In other news Monday, at least 10 people are missing after an explosion at an underground natural gas pipeline in north-central Texas, and residents of three Midwestern states are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes struck the region over the weekend. Continue reading
The “Cathedral of Junk” is, by nearly every measure, irregular. It’s equal parts art work and urban jungle gym; improvised wedding chapel and theater venue; an Austin, Tex., landmark and the life’s work of a man named Vincent Hannemann. In March, Austin’s Code Compliance Department told Hannemann that he either had to obtain a building permit and a certificate of occupancy, or tear down the 33-foot-tall, 60-ton sculpture.
In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry edged out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to win the state’s three-way Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill talks to a political expert from the University of Texas at Austin about the general election ahead. Continue reading
Updated 5:45pm EST Voters in Tuesday’s Texas GOP primary have three options in the governor’s race: incumbent Gov. Rick Perry faces U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina, a candidate from the ever-growing Tea Party movement. If none of … Continue reading
In other news Friday, the Justice Department found no misconduct by Bush administration lawyers who authorized harsh interrogations. Also, home foreclosures fell in the final quarter of 2009, signaling a possible rebound in the housing market. Continue reading
The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.
In other news Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that Tehran would swiftly counter any new sanctions placed against it and Russia joined the U.S. and France to urge Iran to stop enriching uranium. Continue reading