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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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October 9, 2013

The State of Texas: Oct. 9, 2013

Photo of the DayAstronaut Karen Nyberg took this mesmerizing photo from her vista window of the International Space Station, which makes it clear that Austin and San Antonio are not yet one statistical metropolitian area. Sorry, Elizabeth Ames Jones:San Antonio & Austin, Texas. October 8.

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October 4, 2013

State of Texas: Oct. 4, 2013

All You Can Eat FridayFortune has bestowed upon us this celebration of National Taco Day. Praise be tacos! Here’s Texas Monthly‘s 2007 list of the best tacos in the state. And, for good measure, here’s another list of (some of) the best tacos in Texas. Anyone

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October 3, 2013

State of Texas: Oct. 3, 2013

Photos of the DayLike Christmas, Halloween seems to arrive earlier each year. Houston Chronicle just published a slideshow of the Most Haunted Properties in Texas. For a bigger fright, use Texas Monthly‘s 2009 list as a guide, though watch out for ghosts and police.Tweets from Last

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October 2, 2013

State of Texas: Oct. 2, 2013

Photos of the DayOh, October! That time of year when the temperature begins to drop, leaves begin to fall, and Texas teens continue one of the state’s better traditions. Forget the haters who call it “weird.” Mums the word.Today in HistoryThe first military engagement of the

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October 1, 2013

State of Texas: Oct. 1, 2013

Video of the DayStar Wars Kid, Grumpy Cat . . . Texas tuba players. The Lake Travis Cavalier Marching Band is now Internet famous! Thanks go entirely to a tubular wreck last week. The band’s received national press after a video of their tuba section’s halftime pileup

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September 30, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 30, 2013

Monday GoodnessThe Dallas Morning News has an idea about the Texas Constitution that folks on both the left and right can probably agree on: burn it. The editorial suggests a complete makeover for the “bloated” document that’s “a relic of a bitter, bygone era after the Civil War

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September 27, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 27, 2013

Photos of the DayBig. Texan. And better than Ever.Longread of the DayAfter fifty pigskin-less years, Houston Baptist University decided to finally start a football team. They had to build the program, literally, from the ground up: “HBU also didn’t have a football field, a football coach, a football

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September 26, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 26, 2013

Rubbernecking of the DayThere was a trainwreck in Texas yesterday, and no, Miley Cyrus didn’t pay us a visit. Three freight trains collided near Amarillo, derailing some 30 cars and injurying four crew members. While wishing the workers a speedy recovery, you can also view this

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September 25, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 25, 2013

Photos of the DayUT’s Harry Ransom Center has acquired almost 200,000 prints from the Magnum Photo collection, which represent some of the most striking images taken in the last century. (And in late October, the center is holding a symposium on the collection.)Illustrations of the DayThe new

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September 24, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 24, 2013

Video of the DayWhataBrawl! Unruly high school kids (yes, that’s redundant) captured footage of their epic food fight at Whataburger after the Saturday Night Lights went out on the football field.Daily RoundupFight! Fight! Fight! Fight! — Oh, Politico! Your wild antagonism is almost enduring. Yesterday, the D.C. propaganda organ

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September 23, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 23, 2013

Clip of the DayMaybe the Longhorns were a bit too excited about finally beating a team. Not only did they take out K-State, but they started attacking the help as well. UT may want to reconsider their new play, however. After beaning the Wildcat employee, QB David Ash

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September 20, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 20, 2013

Friday Movie DayOnce hipsters started shooting wild game, it was kinda inevitable that they’d start shooting highly saturated videos featuring ambient music and bearded men waxing philosophically. So here’s to Jesse Griffiths’ eight-minute video essay extolling the merits of hog hunting in Central Texas Hill Country.

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September 19, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 19, 2013

Thursday Time-waster“Yes to Texas,” a Buzzfeed for the rest of us, posted a wonderful list: 16 Signs You Went to School in Texas via @TexasHumorDaily RoundupWendy Davis is Strappin’ on Her Runnin’ Shoes (Probably) — You’re the state’s first really viable Democratic candidate in years, not to

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September 18, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 18, 2013

Texas PlaylistHunter Hauk at the Dallas Morning News curated some fine, young tracks from North Texas bands.Pictures of the DayIf you haven’t yet visited the Eclectic Menagerie Park in Belfort, here’s a recent snapshot. Giant spiders, and chickens, and ‘dillos, oh my! Created by

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September 17, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 17, 2013

Picture of the DayHere’s a recent street campaign (in true social media fashion) challenging a February study that declared Beaumont the “saddest city,” based on tweets from the city. Either way, it sure beats “Clapton is God”Daily RoundupA Stranger From Our Neighborhood — Washington D.C. is still reeling

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September 16, 2013

State of Texas: Sept. 16, 2013

Texas in HollywoodTinseltown’s favorite Texan, Tommy Lee Jones, turned 67 on Sunday. Even though he’s probably all, like, “no birthday for old man,” you can still celebrate by reading Skip Hollandsworth’s 2006 profile.Photos of the Day“Mermaid Theater” was a big thing at the San Marcos springs during the sixties. And