April 2017

Features

Born to Be Wild

Mar 18, 2017 By Dan Oko

Inundated with homework and distracted by their devices, our youngest Texans (and their anxiety-prone parents) are at risk of losing their connection to our state’s many natural wonders. Here’s how to untame the next generation.

Cuban Revolution

Mar 20, 2017 By Skip Hollandsworth

He’s a billionaire. He says whatever is on his mind. He thinks he can run the country. No, it’s not Trump we’re talking about. Could Mark Cuban be our next president?

The Trouble With Innocence

Mar 22, 2017 By Michael Hall

For almost forty years, Kerry Max Cook did everything to clear his name after being convicted of a horrifying murder in Tyler. So when he was finally exonerated, why did he ask for his conviction back?

Star Rocket in Flight

Mar 22, 2017 By Chris O'Connell

With slick television ads promoting his signature Adidas, hip-hop songs dropping his name, a possible MVP award, and the most famous beard since ZZ Top, James Harden has arrived. In fact, he may just be the biggest name in Texas.

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The Wild Bunch

Mar 22, 2017 By Skip Hollandsworth

Two years after a deadly Waco shoot-out, the local district attorney is trying to take down the Bandidos and Cossacks biker clubs. It won’t be easy.

One Degree of Jim Magnuson

Mar 22, 2017 By Jeff Salamon

Over the past 23 years, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers has helped launch countless literary careers. Here are a few of the program’s most notable graduates.

Groundhog Deus

Mar 22, 2017 By Domingo Martinez

Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in hundreds of films, including one of the greatest movies ever made. But these days, he’s thinking—and writing—a lot about God.

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