Texas Monthly

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Silence at Baylor

How a Texas university eagerly accepted a top football player as a transfer even though he had just been kicked off another school’s team for a previous incident of violence involving a female student.

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Amor Prohibido

The meaning of Selena, 20 years after her death.

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The Talented Mr. Khater

A 23-year-old living in Chile was suddenly attacked and buried alive by her roommate. She later learned she wasn’t his first – or last – victim.

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For the Mouth Speaks

After a member of the Church of Wells abruptly left the group (which may or may not be a cult), many held out hope. A week later she went back, and the church’s elders are eager to explain why.

Previously: Sinners in the Hands
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The Gang’s All Here

The Bandidos, Texas’s biggest motorcycle gang, say goodbye to one of their own.

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A Deadly Dance

A doctor loses the woman of his dreams and hires a broke friend to help get her back. The plan is to prank her new boyfriend. Today, they’re in jail for murder.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Skip Hollandsworth
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To Love and to Cherish

The love story behind the battle over gay marriage in Texas.

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The Guardians Who Slumbereth Not

Mel and Norma Gabler of Longview, Texas, want to tell your children what to learn in school.

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The Lost Girls

Inside the world of underground sex trafficking in Houston.

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A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit

The rise and murderous fall of the Harkey family, the scions of a pecan dynasty.