As I have done every year since I moved to Texas five holiday seasons ago, I'll be spending Christmas eve on Cow Bayou in Bridge City, East Texas (about 20 minutes up the road from Orange, where my wife was born). Uncle Tim will make his famous gumbo, spiked with his hard-boiled-egg-laced potato s ... More >>
We don't do rustic covered bridges here in Texas; we don't do massive Golden Gate spans either. But that doesn't mean the state isn't home to some beautiful pieces of bridge art. You can look for abandoned bridges here. Here, though, are a dozen of Texas' best. 12. Suspension Bridge, Waco T ... More >>
Allegedly living with a secret for 23 years.When George Riffle walked out onto the driveway of his modest home in suburban Chicago the morning of March 9, he got a rude surprise: U.S. Marshals and local police were waiting for him. They said they knew his name wasn't really George Riffle, and ... More >>
Dawn McGeeSean Waggoner and his daughters look for a present for mom.We've all done it at some time or another. Waiting until the very last minute to brave the crowds at Highland Village or the Galleria. As we heard someone say, it's not so bad if you just suck it up and expect it to be a has ... More >>
Two weeks ago today, in an nearly all-but-exclusive report, Hair Balls broke the story of the ongoing bat invasion of Texas schools and courthouses.At the time, the winged mammals had seized control of two schools in Clear Lake and one each in Chambers and Matagorda counties. They had also staked ... More >>
This summer the PC Cowboys trade KILT for kilts
The PC Cowboys, the world's only politically correct country band, speak in a Press exclusive
Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?