Texas Wants Its Gold Back

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.”

Gilt Trip

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.”

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