Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Houston has some of highest funeral costs, Tesla Motors wants to sell electric cars directly to customers, J.C. Penney's embattled CEO was fired, and more.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Joel Osteen, indefatigable televangelist and pastor of a Houston megachurch, was the butt of an online hoax that claimed he had lost his faith, and would leave the church. The Internet had a strong reaction.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Last week the Texas A&M student government passed, then vetoed a bill that would allow students to opt-out of the $2 tuition fee supporting the campus's GLBT community. It isn't the first time A&M has shown hostility toward homosexuality.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Texas A&M System thinks so. It’s using data to enhance transparency and accountability in Texas’s institutions of higher learning so that Texas students get the support they need to get a college degree.
He won an Olympic Gold Medal in Helsinki. He rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty like John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. He performed stunts in "McClintock!" and "Cheyenne." And now the 81-year-old former stunt man is publishing his memoir, "Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen."
Friday, April 5, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Armed Citizens Project, a Houston-based nonprofit seeks to provide free firearms for residents of high-crime neighborhoods in an effort to fight crime. Not surprisingly, opinions vary on the programs goals.
The Senate Education Committee heard four hours of testimony Tuesday on a bill by Senator Dan Patrick that would require the State Board of Education to sign off on all lesson plans included in the online curriculum management tool CSCOPE.
Monday, April 1, 2013
A Texas district attorney and his wife were found dead at their home, gunned down by unknown assailants, less than two months after an Assistant DA in the same office was shot outside the courthouse. There are no conclusive suspects, but the signs are pointing towards gang violence.
Last Thursday Joe Straus announced the hiring of Lindsey Parham as a senior adviser, a move that suggests he may have long-term ambitions beyond this session and, perhaps, beyond the speakership.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The American Society of Magazine Editors announced its nominees for National Magazine Awards yesterday. And the National Magazine of Texas did pretty well.
Dallas Wiens, the man who became the first American to receive a full-face transplant, got married over the weekend. The new couple hopes to inspire others with an up-coming reality show.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
To meet the demands of a growing economy in Texas, educators in the STEM fields have to innovate how they teach while increasing opportunities for students interested in getting a higher education.
James Arnt Aune took his own life after allegedly being blackmailed for having an online relationship with a minor. The underage girl he corresponded with apparently may not have been a girl at all, but a grown man running a "catfishing" scam.
In a mere six years, the thirty-year-old has opened a half-dozen fine-dining restaurants, built a $25-million enterprise, and arguably elevated the food scene in Austin to be competitive with Dallas and Houston.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Polls show that a majority of Texans support legal recognition for same-sex couples, but legalizing marriage equality in Texas would require an amendment to the state constitution.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
As we transition into summer, nothing welcomes warm weather better than a good rosé, especially when it’s made in a classic French dry style, like Becker Vineyards Provencal, Mourvedre 2012.