Around the South for Jul. 21: TX, OK & GA


Texas: Cruz threatened. “Pretty soon you’re gonna be runnin for your life, just hope your family is not with ya because I’m not gonna insult them, I’m gonna kill them, right after I shoot you in front of them…,” said the message left on US Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) Capitol office voice mail by James Amos Headley. Headley, 59, has been identified as a Trump supporter by the San Antonio Express-News, and apparently was angry with Cruz for differing with President Trump on some issues. Headley has been arrested by the FBI ……. Oklahoma: Cole calls for health care that works. Appearing on Morning Joe, US Rep. Tom Cole (R) called for the Senate to come up with a health care plan that works. Later, in an interview with Buzz Feed, Cole said that the Senate is “risking our majority, in my view, honestly, more than theirs,” says The McCarville Report …….Georgia: Deal announces new plant. Gov. Nathan Deal (R) announced yesterday that Coyote Logistics, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, will open a plant in Atlanta that will employ some 325 people, reported the Atlanta Business Chronicle. “We plan to draw upon top local talent who have the skills and initiative for our fast pace,” Coyote president Jonathan Sisler said in a statement …….