A year of clumsy Clements, stupid stickups, ripped-off Rangers, cockeyed cops, agitated alligators, rotund cockroaches, jumpy judges, nitwit newsmen, addled Aggies, naughty newlyweds, randy retirees, and a pestered pontiff.
He had a wife and a girlfriend. His ambition was unchecked. He tried to commit suicide. But when I came face to face with the minister of my boyhood church, the sin we talked about was murder.
That concrete urn you bought by the side of the road is making decorating history.
Growing up, I took the Panhandle’s plain nature for granted. Only after years away and a sentimental journey home did I take it to heart.
Don Dixon ran Vernon Savings the way Romans ran orgies, equating excess with success, until his empire collapsed.
The ghosts of bowl games past recall an era when cotton and the Cotton Bowl were king in Texas.
The big squeeze.
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.
When Texas songwriter the Big Bopper died with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens in a 1959 plan crash, his hit “Chantilly Lace” became the end rather than the beginning of a national career.
More than an excuse for a good time, the Mexican quinceaera party is a fifteen-year-old girl’s rite of passage.
Down but not out in Bent Tree; dishes only the devil could love; hello, Wal-Mart; stupid napkin tricks; gossip boys and Gorilla girls.
Out itinerant reporter visits with a Lubbock man determined to preserve the American Way of Life; the doughty clan that brought beer to Levelland; a windy lady fascinated with the weather and a rusticated professor gone to seed.
Speaking up for unsung cowgirls; Greeks bearing gripes; Libertarians looking for a landslide.
Does Texaco have a chance in the U.S. Supreme Court? Dukakis and Gore fight over Texas; a bad start for Kent Hance; the latest Disneyland-comes-to-Texas tale.