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Texas prepares to execute Mexican national despite appeal bid

The US state of Texas is set to execute a Mexican national on Wednesday as appeals are rushed forward on possible trial irregularities or mental disability. Ramiro Hernandez, 45, was sentenced to die in 2000 for allegedly murdering a 49-year-old man who employed him on his ranch in San Antonio.…

Texas restrictions on Tesla sales could keep out company’s lithium-ion ‘gigafactory’

Sales restrictions placed on Tesla Motors by Texas could put the brakes on the state’s hopes of landing the company’s planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant. The automaker cannot sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Texas due to state laws – among the nation’s strictest – that protect…

Border Patrol agent suspected of raping undocumented immigrants found dead

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was found dead on Thursday in his Texas home just north of the Mexico border by authorities alerted to allegations he had kidnapped and sexually assaulted three female undocumented immigrants, federal agents said. Authorities did not release…

Christian lawmakers fall for ‘Ponzi schemer’ who said he’d found Noah’s Ark

It might have been a warning sign when he said he’d found Noah’s Ark. Ponzi schemes are notoriously attractive at the onset, then look awfully stupid in the rear-view mirror. The latest, in Texas, involves conservative Christian lawmakers and a man who promised outsized profits on energy trading software, milking…

Tesla plans to flood U.S. with 500,000 electric cars using solar-powered ‘gigafactory’

Tesla plans to build a $5 billion “gigafactory” to produce more lithium-ion batteries by 2020 than were made worldwide last year – which should be enough, the company said, to power 500,000 electric vehicles annually. The automaker hasn’t chosen a site for the factory, expected to occupy by about 10…

Texas GOP county chair candidate arrested for attacking man who called him a ‘RINO’

A Texas man running for the GOP chairmanship in Orange County, Texas, was arrested Tuesday after he was charged with assaulting a man at an early voting location. According to KFDM, Jerry Wilson, 70, attacked another man who was removing Wilson’s signs replacing them with other signs calling Wilson a…

Texas couples go to court to overturn same-sex marriage ban

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Two gay couples in Texas will ask a federal court this week to overturn an amendment to the state’s constitution barring same-sex marriage that has been staunchly supported by prominent Republican party leaders. Even though 17 states and the District of Columbia…

Report: Fracking is depleting water in America’s driest areas

From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country’s most drought-prone areas America’s oil and gas rush is depleting water supplies in the driest and most drought-prone areas of the country, from Texas to California, new research has found. Of…

Texas GOP candidates agree: Teach creationism and ‘always err on the side of life’

All four Republican candidates for Texas lieutenant governor agreed that state law should prevent families from removing brain dead women and their badly deformed fetuses from life support. The candidates gathered Monday night for a debate, where they discussed the case of Marlise Munoz, who was 14 weeks pregnant when…

Fireworks blamed in Texas fire that torched hundreds of porta-potties

Fireworks are being blamed for an industrial fire in San Antonio, Texas at United Site Services, a rental business for portable toilets. According to MySanAntonio.com, the fire began around 10:30 p.m. and burned about 300 of the company’s units. Firefighters responded to the scene from Bexar County, Converse, Texas and…

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