Historical photo of the intersection of Congress Avenue and Pecan Street in Austin, Texas.
After the Bombings, Looking Back at Austin’s First Serial Killer

Mar 21, 2018 By Skip Hollandsworth

When it became clear a serial bomber was at work in Austin, first targeting the city’s minority residents before turning to a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood, several people mentioned to me that the bombings reminded them of the work of an anonymous serial killer who terrorized Austin in 1885, 138 years ago. I wrote a book about him titled The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal and the Hunt for America’s First… Read Story

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Meanwhile, in Texas

Mar 21, 2018 By Leif Reigstad

An inmate gets caught sneaking back into prison, a stolen cowboy dummy is returned, and the last Texas Blockbuster Video store closes.

Guiltless Pleasures

Feb 26, 2018 By TMPromotions

Everybody loves a good burger, including Texas chefs Tracy Miller and Claire Smith. Watch the videos to get recipe tips from the chefs. Read Story

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The Ghosts of Mount Carmel

Apr 1, 2003 By Michael Hall

Ten years after eighty Davidians died in a government-led siege, a few surviving members of the sect have returned to the plains east of Waco, looking for something. And, in some cases, waiting for David Koresh to return.

Children of the Storm

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

After Hurricane Katrina, Rhonda Tavey selflessly opened her Houston home to a New Orleans evacuee and five of her children. She fed the kids, bathed them, and grew to love them so much that when their mother tried to take them back to Louisiana, she wouldn’t let them go.

Conversations With a Grasshopper

Mar 1, 2004 By S. C. Gwynne

To experience the majesty and peril of the desert on my own terms, I spent a week alone in the Solitario, the most remote area of Big Bend Ranch State Park. I confronted my darkest fears—and made small talk with an insect.

The Innocent Man, Part One

Jan 21, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

The National Magazine Award–winning story about Michael Morton, a man who came home from work one day in 1986 to find that his wife had been brutally murdered. What happened next was one of the most profound miscarriages of justice in Texas history.

Across The Line

By Michael Hall

Was the quaint East Texas town of Mineola home to a horrific child sex ring? Were the three people sent to prison last year for running it guilty? Was justice served? Depends on which district attorney you ask.

Issue: April 2009

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