September 7th, 2011

NEWScoop: A&M Hit with Salt Shaker, Fried Whatever, Nostalgia, Toxins in Deer Park, and Mighty Concrete

Who’s the Dead Man that Hit A&M with the Salt Shaker?
Conference talk is up again as the SEC has formally accepted Sea Bass as its 13th member. One university member of the Big 1?, which previously gave permission, has reneged—effectively spilling the salt. It starts with a “B” and rhymes with Harr-y. Visit HoustonChronicle for more on this story.

Texas State Fair to Dieters: “Come on, you know you wanna…”
Put down the celery and step slowly away. The state fair is looming and it’s time for Texans to slip into their eatin’ pants and shove fistfuls of deep-fried Oreos into their ecstatic faces. What’s that you say? Deep-fried Oreos are so 2008? Alright then. How about a nice fried sausage and sauerkraut ball? Fried bubble gum? A buffalo chicken flapjack? Go ahead and indulge. Unclogged arteries are overrated anyway. Visit MyFoxHouston for more on this story.

Season Passes, Coke Can Discounts, and Memories
Astroworld didn’t close; it lives on in the hearts of Houstonians who screamed their guts out on Greezed Lightin’ and the Cyclone. Who among us can ever forget the eye-stinging water of Thunder River or the Bamboo Shoot? And oh, Excalibur, I think I miss you most of all. While the park may have taken a turn for the odd toward the end (Batman The Escape, I’m looking at you), Astroworld and its rich history will never be dismissed due to a few dud rides of the 90’s. Celebrate our collective coaster memories with a visit to a recently uncovered Astro-artifact. Visit MemorialExaminer for more on this story.

Shell: Toxins and Moneys for Everyone
Shell Chemical has opened its coffers for the people it holds closest. They have made arrangements for only the finest air pollution and cash gifts to be given to their Deer Park family. Their generosity knows no bounds. Visit MyFoxHouston for more.

The Concrete is Mightier than the Truck
Burglars were unsuccessful in cracking an ATM after repeatedly ramming it with a truck—over and over again. After they exhausted their option they fled the scene. Visit KHOU for more on this story.

Kerri / Richard

— The Loop Scoop


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