East Texas

Life and Meth

May 31, 2004 By Pamela Colloff

Around the Piney Woods, most people will tell you that they know someone who’s addicted to homemade speed. Drug recovery centers are overwhelmed; court dockets are backed up; jails are filled. There’s no end in sight.

Pure Country

Apr 1, 2004 By Pamela Colloff

"I don't believe anything in this world could ever disturb or upset me enough to make me start drinking again."

The Sins of the Father

Apr 1, 2000 By Pamela Colloff

For Tom Cherry, the precise place where loyalty to his dad ends and a larger obligation to society begins lies deep in the woods of East Texas, at the intersection of history and conscience, where the truth about a church bombing during the struggle for civil rights in the South may only now be coming to light.

Searching for Santa

Dec 1, 1997 By Anne Dingus

This time of year, Yule find him hanging around East Texas: On lawns and roofs, he’s a Claus célèbre.

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.

The Birds of Death

Nov 1, 1978 By Giles Tippette

Cockfighting is probably cruel and certainly illegal, which are only two reasons that attract its aficionados.