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Corps Values

May 8, 2015 By Katy Vine

Alyssa Michalke was recently named the first female commander of Texas A&M’s corps of cadets. It’s been a long time coming.

The Checklist

May 8, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

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

Suggested New Name: The Nolan Ryan Return to Cinder Grill

May 7, 2015 By Rich Malley

A newly installed nacho-cheese-melting machine at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond burst into flames the night before opening day. Though no one was injured in the conflagration, it did $200,000 worth of damage to the stadium’s eatery, the Nolan Ryan Fireball Express Grill.  …

A Mighty Wind

May 7, 2015 By Eric Benson

In drought-ravaged West Texas, cotton farmers find good omens in unlikely places.

Attica Locke’s Empire

Apr 13, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

The author of Black Water Rising talks about Houston neighborhoods, writing for a hot TV show, and her dad’s run for mayor.

The Checklist

Apr 13, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

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

To Protect and to Serve Up Your ID on a Silver Platter

Apr 13, 2015 By Rich Malley

The Fort Bend County sheriff’s office issued a press release on its website seeking help in locating hundreds of people whose credit cards and driver’s licenses were sitting in the lost-and-found of a local movie theater. The press release, which pointed out that the theater’s carelessness put owners of the missing items at high risk for…

The Fixer

Mar 13, 2015 By Brian D. Sweany

James Baker says politics has changed since his White House days. For the worse.

The Checklist

Mar 13, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

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

She Got Game

Feb 12, 2015 By Jan Jarboe Russell

Becky Hammon didn’t get hired as the Spurs’ assistant coach because she’s a woman. She got the job for the same reason everyone gets a job with the Spurs: to keep the team winning.

McMurtry and Son

Feb 12, 2015 By Christian Wallace

A memorable evening with James and Curtis McMurtry, the son and grandson of Texas’s most-beloved living author.

The Checklist

Feb 12, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

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

The Checklist

Jan 9, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

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

Old News

Jan 9, 2015 By Julia Suits

An Illustrated Look at Curious Headlines From a Bygone Era.

Justice Was Overserved

Jan 9, 2015 By Rich Malley

After DWI charges against Justice Nora Longoria, of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals, were dismissed, outraged Hidalgo County Republicans pointed out that Longoria and the district attorney and district court judge who decided to let her off are all Democrats—and a police dash-cam video that showed her bombing her field sobriety test went viral.

Death and Twitter

Jan 9, 2015 By Eric Benson

In Reynosa, a brave and conflicted group of social media users goes where journalists fear to tread.

It Takes a Thief

Dec 5, 2014 By Nate Blakeslee

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe discusses “Evolution of a Criminal,” a riveting work of self-examination.

The Checklist

Dec 5, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

What to read, see, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.