Gary Cartwright

Gary Cartwright received his B.A. in journalism from Texas Christian University. He has had a distinguished career as a newspaper reporter and as a freelance writer, contributing stories to such national publications as Harper’s, Life, and Esquire. He was a senior editor at Texas Monthly for 25 years until his retirement in 2010 at age 76. Cartwright was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1986 in the category of reporting excellence. He has been the recipient of a Dobie-Paisano fellowship and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Award for Journalism and the Carr P. Collins Award for nonfiction. He won the 1989 Press Club of Dallas Katie Award for Best Magazine News Story. He also won the 2005 Headliner Club of Austin award for best magazine story. Cartwright has written several books, including Blood Will Tell, Confessions of a Washed-up Sportswriter, Dirty Dealing, and Galveston: A History of the Island, published in 1991. He has co-written three movie scripts, J. W. Coop (Columbia, 1972); A Pair of Aces (CBS-TV, 1990), which he also co-produced; and Pancho, Billy and Esmerelda, which he co-produced for his own production company in 1994. In addition, he co-produced Another Pair of Aces for CBS. Blood Will Tell was filmed by CBS-TV as a four-hour miniseries in 1994. In 1998 his book, HeartWiseGuy, was published.

Stories

The Black Striker Gets Hit

The life—promising beginning, overripe middle, bloody end—of Lee Chagra, the biggest drug lawyer in El Paso.

How Cullen Davis Beat the Rap

It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t cheap. But was it justice?

How Cullen Davis Beat the Rap

It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t cheap. But was it justice?

Death of a Ranger

Bob Doherty was a Texas Ranger who believed in the myth of the Old West; Greg Ott was a college dope dealer, a child of the sixties. When they met, it destroyed both their lives.

Death of a Ranger

Bob Doherty was a Texas ranger who believed in the myth of the Old West; Greg Ott was a college dope dealer, a child of the sixties. When they met, it destroyed both their lives.

Playboys of the Western Plains

Amarillo millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 couldn’t believe his own good fortune - the Cullen Davis murder trial was coming to town.

Playboys of the Western Plains

Amarillo millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 couldn’t believe his own good fortune - the Cullen Davis murder trial was coming to town.

On the Wings of a Dove

Praise the Lord for gentle creatures and pass the ammunition.

The Rites of Autumn

You don’t have to be crazy to attend Texas-OU Weekend, but it helps.

The Greening of Cowtown

The most popular club at the Colonial Golf Tournament is the one with barstools.

The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea

The Baja wilderness isn’t a great place to confront one’­s own neuroses, but it’s an even worse place to confront someone else’s.

The Endless Odyssey of Patrick Henry Polk

Forget all those myths about poverty and welfare. This family is real and the live it.

Rich Man, Dead Man

Profile of a society murder and the woman who lived to tell about it.

Candy

The life and times of Candy Barr—the woman who made headlines by always being in the wrong place at the right time.

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