Eric and Spider Monkey Storm the Capitol

Just got this update from Eric, reporting in from the Texas House of Representatives, where he is working on a story for a future issue. With him, of course, is staff photographer Elizabeth “Spider Monkey” Lavin, since Eric refuses to leave our city’s borders without her riding shotgun. Says Eric:

It took spider monkey exactly 45 seconds to break House rules: “All media must stay outside brass rails.”


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9 responses to “Eric and Spider Monkey Storm the Capitol”

  1. PR says:

    Please — more photos of Spider Monkey!

  2. Davie Dave says:

    Better board the windows and lock the doors … there’s gonna be a Spider Monkey loose on 6th Street tonight.

  3. K10h says:

    riding Shotgun? I assume that’s what Eric calls the seat between James Westfall and Doctor Kenneth Noisewater?

  4. PR says:

    I love lamp.

  5. Don in Austin says:

    Its a regular wild kingdom on 6th street, though the Lege, staffers, and assorted scavengers/lobbyists/press tend to congregate elsewhere. I’m confident that Eric and SM can find plenty to report on. Welcome to the neighborhood.

  6. Bobbert says:

    I’m sure his wife is thrilled.

  7. Steve says:

    Either Spider Monkey has one wicked sweet a$$ or Aunt Bee’s hair is creating an optical illusion of increased roundness.

  8. nc says:

    How long before Lavin loses her iPhone?

  9. Daniel says:

    There’s always an Aunt Bee in the way. I mean, you know?