A GOP power grab shatters 30 years of political progress for Black voters in Galveston County
Republicans dismantled the only Galveston County commissioners precinct in which voters of color held political clout. It’s a major blow for Black and Hispanic voters who had been building political momentum.
Beirut explosion: A similar event happened in Texas in 1947
TEXAS CITY, Texas Tuesdays explosion in Beirut, Lebanon released incredible amounts of energy and resulted in unthinkable damage. A large amount of ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound often used in fertilizer, is now believed to be the culprit. Events such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion were caused by ammonium nitrate. But perhaps the event most comparable to Beirut happened in Texas City. Texas City explosion in 1947On April 16, 1947, in Galveston Bay, a French vessel called the SS Grandcamp was carrying nearly 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate.
Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas
Armstrong said Trump's championing of the drug is giving doctors more access to try it on coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUSTIN, Texas – When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. But at a moment when President Donald Trump is heavily promoting the drug, Armstrong is no regular physician. Armstrong, the medical director at the facility, said Tuesday it is too soon to tell whether the treatment will work. Both Armstrong and Hughes said they had not discussed the drug with the Trump administration.
Woman turns 99, wants to meet J.J. Watt
TEXAS CITY, Texas – "She's my grandma and the most selfless human on Earth," said Lee Sumrall. Her family and friends gathered for a little celebration for her birthday where she received a Watt jersey and a Watt doll. Family friend Clint Jenkins said her only birthday wish is to meet the Texans defensive end. I'm 99 years old, and I love little JJ (referring to her Watt doll), but I'd love to hug the big one," Poole said in the video. Help us make Mimi's birthday wish come true by sharing this story in hopes of getting Watt's attention.