Houstonians live in a really big city. We know that people know that, but thanks to an intrepid Reddit user, we now have a succinct visual shorthand for just how big the city really is: Namely, these maps, which overlay the 88 miles of Beltway 8 on top of a number of other major world cities.
We learned last year that Lance fatigue is a real thing for people in Texas, especially those in Austin, who went through the entire roller coaster of emotions as Lance went from an inspirational hero to a disgraced doper.
Here's a spicy pizza recipe: Take a large pie and put about 90 slices of jalapeño-stuffed pepperonis on top, then add another batch of freshly-diced peppers to the top. Here's a spicy PR strategy: Name the resulting pizza "La Chingona."
"As always, I stand with Texas" is a pretty badass way to declare that one isn't a party to a lawsuit against their home state. That was the sign-off that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez used when he responded to a suit filed by a financier against the Texas Film Commission for failing to provide certain incentives for making the movie in-state.
Pretty much everyone in Austin this week is either doing SXSW things, or really, really tired of hearing about SXSW things. Either way, there's a question about the festival that's gotten harder and harder to answer over the past few years: What exactly is SXSW?
State senator Dan Patrick, former talk radio host and potential Lt. Governor nominee, found himself something of an Internet celebrity yesterday. If by “celebrity,” you mean “punchline,” which in this case, we do—quite literally.
According to our state mythology, cheating at cards in Texas used to be enough to get a man shot. These days, it'll get you a lengthy profile on CBS This Morning and a feature-length documentary—especially if you're able to up the ante by pulling off your amazing feats of dexterity as a blind person.
If Michael Sam does well in the NFL, the movie that will no doubt eventually be made about him will have a much more satisfying plot arc.