There is definitely some kind of spiritual connection between Texas and Las Vegas. And that could be traced back to one particular murderous crook named Benny Binion. There’s a statue of Binion today in Vegas with him high on a horse with his cowboy hat tilted in a cocky fashion.
Doug Swanson has written the incredible story of this gamble cowboy - "Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion," the slam-bang thrill ride of a biography by Doug Swanson of the Dallas Morning News.
As the United States engages the terrorist organization ISIS or ISIL in Iraq and Syria, there are people here sounding the alarm that the Texas Mexico border is being crossed by members of the Islamic State seeking to harm to Americans.
Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter was on Fox News this week (video below) saying that he believes that members of ISIS have already crossed the border.
Appearing at a campaign event in Austin, Republican nominee for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick labeled himself the true pro-business candidate running in November touting dozens of endorsements from business and trade-associations.
Houston Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick started his speech, listing off the number of business associations that support his candidacy.
On Fronteras: New HUD Secretary Julian Castro says he wants to lower rents and help more people attain the dream of home ownership. The number of babies born with drug addictions has risen over the last decade or so in New Mexico. We look at efforts to encourage pregnant mothers with drug addictions to get help. Senator John Cornyn’s re-election campaign is looking beyond November, to the future of the Republican Party in Texas. Also, Commentator Yvette Benavides weighs in on Mattel’s Mariachi Barbie. The doll has already made waves on social media.
Many of the students in South San Antonio ISD have never had access to a Nook or a Kindle, but thanks to the Hidalgo Foundation, 200 kids at a time will be able to read their favorite books from BiblioTech.
Students in the South San School District can now reach out to BiblioTech while at school, thanks to a hefty donation of e-readers.
Officials with Bexar County’s bookless library delivered 50 of the e-readers to South San Antonio High School yesterday to be distributed among the high school and the district’s four middle schools.
Dr. Frances Colon is the science advisor to the U.S. State Dept. She says new science education should include a broader scope of skills, including communication and business so that scientists are better equipped to affect policy, compete for tight funding dollars, and negotiate collaborative relationships with overseas science partners