November 2014

Features

Higher Education
The Creation of Baylor

Oct 21, 2014 By Tom Bartlett

Never has the Waco university been so big, so rich, so athletically powerful, or so committed to becoming the country’s first elite Protestant university. What does its ambition mean for its identity?

Harvester Good

Oct 21, 2014 By Bryan Mealer

For the past 26 years, the Pampa High Fighting Harvesters have counted on their equipment manager not only to fold their uniforms but also to keep their spirits high. Because in Pampa, there is no Friday night without Trent Loter.

A Shooting on Spring Grove Avenue

Oct 21, 2014 By Skip Hollandsworth

Olivia Lord told Dallas police officers that her boyfriend put a gun to his head after a drunken argument. Detective Dwayne Thompson couldn’t see how the evidence—or motive—made any sense. How did Michael Burnside die on May 9, 2010?

Bottle Rocket

Oct 21, 2014 By John Spong

Lone Star was just a brew for dads and cowboys, until Jerry Retzloff helped turn it into the coolest beer in the country.

Touts

Peace Out

Oct 13, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

Despite its name, Pax Americana is not exactly a tranquil space. But after one taste of chef Adam Dorris’s menu, who could stay calm?

Columns

Essay
On the Road Again

Oct 13, 2014 By Donley Watt

I thought being a landman in the Eagle Ford Shale would help replenish my bank account. I quickly got more than I bargained for.

Film
Reel Life

Oct 13, 2014 By Stephen Harrigan

Watch any footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, and you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the unfreezing of time.

Miscellany

Reporter

Lead
Get Bucky

Oct 13, 2014 By Dan Solomon

How the merger of two South Texas universities has stirred some complicated feelings about a fuzzy bronco.

Entertainment
The Checklist

Oct 22, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

What to hear, read, watch, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.