Jim Collins is running for the Senate on the claim that it’s better to be right (wing) than to pass bills. If he wins, it will change Texas politics.
When an Amarillo bishop decried the nearby H-bomb plant, he wooed the press, alienated the city, and picked on his parishioners.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals confirms your worst fears about lawyers and judges and the impotence of the criminal justice system.
On the surface, Mexico’s presidential election looks a lot like ours—rallies, placards, speeches—but the outcome there is never in doubt.
Big Oil no longer holds political sway in Washington, and wildcatters are celebrating a new Texas independents’ day.
Rusty Hardin is a prosecutor. Most of the time, his job is to put people in jail. This time, he wants a man dead.
Time was when Texas Republicans had to stand united. But now their party's in power and there's rivalry in the ranks.
The big boom.
The water problem; or, Texas is not all wet.
In defense of failure—and success.
Vesta Cawley turned to the city bureaucracy for help with a problem that didn’t matter to any of the other 900,000 residents of Dallas. But it should have mattered more to city hall.
Parceling out three new seats in Congress sounds like an easy job, but the Texas Legislature tried for two months and couldn’t do it.
Texas Fathers for Equal Rights joined divorced men from all over the country to protest family courts that have always favored mothers in child custody cases.
The war that won’t go away.
West of Fort Worth, General Dynamics builds the F-16, a good little fighter plane that could have been great if the Air Force brass had kept their hands off it.
Gaudy, drawling, filthy rich.
The most expensive, amazing, dynamic, futuristic, and sexy way not to solve a transit crisis.
Bill Clements, unmasked at last.
Two men from Dallas.
In a city known for its tough ethnic politics, Henry Cisneros is out to prove that a Mexican Emerican can be elected mayor of San Antonio.
State highway patrolmen hate the 55 mph speed limit almost as much as other Texas motorists do, and for better reasons.
Made In Japan
The doctors who police other doctors are hard on their errant peers-but are they finding all the offenders?
It’s time to stop taking care of the Arabs and start taking care of ourselves.
Clements is ready for the Legislature, but is the Legislature ready for him?
That’s what the Legislature is here to do, and unless we’re lucky, it just may.
East is East, West is West, and in Texas the twain shall never meet.
Enter Ronald Reagan—the liberals’ true friend.
Because nobody at city hall is doing his job, that’s why.
The press keeps telling us how bad Carter and Reagan are, but let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Hurricane Allen proved that everyone talks about the weather but nobody knows much about it—least of all the National Weather Service.
Is inflation deflating your standard of living? You are not alone.
On the Move.
What you don’t know about your fire department could burn you up.
When black militant Lee Otis Johnson got out of prison his old friends welcomed him with open arms. Later, some of them wished they hadn’t.
Once again our presidential candidates are promising to get the government under control. Here’s why they won’t.
A lot of farmers and gardeners think Congressman Kika de la Garza is a pest.
None of the old clichés about voluntarism are true except this one: it works.
This is the question: is it a crime to be politically inept?
Democracy in America
Bob Bullock, in his flamboyant style, built a powerful state agency. Then Bob Bullock, in his flamboyant style, was seduced by its power.
Forgetting free trade, scrapping our factories, and other modest solutions to our economic troubles.
No news is bad news.
Why Houston has the best schools in the state.
The Panhandle is home for the country’s only H-bomb assembly plant. Aren’t you glad we told you?
Two questions about school desegregation: Is busing the only way? Are integrated schools inferior?
If the eighties are here, where did the seventies go.
Behind the gleaming facades of many new apartment villages are the crumbling walls of next year’s urban blight.