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He was a world-renowned piano prodigy whose romanticism and technical virtuosity inspired thousands and famously helped thaw the Cold War. But as a visit to his hometown of Kilgore made clear to me, Van Cliburn was also a Texan, a Southerner, a Baptist, a patriot, and a man who loved black-eyed peas as much as I do.
Sen. Dan Patrick's bill, which would require doctors to personally administer the two doses of the medication that induces abortion, is a dagger to the heart of the Republican party.
The former field director for the Obama campaign outlined the group's plan to turn Texas blue.
Last Tuesday, the James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, a yearly awards ceremony that honors outstanding restaurants, bars, restaurateurs, chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, and food journalists across the nation. Texas sealed an impressive 25 nominations on the preliminary list, featuring…
By The Daily Beast. We already knew they were great.
Cove's chef de cuisine talks about the genesis of his newest concept, why Texas raw bars are so few and far between, and how he is utilizing unique ingredients like lionfish to bring new dishes to Houston.
Underbelly, Oxheart, and Uchi Houston all made two new lists of the best restaurants in America.
Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) has proposed paying for highway construction by increasing the gasoline tax. Empower Texans' Michael Quinn Sullivan has slammed that idea, but he should explain why he believes is better to build highways with bonds than with taxes.
A potential crack has opened in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. The Associated Press has reported that the Court will hear a challenge to campaign finance laws limiting how much an individual can give to political campaigns. The justices agreed to hear an appeal from an Alabama resident…
Kevin Eltife was the author of the resolution praising UT president Bill Powers. A love fest followed, in which most senators lavished praise on Powers, who stood on the Senate floor at the front of the chamber. Dewhurst’s effusive admiration for Powers was striking, particularly since the lite gov has…
A red wine blend.
Three guesses who is turning backflips at this news. It’s the freshman Republicans, who were facing the prospect of (a) voting for a $7 billion spending bill or (b) telling their hometown doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers to go fly a kite. This is a no-brainer. The…
Some analysts predict the deal could be bad news for leisure travelers, especially those in smaller markets.
Residents may soon enjoy a ski lift-like public transit system.
"ilu," 63-year-old Rep. Cohen (D-Tennessee) tweeted multiple times at a young bikini model.
Take it down, ordered U.S. House operations officers.
"We've always attempted to think outside the box as far as what the needs of the community are," said Rev. Brad Foster, Calvary Baptist Church's senior pastor.
House Democrats picked up a surprising ally Monday afternoon in their bid to persuade Republicans to join their quest for immediate action on restoring the cuts to public education: second-term Republican David Simpson.
Since we launched the redesigned texasmonthly.com, I’ve received lots of feedback from my readers. Now that the editors have had a little bit of time to work through some of the kinks, I wanted to address some of your concerns. During the redesign we switched to a new commenting…
Remember the 2012 Water Plan? Now it's being discussed in legislature. We'll bring you up to speed.
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis share six tunes that will set the mood for Valentine's Day.
On January 30, Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, released a poll on the U.S. Senate race in Texas. Did someone just say, What U.S. Senate race in Texas? Well, PPP surveyed John Cornyn’s prospects of keeping his seat against four Democratic opponents. As PPP put it, most…
The final day of the court of inquiry into alleged prosecutorial misconduct by former Williamson County D.A. Ken Anderson ended with the man who helped put Michael in prison for 25 years for a crime he didn't commit calling the accusations against him "so bogus it’s unreal.”
In the first conversation of a new interview series called "Out of Office," the former Speaker of the House and the former lieutenant governor discuss their years in the Lege, how the Capitol has changed, and what to expect this session.
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