Tom Curtis

Stories

Who Runs Cowtown?

From a long heritage of paternalism Fort Worth gropes toward democracy.

Will Success Spoil Leonel Castillo?

This politician controls the purse strings of the richest city in Texas. And he’s ready for bigger things.

Raza Desunida

South Texas has had a revolution, but itís not the one José Angel Guttiérrez planned.

Allah In the Family

In the middle of the booming Houston economy are some new movers and shakers.

Support Your Local Police

If you ever go to Houston, you’d better walk right. You’d better not gamble, and you’d better not fight.

Danger: Men Working

In a dirty little factory, workers made an insecticide that poisoned them and then almost got us all.

The Throwdown

Houston police said they shot Randy Webster because he pointed a gun at them. Randy’s father set out to prove they were lying.

The Throwdown

Houston police said they shot Randy Webster because he pointed a gun at them. Randy’s father set out to prove they were lying.

Terminal Case

Galveston has withstood tidal waves, hurricanes, gamblers, and tourists. Can it survive a superport?

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

In 1980 a white girl was raped and murdered at Conroe High School, and the police quickly arrested a black janitorial supervisor. Now it looks as if the case wasn’t so open and shut after all.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Onward through the fall at SMU; home on the fringe with Rob Paul; good news from the catalog jungle; a taste of Longhorn.

Not What the Doctor Ordered

When Houston’s Hermann Hospital sought a cure for its financial ills, it decided to perform major surgery on its agreement with the UT medical school next door.

Oh, Give Me a Home

We all need a place to call our own.

Lifestyles of The Rich and Bankrupt

Going broke is for poor people. Here’s a whole chapter of Texans who have found ways to clear the books without losing their ranches, Rolls, or Rolexes.

How Houston Beat the Bust (Sort Of)

Don’t break out the champagne yet. Sure, things are better, but there’s still a long way to go. And the main reason for the recovery is the market—Houston is a bargain.

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