Larry King

Stories

Leavin’ McMurtry

Leaving Cheyenne, which may be Larry McMurtry’s best novel, is made into a miserable movie. This is how it happened.

Redneck!

Being a Redneck is a lot of things, but it ain’t fun and it ain’t easy.

Coming of Age in the Locker Room

What football does to its people.

The Only Game in Town

The world’s best Domino player reveals his biggest secret — his identity.

Who’s Number One in the Permian Basin?

Midland and Odessa are only seventeen miles apart, and that’s too close for comfort.

The Best Sportswriter in Texas

Hint: his initials are B.S.

Bringing Up Lyndon

First the boy made the man—then the man re-made the boy.

The Beer Joint

A long overdue homage to a cornerstone of Texas culture.

The Passions of the Common Man

That’s what country music is, and that’s why it plays in Peoria.

Body Politics

Why you shouldn’t lose any sleep over your congressman’s nocturnal habits.

Friday Night Ringers

Why do the towns that have oil also have the best football players?

Cowboys and Iranians

What do Odessa beer joints and the Iran-contra hearings have in common? Everything.

Stomp On My Heart Again

Cheatin’ may be a sin, but there’s ain’t no sin in singin’ about it.

Vanishing Texas

Searching for tourist courts, fillin’ stations, and other relics of a Texas that is no more.

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