In an effort to increase Texas's financial security, Governor Rick Perry is backing legislation that would bring the state's stash of 6,643 gold bars home from a vault in New York. "We don't want just the certificates," freshman Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake), author of the bill, told the Texas Tribune. "We want our gold."
Andrew Eccles has photographed plenty of 24-karat celebrities for Texas Monthly, but his session with Lou Diamond Phillips was a truly golden experience. “In an industry that’s marked by jaded people,” Eccles says, “Lou was a breath of fresh air. He’s down to earth, talkative, enthusiastic—an incredibly sweet guy.”