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.
- Identical twin sisters from Houston bought identical Sears Craftsman housesright next door to each otherin Galveston.
- After getting plunked by a pitcher, a man in a pickup baseball game near Elsa shot and wounded one of the opposing players.
- An Austin girl who was kidnapped by her mother and taken to Mexico was reunited with her father twelve years after her abduction.
- The SAT math scores of the state’s high school students hit a 22-year low.
- At their wedding ceremony, a neuroscientist gave his new wife a jar containing a model of his brain.
- After its entire staff was laid off, Houston’s News 92 FM played nothing but Beyoncé songs for nearly four days straight.
- A Spring teenager who wasthe lone survivor of a massacre that killed her family was named a member of her high school’s homecoming court.
- Two Hidalgo County campaign workers pleaded guilty to vote-buying after offering cocaine in exchange for votes.
- A Houston man stole a five-hundred-pound statue of a boy returning from a fishing trip, cut it up, and sold it as scrap.
- A thousand-pound steer escaped its pen and ran through the State Fair of Texas midway.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan was finally nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.