Dick Reavis

Dick J. Reavis is a former staff writer at Texas Monthly. He has written about motorcycle gangs, undocumented immigrants, guerrillas, convicts, coal miners, security guards, and banks for publications as diverse as Soldier of Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. He is a professor in the English department at North Carolina State University. 

Stories

The Saint of Falfurrias

Supplicants in the Valley worship at the shrine of faith healer Don Pedrito Jaramillo, more powerful than he was in life.

The Saint of Falfurrias

Supplicants in the Valley worship at the shrine of faith healer Don Pedrito Jaramillo, more powerful than he was in life.

The Truth About Carnivals

A carny’s life is an endless ramble from one small town to the next - and that’s why he likes it.

The Truth About Carnivals

A carny’s life is an endless ramble from one small town to the next - and that’s why he likes it.

Passing On

In her darkest, final hours, a young mother turns to a new kind of medical care for help.

Passing On

In her darkest, final hours, a young mother turns to a new kind of medical care for help.

Why I Turned In Lee Otis Johnson

When black militant Lee Otis Johnson got out of prison his old friends welcomed him back with open arms. Later, some of them wished they hadn’t.

Town Without Pity

Nuevo Laredo’s red-light district abounds with raw sex and broken dreams.

Town Without Pity

Nuevo Laredo’s red-light district abounds with raw sex and broken dreams.

The Crack-Up

You learn one clear and not so very grim lesson by looking death in the face.

The Crack-Up

You learn one clear and not so very grim lesson by looking death in the face.

Never Love a Bandido

Someone was gunning down members of the state’s toughest motorcycle gang one at a time. Doe hoped her man wouldn’t be next.

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