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.
- 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.