Texas is the among the latest targets of social media threats of "The Purge."
The phrase refers to a 2013 movie, "The Purge," and its sequel "The Purge: Anarchy," released in July.
In the movies, the government declares a 12-hour period in which people can commit any crime they want, including murder.
Talk of a purge occurring in a particular city or state began last week in Louisville, Kentucky, where some residents were reportedly frightened enough to stay home, causing harm to businesses.
From there it has spread to Chicago, California, Ohio, Delaware and Texas.
In all cases, the allusions were a hoax. No purge event has occured.
An Instagram account called texaspurge2014 was set up Aug. 16. The tone is serious and urges followers to invite their friends. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Purge-Texas-570104...