Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Alligator Blocks Traffic in South Texas

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

A huge alligator caused a bit of a traffic jam in south Texas on Tuesday.

A huge alligator caused a bit of a traffic jam in south Texas on Tuesday.

The 10-and-a-half-foot gator was sprawled out in the middle of highway near County Road 73 near the city of Sinton.

Drivers called the sheriff’s department, who, along with TxDOT, had to lasso the reptile and moved it off the roadway with a backhoe.

Source: Alligator Blocks Traffic in South Texas

Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website www.thedamnsalon.com and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 

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All-male version of Hooters now open in Texas

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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An all-male restaurant inspired by Hooters is now open for business in Dallas.

The restaurant, named Tallywackers, hires attractive men and serves comfort food including steaks, pizzas, pasta, and hot dogs.

The restaurant’s grand opening was on Saturday.

Tallywackers says their restaurant is a “bar, restaurant and entertainment destination for everyone.

There is eye-candy — for boys and girls — great food and a really good time.”

Just as the “Hooters” name is a play on a euphemism for women’s breasts, “Tallywackers” is a not-so-subtle nod to men’s genitals.

Cowboys lead more than 600 cattle to safety from floodwaters

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

A group of cowboys, along with Texas law enforcement, attempted on Sunday to rescue more than 600 cattle that became stranded by flooding in the Trinity River.

In a scene worthy of an old western film, a group of cowboys, along with Texas law enforcement, attempted on Sunday to rescue more than 600 cattle that became stranded by flooding in the Trinity River.

When nearly 1,800 acres of dry land dwindled down to 50 as a result of severe flooding in Dayton, 250 calves, 350 cows, and 12 bulls became surrounded by water at the Liberty Bell Ranch with no escape, KPRC reports.

So, law enforcement and the group of cowboys led the animals more than 70 miles, swimming and walking, away from the rising, alligator infested waters, KHOU reports.

Source: Cowboys lead more than 600 cattle to safety from floodwaters

Boy, six, found dead after he was washed away with family in Texas

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Andrew McComb, six, was declared missing along with his four-year-old sister, Leighton, and his mother, Laura McComb, 34, in the popular vacation spot of Wimberley, Texas, on Sunday night.

Source: Boy, six, found dead after he was washed away with family in Texas

Eighteen dead and more flooding to come as rains continue over Texas

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Several more inches of rain were expected through the weekend in already soaked Texas and Oklahoma.

The death toll continues to rise in flood-ravaged Texas and Oklahoma and as receding floodwaters revealed mounting destruction, rains continue to threaten even more flooding on Wednesday.

In hard-hit Houston, some of that destruction came Tuesday in the form of a waste water treatment plant so inundated with waters from an overflowing nearby bayou that more than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out into surrounding floodwaters.

Flash flood warnings were expected through the weekend in Texas, as a storm system that has settled along several southern states brings several more inches of rain.

Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as storms bringing torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston.

People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to spill its banks about 30 miles west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night, county officials said.

Source: Eighteen dead and more flooding to come as rains continue over Texas

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Laura McComb and her two children Andrew, 6, and Leighton, 4, are among 12 people still missing following flash floods near Wimberley, Texas, over Memorial Day weekend.

A Texas mother made one final, frantic phone call as her vacation home was being swept away by flash flood waters on the Blanco River on Sunday night.

‘I’m in a house. I’m floating down the river. Tell mom and dad. I love you, and pray,’ 33-year-old Laura McComb told her sister, according to KXAN-TV.

Mrs McComb and her two children Andrew, 6, and Leighton, 4, are among 12 people still missing following flash floods near the popular vacation spot of Wimberley over Memorial Day weekend.

Trey Hatt, a spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, said Monday night that the ‘search component’ of the mission was over, meaning no more survivors were expected to be found in the flood debris. The recovery mission resumed this morning.

Three people have been found dead today in Houston after torrential rains Monday night caused historic flash floods in Houston – bringing the confirmed death toll from the holiday weekend to 11.

Source: 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

A dozen people missing after flooding in Texas

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Three people have been confirmed dead, and officials in Hays County said at least a dozen people are missing

The same storm system that hit the Mid-South on Sunday pummeled central Texas.

The Blanco River swelled 26 feet in under and hour, washing away homes and forcing families to evacuate.

Three people have been confirmed dead, and officials in Hays County said at least a dozen people are missing.

To make matters worse, that line of storms showed no signs of letting up for some parts of the region.

A Corpus Christi church said five of its members are among eight people missing after a vacation home where several families were staying was swept away by a flash flood.

Former Nueces County Commissioner Joe McComb said his 36-year-old son, Jonathan, was hospitalized in San Antonio with multiple injuries after the house was knocked off its foundation and carried down the raging river Sunday.

It struck a bridge and then began breaking up.

Source: A dozen people missing after flooding in Texas

The many mugshots of the 170 biker gang shooters

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The nearly 200 members of rival biker gangs who engaged in a deadly shootout in Waco, Texas on Sunday are being pictured for the first time in mugshots.

The nearly 200 members of rival biker gangs who engaged in a deadly shootout in Waco, Texas on Sunday are being pictured for the first time in mugshots taken by a local jail struggling to keep up with the workload.

Nine were killed and dozens injured in the fight that broke out between at least five biker gangs at a restaurant in Waco at noon on Sunday. After a SWAT team broke up the fight, 170 of these gang members were arrested.

On Monday, each suspect was charged with engaging in organized crime in connection to a capital murder case, and a judge ordered most held on $1million bond. Sheriff Parnell McNamara said each of the suspects is being booked at McLennan County Jail, but that some might be moved to other facilities due to the sheer amount of arrests.

Source: The many mugshots of the 170 biker gang shooters

Texas Attacker Tweeted With Overseas Terrorists

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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U.S. officials are probing connections between terrorists abroad and the two men shot dead as they were trying to attack a free speech event in Texas over the weekend.

The authorities want to determine to what degree the attack was directed from abroad. One U.S. official told CNN, that the shooting was “certainly more than just inspiration” by ISIS but that assessment does not mean that the terror group gave the gunmen specific instructions.

The gunmen, who have since been identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were roommates in Phoenix. They were foiled in their apparent plot after they drove to Texas and tried to attack a free speech event that was displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. They wounded a security guard before police shot and killed them.