Author

Joe Holley

Arts & Entertainment |
August 31, 2001

Dawn

In the June 1991 issue, in an article called “Voices From the Dark,” I told the story of Dawn, my mother-in-law. It was an account of her brief career as a singer in Hollywood in the late forties, how schizophrenia had brought that career to a tragic end, and how…

Crime |
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Cities |
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After the latest standoff there�by an armed UFO cultist�you might think so. But on the fifth anniversary of the Branch Davidian siege, the Central Texas community is doing just fine, thank you.

Media |
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Weekly, Strongly

Why are small-town Texas newspapers thriving? Because unlike big-city dailies, they know their readers, and they give them what they want.

Books |
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For El Paso physician Abraham Verghese, writing about life and death in the age of AIDS is a prescription for literary success.

Reporter |
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A San Antonio pilot takes her admiration of Amelia Earhart to another plane.

Legacy |
August 31, 1996

A Whitman Sampler

Thirty years later, the legacy of Charles Whitman’s shooting spree at the University of Texas still towers above us.

Food & Drink |
March 1, 1996

Tough Nuts to Crack

Marketing the Texas pecan like the California raisin seems to make good business sense. So why do small Texas growers think it’s a shell game?…

Feature |
May 31, 1991

Voices From The Dark

Before Dawn was caught in the terrifying grip of schizophrenia, she had been a talented jazz singer. Now her son-in-law tells her story of no place to go.