Postcards

 

Sunk Costs

by | Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:31 CST
Back-to-back record flooding along the Brazos River has forced people in Richmond to make an excruciating choice: Stay or go?

The Fight Church

Brandon Farris has decided to play the heel, which isn’t such a bad strategy considering the circumstances. He’s an amateur fighter at a Houston mixed marti...Read More

Prairie Renaissance

After so many years away from Abilene, I had almost begun to believe that the stories I told about my hometown were the only stories there were to tell: my elem...Read More

Write of Passage

When I agreed to write two books using the quinceañera as the backdrop, the fact that I’d never had a quinceañera, had never been to one, or that I don’t ...Read More

Refuge From Responsibility

Paul Bruckwicki is standing on a hill between a grass-covered Army landfill and a creek called Harrison Bayou. Groundwater monitoring wells skirt the edge of th...Read More

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

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