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Appeals court OKs some of Texas’ sanctuary cities law

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott withheld state grant funds from Travis County, where the state Capitol is located, after it refused to comply with federal immigration detainer requests. A federal appeals court on Monday ruled parts of Texas’ sanctuary cities law may go into effect amid the appeals process. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

Sept. 25 (UPI) — A federal appeals panel on Monday said part of Texas’ law banning sanctuary city policies may going into effect while the court awaits arguments scheduled for November.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Texas law enforcement agencies must comply with federal detainers for undocumented immigrants, part of Senate Bill 4. The three-judge panel left in place a lower court ruling blocking the part of the law that threatens fines, imprisonment and removal from office for any state, county or city official who interferes with enforcement of the state law.

The office of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who previously said the agency would comply with detainer requests on a limited basis, said it would now comply with all requests. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott withheld state grants from Travis County based on the sheriff’s office’s initial position.

“Contrary to the state’s position, SB4 is neither clear nor simple,” she said in a statement. “The Fifth Circuit and the Trial court have both recognized the complexity of the issues, some of which were conceded by the state. I look forward to further clarification from the courts after oral argument in November.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was “pleased” with the appeals court’s ruling.

“Enforcing immigration law helps prevent dangerous criminals from being released into Texas communities. I am confident Senate Bill 4 will be found constitutional and ultimately upheld,” he said.

The appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments from so-called sanctuary cities across Texas on Nov. 6.

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Update: Man Fatally Shot at Far North Dallas Apartment

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Police were seeking more information Tuesday about a fatal shooting at a far north Dallas apartment complex.

Herston Monroe, 21, was shot about 11:40 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Frankford Road, according to the Dallas Police Department crime blog.

Live this morning at apt. complex in Far N. Dallas. Man was shot in the parking lot, made it inside his apartment, then died at hospital.

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Monroe died after he was taken to a nearby hospital.

Police requested that anyone with information about the shooting to contact Homicide Det. Brent Maudlin at 214-671-3676 or

To contact Crime Stoppers, which will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this case and other felony offenses, call 214-373-8477.

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Man shot dead in north Dallas apartment overnight

Neither the victim or his assailant were identified by Dallas police at the scene in the 4000 block of Frankford Road.

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Police Investigate Murder at Far North Dallas Apartment

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A man found shot at a Far North Dallas apartment died from his injuries.

The victim’s friend found him inside a unit at the Walker’s Mark Apartments at 4055 Frankford Road around 11:40 p.m. Monday. He called for help, but the man died at the hospital.

Police later identified the victim as 21-year-old Herston Monroe.

Police investigate murder at Far North Dallas apartment

Investigators say they found a gun and a trail of blood in the parking lot outside the apartment building.

Police have not released a suspect description or a possible motive.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Dallas Police Department.

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Taking A Look At The State Of Texas

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The largest state in the continental United States, and the second largest in the U.S. behind only Alaska, the old saying that “Everything is bigger in Texas!” is one that really captures the confidence, the heart, and the swagger that the Texan identity provides many of the state’s proud residents. Texas is also the second largest state by population, with only California acting as home to more people. There’s a lot of interesting culture and cities throughout the Lone Star state, and Texas is also unique as being only one of two U.S. states that was once its own independent nation state, as well.

If you are going to be driving across Texas you’ll realize not only is there a whole lot of territory to cover by car, but much of the western part of state is desert that stretches on and on. There is plenty of rough ranch land, and there’s a reason this is a state known for its cattle, as well. When you hit the central to eastern part of the state you will run into a large number of great large cities that have a little bit of everything (including plenty of Texas barbecue joints), plenty of college and professional sports, and rolling hills and remarkable areas of nature that any outdoorsman can truly enjoy.

Add in unique cities like Austin, the state capital which is also known as the Live Music Capital of the World as well as the hosting city of the famous South by Southwest annual festival and it’s not hard at all to find a little bit of everything. You even have one of the better beaches and spring break destinations in the United States down on South Padre Island.

Texas is a state with a bit of everything and we’d expect nothing else from a place as big and bad as the Lone Star State.

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The Latest: Falcons’ Beasley hurts hamstring against Packers

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Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) celebrates his touchdown run with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Andy Levitre (67) during the first of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL regular season:

11 p.m.

Add linebacker Vic Beasley to an already imposing injury list in the Packers-Falcons game.

Beasley, the 2016 NFL sacks leader, had a sack against Aaron Rodgers, creating a fumble that led to a third-quarter touchdown by Atlanta. Minutes later, Beasley suffered a hamstring injury and was listed as questionable to return. He limped off the field and was escorted to the locker room.

Also in the third quarter, Packers safety Kentrell Brice was ruled out with a groin injury.

The Falcons lost right tackle Ryan Schraeder with a concussion suffered on Atlanta’s first touchdown play in the first quarter. Atlanta also lost Courtney Upshaw for the remainder of the game with an ankle injury.

Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels was ruled out with a hamstring injury and receiver Jordy Nelson is listed as questionable with a quad injury.


10:30 p.m.

The Falcons have raced to another huge lead over the Green Bay Packers.

Atlanta was up 24-7 at halftime after Devonta Freeman ran for two touchdowns and Matt Ryan threw a short touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman. Then, on the Packers’ opening possession of the second half, Aaron Rodgers was plastered by Vic Beasley Jr. while attempting to throw.

The ball wobbled out of Rodgers’ hand and Desmond Trufant wisely scooped it up, running 15 yards for a touchdown to make it 31-7.

The call was upheld after the replay failed to show definitively that the attempted pass went forward.

Atlanta was showing much the same form as last year’s NFC championship game. In that one, the Falcons raced to a 24-0 halftime lead and led 31-0 early in the third quarter on the way to a 44-21 rout.


9:40 p.m.

Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder has been ruled out with a concussion after he was shaken up on a touchdown play.

Schraeder had a lead block on Devonta Freeman’s 1-yard touchdown run on Atlanta’s opening drive against Green Bay.

Schraeder appeared to hit his helmet on a Green Bay player, though it didn’t appear to be a helmet-to-helmet hit. Schraeder briefly remained face-down on the field. He appeared to be unsteady as he walked off the field with members of Atlanta’s medical staff.

Ty Sambrailo took over at right tackle on Atlanta’s second drive. He was acquired from Denver on Sept. 1 for a fifth-round draft pick in 2018.

Meanwhile, Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and Falcons defensive end Courtney Upshaw also will not return after suffering an ankle injury.

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is listed as questionable with a quad injury.


7:30 p.m.

Broncos rookie left tackle Garett Bolles was carted off the field with a lower left leg injury in the third quarter.

Bolles was hurt on a running play near the goal line Sunday against Dallas. He immediately signaled to the sideline to come out and check on him. After being loaded into the cart, he waved to the crowd as he was driven off the field.

Bolles was taken with the 20th overall pick in the draft out of Utah.

Donald Stephenson took Bolles’ place protecting quarterback Trevor Siemian’s blind side. Denver receiver Bennie Fowler has been ruled out with a concussion.


6:35 p.m.

An injury-riddled Dallas secondary keeps getting thinner.

Already missing Orlando Scandrick — he was ruled out earlier in the week with a broken left hand — the Cowboys lost two more defensive backs in the first half Sunday against Denver.

Chidobe Awuzie went out with a hamstring injury and Nolan Carroll was ruled out with a concussion.


6 p.m.

The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos resumed their game after a 62-minute lightning delay.

The Broncos led 7-0 with 33 seconds remaining in the first quarter when the game was halted. The Cowboys were on the march before the delay and have the ball in Denver territory.

Both teams waited out the delay in their locker rooms.

The tarp also has been removed down the road at Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies are playing the San Diego Padres.

___ 5:30 p.m.

The game between Dallas and Denver is scheduled to resume around 6 p.m. Eastern after being delayed by lightning.

It was halted by the referees with 33 seconds left in the first quarter and the Broncos leading 7-0. Both teams went to their locker rooms, while most of the fans headed for the cover of the concourse.

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26)celebrates his touchdown with Justin Hardy (14) against the Green Bay Packers during the first of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Down the road at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies were in a rain delay against the San Diego Padres.


5:01 p.m.

The game between Dallas and Denver is being delayed due to lightning in the area.

The officials stopped the game with 33 seconds remaining in the first quarter Sunday and the Broncos leading 7-0. Both teams were sent to their locker rooms to wait out the delay. Rain began to fall earlier in the quarter.


5 p.m.

The Seattle Seahawks continue to seek their first touchdown of the season.

The Seahawks have driven inside the San Francisco 10-yard line twice in the first quarter and both times have had potential touchdowns dropped. C.J. Prosise had a pass from Russell Wilson deflect off his hands near the goal line on Seattle’s first drive and Tanner McEvoy couldn’t haul in a high pass from Wilson in the end zone on the second possession.

Both times the Seahawks settled for short field goals from Blair Walsh, who is now 5-for-5 on the season. Seattle leads 6-0.


4:45 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens’ 24-10 win over Cleveland came at a stiff price.

Six-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda fractured his left ankle and will be lost for the season.

The injury occurred on the first play of the third quarter, on an otherwise insignificant 2-yard run by Terrance West.

Yanda remained on the ground for several minutes, walked off the field with help and was soon taken to the Baltimore locker room.

It’s another in a series of injuries for the Ravens offensive line. They’ve already lost Alex Lewis and Nico Siragusa.


4:24 p.m.

Michael Bennett was the first Seattle Seahawks player announced during pregame introductions before the home opener against San Francisco, receiving one of the loudest ovations.

Then he took what’s become his usual seat on the bench during the national anthem.

Protesters supporting Bennett, who says he was subjected to racial profiling and excessive force when Las Vegas police detained him last month, gathered outside the stadium.

Seattle center Justin Britt and running back Thomas Rawls stood next to Bennett each with a hand on his shoulder during the anthem. Teammates Cliff Avril and Frank Clark also sat with Bennett for the final moments of the anthem.


4:04 p.m.

Marshawn Lynch was greeted by a thunderous ovation before his first home game with the Oakland Raiders.

Beast Mode then once again sat for the national anthem.

Lynch’s return to Oakland has been highly anticipated. He came out of retirement for the chance to play for his hometown team before the Raiders move to Las Vegas in 2020.

Many fans wore Lynch jerseys too the game and baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson lit the Al Davis torch before kickoff. Henderson and Lynch both attended Oakland Technical High School.


3:26 p.m.

DeShone Kizer returned to the Browns huddle after missing extensive time in a game against the Ravens with a migraine headache.

The Cleveland rookie out of Notre Dame was removed after four series and with the Browns trailing 14-0 in the second quarter.

Kizer was 6 for 11 for 81 yards and an interception. He also lost a fumble.

He was replaced by second-year pro Kevin Hogan, who promptly moved Cleveland 83 yards for a touchdown.

Kizer returned in the third quarter with Cleveland trailing 21-10. The Browns went three-and-out.


3:20 p.m.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was shaken up and helped off the field late in the third quarter after being sacked for the sixth time, but he didn’t miss a play.

The team said it was an ankle injury.

Newton remained on the ground for several minutes after Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes beat left tackle Matt Kalil with a spin move and corralled the quarterback in the backfield on third down, forcing a Carolina punt. It appeared that Hughes’ knee hit Newton in the head.

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn calls for a time out during the first of an NFL football game against Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Newton was taken under a blue tent on the Carolina sideline but emerged with a football and began throwing passes.

He played the next Carolina offensive series.


2:45 p.m.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will miss the remainder of the game against the Buffalo Bills with a right foot injury.

Olsen sustained the injury in the first half and team announced that he will not return Sunday.

The sturdy, reliable Olsen has not missed a game in the last nine seasons. He is the only tight end in NFL history to record three straight 1,000-yard seasons.


2:25 p.m.

The Eagles and Chiefs played perhaps the sloppiest final two minutes of a half you’ll ever see.

The Eagles’ Darren Sproles began the cacophony of errors when he fumbled a punt deep in their own territory. Kansas City was forced to settle for a field goal with 17 seconds left, though, when Alex Smith was sacked and the drive went nowhere.

After the kickoff, Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz threw a pass that the Chiefs’ Terrance Mitchell should have picked off, but instead it ricocheted to tight end Zach Ertz for a 53-yard gain. That should have set up a chip-shot field goal, but Jake Elliott missed it as time expired.

So, the Chiefs lead Philadelphia 6-3 at halftime.


1:55 p.m.

The Eagles’ ailing secondary lost two more players when starting safety Rodney McLeod and backup cornerback Jaylen Watkins left with hamstring injuries in the first half of their game in Kansas City.

Philadelphia was already playing without starting cornerback Ronald Darby, who dislocated his ankle in last week’s win in Washington. Patrick Robinson and rookie Rasul Douglas were next on the depth chart but it was Watkins who began taking on a bigger role against Kansas City.

He pulled up grabbing his hamstring while covering a punt into the end zone.


1:25 p.m.

One of the newest Eagles got Philadelphia on the board at Kansas City.

The Chiefs and Eagles swapped field goals in the first quarter of their matchup.

The Chiefs aired it out to tight end Travis Kelce on their opening drive, looking much like they did in dissecting New England in their opener more than a week ago. The Eagles responded by marching 58 yards to get Jake Elliott’s first career field goal.

Elliott was signed on Tuesday to replace the injured Caleb Sturgis.


1:16 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback change is already paying off.

One week after getting routed by the Rams 46-9, Jacoby Brissett replaced Scott Tolzien and helped the Colts take their first lead of the season 7-0 over Arizona.

Indy converted its first three third downs of the game after going 0 for 10 last week. After the Cardinals were penalized for leverage trying to block a field goal attempt, the Colts got another shot and Frank Gore punched it on a 5-yard TD run with 7:38 to go.


1:01 p.m.

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers began their games Sunday with tributes to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., who grew up in St. Petersburg and played at the University of Florida, carried the state flag onto field.

The Jaguars and first responders held a giant American flag during the national anthem.

Both teams and the Miami Dolphins, who play at the Los Angeles Chargers, wore “ONE FLORIDA” decals on their helmets.

Cynthia Welsh, of Sarasota, said being at the stadium in Tampa restored a sense of normalcy, if only for a few hours.

“I think it’s really important because it gets people’s spirits back up after you’ve been inside for so long and so afraid,” Welsh said. “It’s nice just to be able to be happy and be around other people. I don’t think winning is important.”


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Live Amidst Nature In Far North Dallas Apartments

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For the people of Texas, Far North Dallas is the area present north of Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as LBJ. In the east it borders with Richardson and in the north with Plano. Addison and Richardson are the inner suburbs over there. So, the neighborhood is surrounded by many suburban communities.

With surrounded by so many suburbs, it is quite easy for the residents of far north dallas apartments to go for shopping in these nearby suburbs. There are some excellent shopping places like The Promenade shopping center in Richardson, and other such places in Plano, Denton and Carrolton too.

Far North Dallas is a lively place with high quality lifestyle. The opportunities for investment in the properties here are plentiful with assured gain. This area of Dallas boasts a good infrastructure and growing economy. Because the real estate prices are on a little higher side here, it has affluent communities in and around. Most of the communities here are equipped with good recreational complexes, libraries, shopping centers etc. Far North Dallas boasts high standard educational opportunities for all levels; from school, to college, to university.

People, who relocate here from crowded cities like LA, find the surroundings just incredible. Since the residents of this area are all educated and cultured people, they are quite helpful and supportive to each other. For those who would want to live in the peaceful neighborhood amidst nature, then this is the place for them. The perfect transport system in the area ensures a comfortable commute from here to the other parts of the city. Among the various transport options are, the light trail service, freeways, highways, bus services and so on. Far North Dallas has no congestion and traffic problems like most of the other urban areas. All said and done, the area promises a good and peaceful lifestyle that you deserve. The residents of Far North Dallas are always living in the lap of nature. You can enjoy walking in the green park, take your dog for a walk with ease.

As most of us know that the housing cost in Dallas is a bit higher than some other places in the country. But, the fact is that approximately one-fourth of its dwelling units are rentals. So, if you don’t want to buy an apartment here, you can take one on rent. Depending upon your proposed stay in the city, you can get arrangements of long term as well as monthly basis. A single family apartment in Far North Dallas would cost you around 900 dollars; whereas a bigger and luxurious one would come for around 1400 dollars.

Since there are plenty of jobs available in the city, one can definitely afford a comfortable lifestyle here. If you want luxurious housing, excellent surrounding, and everything to do in Dallas, then Far North Dallas is the place for you. Contact a real estate dealer today to get the desired apartment for you.

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Supermoon To Rise Over Dallas This Weekend

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DALLAS, TX — Those looking for free entertainment in Dallas this weekend might be able to find it right in their own back yards. Starting at 5:51 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, the last Supermoon of 2017 will take its place in the sky above the U.S.

The moon will be most visible during moonrise. Weather permitting, the spectacle will last until 8:07 a.m. Monday.

The last Supermoon of the year is sometimes referred to as the “Cold Moon,” but Dallasites need not worry about getting too cold. Sunday’s forecast calls for a high of 75 degrees and a low of 63 degrees. The only weather concern North Texans should have is clouds, as the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and light rain.

It’s called a Supermoon because of its large appearance in the sky. Because the moon circles Earth in an oblong orbit, it gets closer to the blue planet at certain points in the year — sometimes more than 30,000 miles closer than regular. As a result, the moon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.


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Associated Press file photo — The super moon rises, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Ascain, south western France. Monday’s supermoon, a phenomenon that happens when the moon makes a close pass at the earth, is the closest to earth since 1948.

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