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Meanwhile, in Texas . . .

Some crazy stuff went down in Texas in the past thirty days. Here are some of the headlines you may have missed.

By December 2016Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • A man in Wichita Falls who was seeking shelter in a dumpster survived being picked up by a garbage truck, compacted with the trash, and dumped into a pit.
  • Gator hunters in Dayton broke a state record when they caught a live thirteen-foot, eight-inch alligator, which they later named Big Tex.
  • A suspected burglar was arrested by Odessa police after he dropped a tablet with his selfie on the screen while fleeing the scene of the crime.
  • A house was stuck in the middle of an Austin street for four days while a moving company attempted to transport it to a new lot.
  • The Waco Zoo took in a two-headed baby rat snake that was discovered by a local resident.
  • A 5-year-old saved his infant brother’s life by pulling him from a burning car wreck in Houston.
  • A 22-year-old Fort Worth man broke into the Capitol and tossed the portrait of former governor Fletcher Stockdale down three stories, causing $10,000 in damage.
  • A Chevrolet pickup truck set a Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle by carrying a 3,200-square-foot American flag and then a Texas flag around the Texas Motor Speedway.

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