Michael DiLeo

Stories

Affairs of State

Mónica García Velásquez, the first female mayor of Nuevo Laredo, is smart, poised, and articulate, especially when it comes to dismissing rumors about her love life.

Familia Feud

In Laredo, a conservative revolution is upending the city’s old patronage politics.

The Links That Bind

For Texas’ Kuehne kids, excelling at golf is par for the course—and the least their father will accept.

The Texpatriates

As Sandra Scofield, Shelby Hearon, and Janet Peery are proving, you don’t have to live in Texas to be a Texas writer.

Back to the Future

Forget the critically panned Instinct, which was “suggested by” his novel Ishmael. Houston’s Daniel Quinn wants you to know what he really thinks about the modern world.

The Anti-Tiger

He’d like to just do it—but for Dallas native Justin Leonard to reclaim his spot in pro golf’s upper echelon, he’ll have to workeven harder than you know who.

Deer Prudence

Back when I was a hippie pacifist in Northern California, I never thought I’d kill an animal for sport. Then I married into a South Texas ranching family, and in time I managed to pull the trigger and bag a buck. My emotions were decidedly mixed, but I knew that I had become a Texan at last.