Sep 21, 2012

EoT: Radioactive, Resigned and Arrested in West Texas (But Not at the Same Time)

Reuters reports that singer-songwriter Fiona Apple is the latest artist to be arrested on drug charges in Sierra Blanca, which previously snared Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg. E Online explains the weird convergence of drug arrests and celebrity in West Texas.

The Guardian writes that the National Guard has been called in to help Halliburton find a radioactive rod lost somewhere in the “Texas desert” last Tuesday.

NPR has fun (complete with a spoof of “The Sixth Sense”) and includes some good Texas swagger as the Harris County tax collector squared off with the secretary of state over removing allegedly dead voters from the rolls.

A Wheels blog post from The New York Times finds Gov. Rick Perry in Fiorano, Italy, where he got acquainted Ferraris ahead of Austin’s Formula One race.

USA Today outlines what went wrong for Billy Gillispie, the beleaguered Texas Tech basketball coach who cited medical reasons for resigning. He had been accused of physically abusing his players.