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Abbott getting good early reviews

Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is getting some good reviews from at least one unlikely source.

They’re coming from Texas Monthly blogger/editor Paul Burka, who salutes Abbott for (a) setting a constructive agenda for the state and (b) selecting a team of grownups to advise him. 206 more words

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Texas Monthly scores big with Bum Steer of Year

Stand up. Take a bow, Texas Monthly’s editors. You’ve done yourselves proud with this year’s selection of the Bum Steer of the Year.

The “honor” goes to soon-to-be-former state Sen. 288 more words

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'Couldn’t have gone to a nicer gal'! Wendy Davis takes home top prize [photo]

Wendy Davis may have spectacularly lost the Texas gubernatorial election, but at least her flame-out won’t have been in vain:

And the Bum Steer of the Year award goes to…

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Finding John Updike and taking his trash

When I lived in Salem, Massachusetts, I used to see John Updike around the area sometimes. In the fall of 2007, I became very interested in meeting him. 50 more words

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