Jim Hightower

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Texas Democratic Establishment, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News All Endorse Biggest Loser

    Ignored by the state Democratic establishment like he was an Al-Qaeda terrorist wearing a bomb coat, Richard "Kinky" Friedman still managed to garner about 185,000 votes in the Democratic primary March 4. Friedman's vote total put him in second place with 37.7 percent of the vote and forced a late M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    They Were Kinky Before Kinky Was Kinky: Musicians Who Have Held Public Office

    From Ted Nugent to Bruce Springsteen to those adorable Dixie Chicks, "Masters of War" to "George Bush doesn't care about black people," musicians have never been shy about voicing their political opinions. But when it comes to putting their money where their mouths are and filing the necessary pape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Songs To Help Kinky Friedman Learn What the Texas Agriculture Commissioner Does

    Craig Hlavaty‚Äč‚ÄčMusician, author, animal-rights activist (and probably a couple of other titles we're leaving out) Kinky Friedman announced Monday he was withdrawing as a candidate for governor in next March's Democratic primary and instead seeking the office of Agriculture Commissioner, a post p ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003
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    April 12, 2001


    Overkill, Saint Joe, Pick of the Litter

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    RiceTec Paddy Whack

    An Alvin-based rice company, the Prince of Liechtenstein, the United States Patent Office, and an Indian eco-feminist bring global trade debates to a roiling boil on Houston's back burner

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Green Horns

    Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Rubber Fetish

    Glory days for KHOU and Anna Werner

  • Music

    December 8, 1994
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    September 29, 1994

    Farm to Mall Court

    Fruits and vegetables try to take root in Westwood Mall

  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

  • News

    February 3, 1994
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    January 20, 1994