Sep 26, 2014

EoT: Pizza Parlor Panic and Cliché Cornucopia

A roundup of news, columns and features about the state, from media around the world.

What Texas culinary event drew worldwide news coverage this week? The Georgetown pizza place worker who was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a customer’s pie. The incident challenged the creativity of headline writers from Texas to the UK.

Police: Georgetown Pizza Worker Placed Private Parts On Pie” – KVUE Austin

I Didn’t Order That Topping!” — The Daily Mail Online

“’Ballsy’ Pizza Prank Gets Texas Teen Arrested” –

Austin-based political adviser Mark McKinnon spared no cliché in commenting on the glut of potential Texas presidential candidates. “It’s looking like a lot of roads could lead to and through Texas for the 2016 GOP primary. Which seems appropriate as Texas is in many ways defining the contours of the conservative movement today,” McKinnon told the Washington Post. “But, it also means the candidates will be like bumper cars running into each other while fighting for an inside track in the Lone Star state.”

The potential candidates from Texas include Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who grew up in Texas and whose father, Ron Paul, is a former longtime congressman from the Houston area, and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son and brother of two former presidents from Texas.