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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.

By December 2014Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • 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.  

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