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07

Jan

Is Bigfoot dead? Hunter claims he has a body to prove itProfessional Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer says he shot the mythical beast in 2012 near San Antonio, Texas.

Is Bigfoot dead? Hunter claims he has a body to prove it
Professional Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer says he shot the mythical beast in 2012 near San Antonio, Texas.

12

Dec

Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homelessA social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.

Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homeless
A social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.

07

Dec

Texas-sized gingerbread house attracts bees, raises bucksNaturally, Texas is home to what the Guinness World Records has deemed as the world’s largest gingerbread house. And although the plus-sized structure may scream ‘excessive waste’ to some, it’s not without a big, charity-minded heart.

Texas-sized gingerbread house attracts bees, raises bucks
Naturally, Texas is home to what the Guinness World Records has deemed as the world’s largest gingerbread house. And although the plus-sized structure may scream ‘excessive waste’ to some, it’s not without a big, charity-minded heart.

24

Oct

6-year-old finishes half marathon, sets world recordThe first grader from Abilene, Texas, raised nearly $3,000 for charity.

6-year-old finishes half marathon, sets world record
The first grader from Abilene, Texas, raised nearly $3,000 for charity.

10

Oct

Texas professor to teach Dumpster Dwelling 101The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.

Texas professor to teach Dumpster Dwelling 101
The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.

14

Aug

treehugger:

In Texas alone, about 30 communities could run out of water by the end of the year.
 Texas town runs out of water after using it for fracking

treehugger:

In Texas alone, about 30 communities could run out of water by the end of the year.

 Texas town runs out of water after using it for fracking

07

Aug

unconsumption:


The McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas, is the size of 2.5 football fields — the largest single-story library in the United States. But in its former life, its size wasn’t all that unusual. That’s because the McAllen library used to be a Walmart.

More: This abandoned Walmart has been reclaimed as a public library | Grist

unconsumption:

The McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas, is the size of 2.5 football fields — the largest single-story library in the United States. But in its former life, its size wasn’t all that unusual. That’s because the McAllen library used to be a Walmart.

More: This abandoned Walmart has been reclaimed as a public library | Grist

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reportedly spending $42 million to build a 10,000-year clockThe massive Clock of the Long Now is being built under a Texas mountain.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reportedly spending $42 million to build a 10,000-year clock
The massive Clock of the Long Now is being built under a Texas mountain.

30

Jul

Houston’s landmark Beer Can House is a monument to recyclingPart naïve architecture, part testament to reuse; the Beer Can House is all parts awesome.

Houston’s landmark Beer Can House is a monument to recycling
Part naïve architecture, part testament to reuse; the Beer Can House is all parts awesome.

03

Jun


 Man stung to death by ‘killer bees’ in Texas  



The man died before emergency crews arrived; a neighbor and her daughter were severely stung as well.
The man died before emergency crews arrived; a neighbor and her daughter were severely stung as well.