On this date 175 years ago, Texas declared itself a free republic. By Scott Huddleston Updated 12:38 am, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Photo: Mike Graczyk/Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The signature of San Antonian Samuel A. Maverick is among those on the Texas Declaration of Independence, which was approved 175 years ago. The signature of San Antonian Samuel A. Maverick is among those on the Texas Declaration of Independence, which was approved 175 years ago. Photo: Mike Graczyk/Associated Press Story of Texas being retold, reconsidered 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On a cold Wednesday morning 175 years ago, about 50 delegates in a simple, windowless wooden structure in East Texas declared “that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, sovereign and independent republic.” To many … [Read more...] about Story of Texas being retold, reconsidered
Kimberly Chin, provided by Published 1:12 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018 AP/Mary Altaffer Nike's sneaker sales are doing well against its main competitor Adidas, a Jefferies analyst said. Nike's popular brands are helping it in the "sneaker war." Watch Nike's stock trade in real time here. Nike appears to be edging out rival Adidas in the competition for sneaker dominance. The footwear company is proving that it can still rule the running and basketball sneaker category, according to data compiled by a Jefferies analyst. Nike has increased its market share in the top 60 sellers list, and its sneakers have dominated the top 10 selling shoes this year. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing SAPD: Multiple injured after River Walk bar fight spills into street San Antonio Express-News Listen: Recorded Uresti interview played at federal trial San Antonio Express-News 3 masked suspects slay teen in revenge shooting, police say San Antonio Express-News … [Read more...] about Nike is dominating Adidas in the sneaker war (NKE)
There’s no use trying to figure out the NFL right now, friends. Just enjoy the show. It’s the best reality-TV going.First was the football theater that played out last week in Minnesota. Quarterback Nick Foles, who almost retired a year ago, outplayed Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. Won the MVP award, leading the Eagles. De-pantsed the brainy Pats, catching a touchdown pass on fourth down.Now, football fans, comes the offseason free-for-all, and how’s this for the main attraction:Kirk Cousins is soon to become the sport’s LeBron.In March, The Decision on which NFL team this former fourth-round draftee selects will send ripples across the $14-billion industry.Cousins won’t be taking his talents to South Beach, but the contract he agrees to would allow him to buy his own beach. Forecasts exceed $100 million.Nick Foles.Kirk Cousins.It’s a very good time for quarterbacks age 29 who were under-drafted in 2012.Foles went 88th, out of Arizona.Cousins of … [Read more...] about “The Decision” from Kirk Cousins will dominate this NFL offseason
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has always been quotable during his 10-year tenure here.But a viral sensation? Rarely.On Nov. 6, 2014, Flynn spoke to reporters after a tense meeting of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, a civilian oversight board.The resulting video has been viewed more than 7.5 million times on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s YouTube channel and was seen on newscasts across the country.I took that video, which came to mark a defining moment in his tenure. As I've interviewed people about Flynn's upcoming retirement Feb. 16, they are still talking about this specific clip.Here’s the backstory of how that video came to be.Hundreds of people had gathered at the Fire and Police Commission meeting at the Washington Park Senior Center.It was the first time the board had met after Flynn fired an officer in the wake of the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park. The officer, Christopher Manney, had appealed his firing to the board, … [Read more...] about Remember that viral video of Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn? Here’s the story behind it.
Tarrant County is on the front lines of the Republican civil war. As the all important mid-term elections loom on the horizon — and the GOP dominates in both Texas and Washington, D.C. — Republicans are turning on their own. In local races stretching from the Texas House of Representatives to Congress, some Republicans are questioning the conservative credentials of opponents, saying it’s time to get rid of more moderate party members who once dominated the state. The question now is which faction — middle-of-the-roaders or those who consider themselves more conservative, more pure — will emerge victorious after party faithful head to the primary polls this year. “There’s a war going on in the Republican Party,” said Deborah Peoples, who heads the Tarrant County Democratic Party. “Either you espouse (certain) ideology or they say you are not a good Republican.” Especially in Tarrant County, one of the reddest areas in the … [Read more...] about Republicans dominate Tarrant County and Texas. So why are they fighting?