Chris Eudaily

Web Editor

My journalism journey began with an idea for a local art and music zine and the gumption to make it happen with no real plan or existing skill set.

I eventually got my journalism degree at Texas State University-San Marcos, where I worked for two years at the campus radio station, KTSW 89.9 FM. I started at the front desk and then reported for, co-hosted and produced a feature news show.

And I was really good at it! I won several awards for my reporting and producing while in school, including awards from the Houston Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, College Broadcasters Inc., and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

I have worked in construction, day labor, pizza, managed a local band, and performed live as a DJ. When I am not working I love spending time with my wife and kids, and when possible sports, music, video games and comics/graphic novels.

Chris started at Texas Public Radio in May 2012. He left in September, 2014 to join the San Antonio Express-News digital team.

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Lisa LeBlanc's musical idols are from the world of classic rock and metal. They're big rock stars with charisma, many of them men. Her approach to folk music is bold and confrontational, a style that she has deemed "folk trash."

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With so many music groups in Austin for SXSW it is easy for any of them to get drowned out by all the noise, but luckily for World Music artists, their foreign musical stylings give them a uniqueness that audiences tend to stop and pay attention to.

The language barrier doesn't seem to matter

Many world groups sing in English in order to tap into the English-speaking market, but there is still a healthy demand for music sung in foreign languages.

In the last election cycle candidates on all sides were talking about "closing tax loopholes," but not many came forward with specific targets. Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, has discovered a tax loophole that saves golf courses around the state millions of dollars, but his efforts to close it may cost him his next round at River Oaks Country Club.

On Saturday the Kashmere High School Marching band, the modern day group of students carrying the name of the legendary Conrad O. Johnson-led award winning group of the late 60s, marched to lead the Save Texas Schools rally at the State Capitol in Austin to urge lawmakers to stop cutting funding to public schools and reign-in standardized testing.

The gas boom in the Eagle Ford Shale has led to an economic boost for the area along with strained infrastructure, but the increase in business also means expensive equipment, and theft. The losses were causing so many problems for drilling operations that local police teamed with the FBI to form the Permian Basin Oilfield Task Force. In spite of their efforts, theft continues.

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