Texas: A Burleson County Grand Jury declined to indict the man who shot and killed a Burleson County Sheriff’s Deputy who was serving a search warrant in December. Investigators were executing a search warrant at Henry McGee’s mobile home near Snook when the shooting happened. A grand jury decided there wasn’t enough evidence for him […]
Competition to kill the most feral hogs starts A competition among participating Texas counties to kill the most feral hogs and to educate the most residents about the animals starts Monday, and Hays and Caldwell counties are getting ready. Both have offered a $2 bounty per feral hog tail to encourage people to participate in […]
Soldier Kills Pal Trying to Cure Hiccups Seems Spc. Patrick Edward Myers and friends were watching football—and unsurprisingly, drinking—on Sunday when the victim developed a case of hiccups. In an attempt to scare him out of them, Myers pointed a gun, which he says he thought was loaded with dummy rounds, at the man’s face. […]
Saw this story: Texas ‘stand your ground’ shooter headed to prison A Texas man convicted of shooting and killing his unarmed neighbor during a dispute over loud music received a 40-year prison sentence on Wednesday. Raul Rodriguez, 47, faced a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison. He claimed he shot […]
Houston lawmaker wants to amend Castle Doctrine “This law, like the Florida law, is a license to kill, especially brown or black people” Rep. Garnet Coleman, an African-American, said of the bill the Texas Legislature passed overwhelmingly in the 2007 session. “I knew it was a bad legislation for the people I represent,” said Coleman, […]
Mountain lion snatches Leander boy in Big Bend; child survives Taking all the recommended precautions wasn’t enough to keep a mountain lion from snatching a 6-year-old Leander boy from his mother’s hand and clamping its jaws on his face at Big Bend National Park on Sunday night…”This attack did not happen on a trail. We […]
Man holding pit bull when shot, son says A neighbor’s pit bull apparently jumped the fence and threatened some kids, but then it got weird: [Robert] Walker Sr. threw a brick at the dog while his wife quickly escorted her grandchildren into the house. She retrieved a .38-caliber revolver and returned outside, where she found […]
Last month in Houston: A veteran Houston police officer participating with a cooking team at the Houston rodeo’s Bar-B-Que cook-off has been relieved of duty for reportedly tossing a tear gas canister at booth opponents during the popular event, apparently sickening several patrons. Seems the guy has a bit of a track record with trouble.