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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 March 2017Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • An 85-year-old man saved two women from a burning car outside his home in Burleson.
  • Bee rustlers described as “lowdown scoundrels” stole three hundred honeybee hives worth $90,000 from a ranch outside of Manvel.
  • A 911 dispatcher in Madisonville answered a call from her 14-year-old daughter about a fire at their home.
  • An Odessa man was busted for possession of methamphetamines, which he tried to hide in a cup of hot chocolate.
  • Three horses were spotted trotting on a northbound stretch of Interstate 45 near Dallas.
  • An Ohio poet tried and failed to correctly answer questions about her own work that were part of recent STAAR tests.
  • The Hill Country town formerly known as Bankersmith, renamed Bikinis, and then re-renamed Bankersmith, was put up for sale with an asking price of $1.5 million.
  • A man apparently stole an expensive guitar from a Fort Worth music store by stuffing it down his pants.
  • The Mesquite Police Department added cowboy hats as an option for its official uniform.
  • A restaurateur lost a court battle to open up an eatery in Kemah called the Krusty Krab, which is the name of a fictional establishment in SpongeBob SquarePants.

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