Juárez has no dearth of deaths related to the drug war. But graves are in short supply.
Sometimes going to the strip club can be hazardous to your health.
A 67-year-old man spent his last moments on earth Friday at an El Paso gentleman's establishment, the Red Parrot.
As Whitney Burbank's KVIA-TV story rather indelicately phrased it:
West Virginia is still blushing that Keith Judd, an inmate incarcerated in a low-security federal prison Texarkana, won forty percent of the vote in the state's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday.
Who among us hasn't thought it would be just hilarious to walk into a police station and say, "give me all your money"?
If you said "no one," you'd be wrong. As Scott Goldstein of the Dallas Morning News first reported, eighteen-year-old Keithan Kennard Manuel did just that in Wilmer (fifteen miles south of Dallas), which landed him in jail on a charge of robbery.
The Wise County Messenger's Kristen Tribe took to her column to grumble that the TM Daily Post has overlooked the hilarity of the paper's police blotter, writing:
Wise County is victim of a gross injustice.
Despite a crime report that can elicit laughter from even our most serious readers, it has failed to capture the attention of the clever writers at Texas Monthly. ...
The number of men exonerated in Dallas County in the last ten years ticked up to 32 this week, as two more men were cleared by DNA evidence.
State District Judge Susan Hawk exonerated James Curtis Williams and Raymond Jackson at a hearing Monday. The Dallas Observer's Leslie Minora, on hand for the hearing, wrote that Hawk "couldn't find words strong enough for a suitable apology for what the men had faced."
We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but whoever is running the Lufkin Daily News’ police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd.
The crime in Lufkin ranges from the very mundane to the very bizarre, and nearly each day the police blotter seems to contain a new gem. We’ve compiled our favorites from April below:
Jesus comes across as something of a micromanager in Warren Jeffs's court filing to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
"I, Jesus Christ... speak to Supreme Court of Texas, my own will even concerning 51st Judicial District Court Cause Numbers 990, 1017, 1061, and Court of Appeals Case Number 03-11-00568-CR, as pertaining to legal prosecution against my servant Warren Jeffs," the document says.
The Houston area (and, really, the nation) was horrified this week after a woman allegedly shot a young mother and kidnapped her newborn son in a parking lot in front of a pediatric clinic.