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Meanwhile, in Texas…

Some of the craziest headlines you might have missed over the past month.

By May 2017Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • The city of La Feria (pop. 7,338) announced that it has no clue what happened to $6.4 million in missing municipal funds.
  • Someone repeatedly dumped bloodstained clothing, napkins, money, and bags filled with headless chickens at the front gate of an El Paso cemetery.
  • A Burkburnett man was arrested for allegedly head-butting an eight-year-old child in the face because the boy couldn’t tell him what the word “organizing” meant.
  • The Nueces County jail refused to accept prisoners convicted of nonviolent low-level misdemeanors during spring break because all its cells were full.
  • A Brownsville man was arrested after state troopers pulled him over near Texarkana and found $7 million worth of cocaine in his car.
  • After a Denton man was stabbed in the abdomen, he told a police dispatcher, “Don’t worry about it.”
  • A hunting guide turned himself in to authorities in connection with the shooting of his client near Candelaria, after having originally told police the shooters were illegal immigrants.
  • A large chunk of a European spacecraft washed up on a beach in Freeport.

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