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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.

By January 2017Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • A Dallas man spread his friend’s ashes in the orchestra pit at the New York Metropolitan Opera, prompting an evacuation because police thought it may have been anthrax.
  • Thieves broke into a trailer and stole Christmas presents that the Wichita Falls Fire Department had collected for underprivileged children.
  • Four years after a dog disappeared in Mesquite, it was found in Las Vegas and reunited with its owner.
  • A twelve-year-old was charged with DWI after leading police on a chase through Austin that ended when he crashed into a utility pole.
  • A customer at a Houston restaurant tipped a waiter $750 so he could introduce his new child to his family back in Ireland after the New Year.
  • More than 25 semitrailers joined the funeral procession for an elderly trucker from Ralls who died in a car crash.
  • Police corralled a miniature horse that was roaming the streets of downtown Conroe.
  • A swarm of killer bees in Richmond attacked a drone that was filming their extraction by exterminators.
  • A Woodway couple who had been married for 74 years died within ten hours of each other.

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