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So, There Is a Town in Texas Called Earth, and the Pun-Fun Can Officially Start NOW!
Offbeat  (tags: Earth, Texas, William E. Halsell )

- 172 days ago -
Earth was established by William E. Halsell, who laid out the townsite in 1924. Originally Halsell named the city Fairlawn, but in 1925 it was renamed Earth when it was learned that there was already a town in Texas by the name of Fairlawn.
Chito - Hardest Working Man   video
Offbeat  (tags: “Chito” Martiarena, Jose Angel, Del Rio, Texas, inspiration, disabled person, voluntary landscape worker )

- 304 days ago -
A disabled man, Chito has become somewhat of a local hero and inspiration to those in his community. He mows all along roadsides, night and day - for no pay. He now has some paid jobs also.
Central Texas Woman With Cancer Seeks Homes for Her 40 Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, in need of homes, Texas )

- 336 days ago -
A 74-year-old woman with cancer is seeking homes for her cats âEUR" all 40 of them.
Man Pretending to Be Good Samaritan Robs Woman Trapped In Overtruned Car
Offbeat  (tags: Good Samaritan, scumbag, overturned vehicle, woman, Texas )

- 386 days ago -
After the man took her purse and phone, Kimberly was left alone, in shock, on the side of the road.
Someone Put Up A New Warning Sign For Motorists In Prairie View, Texas
Offbeat  (tags: Prairie View, Texas, Warning Sign, Traffic violation, Sandra Bland )

- 455 days ago -
Small infractions are leading to high penalties includes death. It was important that a new sign be placed up for other drivers to read.
The Alamo Receives World Heritage Status From the UN
Offbeat  (tags: alamo, texas, world, heritage, un, mexicans, battle )

- 472 days ago -
The United States has succeeded in its bid to 'Remember the Alamo,' after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.
No Charges for Texas Veterinarian Who Killed Cat With Bow and Arrow
Offbeat  (tags: Texas, vet, kills, tiger, cat, bow, arrow )

- 483 days ago -
A Houston-area veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow will not face charges at this time after an Austin County grand jury declined to indict her for animal cruelty.
At Least Eight Linked to Theft, Beating Death of Emu in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: emu, beating, dead, texas )

- 600 days ago -
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 )

- 611 days ago -
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 )

- 624 days ago -
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 )

- 629 days ago -
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 )

- 634 days ago -
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 )

- 642 days ago -
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 )

- 655 days ago -
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 )

- 688 days ago -
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,

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