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Meanwhile, in Texas . . .

Some crazy stuff went down last month. Here are a handful of headlines you may have missed.

By March 2015Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • A Slaton man deposited five hundred pounds of pennies, equaling about $816, which he’d been collecting for 65 years.
  • As of January 22, Amarillo had received 13.1 inches of snow in 2015, an inch more than Syracuse, New York, “America’s Snowiest Big City.”
  • The Dallas Safari Club, which last year faced criticism for auctioning off a hunt of the endangered black rhino, faced criticism again for sponsoring an African elephant hunt, which it eventually canceled.
  • A Rice University student imported 13,000 plastic balls of various colors from China in order to turn his dorm room into a ball pit.
  • An Austin man chased a robber out of his house with a sword and an antique gun.
  • A Galveston police officer had a co-worker pull over his girlfriend and attempt to arrest her before the officer himself arrived and asked her to marry him.
  • After a Houston-area Whataburger employee complimented a customer on her mink coat, the customer handed it to her via the drive-through window and left.
  • Odessa was named the most dangerous city in Texas by the FBI.
  • A Waco weatherman returned to work wearing a Superman T-shirt just one month after being shot by an unknown assailant.

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