Watching the world watch Texas. June 19, 2020 In this issue of Branding Texas: America’s favorite social worker delivers hope to UT Austin graduates, a Collin County courtroom is the first in the nation to use Zoom to allow public viewing of jury selection, Texas winemakers take gold in France, Texas drinkers
Watching the world watch Texas. May 23, 2020 In this issue of Branding Texas: Matthew McConaughey teams with the legendary Roy Spence of Austin’s GSD&M ad agency to persuade Texans to stay home during the pandemic; firebrand salon owner Shelley Luther in Dallas resists the quarantine and lures her bedhead clientele in
Watching the world watch Texas. May 8, 2020 In this issue of Branding Texas: Texas employs AI chatbots to help unemployed Texans, two dolphins and a sloth have a meet-cute at the Texas State Aquarium, Earth Day photo memories from an astronaut who is designing a quicker exit engine for those leaving
Watching the world watch Texas. April 7, 2020 In this issue of Branding Texas: FoC (Friend of Crosswind) Adm. Brett Giroir becomes testing czar; a nation's health looks toward recovery; Southwest Airlines in survival mode with its wings clipped by nationwide drop in flights; our pride and joy H-E-B earns national praise; and
Watching the world watch Texas. March 18, 2020 In this issue of Branding Texas: Russia’s Vlad the Impaler declares war on the Permian, industry reports put partial blame on those pesky California immigrants for our state’s heat and power shortages this summer (oh, and the Texas wind’s a factor), political pundits ponder
Texas A&M Aggie turns one act of heroism into service I was proud to see this recent Christianity Today piece on my good friend Dave Eubank and his Free Burma Rangers. You've all seen the dramatic footage of Dave Eubank running through a hail of gun fire to rescue a little girl who was hiding under
Houston Rapper in Vogue Megan Thee Stallion, a 24-year-old rap singer out of Houston (also known by her given name of Megan Pete), is now getting attention in the nation’s fashion press. A podcast story in Vogue highlights her curated digital store on global social shopping app Depop, featuring Texas-themed items from her closet.
Branding Texas A number of media outlets (The Texas Tribune, the Texas Observer and Texas Monthly) do an adequate, occasionally extraordinary job, of aggregating the most important state news for readers. We follow it all, including the state’s leading network affiliates, its metropolitan newspapers and quite a few of its scrappy local newspapers. What