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Meanwhile, in Texas . . .

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

By September 2014Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • The California-based restaurant chain Carl’s Jr. introduced the Texas BBQ Thickburger, which consists of smoked brisket, fried jalapeño and onion strips, American cheese, and a beef patty.
  • A single-engine Cessna made an emergency landing on Arlington’s U.S. 287 during Friday evening rush hour.
  • Rick Perry announced that he had stopped wearing cowboy boots due to back problems.
  • Harris County officials said that a serial pooper—a man who defecates in people’s backyards—may have returned to the Heights neighborhood.
  • A vintage Lone Ranger outfit was sold at a Waco auction for $195,000.
  • Mistress Clara Carmack, the Alamo’s official cat, died and was buried at the historic site.
  • A Harlingen man won the World Championship Buffalo Chip Toss in Nebraska.
  • An inebriated Houston man paid $4.28 to the rideshare company Uber to be driven from one bar to another bar about 150 feet away.
  • The Foundation School Fund, which supports Texas public schools, received $7.5 million after the jackpot lottery ticket purchased in League City went unclaimed.
  • A 1953 Howard Payne University class ring was found in a dried-up portion of Lake Nasworthy and returned to the 84-year-old woman who lost it sixty years ago.

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