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Houston tornado warning issued for Harris, Montgomery county until 5 p.m.
"All this station is activating the Houston area emergency alert system itself at the request of the National Weather Service because of a tornado warning in Montgomery Harris and Waller counties until five o'clock this evening now this station is activating the Houston area emergency alert system one more time from the National Weather Service because of a tornado warning in these counties Montgomery Harris and Waller till five oh clock this evening this concludes the activation of the Houston area emergency alert
"waller county" Discussed on KTRH
"In Waller county the order follows what here is for the band and other counties have already had in place with the regards to social gatherings restaurants bars and fitness centers do on says that it will be changed as needed fort bend county opening its first covered nineteen testing site tomorrow it's for healthcare workers or those with symptoms are high risk factors factors you must first undergo a telehealth screening process well used to measure Mister Turner is telling city employees questioning why they're being forced to work during the Copa ninety outbreak to suck it up and be the public servant that they were hired to be if they just feel uncomfortable and they don't want to work they certainly can exercise the vacation time or the accrued sick leave time but what the city of Houston the government cannot do is that we cannot afford to send thousands of employees home who are not able to do their jobs remotely but they're just going home and they continue to pay for them by their at home we just don't have that ability Turner says city employees who can work at the home or doing so as for the many private businesses that remain open the mayor says you can check with the county to see if you're considered essential or not well for it is set to partner with GE and three M. on making face shields ventilators and air purifying respirators to fight coronavirus executive chairman bill Ford junior says engineers have found a seat cooling blower that's used in the Ford F. one fifty truck can also be used in a filtration system ward and three M. have a goal of churning out as many as ten times more respirators that are currently being manufactured to meet the needs of the healthcare industry the automaker is looking into changing over an assembly plant for production of the medical device and has the full cooperation of the United auto workers union.
"waller county" Discussed on Post Reports
"The newsroom of the Washington Post is about the Washington Post Copa. Laurie art honey over at the most. I this is post reports. I'm Martine powers. It's Tuesday September twenty four today. The black students fighting for voting access in rural Texas the implosion of an NFL star car and the projects being sacrificed to build a border. I had heard about a case ace in Texas involving a historically black university where the students had made allegations of racial bias in the administration of local local elections and that's right in my wheelhouse and so I wanted to find out more amy Gardner covers voting issues for the Washington Post so so prairie view university is historically black university in purview Texas which is about forty five minutes or so north west of Houston about nine thousand some students go to this school but it sits in a county called Waller County that is about seventy percent white waller county has a very long history of racism and so the the setting the scene for this particular story is quite sort of fraught ahead of last year's Year's midterm election. A number of students at the university noticed something concerning early voting hours in the city of prairie view were much more restricted then in other towns nearby and it was pretty stark. I mean there were five days of early. Voting scheduled in prairie view versus eleven in another the comparably sized city and twelve into other comparably sized cities and so it was not difficult for the students to jump chump to anger. I think a lot of us especially those who are student leaders in the green days in know the history of prairie view in how we have had is ongoing problem for decades. Actually it was no surprise says it was just like okay here. We go again. You were hurt or angry that at the same time it was kind of a time for us to say well. This is how we feel but really doesn't matter how we feel right now. We have opt to go to work and we have to find solutions to the problem that we are once again. Being within the county jail Allen is a third generation students net prairie view and I'm university and she's a senior this year. She's one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit and a one of the reasons she's behind it is because she really sees he's what's going on in. Waller County as a continuation of the voter suppression and discrimination that students at the school have seen many times before what's happened before there have been court cases like for decades I mean first of all Texas had opole tax and had a law aw requiring whites only primaries which effectively cut black people out of elections during the Jim Crow era but even after the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five there were efforts specifically in Waller County by election officials or prosecutors who threatened arrest to intimidate black people and particularly purview students from voting so there was a residency questionnaire that only students of purview had to fill out in the nineteen seventies and other resins while accounting didn't have to fill it out that case went to the Supreme Court which ruled in favor of the students affirming the right of students to vote away a school. There was a case in the nineties. When there was a threat of arrest and actually fourteen students were arrested and charged with improper proper voting the charges were dismissed again after some legal action? I mean it's just sort of over and over again and in the modern era too and then there's a really important milestone that occurred in Waller County that I think people should remember that is that Waller County is where Sandra Bland died in two thousand fifteen eighteen sandra bland is a graduate of Purview A. and M. University and she was on her way to a new job at the school when she was pulled over by a state trooper grouper for failing to signal turn and the the traffic stop escalated very rapidly it was caught on video it helped feed the the movement that protested police action against black people and she dighton jail in the Waller County jail. It was ruled a suicide but it was an extremely the emotional and painful moment for a lot of black people in purview so because of this legacy of discrimination both decades ago and also more recently when these students looked at something like early voting hours inside the disparity between the early voting hours that they had access to versus what the rest so the county had access to they didn't see it as like an accidental overlook by local election officials. They thought that this was an intentional though more subtle way of enforcing the same kind of discrimination or lack of access to representation that had existed there for a long time that's right and and what's really interesting is that the county officials who made these decisions who were mostly white people including the head of the county commissioners man. Entry Doohan were really upset that they received this reaction. Trae do Han said that he ran for county judge as his titles called in an effort to bring Waller County county out of the dark ages he brought early voting back to prairie view in two thousand sixteen for the first time in many years and in two thousand eighteen he doubled the number of voting voting machines in prairie view and they did have more voting machines than those other places and so he felt like he was making these gestures had not been made previously and so he was a little bit indignant that he was being accused of racism when he felt like he was trying to make changes and so you wound up with this kind of impasse ass when the students went to the county and asked for a change early voting was already underway and they said no they said we can't it's already underway. We can't move machines means from one location to another now they did add some days but it still didn't equal parody and the students were still angry wasn't enough enough they wanted parody and nothing less so after the students complained to the county the ACP Legal Defense Fund contacted them and ask them. How would you like to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit and they said Heck Yeah and that case is still wending its way through the federal courts in Texas. Is there evidence that the the difference in the relief voting our schedule between prairie view and the rest of the county actually translated into lower turn out for four prairie view and for the largely black community there no it's a very good question and a difficult question to answer turnout was historic in prairie view and in Waller and everywhere else in the country last year and it's really hard to show evidence that students were denied access but the students and their lawyer say that's not the point although we'd been given less as we need to get to the polls and we needed some Cisco so from then on We decided we're going to get the word out. We're also going to create something called pool up to the polls in the polls was a volunteer effort from student you leaders who are working on this issue but also other students on campus who volunteered their services their gas and their time to get you to take time between their classes or work or meetings and whatever else they were doing while on campus to get in the car with their peers intego votes off campus during the time that we couldn't get on canvas. Forli Saudi. They say we had to work harder. Just like we've had to work harder as long as our people have been on this continent and if there's a barrier it needs to come down whether or not we showed the ability to get over that barrier. Did you talk to some of the residents in Waller County folks who aren't part of Perry view and get their take on what they think is happening I did I I talked to both white people and black people who are longtime residents of the county and got unsurprisingly two very different in points of view from the African American residents I spoke to I heard you know sort of almost a defeated attitude well. Of course it's racist assist will of course we've been deprived of representation in Waller County at the way. It's always been here and from a couple of white people I spoke to. I got pretty strong evidence of racial bias I mean I interviewed one man who was really blonde that this is just about the purview kids wanting to quote unquote takeover. The county and you know that kind of language is really jarring and kind of makes makes it really hard to imagine these two groups seeing things the same way and I feel like that kind of language speaks to what it sounds like. A lot of these students went. Fear is going on at the heart of this that this isn't just about allocating election machines throughout the county. This is about ah taking this population this pretty significant population of black people in a mostly white county and diminishing their ability to be a part of the political process be a meaningful part of the electorate judge. Doohan said you know there's always been this view that if all black people in Waller County voted they would be able to take over and he was acknowledging that there was a racist aspect to that argument obviously and he was acknowledging that got had informed a lot of the policies previously he had a really a hard time seeing what was going on today in the context of that history because he felt so certain that he was trying to do right. What do you think this case. He says more broadly about voting access in twenty twenty that it's going to be an enormous battle and that well funded and advocacy groups on both sides but particularly on the civil rights side are going to be looking at already are looking for cases hase's to jump on in order to get these cases adjudicated in time for the twenty twenty elections. I mean we already know in this. This case that judge do haunt has said he's going to do his best to make sure that prairie view has just as many voting hours as the main voting location in the the county courthouse. I mean that's already a win. In a way there are cases like this going on around the country and they're going to be more and I think that there's as a strategy of political strategy here on the part of the civil rights groups and the Democratic Party to fight as many of these battles as they can because it election could be I decided in inches is going to benefit from court victories. Amy Thank you so much new very welcome. Amy Gardner covers voting for the post.
New video shows Sandra Bland's arrest
"Cell phone video of the twenty fifteen arrest of a Chicago woman who later committed suicide in Waller county cell has now been released the thirty nine second video shot by Sandra bland herself shows now fired state trooper Brian insignia pull his stun gun and threatened to light you up during the arrest in Waller county and Sydney was angry. The blame would not get out of her car and was smoking a cigarette during a traffic stop eventually arrested bland claimed she assaulted him. The woman was found dead in her jail cell three days later, her family later settled a federal lawsuit against Waller county in the Texas Department of public safety in Sydney was fired by gave up his law enforcement licenses. Well investigative network able to. Get the footage after criminal probe into Bland's death had finished her family believes deep investigators withheld that footage acclaim. The state
New arrest video surfaces of woman who was found dead in jail
"Cellphone video of the two thousand fifteen arrests of Texas black woman who later committed suicide in her cell is being released the thirty nine second video shot by Sandra bland herself shows now fired state trooper Brian insignia pull his stun gun threatened to light you up during the arrest in Waller county and city was angry. The blame would not get out of her car and was smoking a cigarette during a traffic stop eventually arrested bland on claims she assaulted him. The woman was found dead in her jail cell three days later, her family later settled a federal lawsuit against Waller county in the Texas Department of public safety and Sydney was fired by gave up his law enforcement licenses. Well, investigative network able to get the footage after criminal probe into Bland's death had finished her family believes GPS investigators withheld footage acclaim the state
"waller county" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"It on Monday because I can't get it. No other day. Even if I'm staying up looking at the sopranos MAC man refrigerators may be going hard and heavy kid. I just want you to know. Yes. I know it's anachronistic. I know that. You know, all is the Beverly hillbillies and Jake Clapper number. You know what I mean? Last night, man. I looked about four about three or four different. Three or four different. Episodes starting roundabout Leme thirty. I watched it to about three in the morning. When I say man, I got to give me a couple of hours here. They would just kill in mind. They demand for Rateb killing dead white on white grams. They'd be it down. Four four nine two two seven zero three today main thing. In light of this twenty nine hundred thousand list of things to black people to shame to talk about. We're asking the question. Are there topics that black people are to shame to talk about? What do you call them? What about and I hate. What about me? What about Wor? Yeah. What about what about the sidelines? Can't have up. Up the conversation about what about number one. When is what about black on black crime? Right. Right. Are you a what about that's another question? Think the element. I hear people talking about it. Always bothers me. Too many black children live in single parent homes now. I grew up most of my life in a single parent home. And last time I checked. Last time. I checked. I know messed up than average person, right? Yeah. Me. A mama was good. My mom is good. I love my, mama. Mama took care of us. Saw about us. When I needed male presence. My momma made a soda will appropriate gentlemen. In my space who could be helpful to me and provide guidance for me. I did see my father. Intermittently in live with him intermittently off and on. And then once I became an adult, then I lived with him, you know, much more than I did when I was a child with the. But when I was a child, my mom was favorite, brother. My favorite uncle, big uncle Dutt. You know, he taught me what I needed to know what I'm saying. In. So I think I came out. All right. I'm just wondering. What what what what is this too, many black children living single parent homes is that a legitimate question to be asking black people to have to deal with what is just part and parcel of again of our experience here in this in this. America. Right. And like I said, I I love the way he put article because again, you said he made his sarcasm much beautiful. Right. Just kind of how you you clear. This is how people bring it up we having this conversation or this argument about who's gonna drop what about single parent homes, and if you look at the Sadr now where we're going. Fatherhood Noah, strong brothers are going hard. Now. I don't know if I'm just living in this beautiful will kinda bubble will fathers are all over. But that's just what I see. I see strong men in my community. And I feel like I feel like people are. I mean shoutout to millennials. We tried to get married now. There was a steady you put out there. Millennials get mayor. Give us a credit for something. Good y'all need to do that leelee. We come together. Build a community. And that's what communities are built on strong families. And that's what I've tried to create for my children. But shows they created in me in and they get to mommy and daddy. And they ain't getting those things then why does life? Let's go to laugh. I see a brother. Taba Cudi come on may. Doc slaughtering. Good morning. Take a guess. Good morning, sir. Elders. The boy wonder, yeah. You know, a lot of earlier about that shooting in Texas. And look at the charges. They've already laid off capital murder capital to murder. You can't get no murder charges against the white person for doing nothing. They could drag drag a a brother behind a truck right saying in assault and battery that was fault matter it, Dan. They won't they won't charge all of them with murder some of them charged with a lesser crime. So you know, I mean, it's insane. But they go child the black, dude. I mean, I've just hanging lot one thing. I do sell out the off air religious speaking, a mother is not gonna miss the dinner fi. Right period. What was the point you made JD you made a specific point. We're talking about this song, okay room. What is enough millennia? Yeah. This is gonna smell right? It does not pass the smell test that believe nothing. They come out of Harris County that's eight at the same county where they kill Andrew Bryant. I think so I think I'm right on that check this up. Yeah. Somebody was cooking some chitlins. They didn't get out specs out, and they didn't put that what potato onion and to keep the smell down. Oh, man. I almost vomit in my mouth. Waller county Waller county accounting. Yeah. Don't trust. Enough..
"waller county" Discussed on WSB-AM
"And loaders is considered ratified even without a majority vote. Severe weather. Spawns a dozen tornadoes in Louisiana and Mississippi two deaths are confirmed a deputy was killed in Waller county, Texas when her patrol car flipped on a slick roads. Tree hit a car killing an corn. State. Student returning to the Mississippi campus from the Halloween party. Heavy damage is also reported natch as the storms close or delay school in three states and unnerve hurricane survivors on the Florida, panhandle. WSB news time. Seven twelve that storm damage west of us really makes you think we dodged a bullet here. We did get some rain, but nothing too bad. We bring a WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish and Kirk has a little more rain this morning before it heads out. Well, that's right. It looks like the last of the showers are with the cold front. That's moving through the area and the showers will be with us in hidden, miss fashion. The first half of the day, then decreasing cloudiness this evening, turning much cooler a little breezy at times temperatures dropping to around fifty five by late afternoon. And check out the lows tonight thirty eight to forty one tomorrow, sunny, high sixty four Sunday a mix of sun and clouds a forty percent chance of shower at night, high sixty six low fifty four recapping your forecast for today at four on the Mellish, meter, a few scattered showers. The first half of the day, then decreasing cloudiness this evening. Much cooler temperatures dropping to about fifty five temperatures around there right now suburban school bus stops Elfriede Kennesaw. Both fifty eight Marietta fifty nine Lawrenceville sixty one it's sixty on Peachtree street. I'm meteorologist Kirk Mellish. Wsb? News doesn't seem to be getting much better on the roads. Triple team traffic. Smilin' Mark McKay..
"waller county" Discussed on KTRH
"About a Waller county sheriff's deputy the died last night Scott cutter, it's noon on KTAR, h traffic weather together. Here's Julie hardy way. Do you have an accident on the west loop is going to be the southbound side as you're moving between Westheimer in Richmond avenue. So you're backed up just beyond. I that's probably going to be about fifteen twenty minutes. And it looks like we've got a problem on the inbound side of the Gulf freeway right before you get to downtown that's back to Lockwood. And we do have this eighteen Wheeler accident closes the frontage road on outbound radiate at the south Sam Houston. I'm Judy hardy in the Gulf Coast windows dot com. Twenty four hour traffic center, partly cloudy skies around the area, some sunshine peeking out throughout the afternoon hours high around sixty seven by tonight, mainly clear skies and tonight, look for low forty eight tomorrow, sunshine, seventy one Saturday, lots of sunshine to start the weekend. Seventy eight I'm meteorologist Craig Ross Weather Channel it is fifty nine in Conroe sixty one now at the KTAR each top tax defenders twenty four hour weather center. Twelve o one our top story that all their county deputy was new. On the job. She's been identified as Lauren bass quest. Twenty four years old. She was dispatched to a high priority water rescue call when a car went airborne and then landed in a water filled. Ditch she began her law enforcement career with the Waller county sheriff's office in may of this year. She had just completed her twenty week field training program and had been on patrol as a single deputy unit for only three nights at the time. She died cliff Saunders. Newsradio seven forty KTAR h whether may have affected that dilapidated downtown building near BBVA, compass stadium that collapsed. The fire department on the scene at congress and Hutchins, no reports of any injuries in that building collapse gasoline prices down five cents from last week around Houston to to fifty one a gallon. But that downward trend may not last long Daniel Armbruster at AAA Texas explains. Why states is expected to implement sanctions on Iran, which could impact their output of crude oil and that could. Impact the overall supply and demand that we see in the global market, and that could drive prices up, but not to the prices we've seen over the summer Texas average now is to fifty two a gallon the national average to seventy nine a gallon Katya racist, I'm coming up on twelve. Oh, three on Wall Street a good day. So far, the Dow is up two hundred thirty seven to twenty five thousand three fifty three. Nasdaq is up one hundred one to seventy four zero seven S and P five hundred is up twenty three to twenty seven thirty five oil at sixty three fifty one now max Gaines at esta wealth management.
"waller county" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Records in Texas in every community cooking in San Antonio and embarrassed county. So I'm just proud grateful that we get to be some part of this at campaign events in San Antonio, O'Rourke light governor Abbott pointed to strong early voting numbers as a good sign, but with thousands of votes still left to be cast only time will. Tell who the wave of early voting benefits. The most is Jack. Hi burger from NBC five early voting. Runs through November. Second in Walker County students a prairie view are suing Waller county. They say the county's trying to keep minorities from voting five students have sued Waller county eighty percent of students at purview and Amer black. And a lawsuit says Waller county has no early voting sites in the city of purview. The lawsuit says that violates the students civil rights the suit says non black and non student voters do have places to vote, but those are not easily accessible locations for others. Who may not have transportation Waller county does say it will set up an early voting location next week at the student center and about a mile off campus, Allen sky, NewsRadio ten eighty KRLD. Cowboy say they have no doubt their new wide receiver can help. Amari Cooper arrived last night to the star in Frisco to me with Cowboys coaches including head coach Jason Garrett earlier yesterday Garrett expressed with certainty that Cooper is what the Cowboys struggling offense needs. The combination of his. Physical ability his production at this level. And the kinda guy is a position we feel like we need to add some firepower. He's twenty four years old as a bright future goes about the right way. Feels like he fits into our culture of our team. The kind of guys who wanna have the cornerstone players we built here over the last few years practices are set for today and tomorrow for the Cowboys have this coming weekend off David Baril, NewsRadio ten eighty KRLD concept of till death. Do us part is a foreign thing to a lot of people under the age of twenty five new survey finds a quarter of people between the ages of eighteen to twenty four don't see marriage as a permanent thing. In fact, they say they support the notion of a term limit on a marriage license. It would back the chance to find someone better for them after a few years or they would sign a new marriage deal with the current spouse. Same survey finds almost a third of people like the whole notion of polygamy or being able to. Move around from partner to partner in a legal way. You can get rid of almost half the bacteria in your home by doing one thing. Open the shades and let the sunlight in research from university of Oregon finds sunlight kills half the bacteria that show up in the dust in your home. Researchers say twelve percent of the bacteria can reproduce drops to six percent when the shades are open in the home that bacteria is directly connected to certain diseases that affect the lungs you put one letter and one number together, and it's awfully confusing. The number and letter five G and explain this is firefighter Raphael..
"waller county" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment
"Now, one of the fifty three thousand aims to be reviewed by the Georgia secretary of state. Marsha appling Nunez has a hyphenated last name, and one of those names Spanich Georgia's voting system is controlled by Republicans, secretary of state, Brian camp, who is Stacey Abrams opponent in this neck and neck. Race for governor and these fifty, three thousand suspended voter, registration applications are just a drop in Mr. Kemp bucket. He's removed one and a half million names from Georgia's voter rolls in the past six years removed over six hundred fifty thousand just last year while he was preparing to run for governor camp is the Republican poster child for voter suppression. And he's currently in charge of an election that involves him despite calls for him to either recuse himself or resign the nation has Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of minority voters. But that law was gutted five years ago by the United States Supreme court. Now, Georgia's Brian camp is facing multiple lawsuits by among others, a coalition of civil rights groups over his enforcement of this exact match law camp claims. The fifty three thousand people he removed from the registration can still vote so long as they bring all the right paperwork voters in Georgia have responded to this. Turnout was off the charts on the first day of voting in Georgia with a two hour. Wait for early voters in Cobb County with a line around the building, the same is true around the country with turnout nearly triple. It's usual number tensions are high. When a Georgia Tech student hit record on their phone to ask Senator David Purdue about voter suppression, produce answer was to snatch the phone away from the student Purdue gave back the phone after a struggle after the student had asked why Purdue was supporting Brian camp at last check camp held in nearly two point lead over Stacey Abrams and there are Republican efforts to keep young minority voters away from the polls back in Texas and executive for one democratic congressional candidate was arrested after delivering to the Waller county courthouse. A letter demanding the county update its voting status on students at a nearby college that has an eighty percent black enrollment. Waller county is otherwise seventy percent white. As he delivered the letter. The campaign official took a picture of the county clerk receive in the letter to prove it had been delivered. She didn't like that and called in a bailiff. The bail of asked which political party the man represented democrat, he said, and they arrested him. He was released two hours later, but county officials kept his cell phone. All this went down on what would be the last day before the election for Texans to register. And just in time the county has put.
"waller county" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"I mean, if you're a democratic candidate, you know, you're you're, you're Barack Obama. You're running in North Dakota. It's a race. It's not going to be all that close. You're not gonna lose in the end. It's probably still nice to get really huge concentrations of democratic votes in majority native American parts of the state. But if you're Heidi Heitkamp and you know, it's not going to be a blow out, you're running a race that is close that you might actually have a chance to win if you are in a race that is as tight as that Senate race was in two thousand twelve, those couple of deep, deep, deep, blue counties. Those aren't just nice. Those are just heartwarming. That's how you win, right? It's a state wide race. You get votes wherever you can chase them all across the street. You try to appeal to as wide a group of North Dakota's as you can. But in particular, it's absolutely crucial in a close race that you turn out the voters who you know are going to vote for you an incredibly strong concentrations, right? If there's any place in your state, you're. The democrat candidate. I don't care who you are. If there's some place in your state where you know you're going to get more than seventy percent of the vote in that county, you have to turn out the voters in that county. And Heidi Heitkamp did in two thousand twelve and strong native American support for Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota is a big reason why right now there's a democratic held US Senate seat from that red state. And the closeness of Heitkamp's last race. The crucial support that she got from eight of American voters that did not escape notice among Republicans and in particular among Republicans who are now making decisions about who's gonna be allowed to vote this next time and who might find it exceedingly difficult to vote this next time. And you may be noticing a sort of theme these days in the news, right? We're twenty two days out from the midterm elections. As of right now, late last week, we reported a story out of Waller county, Texas. Waller county is a county that's about seventy percent white, but it's also home to a historically black college purview AM where the student body is over eighty percent black. Under constitutional law under crystal clear supreme court precedent college. Students are allowed to vote wherever they live, which includes if they live at college prairie view, am. Students can vote in Waller county, Texas. Nevertheless, Waller county Texas keeps coming up with new ways to try to keep students at that college from voting new hurdles, new obstacles for those students to make it harder for them to vote over decades students at purview in that had to fight for their right to vote fight for their ability to vote year after year. Election after election after election after election this year, that perennial fight incredibly included this year. The county arresting the field director for a local democratic congressional candidate. When that field director went to the Waller county courthouse to hand over a letter advocating for the voting rights of the students at that college that they should be allowed to vote without hassle. They arrested the guy after he after the officers asked him what the party. Affiliation was of his candidate. He told them democrat, they arrested him. We told that story here on the show last week. Then Friday night after much gnashing of teeth and renting of garments Friday night, the Texas secretary of state local county officials finally announced the okay, okay. The students at prairie view AM will be allowed to vote this year like everybody else, no strings attached, no extra hurdles, no supplemental paperwork that they have to fill out to satisfy the county that they are indeed allowed to vote. So we reported on that fight and that win in that fight. Last week. We've also been reporting over the last few days on the situation in the great state of Georgia where the Republican secretary of state amend named Brian Kemp has made it his mission to rip up the voter rolls as aggressively as possible over the last few years in in preparation for his own election campaign for governor this year for context here the last.
"waller county" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Just like all those lower courts had said to, you can vote where you live, even if the reason you're living there is because you're going to college there. It is an unequivocal principle affirmed by the supreme court. Thanks to those students at purview in Texas who wouldn't give up. Waller county, Texas. It turns out they wouldn't give up either. They wouldn't give up trying to shut down those students from voting, not in their county. Are you kidding? Have you seen those students. Even after that supreme court ruling in nineteen Seventy-nine. Waller county kept going after those students at that local college over and over and over again in nineteen ninety two. So more than a decade after the supreme court had ruled on the students favor in one thousand nine hundred to more than a dozen students from purview AM got indicted. Got criminally charged for illegally voting. Regionally. It was reported that fourteen students were indicted. Ultimately, it was actually nineteen students who got indicted they're invited for indicted for illegally voting. They were not illegally voting. They were voting from their residential address, which was the school, but college at which they resided. But the county just decided, you know what that looks legal to us. Nineteen students indicted clearly an effort to keep students at that school from voting in the nineteen Ninety-two election. Ultimately the department of Justice sent a nasty letter to county officials amid that pressure from Washington. Amid the uproar over the students being indicted that photo they're quoting public enemy, right? Remember as nineteen Ninety-two. Ultimately after the uproar, all those indictments did get dismissed. But Waller county wasn't done in two thousand and three. The county DA published a letter in the county newspaper declaring that no matter what the law said, no matter what the court said. He's still considered it to be a legal for students at purview to vote. He personally pledged in the local paper that he would indict any students who voted for criminal voter fraud. I was two thousand three. Two thousand six in the elections that year hundreds of prairie view students had their votes challenged again on the basis of the fact that those students had committed the grievous voting crime of trying to vote while being students at a historically black college in a mostly white county in two thousand eight. The county decided that despite the thousands of students at the college, despite the thousands of registered voters among the students at the college, the county decided in its wisdom that they would set up a super convenient polling place for the students that was just about thirty miles from campus. This county in Texas, Waller county in Texas supreme quarter. Now they have just absolutely dug in. They will do anything they can to make it as hard as possible for these black students to vote, they'll do anything they can wasn't until twenty thirteen almost forty years after that supreme court ruling in the students favor that the students ever got their first polling location that was actually on campus. And lest you think that means that the fight there is at least now over? No, it's not because now it's twenty eighteen. And so now the county has a new plan. This is from Houston station, local Houston station Keijo you. Nearly ten thousand students at ten per review and university. So we're talking a lot of potential votes turns out to address his prairie view. Students were told to us on registration forms are in different precincts, meaning that on election day, a large number of students might not be able to vote on campus, or they possibly be turned away. Trae do Han is county judge and tells me the wall or county elections office is working with prairie view AM to remedy address issues. We understand that that Waller counties had a history, but we have worked very hard to make sure the students have their right to vote. I want all the students at purview to know there is nothing. Nothing that's going to be done. That's going to deprive them of their ability to vote if they've registered for this election. If they've registered for this election, if if they've registered, but are they registered? Are they properly registered. You saw the bit in that news footage about the two addresses that purview students were told to us on their voter, registration forms that was at the direction of the county..
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"I know my kids they're up at five thirty in the morning or something wrong unless they're going fishing or something in Paterson near the city park people in this neighborhood woke up to the sound of gunfire in a street filled. With law enforcement vehicles Waller county sheriff's office says it's swat, team was assisting Houston metro's internet crimes against children task force and executing a search. Warrant at a home, that's when investigators say a man in the home pointed a gun at, a swat team member and the swat team member fired at the man that man leader. Died at the hospital a neighbor spoke with us by phone who both labor soon Right Another example of dirtbag Well. Getting what he deserves Hate. To put it that way but that's. Just the way it is you engage. Law enforcement officers in gunfire you're liable to end. Up, DOT. Dead right there sparks Nevada, if it's not lost wages. It sparks joining. Us tonight I'm Madeleine Hinde. We're following some breaking news police. Are investigating an officer involved shooting located on the seventeen hundred block of London circle. Tonight in sparks news forest Kristen Edwards is the live, at, the scene right now Chris and you've been talking to. Some people in the neighborhood? How, are they reacting tonight Why don't you. Just tell us what happened Tell us. What happened I don't, care. How neighbors reacting I want the facts man just You're. Listening to the Michael Brown show They're dealing with problems in the drive highway eighty five down..
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"Upper nineties tomorrow. With heat index values, at, or above one hundred, I'm Scott Lawrimore the Weather Channel ninety seven now feels like one oh. Six under he's e- skies the KTAR h top tax defenders twenty four hour weather center. KTAR h news. Time four. Oh one. Our top story a Houston homeowner opened fire onto gunman who grabbed, his wife and tried to force her inside the couple's house this morning police say the husband heard a commotion outside their home on south acres drive and that's what started the whole incident the male homeowner recurred. A pistol went outside the front of the mails exchanged gunfire one of the males were shot that's. The males from transport hospital The other suspect ran off Continues for. That second suspect no description no has been released a. Swat team in Waller county shoots and kills a man while serving a, search warrant this morning investigators say officers opened fire when the suspect. Pointed a gun at them the swat team was helping the Houston, metro internet crimes against children unit Montgomery County sheriff's detectives on the scene where the body of a, man was found earlier today please gathered, on high medal ranch drive in magnolia investigators have yet to identify the. Man or how he died one of Texas has ten most wanted. Sex offenders, arrested in Houston DPS says Anthony Turner was captured early this week by US marshals along with help from state troopers Turner was wanted on a parole violation and for failure, to comply. With sex offender registration requirements DPS credits a tip with leading them to Turner that tipster expected to get up. To three thousand dollar award. Search is on for man suspected of stabbing the port when multiple times, in her home police say described only as a. White man wearing a hoodie he attacked the woman this morning during a break, in on Dogwood avenue the woman expected to survive though police hope surveillance video from nearby. We'll help. Them locate suspect we'll some good news finally thirty university. Of Houston medical students who go to school for free thanks to an, anonymous donor who gifted the school three million dollars the money will. Pay the tuition for students in the fall twenty twenty inaugural class, of the college of medicine money will also go towards the schools here we go campaign which is, aiming to raise one million dollars for, the university the remains of.
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"How many door busters are left i'm dave anthony fox news with bottai's to one hundred fifteen million americans are expected to shop clouds sees at perfume he name buying issues in new york city fox's todd pyros on a targeted new jersey that reopened its six am after being open last night brick and mortar stores that he's the key this year because they have under pressure of course from the web they're doing more this year to drive shopper us foot traffic into their stores for example offering door busters that are only in the stores and there was a shooting outside the columbia malling missouri late last night an old was seriously injured it reportedly happen as the shooter was in to put a kgb holster so police are involved getting through was accidental in texas a state trooper was shot and killed in a traffic stop on thanksgiving near fairfield than hours later a hundred ten miles away the accused geoghan was tracked down near downer waller county reported that they were in a shootout with the bright black that went on for about an hour and a half member leganza with velez fox forty visas he was taken into custody now facing accusations from four women of inappropriate touching her kissing democratic senator al franken apologizes again fox's rachel sutherland live in washington david a thanksgiving day statement said franken admitted he crossed some women and said he's going to work hard to regain the trusted minnesotans the democrat he's been in resisting calls to resign said he rejects the feelings of women who have found his greetings or embracing hug or photo out inappropriate senator franken it said he supports this senate ethics investigation into his behavior including the groping of a california news anchor during a us tour dave rachel terrorist attack an egyptian mosque during friday prayers first bombing at that opening fire shooting worshipped at least two hundred eighty four.
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"National weather service fourday rainfall totals you'll be amazed to hear the numbers but first we have traffic for you and we same with our same her i believe it's still blade thank you for things like my friend we you've been a big acid for us over the overnight we certainly appreciate it thank you my friend i appreciate that very much so and we got said numerous closures out there still dangerous out of roadway set travel is not recommended lots of of the major ones out there downtown add north to close was in the south looted downtown also forty 45 north freely between doubts out and the north loop side 16 these sloop still closed directions between markets through the ship battle rich south and southeast six ten the south loop less spot close stella linked over the prince would he had i five freeway closed northbound the fleet blocked with dow have rocks in the gulf coast dot com twenty four hour traffic center we got some folks kimber the weather channel waking up this morning again very anxious about maybe potentially uh starting to slowly resume their live may be one more day before that happens but we've also got a lot of folks now exam thinking about whether or not they need to start their evacuation plans how are the general southeast texas corners run i want to comes the precipitation well basically east of a downtown houston is going to be the worst hit today with a heavy rain is it's been raining all night long there and is going to continue to do so here for several more hours it's generally moving east but it is very slow things on the west side of use the north northside we'll start to get a little bit better sooner as we'll start to see some more drier air kind of your road the back half of this circulation for rain still falling really heavy in spots from chambers jefferson county up through liberty sanches since oman gumri eastern part of in southern part of harris county galveston still has the mary's was a pretty heavy rainfall the things are much better across parts of brasilia county ford band and up into a waller county so that certainly good news that's the trend we're looking force just not happening fast enough but it will be the trend i think.
"waller county" Discussed on KTRH
"No explosion scott you mentioned some mandatory evacuation so here we go cno plantation low lying areas of waller county along the browsers city of pasadena as a curfew that's going to go until further notice the hours your ten o'clock at night to seven o'clock in the morning two reservoirs were released today and the brass is wherever levels continue to rise so in a nutshell that's what we have going on guys okay it's catastrophic it's ethic it is unparalleled we have so many people that are in need of help today and help is on the way your best bet is going to be calling nine one one you are urged if you call stay on the line it might ring for quite a while they're bringing in extra operators today to try to handle the volume of calls mayor sylvester turner had a press conference with chief also vado earlier today chief also beta said the hpd is on a tactical alert status all officers are working twelve hour shifts there on and off and i stress again that is all of each pds officers are working and i'm sure the same is going for all of the stables for the county sheriff's office the first responders have just been amazing through this there were fifty six thousand calls to the hpd since fi six o'clock on friday night they've completed two thousand rescues at the time of this press conference in this was at about ten o'clock this morning they still had one hundred eighty five rescues that were pending working with others in the state to complete as many rescues as possible but again if you are in need of rescue your best that is going to be calling nine one one you would you like to hear of some of the mirror talking about boat rescues yes yes we need boats let's do the a assistance of people that can help us to evacuate people in distress of situation i will take it on came who's ever close to someone that in their home and may need to move out uh we'll take it home we must certainly want to coordinate with police and fire and health and wellness security but we will take it what's been very in.
"waller county" Discussed on KTRH
"Falling down on on that area right now is is very very hard though you told us earlier that as a result of the release from addicts that there will be some people who have up to two feet of water in their homes at that could be in there for up to two months how how quickly we start to see the impact all on on any of those him from this even though he says his men and mental okay the and we we need to get this race the release of the water coming out of the road for is going to go down stream and have off by you correct okay the flooding of upstream is from the pool elevate hit it has nothing to do with the release of the order the order blowing in from waller county in western areas county okay so what happened the pool arise any it will back into those areas to the north and the west end of subdivisions won't how flooding the water may get a foot in some cases in some cases may get six inches in other cases it make it a lot deeper it depends on the elevator and um than those locations won't be flooded for an extended period of time now the rain finally stopped pierre hopefully in the next couple of days buffalo by you will begin to fall because there is no more water coming into it down 300 the reservoir bright deputy it's going to take time there's no more local when we call local runoff that's water coming in from the roadside ditch is in the street drainage and all that even though the water will be released out of the reservoir buffalo volume will be falling because of the rain have stopped i guess detonating the concern that people are feeling and.
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"Charges been dropped against the arresting officers in this sandra bland case former state trooper brian insignia conducted a 2015 traffic stop it ultimately ended with plans arrest in a jailhouse suicide a bland family attorney says family was not notified ahead of the judge's decision adding that this is the reason why the community has a hard time trusting the system will blends family did settled a civil lawsuit against waller county for one point nine million dollars it plans suicide hundreds of local firefighters houston firefighters and their supporters gathered at city hall as contract negotiations continue to stagnate city council voted wednesday to continue the evergreen agreement that's been in place for three years that firefighters union president martti langton says enough is enough the city did not negotiating in good faith ever now we have asked the court to force the city to reach a sensible contract agreement that is fair to the citizens and fair to the men and women who serve the city mayors of esther turner says he wants to give firefighters what they rightly earned adding it's going to take all parties to come to the table to make an agreement though the mayor also said he was going to balanced the budget on the backs of our voters and he's he's done that houston firefighters have been working without a contract since 2014 now you've harris county toll road users you can find some extra charges on your bill this month the tollroad authority had a system upgrade earlier this month and had delayed stinks to use your account molest toward was the sixth of zone that's one is it they're all that charges tang it went below ten dollars in in its history the forty at toll road users tell her tv partner channel two they were stunned to find in some cases hundreds of dollars of charges on their accounts toll road rhode authorities spokesperson issued a statement saying when told transactions resumed posting to easy tag accounts on june twenty i the normal rebuild which is the auto charge process got triggered by that australia's most senior catholic and chief financial advisor to pope francis returning to his home country to.
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"In her perjury charge has been dismissed against a fired texas state trooper in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of naperville native sandra blend who was later found dead in a county jail in texas court documents show the charge against brian insignia was dropped after he agreed to surrender his state law enforcement license and certification and to never again seek work in law enforcement in any capacity and city also agreed to never seek to have the charge against him expunged andrew have the case against him renewed if he violated the agreement a waller county grand jury had indicted insignia after video from his patrol car contradicted his claims that sandra bland assaulted him without provocation during her arrest the world series champion chicago cubs have made a stop at the white house or nick gale with more they already visited once just before then president barack obama was about to leave office thayn plan l'enfant plaza elbowed chances welcome to the white house the world series champion chicago thought it was time to visit under the new administration although not all the cubs players made the truck you're doing okay great speaking of the cubs catcher miguel montero has been designated for assignment to centrally dropped from the team roster because of comments he reportedly made about pitcher jake arrieta the cubs have ten days to trade wave or release the catcher nick gale wlsam 890 news wls traffic the edens out to lake cook twenty minutes inbound from lake cook forty kennedy outbound from the burn interchange to the junction forty five to o'hare one hour inbound from o'hare to downtown in our town in thirty five the eisenhower out to wolf 45 to thorndale an hour five still have the problem on the inbound side past york road with that semite it's been leaking fuel inbound thorndale to the burn that's now an hour fifty two wolf on in thirty minutes stevenson ryan to the tristate forty five out to the veterans toll fifty five inbound from the veterans toll fifty two tristate in thirty five and the dan ryan either direction between downtown and ninetyfifth halfhour.