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    Study: Tailgate thefts up 31% last year, Texas leads the nation
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    If you live in Texas and own a pickup, you might want to guard your truck's tailgate from thieves. A recently released study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau looking at tailgate thefts found that from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013, the Lone Star State led the country in this ...

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    Report: Man who drove Bugatti Veyron into lake pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison [w/video]
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    Remember the guy who caught on video driving a Bugatti Veyron into the Gulf Bay in Texas? Well, he's now facing a few decades behind bars. You might wonder why some seriously bad driving in a million-dollar supercar could lead to such a long stint in the slammer. Well, Andy Lee House of Lufkin, ...

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    Video: TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]
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    Being pulled over by the police is one of the most nerve-racking situations that a driver can go through, and it's even worse when you know that the officer has you dead to rights for speeding well over the posted limit. In this video, the driver of a heavily modified Ford Mustang with a claimed ...

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    Report: Toyota's Texas move could boost state's economy by $7.2B in 10 years
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    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and apparently that includes the Toyota's effect on the economy. The giant Japanese automaker's new headquarters in Plano, TX, will add an estimated $7.2 billion to the state over the next 10 years, according to a new study commissioned by the city and ...

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    Report: Jim Lentz exposes more details behind Toyota's move to Texas
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    Toyota's North American CEO Jim Lentz has already given us a rough idea of what prompted the company's surprise move to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX from its longstanding headquarters in Torrance, CA. A new story from The Los Angeles Times, though, delivers even more detail from Lentz on the ...

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    Report: HQ move based on study, not pitch from Gov. Perry, Toyota says
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    Toyota's surprising announcement on Monday that it will move its North American headquarters from Torrance, CA location to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX is allegedly not due to any political wrangling from the state's Republican governor, Rick Perry. Perry (above) has been up front in his ...

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    Video: Mustang driver proves wheels are overrated
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    We don't need to tell you that there's something missing in the image above. What we do need to tell you is that this is not a picture of a parked car stranded on the highway. This is, rather, just one frame from video of that three-wheeled Mustang traveling down the highway at ...

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    Report: 2 dead, 23 injured after car crashes into SXSW crowd [w/video]
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    Two people are dead and 23 injured after a suspected drunk driver, attempting to evade police, barreled through a barricade and into a crowd at Austin's South by Southwest festival. The incident happened around 12:30AM last night on Red River Street, just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol ...

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    Video: Watch this Chevy SS hit 163 mph on Texas toll road
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    Hennessey has a proud history of tuning high-performance machinery from General Motors and taxing it out onto Grand Parkway, a new stretch of toll road on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. That's what it did with the Cadillac CTS-V, spooling its twin turbochargers until it cracked 220 miles per ...

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    Video: First C7 Corvette to pass 200 MPH does it on a Texas toll road
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    We knew that once Hennessey Performance got its hands on the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, big things were going to happen. A 200.6-mile-per-hour run on a closed section of Texas' brand-new State Highway 99, was just a shade bigger than what we were expecting. The run was also a ...

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    Official: Toyota produces millionth truck in Texas
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    After going online in 2006, Toyota's San Antonio, Texas truck plant has just built its one-millionth vehicle, the 2014 Tundra 1794 Edition you see above. The plant originally focused on just the Tundra pickup, but the smaller Tacoma started rolling off the line there in 2010, as well. Fittingly, ...

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    Video: TX car dealer sued for repeatedly tasering employee
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    Tasers, while technically non-lethal devices, are not to be messed with. Just ask a police officer that's been tased in the name of training. Besides the crippling pain brought on by the electric shock, tasers can induce a number of heart conditions, up to and including heart attacks, while a ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevy Silverado gets Texas Edition package
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    According to General Motors, the Lone Star State is responsible for one sixth of all truck sales in the United States, and to draw even more buyers to its showrooms, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is being offered in a special Texas Edition package. For buyers not in Texas, though, a similar ...

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    Official: GM gives $100k to Red Cross for Texas-like emergencies
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    The General Motors Foundation has provided a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in West, Texas. Last Wednesday, the fertilizer plant in the town of 2,800 people caught fire and then exploded, the blowup registering as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake and felt up to ...

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    Read This: Auto journo learns hard way that new vehicles burn differently than old ones
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    Terry Box, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, was tootling down the Dallas North Tollway in a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn pickup after work and enjoying the ride. Box thought the $53,335, option-filled press loaner had been "flawless – very serious competition for anything built by Ford or ...

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    Video: Watch this crazy tumbleweed attack on the open road
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    Tumbleweeds: the Tribbles of the American West. We typically think of the roaming plant matter as little more than a prop in the backdrop of our favorite westerns, but as one driver recently found out, high winds can turn tumbleweeds into a serious hassle. How serious? While traveling through ...

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    Motorsports: Michael Schumacher has driven around the Earth twice in an F1 car
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    In Texas, during what will go down as one of the absolute best inaugural Grand Prix weekends in series history, there was yet another Formula One record set by his lordship, the soon to retire Michael Schumacher of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 squad. And, no, it wasn't his finishing in 16th place ...

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    Motorsports: Final Recap: Days 2 and 3 notes, quotes, and takeaways from the US Grand Prix
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    The Texas grass no longer rustles with 2.4-liter V8 exhaust blown at 18,000 revs, the Texas dust is no longer raised by hard-compound Pirellis. We saw a lot and learned a lot while we were there as guests of Infiniti, and after our Day 1 and race recaps, here are the bits left over from our time ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 US Grand Prix, remember the Alamo Circuit of the Americas [spoilers]
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    There were 56 laps run in Austin's Travis County prairie to complete the inaugural United States Grand Prix at the newly minted Circuit of the Americas. Coming into the race, there were nothing but questions and calculations: Would the track be any good for Formula One? Could Red Bull Racing get ...

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    Motorsports: Grand Prix of the Americas, Day 1 Recap: a city arose in the fields, and it was good
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    The Circuit of the Americas is the miracle in the fields, the track that no one thought would be finished in time to hold its appointed race. But the Texans got past the turmoil, and even though the heavy machinery was still working on dirt roads as July, come November 18 there was a beautiful, ...

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