Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees discovered $18 million worth of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas sent to a prison near Angleton.
A man was arrested after allegedly failing to carjack a broadcast news truck in Houston and then successfully stealing a police cruiser.
The city of Groves gave the manager of a local Domino’s Pizza a key to the city for serving food to displaced residents during Hurricane Harvey.
A woman who was taking care of a friend’s two-year-old child in Spring was caught on a surveillance camera leaving the boy alone on someone’s doorstep at night.
After a nineteen-year-old fugitive in Palmview posted a comment on the police department’s Facebook page asking if he could get a reward for his own capture, the police responded, “We will see you very soon,” and arrested him a week later.
A Kingsland bridge that was made to withstand a 50-year storm was destroyed in a flood, 49 years after it was built.
Someone altered the signage on an Austin street named B. R. Reynolds to read “Burt Reynolds” two weeks after the actor’s death.
Border Patrol agents in Laredo stopped a man who allegedly tried to smuggle 25 puppies in duffel bags.
More than three hundred mousetraps were set up at a Corpus Christi movie theater after health inspectors found at least 21 rodents there.
The Texas prison system decided to allow more inmates who have lost their teeth to have access to dentures rather than being provided pureed food.
The man believed to be the oldest working man in Texas, who still puts in two days a week at Dallas Flooring Warehouse, turned 101.
This article originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of Texas Monthly. Subscribe today.