This Should Be The Dominant Image of Texas' Police Brutality Pool Party

It’s difficult to watch the footage of an out-of-control police officer losing his shit while breaking up a pool party of adolescents in McKinney, Texas. It’s impossible to forget the moment he kneels on top of a young girl in a swimsuit while she cries for help. Artist @markusprimelives responded by flipping the… » 6/09/15 3:31pm 6/09/15 3:31pm

Texas' Decade-Long Megadrought Put on Hold While Texas Floods

Remember a couple of years ago when Texas was in such a deep, seemingly-irreversible drought that experts trumpeted it as the next great megadrought, the likes of which would cause Texas to poof into a pile of dust by the end of the decade? The people currently wading through their living rooms remember. » 5/13/15 7:30pm 5/13/15 7:30pm

Texas Storm Spawns Baseball-Sized, Windshield-Smashing Hailstones

A severe storm front in Texas spawned many inches of rain, multiple tornadoes, and hail huge enough to smash windshields last week, according to the National Weather Service. (Thankfully, no injuries were reported.) This baseball-sized hail fell April 26 near Rising Star, 150 miles southwest of Dallas. » 5/02/15 5:43pm 5/02/15 5:43pm

Impressive aerial photo of a massive dust storm devouring Texas

Twitter user Chris (RaiderTex52) just posted this photograph taken yesterday by his friend Ryan Scott, flying at 38,000 feet northwest of Amarillo, Texas. It's a massive haboob—the arabic term for a type of intense dust storm. It just looks like The Nothingness is eating Texas like a good juicy steak. » 3/12/14 11:35pm 3/12/14 11:35pm

Training for Underground Warfare at a Nuclear Weapons Complex in Texas

In the early, angst-filled days of the Cold War, miners starting carving the insides out of a hill between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The workers didn’t know what they were building, but on a 7,000 acres base—it was a huge underground facility. At that point in time, it was only known as “Project 76.” » 2/18/14 1:20pm 2/18/14 1:20pm

Goodbye, Astrodome: Texans Reject a Plan to Save the Decaying Marvel

Houstonians might be eager to snap up pieces of the Astrodome's turf and concession stands, but they weren't prepared to authorize $217 million in bonds to preserve the aging stadium through a redevelopment scheme that would transform it into a convention center. On Tuesday, Houston voters rejected the plan, "very… » 11/07/13 9:40am 11/07/13 9:40am

This 750-Pound Cannon Fires Delicious Tacos 200 Feet Because Texas

Taco Cannon? Taco Cannon. Created by the mexican restaurant Torchy's for this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, this modified t-shirt cannon will be making several scheduled appearances. All the video of this thing in action on YouTube suck. If you shoot or find something better send it to us. [Upproxx and TMDaily] » 11/02/12 6:04pm 11/02/12 6:04pm

This NASA Simulator Fakes Space in the Middle of Texas

With modern space travel now the work of private industry operating under the guidance of NASA, how do you make sure that the custom hardware running on, say the Dragon Module interfaces with the custom hardware aboard the ISS? You bug-test the shit out of them beforehand in NASA's Systems Engineering Simulator. » 6/20/12 11:30am 6/20/12 11:30am