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Drug Lord 3.0

Every day the news from Mexico is worse: beheadings, bombings, kidnappings. Today another Mexican mayor kidnapped and killed. Last week another reporter dead in […]

My Rick Perry Problem…and Yours

During the 1980s I spent several Easter vacations sailing with the late columnist Molly Ivins and some of her leading liberal friends. After the […]

Unpacking Cormac McCarthy

One cold morning in December 2007, I was among those shivering outside Cormac McCarthy’s adobe mansion in Santa Fe. The first thing you notice […]

Cormac McCarthy Archives

Steve Davis, curator for the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos, talks about the McCarthy exhibit on display at the Wittliff through Dec. 12.

Poetic Justice, Alive and Well in San Antonio

Whether they’re here for our wildly inspiring culture or just because we have damn good breakfast tacos, artists in San Antonio are here to […]

The Texas Gas Industry’s Potemkin Village Tour

In May, we broke the story that TCEQ officials had suppressed information on elevated benzene levels from natural gas drilling activity in Fort Worth. […]

Superman Versus Teachers Unions? [Updated]

Updated 1:06 p.m. to include an interview with Texas AFT’s Louis Malfaro Up until a couple days ago, I thought Oprah Winfrey was almost […]

Crossing the Snake

My two major works—Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1936-1986 and its sequel, Quixote’s Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, […]

Have Texas Democrats Already Won?

“Give me an f-ing break,” my skeptical New York friend said. “A Democrat winning in Texas—especially this year? I’ll believe that when I see […]

Texas High School Football Stadiums

R. Clinton Schulze Puncher Stadium, Mason   Socorro Sac Stadium, El Paso   Matador Stadium, Seguin   Falcon Field, Veribest   “For my book, […]