Anna Nicole Smith’s bar mitzvah brouhaha.
Red McCombs, still on the sidelines
Signs of intelligent life in Dallas.
Paula Jones and Texas.
A Houston congresswoman’s space case.
For Robert James Waller, life imitates art—and irritates wife.
The governor’s media guru is accused of spousal abuse.
Why everyone’s dazed and confused about Richard Linklater’s age.
A Dallas lawyer’s roman à Clinton.
That’s what Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall got on their recent trip to West Texas. West Texas retailers got it too.
If you’re a celebrity who wants to pen a book, who you gonna call? Ghostwriters.
The Texas Observer could be on its last legs (again).
Why a great horror movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger could get buried.
summary: What’s the best hotel in Texas? (Hint: It’s not the Mansion on Turtle Creek).
Why Texas’ best-known homeless writer is back on the streets.
Dick Morris’ other other woman.
Hot CDsAlong with Nat “King” Cole, Texas City native Charles Brown became the father of late-night “cocktail blues” in Los Angeles in the forties. Half a century later, Honey Dripper (Verve/Gitanes) vividly conjures up Brown’s suave, stylish world. His voice is sweet and smoky like a rich cigar and as
The University of Houston thinks Frank Stella is frankly stellar.
Hot CDsTwo years after their wildly successful debut, Elida y Avante bounce back from label troubles with Algo Entero (Tejas). For my money, Mercedes-born Elida Reyna is tejano’s next female superstar. Her husky, throbbing voice is mature well beyond her 24 years—she has the archetypal blend of innocence and experience—and
Anyone who knows executive editor Paul Burka would have a hard time imagining him as a cowboy, so perhaps it seems farfetched that he was the one to write this month’s story about the plight of a small working ranch in Uvalde (“Home on the Range”). “I’m a
A Spielberg-backed cyberguide comes to Texas.
In the summer of 1992, when Jason Cohen was a relatively unknown journalist and Matthew McConaughey was an extremely unknown actor, the two met on the Austin set of Dazed and Confused. “He looked so weird,” recalls 28-year-old Cohen, who was writing about the movie for Details. “He had
Those whispers about Melissa Etheridge are true: She will play Port Arthur–born Janis Joplin in a forthcoming feature film. Director Mark Rocco (Murder in the First) has secured the rights to Myra Friedman’s 1973 Joplin bio, Buried Alive, and the rights to Joplin’s songs, and he’s talking to Etheridge’s label,
JUST AS HE WAS FINISHING up “Poisoning Daddy”, his tale of a Fort Worth teenager who killed her father, senior editor Skip Hollandsworth set out to interview the sibling models featured on this month’s Face page. As it happened, one of the sisters, Wende Parks, had been
Ann Richards gets ready for prime time.
We didn’t know it at the time, but there was something karmically appropriate about asking senior editor Mimi Swartz to write about riding around the state with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Victor Morales in his dented white pickup truck (see “Truckin’,”). At first, it seemed to make sense
Molly Ivins and Bob Wade on TV.
Edgar and Johnny Winter sing the blues over a comic book.
Texas writers go Hollywood.
With high school basketball playoffs just around the bend, our thoughts turned to the mechanics of the game—and so we called head boys coach Robert Hughes of Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, whose lifetime record of 1,082-192 makes him the fourth-winningest coach in the country. A two-time All-American at
Celebrity land deals—not.
It’s not enough to say that associate editor Helen Thorpe was a fish out of water while reporting her story on the new oil plays in the Gulf of Mexico (“Oil and Water,”). She was really a fish out of water on the water. Three different times, the
Gauging Barney’s Universal appeal.
I played a few sports at Snyder High School, but my big thing was football. I played quarterback and defensive back until my senior year, when I quit to start acting in plays. You know what a big deal high school football is: When I quit, some of the coaches
Where Microsft wants to go today.
Ross Perot defends his wife.
Anne Richards Stages a comeback.
A ban against hunting dogs is turning some East Texas hunters into backwoods pyros.
The University of Texas at Dallas gets a new president—and a healthy does of controversy.
Forget how she looks. For fifty years, Tyler’s Sarah McClendon has been the most vigilant White House correspondent.
After ten low-key years, country singer turned mystery novelist Kinky Friedman is once again poised to hit the big time.