State of Texas

The State of Texas: Feb. 10, 2014

Feb 10, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Monday Playlist Need some tracks as maniac-producing as the weather’s been? The Dallas Observer has you covered with its Top Ten Best Texas Psychedelic Rock Albums. Tweet of the Day All those photos of Russia’s poor attempts at hospitality (the toilet paper trash can, the yellow…

The State of Texas: Jan. 22, 2014

Jan 22, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

The Azle earthquakes cause more disruption and the state plans to execute a Mexican national despite protestations from Mexico's government and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

The State of Texas: Jan. 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

A Fort Worth man sues the hospital that's keeping his wife on life-support despite her end-of-life wishes and the smelly, "unpleasant" water in Tarrant County has been declared safe to drink.

The State of Texas: Jan. 13, 2014

Jan 13, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Record-breakers Over the weekend, El Pasoans Robert Hendricks and Hector Navedo broke the world record for number of bowling pins knocked down in a 24-hour period; 30,537 pins to be exact, beating the previous 24-hour record by about 2,000. Congrats, kingpins. Hoax of the Month? Looks like Barnum…

The State of Texas: Jan. 10, 2014

Jan 10, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

Photo of the Day The earth, as seen by Texas astronauts: If only … pic.twitter.com/mTgCJuIjV9 — Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) January 10, 2014 Preview of the Day Mr. Primetime, Deion Sanders, has been downsized to the Oprah Winfrey channel. According to the Dallas Observer, the network…

The State of Texas: Jan. 8, 2014

Jan 8, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

UTEP basketball players are under investigation and the Texas Railroad Commission is hiring a seismologist to study the increased number of earthquakes. 

The State of Texas: Dec. 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013 By Jeff Winkler

Prank of the Season Bringing good tidings of joy is fine and all, but scaring the yule log out of people is so much better. That’s exactly what the students of the Kilgore High School media department did when they filmed their victims being attacked by a, er, “living” Christmas…

The State of Texas: Dec. 11, 2013

Dec 11, 2013 By Jeff Winkler

Slideshow of the Day Not, perhaps, the most exciting slideshow, but after going back to the drawing board because they accidentally stole their new logo from a Dubai real estate company, the city of Amarillo has a selection of finalists proposed by the citizens themselves. Talk about civic,…

The State of Texas: Nov. 20, 2013

Nov 20, 2013 By Jeff Winkler

Quote of the Day “What if Davy Crockett had said, ‘How could we compete with the Mexican Army at the Alamo?’ Should they have given up? Absolutely not.” — Lisa Fritsch, the GOP underdog candidate for governor. Yum of the Day Just in time for Thanksgiving, an…

The State of Texas: Nov. 12, 2013

Nov 12, 2013 By Jeff Winkler

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Fisher v. UT case and new details emerge in the case of the woman who was killed after being thrown off of a Six Flags ride.