In a few short hours, a normal evening along Texas’s Blanco River became the site of a deadly flash flood.
Texas’ modern day cattle rustlers and the twenty-seven lawmen who track them.
On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman entered the University of Texas at Austin’s Main Building. Armed with a number of rifles, he proceeded to kill 14 people and wound 32. Among them was a pregnant Claire Wilson.
How the Baylor University Medical Center became a force in the heart transplant business.
How two love-struck, type A high schoolers almost got away with murder.
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.
Brian Chavez was supposed to be the one who made it out of Odessa. It didn’t turn out that way.
Previously: The original "Friday Night Lights" article, from 1990, reprinted on Longform.
On the ground with a young Texas doctor who travels the state to provide abortions.
When rival gangs confronted each other in the parking lot of a Hooters-esque restaurant, bullets flew. But was the whole a police setup?
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.