How it works, what it means, and why Tom Craddick may not end up holding the gavel this time around.
Anne Dingus has a few bones to pick with the modern mystery novel, which she says has been decomposing in recent years. Stepping up to defend the genre: none other than Texas’ queen of murder and mayhem, Mary Willis Walker.
These days, a plane trip can entail more time in the terminal than in the air. But why get stressed when you can have a massage, taste Texas wines, go for a jog, check your e-mail—even eat gumbo while watching (other people’s) planes take off? A survivor’s guide to DFW,
Two-four-six-eight, who do we appreciate? San Antonio businessman Jack DeVere, whose collection of Texas football memorabilia evokes a simpler, more innocent time.
The last of the LBJ-style Democracts, the rowdy and reckless Charlie Wilson has called it quits. A fond farewell.
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.
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.
Tobi Sokolow and Mildred Breed, two of the world’s expert cardplayers, have little in common—except a killer instinct.
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.
The man of the House.
The celebrity realtor as realtor celebrity.
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 Compaq kid.
The prophet of ‘Doom.’
Crooning for Caddo Lake.
From hot sauce to hot art.
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.
Just as congressional hearings are set to begin, an exclusive excerpt from a new book casts a different light on the government’s role in the fiery end to the siege at Mount Carmel.
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.
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.
A final farewell to the Hill Country spread that for more than thirty years meant everything to me and my family.
Hounded by his ex-lover in Lubbock, pounded by his enemies in Washington, Henry Cisneros is in trouble—and it’s all on tape.
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.
One night the pastor of Dallas’ all-powerful First Baptist Church mysteriously resigned. To this day, no one is sure why.
In the final weeks, the governor’s race is too close to call. Here’s an analysis of what it will take to win.
All-star, MVP, and now champion.
He invented the boneless breast and made his chicken a household name. But now his critics are out to roast him.
In the wide-open spaces of Marfa, late sculptor Donald Judd’s immense legacy beckons West Texas travelers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 secret to a well-appointed Texas Christmas.