Media

No, Brits, It’s Not Illegal To Masturbate In Texas

Sep 23, 2013 By Dan Solomon

According to the Guardian, masturbation can get you two years in Texas, but you can buy your way out of jail time through a policy intended to ease overcrowding. Is there anything about our criminal justice system they wouldn't believe?

The Walking Deadline

Jan 23, 2013 By Evan Smith

For decades, the state’s big urban newspapers helped bind together the inhabitants of our major cities. Now those papers are threatened by a rapidly evolving (some might say collapsing) business model. Is there hope for daily journalism in Texas?

People We’ll Miss

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012. 

The Most Baffling Story About the UT Bomb Threat

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

"Bomb Hoax Hits UT, North Dakota State; Both Oil-Rich Schools," reported Austin's CBS affiliate KEYE before concluding, "There is no official link between the two bomb threats and the campuses' relationships with oil."

SXSW: Stratfor CEO Gets “Mic Checked”

Jan 21, 2013 By Texas Monthly

During George Friedman's first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous, occupy protesters interrupted a panel he hosted at SXSW, calling him a private spy who worked for wealthy corporations. 

Innocence Project

Jan 21, 2013 By David Hanners

David Hanners, the Dallas Morning News reporter who broke the Kerry Max Cook story in 1988, says the DA's office shifted its stance on the one piece of evidence that could exonerate Cook.

Kentucky Man Defends Laredo

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

After an angry Laredo transplant uploaded a hateful YouTube video blasting the city, Jack Strunk, a former Laredoan, posted his own video defending the border town. Now, he's being given the keys to the city.