Detroit, the report said.mlive.com
Texas rabbi with ties to Michigan says he and three hostages escaped synagogue standoff
Congregation Beth Israel, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, strives to be a place where people belong, according to their website. So when a stranger knocked on the door, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, originally from Lansing, let him in.
2023 Texas 4-star RB Kedrick Reescano commits to Michigan State
Michigan State is still working on finishing its current recruiting class but just picked up a notable addition for the next cycle. Kedrick Reescano, a 2023 four-star running back from New Caney High School in Texas, announced his commitment to the Spartans via Twitter on Monday night. Reescano is the second player publicly committed to Michigan State’s 2023 recruiting class, along with Brennan Parachek, a four-star tight end from Dexter High School who gave a verbal pledge in September. The addition of Reescano is an early recruiting victory for Effrem Reed, who was named Michigan State’s new running backs coach on Thursday. Related Michigan State football stories:Michigan State LB Cal Haladay named Freshman All-AmericanMichigan State defensive line coach Ron Burton leaving after nine seasonsFormer Michigan State DE Jack Camper transferring to VirginiaFormer Michigan State TE Kameron Allen transferring to SMUMichigan State hires Brandon Jordan as pass rush specialistMel Tucker on staff changes, veterans returning and divided rooting interestsmlive.com
Support flows to 'changed' Texas synagogue after standoff
The tight-knit congregation at a Texas synagogue where four people were held hostage by an armed captor during a 10-hour standoff over the weekend traces its roots back to a gathering organized over 20 years ago by a handful of families who were new to the area.
Excuse the typo: Cowboys botch Vander Esch's name on jersey
The Dallas Cowboys are off on the wrong foot before their playoff opener against the San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch's name was misspelled on the back of his No. 55 jersey during pregame warmups. Vander Esch was still wearing the botched jersey in the game.news.yahoo.com
San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys - NFC Wild Card Playoffs (1/16/22) | Kickoff, How to Watch
Two teams who have had many classic encounters in the playoffs meet Sunday afternoon deep in the heart of Texas, as the Dallas Cowboys get set to take on the surging San Francisco 49ers. After starting the season at a subpar 3-5, San Francisco won seven of their final 10 games to finish at 10-7. Dallas’ last playoff run in 2018 was derailed by the eventual NFC champion Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round. Dallas is 4-2 in playoff matchups with San Francisco. What: NFC Wild Card PlayoffsWho: (6) San Francsico 49ers vs. (3) Dallas CowboysWhen: Sunday, January 16Time: 4:30 p.m.mlive.com
Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead
A man held people hostage for more than 10 hours at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.
Still looking for a ‘Black mecca,’ the new Great Migration
The percentage of Black Americans who live in the South has been increasing since 1990, with the region's large urban areas seeing the biggest gains, according to census data. Meanwhile, the Black population shrank in a number of Northern and Western cities.washingtonpost.com
Leader of far-right extremist group Oath Keepers arrested for January 6 riot conspiracy
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, told The Washington Post via Getty Images, February 28, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas, that the government is trying to inflate the rogue actions of a few members into an alleged conspiracy committed by the organization on Jan. 6, 2021. Federal authorities on Thursday charged Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, and 10 other people with seditious conspiracy for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Rhodes was arrested early Thursday afternoon. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Investigation of journalists by Customs unit is under review
An internal review has been launched into the actions of a special Customs and Border Protection unit that used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including an Associated Press reporter.