Texas Monthly

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Just Desserts

Sandy Jenkins was a shy, daydreaming accountant at the Texas headquarters of Collin Street Bakery, the world’s most famous fruitcake company. He was tired of feeling invisible, so he started stealing — and got a little carried away.

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Rick Dyer’s Believe It or Not!

On tour with a man who has claimed to kill Bigfoot three different times.

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Still Life

On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.

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The Outcast

For almost 20 years, Greg Torti has lived the life of a convicted sex offender—carrying a blue ID card with him at all times, avoiding schools and parks, living on the outskirts of town. It’s a just punishment for the crime, he says. It’s just that he didn’t commit it.

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Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.

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The Road to Damascus

While a Marine stationed in Afghanistan, Austin Tice decided he wanted to become a war photographer. He entered Syria and filed stories for McClatchy and the Washington Post. Then he disappeared.

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The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared

A high school student disappears, only to turn up more than 10 years later – posing as a high school student.

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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.