A Texas history teacher at Schrade Middle School in Rowlett apparently mistook his classroom for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. On Monday, he reportedly lassoed a student around the neck. By Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported, the boy’s neck showed bruising.
El Paso is the safest large city in the United States, according to a report released by Congressional Quarterly on Tuesday. This is the third year in a row the Texas border town has earned this ranking; it has been in the top three since 1997. Austin and San Antonio followed close behind on the list at spots four and ten, respectively.
Cadillac Ranch, located just off of Interstate 40 a few miles west of Amarillo, is perhaps the most famous roadside attraction in America. The art installation, consisting of ten tail-finned, brightly painted Cadillacs planted nose-down in a pasture, was funded in 1974 by the eccentric Panhandle oil heir and arts patron Stanley Marsh 3.
We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but the person behind the Lufkin Daily News police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd. (Learn more about Lufkin Daily News crime reporter Jessica Cooley here).
Houston, Dallas, and Austin are cities with some of the most fatal car crashes involving intoxication in the country, according to a report that analyzed incidents in the country’s 25 most populous cities. Houston ranked second, Dallas fifth, and Austin seventh, with Fort Worth close behind at number 13 in the study recently put out by software company IDV Solutions on their UXBlog.
Two Dallas-area buildings once occupied by presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald met opposite fates this week. While Irving made a move to restore the home where Oswald spent the night before assassinating John F. Kennedy, Dallas announced that it would demolish the now-derelict apartment complex where Oswald lived with his wife shortly before the murder.
We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but the person behind the Lufkin Daily News police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd. (Learn more about Lufkin Daily News crime reporter Jessica Cooley here.)
A cozy prison jumpsuit awaits an Anahuac man who wanted to have his Ukrainian mail-order bride shipped in a crate from Kiev to his Texas home, where he planned to kill her.
Who left a small dead pig in front of a new mosque in Cypress Tuesday afternoon? That's the question the Harris County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime, wants answered.
So long, UT football season. And so long, fall semester.