The Texas school board has voted against allowing academic experts to fact-check their textbooks, instead instituting a rule that any textbook review panels must be composed of a majority of people with “sufficient content expertise and experience” to audit the materials. What do you think?
Even with a bye, there's not much the Longhorns are going to be able to fix before their final two games. After shooting themselves in the foot with a 38-20 loss to West Virginia, the 4-6 Horns have a tough finish ahead of them. They...Show More Summary
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, similar to other governors, said that the screening process for Syrian refugees must be vetted and detailed to prevent terrorists from gaining refugee status in the U.S.
The anti-Muslim ugliness began as soon as the attacks in Paris became international news. Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz said in a statement Friday evening that the U.S. must "immediately declare a halt to any plans to bring refugees" from Syria into the United States. Republican presidential candidate...
We must have really good timing here at Jalopnik. In the weeks after we held a large discussion with you all about America’s ghost tracks, it looks as if a group of investors wants to prevent Texas World Speedway from going that route—or eventually becoming a housing subdivision. Read more...
It's crunch time for the Texas Longhorns, and everyone needs to answer the call. In order to reach a bowl game, the Horns must win at least one road game at West Virginia or Baylor. Considering how they've played on the road this season—averaging...Show More Summary
As Tennessee uses this weekend against North Texas as a tuneup for the season's remaining two games and subsequent bowl, the Volunteers will be looking for several players to take things up a notch. With rugged battles against defensive-minded Missouri and Vanderbilt coming up, the microscope will focus even more closely on the offense. Show More Summary
Pro-choicers hope this will stop the closure of abortion clinics. The current Texas case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, is about whether clinics performing abortions must be constructed as mini-hospitals and whether doctors doing the procedure must have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals so they can follow patients there in the exceedingly rare case of [...]
There’s a police officer in the room with me, and he’s shouting “You don’t know what you’re talking about, ma’am!” I tremble inwardly, but I don’t back down. In fact, I tell him: “I must ask you to sit in your seat, officer, and listen carefully to what I’m saying.”Yes, this really... Continue reading
The deeply conservative and all-Republican Texas Supreme Court will soon decide if homeschoolers in the state must actually teach their children or can instead delay instruction as they await the second coming of Jesus Christ. The case involves Michael and Laura McIntyre. The couple removed their nine children from a private school in 2004 to teach them [...]
The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court will decide whether homeschooling families must teach educational basics to their children or be allowed to wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ. An appeals court ruled against Michael and Laura McIntyre last year, saying the Christian couple was not...
A new non-Christian church opened up in Texas over the weekend, and Christians were there to protest. Because people who think differently and gather peacefully Must. Be. Stopped.The Greater Church of Lucifer, however, took it all in stride:
Another Piesman moment for the Red Raiders. Do we have a new favorite for the Piesman Trophy? Texas Tech left tackle Le'Raven Clark has his second nomination of the season with this beautiful tipped pass interception against Oklahoma State. Perhaps more impressive were his stiff-arm and run. Show More Summary
Ever since VE Holding, a 1990 Federal Circuit decision, patent holders have been able to sue their adversaries in practically any court in America, leading to competition among jurisdictions to see which one bend the furthest backwards to deliver patent-friendly decisions and so tempt the nation's most litigious companies to sue in their local courthouse. (more…)
Coming hot on the heels of last month’s Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas is bracing for another onslaught of cinematic mayhem this week as the 22nd annual Austin Film Festival kicks off. More informally known as “The Writer’s Festival,”...Show More Summary
Having seen the ins and outs of the lead generation industry, I must say that I find it disappointing when agents say that paying for online advertising is a waste of money. Let's say that I have received a job offer in Austin, Texas, and I decide to start looking at properties that will meet my family's needs. Show More Summary
Jayden Webb must really trust his Yorktown (Texas) High School offensive linemen because in order to make this pass, you have to be all in. Watch as Webb makes the wackiest touchdown pass you'll see this year. Let us know what you think. Read more College Football news on BleacherReport.com
When the University of Alabama completed the 41-23 victory at Texas A&M on Saturday, everyone who had been at Kyle Field, from former President George H.W. Bush to Houston Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa, probably had the sameShow More Summary
The Texas Longhorns finally got the big win they needed to move things in a positive direction. Now they get a bye to fix themselves up and prepare for the second half of the season. It doesn't get more cathartic than the Horns' 24-17 victory over Oklahoma. Show More Summary
You must see this Jewish wedding surrounded by dinosaurs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas. Samantha and Matt are Californians originally from Houston, and they held their wedding in their home city. Things not...Show More Summary