All posts by Joe Holley
In the June 1991 issue, in an article called “Voices From the Dark,” I told the story of Dawn, my mother-in-law. It was an account of her brief career as a singer in Hollywood in the late forties, how schizophrenia had brought that career to a tragic end, and how my wife, Tara, had tried […]
Did attorney Steve Davis commit suicide, or was he beaten to death by Comanche County sheriff’s deputies? We may never know the truth.
Nearly three years after attorney Steve Davis’ body was found, his family still doesn’t know how he died. Thanks to an out-of-court settlement with Comanche County, they probably never will.
For a West Texas town in the doldrums, Arnold Lorber could be a superhero.
A Holocaust survivor saves a West Texas town (maybe).
1968 was a hell of a year across America. Texas was no exception.
From Lee Otis Johnson’s arrest to Ben Barnes’s ascent, 1968 was a hell of a year in Texas.
Five years after the Branch Davidian siege, the hometown of Ann Richards and Dr Pepper is still a punch line. But locals are getting the last laugh.
After the latest standoff thereï¿½by an armed UFO cultistï¿½you might think so. But on the fifth anniversary of the Branch Davidian siege, the Central Texas community is doing just fine, thank you.
Panhandle residents are squealing about a proliferation of pig farms.
The Panhandle goes hog wild.
Why do small-town Texas newspapers survive–– and thrive? Read all about it.
Why are small-town Texas newspapers thriving? Because unlike big-city dailies, they know their readers, and they give them what they want.
Can El Paso physician Abraham Verghese build a healthy career as a writer by chronicling life and death? The prognosis is good.
For El Paso physician Abraham Verghese, writing about life and death in the age of AIDS is a prescription for literary success.
Paying tribute to her hero, a San Antonio aviatrix recreates a fabled flight.
A San Antonio pilot takes her admiration of Amelia Earhart to another plane.
What do private-prison officials have against the public’s right to know?
Private prisons lock out the press.