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Meanwhile, in Texas. . .

Some crazy stuff went down last month. Here are a handful of headlines you may have missed.

By July 2015Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • 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.


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