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Ryan Murphy: LGBT Acceptance Driven by AIDS Crisis

variety.com — When I was a kid, my grandmother in Indiana for some reason knew that Rock Hudson was gay. She used to say disparaging words - "he's a queer." But she had great affection for Paul Lynde on "Hollywood Squares." Those were the only gay men I knew.

Texas Reservoir Levels

apps.texastribune.org — As recently as 2011, Texas endured the most intense drought in recorded state history. But the rainfall so far in 2015 has left less than 1 percent of the state in drought conditions. Texas reservoirs are not far behind; as of Monday, they were collectively more than 83 percent full.

'Living on the end of a lightning bolt.': The legacy of 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes

PerryTracker | The Texas Tribune

apps.texastribune.org — On June 4, 2015, former Gov. Rick Perry announced he was entering the 2016 campaign for president, the second time he's run for the post. Out of office for the first time since his 1984 election to the Texas House, Perry is now able to travel freely in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond.

Women in the Lege: A Historical Look

The Q&A: Antonietta Quigg

texastribune.org — With each issue, Trib+Water brings you an interview with experts on water-related issues. Here is this week's subject: is an oceanography professor and associate vice president for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Galveston researching the health of the Gulf of Mexico, including impacts of drought and oil spills.

EPA Closely Watching Bill to Speed State Permits

texastribune.org — Texas appears poised to enact environmental legislation that could trigger an unintended consequence: more federal oversight. Fast-moving bills that would curb opportunities for public protest so state environmental permits can be issued more quickly have drawn the attention of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, long the state's political punching bag.

A Smorgasbord of Disclosure, Online for the First Time

texastribune.org — A state lawmaker is pushing to make all financial disclosure statements filed with the Texas Ethics Commission available online so the public can easily find them. In that spirit, the Tribune presents the disclosures filed by scores of state agency heads, regents and others that you can't get online now.

Analysis: When It Comes to Tax Cuts, Does Size Matter?

texastribune.org — What the Texas Legislature calls tax relief looks like chump change when you break it down, raising this question: How much do taxes have to be cut to turn the heads of Texas voters? In Austin, they're talking about tax cuts in the range of $4.5 billion, give or take $100 million or so.

The Brief: Giving Them Tax Relief They Can Feel

texastribune.org — Lawmakers are talking about giving taxpayers billions in tax relief this session. But in a state with 27 million residents, it turns out that even $4.5 billion doesn't stretch as far as the politicians would like it to. The Tribune's Ross Ramsey breaks down the chambers' competing proposals on tax relief this session.
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Jul 04, 2015

I want to know which national news outlet scared my mom into sending me a text to “watch out for terrorists.” Y’all should be ashamed.

Jul 04, 2015

Second time in a row I’ve got a dry, half-full tray of chicken kara-age from Liberty @EastSideKingATX. Bleh.

Jul 03, 2015

Have been really enjoying using ES6. Pretty much stopped my usage of underscore — reindex.io/blog/you-might…

Jul 03, 2015

Yes, please. I get why bower exists, but it’s silly to have TWO package managers. So hard to explain. roost.bocoup.com/blog/doubling-…

Jul 03, 2015

Fun fact — if you forget about that Elastic Beanstalk instance you spun up, you magically lose $40

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