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Why Texas' Insanely Fast 85 MPH Speed Limit Isn't A Big Deal

I shift into fifth gear and hit 70 mph as I merge onto the State Highway 130 toll road east of Austin. The speed limit on this road is 80 mph, so that's where I stop accelerating until a Chevy Tahoe packed with children passes me in the left lane, probably doing around 90. Then I decide to push the accelerator a bit… » 9/09/12 12:00pm 9/09/12 12:00pm

How A Ford Concept Vehicle Became A Real-Life Tornado Rescue Truck

After unveiling its tough looking rescue themed show truck at the Chicago Auto Show in February, NewScope Marketing was ready to continue parading it around the country, looking tough. But then a tornado ripped through Arlington, Texas, and a local fire department needed all the help it could get cleaning up the mess. » 5/02/12 12:30pm 5/02/12 12:30pm

Mom With Priorities Out Of Whack Buys Street Billboard To Land Daughter…

One well-meaning but clearly off-her-rocker Texas mom has spent at least $1500 on newspaper ads, fliers, one of those customizable outdoor display signs at a local taqueria, and — the pièce de résistance — a "pink rotating outdoor" billboard advertising her daughter, Brandy Day, for prom queen. » 4/20/12 2:40pm 4/20/12 2:40pm