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At the Texas Tribune Festival Sunday, Governor Rick Perry said he would annouce his decision in 2015 on if he will try again for president. 

Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, asked Perry why he was in Iowa if he wasn't running for president. Perhaps, there is just a lot of corn in Iowa, Smith said.

"It is amazing how much corn there is in Iowa," Perry said. 

Perry did not reveal any details about his possible plans to run again. However, he did say he wasn't prepared to run for president the first time around. 

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz sat down with Dan Balz of The Washington Post Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival.

After being asked if he would run for president in the 2016 election, Cruz said he was only interested in changing the way Washington works.

"I'm far more interested in changing the culture in Washington," Cruz said.

House Speaker Joe Straus discussed higher education Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival, held at the University of Texas at Austin.

Well I finally got to see what Dan Patrick looks like.

I know what he looks like of course, but his lack of public appearances have left people wondering if he is even still running for Lt. Governor. Patrick is vastly different from his opponent, Leticia Van De Putte, who I took a 'selfie' with today.

Senator Patrick and Senator Leticia Van De Putte sat down Saturday with Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, to discuss issues like equal pay and immigration reform.

State Senators Dan Patrick and Leticia Van De Putte, the Republican and Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, took the stage Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival.

In back-to-back interviews, the candidates discussed important topics, and the upcoming election. Topics ranged from immigration reform and healthcare with Evan Smith, Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief, as moderator of the keynote session.

It’s November 4th, Election Day, and you are in Texas. Are you going to go vote? Well, statistically speaking, there is over a 50% chance that you won’t. Voting is such a task for us Texans, apparently, seeing as we are ranked 48th in the country. 

In its early days, YouTube gave the Internet videos of cute cats, the hilairous Numa Numa guy and—who can forget?—Nyan Cat.

Now some of its best-viewed content is music videos by pop stars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga or shows like "Epic Rap Battles of History," which, surprisingly, is produced by a Disney-owned studio.

Have you ever heard the phrase "history repeats itself”? Well, ironically, fashion repeats itself as well. The same clothes that your parents wore in those back-in-the-day pictures are slowly but surely coming back in style today.

Most “old-school” styles that are coming back can be found in local thrift shops. Jerseys, sweatshirts and all forms of denim that you can think of are all items that most thrift shops carry.

Essentially everyone I know had a favorite book series growing up. From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games and beyond, every major book series had a solid and dedicated fan base. Now when those books get translated into movies, these fans (myself included) lose our minds and cease to exist.

Usually I am able to tolerate most of Taylor Swift’s music, but this time she has gone too far. Her new single, Shake It Off, is anything but tolerable, and do not get me started on her music video. Sorry for all of you “Swifties” out there. It is not that I dislike Taylor; I just really, really dislike this song. I believe she could have done way better, and after hearing this one, I am a little worried about the rest of her new album, 1989, set to release this October.

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