Hot Clicks

A politically-charged week of top stories, plus beer and fashion

A politically-charged week of top stories

Cecile Richards at abortion rally in Texas
Cecile Richards at Monday night's rally. Cecile Richards / Twitter
hands toasting with beer mugs
We look at how new beer laws will affect local breweries. JetRockClub.com
James Turrell rooftop Skyspace University of Texas at Austin at night
A skyspace is on the horizon for the University of Texas. Rendering by Overland Partners|Architects
Cecile Richards at abortion rally in Texas
hands toasting with beer mugs
James Turrell rooftop Skyspace University of Texas at Austin at night

This edition of Hot Clicks might be our most politically-charged yet, but that should come as no surprise. Happenings in the Legislature put Austin — and Texas — in the national spotlight, and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down any time soon.

Before the second special session heats up on Monday, take a look at the week’s most-read stories. Of course, there’s a little fashion and beer to balance out the politics… it is the weekend after all.

1. A pro-choice rally was held at the Rattle Inn on Monday ahead of Wendy Davis' historic filibuster. (You can also read a recounting of Tuesday's filibuster here.)

2. The Legislative Cocktail Hour served as a primer for the excitement that came with the end of special session.

3. In more legislative news, new beer laws are opening the doors for local breweries.

4. Interior designer Kim West took us inside her home for a fresh and colorful Closet Pique.

5. There's a hidden skyspace on the horizon for the University of Texas, from artist James Turrell.

That's all for this week. We'll see you next week with more fresh news from the Capital City.