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Newly parked outside of Franklin’s Barbecue is a food truck serving coffee and barbecue-stuffed breakfast tacos.

The Von Erich family was wrestling royalty, but a cycle of tragedy and suicide rocked them outside of the ring. From our archives, September 2005.

Walking taco. Texas straw hat. Stomach grenade. It goes by many names, but only one matters: Frito pie.

Ted Cruz made a joke about Ukraine meddling in the 2016 election, Dan Crenshaw launched an online store full of “awesome American swag," another Bush enters the game, and more in this week’s Bull Session.

Ambitious Texans across the state are creating goods in hopes that what they make will resonate with their customers. We’ve scoured big cities and small towns for gifts—from the classic to the modern—that embody Texas’s creative spirit.

A Texas childhood once included playing with horny toads, a diminutive creature that puffs up to twice its normal size, snacks on red ants, and—talent of all talents—can shoot blood from its eyes. Now, our official state reptiles are scarce. What happened?

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Even if you are far from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, there are ways to contribute.

@BobMooreNews  obtained the autopsy for the fifth Guatemalan child to die since December in CBP custody. It reveals that the boy died on or near the toilet of his South Texas holding cell after vomiting on the floor. He was never taken to a hospital.

Alex Jones doesn't really think anybody should believe what he says on his broadcasts. At least, that's the argument his lawyers are using to defend him from defamation.

Friendships like Sabika and Jaelyn’s don’t come along every day. The Muslim teenager from Pakistan and evangelical Christian girl from small town Texas were inseparable. Until a student opened fire at Santa Fe High School a year ago today. By @skiphol :

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A month ago, those who loved Draylen Mason lost a generous friend, a dedicated musician, and a thoughtful member of his community. He crossed lines drawn long ago on Austin’s racial and cultural map, and his future lay before him like a golden road.

“I was crushed,” says his former bandleader Charles Phillips. “Crushed. He did everything he was supposed to. He got good grades, was never in trouble, very well-spoken . . . I saw him as a future leader in the community. It hurts.”

Yesterday, led hundreds of protesters on a march to the new tent encampment for immigrant children in the border city of Tornillo. We spoke with him about the march, the impact of family separation, and the prospects for legislation to end it.

Once the fire was out, Aaron Franklin offered the unharmed @FranklinBbq  briskets to firefighters.

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