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She Got Game

Feb 12, 2015 By Jan Jarboe Russell

Becky Hammon didn’t get hired as the Spurs’ assistant coach because she’s a woman. She got the job for the same reason everyone gets a job with the Spurs: to keep the team winning.

The Road From Crystal City

Dec 9, 2014 By Jan Jarboe Russell

During World War II, Isamu Taniguchi was one of six-thousand-plus immigrants sent to a little-known internment camp in South Texas for being a suspected spy. In this excerpt from her new book, Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers how he and his family emerged unbroken.

Fathers and Sins

Jan 20, 2013 By Jan Jarboe Russell

What happens to your belief in God when your son commits suicide after being molested by a priest? That's a question Nancy and Pat Lemberger have been struggling with for years.

Take Two Tablets

Jan 20, 2013 By Jan Jarboe Russell

Should a monument featuring the Ten Commandments be allowed to remain on the grounds of the Texas Capitol? A homeless former defense lawyer says no.

Alamo Heights

Apr 30, 2010 By Jan Jarboe Russell

One year into his first term as mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro is emerging as perhaps the most prominent young Hispanic politician in Texas. Get ready to get used to him.

Faith
Jung at Heart

Jan 1, 2003 By Jan Jarboe Russell

When I could no longer tolerate the religious fundamentalism of my childhood, I turned to the teachings of a Swiss psychiatrist—and rejuvenated my spiritual life.

Alone Together

Jul 31, 1999 By Jan Jarboe Russell

No one denies that there was love at the center of Lady Bird Johnson’s marriage to LBJ. But like Hillary Clinton, she endured quite a bit, spousally speaking, as her husband’s star was on the rise.

Alamodoomed

Apr 1, 1997 By Jan Jarboe Russell

San Antonio mayor Bill Thornton likes to talk about the future, but he’s still a politician of the past—and so is everyone who’s running against him.

Seeing Red

Nov 1, 1995 By Jan Jarboe Russell

The contrversial color of ASan Antonio’s new public library is only the latest indication that architect Ricardo Legorreta isn’t afraid to buck convention.