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August 28, 2014

"We need to look at the states, which are lavatories of innovation and democracy."


– Gov. Rick Perry during an Americans for Prosperity event in Manchester, New Hampshire.

August 21, 2014

"When it gets down to it, the law is the law."

– Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum on the felony indictments against Gov. Rick Perry.

August 14, 2014

"Welcome back to South Lamar! We're back!"

– Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on its website, announcing its reopening Saturday, Aug. 16

August 7, 2014

"It's not acceptable that the governor's office is for sale."

– Wendy Davis on Greg Abbott's pay-to-play campaign contributions

July 31, 2014

"Texas' marriage laws are rooted in a basic reality of human life: Procreation requires a male and a female."

– Attorney General Greg Abbott, in a brief filed Tuesday supporting the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

July 24, 2014

"I want them to work politically for change. I want them asking the deeper questions."

– Rev. Sid Hall, Trinity United Methodist Church, on exhorting his congregation to help Central American refugees.

July 17, 2014

"Only when I have sex."

– Daniel Rugg Webb's response to President Barack Obama asking, "Are you gay?" last week at Franklin Barbecue. The Chronicle's Gay Place post on the exchange exploded nationwide.

July 10, 2014

"I don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure."

– Gov. Rick Perry accuses President Barack Obama of encouraging illegal immigration on ABC's This Week.

July 3, 2014

"I don't think we'll need a lot of persuasion."

– Council Member Bill Spelman, to people preparing to testify in favor of a City Council resolution proposing to end city cooperation with the federal Secure Communities program; the resolution passed unanimously.

June 26, 2014

"There is no Plan B."

– Mayor Lee Leffingwell, rejecting the idea of any changes to the proposed Highland/East Riverside urban rail plan.

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