William Broyles

William Broyles is a native of Baytown and was the founding editor of Texas Monthly. He then went on to create the television show, China Beach, and to write scripts for a number of films, including Cast Away, The Polar Express, Jarhead, Unfaithful, and Apollo 13, which he co-wrote with Texas Monthly writer Al Reinert. Broyles graduated from Rice University and has an M.A. from Oxford University. He also served with the Marines in Vietnam, was the editor in chief of Newsweek magazine, and is the author of Brothers in Arms. He lives in New Mexico.

Stories

Behind the Lines

Forgetting free trade, scrapping our factories, and other modest solutions to our economic troubles.

Behind the Lines

Forgetting free trade, scrapping our factories, and other modest solutions to our economic troubles.

Behind the Lines

Why Houston has the best schools in the state.

Behind the Lines

Why Houston has the best schools in the state.

Behind the Lines

Two questions about school desegregation: Is busing the only way? Are integrated schools inferior?

Behind the Lines

Two questions about school desegregation: Is busing the only way? Are integrated schools inferior?

Behind the Lines

Fill ‘er up, but don’t spill any gas on my Ralph Lauren boots.

Behind the Lines

Fill ‘er up, but don’t spill any gas on my Ralph Lauren boots.

Behind the Lines

A farewell to celebrities and to arms.

Behind the Lines

A farewell to celebrities and to arms.

Behind the Lines

As New Ulm went, so goes New York.

Behind the Lines

As New Ulm went, so goes New York.

Behind the Lines

Stone walls do not a prison make.

Behind the Lines

Stone walls do not a prison make.

Behind the Lines

A funny thing happened on the way to the governor’s office.

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