Is American Airlines’ sick policy biased against women?
FORT WORTH (AP) — The flight attendance' union accuses of discriminating against its mostly female group by imposing a stricter attendance policy that can result in employees being fired immediately.
Union President Lori Bassini says that American is discriminating against women because the airline's mostly male pilot workforce does not have a similar attendance policy.
Texas Troopers are increasing enforcement of a state law about passing stopped police cars and other special vehicles in Harris County.
The law, commonly known as Move Over/Slow Down, was passed in 2003 and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) periodically focuses on its enforcement in different parts of the state.
The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles – including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated.
Specifically, the law states that a driver must vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road if the roadway has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction.
Texas Troopers Ramp Up Enforcement Against Passing Stopped Police Cars
McAllen police seize marijuana-laced candy from residence
Marijuana-laced candy was seized by local police from a McAllen residence on Friday, an agency news release confirmed today.
Assisted by state and federal agencies, the McAllen Police Department seized “contraband that imitates other commercially available candy” from a residence in the vicinity of 25th Street and Lindberg Avenue.
The products, according to the release, were laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Photos of the contraband, which the department released, show packaging labeled “High Chew” with 300 mg of THC. The packaging is also labeled as “edibles” and come in a variety of flavors, including Gummy Bears, Franken Berry and Trix, as well as other imitations of popular brands.
Southern Baptist leader puts Texas churches on notice
by Dana Branham, DALLAS NEWS
The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention singled out three North Texas churches for increased scrutiny this week in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal plaguing the denomination.
J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, targeted 10 churches in a speech he gave Monday to the convention's executive committee about a need for action against sexual abuse in its churches.
The North Texas churches listed by Greear were First Baptist Church in Bedford, Bolivar Baptist Church in Sanger and Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland.
Three Houston churches were also on Greear's list — including Second Baptist Church, a megachurch led by former Southern Baptist Convention president Ed Young — bringing the total of Texas churches named to six.
The four other churches included two in Georgia, one in Arkansas and one in Kentucky.
Labor Dispute Threatens Southwest Airlines
HOUSTON — Southwest Airlines Co.’s operational emergency stretched into a seventh day on Thursday,, with double the normal number of planes taken out of service daily because of mechanical issues.
The carrier notified workers Feb. 15 of the situation, saying maintenance employees risked being fired if they declined to take overtime assignments or failed to show up for work as scheduled, unless they have a doctor’s note. The Dallas-based carrier has been in contract talks with the union.