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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Texas tribe cleared in controversial casino injury lawsuit
(7/1/2020)
(Texas) -- Last October, Burrel Jones made a trip to the Naskila Gaming center in Livingston, Texas. The bingo hall is located on the reservation of the Alabama-...
article Tribe Says Casino Patron's Fall Suit Should Get The Boot (sub req)
(6/29/2020)
(Texas) -- A Texas federal court has no business overseeing a personal injury case from a Houston man who blamed a faulty casino staircase for his broken wrist, the...
article Harrison County passes resolution to support gaming for Alabama-Coushatta Tribe
(6/6/2020)
(Texas) -- Harrison County has joined about 50 other jurisdictions from across the state in support of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas’ efforts to secure the...
article VIDEO: Family mourns veteran who died due to Covid-19; Alabama Coushatta Tribe to honor him
(4/29/2020)
(Texas) -- A family is mourning the loss of a beloved grandfather who died due to Covid-19. KFDM/Fox 4's Rocio de la Fe reports how the Alabama–Coushatta Tribe...
article CHAIRWOMAN FLORES: Supporting Naskila Gaming helps Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, East Texas economy
(3/4/2020)
(Texas) -- Texas is a state of opportunity and prosperity. There is a story brewing in East Texas that stands in stark contrast to this fundamental Texas mentality. It...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article San Antonio's downtown Christopher Columbus statue comes down
(7/1/2020)
(Texas) -- A statue of Christopher Columbus — heralded for more than 500 years as the explorer who “discovered” the Americas — is no longer...
1 Article on this Issue

Tigua Tribe

article 8 new COVID-19 cases reported at Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo
(7/1/2020)
(Texas) -- The Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo is reporting eight new cases of the coronavirus. The tribal council is now bringing back protective measures such as temperature...
article Speaking Rock Entertainment Center to reopen May 11 from virus hiatus
(5/4/2020)
(Texas) -- The Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, a tribal run recreational venue in El Paso's Lower Valley, announced Monday evening that it plans to reopen next...
article 5th Circ. Backs Block On West Texas Tribe's Bingo [reg req]
(4/5/2020)
(Texas) -- The Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court decision blocking the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo from offering bingo, saying the arguments the Texas tribe raised against...
article Speaking Rock Entertainment Center stays open, but closes bars
(3/17/2020)
(Texas) -- The Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, a tribal run recreational venue in El Paso's Lower Valley, said Tuesday night it would continue operations but was...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Tilman Fertitta

article Tilman Fertitta takes his golden online gaming casino public
(6/30/2020)
(Texas) -- Tilman Fertitta's online casino is going public. Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. will be acquired by Landcadia Holdings II, Inc., "a publicly-...
article Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta bets on online gaming as Golden Nugget unit goes public
(6/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is spinning his seven-year-old online gaming business into a public company, a move that will provide resources to a...
article Tilman Fertitta Web Unit Goes Public in $745 Million Deal With Himself
(6/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Tilman Fertitta, the Houston billionaire and basketball-team owner, has created a way for the public to invest in his online-betting business. Fertitta is...
article Golden Nugget Owner Says Casinos, Eateries Aren’t Bouncing Back
(6/5/2020)
(Texas) -- Texas gaming mogul and restaurateur Tilman Fertitta told investors on a private call this week that the fear of traveling and going out to eat are hampering...
article Tilman Fertitta’s plan to ride out the coronavirus pandemic: Trim, borrow and plan for a new reality
(5/1/2020)
(Texas) -- Tilman Fertitta poured himself his favorite drink, a Tito’s and soda with a splash of cranberry, before stepping into the boardroom next to his office...
article Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta had input on plan to reopen Texas
(4/28/2020)
(Texas) -- Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Landry’s restaurant group and Golden Nugget casino chain, is strongly endorsing the newly...
article Golden Nugget Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, ‘Mattress Mack’ Named to Texas Strike Force
(4/20/2020)
(Texas) -- Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire owner of Golden Nugget casinos, Landry’s hospitality empire, and NBA Houston Rockets, has been named to Texas Governor...
article 'It’s a trick': Billionaire NBA owner says he did 45,000 laid off staff a 'favour'
(4/13/2020)
(Texas) -- Multi-billionaire owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Tillman Fertitta, has defended furloughing more than 45,000 employees across his restaurant and...
article Houston Billionaire Tilman Fertitta laid off 45,000 employees quickly as a 'favor'
(4/11/2020)
(Texas) -- Houston billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta told FOX News' guest host Brian Kilmeade that he laid off 45,000 workers as a 'favor" to help...
article A 16% Leveraged Loan Is Painful But Necessary
(4/7/2020)
(Texas) -- Backed into a corner by the coronavirus pandemic, Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta is rolling the dice in the leveraged-loan market. Fertitta’s empire...
article Golden Nugget Owner Tilman Fertitta Launches Highest Ever US Leveraged Loan Offering
(4/7/2020)
(Texas) -- Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta, whose empire includes the NBA’s Houston Rockets and five Golden Nugget casinos across the country, is offering a...
article Billionaire Fertitta Offers Record 15% Loan Rate to Save Empire
(4/6/2020)
(Texas) -- Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta is looking to raise more debt to keep his casino and restaurant empire afloat through year-end if the Covid-19 shutdown...
article ‘Billion Dollar Buyer’ Fertitta In Bull’s-Eye Amid Coronavirus Lockdown Of Restaurants, Casinos And His NBA Team
(3/31/2020)
(Texas) -- On March 18, Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta tweeted some encouragement in the face of coronavirus shutdowns: “You are not out of business until you...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee doctor embarks on lengthy journey to become brain surgeon
(6/24/2020)
(Texas) -- Medical school graduate and Cherokee Nation citizen Dr. Adam Carlton has embarked on a multi-year journey at the University of Texas Medical Branch to become...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of South Texas Struggles for Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
(6/24/2020)
(Texas) -- In south Texas, existing oil and gas production, several planned fracked gas pipelines and President Trump’s effort to build a border wall between Texas...
1 Article on this Issue

False Idols

article Native Americans react to the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue in Houston
(6/20/2020)
(Texas) -- A local statue of Christopher Columbus has sparked some controversy in the last few weeks. The statue finally came down. It was a sight some feared they would...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Donations to Partnership With Native Americans Signify Hope for Tribal Communities
(6/16/2020)
(Texas) -- Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is recognizing several charities, organizations and individuals who've donated more than $4 million toward COVID-...
article COLUMN: What would Native Americans do about COVID-19?
(5/23/2020)
(Texas) -- As the old song goes, “Times Are A-Changing,” and now in a big way. All forms of media tell us we are moving into a different world. So, I decided...
article Wes Studi Urges the Public to Assist Indian Country Amid COVID-19
(5/20/2020)
(Texas) -- Legendary actor Wes Studi has developed a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of the serious effects of COVID-19 in Indian Country and...
article Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo reports first confirmed COVID-19 case
(4/16/2020)
(Texas) -- Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Tribal Council said it has authorized a curfew and a travel ban effective immediately...
article Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo orders curfew, travel ban after 1st virus case
(4/15/2020)
(Texas) -- The Yesleta Del Sur Pueblo in El Paso record its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Wednesday with tribal leaders saying they are preparing "for a...
article Matthew McConaughey hosts virtual bingo game for senior living residents
(4/6/2020)
(Texas) -- Oscar-winning actor and Austin icon Matthew McConaughey and his family hosted a virtual bingo game for the residents at a senior center over the weekend. The...
article Tilman Fertitta says his restaurant sales are down $1 million per day because of the coronavirus
(3/6/2020)
(Texas) -- Billionaire Tilman Fertitta told CNBC on Friday that his restaurant empire is losing an average of about $1 million per day in sales due to the coronavirus....
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Trail of spills haunts Dakota Access developer
(5/26/2020)
(Texas) -- Federal pipeline inspectors didn't like what they found when they looked at construction of the Permian Express pipeline. Unqualified welders were fusing...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article The small Native American tribe fighting Trump's wall in South Texas
(5/20/2020)
(Texas) -- When President Trump announced plans to build a wall along the Rio Grande River, Juan Mancias smelled a rat. Mancias is the Carrizo/Comecrudo tribal leader...
article The Most Critical Fight Against Trump's Border Wall You've Never Heard Of
(3/12/2020)
(Texas) -- “We’ve been here thousands of years,” said Isidro Leal, a member of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, or Esto’k Gna, as he...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article A Few Casinos In The Region Are Ready For You To Come Play
(5/19/2020)
(Texas) -- We know that Texas is slowly reopening and getting back to business. But what about Oklahoma and New Mexico? You know, our neighbors with the casinos!...
article Officials: 40 people cited for illegal gambling and social distancing violation after 8-liner bust
(5/3/2020)
(Texas) -- Forty people are detained after an 8-liner bust on the South Side, according to San Antonio police. Authorities were initially called around 9 p.m. to a...
article 5th Circ. Backs Block On West Texas Tribe's Bingo [sub req]
(4/4/2020)
(Texas) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court decision blocking the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo from offering bingo, saying the arguments the Texas tribe...
article Police shut down gambling operation in Northwest Dallas
(2/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Police have shut down a gambling operation in Northwest Dallas after receiving complaints about the enterprise. The Dallas Police Department’s vice unit...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino closing until further notice amid coronavirus pandemic
(3/19/2020)
(Texas) -- The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino will close, starting Thursday. The casino, which has remained open despite multiple other businesses throughout the country...
article Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel temporarily closing due to coronavirus concerns
(3/18/2020)
(Texas) -- The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel will closed temporarily from March 19 to April 3 in an effort to hinder the spread of COVID-19. The closure will be...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tunica-Biloxi

article Tunica Biloxi Tribe partners to open American Indian Center of Houston
(3/1/2020)
(Texas) -- In an effort to meet the needs of the large Native American population in the Houston area and their respective Tribal members, The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of...
article Tunica-Biloxi partners to open American Indian Center in Houston
(2/26/2020)
(Texas) -- In an effort to meet the needs of the large Native American population in the Houston area and their respective tribal members, the Marksville-based Tunica-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Choctaw Nation

article Ad for Casino Appears on Side of ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’
(2/25/2020)
(Texas) -- A casino took advantage of Dallas' newest landmark Tuesday night, projecting an ad onto the side of the "Leaning Tower of Dallas." An ad for...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article How a white evangelical family could dismantle adoption protections for Native children
(2/20/2020)
(Texas) -- In June 2016, a 10-month-old Navajo and Cherokee boy was placed in the home of a white, evangelical couple in Fort Worth, Texas. The baby had been taken from...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article Pass laws making it easier for Native Americans and those without addresses to vote, ABA House urges
(2/17/2020)
(Texas) -- Ahead of this year’s presidential election, the ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that aim to increase voter...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article ‘My reality became the app’: Why state lawmakers want to rein in mobile games that have in-app purchases
(2/7/2020)
(Texas) -- Suzie Kelly didn’t know what she was getting into when she downloaded a free casino app on her phone in 2014. At first, Kelly said she played only a...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article AUDIO: Esports Is Booming, But Its Reception Remains Divided
(1/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Competitive video gaming continues its tremendous growth, with billions in global revenue and hundreds of millions of fans. But a divide remains between those...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Atari Is Bringing a Video Game-Themed Hotel With Arcade Bar and Restaurant to Austin
(1/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Retro video game company Atari is planning a gamer-focused hotel in Austin as part of a multi-city project. There is no word yet on where it will be located...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas Fights to Preserve Indigenous History
(7/5/2020)
(Texas) -- Christa Mancias and many others held their fists up at Columbus Park in San Antonio. “Columbus didn’t discover America. We don’t live in the...
article Dallas Police Department's Vice Unit Seizes Gambling Machines, Cash in Gambling Bust
(7/3/2020)
(Texas) -- The Dallas Police Department's Vice Unit has seized five gambling machines and thousands of dollars after a gambling bust on Thursday.
article Christopher Columbus statue removed from Houston's Bell Park
(6/19/2020)
(Texas) -- It appears the Christopher Columbus statue located in Houston's Bell Park is being relocated. It's not yet confirmed where the statue, which has been...
article Beaumont businessman, family sentenced for gambling ring
(6/15/2020)
(Texas) -- A Beaumont businessman accused of running a multimillion-dollar gambling ring and his family were sentenced Friday on federal charges of tax evasion and money...
article Ancestral pride spurs ‘floating feathers’ from metal
(5/29/2020)
(Texas) -- A Cherokee Nation citizen has created what he calls “floating feathers” from metal as a unique way to embody his family’s heritage. “My grandpa just said, ‘...
article Advocates call for shutting down lotteries amid COVID-19 stresses
(4/25/2020)
(Texas) -- Lottery ticket sales soared in Texas as families received their stimulus checks, according to an April 23 report by The Houston Chronicle — a result...
article State agency seeks to exhume and temporarily store human remains found at Alamo to allow preservation work to continue
(4/20/2020)
(Texas) -- The deadly COVID-19 has kept the Alamo shuttered but controversy continues to rage over the handling of human remains discovered on the grounds as the Texas...
article State agency’s plan to exhume and temporarily store human remains found at Alamo reignites controversy
(4/20/2020)
(Texas) -- COVID-19 has kept the shuttered Alamo grounds quiet, but controversy continues to rage over the handling of human remains discovered on the grounds as the...
article Couple arrested after stealing artifacts from Native American gravesite in Hays County
(4/9/2020)
(Texas) -- A husband and wife were arrested by Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement after they were caught stealing from a Native American burial site in Hays County...
article Native American cattle theft
(3/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Some Native American raiding parties made a practice, when on their hunting trips in the fall of each year, of killing cattle belonging to the cattlemen. The...
article New Native American center opens to serve Houston’s underserved indigenous community
(3/26/2020)
(Texas) -- There are an estimated 70,000 Native Americans who call Houston and its surrounding areas home, but there have been little to no services, centers or programs...
article Golden Nugget owner lays off 40,000 employees at casino, hotel and restaurant empire
(3/25/2020)
(Texas) -- Tilman Fertitta, the Texas billionaire who owns Golden Nugget casinos and restaurants such as Del Frisco’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp, announced Tuesday he...
article Landry’s Furloughs 40,000 Employees
(3/25/2020)
(Texas) -- Landry’s owner Tilman Fertitta temporarily laid off 40,000 employees, or 70 percent of his company’s workforce, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
article Tilman Fertitta said to furlough 40,000 employees
(3/25/2020)
(Texas) -- Landry’s principal and CEO Tilman Fertitta told the Bloomberg news service that he has furloughed 40,000 employees across his casino and restaurant...
article New Native American center opens to serve Houston’s underserved indigenous community
(3/25/2020)
(Texas) -- There are an estimated 70,000 Native Americans who call Houston and its surrounding areas home, but there have been little to no services, centers or programs...
article Tilman Fertitta furloughs 40,000 workers at his casino, hotel and restaurant empire
(3/24/2020)
(Texas) -- Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta said he’s had to temporarily lay off roughly 40,000 workers at his casino, hotel and restaurant empire to limit the...
article How Native American Communities Have Redefined The Concept Of The ‘Indian Princess’
(3/10/2020)
(Texas) -- For some children, princesses are an obsession. Many outgrow that obsession, but for many others, the fascination with princesses and the idea of royalty...
article Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino: 57th running of West Texas Derby takes place Saturday
(3/4/2020)
(Texas) -- Heading into Saturday's 57th running of the 400-yard West Texas Derby, Aggressive Driver is running the best in his young career. The three-year-old...
article Woman arrested, drugs seized after illegal gambling operation bust on West Side, BCSO says
(2/27/2020)
(Texas) -- A woman has been arrested after an illegal gambling operation bust by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on the city’s West Side, officials say....
article Native American artifact collection on display at Tyler Junior College
(2/26/2020)
(Texas) -- A collection of Native American artifacts is on display at Tyler Junior College ahead of the annual East Texas Archaeology and Caddo conferences in Tyler. A...

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