Author

William Helmer

Lifestyle |
April 1, 1994

Crash Course

In the forties I was just a kid with a Kodak, but my fascination with car wrecks taught me many lasting lessons.

Texana |
September 30, 1992

Screen Gem

Bigger than life, drive-in movies defined America’s giddy age of hula hoops, poodle skirts, and blue suede shoes.

Health |
December 1, 1991

Light My Fire

After struggling to give up smoking, I have come to a compromise: Never smoke more than one cigarette—at a time.

Law |
April 1, 1991

Up to Speed

The highway patrol unveils a new secret weapon in its war against unrepentant speeders.

Feature |
April 1, 1984

The Hub Cafe

It wasn’t the classiest place in Pharr to grow up, but it had tough truckers, sassy waitresses, and some of the best try cooks in the Valley.