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Texas—my Texas—boasts the unfortunate reputation as the number one state in the union when it comes to spending for abstinence-only programs. These programs do not work, as even Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter recently pronounced from Alaska, in the matter of her baby born out of wedlock. Texas now has one of the highest teenage birthrates […]
Sloan Smith was a man of prejudices and passions wholoved women, horses, and Lucky Strikes and hated pets and small talk. He was courtly and something of a dandy, wearing bow ties and Borsalinos in Depression-era Fort Worth. He was autocratic and generous
In this excerpt from her just-published memoir, Natural Blonde, syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith remembers her Fort Worth childhood and life with father.