The former editor of the Daily Texan and the Texas Observer was a good ol’ boy, a haunted soul, and my greathearted friend. A remembrance.
In March 1836, 342 men fighting for Texas
independence surrendered to Mexican general
José de Urrea. A week later they were shot on orders of Santa Anna. Was it a massacre, as generations of schoolchildren have been taught, or an execution? The question has divided a historic Texas town.
One of us worked for Bill Clinton, the other for George W. Bush. Do we agree on how the new president is doing? What do you think?
LeAnn Rimes was a marshmallow-cheeked
thirteen-year-old when she made it big. Now, five years later, she is locked in bitter legal battles with both her estranged father and her Nashville record company, and her life and career are collapsing around her. Can America’s country princess get back
What did Graham Greene observe about crossing the border into Mexico in 1938? Would you believe Molly Ivins was born in California? Here are my picks for the fifty greatest literary moments in Texas, plus a roster of leading lights who are from here—and some who aren’t.
Andrew Lichtenstein spent six years taking pictures inside Texas’ vast prison system. The result is an anthropological study of a brutal culture.
Why reporters who cover the border are finding themselves more and more under the gun.
After more than a century of operation, it’s last call at San Antonio’s Pearl brewery.
Playing God at UT.
Two powerful Republicans are in charge of redistricting this session, but that doesn’t mean they’re out to get the Democrats.
If you’re searching for the splendor of Spain’s golden age, look no further than the Meadows Museum in Dallas and the Alamo in San Antonio.
Raise your glass to Dallas’ Mariano Martinez, Jr., whose frozen margarita machine changed happy hour forever.
How did Laredo-based IBC become one of the most powerful banks in Texas? Here’s a full account.
No one considers Dallas a hot getaway for Memorial Day weekend. That’s exactly the point.
Dick J. Reavis was a crazy white boy at Texas Tech.
Pamela Colloff flags down Austin’s hottest political scribe.
In search of a boom, Midland gushes about tourism.
Pamela Colloff tests an Aggie hero’s medal.
World-class photographers develop their work; Ann-Margret exposes herself; Ray Charles has the symphony on his mind; and horses ride herd on the state.
Under the covers with five of my closest friends.