My Brother’s Keeper: Good Neighbor or Criminal?

November 30, 2007

Some might call him a heroic brother’s keeper, others a wild vigilante. Whatever the case may be, this neighbor in Houston, Texas may be charged with a crime for blasting away two intruders of his neighbor’s home a few weeks ago, testing the limits of a new Texas law likely to be one of the most tolerant state allowances of deadly force in protection of oneself, one’s property, and arguably the property of one’s neighbor. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Security System with Home Purchase!

December 15, 2006

A Houston Real Estate Agent is offering an innovative buyer incentive to entice people to purchase new homes- a free handgun. Here is a squib:

Julie Upton, a Houston-area real estate agent, spurned traditional buyer incentives like free gasoline cards or home improvement store gift certificates.

Instead, she placed an advertisement offering a pistol with the purchase of any home worth at least $150,000.

To be fair, the offer is only available to law enforcement personnel. Still, it’s an interesting idea. I say- only in Texas!! ­čÖé

Texas Weather

November 29, 2006

Snowstorms and Tornadoes in the same 24 hours. LOL.