What the Hell Is Happening at the Border? (An Occasional Series, July 15 Edition)

Jul 15, 2019 By Dan Solomon

The Texas/Mexico border sits at the epicenter of our nation’s ongoing fights over immigration. To avoid overlooking the hugely significant news emanating from the region, we’ll periodically round up the stories most worth your attention. 1. Acting Homeland Security Head Disputes Inspector General Report About Migrant Camps In recent weeks, we began seeing firsthand accounts of the conditions inside the migrant camps along the border—particularly camps in Clint, near El… Read Story

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The Last Boy Scout

Jul 12, 2019 By R.G. Ratcliffe

Long before Texans had heard of “no pass, no play,” and before free trade was a major political issue, H. Ross Perot entered my life as a super-patriot who believed perseverance was the key to success.

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The Jackie Robinson of Rodeo

Jun 22, 2018 By Christian Wallace

Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.

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Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide

Jul 20, 2018 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.

Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild

By Leif Reigstad

He called himself the Tiger King and plastered his face on highway billboards in Texas and Oklahoma. He bred big cats, bears, baboons, and more. He lived, with a parade of partners, on the grounds of his private zoo. He threatened a rival with murder—repeatedly, on YouTube—and tried to hire a hit man to do the deed.

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