Domestic Security Policy

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Man Gets 11 Years in Online Drug Ring Deaths Case

    A Houston man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for his role in a synthetic drug ring that prosecutors say led to the deaths of two men in North Dakota and Minnesota in 2012. John Robert Polinski, 26, was sentenced for his role as a "computer specialist" for an online drug importer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Republicans Share Terror Tales of Immigrant Children in Texas

    Here's a word from the Department of Homeland Security: Hey, places in Central America we don't want you to keep sending kids over the border. The response to the drastic increase in minors crossing into the U.S. by themselves, mostly from places in Central America, continues this week. Sen. Ted C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    U.S. Woman Got 'Invasive Cavity Searches' Coming Back to the U.S., ACLU Says

    If there's anything worse than rolling up to the U.S.-Texas border and getting flagged by agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it's getting flagged, searched and probed by those agents. On December 8, 2012, agents frisked and strip-searched a U.S. citizen as she was trying to return ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Chefs to Demonstrate How to Cook During a Disaster with Ready Houston

    The city of Houston discovered fairly quickly after Hurricane Ike hit five years ago that it wasn't adequately prepared for a natural disaster of that magnitude. In the years since, the city has taken steps to make sure it's never caught unprepared again, including creating Ready Houston, an organiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    On the Eve of the Busy Season for Hurricanes, Now Is the Time to Prepare

    For about four months along the Texas coastline, people with relatively no interest in weather other than casual conversations in grocery store waiting lines ("Sure is hot outside." "Yup.") suddenly become experts in sea surface temperatures, El Nio and vertical wind shear. Welcome to hurricane sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Louie Gohmert Continues to Embarrass Texas, Believes Nuclear Reduction and Border Security Somehow Related

    It wasn't long ago that Hair Balls took it upon themselves to compile the list of the five greatest idiocies Rep. Louie Gohmert has uttered. Inhabiting the worst tendencies of a Tea Party/Christianist, Gohmert has taken it upon himself to remind future students of history that the early 21st century ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Breaking Bad: Digital Drug Sales, Analog Drug Deaths

    The feds and a prosecutor say a Houston company selling synthetic drugs on the Internet is responsible for the deaths of teenagers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Obama's Mini-DREAM Act: Who Wouldn't Want These People As Citizens?

    President Obama has thrown Republicans into a tizzy by having the Department of Homeland Security issue new guidelines, effective immediately, that put much of the defeated DREAM act into law. Obama announced that the following persons would be granted deportation waivers: People who came to the U. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    ICE Sweep Nets 74, Including Child Molesters, in Houston Area

    A nationwide sweep of convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and "egregious" immigration violators resulted in almost 100 arrests out of the Houston field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE took in 3,100 people nationwide in its six-day "Cross Check" operation, with 74 com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    More Than 20,000 Deported from South Texas in 2011, Feds Say

    La Migra piles up the numbers.​The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced its deportation numbers today for fiscal 2011, which ended in September. Nationwide almost 400,000 were deported -- an ICE record -- and more than 20,000 were deported from South Texas, the agency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Robert Wade Prince: A-Hole Passenger Gets Six Months

    Robert Prince: A raft of bad ideas nets him six months​A year ago we told you about Robert Wade Butler, an Alabama man arrested at Bush Intercontinental after getting drunk and disorderly on a Continental flight home from Amsterdam. Prince not only hassled female flight attendants and passeng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Aren't You Supposed To Be Pretty Mellow Coming Back From Amsterdam?

    ​Robert Wade Prince, 47, is from Alabama. We have a feeling he's called "Bobby," if not "Bobby Wade."He was coming back from Amsterdam when he got a little annoyed with things, and began making a series of seriously bad decisions that ended up with him getting arrested at Bush over the weekend and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Perry Announces Superhero Team To Patrol Border, Maybe Spawn Cable Series

    ​Governor Rick Perry visited Houston Thursday to introduce the Ranger Recon Team, a new border security task force aimed at beefing up the Texas-Mexico border from cartel violence spilling over into U. S. cities.  Gov. Perry cited two occurrences of violence along the Texas-Mexico border in t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Michael Chertoff, Live in Galveston!

    Reporter Brett Koshkin just called in from Ball High School in Galveston, where Michael Chertoff recently finished speaking with reporters. Here's some of what the United States Secretary of Homeland Security had to say: "The big challenge besides food and water is getting power and sewage."

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    No Germ Lab for You

    Texans Get Dissed

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Aggies Dissed, Miss Out On Getting A Dangerous New Lab

    The Associated Press is out with an exclusive, publishing internal documents that showed the Department of Homeland Security ignored experts' recommendations in where to put a new, expensive lab. Despite having weaker scores than other sites, DHS officials short-listed a location in Mississippi, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    John Culberson Loves Ben Franklin. Foreigners, Not So Much.

    U.S. Congressman John Culberson, 7th District of Texas, sent out a note this afternoon reporting that the “Democrat led Congress has finally passed a responsible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA), that President Bush can sign.” His note also included this snappy statement: “I am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    The Houston Police Department's Attack of the Drones

    We’ve heard of unmanned drones used for military operations, border patrols and battling wildfires. Now the Houston Police Department is apparently planning to employ the expensive aircraft to take on another menace: speeding drivers.

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    The Minutemen Are Happy Karl Rove Is Leaving. We're Not Sure How to Feel About That.

    What with the announcement this morning of Karl Rove’s retirement, we expected our inboxes to be full of triumphant cries from lefty organizations, all declaring, “Ding-dong, the Turd Blossom is dead” or something along those lines. But nope, first out the gate was the Minuteman Civil Defens ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Killing Fences: Totally Misconstrued

    The department of homeland security is doing its best to get its message across

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Border Fence May Destroy Wildlife Habitat

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife services spent $80 million to reclaim wildlife habitat in South Texas. Now Homeland Security is ready to wipe that out.

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Hit Maker

    The A-Team creator unleashes a Cold-hearted killer

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Up in the Air

    Was this the punch line to a bad racist, homophobic joke or a dry run for a terrorist bombing?

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Queen of Smack

    Ray Charles, Bill Cosby -- even herself -- Wanda Sykes dogs 'em all

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    Exploring the Subcontinent

    "Border Crossings" will tell you more about South Asia than CNN will

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Can to Mouth

    Homeland orders can indeed be a recipe for disaster

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • News

    June 9, 1994

    Open Mouths, Closed Hearts

    The Feds created a program to feed the hungry. In Harris County, it became a program to feed the greedy.