Lance Armstrong’s doping controversy has dominated headlines on both U.S. coasts, with the Los Angeles Times reporting on the cyclist’s appearance at his LiveStrong charity’s 15th anniversary celebration in Austin, where he called recent events “interesting.” The New York Times ran a lengthier article in which one former Armstrong teammate compared the pressure of the doping cover-up to the Mafia’s code of silence.
In the first EoT aggregation of the fall, the Texas death penalty is back in the spotlight, as well as the potential for civil war and injured basketball players in Lubbock.
Also in this week’s roundup: a variety of Texas political stories, as seen from outside the state.
In this week’s Eyes on Texas edition: trying to prevent cheating in fishing tournaments, the battle over “sacred” Texas Independence texts, border crossings in the other direction, and the new “King of Exports.”
Plus a strike in Fort Worth, a very revealing study of teen communication, and a hit against Texas immigration policy.