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At Least Eight Linked to Theft, Beating Death of Emu in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: emu, beating, dead, texas )

Angie
- 66 days ago - msn.com
Eight people have either been arrested or cited by police for their roles in stealing an emu in a rural Texas town and beating it to death, the Comanche County Sheriff's Department said on Thursday.
Man, 21, Charged With Animal Cruelty After Tying Donkey Up to His Pick-Up Truck and Dragging the Animal for THREE Miles
Offbeat  (tags: Texas, animal cruelty, man, donkey, tied )

Scooby
- 77 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A 21-year-old man in Montgomery County, Texas was arrested on Saturday after tying a donkey to his Toyota pick-up truck and towing the animal several miles.
Matthew McConaughey's Rep Denies He Owns Hunting Ranch After Animal Rights Activists Launch Petition Attacking Him
Offbeat  (tags: Matthew McConaughey, ranch, denies, Texas, hunting, trips )

Scooby
- 90 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Matthew McConaughey has become embroiled in an animal rights scandal after he was named as the co-founder of a ranch offering 'canned hunting' trips.
Texas Executes Man Despite Intellectual Disability, IQ of 67
Offbeat  (tags: execution, disability, Texas, USA )

Ray
- 96 days ago - rt.com
The state of Texas executed Robert Ladd on Thursday via lethal injection, after the Supreme Court rejected arguments from the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) that he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
Taking Your Phone to Bed Might Lead to a Fire.
Offbeat  (tags: phone, bed, fire, girl, texas, sleep, americans, business, children, culture, health, humans, safety, society )

Lone
- 101 days ago - ba-bamail.com
VIDEO: This is the story of a little girl from Texas and how her phone nearly burned her is her sleep.
Texas Clubs Latest Auction: Your Chance to Hunt An Elephant for $20,000
Offbeat  (tags: Texas, Dallas, safari, auction, hunting, elephants )

Scooby
- 108 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A Texas hunting club is planning to auction the chance to hunt an elephant in Africa.
Stolen Tiny Home Recovered
Offbeat  (tags: tiny, house, home, stolen, recovered, San Antonio, Texas )

Isaac
- 121 days ago - mysanantonio.com
The owner of a 228-square-foot home, which was reported stolen on Dec. 20, has posted on his blog that the tiny home has been found...
Why Texas Is Closing Prisons in Favour of Rehab
Offbeat  (tags: Prisons, Rehab, Texas, USA )

Ray
- 154 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US is known for its tough criminal justice system, with an incarceration rate far larger than any comparable country. So why is it that Republicans in Texas are actively seeking to close prisons, asks Danny Kruger,
'Mentally Ill' Texas Inmate Appeals Against Execution
Offbeat  (tags: inmate, execution, mentally ill, Texas, USA )

Ray
- 154 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Lawyers for a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed this week have called on the US Supreme Court to halt the lethal injection.
Texas Chupacabra Caught on Camera?
Offbeat  (tags: chupacabra, video, interesting, Texas )

Giana
- 449 days ago - nbcnews.com
Interesting.
Abandoned Walmart Is Now America's Largest Library
Offbeat  (tags: library, books, reclaim, abandoned, Texas, McAllen )

Dawn
- 639 days ago - weburbanist.com
This is awesome!!!!
You Did It!!! Texas Bans Gas Chambers for Animals!!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, suffering, ban, Texas )

Cher
- 722 days ago - behumane.org
Thanks to you and animal lovers all over the country, gas chambers are now banned in the great state of Texas!
Remember Zanesville? Let's Make Sure That Doesn't Happen in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, Texas )

Cher
- 768 days ago - examiner.com
Do you remember the tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, in which the owner of 56 exotic animals let them loose on the small town before committing suicide? Some Texas lawmakers seem to have forgotten that and are trying to effectively gut Texas' Dangerous Wild
Some 5,000 Pounds of Rattlesnakes Collected in Odd Annual Event
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, humans, food, snakes, culture, Texas )

Giana
- 787 days ago - grindtv.com
An odd event takes place this weekend in Sweetwater, Texas. Or at least it would seem odd to most city folk who have never heard of such a thing. A rattlesnake roundup? What's that?
Texas GOP Rejects 'Critical Thinking' Skills. Really.
Offbeat  (tags: GOP, Texas, society, education, news )

Carrie
- 1030 days ago - digg.com
In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff department, here's what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education:
 

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