Getting a haircut in a small town used to be a story-finding strategy for Texas Country Reporter, but the tale of Blanche Harris is one of my favorites.
And see if you can guess the mysterious, meaty ingredient in the joint’s special-recipe potato salad.
Carly Mayo, eighteen, is now back in Tyler and living with her mom as she reckons with her past.
A decade ago, Gabby Sones accused her parents and five others of running the most depraved child sex ring in Texas history. Now she’s ready to clear their names.
The country music provocateur and East Texas native talks growing up, ”getting weird” onstage, and taking risks with her new album.
Where to go for a little spring-cleaning.
And the apps to download before you go.
The state's top offerings, from the start of the famed State Fair of Texas in Dallas to the beginning of amazing Antiques Week in Round Top.
In Wyatt McSpadden’s book Texas BBQ from 2009 there are two evocative early-morning photos of the tall smokestack at Mack’s Split Rail Bar-B-Que in Mineola. Other than these photos, I hadn’t seen or heard much about the place and wondered if maybe it had closed. On a trip to Tyler
Four women spent more than thirteen years in prison because of bad science and scurrilous tales told by children who had been coached by an adult. They’re free now, but who else is sitting behind bars based on these types of false accusations?
Eight years ago Margie Cantrell pushed law enforcement to investigate allegations of abuse by a group of adults in Mineola. Seven people were convicted of child sexual abuse, and the scandal rocked East Texas. Now, two of those same children are alleging Cantrell physically abused them.
New trials for two of the Mineola Swinger's Club defendants.
The “Mineola Swingers Club” cases come to a disgraceful end.
Another defendant in the Mineola child sex ring crimes is found guilty.
The Mineola child sex ring scandal keeps getting weirder.
The Texas attorney general takes a second look at the Mineola child sex ring cases.
The wheels of justice (or injustice) continue to turn in the shockingly bizarre Mineola swingers club case.
Was the quaint East Texas town of Mineola home to a horrific child sex ring? Were the three people sent to prison last year for running it guilty? Was justice served? Depends on which district attorney you ask.
When adults are accused of unthinkable crimes against children, what’s fact and what’s fiction can get lost in translation.
Investigators and social workers in the Mineola Swingers Club cases have admitted that there was plenty of evidence that never made it into the first three trials that resulted in three life sentences. Will it make a difference?