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2001 Stories by Brad Tyer

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  • High-Water Mark

    published September 13, 2001

    The red dirt road that dead-ends into the office of Tom Goynes's Pecan Park Retreat near Martindale was wet two weeks ago, soaking up the... More >>

  • Their First 100 Years

    published August 30, 2001

    Not a lot of people know about Camp Logan. It was first a national guard camp and then an emergency training center for soldiers during the First... More >>

  • Publishing Gulf?

    published August 16, 2001

    November 2000 must have seemed, to Dave Hamrick, like an awfully good time to be getting into the publishing business in Texas. Hamrick, a... More >>

  • Beating the Bush

    published July 12, 2001

    Tony Adams espouses -- though he doesn't call it this -- the paper-clip theory: A bend to the right requires a compensating overbend to the left,... More >>

  • Smear Campaign?

    published June 14, 2001

    The news hit Galveston late last October like a rogue wave, and within a day it had surged up Interstate 45 to saturate the local television news... More >>

  • The Art of Getting Broken

    published May 17, 2001

    She was an American girl... She says it's all about making the connection, and that's easy enough to imagine, even if this weren't a... More >>

  • Confidence Man

    published May 10, 2001

    A public figure who speaks his honest mind is certain to sooner or later find himself occupying one of two narrow niches in the human sociosystem:... More >>

  • We -Store-It, U-Lose-It?

    published April 26, 2001

    Kendra Cuyler has lived the better part of the past 15 years immersed in the two professional subcultures that most people, given even half a... More >>

  • The Aransan Menace

    published April 12, 2001

    Houston city officials couldn't bear to build a multimillion-dollar convention center hotel on Dallas Street. So they're renaming part of the... More >>

  • The Hitch

    published March 29, 2001

    June may be the traditional month for weddings. But that's a luxury that can't wait for some Houstonians: illegal immigrants eager to take... More >>

  • Bringing Down the House

    published March 22, 2001

    The omens are plentiful: in the hands of a child, in the dearth of witnesses, in a solitary white balloon floating past in the hot blue sky. They... More >>

  • In His Own Write

    published March 22, 2001

    Where do you start with Jesse Dayton? Do you go all the way back to a Beaumont childhood spent begging licks from itinerant blues players and... More >>

  • Got Legs

    published March 22, 2001

    The story's a modern-rock fable, as pedestrian by now as the playlist at the Buzz: Regionally promising band self-releases good stuff, gets... More >>

  • The Badge Means You Owe

    published March 8, 2001

    She never saw the dunning notice, but that was her name up at the top, beneath the letterhead and badge-shaped logo of the Texas State Fraternal... More >>

  • Tresspassers Will Be Prosecuted

    published March 1, 2001

    The average number of sons of bitches, a Spanish friend of mine used to say in Catholic acceptance of human imperfection, is just about the... More >>

  • The Mark

    published February 1, 2001

    Saturday, January 20 -- I am strolling aimlessly through the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Astrodome hotel. The occasion is the 25th (and final)... More >>

  • When Life Gives You Lemons...

    published January 25, 2001

    The Web sites spring up, all over the state, like mushrooms after a hard rain. Clear Lake's John Cobarruvias maintains one ( More >>

  • RV Xmas

    published January 4, 2001

    Friday, December 22 -- From inside, framed in the horizontal sliver of my front window, I can see America. Left to right, the horizon reads: Taco... More >>

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