The last of the LBJ-style Democracts, the rowdy and reckless Charlie Wilson has called it quits. A fond farewell.
There’s black gold in the South American rain forest—lots of it. Can the oil companies get it out without ruining the jungle and the way of life of the Indians who live there? The perils of drilling in the heart of darkness.
Two decades after he played the role of his life in ‘The Buddy Holly Story,’ Gary Busey’s hero worship has made him his own worst enemy.
Head of the class.
Long before racial preferences were a political hot potato, these respected conservatives were bucking conventional wisdom—within their own community.
Give her regards to Broadway.
The man of the House.
Dome, sweet dome.
The music man.
After a decade of lab work at Baylor College of Medicine, this husband-and-wife team has solved the mystery of hyperinsulinism.
A hunger for feeding children.
No longer judged a lightweight.
The prophet of ‘Doom.’
From hot sauce to hot art.
Gambling became a way of life for young Josh Levine. When he got in too deep, he came to believe that only a holdup could get him out.
Riding the rapids of Texas’ last major unpolluted river is dangerous enough. But trample the private property around it and you could really get hurt.
In the final weeks, the governor’s race is too close to call. Here’s an analysis of what it will take to win.
He invented the boneless breast and made his chicken a household name. But now his critics are out to roast him.
He’s a budget cutter in an era of consumption, a conservative Democrat in a party gone soft, a good ol’ boy with no polish or flash. So why is everyone buzzing about Texas comptroller John Sharp?
Why Austin’s suburban neighbors to the north wouldn’t take a bite out of Apple Computer.
What’s behind the Bureau’s bashing of its director, former San Antonio judge William Sessions? Go ask Alice.
In these nine Texas towns, produce is more than product. It’s pride.
He waffled about the Senate seat, then sought safe harbor in Bill Clinton’s cabinet. Why did Henry Cisneros choose HUD over headlines? Only he knows for sure.
The fire of democracy has yet to warm Moscow’s soul.
Maybe not. But then again, the veteran Texas pol has never taken no for an answer.
When urban stress sets the nerves ajangle, it’s comforting to know there is a Japanese garden nearby.
Piety or passion: The trials of James Avery, craftsman.
Discover the charms of Galveston off-season, when the only visitors are you, the gulls, and the ghosts.
Are customers of the Comanche Peak nuclear plant better off with safety advocate Juanita Ellis on the inside or the outside?
On September 8, 1900, a devastating hurricane blasted Galveston, changing life on the Island forever.
A Texas businessman launches his one-man invasion of post-Communist Romania.
For an adventurer in the Yucatán, suspicious bureaucrats and relentless pests stand in the way of tracking down a forgotten Mayan ruin.
These seven creatures might be piggy-backed, whale-boned, dog-toothed, goat-eed, elephant-eared, turtle-necked, and bull-headed, but they’re stars just the same.
The eldest son of Trammell Crow used his money for drugs, guns, and high living. His wife spent a fortune on personal trainers and self-promotion. Now they’re squaring off in an L.A. divorce court.
Five favorites from the wide-open spaces, in words and pictures.
The parallels between Mikhail Gorbachev and Mexico’s Carlos Salinas just might end when it comes to their effectiveness at achieving reform in their nations.
Kids in T-shirts bearing political slogans, ideological confrontations in the supermarket, skirmishes at the PTA. Welcome to the battle between moms who work and moms who don’t.
Two nice guys with financial troubles thought they found the perfect solution to the bust. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
An employee’s vandalism by computer might have gone unpunished but for a rookie prosecutor out to test a new law.
As Texans’ pride of place rose with the price of oil, collectors scrambled for the few documents of the Texas Revolution. Suddenly there seemed to be plenty to go around. But no one thought to ask why.
One man’s obsession with kicking Perrier in the derriere.
Cool, clear, and pure, it’s the bounty of the Edwards Aquifer, and if something isn’t done to limit pumping by Hill Country farmers and a thirsty San Antonio, it may also be dry.
Heloise, America’s best-known homemaker, has a dirty little secret: she hates to clean house. If you hate it too, she’s convinced that you need her more than ever.
How the Pentagon really works, as told by a Texan who tried to make it work a little differently.
Fire ants are on a relentless march across Texas, maiming, devouring, and stinging the living daylights out of everything in their path. We’ve tried to stop them, and it has only made them stronger.
She started out as a wide-eyed Waco cowgirl and ended up a New York speakeasy queen.
Times are rotten for refineries.