When news broke in Austin last month that Leslie, the cross-dressing homeless man, mayoral candidate, and symbol of "weird" Austin, would be leaving town for Colorado, the metaphorical implications weren't hard to miss--the same sidewalks Leslie once roamed wearing a thong and falsies now sit in front of celebrated fancy restaurants, pricey retail shops,
The Tyler newspaper published a story this morning about Kerry Max Cook and the two motions he filed in a local district court on Tuesday (I wrote about this yesterday). The story was mostly skeptical about Cook’s filings, drawing primarily on one source, one of the men who prosecuted him.
But the paper left a few things out.
Need something to talk about? Here are a few stories that will make you sound like you’re in the know.
Historical markers of Texas now eligible for a historical marker
It's the 50th anniversary of the Texas Historical Commission's roadside markers, which means the markers themselves are now historic, according to Steve Campbell of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Austin-based Stratfor, which had its computers breached in December by the hacktivist collective Anonymous, is now having its internal emails leaked to the world. WikiLeaks began publishing Monday some of the global intelligence firm's five million stolen communications, which date from 2004 to 2011.
Need something to talk about? Here are a few stories that will make you sound like you're in the know.
We'll give you something to talk about this weekend.
How Many TCU Players Actually Failed the Drug Tests?
Comments about a drug test given to the TCU football team by two players arrested as part of Wednesday's big drug-dealing bust were probably hyperbole.
Finally, a news story that rehabilitates the reputation of gigantic breast implants.
No one likes a know-it-all, but it beats being ignorant. Brush up on a few stories people will surely be chattering about this weekend.