Amazon To Start Collecting Sales Tax In Texas

Amazon To Start Collecting Sales Tax In Texas

Starting in July, shoppers in Texas will no longer have to go through the hassle of calculating and paying all that sales tax that Amazon hasn’t been collecting on their purchases. On Friday, the Lone Star State joined a growing group of states reaching accords with the online giant about making sure those taxes get collected at the time of purchase. [More]

Average Foreclosure In NYC Area Now Takes Longer Than 3 Years

Average Foreclosure In NYC Area Now Takes Longer Than 3 Years

Aside from being the title of a totally rad Olsen Twins movie, the phrase “New York minute” implies that things move rapidly in the Big Apple. One exception is the home foreclosure process, which can drag out to more than 1,100 days in the NYC metro area. [More]

$1.00/Gallon Gas Causes Rush On Texas Filling Station

$1.00/Gallon Gas Causes Rush On Texas Filling Station

When an online retailer makes a pricing error, it usually has a chance to cancel orders before they ship. But when a gas station accidentally sells fuel for nearly 75% off the retail price, oodles of drivers will line up to fill up before someone fixes the mistake. [More]

City May Issue Fines If Your Dog Barks For Longer Than 10 Minutes

City May Issue Fines If Your Dog Barks For Longer Than 10 Minutes

Barking dogs can be an annoyance. Ask anyone who has ever lived next to a chatty canine. But at what point does that annoyance cross the line and become a nuisance worthy of being issued a fine. For the folks in Fort Worth, TX, that threshold is ten minutes. [More]

Plumber Says It's God's Will That His Customers Only Pay What They Can

Plumber Says It's God's Will That His Customers Only Pay What They Can

A plumber in Texas has a very full appointment book these days. That’s because he doesn’t invoice his customers for the sometimes costly work he performs. Instead, he only asks them to pay what they can afford. [More]

Bank Of America Tries To Foreclose On Home Destroyed By 2008 Hurricane

Bank Of America Tries To Foreclose On Home Destroyed By 2008 Hurricane

Imagine that you’re working overseas when your home is destroyed by a hurricane. Sucks, right? But you keep paying the mortgage on the property because you hope to eventually rebuild. So why is Bank of America foreclosing? [More]

Passenger Sues Continental, Others Over Turbulent Flight

Passenger Sues Continental, Others Over Turbulent Flight

When what was supposed to be a 20-minute flight turns into two-plus hours of turbulence, it’s easy to understand why a passenger would be peeved. But is worthy of a lawsuit against four airlines? [More]

Blind Woman Says Her House Was Stolen And Bulldozed

Blind Woman Says Her House Was Stolen And Bulldozed

A 77-year old blind Texas woman says she thought she was signing a document to get relief from taxes, but instead she was tricked into signing over the deed to her house. [More]

Shoplifter Sentenced To Life In Prison After Walmart Worker Dies

Shoplifter Sentenced To Life In Prison After Walmart Worker Dies

Last June, while attempting to heist a $348 TV from a Texas Walmart, a shoplifter knocked over a Walmart staffer, sending him to the hospital where he would die nine days later. Now that shoplifter has been sentenced to life in prison, even though he was never charged with the worker’s death and the medical examiner determined the actual cause of death was end-stage liver cirrhosis. [More]

Daycare Owner Doped Kids To Make Them Go To Sleep

Daycare Owner Doped Kids To Make Them Go To Sleep

A daycare owner in Texas was arrested by police for mixing antihistamines into the kids’ milk to make them fall asleep. [More]

Texas Ups Speed Limit To 85 MPH

Texas Ups Speed Limit To 85 MPH

Put the pedal to the metal and get it in gear, today the max speed limit in Texas was officially raise to 85 MPH. Woohoo, yee-doggy! [More]

Texas AG Accuses Gas Station Chain Of Diluting Fuel

Texas AG Accuses Gas Station Chain Of Diluting Fuel

When you choose a grade of gasoline at the fuel pump, you’re taking the gas station at its word that the gasoline coming out of the nozzle is the octane you selected. But the Attorney General for the state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against a chain of filling stations, alleging that its premium- and medium-grade gasoline has been diluted with the regular stuff. [More]

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing 185 Newspapers

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing 185 Newspapers

A woman who “just loves to save money” is in legal trouble after surveillance cameras caught her stealing bags of unsold newspapers from newspaper boxes. Her goal was to snatch up as many coupon inserts as possible. [More]

Elderly Woman Dies From Heat After Her A/C Was Stolen

Elderly Woman Dies From Heat After Her A/C Was Stolen

Two days after she reported her central air conditioning had been stolen, a 79-year old woman in Texas died from heat-related causes. [More]

Wells Fargo Denies Mortgage 1 Day Before Closing To 800 Credit Score Buyer With 20% Down

Wells Fargo Denies Mortgage 1 Day Before Closing To 800 Credit Score Buyer With 20% Down

After years of anything goes loans-writing, the pendulum has swung far, far, in the other direction. Patrick tells the story of how his loan with Wells Fargo was denied, 1 day before he was set to close on a new condo. Even though he has an 800 credit score and was putting 20% down, this hiccup was enough to make Wells Fargo back up. And because of it, he and his five-month pregnant wife now have one week to find a new place to live. [More]

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing Coupon Inserts

Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing Coupon Inserts

Some people really don’t even deserve the label “extreme couponer.” We should just call ‘em “jerks.” The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that a woman in Texas was arrested for buying just one newspaper from the vending machine but then taking all the coupon inserts from all the newspapers inside. [More]

Drive-Thru Line For First In-N-Out In Texas Stretches Down Highway

Drive-Thru Line For First In-N-Out In Texas Stretches Down Highway

YouTube user kylecorley captured on video the extremely long line at lunchtime for the drive-thru at the first In-N-Out burger in Texas on opening day this week. It goes way way way down the highway leading up to the joint. We’re sure that just like when Krispy Kreme places first opened out west, those lines are here to stay. [More]

Texas Man Loses 78% Of Tax Refund After Winning Free Donut Coupons At Houston Astros Game

Texas Man Loses 78% Of Tax Refund After Winning Free Donut Coupons At Houston Astros Game

Just about everyone likes winning stuff — especially free food and definitely free donuts. But a man in Texas claims that the stack of free donut coupons he scored as a prize at a Houston Astros game caused his federal tax refund to disappear almost as quickly as that team’s hopes of making the World Series. [More]