Texas Contentious Abortion Law Headed to Supreme Court

A Texas abortion law seems destined to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, starting with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday hearing arguments from both sides of the controvesy on whether the law forced the closure of about a dozen clinics....more

Henderson, Texas

Sometimes when you're in the midst of this crazy commotion we call life, all you want to do is step back in time when things were a little less hectic. Maybe a quiet stroll along the sidewalks nestled in front of historic buildings, actually shopping in quaint little stores or staring in through the windows from the street, dodging your reflection for a better view....more

Six Outrageous Things About Texas That Have Nothing to Do with Women's Rights

Recently, Texas has done some unbelievable things--changed the space-time continuum, made rape kits into abortions, got out of voting fraud (...more

Project Orange, Women around the world #standwithwendy

Texas human beings are continuing the hard-fought battle protecting what little bodily autonomy women have there, with Sen. Wendy Davis at the helm. Thousands of supporters are descending upon the Capital for this second special session as called by Governor Rick Perry who as the meme goes, is so prolife he executed 234 people. You know, it's different and stuff. Well, yes, it IS different. To show a little support from around the world, we gathered a few pictures of those who could not be there in person, but donned orange to lend their voices to the mix, as best they could....more

When Bigger is Not Better

John and I lived for a short time in Plano, TX a suburb north of Dallas. We were introduced rather quickly to the Texas mantra that everything in TX is bigger. This goes for the style, the houses, and the bugs....more

BlogHer Food '13: Behind the Scenes as We Plan for Austin

BlogHer Food '13 is still eight months away, but the BlogHer Events Team is already hard at work, planning for our best BlogHer Food event yet! The newest member of our team, Melinna, and I were on the road last week in Austin, visiting our host hotel, and focusing on preparations for our off-site excursion and closing party.One of the great parts about working in events is the chance to get out of the office. And in the case of BlogHer Food, that means exploring the food culture of Austin....more
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Why Does My State Have A Law Banning Me From Holding Public Office?

I have never considered going into politics as a serious career option.  Given my diverse background, I’ve always thought I could add something to the public sphere.  As a person with a Mormon family and Hindu in-laws, respecting religious differences is a part of my day-to-day life.  I understand what it means to worry about paying for college and what it means to grow up in a family without money or connections.  Watching my husband – a very remarkable individual – navigate the murky immigration system of this country has given me a...more

Everything's bigger in Texas!

Even the parties!!!!And, apparently, the spiders!...more

More Vegan Eats in San Antonio

So I’m back in Alamo City! This time it was just a quick trip but ling enough to be able to report on some new finds! If you missed my part 1 and part 2San Antonio write ups, be sure to check those out after you read up on my latest jaunt in ol’ San Antone!...more

Great Grub in Greune, Texas

Continuing on a mini-road trip through Texas, I checked out Greune. Another German settlement from the mid-1800's, Greune boasts some real history and buildings that still stand from the time, housing full fledged businesses. One of which is Greune Hall that you may recognize from some big Hollywood films! Along with the entertainment, history and shopping, you'll find some good eats for all sorts of traveling foodies!...more
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