Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Roundup

Article Icon 1State Moves to Kill Firearm ‘Switches’

U.S. Attorneys across Texas announced “Operation Texas Kill Switch” on Monday in a statewide effort to stop the spread of illegal machine gun conversion devices known as “switches.”

The devices convert a firearm into a fully automatic weapon capable of firing faster than military-grade M4s.

Between 2017 and 2023, Texas ATF agents seized nearly 1,000 machine-gun conversion devices. About half of the seizures took place last year.

In the last five years, the number of switches on our streets have increased almost six-fold,” said Leigha Simonton, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. 

Article Icon 1Judge Dismisses Migrant Riot Charges 

An El Paso judge dismissed state rioting charges on Monday against 59 migrants involved in a border disturbance in El Paso in April, saying the court “did not have jurisdiction” over the cases because they weren’t filed correctly.

Last month, El Paso County Judge Ruben Morales cited the same legal rationale for dismissing similar charges against 211 illegal aliens.

Federal charges related to the incident are still pending, and the migrants remain in custody while awaiting the outcome of those cases.

Article Icon 1Texas Buc-ee’s Still the World Champion 

Buc-ee’s opened its largest store yet in Luling, Texas on Monday, but it was only supposed to be the world’s largest until an even bigger one opened in Ocala, Florida in 2026.

The new Luling location spans 75,000 square feet, while the Ocala store was expected to be 80,000 square feet. That changed this week when Buc-ee’s said the Florida store would actually be only 74,000 square feet.

That means the Luling store, having already surpassed the Buc-ee’s in Sevierville, Tennessee by 300 square feet, will still beat the Florida location by 1,000 square feet, thereby maintaining the all-important rule: Everything’s bigger in Texas.

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Around Texas

➤ Austin: Info Wars host Alex Jones plans to sell his company and liquidate other assets to pay a $1.5 billion judgment to the families of the students killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, which Jones labeled a hoax. (More)

➤ Waco: School district officials are closing an academic credit recovery high school due to declining enrollment. With a May graduating class of 95, Brazos High School is being consolidated with Waco and University high schools. (See Details)

➤ San Antonio: Brandon Herrera, the gun enthusiast who lost to U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales by 407 votes in last month’s GOP primary runoff, is requesting a recount in several counties at the urging of his supporters. (More)

➤ Laredo: Webb County and the City of Laredo are partnering with Legacy Water Supply Corporation to provide new water and sewer connections to 59 communities in the region. (More)

➤ Fort Worth: U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, a Democrat representing parts of Dallas and Fort Worth, is asking the Department of Justice to investigate the Tarrant County Jail, where six inmates have died this year and 63 since 2017. (See Details)

➤ Dallas: A city-owned building just a block from City Hall has been occupied for nearly a year by around 20 squatters. The discovery was made by a councilman who noticed graffiti and a breached entrance at the former location of Family Gateway Homeless Shelter. (More)

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Texas Sports

➤ The Cowboys worked out UFL linebacker Willie Harvey Jr. on Tuesday. The 28-year-old led the United Football League in tackles and made the All-UFL team while playing for the St. Louis Battlehawks this spring. (See Details)

➤ Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill has been named the NHL General Manager of the Year after leading the team to the conference final two years in a row. (More)

➤ FC Dallas has dismissed head coach Nico Estévez following a disappointing 3-8-5 start to the Major League Soccer season. (More)

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The Business Of Texas

Grocery store giant H-E-B has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of inflating prices for prescriptions submitted to Texas Medicaid. (See Details)

Element Fuel Holdings LLC, a Houston energy company, is set to build the largest new oil refinery in the United States in the past 50 years, investing between $3 billion and $4 billion in the Brownsville project. (More)

Addus HomeCare, based in Frisco, has expanded by acquiring Georgia-based home healthcare provider Gentiva for $350 million. (More)

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Et Cetera

➤ The El Paso Chihuahuas, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the San Diego Padres, staged their greatest comeback ever on Saturday, overcoming a 15-1 deficit in the fourth inning to defeat the Las Vegas Aviators 17-16. (See Details) 

➤ Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags New England bet on the NBA Finals between the Mavericks and the Boston Celtics, with the losing park agreeing to rename an iconic ride in honor of the winning team. (See Details) 

➤ Rice University has permanently canceled its infamous annual “Night of Decadence” underwear party following several medical emergencies and a police altercation. (More) 

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The Polling Station

Do you chew on ice cubes or sunflower seeds?

  1. Just ice cubes
  2. Just sunflower seeds
  3. Both
  4. Neither

Tuesday’s Results:

Which of the following Texas landmarks is your favorite to visit? 

    1. Alamo / San Antonio River Walk: 25.6%
    2. Fort Worth Stockyards: 19.2%
    3. Big Bend National Park: 16.1%
    4. Other: 9.8%
    5. Enchanted Rock: 7.9%
    6. Johnson Space Center: 7.8%
    7. State Capitol: 7.0%
    8. San Jacinto Battleground: 6.7%
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