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The Lee High School Situation Just Got A Lot Worse

The Lee High School Situation Just Got A Lot Worse

So mob rules?! That’s what NEISD Board President Shannon Grona indicated. Are we in Texas 2017 or Germany 1944? Where is the evidence of these violent threats? Where is the police report? Where is the communication to Lee High School parents of which I, Patrick Von Dohlen, am one. I haven’t received any communication from LHS or NEISD administration of said threats. Are they trying to protect the parents too or is this a lie to promote an ideological agenda?? This might very well be a violation of the public trust. What’s your thought? Shouldn’t the students, current and former and parents have a say in this not to mention the property tax payers?

To read more from KTSA, click here.

City Leaders Celebrate SB 4 Ruling, Ready to Continue Fight, John Courage Standing in Support of Sanctuary Cities.

City Leaders Celebrate SB 4 Ruling, Ready to Continue Fight, John Courage Standing in Support of Sanctuary Cities.

The dichotomy of this situation is incredible. These City leaders are for big, centralized government protections except when it comes to immigration. Yes, immigration has to be centralized and controlled by the federal government for national border security.

John Courage (D9 Councilman), the Mayor, and other Councilmen except Clayton Perry, D10, are standing in support of SA as a sanctuary city which places SA citizens at greater risk of harm by illegal alien criminals.

However, John Courage campaigned for 100% safety for District 9 residents.

Federal Judge Orlando Garcia, graduate of St. Mary’s Law School, has unilaterally ruled to temporarily stop Senate Bill 4. Judge Garcia was the same judge who unilaterally overturned the Texas marriage law back in Feb. 2015.

SB4 was passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year.

To read more from KTSA, click here.

National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for Our National Response and Recovery Efforts

National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for Our National Response and Recovery Efforts

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017. The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage. The entire Nation grieves with Texas and Louisiana. We are deeply grateful for those performing acts of service, and we pray for healing and comfort for those in need.

Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen — friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger — and we vow to do so in response to Hurricane Harvey. From the beginning of our Nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need, to ask for God’s blessings and guidance. This tradition dates to June 12, 1775, when the Continental Congress proclaimed a day of prayer following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and April 30, 1789, when President George Washington, during the Nation’s first Presidential inauguration, asked Americans to pray for God’s protection and favor.

When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women. Brave first responders have rescued those stranded in drowning cars and rising water. Families have given food and shelter to those in need. Houses of worship have organized efforts to clean up communities and repair damaged homes. Individuals of every background are striving for the same goal — to aid and comfort people facing devastating losses. As Americans, we know that no challenge is too great for us to overcome.

As response and recovery efforts continue, and as Americans provide much needed relief to the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are reminded of Scripture’s promise that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Melania and I are grateful to everyone devoting time, effort, and resources to the ongoing response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts. Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/01/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-september-3-2017-national-day-prayer

City of San Antonio and Bexar County Planning to Pay for Statue of Pagan Deity in San Pedro Park

City of San Antonio and Bexar County Planning to Pay for Statue of Pagan Deity in San Pedro Park

As Columbus Day was replaced with Indigenous Peoples Day after the Missions were approved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as Lee High School will be renamed after loud threats, and as the Confederate Monument is dismantled by a government run a muck, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County are planning to pay for a statue of an indigenous god, a pagan deity, in San Pedro Park! Neo-Paganism has revealed its face.

To read more from the Rivard Report, click here.

Travis Park’s Confederate Statue Will Be Removed

Travis Park’s Confederate Statue Will Be Removed

The Confederate statue standing in San Antonio’s Travis Park will be removed after a 10-1 city council vote. The vote followed an inappropriately rushed process that denied citizens due process of being heard.

Before the vote was even taken, an 8′ fence was erected and Police Officers were present. Cranes were on standby to move the Confederate Monument, statue, and canons. City Director reportedly told one Councilman, “We are not going to tell the public where it will be taken”. This is agenda driven not process driven. The Mayor has pushed this through without taking the issue through proper procedure to include the Historic Design & Review Committee.

If a citizen owned a monument and wanted to move it, the citizen would have to go through a process to move it or be fined by the City. There is currently a fight going on about a Marine Corps monument being placed on the wrong part of the Vietnam Monument downtown as well. It has been heard before the HDRC.

Only Councilman Clayton Perry, District 10, had the backbone to stand up for the integrity of the process and the issue. The Mayor and other nine Councilmen, including John Courage, voted for the divisive agenda to waste $150,000 to move a 120+ year old historic monument based on progressive ideology. There are thousands of people in need after Hurricane Harvey, and tens of thousands of potholes to be fixed on our streets. This is an example of irresponsible government.

Read Councilman Clayton Perry’s statement below:

“First of all, I want to commend the compassion that San Antonio has shown after the traumatic effects of Hurricane Harvey. However, I am discouraged to see that this item is being added on the agenda after a weekend of tragedy and catastrophe across Texas.”

“Today’s addition concerns me for multiple reasons. I am concerned because this item was posted on our Council agenda today without a proper briefing in B Session to fully sort out the details as a Council. Additionally, this concerns me because we are not allowing the public the ability to sit in a Historic Design and Review Commission meeting on this item, allowing our own district appointees to do the role they were assigned. After this weekend’s events across Texas, it concerns me that we are rushing a divisive issue when we should be concerned with continuing to help Texas.”

“Councilman Trevino and Councilman Shaw’s CCR requested for a full process to be in place regarding the removal of the Confederate Soldier monument, and I support them in that request. The process requested by my fellow council members has been disregarded. By bypassing the normal procedure, we send the message that we are not confident this measure will pass public scrutiny and open dialogue.”

 

NEISD Board Votes to Rename Robert E. Lee High School

NEISD Board Votes to Rename Robert E. Lee High School

Last night, the NEISD succumbed to political correctness and ignored history. Without public input, the Board decided to remove the name of Robert E. Lee High School.

This issue was taken up with due process last year and several years prior, but the citizens told the BOT that they wanted to keep the Lee name. Now, without due process, the Board dispenses a process and rushes to a rash, emotional decision.

Ironically, the NEISD administration allowed a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood at Robert E. Lee High School in Spring of 2017, but now wants to change the name of the school because it is “racist.”

Which entity is the real racist, one who never purchased a slave or the one in the business of killing racial minorities?

You cannot be both “Pro-Choice” and Anti-Racist.

How One Student Brought ‘LGBTQIA’ Protections to SAISD

How One Student Brought ‘LGBTQIA’ Protections to SAISD

San Antonio Independent School District has become Bexar County’s first district to add sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to its nondiscrimination policies. On Monday night the SAISD board of trustees made the changes official following the efforts of high school senior Ruby Polanco.

Polanco “started with her psychology teacher and worked her way up to conversations with Superintendent Pedro Martinez, SAISD Board President Patti Radle, State Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio), and others.” She started on online petition, which has just 303 supporters, not necessarily from San Antonio (Some of the supporters are not even in the US). Polanco followed the procedure for changing policy until her cause was finally brought before the SAISD board of trustees, who approved the changes to the non-discrimination policy.

This new school policy could allow boys into the girls’ showers, restrooms, locker rooms, changing areas, and possibly even sports teams.

San Antonio parents who are blindsided by this should contact their school board members and request a chance to be heard.

To read more from the Rivard report, click here.

NEISD Board Will Decide Tonight Whether to Rename Robert E. Lee High School

NEISD Board Will Decide Tonight Whether to Rename Robert E. Lee High School

For the second time in the past two years, the North East Independent School District Board will consider changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School in a special meeting this evening.
Changing the school’s name has come up again because of voices and efforts across the country who want Lee and his legacy moved to what they consider “more appropriate venues.” Their opponents believe this is washing away history.
The board will make a decision without hearing public opinion from either side, since, according to Aubrey Chancell
or of the NEISD, “The board has a very clear idea of where people stand on this issue. They read each every email they receive. They take this very seriously. They’re giving it a lot of thought once again and I think they feel they have all the information to make a good decision. The best decision for this district.”

Ironically, the NEISD administration allowed a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood at Robert E. Lee High School in Spring of 2017, but now wants to change the name of the school because it is “racist.”

Which entity is the real racist, one who never purchased a slave or the one in the business of killing racial minorities?

You cannot be both “Pro-Choice” and Anti-Racist.

 

City Council To Break Procedure and Vote On Confederate Monument Removal

City Council To Break Procedure and Vote On Confederate Monument Removal

On Thursday, the City Council will vote to decide the fate of the 118-year-old confederate monument that stands in the center of Travis Park. Mayor Ron Nirenberg decided to bypass the council committee process and take the issue directly to a full council vote. The vote was added to the council’s meeting agenda at the last minute.

The council will vote for:

  • City to arrange for the removal and storage of the Confederate Soldier monument and two cannons located in Travis Park.
  • City Council allowing a modification to the process outlined in Chapter 35-640 and 35-803 of the Unified Development Code that provides the Historic and Design Review Commission review authority of changes to City Parks.
  • City Council appropriation of funds in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the purpose of the following: removing the monument and cannons;  transporting the monument and cannons to a storage facility; and logistical support that is necessary for the removal and relocation of the monument and cannons.
  • City to execute professional services contract with a contractor for the purpose of removing and relocating the monument and cannons.
  • City to negotiate and execute a donation agreement with a non-profit involved in historic preservation or education for the acceptance of the Confederate Soldier monument and two cannon.

Write to the city council to encourage them to preserve Texas history and save the $150,000 to help fix our roads or help Hurricane Harvey victims!

Practical Steps for Hurricane Preparation

Hurricanes can cause widespread devastation in just a few hours.

Extreme winds, harsh rainfall, floods, storm surges and even tornadoes can work together to create one of the most destructive scenes a community may ever see.

Despite predictions for a less severe hurricane season this year, as Hurricane Matthew proved last fall, it only takes one storm to reach land to create major havoc for home and business owners in any part of the country.

To keep safe during hurricanes and other natural disasters, it’s crucial to prepare well before the storm arrives. Here is a refresher on steps to take to keep your home or business safe from a hurricane this season.

  1. Make an emergency kit. Emergency kits typically include essentials like water, non-perishable food, first-aid kits, medications, flashlights, batteries, a crank radio, important documents, and anything else you might need if you have to evacuate quickly. Once assembled, keep your emergency kit stocked in a secure location you can access quickly if you need to evacuate. Related: How to prepare your pets for a natural disaster

 

  1. Stock up on basic supplies like water, food and batteries. Fill vehicles up with fuel early. State law prohibits charging exorbitant prices for items such as food, gas drinking water, clothing and lodging. That number is (800) 621-0508.

 

  1. Create a communication plan. Charge your phone batteries and portable batteries. Sit down with your family to establish a buddy system, how you will get in touch with each other if you aren’t together when disaster strikes, and the safe area where you will meet if separated. Related: Personal emergency preparedness: Are your clients really ready?

 

  1. Contact your extended family and friends with your plans. Local emergency management system may already have evacuation routes and predetermined storm shelters in place. If so, locate these routes before a storm even begins. Related: 6 tips for staying connected this severe weather & hurricane season

 

  1. Stay informed. Utilize a battery operated, portable transistor radio. Listen to local weather services on TV, radio or social media to get the latest updates about storms in your area. Authorities will use these devices to let you know when it’s time to evacuate and take action. Web: http://www.ktsa.com/harvey-special-coverage/ Related: 6 keys to successfully weathering the storm

 

  1. Write an Action Plan. Practice your plan. Get your family or employees together to put your plan into action. Simulate the effects of a storm as much as possible. If you notice any holes or areas that need fixing, now is the time to make tweaks — before the storm actually hits. Related: 8 ways to prepare your insureds for a disaster
  1. Protect your house from a hurricane by reinforcing doors and windows. While it’s crucial that you take steps to keep yourself and your family safe from hurricanes, it’s important that your home is protected, too. To properly prepare your home for a disaster, consider the following: Your doors, windows, walls and roof are extremely vulnerable during hurricanes. Have a professional inspect your home to determine the proper way to reinforce these crucial areas before a storm hits. Related: 4 tips to protect property from hurricanes [infographic]
  1. Remove outdoor items that can be picked up by the wind. Removing items in your yard like trampolines, furniture, umbrellas, debris, loose rain gutters, dead trees and more can decrease the risk of items getting picked up and thrown into your home during the storm. If you suspect a storm is moving in, secure or remove as many outdoor items as possible. Related: Backyard danger! Swings, slides & other play things pose risk, safety concerns

  1. Purchase flood insurance. Most homeowners’ insurance plans don’t cover any risks associated with floods, making owners potentially liable for any repairs required after the hurricane. Flood insurance must be purchased well before the storm hits and covers the structure, but not the contents inside. Make sure to review the policy to determine what is specifically covered. Following these steps will help mitigate some of the damage to your home and expedite recovery and restoration efforts. Related: Hurricane deductibles: How much do homeowners know?