Ok... the easy stuff first. I was born in Tucson, went to high school here in Wichita Falls (OLD HIGH CLASS OF '99 REPRESENT!), and graduated college in Albuquerque. I'm happily married to my High School sweetheart Lindsey and we have a beautiful baby girl Madeline (named after one of the funniest women to ever live, Madeline Kahn.) I'm a huge geek, and proud of it. At any given time by belt buckle is either Ghostbusters, Superman or Batman, I have many shirts to match those belt buckles, and have more action figures on display in my house than my 8-year-old nephew has in his toy chest. Now for the more introspective stuff... My wife says that its quite obvious that I was born to entertain people. In a group of people, if I'm not cracking jokes, people come up and say, "Are you feeling ok?" Getting people to laugh at something I said or did, and I meant to make them laugh, is the best feeling in the world to me. Of course I've learned the hard way where and when it is not a good idea to try to make people laugh... like funeral homes or a police line up.
What Texas Laws Went Into Effect with the New Year?
As we are all aware, Texas has officially become an Open Carry state with the new year. But what are some of the other laws that went into effect on January 1st?
Texas Toddler Placed in Oven by Siblings and Burned to Death
Texas Child Protective Services report that a 19-month-old toddler was burned to death after being placed in the oven by one of her 3-year-old siblings.
‘Texas’ is Slang for ‘Crazy’ in Norway
A Tumblr screencap making the rounds this past week has revealed "texas" to be a part of Norwegian slang, meaning "crazy" or "wild".
‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Reaches Out to Fan Fighting Cancer in Texas
Showing himself to be nothing short of a class act, 'Arrow' star Stephen Amell took to Facebook to wish a fan well in his fight with cancer.
Texas Executes 11th Inmate This Year Tuesday Night
Continuing its legacy as the state with the most capitol punishments in the country, Texas executed its 11th inmate this year Tuesday night.
Pilot Killed in Attempted Prank on Dallas Cowboys Practice [UPDATED]
UPDATE (8/10/15 9:10 AM): Initial reports stated that the airplane that crashed was meant to carry a banner to prank the Dallas Cowboys, but that has been found to be false. While there was indeed a fatal crash at the same airport, witnesses say it was an airplane carrying a Bud Light banner that crashed. The pilot who was supposed to carry the prank banner was scheduled to leave the airport later
New Texas Textbook Lists Slavery as Minor Reason for Civil War
Amidst national controversy over the Confederate Flag and the role of the Confederacy in slavery, new Texas social studies text books are actively downplaying the role of slavery in the Civil War.
Texas Appeals Court Postpones Another Execution
The Texas court of Criminal Appeals has ruled to postpone another execution, this time for 55-year-old Randall Wayne Mays who was set to be put to death on Wednesday.
DreamVision Announces 5,000-Acre Theme Park in Fort Worth
Multi-media company DreamVision has announced plans to open a new $3.5 billion theme park in the Fort Worth area by 2020.
University of Texas’ Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Throws ‘Border Control’ Party
The University of Texas chapter of Phi Gamma Delta is in hot water after throwing a Western themed party that has been accused of being racist.