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Toyota To Texas: A Move That Affects 4,000 Employees

In a move Toyota says “will better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth,” the Japanese automaker will consolidate its various U.S. headquarters into a single campus in Plano, Texas, according to press release posted on the company’s …

Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

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 …

Affluenza Teen: Family Foots Only Fraction Of Rehab

Many were outraged when Texas teen Ethan Couch – responsible for taking the lives of four people as he drove intoxicated in his family’s company truck – was only sentenced to ten years of counseling. Recent reports from court officials …

Stiletto-Heel Killing: Woman Convicted Of Murder

The Stiletto-heel killing case in Texas has ended in conviction. Anna Trujillo, 45, claimed she was acting in self-defense when she bludgeoned her boyfriend, Stefan Andersson, to death with her shoe after a drunken fight. However, as Andersson, 56, was …

Tornadoes Reported in Mid and Southwestern States: 8

It’s time for one of nature’s biggest blockbuster hits: Tornado Season. On Thursday, the bulk of the Midwestern and Southwestern states experienced high winds and giant balls of hail in one day, and eight tornadoes touched down in Texas, Missouri …

Texas Chupacabra Really a Canine?

The Texas “Chupacabra”, which is now living with its captors in the small Texas town of Ratcliffe in DeWitt county, is most likely a canine according to Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Brent Ortego. “The animal in the cage, as …

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

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 In Bay

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 Bieber and Selena Gomez Sexy Video

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

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

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 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

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

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 …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook

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

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 …

Rice Recall: Uncle Ben’s Rice Is Making Children Sick

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: Improper Inspections Lead to Contaminated Beef Products
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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 After Killing 4

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

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 …