Jan Jarboe Russell

Stories

Child’s Play

“Just how hard can it be to build a playground?” I asked. The answer: Harder than anything I’ve ever tried before.

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.

Endless Winter

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

Can Bob Strauss Save Russia?

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

Politics Red Square

Texas scientist Arnold Lockshin defected to Russia to find a new life. Has the collapse of communism shattered his dreams?

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.

Essay: Gone to Texas

Sharpstown used to be an affluent suburb. Today it’s where the world has come to live.

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.

“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.

Wanted! By the FBI

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

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.

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