Felix Gillette


The Graveyard Shift

by | Fri, Jul 8, 2005 at 12:00 am CST

Do the Right Thing

by Felix Gillette

On a Friday night in early September, a jumbo portrait of Ronald Reagan flashed onto the screen at a suburban movie theater on the outskirts of Dallas. As the audience filed in to take their seats, President Reagan stared down … Read More


Texas Hold’em

In hard-luck Montague County, slot machine operators hit the jackpot

From the outside, Dice’s Pizza and Subs looks like a mom-and-pop delicatessen, perhaps a nice place to grab a meatball sub or a slice of pepperoni pizza. The low-slung brick building sits near a Dairy Queen along the main drag … Read More


Sheriff, Interrupted

After years of police misconduct, voters in Chambers County polish off the top brass

It’s the night of the 2004 primary runoff elections, Tuesday, April 13, and Chambers County Sheriff Monroe Kreuzer, Jr. stands in his office explaining the subtleties of grenade launchers. About two-and-a-half years ago, Kreuzer wrote to the Federal Surplus Property … Read More


Cleaning House

Election night upsets rock the Texas Democratic Party

It’s about 9:30 p.m. on March 9th, the night of the primary, and Ron Wilson’s victory party is staggering toward its conclusion. The preliminary numbers from the polls don’t look promising for the 26-year incumbent Democratic state representative from Houston. … Read More