May 2001


Field Work

Apr 30, 2001 By Michael Hall

Andrew Lichtenstein spent six years taking pictures inside Texas' vast prison system. The result is an anthropological study of a brutal culture.

Daddy’s Little Girl

Apr 30, 2001 By Skip Hollandsworth

LeAnn Rimes was a marshmallow-cheeked thirteen-year-old when she made it big. Now, five years later, she is locked in bitter legal battles with both her estranged father and her Nashville record company, and her life and career are collapsing around her. Can America's country princess get back on track?

The Second Battle of Goliad

Apr 30, 2001 By Cecilia Ballí

In March 1836, 342 men fighting for Texas independence surrendered to Mexican general José de Urrea. A week later they were shot on orders of Santa Anna. Was it a massacre, as generations of schoolchildren have been taught, or an execution? The question has divided a historic Texas town.

The Book on Willie Morris

Apr 30, 2001 By Larry L. King

The former editor of the Daily Texan and the Texas Observer was a good ol’ boy, a haunted soul, and my greathearted friend. A remembrance.

Writers Bloc

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

What did Graham Greene observe about crossing the border into Mexico in 1938? Would you believe Molly Ivins was born in California? Here are my picks for the fifty greatest literary moments in Texas, plus a roster of leading lights who are from here—and some who aren't.


Urban Renewal

Apr 30, 2001 By Suzy Banks

No one considers Dallas a hot getaway for Memorial Day weekend. That's exactly the point.

Gaining Currency

Apr 30, 2001 By S. C. Gwynne

How did Laredo-based IBC become one of the most powerful banks in Texas? Here's a full account.

Food and Drink
Slush Fun

Apr 30, 2001 By Patricia Sharpe

Raise your glass to Dallas' Mariano Martinez, Jr., whose frozen margarita machine changed happy hour forever.

The Reign of Spain

Apr 30, 2001 By Michael Ennis

If you're searching for the splendor of Spain's golden age, look no further than the Meadows Museum in Dallas and the Alamo in San Antonio.

Tapped Out

Apr 30, 2001 By Anne Dingus

After more than a century of operation, it's last call at San Antonio's Pearl brewery.

Party Poopers

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

Two powerful Republicans are in charge of redistricting this session, but that doesn't mean they're out to get the Democrats.




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Goliad Revisited

Apr 30, 2001 By Cecilia Ballí

Cecilia Ballí tells how a difference of interpretation has divided a historic town.

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Turning Twenty

Apr 30, 2001 By Lilly Gonzalez

How San Antonio's Tejano Conjunto Festival celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a photo exhibit and a new book.

Texas History 101
Texas History 101

Apr 30, 2001 By Andrea Thrasher

What's in a name? A lot–according to the members of the Midland-based Confederate Air Force.

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My Friend Willie

Apr 30, 2001 By Larry L. King

Larry L. King tells what he liked most about Willie Morris, what kind of editor he was to work for, and the one word he would use to describe him.

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Rimes and Reason

Apr 30, 2001 By Skip Hollandsworth

Executive editor Skip Hollandsworth tells the story behind this month's cover story about LeAnn Rimes.

Happy Trails
Happy Trails

Apr 30, 2001 By Patricia McConnico

Need a little R&R? Head to Port Aransas for a lazy weekend of shelling, sunning, and sea breezes.

Pat's Pick

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

The only fish you can’t eat at Pesce are the sensuous subjects of the still lifes on the walls and the gaudy tropical inhabitants of the big aquarium by the door. If you want to occupy the center stage at this smart Houston seafood house (3029 Kirby), grab a…