Houston has a problem - as do Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, and Corpus Christi. In 2010, these cities accounted for half of the top 10 slots in Men's Health's annual list of the "fattest" U.S. cities. (Not surprisingly, some also have unusually high rates of "heavy users" of fast food.)
The state's weight problem is especially bad among kids. More than 20 percent of all 10- to 17-year-old Texans are obese, thanks in part to food desserts and financial hardship - a combo that encourages fast-food consumption. "About half of Texas children grow up in low-income households, where cheap but satiating junk food might be all that fits the family budget," the CEO of an advocacy group noted in 2010.
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GALESBURG, Illinois - Two people who pulled up at a McDonald's drive-thru in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges.
Police in Galesburg say a 19-year-old El Paso man and a 21-year-old Galesburg woman have been released from Knox County Jail after being ordered to appear in court to face the charges.
WGIL Radio reports that the duo was still in the McDonald's parking lot when officers arrived just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the man was crouched over in the driver's seat trying to pull on a pair of pants while his passenger was covering up in a blanket.
WGIL reports that the pair told officers the late night fast-food run might not have been a great idea but that they both still thought it was funny.
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