Corpus Christi

How to Windsurf

Jun 30, 2010 By Andrea Valdez

The Laguna Madre, near Corpus Christi’s Padre Island National Seashore, is known as one of the nation’s best windsurfing sites because of its shallow waters and consistent breeze. It’s also a perfect spot for beginners, says Angela Hurley, an instructor for Worldwinds, a local windsurf shop. “With good instruction, the…

Soñando con Ella

Mar 31, 2010 By Pamela Colloff

Era una chica del barrio cuya voz la hizo acreedora de un Grammy, vendió millones de álbumes y la convirtió en una sensación como ninguna otra. Y cuando fue asesinada, el 31 de marzo de 1995, la estrella de la música tejana Selena Quintanilla Pérez pareció llevarse consigo las aspiraciones de fans de todo el mundo.

Off the Wall

Feb 1, 2004 By John Spong

Call it "Glove Story": Being the president of the international Michael Jackson Fan Club means never having to say you're sorry—even now.

True Believers

Dec 1, 2001 By Pamela Colloff

Senior editor Pamela Colloff talks about "faith-based" terminology, the Rebekah Home for Girls, and corporal punishment.

The Getaway

Feb 1, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

There’s something romantic about a jailbreak, even when the escapee is a cold-blooded killer on death row. That’s why our feelings about Martin Gurule were more than a little complicated.

Hannah Storm

Nov 1, 1998 By Brian D. Sweany

When I graduated from Notre Dame in 1983, I wanted to be a sportscaster. But at the time there were very few women doing that, so I had a difficult time finding a job. I answered some want ads in a broadcasting publication, and one of the advertisements was for…

Shrinking Giant

Jul 31, 1998 By Kathryn Jones

Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.

Barbara Barrie

Aug 31, 1997 By Renee Boensch

I enrolled at the University of Texas in 1950 during a post-war period that produced many talented individuals. Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones, Liz Smith, Robert Benton, Pat Hingle, Word Baker, Kathryn Grant (later Mrs. Bing Crosby), and I all graduated with degrees in drama. We did lots of dance concerts…

CD and Book Reviews

May 31, 1997 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs The Horsies are an extremely unusual outfit, so it figures that the perverse, polymorphously percussive Austin combo’s second record, Touch Me Columbus, is only available on the relatively obscure Japanese label Benten (though some Texas record stores will be carrying it). A giddy three-man, three-woman band with five…

The War for the Colorado

Apr 30, 1997 By Helen Thorpe

Battles over the river’s precious waters are pulling in everyone from pecan growers in Central Texas to shrimpers in Matagorda Bay, not to mention thirsty cities like San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Who will be left high and dry?

Drinksmanship

Jul 31, 1996 By Carol Flake

How Seagram uncorked a national controversy by airing TV ads in Corpus Christi.

Bar Hopper

Sep 30, 1995 By robwalker

Tainted Mexican pols sign up a Corpus Christi lawyer.

Refinery Woe

Apr 30, 1995 By Skip Hollandsworth

Citizens groups in Corpus Christi blame pollution for high cance rates—but they must prove it.

Gila Hell

Nov 1, 1993 By Gary Cartwright

This will be our routine, I’m sorry to report. Very early every morning, at an hour when the Mogollon Mountains are still velvety silhouettes against the star-smeared sky and the predawn tranquility of the Gila Wilderness has swallowed us into the deepest valley of our dreams, we will be…