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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Nińo and vertical wind shear. Welcome to hurricane sea ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Robert Prince: A raft of bad ideas nets him six monthsA 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 >>
â€‹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 >>
â€‹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 >>
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."
Texans Get Dissed
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 >>
U.S. Congressman John Culberson, 7th District of Texas, sent out a note this afternoon reporting that the â€śDemocrat led Congress has finally passed a responsible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA), that President Bush can sign.â€ť His note also included this snappy statement: â€śI am ... More >>
Weâ€™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.
What with the announcement this morning of Karl Roveâ€™s retirement, we expected our inboxes to be full of triumphant cries from lefty organizations, all declaring, â€śDing-dong, the Turd Blossom is deadâ€ť or something along those lines. But nope, first out the gate was the Minuteman Civil Defens ... More >>
The department of homeland security is doing its best to get its message across
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.
The A-Team creator unleashes a Cold-hearted killer
Was this the punch line to a bad racist, homophobic joke or a dry run for a terrorist bombing?
Ray Charles, Bill Cosby -- even herself -- Wanda Sykes dogs 'em all
"Border Crossings" will tell you more about South Asia than CNN will
Homeland orders can indeed be a recipe for disaster
From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.
The Feds created a program to feed the hungry. In Harris County, it became a program to feed the greedy.