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Prosecutors Race to Keep Angel-of-Death Behind Bars

May 25, 2017 By Peter Elkind

Texas is scheduled to release Genene Jones, a former nurse and suspected serial killer of children, early next year. Today, prosecutors in San Antonio moved to prevent her release, bringing a new murder charge against Jones in connection with the death of a child 35 years ago.

The Bucks Stop Here

Jan 1, 1990 By Peter Elkind

The troubled Parks and Wildlife Department is supposed to protect the state’s natural resources. Instead, it protects its friends and, above all, itself.

That Brainpower Guy

Sep 30, 1989 By Peter Elkind

Incarnate Word was an obscure Catholic school before Lou Agnese launched his multimillion-dollar ad campaign. Now the college is booming, and Agnese is a local star.

Rock Bottom

May 31, 1989 By Peter Elkind

A series of terrible decisions and bad breaks ruined Gibraltar Savings. Is rescuing it another mistake?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Jan 1, 1987 By Peter Elkind

The citizens of Muleshoe lose their only hospital, thanks to a California chain; the citizens of Houston learn the value of caution, thanks to a local developer; the citizens of the world get a chance to improve their potency, thanks to the Aggies.

Going For Broke

Sep 30, 1986 By Peter Elkind

In boom times, John Connally and Ben Barnes used their political magic to build a sprawling real estate empire. Now they’re in a desperate struggle to keep themselves afloat.

UT Versus A&M

Apr 30, 1986 By Peter Elkind

They’re the oldest foes and the biggest rivals. Now the contest has moved into the arena that really counts—the classroom.

The Quest That Fizzled

Apr 30, 1986 By Peter Elkind

Everyone agreed it was time for greatness at UT. But after a nationwide search for a new president, the only man the regents could agree on was a campus insider who professed no great vision at all.

The Legacy of Citizen Robert

Jun 30, 1985 By Peter Elkind

As an heir to the Dallas Morning News, Robert Decherd has vindicated his father’s name, waged and won a newspaper war, and emerged as the new leader of the Dealey dynasty.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Sep 30, 1983 By Peter Elkind

Texas becomes a disaster zone; a magazine empire enters the twilight zone; the district attorney’s office in San Antonio is a war zone; problems crop up in the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport flight zone.

The Death Shift

Jul 31, 1983 By Peter Elkind

The three-to-eleven evening shift, Bexar County Hospital, San Antonio: nurse Genene Jones was on duty in the pediatric intensive care unit, and for months babies kept having mysterious—sometimes fatal—emergencies. Why?