Texas Woman Fined for Feeding the Homeless Cites Religious Freedom Law 

Joan Cheever, a San Antonio woman who’s been feeding the homeless for the past decade, is arguing that Texas’ religious freedom law should protect her from the $2,000 fine she’s facing for her charitable work. Cheever was cited by police last week for handing out food in a local park. She argues the Religious Freedom… » 4/17/15 4:10pm 4/17/15 4:10pm

Adorable Female CEO Thinks God Doesn't Want a Woman President

There is a sweet little lady in Dallas, Texas who feels the American presidency is not made for women because of our hormones. Heaven knows what we’d do if presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was suffering a hot flash while negotiating with someone like Prime Minister Netanyahu, she may start World War III! » 4/16/15 1:10pm 4/16/15 1:10pm

Church Accused of Starving, Trying to Resurrect 'Possessed' Toddler

A pastor at a church in a Texas suburb has been accused of starving a two-year-old boy to death because she believed he was possessed by demons. Church members then attempted to “resurrect” the child before taking his body to Mexico for burial. The child’s mother did not report the death; the police were… » 4/14/15 4:45pm 4/14/15 4:45pm

Mothers Detained at Immigration Facility in Texas Stage Hunger Strike

Seventy-eight women being held at a federal immigration detention facility in Texas are demanding their release, and around 40 have launched a Holy Week hunger and work strike. The women are mostly Central American and are seeking asylum in the United States. They are being held in detention with their children. At… » 4/01/15 7:50pm 4/01/15 7:50pm

Republican Governors Bravely Fight Anti- Prison Rape Laws

The Prison Rape Elimination Act has a pretty self-evident mission, and yet, somehow, there are still people who manage to be against it. PREA, first passed in 2003 and finalized in 2012, establishes basic standards to keep American prisoners from being assaulted by other inmates or (more commonly) guards. Yet a… » 3/26/15 2:15pm 3/26/15 2:15pm

Texas Bill Would Prevent Doctors from Asking About Guns in the Home

A bill recently introduced into the Texas State Legislature would make it illegal for doctors to ask their patients if they own guns. Doctors ask about guns to make sure that they're being stored safely and to gauge a patient's domestic violence risks. But the bill sponsor, State Representative Stuart Spitzer, seems… » 3/25/15 6:40pm 3/25/15 6:40pm

'Marlise's Law' Would Give Pregnant People End-of-Life Decision Rights

It's been a little more than a year since the family of Marlise Munoz was allowed to take her off life support. The Azle, Texas woman was kept artificially alive against her family's wishes for two months while clinically brain-dead because she was pregnant. Now her family is supporting a new bill that would give… » 3/12/15 4:30pm 3/12/15 4:30pm

Texas Just Had Its First Legal Gay Wedding, State Still Throwing Tantrum

A legal shot across the bow or a crack in the dam, no matter how you want to describe it in metaphor, the legal marriage of two women in Austin, Texas continues to show that state same-sex marriage bans are just as likely to be ended in "death by a thousand cuts" as they are by one major Supreme Court ruling. » 2/19/15 10:50pm 2/19/15 10:50pm

Daily Show: Florida Congressman Relentlessly Messes with Texas

About nine-tenths of what Congress does is useless. Every so often they manage to pass a budget or something, but for the most part, they just furtively re-decorate their offices and turn oxygen into carbon dioxide. And, as the Daily Show pointed out last night, occasionally deliver stinging, unneccessary, completely… » 2/05/15 10:10am 2/05/15 10:10am

Epic Swingers Party Forced to Shutter Its Doors Because 'Decency'

There's a very special mansion in North Arlington, Texas where swingers have allegedly been getting down for a while now —- USA Today notes that about 60 parties have taken place in the mansion dubbed Eutopia. But on Wednesday, the city ordered Eutopia's host, David Esopenko, to shutter its swingin' doors. » 2/01/15 6:15pm 2/01/15 6:15pm

Gay Marriage Is Coming To Texas, So Texas Throws A Temper Tantrum

It looks very likely that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will strike down the same-sex marriage bans in its jurisdiction. This isn't surprising. Yet, Texas has decided it will throw a temper tantrum. House Bill 623 would take away the salary of any clerk attempting to comply with court rulings striking down the… » 1/10/15 4:43pm 1/10/15 4:43pm

FYI: Major Anti-Abortion Groups Funded by Crusty Male Billionaire

We all keep forgetting about Dan and Farris Wilks. They seem to like it that way. The billionaire Texan brothers made their money in the masonry and fracking businesses, then poured it right back into some of their favorite causes. Now's a good time to review the work of Farris Wilks' baby, the Thirteen Foundation,… » 12/23/14 12:30pm 12/23/14 12:30pm