A faculty member called campus security to remove a peacock that was blocking the entrance to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

A woman climbed into an enclosure at the El Paso Zoo and attempted to hand-feed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to spider monkeys.

Two teenage girls claimed they had been kidnapped from a flea market in Seagoville to provide cover for leaving their chaperone so they could spend time with two young men.

A Killeen elementary school was evacuated after a ten-year-old student lit a toilet paper dispenser on fire.

To raise awareness about type 1 diabetes, a Plano man completed a fourteen-month, 2,800-mile run from Disneyland, in California, to Disney World, in Florida.

Arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of her ex, a Fort Worth woman told authorities that the deceased accidentally ran into the knife she was using to cut fruit.

A register-system glitch at a CEFCO convenience store in Waco overcharged a man nearly $1,300 for a biscuit and an energy drink.

When she attempted to update her Texas driver’s license, a woman discovered she had been charged with a felony for not returning a rented VHS of Sabrina the Teenage Witch more than twenty years ago.

This article originally appeared in the July 2021 issue of Texas Monthly with the headline “Meanwhile, in Texas.” Subscribe today.