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Larry L. King

People We’ll Miss

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012. 

King of Diamonds

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Mackay

Larry L. King is at work on a novel about minor league baseball in Texas in the fifties. Breaking Balls is a fictionalized account of his experiences covering the “miserable 144-game schedule” of the Midland Indians as a $55-a-week reporter for the Midland Reporter-Telegram in 1951. “I went to all…

L. on Wheels

Jan 20, 2013 By John Spong

Eight days in a rental car with Larry L. King, the crotchety West Texan who has written some of the greatest magazine stories of all time, would be enough to drive anyone crazy. Except his biggest fan.

Two for the Road

Jan 20, 2013 By Kimberly Jeffries

Associate editor John Spong on spending eight days listening to author Larry L. King’s outlandish stories—and on writing about his hero.

RIP, Larry L. King

Dec 23, 2012 By John Spong

The writer who was known for writing the book for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas died Thursday at 83. Read three of senior editor John Spong's favorite stories by the giant of Texas letters.