Matthew Martinez, The Olympian

Matthew Martinez

The Olympian

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Past articles by Matthew:

Beto O’Rourke appears in huge 2-acre crop circle. Martians had nothing to do with it

Crop circle artist Stan Herd, from Kansas, has created the largest likeness of a 2020 presidential contender — a 2-acre wide circle featuring Beto O’Rourke’s profile, on a ranch in Austin, Texas. → Read More

Who is Ken Pom? What his college basketball metrics could mean for your bracket

Ken Pomeroy is a leading college basketball data guru, and his name is becoming more well known, even among casual fans, due to what his metrics can do for for predicting winners in the NCAA tournament. → Read More

Anyone can pick an NCAA sleeper team. Here’s the upset ALL the experts agree on

As NCAA tournament brackets get filled out over the country, picking the right upsets and sleeper teams that could make a deep run is key to winning your tournament pool. Murray State tops the list of underdogs. → Read More

The Rock is now a ‘sexy’ tank at this Texas Army base. He’s honored, he says

The first armored division at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, named a tank after movie star and TV host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock called it “sexy AF” and an “honor” in a thank you on Instagram. → Read More

Teen started shooting at birthday party — but Zero the dog took him down, TX family says

Members of one Houston family say their dog Zero, a Great Pyrenees, saved them when a teen, whom police identified as Javian Castenada, started shooting at a birthday party at their home. Zero was shot and died. → Read More

Who is ‘PewDiePie’? He’s ‘sickened’ after New Zealand mosque shooter uttered his name

YouTube star Pewdiepie says he is upset that the man accused of killing 49 Muslims in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, used his name, according to police. The online personality has millions of followers. → Read More

‘Devastating attack ad’ against Beto O’Rourke calls out ... his skateboarding skills?

Comedy writer, skateboarding enthusiast Jon Millstein called out 2020 Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke for a video of O’Rourke skating in a Whataburger parking lot that surfaced in his 2018 Senate run. → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster vandalized with ‘Die Jew B----’ and a swastika in NYC

A poster of Ruth Bader Ginsburgh was vandalized with a swastika and the words “Die Jew B-----” at subway in Brooklyn, the New York Police Department said. A hate crime unit is investigating the SCOTUS vandal. → Read More

It’s a felony to cheat in a Texas fishing tournament — as this guy found out, cops say

Terry Keith Long, of Bridgeport, Texas, is charged with fraud in a freshwater fish tournament, a felony, after Wood County police say he cut the tail of one of his bass during the 2018 Big Bass Splash. → Read More

Men would have to tell cops about every ‘release of sperm’ if this Georgia bill passes

Every sperm ejaculation from Georgia men over the age of 55 would need to be reported to police, under a new bill from five Democratic female state lawmakers called HB 604 in the Georgia General Assembly. → Read More

Do wireless headphones really increase cancer risk? 250 doctors warn United Nations

250 doctors have signed an updated appeal for greater consumer protection against non-ionizing electromagnetic field exposure, which happens when people come into contact with wireless items that use bluetooth. → Read More

Mitt Romney blows out his birthday candles — in an ... um ... unusual way, video shows

Utah Senator Mitt Romney turned 72 years old on March 12, 2019. Video on the Republican’s Twitter page shows him blowing out his birthday candles on a unique cake made out of Twinkies — one at a time. → Read More

Teen’s service dog was shot and killed. Former Dallas Cowboys star stepped up to help

Former Dallas Cowboy tight end Jay Novacek and his wife, Amy, have donated a Labradoodle puppy to Hannah Westmoreland from Quinlan, Texas, whose service dog, Journey, was shot and killed in January. → Read More

Rep. Rodney Davis called Nickelback ‘one of the greatest bands of the ’90s’ on House floor

Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, poked fun at Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis Thursday on the House floor when Davis called Nickelback “one of the greatest bands of the ’90s.” → Read More

Tex the Longhorn thought horns were for dribbling his red ball. They’re not, video shows

Tex the Longhorn, who lives at Ima Survivor Donkey and Farm Animal Sanctuary in Cleveland, Texas, has busted his big red yoga ball, video posted to Facebook shows. Replacements have poured in. → Read More

Stage 4 cancer patient says video shows cops searching for THC pills in hospital

Nolan Sousley, a Stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient, says police in Bolivar, Missouri rifled through bags in his hospital room, looking for marijuana, after a call regarding marijuana on the premises. → Read More

This high-speed police chase ended in a little cleanup on aisle 30, Texas deputies say

Orlando Jose Perez-Ortiz, 28, is charged with evading arrest after deputies in San Antonio, Texas, say he led them on a high-speed chase before ducking into an H-E-B grocery store and acting like an employee. → Read More

Homeowner thought an intruder was at the door — but Texas cop ended up dead, lawyer says

Police in Midland, Texas say homeowner David Charles Wilson shot and killed Midland police officer Nathan Heidelberg, who announced himself as police. Wilson’s lawyer says he thought the officer was an intruder. → Read More

Texas deputy busts out windows searching for woman in burning trailer, bodycam shows

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Roberto Martinez found a trailer home in Baytown, Texas engulfed in flames, and saved Eloisa Martinez, 63, by pulling her through a window, body camera video shows. → Read More

This 4-foot tall Texas basketball player is all #HeartOverHeight — and people love it

Reese Turner, a guard for the Bearkats basketball team in tiny Cushing, Texas, has gone viral on Instagram, due to the fact that he doesn’t let his own small stature hold him back on the court. → Read More