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San Antonio Embraces Mandaean Refugees

by and | Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:03 CST
If the Mandaean religion survives, it will be partly because of the refuge it found in Central Texas.

Blood Sport

It’s early yet, but mighty East Texas hunters should get out their guns and oil them up, buy shells, proper clothing and a game bag, and pack a lunch. Squirre...Read More

Crimes In the Sand

Most of the 300 or so clustered gravesites in the Terlingua Ghost Town cemetery are mounds of white rock rising from auburn dirt. Crosses nailed together from w...Read More

The Ballad of Engine 3417

Dateline: Cleburne

It’s been 20 years since the Santa Fe Railroad abandoned my hometown, and I sometimes feel time-warped when I see the changes since its departure. My brain re...Read More

Desert Dusk

Dateline: El Paso

Christmas Past, El Paso: It was after dark, and cars with their headlights properly dimmed crept in long, solemn lines block after block. They were not mourners...Read More

Still Wild Water

We had been warned. The meandering run of the Neches River through the “Little Thicket,” as our guide dubbed it, would disorient even the most experienced p...Read More

City of Surfaces

Houston native Donald Barthelme never wrote about the breeze over Buffalo Bayou or the rise and fall of Texas oil fortunes. A star of postmodern American fictio...Read More

Close to Homeless

No food or water. No money. No cell phone. Just proof of I.D., the clothes on our backs, and a backpack stuffed with a sleeping bag. That’s what 14 of us ...Read More