Top Chef: Texas moved one step closer to the end last night, leaving the state for Whistler, British Columbia (where, incidentally, for all the snowy vistas, it was only 46 degrees today) and an especially-ludicrous Winter Olympics-themed series of competitions.
For the first challenge, the four remaining “cheftestants” were asked to cook while riding up and down Whistler-Blackcomb’s 2.73 mile Peak-2-Peak gondola:
A Kentucky man who took to YouTube to defend Laredo’s honor is being rewarded with the key to the city.
Jack Strunk, a former Laredo resident who now lives in Lancaster, Kentucky, was so offended by the hateful, racist venom spewed in the “Sara Hates Laredo” video he turned on his camera and filmed his inaugural YouTube clip in response.
Willie Nelson’s ad for Chipotle Mexican Grill, which was released on YouTube in August, moved into the big leagues Sunday night, becoming one of the highlights of CBS’s Grammy Awards telecast.
Welcome to “Read State,” a recurring TM Daily Post feature in which we ask noteworthy Texans—from writers and singers to athletes and politicians—what they’re reading. Today we bring you the reading habits of John Burnett, the roving NPR correspondent based in Austin who has reported from more than 25 countries.
In 1990, the Austin scene gave us Richard Linklater’s classic art-film Slacker. In 2012, it gives us something for YouTube.
The Daily Show caught up on the Iowa Republican presidential caucus results Wednesday, with the opening segment devoted to the day’s two biggest losers, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry.
From a record-setting drought and raging wildfires (that claimed much of Bastrop, whose water tower is pictured above) to the end of the space shuttle program and the UT-A&M football rivalry (well, maybe), 2011 was a memorable year for Texas. Here are ten photos of the moments and themes that defined the last twelve months.
From (HB) 1 to ($)15.2 billion, we revisit a few of the state’s biggest stories in 2011 by examining the numbers.
Rick Perry’s field-leading share of support for the Republican presidential nomination in an August 24 Gallup poll, twelve points ahead of Mitt Romney.
Forget Casey Anthony. Texas served up enough bizarre courtroom drama this year to keep Nancy Grace drooling. Here are the five cases from Texas courtrooms in 2011 that enthralled, amused, and horrified us.
1. Warren Jeffs