It was a year of abbreviated Aggies, bamboozling boxers, charged Cuban, dumb district attorneys, estrogen-packed elevators, famished firemen, graveyard ganja, half-wit husbands, imaginary illegal immigrants, Jessica jests, koncert kayos, lawn-watering Lance, muddled Moron, next-of-kin-offending newspapers, oblivious operators, pornographic prom dresses, questionable quiz takers, repulsive Roger, stolen shih tzus, tasteless team spirit, useless urine, victimized valedictorians, waning W., x-traneous Xmas trees, yelping Yahoo, and zany zoophiles.
Fighting the Taliban, the 130-degree heat, the boredom, the homesickness, and the weight of history with the Marines of Mustang Platoon in Afghanistan.
How it works, what it means, and why Tom Craddick may not end up holding the gavel this time around.
After Hurricane Katrina, Rhonda Tavey selflessly opened her Houston home to a New Orleans evacuee and five of her children. She fed the kids, bathed them, and grew to love them so much that when their mother tried to take them back to Louisiana, she wouldn’t let them go.
In 2008 Juárez became a war zone. What happens next?
I’ve treated hundreds of elderly patients with Alzheimer’s. Now the disease is stealing my own father.
What University of Texas historian H. W. Brands’s new biography of Franklin Roosevelt tells us about the Obama administration.
An open letter to the president-elect.
Why are the UT regents letting Galveston’s only hospital die?
El Paso’s Chamber Music Festival, Hallettsville’s domino championship.
Kenny Thompson on planning Obama’s campaign events.
When can a child receive his first gun?
The once forgotten corridor emerges as an eclectic enclave.
Enough with all the high-minded sports movies!
“When his political people run the numbers, they see a different Texas, an emerging Texas. One that includes some of our more-conservative elements—God bless them, I respect them—but younger Texans as well. A Texas that is looking for change.”