One Killed, Three Injured After 18 Wheeler Causes Texas Bridge Collapse 

One person was killed and at least three people were injured when a section of a bridge above Interstate 35 collapsed after it was struck by a too-tall 18-wheeler in Texas, according to public safety officials and news reports. » 3/26/15 3:56pm Thursday 3:56pm

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association Thinks You're A Stupid Idiot

It's that time again in the Lone Star State — the Texas Legislature is once again open for business! And as it was in 2013, there's a big fight over whether or not to allow Tesla Motors to sell their cars directly to customers, much to the ire of franchised dealers, who are fighting it tooth and nail. » 3/18/15 1:38pm 3/18/15 1:38pm

Did Every Lowered Truck In Texas Get Wrecked In This Massive Pile-Up?

If you're a fan of trucks with big wheels and no ground clearance, avert your eyes because this parade of pickups got turned into a conga-line of destruction that just keeps going and going and... seriously, it's unbelievably long. » 3/17/15 4:21pm 3/17/15 4:21pm

A Texas Woman Is Actually Buried In Her Ferrari

"Bury me in my car when I die." A lot of us have said that in jest, especially when we come to own an awesome car like a Subaru XT6 or whatever. But one woman in San Antonio, Texas actually did it, and if you're ever in the Alamo City you can stop by the cemetery where she's buried in her 1964 Ferrari and pay your… » 2/20/15 9:20pm 2/20/15 9:20pm

Two Bills Filed In Texas To Legalize Tesla Direct Sales

Tesla Motors tried to legalize direct sales in the Lone Star State in 2013, but came up way short against the car dealers and their deep pockets. Now they're back with a lot of money, and today two bills were filed in the Texas Legislature aiming to allow for direct Tesla sales. » 2/19/15 6:25pm 2/19/15 6:25pm

Tesla Gears Up To Spend Big Money In Texas For Dealer Fight

We love us some sweet, sweet freedom down here in Texas, unless that freedom involves selling your car directly to your customers without having to go through a dealership. Our laws aren't big on that kind of freedom, and the last time the Texas Legislature met, Tesla Motors was way outgunned in the direct sales… » 2/18/15 1:38pm 2/18/15 1:38pm

Texas Woman Charged After Filing Amber Alert Over Stolen Car

A woman from Galveston, Texas, was just charged with filing a false report after reporting an Amber Alert to local police. An Amber Alert, which launches a massive public search effort to find a missing or kidnapped child, was in this case used in the hopes of finding her stolen SUV. » 11/21/14 3:10pm 11/21/14 3:10pm

Texas Bans The Polaris Slingshot Three-Wheeler

The Polaris Slingshot, a new three-wheeled sports-vehicle, lacks a few components necessary to be considered "a car." In most states you can register it as a motorcycle, slap on a helmet, and be on your way. Texas says "not so fast." » 11/12/14 9:00pm 11/12/14 9:00pm

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… » 11/02/14 4:00pm 11/02/14 4:00pm

For $1,750, This Custom Buggy Is Ready For The Dunes

They say that residents of Texas' capital should keep Austin weird. It doesn't get much weirder than today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe dune buggy, but is it priced to ensure it will be kept by its current Austin owner? » 9/16/14 8:00am 9/16/14 8:00am

Texas Jury Acquits Dad Of Murdering Drunk Driver Who Killed His Kids

A jury in Southeast Texas yesterday declared that a bereaved father accused of shooting and killing the drunken driver who crashed into his two children was not guilty of murder, according to news reports. » 8/28/14 10:36am 8/28/14 10:36am

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

Dog Dies After Cop Forces Owner To Abandon It At Traffic Stop

Police in Houston are facing considerable ire from the public and from the mayor amid allegations that an officer ordered a man to abandon his elderly, blind dog during a traffic stop, leading to that dog getting hit and killed by a car. » 7/30/14 5:25pm 7/30/14 5:25pm

Houston Out $5 Million Over Police Chase That Critically Injured Two

In recent years, there's been an increasing debate in law enforcement over the safety of police pursuits and whether chasing down suspects is really worth the danger to officers and civilians. Cases like this tragic pursuit in Houston in 2009 are why. » 7/29/14 5:18pm 7/29/14 5:18pm

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

Idiot Car Burglar Tries Dumbest Strategy Ever To Avoid Jail

Let's say a guy breaks into your car. He gets caught and seems headed to jail. Then he calls you and says he'll give you $500 if you pretend to be friends with him, and that's how his fingerprints ended up in your car. What would you say to him? » 5/21/14 10:28am 5/21/14 10:28am