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February 5, 2018

Abbott Willing to Burn Down the House to Keep Himself Warm

An East Texas hunting guide liked to tell the story about a couple of Piney Woods brothers who came home one winter night to discover their father had cut down part of their family home and chopped it up for firewood. “I was cold,” the old man said. “I...
January 5, 2018

The Best and Worst Texas Had to Offer in 2017

Best in Texas 2017 wasn't all bad... there were some really good moments and movements. When tragedy struck, Texans took action to aid their neighbors. Stories of everyday folks with boats endangering their own lives to save others and strangers taking in...
December 15, 2017

Gimme Shelter

Watching America these days is like watching the film, Gimme Shelter. One of the most bone-chilling things about the Maysles Brothers’ controversial Rolling Stones documentary is that all through the film we know what’s coming: mayhem ending in tragedy...
October 19, 2017

Texas May Not Be What Amazon is Looking For

Forget El Dorado, Brigadoon, the Emerald City, Seven Cities of Gold or Shangri-La. The city of Amazon, USA, is a shimmering on your horizon like a barely visible holograph from the future. Above it is a sign in otherworldly neon: All This Could Be Yours...
October 2, 2017

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Was it just a tempest in a teapot, this brewing storm between Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner ? You be the judge. Their joint press conference in Houston today sounded something like this . Abbott brought $50 million worth of love to...
September 12, 2017

Ted Cruz's explicit...policies

The internet exploded late last night when Ted Cruz's twitter account hilariously "liked" a 2-minute porn video. Personally, I wasn’t even aware robots watched porn. What a time to be alive. However, more shameful than his late night Twitter habits are...
September 11, 2017
Glenn Smith Quote

Catch a Falling Lone Star

Paul Vance , the guy who wrote the lyrics, “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day,” has been living in South Florida. As Hurricane Irma approaches, here’s hoping Mr. Vance took the advice of Perry Como ’s 1957 hit song. “...
August 25, 2017

Best of the Week - Stay safe, Texans

Make sure you're prepared for Hurricane Harvey! FEMA has compiled resources to keep you safe during the storm. And follow the National Weather Service on Twitter to stay up to date on its progression. If you're able to donate , the Red Cross of Central...
August 18, 2017

Best of the Week: Speaking of Racism

WATCH: Texas lawmakers – led by Rep. Helen Giddings (D–DeSoto) – denounced racism and terrorism in Charlottesville. THINGS TO READ Women’s Reproductive Rights Thrown Under Bus (Again) in Gov. Abbott’s Special Session (Progress TX) The Resistance Killed...
August 11, 2017

Best of the Week - Hysterectomy, not HIS-terectomy

Before we dive into the rest, you gotta watch this. This man is the author of Texas' latest abortion restriction. He is unsure if he can have a hysterectomy... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ THINGS TO READ U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke on 34-day road trip in underdog Senate bid (...