Did Kari Baker, despondent over her daughter’s passing, commit suicide? Or was she killed by her husband, Matt, a Baptist preacher in Waco and an alleged sexual predator? He says he didn’t do it, but her family insists otherwise—and they say they’ll keep after him until justice is done.
Yes, the setting is ritzy and the food remarkable. But what really makes the state’s best new restaurant sizzle is something less tangible: the (Dean) Fearing factor.
A veteran Hollywood screenwriter couldn’t have come up with a better narrative arc: Seeking redemption, 59-year-old reenrolls at university he was once asked to leave, tries out for football team, makes it, becomes one of oldest-ever players in NCAA history. Or at least that’s how the hero wants it to be told. The full story may not be quite so neat and tidy, but . . . aw, hell, roll cameras anyway!
Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.
My Mexican housekeeper’s son had the troubles of many American teens. If only I could have helped him more.
How soon before the Harris County DA makes his exit? Not soon enough.
The historic showdown between Texas and California has been a cold war, a simmering ideological feud between two great powers. And the winner (for now) is . . .
It’s the only election that matters.
Why cigar haters make ashes of themselves.
A natural antidote to San Antonio sprawl.
Chapter Three of “Twin Wells,” by David Searcy.
Dave Hickey on being an art critic.
Action Heroes 2008.
The miserable lives of Texas Rangers fans.
The Long Center performs; FotoFest flashes; Diboll gets husk-y.
“I’m there for the honor of serving John McCain. I wanted to check that box in my life.”