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Just in time for lunch... Happy Friday, #twitterverse! One more lesson before school lets out for summer: James Beard-nominated chef Ronnie Killen (@ze1chef) from @killensbbq has the *most necessary* tips for the perfect brisket. Stay tuned… #Houston
TIP #1 from @ze1chef: “Source good product, don’t mess it up.” Simply, great barbecue begins with sourcing great cuts of meat. Worry less about marbling and instead seek out meat with a light pink hue, which means the cattle ate quality feed, which will yield a tastier result.
TIP #2 from @ze1chef: A thick fat cap will provide big flavor, but pros know to trim brisket a bit to create a streamlined, aerodynamic shape. This ensures that smoke will waft evenly over the meat and no parts become overly smoky. #BBQ
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A #Trump-hating, Democrat/Socialist judge in #Houston, who describes himself as an "activist", didn't know the law, so he unwittingly resigned himself from his judgeship.

Hey #Texas, you better pay attention and DO NOT elect this guy to Texas Supreme Court!
Here is this judges website:

mcleodforjustice.com
Here's some of his anti-Trump rhetoric. This coming from an "impartial" judge.
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So, anyway, we have ANOTHER chemical plant fire in #Houston today.

This one is at a different plant.

Local schools near the site are being told to shelter in place, and information about the contents of the resulting smoke has not been released.

pscp.tv/w/b3OOPDFyYVFa…
Two employees have reportedly been injured at the #KMCO plant.

#Houston
The #KMCO plant has multiple air quality complaints against it within the past year.

#Houston
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Democratic presidential candidate @BetoORourke will be appearing in #Houston at 5pm CST.

Beto’s Houston rally will be at the HBCU Texas Southern University. TSU is 78% Black.

It will be interesting to see the demographics of the attendees.

#Beto2020
#BetoForAmerica
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I will be attending Beto’s Houston rally and doing some live-tweeting.

You can follow me on this thread.

You can watch the livestream here:
betoorourke.com/livestream/

#Beto2020
#BetoForAmerica
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You can choose to donate to support Beto’s campaign here:

secure.actblue.com/donate/beto-la…

I did 😊

#Beto2020
#BetoForAmerica
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Leticia: @airallianceHOU has their own purple air monitors for #ITCDisaster. @HarvardU also has monitors. #ITCfire is why we cannot afford rollbacks. Study by @EnvironmentTex show companies like ITC don't incur problems from air quality violations. EPA & TCEQ not protecting us
.@HighTechAztec @SierraClub: Experiencing symptoms of exposure and high levels of distress.

I care because I live here, too. My mom lives in Deer Park. Friends who are pregnant & vulnerable. Concerned about cumulative impact. Scares me

#ITCDisasterTownHall #ITCfire #UTCDisaster
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#Breaking: Just in - Chemical Tank on Fire in Deer Park, at an oil storage facility in #Texas. People are told to stay inside, close air ventilation systems in their homes and close all windows.
#Update: LIVE VIDEO : @KHOU TRANSTAR: Fire at ITC plant in Deer Park. #Houston #Texas. City officials have issued a shelter-in-place pscp.tv/KHOU/1ynKOOaAl…
#Breaking: Just in - Texas Governor, @GovAbbott has released a statement, regarding the terminal fire in Deer Park in #Houston.
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Massive petrochemical storage facility on fire east of #Houston

Residents of #DeerPark ordered to shelter-in-place.

But air moves and even gets into homes — carrying with it the dangerous toxins. The health and environmental costs are borne by us, not corporations.
This is spot on. And these petrochemical fires and the other related spills and pipeline leaks etc. rarely make the national news.

“Privatize the profits and socialize the costs.”

What that means is some get rich and others die. Yes. It’s that stark.

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The Islamic Society of Greater Houston has reached out to law enforcement and city officials regarding protection of local mosques and asks all community members to be vigilant.
#Houston Mayor @SylvesterTurner speaks out about the unity of “the most diverse city in the nation,” saying, “An attack against one is an attack against all...We are as one.”

Chief @ArtAcevedo: security being provided to all 33 mosques; moral responsibility to report in advance.
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#Breaking: Just in - The Venezuelan ambassador of the government of Juan Guaidó, "Carlos Vecchio", made a protocol visit to the head office of the Citgo Oil company in #Houston #Texas to verify the operational continuity of the #Venezuela oil company in the U.S.
It is happening! Interim President Juan @jguaido will take over the #Citgo Oil company in #Houston #Texas soon from the hands of the #Maduro Regime...
#Breaking: Just in - White House extends sanctions waivers for #Citgo dealings with #PDVSA from the Maduro regime in #Venezuela.
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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

102. #Duke TE Daniel Helm
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 249
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

103. #Iowa TE TJ Hockenson
Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 251
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

104. #Mississippi TE Dawson Knox
Height: 6-4 3/8
Weight: 254
Hand: 9 6/8
Arm: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 80 4/8
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🏆In the astonishingly corrupt world of politics in Washington today, it is important to acknowledge people that do the right thing no matter the consequences. I think we should acknowledge the 58 members of the 115th Congress who did the right thing.

#ImpeachTrump
🥇These members of the 115th Congress didn’t think about the political ramifications, their reputations or the timing; they just voted honorably not to table the measure to impeach a prez who is clearly not abiding by the law or representing our country the way it deserves to be.
🏆Most of these members of the 115th Congress are still in Congress, but some are Governors or in new positions. One member, Louise Slaughter D-NY, sadly died in 2018. More on her later.
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Jackson Lee was referred on ethics violations related to a trip to Azerbaijan shortly before a huge new pipeline was inked to funnel #Russian oil into Europe. Let’s see what fun things she did in that trip! oce.house.gov/sites/congress…
To begin with, her congressional trip abroad was pulled together by idealist.org. One look at their site shows that they were created by Israeli, Ami Dar to create “political interaction among Americans & citizens of other countries.”
The Dallas-based office of Idealist.org is a “who’s who” of recent grads. This is standard practice for any shady Liberal enterprise. They hire the youngest, most inexperienced & idealistic kiddos as warm bodies & staff avatars. #HowLiberalsAreGroomed
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Developing:

Five police officers shot this evening in Houston.

HPD confirms “1 suspect is DOA at the scene. SWAT is actively working to make sure there is no one else inside the location”
Two officers in critical condition, three stable following shooting in southeast Houston this evening:

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#Breaking: Just in - Several police officers have been shot in Houston #Texas, police chief says.
#Breaking: Update - At least five #Houston Police Department officers have been shot at a southeast Houston home search. The shooting was reported on Harding Street near Berkley Street.
#Update: Lots of rescue emergency responders on spot at Harding Street near Berkley Street in #Houston Texas.
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Prayers up 🙏

3 Houston police officers have been shot, suspect is down: Mayor Sylvester Turner
abc13.com/several-housto…
Five #Houston police officers shot while serving a narcotics warrant; two are in critical condition abc13.com/5-houston-poli…
Houston Police Department releases identities of two suspects (a husband and wife) killed in gun battle that injured 4 officers, one critically m.chron.com/news/houston-t…
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This notorious repost from a Pitt or Volunteers fan is amazing [thread]:
There's a change in the air. The Butch funk is gone. The Pruitt era begins. For better or worse, we have a new reason to be hopeful and believe that Tennessee will soon again be matching on-field results
with our blue blood traditions. Pruitt's defense dominated last night, and hes on the verge of securing a Top15 class in a transition year. Vols have a lot to be excited for in 2018, which we start off against the University of #WestVirginia.
A team we've never met head to head on the gridiron; and with the game brings encounters with a fanbase we've never experienced. The University of W. Virginia #Mountaineers and their cocaine fiend of a coach #Dana #Holgorsen.
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This thread for sharing some snaps from my recent visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Just in front of the museum noticed a statue #Gandhi in park. Unfortunately in his own country all attempts are being made to tarnish his legacy. #HMNS #Houston #Museum #Science
Sambar Dear..just near the ticket counters and entrance
Septarian Nodules..an unique kind of sedimentary rock formed by a combination of volcanic eruptions, marine deposits and other factors. Looks like mineral. This sample from Madagascar.
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ICYMI: Ex-Congressman got 10 years in fraud case for 1.setting up shell companies; 2. diverting "charitable" contributions and 3. Using congressional/campaign staff to carry out the scheme. First time in >decade Tx Rep prosecuted. @GabMoBanks #Houston #ethics #Congress
Oh, and the Houston Chronicle wrote about Stockman's shell companies and his mysterious "salary" and illegal contributions several years back. @dcmccumber @wjtuck 1/6
First we revealed that Stockman filed - late - a report that disclosed income from a company that didn't exist. 2/6 houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/…
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#Midterms2018 : plus de 39 millions d’électeurs ont voté par anticipation. C'est un record historique : en 2014, ce chiffre était de 20,5 millions. v/@ElectProject electproject.org/early_2018
#Midterms2018 : dans tous le pays, les chiffres de la participation le jour du vote semblent aussi largement au-dessus de la normale, et ils dépassent même parfois ceux enregistrés en 2016. Pour rappel, la participation lors des midterms est généralement inférieure de 20 points.
#Midterms2018 : à #Nashville, la participation est déjà supérieure à celle de 2016. La mobilisation dans ce bastion démocrate du très conservateur #Tennessee est essentielle pour que @PhilBredesen conserve une chance d'être élu Sénateur.
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1/ Reporters with our partners @texastribune, @neenareports and @ewaltersTX, have been digging into how Houston’s affordable housing crisis got worse after Hurricane Harvey.

Here’s what they dug up in this week’s episode ... revealnews.org/episodes/the-s…
2/ For years, studies have ID’d #Houston as one of the most racially segregated cities in the country.

Harvey might have made that worse, damaging 800,000 homes in the city of Houston alone. More than half those homes were rental units.
3/ @neenareports and @ewaltersTX spent a lot of time with Pamela Banks, a real estate agent in Houston who is trying to help low-income renters. She works with many clients that have Section 8 vouchers – part of a government program that helps people afford rent.
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THREAD 1) If you’ve wondered, THIS is where the trash you see on the street ends up. It doesn’t just disappear. Rain washes it down stormwater drains, which typically feed in the bayou (#BuffaloBayou in this instance). Our waterways shouldn’t be trash heaps. #KHOU11 #HTownRush
2) Just a few feet from that waste puddle, filtered stormwater cascades over rocks to reach #BuffaloBayou. #KHOU11 #HTownRush
3) In the sandbar next to that stream, the stones tell part of #Houston’s history. You have Pleistocene-era sandstone, older oyster shell-concrete and the modern concrete mix, which uses gravel. #KHOU11 #HTownRush
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So ... I have been planning something a very long time that I haven't shared here - it used to feel like a silly dream, but now it's my retirement plan. I'm buying land and building a home - with no loans. Lemme tell u-this scheme has taken some dedication, discipline, and magic.
I've "owned" 2 homes b4 in my life - I lost both during times that coincided w housing market problems and break ups w my children's fathers - they were both heart aches to lose. I can barely talk about it.
The first home that I bought was built for Frank Phillips of the u know big Phillips Oil Corp - it was built in the 20s and had a speakeasy built into the basement ... it was like a small castle, stunning w wood floors and amazing architectural features - huge corner lot
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I was eight when I learned the word ‘shrapnel.’

Our teacher told us that someone had brought a gun to Thurston High School. And gone to the cafeteria. And started shooting. She looked extremely sad, but her teachers’ aid looked sadder.

Her son went to Thurston.
She was crying, and told us that she would have to leave to go to the hospital. “He’s going to be OK,” she told us through tears, “it was just shrapnel.” And then she left.
Shrapnel is when something explodes, I told my mom later. It's when a bullet breaks apart and some of it hits you.
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