Eight miles from the nearest town, our ranch felt like a sanctuary. Until it didn’t.
Looking in on Jasper.
Dolph Briscoe used to govern Texas. He still owns a bigger piece of it than any individual in the world.
Sorry, Willie. My heroes have always been cowgirlswhich is why I'm sad that these Texas icons are disappearing.
Dallas billionaire Sam Wyly is gearing up for another battle in his war with Computer Associates. This time he may have the firepower to win.
Compaq and Hewlett-Packard have completed the largest merger in the history of the technology industry, but is that good news for Houston and Texas?
Vintage jukeboxes, puffed tacos, a deserted villageand a vision of Tom Landry.
September 11 changed the airline industry. It's a good thing that the state's top airlines each have the right guy calling the shots.
Since September 11, Texas' big three airlinesAmerican, Continental, and Southwesthave struggled to survive. Here's their flight plan for the future.
Booting up Rod Canion, version 2.0.
Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of Texas’ leading African American entrepreneurs, was a United States Air Force sergeant stationed in Japan in the early fifties and managing a PX when he noticed that it didn’t carry hair-care products for black soldiers. When he got back to the States, he was
Robert Crandall and Frank Lorenzo.
The longtime U.S. Speaker of the House from Fort Worth who personified the Democratic party for decades, Jim Wright has traded the public spotlight for the private life—sort of. He’s mostly stayed out of politics since he resigned in 1989 following allegations that he had used his influence to sell
Texas is changing before our eyes, but fried pies, drive-in movie theaters, and other vestiges of earlier days are all around. To find these treasures, we risked life, limb, and cholesterol count-and had a blast from the past.
Californians can blame Texans all they want for their energy crisis, but the truth is they had the power to avoid it.
Kathryn Jones pulls at her family's roots.
Tracking down antelope in Marfa.
Chasing ghosts in Corpus Christi.
Don Carty's vision for American Airlines takes off.
Texas’ buyout barons log on to online air travel.
SBC fails to connect with high-speed Internet access.
Archer City brings up the lights on the Royal theater.
Wayne Reaud's hard drive against Compaq.
A blockbuster start-up tries to end e-mail insecurity.
Put down that mouse and no one gets hurt: Meet a band of investigators in Houston and Dallas who are pulling the plug on a wave of computer crime.
Can the Web make a shiny new Penney's?
Henry Cisneros, TV star.
Six months after the merger of Exxon and Mobil, a tally of the winners and losers.
They do more than just build companies: Meet the power players of Texas high tech.
How is the president and co-founder of Austin ad agency GSD&M expanding his reach into the realm of entertainment? One account at a time.
When you fall in love with a piece of land in Texas, you quickly learn that it changes. And it changes you.
At the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, a handful of rich Texans are exhibiting their mastery of the art of out-of-state philanthropy.
Different people have different opinions about the controversial CEO of Maxxam, and nothing will change their minds—not even a deal on the Headwaters Forest.
For 28 years Herb Kelleher has run Southwest Airlines as a low-cost, short-haul carrier that’s fun to fly on and even more fun to work for. But there could be changes on the horizon.
How 7 UP is trying to win back its share of the soft drink market, one commercial at a time.
Austria. The Bahamas. Botswana. Jamaica. Sweden. In each place the U.S. ambassador is a Texan sent there by Bill Clinton, whoÕs as partial to our stateÕs best and brightest (and richest) as LBJ was.
Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.
Houston’s J.P. Bryan is remaking a West Texas town into what could be the next Taos—and for some locals, that’s a mixed blessing.
So says Larry McMurtry, Texas’ best—and best-known— novelist. But that doesn’t mean he’s giving up literature altogether; in fact, his days are quite booked.
His artful gift to the city of Dallas ensures his legacy.
By chain-sawing three acres of its research vineyard near Fort Stockton, the University of Texas System uncorked quite a controversy.
EDS, the company Ross Perot imbued with his own conservative image, is designing Internet sites for magazines like Elle. What a tangled Web we weave.
Where is the Texas-Oklahoma border? The answer has people on both sides of the river seeing Red.
Texas A&M is churning out a new crop of students who aren't farmers or vets. They're the computer aces of the Visualization Lab, and they're Hollywood's new masters of special effects.
The Texas film industry’s labor pain.
Wealthy school districts think they’ve found a way to shield millions of dollars from the state’s Robin Hood law. Are they about to get malled?
The drought drives cattle ranchers online.
Vintage jukeboxes, puffed tacos, a deserted village—and a vision of Tom Landry.