TEXAS in the News

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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:59 am

UncleBob wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:09 am
Open carry swords come to Texas on Sept 1
If you live in Texas, rejoice: Gov. Greg Abbott has signed House Bill 1935, which, from September 1, will safeguard your right to openly carry a sword, dagger or knife, though not into "schools, colleges, churches and bars."
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Post by durangopipe » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:20 pm

Coming soon to Dallas:

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Post by wosbald » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:31 am

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Talk of removing Confederate monuments starts a war of words in Dallas
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… The public conversation he [Mayor Mike Rawlings] wanted to start about what Dallas should do with the two Confederate statues in city parks didn't take long to go south. It ripped the bandage off an old wound about the institution of slavery and the intentions of those who want to honor those who fought on the losing side of the Civil War.

It may get worse before it gets better.

And it has to get better: After I wrote about the mayor's request to get a new group focused on racial reconciliation in Dallas to put this on its agenda, a rhetorical civil war broke out.

Both sides grabbed their modern-day bayonets -- social media -- and dug in.

One camp, led by a growing cadre of social justice activists, wants to see all symbols of the Confederacy wiped away or hauled off to a museum.

The other camp, including organized groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans, doesn't want the city to touch any of the tributes. They say the old monuments and school names should be left in place because they reflect America's -- and Dallas' -- history. …

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Post by infidel » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:16 pm

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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by wosbald » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:57 pm

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Texas police guard ice cream aisle in market following viral Blue Bell ice cream licking video
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Texas police officers stand guard in front of ice cream shelf following viral Blue Bell ice cream licking video. (Photo by Keller Police Department)

KELLER, Texas — A police department in Texas posted a photo of its officers standing guard in a supermarket’s frozen dessert section following a viral video of a woman licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream and putting it back on the shelf, which has apparently prompted copycats to try and make it the next viral social media challenge.

The photo appeared to be poking a bit of fun in response to a video posted on Twitter on June 29 showing a girl opening a half-gallon of Blue Bell’s “Tin Roof” flavor, licking the top and putting the ice cream back into the freezer where she got it, laughing the entire time.



The video, which has garnered over 12 million views, was recorded at a Walmart store in Lufkin, Texas, according to authorities.

The video sparked outrage across social media, even getting the attention of Blue Bell who said they were able to recover the tampered carton while also removing all Tin Roof half gallons from the location “out of an abundance of caution.”

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But the threat of [criminal] charges didn’t stop copycats from posting distasteful ice cream licking videos of their own.

Twitter user @GAYSHAWNMENDES posted a video of himself attempting to make ice cream licking in stores a thing, scooping ice cream out of a container with his bare hands before putting the carton back into the freezer.



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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 pm

People are pulling the lids off Blue Bell and inspecting before they buy. But can you really tell if it's been licked?

My wife and I ate from a small quart of ice cream once from a gas station cooler while traveling through Louisiana, and to our horror discovered that it had been tampered with. We each thought the other had opened it first. I brought it back in to the store and the clerk very nonchalantly said yeah, the hobos do that sometimes.
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