Texas Gets More Than It Gives To Federal Gov-ment: Texans used to pride themselves on getting fleeced by Washington (sending a dollar in taxes to DC for every ninety cents it received in return), but for nearly a decade the trend has reversed (pay wall). Why? Spending on entitlements and defense is up, while state spending on social programs is down. Significantly, the number of Texans living in poverty has increased by one-third in a decade, up to 18 percent of the total population in 2010. Go Texas miracle!
TCU Quarterback Casey Pachall Is Sorry For Smoking Weed: Sometimes I wish athletes like Casey Pachall would just throw up their hands and say, “Seriously guys, what did you expect?” Instead, they issue half-hearted apologies to appease our feigned morality.
Congressman Pete Sessions Quietly Marries Former Florida Congressional Candidate Karen Diebel, Ctd.: Some tidbits to piggy back on Jeanne Prejean’s post: Diebel once accused a political opponent of tossing a snake in her pool. The congressman from Dallas divorced his wife of 27 years last summer, after he had been seen palling around with Diebel. Significantly, Diebel is not a man.
Woman Dies In Car Crash, Unborn Baby Saved: A 15-year-old boy was driving a car that flipped in Dallas, killing his mother. The driver, his five-year-old brother, and another woman survived, as did, remarkably, the woman’s unborn baby, who is now in intensive care.
Church Minister Chuck Adair’s Life Is Complicated. Adair was a married minister at Skillman Church of Christ. Then he had a relationship with a 13-year-old girl. It wasn’t sexual, but by the time she was 15, it sure was. A private eye was hired, the couple fled to Las Vegas, but the cops caught up. Adair landed in jail with a 10-year sentence, but that didn’t stop him and his child-lover from marrying in jail, in 1998, three days after her 18th birthday. Two years later, the girl filed for divorce. In 2005, Adair was paroled, and 18 months after that, he was back at Skillman Church of Christ and married to another congregation member. But listen, it’s complicated, Adair says, and he promises not to go on any youth group trips. But church Easter eggs hunts? That’s cool.