J.C. Penney is trying desperately to revive its brand after a disastrous stint by former CEO Ron Johnson. Let's revisit some of his biggest missteps.
Bud Adams, the 90-year-old founder of the Houston Oilers, died yesterday. Will he be remembered as the man who first brought professional football to Houston, or the man who moved it to Tennessee?
Saturday's open carry demonstration at the Alamo—which defied a city ordinance and featured a speaking appearance by Lieutenant Governor candidate Jerry Patterson—attracted a lot of coverage.
As the trailer to his new movie proves, only Wes Anderson could make a movie this Wes Anderson-y.
When the former Longhorns star is actively tweeting to the team that they need to give him a call—and Houston rapper Slim Thug is offering to pick him up and drive him to the facilities—it's fair to wonder whether or not Vince Young could actually help the Houston Texans.
We're a culture that loves anti-heroes. So why are we all still so mad at Lance Armstrong?
Ever wondered what it's like to go to jail? The Express-News sent a reporter through the booking process—but how well does it reflect the experience of people who aren't going in voluntarily?
Curious about the reading habits of Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff? Read on.
For the first time in its history, the Austin City Limits Music Festival stretched over two weeks, a format that worked out well for some—and not so well for others.
Machete Kills, the second installment of Robert Rodriguez's over-the-top action franchise set on the border, opens today. Thankfully, it's not a documentary.
Dallas high school teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18—and the photos were discovered over the weekend. But the number of people who've posed for racy pictures in an Instagrammed world means it's time to ask: how much longer will this be a big deal?
Deadspin's video of two street-fighting bros leads to some downright depressing commentary on the state of Houston.
According to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Associated Press, Texas is down to its last eight vials of the lethal injection drug pentobarbital—and the Houston-area "compounding pharmacy" that made them wants them back. What happens when the state runs out?
What do a career day for Tony Romo and a career-crusher for Matt Schaub have in common? Twitter thinks they both suck.
Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor whose international reputation is mostly the result of a series of drug allegations, is in Austin right now.
Wendy Davis is making a mysterious announcement (that she's running for Governor) in Haltom City today. Keep up with the announcement right here.
With both Texas NFL teams sitting at .500, it's hard to say who's better—but only one team has fans burning jerseys in the parking lot after games right now.
The practice of "patent trolls" filing suit in prestigious tech hubs like, er, Lufkin, Longview, and Marshall has been going on for years. After another victory and facing the prospect of a big loss, will the practice survive?
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and more engaged in hour-long interview and Q&A sessions at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival. Here's what they said.
Let's take a spoiler-free look at "Felina" and Marty Robbins' classic outlaw ballad.
It was inevitable, and now it's official: The abortion law that passed during the special session is officially the subject of a lawsuit.
The new statue was unveiled yesterday at the State Fair. Here's why the iconic original was so fondly remembered.
Owner Mark Cuban personally curated the ten finalists from a selection of finalists—and it seems like Mark Cuban may have bad taste in jerseys.
"Sleepless In Austin" Romeo Rose blew up the Internet with his personal ad. Before you respond, here are things you might want to consider.
Senator Cruz took to the floor of the Senate for 21 hours as he expressed his disapproval of Obamacare.
If you're a flailing sports franchise, giving people another excuse to make fun of you isn't hard—but alienating fans is probably a bad idea.
Senator John Cornyn has tried three times in seven years to pass a law outlawing the sale of "murderabilia," or memorabilia connected to famous criminals—will tying his latest attempt to the sale of a letter by Nidal Hasan help him finally get it through?
The ongoing saga of Nikki Araguz—the transgender widow of a deceased firefighter, who's still fighting a legal battle for survivor's benefits—had its most recent appeal hearing this month. Until it's resolved, there will be a lot more questions than answers.
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 popular mythology of Texas around the world does include some less-than-flattering stereotypes. Some of these perceptions have at least a basis in reality; when Lewis Black took to the streets of New York for a Daily Show called “Fuck You, Texas,” he did so in response to ads run
Barbie Thomas lost her arms when she was two years old but that didn't stop her from becoming a professional bodybuilder.
There will likely be more cases of Whooping Cough in Texas this year than there were in the entire United States in 1976.
Cops take to their cameras with #tweetalongs—but is it fair for officers to tweet out pictures of the people they stop?
Like any political battle in Texas, the ongoing fight over the evolution in the state's science classes features colorful characters worth getting to know.
Senator Cruz answered supporter questions on Twitter to celebrate Constitution Day. Spoiler: He doesn't like Obamacare.
There are a whole lot of Texans on Forbes's list of the wealthiest people in America.
Only in Texas is there a law to prevent hobbyists from strapping digital cameras to RC helicopters that also allows law enforcement to watch citizens without a warrant.
TXDOT, which holds the trademark to the circa-1985 antilittering slogan, has issued over 100 cease-and-desist letters to companies using the slogan since 2000. Somehow, all of these slipped through the cracks.
The shooting at the Washington Naval Yard comes as Texas Senators seek support for a bill declaring Major Nadal Hasan's attack on Fort Hood to be "terrorism."
The Austin-based instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky, which scored the movie "Friday Night Lights," returns to composing soundtracks with "Prince Avalanche," set in Bastrop State Park.