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Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

By Erika Watts April 12, 2014

Remember how outraged everyone was after the defense attorney for Ethan Couch, also known as “Affluenza Teen,” argued that his client was a victim of his family’s wealth, which affected his judgment when he decided to drive drunk? And then …

Cop Gets Ticket From Young Vigilante Cop Gets Ticket From Young Vigilante

A cop in Baytown, Texas got the tables turned on him when a 14-year-old girl wrote him a ticket for illegal parking. Annie James noticed Officer Tommy King’s police cruiser was parked in a fire zone by her apartment complex, …

Ted Nugent Paid to Stay Away from Texas Festival Ted Nugent Paid to Stay Away from Texas Festival

Longview, Texas station KLTV reports that firebrand rocker Ted Nugent was supposed to headline an Independence Day performance there, but has now been given the “never mind” by local officials. They even paid him half his asked-for fee to not …

Galveston Oil Spill Leaves 160,000 Gallons of Oil Galveston Oil Spill Leaves 160,000 Gallons of Oil

Galveston Bay, Texas is one of the world’s busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, but the port remains closed after an oil spill on Sunday when a marine fuel oil barge collided with another ship. The barge was carrying nearly a million …

Justin and Selena Back Together? Justin and Selena Back Together?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez dating rumors are buzzing harder than his DUI arrest from earlier in the year. First, the two broke up and dealt with nasty rumors, called each other names, ended up in rehab and now getting …

Rick Perry’s CPAC Speech Urges Rebellion Rick Perry’s CPAC Speech Urges Rebellion

On the second day of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) held last Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s speech was well received by the crowd with lots of applause and whistles. In his speech, the Governor praised his fellow Republicans, …

Wendy Davis Wins Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination Wendy Davis Wins Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

George P. Bush wasn’t the only Texan to win yesterday. Wendy Davis was voted as the Democratic nominee for Texas Governor. Davis announced in October that she would be putting her name in the gubernatorial hat. Winning the nomination makes …

George P. Bush Wins Republican Nomination George P. Bush Wins Republican Nomination

George P. Bush got the “W” on Tuesday. The grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President and Texas Governor George W. Bush, and son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush followed in the Bush men’s political …

Texas Independence Day Celebrated Texas Independence Day Celebrated

Thousands gathered at the Washington-on-the-Bravos Historic Site Saturday to celebrate Texas Independence Day. On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall on the the 293-acre site, and declared the state’s sovereignty from Mexico. A …

Homeless Sign Contest: Two Texas Cops Suspended Homeless Sign Contest: Two Texas Cops Suspended

Two Midland, Texas police officers were suspended for three days after the police department learned of a panhandling game. According to the Associated Press, Derek Hester, 25, and 26-year-old Daniel Zoelzer, were suspended without pay for competing in a game …

Another 'Catch Me If U Can' Facebook Idiot Arrested Another 'Catch Me If U Can' Facebook Idiot Arrested

I’m sure criminals have no desire to take any advice from me–but I’ll offer some anyway. Guys and gals (but mostly guys), you have to stop taunting police on Facebook. The latest example of this comes from San Antonio, where …

Sportscaster Delivers Speech on Gay NFL Players Sportscaster Delivers Speech on Gay NFL Players

After NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam came out last week, which will make him the first openly gay NFL player when he is drafted, the defensive end from Missouri has faced quite a bit of criticism. The potential backlash Sam …

Children in Texas sickened by infused Mexican Rice Children in Texas sickened by infused Mexican Rice

Some products created under the “Uncle Ben’s” logo have been recalled due to unhealthy reactions in school children and teachers. The rice being recalled includes 5 lb and 25 lb bags of infused rice, which is not generally sold in …

Meat Recall: Pounds of Beef Contaminated Meat Recall: Pounds of Beef Contaminated
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Pounds of beef products from Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif.,  have gone on recall due to improperly inspected animals. Approximately 8.7 million products were said to be unfit for human consumption. The recall was first announced January 13 when thousands of …

"Affluenza" Teen Still Gets No Jail Time "Affluenza" Teen Still Gets No Jail Time

On Wednesday, judge Jean Boyd ordered Ethan Couch to rehab in addition to his 10-year probation sentence. Couch is the 16-year-old Texan who killed four people and injured two with is father’s Ford F-350 pickup truck on June 15. The teenager had …

Texas Execution: Woman Put To Death Texas Execution: Woman Put To Death

The state of Texas has the highest execution rate in the United States. It’s safe to say they are inclined to be less discriminatory about who is placed on death row. Even though the executing of women in the United …

Suzanne Basso Cleared for Execution in Texas Suzanne Basso Cleared for Execution in Texas

On Tuesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Suzanne Basso competent to be executed. Basso, 59, is awaiting execution in Texas due to her part in the 1998 murder of Louis “Buddy” Musso, a mentally handicapped man. Though …