William Broyles Jr

Stories

Profile: Baytown Blues

The Baytown of my youth was a thriving refinery town. Today it’s a city struggling to reinvent itself.

Profile: Voice of Reason

The mission of Houston minister Bill Lawson extends far beyond his church—and isn’t just about race.

My Favorite Place

What do the city of Lubbock, a defunct restaurant, and a submerged neighborhood have in common? They’re all places in somebody’s heart.

“My Boy, You Must”

A Britisher forty years my senior made me see myself, and Texas, anew.

Marching Off to War

In 1969 a young man from Baytown decided, after a struggle, to fight in Vietnam.

Behind the Lines

The war that won’t go away.

Behind the Lines

The war that won’t go away.

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On the Move.

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Poor Houston.

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Democracy in America

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No news is bad news.

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No news is bad news.

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If the eighties are here, where did the seventies go.

Behind the Lines

If the eighties are here, where did the seventies go.

Behind the Lines

A modest proposal for the eighties.

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