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February 11, 2019
BlackHistoryMonth_Events

Black History Month 2019 events across Texas

February is Black History Month, a month recognized as a time to celebrate the strides and achievements black people have made throughout history. In an effort to avoid whitewashing the black experience, we all have a duty to inform ourselves about black...
June 14, 2018
Juneteenth

Juneteenth Celebrations Across Texas

June 19, or Juneteenth, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. An estimated 250,000 slaves residing in Texas were informed of their freedom. This news came two...
June 1, 2018

Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange Events

June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and this weekend there are #WearOrange events scheduled across the country. Wear Orange events are an effort to raise awareness about gun violence and a way to honor victims and survivors. Below is a list of...
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. “...