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The Hightower Report: Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to Be Energy Secretary?
From twinkle-toed TV hoofer to in charge of our nuclear arsenal
News Column  December 29, 2016, by Jim Hightower
"...But – resurrection! – having kissed the ring of President-to-be Trump, Perry is being lifted from the lowly role of twinkle-toed TV hoofer to – get this – taking charge of our government's nuclear arsenal!..."

Upright Citizens Brigade presents Trump Dump
PHOTO GALLERY  March 15, 2016

Did Shearwater Cut the Best Protest Album of 2016?
Jonathan Meiburg calls out new America's scary monsters
Music Story  December 8, 2016, by Abby Johnston
"...With that in mind, Jonathan Meiburg, brainiac behind Austin art-rock outfit Shearwater, penned one of the most prescient protest records ever recorded in January's Jet Plane and Oxbow. When the album, the band's ninth LP and second set of originals on Seattle's Sub Pop, came out, President-elect Donald Trump's path to the White House still seemed like a long shot..."

Moontower Comedy 2019: Final Headliners
Nick Offerman, Hari Kandabolu lead third wave of comics
DAILY Arts  February 15, 2019, by Robert Faires
"...We've been getting word on who's bringing the laughs to the eighth Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival since November, with more than 50 names dropped to date. Now comes the final headliners: Nick Offerman, Hari Kondabolu, Jon Glaser, Vir Das, and Trumpersonator supreme Anthony Atamanuik...."

Luv Doc: Pledge of Support
An ass-kicking with a cheering section is still an ass-kicking
Columns  June 29, 2017, by The Luv Doc

Point Austin: A Halcyon Day
Clinton's ascension is a moment to celebrate possibilities
News Column  June 9, 2016, by Michael King
"...Beyond that news – confirmed by Tuesday's six-state primary voting, in which Clinton won the biggest prizes – it is but one more instance of one of the strangest election campaigns in my memory. It's a given that in our nearly petrified political system, the Demo­cratic and Republican campaigns should be extremely polarized, and in nominating Donald Trump, the GOP may have finally gone over the edge in its determination to fanatically push the public conversation to the extreme right..."

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
News Story  April 6, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...It's not just the state that Texas schools have to worry about. Last month, President Donald Trump released his draft of the 2017 federal budget..."

News Story  November 25, 2015
"...Ted Cruz has become this month's designated challenger to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, with the latest Quinnipiac poll having them in a statistical tie in Iowa (Trump 25%, Cruz 23%). However, Trump may have re-enforced his increasingly frightening radical rump after saying a Black Lives Matter protester at a recent campaign event deserved to be "roughed up."..."

Tracking a Caldwell County Landfill Proposal
Tracking a Caldwell County landfill proposal
News Story  July 20, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...Concerned residents had convinced the previous iteration of the court to join in opposition at the hearing, but the winds of political change, buttressed by Green Group's lobbying efforts, have resulted in new leadership for the county, and a new direction for the landfill's development. In November, incumbent Democratic Commissioners Neto Madrigal and Alfredo Munoz lost to GOP challengers Hoppy Had­en and Ed Theriot in a county that voted 55% for Trump..."

The Luv Doc: The Hot, Fiery Furnace of American Stupidity
You should never trust the kind of woman who would go on a date with you
Columns  May 11, 2017, by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc: Square Pegs
You have to allow people the space to build the walls that make them feel safe
Columns  January 17, 2019, by The Luv Doc

Rejecting the Text
Finally, some good news from the State Board of Education
News Story  November 17, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...A new report shows more than 400 factual errors in the book author's responses to the committee's previous findings. SBOE member Ruben Cortez Jr., D-Brownsville, said the book would only serve to "perpetuate the hatred" already being directed toward minority school students in a post-Trump climate..."

SXSW Comedy: Briefly
Arts Story  March 10, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Upright Citizens Brigade presents its flagship show, Asssscat, with Matt Besser and Matt Walsh: Sun., March 13, 8pm, Esther's Follies; and Trump Dump, starring Anthony Atamanuik as the Donald: Mon., March 14, 9pm, Hideout...."

SXSW Comedy Lineup Announced
Judd Apatow, Paul F. Tompkins, Upright Citizens Brigade all return
DAILY SXSW  February 24, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Upright Citizens Brigade are SXSW mainstays. Theatre founders Matt Besser and Matt Walsh will be part of the cast for a performance of its flagship show, Asssscat, and UCB will present Anthony Atamanuik's new American daydream called Trump Dump. SXSW Comedy, which broke into the cable comedy biz last year with a pair of Showtime specials is back at it this year, with two new showcase tapings for Showtime hosted by Natasha Leggero at North Door..."

Cock of the Walk
Sriracha ain't just about rooster sauce
Food Story  August 21, 2014, by Mick Vann
"...Por Kwan is thicker and spicier, with a slight chemical after-taste; the clear loser of the lot. If you're a rooster fan, you should really give Polar a try, but in my practiced view, my top three trump the rooster brand any day, on anything...."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  April 7, 2006
"...Fred LewisTrying to Trump VotersDear Editor,..."

The Showdown at Lick Creek
As once clear water runs dark, a community defends its natural heart
News Story  July 2, 2004, by Amy Smith
"...Within the regulatory confines of Austin, a project like West Cypress Hills would have received a thorough preliminary review and constant monitoring during construction. Beyond the city limits, property rights or the reflexive expectations of "economic development" often trump environmental concerns, or even ordinary precautions..."

TV Eye
Hoping to cash in on the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire craze, networks are developing game shows with increasingly ridiculous premises.
Screens Column  February 18, 2000, by Belinda Acosta
"...Rumors that the former Mrs. Donald Trump Marla Maples is the show's permanent host are unconfirmed at press time..."

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