Dallas Assailant Purchased Armored "Zombie Apocolypse" Van On Ebay

Dallas was rocked late Friday night by a brazen attack on a police headquarters. An assailant opened fire on the building and planted at least one improvised explosive device before escaping. During the chase, it became clear that the shooter was not in a common vehicle, but a dark painted up-armored van. Details… »6/14/15 9:35am6/14/15 9:35am

Buyer Beware: 10,000 Flood-Damaged Texas Cars Could Hit The Market

Many parts of the Lone Star State are still recovering from last month’s devastating flash floods. The after-effects of the storm will likely be felt for years, and in one way, they could have an impact on the rest of the country: as many as 10,000 flood-damaged cars and trucks could be resold out of state. »6/06/15 1:00pm6/06/15 1:00pm

Rick Perry Rented A C-130 Hercules To Use As Campaign Kickoff Backdrop

Rick Perry is at it again, chasing his dreams of becoming the most powerful person and defacto leader of planet earth. This time around he’s armed with cool hipster glasses, a load of famous Navy SEALs and a C-130 Hercules campaign plane. Well, more like a campaign plane prop, as in one that won’t fly. »6/04/15 7:43pm6/04/15 7:43pm

The Trucks of the 2015 Lone Star Roundup

Earlier in the year I was talking to a few friends...artists, builders, about the current old truck trends. Slammed C10s are rad, but everyone has done them. Dropped effies are common as a cold around any hot rod show. They’re everywhere. When I had my ‘54 F100 at AutoRama last year people did not know what to think… »5/06/15 2:53pm5/06/15 2:53pm

This Is Who Would Have Met The Garland Gunman If They Made It Inside

When two attackers fired on a security guard outside a provocative art show featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, they didn’t know that an entire squadron of the Garland, Texas SWAT were laying in wait. And yes, that’s a Punisher Skull atop the Texas state flag on the team’s patch. »5/04/15 8:05pm5/04/15 8:05pm

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 9:50pm4/15/15 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 10:40am4/14/15 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 12:45pm4/10/15 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 1:38pm3/18/15 1:38pm