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So often, when I write about anything that smacks of heavy-handed regulatory muscle, you Texas sportsmen remind me that the less government involvement in vehicle matters the better.  With that in mind, I think we all need a round of applause for Chrysler, who this week told the National... Read more
For years I have asked my Chevy contacts to give me a Suburban for a week so I could do a full ride/drive review.  Alas, there was never one in the regional media fleet, and I suspected that GM wasn’t exactly looking for a green vehicle journalist writing in... Read more
I’m sure it is a coincidence that  for the last three weeks I have been driving Ford F-series trucks. Today I leave for the first drive for journalists on the 2014 Chevy Silverado at Knibbe Ranch near San Antonio, and there will obviously be comparisons made, if not entirely... Read more
About 60 cars, crossovers, and performance SUVs faced judgement by almost as many auto writers and photographers last week at the Texas Motor Speedway; and it was amazing to see how far everyone has come.  In some years past, unfavored vehicles sat in the drive-thru garage all day, looking... Read more
Often stuff happens that isn’t quite major enough to merit a single large story.  Here are some from the past week: GM Foundation gives $100,000 to the American Red Cross On April 20th, GM provided a grant to the Red Cross to aid emergency management officials to help provide... Read more
If you have ever seen photos of vehicles shrouded in camo, weird tribal symbols or canvas to obscure their identity, you have undoubtedly seen her work.  But, unless you are an insider, you probably have never heard of their source: Brenda Priddy.    For more than two decades, Priddy has made her... Read more
In a state where one out of every four (or five) vehicles is a pickup truck, this sports and work icon placed first, second, third and seventh in the top-ten stolen vehicle derby in 2011, the last year for which numbers have been released. The numbers also coincided with... Read more
  While there are often recommendations for tires that excel in bad weather conditions, there seem to be little information –if any — for tires that excel in drought conditions currently bedeviling a large part of the country, including Texas.  Most people think of drought driving simply as motoring on dry roads, but long periods... Read more