Well apparently it’s a thing for U.S. presidents to grab some tacos when they come to Austin. According to Eater Austin, former president Bill Clinton ate some of Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon this week at a private fundraiser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
While everyone else at brisket-filled El Rey tacos, Chef Rene Ortiz whipped up some vegan tacos just for Clinton. Ortiz called it “an amazing experience.”
Before Ward took off to start school at Texas A&M at age 17, he weighed in at 355 pounds. According to an interview with Business Insider, now 25-year-old Ward, who currently lives in Colorado, says he had always struggled to lose weight and find a diet that worked for him.
At 18, Ward started exercising but was still at a loss about what to eat. That’s when he decided to go to one of his long-time favorites and try out Chick-fil-A’s healthier options. From there, he ate Chick-fil-A almost daily. Combined with portion control and workout regimens, he shed 140 pounds in just under a year.
“I wouldn’t say all of it is Chick-fil-A, because I have to make my own decisions,” he said, but noted that Chick-fil-A had “tasty, healthy options that worked for me and…my palate.”
The first H-E-B grocery store was opened in 1905 by Florence Butt after her husband was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Charles Butt took over the company in 1971 and is the majority shareholder though he and four other family members hold the fortune. He shares it with his sister Eleanor Butt Crook, his brother Howard Butt Jr. and his two nephews Howard Butt III and Stephen Butt.
Channeling his Founding Father namesake, a Colorado man named Samuel Adams isn’t backing down from expressing his views on American independence.
The Greeley Tribune reports that Adams came home to his apartment last week and found a note from management telling him that it was against apartment policy to hang his American flag from his patio balcony.
The letter, obtained by the “Tribune,” reads in part:
“Balconies and patios must be maintained in a neat, clean and attractive condition.”
Adams, who said he was just decorating his domain in time for the Fourth of July, made a video protesting the letter.
Clad in a shirt featuring an American flag and a bald eagle, Adams recited the letter on camera, adding “Thank you, America. I look forward to your feedback.”
Adams’ apartment manager, Pamela Buchanan, told the “Tribune” that the apartment complex “seeks to be fair to residents by limiting displays as there could be signs, flags or decorations that may be offensive and disruptive to the community.”
Adams said he wasn’t expecting the video to take off the way it has, but he is glad it did.
“I wanted to be a patriotic American and give tribute to our founding fathers and our veterans, and to have [management] say the flag is inappropriate or comparable to trash is reprehensible to me,” he told the “Tribune.”
According to management, residents are allowed to display flags on their balconies for Independence Day, but not after.
Adams said he plans to fly the flag past the Fourth of July holiday, and is prepared to be evicted for it if necessary.
In the words of the OG Samuel Adams: “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards.”
The New Yorker poked Texas right in the slogan with a cartoon following the Supreme Court’s ruling to abolish restrictions that would have required more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to be closed.
The cartoon shows an exchange between an assumed Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan who have discovered an unexpected pleasure in Monday’s ruling.
Call it a case of claw and order. The city council of White Settlement — just to the west of Forth Worth — on June 14 voted 2-1 to evict Browser, the “Chief Library Cat” of the city’s public library, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The cat has been the library’s feline mascot for six years. But the former shelter animal received 30 days to get out of the stacks after the council decided that public buildings were no place for animals, according to the Star-Telegram.
White Settlement Mayor Ron White, a non-voting member of the council, is on Browser’s side.
“That cat doesn’t hurt anybody,” the Star-Telegram quotes White as saying. “The council just went out and did this on their own because they don’t like cats.”
Browser has his own Facebook page, where a trickle of support has come in from commenters.
White wants to bring Browser’s case back in front of the council on July 12, the Star-Telegram reports.
First it was Donald Trump saying “Texit” would never happen because “Texas loves me.” Now it’s Gov. Greg Abbott saying a Texas secession won’t happen because “what Texans believe in is that we need the United States to be more like Texas.”
“Candidly, Sean, what I think is that what Texans believe in is that we need the United States to be more like Texas,” Abbott said. “In fact I believe America longs to be the way the Texas is.”
Abbott added that nations and states “asserting sovereignty” is essential, saying the idea of a Texit isn’t just in the U.S. but across the globe.
“And there’s a reason for it,” he said. “Sovereignty is a key component of a nation and we’ve seen the United States, we’ve seen Great Britain, we’ve seen countries in Europe, sacrifice their sovereignty and we’ve seen the way their citizens have suffered because of it.”
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that would have closed more than half of the clinics in the state. Here are reactions on social media from all sides of the issue.
Before the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to overturn restrictions placed on clinics by Texas’ controversial abortion law, then-Sen. Wendy Davis laced up a pair of pink running shoes and launched an 11-hour filibuster at the Capitol to delay the passing of SB 5.
Although Republicans cited Davis for rule violations in the filibuster’s final stretch, her efforts effectively delayed the passing of the bill until a second session. The U.S. Supreme Court would go on to block enforcement of the abortion restrictions by agreeing to review and weigh in on the bill.
Following today’s ruling, the 10 Texas abortion clinics (of the state’s 19) that were set to close under the law known as House Bill 2 will now remain open. Although state officials argued that the bill was intended to protect the health of Texas women, the Supreme Court ruled the restrictions created an inappropriate barrier for women seeking an abortion.
Explore our coverage of Davis’ filibuster and the subsequent developments: