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

'Affluenza' Teen Who Killed Four People Won't Pay Much For Rehab

Texas teenager Ethan Couch got drunk, got high, got behind the wheel, and killed four people. He avoided jail time because his parents were "too rich," and he didn't understand responsibility. Instead, his parents just had to pay for rehab. And now they won't even do that, for the most part. » 4/13/14 3:30pm 4/13/14 3:30pm

This Poor Texas Woman Has No Idea What To Do About Her Broken Windows

A line of storms and tornados barreled through Texas last week, wreaking havoc in its path, and destroying homes. But the worst damage was not to the tree branches that fell down, or the walls turned to rubble. It was to the shattered windows of this Texas woman's car, and her shattered sense of self. » 4/09/14 12:30pm 4/09/14 12:30pm