State of Texas

The State of Texas: June 4, 2014

Jun 4, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Video of the Day The season finale of PBS’s The Daytripper—”destinations in Texas for Texans”—has host Chet Garner skimming around the town of Orange. Texas by The numbers El Paso Horno — Temperature in El Paso on Monday: 104 degrees. Previous high, in 2011: 102 degrees. Temperature…

The State of Texas: June 3, 2014

Jun 3, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Hundreds of unaccompanied children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, and Texas companies comprise more than one-tenth of the Forbes 500 list.

The State of Texas: May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Headline of the Day ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, But Health Care’s Fine’ — Dallas Business Journal, which understands when to make use of an R.E.M reference. Photo of the Day We all know how shocking it…

The State of Texas: April 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

John Cornyn continues his national campaign to renew a federal program that gives grant money to local law enforcement agencies to help battle a backlog of untested rape kit examinations.

The State of Texas: April 23, 2014

Apr 23, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Mom Of The Day Occasionally, that ol’ journalistic aphorism about how a dog biting a man isn’t news finds a real-life example that proves that saying wrong. Or in this case, that the opposite is at least true. In March, an Alvin woman bit off a dog’s ear in a…

The State of Texas: April 22, 2014

Apr 22, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Video of the Day It has not been a good week for local police. Or, perhaps, Texas’s finest have seen finer days. First there was the picture snapped of the motorcycle officer allegedly texting while driving. Now, a Georgetown cop is on paid leave after being filmed tripping and pushing…

The State of Texas: April 21, 2014

Apr 21, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Photo of the Day If texting while driving is bad, then imagine if you’re the San Antonio police officer who was allegedly texting while motorcycling. A passerby snapped a picture of the offense (seen here) and sent the image to SAPD, which they “referred to the Traffic Commander and is…

The State of Texas: April 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Scandal Friday So much for the scary passages in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It would appear that homework has taken a particularly dark turn. El Paso parents are in an uproar after discovering that a take-home assignment that “involved reading several bleak passages in which a child possibly gets…

The State of Texas: April 14, 2014

Apr 14, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Video of the Day Jeff Francoeur, outfielder for the El Paso Chihuahuas, is the victim of a rather elaborate, month-long prank involving his entire team, a player’s wife, and even a waitress. Playing on Francoeur’s sincerity, the team convinced him that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf. True, there were…

The State of Texas: April 7, 2014

Apr 7, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Slideshow of the Day Houston photographer Lokey has combined the best of three worlds—art, trucks, and huntin’—in his series about the various, and variously awesome, vehicles used by Texas quail hunters. It don’t get much better than this. Daily Roundup Portrait of the President as a Young…

The State of Texas: Feb. 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Video of the Day Hey Girl, here’s the answer: Who is the sexiest Texas football coach? That’s right, the Kliff Kingsbury/Ryan Gosling connection was a question on Wednesday’s Jeopardy! Tweet Prank of The Day That infamous Twitter account recounting comments made by Goldman Sachs employees on elevators…

The State of Texas: Feb. 14, 2014

Feb 14, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Op-Ed of the Day In case you missed it, WFAA’s sports anchor Dale Hansen delivered an epic on-air op-ed Monday, addressing NFL-ready star and Texas native Michael Sam’s announcement that he’s gay. The meta-journalists at Poyner caught up with Hansen yesterday, who said he figured he’d get a…