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Ed Graf Trial Ends in Guilty Plea

The jury has begun deliberating the fate of Ed Graf, a Waco man being re-tried on controversial arson charges. Graf has spent 25 years in prison.

Greg Abbott: Dildos? Against ’em. Interracial Marriage? No Comment.

Asked about interracial marriage, Greg Abbott couldn’t think of an answer. That’s odd, because he normally doesn’t shy from forceful arguments.

New Biography Compiles the Legends of The Flatlanders

The triumvirate of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock is a singular musical entity. It’s also an acquired—if acclaimed—taste, and John T. Davis, one of the most well-seasoned of Texas-music scribes, doesn’t bother making too much of a case for the band’s undersung importance, neglected influence, or ill-acknowledged greatness.

Dallas Morning News: Elect Greg Abbott, Pay The Ransom

The Dallas Morning News came up with a novel reason for endorsing Greg Abbott on Thursday: Wendy Davis would infuriate the Republican Party.

WTF Friday: I’m Sure It’s Nothing

This week’s nutball roundup includes sermon subpoenas, Ebola hysteria, and Jim Hogan asking the big questions, which involve watermelon.

Another Citizen-Journalist Silenced in Tamaulipas

The well-known citizen journalist behind the Twitter handle @Miut3 was reportedly kidnapped and killed Wednesday in the border city of Reynosa.

Observer Radio Episode 80: A Texas Militiaman Has a Change of Heart

Charles Gilbert joined up with Texas Border Volunteers to “kick some ass,” but reconsidered when he saw their tactics firsthand.

Tony Tinderholt Might Be Texas’ Most Far-Right Candidate. Can He Win?

Tony Tinderholt might be the weirdest, most far-right candidate running for the Texas House. Can Democrat Cole Ballweg beat him?

Keepers of the Faith and Flag, Out Standing in their Field

Rural East Texans answer a hedonistic party in their midst with a sober celebration of God, country and conservatism.

Diane Lawson Gets Inside Texas’ Head in A Tightly Raveled Mind

A Tightly Raveled Mind is suitable for fans of mystery novels and psychological thrillers, as well as any reader who enjoys potshots aimed at uppity Texans.