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Oscar Casares

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Books |
July 31, 2012

Hecho en Brownsville

The grand opening of a new H-E-B in McAllen drew crowds—including several who showed up to hear a native son read from his collection of locally set short stories.

Oscar Casares |
July 31, 2009

Therapy Room

An exclusive excerpt from writer-at-large Oscar Casares's forthcoming first novel, Amigoland…

Oscar Casares |
April 30, 2006

Pet Project

My dog, Flaco, sleeps on a bed from Pottery Barn, gets three walks a day, and very nearly had his teeth cleaned for the princely sum of $208. What would my father say?…

Feature |
December 1, 2005

Christmas in Brownsville

My father, who had grown up on a farm, used to talk about his family’s killing a pig for the tamales, but this was back in the twenties.

Oscar Casares |
March 1, 2005

In the Year 1974

I still remember the moment I discovered that a world existed outside Brownsville. I’ve been trying to explore it ever since.