Baylor

Bane of the Baptists

Jun 13, 2016 By Gary Cleve Wilson

Brann becomes a casualty in his own war with the Baptists. Texas Collection of Baylor University “In the year of our Lord, 1891, I became pregnant with an idea. Being at the time chief edi­torial writer on the Houston Post, I felt dreadfully mor­tified, as…

The Checklist

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

A look at what to read, hear, and watch this month in order to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

How to Practice for Brittney Griner

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

It takes a broom, a kayak paddle, or a six-foot-ten Aggie yell leader for rival teams to prepare for playing against Baylor Bear Brittney Griner, who just became the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game. 

It’s Baylor’s Moment

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Lengthy features in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times celebrate the Bears’ unprecedented sports success and its implications for the university at large.

Baylor: “will assert legal remedies if necessary”

Sep 7, 2011 By Paul Burka

(This post is a revision that includes corrections from a previous draft.) Regarding the situation with Texas A&M and the future of the Big Twelve Conference, I have spoken with persons familiar with the situation at Baylor, who prefer to remain anonymous. This is what I have learned. 1. The university started four weeks ago to determine its legal remedies if A&M decided to leave the Big Twelve for the SEC. Astonishingly, the Big XII had waived all of its rights in a letter to the SEC, although Baylor's position, which seems correct to me, is that the Big Twelve cannot bind its member institutions. 2. If it is necessary to resort to litigation, one theory would be tortious interference with contract. 3.  The Baylor board has taken the position, "We're not going to waive our remedies." 4. Baylor is talking to all member institutions of the Big Twelve. UT and Oklahoma say they want to continue in the conference. At least two other conference schools have said they will not waive their rights. 5. Not surprisingly, politicians have gotten involved, including (reportedly) a number of legislators and a few statewide officials, including David Dewhurst,  who would like to leverage the controversy to get the University of Houston in the Big Twelve.

Breaking Into Showbiz

Aug 31, 2008 By Jordan Breal

NAME: Angela Kinsey | AGE: 37 | HOMETOWN: Archer City | QUALIFICATIONS: Plays uptight accountant Angela Martin on The Office / Won a Daytime Emmy for The Office: Accountants webisodes • Be prepared to be very patient. When I got to L.A., I was like, “Okay, let’s do this.” I…

The Biggest Ranches

Jul 31, 1998 By erindavies

No matter who’s in charge, the King Ranch still rules: It’s number one on our list of the state’s top twenty spreads.