Griffin Smith, Jr

Stories

On Assignment: On the Lege

We started out bashing the worst Texas legislators. We ended up critiquing both the best and the worst.

Secret Places

In the hidden corners of Texas’ outback-in the foresty swamp and shimmering desert-there are a few places that are still primeval.

Big Wheels and the Silver Spike

It wasn’t business that drew the state’s top politicians to a Trans-Pecos ranch. Their mission: to mark the centennial of the train that linked Texas to the West.

Big Wheels and the Silver Spike

It wasn’t business that drew the state’s top politicians to a Trans-Pecos ranch. Their mission: to mark the centennial of the train that linked Texas to the West.

Forgotten Places

Of canyons, creeks, and craters: the Big Bend as few have seen it.

Little Big Man

Is it worth being a United States senator when you’­re on the losing side all the time? Ask John Tower.

Weirdo Paper Plagues S.A.

In San Antonio, some people feel that no News is good news.

Making Tracks

The great Canadian railway bizarre.

Where’s My Line?

Is one man one vote just another numbers racket?

The Strange Case of the Missing Parks

Why Texans don‘t get the parks they pay for.

European Passage

Will there always be a Europe?

Eat Your Heart Out

The perfect European restaurant and some that come close.

The Most Dangerous Airports in Texas

Pray now, fly later.

Off with Their Heads

Is the new Congress out to strip the Texas delegation of its power?

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