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“Gods in the Building”: How the Texas Senate Buries Sexual Harassment Complaints and Enables Bad Actors

Array ( [post_title] => “Gods in the Building”: How the Texas Senate Buries Sexual Harassment Complaints and Enables Bad Actors [post_content] => texas state capitolLila had been working late again. Her ballet flats pattered on the terrazzo floors of the Texas Capitol as she walked through the bowels of the building, up the stairs, and out its heavy, carved oak doors. Across the expansive south lawn, a few blocks away, she joined some fellow Senate interns who were enjoying the evening at a bustling rooftop bar. She looked forward to relaxing with Moscow mules and tacos under the glow of the string lights overhead. It was a beautiful March evening—until it wasn’t. A 21-year-old college senior, Lila worked for state senator José Menéndez, a San Antonio Democrat. Soon after sitting down with her friends, she started venting about the months of touching, after-hours texts, and questions about her dating life…

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Array ( [post_title] => “Gods in the Building”: How the Texas Senate Buries Sexual Harassment Complaints and Enables Bad Actors [post_content] => texas state capitolLila had been working late again. Her ballet flats pattered on the terrazzo floors of the Texas Capitol as she walked through the bowels of the building, up the stairs, and out its heavy, carved oak doors. Across the expansive south lawn, a few blocks away, she joined some fellow Senate interns who were enjoying the evening at a bustling rooftop bar. She looked forward to relaxing with Moscow mules and tacos under the glow of the string lights overhead. It was a beautiful March evening—until it wasn’t. A 21-year-old college senior, Lila worked for state senator José Menéndez, a San Antonio Democrat. Soon after sitting down with her friends, she started venting about the months of touching, after-hours texts, and questions about her dating life…

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Shelley Duvall Found Fame in Hollywood and Peace in Texas

Array ( [post_title] => Shelley Duvall Found Fame in Hollywood and Peace in Texas [post_content] => Shelley Duvall ObitShelley Duvall, the actor who starred in classic films ranging from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to Robert Altman’s live-action version of Popeye, died Thursday at her home in Blanco. She was 75.“My dear, sweet, wonderful life partner and friend left us,” her longtime partner, Dan Gilroy, said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “Too much suffering lately, now she’s free. Fly away, beautiful Shelley.”Duvall died in her sleep due to complications from diabetes, Gilroy said.The actor recently celebrated a birthday on July 7 with Sarah Lukowski, an Austin woman who was an avid fan and became her friend over peach cobbler at a restaurant in the Texas Hill Country, where Duvall lived away from the spotlight after a 32-year career in Hollywood.“She said it…

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Array ( [post_title] => Shelley Duvall Found Fame in Hollywood and Peace in Texas [post_content] => Shelley Duvall ObitShelley Duvall, the actor who starred in classic films ranging from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to Robert Altman’s live-action version of Popeye, died Thursday at her home in Blanco. She was 75.“My dear, sweet, wonderful life partner and friend left us,” her longtime partner, Dan Gilroy, said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “Too much suffering lately, now she’s free. Fly away, beautiful Shelley.”Duvall died in her sleep due to complications from diabetes, Gilroy said.The actor recently celebrated a birthday on July 7 with Sarah Lukowski, an Austin woman who was an avid fan and became her friend over peach cobbler at a restaurant in the Texas Hill Country, where Duvall lived away from the spotlight after a 32-year career in Hollywood.“She said it…

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Biden, Defiant, Will Speak at the Johnson Library on Monday. Fifty Years Ago, LBJ Appeared There to Bid the Nation Farewell.

Array ( [post_title] => Biden, Defiant, Will Speak at the Johnson Library on Monday. Fifty Years Ago, LBJ Appeared There to Bid the Nation Farewell. [post_content] => Hooks on Biden at the Johnson LibraryThe first piece about national politics in the first edition of Texas Monthly, dated February 1973, related the story of a civil rights summit that had convened two months earlier at the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidential library, in Austin—a gathering much like the one President Joe Biden will address this coming Monday. The story described one of Johnson’s last public appearances, to commemorate the opening of the administration’s papers on civil rights. In his remarks, he grappled with the unfinished and possibly fragile nature of what he had done to advance equality under the law. He was physically fading, unsteady onstage, and mindful that the nation had entrusted itself, for four years, to Richard Milhous Nixon. The story was short and understated. It was also…

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A Postapocalyptic Guide to the 2024 State Fair’s Big Tex Choice Awards Semifinalists

Array ( [post_title] => A Postapocalyptic Guide to the 2024 State Fair’s Big Tex Choice Awards Semifinalists [post_content] => Post-apocalyptic Texas state fair food semifinalistsIt had been three days since the children had eaten more than a few mouthfuls of beans from the last can she had salvaged out of the mini-mart. She knew she’d need to find more but this was not a time of abundance. The highways were choked with men like the ones who had taken the parents of the small brood she’d acquired. She was left to amble down country roads, three children whom she guessed now were hers following behind like ducklings. In the three days since she opened the final can of beans she had seen the vast expanses of prairie yield to what had once been the manicured lawns of the suburbs before the Collapse. She worried about the children’s hunger, about the…

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Array ( [post_title] => A Postapocalyptic Guide to the 2024 State Fair’s Big Tex Choice Awards Semifinalists [post_content] => Post-apocalyptic Texas state fair food semifinalistsIt had been three days since the children had eaten more than a few mouthfuls of beans from the last can she had salvaged out of the mini-mart. She knew she’d need to find more but this was not a time of abundance. The highways were choked with men like the ones who had taken the parents of the small brood she’d acquired. She was left to amble down country roads, three children whom she guessed now were hers following behind like ducklings. In the three days since she opened the final can of beans she had seen the vast expanses of prairie yield to what had once been the manicured lawns of the suburbs before the Collapse. She worried about the children’s hunger, about the…

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