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Politics & Policy |
July 10, 2014

Payback’s a Glitch

The five members of the Dallas County Commissioners’ Court unanimously voted for a resolution commemorating Juneteenth without realizing that it also endorsed reparations for slavery. Aside from Commissioner John Wiley Price, who put forth the resolution, none of the other commissioners had bothered to find out what was in the

The Checklist |
June 10, 2014

The Checklist

What to hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.

Culture |
May 13, 2014

The Checklist

What to hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.

Politics & Policy |
May 13, 2014

The Runoffs Rundown

Click to enlarge.Thanks to the domino effect of Rick Perry’s retirement, an unusual number of high-profile Republican politicians have been vying for statewide office this year. Add to that the intensity that the tea party insurgency has brought to ideological debates within the GOP, and you’ve

Travel & Outdoors |
April 23, 2014

Damn This Traffic Jam

Infographic illustration by Luke Shuman. Click to enlarge.When the INRIX company released its annual list of America’s most congested cities, the big news for Texans was that for the second year in a row, Austin was ranked the fourth-most-congested city in America—up from sixth two

Politics & Policy |
April 11, 2014

Assuming No One Else Volunteers

Recounting a controversial episode from his five years as head of the UT System, outgoing chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said, “I always give my honest recommendation, because at the end of the day, I have to sleep with myself.”

Politics & Policy |
April 11, 2014

The Battle of Boca Chica

With support from the Legislature, SpaceX may soon be launching rockets from Texas’ southernmost beach. That doesn’t mean a few nature lovers aren’t still ready to fight.

Music |
March 12, 2014

Golden Girl

East Texas native Kacey Musgraves’s best-selling debut has made some Nashville establishment types pretty nervous. But she’s not sure what all the fuss is about.

Infographic |
March 12, 2014

The Texas Housing Boom

Infographic illustration by Luke Shuman. Click to enlarge.April may be the cruelest month, but not for the housing market, which always picks up this time of year, as families try to settle in to new homes before the fall semester. And this year’s real estate season