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Why We Should Go Back to the Coast

By Courtney Bond

Mostly clear skies have blessed my frequent visits to Port Aransas, a sandy playground that draws hordes of tourists to its shores each summer (a mere 4.5 million visited in 2016). As a kid I rode the waves on a canvas float, dodged man-of-wars, collected sea beans and sand dollars, and tossed hunks of white bread to the seagulls, until, exhausted and hungry, I’d hightail it through the nonstop wind and stinging sand to the relative safety of my grandparents’ Coachmen fifth wheel. (I recently came across their 1976 planner and found, among entries like “Galvan Ranch—6 dove, 25 fish, good time,” a notation on the date of my fifth birthday, written in my grandmother’s flowy cursive, marking a family celebration at Aransas Pass.)

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Gotta Lubbock

Apr 30, 2000 By Michael Hall

Buddy Holly. Waylon Jennings. Carolyn Hester. The Hancocks. The Flatlanders. An oral history of the state's most storied music scene.

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.

Love and War in Cyberspace

Feb 1, 2001 By Katy Vine

Brandon and Denise were not like other people. They were smarter, more introverted. They adored computers, playing games online at three in the morning with people in Finland. When they and other hard-core techies moved to Walden, a Houston apartment complex with the fastest residential Internet connection in the world, it seemed like a wired paradise. For a while, it was.

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.

Gentling Cheatgrass

By Sterry Butcher

What does it take to break a wild mustang? Patience, horse sense, experience, and if you’re Teryn Lee Muench, no more than one hundred days.

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