January 18, 2020
No Picture
05 Wire

Will Hurd casts shadow over Republican primary to replace him in TX-23 – The Texas Tribune

Excerpt:

SAN ANTONIO — At a forum here in late November for the Republicans running to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, an audience member made a pointed request, asking the candidates to list three things they do not like about the retiring congressman.

While most of the eight candidates in attendance took turns airing their disagreements with Hurd, some more harshly than others, Tony Gonzales took a pass.

“He is a three-term congressman,” Gonzales said of Hurd. “That man can take care of himself.”

Of course, Gonzales has something his primary rivals do not: Hurd’s endorsement.

Source
No Picture
06 Raw

Man shot in checkout line at Walmart in southwest Houston – KTRK-TV

Excerpt:

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two unrelated shootings occurred at two different Walmart stores in the Houston area on Wednesday.

RELATED: Officer shoots suspected robber at Walmart in NE Harris County

Police were concerned about an active shooter situation after shots were fired at a Walmart in southwest Houston around 10 p.m.

Police say two men had an ongoing confrontation when they saw each other in the checkout line at the Walmart on Sam Houston Parkway and Beechnut.

One of the men shot the other in the torso. The man who was shot was taken to the hospital.

Police have one suspect in…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
05 Wire

Police: Lubbock Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Fired at Them – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Excerpt:

Police in Lubbock say a man who shot at a police officer early Sunday was then fatally shot when two officers returned gunfire.

Police said in a news release that 30-year-old Drew Nichols Wallace-Flores was killed in the shooting in a southwest Lubbock neighborhood.

Police said the officers were investigating a report from a resident of seeing a man on security video checking vehicle door handles in the neighborhood shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday when the man fled as one officer arrived.

Police said the officer gave chase on foot and as the second officer officer arrived,…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

RWE brings West of the Pecos solar project online – The Killeen Daily Herald

Excerpt:

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Silvia Ortin, COO Onshore Wind and Solar PV Americas, RWE Renewables:
“The completion of our largest solar project in the U.S. is another good example of RWE’s continued success in the U.S. market and our effort to diversify our portfolio across technologies. With a development pipeline of more than 10 GW our strategy for renewables in the U.S. is geared for growth. A very big thank you to all involved employees and partners, who made an excellent job in the smooth execution of this project. West of the Pecos underscores our commitment to being the…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

05 Wire

It’s the Year of the Woman – again. And there’s ‘no other option’ for these women running for Congress – USA TODAY

Excerpt:

CLOSE

Many women are adding their names to the ballot in the 2020 election including new fresh faces and those who want another shot.
USA TODAY

Emily Weber was driving to the grocery store on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, when a man abruptly pulled out in front of her and rolled down his window.

“Go back to where you came from, China doll!” he screamed at Weber. His comment startled her. Then itwoke her up.

“That was my moment of realization — I have to get more involved, right now,” she recalls.

Soon, she found herself…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

List: 2020 March Primary candidates – KTSM 9 News

Excerpt:

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Monday was the filing deadline for the March 2020 Primary Election in Texas. Candidates in the Republican and Democratic parties were required to file their paperwork by the 6 p.m. deadline in order to make it onto the March ballot.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

U.S. Senator

  • Chris Bell
  • Michael Cooper
  • Amanda K. Edwards
  • Jack Daniel Foster Jr.
  • Annie ‘Mama’ Garcia
  • Victor Hugo Harris
  • Mary “MJ” Hegar
  • Sema Hernandez
  • D.R. Hunter
  • Adrian Ocegueda
  • Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez
  • Royce West

U.S. Representative District 16

U.S. Representative District 23

  • Rosalinda Ramos…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

Pilot killed when small cargo plane crashes in Texas – Washington Post

Excerpt:

VICTORIA, Texas — One person was killed in the crash of a small cargo airplane in south Texas, authorities said.

Air traffic controllers lost radio contact with the single-engine Cessna 208 shortly after 8 p.m. Monday near Victoria, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Houston, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said the wreckage of the aircraft was found in a field about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) north of Victoria.

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

The Winners of D CEO’s 2019 Excellence in Healthcare Awards – D Magazine

Excerpt:

Original ideas are needed now more than ever in the healthcare industry, which is creeping toward accounting for one fifth of the country’s gross domestic product. Here in North Texas, healthcare is big business, representing more than 600,000 skilled workers and 15 percent of the economy. But the industry is not settling for the status quo and is one of the most dynamic segments of the regional economy. Hospital system growth, corporate turnarounds, and healthcare innovation are keeping the industry busy.

D CEO’s sixth annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards honors the best of the…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

What you need to know about the 2020 elections and who’s running for control of Texas – The Dallas Morning News

Excerpt:

The 2020 elections will feature a broad field of Democrat and Republican candidates in a fight that will determine control of Texas.

Monday was the last day candidates could file for the March 3 primaries, the prelude to the much-anticipated general election featuring President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, high-profile congressional races in Texas and a rumble for control of the Texas House.

With former U.S. Housing secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro struggling to gain traction in most Democratic presidential polls, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

Cargo plane crashes in Victoria County, Texas: deputies – KTRK-TV

Excerpt:

VICTORIA, Texas (KTRK) — A cargo delivery plane crashed in Victoria County, Texas, on Monday night, according to deputies.

According to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened near Benbow Road in the county inland from the central Texas Gulf Coast.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.

Citing the FAA, KAVU in Victoria reported the aircraft was a single-engine plane.

“Air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact with a single-engine aircraft in the vicinity of Victoria, Texas, around 8:16 p.m. We’ve received reports from the area that witnesses…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

06 Raw

Texas elections 2020: Democratic and Republican primary field takes shape – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Excerpt:

CLOSE

Texas senators traditionally make a difference in the nation’s capital. And some of them have made history.
John C. Moritz/USA Today Network

AUSTIN —  A dozen Democratic candidates will battle for the right to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn next, but the long-serving Republican will also face a fight in his own party as he prepares to campaign for a fourth six-year term.

The field up and down the ballot for both parties’ March 3 primaries was set when filing ended Monday. And Cornyn, Texas’ senior senator, enters the year with a formidable campaign war chest that…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

06 Raw

Former San Angelo mayor decides not to run for Congress after debilitating injury – Standard-Times

Excerpt:

John Tufts, San Angelo Standard-Times
Published 5:22 p.m. CT Dec. 9, 2019

CLOSE

SAN ANGELO — Former San Angelo mayor Joseph “JW” Lown has decided not to run for Congress after an injury left him with broken ribs and fractured vertebrae, according to an announcement Lown made Monday afternoon on his official Facebook page.

On Dec. 9, 2019 — the last day candidates could file for the 2020 elections — Lown said running for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District wasn’t meant to be.

The seat,…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

Trae Tha Truth helps 11-member household after fire – KTRK-TV

Excerpt:

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A southwest Houston family was given a glimpse of hope during this trying holiday season.

The 11-member family was displaced after a recent fire that cause damage to their home on Friday afternoon.

Eight children, ages five to 14, three adults and two dogs have all relocated just weeks away from Christmas.

Fortunately, no one was home during the fire, however, the family’s presents were destroyed.

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth heard of the incident that happened coincidentally the same day that he held a toy drive for the community.

He is working to provide gifts for…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06 Raw

Security guard shot in chest and arm at apartments in SW Houston – KTRK-TV

Excerpt:

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A security guard was shot at an apartment complex in southwest Houston, police say.

It happened early Monday morning at the Summervale Apartments at 9221 Pagewood Ln. near Ocee.

Houston police were called out for someone burglarizing a vehicle.

When they arrived, officials told ABC13 an officer saw the shooting, but the suspects ran off.

The security guard was shot once in the chest and once in the arm. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Police set up a perimeter to search for the suspects.

Copyright © 2019 KTRK-TV. All…

News Link
News Link Sourced by WireWatch.NewsSource

No Picture
06n Newswatches

Construction of first new miles of border barrier began last week – ABC17News.com

Construction began last week on the first new miles of barrier along the US-Mexico border since President Donald Trump took office, according to two Customs and Border Patrol officials familiar with the project. Unlike previous construction under the Trump administration, this is the installation of a barrier where none existed before. Customs and Border Protection, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, began installing panels for the new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas last week, according to the agency.
No Picture
06n Newswatches

Julián Castro, Women of Color, and Texas 2020: The path toward turning the state blue – News – Austin Chronicle

Excerpt:

 

Julián Castro with supporters outside the Paramount Theatre at this year’s Texas Tribune Festival (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Every seat in the house is taken at Tamale House East on a steamy Saturday morning, almost all by women of color. Some are there to quietly translate for their monolingual tablemates (both English and Spanish) the proud claims to power from the nationally known activists onstage, the calls to action from the women in the crowd, and…

Election 2020 – US House Race – TX-23News Link
News Link curated by electiongazette.com/Source

No Picture
06n Newswatches
No Picture
06n Newswatches

Third congressional candidate visits town – The Fort Stockton Pioneer

Excerpt:

Aurora Sain

With seven people running for Rep. Will Hurd’s seat in the 23rd Congressional District, Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch visited Fort Stockton last weekend to introduce herself to the community.

She is one of three Republican candidates, all of which have visited Fort Stockton.

There are also four Democratic candidates running for the position.

Arredondo-Lynch is originally from Uvalde, Texas in a farming and ranching town as an eighth generation Texan.

As the oldest of 10 children she was a migrant farm worker and was able to graduate high school…

Election 2020 – US House Race – TX-23News Link
News Link curated by electiongazette.com/Source

No Picture
06n Newswatches

Four Democrats who’ve lost races run for Congress – Huntsville Item

Excerpt:

 Ask people to vote for you, as much as possible.

Think of politics as a team sport. Help your fellow Democratic candidates as they help you. We’re all in this together.

Don’t get so involved in arguing about the perfect solution to the problem that you lose sight of what the problem is.

Be ready, and eager, to work across the aisle.

Those were some tips from four Democrats hoping to flip four Texas congressional districts currently held by Republicans.

Each of the four lost…

Election 2020 – US House Race – TX-23News Link
News Link curated by electiongazette.com/Source