Thirty years ago, Monterrey had no galleries, no museums, and no collectors. Today, it’s an art market that rivals Dallas and Houston.
Judges take his money. Juries buy his bull. And when clients like Pennzoil need a tiger in their tank, they hire Joe Jamail.
Anne Bass married one of the richest men in America. With his money and her ambition she became an important cultural force in Fort Worth and New York. Life was perfect. Then her husband left her.
Elyse Robins will sell you that gaudy bauble she’s wearing at dinner for only forty. Thousand, that is.
Hondo Crouch went from being a champion athlete to being the sad clown of Texas’s fun-and-games capital.
Civil Wars is armed with first-rate writing; Free Agents is a grab bag of Max Apple’s short fiction; Edisto is a precocious first novel; Group Therapy doesn’t probe deeply enough; Lords of the Earth is yet another Texas oil saga.
The last book by native Texan William Goyen, Arcadio is a weird and wonderful fable about a search for self-acceptance and peace.
Hugh Roy Cullen found the oil and made one of Houston’s great fortunes; now his grandson is spending his inheritance like there is no tomorrow, and suing for more.
Once the Hill Country meant small towns and Spartan values; now it’s ranchettes and easy living.
Two men from Mexico inherit the legacy of all immigrants—grueling labor, low pay, and a bleak existence on the edge of the American dream.
Across the river and into the brush; an eyewitness account of the journey of two wetbacks.
Burning a candle a day keeps the hexes away.
Every night at Ben Taub Hospital’s emergency room is a night of the living dead.