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Meanwhile, in Texas . . .

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

By May 2014Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

• A 165-year-old map of Texas sold at a Dallas auction for $149,000.

• After being pulled over on suspicion of DWI, the principal of Brackenridge High School in San Antonio (“Home of the Mighty Eagles”) chanted, “Go Eagles, Go Fighting Eagles, I’m so sorry.”

• A Talty CPR instructor put her skills to use for the first time when she revived a newborn puppy that wasn’t breathing.

• Officials stopped the food truck CockAsian from setting up shop at Port San Antonio because of concerns that people would find the name “objectionable.”

• A pair of Midway twins went head-to-head for thirty rounds in a regional spelling bee.

• Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, began offering “bacon on a stick” for $7.

• A dog that was stolen five years earlier was reunited with its family in San Antonio.

• An Austin bar settled a lawsuit brought by a patron who claimed he was injured when a mounted Longhorn head fell off a wall in the establishment’s stairwell.

• A shoplifter attempting to steal about $2,000 in goods from a Katy H-E-B was busted by a Girl Scout troop that noticed the man pushing his cart out the door in a suspicious manner.

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