In 1990 the legendary Thoroughbred was put to sleep after his leg was brokenan accident, it seemed, until a tenacious prosecutor linked his death to a Houston bank scandal.
Austinites thought the high-tech boom wouldn’t change them, but it turned their city into something that more closely resembled Houston or Dallas in the golden eighties. Now they’re paying the price.
In 1883, being caught with what everyday object could have gotten you killed? Find out the answer, along with 24 other equally fascinating tidbits, in the second installment of my Texas-literacy test.
This month my second novel about JFK’s murder will be published. Why do I keep returning to Dealey Plaza and the events of that fateful day? Because I can’t help myself.
Summer’s blast furnace is firing up. Luckily, Texas is a paradise of spring-fed pools, sparkling beaches, and more. Here are our picks for the best places to chill out, get wet, and go off the deep end. Plus extra web-only information!
After he was shot by a Mexico City cab driver—and told that he might be paralyzed—Jan Reid was flown to Houston, where Dr. Red Duke and a team of therapists literally got him back on his feet. In an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, The Bullet Meant for Me, Reid reconstructs the grueling nine weeks of recovery before he and his wife, Dorothy, finally headed home to Austin.
How Juneteenth, a nationwide celebration of the end of slavery, got its start in Texas.
Being a corporate lawyer pays Dean Blackwood’s bills, but running an obscure record label keeps him in tune with his true passion.
Free advice for Tony Sanchez.
Judging the three Texan candidates for the nation’s highest court.
What’s it like to be the chef at one of the state’s top restaurants? The words “pressure cooker” come to mind
Texas Tech didn’t hire Bobby Knight to win gamesit hired him to make money. He should score big as long as he doesn’t choke.
I learned a shocking lesson when I visited San Antonio’s “hot lab,” where some of the world’s deadliest microbes are studied. The germs are winning.
In Sarah Bird’s finest novel to date, she goes halfway around the world for down-home inspiration.
Sizing up Chuck Norris.
Looking in on Jasper.
Chasing ghosts in Corpus Christi.
Tracking down antelope in Marfa.
Rolling with Marcia Ball.
Larry McMurty’s latest.
Dame Edna dresses up Houston; three new travel guides throw the book at Texas; a Flock of Seagulls (and other eighties acts you thought were lost at sea) return to Houston; and regional theater takes a bow in Austin, Fort Worth, and Waco.
My dad at warand peace.