Anne Dingus has a few bones to pick with the modern mystery novel, which she says has been decomposing in recent years. Stepping up to defend the genre: none other than Texas’ queen of murder and mayhem, Mary Willis Walker.
Photographer Kurt Markus spent years tracking down modern working cowboys for his new book, Cowpuncher. He corralled the genuine article at several Texas spreads.
When Senators Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey
Hutchison blocked the nomination of El Paso’s
Enrique Moreno to the powerful Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals they triggered a firestorm of protest fueled by wounded ethnic pride.
In the Gulf Coast town of Santa Fe, high school football games had always kicked off with a prayer, but in June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the practice violated the separation of church and state. Now the issuewhich has turned neighbor against neighbor and provoked some decidedly un-Christian behavior has grown from a local controversy into a national one.
Forty years after the publication of John Graves’s Goodbye to a River, a keepsake volume of correspondencebetween the author and J. Frank Dobie, among others chronicles its journey from an idea for a magazine article to an instant literary classic.
These days, a plane trip can entail more time in the terminal than in the air. But why get stressed when you can have a massage, taste Texas wines, go for a jog, check your e-maileven eat gumbo while watching (other people’s) planes take off? A survivor’s guide to DFW, Houston Intercontinental, and five other big-city airports.
Waco is memorialized in Madison Cooper’s Sironia, Texas, the longest novel ever published in the U.S.and one of the oddest.
George W.’s endgame.
For brothers Charlie and Bruce Robison, making country music safe for men again is an intriguing propositionand a risky one because of their wives.
Think cozy neighborhood restaurants are a thing of the past? Here are four places that will serve you well.
Cedric Benson of the Midland Lee Rebels has a cause: He may just be the greatest running back in Texas 5A history.
Austin’s VidiMedix has a simple prescription for patients who live miles away from big-city health care: Log on and get well.
Three days and two nights in Fort Worth. Plus: Huddling up with Texas football teams; going under the big top with the UniverSoul Circus; keeping time with mariachi music; and sticking to the state’s far-flung festivals.
Janine Turner gets into character.
On the set with Bruce Rodgers.
Stephan Pyles’ sweet mascarpone polenta has a corn-ucopia of flavor.
What was the real name of the dog that portrayed Old Yeller?
The media lower the boom on Anna Nicole Smith.
Judging abortion rights.