12 days ago | Longform
At just after 7 a.m. on a mid-September day, a visitor made it no farther than just inside the glass doors of the development council. About 30 or so directors, mostly white, male, in their fifties, wearing dark suit coats and with the tops of the...
8 months ago | Courts
To get to Dan Spiecher’s trailer, you’d better be ready to muddy your boots. Southern Oaks Drive in Conroe is just a trail of dirt awaiting the asphalt trucks. The 150-foot driveway winds through an opening in the tree line, across a ribbon of Lit...
Perfect Timing: How Malcontent Wiseasses Tried to Prove a Point About Politics and Ended up Charged as Felons3 years ago | Longform
Adrian Heath heard the jury on that October morning loud but not clear. The foreman exhaled the word "guilty," and Heath felt its jarring weight in his head and his stomach as he stood in a Montgomery County courtroom. Heath was now a felon, ...
23 years ago
When Keith Richards finally got around to starting a band, he was regarded as a blatant and cheap imitator of Chuck Berry. "I used to slavishly copy Chuck Berry," Richards recently admitted. But it was Richards' adoration for the blues/boogie styl...