Texas

We’re So Surprised, Said Nobody Ever | 06-14-2019

Get ready for a shocker – no state is more fun than California! According to a new Wallet Hub survey , based on 26 different metrics the Golden State tops the other 49 when it comes to having fun, be it indoors or out. Some of those include weather...

Standing Up for Stands | 06-14-2019

Let the lemonade flow! As the Texas Tribune reports , Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill last week that bars local governments from imposing harsh regulations on the kind of lemonade stands once imagined to be ubiquitous in this country. The law grew...

There Will Be Blood! | 05-17-2019

Stand back, because the Bruce Lee wannabes are on the way! Yes, as NPR reports , Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that overturns a prohibition on nunchucks, the traditional martial arts weapon that loosely translates to “chain sticks.”...

A Burger For Me, Kibble For My Date | 03-22-2019

Texas might be about to go to the dogs, and that’s not a bad thing. As the Wichita Falls Times Record News reports (say that three times fast!), the Lone Star State Senate passed a bill last week that would make it legal for eateries to allow dogs...

Now for Something That Really Matters | 02-08-2019

A gubernatorial State of the State address is a governor’s spotlight moment, the time where they get the stage all to themselves to showcase everything they believe to be important. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott understands this as well as anyone, which...

Sparkling City of the Roaches | 08-03-2018

Feel like your elected officials are not paying any attention to issues you care about? You can always take the tack that Corpus Christi resident Patricia Polastri took last month when she wanted to make a point to the “Sparkling City by the Sea”...

Quite the Pickle | 06-08-2018

When Anita and Jim McHaney retired in 2006, they figured they’d spend their golden years growing and selling produce from their Texas farm. This included beets and other vegetables they pickled and sold alongside the kale and collard greens popular...

How’s That Again? | 11-10-2017

Stretching the facts to fit your narrative is nothing new to politics. One could even argue it is as normal as the sun rising in the east. But few can stretch further or with a straighter face than former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. These days Perry is the...

And Then Again, Again | 06-02-2017

Hey, Texas is on a roll! Yep, not to be outdone by some teachers harassing schoolkids, Gov. Greg Abbott took the opportunity last week to show his own backside to the world by making a joke about shooting reporters. As reported by The Hill , Abbott was...

The Devil Ain’t Making Them Do It | 03-31-2017

Rare is the day some lawmaker somewhere doesn’t invoke their religion as cause for opposing or supporting a bill. But as my religious friends will tell you, if you have God then you also have to have Satan, and Old Ned is definitely looking to make...

All In the Name of Good Health | 03-17-2017

Texas state Rep. Jessica Farrar isn’t fond of her male colleagues proposing bills they claim will protect women’s health but which she says are in fact barely-veiled attempts to block women from obtaining a legal abortion. So, as the Houston...

Gov. Bad Luck Charm | 02-03-2017

If you are a Dallas Cowboys fan it might behoove you to lobby team owner Jerry Jones to stop letting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) anywhere near them. For the unaware, in spite of his Garden State roots Christie is a rabid Cowboys fan. That has never...

Just So Much Wrong With This | 11-04-2016

Texas state House candidate Kyle Biedermann isn’t wasting any time living down to the shady stereotype many folks have of elected officials. As the Texas Tribune reports , Biedermann recently took great pains to invite a host of Lone Star State...

As Good As It Gets | 10-21-2016

And then there is this: the campaign video from Texas County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty. In an election season most people will desperately be trying to forget, this is one you will want to remember and maybe even share with your friends...who actually...

He Came, He Danced, He Went Home | 09-30-2016

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s dancing days are over. Yes, as the Houston Press reports, Perry last week became the second dancer this season to be voted off the ABC reality dancing show “Dancing With The Stars.” Alas, his demise came...

How ‘Bout Them Cowboys! | 07-01-2016

Sports fans know that in Texas the Dallas Cowboys are akin to royalty. But that doesn’t mean everyone is okay putting up with the bad behavior of a spoiled prince. As the Dallas Morning News reports , state Sen. Royce West has filed suit against...

The Crazy Is Strong in This One | 03-11-2016

With all the attention on GOP presidential aspirant and narcissistic loony toon Donald Trump, it is easy to forget he’s far from the only one of his ilk on the scene. Case in point comes from Texas, where the Travis County Republican Party is beside...

Don’t Hate the Playa, Hate the Game | 11-20-2015

It’s just too dad gummed easy to get a shootin’ iron in Texas, according to state Rep. Tony Dale. Now Dale is no namby pamby gun-control lovin’ peacenik. He’s a red-blooded gun lover with a 100 percent rating from the NRA, ooooh...

Nostradamus He Ain’t | 10-16-2015

All of Texas has been giddy this baseball post season, what with both the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros unexpectedly making the American League playoffs. And when both teams got to within one win of facing each other in the AL Championship Series...

You Can Go Your Own Way | 09-18-2015

Most of us recall former Texas Gov. Rick Perry intimating a while back that the Lone Star State was kinda sorta maybe wanting to check out of this here United States and return to being a sovereign nation. While there are definitely those that would gladly...

Theme Music | 05-01-2015

Speaking of the Lone Star State, nobody can accuse them of not having a sense of humor down there. Electing Rick “Oops” Perry four times proved that. But I digress. To the matter at hand, the Associated Press reports that the Texas House recently...