Chuck Smith

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Same-Sex Marriage Would Pump at Least $182 Million into the Texas Economy

    From the realm of obvious stuff that is interesting nonetheless comes a study by UCLA's Williams Institute that shows the simplest economic effect marriage equality would have on Texas. The study takes a look at the number of same-sex couples in the state and the effect their being allowed to marry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Fort Worth Representative Lon Burnam Files Texas' First Post-DOMA Marriage Equality Bill

    Back in February, when the Texas legislature was in session the first time, Representative Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, authored a bill aimed to authorize "a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Fort Worth Representative Matt Krause Named Texas' Most Homophobic Legislator

    The advocacy group Equality Texas has put out its first legislative report card in several sessions, ranking Texas state legislators' records on working for LGBT rights. The factors Equality Texas took into account include public votes, authorship (both pro- and anti-), resolutions and committee vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Greg Abbott's Domestic Partner Benefits Ruling Greeted With a Shrug

    At first glance -- and second, and third -- Attorney General Greg Abbott's opinion on Monday that cities, counties, and school districts are barred by the Texas Constitution from offering health benefits to the domestic partners of employees would seem to be a stumbling block on the road toward equa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Could This Be the Year that Texas Repeals Its Sodomy Ban?

    It's been a decade since the Supreme Court, in Lawrence v. Texas, struck down the state's law banning sodomy and "homosexual conduct" as an unconstitutional violation of privacy. Texas has since stopped enforcing the law, but not everyone got the memo. In 2009, two men were kicked out of an El Pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    State Rep. Rafael Anchia Hopes to Repeal Texas' Gay Marriage Ban

    In 2005, Texas voters considered adding an amendment to the state constitution declaring that marriage "shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman" and forbidding any formal recognition of same-sex unions ratified elsewhere. The measure, controversial only insomuch as some conservativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opens Wednesday in Preston Center

    Hopdoddy is an upscale, yet casual, burger restaurant and bar that originated in Austin just a couple years ago. Founders Larry Perdido and Chuck Smith are old hats in the restaurant business. According to Austin Culture Map, they sold their Eddie V's Prime Seafood and Wildfish Seafood Grille to the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Soul brother No. 1

    Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM

  • Culture

    February 25, 1999

    You Godot, girl

    Kitchen Dog's staging of Beckett's brooding comedy is worth the Waiting

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Dead air

    KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community