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
Whether you’re enjoying icy oysters on a cold, winter night or you’re sitting through another relative’s diatribe about the economy, we’ll give you something to talk about.
If you’re on the Internet and sentient, you probably know some people who would like to tell you about Ron Paul. And if it seems like more people talk about Paul than any other Republican presidential candidate, you’re right.
Back when Rick Perry first announced for president, the only people happier than his supporters may have been the Texas media. Campaign coverage is good for business, and in those heady days before Perry's candidacy became official, you couldn't turn on cable news without seeing one state capitol reporter or another (including, yes, our own staffers) sharing Texas expertise.
Five minutes away from 6:30 p.m., eastern standard time, three of the four seats in the CBS News control room are still empty. In the occupied seat, a tall, gaunt quiet man of about 50—the chief engineer, formerly known as the technical director—confronts a flashing yard-square panel of buttons, switches, and erratic meters. There seem to be over a hundred pulsing, mysterious buttons between his outstretched arms, and he appears very intent upon them.