Eyes on Texas
In the latest news about the state, bluebonnet-stamping and missing dangerous vials; exercising and cheeseburgers, and a presidential library reunion.
In this week’s roundup: The Longhorns are national champs in football profits; a Houston mother gives birth to two set of twins; a self-driving car on Texas roads, and a new name for Sugar Land?
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.
A roundup of news and views about the state of Texas, from media around the world.
The New York Times features David Vaughn, a Texas barbecue connoisseur who recently quit his job as an architect in Dallas to become the barbecue editor at Texas Monthly. Vaughn has eaten at nearly 600 barbecue places since 2007 and is the “only full-time barbecue critic on the staff of a major newspaper or magazine.”
In this week’s Eyes on Texas: petitioning for Texas secession and the Austin residents who want no part of the movement.