Jake Harris

Social content producer

Jake Harris is a social content producer for statesman.com, austin360.com, mystatesman.com, hookem.com and 512tech.com. He also blogs about all things related to country music. 

Latest from Jake Harris

Even Willie Nelson’s new coffee brand isn’t legal in every state
 Willie’s Reserve, a strain of marijuana launched by Texas legend and famed marijuana acolyte Willie Nelson, isn’t available legally in Texas. And fans of cannabidiol (CBD), which recently became legalized in Texas in very specific cases dealing with epilepsy, might have to wait a while to eventually get their hands on...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Willie’s Reserve, a strain of marijuana launched by Texas legend and famed marijuana acolyte Willie Nelson, isn’t available legally in Texas. And fans of cannabidiol (CBD), which recently became legalized in Texas in very specific cases dealing with epilepsy, might have to wait a while to eventually get their hands on...
10 fun Austin spots that keep accessibility in mind 
 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law enacted on July 26, 1990. It guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in a variety of ways, including in public accommodations and accessibility for people in wheelchairs. Austin touts itself as “one of the most accessible cities in the United...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law enacted on July 26, 1990. It guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in a variety of ways, including in public accommodations and accessibility for people in wheelchairs. Austin touts itself as “one of the most accessible cities in the United...
Gone Country: Eric Church’s new song has a little Texas help
 Eric Church got a little bit of Texas help for his new single, out today. “Desperate Man,” Eric Church’s new song from his October album of the same name, is a swampy tune about a trip to a fortune teller (perfect for a Friday the 13th release date). It’s Church’s first new song in almost three years, following...

Posted: 2 days ago

Eric Church got a little bit of Texas help for his new single, out today. “Desperate Man,” Eric Church’s new song from his October album of the same name, is a swampy tune about a trip to a fortune teller (perfect for a Friday the 13th release date). It’s Church’s first new song in almost three years, following...
Gerrymandering is not a game, except when it’s this board game
 Texas’ 10th congressional district is an interesting one, shape-wise. It includes northwest suburbs of Houston like Cypress and Tomball, and it also covers large swaths of East and Central Texas, including La Grange, Bastrop and parts of Austin. Historically Republican, it’s been represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul...

Posted: 6 days ago

Texas’ 10th congressional district is an interesting one, shape-wise. It includes northwest suburbs of Houston like Cypress and Tomball, and it also covers large swaths of East and Central Texas, including La Grange, Bastrop and parts of Austin. Historically Republican, it’s been represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul...
Willie, is that you? This 1962 video shows the Texas legend sporting a different look
 Willie Nelson is known for being a country music outlaw, but people forget he used to sport a much more clean-cut look. Way back before the Texas legend became famous for his annual Picnic, hippie braids, bandannas and marijuana, he was just another country singer with a great voice, a crew cut and a suit and tie. A video posted to the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Willie Nelson is known for being a country music outlaw, but people forget he used to sport a much more clean-cut look. Way back before the Texas legend became famous for his annual Picnic, hippie braids, bandannas and marijuana, he was just another country singer with a great voice, a crew cut and a suit and tie. A video posted to the...
Driving through Austin: 10 places to check out along Slaughter Lane 
 Austin’s Slaughter Lane stretches from its intersection with Farm to Market Road 1826 on the west side, crosses Mopac and then I-35 and finally intersects with Vertex Boulevard on the east side.  This stretch of road covers a lot of ground, from movie theaters to hip bars, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are 10 places...

Posted: 10 days ago

Austin’s Slaughter Lane stretches from its intersection with Farm to Market Road 1826 on the west side, crosses Mopac and then I-35 and finally intersects with Vertex Boulevard on the east side.  This stretch of road covers a lot of ground, from movie theaters to hip bars, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are 10 places...
You can get your hands on Blue Bell’s Fudge Bars starting today
 Alert, alert: Blue Bell is bringing back a summer treat. Blue Bell Fudge Bars are back on shelves starting today, according to a tweet from Blue Bell. “Now that’s what we call a winning team…12-pak Blue Bell Fudge Bars! Our tasty chocolate Fudge Bars return to stores beginning today. #fudge #bluebell #bluebellicecream ...

Posted: 11 days ago

Alert, alert: Blue Bell is bringing back a summer treat. Blue Bell Fudge Bars are back on shelves starting today, according to a tweet from Blue Bell. “Now that’s what we call a winning team…12-pak Blue Bell Fudge Bars! Our tasty chocolate Fudge Bars return to stores beginning today. #fudge #bluebell #bluebellicecream ...
‘Jaws on the Water’ is a scary good time
 Until last month, I had never seen “Jaws.”  Sure, I know the musical cues. I’ve quoted “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” In college, a film class I took studied that zoom-in/pull-back camera move Steven Spielberg does with Roy Scheider on the beach. I understand its cultural significance...

Posted: 13 days ago

Until last month, I had never seen “Jaws.”  Sure, I know the musical cues. I’ve quoted “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” In college, a film class I took studied that zoom-in/pull-back camera move Steven Spielberg does with Roy Scheider on the beach. I understand its cultural significance...