Joe Holley


Case Open

Nearly three years after attorney Steve Davis’ body was found, his family still doesn’t know how he died. Thanks to an out-of-court settlement with Comanche County, they probably never will.


A Holocaust survivor saves a West Texas town (maybe).


From Lee Otis Johnson’s arrest to Ben Barnes’s ascent, 1968 was a hell of a year in Texas.

Is Waco Wacko?

After the latest standoff there�by an armed UFO cultist�you might think so. But on the fifth anniversary of the Branch Davidian siege, the Central Texas community is doing just fine, thank you.

Weekly, Strongly

Why are small-town Texas newspapers thriving? Because unlike big-city dailies, they know their readers, and they give them what they want.


The Panhandle goes hog wild.

The Doctor Is In

For El Paso physician Abraham Verghese, writing about life and death in the age of AIDS is a prescription for literary success.


A San Antonio pilot takes her admiration of Amelia Earhart to another plane.


Private prisons lock out the press.

Sleepy Teepees

The last surviving Teepee Motel in Texas.

A Whitman Sampler

Thirty years later, the legacy of Charles Whitman’s shooting spree at the University of Texas still towers above us.

Belo the Belt

Reading the Arlington newspaper war.

Tough Nuts to Crack

Marketing the Texas pecan like the California raisin seems to make good business sense. So why do small Texas growers think it’s a shell game?

An Udder Shame

Even Cowgirl Hall of Famers get the blues.