Saturday, January 16, 2016

7-Eleven Robbed By Man With Baseball Bat


Robberies take place everyday in Texas, but this is the first time I remember reading about a convenience store being robbed by a man with a baseball bat. This robbery took place around 3am Saturday morning at a 7-Eleven in Lubbock, Texas located at 5001 University Avenue. According to police, the man was wearing a mask and immediately demanded money upon entering the store. There were no injuries and police have made no arrest in this case. If you have information, please contact the Lubbock Police Department.

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Texans Maj. Campbell / Cpl. Drown Are Still Missing


As time goes by, the likelihood that 12-missing Marines will be found alive diminish after two helicopters crashed in Hawaii early Friday morning. Weather conditions have been poor as fellow Marines and Coast Guard personnel search for any signs of survivors. 41-year-old Maj. Shawn Campbell and 23-year-old Cpl. Matthew Drown are listed among the missing. Both Marines call the state of Texas home. Late Saturday, the U.S. Marines have extended the search area for those missing comrades.

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Are They Good Or Bad For Texas?


When you ask most Texans about their opinion of Walmart you are likely to get two completely different answers. The first group loves them because of the low prices they offer in their stores. The second group believes that Walmart has caused the destruction of small town Texas and they don't like them very much at all. Just like anything else, the truth resides somewhere in the middle. However, now that Walmart is closing hundreds of small town stores around the country in places where they put small mom and pop retailers out-of-business in the past. Many of those communities will have no businesses to shop at anymore. Maybe that's just the way things have to be, but it's really a sad situation for tens of thousands of small town, hard working, Texans.

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Only $418,000 Per Month Mortgage


A Texas mansion sold last week for the record-breaking price of $100 million. The home was owned by Tom Hicks and is located on 25-acres in North Dallas. The house has 28000 square feet along with everything any new homeowner would love. Just for fun we decided to run this property through a mortgage calculator just to see what kind of monthly payment would be needed if the new buy decided to finance the property. Here's what we found: If you put 20% down and earned an interest rate of 4.75%, the monthly mortgage payment for 30-years would be almost $418,000 per month. I venture to guess the new buyer paid cash for this home, but just in case they didn't we thought it would be fun to figure this up just like any other new home buyer might do.

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Who Stole This Chase Bank ATM?


Early this morning, some fool decided he wanted to steal an ATM machine from a Chase Bank location in Plano, Texas. According to police, the man used a dump truck to tie on and drag the ATM from it's location around 1:30am. Police used the ATM's GPS tracking system to find the thief. When the suspect would not stop, spike strips were used to end the chase. The suspect was able to drive 40-miles to Hutchins before getting arrest, but his ATM withdrawal was not successful.

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Will Texas Have 3 NFL Teams Soon?


It's beginning to look like the state of Texas will be home to three NFL teams, instead of just two. For decades, citizens of San Antonio have been trying to attract a team and with the help of local billionaire Red McComb that dream might become a reality. It's no secret that Mark Davis wants to move the Raiders from Oakland and with the Rams heading to California, the Raiders might just be leaving for the Lone Star State. Right now it is more about attracting sponsors than anything else and according to local folks in the Alamo City, Mr. McComb has that pretty well wrapped up.

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Fast Food Workers Win Lotto


They certainly did not win the grand prize of $1.6 billion, but thirteen employees of a Sonic restaurant in Lorena, Texas did win some pretty big cash in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing. The total amount won by them was $50,000, which will be split 13-ways making each person's winnings $3,800. Not bad considering most of those employees work for minimum wage. I also thought it was pretty cool that the number of winners was 13. So much for that number being unlucky when it comes to winning the lottery.

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