A diary of San Antonio Democrat Leticia Van de Putte's first session as a state senator.
This Fourth of July, forget the fried chicken and potato salad. Our potluck picnic, cooked up by six top Austin chefs, is full of culinary fireworks. Plus... extra web-only recipes!
More than a decade ago I wrote about the virtues of the drinking life and the comforts of what I called a “bar bar.” Then I hit rock bottom. It’s been eight years now since I took my last drink—and I’m finally ready to tell the rest of the story.
Rodney Ellis was excellent. Gary Elkins was well, significantly less so. Bill Ratliff was a model of dignified leadership. Domingo Garcia was a one-man leper colony. Our biennial roundup of the Legislature's leading lights and dim bulbs.
As he readies himself for this summer's Tour de France, the two-time winner is battling allegations in Europe and elsewhere that he uses performance-enhancing drugs. He insists he is clean. But proving that is turning out to be one of his toughest challenges yet. He doesn't use performance-enhancing drugs, he insists, no matter what his critics in the European press and elsewhere say. And yet the accusations keep coming. How much scrutiny can the two-time Tour de France winner stand? A lot—which is a good thing, since he's heading back up that hill again.
In a state that's becoming more
conservative, two young editors at the
Texas Observer are reenergizing a
magazine that won't leave the left behind.
What was Texas like before air conditioning?
Thinking about it gives me the chills.
Texas artists find a new home at Nashville's
Country Music Hall of Fame.
A Dallas epidemiologist has made it his
mission to learn the truth about Gulf War
Syndrome, even if he has to fight the government.
Meet two prominent Houston artists who are
at the forefront of digital artand the
debate over what virtual reality means for
He made his name in real estate, but now
Ross Perot, Jr., is running the computer
services company that bears his family's
nameand taking care of business with
Forget about getting down and dirty. Take a
trip into one of Texas' show caves, where
the beauty of going underground is on full
Fake IDs and real issues.
Jeff McCord on Lucinda Williams
Lifesaving tips for new Texans.
Houston pitches a great weekend, museums
across the state kid around, Jamie-Lynn
Sigler slips into the role of a new soprano,
and zoos go wild about their exhibits.