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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 May 2016Comments

Illustration by Ross MacDonald

  • Residents of Von Ormy protested after a new strip club opened next to a school bus stop.
  • Euless actress Sarah Shahi was tapped by CBS to play Nancy Drew in a new television update of the famous detective.
  • A Montgomery County septuagenarian led law enforcement on a 38-mile, low-speed chase that continued even after spike strips blew out all four of her car’s tires.
  • A family in Rogers was saved by its nine-week-old Great Pyrenees puppy, which alerted them to a fire that eventually destroyed their house.
  • Two Dallas mothers were jailed on $1,500 bond after being accused of stealing two hot dogs, milkshakes, and an Icee from a Louisiana convenience store.
  • The dog tag of an American soldier who was killed on Okinawa during World War II was returned to his nephew in Victoria.
  • Residents of an East Austin neighborhood held a “meow-morial” for a recently deceased local cat named after Johnny Cash.
  • The operators of the nation’s fastest toll road, Texas Highway 130, filed for bankruptcy.
  • A Tyler resident made the local newscast after he said that fossils he found in his aunt’s front lawn were relics from Noah’s flood.

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