Chuck Matula

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The 15 Men Executed by the State of Texas in 2012

In 2012, the state executed its 250th inmate under Gov. Rick Perry and changed the drugs used for the lethal injection.

Irving Parents Worry About Pro-Islam Bias in Textbooks

Without having much reason to. 

Happy Turkey Day!

Feast on this: Turkeys and the three Texas presidents who pardoned them. Meantime, we hope you’ll pardon us for taking a break from the TMDP. See you Monday with more great posts. 

Highlights from the Wise County Messenger’s Police Blotter: August through October

From drunk landlords to “sexually-oriented games,” the people of Decatur are intent on keeping Wise weird. 

Highlights from the Wise County Messenger's Police Blotter: August through October

From drunk landlords to “sexually-oriented games,” the people of Decatur are intent on keeping Wise weird.

Highlights from the Wise County Messenger's Police Blotter: May through July

We return to Wise county, home to crime of all stripes, from tip jar theft to assaulting your father on Father’s Day.

Big Tex‘s Original Head Lives On

Despite the Texas icon’s untimely demise, one Dallas man has the structure’s original head stored in a barn.

America’s Fastest Toll Road Crosses a Known Pig Route

Could your ride down America’s fastest highway be ruined by some porcine road kill? 

Texas Politicians Hit a Different Kind of Trail

From Bush to Hutchison, Texas proves politicians are no slouches when it comes to exercise.

More Border Cameras to Be Installed

The Texas DPS just received $225,000 to put more cameras on private properties along the Mexican border.

Happy 100th Birthday, Rice University

This week marks Rice’s 100th year as an institution of higher education. Here are five of the school’s defining moments.

Print Your Own Gun?

A second-year University of Texas law student has raised $20,000 towards his goal of enabling gun enthusiasts to use three-dimensional printers to make their own guns at home.

Four Texas Cities Are Best in America, According to “Bloomberg Businessweek”

Have you ever wondered what the best cities in the US are based upon arbitrarily weighted real estate data? Bloomberg BusinessWeek has you covered. 

HiPhone 5? East Texas Principal Warns that Teens are Using Phone App to Get High

Gilmer High School Principal released a statement to parents cautioning against use of digital drugs as a danger to East Texas teens.

Tubby Texas Comes in Tenth in Fattest State Study

We all know everything’s bigger in Texas. But just exactly how big? A recent survey attempts to find out.

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