When a teacher romances a student, are school officials to blame? That’s the crux of a case that began in the small town of Taylor and ended up in the U.S. Supreme court.
One night the pastor of Dallas’ all-powerful First Baptist Church mysteriously resigned. To this day, no one is sure why.
It’s junior’s mint, and he’s making the most of it.
Houston’s host of the town.
The arts impresario of Dallas.
Turning denim into dollars for AIDS.
The family that plays together stays together. Meet one of the world’s most successful classical music clans.
To Dallas, the World Cup meant gearing up for riots, a crime wave, and—of course—real football.
After fifteen years, Tommy Tune and Larry L. King are at it again: The sequel to the most famous musical about our state opens on Broadway.
In the nineties, it’s hip to be square and cool to be clueless. Our guide to the new Texas man.
For an off-beat trip, head to Glen Rose, home of dinosaur tracks, exotic animals, a creationism museum, and lots more.
Tough guy Chuck Norris’ kick is better than his kiss on the TV hit Walker, Texas Ranger.
She was the princess who wore Tiffany perfume. He was the middle-class guy who raced cars. But when they met on the cystic fibrosis wing of a Dallas hospital, romance bloomed.
Decades after Carolyn McMorris died of a massive head injury, her sisters shockingly allege that their stepmother murdered her.
We started out as pious kids helping Wichita Falls celebrate the birth of Christ. We ended up astray in a manger.
Police officers Randy Harris and Swany Davenport were called heroes for busting Dallas drug dealers. But when they broke the laws they had pledged to uphold, the dealers cried foul—and the heroes got busted.
How did Vickie Smith, waitress from Mexia, become Anna Nicole Smith, world-famous face? It’s anyone’s Guess?
Dallas police say Charles Albright is the coldest, most depraved killer of women in the city’s history. To me, he seems like a perfect gentleman. Maybe too perfect.
In Texas, lunch is for gossip and dinner is for dates. Breakfast, however, is for wheeling and dealing.
Last summer, restaurateurs Shannon Wynne and Gene Street bragged about their new partnership, but now they’re eating their words.
It seemed like the perfect inside job: A respected cop conspires with his teller girlfriend to pull the biggest bank heist in San Antonio history. If they hadn’t been so careless, they might have gotten away with it.
When Chuck Smith kidnapped his own small boys to keep them from his estranged wife, a simple divorce case turned into an international family feud.
The way two mysterious deaths affected the town of Childress says a lot about the lure of satanism and the power of gossip.
How to beat the heat, find the food, and master the coasters at Texas’ four big theme parks.
God save the queen! A Dallas hotel company has won the right to manage London’s most exclusive property.
Rodeo, rodeo, wherefore art thou rodeo? Mary Ellen Mark went to small towns all over Texas to find out.
Steve Benifiel was an old-fashioned outlaw who practically owned the town of Ranger—until he was busted for running one of West Texas’s biggest drug rings.
Today, TGI Friday’s is sedate, but twenty years ago this month, the place started the singles era in Dallas.
Young girls who want to win an Olympic gymnastics medal have to pay the price, and Bela Karolyi makes sure that they don’t get off cheap.
How a Fort Worth glass manufacturer became a modern-day medici.
A tale of rivalry, intrigue, and foul play in the science lab.
In Texas, the cowboy boot still makes the man.
Kicked out of the Miss USA contest, two Texas beauty moguls landed on their feet and started their own pagent.
Nice-guy bodybuilder Larry North has muscled his way into Dallas’ power circles.
Are good times and fun pranks giving way to racial slurs and ritualized violence? An inside look at UT’s fraternity row.
How the battle for the Southwest Airlines account turned into a long-awaited showdown between Texas’s two top agencies.
Not since Remington and Russell has a cowboy artist sold so many works—for so much—as Fredericksburg’s G. Harvey.
With his bust-a-gut jokes and cornpone tales, backwoods humorist Bob Murphey delivers a time gone by.
Conquering Arlington’s Texas Giant.
Drug treatment seldom works: at many centers, greedy entrepreneurs prey on frightened parents and troubled kids. But one teenager’s parents decided to take one last, desperate step: they sent their son to the toughest program in Texas.
In her golden years, a lady is free to be imperious, incorrigible, impertinent, and altogether indispensable.
Codependency leaders preach that we are the victims of a psychological plague. It remains to be seen whether they are selling us a valuable insight or merely a bill of goods.
Peer pressure dispenses juvenile justice in Montgomery County.
Coasta Bend farmers are desperate for a rainy day.
To find their true masculine selves, wildmen dance and sweat, bond and meditate, renounce their mothers and grunt, “Ho!” I thought, “Hmmm.”
Shopper Ethel Sexton is dressed to the nines in her garage-sale finery.
Bonfire-crazed yell leaders Keving Fitzgerald and Brant Ince foresee defeat for fire’s foes.
When San Antonio’s Memorial Minutemen took on a crosstown rival, all they had to lose was their chance to go down in history as Texas’ worst high school football team.
There are bass in Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and the gals were out to hook ’em. And Rhonda Wilcox hoped to hook the biggest one of all.