Meanwhile, in Texas. . .
Some crazy stuff went down last month. Here are a handful of headlines you may have missed.
- A dog that was found cradled in its dead owner’s arms after a tornado in Van was adopted by a new family.
- The Texas Legislature put a proposed amendment on the November 3 ballot that would enshrine the right to hunt and fish in the state constitution.
- In Beaumont a Nigerian-born witch doctor was sentenced to prison for helping drug traffickers avoid law enforcement by, among other things, telling them to speak to magic rocks.
- The Christoval ISD band director was placed on leave for having facial hair, even though he has a medical condition that prevents him from shaving.
- An Austin resident who is the country’s oldest living combat veteran celebrated his 109th birthday.
- A Lubbock woman’s car was stolen three times in two weeks.
- Texas ranked dead last nationally in the quality of nursing home care.
- A nine-year-old boy from Conroe took a calculus class at Lone Star College–Montgomery after earning an A in trigonometry a year earlier.
- The University of Texas–Pan American’s mascot, Bucky the Bronc, received an honorary degree in school spirit before being retired.
- A blind pole vaulter from Emory won the bronze at the state high school championships.