Tim Eaton

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Breaking form, Abilene Considers a Dem

by | Fri, Nov 3, 2006 at 12:00 am CST
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The Contender

Juan Garcia has the perfect resume, but can he win his first big race?

It’s a typical sticky summer afternoon in Taft, a sorghum and cotton town in San Patricio County named for President Taft’s half-brother Charles. With temperatures close to 100 degrees, it’s not a comfortable day to be on the streets, but … Read More

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The Contender

Juan Garcia has the perfect resume, but can he win his first big race?

It’s a typical sticky summer afternoon in Taft, a sorghum and cotton town in San Patricio County named for President Taft’s half-brother Charles. With temperatures close to 100 degrees, it’s not a comfortable day to be on the streets, but … Read More

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Dateline

Making Up for Lost Time in Lubbock

The nearly vacant, deteriorating buildings that make up the Lubbock’s Green Fair Manor public housing complex bake in the summer sun. Rows of trains from the adjacent rail yard block the views. And occasionally, the evening breeze delivers the stench … Read More

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Fear and Loathing in San Antonio

Republicans get riled up over immigration and taxes at their state convention

The 2006 Republican State Convention in San Antonio had all the usual trappings. There were women in red, white, and blue sequined vests, the anti-Hillary T-shirts, and, as ever, the copious praying, pledging of allegiances, and chattering on about freedom. … Read More

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Corpus Christi Coastal Controversy

It might not look like much now. It’s covered with seaweed, empty Lone Star beer cans, and various pieces of jetsam tossed from offshore shrimping vessels. But one particular stretch of beach on Padre Island in Corpus Christi is a … Read More

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The Fall of King Louie

Bruni?s gone, Valdez and Benavides duke it out to become the next Webb County judge

Webb County Judge Louis Bruni had big plans. So lofty were Bruni’s ambitions that he wanted to change the South Texas climate – not the political climate but the weather itself. The man some people called King Louie invested $1.2 … Read More

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