December 29, 2017

The 25 Most Ridiculous Texas Stories of 2017

From Russian trolls to El Chapo to Sid Miller's dream of a hog apocalypse, 2017 has been off the charts with ridiculousness. Here are a few of our favorite "Texas" moments from this past year.
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Tuba #6... gone, but not forgotten. After getting completely wrecked in a UTSA football game, several band members paid tribute to the fallen instrument with an open casket ceremony, which is... sweet? Morbid? Both? Read more.
Tuba #6... gone, but not forgotten. After getting completely wrecked in a UTSA football game, several band members paid tribute to the fallen instrument with an open casket ceremony, which is... sweet? Morbid? Both? Read more.
Sen. Ted Cruz came up with the novel idea that we should use El Chapo's seized assets to build Trump's contentious wall, since, you know, Mexico isn't going to pay for it. Unfortunately for Cruz, the feds still haven't found El Chapo's supposed $14 billion stash of cash. Read more.
Sen. Ted Cruz came up with the novel idea that we should use El Chapo's seized assets to build Trump's contentious wall, since, you know, Mexico isn't going to pay for it. Unfortunately for Cruz, the feds still haven't found El Chapo's supposed $14 billion stash of cash. Read more.
Boerne resident Kyle Courtney was so fed up with ABC News' coverage of the presidential election that he bought a huge billboard to express his dismay, which is that the liberal media is brainwashing America. (Sorry, America.) Read more.
Boerne resident Kyle Courtney was so fed up with ABC News' coverage of the presidential election that he bought a huge billboard to express his dismay, which is that the liberal media is brainwashing America. (Sorry, America.) Read more.
The right to hunt hogs from a hot air balloon in Texas was strangely unchallenged in both legislative chambers. As always, our representatives have our best interests at heart. Read more.
The right to hunt hogs from a hot air balloon in Texas was strangely unchallenged in both legislative chambers. As always, our representatives have our best interests at heart. Read more.
A South Texas man chose to pursue a new life with a new partner in Ohio without telling his wife or children where he was heading, leading police and family to launch a massive search. Probably would’ve been easier if he just left a note. Read more.
A South Texas man chose to pursue a new life with a new partner in Ohio without telling his wife or children where he was heading, leading police and family to launch a massive search. Probably would’ve been easier if he just left a note. Read more.
After finally getting pulled over, Darrius Brown put on a show for his arresting officers. It's hard to say what's best in this video: the bold dance moves or how utterly confused the police are. Read more.
After finally getting pulled over, Darrius Brown put on a show for his arresting officers. It's hard to say what's best in this video: the bold dance moves or how utterly confused the police are. Read more.
A Texas woman in dire need of medical attention refused to go with paramedics until she was promised a Big Red for her efforts. And the Texan of the Year Award goes to... Read more.
A Texas woman in dire need of medical attention refused to go with paramedics until she was promised a Big Red for her efforts. And the Texan of the Year Award goes to... Read more.
Rick Perry spouted straight from the dome that more fossil fuels could prevent sexual assault in Africa. We're glad he's Trump's problem now. Read more.
Rick Perry spouted straight from the dome that more fossil fuels could prevent sexual assault in Africa. We're glad he's Trump's problem now. Read more.
For the third time this year, suspects used a forklift to steal an ATM, thus the term "forklift thievery" was born. Read more.
For the third time this year, suspects used a forklift to steal an ATM, thus the term "forklift thievery" was born. Read more.
Sid Miller, a gem in the Internet age of memes, signed off on a plan to reduce the wild hog population: poison by toxic kibble. (Somewhat) surprisingly, it was Miller who dubbed this the “Hog Apocalypse.” Read more.
Sid Miller, a gem in the Internet age of memes, signed off on a plan to reduce the wild hog population: poison by toxic kibble. (Somewhat) surprisingly, it was Miller who dubbed this the “Hog Apocalypse.” Read more.