Rick Perry and many of his GOP brethren support the idea of beefed up security along the Texas-Mexico border. Because the Obama administration has failed to act, Perry says, he must do it himself. On Monday, he ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to deploy along the border in something he is calling ... More >>
Amid all the harsh reality, there is a strange, eerie beauty to a new photo exhibit going up in Austin at the state capitol this week. Part of the "What does your Texas look like?" campaign, the photography exhibit shows the heavy toll the extended drought has taken across our state. Lake beds are ... More >>
In one of the worst-kept secrets in Texas, State Sen. Dan Patrick announced Thursday that he was throwing his hat in the ring for the 2014 election for Texas lieutenant governor. Patrick, the current Senate Education Chair, announced yesterday that he would be aiming for David Dewhurst's current pos ... More >>
19-year-old's accident left her with permanent brain damage.
In a blog post today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's call for Meatless Mondays as part of a green environmental effort is a gross betrayal of everything the federal government should stand for. He calls for the firing of whomever came up with ... More >>
Local movement fights for cottage food bill.
Not to be snarked aboutYou may not be aware of it, because it came as yet another announcement in an increasingly silly race for Agriculture Commissioner, but October is "Get the Hog Outta Texas" month.It's all about killing off as many dangerous feral hogs as possible, says incumbent Todd Staple ... More >>
Texas eggs and Texas flour in the pancakes at Lola.Although the Go Texan Restaurant Roundup kicked off this past Monday, it's not too late to support the Lone Star State while eating at some of Houston's best eateries. Each year, the Restaurant Roundup celebrates and promotes Texas agricultu ... More >>
No broadband?!More than a quarter-million Texans have no access to broadband service, according to figures and a new map put out today by Texas Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples.Two questions: First, how do these people live without viral videos like "BP Execs Spill Coffee"? Second, the Agri ... More >>
Craig HlavatyMusician, 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 >>