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.
On October 3, 2006, a four-year-old boy named Andrew Burd died in a Corpus Christi hospital. The cause of death was determined to be salt poisoning, an extremely unusual occurrence. Even more shocking was what happened next: his foster mother, Hannah Overton, was found guilty of killing him. But could she really have done what the prosecutors say?
January 1, 2012 | by Pamela Colloff | 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
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
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