David Carr, New York Times columnist.
Buddy Treybig, a longtime shrimper on Matagorda Bay, said fishing there has never been harder. Prolonged drought and demand for water upstream in the Austin area have meant less fresh water flowing into the bay, which is essential to the marine life that provides incomes for coastal residents.
John Jarneke, president of the Republic of Texas, lamented taking his tie off before he was photographed outside the Silver Eagle Taphouse in McQueeny, TX. The 72-year-old retired construction contractor from Fredericksburg has a vision of Texas where “people will be friendlier and less worried” with a smaller government, less police and lower taxes.
Greg Cerna, sophomore at University of Texas at Austin, suffered a concussion and received bruises after being hit by a car that drove through the South by Southwest crowd.