Current Texas’ Gov. and presidential hopeful Rick Perry has been indicted.
The indictment is said to be over an abuse of power after Perry carried out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.
The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney’s office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday. Perry said he’d veto the funding if the district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, didn’t resign. Lehmberg had recently been convicted of drunken driving. The state’s Public Integrity Unit operates out of her office. When Lehmberg refused, Perry carried out his veto, drawing an ethics complaint. source
Perry is the first Texas governor indicted in nearly a century. He’s leaving office in January, but he’s a possible 2016 presidential run.
A Chicago man is facing charges after police found drugs, guns, and cash at his West Side home, which doubled as a daycare center.
Keith Lee, 52, is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, cannabis manufacturing or delivery, and possession of cannabis, police said. Curiously, Lee was not charged with child endangerment..
Who knew country crooner, Willie Nelson was a flippin’ fifth-degree black belt!? Well, he is now!
A young woman, who was the great-niece of music legend Johnny Cash, has been found murdered. Courtney Cash was discovered stabbed to death and placed inside a wooden box in her Tennessee home.
Courtney, 23, was killed Wednesday morning with a kitchen knife, according to Putnam County Sheriff’s Detective David Gibbons. Gibbons said the killing in the town of Baxter, about 70 miles east of Nashville, was the result of an “altercation among three friends.” Continue reading
Justin Bieber‘s live-in buddy, Tyler The Creator, was arrested at the Austin Airport over allegedly inciting a riot at the SXSW festival earlier in the day.
In a fan video released by TMZ, Tyler can be heard rallying concertgoers over the PA system to breakdown a barricade that was separating them from the stage. Fan can be heard chanting “push, push, push,” as they violently break a wooden structure open in a stampede towards the stage. Continue reading
The drunk driver who plowed his car into a group of South by Southwest revelers is a rapper who was scheduled to perform a rap concert at the festival tonight.
Early Thursday morning, a driver fleeing police crashed into a crowd of people at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, killing two and injuring and now that person has been revealed as an aspiring rapper, 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens.
A suspected drunken driver, trying to flee police after getting caught-up in a sobriety checkpoint, was chased directly into the path of the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, killing two people and injuring at least 23, many remaining in critical condition.
Police said they tried to stop a suspected drunken driver early Thursday who was trying to avoid a sobriety checkpoint, but sadly cops chased the man directly in the path of a closed street – full of festivalgoers. He collided with dozens of people, killing two before coming to a halt. Continue reading
Disgraced biker, Lance Armstrong, has begun selling everything he owns to pay his legal bills and he started with his prized estate in Austin, Texas which just sold for an estimated $3.1 million.
Talk about a born competitor! Lance Armstrong is more than planning his comeback! He’s back! But he won’t be riding his signature bike because the disgraced one is now a competitive swimmer! Lemme splain…
Armstrong officially entered the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships, a swimming competition in Texas! And get this! He is able to compete because US Masters Swimming events are not subject to USA or World Anti-Doping Agency codes! Which is wild considering he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles!
Armstrong is scheduled to compete in freestyle races over 500 yards, 1,000 yards and 1,650 yards at the event held in his home city of Austin and will compete with swimmers his own age or older and his first race, the 1,650 yards freestyle, takes place on Friday. Source.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. – A Texas Toll road has officially open boasting the country’s fastest allowed speed limit of 85 mph.
The 41-mile stretch of Texas Highway opened after three years of round-the-clock construction.
The new fangled toll road charges personal vehicles displaying an electronic tag about 15 cents per mile.
The speedy highway is an alternate route, connecting Austin and San Antonio, two of the Texas’ largest metropolitan areas.