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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 July 2016Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • Guinness World Records declared a 30-year-old Mansfield cat named Scooter the world’s oldest living feline, apparently unaware that the creature had died a few weeks earlier.
  • A 72-year-old blind man in Tatum was fitted with a bionic eye that restored his sight.
  • Police pursued a meandering bull in a slow-speed chase through the streets of Arlington.
  • Due to an “addition problem,” election workers declared the wrong candidate as the victor in Alpine’s 423-vote mayoral race.
  • A 96-year-old World War II veteran received his high school diploma in Odessa eighty years after dropping out of eleventh grade.
  • In Henderson County, a farmer named his alpaca Purple Rain.
  • A Nederland mother reconnected with the son she gave up for adoption after he tracked her down on Facebook thirty years later.
  • Comfort ISD launched an investigation into a teacher who allegedly served coffee to her third-grade students.
  • A man claimed that his grandson found a dead rat inside a bottle of Dr Pepper that was purchased at a Galveston gas station.
  • A San Antonio news anchor laughed on air during a segment about a cancer survivor who was the recipient of the world’s first penis transplant.

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  • jeff davis

    The clock boy can do himself and all Texans a favor and go back to the sands of old araby.