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Ten Best? We’d settle for five

May 27, 2009 By Paul Burka

The floor is now open for nominations for the Ten Best and Ten Worst lists. Readers should try to make a case for their nominees. Information about unethical conduct is always welcome, but please refrain from gratuitious personal comments about members.

When Texas Monthly called for secession

Apr 23, 2009 By Paul Burka

A writer for the online Texas Republic News ("Dios, Libertad, y Tejas") has discovered that Texas Monthly once advocated that the state secede from the Union. It's true. The cover story ("Is Texas Too Big for its Britches?") ran in January 1975, and we sold a lot of magazines. We knew that secession sells 34 years before Rick Perry did. "I thought it kind of amusing that among those weighing in on the matter was Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka,' writes author James Aalan Bernsen, 'who loudly proclaimed that bringing up secession and independence made Perry look like a kook. It’s like the “S” word was somehow poisonous, racist or hate-filled." (No, just, well, kooky.) Editorial by James Aalan Bernsen - Texas Republic News

Get Your BBQ Links, Right Here, Hot off the Press

Mar 17, 2009 By Patricia Sharpe

My good friend Laura Kelso, queen of Dishola.com, sent this report on yesterday’s barbecue demo and “crash course,” held at Emo’s as a satellite SXSW event (what it had to do with music, I don’t know, but there you go . . .). It was organized by Dishola.com…

La Condesa–Could Be the New Hot Thing

Feb 25, 2009 By Patricia Sharpe

If times weren’t so darned tough, I’d predict that La Condesa was going to take off like a rocket. I mean, the space is crazy contemporary, the drinks are awesome, the food is by and large excellent (based on, oh, about eight apps and dishes). The only thing…


Dec 12, 2008 By Paul Burka

The poll was conducted by Voter Consumer Research between December 7 and December 9. The telephone survey included 601 general election voters and 466 Republican primary voters. The margin of error for the general election survey was +/- 4.1%, and +/- 4.6% for Republican primary voters. Favorability: * 67% of…