Rifle reportedly used in UT Tower shooting up for auction
DALLAS — A rifle reportedly used in the mass shooting at the University of Texas 50 years ago is up for sale. On Aug. 1, 1966, ex-Marine Charles Whitman went on shooting spree on top of the University of Texas Tower, killing more than a dozen people. A listing... Read more
Why do shark embryos eat each other in the womb?
Sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus) usually only give birth to two babies, but they can carry as many as 12 embryos in their womb. It was known for decades that about five months into the typical 12-month pregnancy, the largest embryo would begin to devour all but one of... Read more
Shouldn’t Gun Training Be Mandatory In Schools?
An after-school program in Missouri allows children of any age to learn gun safety and marksmanship: Ready, aim, fire. A new statewide program in Missouri has introduced an after-school lesson on gun safety for public school students. According to local ABC news affiliate KSPR, the special program brings students... Read more
Regulators weigh plan for Northeast Texas reservoir
FANNIN COUNTY, TEXAS (Texas Tribune) – Texas regulators on Wednesday will consider a proposal for a Fannin County reservoir that could be one of the last to be built in the state in the coming decades. Dallas-area water planning officials are seeking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s approval... Read more
Gun Purchases Drop in Texas, but More Really Old People May Be Packing
Texas, the most gung-ho gun state in the country, may be getting just a little bit less infatuated with firearms. This year, the percentage of gun purchase requests submitted in Texas is significantly lower than last year. The Houston Chronicle reports that 1.1 million gun purchase requests were submitted... Read more
Wild hogs cause problems across Houston area
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player HOUSTON – They’re big, destructive, and potentially dangerous, and right now wild hogs are causing problems all across the Houston area. Hog removal businesses have seen a recent increase in calls from concerned homeowners. One establishment is seeing as much as seven times the... Read more
Extreme Long Range: The 2,000 Meter Shot (VIDEO)
Larry Vickers went to Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ,  with Frank Galli, founder of Sniper’s Hide to attempt a 2,000 meter (1.243 miles) shot with Gunsite Instructor (and long range .50-caliber multi-world champion) Walt Wilkinson* spotting. You have to have a good shooter and good equipment to even think... Read more
Longview man arrested for possession, eating threatened turtle species
KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) – A Longview man has been arrested for possession of a threatened species. Longview Police said Timothy Anderson, 36, was issued a warrant by the Gregg County Game Warden in April 2013 for possessing an Alligator Snapping Turtle. Officials... Read more