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Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

A Q&A With Katy Vine

Jacob Isom went from being an obscure skateboarder living in Amarillo to being a worldwide celebrity about as fast as you can say “Dude, you have no Quran!” Katy Vine talks about YouTube, entertainment news, and being thrust into the limelight.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Nice Guys Finish Second

Is Survivor’s Colby Donaldson for real? Over lunch, the last old-fashioned Texas man talks about why he threw the game and what he’ll do next.

Politics & Policy |
January 20, 2013

Alex Jones Is About To Explode

Does the country’s most popular conspiracy talk radio host really believe that 9/11 was an inside job? That global warming is a plot cooked up by the World Bank? That an elite cabal wants to kill most of the people on the planet (including you)? Two million listeners think so—and

Cartwright's Texas |
January 20, 2013


Blackie Sherrod probably hates the word "retired," but that's what he is now—and newspaper readers across Texas are the poorer for it.

Arts & Entertainment |
December 23, 2012

RIP, Larry L. King

The writer who was known for writing the book for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas died Thursday at 83. Read three of senior editor John Spong's favorite stories by the giant of Texas letters. 

July 15, 2012

Half Speed Ahead

Posting will be light at the TM Daily Post this week. But you'll still find us at and on Twitter and Facebook.

May 2, 2012

From Hacks to Flacks

Jason Embry left the Austin American-Statesman to serve as Joe Straus's press secretary. But moving from political journalist to political flack is not unprecedented. Here are ten other Texas journalists who have made the jump.