When a woman named Brenda Light passed away last month, her son Barry Giles sent an obituary to a local Texas newspaper, the Olton Enterprise. As with any obituary, it mentioned her still-living family members and their spouses, saying in this case, “Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Barry Giles and his husband, John Gambill of Dallas.” When the piece was published, however, John Gambill‘s name was nowhere to be found. That’s because the paper’s publisher, Phillip Hamilton, happens to be a Baptist pastor who thinks same-sex marriages are an abomination. [Hamilton] declined an interview but said in a statement, “It isRead More →

Texas primary turnout buoys Democrats' hopes again | US News ...

A grocery store served as a polling station on Tuesday in Austin, Tex. Even as Democrats in the state’s population centers came out in large numbers, Republicans still cast more ballots over all thanks to their rural strength. HOUSTON — Texas Democrats surged to the polls on Tuesday in the first primary of 2018, demonstrating a wave of Trump-inspired energy, but also showcasing party divisions that have emerged at the outset of an otherwise promising midterm campaign. Nearly 886,000 Texans cast ballots early in the state’s 15 most populous counties, the highest early-vote turnout in a nonpresidential election year in state history. And more DemocratsRead More →

Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic — The Rangers are not rebuilding. At least not here. Here, they are starting fresh, building from the ground up. Beyond the center-field fence of their “academy,” where their youngest, and often poorest, minor leaguers get their professional start, dirt is being moved. At least today. Maybe it’s all a show since ownership has flown down from Texas in mass to check on the progress of construction, or the lack thereof. Eventually, a $10 million complex that will serve as the foundation for the Rangers’ Latin American operations will rise from the dirt. It will replace the overcrowded, aging, prison-gray cellblockRead More →

The company is set to sell another 12,800+ items at its largest Orlando auction ever next week HOUSTON, TX, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – This week Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held its first Houston auction of 2018, selling 3,800+ equipment items over two days for US$40+ million. More than 5,500 people from 56 countries registered to bid in the auction (February 13 – 14), including 3,900+ online bidders who purchased 57 percent (US$23+ million) of the equipment. U.S. buyers purchased 80 percent of the equipment, including 46 percent purchased by Texas buyers. International buyers from as far away as India, Malaysia, and Australia purchased 20 percentRead More →

The housing market in the U.S. has experienced a major uptick over the past two years. In 2016, existing home sales were the strongest they’ve been since 2006. More than a decade after the worst housing crisis in U.S. history, it seems we’re finally in a sustainable recovery period. As we enter 2018, the housing market shows no signs of slowing, and is slated to remain among the world’s top performers, according to a forecast from Fitch Ratings. U.S. home prices are expected to rise 4.6 percent this year. Here are 10 states that are predicted to be among the top performers in 2018: 1.Read More →

San Jose, Calif. came in No. 1 in Zillow’s ranking of hottest housing markets, fueled by the still-booming tech companies of Silicon Valley. Raleigh holds the No. 2 spot in Zillow’s annual prediction, with the Research Triangle powering much of the growth, based on its rising home values and rental prices, steady income growth, abundant job opportunities and low unemployment rate. And Seattle, home to Amazon.com, came in No. 3 in Zillow’s analysis. The top three housing markets in 2018 all have strong technology sectors, Zillow said. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digitalRead More →

The news that will come out of the Dallas area is going to be substantial. There are multiple news websites that report on this every day. The news you may be interested in might only be a small segment of it. People often prefer to listen to the summarized version of what are considered to be the best reports. When you go to a website that has this information, it can be difficult to go through everything that has been posted. That’s why you should find a source for Dallas TX news that can organize everything for you to make it less overwhelming. Dallas TexasRead More →