Supplicants in the Valley worship at the shrine of faith healer Don Pedrito Jaramillo, more powerful in death than he was in life.
They used to be virtuous and wooden and they were good. Now they’re commercial and plastic and they’re great.
He’s the man with the Word, and the Word is for you.
When it comes to flops and fiascos, Texans can outdo anyone.
Thousands of people from the North, broke and out of work, are streaming into the state. This is the true story of two of them who abandoned Detroit for Houston, learned about cockroaches, tacos, and freeways, and finally discovered happiness in broken air conditioners.
Texas cities are full of people who grew up in the country—and want everybody they meet to know it.
Before Six Flags, before Astroworld, there was Playland.
Archbishop Patrick Flores acts like a country priest, but he has a tough job: he is the most powerful Catholic clergyman in Texas, and perhaps the most powerful Mexican American as well.
It IS whether you win. And these eight Texans are winners.
Evangelist James Robison is using the pulpit, prime time television, and Cullen Davis to try to save the world.
Here’s how to achieve inner peace, perfect serenity, spiritual calm, and a nice, neat lawn.
Pedro Martínez, with only his Mexican heritage, a determination to work hard, and a desire for a better life, brought his family across the Rio Grande to fine a home in a new land.
The art of romantic osculation barely survived the jaded seventies. Now it’s time to rediscover the private delights and civic benefits of real kissing.
You learn one clear and not so very grim lesson by looking death in the face.
My friend, you have come to the right place.
Talk to coaches and team owners about AstroTurf and you’ll hear all its advantages. Talk to the players and you’ll hear a different story.
“In the League, you’ll run into a little tradition, some noblesse oblige, and a lot of talk about diets, dyslexia, designer dresses, and divorce.”
You can always spot a smoker. He fiddles with matches, his shirt pocket bulges in a tiny rectangle, and fumes emerge from his mouth and nose. But what should we do about him?
Who turned off the melting pot? Vietnamese and Texans fight on the coast.
Although Texans make good friends, they make even better enemies.
Trash collectors are not necessarily garbage men.
Whether you drink champagne or beer, wear diamonds or rhinestones, one thing about Fiesta San Antonio is the same for everyone: it’s fun.
An album of female kinship.
The riddle of the French explorer lies buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico, but what is it, where is it, and why, oh why, are we looking for it?
At the Fort Worth stockyards, cattlemen buy and sell amid the last vestiges of the Old West.
Perhaps, after all, girls should go with boys who chew.
Confessions of a bridge nut.
Miles from their nearest neighbors, beset by drought, debt, insects, and government, Panhandle farmers gamble everything to keep alive a tradition they can’t abandon.
When another farmer goes broke his neighbors thank God it wasn’t them; then they wonder when their turn is coming.
Modern nuns have left the convent and entered the world. If they don’t like what they find, can they go home again?
Give us your tired and freezing Yankees, your studious Arabs, your ambitious young hustlers just blown into town, and we will rent them one bedroom and a bath for $215.
When this young man decided to go West, he made it as far as a dude ranch in Bandera.
It was Memorial Day weekend and the pickings were slim. Most of the ships that normally would have been in port lay anchored in Galveston Bay so they wouldn’t have to pay time and a half to longshoremen. The old longshoreman they called Goat made his rounds, cadging drinks and looking
Behind the pine curtain of deep East Texas is a world trapped in the past and hidden from the future: lush woods, poor whites, the descendants of slaves, and an aristocracy still breathing the rarefied air of the Old South.
How a towheaded kid from North Carolina became God’s best salesman.
If it’s Saturday night and you just got paid, you’re a fool about your money and don’t try to save—go dancing.
Some disagree. They are wrong.
It is boorish, cluttered, aggravating, rich, beautiful, explosive, titillating, cosmopolitan, endearing, and has a full head of steam.
Big D is not called Big D for nothing.
Charismatics start by losing their heads and end up with a new kind of religion.
A good country dog is loyal, obedient, and knows the difference between a chicken and a possum.
The pioneers who came to tame the West met their match in the land of ‘Giant.’
The Orange Show’s 75-year-old creator, Jeff McKissack, still goes dancing and is sure he will live to be a hundred.Never heard of the Orange Show? Then you’ve missed a razzle-dazzle piece of American folk art—an amusement park/sideshow that looks like a topless castle designed by a committee
You’ve met the stars of stage and screen. Now meet the stars of Texas.
Try the house wine; I made it with my own feet.
Meet five famous Texans who still listen to Mother.
In which our author hints that Texas men are in for a rude awakening.
Rio Grande City Michael Patrick Houston Suzanne Paul Austin Harry Boyd Rosenberg Joe Baraban Ingram Harry Boyd Hillsboro Nicolas Russell Martindale
Forget all those myths about poverty and welfare. This family is real and they live it.
You won’t find Greta Garbo at these classic establishments, but some things that happen there are straight out of a movie.