Blurry photo of Lake Mexia

The Ghosts of Comanche Crossing

In 1981 three Black teenagers drowned while in law enforcement custody during a Juneteenth gathering at Lake Mexia. Four decades later, Texas’s proudest Emancipation Day celebration still hasn’t recovered.



Love and War in Cyberspace

Brandon and Denise were not like other people. They were smarter, more introverted. They adored computers, playing games online at three in the morning with people in Finland. When they and other hard-core techies moved to Walden, a Houston apartment complex with the fastest residential Internet connection in the world,


November 21, 2023

So Long, Longhorn Network

The Longhorn Network will go off the air next July. But the University of Texas’s pursuit of its own channel changed college sports forever.

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