Jan Jarboe Russell

Stories

Growing Pains

My daughter’s first day of kindergarten was hard—on me.

The Lone Ambassador

Henry Catto’s friends knew that one day he would be appointed to the Court of St. James’s. What they didn’t guess is that when the time came, his wife, Jessica, wouldn’t join him.

Howdy, Comrades! Let’s Do a Deal

A Texas businessman launches his one-man invasion of post-Communist Romania.

The Way Out

A modest Catholic boys’ school in El Paso could teach public schools a lesson or two about how to provide a solid education on a limited budget and send 98 percent of their students off to college.

Back to the Past

With Henry Cisneros out of office, opponents shoot down a tax increase, and San Antonio retreats to 1980.

The $76 Million Divorce

The eldest son of Trammell Crow used his money for drugs, guns, and high living. His wife spent a fortune on personal trainers and self-promotion. Now they’re squaring off in an L.A. divorce court.

A Case of Black and White

It wasn’t nostalgia that brought me back to my hometown. It was a black man’s violent death in a jail cell.

Billie Sol Estes Has a Deal for You

The guy whose name is synonymous with swindling is finally a free man—but it may not last.

The Mommy War

Kids in T-shirts bearing political slogans, ideological confrontations in the supermarket, skirmishes at the PTA. Welcome to the battle between moms who work and moms who don’t.

Cool, Clear Water

A drop-by-drop analysis of the major brands of Texas designer water.

The Battle of the Bubbles

One man’s obsession with kicking Perrier in the derriere.

Can You Take a Hint?

Heloise, America’s best-known homemaker, has dirty little secret: she hates to clean house. If you hate it too, she’s convinced that you need her more than ever.

Full of Woe

You see them on TV, adorable youngsters asking to be adopted, But the dreadful odyssey of the Wednesday’s Child rarely has a made-for-television happy ending.

Killer Whale Hooks City!

San Antonio is shameless over Shamu and Sea World.

The Wait for Deliverance

Despite all the mewling from the oil patch, there are still ways to make money at $15 a barrel. Here’s out guide to the terrible teens.

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