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Strangest State: No, You Can’t Bring Your Missile Launcher on the Plane

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Plus: Weirdness abounds at Wichita Falls Walmarts.
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Strangest State: This Month in Gator News…

Plus: a matchmaking scam, a thief’s Beto O’Rourke cover story, and a footlong shrimp.

POLK COUNTY // An alligator stopped traffic while it lounged on a highway near Lake Livingston. KFDM reports that the gator was so comfortable, Texas Parks and ...Read More

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Strangest State: May 2019

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

ATASCOCITA // A man tested the limits of Petco’s “all leashed pets allowed” policy by walking his 1,600-pound steer into the store. A Facebook video shows...Read More

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Strangest State: February 2019

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

Drue Wagner WICHITA FALLS // A woman was banned from Walmart after drinking wine from a Pringles can while astride an electric shopping cart. The Wichita Falls ...Read More

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Strangest State: October 2018

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

SAN ANTONIO // Thieves smuggled a shark out of the San Antonio Aquarium by hiding it in a baby stroller. The San Antonio Express-News reports that Miss Helen, a...Read More

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Strangest State: August 2018

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

SAN ANTONIO // A former master plumber put his collection of more than 1,300 decorated toilet seats up for sale. Barney “King of the Commode” Smith has oper...Read More

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Strangest State: April 2018

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

TARZAN // Police traveled from California to arrest a “modern-day cattle rustler.” Justin Tyler Greer, 36, was charged with stealing 900 head of cattle, as ...Read More

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Strangest State: February 2018

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

Illustration by Drue Wagner LUFKIN // A masked bandit broke into Angelina County’s probation office early in the morning of December 12. “Very cute but very...Read More

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Strangest State: December 2017

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

Drue Wagner ROCKWALL COUNTY // Responding to a complaint that someone was hunting from a public road, a Texas game warden found three men standing next to a pic...Read More

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Strangest State: October 2017

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

FORT WORTH // When he caught a thief in his walk-in freezer, a restaurant owner slammed the door and locked him in while waiting for cops to arrive. Francisco I...Read More

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