At first blush, it sounds like a joke. But as you read more of the story, the humor fades. The punchline of the story is that a 64-year-old man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine while armed with a weapon.
America's economic might has many sources, but one of the most reliable has been oil. Texas is, of course, the epicenter of U.S. oil. The state's oil industry has gotten a big boost in recent years from the boom in shale oil in the western Texas.
Far north of Edinburg, Texas law enforcement officers have arrested 14 people and seized a wide variety of items. West of Dallas, Parker County officials say those arrested are part of a drug trafficking operation that is peddling methamphetamine and hydroxybutyrate (also known as GHB and the date rape drug) across the metro area.
Texas appears to be in D’Onta Foreman's blood. He starred in high school in Texas City, became one of the nation's premier running backs at the University of Texas and was drafted in the third round by the NFL's Houston Texans.
If you drive northeast of Edinburg along the Gulf Coast, you will come to the north Houston suburb of Spring, Texas. The city was recently the site of a burglary arrest that grabbed national media attention.
We don't know how many fans of folk music, bluegrass and country music will make the 5-hour drive north from Edinburg to Kerrville later this month, but we know that the annual Kerrville Folk Festival draws visitors from across Texas and far beyond.
If you drive a few minutes south of Edinburg on US 281, you arrive in our city's neighbor, Alamo. The town is home to three men who find themselves drug trafficking charges far north of Texas.
A San Juan police officer faces a federal criminal charge after his recent indictment, news media outlets across the Rio Grande Valley report. Officer Richard Leon Castillo is accused of making false statements late last year to DEA agents who were investigating a drug seizure.
It is a long, long drive from Edinburg to the campus of Texas Christian University, but for fans of the school's football team, distance does not diminish their devotion to the Horned Frogs and head coach Gary Patterson.
We have seen it happen here in Edinburg far too many times: a traffic stop is the genesis of a series of legal problems for the driver. We read recently of an example of a traffic stop that became much more for a man northeast of us in Houston County, Texas.