Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan is the author of nine books, including the award-winning novels The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton. His most recent book is the forthcoming The Eye of the Mammoth, a career-spanning collection of his essays, many of which were written for Texas Monthly. He is also a screenwriter who has written many movies for television. 

Stories

Dealing

Dope sellers obey the law—of supply and demand.

Nobody Loves a Rattlesnake

Especially not in Sweetwater: the score at last count was Humans 10,000, Rattlers 0.

Whoever Said It Was a Grand Old Party

Elephants never forget, but Texas Reaganites wish they could.

Write ‘Em, Cowboy

Poetry is in motion in Texas.

Sniffing

A visit to San Antonio’­s underground city, looking for kids with a can of paint and a nose for thrills.

The Eggheads and I

In which our author finds it’s one thing to be a genius; it’s another to be smart.

Adventures Under the Sea

Where is Lloyd Bridges when you really need him?

New Dogs, Old Tricks

The importance of being a prairie dog.

I Was a Spy in the Second Grade

I escaped once, but they sent me back.

Paternity Suits

If you think parenthood begins with dirty diapers and 2 a.m. feedings, you’re nine months off.

The Line Forms Here

It’s tough to select food in a fast-moving serving line. A cafeteria is no place for the timid.

The Line Forms Here

It’s tough to select food in a fast-moving serving line. A cafeteria is no place for the timid.

Uphill Racer

If the race is to the swift, what’s lefty over for the slow?

Uphill Racer

If the race is to the swift, what’s lefty over for the slow?

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

If you’re going bald, their’s only thing to do: blame mother.

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