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The Growing Irrelevance of Rick Perry
Ever wonder whether the Rick Perry campaign looks back with fondness on those happy days mere months ago when Saturday Night Live would mock him mercilessly? Back when he was relevant? If his also-ran performance at Saturday's ABC Debate is any measure, don't expect too many more SNL skits.

3:24PM Mon. Jan. 9, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bradley Complaint Dismissed
The Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel at the State Bar of Texas has dismissed a complaint filed at the end of November, alleging that Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley engaged in criminal misconduct in connection with his handling a post-conviction DNA testing request by Michael Morton.

1:32PM Thu. Jan. 5, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Who the Hell is Fred Karger?
Ever since Gov. Rick Perry announced that he was heading to South Carolina to campaign, everyone has been wondering: Why is he not heading down to New Hampshire, home of the next primary? The latest Suffolk University/7 News poll may explain why he has given up on the Granite State. He is tied for support with Fred Karger. Who?

1:09PM Thu. Jan. 5, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Perry Plunge
If there wasn't enough fingerpointing going on in the Rick Perry presidential campaign already, last night's desperate rout in the Iowa Caucus must have sealed the deal. Losing to Mitt Romney? Bad. Losing to Ron Paul? Awkward. Losing to Newt Gingrich? Painful. But losing to Rick Santorum? Agonizing.

1:45PM Wed. Jan. 4, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Gov. Jackson
There's been a minor hubbub about Gov. Rick Perry giving a quasi-endorsement to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst while they were on the stump together in Iowa. But with both of the state's top two elected officials out of state, who was acting governor?

12:14PM Tue. Jan. 3, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Do You Know This Man?
Austin Police on Monday released the sketch of a man wanted for questioning in connection with an attack on a woman early on Jan. 1 – an attack that may be related to the murder of Esme Barrera, who was found dead in her home just before 3am.

10:33AM Tue. Jan. 3, 2012, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

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Reefer Roundup: 12/30/11
In the final roundup of the year we have pot use on the rise among teens, federal lawmakers afraid of needles, the Adderall mafia, and Gary Johnson running for president.

5:18PM Fri. Dec. 30, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Are You Smarter Than a Texas Governor?
Oh, Gov. Rick Perry, how many splendid blunders your campaign has wrought. With The Perry Trap heading into a New Year, pre-Iowa Caucus hiatus, we thought we would play a little game of true or false about his campaign crashes.

8:54AM Fri. Dec. 30, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Look What Blew In
There's a new twist to the city's weatherization fiasco that's as puzzling as it is pleasing. In a memo to Council Thursday, City Manager Marc Ott said the city has secured $900,000 in fed funds to weatherize low-income homes. That's $500,000 more than what the city was set to receive before it fumbled and lost the money. Ott lays out the miracle after the jump.

8:18PM Thu. Dec. 29, 2011, Amy Smith Read More | Comment »

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