Texas Court Orders Defendants to Pay $400K for Fraudulent Bitcoin Scheme

A Texas Federal Court has ordered two defendants to pay $400,000 for conducting a fraudulent scheme to solicit Bitcoin (BTC) from members of the public, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on July 10. Judge Reed C. O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas filed an Order…

Texas woman shares home with mother’s corpse for three years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police tape (file image) A woman in Texas, US, has been arrested after her mother’s decaying remains were found in the two-bedroom home she shared with her daughter. Police believe the grandmother, 71, suffered a fall in 2016. They allege her daughter, 47, failed to provide adequate help at…

The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoin—and Lost

In 1952, The Saturday Evening Post christened Rockdale, Texas, “The Town Where It Rains Money.” An estimated 100 million tons of lignite coal lay buried a few miles south of the city limits, and Alcoa had just swooped in to build a $100 million smelter that would use the cheap energy source to produce aluminum…

Approximately 150 Horses Rescued In Large-Scale Alleged Cruelty Case In Camp County, Texas

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently assisted the Camp County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home in removing approximately 150 horses from an alleged large-scale cruelty situation in Camp County, Texas. The Camp County Sheriff’s Office served a seizure warrant on an approximately 45-acre property at approximately 7:30 a.m. on…

Texas Animal Shelter ‘Drowning’ In Dogs Surrendered By Their Owners

Despite the influx of strays and surrenders, the shelter is determined to keep its 90 percent lifesaving rate — even if that means housing five to six animals in every kennel.  As a municipal shelter, the facility is required to take in every animal who comes through its doors, regardless of temperament, breed or health…

Texas Tech’s Corprew suspended after complaint

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech basketball player Deshawn Corprew has been suspended while the school investigates a Title IX complaint against the junior forward. The school said coach Chris Beard suspended Corprew after learning of the allegations. Title IX complaints can involve allegations of sexual misconduct or gender discrimination, but the school declined to comment…

Texas migrant children moved from ‘horrific cells’ after outcry

Image copyright EVN Image caption The facility in Clint, Texas, held more than 255 children Some 250 migrant children have been moved from an overcrowded border station in Texas where they had been held for weeks. Lawyers given access by a judge said the children were “severely neglected”. One of them told the BBC that…

Michigan blitzes Texas Tech to reach CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. — Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the national championship. The Wolverines ended up letting that conference title slip away, and it was a lesson learned. “Now they’re…

Texas Tech sends Arkansas home with 5-4 win

OMAHA, Neb. — Tim Tadlock obviously would have preferred his team not have to play in the Monday elimination game at the College World Series. He wasn’t worried how his team would react, though. “Just kind of had a hunch after the other day,” he said, “that they’re going to be fun to watch with…