Dave Thomas

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Dave Thomas has been a copy editor, designer and now web producer for the Austin American-Statesman since 2002. He occasionally writes about Texas culture, Texas travel and Texas music. He's from Texas. 

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Texas A&M journalism grad Lyle Lovett speaks out for student newspapers
 As student newspapers across the country are campaigning to #SaveStudentNewsrooms from the financial pressures that are taking a toll on the rest of the industry, one of Texas A&M’s most famous journalism graduates has stepped forward to voice his support. Lyle Lovett on Wednesday took to Twitter to argue for the value of the student...

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As student newspapers across the country are campaigning to #SaveStudentNewsrooms from the financial pressures that are taking a toll on the rest of the industry, one of Texas A&M’s most famous journalism graduates has stepped forward to voice his support. Lyle Lovett on Wednesday took to Twitter to argue for the value of the student...
Fight back this fly season with a salt shotgun
 I finally did it. I just went ahead and bought an assault weapon. Wait! Hold your fire, what I mean is I bought a salt weapon. For killing flies. And I don’t know about your house, but spring means fly season at my house. I mean, full-on Amityville Horror flies in my house. It’s disgusting. Between the dog and the cats and...

Posted: a day ago

I finally did it. I just went ahead and bought an assault weapon. Wait! Hold your fire, what I mean is I bought a salt weapon. For killing flies. And I don’t know about your house, but spring means fly season at my house. I mean, full-on Amityville Horror flies in my house. It’s disgusting. Between the dog and the cats and...
10 things this Aggie didn't know about Texas A&M
 San Jacinto Day, one of the holy days on the Texas Aggie calendar, has come and gone, but it’s not too late for a little extra Aggie news in this Longhorn town. While writing a blog last December about the anniversary of the death of Rockdale native George Sessions Perry, I decided to buy his most acclaimed novel — “Hold...

Posted: a day ago

San Jacinto Day, one of the holy days on the Texas Aggie calendar, has come and gone, but it’s not too late for a little extra Aggie news in this Longhorn town. While writing a blog last December about the anniversary of the death of Rockdale native George Sessions Perry, I decided to buy his most acclaimed novel — “Hold...
Is Texas among the most gambling-addicted states? Place your bets, then click here
 I bet you can’t name the most gambling-addicted state. Actually, hold on, that’s a terrible bet. The most obvious guess — Nevada! — would be absolutely right. Wallethub, the credit and financial advice website, released their study of 2018’s Most Gambling-Addicted States and Texas fares pretty well, coming...

Posted: a day ago

I bet you can’t name the most gambling-addicted state. Actually, hold on, that’s a terrible bet. The most obvious guess — Nevada! — would be absolutely right. Wallethub, the credit and financial advice website, released their study of 2018’s Most Gambling-Addicted States and Texas fares pretty well, coming...