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Texas Legalizes Bowie Knives

June 21, 2017

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Texas Legalizes Bowie Knives

Last Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott legalized the open carry of knives with blades longer that five and a half inches including Bowie knives, which were specifically outlawed by the state in 1871. The same law that outlawed Bowie knives also outlawed slingshots, sword canes and brass knuckles. It was preceded by an 1856 Texas […]

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Texas Lane Splitting

January 18, 2017

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Texas Lane Splitting

For the second year in a row, State Senator and former Austin Mayor Kirk Watson (photo above) has introduced a bill in the Texas Senate that would make lane splitting legal in the Lone Star State. Watson, a Democrat, is a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Harley Owners Group who has been sympathetic […]

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Does Not A Biker Eat

May 6, 2009

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There has been an argument over the last couple of weeks about whether a biker, or for that matter a Halloween trick-or-treater dressed up as a biker, is lawfully entitled to expect service at a diner. Or, even if a diner should be allowed to attract the business of bikers. The argument over equal rights […]

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Charles King

April 13, 2009

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Charles King of Dallas, one of the founders and best known members of an informal club called the Keller Rat Pack, died about 11:30 last Thursday night on Interstate 635 in Garland, Texas. The Rat Pack take their name from a place called Keller’s Drive-In In Dallas. The four purposes of the club are hamburgers, […]

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Texas Lane Splitting

March 16, 2009

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Long ago in the age of disco, California gave America the right turn on red. Cynics call it California’s greatest cultural achievement. But, now Texas State Senator John Carona, a Republican from Dallas, thinks California’s 700,000 kooky bikers might have another idea worth imitating. Lane splitting, riding a motorcycle between stalled lines of cars in […]

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Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II

March 11, 2009

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Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II died March 1 on Highway 16 near Kerrville, Texas. Jester was a trucker by trade, a former President of the Fort Worth Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) and the state Vice President of BACA when he died. He was at a BACA Sunday morning breakfast on March 1st in […]

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Samuel “Stoney” Stuteville

March 9, 2009

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Bandido Samuel “Stoney” Stuteville of Orange, Texas died last Wednesday in Nacogdoches. He died of injuries he suffered when an 18-wheel tractor trailer rig driven by Jesus Puente of Laredo pulled out of a driveway in front of him. Stuteville tee-boned the truck and was pinned under the back wheels until help could arrive. He […]

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Bikers Talk Politicians Listen

January 26, 2009

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The strongest and most effective bikers’ rights organization in the country may be the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA.) Today, an estimated 2,000 members of the TMRA rode into Austin for what the group calls “Legislative Day.” They parked their motorcycles in one of the free bike parking only spaces on the South and West […]

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