Texas



Sweet Merciful Armadillo. I thought my childhood was screwed up. Shades of William S. Burroughs. Via The Presurfer: Texas 1956. Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and…



Cop Block reports that some Houston cops will be waring body cameras. Step toward public accountability? Latest signs of an encroaching surveillance state? Via Cop Block: Over the past few weeks 100…
















In what should in a just world result in an instant revocation of its tax-exempt status, the pastor of a Leakey, Texas church has endorsed Mitt Romney in the upcoming election:

The sign reads, “Vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim! The capitalist, not the communist!”

That marquee standing outside a non-denominational church has become the talk of the town in Leakey — about 90 miles northwest of San Antonio.

The Church in the Valley is run by Pastor Ray Miller. Miller declined an interview but did say the sign was solely his idea. He said he changes the sign weekly and this isn’t the first bold statement to be displayed.


Read more at KENS5.com.


Can’t a man adopt the uncluttered lifestyle of the ancients without being persecuted? Yahoo! News writes:

A half-naked man living in a cave in a canyon outside El Paso, Texas, scared a group of hikers on Sunday when they say he jumped out of the cave and chased them away. One of the hikers returned to the cave and spoke with the man, capturing footage on his cellphone.

Residents of an apartment complex at the foot of McKelligon Canyon say the man has been living in the cave for about three years. “Normally, he’s like wandering around,” [said] one resident.

The cave dweller defended his right to live in the cave: “What is my crime? I’m sin-free in every city. I’m baptized and saved. [My detractors] need to worry about their own selves, to repent and help the community more.”





The possible sighting by multiple witnesses of a UFO above Stephenville, TX briefly garnered media attention in January 2008. This newly leaked footage claims to capture what residents saw. My hope is that it’s legitimate, as it features one of the more aesthetically pleasing alien crafts caught on video: