Texas

Is This Texas Republican’s Campaign Ad the Most Charming of the 2016 Election?

The presidential run has been characterized by negativity, partisan extremism and a "lesser-of-the-two-evils" attitude. As the race to the ballot boxes heats up, things are only getting more insufferable. So it comes as a refreshing surprise that, out of Texas, one Republican candidate is shooting for re-election as county commissioner with an ad that's neither negative nor offensive (to anyone!). In "Please Re-Elect Gerald," Gerald Daugherty's long-suffering wife, Charlyn Daugherty, appears to beg voters to keep her husband in office—with a delightful amount of side-eye. 

Note to Media and Marketing Execs in the Wake of SXSW: Don’t Move to Austin

As SXSW winds down this week, heed my advice. Whatever you do, don't move to Austin. I'm serious.

Agency Execs’ Favorite SXSW Hot Spots

Austin is a Texas-sized town, but it’s about to get super crowded as an estimated 28,000 people descend on it for South by Southwest. That means a massive amount of competition for places to meet, be they bar stools, dining tables or a random patch of grass near Lady Bird Lake. Adweek asked a few SXSW veterans, including one local ringer, what are their favorite locales.

‘Top Chef’ Producer Sues to Keep Details of Payment From Texas Secret

The producers of Bravo’s Top Chef really don’t want the taxpayers in Texas to find out just what they've been doing with $400,000 of their money—and now it appears that they’re willing to sue to make sure that it remains a secret.