Texas red snapper season extended to 82 days, longest since 2007
After more than two decades of seeing opportunities to catch and retain red snapper from federally controlled waters of the Gulf of Mexico increasingly restricted even as the popular reef fishes' once-struggling population soared, Texas' long-suffering offshore recreational anglers this week saw that pendulum swing slightly but significantly the other direction.
Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health
Former first lady Barbara Pierce Bush, 92, is in failing health, according to a statement released Sunday afternoon by her family. "Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care," the statement by family spokesman Jim McGrath said.
Any hunter with a lick of woodsmanship could recognize the Ashe juniper was a perfect spot to set up an ambush. And any turkey hunter afield in Texas during spring season should approach such a spot remembering that an ambush can work both ways. We are not the only hunters afield on Texas' spring landscape.
Incidents of animal abuse, cruelty around the Houston area
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested three suspects on Saturday allegedly involved in a cockfighting ring. Police said they discovered 12 live roosters and 18 dead roosters along with "numerous pieces of cockfighting paraphernalia" at the scene. Two of the suspects were given citations for attending the cockfighting event while another suspect fled into the woods, authorities said.
New rules promise earlier, bigger seasons for anglers, hunters
Recently adopted changes in Texas hunting and fishing rules will create first-time opportunities for the state's 400,000 dove hunters, 750,000 deer hunters and million-plus anglers who target largemouth bass.
When police saw a man holding a gun, they opened fire.
Texas police shoot man who disarmed suspected gunmen
Amarillo Police responding to a hostage situation Wednesday mistakenly shot a man who helped disarm a suspected gunman. In a news release, Amarillo Police said they received a 911 call concerning an armed suspect holding roughly 100 people hostage at a local chapel.
Twitter mocks racists after DNA test shows ancient Britons had dark skin
Ancient inhabitants of modern-day United Kingdom may have rocked dark skin and blue eyes, a DNA test on a 10,000-year-old skeleton revealed Wednesday. The new findings, along with a 3-D recreation of the oldest-known Briton, who scientists dubbed "Cheddar Man," are being used to by Twitter users to mock white supremacists that have long looked to Europe for notions of racial purity.