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 Smoldering Fire

More than once San Antonio has been the crucible for a Mexican revolution. A band of guerrillas in Oaxaca believes it could happen again.

I Was a Bum

Hey, buddy, can you spare a dime?

I Was a Bum

Hey, buddy, can you spare a dime?

Labor Pains

Second-generation refinery workers don’t believe in politicians or corporations and some of them don’t believe in unions. The questions is, do they believe in strikes?

Labor Pains

Second-generation refinery workers don’t believe in politicians or corporations and some of them don’t believe in unions. The questions is, do they believe in strikes?

A Season in Hell

A few years ago guards ran the Rusk State Hospital for the criminally insane. Now sociopathic criminals rule the wards.

A Season in Hell

A few years ago guards ran the Rusk State Hospital for the criminally insane. Now sociopathic criminals rule the wards.

Rebel with a Cause

Can a Texas revolutionary find happiness exiled in Europe? Not when his revolution is in Mexico.

Rebel with a Cause

Can a Texas revolutionary find happiness exiled in Europe? Not when his revolution is in Mexico.

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.

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.

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.

Town Without Pity

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

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