Lucius Lomax

By Lucius Lomax:

 

Invisible Man

by | Fri, Dec 3, 2004 at 12:00 am CST
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Vietnamizamos, Vietnamizan

About 40 years old, give or take a couple of years, with buzz-cut hair, and thick forearms. A walkie-talkie is turned down low on the bench beside him. He is commander of the Batallón de Fusileros de Infantería de Marina … Read More

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During the War

The room at the bottom of the stairs is wide and long. Everywhere children are asleep on mattresses spread across the concrete floor. A young woman in uniform sits in a chair facing the door. On her lap rests a … Read More

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Dateline South Texas

Liars and Fools

My arrival in South Texas was a fluke, an accident of circumstance. A friend of a friend was Starr County correspondent for The Monitor, the afternoon paper in the “big city” up the valley, McAllen. Starr County fell into a … Read More

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Capitol Offenses

Manure Flows Downhill at the Mansion

She’s throwing weeds again.” “She” is Anne DeBois, administrator of the Governor’s Mansion in Austin. According to state memoranda, workers on the Mansion grounds have repeatedly been subjected to temper tantrums (including yelling and screaming), physical abuse (being manhandled, and … Read More

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The Plot to Hijack the Alamo Flag

In February 1998, two Texas officials arrived in Mexico City on a confidential mission, carrying the qualified blessings of Governor George W. Bush. They were met in the Mexican capital by the chief of the narcotics affairs section of the … Read More

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A Visit to the Texas White House

Our tour guide at the Governor’s Mansion was Megan “Muffy” Applewhite, university coed and daughter of a Houston petrochemical magnate. Muffy was about twenty years old – nice figure, black hair, black eyes, legs like a lioness. Asked how she … Read More

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I, Liar

A daily journal is a well-respected way of keeping track of your life: the credits and debits, the ins and outs, the wrongs, and the perceived wrongs. But if you really want to know where you’re headed and where you’ve … Read More

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