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So, Is It Art? Talking to Playboy Marfa Artist Richard Phillips

Oct 23, 2013 By Francesca Mari

On August 28, 2013, we talked to Richard Phillips, the artist behind the controversial Playboy Marfa installation. Read more about the art-versus-advertising debate here. FRANCESCA MARI: When were you tapped to do this piece for Playboy? RICHARD PHILLIPS: I was contacted before the New Year by Neville Wakefield, who…

Road to Nowhere

Oct 11, 2013 By Paul Burka

Oil money’s nice, but actually funding our infrastructure needs is even better.

The TxDOT management audit

May 27, 2010 By Paul Burka

The consultant’s report, released yesterday, is now available online. Here are a couple of its salient observations: TxDOT funding situation At present, State Highway Fund revenues are not as stable as in previous years, nor are they continuing to increase at the same pace as in the past. In addition,…

KBH’s robocall

Feb 14, 2010 By Paul Burka

I received this e-mail from a lobbyist whom I have known for many years: Just got a robocall from “Texans for Kay” (was “Private Caller” on caller ID) with a clip from the Glenn Beck show about Perry is someone who says and does good things during an election but…

If someone were paying me $30,000 a month…

Jan 30, 2010 By Paul Burka

Here is what I would do if I had been running the Hutchison campaign. I would not just sit back and let Perry punch us with the bailout day after day, week after week, month after month. I would follow the old rule: “Hang a lantern on your problem.” I…

Perry, Hutchison battle over transportation

Jan 17, 2010 By Paul Burka

Transportation is going to be a major battleground in the governor’s race. The two camps exchanged fire after the debate. Perry spokesman Mark Miner put out a statement that accused Hutchison of making misleading statements on her TV ad about transportation policy. What the Perry camp says (from spokesman Mark…