Police: Texas Man Stole BBQ, Torched House, Led Cops On Corvette Chase

This is a crime story out of Texas, but it’s so insane it’s downright Floridian in nature. A man in my hometown of San Antonio faces multiple felony charges after cops say he stole brisket from a barbecue joint, evaded police in a stolen truck, set a house on fire, escaped in a stolen Corvette, and then was finally… » 4/15/15 9:50pm 4/15/15 9:50pm

Bill To Let Tesla Sell Direct In Texas May Sputter Out And Die

If you were hoping 2015 would be the year that Texas lawmakers would finally vote to allow Tesla Motors to sell their cars direct to customers in the Lone Star State, you may want to pin your hopes on the 2017 legislative session instead. The latest direct sales bill has been met with considerable opposition. » 4/14/15 10:40am 4/14/15 10:40am

Texas Declares Man's License Plate Offensive To Upside-Down People

Are you inverted 180° from normal human position, either through a gravitational anomaly or perhaps the use of gravity boots? Maybe you’re Raph? Are you also a highly sensitive person? If so, then you better sit down. Or, I guess, sit up. Because Texas just figured out that a Lambo’s license plate, 370H55V, can be… » 4/10/15 12:45pm 4/10/15 12:45pm

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

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

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 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

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