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Entries Tagged as 'Texas'

Incarceration is the Mother of Invention

November 26th, 2012 · 13 Comments

There are two things to marvel at in the Texas Prison Gangs Dictionary, which comes to us via the good folks over at Public Intelligence. The first is the incredible effort it took to document 168-pages worth of vocabulary that is expressly designed to be as indecipherable as possible. The second is the sheer linguistic […]

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Lone Star

March 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Heading off to West Texas for a Wired reporting trip today, so light posting for the next lil’ while. Until I manage to secure myself some dependable WiFi in the lightly populated triangle between Lubbock, Abilene, and Wichita Falls, please make do with highlights of the late-period Fly Girls. Sad to think such joyously athletic […]

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Promises, Promises

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

The federal government is becoming increasingly zealous about deporting convicted criminals who’ve completed their sentences. That official enthusiasm has led to some interesting legal conundrums, such as this case of an oil worker down in Texas: A descendant of the Lipan Apache tribe who was convicted this summer of re-entering the United States after being […]

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Leaning on Assumptions

October 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

In doing a little research on the lethality of sipping syrup, we came across this concise account of Johnny Jolly‘s legal woes. It seems the Green Bay Packers defensive end got caught with some liquid codeine in his native Houston. But he’s apparently in the clear for the moment, due to some rather strange circumstances: […]

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They’re Not Just Plot Devices Anymore

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Last night, we got in a brief discussion with a pal regarding the Hollywood history of bearer bonds. These arcane financial instruments played a key role in at least two cinematic classics from our younger years: Beverly Hills Cop, in which Eddie Murphy’s pal foolishly steals some “German bearer bonds” from a drug dealer, and […]

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Ride the Sheep

April 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Ladies and gentleman, please meet the second-best female mutton buster in all of Montgomery County, Texas. Don’t let the pink helmet fool you—young KaLee is as tough as they come. If that clown hadn’t snatched her away at the end, I reckon she’d still be riding. A much less successful ride from the San Antonio […]

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If You Plan on Visiting Galveston…

March 16th, 2009 · No Comments

…be sure to refrain from using the F-word. Particularly if you’ll be dining at Salsa’s Mexican and Seafood Restaurant on Seawall Boulevard.

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