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Hey Everybody, 
I wanted to take a minute to answer a question from one of our readers that frankly, I felt needed to be addressed. I won’t use her last name because she asked me not to do that, so I won’t. But I will say that Mary had a very valid question directed to us. She wanted to know why it is we are quick to report on somethings and very slow to report on others? 
That is a very valid question with a fairly complicated answer, and I will do my best to answer it here. The main reason we are slow to report on somethings is that our focus in investigative journalism. We figure that anybody can talk about bar-b-que, fishing holes or run of the mill, garden variety stories. While those stories have their place, it is just not what we do. As publisher, I feel that that those stories are great and they answer questions for some people. They are entertaining and they answer questions about every day curiosity. But that is not what we do. 
While we did follow that model for awhile, our f…
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SpaceX Rocket Explodes At Boca Chica Test Site

A loud explosion and massive fit all could be seen for miles after a SpaceX rocket exploded near Boca Chica. 
The rocket failure happened during a test session just after 2:00 pm on Friday. Huge plumes of black some could be seen as far as 8 miles away from the facility. 
Crews ignited the engine on a test rocket on Friday. Almost immediately, a huge fireball engulfed the vehicle causing damage to the test site.
Friday's explanation of the prototype SpaceX Starship rocket markets the fourth such failure of the heavy lift rocket that is being designed to take manned crews to the Moon and to Mars.

What are the lights in the sky?

We know it has been stormy during the evening lately but some people are wanting to know what the strange lights are that they have been seeing in the sky over parts of Texas? Turns out that this string of lights that get bright, disappear and get bright again are actually explainable. 
They are Starlink satellites that provide satellite internet access.
The brightness and the dim thing is simply a reflection of light from the moon and earth as the satellites change their positions. 
The SpaceX program and Elon Musk are the operators and developers of Starlink. The lights have been part of some brewing controversy as skywatchers and astronomers say that the satellites are causing unnecessary light and debris pollution. That is a claim that Musk and SpaceX deny, saying that they believe the low earth orbit satellites are invisible to the naked eye. Obviously not.

Pence says that Texas is being considered an alternative site for GOP Convention

WASHINGTON - Texas is being considered to host the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in an interview with Fox News. Pence's comment comes after President Donald Trump threatened in a series of tweets Monday morning to pull the convention from North Carolina if the state refuses to guarantee it will be open come August.“These national conventions literally take many months to organize and prepare,” Pence said. “The president is absolutely intent on ensuring, as we see our nation continue to make steady progress on putting the coronavirus epidemic in the past, that come this August, we’ll be able to come together in a safe and responsible venue.”Trump said that if North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper can’t guarantee that the Republican Party would be allowed to “fully occupy” the convention venue in Charlotte Aug. 24-27, the party will seek other states to host. In the interview, Pence named Texas, Florida and Georgia as states that have made “tremendous…

Where does your gasoline come from?

Matt Pierce Briscoe
With the price at the pump being lower than most people can actually remember and tensions at a peak between some oil producing countries, some people are calling for a boycott of certain gas station brands in order to support American producers. However, few people may not realize just where the gasoline at their favorite station comes from. We checked with the United States Energy Information Administration to get the facts. 
American petroleum refineries make gasoline and other petroleum products from crude oil and other liquids produced right here in the United States or they are imported from other countries. Nearly all of the gasoline sold in the United States is produced in the United States.
According to the EIA, gasoline moves from refineries through pipelines to large storage terminals near consuming areas. From the storage terminals, gasoline is usually sent by truck to smaller blending terminals for processing into finished motor gasoline, which is then de…

Former Congressman and Republican Party Chair Candidate Injured In Motorcycle Crash Near Waco

Staff Reports
Allen West, a former Florida Congressman and Texas Republican Chairman candidate, was injured in a motorcycle crash near Waco on Saturday. He is reported to be in stable condition. 
West attended a rally earlier on Saturday at the Texas Capitol which was focused on reopening the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.
West is running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas and is considered to be a strong candidate for the post. 

Analysis: Terror attacks are becoming less sophisticated and the media seems to lack the resources and experience to cover them

Matt Pierce Briscoe
The community is frustrated at the lack of information coming from officials when it comes to the suspected terror attack at a Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi on May 21, 2020. Federal officials came out and hinted that the attack was an act of terrorism and that there could be another suspect somewhere in the community. Investigators say that they are withholding information pending the investigation and local mainstream media is doing little reporting on the situation on their own, which is not unexpected  in smaller markets like Corpus Christi. Investigators are facing a common problem with this case and local media outlets are not often trained to handle cases of this magnitude, leaving citizens to fend for themselves to gather information. 
On Thursday, when the 20 year-old local college student opened fire at one of the entrances to the base, security personnel acted quickly, risking their own lives to stop the suspect. Their bravery no doubt saved lives. 
Th…