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The Drug Runners

Jul 25, 2017 By Ryan Goldberg

The Tarahumara of northern Mexico became famous for their ability to run incredibly long distances. Now, they’re running for their lives.

Jo Carol Pierce
Bad Girls Get Old

Jun 26, 2017 By Jason Stanford

Thirty years ago, Jo Carol Pierce turned her Lubbock upbringing into a sublime musical about sex, suicide, and Jesus. Now 72, she's ready for her third act.

The Shelf Life of John Mackey

Jun 14, 2017 By Tom Foster

Whole Foods' eccentric founder changed the way Americans consume food. Can he survive the Wall Street forces that now want to consume him?

Welcome to the Green Machine

May 25, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us. 

David Brown
The Empathy of David Brown

May 21, 2017 By Michael J. Mooney

In the turbulent days after a gunman murdered five officers last year, the Dallas police chief was the voice of compassion and unity that the city and country needed. The way he sees it, his entire life had been preparing him for that moment.

3,822 Miles

Apr 19, 2017 By Rick Bass

One man's quest to fly the length of Texas's perimeter and capture the nature of our boundaries.

Star Rocket in Flight

Mar 22, 2017 By Chris O'Connell

With slick television ads promoting his signature Adidas, hip-hop songs dropping his name, a possible MVP award, and the most famous beard since ZZ Top, James Harden has arrived. In fact, he may just be the biggest name in Texas.

The Trouble With Innocence

Mar 22, 2017 By Michael Hall

For almost forty years, Kerry Max Cook did everything to clear his name after being convicted of a horrifying murder in Tyler. So when he was finally exonerated, why did he ask for his conviction back?