Children

Perilously Plump

Apr 1, 2002 By Jim Atkinson

Texans love to say that everything’s bigger here, but when it comes to the waistlines in one in four of our largest cities, that’s nothing to brag about.

Kid Gloves

Mar 1, 2002 By Jan Reid

Growing up in Wichita Falls, I was a skinny kid with buckteeth and a girl's name, so I got into my share of fights. To improve my odd's of winning-and turn my anger and fear into bravery and skill-I learned to box.

’Night, Mother

Jul 31, 1999 By Spike Gillespie

There’s always at least one man in my life: my eight-year-old son, Henry. Sometimes, however, there are two, and that’s when things get complicated.

Pup Culture

Sep 30, 1997 By Spike Gillespie

Thanks to his penchant for classic literature, Wishbone is the new top dog in kids’ entertainment.

Non-Issues

Dec 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Greece, lightning, and other non-issues in last month’s election.

The Horse Killers

Mar 1, 1996 By Robert Draper

The shocking and sad story of the East Texas kids who beat a horse to death just for the thrill of it.

Walken Tall

Jan 1, 1996 By Josh Daniel

If you can’t get enough of creepy character actor Christopher Walken, boot up The Darkening, one of this year’s CD-ROM releases from Austin’s Origin Systems. Walken, like John Hurt and Amanda Pays, plays one of the fifty characters who meet up with the game’s hero, an amnesiac who roams the…

Precious Cargo

Feb 1, 1995 By Dan Michalski

Kids shouldn’t be allowed to ride in the back of pickups. Soon—thanks to Lubbock’s Karen Slay-they won’t.