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by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 489
Views: 24925

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

crazy2medic wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:09 pm
For those that have a law degree or necessary legal understanding, here is my question: Can Gov. Abbott assign the Texas Rangers to investigate the Houston Police Dept for malfeasance and possible criminal activity from top to bottom?
A good and valid question worth answering. :thumbs2:
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 489
Views: 24925

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

DynamicDan wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Acevedo should be fired.
As soon as he came from California to become Austin's police chief.
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Cali Deputy lied about being shot by sniper
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Cali Deputy lied about being shot by sniper

From the article: "Reinosa admitted he was not shot at as he previously claimed," Wegener said. "He also told investigators he had caused the holes in his uniform by cutting it. There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injury sustained to his shoulder." Intentionally done to create a news ...
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Quarter Cock
Replies: 33
Views: 1598

Re: Quarter Cock

My wife is opposed to carrying with a chambered round and the hammer back. I don’t like the idea ofhaving another mechanical system involved which may fail. I just practice the Israeli system with her. I don't care for chambered down and Hammer cocked nor complex extra systems either. The Israeli m...
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Fort Fisher

We've been talking about it for a while. Our grandson would love it. He's 10 y.o. They also have a dinosaur museum/(or something like that) as well. Just need to find time to do it. The silos are another reason to go. She's hooked on Fixer Upper. Even watches reruns of it. :yawn Once is enough for me.
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Dayton, Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Off The Beaten Path - Dayton, Texas

DAYTON, TEXAS. Dayton, on U.S. Highway 90 three miles west of Liberty in southwestern Liberty County, was first called West Liberty and was considered part of the original town of Liberty, founded in 1831. The Trinity River divided the two parts of the town: Liberty was on its east bank, and West Li...
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - August 25
Replies: 0
Views: 14

This Day In Texas History - August 25

1799 - Andrew Jackson Donelson, diplomat, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 25, 1799. He attended Cumberland College, Nashville, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1820. He spent two years as aide-de-camp to his uncle, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, before resigning his co...
by joe817
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Fort Fisher

FORT FISHER. Fort Fisher, at a site on the west bank of the Brazos River now within the Waco city limits, was built in February 1837 by Capt. Thomas H. Barron's company of Maj. William H. Smith's battalion of Texas Rangers. In 1837, wrote ranger George B. Erath, "Waco was in the possession of buffal...
by joe817
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - August 24
Replies: 0
Views: 19

This Day In Texas History - August 24

1835 - Coffee's Station, also known as Coffee's Trading Post, was operated by Holland Coffee and associates and occupied several locations on the Red River from 1834 to 1846. After leading a trapping expedition to the area of the forks of the Red River in early 1833, Coffee established the trading p...
by joe817
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Marlin, TX
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Off The Beaten Path - Marlin, TX

MARLIN, TEXAS. Marlin, the county seat of Falls County, is at the intersection of State highways 6 and 7, four miles east of the Brazos River near the center of the county. The site was that of Sarahville de Viesca, established in 1834 by Sterling Clack Robertson on the west side of the falls of the...
by joe817
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fort Cibolo
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Fort Cibolo

FORT CIBOLO. Fort Cibolo is located on Cibolo Creek four miles northwest of Shafter at the southeast end of the Chinati Mountains in central Presidio County. The private fort was constructed in the late 1850s by Presidio County's first Anglo-American rancher, Milton Faver, on his headquarters ranch....
by joe817
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: TX: Defensive Rope Use (DRU)
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: TX: Defensive Rope Use (DRU)

:lol: :smilelol5: "rlol" Love it!
by joe817
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Especially Texan: The Seven Cities and Quivira
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Especially Texan: The Seven Cities and Quivira

Thanks! I get these in emails, and pass them on as soon as I get them.
by joe817
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This Day In Texas History - August 23
Replies: 0
Views: 29

This Day In Texas History - August 23

1835 - On August 23, 1835, while serving as síndico procurador in Nacogdoches, Antonio Menchaca (Manchaca) wrote to Governor Leona Vicario informing him that Texans there were determined to oppose Antonio López de Santa Anna and planned to "disarm all the Mexicans so that they cannot help defend the...
by joe817
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Especially Texan: The Seven Cities and Quivira
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Especially Texan: The Seven Cities and Quivira

"Promises of riches led to the search for fabled cities in early Spanish Texas. Continue reading to discover more about these supposed golden cities. Among the myths that propelled Spaniards into the far reaches of northern New Spain was the legend of the Seven Cities. That myth was an outgrowth of ...

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