As U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Tony Garza was
supposed to be the right man in the right job at the right
timesomeone who would promote a new era of
cooperation between the two countries. If only external
events hadn't intervened.
For years my relatives have claimed that they were robbed of oil and gas royalties on Padre Island. Last May a Brownsville jury agreed, vindicating—for now—the family's proud heritage and proving that, sometimes, the little guy does win.
Each year, some 55,000 talented high school musicians try out for 1,500 chairs at the Super Bowl of band geekery: the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention in San Antonio. Once upon a time, I made the cut.