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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 website earlier today. The transition to the new headquarters, which will be completed in late 2016 or early 2017, affects …

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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 there was the equally infuriating decision by the judge to sentence Couch to 10 years probation and rehab–no jail time–for …

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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 now have Texas taxpayers especially upset, as they learn they will be partially footing the bill. 17-year-old Couch’s parents will …

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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 stabbed in the face and head over two dozen times, the jury thought otherwise. The altercation happened after a night …

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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 and Illinois within an three-hour period. According to NBC News, four tornadoes hit Texas on Thursday evening between 6 p.m. …

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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 best I can tell from the view, is some form of small canine.”, he stated, although he wanted to be …

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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, according to Yahoo. “He was parked on the side of the building and it was a fire lane all the …

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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 show up, please. Longview was using a promoter to set up their second annual Independence Day Festival. That promoter had …

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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 gallons of marine fuel oil, but officials believe only one of the barge tanks was hit – which is still …

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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 back together? It sure does seem that way-especially if the Biebs has his way with the matter. Today, the 20-year-old …

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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, Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Nikki Haley of South Carolina. He opened his speech by …

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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 Davis the first female governor nominee since former Governor Ann Richards won the nomination in 1990. Richards served as Governor …

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