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Chatting With Aaron Franklin After the Fire

Oct 18, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Franklin Barbecue—arguably the most famous barbecue joint in the world—was hit by a major fire that destroyed its pit room and damaged other parts of the building. We chatted with co-owner Aaron Franklin about life after the fire.

The Unusual Suspects

Dec 1, 2008 By Pamela Colloff

The arson of the Governor’s Mansion in June was as mystifying as it was heartbreaking. Could Austin anarchists have been to blame?

Gone in 15 Minutes

Apr 1, 2006 By Katy Vine

How the fire to end all fires obliterated Ringgold—and how residents of the tiny North Texas town are putting their lives back together.

Riders on the Storm

Jun 30, 1996 By Joe Nick Patoski

By the end of May, the weather in the Panhandle finally turned nasty, and two real-life tornado trackers cut to the chase.

Blown Away

Jun 30, 1996 By William Hauptman

Ninety-four years after the Goliad Tornado killed 114 people, why do we still ignore the warnings until it’s too late? A reflection on Texas’ worst twisters.