Football Scores
Week 3
  • Sharyland High 48 VS Valley View 6
    Final
  • Monte Alto 13 VS Corpus Christi John Paul II 58
    Final
  • Hidalgo 0 VS Rio Hondo 59
    Final
  • Brownsville Pace 14 VS La Joya Palmview 27
    Final
  • Mission Veterans Memorial 40 VS Roma 10
    Final
  • Santa Maria 35 VS Benavides 7
    Final
  • La Joya High 21 VS PSJA North 20
    Final
  • Victoria East 34 VS McAllen High 31
    Final
  • Progreso 6 VS Hebbronville 50
    Final
  • Lyford 21 VS Grulla 34
    Final
  • Bishop 49 VS La Villa 6
    Final
  • Brownsville St. Joseph 12 VS Raymondville 17
    Final
  • Santa Rosa 20 VS Arnasas Pass 34
    Final
  • La Joya Juarez-Lincoln 13 VS Edcouch-Elsa 14
    Final
  • Eagle Pass Winn 14 VS Mission High 21
    Final

What’s the Most Ridiculous Thing Your Parents Did to Save a Few Bucks?

Every single person’s parents do SOMETHING weird just to save a few bucks. It’s a scientific fact. My parents still, to this day, keep the house at like 65 degrees in the winter because they’d rather freeze than run the heat.

There’s a discussion right now on Reddit where people are sharing childhood memories of the ridiculous things their parents did to save money. Here are five great ones . . .

1. “My mom tried to convince the ticket guy at the movies my brother was 12. He was 19 and smoking a cigarette.”

2. “When I was in junior high, I wanted weights to bulk up for sports. My dad filled two big Folgers coffee cans with cement and stuck them on a sawed off broom handle.”

3. “When we demolished our brick garage, my dad made us clean every brick with a pickaxe and line them up around the house for future use. [It took] one year of backbreaking effort and they’re still there eight years later.”

4. “They’d collect all the pieces of soap when the bars get too small to use, put them in pantyhose, and hang them from the shower head. You’re supposed to lather up your hands and use that soap until it’s gone.”

5. “My dad would build up speed, then turn the engine off and coast down to five miles-per-hour to save gas. He did that while my friends were in the car.”