Outside the Box
Outside the Box
Photographer James H. Evans’s favorite shoes are a pair of black, leather wingtips that he spray-painted bronze. He wears them nearly every day, usually with a dark suit, an ensemble that makes a certain sense when he’s shooting wintertime portraits in Marathon, where he lives, but less when he’s photographing landscapes in summer in nearby Big Bend National Park, where temperatures can hit 100 degrees by ten a.m.
This Saturday, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival kicks off near downtown Austin serving up an endless array of craft beers made by some of the state’s top breweries. It seems every day brings new brewery permits across the state. Especially with recent law changes that have helped bring more economic freedom to brewers.
A hiker gets trapped in Big Bend.
At an August 22 speaking engagement in New Hampshire, Governor Rick Perry declared, “We need to look at the states, which are lavatories of innovation and democracy.”
For nearly twenty years, Tommy Maddox lived for the thrill of a new football season. From his days as a quarterback with a national profile at Lawrence Dale Bell High School in the Fort Worth suburb* of Hurst, all the way through his nine years in the NFL, September signaled the start of a months-long adrenaline rush. So it was a hard fall when in December 2006, still clinging to a fading career, an invitation to a workout with his hometown team, the Dallas Cowboys, didn’t lead to a spot on the squad.
Today marked a turning point in the case of Hannah Overton, the Corpus Christi mother of five who has fought for eight years to prove her innocence. This morning, in a decisive 7-2 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned her capital murder conviction. The court stopped short of declaring Hannah actually innocent, but cited “the fundamental unfairness of her trial,” pointing to the ineffective counsel she received when she was prosecuted in 2007.