Molly Ivins has died.
I lived in Texas for a year, and one of the things I loved about it was the people like Ivins. There are a surprising number of women like her, who are every bit the born-and-bred Texan, that yet fly in the face of the traditional Don't Mess With Texas-ness of the really red, really conservative, and really religious state. She was cool.
Here's a funny link to a show she did about sex laws in the Lone Star State.