Five Things You’ll Be Talking About in December

1. Romo Agonistes

You remember Danny White, don’t you? He had the misfortune to replace Roger Staubach as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback after the beloved number 12 retired with two Super Bowl victories. Though White broke numerous Cowboys records—for passing yards in a season, for touchdown passes in a season, for completions in a season—he never led the team back to the big game.

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in October

1. Craig’s Listing

It doesn’t take anything away from Craig Watkins’s accomplishments as district attorney of Dallas County—since he won election in 2006, his office has exonerated 33 prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for decades—to say that he has been very lucky. A Democrat, he was swept into office on a wave of anti-Bush sentiment, becoming the first black DA in Texas history.

Five Things You'll be Talking About in July

1. How Dry We Are

When the heat has even the grackles lying low, the pleasure of a swimming hole cold enough to knock the breath out of you is limitless. Alas, water is not, a truism sorely evident to the residents of the Hill Country town of Wimberley, where proposed development may spell the end for the beloved Jacob’s Well, already stagnant due to too little rain and too much pumping.

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in June

1.  Always Keep ’Em Guessing

According to the Rick Perry camp, sometime this month our governor will announce whether he plans to run for Texas’s top office yet again. The conventional wisdom has it that he won’t, for various reasons—he doesn’t want to tick off Attorney General Greg Abbott, he’s done the job for long enough, he might not win—and will instead focus his energies on a second presidential run, perhaps this time sans maple syrup.

6 Things You’ll Be Talking About In March

1. Bills,Bills, Bills

The calendar says that the Eighty-third Legislature began on January 8, but insiders know the real action doesn’t begin until 59 days later. Oh, there are plenty of speeches and resolutions during the first two months, recognizing groups like the Texas Association of Health Underwriters. But the tone changes on March 8, the filing deadline for most bills and joint resolutions.


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