Stella P. Garcia’s miracle tree.
Why Droves of Pilgrims Trek to This Tree in South Texas Every Year

Jan 15, 2021 By Cat Cardenas

On a stretch of highway between Concepcion and Premont, less than a mile from the unremarkable intersection of FM Road 716 and FM Road 1329, a miracle is growing. On any given afternoon, hundreds of cars and trucks blow past this spot, about a ninety-minute drive east of Laredo. But sometimes people feel compelled to slow down. Some say it was an angel, or even Jesus Christ, who appeared on… Read Story


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“Something Has To Change”

Jan 13, 2021 By Tyler Hicks

In the months after Merci Mack’s murder, Dallas’s trans community has expanded its organizing efforts. Meanwhile, the Lege is set to consider expansion of the state’s protections against discrimination.

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barry corbin
The Seven Ages of Barry Corbin

Dec 16, 2020 By Michael Hall

Barry Corbin got a funny look in his eye. “All the world’s a stage,” he intoned, leaning forward and peering at me, “and all the men and women merely players.” His deep, familiar drawl followed the cadence of Shakespeare’s words. “They have their exits and their entrances, / And each man…

Joe Gamaldi in his office at the Houston Police Officers’ Union.
A Bad Cop’s Best Friend?

Nov 18, 2020 By Michael Hardy

One morning in late January 2019, Rhogena Nicholas texted a prayer to her mother, Jo Ann Nicholas, just as she did every day. A widow in her eighties, Jo Ann could no longer make the four-hour drive from Natchitoches, Louisiana, to visit her daughter and her son-in-law, Dennis Tuttle, at…

Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide

By Skip Hollandsworth

Jeff Henry often said that his goal in life was to make customers of his family’s legendary water parks happy—“to put a smile on their faces, to give them a thrill or two.” It was a beautiful vision. Until it went horribly wrong.

Issue: August 2018

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