October 2014 Issue

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Pumped-Up Kicks

When throngs of shoe fanatics descend on Houston for the annual Sneaker Summit, it’s the perfect time to understand the sole of a man. And if you happen to be a high school junior named Adam, the goal is finding the right pair of Nike Galaxies for a mere $750.

Ebb and Flow

The area in and around Anzalduas Park, on the Rio Grande, has become an epicenter of the latest border crisis, a place where residents confront promise and peril as they deal with a reality as old as the river itself.

The Hard Stuff

An exclusive excerpt from Domingo Martinez’s new memoir, “My Heart Is a Drunken Compass,” in which a drink is always close at hand and the battle against the bottle is never fully won.

Three Gripping Tales of Survival

Saved by Prickly PearA hiker gets trapped in Big Bend.It was a gorgeous Tuesday morning in April 2010, and Merritt Myers was going on a hike. Hiking was a form of spiritual therapy for Myers—the Austinite had trekked in the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, even Machu Picchu—and one

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