TEXAS in the News

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Re: TEXAS in the News

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

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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

+JMJ+

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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Inadvertently emboldening the cause of naïve Evolutionism since 2016.

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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.”

[…]

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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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by wosbald » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:52 am

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Texas bishop offers prayers of gratitude for rural life, what farms provide
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Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, Texas, blesses farm seed in Ganado Feb. 1, 2020. The diocese established the first Catholic Rural Life chapter in the state in 2018. (Credit: Janet Jones/The Catholic Lighthouse via CNS)

GANADO, Texas — Catholic Rural Life ministry is nothing new, but it had gained a new energy in the past few years as new chapters of the organization emerge and more intentional outreach is provided to nurture the faith in rural vocations.

That outreach was exemplified as Bishop Brendan J. Cahill celebrated the Diocese of Victoria’s first “Blessing of Seed and Soil” Mass in February at BH Genetics in Ganado. The Mass was a seasonal complement to the first harvest Mass celebrated this past fall.

Not only was the outdoor Mass blessed with sunshine and mild temperatures, the business of rural life was evident all around — in the sights of the tilled up rows of dirt and tractors parked nearby and the sound of nearby crop dusters at work.

Cahill, the current board president of the national Catholic Rural Life organization, said during his homily that Catholic Rural Life was centered around, faith, community and care of creation. “What a particular joy for me to celebrate this Mass today,” he said as he prayed for families, farms and parishes.

He also stressed the importance being a blessing to others and blessing God with a grateful heart for providing what we need each day.

As part of the Feb. 1 celebration, the bishop extended his hands over the bags of seeds brought by people from all around the diocese and asked God’s blessing on them, then sprinkled holy water on the offering. It was a perfect symbol of how the Catholic Rural Life wants to ensure that faith is instilled in all parts of life.

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The Diocese of Victoria, in June 2018, began the work of establishing the first Texas chapter of Catholic Rural Life, which is based in Minnesota. According to the national organization’s website, “Chapters of CRL are part of the national network of CRL members. Often using our resources, they work to promote, edify and celebrate the rich rural traditions of our faith in their local diocese and/or parishes.”

Cahill appointed Father Stephen Vacek as director and Deacon Larry Hoelscher as chairman of the local chapter.

“The bishop desired a young, energetic priest who was from a rural town with some experience of rural life. As a newly ordained priest whose parents own a hardware store in East Bernard, I fit the description,” Vacek told The Catholic Lighthouse, Victoria’s diocesan newspaper. “I remember saying I wanted to join the Diocese of Victoria because ‘I could see a combine drive down Main Street during the day.'”

Vacek and Hoelscher attended a national conference to prepare to serve the rural communities.

“It is an honor to serve the people and priests of the diocese in my role as director,” the priest said. “The goal of our chapter is to help our diocese realize that being Catholic is more than going to Mass. We bring our faith into the workplace.”

But Catholic Rural Life is not simply for farmers. As Vacek pointed out, “from seed to plate,” all humankind has a stake in what the workers and their land provide.

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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by hugodrax » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:24 pm

wosbald wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:52 am
+JMJ+

Texas bishop offers prayers of gratitude for rural life, what farms provide
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Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, Texas, blesses farm seed in Ganado Feb. 1, 2020. The diocese established the first Catholic Rural Life chapter in the state in 2018. (Credit: Janet Jones/The Catholic Lighthouse via CNS)

GANADO, Texas — Catholic Rural Life ministry is nothing new, but it had gained a new energy in the past few years as new chapters of the organization emerge and more intentional outreach is provided to nurture the faith in rural vocations.

That outreach was exemplified as Bishop Brendan J. Cahill celebrated the Diocese of Victoria’s first “Blessing of Seed and Soil” Mass in February at BH Genetics in Ganado. The Mass was a seasonal complement to the first harvest Mass celebrated this past fall.

Not only was the outdoor Mass blessed with sunshine and mild temperatures, the business of rural life was evident all around — in the sights of the tilled up rows of dirt and tractors parked nearby and the sound of nearby crop dusters at work.

Cahill, the current board president of the national Catholic Rural Life organization, said during his homily that Catholic Rural Life was centered around, faith, community and care of creation. “What a particular joy for me to celebrate this Mass today,” he said as he prayed for families, farms and parishes.

He also stressed the importance being a blessing to others and blessing God with a grateful heart for providing what we need each day.

As part of the Feb. 1 celebration, the bishop extended his hands over the bags of seeds brought by people from all around the diocese and asked God’s blessing on them, then sprinkled holy water on the offering. It was a perfect symbol of how the Catholic Rural Life wants to ensure that faith is instilled in all parts of life.

[…]

The Diocese of Victoria, in June 2018, began the work of establishing the first Texas chapter of Catholic Rural Life, which is based in Minnesota. According to the national organization’s website, “Chapters of CRL are part of the national network of CRL members. Often using our resources, they work to promote, edify and celebrate the rich rural traditions of our faith in their local diocese and/or parishes.”

Cahill appointed Father Stephen Vacek as director and Deacon Larry Hoelscher as chairman of the local chapter.

“The bishop desired a young, energetic priest who was from a rural town with some experience of rural life. As a newly ordained priest whose parents own a hardware store in East Bernard, I fit the description,” Vacek told The Catholic Lighthouse, Victoria’s diocesan newspaper. “I remember saying I wanted to join the Diocese of Victoria because ‘I could see a combine drive down Main Street during the day.'”

Vacek and Hoelscher attended a national conference to prepare to serve the rural communities.

“It is an honor to serve the people and priests of the diocese in my role as director,” the priest said. “The goal of our chapter is to help our diocese realize that being Catholic is more than going to Mass. We bring our faith into the workplace.”

But Catholic Rural Life is not simply for farmers. As Vacek pointed out, “from seed to plate,” all humankind has a stake in what the workers and their land provide.
Please don't start paying attention now. The countryside is where all of the good, doctrinally sound priests go as punishment and have built up thriving communities of faithful catholics.

Please don't screw that up, Wos. Plenty for you guys to do in the cities.
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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by Del » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:51 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Please don't start paying attention now. The countryside is where all of the good, doctrinally sound priests go as punishment and have built up thriving communities of faithful catholics.

Please don't screw that up, Wos. Plenty for you guys to do in the cities.
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