Its been almost four years since the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, in hopes of making a bit more scratch, rolled out a line of customizable license plates. Drivers can now select from a large buffet of completely legal plate designs celebrating Dr Pepper, Jesus, the late Dale Earnhardt and res ... More >>
While Texas awaits a panel of judges' decision as to whether a voter I.D. requirement would disenfranchise minorities, Pennsylvania provides a peek into the issues that arise after such a law is put in place. In the lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice by Texas Attorney General Greg Abb ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
Is Texas still racist enough to warrant hand-holding by the federal government? That's the essence of where the voter ID debate stands now and where it's headed. Though it may seem like a straightforward question, and one that many politicos have reduced to a "yes" or "no" sound bite, the issue is a ... More >>
Canadian four-piece Yukon Blonde hits the Double Wide tonight, and nestle up to the cavernous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and early My Morning Jacket. You'll hear plenty from the band's 2011 EP, Fire/Water, as well as their self-titled debut. In advance, we talked with drummer Graham Jones about his ... More >>
Better luck next time, convention center hotel.Angela Hunt just called with the bad news: The National Fraternal Order of Police voted not to hold their 2013 convention in Dallas after all. Says Hunt, who returned from Long Beach, California -- site of this year's confab -- at 1 this morning, the ... More >>
The Tuscon, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity wants Texas, along with three other Southern states, to stop commercially harvesting freshwater turtles and sending them overseas, where they're turned into yummy shellicious snackems. The center even sent the state an "emergency petition" to ... More >>
Science at a science museum? Huh?
See the real Frida Kahlo, unibrow and all, at PDNB Gallery
A new effort tries to unlock former felons' votes
The South's mythical Mafia finds a home in Elmore Leonard's imagination--and new novel
What are chitlins, and why would anyone eat them?
Cultural ignoramuses; Steppin' out with Mr. F; Hail to the chief; Take a trolley Uptown; Muddy waters
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
How the Feds let S&L swindler Clifford Sinclair get away with millions