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Meanwhile, in Texas . . .

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

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  • A Houston school district police officer was sentenced to a year in jail for offering to release a woman in possession of marijuana paraphernalia if she would let him lick her feet.
  • Because of bad weather, a football game between Lufkin and Ennis high schools was decided by a coin toss.
  • After a shepherd-mix dog was struck and killed by a car in Dallas, his friend, a Great Pyrenees, pulled him to the side of the road and stood guard over his body until human assistance arrived.
  • An eleven-year-old biracial girl was kicked off a Woodlands competitive cheer team for refusing to straighten her curly hair.
  • The license plates from the limousine that John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated sold at auction for $100,000.
  • The dog tags of a World War II soldier from Baylor County were found in a garden in En­gland and returned to his family.
  • State Farm noted that between 2005 and 2012 it received more claims for Thanksgiving-related fire damage from Texas than from any other state.
  • After the Islamic Center of Pflugerville was vandalized, a seven-year-old boy donated the contents of his piggy bank to the organization.
  • A work crew performing renovations on a home in Mission discovered a coffin containing the bones of a cocker spaniel buried in the yard.

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