Author Ben Fountain Thinks the Revolution Is Coming

Aug 20, 2018 By Eric Benson

Dallas writer Ben Fountain isn’t new to the American circus. His debut novel, 2012’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, tells the story of a group of soldiers—home from Iraq on a publicity tour to celebrate their acts of heroism—who find themselves thrust into the surreal excess of a Cowboys game at Texas Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. But when Fountain decided to make sense of the 2016 presidential election, he turned,… Read Story

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I Believe I Can Fry

Jan 20, 2013 By Katy Vine

How a mild-mannered database analyst from Dallas became the undisputed king of extreme competitive deep-frying in Texas—which is to say, the world.

Soldiers of Misfortune

Jan 20, 2013 By Robert Draper

For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.

When the Sky Ran Dry

Jan 21, 2013 By John Burnett

Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.

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By Pamela Colloff

At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself. The lives of the people who witnessed the sniper’s spree firsthand would never be the same again.

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Visit San Antonio

Jul 17, 2018 By TM Promotions

San Antonio was founded by Spaniards, ruled by Mexico, settled by Germans and influenced by ethnicities from around the world. Celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018, the city thrives today as a 21st-century metropolis with intertwining cultures that create living traditions. Read Story