A soldier’s story
The good doctor.
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Crime and punishment.
They worked hard, overcame obstacles, bucked conventional wisdom, and touched our lives. Meet the most impressive, intriguing, and influential Texans of 1999.
Attorney General John Cornyn sure knows how to stir up controversy. He has attacked the fees of the outside lawyers hired by the state in its successful lawsuit against tobacco companies, impugned the integrity of his predecessor, Dan Morales, and now has created a huge exception to the state’s open
William Bennett journeys to Junction.
Don Graham remembers Willie Morris.
How George W. could be evitable.
MUSIC RARE PEARL: The complete Joplin. Janis Joplin Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection Columbia/Legacy RARELY HAS A POP ARTIST’S legacy rested on such a small and erratic output. But it seems strangely appropriate to Janis Joplin, who practically disappeared from rock radio soon after her 1970 death and
“Everything I do out in the yard—throwing the baseball with my brother or the football with my dad—always turns into an accuracy contest,” says Drew Brees. And practice, in the case of this twenty-year-old quarterback, has made near-perfect. As the starter at Austin’s Westlake High School during his junior and
Lunch with Boone Pickens
• EXXON, IRVING, $4.45 MILLION More than $3.4 million in unrestricted gifts to 69 Texas colleges and universities, including Abilene Christian University, Rice University, in Houston, Trinity University, in San Antonio, and the University of Texas at Austin. The gifts were made under the Exxon Education Foundation’s matching gift program,
Tech beats oil on Y’all Street.
Hold your nose and open your wallet: Why the business of garbage is good for Houston.
How Lady Bird Johnson became the first lady of Texas radio.
At the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, a handful of rich Texans are exhibiting their mastery of the art of out-of-state philanthropy.
No surprise: The best place in the state to get an MBA is UT-Austin. But there are plenty of great alternatives.
The best and worst of our best and worst legislators.
Why was Eric Dickerson nicknamed Mr. Benny?
Lubbock’s Music Crossroads of Texas guarantees that our memories of Buddy Holly will not fade away. Plus: A saintly exhibit in Abilene; the Dallas Theater Center turns forty with a season worth a standing ovation; Bedford sings the blues; and revolutionary art in Houston. THE MAIN EVENT Oh, Boy!
Sure, Steve Austin boasts an imposing nickname: Stone Cold. But what the World Wrestling Federation superstar doesn’t know is that Texas Monthly assistant editor John Spong, who profiled him for this year’s Texas Twenty, has a pretty impressive appellation of his own. During his days at Austin’s Westlake High
Jailhouse Chili is a gastronomic pleasure for the Kinkster—and the rest of us.
Down—and up—on the bayou.
What do gossipeuse Liz Smith, politico Paul Begala, and Hollywood hotshot Robert Rodriguez have in common? They all worked—and networked—at the hundred-year-old Daily Texan.
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