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Music|
February 12, 2024

Our Hopes, Dreams, and Predictions for Beyoncé’s Most Texan Release Yet

With two new singles, Bey is planting a flag squarely in country music—and we have a feeling she’s about to school us on the genre.

The Texanist|
February 12, 2024

The Texanist: Why Were My Public Schools Named After People I’ve Never Heard Of?

Q:  I went to two schools named after presumably notable Texans: James S. Deady Middle School and Charles H. Milby High School. Who were these people?Rick, via emailA: The Lone Star State brims with institutions of public education whose facades are emblazoned with names that are instantly familiar to anyone

Politics & Policy|
February 12, 2024

The Billionaire Bully Who Wants to Turn Texas Into a Christian Theocracy

The state’s most powerful figure, Tim Dunn, isn’t an elected official. But behind the scenes, the West Texas oilman and lay preacher is lavishly financing what he regards as a holy war against public education, renewable energy, and non-Christians.

Music|
February 5, 2024

Kacey, You in Danger, Girl

Ms. Musgraves, the beloved Texan country star, teased her long-awaited new album . . . at the worst possible time.

Religion|
February 5, 2024

Who’s in God’s Army?

At “Take Our Border Back” rallies across Texas, the convoy’s Christian nationalist rhetoric was on wide display. But not all soldiers are equally devout.

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