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Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler's work has appeared in the New Republic, Vice magazine, PlayboyThe Daily Caller, The Awl, the Oxford American, and elsewhere. He has covered gun-toting carpetbaggers, attempted an alcohol enema, and ridden in the country's largest chuckwagon race. He is a college dropout living in Austin. 

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December 20, 2013

The State of Texas: Dec. 20, 2013

Prank of the SeasonBringing good tidings of joy is fine and all, but scaring the yule log out of people is so much better. That’s exactly what the students of the Kilgore High School media department did when they filmed their victims being attacked by a, er, “living” Christmas tree.

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December 18, 2013

The State of Texas: Dec. 18, 2013

Fightin’ WordsThe chow lines have been drawn in the battle of chili v. barbecue as the state’s official state food. In Texas Monthly‘s December Food Issue, Paul Burka restated his decades-long belief that “Chili is the most overrated, overhyped variation on beef stew ever concocted … .” Now,

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December 11, 2013

The State of Texas: Dec. 11, 2013

Slideshow of the DayNot, perhaps, the most exciting slideshow, but after going back to the drawing board because they accidentally stole their new logo from a Dubai real estate company, the city of Amarillo has a selection of finalists proposed by the citizens themselves. Talk about civic, and

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November 20, 2013

The State of Texas: Nov. 20, 2013

Quote of the Day“What if Davy Crockett had said, ‘How could we compete with the Mexican Army at the Alamo?’ Should they have given up? Absolutely not.” — Lisa Fritsch, the GOP underdog candidate for governor.Yum of the DayJust in time for Thanksgiving, an El Paso woman

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October 30, 2013

The State of Texas: Oct. 30, 2013

Inspiration of the DayFrisco seventh-grader Tyler Sampson has one hand and plays football. Not the European kind involving feet, but real gridiron—offense and defense. “When I play,” said Sampson in a video, “they underestimate me.” You now have no excuse for complaining about the little inconveniences in your daily

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October 29, 2013

The State of Texas: Oct. 29, 2013

Skit of the DayAs previews for his latest soiree began making the rounds, Texas’s quirkiest son, Wes Anderson, is once again the focus of both adulation and gentle ribbing. In the latter category, Saturday Night Live‘s recent skit imagines just how Wes Anderson-y a Wes Anderson-directed horror film would look

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October 25, 2013

The State of Texas: Oct. 25, 2013

Longreads FridayThe Dallas Observer has a long piece detailing the April event at Arlington’s “Garden of Eden,” in which the garden and house were raided(!) by police, and SWAT members(!), for not complying with minor city ordinances regarding lawn upkeep. The piece takes all the fun out of mocking

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October 15, 2013

The State of Texas: Oct. 15, 2013

Tuesday Shame-DayOddly, a collection of Texans fans wearing bags over their heads looks less weird after a minute or two.Photos of the DayThe Miss Texas Pole Star Competition happened over the weekend. Done right—as demonstrated by these competitors—it’s both impressive and beautiful. So leave both your leering