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The Culture |
January 10, 2014

All’s Farrah In Love

The juiciest celebrity trial of the year concluded in December but not, alas, with a satisfactory answer to the most important question of all: Who was Farrah Fawcett’s true love?…

Politics & Policy |
May 21, 2013

Confirming the New UT Regents

UPDATE: The Nominations Committee has approved all three nominees the UT System Board of Regents. The full Senate will take up nominations next. I walked in the east door of the Capitol yesterday with Senator John Whitmire. He asked if I was going to nominations. I said I…

Politics & Policy |
March 19, 2013

Sauce for the Gander

Today was the long-awaited meeting of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance. This was strictly an organizational meeting, and no members of the UT Board of Regents were present. But it was another front in the increasingly tense battle between the UT System Board of Regents and UT…

Sports |
January 21, 2013

Darrell K. Royal, 1924-2012

The best college football coach the state has ever seen died early Wednesday morning at the age of 88. Memories & tributes from the Texas Monthly archives and around the state and country. …

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 |
June 29, 2011

A response to Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan has a bone to pick with me. I am the subject of a blog post by Sullivan published on the Empower Texans web site yesterday under the headline, “Texas Monthly: Disclosure-Free Zone.” Sullivan objects to the fact that in an April column about…

Politics & Policy |
June 3, 2010

UT, A&M could split in football realignment

The hot topic on sports talk shows today was that the PAC-10 was set to issue invitations to six Big 12 schools: UT, A&M, OU, Okie State, Texas Tech, and Colorado. The PAC 10 commissioner issued an explicit denial late this afternoon. An A&M source told me after I posted…

Feature |
September 30, 1992

O Janis

Janis Joplin’s life was about music, rebellion, and excess—but she was influenced most by her tormented relationship with the people and spirit of Port Arthur.