Forget the resorts, the swim-up bars, the umbrella drinks. If there’s any establishment that embodies the coast at its most wild and authentic, it’s the southeast Texas seafood shack. Yes, there is finer seaside cuisine to be found—local and sustainable and all that—and yes, there are worthy places to eat on the lower coast too. But nowhere will you feel like you’re getting away—to another time, to another sensibility, to another Texas—than along the stretch from Galveston to Port Arthur.
This week, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that an 84-year-old woman in Conroe was caught attempting to hire an assassin to target Texas district attorneys.
Some legal issues are just complicated. Donna Campbell, the Republican senator from New Braunfels, learned this the hard way during Monday’s State Affairs Committee hearing, when her resolution to add a constitutional amendment protecting religious freedom garnered intense support, harsh scrutiny, and concerns about abortion rights, the Westboro Baptist Church, and goat slaughter, most of which the senator appeared not to have anticipated.