Just as former Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young was riding around the infield on Saturday in celebration of his induction to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, one of his worst nightmares approached — shortstop Elvis Andrus in a scary mask.
Though we’re not sure if he knew about Young’s severe distates for clowns, Andrus ran up to him while wearing a mask of Jigsaw from “Saw” and Young nearly hit him square in the face. He later commented on the incident and his “irrational” fear in the Ranger’s broadcast booth.
The very notion that she could harbor endearing feelings toward the highway, which everyone who’s ever been on it knows is more than unpleasant, led Hatmaker to write this lengthy but spot-on Facebook post about I-35 below.
Neighbors said they haven’t seen the owner in a while and no one seems to know who is responsible for the word. It’s also unclear whether the cut grass is supposed to be a prank or a show of support of Trump.
What are Texans coating in batter and dumping into a vat of hot oil this year?
A list of 55 fried foods has been narrowed down to 34 semifinalists, which will now be in the running for one of the eight spots available in the State Fair of Texas’ “Big Tex Choice Awards” competition. Many of the foods are served as balls (only two “on a stick” options this year), and several feature bacon as one of the main ingredients. And you know what’s wrong with Jell-O? Not quite fried enough.
Fairgoers might have the chance to try “cookie fries,” bacon-wrapped churros, fried nachos and, unfortunately, something called “crunchy fried oinkers.” Thirsty after, you know, eating enough fried food to last you the year? Wash it down with some “edible colas,” which we assume are, you know, fried.
According to Guide Live, the first round of cuts were made based solely on a food’s name and description. The delicious part of judging has yet to begin. Many of the contestants will be available for consumption during the fair, set to run from September 30 to October 23.
Check out last year’s winners and contenders (including a smoky bacon margarita) here.
Turns out you don’t even need to open your eyes to enjoy a Whataburger.
Texas Monthly recently held a “highly unscientific blind taste test” to determine how the Texas favorite held up against four other popular chain burgers. Are you surprised that Whataburger came out on top with five out of 11 first place votes, or is it as obvious to you as the choice between spicy and regular ketchup?
Never mind that the Yankees won 6-3. The Astros had bigger things to worry about — are there really spirits in the outfield? Who did the ghosts want to win? Are these apparitions actually just someone’s wind-swept smoke? We may never know.
The toilet, whose price has been a point of contention among city taxpayers, was approved by City Council to fight costs associated with cleaning public urination and to keep people from using downtown business for their bathrooms. The restroom is designed with a sink on its exterior to prevent people from bathing and the bottom of the structure is made up of open grates so police officers can check for illegal activity.
“People don’t realize how much we spend in time and energy and effort,” San Antonio District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino told KSAT12. “Never mind the inconvenience of having to clean up our sidewalks because so many people urinate or defecate on our downtown streets and sidewalks.”
An Austin Cragislist ad posted just a few days ago reads: “Free cat to thick-skinned family or individual.” And as if that headline wasn’t already a bit strange, the rest of the ad hinted that the cat might possibly be a demon in disguise.
The cat named Ringo is up for grabs, though the ad says he doesn’t typically respond to that name. Whoever posted the ad even gives potential new owners some ideas on what to call him, including Lucifer and Diablo.
The ad also features a photo of the gray and white cat hissing at someone not pictured and another shot of him biting at a person’s hand. The ad says Ringo is the perfect cat for anyone who fits the following descriptions:
If you are looking for a companion that is a reflection of your cold dark heart. If you hate people and are looking for a pet that shares your disdain for the human race. If you can’t afford to go to the zoo but want to experience what it is like living in a lion’s cage. If you are tired of being blamed for all the problems in your relationship and would like something to share the blame with. If you are into are a glutton for punishment and enjoy sadomasochistic behavior i.e. being bitten, boxed and hissed at continuously. If you want a constant reminder of your ex-lover that broke up with you via text message and then ignored your calls for months.
Whoever owns this cat just really wants him gone. Good luck to you if you choose to take this vicious kitty home.
If you’ve been around long enough to remember when Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was 19th Street, and if your mouth still waters when you think of a flame-kissed Holiday House hamburger, the Austin of today might seem unfamiliar at times. But don’t worry — it’s still the place to be for the 65-and-over set, according to new rankings.
Senior care services website SeniorAdvice compiled a list of the top 10 large U.S. cities for seniors, and Austin is sitting pretty at No. 2. There’s more to the city than weirdness, according to the list:
“The city scores higher than both the state and national averages when it comes to senior-friendliness. With perks such as mild winters, low rainfall, an active outdoor community, and excellent access to healthcare, Austin is a very livable place for Texas seniors to call home.”
Other perks of living out your golden years in the capital of Texas: financial accommodation and opportunities for outdoor activities, like Lady Bird Lake and the greenbelt. However, SeniorAdvice’s suggestion that seniors can “enjoy the mild climate” is good for a knee-slap or 2,000.