Politics & Policy |
November 25, 2013

Alpine to A&M: Don’t Drone On Me

After a packed public hearing last week, Alpine's City Council unanimously voted to reject A&M's proposal to launch drones from Alpine's municipal airport. Alpine's triumph, however, is more symbolic than anything else. Unmanned aircraft will still fly over the Big Bend region.

Politics & Policy |
September 8, 2011

Mark his words: Cuban on the Big XII

Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban has a very smart blog on what the Big Twelve should do if A&M leaves. It was published several days ago and has been picked up by other sports blogs. * * * * Here is some unsolicited advice to the Big 12. As you

Politics & Policy |
August 31, 2011

A&M’s plans — and UT’s

I spoke with a friend yesterday who is knowledgeable about the situation at Texas A&M, and here is what he had to say. 1. Perry was not involved in the A&M regents’ decision to leave the Big Twelve for the SEC. He was described to me as “not supportive” but

Politics & Policy |
August 5, 2011

Perry’s transcript

I am not going to comment on it. Rick Perry is a different person today than he was at A&M. I’m a different person than I was at Rice. And neither of our transcripts was anything to write home about. End of discussion.

Politics & Policy |
September 11, 2009

If Bonfire returns to campus: the Bowen safety plan

Here are some conditions that may — indeed, should — apply to its return. I found this by googling “Ray Bowen bonfire recommendations.” University president Ray Bowen said Friday [I believe the date referred to is September 8, 2001] that when the tradition does resume, in 2002 at

Critters |
April 30, 1980

A Dog’s Life

Fighting over a black neighborhood in Austin; corralling the irascible Bull of the Brazos; fussing and feuding with the DAR; monkeying around with the San Antonio Zoo.