Clinton Manges built his empire on brushland and oil wells, political contributions and lawsuits. His influence extends to the state capitol and oil company boardrooms. To get where he is, he studied under three masters of South Texas.
June 1, 1984 | by Paul Burka | Longreads
Frankie Mitchell and Janet Evans want to be together, but their families are feuding. It’s a story as old as Shakespeare—older, in fact, because they’re Gypsies, the children of two prominent Dallas clans, and ancient superstitions guide every aspect of their lives. Even love.
June 1, 1997 | by Skip Hollandsworth | Longreads
In 1996 a powerful South Texas ranching clan accused ExxonMobil of sabotaging wells on the family’s property. Thirteen years, millions of dollars in legal fees, and one state Supreme Court opinion later, the biggest oil field feud of its time is still raging.
November 1, 2009 | by Mimi Swartz | Longreads
The demise of Big Spring’s Hotel Settles was a perfect symbol for the town’s bust. Now one native son is trying to restore both to their former glory.
Dallas Wiens, the Fort Worth man who received the nation's first full face transplant exactly one year ago, says the surgery has exceeded his expectations.
April 3, 2012 | by Jason Cohen