Paul Burka on Santa Rita No. 1, Jordan Mackay on Humble Oil, and Brian D. Sweany on the inventor of the century.
Paul Burka on John Connally, Patricia Kilday Hart on Minnie Fisher Cunningham, John Ratliff on Dan Moody, Patricia Busa McConnico on George Parr, and Katy Vine on the TV spot of the century.
“Willie Nelson doesn’t fit the stereotype of a 66-year-old veteran of a profession that eats its young. The goofy grin he flashes conveys the vibe that he really and truly likes what he’s doing. We like it too.”
Anne Dingus on Lonesome Dove, Chester Rosson on Scott Joplin, Michael Hall on Buddy Holly, Don Graham on Giant, John Morthland on Ornette Coleman, Eileen Schwartz on Greater Tuna, Jennifer Olsen on Conan the Barbarian, and Michael Ennis on the painter of the century.
Gary Cartwright on Sammy Baugh, Gregory Curtis on Jack Johnson, Jane Dure on Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Joe Nick Patoski on Sheryl Swoopes, and Jeff McCord on the pitcher of the century.
“She taught us, she fed us, she entertained us, and best of all, she wrote down the how-to of Corbitt hospitality in five cookbooks, giving us confidence that the civilizing pleasures of the table were within our reach.”
Skip Hollandsworth on big hair, Gary Cartwright on the Balinese Room, Patricia Sharpe on Fritos, and Pamela Colloff on the bandits of the century.
“Entrepreneurship is the art of the possible. Anyone with money and a good idea has what it takes to write his own ticket. The hitch, of course, is follow-through. You have to execute. You have to do it. And no one has done it as well as Michael Dell.”
“Johnson continues to tower over Texas politics not just because he was the first Texas-bred president but because, 26 years in his grave, he continues to extend the very idea of Texas into American political history.”
“When it comes to individual athletic superiority, few people in the world can touch long, lean, impossibly fast Carl Lewis, who came to Texas in 1979, qualified for the Olympics in 1980, and dominated his sport—the world of sports, actually—for the next sixteen years.”
’Dome, sweet ’Dome: Good-bye to the stadium of the century.
Why the Emma L. Harrison Charter School in Waco flunked out.
For every one hundred people diagnosed with cancer of the tonsil, fewer than nine survive. I hope I’m one of them.
The noble—and Nobel—efforts of a Houston pharmacology professor could someday help in the treatment of cancer.
Move over, Anna Nicole Smith. Mexia’s biggest celebrity is Cindy Walker, who penned hits made famous by everyone from Eddy Arnold to Bob Wills.
It’s no easy task to run the two-time champs of the Ro-Tex-Erie Fantasy Baseball League. But I’m managing.
Three great hotels on the Pacific coast of Mexico where you can do just about anything or nothing at all.
Don Graham on Peter Gent.
More than seven words—none of them dirty—about George Carlin’s Fort Worth days.
The knock on Matthew McConaughey’s arrest.
The read on James H. Hatfield, a Bush biographer with a past of his own.
How much did baby shoes cost in Texas in December 1899?
A high school football free-for-all.
At Houston’s La Réserve, you can have yourself a merry little Christmas tree—for dessert.