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Cool little “free pantry” in front of Hugs Cafe, Downtown McKinney, Texas 2016. I’ve heard of these but this is the first one that I’ve seen in person. They are similar in concept to the mini libraries that you see in neighborhoods sometimes… but people take or leave food based on their needs and ability instead of books. I like this sort of non-government controlled outreach.

I am surprised the municipal government in Mckinney hasn’t stepped in and found a way to screw it up.

This Restaurant in Texas Is Offering Vegan Brisket and People Are Freaking Out

A brand-new Dallas-area restaurant, V Eats Modern Vegan, made headlines last week with its vegan brisket.

Yeah, you read that right: vegan brisket.

According to the restaurant’s website, “Chef Troy Gardner specializes in crafting succulent plant-based ‘meats’ that will amaze your taste buds. His clever use of cruelty-free ingredients creates the texture and flavors of meat with compassion.”

While the restaurant features a variety of veggie-centric dishes, Chef Gardner has also created totally plant-based versions of a few meaty Texas favorites. In addition to the brisket, which is available on a sandwich or in tacos, the restaurant offers Salisbury steak, chili cheese dogs, and Buffalo mac ’n cheese.

But you don’t have to move to Dallas for a delicious vegan meal.

From burgers and pizza to ice cream and cheesecake, tasty alternatives to cruel animal foods are hitting store shelves all the time. And almost every city in the U.S. has incredible vegan restaurants or restaurants that can create fantastic vegan dishes.

For veg restaurants near you, click here.

Main Street, Houston, Oct. 22, 2016

Main Street, Houston, Oct. 22, 2016

Mexican Long-nosed Bats (Leptonycteris nivalis), Big Bend National Park, West TX, USA

This is a species that occurs in the U.S. only in Big Bend where a single colony resides in the Chisos Mountains. Their diet consists of flower pollen and nectar and their migration between the park and Latin America is timed to coincide with the blooming of specific plants, including the century plant (Agave havardiana).

(via: Big Bend National Park)
Texas Judge's Decision a Win for Whooping Cranes
In an unprecedented decision, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn handed down a heavy sentence for Trey Joseph Frederick, a 19-year-old Beaumont man who admitted to shooting and killing two endangered Whooping Cranes.

The International Crane Foundation (ICF), a nonprofit organization working on behalf of Whooping Cranes internationally, assisted in the case and hopes this decision will be a sobering reminder that these animals desperately need protection. As of today, only 450 of the rare birds exist in the wild across North America…