Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Cutting the Economy to Ribbons

Rick Perry says a no-new-taxes budget is good for business in Texas – but is it?
GAYLE REAVES
Gov. Rick Perry’s press releases have been practically bursting with pride lately, as a Texas Legislature with a heavy Republican majority has passed bill after bill dear to his heart and political aspirations –– especial...


We’re A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Jeff Prince
Texas ranked No. 3 in this study on states most at risk of disaster. The Gulf of Mexico is one mean mamma-jamma –the hurricanes and tropical storms hitting us from the south are much to blame. Louisiana, our direct neighb...



Fiddling, Burning

Politicians are mugging while Texas’ future goes up in flames.
DAVE McNEELY
The lobbyist walked out of the capitol, disgustedly shaking his head. “It’s the worst session I’ve ever seen,” said the lobbyist, a former legislator of more than a decade. “Everybody over there’s scared to death.


Texas Biennial: Austin Bias?

The show mostly takes place in Austin and features a lot of Austin artists – why?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Austin is a lot of things: state capital, Live Music Capital of the Universe ®, home of the second most important football team in the state, hippie playground. But Austin has never really been an art town –– at least comp...



Hoist a Bud to Richie Budd

There’s more to this Fort Worth artist than frat-holes getting wasted inside a glass case.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth artist Richie Budd is accustomed to all kinds of unusual reactions to his sculptural installations and so-called “performative sculptures.” But his favorite response so far may be from a New York blogger who took...


Texas Mission Trail

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s mission and focus are ill-defined at best, but every so often it feels the need to get back to the Texas basics. Herewith, a week of nothing but home-grown.



Hoist a Bud to Richie Budd

There’s more to this Fort Worth artist than frat-holes getting wasted inside a glass case.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth artist Richie Budd is accustomed to all kinds of unusual reactions to his sculptural installations and so-called “performative sculptures.” But his favorite response so far may be from a New York blogger who took...


Nine Lives for the Trans-Texas Corridor?

Static
As predicted months ago by Static, the Trans-Texas Corridor has more lives than a cat and simply refuses to go away. Governor Slick Rick Perry’s wet-dream to cut our state into huge pieces that would divide cities, towns, far...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 30 The United States has far more tornadoes than any other country in the world, thanks to its large stretches of flat land flanked by two north-south mountain chains that funnel cold Arctic air into collisions with warm ...


Bravos to the Brave Ones

Static
It’s always nice to see folks get the recognition due them, and Static gets to let loose a double-barreled rendition this week.