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.
- 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.