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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

February 27
23:32 2013

A Dallas-area physician will be seeking a new line of work after surrendering his license to practice medicine this week.

Anesthesiologist Gary Ogin already lost his license in Colorado in 2001 for allegedly falling asleep on the job and making sexual contact with a patient while she was under anesthesia.

Despite this absurdly creepy behavior, Ogin was permitted to keep practicing in Texas on the condition that a chaperone was present in the room whenever he treated women. We had no idea that being a doctor was so much like our high school prom.

Ogin was busted again for improperly prescribing controlled substances to his patients, for reasons we guess were probably a lot more recreational than therapeutic.

He permanently surrendered his license after these activities were uncovered, which means you can hopefully breathe a little easier next time a doctor asks you to relax and count backwards from 100.

When you think of West Texas, what do you see?  Some might imagine wide-open spaces, Cadillac ranches and stark desert beauty, but for Midland resident Josh Pitman, the answer is blowing in the wind. Literally.

Pitman’s home was assaulted by tumbleweeds during a fierce snowstorm on Monday.

The winter weather dropped 19 inches of snow on the region, but the 60 mph winds that accompanied the blizzard also gathered tumbleweeds from far and wide, depositing them along one side of Pitman’s house so high that doorways were blocked.

Pitman tried calling the fire department for help clearing the rolling menace from his home and yard, but the authorities weren’t buying it.

Apparently the tumbleweeds count as “yard waste,” making them Pitman’s complete responsibility.

He plans to spend the weekend clearing up his property. Our advice? Just burn the whole thing down and start over.

Former Baylor bear and current St. Louis Rams running back Terrance Ganaway makes $390,000 a season, but when he steps off the field his paychecks shrink like a wool sweater in a tumble dryer.

Apparently bored by the monotony of the off season, Ganaway accepted a job making sandwiches at a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches shop in Waco — for $7.50 an hour.

The running back said he’s already swept floors, sliced meat for subs and operated the register since starting employment at the eatery, and that he’s surprised anyone even cares about his second job.

We’re sure Jimmy John’s enjoys the free publicity, but can he autograph a sandwich?

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