We Texans have always seemed to drive more, and farther, and for perhaps stranger reasons, than just about anyone else. Young people in the bleak and monotonous landscapes of West and North Texas grew up accustomed to endless, aimless rides around the countryside and to regular trips into the cities
The GOP and Democratic chairmen are both from Texas. Right there the similarity ends, or begins, no, ends.
I see Ross Perot as a throwback, a distinct cousin to two types of 19th century mythical American heroes. In his deeds, Perot is as gargantuan—as wonderful and awful and ridiculous—as Davy Crockett. In his idealisms, Perot would fashion himself, and the rest of us, after one of the proper
Senator Bentsen is proposing legislation to end the two-tiered market. It might work; then again the market might take care of itself.
Did the clean-cut knight get trapped by the Wall Street dragon? And did he, after all, have himself to blame?
One year after the Supreme Court decision we survey how hospitals and private citizens are responding to legalized abortion.
When we write a constitution for the first time in almost 100 years, everyone wants a piece of the pie. In spite of it all, the new draft turned out to be an improvement. Now it's the legislature's turn.
The toys your children play with might make them one of the 19,000 dead or 40,000 crippled by playthings this year.
Lee Harvey Oswald's mother wants to tell the world how she got out from under Jackie's shadow.
In which Texas comes into the 20th century, barely.
Llano, Texas, is about to become the heart of our missile defense system.
There is a right way and a wrong way, whether eating grilled cheese or running for president.
Competition was fierce and the winners in both categories are outstanding.
These veterans of endless smoke-filled rooms and committee sessions do more to shape state government than most elected officials. They're not all bad, but they're not all good, either.
Although the environmentalists won at the polls, the promoters of the nation's largest public works project may still turn the tide.
THE SIN OF AUSTININ AUSTIN RECENTLY, DURING A public hearing on skinnydipping in Lake Travis, local resident Louis Steinbach testified to attentive city councilmen: “God has the power to destroy this city for its sin…and officials had better realize it.” We do not want to appear soft on sin, but
Right here in Austin and right up there in Washington, our men who stand for office have been messin' around.
Some last words, reverent and irreverent, like Lyndon himself.