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16

Apr

Grand jury chosen to review possible criminal charges against Gov. Rick Perry.

On Twitter, in front of the Alamo, in your campaign, you’ve been huffing and puffing like the Big Bad Wolf and now you’re dancing around like Little Red Riding Hood. That is not leadership.

11

Apr

peachsss:

I would become a fish and move into the ocean.

Excuse you.

peachsss:

I would become a fish and move into the ocean.

Excuse you.

(Source: forum.paradoxplaza.com)

In Texas today, those fighting for civil rights don’t wield fire hoses in the streets or collect taxes and administer tests at the polls. But the Texas politicians who fight voting fairness today use the Texas Attorney General’s office and legislative weapons that have the same effect, often using them against the same minority senior citizens who fought the early civil rights battles.

It is profoundly important to honor President Johnson’s historic contributions to justice and democracy — and to appreciate how hard he fought for the rights of every Texan and every American.

We cannot properly honor President Johnson or his legacy, however, unless we are also unafraid to call out the current state leaders who somehow see their own ambitions and political future dependent upon discounting and suppressing the precious voting rights of Texas voters.

The A&M/UT rivalry is the absolute best.

UT suspects sabotage after A&M-created maroon flowers pop up near tower

President Barack Obama’s visit to the University of Texas in Austin could be overshadowed by the emergence of a scandal of potentially epic proportions.

Maroon bluebonnets are taking over flowerbeds below the school’s iconic tower. Officials fear their landscape has been infiltrated by longtime rival Aggies.

04

Apr

BORDERLAND: We Took A 2,428-Mile Road Trip Along The Mexico Border: Here's What We Saw

THE BORDER IS NOT A LINE.

It’s a place.

01

Apr

Electoral politics in Texas needs more heroes. The established political parties and career politicians aren’t providing them. My hero is me, in seven months, when the people of Texas choose me to represent the state’s most crucial interests: our farmers, and our agricultural economy. They, like all Texans, deserve a government that lets them just keep livin’.
And the winner of best April Fools joke goes to Texas Monthly.

14

Mar

Y’all, I love Texas.

12

Mar

rhrealitycheck:

This map tracks the closure of Texas abortion providers, which are increasingly located only in major cities along interstate highway corridors, leaving rural Texans without the safe, legal abortion care they’d been able to access since Roe v. Wade. 

rhrealitycheck:

This map tracks the closure of Texas abortion providers, which are increasingly located only in major cities along interstate highway corridors, leaving rural Texans without the safe, legal abortion care they’d been able to access since Roe v. Wade.