Tag: texas

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“Have You Ever Thought About Killing Someone?”

Doc was a medical student in his 40s, but he spent his nights with the teenagers who hung around his San Antonion apartment complex, buying them drugs and booze. The first time he asked one of them to ritualistically kill him, they laughed it off. He would ask again.

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Kidnapped at the Border

Kidnappers in Mexico have changed their business model from retail to wholesale—instead of extorting a handful of rich families, they are targeting thousands of undocumented migrants.

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To Love and to Cherish

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

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Not This Town

A horrifying animal attack turns into an examination of rural life.

"Admit it. You want to jump to the part about Bubba tearing into Child, who still has no identifiable name. This story isn't about Child; it's about the town and its assumptions. But since I cannot narrate the story of the assuming town without touching on what it is they assumed upon, I will tell you the parts of the Bubba/Child story that will elucidate they and their assumings."

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A Shooting on Spring Grove Avenue

The mystery of a death in Dallas.

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Friday Night Lights

On the start of the high school football season in Odessa, Texas. An adaptation published alongside the release of Bissinger’s 1990 book of the same name, which led to the movie and the show.

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A Changed Woman

A survivor of conversion therapy gets the wedding of her dreams.

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The Churn

A Texas border town fails to keep up.

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Candy

A profile of Candy Barr—porn star pioneer, burlesque legend, Texas folk hero.

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Who Stole the Water?

How greed is sucking Texas dry.

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They Came. They Sawed.

In Austin in 1973, politicos and hippies could get together and create violent, visionary horror films for $60,000. So they did. The story of how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre got made.

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Who Gets to Graduate?

Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students usually don’t. How one school is trying to intervene.