Jan Jarboe Russell

Stories

Fit for a Queen

A look back at San Antonio Fiesta gowns reveals how the dresses have gone from elegant to excessive.

John the Knife

He’s a budget cutter in an era of consumption, a conservative Democrat in a party gone soft, a good ol’ boy with no polish or flash. So why is everyone buzzing about Texas comptroller John Sharp?

The Skinny on Susan Powter

Who cares what it says on her résumé? Two things about the Dallas fitness guru are true: She’s lost a lot of weight, and she’s made a lot of money.

Six Weeks of Insanity

My summer on the Powter plan.

Wanted! By the FBI

What’s behind the Bureau’s bashing of its director, former San Antonio judge William Sessions? Go ask Alice.

“Why Us?”

Since AIDS infected their lives, the proud, the deeply religious Allens have been left to ponder the eternal questions of faith and suffering.

About Face

He waffled about the Senate seat, then sought safe harbor in Bill Clinton’s Cabinet. Why did Henry Cisneros choose HUD over headlines? Only he knows for sure.

About Face

He waffled about the Senate seat, then sought safe harbor in Bill Clinton’s Cabinet. Why did Henry Cisneros choose HUD over headlines? Only he knows for sure.

The Eternal Challenger

Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez has spent most of his 76 years swinging wildly at political heavyweights. Now he’s finally landed a punch—on the president of the United States.

Can Bob Strauss Save Russia?

Maybe not. But then again, the veteran Texas pol has never taken no for an answer.

Endless Winter

The fire of democracy has yet to warm Moscow’s soul.

Flight for Your Life

When a few minutes matter, an EMS helicopter can make the difference between life and death.

Rescue Mission

The politics of trauma.

Dog Ghosts and Bottle Trees

A new collection of Keith Carter’s photographs captures the magical mojo of East Texas.

Wonder Drug on Trial

Prozac was supposed to cure Skye Morris’ depression. Now her husband is trying to prove that it caused her to commit suicide.

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