Thursday, February 2

Texas

Uvalde parents, teachers, staff, and students are  seeking billions in compensation in a new class action lawsuit
Texas

Uvalde parents, teachers, staff, and students are seeking billions in compensation in a new class action lawsuit

The families of victims, teachers, staff, and students have now filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court - Western District of Texas (Austin Division). The lawsuit alleges, what we already know about how police in Uvalde dropped the ball tremendously in securing the school from the active shooter that killed 21 people including 19 students and two teachers. Plaintiff's are seeking over $27 billion in compensation. The lawsuit names the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Uvalde School Police Department, (including Chief Pedro Arrendondo), and Texas Department of Public Safety, as well as others as defendants. From the complaint: "In administering the schools under its control, CISD employed its own policedepartment (“CISD-PD”). Not o...
Mayor Turner: “Our children deserve better”, after federal judge blocks law prohibiting handguns for young adults
Texas, U.S.

Mayor Turner: “Our children deserve better”, after federal judge blocks law prohibiting handguns for young adults

In a court ruling today, a federal judge in Texas signed an order that effectively blocks a law that was enacted after the Uvalde massacre. The law made it a crime for young adults between 18 and 20 years old from carrying handguns for self-defense outside of their homes. In his order, United States District Judge, Mark Pittman ruled that it prohibiting young adults that are between the ages of 18 and 20 years old goes against the Second Amendment. Mayor Sylvester Turner released the following statement Thursday night: "The State of Texas has not changed a single law since Uvalde. Now, just as young students are returning to school, high school seniors who are just turning 18 can openly carry a handgun? Making gun access – with no background checks or training - is making it hard...
Puppy goes missing after Houston Uber driver claims it bit him and ran off
Headlines, Houston, Texas

Puppy goes missing after Houston Uber driver claims it bit him and ran off

Rebecca Bridges of Houston Dog Mom took to Facebook Friday afternoon expressing frustration over a lost puppy named Lola. In the post she claims that Lola, a black staff/pitty mix that is just four months old, was placed in an Uber on Friday morning around 8 a.m. Lola was supposed to show up at the Pearland Canine Resource Center, a veterinary clinic in Pearland, TX. Lola never made it. Instead, Rebecca claims that the Uber driver panicked after he pulled over at a Travel Center, (TA Express) off 288, and Almeda Genoa to clean the kennel. As he was cleaning it, Lola bit him and ran off, the driver claimed to be Rebecca's friend, the one who requested the ride. He drove around for a couple of hours, and according to Rebecca, the Uber app showed him stopping two blocks away fro...