texas

Music In Memoriam

What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

The songwriter brought outsider sensibilities into his music, childlike weirdness into his art, and an earnestness that we desperately needed into the world at large.
Hilary Pollack
9.12.19
abortion

Austin Just Gave Texas Law the Finger and Voted to Fund Abortion Access

In a red state long hostile to abortion rights, this is believed to be a first-of-its-kind program for any U.S. city.
Carter Sherman
9.11.19
Mass Shootings

Texas Governor Didn't Even Mention Guns in His New 8-Point Executive Order to Combat Mass Shootings

It's only a few days since Gov. Abbott said, “I’m tired of the dying.”
Tess Owen
9.5.19
food-wtf

Viral Video Shows Mouse Jumping Into a Whataburger Fryer

An attempt to catch a mouse at the Bastrop, Texas burger chain went very, very wrong.
Bettina Makalintal
9.3.19
Policing

Cops Who Led Handcuffed Black Man Down the Street by a Rope Won't Face Investigation

The man's family said he’s been homeless and seeking treatment for mental illness over the past several years.
Emma Ockerman
8.19.19
tech-power

The Site of One of the Largest US Oil Refineries Is on Fire

A petrochemical facility at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas complex burst into flames on Wednesday.
Sarah Emerson
8.1.19
reproductive rights

Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Want to Create 'Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn'

Multiple cities have introduced ordinances banning abortion—but they can't be enforced.
Marie Solis
7.17.19
food news

Copycats Are Licking More Ice Cream Cartons Thanks to That Viral Video

So can we go back to buying ice cream and feeling reasonably confident that no one else's tongue has touched it? OF COURSE NOT.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.9.19
hate crimes

Trans woman brutally beaten in broad daylight on Dallas street

Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime
Tess Owen
4.16.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Petco Lets 'All Leashed Pets' in Its Stores, So a Couple Brought—Wait What

Allow us to introduce you to Oliver, a 1,600-pound African Watusi.
River Donaghey
3.22.19
Cannabis

The Underground Marijuana Doctors of Texas

When patients are desperate for cannabis, they turn to a married couple who have quietly built an illegal business.
Brendan Bures
3.19.19
Views My Own

Can You Become President Just by Being Really, Really Charming?

Beto O'Rourke's campaign promises to be driven more by personality than ideology. Will Democrats go for it?
Harry Cheadle
3.18.19
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