This week’s edition of Two Texas Truths and a Lie: three stories are given to two contestants to compete to see who can figure out the fake one. This week it’s Maria Halkias with the Dallas Morning News and Sarah Vasquez with the Big Bend Sentinel in West Texas.
This week’s questions:
1. Emergency crews had to extract a Houston man from a small opening in a billboard. The man was working on the sky-high sign at a Chevy dealership and apparently passed out. But he wasn’t napping on the job. Rescuers think heat may have played a role in lulling him to sleep.
2. 90-plus degree temperatures mostly seem like a nuisance. But in Amarillo they’ve turned up a new discovering. As a backyard pond was drying up under the beating sun, homeowners discovered the fang of a long-gone saber-toothed cat. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is checking its authenticity.
3. A TV station in Tyler aired a story about an East Texas woman struggling to stay cool after her air-conditioner broke. A local Meals on Wheels volunteer had bought her a fan, but it wasn’t enough for the entire house. After watching the segment, an anonymous donor paid to fix her air-conditioning – now that’s cool.