A 911 dispatcher tipped off police while listening to two Lufkin men discuss the copper they were reportedly stealing. Oops.
The deeper politics of the novel still resonate—especially with inmates—nearly 150 years since it was published.
Texas Monthly senior editor Katy Vine shares a few stories from one of her favorite writers of the year.
From drunk landlords to "sexually-oriented games," the people of Decatur are intent on keeping Wise weird.