If you want to see the real Texas, don’t take the interstate.
String the lights, hang the tinsel and the expense. It’s Christmas and the decorated homes of Texans are second to none.
Out of Texas’ ragbag history came the patchwork quilt, the product of cold winters, isolated homesteads, empty pocketbooks, and fertile minds.
Rating the police departments of Texas’ major cities.
Soon there won’t be anyone left who wants to be a cop.
Ten thousand doors.
Reading aloud at Christmas charms the wiggliest kids and takes the humbug out of anyone.
The board of the Dallas Theater Center is fighting with its stuck-in-a-rut staff to pull the company out of its decade of doldrums.
A new book on the Amon Carter Museum’s photography collection chronicles one and a half colorful centuries of America in haunting black and white.
Life is false fronts and fantasies to the women who flock to a dusty Texas town in Robert Altman’s Com Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. The Missionary won’t convert you. Still of the Night is still, all right.
In Corpus Christi’s schools, testing kids is as important as teaching them—which has greatly improved test scores but not the quality of public education.
On Christmas Day, people all across the country can tune in to PBS to hear the Concert Chorale of Houston sing the Messiah. That’s reason to rejoice.
Sundown’s up and Morton’s down: Dallas is Texas’ most mental city; the Spurs are Texas’ most schizophrenic team; the Aggies are ushering in brave new world; Fort Worth is fixing to challenge Detroit.