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Oh, now it starts. Faced with a state budget deficit somewhere between $15 billion and $27 billion, Governor Rick Perry says the most important thing for the Legislature to do now is ban "sanctuary cities." Those are cities where the cops don't ask people about their immigration status, bec ... More >>
Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.
Local marijuana growers cash inon well-heeled tokers' love of fine weed
It's man vs. squirrel
Plus: Attack and Counterattack; Who Ya Calliní Geek?
A report from the first-ever WakeUp '04 festival
Congressional candidate Mike Murphy feels the strong arm of the GOP
My Martini drips wine on the parched prairie
Bells will be ringing as a new pro-marriage, anti-poverty plan takes root in Texas
Not for a cyber-griper who won a legal victory against his corporate nemesis
For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics
Plus: Laura-blanca, Color Coded
How many lawyers does it take to make a media company a punch line?
Princess Superstar could be the first white-girl rapper to break through to the mainstream
Build a better fake boob, and women will beat a path to your door, along with the occasional lawsuit
To Daniel Sinker and those who live on Punk Planet, punk is more than a musical genre
A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox
Why young, degenerate, cocksure Republicans love drugs, guns, and Bush
Waiting to hear punk rock get good again
Here's a debate worth watching
A good idea...in theory
Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?
On the Texas coast, the only thing eroding faster than the sand is the stateís Open Beaches Act
Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more
Ralph Nader's running for real this time
Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?
Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?
Harvey Kronberg, the Avis of Austin political reporters, tries harder with Web gossip
When Phyllis Glazer learned a chemical plant was making her East Texas neighbors sick, the wealthy Dallas homemaker could have cut and run. Instead, she chose to stay, fight, and win.
Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.
Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community
Undermain Theatre's A Por Quinley Christmas is a hilarious rant against commercialism
How telecommunications deregulation will help Disney--and other media giants--rule the world
The Nation of Nitwits rolls along with the Republican Revolution
How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes