Articles by Pamela Colloff
Jan 13, 2017 — By Pamela Colloff
During the 2016 presidential campaign, much of the mainstream media failed to understand voters in Middle America. Not Dan Rather. His early recognition of Trump’s viability, and a late embrace of social media, has made the 85-year-old Wharton native more relevant than ever.
Aug 11, 2016 — By Pamela Colloff
Evangelist Lester Roloff drew a line in the dirt to keep the State of Texas from regulating his Rebekah Home for Girls. Years later, then-govenor George W. Bush handed Roloff's disciples a long-sought victory. But this Alamo had no heroes—only victims.
Aug 2, 2016 — By Pamela Colloff
At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself. The lives of the people who witnessed the sniper’s spree firsthand would never be the same again.
Feb 10, 2016 — By Pamela Colloff
In the 56 years since Irene Garza's murder, there has only been one suspect: John Feit, the priest who heard her last confession.