Until I house-sat there last year, I thought I knew rarefied Highland Park. To my surprise, it was much more fragile and defensive than it had seemed.
The biggest brouhaha in Dallas isn’t about taxes, potholes, or garbage collection. It’s about seventy bronze steers.
Trade with Mexico has made this onetime border pit stop Texas’ fastest-growing city.
The boss of American Airlines is mad as hell at cut-rate competitors, selfish unions, and ignorant government regulators—and he’s not going to take it anymore.
In Chiapas—Mexico’s wildest state—you can find cowboys, Indians, and ancient cities in the mist.
Mother Nature made it impossible to grow azaleas in Dallas’ alkaline soil—unless you mulch with money.
A look back at Roe v. Wade on its twentieth anniversary—and at the key players in Texas who made it happen.
Flamboyant philanthropist Wendy Reves showered her hometown with money for a makeover—but she wanted to run the show.
From longtime locals to environmentalists, everyone has an opinion about the future of Caddo Lake—but the issues they’re debating are as murky as the lake itself.
The face of Dallas’ most eclectic neighborhood changes every day, but its appeal remains familiar—and it keeps getting stronger.
When millionaire tennis star Martina Navratilova and her lover went to court, it was the lawyers who won.
Three Spanish missions are El Paso’s own heaven on earth.
Carol Collins thought her ex-husband had been killed in Vietnam—until a mysterious photograph reopened old wounds and threw her life into turmoil.
An Alabama Klansman posing as a folksy Texas novelist almost pulled off the literary hoax of the century.
When her charitable foundation collapsed amid allegations of mismanagement, the Dallas socialite did the unthinkable: She started a new one.
Why isn’t the Texas state archives trying harder to recover rare historical papers?
Dallas is a city that has prided itself on having escaped the hostility of the civil rights years—until now.
Under Jim Hightower, the agriculture department was liberal and loose. Under Rick Perry, it will be corporate and crisp.
Stormie Jones’s historic transplant gave her four and a half good years. But at what cost?
Piety or passion: The trials of James Avery, craftsman.
Are customers of the Comanche Peak nuclear plant better off with safety advocate Juanita Ellis on the inside or the outside?
In the farming town of Whitewright, stolen tenth-century illuminated manuscripts and ivory reliquaries weren’t all that Joe Meador had to hide.
John Neely Bryan’s cabin may be a fake, but as Dallas’ only claim to the past, it’s a beloved fake.
When a small private bank was closed on August 7, depositors lost all of their money, a pillar of the community came tumbling down, and the town’s trusting way of life was shattered.