A new day has arrived especially for those of us who live in the Oaklawn area to be closer to an airport that can fly us without much hassle and layovers. Southwest now is known for an airline that has to stop in towns like Midland or Tyler to get to a popular city such as Las Vegas. This will end soon and there may be more air traffic to deal with in the sky and possibly more noise and street traffic but it will be worth it.
Southwest Airlines will fly nonstop to 15 new cities out of Dallas Love Field when the Wright amendment expires on Oct. 13 and airlines will be allowed nonstop service from Dallas to any U.S. airport. Actually, five will be offered from Oct. 13, and the other 10 will be added on Nov. 2. The flights don’t go on sale until May when Southwest will post the schedules.
The new nonstop cities include Atlanta, New York LaGuardia, Baltimore, Orange County, Calif.
Chicago Midway, Orlando, Denver, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Las Vegas, Tampa, Los Angeles, Washington Reagan National, and Nashville, TN.
After 42 years, Union Jacks on the Strip is closing.
It is sad to see the first gay-owned store on Cedar Springs when it opened in the early 1970s. The Owner Richard Longstaff announced today the store would be closing.
Just when you thought politics were crazy enough there comes someone who sets new records in feeding the “tea party” circus. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) who is known for his record of over-the-top extremism, an ongoing campaign-finance controversy, and his unfortunate “links to anti-government militia groups” in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing has put in a last minute bid to overthrow Senator John Cornyn. Sen. John Cornyn is not a moderate by any means but the Tea Party wants him out.
In a surprise move, outspoken tea party congressman Steve Stockman has filed to challenge Texas Sen. John Cornyn in next March’s GOP Senate primary. According to MSNBC News Texas Republican Party spokesman Spencer Yeldell confirmed multiple reports that Stockman had withdrawn his application to run for re-election to his House seat in order to run for the Senate instead. Stockman was elected to Congress in 2012 to a new district after previously serving one term from 1995 to 1997. Stockman sneakily filed the paperwork without warning with just 15 minutes before the deadline.
According to Right Wing Watch:
Stockman’s entry into the race comes just weeks after the Houston Chronicle investigated his murky finances, but the far-right congressman has much more going for him than questionable financial dealings. Here are five of Stockman’s most extreme and outlandish political ploys: