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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. 

The Daily Post |
May 15, 2014

The State of Texas: May 15, 2014

Headline of the Day‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, But Health Care’s Fine’— Dallas Business Journal, which understands when to make use of an R.E.M reference.Photo of the DayWe all know how shocking it is to head into

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May 9, 2014

The State of Texas: May 9, 2014

Video of the dayHouston’s ABC 22 mentions both the modern craze, Angry Birds, and Alfred Hitchhock’s classic Birds in the following news segment. No matter your cultural reference point, the video of birds attacking innocent truck drivers in a parking lot is terrifying (and a wee bit funny).Slideshow

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May 8, 2014

The State of Texas: May 8, 2014

Video of the DayIf campaign ads get more personal than this one, they certainly don’t get any funnier. Just in time for his final debate against Lietenant Governor Dan Patrick, the David Dewhurst team has released a video that is part political attack, part Disney musical, part South Park. In

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April 23, 2014

The State of Texas: April 23, 2014

Mom Of The DayOccasionally, that ol’ journalistic aphorism about how a dog biting a man isn’t news finds a real-life example that proves that saying wrong. Or in this case, that the opposite is at least true. In March, an Alvin woman bit off a dog’s ear in a effort

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April 22, 2014

The State of Texas: April 22, 2014

Video of the DayIt has not been a good week for local police. Or, perhaps, Texas’s finest have seen finer days. First there was the picture snapped of the motorcycle officer allegedly texting while driving. Now, a Georgetown cop is on paid leave after being filmed tripping and pushing high

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April 21, 2014

The State of Texas: April 21, 2014

Photo of the DayIf texting while driving is bad, then imagine if you’re the San Antonio police officer who was allegedly texting while motorcycling. A passerby snapped a picture of the offense (seen here) and sent the image to SAPD, which they “referred to the Traffic Commander and is currently

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April 18, 2014

The State of Texas: April 18, 2014

Scandal FridaySo much for the scary passages in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It would appear that homework has taken a particularly dark turn. El Paso parents are in an uproar after discovering that a take-home assignment that “involved reading several bleak passages in which a child possibly gets abused,

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April 14, 2014

The State of Texas: April 14, 2014

Video of the DayJeff Francoeur, outfielder for the El Paso Chihuahuas, is the victim of a rather elaborate, month-long prank involving his entire team, a player’s wife, and even a waitress. Playing on Francoeur’s sincerity, the team convinced him that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf. True, there were some

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April 7, 2014

The State of Texas: April 7, 2014

Slideshow of the DayHouston photographer Lokey has combined the best of three worlds—art, trucks, and huntin’—in his series about the various, and variously awesome, vehicles used by Texas quail hunters. It don’t get much better than this.Daily RoundupPortrait of the President as a Young Artist — This week

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April 4, 2014

The State of Texas: April 4, 2014

Doctors are optimistic about the three in critical condition following Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood; Texas falls short when it comes to venture capital investment; UT's 16-day search for a new football coach that resulted in Charlie Strong cost the university $266,990.

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April 2, 2014

The State of Texas: April 2, 2014

Perry is against parts of a federal law designed to reduce prison rape; more radioactive waste is on its way to West Texas; Rashad Owens, the SXSW driver accused of capital murder, faces twenty new charges of aggravated assault.

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March 31, 2014

The State of Texas: March 31, 2014

Video of the DayNineteen years ago, a great performer was killed and a Texas legend was born. This one’s for Selena. We’re still dreaming of you, girl:Image of the Day“Forty-one years to the day after the last American combat troops left Vietnam, Texans who served there were honored with a

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March 16, 2014

The State of Texas: March 17, 2014

Heartwarming MondayAs the Austin American-Statesman duly notes, it was quite possibly the most intimate show of all of SXSW. The band Jared & the Mills played for a fan who was stuck in the hospital, having been one of the victims of the vicious car attack that took place early