Brian Allen Carr lives in the Rio Grande Valley. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Boulevard, Hobart, McSweeney's Small Chair, The Texas...
It's been almost a year since the day Wendy Davis arrived on the senate floor in her now famous pink sneakers to bravely filibuster a bill that if passed would have huge implications on reproductive health care in the state of Texas.
While it was widely reported that Perry had likened homosexuality to alcoholism, it went almost unnoticed that the Texas GOP platform had removed its prior call to recriminalize homosexuality. And that may be a key fact in understanding what is going on in the minds of Texas GOP leaders.
There simply isn't any way to explain how, in 2014, the Texas Republican Party legitimately believed its hot-off-the-presses policy platform should include "reparative therapy" for gays.
Within a few months, New Orleans-based Helis Oil & Gas Co. hopes to explore a deep part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play by drilling down 13,000 feet near Mandeville, La. Other companies are fracking shallower parts of the TMS deposit to the northwest.
Reagan projected an inclusive form of optimism for certain citizens. Yet Reagan's was far from universal and shut out too many Americans.
The politically motivated attacks on the reproductive health of vulnerable women in rural South Texas must stop. But they will not unless everyone cares enough to act: gay, straight, blue or red.
Grace Garcia was the matriarch of a tight-knit circle of women working to change the face of power in Texas politics.
While there are many options for places to visit In Texas, should you find yourself in the Dallas/Fort Worth area then consider the little town of Granbury for de-stressing and enjoying a slower pace.
If you think the rent is too damn high, you're in luck - if you live in a city where rent prices are actually going down.
Like the city of San Antonio itself, the Spurs were built by immigrants one brick at a time and meant to last. As America itself changes, I can't help but wonder if, in these Finals, we're getting a juxtaposition of the old America with the new.
The first one to watch is Texas, where briefings are due in early July. That state's marriage-equality ban has already been declared unconstitutional, but now we have to wait for an appeal to work its way through the system.
Let us not lessen the impact a single life can have in this world. Like moments in history before today and surely for moments yet to come, this day i...
Gaspir Mir III, Dr. Dorthy Caram, Alex Lopez Negrete, Gracie Saenz, Esq, Edward James Olmos, Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, and Tony Diaz kicking off the 2004 ...
"There's no right or wrong in art, there's only something called experiences," mused Dawn Ritz. The tenacious costume designer, scheduled to appear as a guest panelist at the 2014 Phoenix COMICON, has seized Tinsel town opportunities rather than let them come to her.
Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. Their problem is this woman who they are trying to paint as diminished in some way is clearly miles ahead in energy and brainpower from any of the people that want the 2016 Republican nomination.