In the billion-dollar business of drug trafficking, Amado Carrillo Fuentes is king. He's the elusive ringleader of a smuggling operation that police are powerless to stop.
The Compaq kid.
Crooning for Caddo Lake.
In 1990 the state banned the use of dogs to hunt deer. Ever since, a rogue group of East Texas hunters has exacted a fiery revenge.
A final farewell to the Hill Country spread that for more than thirty years meant everything to me and my family.
One night the pastor of Dallas’ all-powerful First Baptist Church mysteriously resigned. To this day, no one is sure why.
All-star, MVP, and now champion.
In the wide-open spaces of Marfa, late sculptor Donald Judd’s immense legacy beckons West Texas travelers.
When Houston’s pro sports teams collapse late in the season—as they may do this year—faithful fans like me are never surprised. We’ve almost come to expect it.
Did Kay Bailey Hutchison do what she’s accused of—or did Democratic Party officials hatch a conspiracy to get her?
John Connally’s forgotten legacy.
Scratch the surface of the Texas Lottery and you’ll find political opportunism, a cynical marketing campaign, and endless hype.
From Paris to Dallas, everyone’s asking, Will the bullet train ever get on track?
All across Texas, vandals are searching for ancient treasures by looting Indian campgrounds—including the one on my family’s ranch.
By not contesting Texas in the presidential campaign, Bill Clinton did more than throw away votes in 1992. He hurt the prospects of Texas Democrats in 1994 and beyond.
Things around the Legislature are looking bleak, but so far, Governor Richards is having the time of her life.
To reassure a skeptical public, members must pass an ethics reform bill this session. And here’s what it should say.
In a venerable Austin neighborhood, the laid-back residents are tormented by a menacing presence—neither they nor the police—can defeat.
Retracing the trail that tamed the Texas wilderness—the Camino Real.
Not since Remington and Russell has a cowboy artist sold so many works—for so much—as Fredericksburg’s G. Harvey.
A determined developer’s big plans for Austin’s cool, clear water hole is bringing out extremes on both sides.
“The heavens brought the rain, but Man brought the ruin.”
Terri Lee Hoffman was a New Age Aunt Bee whose gospel attracted many followers. But some of those believers ended up on a dark, twisted path that led to violent death—and the enrichment of their guru.
In education, Texas ranks below (gasp) Mississippi. Here’s how to turn the public schools around without throwing billions of dollars down the rathole.
Robert A. Caro has spent fifteen years writing his monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson. He is halfway through.
Snapping turtles are cantankerous, grotesque, and savage. And those are just a few of the reasons I like them.
Once the private preserve of an oil executive, the 300,000-acre Big Bend Ranch, with all its desert grandeur, has now entered the public domain.
To the people of Austin, the poisoning of an ancient tree was more than a crime; it was a blasphemy.
In downtown Mexico City are the ruins of the great Aztec pyramid, the site where one empire ended and a new world began.
Twenty-five years ago, Texans hoped LBJ would lead them into the promised land. They have the same hopes for the new president, but George Bush is making no promises.
Will Texas’ acquisition of the supercollider increase the state’s clout in Washington? We’d better hope so, because now that we’ve got it, we’ve got to get the money to deliver it
The allure of Galveston Bay is not natural beauty but the determination of nature to survive ugliness.
Eighteen years after their Senate race determined the course of Texas politics, their rivalry may determine the course of national politics.
As much as I hated playing football, I hate watching it more.
The congressional investigation that is focusing on Speaker Jim Wright’s ethics is missing the real problem —his judgment.
A tiger, a zoo, a terrifying death.
By turning two tiny dots into two huge hippos, James Marshall made an indelible mark on children’s literature, and little people laughed happily ever after.
For team ropers on the All-Girl circuit, the true reward is the happiness of pursuit.
Call them what you will. We call them the living, breathing spirit of the Western woman. A working definition, you might say.
Turn off the AC, stop pretending you’re a reptile, welcome the whooping cranes back. It’s fall!
These are only aliases. Their real names are Mattox, Mauro, Richards, and Hightower. And they may be leading the Democratic party to its apocalypse.
When he played for the Dallas Cowboys, Hollywood Henderson had everything. Here he tells how he lost it.
Highly partisan justices are at the center of the Supreme Court scandal.
The biggest legislative bloodbath in 31 years is shaping up between Clements and Hobby. At stake: not only the state’s education budget but the economic and political future of Texas as well.
Once kids did their own homework. Now ambitious parents do it for them.
The death of an oil well keeps an oil-field service company alive.
For the first time since Sam Rayburn’s day, the Speaker of the House will be a Texan. And if Jim Wright of Fort Worth is to be successful, he’ll have to remember what Rayburn taught him.
Texans are always looking for a new frontier, a place where business people can do business without worrying about a lot of bureaucrats. Want to make it in Texas today? Come to Belize.