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Texas costing itself $181.6 million by denying basic marriage rights to gays: Discrimination is bad business

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If Texas grants marriage equality to same-sex couples, money spent on wedding arrangements and tourism by resident same-sex couples and their guests could add an estimated $181.6 million to the sta ...


Fist-Bumping Fame

BBQ worker discusses Obama's reaction to sex joke; takes aim at Perry over gay rights

By Katie Friel

If Andy Warhol is right and everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, then Austin's Daniel Webb is using his to bring national attention to an important issue: LGBTQ rights.  After sharing a f ...


Pix of the Day

Priceless photo of laughing Obama and pouty Perry spawns caption contest

By Teresa Gubbins

President Obama's visit to Dallas earlier this week produced a photo showing a scowling Gov. Rick Perry that has become a caption contest across Facebook. The photo from a meeting that ...


Happy Feet

Rick Perry, metrosexual? Texas Gov's decision to give up cowboy boots riles critics

By Shelby Hodge

High-rise cowboy boots have proven to be the curse of Gov. Rick Perry's macho image as he has had to give up his manly footwear in favor of more, shall we say, conservative oxfords and loafers. ...


Homestate Glory

A true dynasty: Texas ranked No. 1 in business for the 10th straight year — to Rick Perry's delight

By Claire St. Amant

For the 10th straight year, Texas has been named the best state for business by Chief Executive magazine. More than 500 American CEOs weighed in on the annual survey, grading states on taxes and re ...


TV Magic?

Jimmy Kimmel, Rick Perry and pot collide in Austin for a classic South by Southwest moment

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn't exactly receive a warm reception when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Austin. The SXSW crowd offered up loud boos for the state's longest serving governor, ...


What's he smoking?

Gone to pot? Texas Gov. Rick Perry softens stance on marijuana

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is well-known as a supporter of guns and low taxes, but he's never made headlines for his stance on legalizing marijuana. Until now. The global media is calling Perry' ...


That's Our Mayor!

Mayor Parker goes to Washington — and says what's on her mind

By Palmer Gibbs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After lunching on a Tex-Mex-inspired meal, Mayor Annise Parker spoke at the National Press Club Tuesday afternoon, fresh from attending the first gathering of the White Hou ...


Overseas Whoop

Texas A&M expands to Israel: New international "Peace Campus" is a Rick Perry dream

By Claire St. Amant

For the first time in history, an American university will build a campus in Israel. Gov. Rick Perry is triumphing the creation of Texas A&M University at Nazareth. The Aggie "Pe ...


Party Watch

Teen Health benefit luncheon brings out power players, proclamation from Perry

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Foundation for Teen Health luncheon benefiting the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic. Where: River Oaks Country Club The 411: Judge Mike McSpadden chaired th ...


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