Dan Solomon

By Dan Solomon:

Drug-sniffing dogs are a staple of the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol station. Agents check all eastbound traffic on Interstate 10.

Postcards: Many Borders to Cross

If you’re like me—white, adult, clean-shaven and short-haired—then your danger-courting celebrity-bust fantasies are unlikely to bear fruit. Read More

Sunset at Texas Stadium

Sky-High Stadium

There was a time when the Dallas Cowboys used their stadium’s most passionate fans as a resource. These days, though, the people in the stands are as likely to be one-timers wearing visiting-team colors as regulars in Cowboys blue-and-white. As long as they paid full price, Jerry Jones can take pride in a victory, of sorts. Read More

Bikinis employee Whitney Bell.

Selling the Ultimate Man Cave

Breastaurants have become a big business in Texas by marketing and selling a male-focused illusory experience. Turns out the ultimate male dream is pretty shallow. Read More


Rocking the Valley

Port Arthur has Janis Joplin. Lubbock has Buddy Holly. And the rock-and-roll legacies of Dallas, Houston and Austin are well established. There are few places in Texas where rock music hasn’t been viable, except in the Rio Grande Valley—four hours … Read More