Sabine County Sheriff Called Off Search For a Missing African-American Father Whose Clothes Were Found in a Field (UPDATE)

No one knows what happened to Alfred Wright, the 28-year-old married father of three from Jasper who disappeared in Sabine County on Thursday night. What we do know is that his truck broke down in Hemphill, where the home health physical therapist may have been visiting a patient; that a witness reported seeing him walk away from his truck after talking on his cellphone; and that his clothing, his watch, his keys, and his credit cards were found in a pasture that was the opposite direction from the one the witness says she saw him walk. 

Without any more evidence than that, it's impossible to claim to know the nature of Wright's disappearance. But Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox, who called off the search for the missing man on Monday night, told KTRE News that "there is no evidence in this investigation that leads authorities to believe that there is foul play involved," and "Alfred Wright is just a missing person," whose case will be treated as such.

This Story About A San Antonio Stripper/Accused Murderer Is Nuts

Here's how a person get recruited into the world of gay porn, according to a completely bonkers story about one such recruit—a 26-year-old man from San Antonio named John William Snavely—from the Houston Press:

He was stripping at several gay clubs in his hometown of San Antonio. One night, an older customer sidled up to the stage where the young Sylvester Stallone lookalike was gyrating in a baseball hat, sneakers and underwear. ...Soon Snavely found himself talking to the stranger's associate: a South Florida porn recruiter named Justin Caro, better known as Baileey.

Baileey was himself a former gay-porn star who now excelled at enticing young hunks from across America into similar careers. Listening to his pitch, Snavely was polite but confident, asking questions about how much money he could make in South Florida. "John knew how to sell himself," Baileey says. "Whether it was stripping or porn, he knew what his best attributes were."

It would take several months of flying to San Antonio for Baileey to persuade Snavely to appear in gay porn. Despite dancing for men, Snavely insisted he was straight. But Baileey nonetheless saw in him the makings of a star.

"I've been in the business for 21 years, so I pretty much know what people are looking for," he says. "John had a universal look: good-looking, clean-cut, white guy, no tattoos, well-endowed. That's exactly what the industry wants."

In the end, the offer was too tempting for ­Snavely — a poor kid from the wrong side of San Antonio — to ignore. He flew to Los Angeles for his first porn shoots. Then he moved to Fort Lauderdale in early 2010, staying in what Baileey called his "model house," a low-slung three-bedroom home in Searstown.

Snavely's not the subject of a longform story strictly because the world of gay porn and how a person enters it is so compelling—though it certainly is that—but because the life that he found himself living once he got to South Florida led him to genuinely shocking and horrifying situations—of which, according to police, he was the perpetrator.

Houston, Two Of Your Sons Need To Go Home And Call It A Night

Okay, Houston, we should talk, because you're not going to like what you see here. Deadspin, the sports news and gossip arm of the Gawker network, balances its coverage of breaking stories with stuff like "Tuesday Night Fights," where they snark on street-fight videos on YouTube. And last night's edition featured two drunk H-Town bros brawling in broad daylight at the Texas Crawfish Music Festival in Old Town Spring.  

The video, if it's not clear from the fact that it's footage of two guys trying to punch each other out in the midst of a festival, is pretty NSFW . But perhaps even sadder than the footage is the commentary that Deadspin ran along with it, by Texan Tashina Richardson:

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