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WTF Friday: Going to Midland

WTF Friday: Nazi cakes overtake Houston. David Lynch weighs in on the lite guv race. Muslims take over Kerr County. Dan Patrick gets punched. Midland.

Cops in Austin, Dallas, Galveston and Hearne Punished for Brutality This Week

Recent stories from diverse parts of Texas suggest that increased awareness, public pressure and new technology are creating more accountability for law enforcement officers engage in police brutality.

Dan Patrick’s Depression and GOP Mental Health Hypocrisy

Jerry Patterson leaks papers that document Dan Patrick’s mental health struggles, so conservatives discover that stigmatizing mental health is bad.

Observer Radio Episode 58: What’s to be Done About ‘Frackquakes?’

Azle, Texas Mayor Alan Brundrett weighs in on Monday’s meeting of a House subcommittee investigating earthquakes in North Texas some scientists have linked to fracking.

Michelle Theall’s Memoir Tracks Faith, Family, and Homophobia in Texas

Moral and spiritual courage, along with straightforward, unpretentious prose, make Teaching the Cat to Sit an eloquent, entertaining, and deeply brave memoir.

Report: Firefighter Deaths at West Fertilizer Plant Disaster Could Have Been Prevented

The State Fire Marhsal’s Office reports that the deaths of 10 volunteer firefighters who perished in the West fertilizer plant disaster in April 2013 were preventable.