Julia Youssefnia

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Mike Huckabee Will Rock You

    Even if you’re not a Mike Huckabee supporter, you might be compelled to make a donation to his campaign this weekend. That’s because the Republican presidential hopeful’s classic rock cover band (yep, you read that correctly) will be playing a fundraiser up near Navasota. The band, called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007


    Parade Magazine released its annual “What People Earn” report yesterday. The results of the 2006 salary survey range from depressing (foster-care recruiter Angela Pratt earned only $23,000, while Rachel Ray got $6 million) to the surprising (Arnold Schwarzenegger earned $0, the deceased Albert ... More >>

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    February 13, 2007
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    January 19, 2007

    Stars and Bars

    We're all for pride of place, but do Bo and Luke really need their own holiday? Just four days after enjoying a three-day weekend honoring Martin Luther King, Texas State Employees can take the day off work today to celebrate another breed of martyrs — our Confederate Heroes. That's right, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    Well, They Both Have Great Hair

    Extra overhead lights added for that special angelic effect. As we write, Houston staple Joel Osteen is preparing to give the invocation to swear in Governor Rick Perry for his second term. This seems odd to us, since Osteen, in contrast to leaders of many mega-churches, generally avoids involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    Re: In the House

    Meet the new boss. So Tom Craddick gets to spend another session in charge of the Texas House. Although we can't say we're surprised, we are curious to see what will happen to the 27 Democrats who voted against him. The movement to oust Craddick from his powerful position as House speaker gaine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    In the House

    There'll be no super-secret double vote for Craddick's ouster. Tomorrow Texas House reps will cast their votes on whether to keep incumbent Tom Craddick as House speaker or give the leadership role to challenger Jim Pitts. Although he has made some friends as Speaker of the House, it's no secret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Passing a Buck to the Smokers

    Daniel Kramer Dave Pickrell cuts through the smoke on the latest tax increase. No word on what he's doing about the mirrors. We asked Dave Pickrell, president of Smokers Fighting Discrimination, what he thinks about the $1 cigarette tax increase that went into effect throughout the state on Mon ... More >>