Feb 09, 2016

How Not to Get Hired; A Big-Cross Battle

A 30-year-old man applied for a job at a Taco Bueno in Kilgore. Then he allegedly stole a car in the parking lot after he left the restaurant, Fox News reported Feb. 4.

A customer told police he had left his Nissan 280 Z running while he grabbed a kid’s meal for his son when he saw a man drive off in the car. The next day, Longview police arrested the suspect, Courtney Wheat, at a nearby motel.

The Kilgore police Facebook post finishes the story: “Our cousins over at LPD found this rocket scientist at the Budget Inn off of Hwy. 80… We personally thank Mr. Car Thief for leaving his identifying information at the scene of the crime.”


City Hall is a lonely place these days in Crystal City, about 120 miles southwest of San Antonio. Almost every top official was arrested Feb. 4 on federal charges they took bribes from contractors and sent city workers to help an illegal gambling operator, CNN reported

The mayor, city attorney, two of the three council members and a former councilman were indicted Feb. 3, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in San Antonio. Another councilman was previously charged with smuggling Mexican immigrants.

The remaining council member, Joel Barajas, who was elected nine months ago, said he’d have to study the city charter to find out how to move forward.


The tallest cross in the United States, and second tallest in the world, will be built in Corpus Christi, according to USA Today.

The cross will be 210 feet high and 95 feet wide, and is being built by the Abundant Life Fellowship campus off Interstate 37, the newspaper reported Feb. 4. Pastor Rick Milby said the cross will be visible five miles away and take $1 million and a year to complete.

It will trump the 195-foot-high cross in Groom, east of Amarillo, and a 198-foot high cross in southern Illinois. But it won’t come close to the world champion cross, a 495-high behemoth in Madrid, Spain.


A Lake Jackson mom is creating lasting—or lactate—keepsakes for women across the country. Bridget Boudreaux, owner of Jo Bri Milk Charms, figured out how to make beads from her breast milk to create jewelry, according to WTSP-TV. More than 500 women have sent their breast milk to Boudreaux to be made into stones set in sterling as pendants, rings and charms. “Breast Milk is liquid gold,” Boudreaux told KHOU-TV in Houston. She’s not kidding – she charges up to $200 for each piece.