Texas Motor Speedway Might End IndyCar Contract If COTA Gets A Race

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is so butthurt over this weekend's NASCAR race being double-booked with Circuit of the Americas' United States Grand Prix that he's adamant that COTA shouldn't get NASCAR or IndyCar—ever. I hate to break it to you, man, but sound management decisions aren't typically built… » 11/02/14 4:00pm 11/02/14 4:00pm

The cop lights are bright deep in the heart of Texas

If you're wondering what inspired our investigation into the speeding laws in all 50 states yesterday, it was Editor Zach Bowman's surprisingly jovial encounter with a fine law enforcement officer in the great state of Texas. It was one of many encounters: with a tumbleweed (which ended badly for the tumbleweed); a… » 8/07/14 4:06pm 8/07/14 4:06pm

Bystanders Break Windows to Free Kids Trapped Inside Hot Car

A bunch of folks in a Texas parking lot straight smashed the windows of a Jeep after noticing two children left inside, sweltering in the heat. Welcome to the summer of Americans breaking into cars because we all read that horrible Washington Post article and nope, not on my watch. » 7/15/14 11:56am 7/15/14 11:56am

Texas Used Car Dealer Has All Female Sales Staff

As a buyer's consultant, I talk with salespeople everyday and I can tell you there is a difference between dealing with a male or female, not better or worse...just different. So I can understand why car-buyers might be more comfortable with women when haggling for a deal. Victory Auto Smart in Victoria Texas, is… » 6/11/14 3:33pm 6/11/14 3:33pm

'Affluenza' Teen's Insurance Will Pay At Least $2 Million To Victims

Last we heard from Ethan Couch, the boy with the eminently slappable face who killed four people, but didn't serve a lick of jail time because he suffered from "affluenza," or the condition of Mommy and Daddy having too much money, he wasn't paying much for rehab, either. But the victims will get something. » 5/06/14 5:30pm 5/06/14 5:30pm

Toyota Is Moving Most Of Its U.S. Headquarters To Texas

Apparently all of my talk about how great Texas is has rubbed off on Toyota, or perhaps the low cost of doing business has encouraged the automaker to move "substantial parts of its U.S. headquarters" away from Torrance, California to suburban Dallas as Bloomberg just reported. Howdy, y'all, I hope you like brisket. » 4/27/14 6:53pm 4/27/14 6:53pm