Leader of far-right extremist group Oath Keepers arrested for January 6 riot conspiracy
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, told The Washington Post via Getty Images, February 28, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas, that the government is trying to inflate the rogue actions of a few members into an alleged conspiracy committed by the organization on Jan. 6, 2021. Federal authorities on Thursday charged Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, and 10 other people with seditious conspiracy for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Rhodes was arrested early Thursday afternoon. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Storied Texas newsman who served as pallbearer for Lee Harvey Oswald has died at age 85
Mike Cochran, who during a nearly 40-year career with The Associated Press told the stories of Texas’ larger-than-life characters with his rich and detailed writing, and who ended up serving as a pallbearer for Lee Harvey Oswald while covering the presidential assassin’s funeral, has died.
Man indicted after 3 bodies found in burning Texas dumpster
A grand jury in Texas has returned a capital murder indictment against a man authorities have said confessed to killing five people, including three whose dismembered bodies were found in a burning dumpster earlier this year. Jason Thornburg, 41, was indicted Monday on a charge of capital murder in the deaths of David Lueras, 42, Lauren Phillips, 34, and Maricruz Mathis, 33, the Tarrant County district attorney's office said. Surveillance footage of a vehicle at the site of the dumpster led authorities to Thornburg.news.yahoo.com
Opal Lee’s Juneteenth dream came true, but she isn’t done
Opal Lee’s dream of seeing Juneteenth become a federal holiday was finally realized over the summer, but the energetic woman who spent years rallying people to join her push for the day commemorating the end of slavery is hardly letting up on a lifetime of work teaching and helping others.
1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital
One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of Naval Air Training in Corpus Christi said in a statement. Navy officials said Tuesday that the student pilot remained hospitalized in serious but stable condition.news.yahoo.com
Former area student pleads guilty in death of former Ole Miss student
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of capital murder in the 2019 death of a woman he occasionally dated pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge that took the death penalty off the table.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Most of Kid Rock’s band has COVID, weekend shows canceled
Singer Kid Rock says he canceled his weekend shows in Fort Worth, Texas, venue Billy Bob’s because his bandmates have COVID. “I am pissed,” he wrote on his website Friday. “Over half the band has f—g covid (not me), and before u s— for brains bloggers and media trolls run your mouths, many of them, like me, have been vaccinated.” The “Only God Knows Why” singer said he was hoping to try and ...news.yahoo.com
Less room to roam: On average, Houston homeowners have smaller lots than urbanites in other major US cities, report finds
A new report by StorageCafe, a nationwide storage space marketplace, ranked the country’s 20 largest cities to determine which U.S. urbanites enjoy the largest lots. And, as you might’ve suspected, Houston homeowners don’t get nearly as much land as city dwellers in some of the nation’s other big metros.
Twitter’s lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tossed by federal judge
<figcaption> Attorney General Ken Paxton during the 2014 Red State Gathering in Fort Worth. A judge threw out a lawsuit Twitter filed against the attorney general over its requests for information about the platform's policies. <cite>Credit: Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune</cite> </figcaption>