South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Heflin's committee chair wasn't even cold before Craddick replaced him on the powerful Appropriations Committee, naming Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, to preside over the state's purse strings..."
"...By all accounts, Thursday's Brownsville session was the rowdiest; the subcommittee never formally convened after Chairman Joe Crabb, R-Atascocita, was unable to establish a quorum. With Villarreal in San Antonio, and Waxahachie Republican Jim Pitts absent, all Mission Democrat Kino Flores had to do was walk away before the meeting was called to order, and that was that..."
"...Even Clint Eastwood, who has the most fixed persona of that generation, is most effective playing characters for whom good and evil are slippery, almost interchangeable, and he's always dependent on an almost supernatural capacity for violence. (By contrast, the physical action of Bogart, Cagney, and even John Wayne, was human -- ideal but not impossible.) As for today's George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and the interchangeable parts of the Brad Pitts and Ben Afflecks and Keanu Reeveses and Matt Damons (and the many look-alike starlets whose names I can't keep track of anymore) ....."