Asher Price, Deadspin

Asher Price

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Austin, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • Deadspin
Past:
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • Austin 360
  • A-J Media
  • The Palm Beach Post

Recent articles by Asher:

The NFL Holdout That Caused A Homicide (Justifiable, The Jury Said)

In the 1981 offseason, feeling underpaid and unhappy about Oilers owner Bud Adams’s treatment of former coach Bum Phillips, Earl Campbell asked for a raise. Only a year earlier, at the close of Campbell’s second season, the normally tightfisted Oilers had agreed to restructure Campbell’s rookie contract, adding performance incentives that could boost his pay to $3 million over six years. But… → Read More

How a longtime aide to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott became a top lobbyist

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, organizer of the Snaffle Bit Futurity, an annual cowboying contest held in October in Fort Worth that carries → Read More

How a longtime aide to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott became a top lobbyist

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, organizer of the Snaffle Bit Futurity, an annual cowboying contest held in October in Fort Worth that carries → Read More

Why Railroad commissioners broke with tradition and skipped over Ryan Sitton for top spot

When Christi Craddick nominated fellow railroad commissioner Wayne Christian to replace her as chairman this week, she was breaking with tradition: The → Read More

Abbott calls Congress 'reprobates' as he orders border deployment

Calling members of the U.S. Congress “reprobates” for not spending more money on border security, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he → Read More

Texas Public Policy Foundation touts fossil fuel benefits beyond Texas

The Texas Public Policy Foundation bailiwick has long been small government and tax-cutting advocacy in Texas, pushing for cuts to environmental → Read More

As Gov. Abbott signs property tax bill, city officials grapple with implications

The Legislature’s marquee proposal to limit the growth of property taxes is now law — and city officials in Central Texas are grappling → Read More

Abbott vetoes domestic violence bill, blames radioactive waste amendment

A legislative amendment that would have favored a radioactive waste disposal company doomed the domestic-violence-related bill to which it was attached, → Read More

Why some say the marquee property tax bill actually limits transparency

For months, state lawmakers said priority property tax legislation would bring more transparency to how properties are appraised and what voters could do → Read More

Abbott, Patrick and Bonnen: Deal reached on property tax relief, school finance bills

Four days before state lawmakers are scheduled to leave Austin, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen have announced both → Read More

U.S. judge dismisses Empower Texans media credentials lawsuit

The suit by a prominent conservative political group against a Republican member of the Texas House, claiming that he unfairly denied the group a media → Read More

Texas Senate adopts income tax prohibition

Texas voters will decide in November if they want to bar the imposition of an income tax, following approval of the constitutional amendment by the state → Read More

Where does Barton Creek begin? Two Austinites searched for the answer

When former American-Statesman journalist Ed Crowell moved to Austin in the late 1970s from a Florida beach town, he was determined to live near water. → Read More

You know Texas legend Earl Campbell; meet his mom, the real MVP

Asher Price is an American-Statesman reporter whose book, "Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact," will be published in September by UT Press. In → Read More

Tax swap plan, lacking votes in the House, killed

The Texas House author of the cornerstone component of a plan by Gov. Greg Abbott to lower property tax bills killed his own bill Tuesday, eliminating → Read More

Tax swap plan lacks votes in the House, might be postponed

A cornerstone component of a plan by Gov. Greg Abbott to lower property tax bills appears sunk.Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis → Read More

Texas' Big 3 throw support behind property tax plan

The top leadership at the Texas Capitol reaffirmed Friday that they were determined not just to constrain property tax growth going forward, but actually → Read More

Texas House approves property tax legislation

The Texas House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would constrain property tax growth, a priority of state GOP leaders.Senate Bill → Read More

Texas House takes up property tax legislation

Lawmakers on the Texas House floor are likely today to approve marquee legislation to constrain property tax growth.Senate Bill 2 would limit how much → Read More

Texas House set to tackle property tax legislation

The marquee effort to constrain property tax growth is likely to reach the Texas House floor this week in what promises to be a free-wheeling debate. → Read More